Thursday, June 16, 2011


Thanks to my friend, Defrisc, I am now hooked on the website I check everyday to see what neat crafts and cute ideas people around the creative blog world post. Most of my sewing projects have been from tutorials I have found on this website. I would highly recommend it!

I wanted to show you guys some cool things I found recently.

Ok, isn't this the coolest idea ever? Not something I would ever need, but I still think it is such a cool idea!!

This is something I would love to get (or maybe even make!) for my dad aka the record king of the world.

A letter for a kids room made out of crayons! Perfect!

Or buttons! So cute.

And the coolest thing ever! It is a map of the world where you scratch off all the places you travel to. I would love to own this and scratch off as much as I could some day. I love it!

Another post for another day... Ahhhmazing! Enjoy!

Monday, June 13, 2011


After reading the title of this post I'm sure you are assuming that Jeff is now a pro soccer player and pro surfer and that I am the next Pioneer Woman and going to star in a Broadway show. Well sorry to disappoint, but you are wrong.

I just wanted to post a quick update to let you know our small feats from the last few weeks.

Jeff finished his first year of law school. We don't know his grades yet, but just making it out alive is an accomplishment. He is now working for his dad for the summer and so far enjoying it.

I learned how to drive a stick! When Jeff hurt his left ankle, we were really in a pickle. Both of us could only drive my car so I had to quickly learn to drive his. Well I have made it to and from work for the last week now!

Jeff succesfully learned to cook some delicious steaks on a CHARCOAL grill.

On Friday we are leaving for a week long camping trip. Jeff and I have never camped without our families or other people planning everything for us before. We are starting to realize how much work is required. So after next week I'll let you know whether or not I can classify our trip as an accomplishment or not...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mom's Visit

This last weekend my mom came down to visit us in Rancho Cucamonga. We moved here almost a year ago and she was the only one left in my family who hadn't seen our place. She flew in Friday afternoon and left Sunday morning. It was a short trip but it was great to see her again and show her our first apartment together!

On Friday night we went to another Galaxy game with Jeff's family. This time it was Military Appreciation Night. We all went to support Johnny as they introduced him as a member of the Coast Guard in front of all the fans before the game started. My mom loved getting to see most of Jeff's family again and playing with our nieces.
Me and My Mom.
 Aunt Lauren.
 Claire Bear.
 Elle Belle.
The Thompson Men.
 Silly Girls.

On Saturday my mom spoiled us like crazy! We went on a shopping spree and got a patio set, BBQ and some stuff we needed for our upcoming camping trip. A BIG thank you goes to my mom!! It was such a fun day picking stuff out then setting it all up. Then my mom and Jeff came to watch my soccer game. (Jeff and I play on a coed team but a few weeks ago Jeff rolled his ankle and is still recovering. I feel so bad for him!) After the game, we came back and made delicious kabobs on the new BBQ. It was another great day!

We loved having my mom visit!! Thanks so much for coming! We love you!

PS-- This week I made these seat cushions to put on the chairs of our new patio set! I love them!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Big Sur Birthday

For Memorial Day weekend we headed to Big Sur with my parents and the Hudson family for some camping fun and I turned 23 while we were there! It was such a great weekend that I don't want to forget, so here's a recap:

Wednesday May 25th: Jeff and I went to the Galaxy game. We had great seats, got free hats, a free blanket and the Galaxy won! Jeff was so excited to finally get to go to a game since he hadn't been to one yet this season.

Thursday May 26: After spending the night at Jeff's parent's house, we drove up to mine. That night we went to dinner in the city with the Seelys and the Allens. It was so good to get dinner with some of San Francisco's newest residents who also happen to be some of our best friends!

Friday May 27: We got Domenico's with Jaicy and Courtney, went over to see my grandparents, went out to Chinese with my parents and grandparents, and played games with my cousin. Another great day!

Saturday May 28: We packed up the cars and left for Big Sur. Our first stop was in Carmel for lunch. My family has always gone to a restaurant called Flaherty's for their clam chowder every time we go to Big Sur. It is great food and I love walking around Carmel! Then we got to Big Sur, set up camp, and just as we were done putting up tents it started raining. The rest of the night we sat around the fire trying to keep dry.

Sunday May 29: My birthday!! We woke up to a little rain, but it quickly stopped. Meghan and Aaron made all of us a delicious pancake breakfast. Then Jeff, my mom and I headed to the beach. It was really windy and kind of crowded but since Jeff had never been to Big Sur, I had to take him. It was beautiful though and Jeff even got in the FREEZING cold water.

That afternoon the birthday festivities began. My mom, Meghan and Dee were so nice to plan such fun events to celebrate my birthday! We played some telephone pictionary, busted open a soccer ball pinata, did a scavenger hunt, opened presents and even decorated crowns. That night my dad made some of his famous tritip and it did not dissappoint. It was an all around GREAT birthday!

 This picture is an attempt at a recreating a picture we took at Big Sur when we were kids and we had a soccer ball pinata. After the fun of the pinata, Melanie and Christine put it on their heads and took the cutest picture. Melanie had to take the picture solo this time, but hopefully next year Christine will be there too.

This last picture is one that Jeff made me take of his beard. All he wanted to talk about all weekend was his beard and how great it looked. (He mostly wanted to talk about it because I didn't think it looked so great). Side note: It's gone now.

Monday May 30: After breakfast, we packed up our things and headed out. Jeff and I followed Meghan and Aaron down Highway 1 but since part of it was closed, we had to take this random unmarked road to cut across to the 101. It was such a pretty drive but very long and windy.

We finally made it home at 8:00 Monday night. Jeff and I both love camping and it was so much fun using all of our new stuff that we got for our wedding. We can't wait to use it all again a few more times this summer!