Thursday, February 26, 2009

This is kind of like the 25 things - except there are pre-decided questions and it's about you and your spouse, not just you. Come on, play along - inquiring minds want to know! ;-)

♥ What are your middle names?
Brook and Blake (we both go by our middle names too). (Our first names are Randy and Miranda, and we are both named after our dads who are both named Randy. Both of our mom's middle names are Lynn).

♥ How long have you been together?
9 years

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
24 hours

♥ Who asked who out?
Blake asked me

♥ How old are each of you?
Blake is 33 and I am 28.

♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most?
Mine, since they live in town.

♥ Do you have any children together?
Yes, three sons

♥ What about pets?
Reagan (Old English mastiff), Meredith (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), Fontana (Simese Himalayan), and 2 goldfish named Shark and Whale

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
having opposite interests and likes and dislikes. It's really sacrificial for us just to have fun together sometimes

♥ Did you go to the same school?
technically UAB, but not at the same time

♥ Are you from the same home town?

♥ Who is the smartest?
Depends on the subject. He covers the left brain subjects, I take care of the right

♥ Who is the most sensitive?
hmmm...that's a tough one. I am usually more emotional about things, but Blake is more easily offended than me

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
La Spada, Highlands Bar and Grill, and Surin as a couple
La Spada, Baha Burger, Pablos, Mellow Mushroom, and Indigo Joe's as a family

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
either Bonaire or Banff, Canada

♥ Who has the craziest exes?

♥ Who has the worst temper?
Blake's is probably the worst, but I have only ever seen it once and it was in our first year of marriage. Mine is vicious, though, and it comes to visit usually every month or so

♥ Who does the cooking?
I am the regular, but you would rather eat Blake's cooking. He actually enjoys it.

♥ Who is more social?
Umm... probably Blake

♥ Who is the neat-freak?

♥ Who is the more stubborn?
That's a toss up depending on the subject again

♥ Who wakes up earlier?
We usually wake up around the same time, but that's a new thing. Traditionally it has been Blake

♥ Where was your first date?
We started at Purple Onion off of Lakeshore (he was like 45 minutes late, I can't believe I waited), and then we drove around and talked the rest of the night. We talked about getting married that night.

♥ Who has the bigger family?
Blake by just a few

♥ Do you get flowers often?
yes, but I buy them for myself. No one knows what I like better than me.

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
Running around like crazy trying to see all our families!

♥ Who is more jealous?
Blake Blake Blake!

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
It was love at first sight, so like 5 minutes

♥ Who eats more?
I actually think I do, but I rarely see Blake eat since he is usually at work. I know he VERY rarely eats the food I cook, so there ya go.

♥ Who does/ did the laundry?
I do the laundry. Blake is not allowed in the laundry room.

♥ Who’s better with the computer?

♥ Who drives when you are together?
Blake. He doesn't let me drive. I don't blame him. :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Design Inspiration for this Room


Here's my sunroom:

Here's some design ideas:
How about some beams to the ceiling:

How about a little something on the windows:
#1 with a more neutral rug, of course


or #3 nothing fancy but they give that softness I am looking for.

#4 love that chandelier too

Speaking of chandelier. Do I need one?


Honestly, I am sick of the green, which always happens with me and green, I don't know why I keep choosing it. I gotta quit, but anyway. I have been in love with blue and brown for a while now.

This is a great coffee table and is more in keeping with the size of my room. I also have considered getting rid of the green on the trim and painting the floor. Yes, seriously.

The sofa in my sunroom picture that you can see all of is actually for sale (if anyone is interested let me know). Another couch has been given to us that looks better with the green, but it has to be recovered. Color and fabric thoughts:

AND I would love to see a pergola outside that sunroom door. Lovely!

Whining and Complaining about Winter

I hate winter. I am just tired of it! And I live in Alabama, so I know I don't struggle with half of what other people do as far as cold goes, but I guess it's just what you get used to. Here are the Top 5 Reasons Why I HATE Winter!!

5. It's dang cold out there and my skin is all dry and I hate lotion.

4. Everything is dead. It's nice not to have to deal with mosquitoes, but now everything is brown and depressed looking. Thank God for winter rye even if it is unruly.

3. The kids don't go out and play as much. Which means they are inside...and loud...and rambunctious. The only minutes peace I get is when the tv is on, but the tv is eating their brain and leaving me with little alien children who don't listen or behave. For the love!

2. It's COLD! Obviously. It's hard to get a shower because when you get in or get out the pain is like needles. You must wear socks (I don't really like things on my feet...I guess you could say I am a minimalist in that way) because the floor stings if not. The wind whips your nose off and whats left drips and runs and requires tissues (another winter accessory). Speaking of...

1. Everybody's SICK!! Flu, Bronchitis, Stomach bug, colds, 5ths disease, just to name a few. Sheesh!

Okay. Enough complaining. On a positive note:
There is one thing I like about winter...


Church of the Day

I don't "go to" church anymore, but someplace this cool almost makes me wish I did. FYI, the speaker is Peter Rollins, so that adds a touch of awesomeness to the scene.