Sunday, December 14, 2008

Update Coming Soon...

I promise after this week is over then I will update my blog. This is my last week of work for the holidays until Jan 6th so I will have some time on my hands to do some updating. So hopefully everyone can hold on for just a little bit longer.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mike's Online Portfolio

I put a link on the side of my blog under the "about us" section for Mike's online portfolio. Enjoy!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Update....


So here it goes the last month… So we left Rexburg in the middle of August and on our way home to Texas we stopped in Utah for Mike’s sisters wedding. It was a great day. It was really cool to be there in the Temple with Mike’s Parents, his two brothers, and his sister and her husband. Then we stayed in Utah for a couple of days. We headed on our way to Texas on Tuesday (our 5 year wedding anniversary) and we stopped in Colorado. Then we got up on Wednesday and finished the long drive and made it here on Wednesday night.

After we crossed the Texas Border


Our truck with all of our stuff in was already here and so Thursday we got up and unloaded that. Then we hadn't been in Texas for twelve hours and I went for a job interview at a Private Preschool and was offered the job that night. I took the job and started work that Saturday getting the classroom in order. Then the next week was trainings and open house. I was hopping to have at least a couple of days to get things in order around the house but that is not at all how it happened. Oh well someone has to make some money. Mike has been getting his portfolio together and will start contacting people this week about jobs. Cross your fingers that he will get something soon. We will definitely let everyone know the outcome of that. We did get some of Ike but mostly just rain but, were prepared for much worse. I know this probably sounds like we haven’t been doing much but I feel like I am just going and going all the time.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Update....

Update coming soon!

Monday, July 28, 2008

I know this was a about 5 months ago but I just put it together in a scrapbook program and I wanted to post what I did. This was from a weekend at my Aunt and Uncles with my Dad, Nelwyn, Corey. We also got to spend some time with my new nieces and nephews.



Saturday, July 26, 2008

Last Couple Weeks.....

I feel that our last three weeks has been pretty crazy around here. We left on July 4th and went down to Provo to spend some time with Mike's family. It was good to hang out with his family and to also met Wade (Sara's Fiance). We also went down so that we could bring Camille back up to Idaho with us to start packing up our apt for out moved in 3 weeks. So after spending the week in Utah we came back to Idaho and got to work. On Saturday morning we started going through stuff and ended up taking 16 bags of stuff to DI. I couldn't believe that we had all that stuff to get rid of and we have just been moving it from place to place. The rest of the week we spent time getting boxes and started packing stuff up. We got about 12 or more boxes packed up and it feels so good to have a start on things. On July 17th Mike meat with his BFA teacher to discuss his final project and turn in a leave behind portfolio. Things went great and his teacher told him "Congratulations you are a College Graduate." :) He came and I was so excited to hear that we have made it and he is all done. Then the next day, July 18th was the day that Mike graduated but he didn't want to walk which was fine by me so to celebrate he went and saw the new Batman movie. I also just wanted to say thank you so much to Camille for coming and helping us out. Then this week I guess hasn't been as busy but it went really fast. I can't believe that we only have 3 weeks left in Rexburg. Hip Hip Hooray!! So we will be leaving here to head down to Utah for Sara's Wedding and then it is off to TEXAS!! So that is a run down of what we have been up to. Wish us luck as we get everything packed and moved.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Video

Reflection of Christ
This is a really great video that Nelwyn sent me. I think it is really cool in full screen. Hope you all enjoy.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mike's BFA

Well this is Mike's BFA(Bachelors of Fine Arts) Project that he has been working on. This is what has kept us up here for another semester. He did all the design work for a ceramic show that he made up. It is finally done and on display, which means Mike is almost a college graduate. All he has left to do is a leave behind portfolio for his teacher. So he will turn that in on the last day of class and then he is all graduated!!! I can't believe that we can see the light at the end of all this. Last night we went to the show were all the BFA projects were on display and it was nice to see all the different things that people did. Mike was the only Graphic Designer in the show. I think that he did a really great job on his project and I am really proud of his and what he has done. The next step is for us to get all moved down to Texas and find jobs. Wish us luck!!
Logo , Business papers

Ads on bus, bus stop, lamp poles
Billboard, T-shirt, Messenger Bag, and Web pages

Ceramic pieces that Mike made, and Brochures

This is it all up. There is a wall in the way so we couldn't get a straight on picture.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day to two great men and influences in our life's.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Gone Fishing.....


