Monday, March 28, 2011

Peek-a-boo, I love you.


Just stopping in for a quick hello. We are about a week away from moving day, boxes and piles everywhere and still lots to pack and do. I doubt I will be back here until after we've settled into the new place (and gotten internet service there).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thank You! And Some Other Stuff

February was a crazy month of out-of-town visitors (which was really awesome, but busy), so I'm just now getting around to saying: Thank you so much to friends and family for all the B-Day (and new baby) love! Thoughtful gifts and sentiments abounded this year. I got to cross a number of things off my wish list, plus I got some other really nice/thoughtful things, including a Jo-Ann's gift card, an old typewriter, some really nice make-up, a Belle & Burger dress, and a nice scanner. The image below was one of the first test scans I did and is from a 120 negative.

It's a photo I took on the side of the road in Arizona, en route to California in 2003.

I also got this neato matchstick holder, which is especially perfect because we have to manually light the burners on our little gas stove (no more burning my thumb on lighters or cursing the clicky lighter because it won't light!). The bottom of the jar has crosshatched etching for a striking surface (genius!).

Much nicer to have this...

...than this.

But, it won't be used for our little stove much longer, because guess what? We're moving! We have been thinking about it for awhile, and with the new baby on the way it really seemed like a good time to move on to a new space. My mom has been so gracious to make room for us in her little compound for the past three years and we're very grateful, but we're outgrowing the space (literally!), so it's time to move on. We really lucked out in the place we found and are very excited. The big move happens in April.

Some other good stuff:
  • This book looks awesome.
  • I came across this video a few times before I finally watched it, and I'm sure glad I did. Pretty darn funny!
  • This also really cracks me up.