Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lots of going ons

I probably shouldn’t test my luck with Vegas too often…ha.

I had a great time visiting out west! Some of the highlights of the trip were visiting the Hoover Dam (I had never been there before, and we got to walk over the new bridge!), double date to Phantom of the Opera with Frank, my sister, and her boyfriend, seeing my best friend who I hadn’t seen in 9 months who got engaged recently…and of course, the bachelorette party shenanigans ;).

4 days in Vegas = not much sleep and really sore feet from all the walking…but that’s okay! Note taken: NEVER forget to bring good walking shoes to Vegas, my feet still hurt a week later.

On the way home from Vegas I flew back through Memphis, and saw Air Force One take off while I was waiting for my connecting flight. It was pretty neat, I guess the President was there because of all the flooding…which I was able to see quite a bit of it while we were landing/taking off.

On the 19th, Frank’s sister, her husband, and their 5 kids came to our house to visit for the next week. It’s so fun having people fill up our house! I just wish we had better accommodations since we are still in the middle of a few projects here and there…oh well. While they were here we caravanned to Panama City Beach, FL and enjoyed a Sat. night cook out with some friends of ours who live there. The next day Frank and his brother-in-law went scuba spear-fishing, and Frank’s sister and I took all the kids to the beach. The water was warm and I got a bit of a sunburn…it’s officially summer :).

This past weekend we drove to central Missouri for our friends wedding- it was a fun road trip minus the part where I had some sort of fever/virus/flu, general all around yucky-ness. Luckily it only lasted about 2-3 days so my whole 4 day weekend wasn’t completely shot. On Monday- Memorial Day- Frank and I did some house & yard work and ran a few errands. We finally have a bit of a slow down this week and I’m looking forward to it. We have a lot of little stuff that needs to get done and I feel like I haven’t had a chance to catch up in a while! This weekend there will be a big squadron party for all the pilots/wives/friends of, etc....and I'm really looking forward to it. It's gotta be good if a band called "More Cowbell" will be there...haha.

Here are a few photo's over the past few weeks, I'm going up upload more later...

View from GhostBar in Vegas - fun night!

We shared 7 different deserts at Café Belle Madeleine in Paris..YUMMY

How do you choose!?!?!
Driving through St. Louis on the way to the wedding...never been there before :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Some of the stuff we've been up to lately...

Living room furniture delivered - I'll post better pics soon...this one isn't the greatest.
This is the mess I was left with after I unpacked about half of the kitchen..yaaay

Frank went to the Hoover Dam

I managed to finish painting the door trim...with the help of my old roommate that came to visit! Also cleaned a bunch of cabinets and unpacked a majority of our kitchen stuff that was still boxed up.

I'm leaving for Vegas tomorrow afternoon, woohoo! Tonight I'm getting my hair cut and colored...it's about time, too! It's grown 2 and a half inches since last time I got it cut...so the highlights are looking pretty yucky right now! It's pretty sad actually. I tried to book an appointment at the salon I normally go to and found out that they shut down right after my last appointment...in OCTOBER...bummer. I'm going to miss it. They gave you mimosas and martinis while they cut your hair. Any salon that gives you yummy free drinks while they do your hair is a winner in my book. That's probably why they went out of business...they lost too much money on the booze!

I'll update again sometime after the Vegas trip. :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011


This week has been pretty non-eventful. Frank left for Vegas on Sat. morning and I’ve been doing a little work here and there while he’s been gone. Still painting door/window trim. I’m doing about 2 at a time so it’s not so overwhelming. At first I thought I would never finish, but I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel…now that I’m about 3/4th of the way finished! I’m hoping to have it mostly done by Sunday.

On Friday before Frank left, we FINALLY purchased some furniture- woohoo!! The majority of it is going to be delivered this weekend (the living room furniture and the server that matches our dining room set). However, the dining room table and chairs were backordered- so they won’t be in until around mid-June. Wahhh wahhhhh. I can wait, though. At least we’ll have couches! I wanted to put a rug under the dining room table and also in the living room, but since they are open to each other I’m kind of confused on how I should do this…do I get matching rugs? Or do I just get rugs that compliment each other? Or does it even matter?! Probably not, I just don’t want it to look weird.

Bought couch and loveseat

Here's the table we bought that extends to 90" (now we have room for our big families that come to visit, hint hint). We also bought 8 chairs and the server that's in the back of the photo

Matching chair for the living room, also got the matching ottoman- it's super comfy

I wish I had a photo of the end table/coffee table and the TV console we purchased, but I can't find it online...I'll be sure to post more photos when the furniture is in the house :)

The tornadoes we had last week were craziness. Luckily it was all about 100 miles north of us…we had a few smaller ones that were probably 15 miles north, but they were nothing in comparison to the ones in Tuscaloosa/Birmingham. My old roommate, Nichole, lives in Tuscaloosa and the tornado was literally across the street from her apartment complex - luckily she was fine. But the buildings all down the street from her apartment are pretty much a total loss…she’s actually coming to Montgomery this weekend to stay with me.

Other than that- not much news! I’m gearing up for my Vegas bachelorette trip next week, which should be fun. I think I might try and drive to the Hoover Dam and check it out while I’m there. Plus, I can’t wait to see my best friend Cathy (who’s engaged now!), and my sister who’s flying out, Frank’s sister who’s getting married in a month…and I guess my husband too. Ha. Plus, I kind of miss the desert in a weird sort of way. I got tired of it pretty quickly when I was in Phoenix during the summer for a few months in 2007…but it’s always nice to go back and visit. I wish I could spend a few weeks out there, but I guess a few days will do.