In case you don't know yet... You can get a free hard cover photo album at CVS this week (you get the money you paid back in Extra Bucks - and you can do this up to 5 times from what I am hearing). I am going to make an album from our first year of marriage. Here are some of the pictures I am including.
I am up to the challenge Jenny.... Here is a picture from the first folder and the tenth picture. This is a picture of me and Dean Hull (one of my favorite people at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA). In this picture we are on a mission trip in the Appalachian Mountains in Southeastern KY. We built a house for a family there and enjoyed the Harlan County life while we were there.
I never have been able to grow ANYTHING.... I have even killed an aloe vera plant. Maybe I just needed a yard to really flourish with my plant growing skills. Here are a few pictures of some things we have planted over the last several weeks. We have a small herb garden (basil, cilantro, and lemon balm), 3 tomato plants that we are going to grow in pots, beautiful petunias, a potted assortment, and some pretty lilies (they are a little past their prime). I also put a shot of the backyard in for those of you who have not seen our house.
We recently went to visit Brian's brother, Brendon and his lovely wife, Jeannie ;) and AWESOME kids Braelyn and Brason in Arizona. I had never been to Arizona before and really enjoyed it. The terrain is so much different. They don't have grass in their yards, but they still call it a lawn even though it is just different size rocks and pebbles. We saw many different sites and enjoyed learning a little more about marriage from a couple who has been successful for many years.
Hello All, my cousin-in-law has a site that is AWESOME. She always is posting some money saving solution. Check it out at http://donnareedsyndrome.blogspot.com/ Here is my first announcement. Walgreens has Garnier Fructis shampoo on sale for .99 after the coupon in the Easy Saver catalog. In Sunday's paper (March 8) there is a $1 coupon for the same shampoo. So you get it for free.
Now, for those of you who read the blogs for the deals my post is not in the traditional format, but the information is still useful I hope.
Brian and I went out with our good friends Wendi and Gordon over the weekend. It was his birthday. This was especially exciting for me because Brian and I are not spending any extra money until we can decide what our spending habits are and until we start to make a little more money. I mean seriously... I cannot buy a bag of M&Ms without prior approval. It was a real treat to go out to eat and then bowling and putt-putt golfing. Wow!
We bet against the Johnson's and lost. We should learn not to bet against them...we keep losing. We lost to them at putt-putt and bowling so now we have to drive to their house (about 40 minutes away), cook them dinner and dessert, and clean up the mess. Oh... one day we will beat them again.
The reason we started betting with them was because shortly after our wedding we went to a wedding shower for them (they were married a little over a month after we were). We played Spades with them and won (BIG TIME). We owed it to the fact that we were married and thus had superior communication skills to this couple who was only engaged (now remember that at this point Brian and I had been married about a month or so)... we wanted them to know that we had a lot that they could learn from because we had so much more experience than they did. Ha, ha, ha... we are so funny.
The camera battery was plugged into an outlet that we hardly ever use. I think I did that thinking that it would be out of the way, but of course I forgot it was there.
Now, I was able to post the pictures of the bathroom. We (and by we I mean Brian) are almost done. The walls still need to be painted, plumbing to the sink needs to be completed, and the fixtures need to be hung. I try to help as much as I can, but most of the work is a little over my head and the space is a little small for both of us. Enjoy the pictures.
So, I told my mother-in-law that I would put pictures on the blog over the weekend of the bathroom project, but... I CANNOT find the battery to my camera. I plugged it in somewhere in the house about 2 weeks ago and now I CANNOT find it. Seriously, how do you lose this? I will keep looking at get them up ASAP. The bathroom looks great though! Euletta's son (my husband) is a real artist. We got the faucet and towel bars in the mail yesterday.
Tonight I had my first course of the semester. It is an internet course so I was in the office at home getting ready for the virtual chat. Brian wanted to come in and see my 'classroom.' He sat down at the desk and started typing in my chat session... I assumed he was playing around and going to write my wife is hot or something along those lines. I was partially correct. He wrote "Amy Holt in da house" and then pushed enter. This was then posted to the chat session. It was the funniest thing ever, but HELLO you can't post this on a PhD class forum.