Monday, July 11, 2011

4th of July Weekend with Christy

What should I be doing right now?? NKO classes for my nursing orientation. What am I doing?? Blogging about last weekend.

Tirimasu and Key Lime Pie
So...last weekend, Christy came to VA for the 4th of July. We had a great weekend together. We signed the lease on our new house, got to eat at some really great restaurants, including Sonoma Wine Bar and Bistro, and bought some new bedroom furniture. We also saw Green Lantern and Bridesmaids. Both movies were really good. Sonoma Wine Bar and Grill was quite the fancy restaurant. I bought a Groupon for it a while ago and thought I'd surprise Christy when she got here. I don't know if it was really a surprise since I told her the name of the place before she got up here. She looked it all up already and probably knew more about the restaurant than I did. But it was yummy and fancy all the same. It's definitely not a place to go to all the time because it's pretty expensive, but the food was really delicious. They have a ton of wines on tap too.

Bed, dresser, and nightstand
Dresser with tri-fold mirror
We made a pretty big purchase of a new bedroom set. We're trying to get rid of the cheap particle board stuff that we have. Until now, my parents have supplied us with two beautiful seven shelf bookcases, a coffee table, and a display case for our wedding stuff. My brother also bought us a wine rack. The mother of one of our landlords suggested that we look at Heritage Amish Furniture for a bedroom set. I've always heard that Amish furniture was incredibly well-made. Well, it's no lie. This is the nicest furniture we have. Normally, it takes 12 weeks to order something from them when you pick the style, wood type, and stain that you want from their catalogs. There were a few floor models that were for sale. The one that we got was 50% off. Not only that, but there was a 4th of July special where it was tax free, free delivery, and we got 300 dollars worth of "Amish bucks" for a future purchase. The bedroom set consists of a dresser with a tri-fold mirror, a taller chest of drawers with a two door cabinet on top, a queen-size bed, and a night stand. The wood is all solid cherry and gorgeous. Unfortunately, the dressers didn't make it up the steps. They were too long to fit around the railing on the steps, so they will be staying in the guest bedroom downstairs. Oh well. The full bathroom is downstairs anyway, so it's not a big deal. If the shower is downstairs, our clothes might as well be too, right? Right. The bed and nightstand made it up the steps, so that's good. We still have another dresser that could go upstairs if need be. I'll also go ahead and say it...we looked at some baby furniture there too. Particularly, a changing table and convertible crib. The stuff was amazing. The changing table converts into a dresser, and the crib converts into a toddler bed, and ultimately, into a full-size bed. I was impressed with it, and I think it would definitely be worth the price.

I leave this week for Rhode Island. I'll be out of touch from just about everything from July 15th to August 19th. No blogging, Facebook, Twitter, texting, phone, e-mail, or internet. It will probably be really good to break away from all that stuff for a while. I'm hoping to write another blog post before then about the amazing yoga experience that I had this weekend with Matthew Sanford. Stay tuned...


  1. Love the furniture! We bought a "crib for life" for Carson and are currently using the toddler bed stage. Fabulous! Go, go Baby LeDuff!!!!!!

  2. Hahaha!! Well...Baby LeDuff doesn't exist yet, but when it does start to exist, that's the furniture we want for him/her. :)