Sunday, November 30, 2008


We had a great Thanksgiving, even though it was our first Thanksgiving away from home. We were lucky enough to go to Utah for a short trip two weekends ago for Nate's brothers wedding. We loved seeing everyone and spending time with both families.

I had the entire week off from working at the gym so I decided to get a few Christmas decorations up while I had the time. Nate got Thursday and Friday off. We were invited to Nik and Anissa's house with Noah and Giselle. I actually made a green bean casserole, it may sound gross, but I was pleasantly suprised, if I may say so myself. I also brought a pumpkin pie. We had A LOT of food and it was all really good. That night we just hung around and talked and watched football. Friday morning the guys went golfing at a small course right by our house. In the afternoon the guys went shooting and then the girls met up with them at a pizza place. We ended the night by watching the movie "P.S. I Love You". It was a really fun night. On Saturday morning, the guys went and played soccer and kickball with the elders in Noah's spanish ward. Nate and I decided to spend the rest of the day together alone. We went to Subway for lunch, then went to the new James Bond movie (which was really good) then we went out to T.G.I. Fridays. We had a great night and to end it we watched "Fools Gold". It was such a great holiday break that we were able spend time with friends and think about all the things that we are grateful in our lives. We are already getting excited for Christmas and being able to come home for the holiday! Love you all!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Slowly, But Surely

I know that it has taken me a long time to put up new pictures of our house, but it has been a little slow putting everything together. Finally I do have a few rooms completely decorated. It has been a lot of fun to put everything together and I really love trying to come up with creative ideas that don't cost money, or if it does, very little. One of my favorite places to buy decorations, Dollar Tree. :) I love that place! Anyway here are some pictures of what is finished so far.

Now a quick note about this mirror. The West's (the people we are renting from) had several vinyle letter sayings around the house and she asked if she could keep them there. Most of them are ok and I can live with, but the one in the entry way (seen here) is a scripture. Don't get me wrong it is a great scripture, but it is all about children. Since we don't have any I wanted to cover it with this mirror, but the only way to do that was to hang it a little higher than what we would have liked. So if your like Nate and think it is way too high, you are just going to have to accept it because I like it. :)

One last thing. I'm sure you noticed that our Master bedroom was not pictured. That is because I am giving it a make-over. I am really excited about it. Nate gave me a new comforter set for our birthday and it is awesome. I have most of the room finished but there are a few details that I want finished before I post a picture.