Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Trip Pictures.

We had a wonderful time in Mexico. As always, we wish we had a few more days, but we really enjoyed our time there. It was great to spend time with old friends and take it easy. It has been quite a while that I haven't worked (much less not even thought about work) for 3 full days.

The wedding was absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to Brooke and Jeff!

The rooms at the resort were great. Service was a little hard to judge since things weren't quite normal because so many guests had canceled because of swine flu. We have actually stayed at the resort right next door before (it begins where the sail boat is in the picture). It was funny to think we were standing in almost the same place almost 2 years ago (for my bar trip).

Justin woke up early several mornings and took some great shots of the sunrise. He's not that crazy, he came back to bed and slept in later after he took the shots, like you are supposed to do on vacation.

The view from the palapa:

The gorgeous resort:

Enjoying a little caipirinha . . .

Us right after the wedding. And don't worry, our bridesmaid dresses were white -- I usually don't make it a habit to wear all white strapless dresses to weddings.

Wish we were back in Mexico relaxing and hanging out with friends again!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Back Home.

I will post pics and more details of our trip later, but we are back home and had a great time (and no swine flu). The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, I am trying to make up for lost time at work, which is no fun when I am still in beach-lounging mode.

I was reading a chapter in a book this evening and thought to myself, 3 chapters ago I was laying on a beach chair while reading, getting sun, and listening to the waves in the background. I would give anything to be 3 chapters back again right now!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


We leave for Mexico in the morning for a friend's wedding! I am so excited . . . I am in major need of some time away from work to decompress. I can't think of any better way than the beach, sun, drinks, and good friends.

I will be back with pictures (the one above is from our last trip to Mexico in 2007)!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

JT Wannabe

Houston, we have a problem. My husband thinks he is Justin Timberlake. I am pretty sure he has always secretly wanted to be in a boy band, and after seeing Justin on SNL the other night, he hasn't stopped repeating his lines and various dance moves from the show.

If I hear him sing the song from the "Barry Gibb Talk Show" or sing the line "change my mediocre face" complete with the hand motions [see clip below] one more time, I may lose it.

Besides the name, he and JT don't really have much in common. I am hoping the JT-infatuation/mimicking will dwindle down over the next few days.

Happy Mother's Day!

I had a great time spending mother's day with my wonderful mom and mother-in-law. (And Justin and my father-in-law too, but they don't count since it wasn't their special day!) We all had a delicious brunch and did a little antique shopping.

Mom -- thanks for being the best mom I could have asked for. I love you so much!

Me and my mom.

Justin and his mom.

My sweet boy and his mom!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ikea Trip.

For the most part, I am generally a pretty good planner. However, the other weekend we went to Ikea, and all planning went out the window. As we were wheeling 3 carts out to the loading zone, both of realized we could be in trouble. (Side note: how fun are the Ikea carts?)

Thankfully, one of Justin's many talents is loading a car like it's no body's business. He also likes a challenge, so we had a couple things in our favor. We definitely tested the limits of his car's capacity.

Here is a view of the back:

Yes, the box was over our heads on the way home. Thankfully, Ikea is not far from our house.

Here is the view from the rear-passenger's side. We made a trip to Lowe's on the way to Ikea (hence the contractor's pack of light bulbs).

And the rear-driver's side:

Pictures to come of the contents of all the boxes, once it is all assembled. Here is one of the items, the Tromsnes daybed for our office:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2 things . . .

2 things have happened recently that I am not so thankful for . . .

1. My car getting scratched up by the valet guy at work. It sounds like they will cover the cost to repair it, but what a hassle having to get multiple quotes and then being without my car while it is fixed.

2. Our Wii died. We think we had a power surge and now our Wii won't turn on. Booo. Hopefully the warranty will cover it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Good news!

5 things . . .

It has been a while, so 5 things I am thankful for . . .

1. Our vacation in 2 weeks for our friend's wedding in Mexico (except for the whole swine flu ordeal).

2. Possibly finding bedding for our master bedroom that both Justin and I love (damask - check; gray - check):

(photo: Serena & Lily)

3. Having a great weekend with Justin and friends (with only a little bit of working). Who knew that Meagan and I were so amazing at darts?!

Saturday was also our 11th year dating anniversary. I would have never guessed that at age 15, I would start dating my future husband. Here is a picture back from 2001, 3 years after we started dating. (Maybe it's a good thing we don't have any earlier pictures stored on our computer).

4. Cyclone Anaya's margaritas.


5. Finding out another kitchen on a different floor in our office has "Sonic" ice -- the tiny little ice that makes any drink taste better.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

RH Mirrors.

My last post was about our thoughts for updating our master bathroom. One of those thoughts included mirrors from Restoration Hardware.

I was looking forward to receiving them (it is safe to say I am obsessive compulsive about tracking shipments), but I was extremely disappointed when they arrived. We ordered 3 and only 2 came the first day, which wasn't a big deal. But one of them was broken, and they both were in the wrong finish.

After calling RH, it appeared the lady at the store who wrote out the order messed things up after we had left. Anyway, RH sent UPS back the next day to pick up the mirrors, and UPS also delivered the 3rd mirror. It was also in the wrong finish and most certainly broken too -- we didn't even bother to open it.

It looks like someone dropped it off a 5 story building and then rolled it down a hill. Shipping was not cheap ($112), so I would think they would come packaged well. This hassle makes me even more motivated to frame out our own mirrors. In the meantime, I am keeping my fingers crossed that the mirrors in the finish we actually ordered arrive adequately packaged and in 1 piece.