Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Zack and I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving weekend. Please be safe in all your travels and enjoy the time you get to spend with family and loved ones. We are all so blessed to have special people in our lives. We love you all!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

This and That...

I just wanted to give a little blurp about whats going on in our life, and what has gone on. Well we went to see Twilight.... yes I said WE!!! Zack was such a good sport and came with me. Him and the other 2 husbands that got conned into coming. We had fun, and he seemed to semi enjoy it. I on the other hand had a few issues with the movie. I'm not going to go into it, because it was expected. Movies can never compare to the books!!! Although I will say some of the acting was a little over done (Jasper?? and Edwards face- it seemed like he had a dirty diaper under his nose the whole time, and Bella's weird ticks) Anyway we saw it and enjoyed it, and and can't wait for the next one.

I am getting so excited to go back home for the holidays. It has been a few months since I have seen my family, and it is very past due! I am so grateful for my family and can't wait to spend some time with them. I never imagined that at 23 years old I would be home sick... but I am. And the closer it gets to the holidays the harder it gets to be away from what I am used to. However I do have to say that Zack is so great and is so amazing when I have my moments.

Other than the holidays we have a few other things we are looking forward too!! The Monday after Thanksgiving we get our new couch.... yeeeehaaaaaa :o) We are so excited. We also are getting our entry table that we had Zack's really good friend Jordan make for us. He custom made the table, and from what I have seen so far it is going to be BEAUTIFUL. We are slowly getting out home finished with the little touches that really make it feel like HOME!

That's all from the super warm south.... Utah and the cold here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the time you get to spend with your family.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Well, the painting is finally finished. YIPEE SKIPEE!!!!! It has been 3 weeks worth of project after project, and we are officially done. We also got a couch...WoooHoooo :o) Well, we kinda have a couch- It's paid for but we don't get it until December. Merry Christmas to us!!!!! I would post pics of our newly repainted living room, but not yet :o)

Also, I have been getting so excited for Christmas the past few days. But I have very strict rules about actually celebrating Christmas--- NO CHRISTMAS UNTIL THANKSGIVING IS OVER--- I love the build up and the anticipation of the Christmas season, but it's just not right to get out the tree,the music, stockings, and all the super yummy Christmas treats until after the gobble-gobble is safely tucked away in my tummy!! One disclaimer-- It is totally acceptable to buy Christmas presents day 1 of the new year. Nothing like being prepared so the holiday season is stress free and enjoyable!!! I hope all of you are having a wonderful fall.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


The top picture is the only pic I have of what it looked like before. Well, with the exception of the the cabinets that we started on. I am so excited with how it turned out. We still have a few things to do ( new light fixtures, lights under the cabinet and some day stainless steel appliances) Some day :o) I hope you all like it as much as we do!!

RED... and a sigh of relief!!

I thought I would post before work to tell you all (well those of you that are interested) that the kitchen is complete!!! And honestly, I LOVE IT!!!!!! I think I freaked out a couple nights ago because it was the first coat.... and it was blotchy and patchy and not very appealing. But after 2 coats last night and getting the cabinet doors back on it looked AWESOME! It still isn't put back together- we are waiting for the paint to dry- but I will put some pics up :o)

And I also have to say THANK YOU to my wonderful hubby for working so hard to get this done with me. I couldn't have done any of this without him. He is just so wonderful!!! And for putting up with my freaking out and crying yesterday (that was before we started painting again and both realized it was going to look exactly how we wanted) And also a big thanks to my Mom- she helped calm me down quite a bit yesterday as well.... LOVE YA BOTH

O and one more person to thank.... that would be my dad. He is the one who taught me how to paint edges without taping!!!! Thanks Dad :o) LOVE YOU TOO

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Red all the way!!!!

Even though one of the most historic elections just took place, I am not talking about "red" as a political view. I am talking about my new kitchen. And as I looked around at my newly painted kitchen I said to myself "O TORI WHAT DID YOU JUST DO?!?!?!?" We have spent since last Friday painting. We did our kitchen cabinets over the weekend, and I thought I might as well finish the project and paint the kitchen while it is all tore apart. And we had decided a while ago that we were going to paint it RED. Well, its a tiny little kitchen with horrible lighting, and the red makes it look (even though it is hard to imagine) smaller and darker! WHAT DID I DO? So I am calling it a night and hoping that one more coat tomorrow night will do the trick and I will magically be in love with my new mistake. Yikes is all I have to say. If I don't cry too many tears over this I may post pics on the blog.

The Countdown is ON