So, we've been living in a hideoderous apartment since our wedding (I've been living there for almost 1 1/2 years - with the coolest roommate ever!! You know who you are!). Ammon has this quirk where he has to rip everything apart... and I LOVE IT!! So, when he told me he HAD to redo our kitchen... I definitely wasn't complaining!! I wasn't thinking straight because I was so stoked to start ripping things out that I didn't take a before picture - here's the best I can do
K - now if any of you have been in our apartment (which is none of you because of what our kitchen used to look like!!) you'll remember that our kitchen was that nasty 1964 orange-ish wood color that smelled like, well, it was from 1964!! That picture totally doesn't do the ugliness justice!
We started tearing everything out the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It took us about 8 hours to unhinge, unscrew, unclutter, tape off, and paint all the cabinets. We used Ammon's super nifty spray gun on all the drawers and cupboard doors. But - the end result is totally worth it! I even think it makes the tacky linoleum floors and cheap woodgrain counter tops look better!!
Oh, how I love me a husband who works construction :) What do you think??
So, this year Ammon and I decided to carry on one of my all time favorite Christmas traditions... Black Friday! Chase and I do it every year and it's always sooo much fun!! This year we got up at 2:30 am to go wait in line at Target. When we got there we were about 50th in line. About 20 minutes later the line was backed up all the way to Lowe's!! The target peeps hand out maps of where everything is located in the store, so Ammon, Chase, and I strategized while we froze our booties off!! I always take Chase with me, because he's so big - no one ever tried to steal the stuff out of his cart (big, burly men ALWAYS try to steal stuff from me - last year, some dude tried to steal my entire cart!!). Once we got through the doors, we were bookin it to every corner of the store! 35 minutes and $700 later we emerged with all our Christmas shopping done! The coolest part is on our receipt, it showed us how much we saved! We saved over $500!! We got a new TV, and new ipod touch, about 10 movies, 5 tv seasons, a toaster and a sandwhich grill!! Ammon caught the Black Friday fever and we literally store hopped all day - needless to say, we crashed and slept through the night at about 7:45 pm :).
The line..... It's not a very good picture, but this is about a half hour before the store opened... by 5 am the line was all the way to the end of the sidewalk!!
Utah is ranked the happiest state in America?! In second.. Hawaii.. yeah I'd be much happier in Hawaii than Utah where it snows in the north and burns in the south!!
Utah is also the second healthiest state in America... second only to Vermont.. odd, but true. I thought it was funny that South Carolina was ranked the 48th most unhealthy state and sports the 2nd highest obesity rate. Ammon gained like 20 pounds on his mission... all those fried Twinkies.
So, YAY UTAH! I love it here :) it makes me happy!
Hello all!! Ammon and I are selling our baby!! We love our Jetta soooo much, but it's time for us to say goodbye.... So, if you know of anyone who needs an amazing car, direct them right over here!!!
2001 Jetta TDI 45 MPG (Ammon tracks this meticulously - he can show you it's for real!!) Silver exterior Black interior Manual Transmission just about 130,000 miles (it sounds like a lot... but it's been the best car I've ever had!!) Ammon, being the master mechanic he is, has replaced pretty much everything in it, so all the parts and extras are pretty new.
this would be perfect for a newly licensed driver!! Or a mom with 5 grown kids who doesn't need her big Yukon anymore and wants to save hundred of dollars on gas (hint hint!!). Plus, most of the time diesel fuel is 10-15 cents cheaper than normal unleaded fuel, and it's better for the environment - look it up I'm telling the truth!!
I'll post pictures later today or tomorrow, but think about it!! It's a great car!! We're open to test drivers anytime :) Let us know if you're interested!!
So, if you were my friend in high school, you most definitely knew this little guy. I laughed so hard at my mom's blog about Bad Had's birthday that my boss came into my office to see what the heck was going on. He laughed with me for like 20 minutes at that face!! It makes me feel like an old lady seeing him grow up into a little man! So, here are some pictures to remember the good old days of Haden and his happy face :)
It's been a long time coming but I've finally got our wedding pictures back!! They turned out sooo good! Once again, gideon photography... fantastic! My all time favorite is this first one of our first dance. I love the ones of the cake and garter and bouquet toss, too! They all turned out so amazing!
So, we are finally married!! And we LOOOVE it! I'm working on getting our wedding pictures and our honeymoon pictures on here, but my job is so taxing it might take me a few days, maybe even weeks! :D If you weren't at the most amazing wedding of the year, you missed out! We rented an old photobooth, and it was the best thing EVER! It kept the kids busy, and everyone else entertained! We had so much fun in it! Our wedding kicked trash! It was the best day ever! Thank you all for coming! Enjoy!!
These are the women of my new family.. yeah they left me out ;)