Saturday, January 29, 2011

i failed

Well I didn't take pictures this last Sunday or Monday...or if I did, I can't find them and don't remember what they were. Let's just say that...yeah...I just lost them.

January 25:
Tuesday I spent most of the evening sewing. Justin took this one with an app he's trying out on his iphone. Pretty cool, I think.

January 26:
Tonight we made homemade pizza. We buy dough from Trader Joe's and you have to roll it out yourself. It's pretty fun, but next time I'm gonna roll mine out a little thinner. I made traditional sausage and mushroom and Justin made "the best Mexican pizza ever".

January 27:

January 28:
Justin and I are training for my 3rd and his 1st half marathon. I really want to PR (personal record), so I'm going to have to be more dedicated. I really hate running.

January 29:
Today Justin and I are going to stain the studio floor. Wish us luck!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

week in review

January 17:
Our house is heated by propane. We've never lived in a house heated by propane before. Last year we ran out in the middle of the winter because we didn't know that we were supposed to keep track of how full the tank was. We froze for about a week. You think we would have learned our lesson. But no. On Sunday, Justin checked the levels and we were at only 7%. He called the company Monday morning, but they couldn't come to fill it up for a week. So again, we were cold for about a week. We had our space heaters going full blast! This Monday we finally got refilled and we're warm again!

January 18:
Tuesday was my sweet Grandma's birthday. I made these felt brooches for her. She got them in the mail today and hopefully she enjoys them!

January 19:
Today was my day off and Justin and I spent the day running errands. He was nice enough to go with me to Hobby Lobby so I returned the favor and went with him to Gruhn's Guitars. This is what our table looks like right now. I'm working on our bedspread and other projects so it's a little chaotic right now.

January 20:
I feel like I keep posting snow pictures, but we really don't get much snow here and it's been so pretty. Of course, school was canceled...again! I took this one once it finally stopped that night out the back door.

January 21:
Friday night we had girls' night. These girls are my best friends here in Nashville. Most of their husbands are musicians or work in the music industry so we all "get" each other and our lifestyles. I probably wouldn't make it without these ladies.

January 22:
Justin is traveling this weekend. He left on Wednesday night. They are playing in Connecticut tonight and I'm jealous because my best friend, Meaghan and her husband are going to the show. Justin sent me this pic of the stage.

A few of my friends and i are starting a Harry Potter movie marathon today. (Yes, we're huge nerds.) This little guy is hanging out with us too. He really wanted my camera. :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

the weekend

January 13:
Typical night at our house: Justin on one couch with his Kindle and me on the other with my book. Riley usually goes back and forth between us trying to get as much love as she can. Our house is freezing (story for another time), so Justin pulled out his t-shirt quilt to keep him warm. I was snuggled up with mine too.

January 14:
We went out to Mexicali to see one of my co-workers play in a little 3 piece band. They sounded great and Justin was happy to eat Mexican 2 nights in one week! Nearly unheard of for me. Yuck. Also, the 14th was my parents 34th wedding anniversary! I'm a lame daughter and forgot, but Happy Anniversary anyway!

January 15:
I actually took quite a few pictures today and it took me a while to figure out which one to use. We ran a some errands, Hobby Lobby (points to Justin!) for one and saw True Grit. Great movie! Later we went downtown to Gruhn's Guitars so Justin could look at a potential new acquisition (points to Anna!). Best pic of the day though, went to the amazing sky when we went on our walk. This pic does not do it justice!

January 16:
We got to go see our favorite comedian, Brain Regan at The Ryman. First time for both of us. It was a blast and super funny. My cheeks hurt for a while afterward.

Side note: I could not possibly do this without my trusty camera phone, so pardon some of the poor picture quality.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


January 10:Well this isn't a picture that I took, but I'm going to use it today anyway. While Justin was on tour this fall, they were given a bunch of nice, gold cables. They had to take pictures with them to put up on the website. Do you think he picked this one? :)

January 11:This was taken on Tuesday, it's now Thursday and school has been canceled all week in Nashville and all the surrounding areas. It's kind of ridiculous!

January 12:Wednesday my co-workers and I all went out to celebrate January birthdays. Since I'm the baker of the group, I was elected to make the cake-funfetti!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

snow and lifehouse

We got a bit of snow yesterday! Just a little bit, but enough to cover the deck. :) We're supposed to get 1-3 inches tonight. I guess that means schools will be closed tomorrow. (It's kind of ridiculous around here.)

Our church, Lifehouse, meets on Sunday nights in the YMCA. Tonight is our night to be on duty. Justin's playing in the worship band and I am doing coffee setup. We have a lot of young marrieds, most of whom are musicians. Sometimes we jokingly call it "Wifehouse" because all the husbands are out on the road and it's just the wives.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


So, every time I blog I always end up feeling guilty that I don't blog more or that I've skipped some important event. Especially since this is more of a "here's what we're up to" blog. I have a great computer, which I can't blame my lack of blogging on.

All that to say I'm starting over this year. I'm copying off my friend Jill and my cousin Laura. I'm going to try to take a least one picture a day for the rest of the year. (Since I started about a week late, it will be more like 358 pics instead of 365.) My pictures won't be nearly as cool as Jill's, but it will help me to look back over the year a little better, I think. I do look back on my blog posts sometimes, so this will be a good way to keep track of good ol' 2011. I'm not going to promise to blog everyday (or clog up your feeds :) ) but I will take a least one pic a day and post them as frequently as possible.

Quick side note before I post yesterday's picture: Thanksgiving and Christmas were great and we had so much fun hanging out with our families. I just don't have to energy to blog all about them. Too daunting. Ok, moving on.

January 7:
This is the design for the bedspread I'm going to make for our bed. Each number is going to be a different pattern of black and white. I stole the idea/pattern from my friend Anne. I pretty much just like stealing other peoples' ideas. I'm off to the fabric store today to hopefully find some cheap material!