Wednesday, October 31, 2007

They Call Them Man-Boobs - or Moobs

So a couple of fun things in celebration of the holiday.

First - my dad sent me this video, which I thought was absolutely hilarious! If you can appreciate cats, then I think you'll enjoy this too - it reminds me A LOT of Banks :-)

Secondly, Jason and I went to the flea market with our friends Ben & Alicia this last weekend. We had an absolute blast looking around at all the fun things. But Jason happened to come across these rubber stress balls that had nipples on see where I'm going with this. So if your easily offended do not scroll down below and look at the picture of my husband once he found these, dare I say toys? I was laughing pretty darn hard. And the poor elderly woman next to him had no idea what to think. The best part was standing a little off to the side and watching as men noticed these balls sitting in the bucket and not being able to resist picking them up...we seriously all couldn't stop laughing.
If y'all send me pictures of your cute kids or grandkids (or even yourselves!) in full Halloween attire, I'll be sure to post them by the end of the week!

Friday, October 26, 2007

So You Think You Can Dance!

Wednesday night was amazing! Jason and I went to the So You Think You Can Dance Tour here in Nashville and it was INCREDIBLE! I'm a huge fan of the show and was so excited to see some of my favorite dancers out there on stage in person. Neil! Sabra! Pasha! Sara!! Whoohoo!!
My friend Brooke and I had bought tickets as a big group and there was a total of 9 us sitting together in the best seats!!! Seriously, after the moment I sat down for the show, I couldn't stop smiling the entire time. Jason might even be a bit bruised from all the elbowing I continued to do to him every time I was amazed and excited over one of the dances. I so recommend going and hope to go every year there's a tour. No flash cameras were allowed unfortunately and it was pretty dimly lit, not to mention once the dancing began, I could've cared less about anything else, so I forgot to take my camera out till the very end when they were taking their bows.
After the show, Jason and I tried to take pictures of ourselves and they turned out ok, but then when we got home, we had a little fun with the camera and posed a little for ya! Oh yea, and I cut my hair last weekend! It's the shortest I've had it for years, but I really love it and Jason says he likes it too, but I think he's just trying to adjust to it too :-)
And um, whoa! Can you all see how freakin hot my man is!! I'm just gonna say it....Damn!
Because I finally downloaded my pictures, I also found the pictures that we took when we signed the contract on our house! We met up at Battered & Fried, one of our favorite East Nashville places to eat, with our realtor and friend Heidi and her man Ben. So I thought those would be fun pictures to add as well.
Homeowners, yup - that's us!! A couple more weeks and we should be in our new home. The foundation is in mid-repair (thanks to the tons of rain we've been getting) and we're in the midst of various other repairs inside the house too! But very exciting news...we have ourselves a new closet!! Yea!! We've finished painting the guest room and the office and have the bead-boarding to finish in the guest room and the chair rail in the office. Then we're on to paint the living room - I can't wait, its all coming together so nicely! We're exhausted, but excited too!! Our repair guys Charlies, Butch, and a couple other guys have been so incredible getting all the insulation installed in our roof, the plumbing stuff finished, putting up a new ceiling over the porch, installing a fan in the bathroom - they're the best and they're doing a great job!! I'll post some pictures of all the new developments on the house in the near future - right now we're trying to move things over little by little when we get the time together.
That's all I got for now - hope you enjoyed the pics!
All our love - The Keiths!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Tuesday was the passing of the Keiths family pet, Lily. She was so quirky and lots of fun to be around. Jerry, Sherry, Kelley, Scott and Jason, I am so sorry for your loss.
She was well loved and will be greatly missed!
Kati took this picture of Lily while she was out in California with my dad for Promise Keepers.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Welcome To Our Home!

