August 27, 2012

2012 Back to School Feast

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While I have not been blogging for that long, I have been reading blogs for years.  I discovered NieNie's blog back in the summer of 2009 after my first year of college.  I remember I spent two days doing nothing but read through all of her archives.  

One thing I have always wanted to do after reading her posts was a back to school feast.  I seriously have been waiting for years.  I know I don't have kids yet but there is no way I was going to pass up a perfect opportunity. I graduated college last December but Bryce has the admirable and daunting goal of medical school so he is still right in the thick of it.

School started for him today, so Sunday night I surprised him with our 1st Annual Leishman Family Back to School Feast.

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The Menu included pot roast, corn on the cob, spinach salad, steamed vegetables, homemade wheat rolls, and fresh strawberries. 

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 I decorated with back to school colors of red & white, apples (to remind him to suck up to his teachers), and owls (to remind him how wise he is and how much wiser he is going to keep getting!)

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Good luck to Brycer and everyone else starting another year of school!

-Kami

August 23, 2012

Updates in the Little Basement

Now that we have pictures up on our walls I finally feel like our little basement is getting close to being finished the way that I want.  Although, a few minutes ago when I mentioned that to Bryce he responded with raised eyebrows, "Sweetie, I don't think you'll ever be all the way 'finished' with our house."

He's probably right.  I always come up with something else I "need" for our house.  A new rug, curtains, cuter pillows, a new chair, a wicker hamper and retro garbage can (my most current wants needs), etc.  But actually I really do love how it has turned out.  Especially on hard days when nothing goes well I come home and think, "At least my house is cute."

Anyway here are a few pictures of the most recent updates:

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The big canvas print above the TV I ordered from easycanvasprints.com and I LOVE it.  It turned out so good.  The silhouettes are from Disneyland.  My mother in law was getting rid of the little orange chair so I snatched it up and found a home for it.  The coat rack was an ugly brass one I picked up at salvation army for $5 and spray painted.
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I added a picture above each of our nightstands and sewed a matching curtain, accent pillow, and used some of the extra fabric to make a wreath I hung on out bedroom door.
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The little wooden chair and floral jar I picked up at a thrift store too, for both about $5 each.
 I think decorating and fixing up our little apartment has become my favorite hobby.

-Kami

August 22, 2012

Disneyland!

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Last weekend Bryce and I took a little trip to the happiest place on earth.  We flew to California Friday morning and flew back to Utah Monday night, and spent a total of 32 hours at Disneyland in that short span of time.

It was so nice only having two of us!  We were able to hit all but maybe 4 or 5 of the little kiddy rides at both Disneyland and California Adventure and we saw Fantasmic, World of Color, and the Fireworks show all on Saturday night.  We had so much fun and we were completely exhuasted by the end. Que picture overload:

Pictures at one of the parades:
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Fantasyland:
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Toontown:

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Screamin Roller Coaster:
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Tower of Terror:
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A Bug's Life:
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Turtle Talk with Crush:
(This was one of our favorite things! I was filming it because I think it is so funny and Crush ended up asking me some questions)

Treats & Souveneirs:
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The Castle:
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It was a perfect trip with my best friend and such a nice break from work and all our other responsibilities.  I want to go back already...maybe next year ;)

-Kami