Friday, April 13, 2012

It's Friday! Have a Great Weekend

We've made it through another week! Is there a better feeling?

Erin and I have a Friday tradition where we've eaten out at different pizza places, but in the spirit of saving money, last week we tried our hand at homemade pizza. And this week is going to be no different because it came out really, really well! Watch for a recipe to come soon.

And instead of heading out for drinks tonight, we've officially deemed tonight a movie night. This is where your part comes in: What movie should we rent? Being Hillsdale College graduates, we're strongly considering The Iron Lady but we also want to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Hey — we didn't say it was Romantic Comedy Friday. Any recommendations are certainly welcomed!

A few things to check out this weekend:

• John Mayer has preview track on iTunes of his new album. I cannot wait for it. It's more country — a bit more James Taylor.

• If you didn't listen to us before, please go to this Tumblr. It's hilarious. Here's a preview:
"When I wrongly assume that I can handle one more shot"

• Listen to this song. It's Erin's and my current favorite:

And that should be it for this weekend. We hope your weekend is filled with plenty of fun!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy (belated) Easter from the Dodsons!

I hope you all had a lovely and blessed Easter! We began our day with a beautiful church service, and then spent the rest of the day at home in Evergreen relaxing, dying Easter eggs, facetiming with Andrew's family, watching the Masters, and eating a large and extremely delicious Easter dinner.

We would love to share some pictures of our first married Easter with you!

Everyone needs a post-church Easter picture with buffalo.

Isn't he adorable?

Easter egg dying

One of Carly's eggs (someone needs to do her nails)

Presenting the eggs to the judge (it was an Easter egg dying CONTEST)

One of Carly's eggs won. Mine didn't. And I was not pleased about that.

Happy Monday and we hope you have a wonderful week!

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Little Notes I Love

On Thursday night, a spring basketball league I'm playing in kicked off (we came out on top 38-35!), so it was definitely a fun night. It was even better when I came home to Erin, who was stretching on the floor after going on a run during my game. She wasn't sure if she was going to be back when I returned, so she left me the following note:

She's pretty cute. The "messy pants" comment referred to me not making the bed yesterday... and possibly leaving some clothes on the floor. Have a great Friday and a lovely Easter weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Can't Stop Laughing


The beginning of the night:

The end of the night: 

Have you seen this tumblr? We (okay, maybe just me) can't get enough of it and I have been telling everyone I know about it because this kind of hilarity just can not go unshared. It has been making me laugh nonstop since I discovered it last week and I can not pull myself away--just ask Andrew. I can't even pick a favorite because they're all so darn funny.

Happy Wednesday!

p.s. this has been me all week:



Monday, April 2, 2012

Where Have we Been? A Weekend in Review

As Erin and I were getting ready for another Monday this morning, we thought to ourselves, "Hey, we haven't put up a new blog post in a long time!" I then said, "Hmm, people are probably concerned about us. They haven't had their Erin and Andrew fix in some time now."

Well, here you go! (Of course, that first paragraph is a complete joke, except the part about us not blogging in awhile!) It has been a combination of a lack of motivation and busy schedules that has resulted in a lack of stories. And this week isn't looking much better.

Erin is yet again working 45 minutes away from the city everyday and likely working much later, in order to get out a little earlier on Good Friday. This weekend I started a new blogging job at writing about Apple products and technology! It's a great side job that I'm really enjoying in just the first few days of work. Check out my piece on how Ashton Kutcher is pegged to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming indy film.

Like the photo above? It kind of serves as a summary of our weekend, outside of the bottom right corner photo. We drove by this building that used to sell maps. Clearly, it's out of business now. Talk about being outdated by technology.

This past weekend was a pretty typical, but relaxing weekend for us. We've been pretty diligent about working out and that continued on Saturday with a run to Cherry Creek, followed by a bicycle ride back home. We then met Erin's mom and sister up the mountain to see The Hunger Games which was a great movie -- go see it! Sunday started earlier with 8:30 a.m. Mass and then we went grocery shopping. Upon our return home, we did some power cleaning, some laundry, and then headed to an animal shelter to continue our search for a kitten! What? A kitten you say?

Last week, we decided we need a little kitty around the house to entertain us. So we checked out a shelter last week, and then one this week, but no luck. We figure this could take some time, so we're being patient. We can't wait to find one to show everyone! That will really jazz up this blog.

Sunday afternoon was glorious. We enjoyed some very refreshing beers over crackers and cheese with the door to our balcony and windows opened. It was hot - but so perfect. Erin was able to catch up with her best friend from college on the phone while I blogged a little bit for the new job. Erin made an amazing spinach salad for dinner that we enjoyed while watching Lost. Ah - another thing we haven't filled you in on!

Erin's favorite show in high school was Lost - something that I never watched. Thanks to Netflix, we can watch  all six seasons. We finished season one last night and will start season two soon! It's official - I'm hooked.

And now we're back to another week. Monday's are never fun, and to make it worse - it's really gloomy in Denver today. Oh well! We hope everyone has a great week. We'll do our best to blog more this week - but no promises! We do guarantee plenty of Easter photos from this coming weekend, however.