Monday, December 31, 2012


2012 was full of lots and lots of change. Good change. 

Moving to California. 
Starting a new job.
Getting a puppy. 
Planning a wedding. 
Getting married. 

It was a really really good year but I can't wait to see what 2013 brings. 

Happy New Year from Trevor and I! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ruby's 1st Christmas

 No kids yet. Ruby is our kid. Which is explains all the pictures of her below....
We even talk to her like she is a baby.

We couldn't have Christmas without Ruby, so she rode alone with us on our drive to Oregon.
We get asked all the time "How does she do in the car?"
She does great! She's actually more well behaved in the car than she is anywhere else.
She turns into a huge snuggle bunny or should I say snuggle puppy.
The majority of the time she sleeps, enjoying her puppy dreams.

This was her first Christmas.
She is almost a year old.
She has more nicknames than almost anyone I know. I think I may top her. 
(My family or should I saw my father is big into nicknames, and I am very rarely called by my given name.)
Here are a few....Rubix Cube, Rhubarb, Rubsters, Rubinette, Rubai, Ruby Tuesday, Rubisaurus Rex, Rubeski, Ruby baby (that's all I can remember for now).

Here she is in the car waiting for dad to bring back breakfast

Snuggling dad in the truck

"How much longer?"

"More pictures mom? Just let me sleep!"

Rockabye Ruby on Grandpas lap
When the wind blows
Grandpa will rock

"Hey guys look at me! I'm playing with two presents at once!" 

Waiting up for Santa

"I'm thirsty, this looks like a good place to drink from.... mmmmm taste like tree!" 

Ruby barked and growled at Grandpa when he first came over and then she changed her mind... 
"I like this guy, he scratches me!" 

Ruby was pretty spoiled this Christmas. 
She actually had two stockings full of bones, toys, and even doggie shoes. 
She also got a new camo coat that fits perfect! 

She was also spoiled in the food department and we suffered on the way home. Ruby had major gas and the windows were frequently being rolled down! 

Thanks everyone for making Ruby's first Christmas special! 


Thursday, December 27, 2012

24th Birthday

We celebrated my birthday early with Trevor's family which also included an early Christmas because Trevor and I went to Oregon for Christmas. 

We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner and then headed home to open presents :) 

Trevor and I with our new pickle ornament (family tradition). 

 Birthday cupcakes!

Then some snuggles before bedtime! 

On my actual birthday we spent the majority of the day driving to Oregon. When we arrived I opened some more presents and ate pizza. 
Then we got all dressed up and went out dancing for my birthday. So fun to see family and friends again! 

Almost a quarter of a century old! 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Master Bedroom Revealed!

I'm really excited about this post. I've been waiting a long time to share our new bedroom with everyone!

Quite awhile back on pinterest I saw this bed.
I also saw the price. Way to much!
So what does any smart girl do?

Ask her hubby to make it for her!
Then ask her daddy for all the wood to make it! (he owns a lumber yard so wood is pretty easy to come by!)

After what seemed like FOREVER... Trevor finally started.

Lots of cutting, gluing, and sanding went on for about 2 weeks. 

Trevor's dad was a huge help with the project. 

Here is a picture of the bed before we stained it. 

We spent a couple nights staining the bed.
At first I was a little worried about how dark the color was but it turned out really good.
I love how the stain brings out all the imperfections and grain. It makes it look more rustic. The look we were going for.

I also requested two night stands :) 

And here is the grand finale.... 
(NOTE-the paint color looks funky in these pictures because of the light. Its actually a darker more chocolate color.)


Trevor is a mechanic hence the miniture tool box on his nightstand. 

Our Ikea dresser

I'm so happy with how it all turned out. I'm also very happy to no longer be sleeping on the ground. The first night we slept in the new bed it was so weird being so high up.
 I still have to hang pictures on the walls and do a little more decorating.

Thank you so much to Trevor and our dad's for all your hard work and making me my dream master bedroom! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Picking Poinsettia's

Yesterday we went to a nearby nursery to pick out some poinsettia's. 

I love going to this nursery because there are rows and rows of beautiful poinsettia's. 

I had a couple great helpers too! 

The house is almost all decorated. I can't wait to share pictures!

 My mom is here this week visiting so I'm sure we'll be doing some crafting and making more decorations. 

Friday, November 23, 2012


I am thankful for so much this year.
I am so thankful to be married to my best friend. 
This was our first thanksgiving being married!

We spent our first Thanksgiving at Trevor's parents house. 
Just a great day with family and amazing food. 

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving too! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Drilling



I thought I got a picture of Trevor's pumpkin but somehow it disappeared from my camera.

This was super easy to do. Just marked where I wanted the holes and used a drill to make all the holes. 

Happy Halloween! 

I got this idea from pinterest and this site...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Snapshot "Columbia"

When I first moved to California I told Trevor he HAD to take me panning for gold. 
I just didn't think it was right that I lived in California and had never panned for gold. 

So last weekend we finally made the trip to Columbia.
It used to be a busy town during the gold rush. Now it is a cute little tourist town. 
There is a stage coach, old salon, candy shop, and a bunch of cute little shops.


Then we got to the good part... Panning for Gold!!!!
Notice the creepy face in the background.... 

Not sure I actually found real gold but I got some shiny fools gold and some cool looking rocks. 

Then... the instructor informed me I was doing it all wrong. 
So I got a 5 minute lesson on panning the correct way. 
I actually thought it was a little boring doing it the "Correct" way so when he wasn't looking I went back to doing it my way ;)
Sneaky Sneaky

We came home with lots of yummy chocolate! 
(I don't have to fit into a wedding dress anymore so YAY for chocolate!) 

It was a cool day so I also indulged in some yummy hot chocolate with whip cream on top!

We had a great time! And now I'm a real Californian :) 

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