The Livingstons

The Livingstons

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Card Pictures

On Saturday, Greg, Karina, and Savannah came down to Provo. We went to a beautiful park and took pictures for our Christmas Cards. Greg and Karina had a good camera to take pictures with. There was a little river, a bridge, and leaves everywhere! I think we got some good ones.

Greg, Karina, and Savannah got some good ones too, among the many pictures we took. I don't think Savannah was too happy about posing for the camera...

Finally, we got her to enjoy herself, and she played in the leaves. It was so cute!

Just look how happy she is!

She is seriously such a doll!

I'm a little hesitant to put the picture I think we want to use on here. I want it to be a surprise when you actually get the card! So be watching for it!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Party

Well, we had our annual pumpkin carving night last night. It was a lot of fun! I'm glad that we can make this a tradition in our family. Greg, as usual is a professional at making his pumpkin look amazing. Last year, his Voldemort pumpkin blew my dumb happy smiling face (which I even messed up on its tooth) out of the water! This year, I did a little bit better: I carved a zombie coming out of a coffin. Greg carved the face of Jack Skellington. It was a lot of fun!


Look at that cute face...

Of course, we had baked pumpkin seeds.

Now here's my masterpiece. Better than last year, that's for sure!

And here's Greg's. He always does a great job.

We had a great time together doing this.

We can't wait for next year's pumpkin carving party! 

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Are YOU Ready For Halloween?

Well, as normal, Greg and I have been up to a lot lately! Mostly just homework, work, school, more homework, etc. Fun, huh? I have some very strong feelings about school lately... Anyways, even though we've had some tough weeks lately, it's been great. We had a chance to paint one of our walls an accent color, which looks pretty nice. We just dedicated one Saturday afternoon to paint. 

We got to decorate our house with Halloween decorations, and although we didn't have very much, we made do with what we had: some spiderwebs, a bowl full of candy (probably Greg's favorite part), a witch welcome sign on our door, some orange "DO NOT ENTER" caution tape, a couple of purple lightbulbs (oooo creepy), and a little pumpkin decoration. Let me just say, spiderwebs are everywhere in our living room. It almost looks just plain dirty. But hey, it's Halloween and that's just the way it is. 

Here are a couple of pictures of us painting our wall.

This picture is hideous of me, but if you look closely, there is a very thick piece of dried paint that ripped off while we were painting. Several weeks ago, Chris and Jocelyn came to reclaim their furniture that we had been storing for them all summer while they were in Florida. There was a bookshelf that was very top heavy that we ended up taping at the top to the wall. Well, when we were moving the furniture, Chris pulled the bookshelf really hard (he had no idea that it was taped, so it wasn't really his fault), and it ripped a bunch of layers of paint of with it. You could literally see the concrete (our apartment does not have insulation or dry wall, unfortunately). Greg tried to patch it with some putty, but apparently it wasn't a good enough job, and while we were painting, the roller pulled off a big chunk, as you can see in the picture.

We've had some nice, relaxing weekends. We made homemade cinnamon rolls a couple weeks ago, which were delicious as always!

A couple of weeks ago, we got to go over to Janet and Martha's house (Janet wasn't there, unfortunately). Martha had had knee surgery, and Greg, Karina, Savannah, Greg, and I went over there and made dinner and dessert for her and her friend. Karina made lasagna. I made brownies and we had ice cream. It was really nice being over there visiting. They always show so much hospitality and are very welcoming. We sure do love them.

Of course, the Cutie was there too. Isn't she just a doll?

Greg decided to follow his FAVORITE person in the world (NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE TRUTH FYI) and be Obama for Halloween.

Here starts the pictures of our house with Halloween decorations.

Notice the excess spider webs...

And the big bowl of candy...

I know this is probably super weird, but we had extra caution tape, so we decided to put this on our bathroom door. You can probably guess why... And it's not because of me...

Since we are still suffering a little bit financially from our car fiasco, we have been really skimping it on food. We haven't eaten very well; our diet consists of noodles, noodles, and more noodles (a slight exaggeration). Last Friday, we just couldn't handle it anymore. We decided to go ALL OUT and make french dip for ourselves. It was so incredibly good. Such a nice change from what we have been eating. Oh, and we got some watermelon too :)

Life's been good. We are trying to be happy now and not look too far ahead and long for the future. Of course, we are trying to plan our lives for the next 5 years, but we are trying to keep a good attitude through all the homework, work, school, and craziness that goes on. It's tough, but hey, who ever said life was easy?