Saturday, November 21, 2009

Our House

We've been meaning to put these pictures up for a while now but we just haven't been able to find the time. These are pictures that we took of the house that we're buying (but don't ask when, cause we still don't have a closing date!) We took them when we first looked at the house and we probably should have taken more, but we didn't know we were going to buy it at the time. We haven't been able to go back inside since. So this is all we've got for now. We'll definately take some more when we move in.

This is our house. It's the one on the right on the end. It was the model home, so they put up a stucco wall with windows and a door in place of the garage so they could use it as an office. It has since been converted back to a garage. Yay for a garage and no scraping off car windows!
This is our kitchen and small dining room. Since it was the model, the floors, cabinets and appliances were all upgraded. It cost a little bit more, but not too much, so it was worth it. To the right is the sliding glass door that leads out to the deck and our small yard.

Here is the living room. It is a nice open space and as you can see it's right off the kitchen. It also has a little nook that's perfect for our TV.
This is our basement. It's unfinished which is kind of nice because then we can make whatever we want out of it. Plus it gives us the chance to do some fun projects.
Our laundry room is located in the hall upstairs outside of all of the bedrooms.

We'll have a full bath located in the hallway upstairs.
This is one of the two spare bedrooms. They're not huge, but not small either.

Here we have the master bedroom. It was hard to get a good picture of it. It's a pretty good size with lots of room. The ceiling is vaulted with makes it feel more open. We love the wondows!
The master bath is just off of the the master bedroom. You can also see the linen closet on the left.
This is the rest of the master bathroom. The walk in closet is on the far side.

One of our favorite parts of the house is the walk-in closet.
There's more of it.

That's all the pics we have for now. Hopefully we will close soon and be able to move in. Right now it's pretty much a blank slate, but that will soon change!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I can't put it off any longer!!!

Well folks, because of my serious procrastination, you are going to have to get the second half of summer in one big post. I'll start it with a picture of Nate golfing on his birthday. Even though I cut off his chin, I love this picture of him. I love that he has a tee in his mouth and I love the look of concentration on his face. Over the 24th of July weekend, we went to Hurricane with our friends, Nicole W and Aileen. Aileen's parents also live in Hurricane(Nate's hometown). It was so fun. We went to Sand Hollow Reservior.
We also went hiking in Zions. It was beautiful, but H-O-T!

This is our hiking group. Aileen's mom, Denise and niece, Brooklyn came. As I'm sure you can imagine, Brooklyn put us all to shame. She was basically running the whole time and wondering what on earth was taking the rest of us so long.

On Saturday night, we drove over to St George and went to the Secondhand Serenade/Parachute concert. It was so good, besides the fact that we were the oldest ones there by about 15 years. Who knew? My favorite part of the concert was the ugly face contest that we had. I heart ugly face contests. I learned about them from my brother in law, Steve. Thanks Steve! They are great and entertaining way to pass time.

Not to brag, but I'm pretty sure I won. Who do you think is the winner???

This is the lead singer of Parachute. He did a great job performing live!

Nate and I both had August birthdays. This is Nate about to enjoy favorite breakfast. He turned 29. Only one more year til a big one!

This is his typical present face.....Note: this could also be used for an ugly face contest.

I turned 32 and Nate and Aileen threw me an amazing birthday party with so many fun people!!! I loved every minute of it!!! Also, Nate made another ginormous birthday cake.

Free pizza at the pizza factory.

Labor Day weekend, we went camping with our friends Tom , Season, Aileen and Anamae. We went to the Uintahs and had so much fun....even though we froze during the night! Nate and Tom did the manly thing and built the fire and kept it going.

Tom and Season were so excited about their new tent that they did a Toyota jump. They also announced that Season is pregnant that weekend. Maybe that's why they were jumping. Anyway, we are very excited for them!!

Here we are before we realized how freezing we would be that night. It's probably better that we didn't know, right?

