Monday, June 29, 2009

Cruisin'... on a Saturday Afternoon!

This past Saturday, Cory and I drove out to my hometown to go on a volkswagen car cruise with my dad and nephew. We drove out to my dad's garage and got his summer help to wash the bug down. As they washed, we went into the waiting area and played around on the juke box (which I absolutely LOVE). I thought I broke it though and we kind of panicked! It's an old juke box and my mom is still finding 45's to fill it with. I accidentally punched in a number that didn't have a record in the slot... I guess that kind of confused it! Luckily, my dad knows the little tricks and was able to reach in and flip a couple of switches to re-set it! PHEW! After the bug was washed, we drove out to my sister's to pick up our nephew!
Here he is for his FIRST ever "buggy" ride. He was always too small to ride with me (because of the child seat having to be buckled in a certain way--but now that he can ride in a booster, its perfect!) Here is me and J with my bug and camper (my dad just painted it for our wedding so it's pretty snazzy!) Here is a shot of some other veedubs that went on the cruise... there were about 20 or so in all. J and Uncle Cory trying to keep out of the sun! My dad drove the camper with his passenger, Penny (his black lab). And we rode in the bug. It was fun to ride in a long line of vw's and get stares and waves! It was the first time I'd ever done anything like that and I hope to do it again next year! Cory and I were paranoid that we were going to run out of gas (my gas gauge isn't the greatest). So after the ride, we stopped at Sheetz and it would only take 3.8 gals! There was NO WAY that I was believing that! We had driven 40 miles from our house to my hometown. Then we drove another 18 or so miles to the meeting spot for the car cruise... then another 18 miles back (while on the cruise) and another 30 miles in another direction... and then BACK to town and to my sister's and then to the gas station! HOLY COW! 3.8 gals--I don't think so! So, when we got to the other side of town, we decided to stop at another gas station so that I could pump the gas and see if maybe Cory just wasn't holding the nozzle right (gassing the bug can be a little tricky). I only got 51 cents worth in the tank and it was FULL to the BRIM!! That means we got about 33 MPG in the bug! HOLY COW! Can I say that again?! HOLY FRIGGIN COW! So that was pretty sweet! Over all it was a good time. It was a nice thing to do with my dad and J... and of course, Cory! (Hee hee! The camper wouldn't start every time my dad turned it off--needs some tweaking--so Cory was the designated pusher... lets just say after pushing 6 times in 80+ degree heat... Cory was WIPED!) BUT IT WAS FUN!!! A nice way to spend a Saturday!!

(ps--added new items to ETSY!)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Professional Photos From Our Wedding

Here is the LINK to see some of the professional pics from our wedding. We haven't gotten to sit down with the photographer and figure out what all we want yet... but I thought you might like to take a look. My personal favorite, of course, is the picture with my sis and me kissing my dad's cheeks! :) Hope you enjoy!

**NOTE--My sister's father in law suffered a heart attack last night. I don't have any details other than he is in the hospital right now and everyone is trying to pitch in to help out at the family's meat market. PLEASE keep them all, especially him, in your prayers! Thank you!**

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One Month Anniversary!

Well, I have been married one month today. I promise that I am not going to post at every "monthly anniversary" that we have... LOL. But it is pretty crazy to think that I've been married for a month! You wait your whole life for that wedding day... and then next thing you know... it's already been a month of married life! (I don't want to think about the future months and years or I'll get stressed! One day at a time!!!! That's my motto--or at least I try to keep that motto). Anyway. Things have been up and down... good and bad. Mostly GOOD! They aren't kidding when they tell you that marriage is work (getting used to all of those little quirks)! But I am loving it. I came downstairs this morning to a sweet note from Cory... last night we took Boo for a walk and when we came back, Cory gave my feet some attention (which was very nice). Tonight we have to go to get our rings cleaned (you know, the whole warranty upkeep thing... we have to go by the 27th and tonight is our only free night)... and we are going to use a gift card to have a lovely (yummy) "anniversary" dinner at The Olive Garden! Until then, laundry, dishes, vacuuming!
I have been blessed! There is no other way to describe it!
Happy One Month Anniversary Cory!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Honeymooners in Scotland!

Go HERE to check out our honeymoon pics! There were over 535 pics... so I couldn't upload them all... but there are still plenty to peruse!! Hope you enjoy! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Enjoying My Day at Home... Oh, and PICS!

Today, I spent a lot of the morning trying to upload pics from the wedding to my computer and then onto facebook. Let me tell you... it took a long time! And it was just the WEDDING pics that a family friend so graciously took and burned onto CDs for us! If you are so inclined... please feel free to check them out HERE! There is one pic that didn't make it on the list because it was one that my aunt took... but I snatched it from her and thought I'd share it. It's one of my favorite pics with my dad!
Other than uploading and sharing pictures, I have been vacuuming, baking homemade sandwich rolls (crossing my fingers they turn out OK!), baking banana bread and cutting up old jeans to hopefully use to make rugs on my loom one of these days! I also have a sink full of dishes to do... but I was waiting to work on them until I put the bread in the oven. I am enjoying staying home... there are still some boxes to unpack in the 2nd bedroom... and pictures/decorations to hang up... but it will all happen time! I am hoping tomorrow to post the honeymoon photos... but there are even MORE of those... so it may take awhile!
Hope you're having a great day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wedding Photos Coming Soon!!

I am at my sister's right now.... we haven't gotten internet at the house yet! As soon as we get it up and running... I will be posting pics from the wedding and from the honeymoon in SCOTLAND!

Check back next week!!!