Saturday, July 25, 2009

my house

family room

my cute old kitchen

dining area
extra bathroom

computer/guest room

extra bed
our bedroom
our bed...

i am so so sad today because i am packing up my house. this little old townhouse has so many memories to me and am very sad to be leaving it. we have lived here for almost two years since we have been married. when we were looking for places to rent i walked in and knew this was the one i wanted and we went straight over to put down our deposit. it has been the best first "home" ever. well, i am sad to say that i am moving in with the in-laws. something i said i would never do, but i don't have much of a choice at this point. i am trying to look on the bright side of things because it will allow me to stay home with baby for a litte bit because i won't have to work. and we are going to save up for a down payment on our own house. also, this house has been absolutely perfect the whole time we have lived here until we gave our month notice. then everything started to break and go wrong. our carpet got flooded because the neighbors left a leak when they moved and the property management wouldn't get anyone to come fix it, so a month later the carpet is still wet, growing mold, and is super stinky. next we got a random fruit fly infestation and everyday in our masterbath there are about 15 little fruit flies. we have no clue where they come from, but it bugs. then this morning the balast went out in the kitchen lights. and this neighborhood used to be all old people that were quiet and kept to themselves, but lately the townhomes are getting rented by some.... shall i say..... ghetto individuals haha. these are all rather annoying, but i am greatful they are happening. i think it's the lord's way of letting me know it's ok to leave and i won't be so sad.

i am very greatful that i have a free place to live for a little while. we have the whole basement to ourselves with a huge family room, 2 bedrooms, and one bathroom. and it's very nice. nothing against my in-laws, they are great, but seriously i don't think anyone ever WANTS to live with their in-laws. oh well. these are pictures of my house. i took them about a year ago, but it pretty much still looks the same. i will miss this place so so SO much! :(

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I just had to add this... isn't he hideous?!?! and I have to LIVE with this mutant!!! I have a feeling we will not be close friends (he's actually a sweet kitty, I just don't really like him yet)
I just realized this is the only picture I have of myself on my birthday! This is breakfast at the Wagon Wheel

Yesterday was my 23rd bday, and it was a great day! It started out with breakfast at my favorite place ever in Leeds called the Wagon Wheel. 2 eggs, hash browns, and biscuts and gravy all for $2.99. You can't beat that! Sorry Village Inn (not really). Anyway, after that we went to a matinee and saw a very funny movie. Then we had a bbq with my family and had a great time. I love just hanging out with my family, they are great. The most exciting part, I got a video recorder for my birthday. Thanks mom and dad! I can't wait to fill the DVDs with video of my cute little baby! My dad has filmed me and my brothers since we were little, and I'm so glad, watching those videos is the funniest thing ever! I also had a bbq on Monday night with Ashton's family, and that was great as well! Also, today I am having a girls' lunch with all the girls in my family. A tradition that I love!

-survived high school

-learned tons about life- one of them being that money doesn't make you happy!

-found the coolest guy ever and got married to him in the temple

-survived the first year of marraige, and LOVED it!

-got a college degree

-created life!

-i guess i'll stop there. hopefully more cool things to come!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


i made this to hang above sophie's (i guess that's her name now and i can't change my mind cuz i already made this!) crib. i quite like it. let's hope it matches.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Changing Table


oops just threw a pic of the crib in... kinda out of order
changing table after

I got this changing table from Ashton's brother. Oh I love free stuff! I decided I wanted to jazz it up a little, so I (or maybe I should say Ashton) spray painted it green. As I was sitting there bored one day I decided to add a little bit of pink accents to it.... This took way more time than I thought it would. Once I was about halfway done I decided it looked ugly and wanted to stop, but had already put too much time into it so I spent another five hours finishing it. Now that it's done I love it! Good thing I have all the time in the world to waste by doing stuff like this! ;)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Seventh Month

Well here we are again, another month has gone by! Only two months left! I am getting so big. Literally, I woke up one morning and just had this huge belly. It happened over night. Still every day I wake up it is noticably bigger! I can't imagine how this is going to feel in 2 months. I laugh now when I look back of my 3 4 and 5 month pictures of my "belly". Here's what's been going on the past month....

*So far I've gained almost 30 pounds! Of this I am quite proud.

*I wake up every morning feeling like I just hiked 10 miles. Isn't sleep supposed to be refreshing???

*I would give anything to be able to sleep on my back or stomach. Anywhere but my stinkin side!!

*It's almost time to remove the wedding ring, before it becomes permanantly embedded on my fat finger. I just want people to know that I am married and not just some 14 year old pregnant girl.

*My feet and hands get puffy if I stand for too long.

*I have a WHOLE dresser full of cute baby girl clothes that I can't wait to put on her! I might have a little baby clothes shopping addiction :S

*My brain wants to eat a lot, but my stomach won't fit it all. I found this out after almost keeping up with Ashton at a buffet in Vegas.

*I can no longer bend over to shave my legs in the shower or put on my shoes.

*Baby wakes me up kicking all the time and I can feel her flop around all day... and i LOVE it!

*I only have three outfits that I still fit in to, but I am too cheap to buy any more. Buying adult clothes is no longer fun to me! I'd rather buy baby stuff!

*I bought my first maternity item. I had to buy a pair of pants. I am pretty proud that I went up until the 8th month in all my regular clothes!

Ok I could go on for hours and if it sounds like I am complaining I am not! I am still so thankful that this has seriously been the easiest pregnancy ever! I am so happy that I get to be this little girl's mommy and even though she wasn't "planned" I wouldn't change it for anything! I feel so blessed to be pregnant right now and can't wait to meet her!