Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fall Fun!

Had some fun times this fall!

My MTC (Missionary Training Center) companion, Emily Schroeder, and her fiance, Edwin, came over for dinner one night. It's kind of a big deal, because Edwin is from the Netherlands. He is actually one of the elders from our mission! ANYWAY, he came over too, and had his first corn dog:

He liked it pretty well :)

I also got on a little crafting kick, and decided to do some painting. I transformed a dresser:

 Quite the difference, right?

This was from IKEA, and I wanted to have a splash of color, so I went from this:
 To this!
I am grateful to Wendy (and her mom letting me invade their driveway to paint), as well as the Kingsleys, for their help in my crafting endeavors! My next project is puttin things on those shelves! Little by little, it is getting done.
Something else that happens with Fall, that makes it one of my favorite seasons is the changing of colors. My friend, Mike, and I went for a drive in the of the canyons in the area, and this is what we saw:

Another reason fall is fun for me, is that it is one of my best friend's birthday. We have only been friends for about 3 years, but there is a special connection we have. I can't imagine my life without her, and celebrating her birthday just makes me happy. Here we go!
This is my niece! I am so sneaky!
  She had been standing, and then told me, "Oh! My back hurts, I sit on you!" I was more than happy to oblige.
 That's right. I got her cheese. Not just any cheese, but Tillamook cheese. Why? Because that is what she wanted, and I couldn't resist! Happy Birthday, Charlotte! I love you and am so grateful for you in my life!

Fall has been pretty fun thus far...and now we have had an onslaught of snow...but that is a different post for another day...


Naazju said...

If only most three-year-olds wanted cheese and only cheese for their birthdays! :)

B said...

Kristen, I admit to blog stalking a little tonight. :) It has been absolutely DELIGHTFUL to read your words and learn more about your perspective. I love these pictures of you with darling Charlotte. And your "Live the Etc" post. And Stella. And all your adventures! I am so glad to know you and hope to be able to get to know you more. In the meantime, I love your blog. Thanks for creating it. :)

Dani and Bryan said...

She loves you Lala!!