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June 5, 2014

Home Owners At Last!

I got my wish!
We are moving!

I don't feel like Nate and i were really actively looking for a house it all just kind of happened on its own. We both were always on reality website looking at properties getting ideas for our future house seeing what was out there. That week Nate and i both had been sending each other more MLS# more than usual. He sent me one Friday afternoon that he had received in his email and told me to take a look. I don't know what his thoughts really were the first time he looked at it. But as i was scrolling through the MANY photos that listings normally don't have. I was trying to figure out what was standing out to him instead of actually looking for me. As i got to the yard and the deck i started to get his picture. So that's when i started back at the beginning of the photos looking for myself. I have gotten to the point when i look at photos now from all my extensive time watching Property Brothers ( BEST SHOW EVER!!) I take down walls add new things here and there. Which has probably made me a lot less picky in my house buying process cause i can see a bigger picture than what is already there. Anyways through out the weekend we kept looking back at those photos talking about the things we liked and wanted to update. We even drove out to the neighborhood to see if we liked it. WE NEVER DID STUFF LIKE THIS EVER!! Finally we decided to see if we could even get qualified so we could get it out of our systems. To both of our surprise we did! So we set up an appointment to actually go and see the house. I new i wouldn't be completely ok with the idea of only ever looking at one house so we picked a couple others too. The first one we went to was a MEGA disappointment just pulling into the neighborhood and seeing the house i knew it wasn't for me. We looked anyways and i hated the ENTIRE house. The second house was the house we had been watching for a couple days we knew exactly where it was and were super excited to go and finally look through it. It did not disappoint we did get a little nervous with how many other Realtor cards were on the table from showing that had happened that day. We knew if we wanted we needed to jump on it. We put in an offer that next morning and it was accepted later that afternoon. Sadly this was at the beginning of April and our close date is not until the END of MAY. We still need to sell our double wide trailer. So we have been plenty busy. I never knew how long getting everything with the lender took, this has been the most nerve racking part of the entire thing! But we are officially approved and close on our house May 27.

Get ready for before and after project OVERLOAD!!

May 16, 2014

Rainbow Double Birthday Cake

This cake was MASSIVE!! I was asked to create a double birthday cake for my niece and nephew who had just turned 1! I was told something simple... Well as you can tell i don't really know what SIMPLE is. I got slightly stuck when coming  up with an idea because i needed something that would work for both genders. Thats when Tiffany came up with the idea of doing a Rainbow cake and here is the result!

March 11, 2014

More New Callings... We Need to MOVE!

Nate received another new calling he was released from assistant scout master and was asked if he would be the 2nd counselor in the Young Men's Presidency as well as the Scout Master. He of coarse willingly accepted and is loving every second of it so far! Sunday was full of meetings and chances as they are switching to the new counselors and switch people roles. He said he felt a small glimpse of what it was like for his Dad every Sunday when he would have meetings all day long. So proud of him!

A couple days after Nate received his new call i received a phone call from a member of the Stake and went into panic mode! I sent Nate a text telling him that we needed to move.. I was getting noticed by the Stake so we have obviously lived in the same house for to long now. ( a whole whopping year and a half!!) I wont even write down what i was afraid of because then it will come true. It was definitely a sigh of relief when i finally was able to sit down and see what call they had in store for me. I feel like this calling was hand picked for me! I was called as a Youth Specialist for the Multi-Stake Youth Conference, it is basically a mini EFY. I attended EFY every single year i was able to even twice one summer, I LOVE EFY. I am so excited for this new calling even though it's just temporary.

January 1, 2014

New Year - New Goals - New Changes

2013 has come to an end and i must say i am not very upset about it..... i am ready for 2014 and the new challenges and trials that come with it.... BRING ON 2014

Attend the temple regularly at least once a month.. this is only 12 TIMES  which is very doable.... so i am adding another part to this one! There are currently 13 operating temples in Utah so i think a goal of visiting 6/13 this year isn't shouldn't be to hard right? (when i told Nate about the different temple he said "Why only 6?" well 6 are in a reasonable distance plus St George since we are planning on taking Madi to The Little Mermaid this summer anyways so we will already be there.

  1. Mount Timpanogos
  2. Oqurrih Mountain
  3. Salt Lake
  4. Provo
  5. Draper
  6. St George
  7. Jordan River
  8. Logan
  9. Vernal
  10. Manti
  11. Monticello
  12. Ogden
  13. Bountiful

Budget meetings!!
        To keep us both always informed.. a budget does no good if you both aren't on the same page.
Be DEBT FREE minus our mortgage and car loans.
Save money for a rainy day and a HOUSE

New Callings
Nate was released as my co-teaching partner for Sunday School 13-18 class and called to be the Assistant Scout Master. I was informed that i would be doing a life sentence in Sunday School and they had no plan on releasing me anytime soon.. (Nate said its karma for always making him teach..... so now i have to do my time)
I on the other hand and making a new goal to rededicate myself to my visiting teaching calling! Nate has always been good about doing his home teaching so i need to do the same!

October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

Happy Halloween

October 21, 2013

Fall Fun!!

Cornbellys for date night.
Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year and sometimes Nate just gets dragged along for the ride! For the most part he is a good sport at letting me have all my fall fun! Although he has told me that i take Halloween way to serious.. I am okay with that! Hopefully one day my children will appreciate it!

Had my first HOMEMADE CARAMEL APPLE attempt... As you can see trial one was a big fat FAIL!!! I tried the Giada recipe from that i had watched her make on her show.. well hers looked better.  Then researched some tips and tricks and apparently cheap caramel unlike Giada's advice is not the way to go.. Peter's Caramel you are my new favorite! But since i am a perfectionist and i like my treats to not only taste great but looks great i needed a confidence booster so here are Sugar Cookies. 
This was my first try ever doing outlining and flooding with Royal Icing. Other than my arm wanting to fall of by the end i was pretty happy with my results!

I was also able to go to Hee Haws with my Mom and sisters. We had lots of fun! Even though it was cold and only my mom and I wanted to be there... 

April 25, 2013

My Kind of Luck

Have you ever been in the drive-thru at the bank and wondered "what if/can the tube could get stuck?" 
The answer is YES it can. How do I know WELL.... it happened to ME! 
Yes i was in the drive-thru at the bank needing to get some cash back ( not the normal $20 you can get from the ATM) So i filled out a withdrawal slip put in my drivers license and sent the tube into the teller. A moment later a lady got on the screen but not the normal... questions like.. "are you Katelyn?" "is there anything else you need?"...ect... She mentioned that the tube HAD NOT COME THROUGH, that she was going to try to send it back to me and i would just need to resend it. I waited a moment NOTHING she popped back up "ANYTHING?" NOPE! We tried this back and forth for awhile, even putting in another tube to try and knock it out of place but NOTHING WORKED! They mentioned it had never been stuck that bad and that they would need to call a maintenance man..
Meanwhile my DRIVERS LICENSE is in that tube.. Obviously with my awesome luck right now the first thing that crossed my mind was that i would get pulled over, and have to give this ridiculous story to a cop EXPLAINING why i did not have my license on me....Thankfully i never got pulled over.
 The bank called later that day saying that had got it out but BANK HOURS are AWFUL so i had to wait to get it back! 
 Sometimes things happen that you never thought could happen!