Saturday, August 29, 2009

this week in pictures

First of all...2 weeks and 5 days 'til the big day! YAY!

Mike came home from running his errands on Friday with these lovely flowers for ME! Aren't they so pretty?? I love pink and I love my fiance!!
I got off work Thursday and came downstairs to see the Mike had updated our dry-erase calendar with part of the month of September. However, I noticed some interesting tasks(written in black) for the six days leading up to September 18(our wedding day).

10th - New Cell Phone
11th - Cancel Lease
14th - Sell Truck
15th - Close Bank Account
16th - Pack for Boulevard
17th - Leave Country
I told Mike that it was a little bit funny...but not really...and I'll be hiding his passport!! :)

This next picture isn't from this week but a few weeks ago after Brooke and I ran 13.1 miles for one of our long runs...I took my shoe off to reveal this--> kinda gross but too cool not to share. It drained nicely and I got some new running shoes!

I've been complaining about our living room decor(or lack there of) so we hung some pictures. Here is the before-->

Here is the after ~ It's not much but it helps to pull the room together a little bit and it makes me feel better, which is all that matters really.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

oh how I love you dishwasher!

After about 3 weeks of back and forth between us and the office, our dishwasher is finally fixed and in working order!!
Can I also add how much I hate doing the dishes by hand?? Don't get me wrong, I didn't have a dishwasher in my house that I lived in for over a year in NE...however the difference is that I had the counter space to let them(I hate to say it but will) stack up. But in our itsy bitsy townhome now, we have NO counter-space and no room to allow the dirty dishes to stack up. Not to mention, it really irks Mike when there are lots of dirty dishes sitting out. (Me too but him more so)
So we've each been taking our turn to wash the dishes BY HAND!
No longer though...we now have our dishwasher back. I think one of the best things about a dishwasher is that you get to hide all the dirty dishes! Oh how I love thee!

Alrighty, I'm off work but gotta "go back" to get a few more things done. Just thought I'd share my Tuesday joy with all of you!

Monday, August 24, 2009

3 weeks and 3 days away

Well, it sure has been awhile. I wish I could tell you that I've been SO busy that I haven't been able to blog but, though I have been keeping myself busy, I think lazy may better describe my lack of blogging. So here is a run-down of the Hansmeyer/Carpenter household(soon to be ONLY Carpenter household): :)
3 weeks and 3 days away? ~~Yep, wedding is coming fast and we are getting quite excited. My mother will be thrilled to hear that I'm getting all the "little stuff" done that I've been putting off for quite some time now. It's all coming together nicely but my mom is coming the Sunday before our wedding so I'm sure I'll have plenty of tasks to keep her busy.

Since I last blogged, we got our engagement pictures taken and they turned out great. It helped put my mind at ease for our wedding photos...I have full confidence that our wedding photographs will be great and he'll capture all the excitement of the day! If you want to see our engagement pics, then you better join Facebook :) ...I've posted a good sampling out there. Hopefully it'll be in the Lincoln paper soon too.

In early August, we visited New York(a first for both Mike and I) and it was great. We were able to stay just at the south end of Central Park at the Helmsley Park Lane hotel so we had great access to everything. We walked our butts off and also invested in a 48-hour pass for the double decker bus, which is really the way to go if it's your first time in NY. Get to hop on/hop off anywhere and we were able to see Brooklyn, Harlem, lots of Mahattan. It was a great trip...I'd definitely like to go back.

You'd think since June there has certainly been more excitement than that, right? I think just everyday life is excitement right now. I got involved in a Women's indoor vball team which has been great. The girls don't take it too seriously and it's a nice way to keep connected to vball, not to mention it's only a 15 minute drive.

I am still happily involved in the Book and Cook Club. This month's read was "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" and I just finished it...I recommend it. I have met some great ladies through the book club and am so thankful that I came across the group and took a chance and joined. Have you joined Well go join and add me as a friend, I'd love to see what you are reading these days. With book club, I have also found a lost love for the library.(I think Mike has too.) I go there at least once a week for books, CD's, or DVD's. Don't really know what we used to do without the library.

Mike is working quite a bit...he's been picking up some overtime opportunities on his days off which is good because he's not one to be "lazy" very often so it keeps him busy.

Besides wedding planning, I've been in full marathon training form. Brooke(Mike's co-workers and my friend :)) and I have been running our long runs together on Sunday mornings...not really sure I'd survive without her.

The pups are great! Stuart is naughty as ever and Boulevard is perfect as ever...(I only put that in because Mike says Blvd is perfect. I would label them Stu=Perfect, Blvd=naughty)

Ok, I said I'd keep this short and I've proven that I'm unable to do that. I'm dedicated to keeping up the I'm off to read all of the updates that I've missed from all my blogging friends.
Hi to everyone in DC/MD and miss everyone in NE, WY, TX, and everywhere else!!