Friday, December 9, 2011

Blessing Ring

I saw a craft on pinterest and tried it out.  It's called a Blessing Ring and holds cards and/or memories from special events.  The blessing ring I did was for our wedding and all of our cards.

I used a ring necklace that I found at Hobby Lobby.  The one I saw on pinterest had ribbons added, which I may still do but now there are no ribbons, just a lot of cards!

I also added one of our wedding programs to the ring.  I think it turned out great and I really like having all of the cards together.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bear Down Chicago Bears

Last weekend hubs and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary one more time.  He had been mentioning for the last few years wanting to go to a Chicago Bears game.  I had never been, so I thought it would be a great idea for us to go together.  I ordered tickets back in August and gave them to him on our anniversary.  We were both excited to go!  We had ahhhh-mazing seats in the north endzone.  I won't lie it was cold- but we got to experience a Bears game all bundled up and had a great time, even though they lost.  It was fun and I am already looking forward to going back sometime and eventually making it a tradition with our future children.

Pictures from the game

After the game, we headed back to our hotel, complements of my company.  We stayed at the Palmer House.  It was very nice!
I wish I would have taken pictures while we were there- it was all decked out for the Holidays with some gorgeous trees!

After getting cleaned up we headed to Ruth's C*hris Steak House.  We had a great dinner with my company.  It was awesome planning on my part to get tickets for the weekend my company had a meeting in Chicago! :)  I didn't plan it at all- I just happened to pick that game and a few months later I was invited to the meeting.  It worked out great.  We got a few days away and we got to enjoy some of the luxuries of Chicago.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Lately, I have discovered the world of pinterest (Need an invite?  Just let me know!)  Follow me here.  I love looking at all of the different ideas that others have as well as design aspects.

Some of my favorites lately have been design/remodel ideas.  Jeff and I are toying with the idea of a major renovation at our house.  We've pretty much decided that we are going to be here for awhile, so we might as well make it like we want it.  Here are some ideas I have found that I would love to go into our renovation.

Bathroom-  We have  a full bath in our master bedroom that desperately needs work done!
something very sleek, yet traditional
-a tiled shower
-no bath tub ( we have another bathroom with a tub)
-calming color
-functional, something that doesn't require lots and lots of time to clean and keep organized

More ideas later

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's time to keep up on this!

I have been blog absent lately--again.  I am going to try and make writing down my daily happenings at least once a week, if not two.  The last few weeks have been pretty slow around here.

Jeff & I had a nice Thanksgiving by ourselves.  He has been working a lot, so we just stayed home.  I made a turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, and dressing.  It was pretty good if I do say so myself.

This weekend-well tomorrow- we are headed to Soldier Field!  I got Jeff tickets for this game for our anniversary back in August.  I was hoping that by this time in the year he would be able to have the whole weekend off and enjoy Chicago.  Unfortunately, he's working so we will be heading up tomorrow morning and staying until Monday.  It worked out well that my work has a conference on Monday in Chicago so we'll stay overnight and then I"ll head to the conference while Jeff gets to chill out.  If you're watching the game we are in the north end zone in row 16.  I'm excited to go because I have never been to an NFL game, but I love me some football!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Can we...

Can we all please pray for some rain?  Hubs has worked the last 29 days straight.  He needs some time off to relax and rest and catch up on his sleep.  I feel horrible for him working so much and keep telling myself it's only a phase it won't be like this forever.  Let's hope it's not like this forever...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall 2011

Last weekend I went to Mahomet to watch Sid play soccer in his last game of the year.  He is pretty talented- well when you compare him to the other 4 year olds on his team- he's very talented.  He knows how to take the ball down the field and is notorious for scoring quite a few goals each game.

After his soccer game I drown another 45 minutes south the Tuscola to Ashley & Derek's house.  I finally got to see their home which is very nice!  They have lots of room for future babies :)  When I got to their house we went out to lunch to a little diner in town with very good food.  After lunch Ashley's parents arrived and we went to the Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur.  I had never been to Arthur before and it's a cute little Amish town.  I'd like to go back again and hit the little shops.  At the pumpkin patch we went through the corn maze, bought some pumpkins, took some pictures, and headed to the bakery.  I picked up some homemade noodles and Ashely's parents picked up some yummy baked treats.

