Sunday, December 28, 2008

All Things Concrete

Don't get me wrong, I typically have faith in Dustin and his creative process. Very few times has he come up with an idea that doesn't work out (barring his movie choices... believe me, I have outside support on this). Examples of things that have worked out: renting the loft in Seattle, buying the Fiat with our last paycheck for 2 months, getting married, moving to San Diego, tearing off the awning on our new house, etc. That still doesn't stop me from getting paranoid when he becomes very quiet and stares into space for an twenty minutes and then gets up abruptly asking where he can find an exact-o knife, a stick of gum, and two match sticks. I believe that support in your partner is the glue in a relationship. And so we now have...

He created a concrete wall between our living room and kitchen. It is smooth, with tiny cracks that create a visual texture amidst the faded chicken wire backing.

And I'll be damned if he wasn't right. It does frame the kitchen and lead the eye to all things concrete. Well played, sir, well played.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

And the Winners Are...

We won by a landslide at the Crazy Christmas Sweater Party that Dustin's mom, Robbie threw. We won mostly because we were two of 4 participants (the others being the host and her friend) and because our sweaters were without a doubt the most HIDEOUS that have ever existed.

Dustin's was actually a womans sweater with shoulder pads. The embroidered angels and pine trees were so abundant that it was puffy. Mine was puffy, too... with painted polar bears and a doily polo collar. I hate us.
The holiday spirit, which I typically avoid, did seep in a bit. Even if it was to make fun of it. That's really how I shine anyway. Her party inspired me to put up our tree. Our shiny, bedazzled, disco tree. Baby Jesus would be so proud.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Um, I Think Curtis "Digs" the Snow

Question: What's got four paws and loves him some snow?

Answer: This guy right here!

We were invited out in the snow to celebrate our radtastic friends' son's 4th birthday. We met in town and traveled south to the snowy goodness in the Lake of the Woods area. There was a perfect turnout just off a mountain road to set up a campfire, play, smother each other in snow, hunt for Christmas trees, and eat cupcakes of glory that Shaunna made.

Speaking of glory... a rare picture of Dustin AND Curtis SITTING STILL!!!

... and looking rather handsome, at that.

But, who brought the nerd in street wear?

That's me, warm but a bit unprepared for being a So.O.(Southern Oregonian) in the winter.
In summation, we had a wonderful time with a lovely group of folks.