Five Years


Thursday, October 21, 2010


That's what our house is right now.  A complete MESS.  But it's a mess for the good of the house so I guess it's okay.  This is what our home looked like on Monday night...
And looks like........................................
I'll post more pictures when it's really done.  Darren and I are way excited =) we love it!

Pumpkins & Apples

Lately I've been trying fo find cute decorations to spice up my house..not that my house is dull or anything, it's just big.  Big means lots of space to fill.  And lets face it..we've only been married a year and haven't accumulated enough stuff to use to FILL that space.  So lately, that's been on my mind.  I usually just blog jump and find cute ideas that I can do for cheap, and here's one I came across.  It's nothing fancy, but it's simple and cheap.  The items used for this are:
  • orange & red paint
  • toilet paper & paper towel rolls
  • paint brush
  • hot glue gun
  • twine (the lady at Michael's called it something different but I can't for the LIFE of me figure it out so we're going with twine)
By cutting the toilet paper rolls in strips, painting them, and glueing them together, I came up with this!

A pumpkin!  Here's the process...
Red for the apples

Pair them all up...

And the finished project...

Nothing amazing, but it adds a little something to the room and I had fun making them!
There you have it, apples & pumpkins

Monday, October 18, 2010

Random Bliss

I finally put my sim card into my computer!  Here are some random pictures of the fun over the past few months =)
Blakers hanging out with me on his 2nd birthday!
Coby being a goof at the hospital in Vegas
Party in the back seat!
Fireworks with Miss Raina
Darren's not a picture sort of guy so this is to prove that he WAS there =)
Maki and her pig nose!
Halle is a FISH
Look at them JAM
Brookie spent an afternoon with us one day.  Isn't she adorable?!

Welp, that's it for me.

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Crazy Is Showing

Funny stories are great, don't you think?  So here are two stories that might get a giggle out of you.  Yes it's at my expense, but they are just too funny NOT to share.  So despite the embarrassment that might arise from these stories, I am going to share them with you.

Store #1:
     Last Thursday I was TIRED.  Now I don't mean being so bored you are about to fall asleep.  I mean...I could barely keep my eyes open the 8 hours I was at work, and almost fell asleep on the drive home despite the music blaring to keep that from happening.  So the instant I walked into my house, I hit the couch and was asleep within seconds, I'm sure.
THIS is how ZONKED I was...
Darren was in the garage putting together these shelves he got when this happened.  I had been asleep for probably a half hour when Darren sat on the other couch and put on some football.  I slept for another hour but woke up occasionally to the sound of Darren yelling at the game.  Now, in one of these instances when I sort of woke up, I noticed I was laying on my arm funny and it had fallen asleep.  So, still not 100% awake, I sat up to readjust my arm and said to Darren, "My hand's frozen".  Yes, you read that right.  My hand is frozen?!?! My hand wasn't frozen, it was numb and tingly!  I remember this vividly too.  My brain then said to itself, C'mon Emily, your hand isn't frozen, it's tingling.  Why are you saying your hand is frozen?  You're meaning to say it's tingly and numb.  After correcting my thought in my brain, I attempted to communicate it to Darren once more.  "I hand's..frozen."  Your hand is NOT frozen, Emily! Darren continued to give me a confused look and I proceeded, for the THIRD time, to say "My hand is frozen!"  Finally, my brain said Forget it Emily.  It's not worth it.  Lay back down and go to sleep.  So this I did.  That night while laying in bed that all came back to my memory.  It was the weirdest feeling!  I was thinking one thing but I was so tired I could not for the life of me put that thought into correct words!  Weird!  I thought I was going crazy...

Story #2:
     Last night, Darren had a blacklight service at around 7:30 pm.  They took off and I had the house to myself to enjoy my Grey's Anatomy.
Only thing...that wasn't until 8.  So meanwhile, I flipped between channel 713 and 715.  Family Feud
(with the NEW host..not nearly as good but Family Feud none the less)
...and last weeks Grey's Anatomy.  I laid there and hit the "last" button whenever a commercial came on.  Around 7:40, Family Feud went to commercial so I hit "last" and the channel changed.  About five minutes later...I kid you not, it took five minutes for this to register...I realized I wasn't watching Grey's or Family Feud.  Cops was on.
*Bad boys, bad boys...*
COPS!?  How in the world did I get on channel 45?  I hit "last" and it went back to 713.  The confusion started to set in.  What in the world happened?  Did I fall asleep and change the channel to 45?  No...I had been awake the whole time.  Did I lay on the remote and change it on accident?  No..the remote was on the coffee table.  Did Cops start to record so I could only watch that? wasn't a new one.  So HOW in the world did I get on channel 45 without realizing it, and WHY did it take me a whole Cops five minute foot chase to realize it? 
     For the next hour and a half, all through the Grey's Anatomy and part of Private Practice, I laid there in frustration and confusion.  I hated that I couldn't figure out where channel 45 came from.  I was so frustrated I had to call a few friends and share my confusion/really funny moment with friends.  They know who they are haha..  One friend and I decided that when I get to heaven, I should ask to see "The Life of Emily" movie and rewind it to October 7th, 2010, 7:40 pm.  Then...the truth came out.
     Darren got home from his blacklight service around 9:30.  Immediately I told him the story and how it was the craziest thing and I thought I was losing my mind.  Darren simply chucked and said, "Well, you are crazy, but I know what happened.  See the button that says 'FAV' right under the button that says 'LAST'?  Press it"  I did...and what happened?  IT WENT TO CHANNEL 45!
     THE END

Okay...reading back, I now realize that these stories are a lot funnier when told in person.  So if you've actually read the stories and made it this far in the post, WOW!  I feel special.  If not, I don't blame you.

There are my two "I'm going crazy" stories for the day!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone =)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hello October!

Can you believe it?  OCTOBER!?  Where does the time go?  I remember when time seemed to drag on by...weird.

This weekend was wonderful!  Matt was out of town so I got my husband all to myself all weekend!  Friday night we worked on this...

And finished it!  Well..sort of.  Matt borrowed (I think) this puzzle from a friend and we've been working on it every night for a week now.  But here's where the sort of finished it part comes in.  You can't tell in this picture, but there's one puzzle piece missing.  Where'd it go?  3 options!
1. Who ever Matt borrowed this puzzle from lost the piece
2. WE lost the piece or..
3. Matt didn't want Darren and I to finish the puzzle without him, so he took a piece with him to Utah!  Which is it...hmm...

Saturday was filled with pancakes for breakfast, conference, naps, and more conference.  A wonderful relaxing Saturday!  That night, while Darren faithfully attended the priesthood session, I got to spend time with my friend Megan and her sisters & mom making my very first halloween decorations.  They turned out so CUTE and I LOVE them!  Thanks so much for inviting me, Meg!
Topped off with delicious gob-stoppers.

Sunday was filled with aebleskivers for breakfast, conference, more naps, and football.  What a wonderful weekend it was!

P.S. My new Halloween decorations have put me into a crafty mood.  I have another creation in mind.  More to come!