Sunday, May 22, 2011

We Treasure the Weekends

I thought after writing a sad post I would write a happy one. Don't worry we are still having fun on the weekends, the weeks just seam never ending! Last weekend we went to a Circus de Soleil show. I wore heels and we got all dressed up and went out, it was a ton of fun and what an amazing show. Taylor and I love Circus de Soleil, this is our fourth show we have been to since we got married! We like to spoil ourselves you're only young, married and with no kids once right!

This weekend we had a pool party, and I was in search of a cute modest swimsuit a couple of months ago and I found one at and love it! I usually am not a lover of pool parties but we had a lot of fun last night! We had a BBQ, hot tub, and swimming. It was fun to hang out with all the guys and married couples on the team and celebrate two of their birthdays.

We got really close with our team hanging out this weekend, in more than one way! This is 17 of us all in the hot tub. We really do have such an amazing team, all of the boys are really mature, some fun couples and not to mention we are the 1# team in the company. They make me proud everyday out there selling in the heat.

This is my brave moment of letting Travis and Adam launch me into the air, right after this picture I hit the water hard, and the try before this I hit the bottom of the pool head first haha! I didn't try again after this!

This is Taylor looking way cooler then me and doing a back flip successfully!

Then today Taylor and I taught Primary at church, we had the 9-10 year olds as a joint class today and they were pretty cute! And surprisingly reverent, and we will be doing it again next Sunday its nice to teach together and get that extra hour together singing primary songs :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoys their sunday as much we do at the Phillips. Saturday nights and Sundays are our treasured moments here. Also if you remember pray for Taylor and I, he has to take a test for work and if he fails he could end up moving to Seattle, and I have a test for school if I fail, well nothing bad happens other then that I fail.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Well, I guess I owe all those who used to come to my blog for crafting ideas or any such things an apology.  I miss being creative and full of ideas and then the time to carry them out. But sadly I am now in a place in my life where that doesn't seam possible at the moment. As you know we have moved to California and as if school didn't dampen my craftiness enough, the move has seemed to put that flame right out for the time being.

You remember those summers when you were in grade school and you had no responsibility just long weeks at the lake enjoying boating and suntanning, staying out all day and night with friends. Well I do, but then I grew up and I don't think I will ever have a summer even close to that ever again in my life! I had a silly dream living in Cali would be like the American dream, sun, relaxing, all the good stuff you see on movies about the people that live in Cali minus the Drama. Oh how I was foolish to even think that for a second!

Our new life here is driven by work, work, work no time for fun or play but a little Saturday night window which usually ends up hanging out with "The Team" or alone time with my husband which every second counts now! Needless to say life is different here. I didn't even get to bring all my craft boxes with me since we only brought what could fit in our little four door car. Not to mention I have a lot of clothes and shoes I had to bring instead hehe. But I'll update you on our lives for those of you who want to know! We are living in California now, it is a different world here. I have almost got scammed two times already and we have only been here for a little over three weeks.

Taylor works 13 hours days on average and I have a full time job as a Customer Service Loyalty Specialist (in other words a glorified office assistant.) Along with my part time job at the Gap, and my other part time job as a Stella & Dot stylist; along with taking an online class from school. Can you say busy? Three nights a week I also cook dinner for a friend who pays me for my services. Our apartment is also the office which means for about three to four hours a day I have fifteen (loud) boys in my living room and kitchen.

Hopefully once I move back to Idaho I will find that creative spot again in my life and let it flourish like I did last fall. I dream of the day when we move back to Idaho. Never thought I would say that! But it is the truth. Life is a lot more cheaper and similar there. California is not budget friendly in the least!