Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I was going to be polite about it and not say anything about it, but since she brought it up first, hey, I'm fine to tell my side. As most of you know my little sister has been living with Travis and I for about 2 months. Let me just add this was only to be temporary and not long term. I am not ready at 21 to be a mother to an 18 year old. When sister only 3 years older gets married and moves out, it is not healthy for little sister to move in. Leave it at that. Not that we don't love her, because we do. But because of constant rule breaking and too much stress on our marriage, we decided the best thing for everyone was to have her find somewhere else to live. Its not like she has no where to go, she has been offered to live in Texas and California. So in no way are we kicking her to the curb. With that out of the way, it has been so nice to have my house and my husband back to the way its supposed to be, pleasant, and not sneaking around or having to be quiet in the middle of the day. Life is a little less stressful and it feels amazing. I know that mine and Travis' decision is the best, we are not the first in our family to have a family member life with them and their spouse and discover it doesn't work. My brother and his wife had her brother live with them, same situation as mine and Trav, it didn't work so he needed to move out. I love my sister and hopefully she will get over her anger of us making her move and we can become friends again, but i am not a mother, babysitter, landlord, or cook for an 18 year old. I am her sister.

The End

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Animal Videos

our little pug sure does love to be crazy and energetic. I am ALWAYS saying "oh Koda i cant wait till you get old and fat and do nothing but cuddle!!!" Because she is sooo crazy. but that's why we love her too. To help exhaust her and let her release some energy we take her to the park close by our house. i took a little video. Please ignore my stupid voice, and lame commentary and just focus on the cute little pug running. ok?

This next video is a little older, but i wanted to post it so you could see how playful and cute our little Neytiri is, this was at our place in springville, and yes the cuts are me stopping the video to tell koda to leave them alone.

Neytiri loves to play in empty soda boxes, or any box for that fact, she is such a funny loving, spirited cat. we love all our little furry children.

Monday, August 29, 2011

new stuff!

So when we moved into our house we didn't have a washer and dryer, well we did, but Travis' mom has them so we have been without our own washer and dryer, which has been hard. We have been going to a Laundromat to wash our clothes and it really isn't too bad its just a little pricey... because we wait so long we have like 6 loads of clothes to wash and because the place is trying to earn money you have to dry your clothes like 3 times with hardly anything in the dryer... it sucks it was costing us about $20 every time we went to wash our clothes... not fun.

Thankfully we will be getting our very own very new washer and dryer from good 'ol R C Willey, oh the perks of having my husband be a manager there! i love it! :)

The washer and dryer we will be getting!

Also we have been without couches for 4 months or so... maybe 5. We sold them to earn more money for our down payment on our house and were going to buy new ones right after but things come up and the less important stuff gets pushed back on hold. I am in no way complaining at all about this! Well finally we are getting couches also!! YAY, we have had these couches picked out for a while now, they aren't the prettiest looking couches. We are all about the comfort. This sectional is so dang soft and feels like a teddy bear its amazing... i want to fall asleep on them every time i sit on them in the store, heavenly. :) its so great.

Anyways that's about the only new thing going on right now! :)

Our super comfy sectional. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Holy Smokes!!!

k well a lot has happened in the life of Travis and Oriana Taylor! haha 1; being we moved out of the Mother-in-laws basement apartment and into our very own HOUSE!!!! Yes we did buy our own home! YAY and might i just add, BEST THING EVER!! i love it, i mostly love having a porch of my own to just go and sit on in the evening while my husband waters the lawn. :) Among many other things of course! 2; I recently got a job working at Kohl's, its been good, and ive work many crazy hours already. Ive worked there about 3-4 weeks i would guess. But i just recently got a job offer from Henry Schein which will be normal steady business hours and higher pay with payed time off and benefits so i hate to do it but im quiting Kohl's for this other job! :) 3; School is starting! yay.... :( life gets crazy once school starts. Its not very fun but it does need to be done, and with me working this new job we have to get a second car... which is kinda crazy to think about because we just bought a house!!!.... so much money to spend... i dont like it! ha but so it is with life! Our house is pretty much all set up but its constantly a mess because of the animals and Travis and I working. I need to fix that. The animals LOVE the new house, its like heaven for them being able to see outside the windows and actually see the world rather than cement and a little bit of sky. Koda (our pug, in case your forgot :) ) loves that she gets to go on walks all of the time and we take her to this park close by and just let her loose and run all around with her so that she can get her energy out! she LOVES that so much! :) After moving in in July we couldnt find a Internet company that got service where we lived for the deal we wanted, and thats why we are only just getting our Internet now... haha i must say it has been a nice break from the cyber world. Kind of calming, but now that we have it i feel so behind! :S

That is pretty much all... not too much madness going on besides those little things.

here are some pictures of some things that have been going on since my last post.

ok so i guess i havent really taken pictures these last few months... but here are a few, mostly of the house...

Neytiri and Rue enjoying the sun on our bed

The Front of our little old home! :) There is lots to be done but we love it because it is ours.The back yard that Travis tilled all up and then leveled off... its hard work. no joke!

After we leveled it all out with a Four Wheeler, a chain link fence piece, wood over top the fence and then me and tori sitting on top of that to weigh it down., next is the grass seed :)

Our cute little bathroom.

our awesome big kitchen, from the picture it doesnt look that big, but it is. this is just a corner of it

The hallway down to our room

And the other day me and my best dance friends celebrated a birthday at the olive garden, which has been our tradition for over 5 years :) it was great!

And thats all ive got for now! dont worry my next post wont be so far away from each other. Hopefully they get more exciting too.