Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Time for a new post!

Hello again, blog world! Well it's only been about half a year since I posted last, so I guess you could say it's time! There have been lots of changes since last I updated this thing! Wow, don't even know where to begin. So....I'll save myself the trouble and just give you a summary.

We moved to Kansas City again this summer. Austin was selling again. We got here and realized we didn't want to go back to Idaho ever!!!!! And we would do whatever we could to stay here. We served our time in that iceburg and deserved to live somewhere else! I love KC! So happy to call it home.

We moved into our second apartment this summer and are now we're here to stay. We've moved 7 times since we've been married now so I'm reeeally looking forward to staying here for a while. It's so much bigger that what we're used to and it's feels so great to have space! We've been painting, getting furniture and packing away all our winter clothes in hopes that KC's winter will be heaven compared to Idaho.
Austin started school a few weeks ago at KU and is loving it.

Here are some pics of our summer and what we've been up to. 

picnics outside


Our table before we repainted it..ew. We had to strip off all the old paint.
Yes, we love our matching aprons:)
My man hard at work on the grill. mmm!
The beautiful bike trails here!

The creek behind our apt. Austin rescued a football. lol
Austin's 24th birthday! That is a brownie cake...don't judge...we just barley moved in and everything was in boxes!
Austin requested we get root beer floats for his birthday-in the frosted mugs from A&W--the way a root beer float should be!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I miss her already..

My mom came up to visit the week before Thanksgiving. Austin and I didn't have school that week so it worked out perfectly. As soon as my mom sat down in my apartment, she started making a list of things to get done while she's at our place. So needless to say, we did just as much work as we did play. She helped me..

1. organize my kitchen (all the cupboards, drawers and even pantry!)
2. change the furniture around in the apartment
3. sew things I've been pushing off for months
4. cook new recipes
5. paint frames and shelves
6. decorate for Christmas
7. make a roast for Sunday dinner (was never on the list, she just gave in after Austin kept begging)

Is Austin's head touching the fan? Yes.

Aren't Moms just the greatest!? Miss you already, Mom. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks.

Monday, October 26, 2009

So much to look forward to!




Of course the best comes last...Christmas!

I'm anticipating it all...maybe a little bit too much.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Why we loved Californiaaa

1. Kayaking

I was really scared to be doing in this the ocean and not a lake at first, but it turned out to be so much fun! We got to see the sea lions really close, too.

2. Jet skiing

It is so much different jet skiing on the ocean opposed to the lake. There are no smooth/calm areas! It is so much fun because it is crazy out there on the water!

3. Playing at the beach

Yes, our sand castle looks pretty pathetic. We forgot how much time they take and we were worn out by this point.

The water felt so good. We spend most of the time boogie boarding and body surfing! We were exhausted by the end of the day!

4. Pictures

Austin's Dad took pictures of us walking around on the beach! It was so much fun. There are so many good ones that we love. Thanks Neil!

5. Spending time with this cute couple!

We had so much fun being with Austin's parents. We always had something to do. We played games just about every night! Fun memories :) Thanks you two for letter Austin and I come along! We love you both.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dear Snoasis,

Please don't leave Rexburg. Just pretend that winter isn't coming this year. You make us feel like it's summertime still! Please stay around all year...I REALLY don't want winter to come :(

It is already starting to get cold at night here (in the 40's)! I know, it's still September. So we're trying to soak up as much summertime as we can before it's gone! We ride our bikes to this little snow shack at least 2 times a week for snow cones! It is soo good.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Austin turned 23! Yes it was a while ago, but better late than never. I don't know why but the number 23 is making me feel old. My birthday is coming up in a few months now so it's not much longer until I hit that number too!

We celebrated Austin's birthday on about 5 different days. He really tried to get as much out of it as he could! (we are so alike :) Here are pics from some of the nights.

This was 2 days before his birthday. That big smile on his face is from that homemade chocolate cupcake he knows he about to eat!

Him opening his package from his family. He was soo happy for this one!

And he's not going to be very happy about me posting this next pic. But I think it's hilarious.

This is about a week AFTER his bday at the Cheesecake Factory. He somehow convinced them he still deserved a birthday treat.

This was also our last weekend in Overland Park, Kansas. Such a beautiful place. I miss it so much already. It really is one of the best kept secrets!

Happy birthday sweetie!