Friday, January 30, 2015


We were as busy as usual this January. Besides spending lots of time getting "the room" done we saw lots of company too.We had Stake Conference to start the year off as well. Andy & Kathy came through and spent the night. We took Hayden & Megan and Mel & Slater out to dinner one night in St George too. We hustled on up to Cedar City for Ryan's mission report in January and had a great visit with all the Cooper's except for Mom & dad who had the flu. We got back into our FHE groups and we always enjoying visiting with our friends there. I had a Relief Society meeting to put on and missionaries to fee. I had Cooper over to the house for a fun filled play date. Mendis and I even went to a breakfast buffet at Caesar's Palace together one Saturday to check that out. Another activity filled month.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hayden's Room

Hayden's room underwent quite a transformation in January. In fact it's hard to even recognize it. I had saved my money for about five years to do this project that I had in my head and I think it turned out pretty well. I wanted to keep it as a guest room but we needed a place for our food storage and my craft crap. Nicely put eh. The rooms are so small I needed it to be custom so I could get every possible inch into productive storage. I hired Dan's Wilding Wallbeds in St George to do the job and I think they did a great job. I had originally wanted ivory cabinets but it would have been $2000 more so I quickly changed my mind on that lol.
One of the installation days

The food storage cabinets

The wallbed unit with the craft table down

The wallbed down takes up pretty much the whole room. I guess that cuts down on company hahaha
It is an ongoing project that is getting closer to completion every day. Soon it will be a finished masterpiece I hope. It's strange to see how different it looks now. Benjy made the closet over for me with floor to ceiling shelves on all sides. He worked so hard on it for me and I sure appreciate it. He's a handy guy to have around. It is amazing how much I an stuff in there now. I will have to update this when it's all done with photos.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Gordon Ramsey

After the kids all left from Christmas we still had Grandpa & Grandma with us for the rest of the week. They wanted to take us out to dinner so we thought they would enjoy the buffet at Caesar's Palace. What we didn't know until we stood in line for a bit was that it was actually sold out! So we were pretty disappointed but decided to check out Gordon Ramsey's Pub because he is supposed to be a good chef.

We had an hour to kill while we waited for our table so we walked around the forum shops.
 I think the food was worth the wait. It was really yummy.

Fish and chips to die for

 The deserts were fabulous too.

It was a very fun night. It's just not all that often that someone offers to take us to dinner so win win!