Tuesday, June 26, 2007


It's not all work! We spent last Friday and Saturday nights camping with our friends Josh, Kiza, Kim and Joe, along with Eva, Eddie, Bobby and Bill. We went to the Cliff Lake/Wade Lake area just west of West Yellowstone. It was breathtaking how clear the water was at Cliff Lake. We spent all day Saturday chilling on the beach, canoeing and fishing around the lake and enjoying an impromptu cocktail hour :)

Here we are shortly after cocktail hour commenced.

Jim managed to capture a crawfish. They were all over the rocks in the water right close to the shore.

Bill loved the water once he got warmed up to it. It was a bit chilly at first. We played fetch with him for hours (partly to keep him occupied and away from the kids that were sharing the beach with us). He had a great time though and was totally worn out on Sunday.

One thing we weren't able to get a picture of was a bald eagle that flew over the lake all day. It was the most spectacular and majestic site. I was mesmerized. They are the most beautiful birds.

So, who's coming for a visit??? :)

New Lamp

Jim found this sweet lamp on Design Within Reach and we just had to have it. He took out the two small wall lamps, filled in the holes and replaced them both with this one totally awesome lamp!

Oops, I was misunderstood, the lamp came from ylighting.com but I think we originally saw it on DWR.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


I've decided to plant irises in the patch along the house in the back, but apparently I shouldn't plant the bulbs until September. I was a little bummed about not having something to plant, so I decided to beautify a large planter the previous owners left out front and had a some leftover. Apparently my eyes were bigger than the pot :) So far they are still alive.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Yard Work & Dining Room

We've got a great yard and a gorgeous tree in the back that blooms pretty pink flowers. It was a little overgrown though, so Jim went to town tonight to trim it up a bit. Bill was a really good helper too!

We finished painting the dining room. This photo doesn't really capture the color very well but we're really happy with it. We had our first official dinner in the dining room tonight. It was prepared on our new charcoal grill, a wedding gift.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Settling in

We thought we needed a family photo after we finally finished moving in and turned in the keys to 120 S. Black. We had some difficulty getting Bill to sit up and look at the camera, as you can see :)

We've still got to finish painting in the dining room, living room and kitchen, but the master bedroom is pretty much finished (just need to touch up around the light switches). Here's an after pic. The color goes well with our new bed linens :)

The previous home owner, Lindy, surprised us with gift cards to Target and Lowes upon our moving in. It was the nicest gesture and came in pretty handy this weekend, as we pickedup some new tools and gardening supplies. Jim spent the day assembling the table saw and I weeded a flower bed (didn't quite finish it all, but made a pretty good dent).