Sunday, November 15, 2009

Snowy Sunday

I am spending a snowy Sunday night in with a great guy. I just downloaded the new Train album recommended by my friend Jess...I could listen to it all night. I am looking forward to my Monday and Tuesday off. No plans, I just want to enjoy my free time and not rush it away. I find myself doing that too much these days. I can't wait to tell you about this new volunteer organization that I just heard about and want to get involved in! Oh and we saw the new Warren Miller know what that season here we come (They make powder look so good in this movie)! Hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Early B-day D!

It is Dustin's 28th birthday this Friday but we celebrated last night because I got tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I wanted to make him something for his wall (b/c I guess men could care less about the fact that they stare at blank cream walls their whole adult life). I figured it had to be sort of manly, and fun...I have seen ideas similar to this before so I decided to have go at it.

-I collect pics that I love of us...and a great Mountain shot (b/c he loves the Mt's) and then made them all black and white.
-I found a friendly HomeDepot employee who was willing to cut 4-5x6, 3-5x7, 1-8x10 and 1- 4 1/2x11 thin pieces of wood for me to mound my pictures on. (This is one of those days I still wish I lived only 10 min from my grandpa)
-I went to the local art supply store Meiningers and bought some two tack sticky paper that transforms your pictures in to a large sticker.
-I also picked up a 2x4 stained it ebony (this made it a little more manly...and it went well with the black and white pictures)
-I then stuck the pictures to the thin wood and arranged them how I wanted them on the board. I placed a spacer on the back of each picture using Gorilla glue.
-I pre-drilled holes in the 2x4 and the spacers.

-When everything was good and dry I screwed the pictures to the 2x4.

We went to D's favorite restaurant Texas de Brazil and enjoyed some to the best meat on this earth.
Posing for the camera and the blog above...with one of the gouchos below.

After dinner we enjoyed an awesome show by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra...if they are coming to your neck of the woods you should go check it out. One of the coolest things about the show...besides the pyrotechnics, was the fact that they actually keep our Saviors birth as a main theme of their production. It made the songs and the show even better.
We could feel the heat from the stage all the way back here!

The lazer show was unbelieveable!
I was a wonderful night out!

Trick or Treat

Happy belated Halloween from Indiana Jones, and his nerdy girl friend...
Saturday night we were invited to our friends Larry and Carma's for a Halloween bash. I was impressed by the fact that nearly everyone dressed up...costumes are so much fun! Here a just a few from the party...
Mac and PC {you know from the commercials}
A pilot
A Greek goddess
Johnny Appleseed
The Angel of death
Winner of the cutest and best costume..."A bun in the oven", made by Laura's hubby Scott {they are expecting in 3 months or so}
A hunter and beat up Badger hockey player {remember Brennan and Christa ? They are from... you guest it, WI}

A shot from up stairs

A face off before the apple bobbing contest.
I don't like to brag...but I won.
One of the best parts of the night was when I put my glasses on Owen. He was really digging them and the fact that he was getting so much attention. He knew exactly how to push them up with the palm of his hand right in the middle...priceless. I wish I could show you a video of it all!