Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Crazy November

This month has definitely been one of the busiest months we've had this year!  The good thing though is we've been busy with lots of fun things too. :) This last week will be even busier with Thanksgiving, cutting down our Christmas tree, and a mini-vacation to Park City...but, I'll have to blog about all that sometime later.  For now, here's what we've been up to so far.

Milla came to Utah!!  It was soo good to see her and crazy to think that the next time I see her she'll be a mommy. :)
Milla's baby shower.  Lots of fun!  She got a lot of way cute stuff.  I have tons of pics but will just post a few.
First week in November, Liza and I went to the Haunted Creek.  SO FUN!  I totally want to go next year.
Horse back riding in Midway.  So much fun but a little cold, which is why I have my hubby's jacket on. :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Family Dinner and Haunted Forest

The last couple of weeks have been fun for us!  We went up the canyon for a family dinner, Neil wasn't able to make it but it was still fun.  We also went to the Haunted Forest with most of the Durrant kids which was way fun!!  Sam kept telling me that all the creepy workers were out to get me for some reason, and I think he was right. :) 

Me and Kolb

Kolb, me, and Ceej.  I love my brothers!!

Funny family pic

Scared/excited/happy/weird boys

Neil and I

Beautiful Durrant girls and I

This guy was SUPER creepy

Me and Liza

The whole gang

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I just thought I'd write an update of what's been going on lately.  Things are still pretty crazy/busy and we're pretty much never home.  We are so grateful for school and jobs, but sometimes it is overwhelming.  Neil is taking on a whole lot more than me though, so I shouldn't complain!  I changed my major this semester to Elementary Ed just to see if I like it more than Nursing.  So far, I really love it!  So we'll see what happens.  And Neil is taking pre-dental classes and I'm amazed at how smart he is!  We haven't had a lot of spare time lately, but when we do we try to do something fun.  Last week, on my day off, our washer broke.  I was frustrated, but thanks to family we were able to keep up on our laundry.  We were able to go to RC Willey on Columbus Day to check out the sales, and ended up buying a new washer as well as two new couches!  It was the first "big" purchase we've made since being married.  We probably won't buy much for Christmas, but I'm okay with that and so is Neil. 

Also, make sure to check out my good friend Jill's blog she's a talented hair stylist and crafter and she's doing a giveaway!! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Neil's B-day and Conference

We had a busy, but fun week!  Neil's birthday was on the 28th.  I felt bad because he had school from 8:00 am-9:00 pm and of course couldn't miss it. :(  And I worked all day.  But we still tried to make it fun. 
Neil just waking up to find his lovely birthday deocorations. :)
I started a tradition.  Every year Neil's presents have a "wrapping theme".  Last year I was mean and chose Hannah Montana/girlie.  I think he loved it. :)
This year, I chose redneck.  I tease him about being redneck, but really he isn't..he just likes to hunt.  There's a difference I guess?  :)
His old school BYU shirt. 
An I-Home!  Yay, a present that I can enjoy too!

Cute birthday boy with all his presents.

On Sunday, Neil and I went to the afternoon conference session with Jill and her hubby Kevin.  We met up with Liza and her boy Jaren for a little picnic lunch in between sessions.  It was such a pretty day and the session was awesome.  Neil and I realized that we've been to at least one session from every conference since we've been dating.  It's fun.

Me and Neil

Me, Lize, Jill
Me and Jill

Me and Lize

Also, we finished our bedroom!  Neil surprised me by bringing home this dresser one day (which I love) and having it makes our room a lot more put together!  Yay!
I posted this picture because I'm proud of my D.I. treasures.  The decoration by the scentsy was $0.50 and the yellow basket was $1.00.  I love finding cheap cute decorations!  (Oh, and I LOVE scentsys!)
And last, I was inspired by my friend Gillian Mohlman to make a wreath.  Wreaths are SO expensive and I really wanted one.  So, I went to the dollar store, spent $10.00 and put it all together!

 Hope everyone else had a good weekend!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just Because...

I'm here bored at work (just about off though, yay!) and decided to write a quick post.  Neil and I have been married for over 3 months now!  I cannot believe how FAST it has gone by.  Marriage is so much easier than I thought it would be, maybe it's because I have such an easy going husband.  I just feel so blessed.  I am so thankful for Neil, my family, my friends (who I miss a lot!), for school, for where we live, etc.  Here are a few things I've learned in a little over three months of marriage:  1st- Cooking is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, just time consuming.  2nd- I really, really appreciate all the cleaning my mom did to keep our house clean growing up.  It takes a LOT of cleaning to keep a house clean.  3rd- I now like shopping for decorations more than clothes (suprising I know), and 4th- I appreciate Neil more each day because of how awesome he is!!  Oh, and I really love this picture.  He's so cute! :)  That's all.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Picnic

Neil and I decided to go up the canyon for a picnic after church!  It was so so pretty and we had lots of fun.  I love the pretty leaves right excited for Fall and Halloween!

The BEST pasta salad ever- it's Neil's sister's recipe. 
Mom's salsa and chips, our favorite snack!
Can you tell how HARD it is to get a normal picture of Neil?!
Random picture from another picnic we had this week at Salem Pond.  I guess we're really into picnics lately. :)
Oh..and my little bro went to his FIRST dance yesterday.  How cute are they?!