Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Our move… Frosted Mini Wheats for the roof. The original plan was that Chris would design the roof (he makes the best ones every year J ) and I would do the landscape, we were short of land so we combined efforts.
We decided to make our own and it turned out like this:
We bought the materials from Hobby Lobby. The wreath was $2.50, and we bought 1/8 yard strips of fabric (3 different kinds), and some beaded pearls which you can find in the floral section.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Some of the stores I hit up:
- Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off of every item in the store
- Nordstrom Rack
- Macy (great deal for shoes and coats)
- Hollister 30% off everything in stores
- Joann Fabrics
and many more. So worth it and I will definitely do it again next year. I know I saved around $300
I'm grateful for the gospel. I'm so glad that when we do place the Lord first in our lives, that we will become closer to the Lord and to each other. Placing our foundation upon the Lord before anything else (ourselves and everything) we can make it back to our Father in Heaven.
I'm grateful for family. I love my family and Chris' family and I'm so glad we now have our tiny family of Chris and I where our priority is first with each other. I'm grateful with my relationships with family and am glad I have a close relationship especially with my mom who I love so much. My family has been such a great example to me and my parents have raised me always on the gospel and doing what is right.
I'm grateful for standards. My parents have always taught me about choosing the right, to be honest, and on the for strength of youth in being modest, chaste, kind etc. Those values I apply to my everyday life thanks to my parents who taught me from when I was young. They used to teach me that most important life decisions were decided by an individual by the time they were age 14. I'm glad my parents didn't just wait to teach us about standards and values when we were older, but would teach us while we were young.
I'm grateful for scriptures and our living prophet. We have these scriptures to lead and guide us, the most correct book on earth. In Nephi it says that there will be nothing that will be put in the scriptures that won't be for our benefit. I'm grateful for General Conference where we can listen to modern day scriptures from our leaders and especially from our prophet today: President Monson. He leads and guides us and will never lead us astray. He is a true man of God.
Again I'm so grateful for my amazing husband! He is always there for me. He loves me so much and is always so trustworthy, I always know that I can depend on him. Again he loves this gospel and we want to teach and raise our children on these principles that we have learned in our families. He loves the temple, he has a testimony, we have already set great habits from scripture studying, prayer, with saving money, FHE etc. We work things out, we work together as a team. I'm so glad I'm married to such a great man! We have such a bright future ahead and I'm excited to see what life has in store.
We are so blessed!!! It's a great time to be alive and to members of the church. Of course there is and will be challenges, but with the Lord we can accomplish anything and always be happy!!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
At Jessie and Mike's reception there was an art exhibit in the basement. We had fun looking around... and got carried away. Chris' impression of meloncholy.
Me with the ancient dragon in honor of me being born in the year of the dragon.
Friday, November 19, 2010
I thought of this story and how someone's honesty and integrity really counts when you think no one is looking. Even when we think we are not being watched or if something might benefit us more than another person, remember integrity is what counts like this homeless man illustrated.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Coleman and Lucie were Jessie and Buzz Lightyear
Cute Bryn and Hal as Little-Bo Peep and Sheep!
We had birthdays for friend Mike (here at Texas Roadhouse)
I was a fortune teller and Chris was a mummy. We went to Nick and Lacie's and were ready to solve the mystery.
Hahah Natalie was a Gothic girl and Jeff was a Frankenstein superstar rocker person hahah.
When we got there we had four rounds where we read secret information about our characters that we would only know about. Then we would have questions that we were required to ask during that round to help us get more information to solve the mystery.
We would go around asking questions about where people were at, what we had seen, and what we found (and all of these were in our booklets). It was so fun and we would find more and more information out as the rounds continued.
We also had amazing food during the rounds which were Halloween or fall foods. It was so good!
Our hotel was so much fun! There was so much to do and we loved it because it was all-inclusive. Lots of fun activites and ALL THE FREE FOOD YOU CAN IMAGINE!
This is a view from our hotel room. The hutch thing is the huge cafeteria which had incredible food and so many varieties. Some other huts were poolside food places. They had the pools down below and you can see how close we were to the ocean
The view of one of the awesome looking pools from our balcony. I loved all of the palm trees and gorgeous weather.
The symbol of the Crown Paradise hotel was everywhere. On practically every window, on the walls, sconces, pools, and even in the water. Right behind here was the drink area where we would load up on alcohol-free pina colada or tropical drinks.
I'm walking down the stairs taking a picture of the first thing you would see when walking on the beach. We were THAT close. People would be all over us right when we stepped down to see if we would buy anything. They would always say "I'll give you my best price"
We thought it was a shortcut.... but it was longer going down these random stairs in our hotel. Here is the view from our hotel of the south side of us
On the way to the Italian restaurant we took a picture outside of it. They had 5 restaurants and they were only open at night and you had to make previous arrangements to go there. Everything was free it was AWESOME!
The food was so good and always so decorative and beautiful.
I've always wanted to coconut-tree climb so I ran up to the top quick so I wouldn't get caught
We would load up on free drinks. This was the first restaurant we went to (the Italian one). I loved dressing up each night to go to the restaurants
The Mexican restaurant we went to Los Gallos. That's where we were sang too by the mariachi band and they made Chris and I stand up and dance in front of everyone
Crown Paradise had a ton of activities you could do. They had this list up with hourly activities from cooking to dancing to seeing the sunset or whatever
The pool was right by the ocean. I love this view because it looks like the pool and ocean just flow together... besides that pole right there
Going to the beach to play in the water. There was lifegaurds and one day when the hurricane reminents were hitting us someone in the water was getting pulled out to the ocean. They were ok but we still didn't go too deep
I drew our names in the sand
Here is the strip we would drive down to go to and from the hotels in the Hotel Zone. There was water pretty much on each side
Ha we went to the shops/ markets and I made Chris try this on and I died laughing.
So random, but the cookie monster statue was there hahah
An awesome place in the shopping center. The second hottest day is when we went to these stores. They were all outside and we would weave in and out of the stores to avoid the hot sun.
Picture of the ocean from our hotel room. It was beautiful and so darn close!
Putt-putt golf place on our hotel site