Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My 1st Sale!

I made my first sale on Etsy! I was so estatic. She bought a pair of hair barrettes that I made. Here they are:

and they were shipped to Virginia this morning. I am so happy that someone actually liked what I had made! Yay!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Etsy Girl

It is official! I am selling on Etsy! I created my shop tonight and am so excited for the chance to sell some of my photographs and creations. I really hope that this is the beginning of a great thing.
I just love to create and want to share my creations with the world!
I would really appreciate any help getting the news of my store out there. So basically tell everyone you know! haha.
Visit my store by clicking on the link on my side bar or visit
The name of my "store" is JuneTree Designs. So, please visit me there!
Thanks! :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A New Year

I can't believe that 2008 is almost over. What a year. Garrett and I have had a lot of changes in the last year. I finished my first year of college, lived in Portland and then moved back to Boise, had two different jobs, made new friends, met many different people, and made many good memories.
I feel like I am ready for a new year and sort of a fresh start. I don't make new year's resolutions because most of the time I never stick with them. But, I do feel like I want to make a few goals that I can accomplish in this new year.
Here are just a few:
*Spend more time outside. Just walking and enjoying the fresh air.
*Continue excercising. Move up from 3 days a week to 4.
*Eat at home more and drink more water than soda.
*Read my Bible every day.
*Find a new ministry to serve in.
*Create more.
*Go on a date with my husband once a week.
*Spend more time with my little brothers.
*Be a better friend.
*Move to Moscow, Idaho.
*Find a new job.
*Support my husband with his schooling.
*Become a mom...(this might not happen in 2009, but we will see :) )
*Love my enemies.
*Take up the violin again.
*Live each day to the fullest.

I think I can accomplish these, what do you think? :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh No, Not NOW!

I always dread this about this time of year; getting sick! I always try and keep health in my prayers around this time, because the last thing I want is to be sick on Christmas Eve and Day!
Well, I started feeling signs of being sick yesterday during church and sure enough I woke up this morning with a swolllen, swollen throat!
So, today is full of resting on the couch, eating soup, drinking orange juice, and taking a lot of AirBorne.
I am praying that I will be recovered by Christmas Eve. We have 3 different houses to go to between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so I have to be healthy!
Anyways, I would very much appreciate all of your prayers that not only me, but others would be healthy enough to enjoy Christmas with family!
And have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas came a little early this year...

Yesterday and today have been so great! Yesterday my little brothers came over to have a snowball fight and to help me build a snowman. It was so cold outside, but really fun playing in the snow. Look at the picture of those huge icicles on our house! Our snowman turned out so cute! Then that night Garrett and I went to see my cousin in a Christmas concert (he was in the choir.)

Today a little bit of Garrett's and my spontaneous ways kicked in... We got home from running some errands tonight and on a whim decided to open our Christmas presents from eachother tonight! All of our presents were just sitting under the tree and we couldn't wait any longer. haha. I can't believe that we actually opened them 9 days early!
My mom said that we were pathetic for not being able to wait until Christmas. But, we didn't and tonight we had our own little family Christmas. Jack (our cat) opened his presents early too.
We will still have presents to open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so don't worry about us. ;) haha.
Anyways, Garrett got me some body spray, peppermint bark candy, some really nice mittens, and a stuffed animal that I have been wanting for months. It is a little bunny rabbit from Skunkboy Creatures on Etsy. It is so cute!
I got Garrett an electric razor, a book, pajama pants, a reading light, and a lot of candy in his stocking.
So, that is that...Christmas came a little bit early for us this year. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Baking Day!

Every year my mom and I go over to my grandma's house to bake. My brother's also usually come, but their only job to sprinkle the sugar cookies! haha. We make fudge, sugar cookies, no bake cookies, pecan balls, skillet cookies, peppermint chip cookies, and more!
It is always so much fun just talking and eating all the yummy goodies afterwards. I left with SO much stuff! It is definitely a tradition that I hold dear to my heart and love doing every year.
*I forgot to take pictues throughout the day and so I only got a few at the end. The one with me, my grandma, and mom was taken by my little brother...hence the fact that we aren't really centered, but oh well. :)*

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

O Christmas Time

I am really in the "Christmas" spirit! I am just loving everything about this time of year and can not wait until Christmas Day. Garrett and I have been doing a lot of things to keep us in this spirit, including going to the Festival of Trees. It was a lot of fun to see all of the creative trees and see some dance performances while we were there. We each picked out our favorite tree and voted on it. One of our favorites was an upside down tree! It was so unique! haha. I also had a great laugh when we saw a tree that had "Santa's List" wrapped up in it and I told Garrett, 'let's see if I can find me on there.' What do you know, when I looked down the first name I saw was "Angela!" haha. And apparently I want a doll house. :)

This week I have gotten our Christmas decorations out and put up in the house, wrapped all the gifts that I have gotten so far, and have written out our Christmas cards. Garrett put the lights up on our house, which is special for us because this is our first year to be able to have lights on the outside of where we were living! So that was really fun. Here is the area above our t.v.:
And today we bought our Christmas tree at the Broadway tree lot. We walked up and were greeted by a very friendly Keith Eastman and while he was talking I noticed right behind him a tree that made my heart skip a beat. When he walked away I told Garrett, 'look at this tree! I absolutely love it!' It was perfect to me. So, without looking at any others, we tooked it. And Garrett lifted it above his head and carried it across the parking lot to our place. It was kind of funny in my opinion... :)
We decorated it today and it looks great. Perfect for this perfect Christmas season.

Monday, December 1, 2008

So Thankful

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Garrett and I had a very nice one. We traveled to Salem, Oregon to spend it with his mom and her family. While we were there we took a day and traveled to Portland to go to the one, the only: IKEA! haha. I have really missed that place. It used to be 10 minutes away from me and now it is 7 hours. :(

But, with Thanksgiving this last week and the message on "Thanks" at church yesterday I truly do know that I have so much to be grateful for. I wanted to make a little list to just name a few things that I am truly grateful to God for:
*My husband, Garrett, who gives me so much love and adds so much joy to my life. *My mom and brothers, who are always there for me no matter what.*My grandma Shirley, who would do anything for me. *really ALL of my family, who has taught me something in my lifetime and given me laughs and love.* my in-laws, who really welcomed me into their family and now they feel like my family. * my friends, who have made me laugh until I cry. *my church and church family, who have walked beside me in my journey with Christ and who have helped define and refine me in Him. *The ability to walk, to talk, to see. *To live in the USA, where I am free to praise my God. *A warm place to sleep at night. *Food in my belly. *Hope for my future. *My future children.* God finding me, saving me, forgiving me, and loving me even though I certainly do not deserve it.*
Thank you, Lord, for all of these things and more. You have blessed me far beyond what I could ask for.