Monday, November 30, 2009

Things I'm just lovin.........

Christmas. It truly is the most wonderful time of year. I am a firm believer in that. Here is some proof that Christmas time just makes people happy.

Christmas
Are you not happy yet? Okay, try this.

Josh Groban Christmas. HELLO happiness. I love love LOVE this cd. I tear up in half of the songs...no lie.

My Lamp I got at the DI for 15 bones. Woot!
lamp

I love when I come home from work (that alone is enough to be joyous about...being done with work), make dinner, set the table with the linens that I made myself, have the kitchen clean before Clay gets home from work, and then clean up dinner after we are done eating. Seriously? I think this is where I belong. The home. SUCH satisfaction in making dinner and cleaning up afterward. Oh!
dinner
Pumpkin Bread. I didn't take a picture. Why? It's night time...only daylight pics of food look good...in my oh so humble opinion. I'll take a pic tomarra and put it on the chef blog.

This lil guy. Actually, this BIG guy. He is so freaking huge. He is SO funny. He is big enough now, that he walks up to the couch and just rests his bum on it...like a person. Today, he was under the table when we were eating dinner, and all of a sudden...Dante is sitting on my knee. He is still on all fours, but he is resting his bum on my knee. We seriously crack up at this dog SO MUCH! He is so full of love, and we love him so much!

Lori's artichoke dip. Oh...heaven. Our bless-ed friend Lori brought over artichoke dip, french bread, and a recipe...and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We are probably gonna make it again soon...so I'll take a pic and put it on the chef blog when I do.

Which brings me to...good friends. We have such good friends. We play games, we watch shows, we eat food, we stare at their babies...it's great.

My ipod nano. Did I ever tell you I have the coolest boss eva? Yeah- he just surprised us all with Ipod nanos one day. It freaking ROCKS! It take video, has a built in speaker, you can pause live radio, it is pretty much the best mp3 player I know.

Pie. I made this apple pie for thanksgiving. I think it's the most beautiful pie I've personally made...however, it didn't taste nearly as good as it usually does. I have no idea what happened. Maybe because there are holes in the top the juices didn't stay inside as much or the flavor seeped out? I have not a clue. But it looks nice. Either way...I love pie.
apple pie
Halloween. I never posted pics. I know it's way late...but I want to document it anyway. We had a ton of fun at our friends house- we played all sorts of murder games and we all had pretty sweet costumes. I made a pumpkin roll for the event. It was aight. Dallin, and the Doman's came too...but they didn't dress up...so it wasn't quite as fun to take pics of them! Sorry!!!!!
Food

Us
If you are wondering if I am aware...I am. I know that if you cropped my head out of that pic I would look like a 12 year old girl with no boobs. Oh dear.

Walker's
Jed pretty much rocked the costume idea. He definitely wins for making me laugh the most when simply looking at someone.

Killians
Brooklyn (baby Killian) was a bear (which her Grandma made the costume-by the way!) and the bottom right pic...I love! It looks like Lori is feeding a baby bear! But Brooklyn is in there! Promise!

And this is just a collage I did in my hallway. I particularly love it.

And for those of you who want to see the kitchen. BAM!
kitchen

There tis. It used to be oak cabinets...They still are...just painted now. I LOVE IT!

16 comments:

Lizzie said...

Your house is beautiful!!! I can't believe this is your first house!!!! We paid 159,000 for our first house that was 1008 sq ft, 2 bedroom and it DEFINITELY did NOT look like that. Your house looks like a magazine! I love the paint colors and LOVE the white cabinents. I've been trying to convince Shad FOREVER to let me paint ours. I always get a big phat no for an answer.

love you.

miss you.

Lori Killian said...

I love love love Christmas too! And I also love love love my artichoke dip. I have been wanting to make it again already but Kurt says we should wait and have it with friends so I guess we'll just have to get together and stuff our faces again. Oh, and I need to get those halloween pics from you. I didn't take any of Kurt and I so I'm glad you did. And you're right: I think Jedd won the best costume... he he.

Emily said...

Love this blog of all the things you love. Your house is too cute for words! Great job on the cabinets!

