Monday, August 25, 2008

Finally, Pictures

So, we are finally posting some pictures. And by we, I mean ME! I am amazing and, despite a nearly paralyzing fear of breaking the camera, figured out how to do this whole "pictures on the blog" thing. Go me.
This is the bestest cutting board in the universe. It has been blogged about previously. $20. Costco. Get one. Love it.
Our happy pillows. On our nifty IKEA couch. The pillows were a wedding present. The couch was a tax refund present.
The view from our balcony. Yes, that is grass. Unfortunately,it's some mutant, rock hard, sharp as glass grass that one cannot really enjoy like real grass. But it's nice to look at!
You can't see it, but that's a map on the computer. He spends ALL DAY looking at and working with maps. What does he do when he gets home? Looks at maps. :-) Look how happy maps make him. What a nerd. :-)

There are about 100 million more pictures, but uploading them takes forever and I am tired of waiting around for the computer. More later.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Good News from the Montagues!

This week's good news:
1. Erin did not kill her co-worker and will, therefore, not be going to jail anytime soon!
2. The camera finally came! We have many pictures. Isaac is in charge of putting them on the blog, because the camera kind of scares me.
3. ISAAC GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's working for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. It's a GIS internship! This will be perfect for while he is in school. The hours will mean he has plenty of time to work on his school work. :-) He starts on Monday. :-) This job will probably count as his internship/final project which means he may be able to finish his master's a little earlier than we originally thought!
4. I found a good quilt shop here! (Thanks Alisa!)
5. We found out that Isaac and I can use the ASU gym and pool almost for free (Isaac is free actually, I have to pay a fee per semester). I am excited. :-)
6. I found a speedo swimsuit (for use in the ASU pool) at Cabela's for $6.00. I am such a bargain shopper! :-)
7. I hope everyone is sitting down for this one...

I went to HFPE meeting on Tuesday. Voluntarily. By myself. I crocheted burp cloths with a friend in the ward (Again, thanks Alisa! It was fun!)

There's more, but I think you get the general idea! :-) I wish Happy Weeks to all of you!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Big, Dumb, Camera People

The camera people just shipped our camera TODAY! We ordered it LAST WEEK!!!!!!!! I am so annoyed. We had the most AMAZING lightning storm last night and COULD I TAKE PICTURES? NO! Why? BECAUSE THE BIG DUMB CAMERA PEOPLE didn't send the camera. Isaac says I shouldn't be annoyed because we just ordered it on Friday and people don't work on the weekends. YADA YADA YADA. I want that camera. :-( This is the problem with ordering things online. I am at the mercy of distant merchants and the US Postal Service. Deep sigh. Oh well. The wait continues. ON and ON and ON.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Toy

Well, we have finally given in. After 2 years of having a camera that only sort-of worked, and after MONTHS of Isaac meticulously researching digital cameras online, and after MONTHS of saving, we have BOUGHT A NEW CAMERA! We bought a Canon EOS XSI in a kit with a few lenses and filters.
Now, as I mentioned before, Isaac has spent MONTHS researching these things, so he actually knows what the lenses and filters do. I am more of a push-the-button-and-hope-for-the-best kind of photographer, but he is super excited to try the different lenses and such. And so, to those who have been patiently waiting (or not so patiently waiting-MOM! :-) ), soon, there will be pictures on the blog. It should be here next week. Expect much more visual posts soon! :-)