Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Our Dream House

I love the staircase. It is in the library with floor to celing bookcases


Last year I complained to Josh that I had gone the whole year without taking even a weeks worth of vacation days. So, this year we are going on a real family vacation to Washington DC and Virginia. We get to leave a week from today and I am so excited. So far this is where we are planning to visit and if you have any other suggestions, let me know:

I am sure there are a thousand other places to see but we only have a week!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


So finals week hasn't officially started at ASU but Josh is already very overwhelmed. He has three papers due, a poster presentation, regular homework due, a mineral identification quiz, and finals looming in the not so distant future. Monday night we stayed up until 1:30 getting his poster put together. I was the artistic consultant because, in typical boy fashion, Josh has no idea how to be crafty. So I got to pick out the coordinating papers, cut out all the pictures, and balance all the elements into one poster presentation. It was quite fun to tell the truth. They had to choose a mineral and tell all sorts of technical things about it (I didn't even pretend to understand). Josh chose Pyrite, which is his absolute favorite mineral. Most of us lay people know it as fool's gold. He entitled his poster "Pyrite: Not just for fool's anymore." I laughed but he is quite creative despite what he says. Here is the finished product.

Josh then had to finish a report last night which he stayed up until 5 am doing. I think he is just practicing for when we have kids. I will gladly give him the night shift. Other happenings this week: Josh is now our ward's Sunday School President! You can all bow down to him now that he is the authority of all gospel subjects. ;) Poor Josh, he needs all the consolation he can get. I still don't have a calling and that is fine by me. I need a break after last year. We went to the temple last week on ward temple night and ended up going out to dinner with all 7 people that were there from our ward and the women were all busy talking about girl's camp. I do miss the young women, but my life is so much less stressful since I got released. I have time to do all those things that I never thought I would get to. Of coarse, I also waste a lot more time but I guess that is the price you pay. Oh well, I am sure life will get busy again soon.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Super Coop

I am so excited- My cute little nephew is coming home from the hospital soon and to celebrate, here are some of my favorite pictures of him. Hope you enjoy.

Go Utes!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Our (relatively) New Apartment

Since Josh and I got married we have lived in a super tiny apartment that we could barely move around in. Well, at the end of January we finally upgraded to a much bigger apartment. My favorite part is that we finally have room for a kitchen table! We love it! I know all you people with big houses don't know what it is like to have to find creative places to store your stuff - such as tables made out of food storage boxes, but it is so much nicer to have so much room. Someday we will actually have a house, and a garden, and a basement, and a backyard, and . . . I can dream can't I!? Here are some pictures of our current abode.
Our Dining Room (We have a mirror to go on the wall behind the table but there aren't any studs in the wall so we can't get any nails in- it feels like you are nailing into concrete when you try to hammer them in. I have bent several nail already. If anyone has a solution, let me know.)

Our Sitting Room ;)

Our Living Room (Yes, we still have rabbit ears for our TV!)

Our Study

Our Kitchen

Our Niche (Josh thought we needed a statue or shrine to go here)

Our Bathroom

I haven't taken any pictures of our bedroom yet as it is still a work in progress (i.e., it really needs to be cleaned first!), but I hope you enjoyed your tour!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

What am I doing!

So Josh thinks I am crazy. I think he hates the idea of blogging and so did I until I realized how much I loved reading Charlie's posts and then that extended to all of the people who had links from his page and then all the people that I could find through those posts that I knew or even knew of and this is the end result; my very own blog page. I don't expect anyone to actually read it but it will be fun for me to do. So here it is: The official Paige Florie webpage!