Monday, November 05, 2012

New Paintings

Over fall break I completed a couple paintings.  The fish painting was done as a wedding present for my step-sister-in-law, ha!  She wanted one of my fish paintings with a black background and white fish, but when I started painting they eventually turned into calico fish.  Ashley and Greg love them though, it worked out fine.

Then, my aunt commissioned me to paint a picture of her dog for my uncle for Christmas.  Here is Frosty!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Catch Up

Its been awhile.  We have lots to catch up on. A month after we bought the house, there was a huge hail storm, and then we had to get a new roof.

Old roof.

 New roof.

 I worked on the house a lot during the summer vacation.

Guest bath before.

Guest bath after.

 Her Bedroom furniture.

We finally bought new bedroom furniture and painted the walls.  By the way, when your husband is 6'5" a king size bed is way better than a full size.

We moved our old furniture into the guest room, actually creating a guest room.  Yay! Our visitors don't have to sleep on the couch or air mattress anymore.  I like to call the guest bedroom "Grandma Chic" I got to design it.  Kris got to design the office. That was the deal.



Kris and I went to my first OU game of the season, not his.  We try to go at least once a season.  Its weird to think of us as Alumni.  It was nice walking around campus, its a beautiful one.

And, our seats were in the second row!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Don't let the bed bugs bite! Part Deux

Yay!  Pretty confident we don't have bed bugs in the house!!!!  (doing the we dont have bedbugs dance, which is super cheesy).  I'm super relieved, but taking extra precautions when coming home from school.  I make sure to wear only clothes that can go in the dryer right when I get home for 20 minutes, and I bring nothing home that has been in my classroom.  They have sprayed the school multiple times, but I'm not taking any chances.  Better safe, than sorry.


We are in the process of buying a house!  Just had the inspection, besides termites, its in pretty good shape. All that we asked to be fixed, will be fixed, and our closing date is April 30th!  Now, I feel like I can talk about it without jinxing it!  It was built in 1963, and the lady we are buying it from is the original owner.  We wanted a house that was move-in ready, but needed updates.  This house fits the bill perfectly.  Most of the houses we had gone to look at that had been updated, weren't updated to our liking or were out of our price range.  This way, we can do it ourselves over time, in our style.

Here's the front...

Here's the backyard, which is amazing.  Though we will want to put a privacy fence in.

The other thing we wanted was a big kitchen.  We cook together almost every time we cook, and our kitchen now is way too small for that.  We can't wait to use the bigger kitchen.

I've already been boxing up things and packing, Kris thinks I'm crazy, I think the more I pack now, the less we pack later.  Yay, I'm excited about our new adventure!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I think I have bed bugs.

My bites are worse....  Sigh.  I called a exterminator that uses heat to kill them, he didn't see any signs but to treat the whole house would be $1850.  Yikes!  We are in the process of buying a new house and no thanks, we'll need that money for the new house.  But, I definitely don't want to bring the bugs with us....  So, I'm having Terminix come check it out on Wednesday.  They use a freeze treatment, we'll see how much the estimate is.  There is a bug sniffing dog out of Norman, but the dog costs $250, I'm not sure I want to pay that either.  Until then, I'm going to get another mattress cover for the box springs, a steam cleaner, and hope for the best.  Maybe, I'll order some other things.  I'm incredibly stressed out about it and I have ugly red spotches all over my torso, side, and back.  I feel super unsexy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Don't let the bed bugs bite!

I'm itching now as I type this....

BED BUGS?!?!?!?!

Okay, here is the scenario....

Last week, I noticed some itchy welts on my back and chest area.  Since, I am already allergic to everything under the sun ('cept cockroaches) and I have eczema and sensitive skin I assume I'm having a weird allergic reaction to something.
Then, Friday, as I am done with duty, walk over  to the principal and assistant, I hear something about bites.  Huh, bites, what?  "What is going on?"  I ask.  Then I am informed that one of the annexes....(wait, I work in an annex) might, possibly, have bed bugs.  "I have itchy red sores all over my back." I say.  "What do bed bugs look like?" I ask.  "Little, like fleas." They say.  Oh, man, I have seen something like this crawling on my notebook, twice....  And, apparently all over my body, hence the bites.  We find a book, in the library, indeed my bites do look like bug bites.

At this point, I am thinking, Oh no, please, I hope I haven't brought bed bugs into my home.

So far, my bites are getting better, and I have no new signs.  Please cross your fingers for me.  It is Spring Break though.  Otherwise, I'm in for some major steam cleaning, alcohol spraying, praying, and calling the bed bug exterminator action.

Also, since I'm so stressed out about it, my eczema is flaring up.  Uuughh, sigh.

Friday, February 03, 2012

My Best Friends Wedding

Here are photos from Ande's wedding.  April Sexton Photography took the photos.

Joy, Tiffany, Ande, me

More bridesmaids

Matron of Honor and Bride

There was this videographer who made us do all these dumb things, so then we started taking photos making fun of them.  I think the video will be awfully hilarious when I see it.

All the girls, including Victoria, in from Scotland, and Julie!

The ceremony.

Traditional funny photo!

The end.  Her photos are amazing, her dress was amazing, it was a great wedding!