Monday, December 20, 2010


So it has been like FOREVER since I last blogged...

Well, to be honest - I mostly only have time to blog during the down times at work... and there just haven't been any lately. I design food factories and right now my biggest project is for a 'health' food plant which is gearing up for the first quarter rush... And SO MUCH has to be done in the next month or two... it is insane...

So... this morning I weighed in at 172lbs ... which was better than I thought - like really I feel squishy and really did not want to be upset with myself this morning... but I stepped on anyways and it wasn't so bad. I am not reaching my goals but I am super excited for the New Year and all the motivation people will have... it is a very exciting time! Not sure what my plan of action is yet, but I will be hoping back on the wagon for sure.

Anyways, Since I last blogged - other than being supper busy with work my life has be super hectic too!

Lets see, we:

*Put an offer in on a house before thanksgiving...

*Boyfriend and I drove 12hours to Redding, CA in a snow storm for thanksgiving with his family...

*We found out that the sellers of our house were not going to budge on the house price = no home for us.

*We got engaged! Nov 23rd! (The ring BTW was a great 'deal' and exactly what I wanted - for those of you who gave advice via twitter when I was freaking out about the ring)

* We came back to Utah - Saw 5 more houses - Fell in love with one and put in another offer

*Got 3rd party approval in less than a week - We will be closing the first week +/- of January

So we are super excited to be moving out of our apartment into our first home... There are a ton of benefits like:

~No elementary school in our backyard (Boyfriend is a daysleeper - so screaming kids = bad)

~You can't hear kitchen noises in the master bedroom (Aka Boyfriend can now do dishes while I sleep)
~We have a basement family room!! (now boyfriend doesn't have to pause the TV when the AC/Heating comes on because he cant have the volume very high when I sleep)

<--New Home for the Beast

~We have a basement family room!! (I know - again - but now we can actually USE our beasty @SmoothFitness treadmill! I am so psyched! Right now we can't use it very often because it is SUPER loud for the neighbors below us)

~We have a 2 car garage AND RV parking! (now boyfriend can fix his own car! and both our cars can be protected from the elements as opposed to our current 1 spot under a car port)

So I am sure that there are a ton of downsides to home owning ~ so don't rain on my parade today... I don't want to hear them :) Maybe later...

Thanks for stopping by! I will be trying to read through the Mamavation posts and stopping by my 'regulars' hehe...

Less Than Three


  1. Beautiful ring, congrats!!!!!!!! That is wonderful news :)

  2. Congrats on the engagement! Beautiful ring. :-)

  3. Huge changes. Have fun and enjoy the holidays

  4. Congrats on the engagement! You have a lot going on right now. Enjoy the holidays.

  5. congrats on everything, the house will be great, but now he is not the Boyfriend he is your

    Have a Merry Christmas Laura!

    God Bless you both :)

  6. CONGRATS on the new house, the engagement, the basement family room!!! FANTASTIC all the way around :) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  7. Congrats! Sounds like you have a lot to be excited about.

    Glad you posted and now you will have many great goals for the new year. Isn't moving and packing a great calorie burner? Congrats again. Lovely ring, btw. Sparkly!

    Happy Holidays.

  8. OMGosh! How exciting!!! I was wondering about the house when I saw your picture pop up. Hope the weather will treat your move good.
    Such a pretty ring.
    So glad you made it through Donner's safely, hope you are sticking around with the snow they are planning for.
    What a great end to your year.

  9. Congrats! You've had a fantastic year - and welcome back!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  11. Congrats!! Such exciting things happening!! I wish you the best of luck with everything!!

  12. wow it sounds like you are going to have an amazing christmas congrats on your engagement and great to se you blogging agian

  13. It's fun for me to see your blog and how far you've come! I am in Sugarhouse in SLC by the way. Love your new house. Thanks for writing your blog so that I can get inspired by it!