Friday, March 30, 2012

Birthday Bash

Hello world, I'm 25!

Quarter of a Cench!

(Me with my early birthday present . . . Remy)

Last weekend Rod threw my mom and I a huge birthday party! My mom had me 3 days before she turned 25, 25 years ago! She's 50 and I'm 25! 

Rod planned for 37 of our close friends and family members to go see Hunger Games and eat dinner. It was a smashing success. I am so lucky to have such a sweet, thoughtful, organized husband. He should be a professional planner. Parties, vacations, weddings, etc. He does it all. 

Thanks for making my birthday so fun Rodney! I loves you. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012


The plan was to wait until we got into our house to find a doggie. It's just like they say: when you know, you know! We did a lot of research on what kind of dog we wanted, and we went and looked at a ton. When we met Remy it was love at first sight. We really liked Shih Tzus because they don't shed, they are hypoallergenic, good with kids, cuddly, adorable. We also wanted a small dog. Remington is 2 months old and only weighs 3 pounds! He is a Shih Tzu Toy Poodle mix (Shih Poo), he will only get to about 6-7 pounds, and he is the definition of darls.

It has been an adventure so far crate training, potty training, and just learning his routine. Right now he lives with us and goes to doggie day care at my mom's every day while we are at work. He loves my mom's dog Winslow, even though Winslow is sort of afraid of him. We are so excited to be in our house (in 3 weeks!), where he'll have his own bedroom and plenty of space to run around.

He LOVES to be held. My mom made me a puppy satchel to carry him around in.

We are pretty much in love with him. We feel like a little family now. I like taking care of this sweet thing.

Rod & Remy

Monday, March 12, 2012


We have wanted a dog since the day we got married. Due to the fact that we have moved around and lived in apartments for the last 3 years, that has yet to happen. HOWEVER, in 5 weeks we will be in our house and we can finally have a puppy of our own! We love small dogs like Yorkies, but they are expensive, yappy, and probably a little too small. Morkies (Maltese/Yorkie mix) are really cute and a little bigger than Yorkies. We also love dachshunds, but I don't know very much about them (except that they are adorable and if I had one I would name him pickles!) We recently fell in love with a Bichon Frise (see photo below) they look like little white teddy bears! They are hypoallergenic, they don't shed, good with kids, and not too small. If you know any cute dogs that need a home we are looking to rescue one! I can't wait to be a mommy!

Morkie . . .
 Bichon Frise . . .

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wish List

I usually put together a wish list for my birthday (at the end of this month!) But this year I have wayyy too much to wish for. Our house should be done the middle of next month and we couldn't be more excited. The following is a very long list of wonderful things I wish I could have for our house. Unfortunately, we will need A LOT of stuff when we move! Blinds, a fridge, microwave, range, washer and dryer, TV, couches, etc. Since the day we got married we knew we were going to live in Hawaii, so we tried not to accumulate too much stuff. It was nice to not have to store furniture while we lived away, however now we have next to nothing to fill our house with! Not even a TV! (Our basement apartment came equipped with a TV and couches). It is fun collecting furniture, but it is a slow process. I just need to be patient. . .

Living room and sitting room. We actually bought the sectional. At least we'll have a couch!

I would love to find an old ladder to use as a shelf, but if not I have seen something similar to this one at Target. That would work too.

Ever since Rod saw these book bookshelves he has wanted to make them. We are currently hunting for cool old books like these ones.

Kitchen - we have the white chairs (thank you KSL), and a table that looks a lot like this one that we got from the D.I. it just needs to be refinished. We want to have a bench on one side, and gray padded chairs at each end.

Like this . . .

And maybe some chairs like this at the bar . . . 

We found this buffet at the D.I. too. A 1960's treasure. We really want our house to have a 60's modern theme.

Bedroom - I bought this duvet cover a while ago and I'm still trying decide if I'm going to keep it. I like chevron, and it fits the theme, so I probably will. Hopefully our bedroom furniture that I refinished last summer will look good with it! I like the mix of old and new. 


Saturday, March 3, 2012


It's been a rough weekend for the two of us. These albums have been on at full volume making me feel a little better.

Luckily . . . we just bought our tickets for Fun. We are going to dance ALL NIGHT.