Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Bit of History

I think I've said before that our house was built  in 1886. In the 1930's they put an addition on. The only reason we know about the addition is because when we were putting a new front door in we had to open the walls up. You know what they used to insulate wall with back them...newspaper. We have a newspaper from March of 1933! We have had it just lying around and we finally figured out something to do with it. 
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We went to IKEA and got some frames to put them in. 

Check out that date- March 13, 1933

A womens suit for only $16.50

Probably my favorite part. The president at this time-Roosevelt! Here they are talking about banks and how people should invest in them. This was only a few years after the Great Depression. 

A dozen cookies for a mer 30 cents!

I am a history nerd and was totally excited about this finding. It makes me wonder what other goodies we may find while we are in this house! 

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Super Awesome Weekend

My weekend started out on a great note. Remember the two part test I took, part one in April 09 and part two this past August?? Well I receive an email Friday afternoon (I had Andy stalking my email since I didn't have access) and I got word that I passed!! I am now a Nationally Certified Interpreter!! It was a longgg 7 week wait but it was worth it in the end. It feels great to have achieved this goal I wanted so badly! 

The rest of my weekend followed suit. Saturday night we went to my good friends Heather and Erick's wedding reception. 
They had a destination wedding over the summer in the Dominican Republic. 

It's hard to believe two years ago we took this same picture but I was the one in white! 

College friends. I love these two girls and am so thankful I can call them my friends. 

The next morning I ran a 5k with my other good friends, Cassie and Alisha. It was Cassie's birthday and her first race! I was so happy to be apart of this race. See, Cassie is a care taker for a sweet girl with autism. I love running, but running for a reason makes it that much more special. I am already looking forward to the next race that we run together. 

Here is our before picture, and yes I wear the same pink shirt for my races. I mean I have to match head to toe =)

Getting ready at the starting line

running in! 

My best time yet! 

Alisha finishing! 

And Cassie too! 

Our after picture. I don't think it looks too bad after running 3.1 miles!

I came in at 24:54. I was 2nd in my age group, 11th female, and 33rd overall. I'll take it! I think I did so well because I had Andy there supporting me! Thank you Andy!

To finish the weekend off the Bengals won too! WHO DEY!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Favorites

Is it just me or does fall clothing make you excited? I love everything about the fall-from pumpkin spice lattes to going to the apple farm, but nothing makes me happier then throwing on a cozy sweater. We are still in the upper 80's/90's here so I haven't got to enjoy that feeling yet. So until then I will leave you with some of my fall wants.
Loving this ruffle coat from Express

But I also love the military style fromvPiperlime

I LOVE boots! Piperlime

Cashmere turtleneck sweater
 Loving this whole outfit from Jcrew

Thinking of using my Groupon on these from the Gap
Trouvé Roll Sleeve Drape Pocket Cardigan
This would be great for the weekends from Nordstrom

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Ride

I had been in the market for a new car. I loved my '99 VW New Beetle but it was getting old. I had been looking around at all kinds of cars and fell in love with the 2007 Scion tC's in the RS model. Of course it wasn't an easy car to find, only 2500 were made. In the matter of a month we found 3 that were close to us, and of course they all were sold or in financing. I was just about to give up on that car and start looking for something else. Then on Monday we got a phone call from a dealership that financing fell through and the car was back up for sale. We told them we would be down Wednesday to buy it! I was super excited! So after a 2.5 hour car ride (one way!!) I got to come home with this baby:

The color is called Blizzard Pearl. 
 I am in love with the suede interior
 One of my favorites is the sunroof! Only the front one opens but I still like how it looks

Now it's time to fix up the bug and put it up for sale! 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary 2.0

Two years ago today I stood before my friends and family and vowed my love to my amazing husband. The first year flew by, but I think this one went by a little bit faster. Everyday when I wake up next to A I ask myself how did I get so lucky. He truly is my best friend and I am thankful for everything he is to me. I can't wait to spend a thousand more years together! 

We celebrated Saturday night. He surprised me with this when I came home from work Saturday morning:

I got him a Chad Ochocino jersey along with tickets to a Bengals game in October (Who Dey!! Can't wait!)

Dinner was AMAZING! If you live my a Stone Creek Dining or ever visit Cincy this is a must eat if you love steak. 

I started an album of pictures from our anniversary. I can't wait till every page is filled up! 

And here is the outfit I wore. That is the shirt and necklace A bought me. What can I say, the guy knows how to pick out clothes for me :)

We ended the night getting my favorite ice cream, Graters chocolate with chocolate sprinkles!
Thank you for an amazing 2 years Andy. I look forward to everything our future has is store. I couldn't ask for a better partner in life! I love you to the moon and back!