Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our first apartment...

Despite the copper colored carpet, the ants, the toilet that doesn't quite flush right, the non-existent bathroom counter, the hard as concrete walls, and the three day wait for cable and Internet, I'm happy to call this place home for the next chapter of our lives. Now we will have a room for baby and a place for a kitchen table. (along with more bills to pay) We couldn't be happier! I will post pictures as soon as I find a way to hang pictures on our crumbling concrete walls! Happy new year everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Baby Book

Ok we all now know, I am no good at posting on my personal blog! I will get better! I promise! (New Year's resolution!)

Well everyone, or almost everyone knows we are expecting our first baby on June 26th of 2012! We are so excited! I have been working on a baby book to keep some sort of journal of my pregnancy. ( I am hating that my mom didn't do anything like this! I am needing her opinion and she doesn't remember anything about her pregnancies!) Hopefully my girls will be grateful I've done this one day. If not, I will enjoy it :) I got the idea from Hanna Mac but all the images and designs are mine :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

72 hr kits

The last few weeks Russell and I have decided we should probably put together our 72 hr kits. Did you know there are 6,345,456,983,235 lists online to help you put your 72 hr kit together? Ok so I kind of just made that number up but, seriously there are a ton! There are so many that we had to remind ourselves to narrow it down a bit. This is our near end result.
We got:
Bungee cords
Battery powered phone charger
Battery powered clock w/extra batteries
Small flashlight w/ extra batteries
Work gloves
Wet wipes
Contact solution
Extra pair of contacts
Feminine hygiene
Toilet paper
Duct tape
First aid kit
Small blanket
Trail mix
Granola bars
Case of water(we plan to just keep that in the trunks of my car)
$$(not too much)
Change of clothes for each of us

We spent probably close to $100 putting these together. We will load everything into two backpacks we can both easily carry. We are also going to go through them every conference weekend and replace anything that has expired.

Feeling very prepared :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Our Summer Activities

This summer was a blast! The highlight was definitely going to California!
We went to a San Diego Padres game and Russell was like a little kid in a candy store! It was fun seeing him like that!

We also go the chance to go to the Tim McGraw concert!
He was seriously an arms length away from us! It was so sweet! Check out those arms! Mmmm! :)

We also got the opportunity to watch the little girls I babysit for 10 days while their parents were in Greece! I had a blast! I'm not sure how Russ felt about being a temporary parent but I loved it!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our First Post (not really)

I have had a blog (for photography) for almost 4 years now. Russell and I were married in January 2011 and I figure it's finally time I start a personal blog as well. Really it's for me to feel better about not writing in a journal as often as I should. Hopefully on here I am more likely to record the events in our life. Russell is currently at BYU working to get his business degree and I am a part time nanny babysister. (Nanny implies that I take care of the children more than their parents do, and this is far from true. They are fabulous parents and I hope I can be a least half the mother she is to my own children some day! :) Russell works for the company KT Tape and he says he enjoys it. I believe him. We are living in a tiny little apartment above my parents garage and we love it here. One of these days I will post pictures of all the fun things we are doing to decorate it. Ikea has received a large amount of our paychecks over the last few months though. I love it here. I think Russ does too.