April 30, 2008
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Have a blessed and Happy day! The sun is shining here in Minneapolis, and that is AMAZING!
April 29, 2008
April 28, 2008
We signed all the papers, got the keys and by 1:30 pm were headed to OUR NEW HOME! With a long day ahead of us we were really excited! It was rainy outside Friday afternoon, and I didn't feel like moving in the rain, I just wanted it to be done. Orion quickly reminded me that we had to get it done! We got a head start before the movers (aka: our friends) came to help us get all the big stuff. Orion and I were quite a team, I piled up all the boxes and he moved them with the dolly into the truck!
Friday afternoon the guys came to do all the heavy lifting, while I went over to the house and cleaned. We got it all moved it, took a dinner break and had some pizza and then it was off to do more moving getting furniture out of the way so we could paint.
We spent Friday night in our new house, it was weird sleeping in some other place. I don't do well with new places. It was so weird waking up Saturday morning in a "neighborhood" I could hear birds chirping, later that day kids running around and dogs barking. It's not like apartment life at all, you can't hear anything.
Saturday morning was again an early start for us, as we had to have the moving truck back by 8 am. We were up at 6 am putting gas in the truck and getting breakfast. Then it was off to the apartment again to get more stuff. We locked ourselves out of the house on Saturday morning, because I grabbed one key and not the other, and didn't know Orion locked both locks. Orion climbed through the window and got us in! Then to make it worse, we locked ourselves out of the garage where all paint supplies and boxes were. So we couldn't get started on anything because it all was locked in the garage. Eric broke into our garage with his credit card! (some security we have huh?) And we started the adventure of painting our bedroom.
We finished the bedroom sometime late afternoon, and had just enough energy left to start taping off the kitchen and living room areas to paint the next day. Sunday again was an early day, but we finished the kitchen painting and I finally got to put that all together. It was nice to finally UN pack something. Our house is pretty much bare, and is all drop clothed off for painting.
But, the best feeling is that it's "ours", something that we get to do ourselves. Even though we are so tired today, it's been so much fun being able to do what we want with our place! It's been a fun adventure even though we got locked out 2 times already! :) Tonight it's more painting for us, we're going to try and finish the living room so we can finally put things together and live a little bit in our home.
I know this was long but, I just wanted to share about this experience! It's so nice to come home and know that it's all ours. I feel truly blessed to be able to have a house this nice, and to make it ours.
April 23, 2008
I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments...what is it?
1. Produce: Red Delicious Apples
2. Bakery: bread
3. Meat: chicken breasts
4. Frozen: Fridays Potato Skins
5. Dairy: Milk
If I was to listen in on your conversations throughout the day, what 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
1. What time is is?
2. I love you
3. This is Andrea.... (as I answer my phone at my job that never stops ringing)
4. What do you want for dinner? (to Orion on our way home)
5. What else do I have to get done today? (to myself...yes, I talk to myself often! Out Loud!)
Let's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So, what's in your bag?
1. Sassy Bra & Undies
2. Flip flops
3. A fun Sun Dress
So, what 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
1. Morning coffee
2. Reading my Bible, and having time for devos
3. checking my email...I'm a junkie!
We are going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it'll have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
3. Food Court.....does that count?
You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. American Idol
3. Dancing with the Stars
4. Rachel Ray
You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?
2. mint choc. chip
3. cookie dough
We're talking a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?
1. Spa Day!
2. Taking a Nap
4. Reading all the books I want to catch up on
5. Decorating my house
Someone stole your purse...in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. What's in there?
1. My pink planner...it's my life
2. My silver wallet
3. My cell phone
4. A full pouch of lip gloss
You are at a job fair, and asked what areas you are interested in pursuing a career in. Let's pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?
3. Ballet Dancer
5. Party Planner
If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. Wear a suit to your Rose Queen interview!
2. Don't talk so much in class, it'll save you lots of trouble and Parent Teacher Conferences
3. Once you graduate, life is going to fly by so fast!
4. Pay more attention in Chemistry class....
April 22, 2008
I think I've signed my name about a million times, it's good practice for me since I haven't quite got down signing "Andrea Worley" to things. Everything considered we are excited to be moving on Friday, and about this house our home! I can't wait to paint! We will be busy Worleys from now until we are done moving! If anyone wants to come move boxes just let us know!
April 21, 2008
I really love being a bridesmaid, I love weddings, getting dressed up fancy, and seeing my friends so happy and so in love. I love helping my friends make their wedding day special, and being there for them on such a great day!
