Thursday, September 27, 2007


Well, our lives are almost back in order! We got the floor done and almost all of the baseboards put back up. We still have a few more things to finish, but we officially have our living room back. Since I took the pictures, we have gotten our couch and all our other furniture set back up so it is starting to feel like normal again, but it looks so much better! Between the new paint and floors it looks like a totally different house to us and we love it! I can't wait to get to get everything else done so we can relax.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Hello Everyone! It's been awhile since I made a post so I figured I would update everyone even though we havent really had much going on. Let's see, Sunday evening we picked up Troy's dad and went over to my sister Amy's house in Bountiful for a last minute casual dinner. We had a lot of fun just relaxing outside and making Smore's. We wish Jen & Pete would have been there, but I'm sure they would have much rather been in Oregon on their vacation!! Troy finished our floors this week, the only thing left to do is put the baseboards back up. I will post some finished pics after he does that. They look so good! Troy really did a great job, it is hard to believe this was his first time! I really appreciate all the hard work he put into it! We are just loving our new car and trying to get our house back in order. Sorry, our lives aren't more exciting!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Our monthly dinner

We had our monthly girls night dinner with all of my old work buddies a couple of nights ago, but we changed it up a little this month. Instead of going out to dinner, we had a little potluck at Stef's new condo! Yay! It was super fun! I think we need to start doing more of these in the future!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Exciting News!

I just booked airline tickets for my wonderful grandma and my most favorite aunt in the whole world to come out and visit next month. I am so excited! I havent seen my grandma for 2 years and my aunt for 3 1/2 years. It will be so much fun to have them visit and to be here for Halloween. I can't wait!

We got a new car!

Me and Troy made kind of a big and unexpected decision yesterday, we bought a new car! Unfortunately, we probably won't be able to get it until next week though b/c they are cleaning it and fixing a few minor cosmetic things for us. It is so nice! It is a 2004 Toyota Highlander with 41,000 miles. It has all the extras except leather interior. We are really excited about it. It is funny b/c in the 7 years I have been in Utah, I have bought 6 new cars. Troy has made it clear that will stop with this car. This is our "family" car that we will have for a LONG time because it has the optional 3rd row seating. I can't wait until we get it, but it will be sad to see my Saturn go!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Our Labor Day weekend

We just got back from the funnest weekend we have had in a long time. Troy took Friday off last week so we could have an extra long weekend in Idaho with his family. We went up Thursday night and stayed at a Marriott in Boise and got up Friday morning to celebrate my birthday the same way we did last year when Troy proposed! We went to the park that he proposed at and out to breakfast at the Trolley House, the same place he took me last year after he proposed. After breakfast, we went to the Boise Temple and then off to the mall for a little shopping. Then we went camping with Troy's brother's family, Scott, Lori, Chantal, and Marissa. Troy's mom and her husband came, too. Oh yeah, and Chantal's boyfriend Matt. He was pretty much there just keep the rest of us from sleeping because of his snoring! We headed up to McCall Friday after everyone got off of work. We had so much fun! The weather was perfect the whole time and it was so relaxing! We spent the weekend shooting our bows, riding 4-wheelers, hunting a little, and just spending time together. We love spending time with Scott & Lori and the girls and with Mom & Pat. It really sucks that we can't see them more often. The funniest part of the weekend was Ruger sending everyone on a wild goose chase while me & Troy were gone. I can't believe he did that! :) The drive home yesterday was so depressing. We can't wait for more weekends like this one. Enjoy our pictures!