Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 was such a great holiday for us! We got to not only spend it with our little Arizona family, but we also got to see our good friends, Chris & Ainara, who flew into Tucson from Seattle, to visit Chris's parents.

Well start off with Thanksgiving day.  We decided to take it easy, we slept in and just hung out at around the house, until I got started on dinner.  I love cooking, especially for family & friends.  What was on our Thanksgiving dinner menu?  Turkey, Mashed potatoes & gravy, bacon wrapped asparagus, mac & cheese, and green bean casserole. It was my 1st time making the bacon wrapped asparagus & green bean casserole, and they both turned out great, thank goodness! lol.  I was also very happy that I was able to find 90% of our dinner ingredients at Trader Joe's :P

Here are some pics from Thanksgiving:
Our new formal dinning room.  We feel like such grown ups now, lol
I was very excited about our new placemats and dinner plates
Jon doing his yearly duties of pulling the neck and yucky stuff from out of the turkey
We had some champagne and brie while our the turkey was cooking
All set and ready for dinner!!!
Husband carving away 
Jon was very proud of his plate for dinner :)
Our little Arizona family! Me & Jon, and My little sister and her BF Austin 
After dinner & clean up, we all headed outside for a little bonfire

Friday evening, Jon and I made our way to Tucson to spend the weekend with Chris & Ainara and Chris's parents.   We stayed with them until Sunday afternoon.  Friday, we all just hung out at their house, enjoyed some pizza and drinks.  Saturday, the boys headed to the golf course, and us girls went out to do some shopping and lunch & drinks.

When we all got back to the Sherwoods house, the boys hung out in the pool.  Then we all got ready for the evening festivities, FOOTBALL!!! Our college teams were playing their rivals, 1st up, with our Oregon Ducks & Oregon Beavers, of course, the ducks dominated and did a great job :)  Then it was time for the Washington State Cougars & Washington Huskies (boo)…. The cougs did not do so well, and got beat by the Huskies, but it was still a great night and a fun night of football.
Ainara and I, we captioned this photo "Bisco Wives" since our husbands work together :)
The gang 
The boys being silly in the pool

The view from the backyard, so pretty :)
The whole gang watching football.  Chris's dad is in the 3rd seat, and his mom is next to Jon.  The other couple are good friends with Chris's parents. 
Go Cougs & Go Ducks! 
We had such a great holiday weekend, it was great to catch up with our friends.  And Tucson is not a bad place, I love how cute it is :)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bathroom Redo

So Jon and I have been living in our house for about 7 months now, and my brian has been going crazy with ideas on what I want to get done to our place.  Ive gotten a few rooms done, actually only 2, lol.  But right now I want to show my main level bathroom redo :)

Our main level has a small half bath, and it was so boring! The walls were yellowish brown and the vanity was a dark shinny oak.  So I decided to redo it with a beach theme in mind.  If I can't live by the beach, ill make myself a beach bathroom!!! lol.

I of course was too excited to get started, that I didn't even think about taking before pics :( and the listing photos are way too pretty to show the real yuckiness.

I was able to redo the entire bathroom, including the sanding of the vanity and painting the walls in 4 days, while Jon was out of town.  I love doing home projects!!

So, heres our bathroom:::

A picture frame from our honeymoon with a photo from our 3yr wedding anniversary.
A lil sailor statute that Jon has had for a while
An awesome "B" find from T.J Max :)
A cute sign Jon surprised me with when we lived in San Jose

We found the seagull at an antique store, I was very excited! lol
And of course Hello Kitty has to make an appearance  
The shelf is from Ikea and so is the plant :)
Picture frame is from Santa Cruz that we got on my 30th birthday
And the photos are from my 30th birthday and Christmas 2012
The sailor statue is another find from the antique store
Sign is from T.J Max also - Its Team Burns forever :)
And one more Tj Max find :)  
Jon and I are so happy with the way the bathroom turned out.  Its so bright and happy, now I just have to make the rest of the house bright and happy.  Im taking our house room by room, because then I just get super overwhelmed with all of the ideas I have running through my head, lol.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Our Wedding Anniversary Getaway

Hello!!! Blog world! Lets see how long I'll stick around for before I disappear again! lol

Jon and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary back in July and we had a little getaway to the beach in California, my happy place!

Jon and I had not been a trip, just the 2 of us, since out honeymoon, so we were really looking forward to this trip.

We jetted off to Newport beach Wednesday night after work, its def nice being just a short flight away from the beach :)

Enjoying some drinks before our flight 
Thursday was our actual anniversary.  So we started out the day by walking to breakfast, and then spending the rest of the afternoon enjoying the beach, we walked ALOT, but when your walking on the beach, I feel like you could just keep going and going, lol.

When we got back to our room, we started getting ready for dinner, but we had a big problem! The dress I had packed with me to wear for our special night out DID NOT look good.  I was so upset that I would have to wear a boring old dress that Ive worn thousands of times BUT I've got a pretty awesome husband.  We hoped on an Uber ride to the nearest boutique, and we found me a new dress.  Thank goodness!

We headed to dinner at "Las Brisas" in Laguna Beach.  The place was great, they had yummy drinks and food, and an even better view.

Having drinks, waiting for our table
Our dinner view, with a pink sunset and everything :)
Celebrating 3 yrs with this man
Friday was of course another beach day, duh! lol Awesome thing about our hotel?  It was right across the street from the beach, yay! So friday we decided to rent bikes and go on a bike ride.
Before our bike ride, we had breakfast and I enjoyed a mimosa flight :)
Our cute bikes :)
Riding with my lovie
After bike riding, we took an Uber over to Huntington beach for some lunch and hanging out.  I love Huntington beach!
We had some adult snow cones :) And did little bit of shopping
After that, we headed back to Newport and got ready for our sunset cruise.  Jon found a super cheap groupon for a sunset cruise, with unlimited drinks, um yes please!!!  The cruise was so much fun! I want to go back and do it again!
Cruising adventures!
This makes my heart happy

Sunset loving! 
Saturday was another groupon day! We went out to breakfast and then headed to do some wine tasting.  We had such a fun time wine tasting.  The person serving us was such a sweet woman, she def made the experience much more entertaining :)
Jon and I found this cute lil breakfast spot in Newport.  
Wine & cheese makes me happy too! 
You can't celebrate you wedding anniversary without doing some wine tasting, since we had our wedding at a vineyard 
 After wine tasting, we decided to spend our last night hanging out at the Newport boardwalk.

When Sunday rolled around, it was time to go home, boo!  Im okay with living in the desert if i get treated to beach weekend getaways like this.  But one day, I hope we can move back, buy a little house, just the 2 of us, retire and live happily every after! :)

Oh and now its gift time!

I made & bought Jon's gifts.  I love crafting gifts and buying personalized gifts, not only is it more personal but its not expensive either, so its a win win!

Since Jon travels so much, I though this was a fun lil something for him to carry with him in his wallet to remind him how much he's loved by me
I also made Jon a "Passport" of some fun things we can do here in Phoenix.  We've been here a year, but haven't really done much around here, so this is a fun thing to get us out there. 
The back of the passport
The inside of the card
I also got him a leather luggage tag.

Jon got me a super cute charm to add to my special charm bracelet.  I love it!

The end :)

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