Well last Saturday June 7th was free fishing day here in Idaho. So we decided to take advantage of our last time to go fishing here. It was really cold and windy. I think the temp. was in the 30s but with the wind I am sure make it feel even colder. So we got up early and went to our spot that we have always gone on the Snake River. We went there three years ago for my first time fishing and I got like 4 or 5 fish. Then we went there last year as well but we didn't catch anything. So we went again to the same spot this year and again we got nothing. Mike wishes that he would have gone out and found some more spots but it is a little late for that. It was really fun to just be together and have that quite time with no other distractions. Well I know this is that exciting of a post but here it is. Here are some pics as well. Enjoy!

Mike looks a little goofy but I thought I took a good picture

Mike trying to get a fish.

Me trying to get a fish.

Part of the River that we fished...It was so pretty with the clouds and the green grass and tress.

I thought this would be a cool picture...This train bridge was bult in 1915.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

What I have been up to....

Corey's Blanket

Katelyn's Blanket

Well as you can see by the pictures I have been busy making more t-shirt blankets. It all started with Corey's...He asked me once I was done with mine if I would make him one. His isn't as big as mine but it is still pretty big. I wanted to have his finished for him for when he went into the hospital for his surgery but that didn't happen and he informed me that he wouldn't be able to take it with him so it all worked out. I had it all done and finished for when he got home from the hospital. He loves it and has been using it no-stop ever since he got it. When Corey had his surgery then my step-mom came to help him out and she brought with her some of Katelyn's(her daughter) t-shirt to make her a blanket for her graduation present. So we got working on that and I got it finished and mailed just in time for her to get it on her graduation day. She really likes hers as well and I am so happy. Hers is the same size as mine becuase we had a shirt that was pretty big and that we didn't want to cut up so we decided to make it be the size of 4 squares and put it in the middle. I think that it turned out great. Now I have one to do for Mike's Aunts friend and then when I am finished with that it will be on to one for Mike's Aunt. Then who knows who's I will be working on after that. I should just make this a business. :) Well the only other fun things that are going on here is that we only have about a month and a half left and I can't tell you how excited I am. I should probably start to pack but if I do that then I might have everything packed and not have stuff that we need. :) Well that is about all hope everyone is doing well.

Monday, May 19, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAM-ES!!!

Happy Birthday to a Great Brother of mine. LOVE YA!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!


I also just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mother. She was such an amazing lady and the biggest example to me in my life that I could ever ask for. I am thankful for every thing that she did for me and our family. I just hope that I can be half that Mother and example that she was. I Love You Mom!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to two amazing Lady's in my life. Thanks for the wonderful examples you two are to me. Love You!!



Monday, April 21, 2008

Tag....

So was tagged by my friend Lisa. So here it goes....Enjoy!!

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago.
1. Wishing my my brother Jamie would stop getting in trouble.
2. Hanging out with my best friends Jessica and Laura.
3. Finishing 8th Grade.
4. Just being a kid.
5. Rearranging my room.(I could never decide how I wanted it)

5 Things on my to-do list.
1. Clean the house
2. Throw out stuff
3. Make Corey's t-shirt blanket
4. Get ready for Nelwyn to come
5. Start packing to move

5 Snacks I like
1. Milanos
2. Carmel Rice cakes
3. Blue Bell Ice Cream
4. Jamba Juice
5. Chocolate

5 Things I would do if I were a billionaire
1. Take Family on Vacation
2. Get a 2nd Car
3. Get a House in Texas
4. Invest
5. Start a business

5 Bad Habits
1. Watching to much T.V.
2. Being lazy
3. Pack Rat
4. Stubborn
5. Not turning out lights

5 Jobs I have had
1. Old Navy
2. Credit Union
3. Nanny
4. Bath & Body Works
5. Daycare

5 Places I have lived
1. Orem, UT
2. Plano, TX
3. Rexburg, ID
4. Kansas City, KS(It was a week but I think it counts)
5. Memphis, TN

5 People I Tag
1. Ashley
2. Jessica
3. Michelle
4. Megan
5. Sara

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dad's Wedding

Here are some pictures at the temple from my Dad's Wedding. I will post more once we get them. I will also post more about our weekend later.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!

