Sunday, April 18, 2010

What we've been doing

This past week has been very eventful for us. First, Brent started a new job! He is temporarily working for the US Census until we move for Teach for America. This has been great for us to finally have a source of income!

As for me, I had my last day of class on Tuesday! Best day of my life. Haha. I still have two finals to take that I have diligently put off studying for. I am so close to the end it is hard to get myself to do the last couple of things. Plus this week I have finally been a stay at home mom. With Brent gone, I have had Brinley all to myself! She is amazing. We both had colds this week which put us down a bit but we are feeling great now.

Here are some fun things that we have been doing lately:

Making Strawberry Freezer Jam! Delicious. We made it last week and have already gone through a couple things of it. And yes, I did say WE made it. Brent was an active part of the jam making process. Especially since we did it on a Saturday night. You know you are an old married couple when that is what you do for fun.

I also finally made this book wreath I have been wanting to make forever. Brent's sister Jen always makes the cutest things, so I totally stole this from her. My wreath turned out alright for my first time. It's a little full but I still like it. And it does a wonderful job of covering up some of the holes on our wall. I just want to get some pictures of Brinley framed and our wall will be complete (well, as complete as it will get).

A few weeks ago Brent and I bought this chest from DI. We have enjoyed buying old pieces of furniture and painting them bright colors. I liked this chest because of the detailing on the doors. This chest: green. Green is my favorite but a little crazy to put onto furniture. I like it though. It does a good job at brightening things up in our apartment and holding all of our blankets.

Of course here is our lovely Brinley. She is a great baby. I have loved spending so much time with her this week!

Well I guess that is all for now. Thanks for reading such a long post!


Monday, April 12, 2010

New Friend

Recently Brinley has enjoyed the company of a new friend. Its a pink monkey. I thought it was a teddy bear or something until yesterday when one of our friends was over and he started calling it a monkey. After closer inspection, sure enough its a monkey. Either way, Brinley's favorite thing right now is to take a BIG bite out of its head.

She prefers eating her monkey over her rice cereal.

We thought we had to take a picture of the moose behind us when we were at Cabellas. Too bad you can hardly see the moose.