Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Uganda Love

Well, a dear friend is leaving tomorrow to go back to Uganda, I'm super excited for her!! This is going to be an amazing trip for her in so many ways and I can't wait to hear from her when she gets back. KB and I met when I went to Uganda in March, she was my roommate and the one person I really felt most connected with, someone I could talk to about how I was feeling and what I was experiencing. We both kind of went through a mix of emotions on that trip and it was great to have each other to confide in. KB, I hope you have a great time!! Give lots of little ones love for me, tell Stanley and Geoffrey that I can't wait to see them again and most of all tell Pastor Simon and Irene that they are both always in our prayers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A New Hobby

I kind of have a new hobby and I think I'm obsessed. I'm constantly looking for great deals on old furniture that I can refinish. This is kind of my first piece that's really turned out well enough to post pictures of. I don't have any before pictures which is dumb...why didn't I take any? Anyway, I got this on Craigslist about a year ago for FREE and I finally got around to refinishing it. The color is Valspar Honeymilk and I did some light distressing. The knobs are from Hobby Lobby which I of course got all of them each 50% off and let me just tell you that is the way to go. Hobby Lobby has the best selection of super cool knobs and generally every couple of weeks they go on sale for 50% off. The picture isn't great, but hopefully you can kind of get the idea.
Like I said I'm always on the lookout for great deals on stuff that I can redo, so if you have some old furniture you want to get rid of let me know!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Arrival

Soooooo....I LOVE DOGS!!!!! We had a dog when I was growing up, his name was Montgomery and he was a Springer Spaniel and let me just tell you that there isn't a dog in the world that could compare to him, he was seriously the best dog ever and I miss him alot. Ever since he died though when I was in college I have always wanted to get another dog. It really has never been the right time though. Before I got married I always lived in an apartment and just didn't want to subject a dog to living in such a small place and I didn't want the responsibility at the time. When we got married we had more space but we've been living in an apartment for the last 3 years and we're just busy people and didn't feel like we had time for a dog. Well...this past spring we moved to an old farmhouse with lots of land and FINALLY we have a dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The verdict is still out on whether or not he will replace Montgomery, even if he doesn't though he's still a super sweet dog and we haven't regretted our decision about getting him. Even when he steals food off the counter or he tears a hole through the brand new bed that we bought him or when he drinks water and spills it all over the floor and I have to get down on my hands and knees and clean up. He's a great dog and I'm super excited about him...Scott is too, even if he won't admit it!

This is Murph, he's a 7 year old blue Weimaraner and we rescued him from Great Lake Weimaraner Rescue in Grand Haven, MI. We just got him this past weekend and so far he is doing awesome!