Sunday, August 23, 2009

Morning Visitor

We had a little friend in our flowerbed this morning...






And he's off!


I thought about putting him in Hazel's toy box for the next time she comes over but wasn't sure he would want to hang around that long.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Tulsa?

Sorry...I meant MACCA. That's right, we made our pilgrimage to Tulsa last night and spent the evening with Sir Paul. And a few other fans. It was A.MAZ.ING.

Pictures (Warning ALOT) are here: Macca 2009 Photostream

Here's a little bit of video until we can upload some more. It's ok to cry. I did. 
Editor's note: This is the song Wiser played right after he popped the question, so that might explain some of the waterworks. And also, it's Paul McCartney!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

(insert clever title here until I get some coffee)

Yesterday was a fabulous day that involved NO MANUAL LABOR. In the morning we went to a really sweet wedding reception for our friends Brian and Angeleigh that recently got married in Tampa. They had Cafe Evoke serving coffee, a cinnamon roll bar and a picture and video slideshow that let us enjoy their beautiful ceremony on the beach. After the video Wiser asked "how long do we have to wait to renew our vows?" ;)

In the afternoon, we picked up Mindy and Hazel and went to Sage for some yummy, fresh organic salads. And I know she's not my biological child, but that little stinker was extra adorable so you'll just have to grin and bear the picture onslaught:



Self portrait?
Self portrait?

After lunch, it was more race-or-chase on the patio with a little tu-tu soccer time for good measure. By the time we got home, Boom was pooped.


Silly Mom.

Coach Wilson shows HEW some of her sweet soccer skills.

And tomorrow the Wiser birthday celebration continues as we head to Tulsa for the Paul McCartney (!!!) concert. He's already prepared me for the possibility of tears. From him.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday Night in The City

Last night we ventured down to the Plaza District with Sharla for Live on the Plaza.

We hung out at 1708, celebrating Cafe Evoke's recent win for Best New Service Company in the Gazette's Best of OKC,


finally got to try Big Truck Tacos straight from the Big Truck (yummy!),


watched a live graffiti demonstration,

live graffiti at Live on the Plaza

and throughly enjoyed the Fanny Pack Fashion Show at DNA galleries (apparently a little too much to even get some pictures, but this is the red carpet).

Red Carpet for the Fanny Pack Fashion Show

Afterwards, Sharla absconded with most of our floor-painting supplies and equipment to work on some of her floors, so everyone needs to start harrassing her for blog updates!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm on a deck!

We got to enjoy a lovely dinner last night on the fabulous new deck at the Wilson's house. It was a gorgeous evening, delicious food and our favorite company.


Hazel taught Boom a new game, but we're not sure if it was Chase...


or Race.

or race?

But who even cares when you get smiles like this?

who cares when you get smiles like this?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

He is one of us now.

Wiser is truly one of the family now; he got his very own birthday inflatable this morning.
Drive-by caking.

I fed him a healthy, nutritious and delicious breakfast,
Healthy, nutritious birthday breakfast.

...and then sent him out to work!
Birthday chores.

Happy Birthday, Wiser. I'm sure thankful you were born :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Fill-ins


just thought I'd try something different (got this from

1. _Lemonade pie_ is my favorite summertime _dessert_.

2. My favorite John Hughes movies is _16 Candles_. No, Ferris Bueller's Day Off! Wait, Breakfast Club...shoot, Pretty In Pink...oh oh oh, Planes, Trains and Automobiles! Shucks, I even liked Home Alone...

3. _Anything soft_ is something I love to touch. (I'm very tactile; that was one of the reasons I chose my wedding dress, because I loved how the satin felt.)

4. The full moon _is amazing_. Always makes me stop and stare.

5. _I wish I were finishing our floor_ right now.

6. When daylight fades _I do, too_.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _finishing our floor!!_, tomorrow my plans include _putting the house back together and shopping for Wiser's birthday_ and Sunday, I want to _enjoy it_!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

When it rains...

UPDATE: I can't even feel sorry for myself this morning because my parents' shed CAUGHT ON FIRE. My mom came home from working out and some wonderful, kind, mysterious, unknown neighbor had pulled over and was spraying the shed with one of their garden hoses, pretty much putting the fire out himself, according to the firemen (angels among us, anyone?).
The structure is ok from what I understand; it was mostly things inside that were melted and destroyed, including Christmas decorations and our wedding chuppah. I'm a little sad about that, but at least we have our pictures to remember it by. RAINS. We lost our power this morning right as I got in the shower, so this was the solution:

shower by candlelight

a shower by candlelight. The power was off for about an hour; it came back on just as we were wondering how in the world we would get the garage door open so I could go to work.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back In Black.

OK, so let's try hand ragging....
Well, brown really, but that's not how the song goes.

So the attempt at texturing, accenting, whatever was a minor tragedy. Pretty awful. I didn't get very far at all before I could tell by Wiser's face that it wasn't working. I tried several techniques and they all just weren't right. I called my mom for an emergency consult and she agreed that the texturing cheapened the look. So we took a timeout (at Pink Swirls - fixes everything!) and we went back to solid brown.

I added a few pics of the catastrophe to our flickr photostream HERE.

I guess the next move is finishing it off with a sealer and then I'll be on the hunt for the perfect rug. I'll let you know how that goes...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wiser and the Chocolate Factory.

Hazel came over yesterday to make sure the floor is adequate for dance parties:
(sorry for the crick in the neck.)

We've added a second coat of brown paint and are still really pleased with our chocolate floor. 

Here are some more progress pics: Floor pictures (start with the Starby's pic).

I'm a little goosey about adding anything else because we like the way it looks, but I'm going to stick with my original idea and add some texturey/accent colors tomorrow...keep your fingers crossed! And if we hate it, it'll be back to the chocolate river!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Floor progress.

And now to the tackboard.

I might be delusional, but it's not nearly as bad as I expected...we're waiting for the primer to dry, so I thought I'd take a chance to post our progress.

Here's what we've done so far: Floor Progress Pics

More later!