Sunday, January 24, 2010

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Mack and I have been married for a year now and this is the third apartment that we've lived in. For the first time we have been able to make our home a little more homely. The only furniture we've had is a two seater couch and another chair that my sister Nikki gave us when we got married, a TV stand, a kitchen table from Mack's parents, a bed, and a dresser from Mack's parents. When I think about it, it's not a lot of stuff in our apartment.

I've always done my homework on the couch and Mack has to do it on the kitchen table which he hates because it is always cluttered with stuff. Lately it's been his protein and supplements for working out that have been taking up a lot of space on the table. We decided we needed a desk and some type of shelving thing to have more places to put our junk. Mack went to Ikea and bought a desk and this shelving thing to go with it.

You can see his supplements and stuff in the top cubbies.

We were excited to finally have more things in our house so we went back and got that painting above the desk, another frame and some fabric to put in it, a desk lamp, and a little side table so our elephant, Herman, could stand on something, oh yeah and Mack's creepy old man picture.

It definitely feels more like a home now, only a year late but that's ok.
P.S. Our living room should be in an Ikea magazine because everything but the TV stand is from there.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Goodbye 2009

I was uploading pictures from my camera and I realized I had taken some pictures of events over the last couple of months that I forgot about. I was just going to show you our Christmas tree, but I thought I might as well put up my other pictures so you can see what we have been up to.

In October was my nephew Collin's 1st birthday. We had an awesome party for him.
Sometime after that Mack, my sister Cherie, and some of her friends wanted to do this food challenge at a sub place called Sensuous Sandwhich. The challenge is that you have to eat a 2 foot sub in under 30 minutes. The only requirements on the sandwhich was meat and cheese. I didn't even attempt to try this. I didn't even finish my 6 inch sub.
Above is Mack's sandwhich. It barely fit on the table. Below is Mack all pumped up before he started and then after that is his last bite. He finished in like 22 minutes.

If you finish the challenge you get a free t-shirt and your picture on the wall.
The day after Thanksgiving Mack and I went to Park City for our Black Friday shopping as usual. This was the 3rd year we've gone. The first time we went together was the first time we hung out so we've made it a tradition. That night we were so excited to get our first tree so we went and bought just a little 6 footer. This is Mack with our tree before...

And this is after we decorated it...

We bought lights at Target and a week later they stopped working. By the time we went back to Target to exhange them all their lights were sold out. So our poor tree wasn't lit up for most of December. Oh well.

Now it is the new year and Mack and I have passed our one year anniversary. I just started my last first day of school becuase I graduate in April. Mack will continue his schooling next week and it will be a long long time till he is done.