Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Twelve months of granduer.

It is almost Christmas friends. I am always in awe of the blur that is a year these days. As a little one, Christmas seemed to literally take 365 days to arrive, but in my ripe age of 24 it seems to come quickly. We have so much to be grateful for. We are healthy, happy, and in much lovey-ness. 12 months have passed since our last Christmas post. Those were crazy cool months friends.

January: Out of curiosity we decided to see if we qualified for a home. We did. We were shocked.
February: Creepy guy "Carlos" wants to get to know me. I didn't feel the same. We were further motivated to move. Also, we celebrated one of my favorite holidays: President's day [not really, Valentine's Day].
March: We celebrated our 2 year anniversary of engagement by taking the day off and going to museums and eating fondue. Hear hear!
April: We found some sketchy homes and threw down some moolah offers. But we were denied the stained, musty, blegh homes. We are ever so thankful. The phrase "hootay" was coined by us via a texting accident. Hootay!!
May: We found a home, put an offer down that day, and were in contract within 48 hours. Whew! We closed on our home May 19th. We then got our furry, chewing, gas bag on May 27th. We named her Yuki.
June: Our home hit a high of 95 degrees! So we moved to our "studio apartment" in the basement.
July: 2 years of wedded bliss was celebrated in St. George. I love love love St. George. It was fantastic! We swam, ate steak, watched Tarzan at Tuachan, and 2 am Denny's dessert run. Nuttin' better. I say we make it a tradition. I'm hoping we can go to Little Mermaid next year.
August: Danno turned the ripe age of 24 and had a realization that he is mid way into his late-twenties. It was still scary hot in the casa, but oh so lovely.
September: Danno had his 3 year mark since his mission. Matt and Carla introduced us to Antoine Dodson. We haven't been the same since.
October: Danno got his big boy job! He saw a job posting for Moss Inc. and decided to give it a shot. We were both very excited when he was contacted the same day, within the hour, to come and interview. He went through a series of interviews, 2 rounds really, and then was offered a postition as a technical designer. Hootay!
November: Two words: Arrested Development. I'm in love. Thank you IFC for running re-runs. Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey, bingo, and Ian all amounted to a successful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for.
December: Danno has been offered another responsibility at work and is now the new CAP specialist for the Salt Lake site. We found a great Christmas app for Auto-Tune Christmas songs which entertained us for a few hours. We are so very thankful for all of our friends and family who support us and make life that much richer. We are grateful for the birth and life of our Savior. We sincerely hope you have also had a lovely 12 months. We look forward to this next year and the changes and challenges it will hold. Loves, hugs, and high fives all around! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Celebrity Look Alikes

A few months ago I did a "Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?" face recognition website at the request of one of the young women I used to work with. This was one of my results. Lovely.
BRUCE LEE. Along with several unattractive past politicians from Asia. Several of them were men.
Perhaps you think my celeb match was brightened up by this beauty. Nope. This is Danno. He is a pretty saucy Latina from time to time.
This is Danno's other match. At least it is a man. But we all know Danno can't grow a handsome mustache such as that.

I suppose our faces are too distinctive to compare to any Hollywood beauty. That, or we are really unattractive people. Either way-we're cool.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Sorry everyone! I realize now that my baby room may be misleading.
I am sadly not preggo! But we are just clearing space for our eventual
baby. I hope mine has as much hair as this little cutie.

Deck the Halls!

This is a little preview of our holiday decor for the year.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.


The BAD.


It is a Christmas Miracle!!

Ladies and gentlemen, we now have internet! Whoa. 7 months of dry, desolate tech-less lives. Living frugally has starved us of the shiny, glossy, tickle of the World Wide Web. We be back in BIZ-NAZ now! I know about 3 peeps read this, all of which have already seen my house, but here are some pics if you forgot what it looked like.
Our tiny bed. But in 1-2 weeks we will have a QUEEN size bed. We are just growing up.

This is our deck-but I am sure you figured that one out by yourself.
This is the hallway downstairs that leads to the office/laundry room and third bedroom. The office is way too messy for pictures.
Third bedroom
Here is our plain basement/tv/dart board/ and home of future hockey table top game

Basement Bathroom
Baby room complete with panda footie pj's for our future Canasian babies [Canadian/Asian]
Upstairs hallway complete with regal dog
Upstairs bathroom
Upstairs bathroom again

My beautiful kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, new cupboards...ahhh.
Living room. I love our great aluminum art and striped wall.
Entry way, complete with new door!
Living room again. Now the dog has her Santa costume on.