Wednesday, July 27, 2011

3 Years

Today is our anniversary! I can't believe it has already been three years since we got married. It really was the happiest day of my life. I had fun going through some of our pictures today and remembering that amazing day.

It has been a great three years, Matt! I love our life together. And I'm glad that we are only at the beginning and have so much more ahead of us.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sweet Dog

Just have to share some pictures of the cutest dog in the world...
I probably should just change the name of our blog to "Zeke News" because he seems to be the main subject. I just can't help it. We love him so much! I never thought I would love a dog as much as I love Zeke. He is such a great dog and he makes us so happy. How could you not love this face?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mr. Fixer-Upper

I just have to say that I am so proud of this man. He has done such a great job working on our bathroom these last couple weeks. Seriously. Every minute of free time, he has been in that little bathroom - sanding, painting, putting in the floor... Thank you, Matt. I love you!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bye-bye old bathroom

Things have been busy in the home renovation department lately. We have demolished our old bathroom and are starting in with the remodel. Matt worked hard to tear out our old tub/shower, the old toilet (that never flushed on the first try), and our lovely old vanity with the peach sparkles. It was a messy process that included discovering 4 different layers of linoleum, pulling out countless nails from the floor, and a trip to the dump. I think Matt may have enjoyed it a little bit. There is something so "manly" about tearing down and destroying things. I admit that I didn't really help much with this part... I was a little scared.

old vanity (it was kind of cute in its own way, but we are ready for a change)

yucky shower and tub
here it is all torn apart!
you can see a few of the different linoleum choices from over the years and also some of the colors the bathroom used to be.
Here is our tile guy, hard at work.
new tub, new tile!
fresh, clean, new shower... I'm so happy!
Next up: installing the shower fixtures, the new flooring, toilet, vanity, beadboard, paint... Ok, we still have lots to do! It is exciting to see it all start to come together, though.

Also, thank you to our parents for letting us use your showers. We appreciate it!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Swimming Lessons

I apologize for neglecting our poor blog for so long. I have been terrible about keeping it up. Now that it's summer, hopefully I'll have a little more time to post something now and then.

Zeke and I had a fun day at the lake with his cousin Abby and my mom and Aunt Susan. Even though he loves the water, he is still afraid to actually swim. As soon as he gets to a spot where his feet don't touch, he backs up onto the shore. I can't believe I have a lab who is afraid to swim. Aren't labs bred to be swimmers? We tried to help him yesterday by giving him a little push... I mean, "encouragement." He did manage to get himself onto a stump where he got stuck and didn't want to make the jump off. My poor baby dog. Someday he will get the hang of it. At least we all had a fun day and he got a little more swimming experience. We went to Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend and it was absolutely beautiful. A perfect day to be in the water, even for those of us that would rather stay close to shore!