Friday, August 19, 2011

A holiday on the lake(s)

Remember that holiday (over) a month ago? It was beautiful. We celebrated twice, on two lakes. The day was spent relaxing in the hot sun, watching cardboard boat races. It was hilarious and so much fun. Christopher and his brother made a tiny boat for our Goddaughter/niece. Next year, I want to join in the adult's division and make a boat.
I helped by making the signs.
Kids battled each other around the course.
Later, we wandered around a food festival and watched fireworks lit from beautiful old ore docks on the other lake.
There was a boat parade as the sun set.
Right before the fireworks began, it poured. We didn't mind...too much. After a heavy downfall, it cleared up and the fireworks were lit.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A wedding present

Remember my wedding bike? It's finally finished! We had to wait for all of the new parts to arrive, and then Christopher worked with a friend to fix it all up for me.

Christopher had special love bird stickers made from our wedding invitations. There is one in the back and in the front under the basket.
We thought about removing the 1971 license, but I think it adds character.
New basket and grips
New adorable seat
New whitewall tires
Christopher also cleaned up and buffed out the old parts of the bike, as well as raised up the seat. I can't get over how pretty my new (to me) bike is! I love it!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Newspaper packages tied up with string...

This is what I woke up to this weekend:
The paper bag is filled with chocolate bread... yum!
We love wild flowers from the farmer's market!

Not pictured:
- our toasted marshmallow lattes (we're addicted...unbelievably good!)
- my thoughtful Christopher that snuck out to gather the goods
- sleepyhead Angela (nobody wants to see that!)

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's a celebration

This photo was actually taken in July. I wanted to wait a bit before announcing our big news:

We're buying our first house!

We found out on July 15th that our offer was accepted. Since then, we've been waiting on paperwork, inspections, appraisals, insurance, etc. The sale will close this week and we're beyond excited!

The house is adorable. There's a wraparound porch - my dream! We'll have raspberry bushes, plum trees, and rose bushes in the back yard. The inside has a lot of possibility. It's cute, but needs a lot of updates. There is old 60s-style wood paneling throughout the main floor. There are wood floors throughout the main floor (score!) that need to be refinished. We're hoping once we pull all the old, icky carpet from the stairs and upstairs, we'll find wood floors there as well. It'll be a lot of hard work, but we're ready for it!

I'll be blogging about the updates as we go. I plan on creating a scrapbook (er, photo album? I don't really scrapbook) of all the stuff we do! Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

To market, to market

Christopher and I like to shop our town's farmers market every Saturday. This week I went solo, while Christopher and Telula went for a run and cooled down at the lake. This week's treasures include (pictured) wild flowers, raspberries, kale, cucumbers, and... gooseberries! I have read about gooseberries, but I always thought they were pretend like snozzberries in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Wait... are snozzberries real too?! Ahh!

I also bought (not pictured) jalapeno cheddar bread, two toasted marshmallow lattes, and an apple fritter. I made sandwiches with the bread and cucumbers for lunch and will make crispy kale this afternoon. Apparently you can make gooseberry pies, so I might make one, though I've been enjoying them as is. They remind me of grapes in texture and (kind of) taste.
farmers market style
What I wore...
Shirt - Target
Skirt - Old Navy
Leggings - Target
Shoes - Payless

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