Friday, January 25, 2008


Why is it so insanely hard to get my parents to watch Livi for an evening so Mike and I can go out and have a nice date together? I can count on one hand the number of times that they have in the past 3 years, and those were only when there were certain specifications set, i.e amount of time we're gone, etc. Argh.


Livi has been in love with fish forever now. Whether it's playing in the tubbie with her tubbie toys, looking at fish tanks at people's homes, or running over to them at the petstore, they are her favorite things. So we decided to get one. We went to Petsmart with one very excited little girl. We decided on a betta fish, and Livi was intent on picking out a rainbow one. She looked through several of them before settling on a pick/red rainbow colored one that she promptly named Anaka. We then let her pick out the rocks, plants, etc for her new friend and went home. Livi would not let this fish leave her sight at all...she even carried him home on her lap. We set up the tank, and went to bed. Yesterday morning Livi was so excited to feed Anaka before preschool, talking about her new fishy. It was so wonderful to see her so incredibly excited about it! Well, we get home....and the fish is dead. :(

Friday, January 11, 2008


Boy do I love having paint on the walls! We've been talking the past few days about what renovations we would like to get done on the house this upcoming year...and boy was it a long list! But we decided that we would start off with painting a few rooms, and then work from there. First off - the kitchen. When we first moved in we really loved having everything all white and neutral. Well that time has past and now we're looking for something new and different. We found this pic... and were thinking of going in that direction. Any opinions? I'm beyond excited about it and hope it turns out nicely! After painting, we're going to work on getting new cabinets and ceramic tile for the floor. We can't wait!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Wow it's 2008! We had a pretty low key New Years Eve and it was nice. We went out to Jaime and Paul's for a small gtg they were having out there. It was us and a few other couples, but we knew them all so it was nice and comfortable being there. We had food and ended up playing BuzzWord. Pretty fun game, even though our team kept losing drastically, ha! Livi wouldn't (couldn't) sleep there so we ended up leaving there at around 11pm to make it home before midnight. We got home, got her to bed, and had like 5 minutes to spare before the ball dropped. It was so nice being in our house when the New Year hit! We were so tired, we were asleep by 12:14 though! Thank goodness that Livi decided to sleep in today so I didn't have to get up until 8am. Yay Livi! Then we ended up cleaning up a little, went to Borders and Old Navy, then Mom and Dad's for pork and saurkraut. :) YUM! We left there a little after 5:30pm because the weather was getting bad, but ended up stopping at Walmart for a few things on the way home. It was a really nice, relaxing day. :)