Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New TOYota

Introducing the newest addition to our household.....
This is Josh's new baby. He has been needing/wanting a truck for a long time now and we were finally able to get him one. The seats in his old car were irritating his already bad back and he needed something with a bigger seat and higher up. We were also always borrowing our neighbor's truck to make our runs to home depot etc, so we figured a truck would be a good thing to have around.

We spent a lot of time looking for the right truck, with the right price. And then on Saturday morning we drove around to several dealerships to see what they had to offer. Ughhhh car sales men/managers are some of my least favorite people out there. (I know there are a few good ones out there, but not very many!) We ended up finding this truck and went into price negotiations with them for it.

Out of Josh and I, I'm the outspoken one when it comes to price negotiations. And so I was the one telling the managers what we were Not going to pay, and what we were going to. After several hours of them going back and forth and talking to me like I was a stupid little girl, I had had enough. I told the big annoying 3rd manager they had sent out, to stop calling me "Darling" and that we were going to pay our price or nothing. I got up to leave, put my jacket on and was ready to get the heck out of there..... that's when they finally decided to give us what we wanted.


I guess it was all worth it because we walked out of there with the keys to this truck and a happy hubby.

Valentine's Day ♥

For Valentine's Day Josh and I went to Sedona for the long weekend. It was Perfect weather and we had a great time just relaxing and eating lots of delicious food! We went and saw a movie, drove up the canyon, ate yummy caramel apples, hung out in the hot tub at our hotel, sun bathed, ate, walked along the pretty river, ate some more....... etc.
It really was a perfect weekend!

Here are some pictures from our little vacation :)

At our V-Day brunch, soooooo yummy!

My hot joshua

feeding the ducks my v-day cookie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tiling Adventure

When we bought our house back 15 months ago, we knew that eventually we would have to replace our two upstairs bathroom's floors. They were both linoleum, and in our master bath it was ripped and coming up right in the middle of the floor. Well we finally got the point of replacing it (Josh made sure that we actually HAD to do it. He grabbed the ripped part and yanked it up so it was a big hazard to keep stepping over)
We were going to hire someone to tile for us since neither one of us has ever done it. We had a couple of quotes and picked a guy to come out. The day before he was supposed to come out he called to tell us that his tile saw had been stolen, and that if we wanted him to do it we would have to pay to rent one for him to use. .......Ummm....... what!? I told Josh "No way!" and we decided to do it ourselves. (we had gone through a lot of dumb crap with these tile guys and were just so sick of all the bologna they were saying and doing that we were done dealing with it)
So we found a great deal on a tile saw, got a pretty good deal on the tile, and took the next weekend to get it all done. I had no idea how much work was involved in tiling, pulling off the base boards, ripping up linoleum, laying down backerboard, screwing hundreds of screws to hold it down, laying out design of tile, cutting all the tile, running out of stuff, letting it all set, not having a toilet or shower, grouting, washing the grout off, over and over and over again, sealing the grout, putting new base boards down etc. Plus it made a huge mess!
We got extremely dirty, sore and tired, but the end result turned out pretty dang nice :)

(before)notice the base boards....

(After ripping up linoleum)

(trying to figure out design)

(josh's dirty back. I should've got more pictures because he got hilarious looking)
(waiting for it to set so we can grout)
(TaDa! All done!) Notice our beautiful new 6 1/2" base boards :)
(we re-painted our bathroom a light gray color as well)
It's been so nice to walk through our bathroom now and not have to worry about tripping on ripped linoleum! I still catch myself lifting my feet higher in that spot out of instinct lol.
We love our new floors and are SOOOO happy we did it ourselves!
(I just realized I didn't take any after pics of our other bathroom we tiled. Oh well, the master bath is the more important one :)