Monday, January 31, 2011

Sew Fun!

Well, I guess it is time for another post. It has been so long. For Christmas, my mother-in-law gave me a sewing machine. I have not sewed since I was in middle school but a friend of mine also got a sewing machine for Christmas. We decided one day we were going to give it a shot. In Young Womens, we made these little tote bags out of place mats and ribbon and I thought they were so cute. So, we figured we will start small and easy, then ease our way into more difficult things. I don't think they turned out half bad! Next project: Curtains. Lots and lots of curtains.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Over the 4th of July Marshall and I went up north to Sedona.

It is significantl
y cooler up north and absolutely beautiful. You are actually in the mountains. Sedona is a pretty small town but has lots of things to do. We ate dinner at a nice restaurant and then just hung out around town. Unfortunately, I got a huge headache so we went to bed early. The next morning we drove up the canyon and found a nice hiking spot. We hiked for a couple hours, ate some lunch and then headed back home. All in all, it was a fun weekend.


It has been a little while since I have updated this so I thought it was about time. This is our first summer in Arizona and it hasn't really been that bad. I do hear that is has been a pretty mild summer this year, so if it gets worse than this, I don't know if I can handle it. We have gotten out of the state as much as possible though. Our first trip was the end of May. Marshall had just finished finals so we went to Colorado for a week. We went to a Rockies game, fishing, hiking, movies, saw friends, spent time with the niece and nephew and of course the fam. It was great to get away from our normal routine of work and school and see everyone. My mom has all the pics from fishing and all the cute kiddos so you are stuck with a picture of us at the Rockies game ( which is not a great one).

So I was going to put all our vacations in one post but apparently I totally suck at blogging so here comes a few new posts. I have been on this computer for a long time and am getting frustrated. I will add the rest later today or tomorrow...I need a break from this right now.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My nephew is such a stud!

We welcome Tucker Allen Douglas into our family. He is so dang cute. What a great gift family is. I am still in awe every time a new little member of the family comes.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


The last couple weeks I have had some great experiences that really reminded me of just how blessed I am. I have an amazing husband who works so hard to try to be the best he can be. I have a great job that allows be to not only pay the bills but meet a lot of great people. I have a great house giving me a roof over my head and home giving me a place I belong. I enjoy the blessings of knowing the truth which I know I take for granted. Marshall and I have amazing extended families that provide love and support for both of us. And we have so much more.
I have been thinking a lot of myself and different trials I am experiencing and what a breath of fresh air it is to just think about the blessings I have. Life really is an amazing journey and I am grateful to be apart of it. Life is great!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Our Visitors

Well I can't figure our how to move this stupid picture so it is out of order. I really need some more instruction on how to blog properly. Anyway, this is Kylee and I petting the goats at the petting zoo.

My Cousin Courtney, her husband Quinton and daughter Kylee came to visit us for a few days. We had so much fun and really enjoyed the company. Courtney and I got to spend some time together and go to a chick flick, Dear John. I know Marshall appreciated that, but I had a great time having a little girls night. We also got to go to the zoo, swimming, a duck pond. Marshall and I got to babysit Kylee while Courtney and Quinton went to a Suns game. They also got to experience In N Out and I think that was a good experience for them.

My cousin and I. Isn't her little belly cute? Expecting number 2 in September.

Kylee is ready to see all the animals

The Phoenix Zoo was actually a pretty good zoo. They had lots of different animals and a Lot of things to do. I was impressed.

Thank you Courtney and Quinton for coming to visit us. You are missed. Anyone else who wants to come visit is more than welcome! We have a room waiting for you.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The House

Upstairs Loft

The Living Room
Imagine the wall with the mirror the same color as the pillows
The Dining Room

The Kitchen

The Entry Way

We have finally got the major projects done on the house. We are so blessed and so happy to be in this home. Marshall and I love it and can't wait to have visitors. Hope you enjoy the pictures.