31 August 2010

Furniture Additions

Last week, we added some more furniture to our house. Christine and Ryan gave us the outdoor love seat from my Wist as a thank you for designing their print material for their wedding. I finally got it put together after about an hour and a half! Secondly, I found a credenza on good ol' Craigslist for the TV in the living room. It was actually like getting 2 pieces though, because we can use our coffee table as a coffee table again! The credenza is in the mid-century danish style, so it looks really good with the lounge chair and Selig table we also picked up on Craigslist.

23 August 2010

Breezy Point Weekend

This past weekend Matt, Brie Janelle and I stayed at Mike and Ann's condo at the Breezy Point resort. We had a great time hanging out at the beech spending time together. Friday we ate dinner at Ernie's on Gull lake followed by miniature golf at Pirate's Cove. I was the big winner with three holes in one.

Saturday, Matt and I played golf at Deacon's Lodge, an Arnold Palmer design, in Pequot Lakes. We both played okay with our match coming down to the last couple holes (Matt 82, Josh 85).

Above is Matt's tee shot on the par 3 17th hole. Arnold Palmer included this hole on his "dream 18" holes that he has designed.

Above is my tee shot on the par 5 13th hole. It was one of my best shots all day.

18 August 2010

Hello Sirin!

Tonight, we all got to meet Sirin for the first time! Ryan and Christine brought her over, and Sirin and Lucy got to play in the yard together. Sirin is such a sweetheart!

 This is the girls playing "Lady and the Tramp" with the stick! So cute!

15 August 2010

Relay for Life

Friday night and into Saturday morning Josh and I participated in our first Relay for Life at the Fairgrounds in Albert Lea. As a team of 14 or 15, we spent the night walking in shifts.

Since Friday's forecast included a chance for rain, all the luminaries were set up in one of the barns and the effect was very powerful. You can see them completely lighting up the barn, and it made it quite warm in there too. They were glowing all night long.

I hope we have a chance to participate again!

05 August 2010


Yesterday, our Herman Miller Shell Chairs came! We ordered the chairs from DWR almost 2 months ago and they are finally here. Now we can cook in the kitchen and eat in it too.

02 August 2010

Now We're Cookin'!

Well I actually haven't cooked in the kitchen yet, but I could if I wanted! Friday we grouted the back splash and Sunday we were able to seal it and move our stove into the kitchen. We're so excited to have this big project almost finished. Last thing left is to paint the cabinet doors and put on the new knobs, but at least we can still function in there now.