Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ice Castle!

Laurie got out of work early last Monday and we decided to take a trip to Mayville to see this year's ice castle. We hadn't had the chance to go for the past few years.

This is a close-up of the ice blocks. They each weigh between 400 and 500 pounds.

It was a beautiful day to spend time outside. A little cold, but the sun was out.

While driving to Mayville, we had hardly seen any one ice fishing. This must have been a good spot for it. The ice fishers were all lined up across the lake.

They have been building the ice castles since 1987. (weather permitting) To find out more about it, click HERE.

We enjoyed our afternoon and being able to see the castle in person again. We had seen other peoples photos the past few years, but really liked going back again.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Reason For The Change!

For quite a few months, we had this random green spot that would appear on our TV. Sometimes it would go away pretty fast, but other times it would stay there for a while. So I decided to jump into action before the TV decided to stop working.

I bought us a new TV. I moved the Armoire out of the way and set it up on a small table to begin with. I didn't know that it was going to be there for 2 weeks. :~(

That's how long it took to finally get a technician from Dish Network to our house to install a new satellite dish for our HD. They were supposed to be here on a Thursday, but after sitting here until 2:30, they called and canceled. Then they were supposed to be here on the following Tuesday, but called at 1:30 and canceled again. They finally showed up Thursday and got the new equipment hooked up.

I was finally able to do the rest of the installation. After a few small issues, (the chimney is behind this wall) I got the mounting bracket up on the wall. The chimney isn't used any more since our water heater is electric and the new furnace is vented out through the wall, but I still had to drill four 1/2" holes into it.

I finished hanging it on the Saturday before the Super Bowl.

So, without the armoire there, we decided to move our rocking chair to the corner to the right of the new TV. That gave us room by the fireplace to buy the 2 new chairs in THIS POST.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

A Little Change?

We had been wanting to buy fireside chairs for our living room for some time. We finally found some we liked in the right colors. The only problem was that we couldn't sit in them to test them out. Chris actually found them online at Wal* They shipped them to our store for free and we only had to attach the legs. They are really comfortable and we won't have to bring in chairs from the dinning room anymore when we have company.

We really liked the pictures that we had in the living room, but we didn't care for the gold frames anymore. We decided to try and darken them up with some copper paint. Laurie dry brushed the frames yesterday and we both like them much better now.

What do you think???

We will be showing you what started these changes in our next post.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Game Day!

~Trouble~ Jerzie liked making the dice pop and sending people back home.

On Sunday, Mom invited us all over to play games and have dinner together. We used to get together almost every Sunday, but with all of our busy lives, we hadn't for quite a while.

~Sorry~ Jerzie enjoyed learning this game too.

~Jenga~ Jerzie really caught on to this game quick.

Jerzie just woke up from her nap. While the girls were sleeping, we played Phase 10.

She was really studying it while we were waiting to start playing.

Pulling out a loose piece and really concentrating.

Click on the video below to see Jerzie's reaction to Grandma's turn.

We all had a fun day and will be doing it again sometime soon.