Thursday, May 17, 2012


Last weekend we went to an estate sale, and it was such a fun activity to do together. Plus these people's house was  awesome; three stories with a hidden elevator. They ended up losing it because of the economy, so it was really sad and made me so thankful for the things we have and  really made me hope that we never have to go through something like that.
Jared and I each fell in love with something there, and I am so spoiled because I got what I wanted, needless to say my thing was only $40 while Jared's was $850...I guess that explains why I got what I wanted. Anyway here is what I got.....

The table that it came with is pretty beat up, but it is totally awesome! It is kind of vintage and was made in the early 70's. It appears to be very durable and well made. I am sure it will last me longer than any new machine (that I could afford) would. *fingers crossed*
Oh yeah the thing Jared wanted was a pool table, which we might have gotten if we had a place for it. It had barely been used and came with all the accessories. Great deal!

Well I am excited to try my new and first sewing machine out tomorrow. I will be making curtains using this tutorial. Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Willow or Kobe???

So for those of you that don't know or haven't met him, here is our baby boy...Kobe! We love this little baby, he has brought such a sweet spirit into our home. We found him on the internet at about 8:30 at night and we immediatly wanted him, we called and she said that she would hold him for us but only for a few hours. We packed up (Braden happened to be at our house for a sleepover), drove to the bank, and started the 3 hour drive to Stockton to get him. On the way we were trying to figure out if we wanted to name him Kobe or Willow (two names that we had liked from forever). I will never forget walking into the house and seeing our tiny little Kobe behind a gate, jumping up to get us.

Poor baby had his ears taped up
it was sad taking it off
He was such a daddy's boy at first.

             Name:    Kobe Woods
                            Born:      Decemember 25, 2011
Weight:   2 lbs
      Height:    5 inches
Became a member of our family 11:30 pm on Feburary 20, 2011

Thursday, May 10, 2012

6 Months!

It is so funny to think back to our 6 month anniversary. I was all sad because Jared hadn't done anything for our "6 month anniversary" and it WAS a big deal! At least it was to me and I am sure I made him feel like an awful husband. Now I look back and think of how petty I was being... needless to say after Jared learned that is WAS a big deal he went all out and made a big deal out of it. What a good husband to his crazy petty wife.
he wrote me a letter and had it floating in a bottle

A little History...back to reality

After our super fun summer back East, we (mostly me) had a awful time adjusting back to real life. I was offered my job back at US Welding, and Jared and I enrolled at UNR. At the time I felt so overhemed working part time and taking a class or two... BIGGEST regret ever....now that I am working full time and school full time. I REALLY wish I would have been taking like 5 or 6 classes when i was only working part-time. Heck, I would have been graduated by now...oh well i guess!
Our second home

tiny & orange
Anyways, this was our second apartment, a little less lavish then the first, but it was home and we were very thankful for it. Plus the location was amazing for going to classes, I sure miss walking across the street and being at school. Thank you April for finding it for us!!!