Summer in Full Swing

It is amazing how busy a summer at home can be. Josh and I have been saving our vacation this year for maternity leave. It has been a good summer so far and we have been very blessed.

This is our puppy Sadie. We can take her to work with us and this is one afternoon after a tough day at work. I will never understand the phrase “working like a dog.”

These last two pictures are of Josh and me working at Tastemakers. It is a food festival in Salt Lake that serves delicious food. Airstream of Utah was a sponsor this year.

This is a rare picture of Josh taking a nap on Father’s Day. Because of his insomnia I can count on one hand the amount of times he has actually taken a nap.

Another cool event we did at work was display some trailers at The Mercedes Benz dealership in Draper. Again, good food and fun to meet people.

Lots of pictures below, but my sweet family and friends threw me a baby shower. I felt so loved and grateful and our baby girl will have everything she needs πŸ™‚ The baby shower theme was beach themed because I love the beach. My sweet ward (church group) also threw me a baby shower. It was so thoughtful!

I thought this picture was cool at another pop up event Josh and I attended this summer at the Cabela’s in Farmington.

Josh tried a cool trick on our grill and made super yummy homemade pizza. It is nice because cooking on the grill saves the house from heating up.
Name wall- in order for Josh and I to choose a name for our baby girl, we made a post it name wall in our bedroom and categorized names under yes, no, and maybe.

Josh and I had a fun memorial day riding an ATV razor, shooting guns, and cooking food out on the fire in the desert with his family. it was super fun πŸ™‚

Josh received a few guns for Father’s Day/birthday. He was super excited going back to his Wyoming roots. We had fun going out a few times with his brother and dad.

Last but not least holiday, the 4th of July. My family came over and we cooked ribs and chicken wings. We celebrated the 4th but also my dad and niece’s birthdays as well. It was a huge delicious feast. After dinner we lit some fireworks. Josh and Joseph are a dangerous combo with fire and things that explode πŸ™‚

A Month of May

I’m amazed at how fast time flies. I say a lot as I get older, sometimes the moments are a little slower but looking back it goes so fast. We had a lot of blessings in May, just like every month but here are some of those happy moments.

I’m so happy I get to work with Joshy. We even get to work in the same office. We went to the Cabela’s in Farmington and the Cabela’s in Lehi and were able to show trailers to customers coming in and out of the store. Josh thinks it is funny that I always take a picture of these shows but I like to remember all times with him, even work. He has such a cute face πŸ™‚
I ordered some really cute prints for our baby girls’ room and found frames for them. We’re still in the process of organizing the room but I am super excited to hang these up. Each girl is cartoon drawing of a woman in the scriptures and then a young woman value is associated with each picture. The young women values are Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good works, Integrity, and Virtue. I hope our baby girls can be grow up to be a woman who honors these values and strives to implement them daily in her life.
Random picture I know, but I like bragging about my creative husband. He built this chair. There was a broken seat from one of the motorhomes in our shop and he took a apart an office chair and combined the two. It’s amazing what he can build and make.
A chaiir view from the bottom.
This is another project Josh was working on, we actually did this one together. It was a sign for our sister-in-law for their new home. We wood burned the word “Home” on a piece of wood with a Harry Potter theme because she loves Harry Potter. I sadly forgot to take a picture of the finished product but we thought it looked cool.
I was playing with a collage app on my phone and decided to make a current family photo. I’m excited when we can take an official one πŸ™‚
During a shopping trip for one of our events at work, I found these at Harmons. On my mission one of my companions and I would buy a couple of these every morning before we headed out for the day at a local almacen (tiny grocery store). They are actually from Spain. I was pretty happy when I found them here and had to take a picture to text my old mission companion. πŸ™‚
These cookies are actually from an event in April. But it was a fun event to plan. We had a brand new model trailer unveiling called the Nest and so I ordered thse cookies so we could serve them to customers who came in that weekend. Dennis couldn’t wait to have one because he loves sugar cookies. πŸ™‚
The honored brand new Airstream model, The Nest.
Josh went back to his Wyoming roots and got his first gun. His smile tells it all, he was like a kid in a candy store. He bought a 1943 rifle and then refurbished the wood stock and added a bayonette. Amazing work!
Crack shot. This gun is huge and the length of the gun is taller than me.
This event is from the Cabela’s in Lehi, the first was the Cabela’s in Farmington.
The Cabela’s in Lehi had a cool metal elk statue and I was trying to be creative with the trailers for our social media πŸ™‚
Since Josh got a gun, we went shooting with his brother and dad. It was a lot of fun. Josh’s gun was the only gun to make baby girl Decker jump though. πŸ™‚
Decker boys with their guns.
I was able to shoot some of the guns and even did pretty good with a rifle (that’s all the name of the gun I know). I was surpirsed being able to shoot being 7 months pregnant πŸ™‚
Josh and I got a firepit in our back yard and had a beginning of summer cook out with hot dogs and smores. I love our little adventures.
Sadie got a little bored at work and decided to jump on my desk at me and say hello. I’m so glad we can take her to work with us.
My sister and friend kept wanting a picture of me pregnant, so I obliged and asked Josh to take one. Each trimester has had its own adventures. I’m glad I’m on the last one. πŸ™‚