The State Fair......what more can I say than don't get your hopes up. I'm kidding....sort of. We went to the fair with my family and Aileen and we actually had a lot of fun. I do have to say that it's a good thing we had Megan there to entertain us though. And let us not forget about the fried twinkie. I know it's extremely shameful, but I had to try it. Trust me, it was so good. But you should probably never eat one more than once in your life. Don't worry, I shared.

Melissa's boyfriend, Travis got a second place ribbon for the pizza eating contest and he wore that ribbon all night with pride, which I thought was fantastic. Although, he did have a very suspicious fair worker giving him the 3rd degree about where he got the ribbon. I'm pretty sure she thought he stole it off of one of the displays.
My one regret about the fair is that we didn't get a picture of the whole crew. But we had a good turn out....Mom, Michelle, Steve, me, Nate, Michael, Megan and Aileen. We missed Dad, Angela, Kessee, Jaxton and Gabby :(

This was for sure the highlight of Megan's night. I don't blame her.

Now that the holidays are coming, I'll at least make an effort to stay caught up!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Year one...and counting!!!!

Oh my goodness gracious! It's our first anniversary today. Here are some fun pictures from our wedding day at the Logan Temple. I'll never forget that beautiful, blizzardy day! Even though I was FREEZING, it was an amazing day! Thanks to a few family members and friends, we have a small handful of pictures from that day.(We'll never forget the big mishap, when our photographer lost the wedding picures) Anyway, it's been such a fun year and even if I tried, I could never imagine what married life is like! I am so lucky to have someone who totally gets me and is undoubtedly the most patient person I have ever met. Thank you Nate, for always doing everything you can to make sure that I'm happy. I love you!

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

One man's trash ....

Nate's been working hard in our workshop, aka, our second bedroom. We found this dresser and night stand at a garage sale for $15. Nate went to Home Depot and spent about $45 on new handles, stain, sand paper and paint brushes. So for $60 total, we have beautiful new furniture for our bedroom. Here are the before and after pictures. I think he did a GREAT job and we saved a ton of money! Imagine how much we would had spent at RC Willey for this stuff.

Another one of our great finds was this vanity from the DI. We bought it for about $45 and we ended up using most of the leftover supplies from the dresser and night stand. Since Nate worked grave yard this week, he had tons of time to work on it. He sanded this puppy on all day on Tuesady from 11 am to about 6pm. All I can say is WOW! That's a long day. It looks so awesome. We have one more thing to do before it's finished. We need to find a mirror that fits the frame. If anyone knows where we might find a place to get specially sized mirrors for cheap, please let us know!

What do you think?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

4th of July!!!

This 4th of July was definately a fun one! We went to Logan and spent time with those crazy(in a good way) Lundbergs. We started the day off right by going to the Boy Scouts pancake breakfast. It was our first year going, but for sure not our last! Megan was thrilled because she loves pancakes! After the breakfast, we went to the farmers market(sorry no pictures). Our time old tradition on my dad's side of the family is to go to the Hyrum parade. His parents(Nana and Papa) house is on Main St so we always have the best seats. Since they are both passed, the house is up for sale and this could be our last year doing the parade. :( Here's Nate and I in our chairs anxiously awaiting the parades arrival.
I love this picture of my niece, Megan. This is when she didn't get the piece of candy that she wanted. Don't worry about the fact that she got like 700 other pieces. She really wanted THAT one.
This is a special guest that the guys caught lurking in the bushes at Nana and Papa's house! GROSS! Yes, that is a full blown rat! Nate, Daryl and a bunch of the guys cornered and caught him. After the parade was over, he came up missing from the bucket. I didn't like the idea of that. To finish up the day, we went up to the cabin with all the extended family and had lunch(again, sorry that there's no pics) and just talked. It was alot of fun. We were able to relax that night cause we went to the fireworks the night before. All in all, it was a very fun holiday.
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