Friday, April 29, 2011

Hats, hats and more hats...

Is it just me, or is the royal wedding looking more like the KY Derby than a wedding? Though I'm sure that is is standard to wear a hat to an occasion such as this, I can't help but be reminded of all of the research that I did before Mick and I went to the Derby last year.

Of course, some of the hats from the wedding are gorgeous, while others...well, in my opinion, they just look like the hat-wearer has some kind of ridiculous growth on their forehead. A few examples of the bad, and the good:

The girl on the right- love her!

 (l) Princesses Eugeine and Beatrice- that one on the left is terrible! (r) Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Royal Wedding

Unless you live under a rock, or you have been orbiting outer space for the last 6 months, you should be aware that the Royal Wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William happened today. To celebrate the occasion, and to entertain myself and my co-workers, we decorated the statue that sits inside our office.

So without further ado, I present the NDHS version of Kate Middleton on her wedding day. Obviously, her overall look was much better than ours since she actually had a face and arms that she can move. Our statue, sadly, has her arms glued to her sides, so the variety of attire that she can wear is somewhat limited.

Isn't she lovely??

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend

Mick and I had a great Easter weekend! Easter is always a great time to realize how many blessings we have in our lives. Namely our friends, family, dogs, jobs and home.

On Friday, both Mick and I were off of work. Mick played in a golf tournament (shocking, I know!) and I went to get a massage and did some work around the house. Friday night, we went to the Cardinals game with several friends, including a few out of town friends! As most people know, Friday night was also the night of the terrible storm that left devastation in north St. Louis. For those who were affected, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mick and Tom- Cape HS buddies reunited!

After a 2 hour delay of game and several tornado warnings, we were able to watch the game.

Here we are waiting out the game in the Cardinals Club- Thanks Tom for the great tickets!
Saturday, Mick and I went to breakfast and spent a lazy Saturday at home. We also celebrated Easter with my family.

Sunday, we were able to go to Perryville to spend Easter with the Hoeckeles (and George and Joann). I believe that Mick's sister Natalie came home with the best part of that day- a baby kitten who we later found out is a little boy. Congrats on the newest member of your family, Nats!

Overall, it was a fabulous Easter. Thanks for the fun, families!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My, how fast the time flies!

As most people know, besides my day job, I also teach dance at the studio that I grew up at. When I moved back to St. Louis, I knew that I wanted to teach there if at all possible since that place, more than anything I did throughout my high school years, shaped who I am as a person today.

The other day, one of the advanced ballet students had a mishap while playing soccer and is unfortunately unable to dance for the rest of this year. Because the class had already learned most of the 20-something minute long recital piece, I volunteered to take her spot so the choreographer wouldn't have to completely re-stage the piece.

Ironically, though, this is the same piece that I performed my senior year of high school. Though I am doing a different part in the piece, the mechanics are very similar.

In some aspects, it seems like the past 10 years since I graduated from high school have been an eternity since my life has changed so much, but when I am in ballet class, all of a sudden, I am transported back to my 18 year old self. Of course, there are several noticeable differences:

1. When I leave the studio, I go home to my own house and my husband, vs. my parents house and my mother. Instead of going home and doing homework, I usually go home and have a glass of wine and do housework. In high school, I would fall asleep on the phone with my high school boyfriend, but now, I fall asleep with a motley crew of Mick, Linus, Garth and Patches in my bed. (And I wonder why there are some nights when I don't sleep very well!)

Regardless of the changes of the past years, I know I am very blessed to be able to perform this piece again, even though the mechanics of my life have changed. Of course, I wouldn't have those mechanics any other way...

Here's a picture of me when I performed this piece 10 years ago. After the recital, I'll take a new pic and compare.

Until then, love,

Mickford and Mereford

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wow, what timing...

So when I looked through my posts just now, I noticed that I set up this blog on April 14, 2010, and then, completely randomly, decided to actually start blogging for real EXACTLY one year later, on April 14, 2011. Weird...

What a nice weekend!

Mick and I had a great weekend!

Friday night, we enjoyed dinner at our friend's Kelsey and Kari's house. We met Kelsey and Kari (or K2, as we call them) at the Chadwick Pool. We were so happy to meet another newlywed couple who lives just one street over from us!

Saturday, Mick played in a golf tourney, while I helped out with the Notre Dame Easter Egg Hunt. We then went to the NDHS Triva Night that night, where for the first time, our team did NOT come in last!

Sunday, we spent the day relaxing and doing yardwork. We are determined to get the yard looking great by July for Mick's backyard 30th birthday party!

Happy Holy Week- can't believe Lent is almost over! There is definately a soda calling my name on Sunday!


Mickford and Mereford

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Soo, I still don't think that we are interesting

But, here we are! This blog is more for myself to document the fun that is the Mickedith lifestyle. A little about us (not that anyone would read this who doesn't know us): Mick and I were married on September 19, 2009 (9/19/09- no, we didn't choose it because of that. We actually chose it because that was the 2 year anniversary of us dating).

We live in Missouri with our menagerie of animals, which include two dogs and two cats. A little about our family members:

Linus was Mick's dog before we met. When I met Mick, Linus was about to be "sent" to a new home. However, with a little intensive dog therapy (which involved me actually buying Mick a dog training book), Linus has turned into a delightful dog with such a sweet personality. - Linus's five favorite things: eating underwear and womens shoes, walks, morning kibble, visits to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Cape Girardeau, and barking at dogs who walk past his house. -

Garth was an impusle purchase at the Notre Dame auction in 2008. Long story short, Mick went to Rolla to pick him up from the breeder and he was ours ever since. He has energy to spare and a piercing yap that makes Mick and I seriously think about muzzling him (jk!) - Garth's five favorite things: morning kibble time, walks, car rides, chewing up sticks in the backyard, and chasing the cats.

Holly was my first pet. She is a gray tabby cat, with an abnormally small head and large belly. She feels as though she has had a hard life because when I got her, she was the queen of the castle, and now she has to share her mom with two dog brothers and one cat sister. - Holly's favorite things: When the dogs go out of town for the weekend, sleeping on the guest bed, eating kibble, putting curses on the dogs, and cozying up to mom when everyone else is out of the room.

Last but not least, Patches. She is a cat-dog, in that she looks like a cat but acts more like a dog! She is a long-haired calico cat with white legs and a sweet disposition. Patches five favorite things: Going outside to kill mice, eating, getting anyone who walks in the house to pet her, sleeping on the wine fridge, and taunting the dog.

So that's a little bit about life in our house. Enjoy! Love, Mickford and Mereford