Sunday, August 26, 2012

State Fairs and Pianos

Tuesday night Taurean and I went to the State Fair with some friends. We had a great time and saw some awesome local folk. 
Here is Taurean eating a deep fried Snickers.  I think it shaved 3 years off his life. 

And here is Taurean enjoying a deep fried Oreo. There go another 3 years 

Yesterday I decided to tackle the project that has been on my list since May. I painted the piano while Taurean repainted our apartment. It was quite the productive day! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Trip to Destin

Last weekend we returned from a trip to Destin, FL with some friends from Taurean's dental class! We had a great time and I fell in love with the town. 

Here is the condo where we stayed. It came with a golf cart for us to use during the week! 

Here is my future town. Seaside. The homes were incredible! Seriously, like the Haunted Mansion @ Disneyland. I just need $2-3 million. 

 It rained everyday, so one day we decided to drive into Destin Harbor. We were there just as the deep sea fishing boats were returning and we got to watch the guys cut up all the fish the tourists caught, then they would bag it up for the tourists to keep. Taurean really wanted to do it, but we're saving up for our 2 Million dollar home in Seaside so we decided to pass. :)

Here are some pictures from the beach! In the one on the left we decided to take cover underneath the stairs while it was raining and lightening. The boys decided to brave the rain in the storm. 

We went to a Sea food place called Stinky's for dinner one night. Taurean got all the oysters and crabs he wanted and I ate crackers and soup. Yum. 

 I managed to talk Taurean into renting bikes for the day and riding 3 miles along the road into Seaside. He was a good sport about it. I loved my bike. It even had a bell which I rang silly. We probably rode 7 miles total. 

Here is one of the pretty places we discovered while riding our bikes. It's a community called Water Color where they have winding paths, houses, and everyone rides bikes or drive golf carts. 
All in all it was a great trip and I'm already looking at the calendar to see when we can go again. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oh July

Well, it has been a crazy month. It started off with a visit from Taurean's parents, followed by a visit from my mom and sister who were here while I had surgery to clear up a little endometriosis, and it ended with a last minute getaway to Disney World for the weekend! It'll be hard to top the fun we've had so far.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Consider it done!

I have officially completed my first furniture painting project. There were tears, scrapes and lots of sweat. The desk was originally brown wood and I really like how it turned out. And I found the chair at a yard sale this morning and recovered it! 
Thanks to Susan the craft guru who lent me her tools, knowledge and drive way

I'm just glad it's done

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Downton Abbey

I absolutely LOVE this show! Taurean and I watched the first two seasons in one week and can't wait for season 3. If you haven't already watched it, you should. 
The music and opening credits get me all excited
Disclaimer: (I should warn you that two men kiss in the first episode. However, that is not what the show is about and it only happens once, so don't be discouraged)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Break

So I know that my last post was about Disneyland.... but not much has happened since December so you'll have to bear with me as I post another Disney vacation. I promise, this will be the last Disney post for a while.
Here is the whole klan in front of the castle with Mickey ears and all!

I crocheted Mickey/Minnie hats for the kids! 

 Here is the brave crew that faced the Grizzly River Run

I don't know what Brookie is looking at, but she sure is excited!

 Waiting for the parade

My favorite snack- Dole Whips!

Matching Outfits!

Another great treat- Mint Juleps

Princess lunch at Ariel's Grotto

 Dinner at Goofy's Kitchen- which I highly recommend

Some people might say 5 days in the parks is just too much, but not for the Wheatley's! Thanks to my entire family (especially mom and dad) for making this such a great trip! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Merry Christmas from Disneyland!

We're finally back! Taurean and I went home for a record long trip of 21 days! It was great to see family and friends. Taurean's parents decided to drive us to Disneyland the week before Christmas!

 The Holiday decorations were spectacular! We spent 4 days in the parks, and the weather was perfect.
We even found Santa inside the Grand California Hotel

 Holiday version of Small World. They even change the inside of the ride!

Because Taurean's camera died on our last day in California, we don't have any other pictures, but I'll post some family pictures later that were taken over the break.