Friday, March 28, 2008

Ryan has been working on new cabinets for his parents kitchen, so tonight at 10:30pm they decided to start ripping out the ceiling so they could raise it. It's gonna be a big project and I really liked their choice of attire. I know it's necessary since the ceiling is full of insulation, but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity for a kodak moment!

Exercise Is Doing My Body Good!

Ryan and I have started working out consistently everyday. It's been really hard for me, but when I finish I feel really good about myself. Ryan does weight lifting while I run on the treadmill and spend some time on the elliptical. This has been a good thing just because of some of the health problems I have. I found out recently that I have high blood pressure and the doctor told me with some pills and exercise, we can get it where it needs to be. I find the exercise is also helping with my diabetes. Ryan pushes me hard with working out because he wants me to be healthy, and I'm grateful he does. So while he's busy pumping his iron and getting bigger, I'm working on toning down and getting thinner. I'm proud to say that in about a week and a half I have lost 6 pounds. It's really good motivation to see that when you put forth some effort, even though it's hard, you can get results in not too much time. Hopefully I can just keep myself motivated!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I really like Annette's idea for the virtual home tours. I know lots of you have seen our apartment before but we've maybe added some new things since you last saw. For those of you who don't know, we live in Ryan's brother and sister-in-laws basement apartment. We are very lucky to be here because they are so good to us! We get a really good deal and there are so many perks. They let us have access to their washer and dryer, weight room, and we get free direct tv. They are so generous and we love living with them! So here's some pictures of the place we call home.

Ryan and I found some cool rocks at the Dollar Store the other day and decided to get some cool vases to put them in. We finally finished painting our table that Mom gave us. It's really nice not having to eat at the counter anymore. Thanks Mom!

Here is some more of our rocks and vases. We just thought we needed some more decorations.

Mom recovered this love seat for us which we really love. Our apartment isn't big enough to really have any more seating. It's nice having something to sit on.This is our bed which is another piece of furniture Ryan made for us. Our apartment isn't very big, so he made it high enough to fit a lot of our stuff underneath.This is our "Black Friday" tv that I had to wake up at 3 a.m. for. Oh jeah!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Well I showed off Tricia's talent earlier with her drawing and now I want to show off Ryan's talent. This is an entertainment center he built for us. It is absolutely awesome and I love having this beautiful piece of furniture in our apartment. Ryan has been building cabinets for his job and will do little side projects for us occasionally. Hey I'm not complaining though. I love it! He is so good at what he does and he loves doing it! Thanks Ryan!
I just have to tell Ashley I'm impressed! I couldn't think of the answer myself and I had to cheat. But for those of you who haven't figured it out yet, the answer is NOON. I'll look for another riddle to post again in the future. Just a little something to exercise the mind:)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Let's see how smart you all are. Here is your riddle for the day. You can comment if you think you know the answer and I'll post the answer tomorrow night.

What word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?

Good luck!

Tricia drew us this awesome picture for our wedding and Dad was so nice to frame it for us. So I just wanted to show off Tricia's talent because Ryan and I both love this picture! Thanks again Trish!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I wanted everyone to see what its like to pay $200 a night to stay in a hotel with a crazy looking women watching you sleep.
I thought everyone would like to see what its like to pay $200 a night to stay in a hotel room with a scary looking women staring at you!