Wednesday, April 20, 2011


UPDATE: I am LOVING our new place... Well our new APARTMENT, the city is... EH... :)

What I LOVE about our new house:
~The family room is large enough for ALL our furniture, plus provides room for a small dinning area.
~There is a designated laundry area with its own cupboards for cleaning supplies
~There is a PANTRY!!
~The bathroom is big enough that me, Ken, and both the dogs can all stand in it at the same time.
~The bathroom has a mirror 3ft tall and 6ft wide!! HELLLLLOOOO Vanity Area!!
~Our bedroom is as large as our last place's FAMILY ROOM. (I don't even know how to fill all the space!)
It is fabulous and I love it. But don't let my "love's" fool you, our last place was SMALL, we dont live in a mansion or anything ;~)

My FEW dislikes...
~NO yard, but there is a park less than 100yards from our front door :)
~Very little parking- since Ken has a work truck now we have more vehicles then we could EVER possibly need...

But overall, I love it. Yay us :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

White Walls

I have this pet peeve, its bothered me since I was a little girl and only gets worse with age. Sometimes this pet peeve actually bothers me enough that I start to get a little CRAZY! What could this possibly be... you guessed it, WHITE WALLS.

When I was little my dad was very adamant that all the walls should be perfectly white and clean, no nail holes, or as few as possibe, and no scratches/dents ect. Now there is nothing wrong with this, who doesn't want as clean and nice a home as possible? But I always dreamed of painting the walls of my room crazy colors like ORANGE, GREEN, or SUNFIRE YELLOW!!

When I was finally all grown up and had a house of my own, with which I could do whatever I pleased, I WENT TO TOWN on those walls! There was not ONE white wall in my entire house. I believe there are even a few pictures on my blog from long ago... I painted GREENS, BLUE, RED, BROWN, and even SUNFIRE YELLOW! It was so fun, and so awesome. Some people thought it was tacky, some thought it was peculiar, and others thought it matched my personality perfectly, BUT I DIDN'T CARE what anyone thought because I LOVED it :)

Now I am in a new home, which I LOVE, but our landlords are not NEARLY as cool as our last one and I cannot paint ANY walls. I am so sad. I am hanging up pictures and colored curtains, but its just not the same. I HOPE they do not drive me to madness.

That is all. Have a wonderful day :)

Monday, April 11, 2011


We are FINALLY done moving!!!!!!!!!!! HOORAY! Now to get everything we just packed UNPACKED :) It has been quite a wild ride these last two weeks and I am happy they are over, but I have learned a few lessons and created a few good memories so I would chalk this experience up to a success!

A few lessons and a memory from this experience:

1. NEVER shut the utilities off in your home until you are COMPLETELY done moving.
- I thought I would save some change by shutting off our utilities a day early instead of paying for the whole weekend, BAD IDEA! We ended up moving in the dark using flashlights and headlights 2 nights in a row, then had no water or electricity to clean with :S OOPS! Good thing our landlord was awesome!

2. There is NO DISGRACE in asking for help.
- I was having a rough go when I was trying to find a place to live by myself. In fact I was to the point I was ready to RIP MY HAIR OUT because I couldn't find anything! But then I was able to attend a church function for our new ward and ask some of the members for help, and what do you know? The very next day I was able to sign lease papers on a new place. WHAT A BLESSING!

3. I was PULLED OVER for the first time in 4 years, and the 1st time EVER in Texas!
- It was about 12:30am and we were making our VERY LAST haul to our new place and we were about 20 minutes from the border when I thought smugly to myself "MAN I haven't ever been pulled over in Texas and now I'm leaving for GOOD!" Well just then I saw the lights pull up behind me! I was only going MAYBE 2 miles over the speed limit, and yes I was tired, but not overly tired to the point I was swerving or anything! So I was confused! So I pulled over and rolled my window down and the next thing I know the Police Officer is yelling at me to get out the truck!!! WTF?! I had no idea what to do! Should I put my hands up and walk slowly? Was I going to jail? I wasn't even speeding!! SO I calmly get out of the car and walk back to the officer, who strikes up a perfectly normal conversation about me and my husband and us moving. What the heck?! Then he tells me that I was pulled over because I was going a "little too fast" Ya LITTLE is right! So he asks for my DL but obviously its in the truck. So I begin to walk back and he stops abruptly and asks very strangely if my dogs will BITE HIM!! hahaha it was then that I realized why I was asked to get out of my truck, my dogs were in the back and he was SCARED of them!!!!!! I guess they are quite effective watch dogs after all! They even scare the POLICE away! So of course I tell him they won't bite and he walks me to Kens window to get my DL (of course I stayed between him and the dogs:) As we walk back and he takes my DL to his car I realize that he had walked me right through a BIG BLACK ANT HILL and they were starting to CLIMB MY LEGS!!! I was in flip flops and shorts too... GREAT. So if he thought I was intoxicated before I sure wasn't helping my case doing the ANTS DANCE in his spotlight trying to get them off me! When he finally returned he gave me my DL and a warning to slow down... hahaha Thanks A lot! He then SPED off and had another person pulled over before I even got moving again. WHAT A JOKE!! P.S. Ken got pulled over the night before for his license plate light being out... haha

Now that everything is said and done I can't complain too much. We really lucked out finding such a great place, and we got to know some members of our new ward! I'm excited for this experience and can't wait to see where it takes us next!

Now to find a job... Oh joy... :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A New Chapter

I can't believe we have finally arrived and it is time for a new chapter of our lives to begin. What a crazy road it has been! After a gruelling week filled with stress, anxiety, being stuck in a hotel, and even a few tears (on my part of course, not Ken's :) we have found a place, we paid our dues, we got the keys, now all we have to do is move our stuff and we will begin the New Mexico chapter! Its quite exciting, a little scary, and even minutely sad... We LOVED Texas, it was SO good to and for us. We had the opportunity to meet SO MANY AMAZING people and we will definitely miss them all, but we are ready to take on this new challenge and see what life has in store for us next. :) I promise to put some pictures up as soon as I can... However we haven't quite figured out what we would like to do for Internet at the new place yet, so it may be more than a while... STAY TUNED!

Monday, April 4, 2011


A few pics of the fam!

Lucky for Ken, his birthday just happened to be during the week that the fam was visiting! The BIG 25! Wahoo! Ken LOVES cheesecake, so we made him a very special one! This cake is a swirl of Blueberry, Strawberry, and Pineapple cheesecake! We even seperated them with gramcracker crust! We rock :) We also had an intense nerf gun war.... unfortunately it didn't make it to the camera. Bummer