Thursday, February 19, 2009

What's going on

So it feels like it's been forever since I've last posted and thought I'd write a few things down and let you know what's been going on these past few weeks. We've been pretty busy with just having moved and having to get everything switched over to our new address, unpacking, buying furniture, getting finances back in order with the new mortgage, and just enjoying our new situation. The more we live in our new place the more I absolutely love it! I really feel we found the perfect place for us right now. I know, I know ... I still haven't posted pictures, I'm sorry.

We did purchase our hardwood floors and those should be coming in next week which I'm really excited about!!! We will be ripping up the carpet/linoleum this weekend to prep for the new floors. Luckily Josh is extremely amazing and handy because he will be laying the new floors which will save us a TON of money! We bought some office furniture and I absolutley love it! I did take a picture of it, but when I was trying to post it the other night, the internet wasn't working. But our 2nd bedroom will be our office and it looks so good! We have our desk with bookshelves around it and we'll be getting an accent chair for reading in there and also probably a sofa bed for guests. Our bedroom is almost done, we have our bed all set up, we just need to put together some new dressers.

We found a couch from Ashley furniture that we really liked and it's REALLY cheap!! They're having a sale this entire week and they have 3 couches for sale, each for only $295! So we'll probably get one of those and then find an accent chair to go along with it. Once we get our couches and our flooring put in, the last thing we need is a dining room table! I already know the one I want, I just don't want to buy it until we have our floors in.

We also put in some shelves in the garage to give us some storage room so now our 2nd bedroom closet doesn't act as a storage unit! I love being organized now, it feels so nice to know where everything is and have everything neatly placed on shelves. Another exciting thing is we're getting gym memberships! I can't wait! It's been years since I've been to a gym, let alone worked out, so I'm excited to be healthy again and be active. My first goal is to run a 10K, once that's accomplished, I'll try to tackle a 1/2 marathon. Josh's goal is to run a triathalon. He's in much better shape than me, so I'm excited for him to take on that challenge. We are doing the free 7 day pass right now to make sure we like the gym, but Costco is having a killer deal at 24 hour fitness, for only $300 for a 2 year membership which is great.

Also, Valentine's day was so nice. Josh and I spent the day together and went up to gateway up in SLC and went to lunch and then went shopping together. It was nice to spend the day with him and just enjoy each other's company.

So other than everything I just mentioned...I'm just trying to be better at every aspect in my life right now. I'm trying to make sure to do the little things both physically and spiritually and they both make such a difference and make me a much happier person. Things are going well for us both and I can't wait to show you all pictures of our place. Until then... enjoy my non-picture posts :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mosaic about me

I got this from Mandys blog... and thought it was cute

want to make one of your own?

step 1: go to
setp 2: in another window open
step 3: choose 4 columns, 3 rows
step 4: answer the following questions in the search bar of flicker. pick your favorite one on the first page and paste it into your mosaic

1. What is your first name? Tiffany
2. What is your favorite food? Ravioli
3. What school did you go to? Marina High School
4. What is your favorite color? Hot pink
5. Who is your celebrity crush? David Beckham
6. Favorite drink? A&W Cream soda
7. Dream vacation? Eqypt
8. Favorite dessert? Funfetti cupcakes
9. What you want to be when you grow up? A mom
10. What do you love most in life? Family, being married, travelling
11. One word to describe you. Fun
12. Your nickname. Tippy

Friday, February 6, 2009

A fun little read...

This looked fun, everything in bold is something I've done... enjoy!

1. Started your own blog
2.Slept under the stars
3.Played in a band
4.Visited Hawaii
5.Watched a meteor shower
6.Given more than you can afford to charity
7.Been to Disneyland
8.Climbed a Mountain
9.Held a praying mantis
10.Sang a solo
11.Bungee jumping
12.Visited Paris
13.Watched a lightning storm at sea
14.Taught yourself an art from scratch
15.Adopted a child
16.Had food poisoning
17.Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I've been, just didn't go up)
18.Grown your own vegetables
19.Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20.Slept on an overnight train
21.Had a pillow fight
22.Hitch hiked
23.Taken a sick day when you were not ill
24.Built a snow fort
25.Held a lamb
26.Gone skinny dipping
27.Run a Marathon
28.Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29.Seen a total eclipse
30.Watched a sunrise or sunset
31.Hit a home run
32.Been on a cruise
33.Seen Niagara Falls in person
34.Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35.Seen an Amish community
36.Taught yourself a new language (at one point)
37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied ... I don't feel money should make you satisfied, but what you do with your money.
38.Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39.Gone rock climbing
40.Seen Michelangelo's David
41.Sung Karaoke
42.Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43.Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44.Visited Africa
45.Walked on a beach by moonlight
46.Been transported in an ambulance
47.Had your portrait painted
48.Gone deep sea fishing
49.Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50.Been to the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris
51.Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52.Kissed in the rain
53.Played in the mud
54.Gone to a drive-in theater
55.Been in a movie
56.Visited the Great Wall of China
57.Started a business ... not yet! Hopefully soon!
58.Taken a martial arts class
59.Visited Russia
60.Served at a soup kitchen
61.Sold girl scout cookies
62.Gone whale watching
63.Got flowers for no reason
64.Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65.Gone sky diving
66.Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67.Bounced a check
68.Flown in a helicopter
69.Saved a favorite childhood toy
70.Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71.Eaten Caviar
72.Pieced a quilt
73.Stood in times square
74.Toured the Everglades
75.Been fired from a job
76.Seen the changing of the Guards in London... didn't see the changing, but saw the guards!
77.Broken a bone
78.Been on a speeding motorcycle
79.Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80.Published a book
81.Visited the Vatican
82.Bought a brand new car
83.Walked in Jerusalem
84.Had your picture in the newspaper
85.Read the entire Bible ... just finished the new testament, haven't tackled the old yet.
86.Visited the White House
87.Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88.Had Chickenpox... twice.
89.Saved someones life
90.Sat on a jury
91.Met someone famous
92.Joined a book club
93.Lost a loved one
94.Had a baby
95.Seen the Alamo in person
96.Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97.Been involved in a law suit I won some money from when I worked at Gap, haha.
98.Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More to come

Thanks everyone for the well wishes from my last post! Unfortunately because we've been moving I haven't had a chance to take pictures and post them. I also don't want to post pictures of our rooms filled with boxes. But trust me, I will post pictures once things are decent looking and it will be worth the wait! Haha. But we have officially moved everything into the new place, now it's just a matter of unpacking, which hasn't been too bad. We've made multiple trips to Ikea and bought a couple pieces of new furniture and nice little organizational and decorational pieces. I can't wait for it all to come together!! We are probably going to start doing the hardwood next week, so once that's all in place, we can finally buy some couches! WOOHOO!!! I absolutely love our new place and I couldn't be happier with the decision we made. Even though it took forever for us to settle on something, we are both glad we didn't rush into something that we didn't love.

Also a scary thing that has happened is our company laid off 1,700 people yesterday!!! Yikes!!! Luckily I wasn't one of them, but it's so sad to see how this economy is effecting sooo many people. Fortunately I have a fall back job just in case I were to get laid off, but I'll cross my fingers that I won't have to resort to that.

I am really happy at this point in my life and I'm so lucky to have such amazing friends and family and such a perfect husband to support me in everything that I do. Thanks!!