Just wanted to wish my wonderful sister-in-law a Happy Birthday.
Glade that we get to see you guys this weekend.


Sunday, March 30, 2008

T-Shirt Quilt

I cleaned out my closed about a month ago and I had a lot of t-shirts that were just sitting there. I was just going to take them to DI but then I thought I don't want to get ride of those memories. So I thought of what I could do and I had seen this before so I decided to make my own and here it is. It is about 7 ft by 7 ft.


This is Mike holding it up so you can tell that it is big.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ghetto Decorating

So I have been wanting the wooden letters that you can hang up on your walls. So I went to Porter's yesterday to look at them and I just couldn't bring myself to spend 5 bucks a letter. Then it all came to me that I would make my own. We had all the stuff so it was free. So I came home and that is what I did. Hope you all like it.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Last Weekend....

So I had the opportunity to go down to Utah with my brother last weekend to see my Dad and Nelwyn. Corey and I left Thursday night after he got off work. Friday morning we got up and had a wonderful breakfast from Kneaders which is the best place ever. Then Corey and Dad had to work so Nelwyn and I helped my Aunt and Uncle in the yard. It was so nice I can't wait to have a house that I can have my own garden to plant flowers and make pretty.

Spencer and Nelwyn

Spencer being a big helper.


After we worked in the yard we went in and cleaned up then headed out for some shopping. Then that night we went to Pizza Factory for some yummy pizza. We then got some movies and just hung out and relaxed. Then Saturday we got up and went to the Mt. Timpanogis temple to do sealings. Then we went over to Nelwyn daughter Brandy's house to get her kids and go back to my Aunts to have some dinner. While we were waiting to start dinner we played outside. The kids rode the Power Wheels Gater up and down the driveway. It was fun to see them so excited to be able to drive it.

Avalyn driving

Zackary driving

Poor little guy couldn't reach the peddle so Avalyn had to do that and I had to run beside to make sure he wasn't going to run into anything. Eric driving They also went on a pony ride and had a blast.

Eric on the Pony

Avalyn on the Pony

Then we roasted hot dogs and hamburgers in the fire pit. We also made some yummy s'mores. Then we just sat around and talked. These kids are the cutest and sweetest kids. I unfortunately didn't get any pictures of Kailyn. Sunday we went to Church and then it was time to head back home.

Nelwyn and IIt was a fun and relaxing weekend. I can't wait for a couple weeks to be able to see everyone again for the big wedding. Hope everyone is doing well.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Our World

So I haven't put an update in a long time so I decided it was about time. The snow is finally melting, slowly but surely. We have some sad news. We will be staying in Rexburg until July. I wasn't happy about this but we decided that it would be a good choice for Mike to have some more time to get his portfolio in order. So this summer semester he will be taking his BFA class and then working on his portfolio and getting himself a job. He will also try to get a job locally for the summer semester. I will still be working where I have been and will be getting our apt ready to move. Hip Hip Hooray!!! We also have my Dads wedding in April to look forward to. We are looking forward to seeing family. Especially Jamie, Ashley, and Boston.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Bag Tag

So Jessica tagged me a while ago and I am finally getting around to it. So here it is...



1. Planner
2. Car keys and house key
3. Valet Key (I don’t know why I haven’t taken this out of my purse we have had our new car for over 2 months and it is still in there.)
4. Coin Purse
5. Family Members house keys
6. I-pod (I love this thing! Especially when you get it for free.)
7. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (the best stuff in the world)
8. Sun-ripen Raspberry Anti-Bacterial
9. Nail file
10. Johnson’s Hand Lotion
11. Bobby Pin
12. Beret
13. Blue Pen
14. Victoria’s Secret Lip Brush
15. Victoria’s Secret Lip Gloss

Now I am tagging Ashley, Megan, Maryanne, Mel, Kari, Kathi, and Kristin. Have fun!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Rexburg Temple

It is so cool to be able to be here for the building of the temple then also be able to attend the dedication. This was the first temple that I had the chance to be at when it was dedicated. Mike and I had the opportunity to get tickets for inside of the temple for the dedication. Let me tell you that was one of the coolest experiences imaginable. We also had the wonderful opportunity to go threw the open house and then also again with Brother Parson (he painted the murals in the Ordinance rooms) which was an amazing experience in itself.




Monday, February 11, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Mikes' Work

So I finally learned how to post videos. So here it is...

