About Us

Andy and I met on a blind date in Dec. 2005. One of my 7th grade students was his neice, and she set us up. Go figure. We saw each other every day after that! We were engaged by June and married in September of 2006. In January, 2008, we welcomed little Ethan into our home, and in August, 2010, little Addison arrived.

Andy is a diesel mechanic at Kennecott. I taught middle school science for ten years, and am now an evidence-based learning specialist for a school district.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's Halloween Time!

I LOVE Halloween and Christmas.  They are two of my favorite holidays, probably because I love decorating my house for them.  Here is a little taste of Halloween at our house.  
 I went to the dollar store the other day and picked up these three white square plates.  Then I drew the images on them with a permanent marker.  Not sure it's going to set, so I will probably spray paint them with a glitter top coat.  I think they turned out great though.  I'm in love with the owl and the bat plate, not quite sure about the spider one.
 Most items on here are also from the dollar store.  All the hurricane lamps are from the dollar store, and then glued on dollar store candle sticks.  Then filled them with spiders, skulls, black beads, and a crow.
My mom made me the cute halloween frame and the happy haunting block as a gift for Halloween last year!

 I found this cute halloween tree up at the Barn in Midway.

 These are made from dollar tree candlesticks, and 3 vases from the DI, and a little ribbon from the dollar store.

My mom also made this cute wall hanging years ago.  I love it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On a sewing bing!

I must admit that I'm an addict . . . 

I have become addicted to crafting, and LOVE to pull out the jewelry tools, the sewing machine, or the paint brush, but lately I've been working on many sewing projects.

 My friend Jethro and his wife Staci are HUGE BYU fans.  So, even though it pained me greatly to sew a pink Y onto a shirt, I did it for their new super cute baby!
 If you know me, you know that I LOVE Paris and especially the Eiffel tower, so I whipped up this fun eiffel tower outfit for little miss Addison.
 I had an old pair of levi's that had a broken zipper, so I created 2 different roasting stick bags.  I made the bag with our last name on it yesterday and thought that it turned out cute, but then tonight I made the one below for a wedding of the son of a good friend of mine, and I think theirs turned out much better than mine.  Oh well.
 And then little man informed me that he wanted our dog Duke to go trick-or-treating with him this year. Ethan, of course, is going as spiderman, so he wanted a spiderman costume for Duke.  I did the best I could of putting a little spider on this shirt I found.

Mom and Little Miss

I just LOVE this little girl to pieces and am so happy to have her in our lives.  Some new fun things about little miss:

Her little personality is developing so quickly, and she's starting to get more and more independent.
She wants to do everything big brother is doing, and if she doesn't have what he has, there is trouble.
She makes a super cute little grunting noise when she's angry about something.
She LOVES shoes.  She'll pick up a pair of her shoes and bring them to you to put on her, or she'll sit somewhere and try to put them on herself.
Her favorite foods are corn and peas.
She says Momma, Dadda, and Dog fairly well, and has attempted a few other words that I can't recognize quite yet.
She has been walking for a month, but is still isn't too steady.

Backyard Landscaping Project

This summer, Andy took on fixing the back yard.  We've had empty flower beds and grass for about 5 years now, and we finally decided what to do out there.  Keep in mind we're not finished quite yet.  

We're going to put an arbor, and some fun landscaping right behind that half circle there that leads into our relaxation area where our hammock is! :)
 Our next big project is to tear down the stairs and create a deck above where the big empty spot of rocks is.  We also need to add some more plants/flowers, but we're doing a little at a time.

I think it looks a ton nicer than it did, and thanks to Andy for moving so many wheelbarrows full of rocks.

Sweet Summer Time

Ethan HATES being wet, UNLESS he has on his swimsuit.  It was funny for a while, but now if he even spills one little drop of water on himself he wants to change his ENTIRE outfit.  I guess it's still a little funny.  Needless to say, this kiddo is one picky little guy, but he obviously had a ball at the splash pad and had no problem being wet while in his swim gear.