Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Shower

Well baby shower #1 was a success. Bry and I got back from MN late last night. The roughest part is when we have to drive separately from Tomah. It's not that far, but it's kinda boring.

We had a good time with Beth and Brandon. We enjoyed seeing their house - walls are up and a roof is coming soon. They're hoping to move in in July. We always have a good time with them.

During the trip I finished 2 sweaters and a hat - none of which I have with me! One sweater was for Pearl and so was the hat. She rocked the hat like a gangsta - wouldn't take it off! It was so funny when we were leaving Tomah because she totally wanted to come with us. She grabbed 2 bubbas (pacifiers), 2 markers, a ColorWonder book and walked to the door. She said "bubbye" to mom and dad. Then she looked outside and said "It's raining! Oh, but I have a hat!" She was so cute we almost DID take her with us. I'm trying to convince Heide to bring her to me on Friday when she comes to Milwaukee to meet with her friends.

This week I'm meeting with Amy and the boys and then having lunch with Mara on Wednesday. I haven't seen her in forever so that will be nice. Then on Thursday I have the final financial aid "exit interview" where I will come to cold, hard grips with my dire financial state. We've got a wedding this weekend - Bry's good friend Josh is marrying a cute girl - Rachael. We're excited for them and excited to have another boring married couple to hang out with.

Then this weekend marks the last of my lazy days. I start "Preparing for Internship" on Monday ----ick. I will definitely be bringing some knitting to that to help me survive!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Knitting is turning into my new hobby....yet another one! If only I could knit, scrapbook, drive and watch TV all at the same time! Bry has been ok with this hobby - it's a lot less messy than scrapbooking. However, now I fear that I may not be able to keep my New Year's Resolution to finish my wedding album by our 2 year anniversary....we'll see. I've been knitting up a storm for all the new babies in my life. Friends and family seem like they'll be keeping my knitting projects in a good home for a while now.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Been Awhile......

I haven't blogged in a while, but on this beautiful Saturday morning I figure I can take some time off from knitting to update.
We've been pretty busy since I last posted. We found a new apartment and signed a new lease. It's only 2 miles from our apartment right now, but we're moving from 1100 square feet to 1900 square feet! Plus we gain an extra 1/2 bath and a washer/dryer in the unit. We're thinking it's a semi-permanent move - 3 years or so.
I've been knitting up a storm. We have 2 nieces/nephews coming in August so I've got plenty of gifts to make. I just got a new book so I can start making hats too - pretty excited for that. If only we had more $$$$ right now so I could buy some more needles and yarn.....
Speaking of money, we've been figuring out my student loan repayment, and it's not pretty. However I've still got to investigate a little bit to see what we're going to do. basically my whole salary will be going toward loans after the 6 month grace period is over.
Next week I'm traveling to Texas to visit Emily in Fort Worth and Aunt Judy Calvert in Dallas. I've already scoped out some yarn stores I want to hit up and will be taking along some projects that I need sewing help with. I plan on looking for some cool restaurants to take Emily to too.
In other news, Baseball Season has started and I have officially lost my husband to the TV/Computer and work until late October. Oh well, I guess I'll be busy enough come July.
Today I've been pretty productive - cooking for tomorrow's dinner, breakfast for Bry, cleaning the kitchen and working on a sweater for Pearl Brandt. If only my productivity would burn more calories! I need to get back on a workout pattern but I've been enjoying my lazy days at home - I know I won't have them for very much longer. I'm excited to get my schedule in the next couple of weeks. We have to ask for vacations NOW for next year. Bry and I have decided to dedicate February to traveling so we're going to plan a European vacation for next February. Greece? Southern Italy? We're also looking at Morocco too. I am really like Grandpa Schneider, I guess - always needing the next trip to look forward to! February is a pretty blah month for us so it's fun to spice it up a bit.
Hopefully I'll blog again before too long.