Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Puzzles, flowers, curtains, Lexington Legends, and jobs

So first things first, last week was a long week and this is what I came home to. Isn't my husband wonderful?

On to other things, Matt and I have a new hobby...Puzzles. A few months ago, our friends, the Bevils, decided to start doing puzzles. Well, we decided to try it out and loved it! Since mid-May we have done 5 and are working on our 6th one. We also have 2 more to work on when we finish this one. And don't worry, I will put up pics of those also! Also, these are the hometown collection from Walmart and Target. However, if you get them at Walmart, you will get normal puzzle pieces, but if you get them from Target they come in really weird shapes. So if you are like me and like to have some continuity, then go to Walmart and spend an extra $1 per puzzle.

This was the first puzzle and took us about 2 weeks b/c we were also in the middle of finishing up the semester.

This was our 2nd puzzle of Hollywood

We forgot to take a pic of the final product, but here is the picture of the box. Also, it was the first one with crazy pieces.

This one had the weirdest pieces of all. We couldn't even tell sometimes if pieces were end pieces or not.

This one is my favorite, probably since it has a beach and lighthouse. I would love to live in one of those houses!

Next, after almost 2 years of marriage, I decided we needed curtains. Well, I had wanted curtains for over a year, but just couldn't find orange ones that I liked. So, my friend Amy and I went out on a search for orange fabric to match our accent pillow on my and Matt's bed. Well, we found it! And this morning, I make them. Below is a picture of our bed room and then a picture of the curtains. I know they are nothing special, but I am so excited that I was able to make them. Also, we may get better sleep since we can keep the sunlight out in the mornings.

Last night we got to spend the evening with our friends Matt and Amy at the Lexington Legends game. It was fun, but the Legends lost. However, we saw the game for $2.50 each, split parking at $1.50 per couple, and had 25 cent hotdogs (2 for me and 4 for Matt) coming to grand total of $8! Also we got free chick-fil-a sandwiches when we left so really it only cost us $5! ha

Lastly, Matt is now just working at the Semiary Post Office. They are going to give him 27.5 hours a week and so he is just going to work at SPO only. He will miss Tastebuds, but will be able to have a more consistent schedule and will not ever have to work 10 hours days again (hopefully). So we are excited about that. I am still looking for another 10-15 hours job. I have applied for multiple jobs at the Semiary so lets hope that works out. I will let all you faithful bloggers know soon!


Big Jen said...

I am in awe of your curtains!! Wish I could sew.

Lindsy said...

Tim loves puzzles too. You guys should have a puzzle off or something like that! ha. I am cracking up at the fact that you have a toilet paper roll in your pic of your first completed puzzle. Love the curtains - cute, cute, cute. So happy to hear about Matt's new job.

Matt and Sara Beth Stout said...

One, I by no means sewed was stitch witch, but thanks anyway Jen!
Lindsy, it is on for the puzzle contest. Also, I saw the toilet paper (and cheese and crackers, and drink), but it was the only good picture I had. I can't really remember why those were even on the table, but it did give us a good laugh also!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers.
I love the puzzles. I used to do puzzles all the time with my father. We still do during the holidays.