Let me give you the tour!
This is me opening our front door into our living room! I love the hardwood floors!! Any decorations you see actually belong to the seller, its supposed to be for staging. I guess they didn't really need them, cause we made an offer on the house the first day it was on the market!
This is our living room, the front door is on the left. And the windows on the left wall face the front porch.
We finally have a fireplace! Unfortunately the old homes are not safe for actual wood fires, this fireplace was originally intended for coal. But hey we have a mantal to hang stockings on!! And just beyond the living room you can see a glimpse into the master bedroom.
This is our master bath, which is right off the master bedroom and laundry room.

For a time it will be quite cozy, but we have some great expansion ideas for the future!
Here's another shot of the living room, taken from the dining room. We LOVE the original windows you see against the far wall. They need a little cleaning up, but they are so cute! This picture was taken from the dining room.
A wide entryway seperates the dining room from the living room. Jason and I would agree that the dining room is definately our favorite room in the house.
Here's Jason enjoying a corner from the dining room.

The windows to the right face out onto the front porch and you can see from the reflection on the floors, they let in a ton of natural light! Just beyond the dining room is the kitchen with brand new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, tile floors and gorgous Italian countertops and backsplash.
Through the kitchen is the hallways into the back bedrooms which will serve as Jason's Writing Room/Office and our guestroom.
It's a bit odd shaped for a hallway, but that's just part of the fun character that an old home posseses. If you look closely, you can see the back door that leads into the backyard.
Here's the view if you looked back from the hallway toward the kitchen and dining room.

It was hard to get a good overall shot of the bedrooms, but Tina did a great job at getting both windows. This is a picture of Jason's Writing Room/Office.
This is our guest bathroom that is located in the back of the house between the two back bedrooms.
Here's another shot of the guest bathroom. It also has new cabinets and all new fixtures.
This is our guest bedroom, which you can see the two windows and closest. It's bigger than it seems, but there was really no point in taking a picture of the blank walls :-)
And here we are Home Sweet Home!!
We're in the midst of finishing the loan process with the bank and title company. Once we've finished with that, we'll be able to close and start on repairing the foundation. The seller cut us a check to finish what he was unable to do before he left on his trip. So it should only take a couple weeks or so and then we'll be able to begin the moving process. Thankfully, there's no stress, because we have plenty of time to move our things from the apartment into our new home. We can't wait to see what memories God has in store for us as we open up our home to our friends, our family and all our loved ones. We even plan to extend our family with the addition of two Labrador puppies sometime after Thanksgiving!!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Too Good Not To Share

So I apologize for taking so long to get the pictures that Tina took of our new home up on the blog. We downloaded them at the apartment, but I tend to spend the majority of my time on the computer here at work. So this weekend I will definitely post them all for you to see - they turned out great, as I knew they would!

But in the meantime, I had to share with you all the funniest thing that happened early this morning. Baby, you know its too good to keep to ourselves :-)

I have a horrible tendency to set my alarm WAY before I actually need to get up. Its debatable whether psychologically I feel more rested because I dupe myself into thinking I'm sleeping in more, or whether I'm actually keeping myself up and losing more sleep. And this I might add, is an ongoing conversation between Jason and I. But no matter, I set my alarm one hour before I actually HAVE to get out of bed and spend the next hour repeatedly hitting snooze. Jason has grown accustomed to this bad habit of mine and has gotten to the place where he can completely tune out the radio and not even realize that I've hit snooze over 20 times, then eventually gotten up to shower, got dressed, fed the cat and blown dry my hair before I finally wake him to say goodbye for the day.

Well this morning started out on a much more humorous note. At 6:30am my alarm starts off with "Rockstar" by Nickelback. Not the most soothing song to wake up to, so I groggily lean over to hit snooze. As I do, I hear from behind me "I want to be a star!" Huh? I roll over to face Jason and say "What honey?" And I kid you not - he repeats himself, while shooting his arm straight up into the air - "I want to be a star!" Oh my word - did that just happen? I was giggling about it all morning as I got ready. Then when I finally was ready to go and went to his side to wake him with a kiss and to say goodbye, I told him "You are never going to believe what you did in your sleep this time baby". He laughed so hard when I told him, he couldn't believe it. At some point, I want to film our sleep habits one night, I think it would be absolutely hilarious.