Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tattoo re-done

I decided that before we left Colorado, I wanted to get my tattoo re-touched. I was able to get an appointment with the original artist from six years ago!

Sunday was the day. Andrea and Savannah went with me to watch (and laugh at me) and support! What I didn't know (before we started) was that re-doing a tattoo is much more painful than the first time around. Pshew. It was really bad! But, I'm glad I did it! It looks much better now!

Here is what it looked like six years ago, brand new!

As he is getting started - you can really see how much it has faded. It was in great shape according to the artist though - especially for location. Tattoos on feet apparently don't last as well as other place.

The artist at work:
And me, in serious pain. I don't think I'll probably ever have this re-touched again. It was almost more than I could handle. It was NOT that bad the first time though.

And finally, the re-done, added to tattoo. The artist told me he was going to re-do the whole thing because "I'm much better now!"

Monday, July 13, 2009

TWO weeks and counting...

The movers come in two weeks (and 1 day) to pack our moving van, and we'll head off for Oregon!! Can you believe it?! I can't yet. Reality probably won't sink in until we've been in our new place for a while! :)

Send us some good vibes for the next two weeks - we have SO much to do!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Photos of our new home!

We are moving - have I mentioned that?! It's starting to sink in for me, but it probably won't hit home until we're actually in Oregon!

Our new place is an apartment in Lincoln City, Oregon. We look out on Devil's Lake State Park, and the ocean is about 1/2 a mile away! Mike took a few pictures for me, since I didn't get to go with him to find our place. The view from our balcony is spectacular!! And, as we'd hoped - we're within walking distance of the shore!
We can move in on August 1, so our next three weeks are going to be crazy getting ready!! Any good tips on how to move across country?! Especially since we have cats who don't like to travel?! Yikes!! (more of Mike's pictures at Flickr)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

And the adventure begins...

We are moving! Mike found a great apartment in Lincoln City, Oregon, and we are moving in on August 1st!!!!

We have been talking about moving to the coast for so long that I can't even believe it's happening for real! Mike will be home tomorrow night from OR, and he has pictures. I'll share them when he's home!

The apartment is on the shores of Devil's Lake State Park. We will have a lake view from our balcony. The beach is about a 15 minute walk away!

Your good vibes worked! We're actually doing this! Mike turned in a resignation letter today (via a friend at work - he wrote it before leaving "just in case"!) His last day at the stressful job is July 17! Yayayayayayayay!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Send us some good vibes

Mike is in Oregon and on his way to the coast to find our house! He has a list of rentals to check out, and we're really hoping to find a perfect place. In our budget, close enough to walk to the ocean, accepts our cats, and something he can sign a lease on this week so we can move VERY soon!

If you think of it today (or anytime!) send us some good vibes. I'll post info as soon as we know anything more!! Whoo hoo - excitement, nerves, all mixed together.