Monday, July 19, 2010

Ririe Days and a couple other projects

So Ririe Days was Saturday- I feel a lot better. It is a big event that I helped plan. There was a craft fair, antique show, baseball tournament, golf scramble, 1/2 marathon, food vendors, and more. I only have a few pictures right now, the ones Josh took. So you get to see a couple pictures of the golf scramble that Josh and his brother played in and my crafts that I made for the craft fair. I made fuzzy flip flops, some date in a bag kits, some homemade science kits, and some dice games that my family likes to play. Josh and I also played in the baseball games with his family. I felt like we did great, even though we lost. I had lots of fun. Because we are moving from Ririe I am still deciding if I am going to help again next year, I guess we'll see.

Also last week I canned some cherries. They look beautiful.

Now that those projects are done I am working on our new house. This is the before picture of my ugly (but wonderful) kitchen. Already the wall paper is off and we are painting tomorrow. Next week my dad is going to come and put new flooring in. That's all the updating we are going to do right now on our house. The rest isn't too bad. The retro basement is really growing on me.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


For some reason I have not been good lately about making posts with pictures and writing and this is another just writing one.

I feel relieved. It's like everything that was overwhelming me before is calmed down. Ririe Days is done which I ended up doing a lot for, I have just a couple days of classes left until I graduate, and my family is coming to visit soon. Yay!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Sorry I was so down in the last post- my life is nuts right now and I was just feeling overwhelmed.

Anyway- here is the recent news in our house (pictures will be posted when I get up the motivation to upload pictures)

1. We bought a house! It's in Idaho Falls and I'm pretty excited about it. The best part is the basement family room, it's the whole length of the house. There are so many possibilities. There is also a huge laundry room with a cement floor perfect for me to dance in. We have started moving some things but officially will move in in a couple weeks when my parents are here.

2. Sophie rolls over. She has been doing this for about a week and a half. She rolls from her front to her back and from her back to her side. She also scoots. When she is laying on her back she pushes her feet against the floor and pushes herself backwards. She also is trying very hard to sit up. When reclined (like against someone holding her) she can sit herself up and does it a lot.

3. graduation coming in 2 weeks- yay for finally being done. It'll be great, a little weird but great.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

hopeless goals

I know I haven't had much success with keeping recent pictures posted, or even updating people on the things happening in our life (like the house we just bought). Eventually I will have pictures of Sophie and pictures of our house. But for now I want to talk a little about my goals.

I have so many things I want to be working on. I want to exercise more, I want to lose weight, I want to cook healthier things, I want to keep my house cleaner, I want to find ways to save money, I want to have fun things to do with my family, I want to start Sophie's scrapbook. I want more time to go to the temple.

I feel a little hopeless right now about getting these things to happen. My problem is right now I feel like all I have time for is school work and taking care of Sophie. I am hoping desperately that at the end of this month when I am graduated and moved I have time for more of these things but I think I also need motivation.

I know I need to just set some goals that I can work on a little at a time, but I have a hard time finding enough time right now to clear the table for dinner- I feel like I can't do it. How do I work on becoming a better person when I am just trying to survive?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'm going to miss this

Josh will be appalled that I am posting country music on our blog, but it came up as a recommendation for me on youtube. And I realized today I am going to miss this. I will miss this quirky house where Josh and I started our life together (we are moving to our new house this month). This place will always hold memories for me. I think I will miss being in school after I graduate this month, I like to learn. I like having the status of a college student, like I don't have to be grown up quite yet. I am always so afraid that I am letting Sophie grow up too fast without me drinking in everyday and every change. She is growing so fast and already she likes to cuddle less and I will miss these moments I have with her everyday.

Life is good and progression is great, but it doesn't mean I shouldn't just hang on to and enjoy all the moments of right now, because change is coming.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th

Here is an interesting story that my dad found for me to share with our primary class today. Of course our crew of 7 and 8 year old boys were enthralled of course by the story. I thought it was pretty neat too. Thanks dad for looking it up and passing it on to me.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Sophie, you talk to everyone. Anybody that you think might be listening you chat with this includes the mirror, the radio announcer, and people around that are talking on the phone. Even though you don't understand what it means one of your favorite sounds is exactly like 'yeah' so we get a kick out of asking you questions and getting that response. I guess you take after your momma in that respect. We love you so much Miss Chatterbox.
- Mom and Dad
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