Orion and I are both in this wedding, I'm super excited to walk down the aisle with him in our coordinating out fits!
And even though I have a closet full of bridesmaid dresses this time I get to wear a great dress, in a color that I haven't yet (chocolate brown).
It's really going to be a fun time. The wedding is taking place in New Hampshire, Orion and I are going to make it a long weekend and spend some time on the East coast for my birthday as well. I'm really looking forward to this wedding, it couldn't of happened to two better people.
April 19, 2008
Ok, so I have a few favorites! It was privilege to be able to capture some great pictures for some amazing friends of ours! I truly can't wait for their wedding! Check out more of Jimmy & Jessie at www.andreaworleyphotography.ifp3.com
I'm the proud Aunt to Collin Curtis Mills. This is my sister's 3rd child, and we've been waiting for him for a long time! He's already made quite that grand entrance already. My sister has two other little girls, her births with both of them from water breaking to birth was about 3 hours each. I've never heard of that, and most preggo don't have a baby in 3 hours. But, I guess my sister was lucky the first two times.
Late Friday night my Sister's water broke and when I called her early Saturday morning I figured that she would have had the baby by then with her track record. Much to my surprise he still was not here. Her contractions weren't very close and I could tell by talking to her that she was tired already and wished he was here.
Finally at 8pm I called again, still no baby! One thing is for sure he doesn't seem to want to come out. I finally got a call at 11:15pm from my Mom telling me that he was finally here! He has tons of hair, looks like his Daddy and hasn't cried at all. Baby, Mom and Dad are all doing well. I can't wait to get home to meet the new little guy, and to find out what life is like with a nephew! It's going to be fun, pictures are on their way!
April 17, 2008
There are so many things to take care of, I know we're making progress and we'll get there. I don't enjoy the process of moving...something about it just doesn't motivate me at all. But I know the feeling of signing our mortgage and getting the keys is going to be enough motivation to make our house our home!
That's the fun part, and that's the part that I am most looking forward to. Walking into the house for the very first time, and knowing that it's all ours! We're starting a new adventure and a new chapter in life, and we're so excited!
The Bride & Groom
Jimmy & Jessie, we wish you all the love and happiness in the world. May your marriage be founded on God's love, and blessed in so many wonderful ways. We love you, believe in you both, and support you on this wonderful journey!
We can't wait to spend your wedding day with you this fall!
April 16, 2008
Drum Roll...... she cut off 11 inches of her long brown locks! It was pretty amazing, and so fun to watch. Here's a little video; enjoy!
April 15, 2008
Blue Silver Dress Size S Collection blue/silver off the shoulder (great for a Teen) size: 6 Won title in this dress.
White Michaelangelo Crystal Studded Shoes. Heel 1 inch high. Size 8M
Black Mossissmo Shoes. Never worn, only to try on. Size 7.5 Perfect for talent or Opening number.
April 13, 2008
This past weekend we traveled home to Iowa, for a very special girls birthday. My niece Jocelynn turned 5 years old last week. It's hard to believe, but it's true. My sister is 9 months prego, and livin' large these days. So I decided to give her a break and throw my niece a little party. "Pretty in Pink" was the theme, and so it was created with all things pink, even the cake!
We had a really great party, with lots of family, and lots of cake to be eaten. She's so BIG now, I can't believe how much she's grown in just one year. My nieces truly are both amazing little girls, and one of the hi-lights for me when I get to come home. They always have something new to tell me, or show me. And, they say "Annie" in the most adorable way!
Us with our new cousin, Brody
We had such a fun weekend at home with family! We finally got to view the proof of our wedding album. We spend a little time on Saturday morning at Gregory Photography going over our book. After the long wait, I'm happy to say the book is amazing and goes to print next week. We'll have it in two weeks. So excited to finally have wedding pictures.
Now it's off to pack the apartment, we only have two more weeks till moving day. Toodles!
To view more pics from the weekend click here
April 11, 2008
It'll be one exciting weekend! My sister is very prego and due on April 28th, we're getting closer and closer to have a newphew! I'm also looking forward to seeing my cousin Jeff's new baby boy Brody! With all these new additions it's exciting to make it home.
April 6, 2008
All of us at the Saturday night gala!
Angie & I at the gala!
Miss Twin Cities Committee & Angie!
April 3, 2008
I wore my new spring top today, I have a spring in my step, and I'm looking forward to the snow melting once and for all, and seeing more days like today in the future.