"A final gospel truth that will contribute to our understanding of and hence the quality of our marriages relates to the degree in which we involve the Savior in our relationships as husbands and wives. As designed by our Heavenly Father, marriage consists of our first entering into a covenant relationship with Christ and then with each other. He and his teachings must be the focal point of our togetherness. As we become more like him and grow closer to him, we will naturally become more loving and grow closer to each other"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just a few things...

Well.. as much as I loved my grandma couches I couldn't pass up this great deal on these couches which I've wanted for a long time! I don't think I have ever been so happy about a piece of furniture! I'm so lame! We are planning on staying in St. george for a bit longer so I wanted to make our apartment more of a home! I've decided our living room will be dark brown, teal and a deep red! It looks good together I think! (please ignor the mess around the couches!! oops!)Cafe' Microfiber: 2 couches for $500, to me that was a good deal! Affordable furniture behind Cafe Rio is awesome! Everyone should check it out! They have such neat things for great prices! Its all Ashley Home Furniture items..
This is the shelve I got from Target (of coarse!!) the clock came from Heather for my birthday and I made the flower set up for about $8 dollars!
I've been WAITING so long to hang this clock!! I got with at the Dickens Festival! Its darling. The clock actually sets in that box pretty deep and its pretty big! Im such a fan of clocks!

And this I made just with that Mod Podge (however you spell that!) I LOVED making it! They are so simple and fun! And these letters hang just about the tv! Thanks Heather for showing me this great idea!
I seriously LOVE to decorate! I want to paint so bad but since we're in an apartment that isn't an option! I'm wanting to add more into our room next! I've got some really cute paintings that I need to hang and of coarse more Mod Podging! Then I'll work on the spare bedroom, which im thinking about getting rid of the bed in there and making it a craft room! I'M ADDICTED!
Also I wanted to post about a few of the most amazing people I know! Most of you know I work part time for TURN. I have been there for a year and I love it! These people have touched and changed my life! I see life from a new perspective.
We went to the park last weekend and enjoyed the wonderful weather!
Brad and Adam.. best buds!! They like to argue about who is the bigger sports fan! They are both so funny!
And this is our group!! We had so much fun!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Our new baby!

Well.. I can't believe this actually happened but Robbie and I went to LOOK at some trucks yesterday (we've been considering getting a four door so that ONE DAY we could fit carseats in it) anyway.. of coarse it couldn't end at just looking. looking turned into test driving, and that turned into a huge smile on Robbies face which then lead to a sit down in the salesmans office which then lead to this.....................
... a new truck in our parking space! I've decided to name her Francis the Ford.. Simple because Francis sounds like a pretty, needy, pain in my rear end! And that what this payment will become! We really do love the truck and got such a SMOKIN' deal and to be honest the payment isn't that bad.. but im only 3 months away from having my car paid off and it would have been so nice to not have a car payment.. BUT we made our first stupid financial decision.. and there she is!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hot Pads and one great deal!

Ok so I really hope im not the only one who is having such a great week! Since the time change my work day is just flying.. yes I do feel like its 3 am when im getting up at 6:30 but other than that I love how light it is at 7 pm! Anyway I just really hope that everyone is doing well! I think the more I talk to others and the more I watch the news, the more I am so happy and grateful for my life and for my husband and for all of our blessings. I wish I could explain how much we've been blessed! And not that I wasn't happy before don't get me wrong! But lately i've just been so chipper!
Now onto the real reason for this post!
About once a week Heather and I have a play date! We have tried cooking new things, chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels, we've made a blanket, we've been to chick flicks and Thai food! Which for those of you who haven't heard of BENJA'S... you HAVE to go there! Its amazing! Trust me! Anyway.. yesterday we made hotpads! They were so much fun and simple to make!This was the before picture! We only really needed about a 1/4 a yrd of each!
These are the colors I picked for my kitchen since it is black and red!
And a little while later.... wala! Hot pads! Aren't they so cute! I gave some to my mother in law but I can't wait to make more! Heather has made some for each holiday so hers are adorable!
Then you can just stick your hand in them and they have padding so it won't be hot!

I just thought they turned out so dang cute! Not to mention we figured each hotpad only cost about $0.50 to make! I have LOTS of left over material!!

I love getting together with Heather! We had such a fun day yesterday! It went way to fast but Im so glad I got to see her! She is moving soon and although I am SO happy for them.. im throwing a pity party for myself!

Oh and my great deal! I LOVE Krumpets! I went in the other day just to "look".. ya right! I got these beauties for $10.00!!! Normally $40.00.. GREAT DEAL! They are so cute and are going to look great with our new COUCHES!! I can't wait to get them! They should be here on Thursday! YAY... no more floral.. no offense grandma!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Catchin' up!

Everyday I realize just how lucky I really am! Nothing to exciting is really going on with us but life is just wonderful! Robbie and I are so happy with where we are in life, the jobs we have and how blessed we really are!! I can't believe we are already into March! Christmas seemed like last week! Today is my brother Ryans birthday!! Old fart! And his little girl will probably be my next post! Shelby Brooke Nelson is due the first part of April right around her soon to be favorite aunts birthday! Im happy and excited for them!

This picture was taken at Jacob Askeroths reception! He and his wife are so adorable together!! I'm so happy for them both! And I can't believe that Robbie and I have already been married over 7 months! Seriously married life rocks! We have so much fun together!!
Ok and I know Carson isn't really my nephew but I love him just the same! He is 6 months old now and the cutest baby ever!! Thats him with "uncle" Robbies hat on! They are good buddies! and Robbie is SO DANG CUTE with him! I love watching them! Robbie is going to be such a great dad! Even though he was on only child and has zero experience with being around babies I just know he will be the BEST!!! I am so so lucky to have him! I know we all say this, but my husband is the BEST!

And last night not least! My monthly craft night! I went to Michaels just to look around and came up with a few things.... and after maybe an hour it turned into this.....

This was SO fun and easy to make! Its in a shadow box so it looks better than the picture can show!


Anyway.. not anything special going on just doing better than ever and loving our life! We hope everyone is doing great! We hope you all have your jobs and your family to count on!!
Love you all!