Saturday, February 27, 2010


I started this craft over Christmas Break and I finally finished it today. Well, I finished the tile board part a few weeks ago, but I couldn't find the right frame. It was unbelieveable how hard it was to find a 5x7 frame in this color. So I found an unfinished wood one and painted it.

If you would like to make one there is an excellent video tutorial on youtube, here. They sell the boards and EnviroTex finish at Roberts.

It's our little Corby! Love it!
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23 weeks

5 months down... 4 to go!

As you should see there is a definite baby bump there now. We had our appointment yesterday. The doctor took one look at me and said, "I bet people tell you that you don't even look pregnant." Then he proceeded to tell me that it is because I'm small and my muscles are strong and it's my first pregnancy. He measured me and said I am exactly where I should be, so even though I don't look all that big, Corby is growing just fine.

He's also moving around more and more each day which I LOVE!! I really didn't realize how big of a difference it would make!
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Flashback Friday

I've always wanted to start a "Flashback Friday" or something of the sort, but I've never gotten around to it. Last Saturday I was looking through my scrapbooks (which are SOOOOO behind) and I found the motivation with this picture.

4th of July 2003. A few nights before this our friends ordered a pizza from Little Caesars. They weren't satisfied for whatever reason, so they called and Little Caesars said they could come in for a free pizza sometime. After watching fireworks we (Emily, Zack, Aubrey, and I) decided that we would go steal their free pizza. We thought we were so devious!

I love this picture - who would have guessed that 6 1/2 years later Zack and Emily would be married and the three of us would still be hanging out all the time (with Rog of course)! And you've got to love the short shorts Emily and I are sporting!
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Better Late than Never

We decided to celebrate our Valentine's Day a week late this year because we were in St. George for the actual day. We didn't do gifts because neither of us is all that into gifts - it's not our love language if you will. We'd just rather spend time with each other.
So on Saturday after going to IKEA to finalize furniture selections and Walmart to look at paint colors, we got Applebee's to go and headed to the Wilk for the Princess and the Frog. We had to be there at 5:45 to get tickets, but the show didn't start until 7:00, so we ate our food in the Cougareat.
We both LOVED the Princess and the Frog! Let's just say that for us Disney + Frogs + New Orleans = the perfect movie. I love most things Disney and frogs and Rog went on his mission to Louisiana, so it's most certain that we will own this movie. And I'm pretty sure Corby loved it too - he was moving around like crazy. Rog even felt it!
For Valentine's Day I decided I wanted to do a stitchery. I'd never done one before, so Emily helped me get going. I finished the actual stitchery part on Valentine's Day, but then I had to make it into something. I decided to do a table runner and I finally finished it last night.
But it seemed to be missing something. This morning I came up with the solution - buttons! As soon as I added them, I knew it was perfect. So a little late for this Valentine's Day, but I'll have it for many years to come. Better late than never, right?! I guess that was the theme for this year's Valentine's Day!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010


I just spent the morning changing some fonts and updating the look of my blog. So if you read my blog on reader, check it out. If you want to learn how to change your fonts click here. It wasn't too difficult, but it definitely took some time. Follow her directions exactly and you will be fine.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Keeping the Tradition Alive

What do these 3 people have in common? Well, besides the obvious...

They all are COUGARS!

A huge shout out to my little bro - He got accepted to BYU this week! I couldn't be more proud!
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I'm famous

Click here to watch a video about APX. If you pause at 1:11, you just might see someone you recognize.

Bet you didn't know I'm a famous movie star.

St. George Weekend

This year I actually got President's Day off of work (I didn't last year), so we went down to St. George for the long weekend. We had a very relaxing time... Played some games, slept in, ate some yummy food, and just had fun being with my family. Some highlights:

Ice cream.

Holding this very cute new baby BOY.

The Parade of Homes.

Finding the perfect table and chairs at the perfect price at Smiths of all places!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Jazz vs. Lakers

In all my years in Utah I've never been to a Jazz game. Rog is a Lakers fan (I know BOOOOO!), so of course he wanted to go to the Jazz vs. Lakers game. We got our tickets and jerseys for Christmas and we were ready to go! Last night was the big game. Kobe Bryant wasn't playing, so I thought the Jazz might have a chance. NOT SO! They played horribly and we were dreadfully behind most of the night. But I still had a great time and it was kind of nice that no matter how the game went, one of us was happy!

We ordered my rocking chair from Wood Connection last Saturday. They told us it would take 3 - 5 weeks to get here, but they called yesterday afternoon to say it was in. So we left a little early and picked it up on the way to the game. I really wanted this style of rocking chair, not a recliner or a glider (which is all they sell anywhere else). It's unfinished, so I have to pick out the crib and then we (and by we I mean, Rog) will stain it to match. I love it so so much - thanks babe! (It's my birthday present from Rog.)

