Sunday, September 27, 2009

Falling in Love with Fall

Being in Ohio for a full year, I have decided that Fall is me FAVORITE season here. Winter is WAAAY to long and cold, spring doesn't come soon enough and summer is not much of a summer! But the fall here is BEAUTIFUL! The many different colors of leaves are gorgeous! I don't think I have ever seen anything like it before I moved here! I am really excited for this fall. The leaves are just barely starting to change colors! Since I didn't take ANY pictures last fall, I am determined to take lots this year! And I have already started! Here are a two of my favorites so far!
I took both of these pictures on my scenic drive to Hobby Lobby, which is about 30 minutes away! The drive was beautiful and so was Hobby Lobby! I had forgotten just how great Hobby Lobby really is! I went and spent about 2 hours in there looking at TONS of different things and there was still a lot more that I could have looked at! I miss Hobby Lobby soo much! I wish there was one closer, but maybe it's a good thing there isn't one! What's your favorite season and why?

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I have been working on a lot of projects lately and I have been able to get most of them done this weekend! WooHoo! This year I have really been looking forward to Halloween! We are having fall weather and I'm loving it and I can't wait for Halloween! Here are some of the things I have done! I saw some foam spiders at JoAnn's for $1/each....they were a little too expensive for what I wanted to do with them, so I just bought some black foam and cut out my own spiders! I ended up with getting 4 for a dollar! And here is my lovely display of spiders. (this is what you see when you come up the stairs to out duplex. The door on the right leads you into the kitchen, the door on the left leads you to the living room. Make any sense?)
I also made this Halloween sign. I just need some ribbon to hang it with. This will actually go where the "Boo" sign is now once finished! I just modge podged this sign!
My last project is our "Wray" sign! I love how it turned out, but it took a lot of time and a lot of help from Josh. I spent MONTHS looking for the perfect frame, but never found one. So, Josh and I made this one! We went to Lowe's got a strip of molding (???) and a peice of glass. Josh then cut the wood and fit it all together. It took quite some time but definitely worth it!
Well, I don't really have anything else to say! I just didn't want to end up with only ONE post in September! Josh and I have been really busy lately with Softball, "The Biggest Loser," lots of church meeting and we were able to go to the temple this weekend! I'm so glad we went too! It was so worth it! I can't wait to go back! Too bad we don't have one closer :(

Friday, September 11, 2009


Josh and I have been able to do a lot of fun things these past couple weeks. After a LOOONNNGGG test week for the both of us, Josh flew out to Dallas to meet his dad and brothers and watch the BYU/OU game! They had a ton of fun and Josh was very happy that things worked out and he was able to go to the game. What made it even better, for Josh, was that BYU won! Here are a few weeks that Josh was able to take at the game. He took a lot more and could probably do a whole post on his 48 hours in Dallas, but that's won't ever happen.
Josh also couldn't stay away from softball any longer! It's been a whole year since he has played. So he got a group together to play this fall. They had their first game last week. He is super excited to be playing again. They lost their first game but on their second game! (They has a double header against the same team.) And more games to come this week!
And now onto the highlight of my summer! :) I was able to go to Cleveland's Country Jam 2009! It was sooo much fun (minus all the horrible cigarettes that were burning continuously around us.)! It was an all day event. The concert started at noon with Lawless, Heidi Newfield, Emerson Drive, Jamey Johnson, John Michael Montgomery, Blake Shelton and then Josh Turner. Here are the girls that came with me!
This lady was HILARIOUS! We watched her more than the actual concert! First of all, we LOVED her outfit. Then she had a boy with her who looked way younger than her and we were trying to figure out how they knew each other. At some points they were a little friendly. But we still have NO idea if it was her son, brother, friend or husband. And the best part of her was her dancing! Yes, she danced. I wish I could get my camera video function to work on my computer! It was the best :)
Pics of other country fans:

This is Hedi Newfield:
Emerson Drive:
Cindy and Cassie:
And I still can't believe that I am posting this nasty picture of me, but I couldn't believe how red I got. None of us even thought about bringing sunscreen and I had no idea how red I got until I looked in the mirror this morning. And this pic doesn't even show just how red my face is! I got soo many comments in church today about my face. It's been a little painful but not too bad. It was well worth it though!
I'm super excited about this week and next! All of my favorite TV shows start back up! I love watching The Biggest Loser! I can't wait to watch this Tuesday! What's your favorite show starting this fall?