Comedy Club

Thursday night our friends got free tickets to Harvey's. We got there a little late due to some traffic delays. Try an hour late. Oops. This turned out in our disadvantage because the only seat they had was right up front next to the stage. Do you know what that means? Being part of the act at times. We got there and were walked in during an act. 

She immediately made fun of us. I didn't make fun back, not my style. Boy were we glad to have arrived during her segment not to have to hear it all. This woman was VULGAR and offensive. If she is any look into what comedians are like I am glad I don't personally know any. She was saying the worst things about her own family members! Not to mention revealing intimate private details about herself and others she knows. I was offended by many things she was saying and I know others were too. How does someone get away being that raunchy and obscene? Basically, we did not enjoy the first act.

The second act, however was amazing. His name was Dante. Apparently pretty famous? Who knew? Both our friends and ourselves don't have cable nor do we watch BET which he entertains on. He has performed for more troops than Bob Hope. So he was funny. Husband particularly liked the joke "I met my wife while crossing a bridge and I couldn't answer her riddles". Should I be offended? An hour of laughter from this guy.

Our friend gets promotional tickets often so we hope to go back again. It was nice because we all had friday off so it wasn't bad being out late on thursday. 


Weekend Happenings

Oregon is kind of whacky. On the first day of spring we got 1.5 inches of snow. That was Tuesday. By Friday it was sunny and wonderful out! We got A LOT done this weekend. Friday was filled with cabinet fun! I also went to one of the three Goodwills within a mile of my house and found some good things. The best find was this desk organizer that someone had taken the time to paint a beautiful green, then they donated it and I snatched it for 1.99!!

Saturday (another beautiful Spring day might I add) we were supposed to go help my parents move their wood stove for cleaning but by the time we got there the project was done so we went out to lunch in Forest Grove. Some good ol' english food and a couple rounds of Jenga later we headed back up to their house.
Next stop was his parents house where we met the newest addition to the Carey clan puppy Tucker.
We also saw baby J for the first time since her birthday bash seen here. The little 15 month old has taken her first steps and couldn't be cuter doing so!

One of the silliest things about our Carey family is when O "works like a man". Meaning anything from shoveling poop (one of his FAVORITE past times) to watching papas do handy work. The best moments in his life are when he is helping spread manure or in his language "banure" in the pasture. I have memories of him sitting in the back of a pickup hands folded under his chin watching the Sh** fly behind. This weekend he was on the back of a quad watching the banure go. He has learned how to be somewhat of a ladies man, or a dork, you pick. Either way I think he is the cutest.

Grinning and pulling the throttle.
We then headed home and I accomplished something I had been waning to do for a long time- painting the master bath to match our bedroom! I had been waiting for the pedestal sink and ugly cabinet to be removed so this was my chance and I wasn't going to wait a minute longer. I was even able to get hubby to help. He was reluctant but I simply couldn't reach high enough above the shower! He's a wonderful help when he wants to be ;)

Sunday we headed out to run errands. I like to get things done before the crowds emerge from church or hangovers on Sunday morning so we went to the mall at opening 10AM and got my ring inspected/ cleaned. We then were off to the place where dreams come true- Home Depot. We got a towel rack and faucet for our bathroom. Seemingly boring things but to me they bring joy to my life.

As it was another gorgeous day out and our front yard is lacking in the beauty department we decided to give it some TLC that it so desperately needs.
Taken in 2011 but you get the idea. Not much has changed. Yes, we are "those" neighbors.

Our original plan was to get a bull dozer out to level the playing field so to speak. I decided that we should atleast try to scrape that last layer of white rocks off on our own. Was it worth it? Yes indeed. I spent 3 hours hoeing (yes, I know how that sounds) and shoveling. We got the rocks into pile throughout the yard.

 The next step was putting the rocks into buckets to be transported to the farm.

A good portion of my time was spent pulling up landscaping cloth or weed block. Do you have any ideas what took so long to pull up? Of thats right all the weeds that were growing ON TOP of the block. You see the trees in the first pictures on the right? Those were not planned I found out, those are WEEDS. I could start a nursery!

End result to some may seem like nothing. To us, the people who have been staring at sparse white rock for 13 months this is a MAJOR improvement. The rocks you see are simply going to be tilled in. The brown is the excessive amount of barkdust or mulch that was used for "landscaping".
 Dweet has taken a liking to the new cabinets, who wouldn't?

This is a post I wrote back in March 2012 that was never finished due to the "lack of space" issue I had. Sorry but I hated seeing it as a draft when it had so many pictures1

The time, has come...

It appears that I have "run out of space".

Apparently blogger and google only allow you a certain amount of "memory" for uploading pictures for free then they gauge the heck out of you. As budget it tight and Facebook is free it appears that my reasoning seen here may have to be sucked up. 

I will be researching other "free" sites and maybe transferring? Who knows, this was shock to me this morning. 

I was going to post some amazing pictures of the kitchen with knobs and drawer fronts but only one picture fit :(

So thanks for following while I existed!


Dweet turns two

Oh my goodness where has the time gone?

When he first met a dog. 

He loved the fake fire in our apartment.

He loves sinks.
He loves bags.

Dweet loves homework.

Dweet loves Scrabble.

Vet trip. 
Scrabble at the table.
Dweet's mug.
Santa Dweet.
Dweet's first birthday!


Master bath cabinet install!

So you have seen the majestic kitchen island now for the Master bath update!!! woohoo!!

Really? Huge lack of storage.
Check out the bad plumb job. 
Who were they trying to fool? This is NOT a bathroom cabinet.

Who does that? Looks SO tacky and bad.
We pulled the cabinet want-to-be out and found this. Husband goes "WTF?" What time of person thinks not to improve a situation but just cut tile around it? Totally lame.

The original sink must have been on the left.

Remove pedestal and we get this.
Beautiful right?
 The plumbing had to be removed as we are putting the sink in the middle of the cabinet.

Install the cabinet and move the plumbing.

Take down a mirror that is hung in the ODDEST way ever. 
Notice there are holders but they decided to use what looks like Jenga pieces. Another WTF moment.

I moved in a little =)

From doorway. 

I am guessing you are envious of our beautiful tub, haha.

Now I will paint the bathroom the same color as the master. I am pretty excited about that.

As for the counter top we picked out our "reminants" from Innovative Countertops. This means that we aren't paying for the acctual peice of granite at all. We pay for solely the labor to cut it to our size and for the edging work for the sink. Amazing deal. There were an overwhelming amount of options. It took awhile to decide.

Hubby liked this grayer option.
I liked this "cashmere".
I loved the gold tones in this one. The guy said it was flaky and semi unreliable. Not a goot choice.

Final contendor.
We really liked the colors. They will tie well into the oak cabinets. There is no natural light in our bathroom so we went with the lighter countertops. I am so happy and cannot wait to get this installed. Most likely within the next few weeks.

The only downside to installing this cabinet and not having the countertop ready is that there is not a functional sink in there. So for now we are "commuting" to the guest bath for brushing our teeth and washing our hands. A little inconvenience for a good cause.

Delilah found her reflection.