We’re Expanding!

Baby Baker Announcement

That’s right. You heard it here first, well, maybe you heard it here second. But either way its true. We’re expecting. I wouldn’t have expected that we’d be where we are today when we started this blog. We went from living in a 1 bedroom apartment, to buying our first house (2 bedrooms for those keeping score) to selling that house, to buying the house we’re in now. In case you were wondering, this one has 4 bedrooms. One of which will be housing a new member of our family sometime soon.

Here’s a few shots of that upstairs room that will become the kid’s bedroom.

Upstairs Bedroom

There it is after we moved in and ripped up the carpet. We’ve been using the room for storage since then.

Upstairs BR with Carpet

We haven’t even painted (our favorite thing) it yet, but we’ve got some plans in mind. Check back here soon to see what we’ve got in store!

Sand

Okay so let’s face it…we’re a little exhausted from doing tons of house projects. We’re not as active with the whole reno-crazy lifestyle we have been living. We’ve done all of the major overhauls (bathroom, kitchen floor and cabinets), so now we’re just onto little projects. Our next big thing will probably painting our kitchen tiles. I can hear it already; “painting tiles?!” Yes, painting tiles. There is definitely a way to do it and we are determined to turn our dirty off-white tiles into sleek, modern gray tiles. We hope to bring a lovely new color to one of our favorite spaces in the house, as well a fresh, cleaned-up look.

And that brings us to this wedding-related post (hence our lack of content for a house/home improvement-related post)! As we’ve already mentioned, we tied the knot on September 30th, 2011. We opted for a nice little sand ceremony as opposed to a candle lighting or what have you.Wedding sand ceremonySo the big question has been, “well what will you do with the sand afterward?” Simple…we turned it into a little wedding keepsake. Check it out…

Wedding DIY sand ceremonyWe have some shells we’ve gathered in our travels, shells from our honeymoon in Mexico and some sea glass from the beach right near our house. From the wedding, we have a rose from Andrew’s boutonniere and my Irish horseshoe and framed photo of my Mom that I carried on my bouquet the day of the wedding. Now we have a little keepsake that we keep in our china cabinet, along with our toasting flutes and a framed wedding photo. It’s more or less a shrine to the wedding, but the point is…look what we did with the sand!

We’re Baaaaaccckkk

That’s right…we’re back from our vacation and we’re married. #1 Question: What’s married life like? #1 Answer: The same!

Andrew and I have been together for over 6 years now, and it’s great to make this legal, but other than my last name, nothing’s changed. We spent our “honeymoon” in Playa del Carmen Mexico. Most people are shocked to learn that we actually found this trip to be a bit boring! It rained more than we would have liked and we’ve come to find out (as we suspected) we’re not “all-inclusive” people. We’re more like all-adventure people who want to see and do as much as possible while on a vacation. I always say that I work harder on vacation than I do while actually at work. Needless to say, we’ve had better vacations. Lucky for us, we were together for all of them.

Here’s a little look back at all of our adventures and some snap shots from Mexico last week. Coming very soon…wedding photos!

London

Study abroad in London - obviously the best "vacation" ever. We Traveled all around Europe and had the best time ever!

L.A.

Los Angeles, CA - We've visited L.A. two times now and we always love it there! We have a ton of friends out there, so we'll probably be heading out West again very soon!

Lake Placid, NY

Upstate NY - A quick weekend getaway, but a fabulous trip nonetheless! I grew up vacationing in Lake Placid at my family's 2nd home there. As corny as it is, it is truly a magical place for us!

Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park - In 2010, we went to Las Vegas and from there we explored the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. We love big adventures!

Us in Mexico

Xel Ha in Mexico - A quick snapshot of our time in Mexico. We mostly enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and experiencing Mexican nature!

Iguana at Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico - Iguanas in Tulum, Mexico.