Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Present Highlights

My tree is already in the trash and all the decorations are packed up and in the garage.  I couldn't take it one more day even though I love a decorated house.  I think I was just anxious to get back to the simple clean lines of the living room without the tree.  Our living room is so narrow that the tree never really fit properly, it just feels better and more open with it gone.

I do think that it is always sad to see the holidays end, all the magic left behind for the year, but I am looking forward to an exciting and adventurous 2011!  Before I get into New Years resolutions and new hopes and dreams for 2011, I thought I would share my Christmas present highlights, aka my favorite gifts...

  1. I got a pair of black rubber rain boots from my sister, I feel so chic and cool wearing them.
  2. I got Coach perfume from Jeremiah to mix up my perfume smells (I have been wearing the same vanilla perfume for over 10 years now)
  3. My sister and I actually both got a pair of Dr. Scholls "fast flats" from our parents in our stockings.  They are so cute and even come with a little wristlet so when you are out on the town and your shoes are hurting your feet you can whip out your fast flats...genius!
What did you guys get for Christmas this year?  Are you sad that the holidays are over?

Well stay tuned here because we have some big plans for 2011, to start with I have to get my booty in gear and crank out some home improvements.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Photography Excitement

So excited...Jeremiah and I are having our pictures taken by my wonderful friend and photographer, Melissa McClure, today!!!  We never got engagement pictures taken before we got married so I thought it was time to have some casual (none big white dress) professional pictures taken of us.  We are going to a secret spot of hers and I just can't wait.  I have been outfit planning all week and have gone through about 4 outfits in my head.  I want to be casual but not to couples cliches (matchy matchy you know).  I want to have some funk to my outfit but also be timeless and not look back at my patterned dress, polka dot tights and stripped sweater (a fav outfit right now, I love mixing the patterns) and think, "what was I thinking?".  I think I am going to opt for a classic pair of jeans, a plain but embellished shirt and maybe a scarf or some other fun accessory, thanks sister for your help. 

I am a little nervous because I think I am totally un-photogenic but Melissa is a master and I know we're in good hands.  Lets just hope Jeremiah actually smiles and doesn't do his little smirky face that makes him look constipated ;).

P.S.  Melissa took the picture just to the right of this post on my sidebar, it is one of my business headshots.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Living Room dreaming...

I am still working on my living room but this is what I wish I had.  probably a little to girly for Jeremiah but I think it is divine.

P.S.  I realize it is a bedroom but you know what I mean, I like the idea of the colors and patterns

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

iPhone Disneyland Pics

I forgot my camera at my parents house so I didn't get to take very good pictures while Jeremiah and I were at Disneyland on Sunday afternoon but we did snap these with Jeremiah's iPhone.

We had such a good time just hanging out together, this was actually the 1st time we have ever been to Disneyland as just the 2 of us.  We laughed and rode all the rides we wanted and talked about how this will probably be the only time we'll ever go alone; we hope to have little ones to take in the future and watch as they discover the wonder of "the Happiest Place on Earth".  We talked about and shared our best memories of Disneyland as children growing up and all the things that seemed so amazing and wonderful.  It is funny because it almost felt like we were a new couple dating and getting to know each other.  Guess after 12 years together you can still find new things to learn about from each other.

We had such a good time, I only wish I had better pictures to remember it by.

P.S.  do you like Miah's face in the Splash Mountain pic?  It is a funny scene from the TV show Reba, that we always imitate; I busted up laughing when I saw the screen.  I have this pic I took one time and sent to him.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We're off to Disneyland!

Jeremiah and I are off to Disneyland today to redeem our "Give a Day, Get a Day" tickets.  We volunteered at the Ecology Center back in February and now we finally get to enjoy the fruits of our labor.  There is no better time than the holidays to visit Disneyland.  I am so excited and can't wait to get there.  So, we're off...