Friday, July 13, 2012

Getting caught up!

Finally caught up from all the wedding craziness!!  Only took two months. :)  We have been so busy since we got married.  Devin is still working at the well drilling company until the end of July.  I am working as a cashier at the grocery store that my father in law owns.  Definitely not a long term job that I would ever want but it is money and something to do while Devin is at work for 8+ hours a day and I am very grateful to have a job when a lot of people don't.  I haven't been as good at taking pictures as I should lately but I've taken a couple of random things that we've been up too!  I think pictures and bullet points are the best way to get caught up :)

  • I attempted homemade pizza one day (with the help of my cutie sister-in-law:) and was really proud of myself because they turned out really good!  I make a homemade wheat crust which is really good and a lot healthier than anything you can buy.  I topped it with healthy stuff :) We really like turkey bacon (I was skeptical at first but it's actually really good as long as it's crispy!) so we use turkey bacon as our meat instead of nasty pepperoni or sausage, mushrooms, green and red peppers, sweet onion, green onion, olives, spinach and cheese and pizza sauce of course!  Here's the recipe if you're interested:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups (give or take a little bit) whole-wheat flour
1.  Combine water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and let yeast dissolve.  2.  Once yeast is dissolved, add salt and flour and mix with fork/hand until it is the consistency of dough.  3.  Round into a ball and cover and let rise for about 15 minutes.  4.  Knead about 10-15 times and then dough should be ready to roll out into crust.  5.  Top with sauce and toppings of your choice.  6.  Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes depending on the size and thickness of your pizza.  Enjoy!

  • Devin is playing city-league softball and it has been really fun going to his games!  He's such a stud ;)

My handsome hubby in the dug out!

  • I love, love, love having all of our nieces and nephews around!  They are all so stinking cute and they help keep my "baby hungeryness" under control ;) ha
  • Goofy picture, but I went to work with Dev one day so I had to get a picture!  He works for a well drilling company with one of his friends so they go out and fix peoples wells.  When he first started the job, I didn't even know people used wells anymore because when I thought of a well, I pictured a hole in the ground with a bucket on a string... but they are a little more high tech than that now a days! haha

  • Devin and I have both taken on projects lately!  Devin got an old .22 rifle from his dad and decided to refinish it.  I should have taken a picture of it finished but it turned out great!  Unfortunately, it is such an old gun that it is hard to find parts for it so I doesn't work at the moment... but it looks pretty!
We got an old table from Devin's brother (not the cutest thing but it was free and we like free! ha) and it had some paint splatters and marks on it so we figured that if we sanded it and re stained it, it probably wouldn't look too bad! So I took on that project while Dev worked on his gun.

  • As most people would assume, its super dry here in AZ!  They don't get very much rain at all but the last few weeks it has rained a couple times.  My brother and two sister in-laws decided to go jump on the trampoline in the rain because it was still hot outside so I joined them for a few minutes. :) 

  • Our ONLY picture from the 4th of July!  I don't know what I was thinking :(  but at least we got this one!  This was after we finished running our 10k race that morning.  Devin got first place in his age group and third place overall for the men! Woohoo!
  • My in-laws went to California last week so we took advantage of the empty house and camped out in their living room and watched movies on their big tv.  I love the saying "Marriage means getting to have a slumber party every night with your best friend!" because its so true!  Married life is the best :)
  • We are both in the process of registering and getting ready for school.  It has been an ABSOLUTE nightmare trying to get transferred but hopefully it'll be figured out soon!  We are both ready to be back in school (suprisingly!)
  • I have been eating really healthy and working out hard since we got married!  I set a goal on our honeymoon to loose 20 pounds by my birthday (beginning of October) and so far I've lost.... 11 pounds!!!  I have been sick twice since we got married (throw-up-all-night-long-sick) so that has helped in losing at little bit I think but I feel great and have really gotten into good eating and working out habits!  Thanks to my hubby for being my hard core personal trainer, I love you! :)
  • We get our apartment in Mesa tomorrow!  Yay!  We are so excited to finally get a place that we can call our own (right now we are "renting" a house from some family friends and it is all furnished and decorated with their things so it doesn't at all feel like "our" place.  We are definitely grateful to be able to stay there but are ready for our own place.)  We won't move in until the beginning of August but we sign our lease tomorrow because that's the only unit they had available around this time.  Pictures to come soon :)



  1. SIck!? Umm pregnant?! ha jk bbut seriously you better tell me ;) You look so happy Tam's! Hope you are and everything goes well with getting into school. Love you!

    1. Haha definitely not pregnant! And don't worry, you would be one of the first to know when that eventually the very distant future :) ha. Love you girl!

  2. Tammy, I am so happy you posted this. It was SO GREAT to get an update on you girl. I feel like you left the planet. I guess I did that as well after getting married haha. I love your guts. I am so happy to see you are doing well. This makes me want to keep up my blog. Miss you!

    1. Heath, you should keep up on your blog so I can know what is going on with you!! :) Sorry I have been MIA, things have been super crazy and we are now in the process of moving down to Mesa so we've been living at my in-laws for the past week because we got booted out of the house we were at earlier than they had originally told us! Ahhh, but oh well! Everything is going good though despite the crazy! And I hope you are doing awesome! Love you and miss you too!!

  3. I hope the move went well and you are all settled in now! What are you going to school for?

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  4. Tammy!!! It's so great to see how you two are doing!!! I bet you are missing Utah so terribly lol. But I'm glad to see all is going well and hope to hear from you soon.
    Your friend, Jono