Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's OK Thursday 3/29

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

...that although I am sad to be leaving hubby for 4 nights, I am super excited about my upcoming trip this weekend. I am headed to Boise for a job interview (and to see my grandparents/aunt/uncle/cousins!).

...that I am so excited for our next adventure and to start our lives in Boise! wish that I was sun bathing instead of listening to the rain beating down right now. be incredibly worried for our friend who was in a terrible ATV accident on Saturday night. He wasn't wearing a helmet (bad) and crashed. So many injuries I am not sure where to begin- the handle bars did go through his abdomen and caused a laceration in his liver which has resulted in 4 surgeries thus far. He was life flighted to the ICU at the local hospital here and put in a medically induced coma. Other injuries include: some bleeding on the brain which resulted in a screw to relieve some pressure, bruised kidney, deflated lung, broken ribs, and a COMPLETELY shattered elbow which they did reconstructive surgery on to fix. Needless to say, please keep our dear friend in your prayers. be having no luck thinking of a puppy name. Hubby wants one that has to do with something in the kitchen (that's the chef in him...). Any ideas? be wondering what you have all been up to lately?!?!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Hello lovely people out in the bloggy world,

I have been absent from my blog, but I have legitimate reasons, I promise! I didn't forget about this wonderful little corner of cyber space. 

Hubby and I have been thinking, deciding, and praying about some changes for us. We have been wanting to move and experience somewhere else (Oregon, you are beautiful, we will be back). At the same time, I really want to start my teaching career this fall....badly. My time has been sucked into filling out job applications literally all over the country, and even England!

But in the midst of this, a great opportunity opened up. My grandparents live in Boise, Idaho. They own a few different rental houses there and are moving from there current one of 10+ years to another of theirs (on a golf course, with now stairs). This means their house is vacant, and we are moving in! Hello, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms on one acre.

 This blog will be a great outlet to share my experiences of moving and decorating our first house. And, getting a puppy too, shhh:)

I feel like doors are opening for us and I feel at peace about this big move for us. What a blessing! I have a job interview coming up in the next couple weeks in that area, so I would appreciate any prayers/good thoughts that you wouldn't mind sending my way!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's OK Thursday 3/15

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

...that I am over-the-moon excited to learn how to sew! I am signing up for a once a week class in April and can't wait to learn! be exhausted after working extra hours this week. Who can't wait for the weekend? Oh right, me. be spending a lot of time shopping for the perfect grad present for hubby. I already know what I want to get him, I just have to read reviews and find the best brand. actually be enjoying the rain today even though most people are complaining about it. We do live in Oregon. Breaking news: it rains here!

...that I am anxiously awaiting my afternoon cup (or two) of coffee that I am about to have. have been slacking on my blog lately. I'm not really sure what I've been doing instead. Scrapbooking, I guess. And also hanging out with hubby when he isn't in his night class/ working his new job. I'm so proud of him! 

And now, back to enjoying the sound of the rain while the babies sleep.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday 3/14

Monday, March 12, 2012

Good News & Bad News

We have had a fantastic, busy last three days.

First and foremost, my hubby was hired Friday, on the day his internship ended, for a full time job! What a blessing. The restaurant is well known, but smaller, so we thought the chances were slim to none of him getting hired now (we thought maybe they'd call him in the future). I am so proud of my hardworking man. 

When I got off of work Friday night, we headed about 80 miles south to go visit family and friends for the weekend. My husband's parents and grandparents all live there as well as many of our friends. Stephen had a "dude night" while I enjoyed night out with my college roommate {of 4 years}. It was a fun time. My roommate and I went to two of our favorite bars and had some yummy cocktails!

Saturday morning, I woke up to find a text from my husband that said  something like "I am up, come get me asap so we can go see my grandparents." Great, I woke up a few minutes later, hopped in the shower, and was on my way to get him. Except not. I backed out of the parking space I was in and turned to go down the hill. As I went down, all I heard was a "thump, thump, thump." Great, I have heard that before with my previous car. I had a flat. NOT a fun surprise. There was a lady outside smoking who watched my face as I realized I had a flat, and she also watched me get out and assess the situation, in which I immediately responded with "crap". I didn't want to wait for AAA to arrive, so my roommate kindly took me to pick up Stephen who was able to put the spare on. Once the tire was off, we saw a nail shoved all the way inside the tire. That was the problem. Luckily, Les Schwab is a life saver and fixed it for free since I had their tires! That was the best part of the bad situation- a free fix.

It was hard to capture a picture that actually looked accurate. The whole bottom part of the tire was flat.
Anyways, it is fixed, and just like new.

The rest of the weekend we spent with his dad and family. We hung up, chit chatted, and went to happy hour. It was much needed and great to see everyone. We stayed the night at his mom's house and went to his sisters soccer game- it was at 9:20 PM. Late game but we enjoyed it.

We were able to shop around some of our favorite stores in town and do the things we enjoyed doing them we lived there.

I'd say the weekend was a success. Hope you all have a great week!

Friday, March 9, 2012

From Scratch Friday #6

Welcome to From Scratch Friday! This is the place to link up all DIY projects, recipes, printables, and more! 
Here are the top viewed projects from last week:

Revamped Tower Card by Color Me Domestic

Upcycled Candle Holder into a Mini Easter Basket by Revolutionaries

Chocolate Syrup Swirl Cake by Chocolate, Chocolate, and More

Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's OK Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

...that I planned all week to enjoy this beautiful, sunny day at the zoo with the girls I nanny for...and I couldn't be happier that we did!

...that all my free time is wrapped up working on my current project: our wedding scrapbook. See a picture of one of the layouts here. feel bad for my sister who fell off a horse during her lesson this week and got a concussion. Ouch! And apparently studies have shown that thinking too much while healing from a concussion can cause permanent damage. Therefore, it may be two weeks before she can attend school full days again and she isn't allowed to take any tests. Odd! be so proud of my husband who finishes his internship for culinary school tomorrow!!!! be happy that we haven't had to cook much this week because we have either had salads (easy) or the chili I made in the crock pot (so simple). really, really want the Breaking Dawn part 1 soundtrack.

...that I am annoyed with this season of the Bachelor. Ben has really been bugging me and the fact that he likes someone like Courtney? Don't even get me started...

Tomorrow is Friday! Yay!