Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Birthday, Grandma Karen!











It's my mom's birthday today! We are wishing her a very Happy Birthday! We worked for about 10 hours on yardwork last night but we were able to clean up quick and make a trip to Lake Calhoun with my mom to eat outside at Tin Fish and take a walk around the lake to let Marissa play at the park! Then today we took mom to Lake Minnetonka to Northshore restaurant for brunch. What a view we had sitting on the outdoor patio steps away from the lake! Marissa got a chance to go for a bike ride, we all got drinks at Caribou and finished the day at our house for a little ice cream cake and a game of scrabble! Perfect day! We love you, Mom! Happy Birthday! Here's pics from the weekend!








Monday, May 25, 2009

7th Wedding Anniversary!

Today is our 7th wedding anniversary! May 25, 2002 seems like such a lifetime ago! How life has changed since then! We were trying to rack our brains to figure out what we have done on each of our anniversaries and we barely can remember! This is how old we are getting! Here's our list: (I'm mainly blogging about this so we can remember :) )


-May 25, 2002: Wedding day and honeymooned in the Bahamas
-May 25, 2003: Las Vegas
-May 25, 2004: We were in Iowa celebrating my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary.
Don't feel too bad for us, we were just back from St. Lucia :)
-May 25, 2005: Taylors Falls, MN....a special place in our dating life...first date was there!
-May 25, 2006: Catalina Island, California....I was pregnant with Marissa during this year :)
-May 25, 2007: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
-May 25, 2008: Westmooreland, Jamaica
-May 25, 2009: Taylors Falls, MN with our special girl!


Ok, so this year wasn't as good as being Jamaica having a candlelight dinner on the beach but remember we just got back from Mexico! We've been lucky to celebrate our special day in style! This year as you know we painted all day on Saturday. Then Sunday, we were able to take a night away thanks to Grandma Karen babysitting and enjoy lots of good food and conversation just the two of us! Then we went to Taylors Falls today with Marissa! It was a great time! Here's some pics from our weekend!!














This was a self-portrait right before we left for dinner and then we camera batteries died :)





































































Painting.....

So we decided to take on the task of painting the exterior of our house including our deck.....OH WHAT A GREAT IDEA THAT WAS!!!! Can you tell I'm being sarcastic! We worked for almost every day & night straight for two weeks and with great pleasure I can say we are completely done. We worked for 12 hours straight on Saturday to finish. We also completed all new landscaping in the front yard (including putting new lights) which was a ton of work and now we are going to tear up the rock and re-do the backyard landscaping. Ugh! Once that is done, I think we are going to take it easy the rest of the summer! I must say a BIG THANK YOU to my mom, Karen, who helped us everyday paint all the trim/detail work (her speciality)! We seriously couldn't have done it without you. I didn't take any pictures but I should have seeing my mom and Tony hanging off the roof together was quite a sight! I should have taken a before and after picture too! Maybe I'll try to dig out an old pic I had from when we first moved in! Thank goodness this project is almost done!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mother's Day....better late than never!!!!




This year we kept the tradition of having brunch at Redstone in Minnetonka for Mother's Day with my mom. Here's a couple pics of the girls! We then had Tony's family over to our house for dessert but I forgot to grab any pics of it! It was a good time with good food!!! What more can you ask for??? Happy late Mother's Day to all you mommies!!!!