These are videos that Mike made for one of his classes last semester using a program called After Effects.

video

video

Sunday, January 27, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley

President Gordon B. Hinckley has passed away. I will really miss hearing him speak and his great words. He really is an amazing man that will truly be missed.
Click the link to see the story: President Hinckley Dies at 97

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My Stud!!

Mike in his new glasses.

Mike being a dork and me in his glasses (Mike thinks I should get me some of these)

I have been tagged

Four jobs I've had:
1. Old Navy
2. Community Credit Union
3. Bath & Body Works
4. A Nanny

Four movies I could watch over and over:
1. Step Mom
2. A Goofy Movie
3. Steel Magnolias
4. Pretty much any Disney or Pixar Movie

Four places I have lived:
1. Orem, UT
2. Plano, TX
3. Memphis, TN
4. Rexburg, ID

Four T.V. shows I love:
1. Jon and Kate plus 8
2. Bringing Home Baby
3. Rob & Big
4. The Hills

Four Places I have vacationed:
1. Chicago, IL
2. Utah
3. Richmond, VA
4. Nauvoo, IL

Four of my favorite dishes/food:
1. Bar-b-que Ribs
2. Burn Barrel (the best but too bad you can only get them in Rexburg)
3. Poppy Seed Bread
4. Sub Sandwiches

Four sites I visit daily:
1. Facebook
2. Peoples Blogs
3. Walker Family Website
4. Weather.com

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. In my bed where it is warm
2. Texas with my family
3. Some place warmer then freaking Rexburg
4. Seattle with my friend Megan

Four bloggers I am tagging:
1. Ashley
2. Megan
3. Michelle
4. Maryanne

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Vacation....

We are having a good vacation. It is hard to believe that it is almost over and time to head back to Rexburg for our final semester. We have been keeping busy shopping, playing games, and just hanging out with Mike's family. We had a wonderful Christmas and I had a good birthday. Then the day after Christmas we had a chance to go down to St. George to get our new car. Our other car died and it was time to get a new one. Thanks to my aunt we had the chance to buy her car which is an upgrade from what we had before and we are grateful to her for that opportunity. So we had fun hanging out with some of my family in St. George. My dad and his fiancé drove our new car up from Texas so we got to see them and hang out a little bit. Then we came back here to Provo for a week to hang out and then head back to Rexburg. We had a good New Year's Eve. Mike's Aunt Cathy made a yummy dinner and we just hung out and played games until midnight. Then we welcomed in the New Year. It was so much fun. We will just finish up the week and then head on back. That sums it up for our Christmas Vacation. Hope everyone has had a safe and good Christmas season and a Happy New Year.

Mike with his pet tarantula (it is a remote control one. Thank goodness it isn't real.)

Sara and I on Christmas Day

Weary Travelers

Mike and I on New Year's Eve

December 27, 2007


So my Dad asked Nelwyn to marry him on December 27th. Here is a picture of them in front of the Dallas Temple where it all took place. So here are the details of the day... (This is Nelywn’s description of it all.) Well, after Mike gave me my Christmas presents and had Corey take pictures as I opened them which included beautiful pajamas, an ornament with our pic in it, pearl and diamond earrings, a pearl bracelet, a barbie doll and a race car (he doesn't miss anything he gave me those things because I loved it when I got those things for Christmas when I was younger), and a CD from Corey of songs he had recorded (which I love listening to, thanks, Corey!) and a beautiful plaque from Jaime and Ashley and Boston (Thank ya'll, I love it!) - In my heart, I was sad because I thought I wasn't going to get proposed to yet - Then he said, "I need to go and get something from the Temple." I didn't really think anything of it because it was Thursday Night, the night he generally works there. I wasn't dressed to go in the Temple so I walked around out front and reminisced about standing on the front steps of the Dallas Temple with my friends taking pics together after they had received their own endowments (the Dallas Temple was my Temple district for years when I lived in Louisiana) and he took my pretend engagement ring from me and said he was going to get something to make if fit better. When he came back he handed me a box and when I opened it and saw the most beautiful ring (real one this time) that he had picked out (with Julie Mecham's approval - thanks Julie) I put my arms around his neck and didn't move - I was so overcome with happiness. He then got on his knee and asked me if I would marry him and of course, the answer was "A Resounding YES!" He gave me a dozen red roses.