Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm one lucky girl!

I had been talking about going to the Woodburn Outlets for a couple weeks now and with the Labor Day weekend upon us, I finally made it!

Sam & I started the day off with a very nice haircut (for him), followed by a 30 minute drive to our morning destination - yup, Woodburn!
I wasn't sure how the crowds were going to be (Labor Day sidewalk sales are a BIG deal, apparently), but we got there at opening and hit up a few stores before it got too crazy.
Sam definitely spoiled me and I got a lot of cute items from the GAP, Fossil, and Columbia Outfitters, as well as a few things from a kitchen store (yes, I'm very married now =)). Don't worry, Sam got some key items as well, except we left with no tennis shoes for him... maybe next time.

The rest of the day was spent cleaning house. Tomorrow we're having a family event at our house in Salem. I'm kind of excited to show the progress we've got on making the house our home. I vacuumed, sweeped, cleaned the bathrooms, put wedding pictures in frames, and even hung a few up. I straightened up the garage (for no real reason) and Sam took care of the dishes. Laundry has been going all day and still isn't finished... I love being married!

I'm sure I'll have more pictures of tomorrow's events, but I didn't want to go without saying how much I enjoyed the time I spent with Sam this morning - thanks love!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How can it be the middle of August already? Wow... this summer is flying by!

Well, Sam and I have been busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest (that ones goes out to my best, Kel!). We've been working full-time on the week days and traveling to Sandy on the weekends.

The first weekend was a big painting party of the Grable home. We started the morning off with Joe's Donuts and a few garage sales (for the girls anyways) and then began painting. We got the whole house done, plus trim, in two days! The house looks great and Donna & Phil are happy - which is what matters.

The second weekend was a party weekend. On Friday, we all went to Josh & Laura's house for a birthday party for Matt. The kids got him his first digital camera and he was very excited! On Saturday, Josh's parents threw him a graduation party since he graduated earlier this summer and life was just too busy then. We got to meet some of Josh's family and eat delicious food (Josh's mom is a great cook/baker!).

This weekend is the first weekend we are staying home in a long time. The plan is to just hang out and get things done around the house (planting flowers, doing laundry, washing the dogs...). We'll definitely miss the family-time, but have some more family events coming up at the end of the month.

Well two more days of work and then a weekend with Sam... I can't wait!