 

James Gerhard Mohrman

On Mother’s day this past month, my grandpa, James Gerhard Mohrman passed away. He was 80 years old and he suffered from diabetes and kidney failure. My grandpa has been living in Nicarugua for the past 10 years and would come visit every 3 months to renew his visa and visit us. He was a wonderful grandpa who supported us in all we did even though he lived most of our life in Florida. I’m very sad to see him go but I am grateful for his influence and love in my life. We nicknamed him Grumpa because he had a gruff personality but he was a teddy bear. He led a hard life but he always worked hard and loved his family. 3 of his brothers drove out to visit before he passed and he was so excited to see them. On May 16 we had a simple graveside service in Payson. Death is a sad experience, but I know this life isn’t the end and I’ll see him again some day.

I have copied a facebook post I made on the night of the funeral.

“Tonight my family held a simple graveside service for my Grandpa James Mohrman. He passed away on Mother’s day so he was able to see his Mother for that special day. I will always be grateful for the influence he had in my life and the support and love he always gave me and my siblings. He lived in Florida most of my life, but he always visited us and saw many of our ball games, school, church, and life events. I am grateful I will one day see him again! I love you Grumpa!Β β™₯️”

Grumpa Mohrman in Nicaragua
Grumpa and all his siblings
His graveside. Beautiful location.
Grumpa and his wife Veronica and my dad and nephew at my wedding.
A closer view of his graveside.

 

A Dash of Older and Wiser

Yesterday was my birthday. I don’t like getting older very much but I do love and appreciate my friends and family who make the day so special to me and make it a celebration of progression. Progression is always good. My husband, Joshy, always spoils me on my birthdays and actually every day for that matter. My family, both sides (his and mine), also spoiled me and made it a very special day. I received a lot of sweet birthday wishes and I am always grateful for the good people in my life. For this post, I wanted to list a few things I’ve learned in these past 31 years of life. I could write forever about the life lessons I’ve learned, but these are just a few pieces that come to mind right now.

  1. I’m a child of God. I know there is a God and he is my Heavenly Father and I know that I can talk to Him anytime I want through prayer.
  2. Life doesn’t always happen as I plan or want, but things do work out for good.
  3. Β I can do hard things.
  4. It is important to look for the good in life and in people, especially those who I interact with the most.
  5. Life is better when you don’t have to travel through it alone. I’m so grateful for my Joshy, and I am also very grateful for the many other people who have passed through my life, stayed in my life, and are currently in my life.

March Madness Without March Madness

March was a crazy month for Josh and me and also the first year we didn’t fill out a March Madness bracket. It’s okay, it sounded like a bad year to fill one out. πŸ™‚ See pics below for details!

Josh and I went on a work date to a Jazz game.
Selfie at the Jazz game
I have some really friends in Virgina, the Mullens, who sent me this homemade blanket for our baby girl. It’s beautiful! We’re starting to collect our baby stuff.
#pregnancyproblems #imgoingtoblameiteverytime I came to work one day with two different colored boots. So embarrassing.
I had a pretty big project to work on January-March. Airstream of Utah collaborated with other companies to give a restored 1968 Airstream trailer away. It is on its way to the March home show.
Our set up at the March home show.
The set up again with Eli as the star
The show was a big hit and people were very excited about the chance to win an Airstream. Cute picture of Josh and his mom.
The Chiefs of the companies that worked to restore this trailer. Dennis is on the far right.
Josh and I doing our show selfie
After we had the Airstream trailer drawing, it got really slow. I decided to play with my phone. Josh kind of looks like Sadie in this one.
He’s such a good sport.
Probably my favorite one
Selfie!
Two little bored sheep
Sadie working hard at her desk.Β 
Our second show for the month was the Salt Lake City Autorama. This was the set up at the show.
SLC Autorama
SLC Autorama
The same weekend we had the Autorama going on, we also had a breakfast at our dealership where Josh and one of our techs gave a presentation. Josh did so good, I was so captivated I forgot to take a picture. 😦
SLC Autorama selfie. It was such a busy weekend.
Josh really, really enjoyed looking at the cars at the show. #carnerd
I really wanted to brag about this table. Josh built a changing table in our baby’s room. He stained the pieces different colors. It is beautiful!
The last weekend in March was nice. It was LDS General conference. Josh made amazing calzones and even provided hashtags for them. #conferencecalzones #firsttimeeverusedahashtag
I LOVED this picture. Josh is playing with Sadie in the back yard. SO CUTE!!
Just a boy and his dog πŸ™‚

 

A Month of Love- February 2018

Josh and I celebrated Valentine’s Day in our new home. Josh spoiled me and made a delicious steak and shrimp dinner and then a black cherry, ricotta, and nutella cheesecake. He even shaped the herb butter into a heart. It was incredible. I love how even thought we’re a little over our 3 year anniversary, we still have a lot of fun together and still have really fun and romantic evenings together.

