Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Our Beautiful View

I have been wanting to post pictures of our view from our back patio but the weather has been so bad I haven't been able to get a clear shot. So here it is, I just love it. I love the mountains here in Utah and I love living so close to them. After living in Texas where it is flat everywhere I realized just how much I loved the mountains, I actually missed them while we were in Texas!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The verdict is in......

ATLANTA, GEORGIA HERE WE COME!! We are both so excited! During the draft after the guys pick their place, they get a hat with a sports team from the city they are going to. Last year Jadi just got a Nike hat because Fort Worth didn't have a sports team, so I had to guess. This year Jadi got an Atlanta Braves hat. But there is just an A on the front and it says Braves on the back. I don't like watching baseball so I don't know baseball teams so I didn't know what it was at first so Jadi said, "Atlanta" and I was so excited! Georgia was one of the places I really wanted to go to. So I can't wait, it will be so much fun!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Draft is coming up!

This Saturday is the APX Draft. This is when we find out where we will be living for 5 months during the summer when Jadi sells security systems. This year is Jadi's 3rd year, 2nd year managing but his 1st year managing by himself. We are really excited for this summer, we hope it will be a great experience like it was been the last 2 years. The first year we were in Chicago, Illinois and this past summer we were in Fort Worth, Texas.

The draft is a pretty intense experience. When its Jadi's turn to choose, he has 2 minutes to decide! Our regional manager, Bo, helps him but I can't imagine the feeling, I'd be so nervous. So for the past couple weeks Jadi has been researching potential places to go. So who knows until those 2 minutes are up! Anywhere from Oregon to Boston! I'm so anxious to know. So check back Saturday night for the announcement!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

A really fun tag!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Berniece Land Rover
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Vanilla Snickerdoodle
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Green Penguin
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Alida Murray
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Blue Sprite
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Jack Max
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Happy Taffy
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Heidi Max
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Johnston Juno
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Autumn Tulip
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Apple Shirty
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Granola Willow
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Decorating Rain Tour
***I think I'll tag Sarah, Steph, and Mallory...Have fun!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


We moved into our house the weekend after Thanksgiving and are loving it. Jadi has always loved the Alpine/Highland area so we are both really to have our house in a great location that we just love. We are close to the mountains and have a beautiful view. We couldn't be happier!I've been working hard getting everything put away and decorated. I still have alot more to do, but I'm posting pics of what we've done so far. So here they are...

Above, is the living room in our entry

This is the view from the front door, living room is on the right, the kitchen is through the arch way. I'm so excited to have my piano at our house. My piano is very old. It was my grandmas and she gave it to me when I started playing the piano when I was 8.

Kitchen Views

Family Room Views

Master Bedroom

There is also 3 other bedrooms that are either empty or full of boxes. 2 of the rooms will be guest rooms and the other room will be an office. There is also a 1/2 bath downstairs and our master bath and one other full bath upstairs. Our basement isn't finished yet but this Fall Jadi is hoping to get it all finished. So thats our house!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Another Tag!

About LOVE:
Where did you meet your husband?
Me and Jadi met December 3, 2004. My cousin Jeron served his mission with Jadi in Texas, and would write to me all the time and say how cool his companion Elder Leao was, and that when they came home we all had to hang out and be friends. Well Jeron came home 2 months before Jadi and he would never stop talkin about him, and he would constantly tell me, "Mal, you have to be friends with Elder Leao, I want you guys to hang out all the time." So, Jeron and I go to the mall and he tells me Jadi is going to be meeting us there. And I get pretty nervous because I have pressure from Jeron saying we have to be friends. So we waited for Jadi at the food court and then just walked around the mall. After we went back to Jeron's house and looked at their mission pictures and just hung out. So up to this point I'm talking to Jadi a little but he's being quiet and I'm being a little quiet. At the end of the night Jeron asks Jadi to drive me home, so we get in the car and there is snow all over the road and Jadi starts spinning in the snow, and I'm scared and annoyed so I ask him to stop. But does he? NO! He laughed and said "I haven't seen snow for 2 years!" So I said, "Well wait to spin in the snow until I'm out of the car!" So he drops me off at home, and I'm thinking to myself, "this guy is pretty annoying, no way can I become friends with him!" Just then Jeron calls me and says we are all going bowling the next night. "Ugh..great!"
So after the first meeting experience we hung out a few more times and he grew on me. Me, Jadi and Jeron all started to hang out alot more. And we became really good friends
What happened next?
Well, pretty soon Jadi and I started to ditch Jeron so we could just hang out by ourselves. We talked on the phone pretty much every day for hours. And he would come over and stay for hours! Pretty soon those questions were in our heads, "Are we dating, are we together?"
There was one small problem though...I was writing a missionary. I had a promise ring, and I promised I would wait! Jadi knew about my missionary and we never talked about it so it became pretty uncomfortable once Jadi and I started to become more serious. I knew I liked Jadi and I knew he liked me but I didn't know how much. Until....he said "I love you" I just smiled, stared at him for about a minute in silence, gave him a hug and said "ok bye" got in my car and drove home! A little brutal I know, but I didn't know how I felt. The 2nd time Jadi said those 3 little words....I still didn't say a thing. But like the old saying, 3rd times a charm. I knew I felt the same way! So finally we were on the same page. The day we talked about getting married was April 3, 2005. And in June me, Jadi and my family all went to Hawaii. And Jadi proposed to me on June 21, 2005. He sang me a song at the Polynesian Cultural Center in front of 3000 people!
Where were you married?
We were sealed for eternity at Mt. Timpanogos Temple October 15, 2005. We had our reception at Thanksgiving Point and left for Puerto Vallarta on our Honeymoon.
What are 3 things you love about your spouse?
1. I love how much he makes me laugh, not a day goes by without him making me laugh.
2. How driven he is, he is so determined whether its with school or work or anything in life he doesn't stop until he succeeds.
3. I love how funny he is, I has the best sense of humor, especially with his friends you never stop laughing!
What are three things about your spouse we would be surprised to find out?
1. How organized and how clean he keeps stuff.
2. That he loves to recycle. He saves bottles and jars in case we'll need them for something later on!
3. He snores!!!
What is your favorite thing to do together?
Hang out, watch movies

About LIFE:
If you could sum up your personality in 3 words they would be?
1. Happy
2. Quiet
3. Caring
What makes you happy?
Jadi, Bruce my dog and my family
3 things you would bring to a deserted island (besides the necessities)?.
1. Jadi
2. Bruce
3. cell phone
What are you good at?
1. Playing the piano
2. Scrapbooking
3. Cooking
If you had to eat 3 things for the rest of your life?
1. Mash potatoes with gravy
2. Chicken Salad Sandwiches
2. Fire Hot Cheetos
What are 3 things you can't stand?
1. Rude drivers
2. Dirty dishes
3. loud talkers
Where do you want to be in 10 yrs?
I just want to be loving life with Jadi and be happy

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I know I have been slacking about keeping up with our blog, but it's been a busy holiday season for us. I have so many pictures I need to post, most are of our new home, so they will be coming soon. This is the one picture I've uploaded, my camera decided to stop working. But check back soon because I promise there will be more pics.