Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween! Luckily for me the man I love, loves Halloween too. Maverick does not seem to share our appreciation of it....but I have a feeling that that's because we stuff his large body into costumes. Honestly he does pretty well as long as theres nothing on his head. This year he started out being Hugh Hefner....just a cute red velvet robe and a pipe that squeaked. Naturally he loved the pipe and we hated it :)

Inspecting his pipe

You mean this really makes noise?! FUN!

I tried to get him to bite his mustache toy and pipe at was quite the effort

The closest I got to the pipe and mustache at once....good effort by Mav though, we worked on it for 20-30 minutes and he didnt get to annoyed :)

Inspecting carefully

Turned his robe into a hoodie! I don't get why he isn't amused hahaha

Anyways like a week later Ed and I were still searching for the perfect Halloween costume for the Halloween party. We eventually decided on Mario and Luigi, SO FUN! AND I got a glitter mustache necklace and Ed got puffy white hands! So Mav needed to match the family.....naturally :) Luckily I found a dinosaur costume at Target and Bowser was born!!! Here are some pics from Saturday night:

Mario and Bowser

Mario, Bowser, and Luigi

Mav getting into costume....dinosaur body...not bad....he was still happy, notice ears up

Add dinosaur head....ears down...sad Mav haha

Punching through some blocks haha

Love the big white hands haha

Glitter stache!

Driving to the party....mariokart?? :)

At the party

Love this picture

Ed & Nick

Battle Shots!!!!!

Me & Devan

Shots with Devan

All in all it was a fabulous Halloween :) Until next years!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Office Renovation

I've had a long list going of things I'd like to update ever since we got our house. After 4 years, the office was finally up :) We needed to paint it a different color b/c I'm kinda over all the brown in the house and I wanted a new desk. We had a crappy brown one I never loved but it was free when we moved in so how could we say no! I had been looking at nice black executive desks for about 6 months but they were all $700 plus....I finally found one at Target that I loved!! It didn't even cost 1/4 of the other desks I had seen. Jackpot :) So we bought the desk....and when it arrived Ed knew it wasn't long till we were at the paint store.

We did the renovation the way things always go when I decide on a We had the room cleared out, walls wiped, holes filled, paint up, desk together within 36 hours. And I LOVE how it turned out. We still need to get a small table for the corner to put a cute lamp on and the printer and router. We also still need to hang out diplomas, but otherwise its dunzo! Here are some pics:



Before...ugly brown desk...ugly metal file cabinet

Too much brown....Ed's diploma wasn't even hung

The desk ready to be assembled

Taped up and ready to go, buh bye brown

Ed checkin out the supplies

Our little "helper"...he did not appreciate getting locked out while we painted

2nd paint coat up! LOVE!

View towards the closet before putting book cases back up

Looking towards the hallway....time for furniture

Putting the final touches on the desk....Mav has found his new sleeping location....Ed didn't need leg room right?

Our new desk! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! File cabinets built in, much wider. More organized on top!

Bookcases put back together

Hopefully we'll get the small table for the printer soon and the diplomas hung then the office will be done. What renovation to do Our bathroom? Only time (and I hear it will be a long time) will tell :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vacation in Florida

In September Ed and I went down to stay at my parents condo for a week.(Thanks mom & dad!!!) It was SO nice to get away from work and life for a week and just relax! We didn't plan it, but we were also down there on the anniversary of us being together for 5 years (awww sooo sweet!)

Getting there was a fiasco as always. Would it kill someone to let us have a trip with good travel luck? We left our Minneapolis gate and then came back and sat at the gate for an hour.....thus missing our layover in Atlanta (in retrospect i shouldn't have thought 45 minutes was enough....but who am i kidding, Atlanta is ALWAYS delayed!!!!) We managed to get on standby on the last flight out of Atlanta once we got there and we made that flight. However we did not make the rental car store which was closed. We got the last car at a neighboring rental car place which was fortunate but it was so small Eds head practically touched the roof! Oh least we made it!!!!

Our days consisted of sleeping in, going to the pool, playing mini golf, happy hour, and dinner somewhere fun (live band or on the beach!). It was perfect! The weather was almost perfect too. We had 2 really rainy days in the middle (Thanks hurricane issaac reminants) but the rest were great. We managed to make do on the rainy days and did bowling, shopping, a movie, arcade games, and drinking :)

Towards the end of the trip we made our drive to Seaside Florida that I insist on every time we go to PCB. Seaside is where the Truman show movie with Jim Carrey was filmed and its the cutest little seaside town. I love walking around and seeing the houses. Theres also a GREAT bar on the beach with a beautiful sunset view that clearly we couldn't pass up. As always it was great to get back home to see Mav....but I am missin the beach already!!! Here are some (ok a lot) of pics from the week!

Drinks at the Atlanta airport to de-stress once we knew we'd get to PCB that night

Just some snacks for the week

On our way to the bars on our first full day in PCB

Ready to hit PCB running!

View from the condo...paradise

Black light mini golf, so cool!

Sunset from the condo

Sunset from dinner on night #3, GORGEOUS

After dinner and the sunset at Schooners

Ice cream break

Dinner and shopping at Pier Park

Huge waves from Hurricane Isaac

Mini golfing

Ed goofin around at the mini golf course

Kisses for the giraffe

Hole in 1!!

Hole in 1!

Our version of a Corona ad

More huge waves from Isaac

Beach Walk

Love him :)

Seaside Florida, isn't it cute!

View from Happy Hour in Seaside

Sunset at Seaside

Us at sunset in Seaside

Happy Hour Drinks

Pool time

Mini golf on our last day

10 rounds of mini golf later vacation was over :( Ed won 4 games, I won 3, tied 3!

Enjoying drinks before dinner

I could do this every night

Beautiful PCB on the last day.
Until next time Panama City!!