Sunday, January 27, 2008


Jason and I drove to Cincinnati on Saturday to see the Broadway show, Wicked! It was wonderful - even Jason loved it and wants to read the book now. I actually got teary eyed during the songs "Defying Gravity" and "For Good." One of my favorite songs to listen to on the cd is "Dancing Through Life." If you haven't had a chance to go see Wicked yet, you should! Two thumbs up! :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today is Jason and I's 2nd wedding anniversary. We went to dinner at the Melting Pot last night - it was so good!

When we got back we opened up our bottle of Ice Wine from Oliver Winery. We bought it a few months ago and have been saving it for our anniversary. We also got out our toasting glasses from the wedding.

This morning we slept in and then had an appointment at Villagio for a couples massage. It was relaxing and definetly something that we needed. After that we went to Casler's from lunch with a gift certificate that we got from my mom.

We then spent the afternoon doing absolutely nothing. We loved dinner last night so much that we decided to have our own fondue. We made a cheddar cheese fondue (cheese, milk, garlic, beer, and dry mustard) and dipped bread in it. Then we had a chocolate fondue (chocolate, milk, and crunch peanut butter) with strawberries, bananas, and cheesecake. Not exactly the healthiest meal, but our anniversary only happens once a year. :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

My own room!

For Christmas, Jason got me a bunch of craft storage cubes. It took awhile to get them put together, but I love them!

Also, for the first time we were able to put all of our holiday decorations up in the attic, which cleared out that end of the storage closet/room upstairs. We moved up a desk/table that used to be in our living room - you can see that on the left of the picture. Now I need to find a chair for it. The storage cubes are on the right of the picture.

Here's a direct view of the cubes. The top left has a bunch of slots - that's where I put all of my paper. The bottom left is a file cube. The top middle and bottom right are 4 drawer cubes - I have a cube for writing utensils, scissors/cutting things, extra paper, glue/tape/etc, ribbon, paint supplies, and then two miscellaneous drawers. The 2 drawer cube has stickers and note cards/greeting cards. The last one is a 2 shelf cube - I have my knitting stuff on the top shelf and misc on the bottom.

I'm so excited to have my own room!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Jen's shower

Anne and I hosted Jen's baby shower today - everything turned out great!

First, the invitations. The final version had a safety pin across the diaper - much cuter in person!

Our next big idea was to make a teddy bear cake. Thank goodness my mom stepped in to help (or rather, actually do the entire thing for us.)

Step 1: Getting the cake out of the pan (I bought the pan and Anne made the cake - as you can see we were very instrumental in the creation of the teddy bear cake.) Here is mom carefully opening the pan up.

Step 2: Keep trying to get the cake out of the pan. See that the bear's face is still stuck in the pan.

Step 3: Finally! Bear out of pan! Use toothpicks to help hold bear together, then crumb coat it and let it dry, so you can ice it.

And voila - a teddy bear cake!!!! It turned out SOOOOOO adorable!

My drink containers once again in action.

The food setup. We had fruit w/ dip, cucumber sandwiches, pizza dip with bread to dip into it, a chicken club/veggie pizza thing, and baked brie bites. Yum!

This is part of the gift that Anne and I gave Jen. We painted the box so that it matches their nursery.

Painting onesies was such a hit at Anna's shower that we wanted to do something similar at Jen's, so we painted bibs!

The finished bibs all together, plus some close ups of my favorites.

(I made the PARTY one on the right)

The one in the middle is hard to read in the picture - it says "Spit Happens."

We had a few mini guests at the shower - Gavin (Megan and Allen's little boy -he's almost a year old)

And Molly (Anne and Kyle's little girl - she's 5 weeks old)

Poor Mr. Bear at the end of the shower ....