Friday, January 28, 2011

PF Changs = Family Love

A few weeks ago I got a call from my Dad saying that my Uncle Don was going to be in town and wanted to see if we wanted to go to dinner with him. Well of course whenever my family comes into town we love dropping everything to meet with them! We had a fun time at PF Changs and really loved the "better than sex" shrimp! ;) Thanks Don for taking us to dinner!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Our Birthday? Who Knew...

January usually has 2 birthday's mine, and my sisters. Remember this post from last year? Well my baby sister turned 18 on Saturday! A few weeks ago The DeArmon side of the family took me out to lunch/dinner at The Olive Garden! It was SO yummy! My dad also bought me flowers the day before and had them sent to me! Then the following week we went out to dinner with Chase's parents plus Logan to Chilies to celebrate Mine and Ray's birthday. Chase let me go pick out my own presents. :) I got a cute jacket and a cute beanie. Just what I wanted! :)

This past Sunday we celebrated Carolin's birthday by having all of her favorite foods. Hmm... Look Familiar? We had Orange "Chicken", Sweet and Sour "Chicken", Lo Mien, Fried Rice, Lettuce Wraps, Egg Rolls and we were going to have 7-Layer Salad but it never got taken out of the fridge! lol I also made her a Coconut Cake and had ice cream. I totally forgot the candles and mom was nice enough to tell me to NEVER forget candles at our kids birthday.

Laughing at what Chase put in as a "candle"
Blowing out her "candle"
This was a present from Chase and I. Hello American Crafts!
The look of "I can't believe you got me THIS!"
Now for the smiles... She got a cool rotary cutter and mat. Now she can do craft projects too.
Rockin' Socks!
Then the present from dad...
Yup, she got a kindle! Now she'll be able to take a bunch of books on a trip without the weight!
Then this present... I made it look so cute. Carolin was worried that I was going to give her this again...
But who knew she would get such a CUTE hat!?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Little Late - SM Christmas Party

Last month, Chase and I attended his work Christmas party! It was a lot of fun! They had yummy food, dessert, a DJ, photo booth, and lots of games. Most of the games are for the employees, and whoever wins that particular game gets $500. You would say heck why didn't Chase participate in the games. Well SecurityMetrics has grown to about 300-400 employees over the past 2-3 years. So his chances for winning at a game decrease. He did, however, judge badminton and got a small reward, which is good still! :) Anyways I have some pictures from the photo booth! Love that thing! I seriously could have gone in like 100 times or more! :) Since I don't have a scanner anymore I could only take pictures of a picture.

My Friend Brittany and I
I kept looking down at the screen instead of at the actual camera

Monday, January 17, 2011

Earring Stand

I made an earring stand a while back, with the help of my husband. He did the stapling part though that was it, the rest was all me! :)

Here's where I got the idea from

Of course I did mine a little differently. I bought a frame half off from Roberts a long time ago, it didn't have glass or anything. AND it was black. Gotta love black. I did also try to distress it because that's the look that I have around my house. Before Chase and I got married he had made me this candlestick holder using his dads lathe. But it wasn't exactly even. So I took some sand paper and desperately tried to make it the same. Let me just say that I actually never did even it out. But it sticks up against the mirror in the bathroom that it doesn't wobble. Anyways I spray painted the wood piece black (of course) and distressed it.  Now I'm realizing that one is shiny and one is not. Maybe I'll do a little mod podging later today. :) Plus it will make it heavenly to clean. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

101 Things that Make me Happy

There's a blog called Maven of Savin that I subscribe to. I mostly use it for coupon help. Recently I have been having low self-esteem, in fact I have had it my whole life. This is how I feel... I hate my body, I hate my wardrobe, I hate how my hair flips out, I hate my eyelashes, etc. You get the picture... I just happened to be checking out the email that she sent out, and on the very top of the list it said "Self-Esteem: Stripped NAKED". I was like this isn't coupon help, I want to check this one out. I read it and it seriously changed me! I honestly can say that it was an answer to my prayer. One thing Lynn mentioned in her post was 101 things that make you happy. She'll be doing two a week, but me I wanted to get on top of it! So here is the start of my list of 101 things that make me happy! I'll keep adding to it throughout the year.

1. Being a Latter-Day Saint (if you want to know more about what my faith is you can visit this site)
2. Laughing my butt off over something that really wasn't supposed to be that funny
3. Reading a good book - like Mocking Jay
4. Visiting Pawley's Island
5. Thanksgiving
6. Doing the laundry
7. Shopping for a pair of pants at Maurices
8. Shopping for a new bra at Victoria Secret - especially when they are having their Semi Annual Sale
9. Sleeping in and cuddling with my husband
10. Reading my Pathophysiology book, and actually understanding what is being said
11. Sitting by a warm fire reading a good book - wish I could be doing that right now! It's super cold!
12. Taking a drive through the Alpine Loop
13. Having a little googie named Hurley cuddle with me
14. Watching Dancing with the stars - then thinking that I am a somewhat better dancer than they are! :)
15. Taking a nap
16. Making sweet treats
17. Getting taxes done early
18. Listening to the dog howl because he loves his squeeky toys!
19.Me and my DP! :)
20. Getting a good deal while out shopping, then sharing it with the husband even though he doesn't get AS excited as I do!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gingerbread Houses

These are 2 of the houses we made this past Christmas! Chase's parents wanted to start a tradition for the first Sunday in December. So we decorated gingerbread houses, and had a ornament exchange. We got some pretty cute ones, too bad my Christmas decorations are put away now. Well I'll take pictures next year. Sorry for the Christmas stuff still coming. I think I have one more then I can start blogging for the new year!

Friday, January 07, 2011

What I came home to...

This is what I found Chase doing after delivering our Visiting Teaching messages to our ladies last month!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Temple Square at Christmas time

Every year Chase and I try to go up to Temple Square to see the lights. It reminds me of seeing the lights at the Washington D.C. temple. SO pretty! We went with our friends, Brittany and Dillon. We had fun! We walked around Temple Square for a while then went to eat at the Gateway. Thankfully it wasn't too cold a few days before Christmas, now you don't even want to go outside because its 10F, and the dog wants to go out to do his "rounds". :) We were supposed to go sledding that day, but the cost was SO much for both of us, that we thought this would be the cheaper route!

Love this place!
This was taken inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

If you have never been to Utah, I highly recommend coming here and seeing what is all about the LDS Church and visiting Temple Square.