Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Moving blogging sites

We are testing out a new blog format over at WordPress, another free blogging site.  Check out the new site (with all the old posts!):

Monday, August 18, 2008

Guest Room: Painted!

Jen paints in the guest roomThis weekend we tackled one of the few remaining rooms we need to work on at the house: the guest room. We've done minor work before (curtains, closet knobs, etc), but never actually painted. When Jen's mom visited about a month ago, she helped take down the ugly loon border paper around the ceiling (thanks, Alice!!). That left a gross line around the top of the wall that demanded a paint job.

On Saturday I touched up a few holes and then we primed the top to cover over any residual border paper glue. We let it dry while we went to the Wilson's BBQ to meet new their baby, Danny. On Sunday we got up and got to work painting! The color Jen chose came out beautiful! It is a slight shade of lavender. What else would we put in "the princess room"?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Jack's First Post

Daddy said I could blog, so here I go.
I've been really busy lately. The geckos are running rampant in the yard. It's a hard job to keep their population in check. But it's fun to play with them. For some reason Mommy & Daddy yell at me when I bring them a gecko as a present.
This morning was really exciting. There was a squirrel on the food thing that the birds come to. But I scared him away.
I pulled a good one on Azriel the other day. She was sitting on Mommy's lap on the couch. I walked underneath them & tapped Az on her butt. Mommy screamed & Az hissed and ran away. It was a great day.
Blogging is a lot of work. I have to go take a nap in my cat tree. Meow!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Eureka video

Hilarious commercial for the new season of the sci-fi sitcom Eureka

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wild Weekend in Vegas

Jen and I are honored to have been selected as Matron of Honor and Best Man for the upcoming wedding of our long-time friends Paul & Susie. As part of our 'duties' we organized the Bachelor and Bachelorette parties last weekend in Las Vegas!!

We were excited to have 9 people from Florida, along with a friend living in VA, and 6 others living in Vegas come out and celebrate with us! All the out-of-towners stayed at the Platinum Resort & Spa behind Ballys. We got two 1000+ sqft suites--one for the bachelor party and one for the bachelorette. It was really nice!

Group photo after SpamalotOn Friday night we went out to see the hilarious musical Spamalot at the Wynn. The Vegas locals scored us great half-price tickets to the closing weekend. It was a hilarious show!! Afterwards we hug out at a pub watching college kids playing beer pong (also hilarious).

Saturday morning the girls went to the Spa while the guys bummed at the pool. We met back up for lunch at the Cheesecake factory in the Forum Shops (Ceasar's Palace). Then we headed back to get ready for our Red Carpet VIP evening!

Group pic at the PlatinumWe started the night with 'bier und brauts' at the Hofbrauhaus Bavarian Restaurant. A live band featuring accordions and drums filled the great hall as we ate and drank. Everyone enjoyed the 1-Liter beer mugs! The restaurant made dinner an event unto itself.

We split up after that so that the guys could enjoy Sapphire, the worlds largest gentlemen's club, while the girls went to see the Australian male review, The Thunder From Down Under. We all had a very good time. (Sorry, no pictures!)

Tim, Jen, Kristin, and Jeremy at the Ghost BarFor the grand finale, the two parties merged into one at the Ghost Bar at the Palms. The limos dropped us off and we walked past the line to our VIP table, complete with bottle service. The table was next to the doorway to the amazing balcony with a view of the Vegas strip--and a floor window looking straight down! We had a great time partying into the early morning hours. Some partied harder than others...

Overall we had a fantastic time and loved this once-in-a-lifetime extravagent adventure. Thanks to everyone that came out with us in Las Vegas to make this a great time for Paul & Susie!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Our new laundry room!

The tile man is done! Our laundry room looks GREAT. We still have some work to do to put back up all of the baseboards and door molding (and possibly replace a door..). Still, it looks 100% better. The cats are gonna love their new room! See the before and after pics below:

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Here are a couple of recent videos for you to enjoy!

First, I chase Jack around the backyard--one of his favorite outdoor games.

Next, Jen tests out a solar powered "car" she made to test out an educational kit for an upcoming Society of Women Engineers event.