June 27, 2008

100 Days!

In 100 days I will be a married woman. Mrs. R. Wow. Where has the time gone? Wasn't it just a few days ago that I had 200 days? All of the little things I have been putting off because "I have plenty of time to do that later" actually have to be done now. Yikes. I better get to work!

June 25, 2008

I'm a Winner

So this is what I got for winning the best pet blog....go me.

June 21, 2008

Professional Pancake Shot

I am still learning how to use my camera, but here is one of my first shots of Pancake.

June 20, 2008

I am now a professional....well sort of

Okay, so I have some big news to share with all of my blog readers...all 10 of you. In my quest to become a legit photographer in my free time, I bought a Nikon professional DSLR camera! (side note: I, for sure, do not have time for this obsession because I really should be planning my wedding which is less than 4 months away...but alas I am easily distracted!)

I absolutely love taking pictures and I've wanted one forever...so I forked over the cash and bought it. Probably my most expensive purchase (other than my Jeep) to date. It was scary! It still is scary! And do I know how to use it you ask? Nope. I've taken probably 100 pictures by now so I know how to snap away, but I don't really know how to use all the fancy gadgets and features. This is probably due to the fact that I haven't bothered/had time to look at the manual. I plan on doing exactly that this weekend.

So look forward to some pictures in the near future once I've mastered my skills!

June 17, 2008

A Little Chair Re-do

Tonight I decided it was time to re-upholster my four dining room chairs. So, I bought $11 worth of fabric and went to work. It only took about an hour and I love how they turned out! They really match the rest of the room now.

This is Henry in a before shot. Boring tan fabric.

And here he is again with the finished product. I couldn't keep these monkeys off of the chairs once I finished.

Henry approves, and so do I.

June 13, 2008

Another Cat Post

The other day, I was witness to this love fest between Pancake and Henry.

Look closely at the placement of Henry's left foot.

It's on top of Cake's head. This is how these two crazies were napping.

Seems comfortable huh?

June 10, 2008


We finally did it...we registered. And let me tell you it was F-U-N. Jon and I both took Friday off of work to spend some time together and register for some fabulous wedding gifts. I came prepared with a detailed list of the things we needed...and did we use it? Not really. We were both overwhelmed with the amount of stuff in the stores. I actually think Jon had more fun than I did. He was in charge of the "gun" and I was in charge of the list.

Here is Jon with the gun registering for a moose shaped plate (his choice, not mine). Periodically throughout the day I would be in one part of the store and Jon would be in another and I would just hear "beep" "beep" 'beep" as he was picking out items. When I got home I discovered not only did he register for the matching coasters to his moose plate, but also a bear and moose salt and pepper shaker, and a monkey shaped potato peeler.

Here I am trying to look professional with my list.

We ended up registering at Macy's, Kohl's, and Pottery Barn. Oh and Crate and Barrel too...but that doesn't really count because we did it online a few weeks ago because there isn't a C&B close to us. We didn't plan on doing 4 stores, but registering is hard! I was stressing out over our bedding. We didn't really like anything we saw at the stores. So we added on Pottery Barn because we found the cutest duvet cover that we both liked (a hard task, let me tell you!). Side note: you try explaining the difference between a duvet cover, a comforter, a blanket, and a quilt to a boy...tough stuff, believe me.

The Macy's gun wasn't as fun as the Kohl's gun, but Jon made it work.

June 8, 2008

I Actually Won!

I can't believe it, but I actually won the Best of Blogs award for Best Pet Blog! Check it out here.

Thank you to everyone who voted for me...and a big thank you to my mom, who not only obsessed about voting for me every day, but who I also hear sent out emails to everyone she knows soliciting votes for me....so, um, thanks mom....you did it!

To anyone who may be reading my blog for the first time, welcome! This blog is mostly about my two orange kitties, Pancake and Henry, planning my wedding (less than four months away!), weird stuff about living in Michigan, and about random happenings in my life. So, I hope you enjoy it. Here's a little teaser about future blogs to come: Jon and I registering for wedding gifts, crazy Michigan weather, my obsession with Sports Night, and of course some Pancake and Henry action thrown in there somewhere.

For now, I'll leave you with one of Jon's favorite pictures from our recent engagement photo shoot courtesy of Loon Lake Photography.

June 4, 2008

Pancake Loves the Environment

I recently purchased some reusable grocery bags. They are better for the environment and they are cute too! They quickly became one of Pancake's favorite toys. He loves to open them up and climb inside and carry them around the dining room.

Here he is inside the purple bag.

And again with the black bag looped around his shoulder.

Isn't he cute?

June 1, 2008

My Soon to Be Husband

Here is a picture of my soon to be husband. Isn't he just the cutest little boy you have ever seen? I can't get over it.....we are going to have such cute children one day...

I mean seriously....how cute is he?

I also added pictures to the bridal party section of our wedding webpage. Click here to see it.
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