Love your tree and also the Josh Groban CD...it's so good.

You just sound in heaven with your new house, kitchen, dog and everything...I'm so happy for you!

And sweet deal on the ipod...nice boss!!

Patty said...

The house looks great and the food looks delicious. I really want to decorate my house. Maybe this weekend. Love all the costumes. Have a great day. love you. bye now.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Danielle!!!! Your house is amazing! It looks like a brand new house that was built this year. The paint color the floors, the kitchen cabinets down to the handles, everything looks so good!!!! Like a magazine! If you could do all that with a little money, I can't imagine what you could do with alot of money, you are so good at decorating!!! I love your lamp- it looks like you got it from an expensive place, I love it. I can't wait to see it in real life!- I loev you!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh yeah- and Dante is really cute and big!

Kristi M. said...

I noticed that you have the I Believe in Santa Claus book. I LOVE that book. Everyone should have it. Your house looks awesome! I love your white kitchen cabinets. It gives it a nice updated fresh look. I can't wait to get the artichike dip recipe. I love that stuff and need a recipe. And your dog is cute and BIG!

Jenni said...

Danielle! I LOVE THIS POST!!! You were absolutely right, I did feel happy while reading it!!! Holy smokes. The pictures are gorgeous, the food looks unbelieveable! You are so talented! I seriously LOVE that josh groban CD too and Christmas Trees make me so happy.

Great job on the pie and the costume and everything! You're so great.

your house is amazing!!! congrats!

Courtenay Beth said...

WOWZA!!! Whatg a pack it all in post! Most entertaining! Where to begin, you are so cute! I love your new place, it looks so cozy!!! What fun! And I like hearing all about your adventures with Dante...cute:) How does Dante like the turtles...do you still have them? All your food looks AMAZING!!! You decor is adorable, your tree is so cute :) Love the kitchen, love the halloween costumes, love it ALL! Love YOU!!!!

Courtenay Beth said...

Also, Josh Groban Christmas= happiness! I LOVE that CD, I think my fav is O Holy night...mmmmm LOVE it!

Megan and Greg said...

I'm so jealous!!! I want your kitchen!!! LOVE the paint job. And the floors. Looks like you did a really good job. Why aren't there more pics of just the hhouse? Great costumes! You look fabulous! You are so funny with all you "aights". Your halloween party looked so fun! I miss having friends over! I miss having my place! You are so right about it bein so satisfying to create and clean up dinner in your own home! I'm so happy for you!!!

Heidi said...

I love that CD too, so great! My fav pic was the one of Dante eating...he has his own stool to eat off of, cracks me up! He is so big and adorable. The cabinets look great, we have been wanting to paint a black trim on ours but I was hesitant to do the paint. I think this helped convince me to go for it!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Danielle, the house is beautiful, and so are you! I don't know if I am going to put up a tree this year, as I am going through so many other things right now. We will see. Grandpa says he will put the tree up, we shall see. I think
Dante is so cute and he is BIG!! I bet he is fun. I love you and it is fun to fix dinner at your own place. grams and a big big hug

Alisha and Braeden said...

Hey! We are doing good! Just finishing up the semester and getting ready for Christmas. I love your house and christmas tree and dante.. braeden always is looking every day on your blog to see if you have more pictures of him. He wants one bad! How are you guys doing? We are probably going to come to rexburg in march for our spring break so we will let you know! We would love to see you guys!

Leanna said...

Everything looks amazing! I love that you guys bought a house--it's beautiful! Congrats on everything. =D

So...I have a question for Clay about a gift I want to get for Lance, but I don't know his email. Do you think you could have him email me at leannahoward@gmail.com? Thanks a ton!

Sharon/mom said...

wow! that was an awesome blog! I love your new home!!! I can't wait to see it in person in just 2 weeks and 2 days! Your dog is a crack up! I am anxious to meet him too! I am not too sure I will react to his slobber like you do though. :-( Your pie looks really pretty. I wonder if you cooked it long enough, unless you truly boiled out all the liquid. I loved your halloween costumes, that crack about your breasts-crazy and not true. I am so glad you blog, I need to do the same! Maybe tomorrow. Love you!!