Monday, April 25, 2011

Our Master Bedroom Before and After

So Scott and I have been doing a little remolding! Here are a few before pictures...

Please note that when we moved in there wasn't any crown molding up...I just forgot to take pictures before Scott put the new crown up...And now here are some during pictures...

DRUM-ROLL please....Here are the After pictures I love it so much! It's made me feel so much more at home and I love having my own little space!All in all we put up crown molding. Painted the walls, put up new curtains, bought new lamps, bought an area rug, and put up a new light fixture. We hung some pictures and brought in a desk. We also put up things in the shelves above the desk.

I have a video of the entire space but it's not working at the moment...

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I know I already posted this but I got a little excited and posted early so here it is again with new pictures and the eater eggs that My sista-in-law Ryann and I dyed last night!!

Easter is one of my favorite holidays and not just because of all the candy and the fun Easter dresses...I love that we have a holiday to celebrate Christ. It’s a day to dress up cute, spend time with family and to remember His life, His death, His resurrection, His atonement and most of all His selflessness and love for me a sinner. I know that my Redeemer lives! What joy, peace, gratitude and reassurance this brings to me in this troubled world. I know that when I sin all is not lost but that Christ is there to help me right my wrongs. He is there to lead me by the hand! He atoned for all my sins and because of that beautiful act of mercy, He knows us all, because he atoned for all of us. He knows my joys, He knows my sorrows and He loves me just the same. He knows everyone’s pains he knows everyone’s trials because he has already born them. In this holiday season may we all turn to Christ our Savior and Redeemer and let him help us carry our crosses.

Now for the Easter eggs. I got really caught up in our move and didn't end up buying any ties to do this dying project, so I went through Scott's old ties and picked three I could use. And here is the finished product. I kind of forgot that they were boiling...and they boiled for like over an hour...oppps but they still worked :)HERE is a link to the blog that I got the idea from

Next year they will be much better!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Last semester at BYU-I do

Well school officially started for me again today, so much for summer break...I'm finishing online (because I already got married and unofficially graduated with my MRS. degree)I'm taking 10 online classes to finish up my associates degree. July cannot come fast enough! So I'll be pretty busy for the next three months, but busy is good!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I shouldn't be such a worry wart

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's empties today of it's strength. "
— Mary Engelbreit

Well needless to say I got over being such a big whimp about everything, and everything is turning out just fine. Somehow I knew all along that it would.

For those of you who don't know Scott and I have temporarily moved in with my in-laws (bless their hearts for letting us). They have been so kind and have let us have two of their upstairs bedrooms. The one is obviously our room and the other we are using as a kind of den. I'm in the process of making these rooms our own so we can somewhat feel at home. My father-in-law and Scott will be putting some crown molding up tonight and then the painting will begin! I'm going to have a red accent wall and the other walls will be creme. I can't wait! We've hung curtains and bought an area rug and moved a desk in so I can use it to do all of my online school work. Anyhow I feel like the room is coming right along and it's very exciting.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


It's been a while. I've been busy! We drove to Seattle. I had a meltdown because I was tried after driving for 12 1/2 hours by myself in a 16 passenger van that was packed to the roof with all of my worldly possessions and my rowdy puppy. I was stressed from driving the said van in Saturday night traffic. So when we finally arrived at our destination I was tired and homesick and so I cried. And I got over it. I haven't let myself cry for home since...Instead I have tried to figure out what I can do to make the most out of my new life here, living in my in-laws home. So I unpacked, cleaned, organized, cleaned some more, unpacked even more. Repacked some boxes, organized some more and unpacked more...and went shopping, twice or three or four times.

So we mostly have all of our stuff unpacked and we are trying to get semi settled in. Because honestly I don't know how long we will be staying with my wonderful in-laws, and I have no idea what my husband plans on doing with his life.(I don't think that he does either) and so for now I'm making things as nice as I can and when the time comes to move again so be it.

...I'm trying everyday to find beauty in this new chapter, and I'm trying to realize why I'm meant to be here at this time in my life... For now I am at peace with how things are. I am ok. I am more than ok. I am blessed beyond measure!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Another page turned...

The only thing constant in life is change...I know I've said that before but it's so true. It's really throwing me off this week because I've never been so afraid of it before. I consider myself to be pretty spontaneous, I love adventures and I love new things and new people. And yet as this move looms closer and closer with every passing day I feel myself over whlemed with fear. I'm afraid to move. I'm afraid to leave Star Valley and the home I know and the people and family that I love. I'm afraid to fail more than anything. I'm afraid that Scott won't go to grad school (don't tell him I said that) I'm afraid that I'll never make friends like the ones I have. I'm afraid that I won't get accepted into any nursing programs. I'm scared to drive in Washington, (I know this sounds super lame, but where I come from most roads are gravel roads and when they are paved it's a two lane highway. None of this four lanes all going the same way at 90 mph and stoplights and medians?! YOu don't think this sounds so horribly scary just look at my oil pan you'll know what I mean. I'm afriad of so many things. But mostly I think it boils down to the fact that I'm afraid to grow up.

This is a picture I took of a sunset behind my house in S.V.