Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 30

Another update...

Here's the vanity we ended up with - not our first choice, but I still think it looks nice. Tight quarters in this bathroom didn't leave a lot of room for the larger vanity we had picked out.

March 29

Sprained ankle

My friend Corey sprained his ankle in Florida last week while he was playing pickle ball. What is pickle ball, you ask? I have no idea, but he claims it was fun right up until he sprained his ankle.

March 28

Getting closer...

Here's the new window and tile in Troy's bathroom. It's starting to come together!

March 27

Jungle cake!

Missi's jungle-themed cake was the hit of the party!

And, because this was such a fun/busy day, I couldn't resist posting two pictures. After the baby shower, I jumped in the car and drove to Chicago to see Taryn, in town from LA for her cousin Mallorie's wedding.

March 26

Baby Shower Decor

Here's the "It's A Boy" banner that Missi and I made as part of the decorations for Andrea's baby shower.

March 25

Renovation Update

The demolition is always the scariest part of any remodeling project for me.

March 24

"The Help"

This is our most recent book club selection. So far it's really good, I just need to find more time to read it!

March 23

Delicious Dinner

Brandon is putting the finishing touches on the excellent dinner he made for us - pork with a smoked glaze, sweet mashed potatoes and asparagus. Yum!

March 22

Census 2010

I filled out my Census form and mailed it back. I was actually surprised at how quick and easy it was. I thought there would be more questions!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 21

Baby Shower Game Supplies

Today I went out and bought a bunch of baby necessities to be used for a game at next weekend's baby shower. I especially like the lion booties and the rubber ducky!

March 20

Talking Wine

We took a trip down to Burlington, Iowa to visit Troy's friends in the wine business. Burlington was his biggest account until his territory changed last fall, so here he is catching up with his Burlington buddies and talking about his favorite subject - selling wine!

March 19

Hello Ford Edge!

And here's my new car - a 2007 Ford Edge with 19,000 miles on it. I love, love, love driving it! It has every feature under the sun, which is quite a change from my little Sunfire that didn't even have power windows or locks.

March 18

Goodbye Sunfire!

This was taken right before I traded in my 2002 Pontiac Sunfire. It was my first car and I was so excited when I bought it brand new in July 2001. Now, nine years and 127,000 miles later, I was slightly less excited about it, but it was still a good car for me with lots of memories!

March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 16

Bathroom remodel - Before

Ok, so today I discovered it's very difficult to photograph a small bathroom! This is the best I could do. The project starts next week, so stay tuned for the "after" photos.

March 15

Dinner with Grandma

Grandma was in town visiting, so we all had dinner at my mom and dad's house. She even got to meet Troy!

March 14

Baby Shower Invites

Missi and I have been busy planning the jungle-themed baby shower that we are co-hosting for our friend Andrea. Here are the invites we made.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 13

St. Patrick's Day Spirit

The Wessels show their true colors!

March 12


Troy's mom, Karen, and step-dad Don came to visit this weekend.

March 11


I don't even really know what to say about this except it made me laugh when I saw it at the gas station. It's some sort of truck that's been converted into a cage? Very odd.

March 10

Renovation Project

Troy is re-doing his bathroom and I get to help pick out the stuff. Fun! I will keep you updated with photos of the progress. I think this is the sink and cabinet he decided on.

March 9

First Sign of Spring?

When I got home from Florida, I could see my daffodils starting to poke up out of the ground! You have to really look, but I promise they are there!

March 8

Driving Miss Daisy

When I go out of town, my parents are kind enough to let Daisy stay with them. The only problem is that she HATES the car, and especially this carrier. This makes for an interesting ride considering my parents live about 30 minutes away. She spends the entire trip crying to the point where she has to stop and catch her breath, and she ends up panting like a dog. Look at those sad eyes peering out from her "cell!"

March 7

Last Night in Destin

On our last night in Destin, some friends of Matt and Lecia's invited us all over for dinner at their condo, which was on the 15th floor, over looking the harbor. It was beautiful!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 6


Turns out there IS such a thing as too much fun. Who knew? :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5

On the Beach

March 4


Troy and Matt on the golf course in Destin.

March 3

Shopping Day!

I guess you could say our trip to the outlet was a success!

March 2


Pooper giving his mom Lecia a hug.

March 1


Destin, Florida

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Feb. 28

The Red Bar

We had lunch listening to live music on our first day in Florida. Here's Troy with our friends Matt and Lecia. Matt and Lecia have been such great hosts since we've been here!

Feb. 27

Florida here we come!

This was at the Moline airport, waiting for our flight to Florida. We're staying with friends in Destin for 8 days.

Feb. 26

Big Girl Slumber Party 2010!

Feb. 25


My most recent order from Amazon arrived!