Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer in limbo...

So, Zach let me drag him to a 1920's mystery dinner last month right before my birthday. It was a blast, and I finally got the picture they took of us there.

Turns out, I was the murderer, even though everyone suspected Zach! ha ha ha.

Well, anyway, here's an update on life so far.
  • My grandmother died a week ago, and I'm having a little bit of trouble getting that to sink in. Luckily I was able to go down to the funeral and be with my family, which really helped. I really didn't want to leave home, because it was her house. It's strange, because that's the hardest part for the rest of my family, living with her memories. I think it's because I feel so far away from her memory while I'm in Rexburg.
  • Our house is looking more and more like a real home! Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law, we have an actual bed with a box spring, headboard and everything! They also gave us a loveseat and counter-height chairs. I set up our black bookshelf in the hallway, and it makes the living room seem more cozy. Also, we found our mail keys, so I get to sift through junk mail addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Emmons. =]
  • Zach has been amazing, getting up and working all day, even though he's still short on sleep from our 16 hr drive on Thursday. He's been taking a lot of time to be sweet to me, and take care of me emotionally. I am really blessed to have such a husband.
  • Next week Zach's parents and little brother are coming to visit! They'll be here for a week, and the day they leave, my parents and little sisters are coming! So we'll have about 2 full weeks of family, which we're really looking forward to.
  • I got to spend my product check at work today, and used it almost entirely on girly stuff. I got a $30 moisturizer, $15 mud masque, $15 concealer, and some pamper-worthy foot scrub. All for freeeeee! I'm planning on throwing a girls party for me and my mother-in-law, then again for my mom and sisters.
  • I made Chocolate chip cookie bars for the first time in a while, and they were a huge hit with Zach. I splurged and used Guitard chocolate chips and white flour. Sooooo delicious.
Well, a truly epic thunderstorm is starting up, splattering me with rain through the screen. Zach and I were thinking about going to the caves with some friends, but maybe we'll have a quiet night at home watching the lightning. Hope you all have a great weekend!


One Happy Family said...

Okay- LOVE your blog background. Cutest thing ever. I'm seriously jealous!! And also, I'm glad life is good.

Belle said...

You guys are so cute! I'm lovin' the new look on your blog. :) You're so talented. ...It sounds like life is going really well for you. That makes me So happy! And I miss you tons! (((hugs)))

Sam Smiley said...

I miss your face. I hope I can come out and visit sometime soon! I love you!

Sharon Marie said...

Hey you!!! So, I found your blog on your page!!! :o) It is oh, so adorable and it made me miss you quite a bit! Anyways, I think we should be friends! I hope you agree!!! haha

I am sorry about your dear Grandma. I understand in my own experience I miss my Grandma so much. She was the essence of love and comfort as I'm sure your Grandma was as well. I think the hardest part was realizing we wouldn't make any more memories together. Well, I love you and I hope your husband continues to take amazing care of you! You deserve it! Love you!