Our Christmas tree

Jeff whipped up our unique tree topper tonight. This was actually his idea and looks even better in real life.  will post better pics of our holiday decor soon.


Jeff's been busy

This weekend Jeff laid a giant cement slab in our front yard...we're talking 88 bags of cement! This will later become an awesome front yard patio, which I will be posting more about this week. Big thanks to Jeff's buddies, Brent and Eric, for helping him pull it off.

Next, Jeff made serious progress on our faux fireplace. It looks so good already, I can't wait to put the finishing touches on it.

And then, just for kicks, he baked a pie. That's right, a pie. A yummy Apple pie. Not so manly of him, but I think he gets a pass considering the hard labor he did do this weekend.

What did your husband do this weekend? Haha.


faux fireplace?

So with Christmas approaching, I was getting excited about decorations, and then I got sad that we don't have a fireplace. boo. So then naturally, my next thought was "Jeff, build me a fireplace." Not a real one of course, just the shell so it looks like we have a fireplace. Jeff wasn't sold at first, so i showed him a bunch of pictures of other people who have done this in their homes.
Here is some of my inspiration:

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I was torn between the crisp clean white fireplace and the awesome stacked wood ones.  Plus, Jeff has some old wood he "found" that we have been thinking of projects for.  So I think we are going to make a stacked wood faux fireplace and paint it white.

Jeff says he can do this for me before Christmas!   Yay, I cant wait to hang our stocking from it.


Happy Halloween!

We went trunk-n-treating yesterday to have some Halloween fun in our home-made costumes. We went as the classic Halloween characters- skeleton, witch, ghost. We really like how our little skeleton turned out.

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With his bff Eliana the ladybug.
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We also discovered that Wesley loves to be tossed in the air.


A trip to the pumpkin patch

We took Wesley to the pumpkin patch err parking lot turned pumpkin patch this week.  He was a super tired so all the pictures show his zoned out look. We still think he's cute.

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Look What Nukie Did 1.3

Sorry this video is really dark. I hope you can get a good sense of how crazy our dog is despite the poor video quality.



Wanna see something really cute???

Jeff and I heard this week that H&M has a baby section (thanks Candace). So what did we do? We drove 40 minutes to Escondido and spent way too much money on our little stud. We found the cutest hat there (amongst other things) and we think it was all worth the trip. IMG_7290 IMG_7289 IMG_7283
 Does it get any cuter than this? I think not.

Wesley laughs at daddy



Cousin Time!

Jeff's brother, Eric, and his little family came to visit us this weekend.  The parents took full advantaged of the cuteness factor of Wesley with his cousin Violet, and this is the result of an impromptu photo shoot. IMG_7238 IMG_7240 IMG_7242 IMG_7256 IMG_7265 IMG_7276
Haha.  Apparently, this was not as aggressive as it looks :)