Sunday, October 21, 2012

Carpet, Cabinets, and Tile!

We finally have carpet! Our house no longer echos! I love it! I can take off my shoes and walk around barefoot without being afraid I will get a sliver or step on a nail.  
Trent started our tile and my dad has began putting in our cabinets! Its starting to come together!
We also bought some hand-me-down couches from some friends and they are perfect! We are finally going from a a home :)
 What a mess.....

See you in 2 years...

Drew is an official missionary! He left Wednesday October 17th. He was set apart as an Elder the night before which I think was when it really became real that he was going to be gone for a while.
Drew was scheduled to go to the MTC at 12:45 so we drove down to Provo and picked up Mykah and then went to breakfast/lunch at the Chucka (aka: Chuck-a-rama)
Wednesday was BEAUTIFUL! We went up to the Provo Temple and took some pictures. I guess it's just kind of the thing everyone does now. They go to the temple take some pictures and say your good byes cuz once you get to the MTC they get their luggage out and off they go!

When Drew said that he was ready to go we all gave our last hug. My mom told Ty to give Drew a hug before we left, of course Ty was jumping all over Drew and being a crazy man and Ty wrapped his arms around his legs (like the picture above) and Drew tried to get away. This is what happened next...
Ty lost his loose tooth haha. Drew accidently kicked him in the mouth...whoops 
After :)

Good luck Drewskie! See you in 2 years!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Last weekend home...

This weekend is Drew's last weekend home for 2 years. So us siblings decided to get together and have some fun. We got some snacks and then watched a scary movie. 'The Women in Black' We had a lot of fun together. It's weird to think that Drew wont be here for the next 2 years. I was thinking about how fast everything changes and how fast time flies. It makes me sad that I often take time for granted.
I wonder what I will be doing in two years. Maybe have a dozen kids...a dog...a castle on the hill...who knows. I just hope I'm a better person.

Trail Ride

Horses. I LOVE them! I have ever since I was a little girl I have loved them. I was involved in a program called 4-H and showed a horse named Juniper for about 4 years. I haven't ridden for a very long time...too long, but last week my awesome friends took me on a trail ride!!!!
Meet Ethel....the mule :)
We borrowed her from some friends and off we went. We had a blast! The mountains are SO pretty!
 Thanks Car and Morgan for a perfect day!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Oh Zumba...

Now...I am not the most coordinated person in the world...and that is probably an under statement...there is most definitely a reason why I do not dance. I can only do one action at a time...either my feet or my hands not both at the same time. And more then 75% of the feet things I can't even do. I've only been to Zumba once and that was with my Zumba certified friend Heather so I you can imagine how I looked next to her...
So yesterday I called my bestie Carlene. We have been best friends for about 10 years now and she's awesome. I hate how life takes a hold of us and we don't make time to hang out more then we do cuz we always have a blast together! Anyways back to the Carlene, her little sis Morgan, and I went to dinner and had a great time and then Car said she was going to Zumba for the first time and wanted me to go with them so off we went to Zumba...we showed up and everyone was already dancing which was great but then as we looked around we noticed that we were the only 3 in the room that spoke English. They were doing all these salsa hip moves and let me just tell white chicks sure don't know how to do least we didn't. The instructor was a dude and he kept coming over to where we "dancing" and going slow to see if he could help us out but it wasn't working, we just got a bunch of weird stares :) I think we are going to find somewhere to go each week so maybe we will get better....maybe...


Drew's farewell was last Sunday. He leaves on October 17th. It's coming up quick!


Trent made a new friend. This is my cousin William and they became best buds.

The weather was so nice! I love this time of year when all the leaves are changing!

Paint and Orange!

The last couple of weeks have been nothing but painting. Since we don't have any carpet in yet we are trying to get as much as we can done. My family came over again and helped us which was great! I'm beginning to learn why I didn't grow up and become a painter...I don't like it all that much.

My favorite color is orange. So I had to have an orange wall somewhere in my house! The second I saw this house I knew if we got it this would be the lucky wall. The first thing we did was put a primer on which I thought looked pretty good so then I started to second guess myself if I wanted as dark of an orange as I thought... 

And then we put the real color on and I realized that I was glad we were doing the darker color cuz man the primer color looked pink next to the real stuff! But then next to the pink it looked like we were going to have a pumpkin orange wall but after everything was done it looked perfect! I was so excited! We finally had completed one full room! So we began taking all the tape off and this happened...
A big nasty rip. I was so mad! We had stayed up late for 3 nights in a row to finally finish one room and then we had this ugly whole in the wall. But that's why its so great to have a handy man husband that knows how to fix things and it was fixed the next day :)