Monday, 30 July 2012

one month & happy 24th!

Another week has come and gone and boy is time flying by. People had always told me that once you get married time flies but now that I'm actually living it, I totally believe it. We had a pretty fun week with getting quite a bit done, the 24th of July and our 'one month anniversary'.

For the 24th my family went boating. It was my first time boating this whole season due to wedding plans and work. It felt too good to be out there, I just love it so much. It ended up being a pretty windy day, too windy to actually drive around the lake, even a boat capsized because the waves were pretty wild. So along with many other boats, we anchored in the arena and just bobbed. well, people watched and bobbed. It might sound boring to some people but with my family, as long as we are on a boat we are happy. The next day Landon had a work party with the bank. It was at Castle Park here in Orem and they had all sorts of delicious treats and some incredible fireworks. I'm talking the huge, Is my face going to get sizzled by these massive ashes, kind of fireworks. It was pretty awesome and an overall great time.

On Saturday Landon and I both had to work until the afternoon so we went on with our day as usual. At work I looked and the date and WOW! it was one month from that day that we had gotten married. I couldnt believe it. Because I'm a little bit crazy when it comes to special dates, we did a wee bit of celebrating. We ate at Cubby's for our first time and man was I totally satisfied. I actually really loved it, including the fun atmosphere. Landon didnt love his sandwich too much but he did enjoy the french fries so maybe that made up for it. I would highly recommend.

Overall we got a lot done. My oldest brother and his wife just moved back from living in Colorado for 3 years. While they decide what their plans on house hunting are, they are living at my parents house. Because of this, I was forced ;) to move every teeny tiny little thing out of my bedroom at home. I was definitely not planning on taking everything out of there so now our little apartment is stuffed full of boxes. All of which is my stuff. Its going to take a really long time for me to go through and sort them out especially because I dont know how I'm going to decorate my apartment, and also because I have separation anxiety. haha. I love home decor so much that I have quite the load of it. On the plus side, we did start and almost finish our faux fireplace. It looks pretty dang good if i do say so myself. I am totally pleased and cant wait to get our TV mounted on the wall so that I can get the living room all decorated and feeling like home!

Landon made me breakfast in bed this week, isnt he the best? yeah, I think so. We did have a silly argument about what side of the bed we get to sleep on. I like the right, he likes the right. so every night we have to figure out who gets to sleep on the right. its quite the dual we have going on. All I have left to say is that we better figure out what we are going to do about it soon. oh and that I think I deserve it more than him, being the lady in the house and all.. and lastly, We went on a drive last night to enjoy the incredible nights we've been having here. There was a stunning sunset that I couldn't help but take a picture of, such a good way to end our week and a beautiful way to start a new one.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

this week

we are still moving stuff in, we probably will be for the next month. This week Landon brought over his first gen. x-box. Within 20 minutes of bringing it in to our house he was on the couch, glued. I guess it might be a good thing to have around so that Landon can play it while I'm working some nights. Maybe I'll take up being a "gamer" or something. Not like I dont have enough on my to do list which is continually growing day by day, I need to get a kitchen note pad or something.

We made all of our returns and have been getting the home basics. I never thought that picking out which vacuum to get would be such a dilemma. We finally chose one. And boy are there lots of little things that you don't ever think about. Like some matches so that I can light my new candle, or a basic pen and paper so that I can write down items that we need around the house. I keep getting side tracked by the things that dont matter most for example, finding cute magnets to put on our fridge. Why? I dont know.

We went and saw the new Batman. I was worried going in, thinking that I would definitely be disappointed. I walked out pleasantly surprised, they did such a fabulous job. I even bit off my long, overdue acrylic thumb nail. It was THAT intense, I would definitely recommend it.

Cleaning..I've never been the cleanest girl when it comes to my bedroom but I knew that once I got my own place I would treat it differently. I cant handle it when the living room and kitchen are dirty so I clean those on a daily basis. My bedroom on the other hand, once I get done cleaning the living room and kitchen I decide that tomorrow I will clean the bedroom.. that never happens. So this week my goal is to REALLY clean the bedroom, mostly just put away the clean clothes that have been left in their hamper.

My oldest sister Brittany announced that she is PREGNANT! we could not be any more thrilled. She always always always said that she was done having kids, that 2 was enough. We always told her that she would change her mind after a few years but as her youngest turned 3 we were starting to believe what she was saying. You can only imagine the excitement when she told us the great news. 

