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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spring has Sprung.

Well, after the snow storm we had last week, I think spring is finally here. At least for two days, and then I'm sure summer will arrive. I definitely do not have a green thumb (actually, mine is closer to red) but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate all the beautiful flowering happening around me. And since all I can do is appreciate it, I appreciate the heck out of it. All our trees are blooming, tulips are popping up everywhere, and the dandelions have arrived, full force. I know all you real gardeners wince at the sight of that last one, but I can't help but smile when I see little pops of yellow in the lush green grass.

So lets enjoy this small bout of spring before the summer heat shows up, shall we?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tired? Here's a placemat.

Just as a heads up. This post will make you uber-jealous of my creativity. But don't be. I stole, scratch that, took inspiration from this lady. She has about a million steal worthy and easy projects on her blog. And all that jealousy I save you a second ago? You can use it all on Katie.

Anyway, this project took me all of ten minutes while I was watching HGTV and waiting for Jon to get ready for the BBQ party we're going to this afternoon. The problem was that we had a few super cute placemats, but there were only three of them. So if we had anyone over for dinner (and lets face it, thats the only time the placemats come out) we had a one person cap. Not great for our millions of friends. Because we're popular.

So, I turned them into pillows to freshen up our monochromatic couch. And the result? Well I love it. What do you think??

BEFORE (Back when they were placemats)

And the fabulous AFTER

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Comments Galore!

So I may have incorrectly informed some of you that you are not able to make a comment on our posts unless you have a gmail account. I have recently discovered this is untrue (so sorry for lying to you). In order to leave a comment, all you have to do is select "Name/URL" in the "Comment As" drop down menu and leave your name. You can leave the URL blank. Unless you want to show me a really cool website. It's up to you. But now, if you would like to comment on a post, please do!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Weekend is Supposed to be Relaxing, Right?

Well we had quite the weekend.

I was coming off of a mini-vacation from last week (the family I watch was in Portland, so I got to enjoy beautiful Colorado and relax a little). It's a good thing I had the week to relax, because all weekend was go, go, go.

Friday night we were lucky enough to get tickets to see General Colin Powell speak on our campus. I had no idea he was such a dynamic speaker; really a funny guy. We have now seen Barack Obama (before he was President Obama) and General Powell speak here at CSU. Can't complain about that.

Saturday Jon had his last incentive flight (ROTC provides 4 experience flights for any cadets who want it) and flew to Leadville, CO, also known as the highest air port in the US. I spent my day cleaning and making peanut butter cupcakes for Duke's birthday. When he got home it was a mad dash to get ready for the USAF ROTC Dining Out (our formal - see picture). We had a great time, and then went to a friends house for post-Ball s'mores. Couldn't ask for more.

Sunday dawned nice and early with the preparations for Duke's birthday party. Yes, I threw a party for a dog. We shopped, cooked and prepared for Duke's party at the park, got it all set up, and then decided it was too cold and windy to be outside. So we moved the whole thing to our teeny little house, but we had fun and didn't have too much cleaning up to do afterward! After the little cleaning we had to do, it was off again, this time to the local ice rink for broomball. It was the second semi-annual WWPRAASBBC. Try to figure that one out. It was a lot of fun, finished with a tie and many, many bruises for all. No blood this time, though.

All in all, I would call it a successful weekend.
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