Friday, May 29, 2009

Work after Work

Mike's precious boys

Mike has had soccer tryouts all week, which has put me stuck at home doing laundry, cleaning house, & watching tear-jerking lifetime movies on demand. He is also leaving work early today to go play golf, so I thought it wise to get out & get a much needed pedicure with Hilary & possibly do some shopping around!

This weekend is going to be busy busy. My dad will be bringing his chainsaw over to the house to help cut some big limbs off trees so that we can finally grow some grass in those shady areas in our yard! **relief** I have grass seed to spread, mulch to lay, flowers to plant and after that...

The end of the season soccer banquet is Saturday night at one of the parent's house, so I have to get busy setting that up after yard work is done. Should be fun. Mike always stresses about these things, because he has to come up with nice words for each of his 13 players...he's not much of a public speaker. He's been doing it for about 4 years now, so he will SOME day get the hang of it.

The weather this weekend is supposed to be really nice, so I am going to try and get dad to take his boat out to the lake so we can do some skiing & tubing for the first time this year. We must take advantage of the lovely weather while we can...this has been one wet season and I'm hoping it's not a foreshadow of what is to come this summer. Speaking of which, I am also hoping that Graduation Day is not rained out for our graduate's sake. We have a couple this year between Mike's side and my own, which also means we have presents to buy.

Looking forward to a busy weekend & a busier week next week in the office.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Numero Uno

In Washington D.C.

Mike's much-anticipated sports room
Kitchen After

Kitchen Before...UGLY!

Entry way-after

Entry way before...notice the ugly tile & runner on stairs

The Gazebo at the Battery in Charleston where we got married

The Bridal Shower my girlfriends threw for me

Our first dance at our reception in Georgia

Standing in the Gazebo before we were married...the weather was PERFECT!

Hi there! Welcome to our blog. This is my first post and I am not quite sure what to write on this thing, but will do my best. :)

Mike & I got married after dating for almost 7 years. We started dating in high school (much to my parents dismay as he was 18 and I 15) during his senior year. He left for LaGrange College to pursue what he had always dreamed of doing...playing college soccer. He played for a couple of years in LaGrange and transferred to Berry College in Rome, GA where he got his bachelors degree in Business Management in 2006.

We bought our first house on November 28, 2007 and moved in on December 24. There was a lot of work to be done and we each had very capable fathers who we thank every day for helping us get so much work done in less than 1 month. We did everything including hardwood floors throughout, except two bedrooms, new light fixtures in every room, paint on every wall, refurbishing the cabinets in our kitchen, new countertops, new bathroom vanities, NEW EVERYTHING! We ran into many obstacles, but the outcome was the perfect first home for Mike & me! I have posted some before & after pics.

Once we lived together for a couple of months, we decided it was best to go ahead & make it official and get married. Romantic, huh? 8 months later, I became Mrs. Michael Wayne Summers. :)

That's our backstory, so I will do my best to keep up with this thing.