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Sunday, July 7, 2013


We finally put things on the wall other than the plate wall!

The living room seems a lot smaller but it feels more homey.

This is what happens when you actually stay home for a weekend instead of traveling!

I am one happy girl!

Thanks to Mr. Robert for putting everything up :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Day of Birth

Yesterday was my birthday! I'm not one to flaunt it, so it was pretty on the DL [down low].

I did get a million Facebook post [thanks by the way!].

At about 3:00 my work surprised me with cupcake from the local cupcake shop! Love me some cupcakes.

After work the house was tidy and presents waiting for me on the table from Robert. And... OREO ICE CREAM CAKE!

We drove to Des Moines for Red Robin, my favorite. The waiter let me have a fancy lemonade instead if dessert for my birthday!

Then we went to "Now You See Me", it was incredible! It like "Inception" good. I would recommend it for all!

Robert got me two vinyl records [Florence + The Machine & Bon Iver], chewy war heads, and a GO GIRL! Now I can pee wherever I want!!!

Twas a great celebration of birth!

Since one of the two friends I have in Ames was out of town on my actually birthday, we'll have a friends celebration tonight :)

Thanks mommy for giving birth to me so I could enjoy this beautiful thing called life!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


February 13, 2013

Aslan Issac Van Haaften was brought into our lives. 

We learning more about him everyday. 
He can be whiny, crazy, a biter, hold grudges, playful, cuddly (sometimes), curious, and funny. 
 We love him.

That One Day About Love

Robert and I decided we didn't want to do anything big for Valentines Day.

I got him a BIG bag of Skittles from Sam's Club and he cleaned the house for me. :)

I was at work and a vendor came in to get keys. He asked if many people had gotten flowers, I responded, "No, no one has. I guess our husbands are lame". Then I thought...I have actually never gotten flowers delivered to me, and probably never will. I was kinda sad (I get flowers from Robert just not delivered to work), but that's life and I moved on. I had to do showings that day and was out of the office. When I got back, I stepped in my office with a big box on my desk. My first thought was... what?! awww. But, my first words were, "What the hell?". haha, it just came out of my mouth and my coworker Tony was like, those are the words you decided to use?!

I was so surprised! Inside the box were these beautiful flowers (that are still alive in our living room and look great! Impressive), a vase, and a note. The note was so adorable, I cried. Everyone was watching me and Talia ask, "So... can we read it?!". 

We ended the night eating at Hu Hot and red boxing "Premium Rush".

 I am blessed.