Oh and by the way, in all my posts about our new house I forgot to mention where it is. It's in the thriving metropolis of Spanish Fork! They have a Macey's grocery store and all of the necessities, but I'll be going to Provo and Orem a lot for what they don't have.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sometimes it pays to say NO!

Apparently I wasn't the only one losing sleep on Thursday night... Friday afternoon Roger called our realtor and she said that she had talked to the owners' realtor and they really wanted to make it work. For whatever reason they said they needed $1,000 more than our last offer, so we offered them that and they said yes. So it definitely paid off to say no and make them nervous.

Now comes the fun part... getting our loan, signing away our life! We also get to look forward to painting our walls, decorating, and buying a whole butt load of furniture. It should be a great adventure!

Now I know you're dying to see the inside of the house. We don't have many good pictures, but here are our favorite rooms.

Mine. Isn't the kitchen just beautiful.

And Rog's. Now he can change our oil! That alone should pay for the house. Haha... I wish!

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Friday, February 5, 2010


Yes, it is almost 4:00 am and I am posting. I woke up to go to the bathroom around 3:15. Usually I'm really good about going right back to sleep, but this time I made a very bad mistake. Instead of just crawling back into bed and going back to sleep, I started thinking. Yes, thinking was especially bad right now when I have so much on my mind. Maybe if I can get all my thoughts down I'll be able to sleep again, just maybe.

So the perfect townhouse I talked about yesterday, well as you might have guessed from the title of this post, we were rejected. Here's the story. We found this townhouse when it was listed at $3,000 over our max. It is beautiful. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, open kitchen with island, master bathroom with double vanity, large walk-in closet, laundry room upstairs with the bedrooms (I'm told this is a good thing), 2-car garage, lots of storage, built in 2008. The walls are all white which in my mind is a plus because it makes painting that much easier. I can only think of 2 negatives about it. The carpet is a little darker than I would have picked out myself and it is a middle unit. Seriously that's all.

So we offered $8,000 less than the asking price ($5,000 less than our max) and hoped for the best. We didn't think they'd accept that, but we thought we could bring them down a little. Yesterday morning they countered with the asking price, so we countered back with $5,000 less than the asking price ($2,000 less than our max). We figured they were just going high, so that we could meet in the middle somewhere. Apparently not. They came back with $1,000 less than the asking price ($2,000 more than our max). So we told them NO.

Now I don't have the much experience with real estate, but in my mind you never have to pay the full asking price. This house has been on the market since October. They've already dropped the price $10,000 since then. The owner's realtor told our realtor that they "really want/need to sell". So why the heck are they sticking so close to their current asking price? We came up $3,000, can't they come down $3,000 and we can find somewhere in the middle to agree upon? Don't these people know how this works? Don't they know it's a buyer's market right now?

Grumble, grumble.

So unless they come back and say they'll accept our last counteroffer, I guess it's back to the drawing board for us.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


John Mayer's Who Says

I could be at home working on my Valentine's Day Stitchery.

Hoping and Praying:
Our offer is accepted, so we can call this beautiful place our home.

Did I mention it has a 2-car garage? More details to come.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Busy Saturday


Sleep in

Initiatory at the Provo temple (We were supposed to go to Ogden or Oquirrh Mountain, but you'll see why we didn't as you continue reading...)

New garments at the BYU Bookstore

Deseret Book

Sweet Tooth Fairy

Go home, get ready for the day

Look at 3 homes (1 we liked, the other 2 were in a nice looking neighborhood, but all the people were way ghetto.)

Stop at home for a quick PB&J Sandwich


Distribution Center to exchange garments (I accidentally bought the tall bottoms earlier. The lady asked, "Why did you buy tall ones?" which we thought was pretty funny seeing as how I was returning them for regular ones. Wasn't it obvious I didn't mean to?!)

Bed Bath & Beyond to buy a wedding gift and a smoothie maker for us (Now you have to teach me how to use it, Emily!)

Wood Connection in Murray (The rocking chair I wanted had an unknown ship date and the craft store closed before we got there. BOOO!)

Dinner at Sonic for me and Burger King for Rog

IKEA to look at coffee tables (They didn't have any we liked. Again, BOOO!)

Wedding Reception in American Fork (Our TomTom freaked out and we ended up driving back and forth on the freeway like 3 times before finding the place.)


Finally home!!

Cuddle while watching Julie and Julia together (I loved it and actually stayed awake the whole time which is amazing considering all the stuff we did.)