Our first year anniversary! Oh my - can't believe it's been a year already. Because I'm 32 weeks pregnant we decided to stay around town and do something simple.
We started the day taking photos for a new project we wanted to start. It's a timeline that we do every year. You can view the ongoing timeline here. It was a pretty funny experience. I didn't realize how hard it would be to take a mugshot type photo.
Dexter was actually standing by our feet in every photo. I think he thought he was getting in the shot. It was so cute. We decided to also do a timeline for the pets.
Next we had our anniversary cake. When we bought our wedding cake it included a gift certificate for us to buy a fresh cake on our one year anniversary. We did not have a lot of choices on decorations. However, we did get a choice of frosting and cake type. Our wedding cake was banana and carrot,
we I picked banana for our anniversary cake.
Next, we took a road trip to Detroit and looped around to Ann Arbor and home. Here are a few photos from the day.
I can't believe tomorrow it will be a year! An entire year since I married my best friend. I jumped on the blog the other day just to look at the post I did of the proposal, wedding, and reception. And that's when I realized that I completely suck and never wrote about our reception. So here is the post on the reception!
We decided to have a backyard party at our home. This was a pretty big decision for me because our home is still a huge construction zone. But I think it turned it out great. So please ignore the house that still needs new siding. We rented a big tent, tables, chairs, and a bar. It was complete with lots of Mai Tais and a delicious pig roast. We even had karaoke! Here are the photos in no special order. (All photos were taken by friends, mostly my best friend Danielle)
Wow. Time is flying.
I can't believe that my due date is 3 months away!
I was so excited to open up a brand new sewing machine from my parents on Christmas morning. I have never in my life sewed anything and could not wait to test it out. My Dad came over on Saturday and taught me a few things about my machine. I decided the best way to really learn how to use it was to make something. I'm totally in love with this cowl scarf that I saw on Elise and thought it would be kind of easy to sew something similar.
It was fun. Easy. I will be making more!
(Ignore the photo below it was taken with my phone in very bad lighting)
The latest update on our Dining Room. Tony did a good job on finishing the tile and the bookshelves. The lighting in this room right now makes it a little hard to photograph. Hopefully, when Tony finishes changing and adding the new lights it will look much better.
The shelves look great. These pictures don't do them justice! Tony used the Kreg Jig to connect the shelves and then covered with wood glue.
He also finished glazing the tile. It looks so much better! Because the tile is Slate they recommended that we add a glaze to protect it from rusting. However, it did so much more. It looks so shiny and really fits the room.
This ledge goes around most of the room. We tossed around a few ideas for it but decided to go with tile. It was easier than our other options and we had a ton of broken tile left to use.
We still have a lot to do in this room including adding the pallets to the back part of this room and the ceiling. However, in this photo you can see what it will look like. The color from the wood is perfect. This might be one of my favorite rooms when it's finished!
- The ongoing list for the room
- Finish adding pallet boards on wall and ceiling (we have to wait until spring)
- Change and add lights
- ORB the Knob on the doors
- Paint door to Kitchen
- Cover electrical outlets
- Touch up paint and add trim.
- Make cement table
- Build Bar (later, after baby room)
Men wearing babies = Sexy (Boba Review) - 07.08.2013
The Reception - 01.26.2013
By the power vested in me by the State of Hawaii... - 02.07.2012
The Proposal - 02.04.2012
We Got Married! - 02.03.2012
Our Home: Year 1 - 11.08.2011
Customizing Cabinets! - 04.13.2012
Red, Orange, Yellow, Fall - 10.12.2011