Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Models

A few months ago, I was visiting my sister.  After attending her grandson's church blessing, we took pictures outside of the church house.  We were posing as models.  You know that thin gaunt look.  Well, I think it turned out to be more of a muppet look.  The picture makes me laugh every time I look at it.

Here is a serious one.  You can see, she really could be a model. 

Love Love Love Ben Stein

About a month ago the Buddy called to see what we were doing on October 9.   He had an invitation we couldn't refuse.  He told us Ben Stein was going to be in town as a guest speaker for the Boise Metro Chamber and his work had some seats available at their table.  Knowing how much we love Ben Stein he invited us to be his guests.  He had to work the show and couldn't sit with us but MK sat with us along with some of the great folks the Buddy works with.  

It was an awesome night.  They had a silent and live auction at the event. They auctioned off Kellen Moore's signed Detroit Lion's jersey and a signed BSU football.  The football was signed by all of last years Seniors (many have been drafted by NFL teams).  I told the Buddy I was prepared to bid $1000 on that lot.  HA HA the problem I was prepared to but Art was not prepared for me to.  Oh I cannot tell you how I wished I had a $1000 to bid on that lot. And that is what the winning bid was.... $1000. 

Ben's speech was as usual spectacular.  He is an incredible speaker and so witty.  I could listen to him speak for hours.  His speech was very witty, insightful, and thought provoking. It his speech he said "I just love love love Idaho"  well I just love love love Ben Stein.  I miss his show "Win Ben Stein's Money" with Jimmy Kimmel.  Afterwards, Art and I got to meet Ben and he shook our hands and signed our programs.  He was just so down to earth and gracious.  Don't know how I could enjoy him more but I do.  

I have to mention, we had a great dinner as well.  They served steak and shrimp.  MK isn't much of a shrimp eater......ok she doesn't eat it at all.  Worked well for me, she gave me hers.  

The only thing that would have made the evening better was to have the Buddy with us and not working.  It was ................AWESOME! 

Here are a few pics.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's Painted

Whew!  The big job is done.  Art was really dreading the painting job.  He was dreading doing it and I was worried we wouldn't like it.  I always worry about what I pick.  First off, I have a hard time deciding and then once I do I continually second guess myself.  Knowing we would have to live we this for a looong time, I wanted to make sure it would be a good color.  

I have been looking at a lot of houses and I found myself really liking a dark brown.  It is a color that is out of character for me.  Even Art said it was a color he would never guess me picking.  But I found the particular color I had been admiring and we steamed ahead with it.  Art and I really like it.  People walking by have stopped and complimented it. That helps assure me it is ok.  Only one person has voiced not liking it.  Oh well. 

It is interesting.  Depending on how the light shines on it, the color looks anywhere from brown, dark brown, light brown, and a army green hue.   

Now I am wanting to get a little patio love seat or a couple of chairs to put on the front porch. The green ones just look out of place.  Oh it is aways something isn't it?


Sitting on the deck

 Art and I enjoy spending time on the deck.  Every evening we go out to the deck.  We put on some soothing music and enjoy the great outdoors.  It is a great way to unwind from the days activities and just relax.  Art wired lights that have a dimmer so we can have it as bright or dim as we want.  Art did such a splendid job with the deck. 

Last night it was a little chilly so we lit the fireable and then sat in the hot tub.  Aaahhh, what a great way to end the week. 

Art sitting by the fire table 

Go Hawks

The Buddy, MK and Miss R took Art and I to a Hawks game.  I just love to attend sporting events so I was thrilled to go.  Usually just the guys go but the ladies went this time.  It was great.  We had awesome seats.  Unfortunately, the Hawkes fell apart toward the end and lost.  Dang it!  But Art and I stayed to the bitter end. Hope to go again next season.