Monday, May 22, 2006


Isn't this crust beautiful?

Tony's mom came over for brunch on Mother's Day, and Tony made a wonderful quiche (among other things). He really is a great cook. Me, on the other hand, I'm more of a prep cook. I washed the fruit. So at least I've got that going for me.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Countdown to opening day...

In a last-ditch effort to secure my spot as an Ikea diehard fan, Tony made this picture of one of our rooms full of Ikea products. Actually, this is in our old house, but we still own most of the items. I posted it on my profile, hoping more people will vote for me, but I'm not sure it's working. Oh well.

Anyway, only 21 days, 18 hours, and 1 minute until the opening day (and only 7 days left to prove that I'm a diehard fan, and I deserve to shop in the store before then).

Monday, May 15, 2006


Joseph was playing with one of his push toys today, but he wasn't pushing it. Instead, he had it upside-down and was playing with the wheels and battery compartment. Tony and I were reminded of being kids and turning bikes (tricycles or big wheels) upside-down and saying that we were making ice cream. Where on earth does that come from? Is this something that every kid does? Why on earth would it look like an ice cream machine?

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Anyone? Anyone?

So, the countdown really begins. We've got around eight weeks until I get one of these again. Have any idea what it is?

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Are you as excited as I am?

I have been SUPER excited ever since I heard that Ikea was opening in Michigan. First there were the rumors, and then there were the business deals that never happened. But now it's true. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is happy about this, but I'm taking it a step beyond the ordinary. I've given them my e-mail address so that I can try to be a SUPER FAN. Yes, you heard me correctly, I'm trying to be a super fan (or as they say, a "tokig"). Anyway, I'm not quite there yet, but I'm working on it. If you want to try to be a super fan yourself, you can, too. But if you do, please please please e-mail me first so that I can invite you (I'll get some points of course). Just 33 days, 23 hours, and 46 minutes until the grand opening!!!!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

While I've been gone

It's been so nice out lately that we haven't been in the house too much. Plus Joseph is back to his bad (not that they were ever good) sleeping habits. I need sleep and a good back crack. And both of those are pretty imposible right about now. About 9 more weeks to go. Is that a long time?