Saturday, December 31, 2011

Final to do of 2011


We made a little to do list the other day. Aaand have been working hard the past two days to get things done. The satisfaction in crossing things off that list is nearly audible...and I'm using a Sharpie so you know it's really done! A few of the other tasks are in progress but I'm pumped that by the time we go out tonight they will be all done. It will feel amazing to welcome 2012 into a clean and organized house. Oh lm getting old

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Matching aprons? Check
Obligatory glass of wine? Check
Oven on? Check
Christmas music blasting? Check
Various tasty things to bake? Check
Awkwardly self taken iPhone photo? Check
Presents wrapped? Check
Perfect Christmas Eve Day!!!


I've been spending the day finishing getting stuff ready for Christmas. LOVE IT! Tonight it's Christmas with G's mom and brother and tomorrow it's a Shaw/Welch/Orrom/Walsh/Renken/Nichols family Christmas! It truly is the most wonderful time of year. Merry christmas everyone!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Girls Night

Out for some delicious food with my fave girls tonight in Thornbury. Sisi's in Thornbury has the best pizza and cannoli ever!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Ho Ho

Garret hung up our Christmas lights the other weekend. I was waiting for it to snow to take a picture..but based on the thunderstorm we had yesterday it might be a long wait!


Dining out

Last night we went to Sticky Fingers for their awesome wing night! It was so nice to get out with friends. Erin and Steve were out for a bit as we had some presents for their daughter.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="G informed me that we have to buy Molly presents with less pieces next time. She kept pointing and making him add more foam pieces to the little diorama he was making her"][/caption]

And Tara and Stephen (my childhood friend and her husband) were home visiting for the holidays so we got
to catch up as well. It was a really nice night and a total last minute get together which was awesome!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="482" caption="Cheers! We sent this pic to Tara's sister Michele so she could see what she was missing!"]20111222-105439.jpg[/caption]


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Further adventures of Sneakers

My friend Harrison and I got to talking about my kitchen mouse.  And how what if I am trying to erase some sort of mouse genius from the planet....

**Side Note: I don't know why but I tend to be quite anthropomorphic  when it comes to most things in my life (cars, random animals, items around the house)  I think it's quite an endearing habit I have whereas G seems to think it makes me a little "special". I was saying.  Harrison and I were talking about this mouse. And I thought that perhaps it was some sort of musical prodigy.  And we had a little giggle, and then Har found the following photos and I couldnt stop laughing...and at the same time felt like I could  "nah nah nah" at Garret as this shows that clearly someone else is also weird like me, and takes it to another level


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm gona steal this one

Ashley stopped by briefly last night with her little monkey. See below for a pic of my two fave guys:


Monday, December 19, 2011

Peace out


Your days are numbered Sneakers. I suggest you rethink your living arrangements

Friday, December 16, 2011

Less welcome visitor(s)

No more bees as of yet.  But last night I noticed that someone had left us some Christmas pressies in the kitchen.
Oh hey there....I just pooped on your counter
This isn't a pic I took of the little devil...but I like to imagine him looking like this. (I have decided that there is only one mouse in the house and its a boy) All adorable with his eyes just begging for some cheese crumbs. Although picturing it all snuggly like this is going to make it more difficult for me when I make G trap and release him...(yes, release, or at least that is what I will be telling myself. shhhhh) I decided to name him Sneakers cause he clearly is oh so sneaky....and adorable.  Can someone please tell G that mini dachshund's are actually super good mousers and that he should put one in my stocking for Christmas?   That way Gus (my future mini dachshund's name) can catch Sneakers, teach him to poop outside and they can be friends. And we can live happily ever after. With no poop on my counters. Thankyouverymuch!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Someone(s) came to visit


PUPPIES!!!! Elliott's girlfriend Ashley stopped by tonight with her new puppies. They are the cutest things ever. We chased them around the house a bit and snuggled them a bunch. It made me want a little dog sooooo badly. G said no....meanie!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Every little bit counts

Our friends Nat and Mike got us a really cool house warming present back in October...Aaand it took us a good month and a bit to hang it up. But it looks awesome (and I super love it as all of my school friends have them in their homes) It also saves us from going crazy with the daily "where are my keys" quest


And I also love it because it shows off my new keychain that my friend Kelly gave me in our carpool secret Santa. It says "Julia *heart* Garret". Yeah you betcha!


Saturday, December 3, 2011


So I found 4 more bees last night...tried telling G that they are attracted to our house cause I'm sweet like honey. He just laughed...does that mean he doesn't agree?