Better late than never? All of the Valentines (thirty-eight this year!) have been mailed off finally. Maine, California, Hawaii, Canada... these babies are all over! I beat myself up over CDs arriving broken last year, but this year I'm blaming it all on the post office. Does anyone know a better way to mail a CD than in a padded envelope? I paid to send them as packages so they shouldn't have been bent (hahaha), but I didn't pay for the fancy CD mailers and I know a bunch have arrived totally damaged. Anyways, did you guys get them? Did you like them? Did you eat the candy? Didn't get candy? I may or may not have eaten half of the candy.
Thanks to all of you who submitted fun formspring questions. Here are a few for you to check out. I've answered most of the ones I was asked, and you can see them all by clicking: here.
Where did you and your hubby get such the home renovating genes? Any past experience in that or parents that know what they're doing? Or did you guys just literally teach yourselves? I'm always in awe! by wifeylifey
I certainly had NO past experience- well except for this one time in grad school when I tried to paint my (rented) bathroom a "bright cheery" color and ended up with a room so ORANGE! that when you closed the door an orange glow escaped out from under and around the sides of the door. It was instant fake suntan when you walked in there. So let's just say I had no USABLE experience. Liam had painted before, was familiar with the tools in his toolbox at least, and has a little experience in some basic construction (his family business is general contracting, but they do more infrastructure type stuff). So mostly we googled, spent a lot of time in the home renovation section at Barnes and Noble, and did a lot of crossing our fingers. He was definitely the one who had the confidence to even TRY a lot of the stuff we did, and I am the one who did a lot of "are you sure you can knock down that wall?". Somehow it all just worked out.
This experience taught me that my husband is even more awesome than I already knew. He is so stinking smart. I mean maybe I beat him on the SATs, but the street smarts and common sense and practical knowledge in this boy's head? Yeah it blows me away.
I'm only starting to realize how awesome it was to grow up in Maine. You mean not everyone got to swim in the (freezing- the way it's supposed to be!) ocean every day of their summer vacation? See Moose in the backyard? Camp in National Parks? Even though I am by far the least "nature-y" of all of my Maine friends, I earn a lot of street cred with my husband when I put my childhood hiking, skiing, camping, etc skills to use! I also think that the way of life in Maine generally makes for pretty laid-back people and shaped me a little bit in that way. We talk about someday moving back- I'm not sure if that will happen or not. But I do know that any future children of mine will spend at least some part of their summers there!
Oh this is fun! What is your favorite holiday?
This one took me a long time to answer because I pretty much LOVE all holidays! Holidays are a big deal in my family and my Mom makes sure we celebrate even the little ones. But I've decided that my number one is definitely Christmas- it's just magical to me. I love all of the traditions, the bustle, all the holiday parties and just how festive the whole month of December is. A close second though, is my birthday. Call me a brat but that's what growing up an only child does to you!
What is your favourite thing about your new home? Is it your kitchen?
Hmm... my kitchen is definitely up there, but I think my favorite room in the house is the living room. I did the room in grays and blues, and I am totally in love with the patterns in the chairs and the rug. And yes I need to take decent pictures so I can finally post about it!