Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Thus far I've done a couple digital scrapbook pages, the info on them is not much different than blog posts, but here they are nonetheless. They are a little easier to see here.

Painting, Cleaning, Finals...

Today I didn't have anything until a final at 6:00 and Kevin was at work until 2:00 so I had a lot of free time. I decided to catch up on some things I have been meaning to do for a long time.

A couple days ago I started to hang some pictures that we have been meaning to hang since we moved in. It feels good to finally have things hanging on the wall. Well, I had some pictures from my old bedroom that we hung, but the frames were off white and didn't really look good against the white wall.

So, this morning I experimented and painted them. I went through a variety of different styles, but finally happened upon something that looked decent. While I was waiting for the paint to dry I worked on cleaning the bathroom and washing some towels, washcloths, etc.

Kevin came home not too long after I had finished the bathroom and then we worked on straightening our extra room and putting sheets on the bed, and vacuuming. Our apartment looks much better and it feels good to have those things done. I've been thinking about doing most of these things for quite a while and it feels good that we finally got them done.

We ate lunch and listened to Harry Potter (something we have been doing a lot of lately) and then Kevin got ready to go to the temple. He left just after 5 and I left for my final not too much later.

I was pleasantly surprised when I got to class. We were supposed to turn in a journal we've been working on and then give a 3 minute presentation. Well... We turned in the journal and then talked about an article my teacher found interesting. I kept thinking we were wasting time and we should get on with our presentations so we could be done earlier.

Well, no sooner had I done this than my professor started to tell us that her first class didn't have time to finish all the presentations. So... she told us we just needed to turn in the outline for our presentation and then we could go. It was great! We were there half an hour instead of 2 hours. Given this extra time I decided to post about today along with some pictures.

The pictures hanging on the wall, the extra bedroom (while organized there is still too much in it), our bedroom with the newly hanging photo, and the living room.

Christmas Tree

I typically prefer the warm glow of white Christmas lights on the tree, but when you get a free tree with colored lights you definitely can't pass that up. My parents let Kevin and I use their old Christmas tree and lights. There werent' enough white lights to cover the tree, but plenty of colored lights. Along with the tree came all my ornaments that I have been collecting for 21 years, at least one per year. The tree barely fit in our apartment, but I was surprised how well these few ornaments covered the tree. We didn't really need any others.

A week or two ago, after Kevin got back from working at the temple we sat on the couch in the Christmas tree light and ate hot brownies, drank cold milk, and listened to Christmas music. It was so warm and happy and even in the colored lights :) it still felt like Christmas.