The Big 3-0

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rather than dwelling on the end of an amazing decade…I mean, from 20-30 so many wonderful, trying, difficult, growing, celebratory, grief filled days have passed, I’m going to choose to look forward with anticipation to this next year.

Here’s to 30 things in my 30th year…in no particular order…some things I’ve been dreaming of for years and others are new, and I hope to accomplish or attempt to accomplish them all.  The first one I accomplished already on my birthday:)


  1. Meet my “blog” friend Jackie in person (more on this later)
  2. Run another half marathon
  3. Write a book (or at least start it)
  4. Shoot a gun
  5. Interrupt people less
  6. Make more phone calls
  7. Stop biting my nails
  8. Run a marathon
  9. Read my top 5 books again
  10. Learn to sew (again)
  11. Recover our chairs
  12. Learn to cross country ski (again) and go
  13. Take the classes for our new camera
  14. Start a new blog
  15. Watch Food Inc
  16. Make Artisan bread
  17. Make all the Barefoot Contessa recipes that we like
  18. Join the community center and workout consistently
  19. Memorize the fighter verses
  20. Use 1 new seasonal ingredient each month
  21. Revamp or make a piece of furniture
  22. Be a better wife with a better servant heart
  23. Try to be on time :)
  24. Learn to say no and keep life simpler
  25. Get back into sending cards for birthdays
  26. Organize our address book
  27. Spend quality time in prayer and in the word
  28. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  29. Get organized…life, stuff, everything…
  30. Enjoy this year to the fullest with family and friends:)

i miss 3 little faces

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Somehow I have so many pictures of the littlest and the fewest of the oldest.  hmmm…I wonder how that happened.  all that said, I miss these boys and I am so looking forward to seeing them next weekend for brunch.  it’s been 5 1/2 weeks since I have seen them and I am in serious withdrawal.

Going from 4 days a week to not at all…the shock is setting in and I would give my left arm for a hug, a joke, a look, a sassy remark…just about anything from all three of them. 

Riley, Liam and Colin, I miss you!

The rest of the trip…

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We are now safely home and happy to be here.  There’s something to be said of the comforts of home.  It was great to get away, relax, see new things and enjoy time together, but being home, I’m not sure I want to leave any time soon.  Good thing, because I have way too many projects planned:)

After we left the cape we ventured down to Stamford CT for a few nights so Alex could play golf.  We got down to one round of golf this trip, pretty good if you ask me!  So while he headed to the golf course I stayed and relaxed in our hotel catching up on my Precept Bible study.  Alex was lucky enough to cross a very well known course off of his top 100 list, Winged Foot Golf Club.  He was all smiles:)

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From Stamford we headed into NYC.  This was a really fun part of our trip not only because NYC is fun to explore but it’s even more fun when you get to see friends as well.  One of my really good friends Emily and her husband Ernesto have lived in NYC for the past 2 years.  We don’t get to see them that often so it was really fun to get dinner and brunch with them.  Also our friends Brandon and Becky just moved to NYC from MN so we caught up with them one night too! 

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We also headed to Ellis Island and it was so interesting.  Alex’s grandfather actually immigrated to the US when he was 9 years old, so we were able to look him up and read the ship Manifest.  Very Interesting!  Other than seeing friends we walked until our feet hurt and ate until our stomachs were full!

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Highlights:  Eataly, the Doughnut Plant, Magnolia Bakery, Almond, and there were so many more!

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From NYC we hopped on the Bolt Bus and headed into Washington DC.  For the next 5 days we slowly made our way through all most of the museums and took in loads of history.  Highlights included a turn on the Segways, the Spy Museum, lots of Potbelly Sandwiches, and plenty of election coverage.

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Like I said, we’re happy to be home but very thankful for the time away!

Linen pinboard

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Linen Pinboard courtesy of Pottery Barn 

For a slight hiatus from vacation postings, don’t worry I have the rest of the trip coming soon, I had to post a project I completed yesterday.

Inspired by many bloggers and Pottery Barn, I armed myself with my glue gun, linen fabric and a cheap corkboard from Ikea.  I was going to use our staple gun but I couldn’t find it and Alex wasn’t home.  Next time though, I will use the staple gun, I forgot how hot glue can be and my hands did not appreciate it:)

So back to the project…I have been craving a way for my jewelry to be more accessible and on display so I will actually wear it.  Yup, it’s normally hidden in a box on my nightstand but I wanted it in a place where I could see it.  Enter the closet.  Perfect spot.  You grab clothes there so why not grab jewelry too.

After pulling and adhering the fabric to the pinboard I was ecstatic to see that my hard work?!? resulted in the perfect jewelry holder:


From spendy to inexpensive, rounding out a whopping $10,

I’m in Love:)

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