Monday, October 19, 2009


Yes, today I am 25 years old. I don't really know how it happened I feel like I was just 18 not that long ago. I really don't feel old it just seems weird that I'm already here. Time just keeps flying by faster and faster.

Chris and I met celebrating my bday so every year we celebrate the same way and I'm so excited...dinner at Texas Roadhouse! Its one of my favs and I can't wait. Its so weird to think that just 6 years ago I had just barely met Chris and had no idea that we would end up being married....what a fantastic birthday present! Here is a picture of us on that night. Its terrible quality but I still love it. I'm so happy that I have a picture of us the night that we met.

We did bday turkey dinner with my fam yesterday and it was so delish! We finished up the night with my new present from Chris...Rockband Beatles edition! It was so much fun singing with my fam and pretending to be a groupie!
Anyway, here's another craft I just finished that I totally love! My friend Ema just had a baby so I made her a few onsies and socks. I used that webbing stuff that you iron onto fabric and then cut out the shapes I wanted, ironed it onto the onsies and stitched around it. The stitching was terrible but hopefully Ema doesn't look too closely at it. And the socks are something my sister taught me how to do a long time ago after she taught me how to crochet and I think they are so stinking cute!

I decided that this one needed a bright pink bow so here's that.

Friday, October 16, 2009

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My sister in law Jen sent this to me and I was laughing so hard and wanted to share. For those of you who don't know, these are my brothers and sisters in law. Enjoy!!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween Jars

As requested by my sister in law, Jen, I wanted to post these super cute Halloween Jars that I made. Using recycled jars, tissue paper, mod podge and some black fabric, I made these darling halloween decorations.

I found the idea at You can find the instructions there. Now I just need to put some Christmas lights in mine. Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Frame makeovers

So lately I have totally been into crafting. And by crafting, I really mean looking at all those crafting blogs out there and wishing I could be friends with some of those crafters out there. I look at the things they do and think, "I could do that" and wonder how they come up with these fabulous ideas. A few weeks ago I bought a few picture frame ledges and bought a bunch of black and white frames to put on them. I got home and arranged them and realized I needed a few more. So the crafter hiding inside of me decided to look and see what old frames I had that might be in desperate need of a makeover and I found these guys...
They aren't horrible but definitely not in the theme of black and white. I wanted all of the frames to be different but still coordinate with each other. I went to Joann's and picked up some scrapbook paper, spray adhesive and paint and was able to transform them into these...

Not too bad for a non-crafter! Now I just need to put pictures in them (and the rest of my new frames for that matter). I will post a picture of all my frames together when I finish putting photos in them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Has it really been 3 months!?

I can't believe how long it has been since I've updated this. I wish I had a great excuse, but I don't...just being lazy and a little busy. But I will make up for lost time now. I pretty much just went through all the pictures on my computer from the last time I posted till now and picked a few to share to catch you up with whats been going on.

It seems like forever ago, but in July we got to go and see Wicked. It was SO AMAZING! I had been listening to the soundtrack for a long time and already loved the music but the show was even better than I expected. My brother in law and sister in law Stew and Robyn came down from Utah and went with us, and my sister in law Jen. We of course had dinner first at Oregano's. Here are a few pictures from dinner...

And here's Chris doing what he does best...

Me and Jen before the show.
Here's the stage
This is Robyn so excited for it to start
And me and Chris
Lately I have been really into trying to get my food storage. There is a new store in Chandler that has so much stuff. Its right down the street from my salon so I go when I have a break and need to kill time. I think my favorite thing I have tried from there is their taco "meat"...its a vegetable protein flavored to taste like ground taco meat, and it really does. I've also done a little bit of canning too. Here is some spaghetti sauce and salsa.
We also sold our truck this summer. We bought it when Chris was working in construction and he needed it. Since then, we decided that it was too big and expensive so we wanted to sell it. Chris posted it on Craigslist on a Saturday and sold it on the following Monday. I thought I would be so happy, but I was actually sad to see it go. I still kinda miss it but I know we will have another truck one day.
In August we helped with our wards youth conference. Here is Chris helping with one of the activities. The kids had to jump over the beam that Chris was helping to control.
This is me and my friend Kim at the service project.
Our group was in charge of doing a deep clean of a dance studio owned by a family in our ward. It was so great to see the kids not only willing to clean, but happy to be serving too.

Later in August, I went to Seattle with my sister to visit my brothers. We had so much fun spending time with them and their families. Our trip also overlapped with my parents trip there so we were able to have most of our family together for some of the trip. I took tons of pictures but can't find any of them right now except this one...

We went to the beach one day to take some family pictures together and walked by this wedding. I saw these two standing by each other and whispered to my brother that I hoped this was the father...then they started kissing so I knew it was the groom. We walked far enough away to sneak a picture. It wasn't till I got to blow it up that I noticed her shoes...great for your wedding day or a day of fishing! I laughed pretty hard over it.
This past weekend we went to my parents for conference. We had a great day listening to conference and spending time together. In the late afternoon, we went out and threw a football around and tried to fly a kite (I think it was broken cuz we couldn't get it up at all!). The weather has been so beautiful and it was so nice to be able to go out and play and get some fresh air. I'm so glad that we can enjoy the outdoors again.
Anyway, I will try to post more pictures from Seattle if and when I find them. And I'll try to be better about posting more than once every three months this time. Hope everyone has a fun weekend planned. BYE!!