Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Like New Dresser

So when we first got out here I wanted a dresser for our bedroom, we were still using the plastic dressers that I had had since my freshman year of collage. So one day when some of us girls we going around to garage sales around here I found a dresser that looked like it had potential. I got a hand sander for Christmas (which I love) and finally decided I needed to put it to use (that and this week was going to be the last time that I would have lots of time for a project). We now have a beautiful black dresser that I love. Here are the before and after pictures and then one of me in the basement working on it (Brad missed the opportunity for a pic with my safety goggles on so you just get me painting).

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Blacky 2

So with a new job we decided to get a new car, so that Brad could continue to carpool to school and I could have a car everyday to take to work. Now we wanted something that got good gas milage but still had space for road trips and camping. So I looked at a lot of compact sedans in the hatchback family. With all my internest reasearch and searching we actually stumbled across this car by just stopping at a car lot. We wanted to just test drive cars to see what they were like and after the fifth car we drove we found one that was pretty new with low miles, was in good shape and drove really nice...a 2007 Nissan Versa. We feel like we got a really good deal after hours of talking to the salesman and "the finnance guy" in the back room. So Brad and I are excited for the newest addition to our lives and now the most expensive thing we own. Here are some pics I was asked to post.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Goodbye Pajamas

I am moving on to the next phase in my life and with that comes saying goodbye to working at home in my pajamas. As some people already know I was finally offered a job at the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, is that too long don't worry this is shorter but not even easier to say a.k.a. SEWRPC. I will start this Monday as a Transportation Engineer in the Transportation Planning Department. Now what does that mean I will be doing... some of the same like making traffic models and writing lots of reports but hopefully there are also new and exciting things that I will get to learn and work on. I do have to say that I em truly grateful that I was able to get this job during this economic time. I know that Lord has been listening to my prayers about this for some time, and some day I will figure out why everything worked out the way it did. For now I am grateful to have a full time job again, hooray!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ice Festival

I know that I haven't posted in a while, that is mostly due to the fact that it has been so cold around here, but this last weekend the thermostat broke into the 40's!! We luckily had plans to go with some friends to Cedarburg (a quaint little tourist town to the north) to watch the ice sculpting competition and spend the day outside. We got to Cedarburg in time to watch the small town parade which included fire trucks, the town major and judge, a drum line (no band), and one or two home made floats for local businesses. The theme this year was the medieval ages. The ice sculptors started with a large ice block in the morning and were places along the sidewalk of main street. There was a prize of $500 for the winner. There was only one bad part to the record high temps here were that the ice sculptures started melting, but we still had fun and tried to get some pictures of this little event.
Here Brad is trying his hand at sculpting, it is hard to break ice with ice though.

Sir Brad once again is trying to pull the sward our of the stone.

Now that is a really big goblet.

This is King Swing

Here is a sculptor making a lion

You can see the sculptors on the sidewalk and people just walking around the festival.

Here is a kneeling knight.

This one was our favorite, the wizard with his crystal ball and a dragon on the other side.

They even had free ice skating...

No wonder they said skate at your own risk.