Landon has been such a trooper with helping out around here. I know I'm starting to sound like some old house wife or something but seriously, I'm pretty surprised with how much he is stepping up. He always volunteers to do the laundry, my least favorite thing to do. He always does the dishes, aka, loading and unloading the dishwasher. And he WANTS to go grocery shopping. He's pretty sweet if I do say so myself.

All in all, it was a pretty uneventful week. Just trying to get everything situated so that our house can feel like a home. I'm very anxious to start my house decorating, I have some pretty big and fun plans that are patiently waiting. Hopefully I will be able to start them this week! 

Thursday, 19 July 2012

And now I'm a Johnson

I've been nearly dying to start blogging again now that I have a new life to a Johnson. We did the whole wedding thing, hello! So much fun but man I was so ready for it to be done. Just the planning anyways. Our wedding day was beyond perfect, everything I had imagined plus more. I'm still waiting on the photographer to give me the pictures of the big day but to sum it up in very few words I would say that is was the perfect mix between simplicity and Tregan. Yep, my wedding day screamed out my name and portrayed my passions in life but not too extreme. Landon and I soaked in each and every moment of that day and had such an unforgettable time, to say the least.

After leaving the reception in the most dreamy way possible and counting down the minutes to when my day of being a true life princess and Landon my prince charming, we were off to start our life together. But wait, we had the next 10 days to keep reality out of reach and pretend that real life was sitting on a ship drinking margaritas, sleeping endless hours, eating ridiculous amounts of food (seriously), having each and every little thing cleaned up for us, seeing beautiful sites and participating in unforgettable adventures. It was bliss.

Of course there were negatives. Like how on the night of our wedding day we were cruising through Midway to get to the Park City Hotel when we get pulled over and the mean, heartless officer gives us a $90 ticket. Really? How can an officer feel good about himself at the end of the day? Ugh! and, how on the last full day of the cruise we were at sea and it was all black clouds and 60 degrees outside. which meant we had close to nothing to do and to top it off the self serve ice-cream machines weren't working (yes, I ate ice-cream and a lot of it). But I'm really not complaining, I just had to mention those for memories sake.

We got home and that evening we moved our bed in to our new little place. The Johnson residence. That night as we laid in bed, no sheets, just a million blankets until we got everything freshly washed, Landon leaned over to kiss me and said "welcome Home." And home it is, As we still are slowly moving things in I've been going mind crazy by thinking of the endless fun I'm going to have with this place. Last week the first thing I did was work on the balcony. The outside tells a lot about the inside, right? So I gardened some planters and thrifted a bistro set for two.

On Sunday we purchased our first ever couch. I must say that it was pretty fun walking out of ikea, having purchased a couch and knowing that it was going to be in my home, it felt like Christmas! But then again, I get excited when gifted a toaster. That night I turned off the A/C, opened up the porch door and let the cool breeze run through while Landon and I got close on the couch with popcorn and a blanket in hand and watched 21 Jump Street. I got the chills while sitting there, looking around me as I thought about how long I had dreamed for this and now it was reality. It was the coolest feeling ever, I even took some pictures.

The following day (Monday) we set up our tv (we had been using my sisters until they needed it) and got a little more settled. One step at a time, I keep telling myself. I keep hopping from room to room when I realize it's probably not saving me any time by doing that so just focus on one room. There is still a lot to be done but we really have no dead line so who knows how long it will take us.

One of my main thoughts that I think about on a daily basis is truly how great life is at this time. I swear Landon treats me like a princess x100. We both have our fabulous families nearby that help with whatever we need. And we both have pretty great jobs that some what allows my money spending craze to be upheld (although I have had to cut back quite a bit, so I've been thrifting a whole lot more!). Don't get me wrong, I know that life isn't full of butterflies and rainbows but I'm just focusing on the positive here.

So that is it! Our life The past 2 weeks summed up in a few paragraphs. Mostly just the high lights and moments that I specifically want to always remember. And here's to being a Johnson! (clink)

Alpine Coaster

about to board our ship!

buying mangoes from the locals

snorkeling at Pelican Beach

zip lining in Puerto Vallarta
private beach in Cabo

first formal night

rope swing at a natural spring pool in Puerto Vallarta

famous arch and private boat ride in Cabo
lovers beach

kissing at lovers beach, naturally.

planters--before we got the bistro set.

just bought our couch

watching a movie on our new tv. in our new place. on our new couch.