Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I'm tired! I have been up and going since 8 this morning, and I was so busy all day at school (which by the way is going so good). After school I went to work, then straight over to the house to help Tyler for a little while. I took a couple mid-remodel pics so you could see the progress of our front apartment. If the pics look cloudy white it's because Tyler was sanding all the walls. Notice in the picture on the right the box shelves that Tyler built into the wall (he framed and built that wall by the way)... pretty cool huh? He's real creative. The top left pic shows the trim that he is doing in the bedroom. It's going to be real cool when we get it all sanded and painted. Funny little story... in primary last Sunday we were learning the song where you say thank you in like 8 different languages, which song also talks about how Heavenly Father understands and loves everyone. The chorister teaching the song (who's kind of an airhead) was reiterating the point that he knows and hears each of our languages, and some little kid asks, "even Mexican?" She replied, "even Mexican." Primary is too funny.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sorry, It's been a while, so I have a lot to post. I told kell I'd post these pictures of tyler's brother shawn's house that we are thinking about buying. I'll save the details for if it ever gets serious... but here are some pics, tell me what you think. The top right is the shop, then the finished basement on top right, the pasture out back behind the lawn (it's on 1.6 acres), the kitchen, and of course the house. Pretty cool, eh? We're just thinking/talking about it though. More later!
just a few before and after pics (doesn't do it justice) to let you see why we were so busy this summer. I wish we would have taken before pics before we ripped out the carpet and what not, because it was way grosser. Anywho, you get the idea. Sorry I haven't posted in a while... I'll do better.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Soooo, we bought a house!! We are homeowners! Well, we don't have the keys yet, but we anticipate (if all goes well-fingers crossed) the deal to be sealed within a week or two. How cool is that? We are very excited, but also a little nervous about being adults!! Here's some info... the house is about a half a block from the college and has two apartments... one is for 6 college girls and one is the manager's apartment. The rent from the 6 girls will more than pay for our mortgage which is awesome. It seems to be a win-win. So everyone say a little prayer that nothing falls through last minute. Oh, and don't get any ideas like it's a hunk of junk. Give Tyler a couple of weeks and you won't even recognize it. Yay! So exciting!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The other night Tyler and I were having "creative time", he was doing leather working and I was scrapbooking. He kept looking over at the page I was working on, and finally said, "I'm going to show you what a page is supposed to look like". An excuse really as I know he has been dying to scrapbook with me. So Tyler began his very first page, and he is very excited for me to post it on two peas. Too funny! He really really wants to get a lot of comments and take the scrapbook world by storm. I was teasing him about it while he was doing his page and he said over his shoulder, "i'm already getting Lots of comments." (from himself that is).
Sunday, May 28, 2006
This entry is about Tyler because I miss him, and he is so sad that I'm not home right now. Ashley Boice, my sister in law, just introduced me to a Ben Fold's song I hadn't heard called "the luckiest". So cute. Ever since I heard that song, I have been hearing those words in my head... I feel like I'm the luckiest. I have the best husband in the world, and even though I'm not what people call "responsible", he thinks I'm the best wife in the world. love you babe!
Thursday, May 11, 2006
This blog is dedicated to Grandpa Bob Ward, who is not doing so good right now. I just stopped by to visit, and ended up crying with Alice the whole time. He is on his little hospital bed in their den, but he can't really talk or move around, or eat for that matter. He hasn't eaten anything in 9 days, and there's nothing anyone can do for him. So sad. I witnessed a really sweet moment, when Alice was holding his hand and rubbing his face and telling him to leave this body, because it wasn't doing him any good. She told him to go see his son Barry, and his parents and siblings. It just kills her to see him like this and not be able to do anything. We were listening to his Christmas album that he made (on his organ), and while we were listening, he was trying so hard to move his hands around like he was playing the notes. When I left he was able to barely lift his hand and wave goodbye at me, and after I told him that I loved him he half mouthed "love you" back. So sweet.
I guess I better explain the picture... this was at Tyler's birthday party, and I was trying to take a picture of Tyler with Bob. Tyler goes, "c'mon Grandpa", and flips off the camera, so Bob without even looking at the camera lifts up his middle finger with Tyler. The whole family was laughing so hard, it was great.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
This is Drago and I love him. I think Tyler and I need to have a baby, because we talk about Drago and Minnie like they're our children. But they are better than kids because they don't cry, and we only visit them once a day... and they don't cost us anything! Kell, I had to post this picture so you could show Cate what's waiting for her in Idaho.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
This isn't a pic from today, it was a couple weeks ago, but a pic of Idaho nonetheless. This doesn't do any sort of justice to how beautiful this scene was. The sky was so pretty, I actually pulled over on my way home from work to take a picture of it. Back to the present... I didn't have to work today and it was wonderful! Today was the first hot day that we have had this year, and it actually felt like summer. I love those first couple of warm days in the year, there's such a unique feel to them. So I had my first session of laying out on the lawn in the sun and reading. I'm reading the Da Vinci code right now. Pretty interesting, I love it. I was talking to Kelly earlier today about how when I'm reading it, it's just another reminder of how true the church is. Tonight Tyler and I went to an Elder's quorom dinner that was sooo yummy. Barbequed steaks, yummy salad and rolls, and of course... potatos! I really like our ward. We rode the bullet bike there and bike so that was fun. Anyway, I've got that "I was in the sun all day" glow and I love it!! I love summer, and Idaho is so beautiful this time of year. So green with big open skies, and mountains off in the distance. AND- I saw my first garage sale of the season today and it put a smile on my face! That's all for now.
Monday, April 17, 2006
For some reason these past couple months, I have been majorly lacking in self confidence, and have pretty much felt fat and ugly. I have always had little body issues, but never before like this. I didn't understand what was going on with me and why I was feeling so bad about myself, but I didn't like it. Then one night at cooking club we all decided to put on Shauna's "perfect" red lipstick... and if you've ever shopped for red lipstick, you'll know that it is hard to find. I have never really worn any lipstick, let alone red lipstick, so it was a little shocking to me at first, and I thought I looked pretty ridiculous. But after the shock wore off, something started to happen to me. I felt real cute, and real confident, and like a totally changed woman. It was incredible. I went home to Tyler totally different than I had left, and although he didn't like the color, he did like the change. Not only did it affect me that night, but even the next day I could feel its effect. I felt and dressed like I had lost 10 pounds, even though I doubt that happened overnight. So, if you haven't tried it, you need to. It is a tool of empowerment.
I just figured out how to post a picture so here's me and Tyler (sorry mom- Tyler and me), at his surprise 25th birthday party that I threw him in February.
To the right you will see my own private Utopia. I just got this journal/creative writing book that gives you questions to answer, and one of the questions tells you to describe your utopia. Immediately I thought of my cozy afternoon I was enjoying in my clean house, watching Pride and Prejudice, and eating a fiesta bowl with diet Sprite. Aaahh, bliss. Then I read on to find that they had a much bigger picture in mind than myself. I was supposed to describe a whole city. Here's what I say to that... you have to take pleasure in the little things. We can all live in a Utopian society if people would figure that out.
'Utopia: any place or state of ideal perfection'.... so what is everyone elses idea of perfection? Tell me about it in your comment.