Ashley and I have been friends since we were really young. We went to school together from preschool- Senior year.  We still are very good friends and I'm so glad we have stayed in touch!

We took this picture of Derek just for fun- he's almost 7 feet tall- the sign stopped at 6 feet.  He decided he wants to be as tall as the top of the "T" next year!

We all had dinner at Yoder's family restaurant which was great food.  It was a buffet- but the buffet was all homemade food- so good!  And the homemade peanut butter- delicious!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Football days...

Yesterday morning, I went and watched Levi play football.  He is a quick little guy and tough as they come!  Reminds me of my days with the RHS Football team and all of our great memories.  Here are some pics of Levi- #38.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Catching up..

I haven't blogged in a long time so here's a catch up of our lives the last few months...

July 25th Jeff & I gained a niece: Aubrey Elizabeth was welcomed by Neil, Kelli, and Big Sis Mady:

In August my busy season at work kept me very busy!  I worked over 100 hours in 6 days and was completely exhausted.  After the fair Jeff took me on a surprise trip for our anniversary and birthdays.  I didn't know where we were going until the day we were leaving and we went to LAS VEGAS!  We had a great time and wouldn't mind going back for a few days again in the future.

We took a trip to the Hoover Dam.  I"m so glad we did it was really incredible to see!

The hotel we stayed at Caesar's Palace

The last day we visited Madam Tousous (sp?) Wax museum.  It was pretty neat to see- and see how short I am compared to Shaq- I didn't even reach the bottom of his number!

The fountain show at the Bellagio.

When we got home we celebrated our 1 year anniversary.  It's so hard to believe it's been a year already. A year ago August 21, this is what we were doing:

We've been busy lately and this week I will update on our last few weekends!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


In the next few days I hope to get caught up on the blog- lots has been happening!

Yesterday my dear hubby had a birthday too :)

We went on a surprise destination vacation- more on that too!

I'll catch up soon with pictures and thoughts!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I have failed at ....

I have failed at Blogging lately.  Jeff & I have both been really busy and it doesn't look like it's slowing down anytime soon.  Our busy-ness started Easter weekend.  We had planned on going to my parents the day before Easter for my cousin Dan & Darby's couples shower.  Unfortunately, Jeff ending up working so he wasn't able to go.  I stayed with my parents that night and then attend church with them.  We had a great brunch after church followed by an Easter Egg Hunt.

The week after Easter I was back at my parents house.  Friday night I went over to their house after work and had dinner with my grandma, Great Aunt Martha, Neil, Kelli, Mady, Sid, and my mom.  I loved being able to spend time with Grandma and Martha, I miss them so much!  The next morning Kelli, Mady, Jena, Dianna, My mom, and I left for Pfoff girls weekend in St. Louis.  We went shopping at the Galleria downtown, and at the Mills.  We had a great time and were all exhausted when we got back on Sunday.

This week has been busy as the rains have finally subsided and Jeff has been working a lot trying to catch up in the fields.  He has been working late every night.  Friday it was gorgeous outside so I took a 1/2 day of vacation.  I met my friend Bridget for lunch and then headed home to do some things around the house.

Today, I am finishing up projects around the house and relaxing before I head back to work.  Next weekend I'm excited for because Bridget and Kelsie are coming up to our house and we are headed to the Lee Brice concert.  It will be so fun to have a girls night...wish Kateri was going to be there :(.  We will have a great time I'm sure!

These are Turkeys that roam my parents neighborhood- they are the neighbors pets!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The last few weeks

The last few weeks Jeff & I have been really busy.  He was out of town for one week and I was out of town the weekend he got home.  Now we are into one of his busy seasons at work...fertilizer season.  My busy season will be all summer while his is slower.  Some pictures of the last few weeks.

Last weekend I spent the weekend with my great friend, Jen and her son N. & daughter R.  R is only 3 weeks old and a complete doll!  I spent the weekend with her to be 'nanny' while she helped and was in her brother's wedding.  Some pictures from the weekend:

This weekend it has been gorgeous!  Jeff & I have been working out in the yard: