January 28, 2012

Top Three

One of my super top 3 favorite movies of all times is Galaxy Quest. If you ever wish to get a feel for my (and now Miles') sense of humor, watch this movie. I (and now we) pre-quote literally every single line. I can't emphasize enough how much I adore this movie. It's impossible. Every second results in a hearty "HA-HA!!" on my behalf. Just like that.

January 25, 2012

Potato, potaahto

I have today off work with no money to waste on shopping or eating out, so I am therefore spending it on my couch with my fluffy duvet and whatever foods that we have in the kitchen. Okay, geez, I bought a bag of potato chips earlier. Its a couch-potato-potato-chip kind of day. Okay, geez, I also rented two redbox movies. Give a girl a break! I just finished Restless with Mia Wasikowska. She was in it, not watching it with me. I just love her. From The Kids Are All Right, to Jane Eyre. And I'm dying to see Albert Knobbs. 

I was expecting to really enjoy this movie. And I really did, just not the way I thought I would. The ending was perfect. The last 20 minutes were so poignant and made me really appreciate the rest of the movie a lot more than I had while I was watching it. So, watch it! Because I'm pretty sure that "last 20 minutes" sentence was confusing but I don't know how to fix it. Its quirky, and somewhat predictable, but completely enjoyable. It made me feel grateful for little things, sad for sad things, and happy that I am alive and have such wonderful love in my life. What more could I want?

Also, Mia is so beautiful. All the time. Yeesh.
And now, Boo is coming home to (he doesn't know it yet) watch Midnight in Paris with me!

Pictures from here and here

January 24, 2012

Screeching Halt

So, maybe I jumped the gun with my extreme enthusiasm over the house. We had our home inspection yesterday and they found cracks in the exterior walls. Wompwomp. So we're meeting with our Realtor to see what our next steps can be. At least Miles and I agree that we're not going to buy a house that could have something wrong with the foundation. That would just be dumb. So now, we're just trying to let go. Not of the house entirely, but just of the situation. If we're really supposed to buy this house, then it will work out. If not, we'll just have more time to save money  and find something else. And I'm really trying to be okay with that. 
At least I have not one, but two kiddos to cuddle with today (and that its almost nap time for both of them)(Don't judge)

January 20, 2012

Dinner Adventure

That rhymes, right?
Last night, I made roasted acorn squash with wild rice. I loved it, Boo ate about half of his and apologized for not wanting anymore. I mean, really, I don't know why I thought he would like it. My man's favorite food is ground beef. I love him. But, wow. So I'll just stick with this recipe on nights when he's out. And probably use less apple cider vinegar next time. Punchin' me in the taste buds, like woah.

I found the recipe via pintrest, but you can find it here and try itttt (scroll down).

January 19, 2012

House Times

So, remember that time I was weird and vague? (See post directly below) Well I can now say without feeling like I might spoil something, that we are in the process of purchasing a house! We stumbled upon the house on Sunday and fell head over heels in love with it. We made an offer on Tuesday and they accepted it without any counters yesterday! I can't believe this is real life. We can't believe this is real life. We're so excited with the potential that the house has. We will have so much room to grow as a family and so much time to create our dream home. We feel so blessed to not feel like we've settled for anything less than what we wanted--which with our budgeted price range, is truly amazing.

If all goes well, Miles and I will be home owners on February 22nd! Our first goal, before we move anything in, is to paint as many rooms as possible to colors that suit us better. Starting with the golden yellow kitchen, and the moving onto the lime green laundry room. I can't wait to have this giant, house-sized project to work on!

Also, this is the third Thursday of the month and therefore a mini-thanksgiving day for this family. If you couldn't already guess what we're most thankful for this month...then...I have no words. But honestly, Miles and I can't believe everything that has happened since Sunday. We are so thankful that our offer was accepted, that the home inspection isn't going to be as expensive as we thought, that we really feel like we're meant to buy this house.

Right around four years ago I realized that I kind of liked this guy that my roommate and I hung out with all the time. I remember the hushed confession to my roommate, her elated response and the many (perceived) awkward moments between he I, until we realized we felt the same way about each other. And here we are, four years later, married and buying a house. Doing really grown up things. And feeling like we're bluffing our way through everything. But four years later, this is our life, our little life that really started growing four years ago. I am so thankful that I'm faking all these grown up things with my very best friend. I  can't imagine being happier with any other life than the one we have right now. 

And you know I've been pinning like a crazy lady.

January 15, 2012

Something Big

This week could potentially hold something really huge for us. 
Fingers crossed, praying constantly, and hopefully we'll have an exciting new something in our lives. Not something that breathes at least. Maybe it breathes, maybe on four legs. But thats not the exciting new something. 
I don't do too well with being vague. 

January 11, 2012


Evenings with a view like this one are my most favorite.

January 10, 2012

Apparently We Did Take Pictures...

I've gotten really terrible about taking pictures for the sake of documenting moments and memories. I even thought that I had only imagined taking pictures on/around Christmas, but I hadn't! Miles' mom is going to Italy in a few days and we're letter her take our camera along for the ride so it can finally be put to good use taking pictures of Rome, Verona, Milan, little Italian roads, the Colosseum.....okay, I'm jealous that our camera gets to be there with Miles' mom and we don't. But all that being said, I had to empty out the memory card last night and discovered a few pictures (as in like, 15) from Christmas. So I still didn't do very well at documenting, but its better than nothing!
our tree decorating party was fueled by pizza from our fave, Bella Napoli,
and White Christmas (this is my favorite part of the whole movie)
Miles' first ever attempt at a paper snowflake turned into our tree topping...star?
And at some point, Boo made the most amazing chess pie.
Obvious Christmas morning record choice.
The spread.
The other spread (way too much for two people)(I later learned)

And we still need to work on taking pictures of ourselves. 

January 06, 2012

Wait, Its A New Year Already?

Oy vey! I feel bad for not having blogged the obligatory new years reflection/resolution post. I loved reading everyone else's. Over the weekend, Miles and I had so many conversations about all that happened in 2011 and all that we hope for 2012. I feel like I had a huge blogged reflection on my birthday not too long ago, and not too much happened in the month between the bday and new years. Except a wonderful first Christmas with Boo. Woonnderrful.

The biggest thing in our lives right now is our pre-approvedness for a mortgage! Until a few months ago, Miles and I thought buying a house wasn't anywhere in our near future. Then we realized that was a false assumption. We're in no rush at all.  Our landlady is so sweet and we know she'll be more than willing to work with us if we don't find a home before our lease is up at the end of March, so that gives us enough breathing room to take our time to find the perfect house to buy. All that being said, houses are definitely  on the brain in our little family. Miles and I will email each other multiple listings throughout the day, and then drool and dream over the ones we love when we're home in the evenings. 

So its budget crunch time. As in, actually stick to our budget. Mostly me sticking to our budget. No more $3 coffees or strolling through Target. Also, say yes to any babysitting gigs. Which is so hard for me to do . I'm so protective of any time with Miles. And I basically babysit 50 hours a week as it is. I guess that also goes for working all my retails shifts instead of giving them away. Insert pouty face here.

Okay, heres one resolution for this blog--at least have some pictures to go along with wordy posts. Starting next time.