Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kitchen Updates

James added trim to the tops of cabinets! yay!

Friday, December 11, 2009

We Got a TV!

For many of you know that James and I haven't had a TV for a year. With all the deals going on this Christmas we finally caved and got a 42 inch flat screen. BUT, we are determined not to get cable, which I'm hoping we stick to. It's been nice catching back up on Antique Roadshow on PBS.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Home Updates

James has been very busy upstairs lately. He has almost finished all the dry wall for our upstairs remodel (adding a new walk-in closet and a full bathroom in our master)!

Christmas Time!

I love Christmas. Not the gifts, but the music and the snow and the lights. Actually, nothing stresses me out more than buying Christmas gifts for James. I don't know why, but I literally had a freak out when I realized tonight that this beautiful leather messenger bag from Sundance was no longer available-it had sold out within the past 5 hours that I had last checked on it. I guess it's because this will be our first Christmas being married and I feel so lucky to be married to such an amazing husband and best friend that I wanted it to be special. Oh well. I'll figure out something to get him...

Our Christmas tree that has been up before Thanksgiving! I know, I'm a freak!

We also placed candles in every window and hung a HUGE lighted wreath on the outside of our home.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Grumps' Birthday

My Grandfather, Grumps, recently celebrated his birthday at the St. Louis History Museums famed Sunday brunch. Sally, my beautiful grandmother, nearly died having to keep a secret for more than a week of this surprise party she gave him. Now...there is a reason we call him Grumps...and you can bet it was a surprise to all of us to see how graciously he took to having the extra company at his Sunday brunch.

The history museum was also hosting a Green Living party that day. Too hippie-ish for me, but I'm sure it was a great time for others.

The brunch seating area has huge floor to ceiling windows over looking Forest Park. The food is delicious and if you are so inclined to drink at 10am they have refreshing cocktails.

Grumps is on the far right and you can tell by his expression that he is still trying to wrap his head around sharing his brunch with us hooligans.

My Gorgeous Grandmother and handsome Grandfather! They been married for over 50 years now and it is always a nice reminder that marriages can work for many years if both people put in the extra time and effort.

Not the most flattering of shots, but I'm not one for boosting my ego ;)

Our new favorite Bar - Q

The signature to Q (and what has kept us going back) is the massive rooftop patio. Even on chilly weather days their outdoor area is kept warm with elevated space heaters and sleek patio canopy's. There is also an enclosed bar on the rooftop with a chic vibe. The decor in the main dining room and bar area is also very chic with leather weaved wall coverings, mother of pearl wall features, and really nice restrooms. There is a stage on the ground floor for bands to play and their food is just as good as the atmosphere - mushroom flatbread pizza and jalapeno wongtongs are to die for!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wonderful Weather

James and I can't get over the amazing weather we've been having in St. Charles. We recently took the kids to New Town to get some sun and to watch the old men with their play sail boats.

You can kinda see the sail boats in the distance.

The beautiful 2 million dollar home at New Town.