Thursday, May 21, 2009

the much needed UPDATE!!!!

Ok so this is the best picture i could get to represent this update seeing as how my husband is currently finishing work. Chris and I have gotten released as gospel doctrine teachers, and he has been called to serve as first couselor in the bishopric!! WHAT? We were shocked... he is 23. But we are excited for the new challenge and I know chris is up to it. Lucky him- he gets to carry this binder to church every sunday now!! :) And I will probably be riding my bike a lot since we only have the one car and I don't see any reason to be at church 12 hours.

Here is the lovely little thing. It brings joy to my life. I ride daily, and it has helped me to make friends with the neighborhood kids. Its me and 10 little 6 year olds riding around the apartments. They even showed me "the jump" which is just a step you can ride your bike off. I am feeling pretty cool these days .

This was a project I have been dying to undertake since we moved in- the bathroom shelf was kind of 80s.... the wallpaper lining the shelf was rusted not to mention the little yellow flowers which adorned the parts that were still intact.

This is the "after... I went to home depot and bought wood and cut it, sanded it and stained it the color I wanted... the little silver nobs to move the 2 pieces aren't on yet but i am waiting to borrow a friend's drill. Can you say domestic?? I am growing herbs in my kitchen too! Not the illegal ones... cilantro, basil, and oregano.

The final update... we bake cookies far too often. I am really starting to think its a problem. But these were inspired by a couple we have just gotten to know- Jordan and Katey Jensen. I know weird that she has my maiden name! The recipe is SOOO insanely easy! 1 box funfetti cake mix, 1/3 cup oil, 2 eggs! thats it. Bake at 375 for 7 min. :) enjoy.


  1. Impressive DIY. Take care on those jumps with that snazzy looking bike.

  2. Congrats on the new calling! Nice work on the shelf, Katie! Funfetti is my fave cake, I've never thought to make cookies out of it! That's the best idea I've heard in ages! Thanks for sharing. I like your ride too:)

  3. Katie, You are turning into a domestic goddess! I love your bike and i can invision you riding it home from church, dress, heels and all. Tell Chris congrats from me. He must be a pretty amazing guy to be in a bishopric at his age.
    Hope to see you soon. Love your guts!! Judy

  4. Well it's about time you updated. Enjoy the bike rides with your husband's calling it is the best way to get around in. Congrats on the calling I now you are the perfect MANN for the job. and way to go on the bathroom.

  5. i know im a bit behind but im just reading your blog for the 1st time in forever im loving it i feel like im almost there wiht you xx and i need you here little handy woman, i need a kids round table there all square do you think you could knock me one up lovey..