Friday, December 23, 2011

Pinning Ceremony

Dec. 2011 I finished my last semester for my nursing degree.  I was "pinned" as a nurse which is very traditional for nursing graduations.  It was a small graduation, only about 40 people walked for my semester.  I am not "officially" a nurse until I pass my state exam, the NCLEX.  I am hoping to take it in January. I am grateful for everyone who has supported me over the past few years as I have gone through this journey of becoming a nurse.  I appreciate everything that Cody, my family, and friends have done for me.  Thank you!

Family Photos 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Park City Fall 2011

We got the chance to go to Park City with Cody's family for a weekend in October.  We had to board Bella for the weekend.  This is right before Cody took her.  She had no idea what that we were about to be mean parents and leave her.  Luckily she did really good there and enjoyed playing with the other dogs!

 On Saturday afternoon we went to a park (it was perfect weather) and played ultimate frisbee and football with the family.  It was actually pretty fun!  I have definately learned to enjoy these things since we have been married.

The family minus Kyler and Tasi (they had to go to a funeral).

Me and Code

We got together for some pizza one night on main street.

BJ, Brooke, Britt, and Me all in our warm clothes waiting for the Ghost Tour!

The whole family.  We went on a Ghost Tour where they took us around to different places on Main Street that are haunted and told us the stories and history of the places.  It was pretty fun actually!  Unfortunately, we didn't see any... maybe next time :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011


For Halloween this year, Cody and I decided to be each other....

Heather (aka cavewoman), Me (aka Cody), and Bre (aka her husband Brian! We didn't plan this!)

The "Boys" (Notice Bre and I are in this picture)

The "Girls" (Notice Brian and Cody)

And... the group! Bre and Brian (each other), Cody and I (each other), Brett, Hope and Gage (Ninja Turtles), Heather and Mike (cavemen), Natalie and Craig (Lepracaun and Pot of Gold), Ryan and Jess (Plug and Outlet), and Eric and Diane (Cereal Killers).  What a fun group!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bedroom Project

Finally- I have pictures of our redone bedroom!  We did everything (paint, furniture, accessories).  Boy, is Cody glad that we're done with this one!  Now it's time to move on to the kitchen.  Haha.  I'll post the before and after pictures.


I was sick of the colors.  We got rid of the bedframe, curtains, and dresser.  I sold the furniture on ksl.  


We found an oak front door that had never been used (no hinges) at the Restore Habitat for Humanities store in Orem for $21 and a few pieces of Molding for a couple of dollars.  Cody used it to make a headboard by cutting it to the right size and puttign 4x4s on either side and putting the molding on with a 1x6 on top to framing it all together.  He then screwed it into a metal bed frame that we put on risers.


I made the pillows.  The one with the yellows was my "inspiration" for the room.  I got that one at Joanns and waited for it to go 60% off.  I got the burlap and the other upholstering fabric at walmart for cheap.  In this picture you can't tell, but Cody even caulked and repainted the crown molding.

I had an old window that we got when a thrift store went out of business for $2.  We sanded it down and painted a rough coat of mustard yellow over it.  I bought a decal at Kohls (of all places!) for $5 (because I used a $10 gift I recieved from them)

We decided to use this ikea bookcase as our dresser.  We found it used on KSL for $75 and we bought 8 sturdy 13x13" boxes from target for $8 each.  We are hopefully going to buy a TV to go on top of the dresser so it doesn't look so bad.  If you can tell, the paint colors are slightly different here.  We used two shades darker on this wall.

The clock I found at target.  I have always loved this one and when I went to buy it I lucked out, it was 50% off! I got it for $20.

We love how it turned out!!  Thanks Cody for all your hard work and patience!!  We took the money we got from selling the bedframe and dresser and came out only spending about $200.  Not bad my friends, not bad.