Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thanksgiving in Maui

Our Holiday schedule has not really been a fair trade off between our two families since we've been married. This year will be my THIRD Christmas in Utah :( Due to my work schedule. Last year I didn't have to work Christmas Day but I did have to work the day before and after (not really enough time to fly to CA for a day). This year I WORK ON CHRISTMAS! so there you go. Don't be a nurse if you want your weekends and holidays to yourself. So this year my parents took everyone to Hawaii--kind of as a welcome home trip to Trent who just got home from his mission. We had so much fun together as family. We hadn't been on a trip all together in over 2 years! We stayed at a condo next to the Grand Wailea. I was a little bummed I couldn't surf but we filled our days with laying by the pool, massages, golf, long walks on the beach and of course yummy food:)

 Costco+all of our luggage in the car
baby bump in the sunset

Casey got a lot of golf in 

its hard to do jumping pics when you are packing on the extra lbs

 my surfer boy

 Casey was a little excited. 

until next time Hawaii !!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

decorating ideas

Decorating a new house is lots of fun but it is also very overwhelming. You want to do it right the first time but if you don't have all the money in the world you have to be patient. That's the problem we are running into right now. We have our bedroom figured out and the family room in the kitchen but we still need a couple pieces of main furniture. $$$ is what is comes down to. It's easy to find stuff you love but spending the money gives me anxiety. I didn't realize how much you have to spend when you buy a new house. Going from one bathroom to three means buying more shower curtains, rugs, towels and trust me those things add up! Even though we are trying to buy things slow it doesn't stop me from doing my research and finding what I really want!

 I'm looking for a hutch like this in the kitchen

This is almost the exact color we ended up painting our kitchen

 found these at TJmaxx but I didn't end up getting them :(

Target. I saw these then went back a few days later and they were gone...

This is kind of the look I want to go for in our living room. We are still waiting on our love seat to come in. 

I want that print

Monday, November 5, 2012

ch ch ch changes...

People say that there are a couple of major changes that happen in your life like buying a new home, having a baby, moving and changing your job. Well we just decided to do ALL OF THEM within a couple months. We did not plan it that way but that's how it happened! 

 1. Our new HOME! We moved last weekend and are still trying to organize and figure out furniture/decorating. We love having all the extra space. Our old house was around 900 sq ft so let's just say it's nice to have more than one bathroom :)

2. We are finally having a BABY! due April 9, 2013. After trying for over a year I found out I was pregnant in July. I'm currently 18 weeks and not feeling sick anymore! The first trimester is the worst.
 3. Casey got a NEW JOB. Casey randomly applied to this job not thinking anything of it, ended up going through about 5 interviews and got the job! We actually found out he got the job the same day they accepted our offer for the house...It's been a crazy last couple of months to say the least.

We are so grateful for all these changes! And we are excited to see what the next year will bring. Changes are a good thing even if they come all at once!