Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cheryl and DeAnn-

Home Sweet Home

Taylor and I's apartment is definitely not something to brag about, but it has been a nice home for the past two years.  I remember apartment hunting when Taylor and I were first engaged and becoming completely overwhelmed by all the apartment possibilities. I had just said "Yes" and chosen to marry a man forever. Why could I not make a short term contract to an apartment?

I am and Interior Designer and my surrounding probably affect me more than most. I knew this going into our apartment search and knew that an apartment was not something I wanted to skimp on. If I was living in this place for 2 months or 2 years it needed to be perfect.  The first few apartments we looked at were nice and spacious, clean and friendly but when it came down to the monthly payments they were WAY out of our budget.  

It was time to break down my ideals and start coming to terms with reality.

At this time my job was taking care of a quadriplegic man, Bob, full time.  Bob does his home teaching EVERY month.  As his aides we would go with him home teaching to load and unload him from the car and get him situated in the house.  Bob cannot speak and uses a series of eye and mouth signals to spell out words to us, because of this the aides do a lot of the talking and get to know the families very well.  As I was going through all this apartment drama it came time to home teach with bob. At one of the homes the family asked me if I had a place to live when I got married, it turned out they owned lots of property around Logan and would love to have me look at some to live in. 

I thought about this over the next day or two when Taylor called and said he had seen a RENT sign on some apartments he thought we should consider, sure enough when I called the number Taylor gave me it was the family that I home taught with Bob.  I took this as a good sign and had a much more open mind when viewing the apartment.

There have definitely been some ups and downs here, the apartment is old and small but we have so many good memories here.  It will always be fun to look back on this apartment as the place where Taylor and I started our lives together.

I can't mention these apartments without mentioning our neighbors Cheryl and DeAnn, they are two older ladies who live next to us.  We call them "the grandma's", but not to their faces.  They have lived here for the past 25 years together and are a complete hoot.  If anything is going on they are the first to know about it.  When we first moved in it was hard to not get annoyed at how nosey they were, if our door was open they would invite themselves in, and if Taylor so much as touched his djembe they were over here in flash to join the jam session.  But as time has gone on I have learned to look past the shadow in the window watching me and really enjoy them.  They are so unique and they will definitely be missed when Taylor and I move.

Each week I am going to try and include a Cheryl and DeAnn story.  Because they are just too good to go unshared.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

All Grown Up and Nowhere to Go

Taylor started his 3rd to last semester at Utah State yesterday.  It was the strangest feeling to get up and go to work.. my career... and not go to campus with him.  Just writing about this is making me emotional and I have no clue why! 

Maybe it has to do with Taylor still being in school, before we were doing all this together and now he is just doing it by himself.  It is like I can't sympathize with him anymore, I can't say I am working 40 a week and taking 15 credits too... because I am not.  

 I came home today to find Taylor staring blankly at the computer, It takes SO much to get Taylor down and I could just tell he was feeling defeated. Right now as I am writing this he is on the ground sleeping with school papers scattered all around him.  He didn't even bother to move the vacuum before he laid down. 

If I could, I would take all his classes for him.

(WARNING lame disclaimer: we just got a new desk so our apartment is ripped apart)

It's what fun is!

LAGOON!  On Saturday we went to Lagoon with Amanda, Colby, Tanner (Colby's Bro) and "Code Black" (Tanner's Girlfriend).  

Taylor and I had a blast.  I wish summer wasn't coming to an end. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011


I wish I lived closer to these cuties so I could see them everyday!  Taylor took this cute video on his iPhone and did some special effect on it, I can't watch this without getting happy!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Deathcab for Cutie

 Taylor, Jessie and I went to the Deathcab for Cutie concert on Monday.  I could not believe how amazing it was! The only bad part was I forgot to get a picture with Taylor. Please take notice that we were on the SECOND ROW!  The only thing between Deathcab and me was that massive poofy hair in front of me.  Concerts have never been kind to the 5'3" people.
Frightened Rabbit, a band from Scotland opened for them.  I hadn't heard a lot of their stuff before the concert but I was impressed.

We are ten feet away from Ben Gibbard!  

I couldn't help but go back to when I was 16 and I would listen to their "Plans" CD nonstop.  This concert changed Taylor's life, that night he laid in bed and listened to their music over and over. Music is amazing.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Camping with the Hennessy's!

This weekend we got to try out our new tent for the first time.  It was such a fun camping trip with Amanda and Colby Hennessy. They got up there early and got the perfect camping spot right by Porcupine Reservoir.  

The previous campers left us a couple of these half burnt surprise diapers in the fire along with their Budweiser cans and shotgun shells.  Classic.

I love this girl! She and Colby made us the most delicious dutch over dinner and peach cobbler.  The waterfall was literally 15 feet away from our camp.  So pretty.  

The views right by our campground.

I love this picture, it is so pretty.

Taylor left when we were all sitting around the campfire to "go to the bathroom"  he came back and scared us with his gorilla costume.  It was hilarious!

Later he stood at the top of the hill with the lantern like this looking at the campers in the camp next to us, SO CREEPY!  

Friday, August 19, 2011

House Party!

Last night Taylor, Dan and I made the long voyage down to Provotown.  The Bearcats (the band taylor is in) played a house show at Tom Brintons (also in Bearcats) summer residence.  Fun was had by all.

"S'more"fun at the after party (insert cheesy smile here)

I love Dan's creepy shadow in the window

Shout out to Clark and Dallin for putting up the beautiful lights display and DI for supplying Tom with the beautiful blinking star in the center.

Another shout out to Dan for supplying the comedy and dance show and Seth for showing us all how to do the Charleston.
My little drummer boy 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Recent Projects

This used to be all brown- not my cup of tea. This makes such a huge difference in our room!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I am finally doing it!

Dear Family and Friends,

I am finally starting a blog. I have no clue what else to say here, I just keep writing and erasing sentences. But basically, this blog will rock!

Please sit back and enjoy Memoirs of a Taysha.