 

Dinner for 2 πŸ™‚
Josh is letting the steak rest
Josh and his cute face
Black cherry, ricotta, and Nutella cheesecake

 

Josh finishing up the final touches

I also received a new calling in my new ward. I am the Young Women’s secretary, it is the first time in Young Women’s since I was a young woman, 12 years ago. I am getting old. I am still getting used to the new responsibilities but I am surrounded by great people. This is one of the first activities I attended. The girl’s planned a Chopped competition with the Bishop as the judge.

One group just presented their dish to the Bishop
The girls cooking away

Happy 2018!

I didn’t take a lot of pictures in January. It was a busy but not a super memorable month. We have been getting settled in our new home in Stansbury Park. We love the area and our home! Josh and I also attended the Salt Lake Home Show at the Mountain America Expo Center. We covered the Airstream booth for 3 full days. It was exhausting but fun to work with my Joshy. It was a super busy show and the Airstream trailers were put in the same areas as tiny houses. It was good to get some brand awareness because the winter is a slower time for RV dealerships. Our puppy, Sadie, has been adjusting to us and she comes to work with us every day. I caught this cute picture of her “working” at her desk.

A super exciting bit of news is that we found out the gender of our baby earlier than usual. We decided to take the blood test to test for any disorders and we were able to find out the gender. It is amazing that we can find out so soon, but I don’t recommend taking the test, the company is a little shady and it might be very expensive. I still have been struggling with morning sickness which really should be termed “all day” sickness. But as I am writing this in April, I can tell you I survived. πŸ™‚

baby girl first ultra sound
The first baby girl ultra sound, baby girl Decker πŸ™‚
The Airstream set up
Josh answering questions

 

Sadie working away.
Yay!!!
Random pic I found on my phone that I took in January. Josh has the craziest, thickest hair. I wish we could switch hair πŸ™‚

Goodbye 2017, You Spoiled Us

I realize this post is very late. Life has changed a lot for us in the past 6 months, since I wrote the last Decker update. We’ve had some amazing things happen and some of the highlights include: we moved into our first home; we celebrated our 3rd anniversary, we adopted a polar bear (actually a half Pyrenees/Australian shepherd mix huge dog), named Sadie; and we found out we’re expecting our first baby, baby girl in July 2018; and we had a good holiday season!

I had some technical (probably user error) difficulties uploading the pictures so they are pretty scattered time wise, but bear with me, I’ll explain all of them.

Josh and I attended our first Utes football game with box seats. It was pretty spiffy. We have been trying to work out a partnership with Utah for work so we were testing the waters. I personally am against anything Utah but…sometimes you have to do hard things for work. Go BYU!!
In our last few months living in Provo, Josh and I started going to Utah Lake State Park on Sunday mornings for walks and he was teaching me some photography tricks. Here is one of our pictures. It is beautiful in the fall.
Meet Sadie! Our polar bear/dog. We adopted her from a girl who was moving back East and couldn’t take her with her. Since we moved to a home we could have a dog and so we got a dog for Josh’s Christmas present. She’s a sweet and super stubborn puppy, but we love her. Josh and her buddies.
See what I mean by scattered, this is a picture of us in our box seats at the Utah football game. I titled it “The upside down world”- Stranger Things reference. We also finished season 2 of Stranger Things. I liked that way better than Season 1.
Our annual Christmas card. Merry Christmas from the Deckers!
Josh and Sadie getting to know each other. It’s so cute to watch them. Josh is so happy having a dog.
Random Christmas photo of Joseph and Quincy. I took photos of everyone as we were opening our presents and having our Christmas program.
This made me smile. Shortly after we moved into our new home, the firemen drove our new community and gave out treats to children. They also had Santa on top waving and saying hello to everyone. Super cute!
This is Cindy Lou Who, I mean Kendra. Joseph and Quincy dressed her up really cute for Christmas and she is being held by my dad. while everyone opens presents. so cute!!
My sister, Stefi, loves, I mean hates, having her picture taken. So I tried to get a picture of her during all the Christmas festivities.
Another cute picture of Kendra and Oompa.

 

We had our annual gingerbread competition. Josh and I decided to make a snoopy house in honor of just getting a white puppy.
Joseph and Quincy made candy land. Super creative.
Josh’s grandparents came to visit during Christmas. This is a picture of some of the festivities. It was kind of crazy day. I was pretty sick with morning sickness and I threw up a really delicious prime rib dinner. TMI.
An aerial view of our Snoopy gingerbread house.
My mom watching all the Christmas magic.
And Stefi won the gingerbread competition this year. This is Mordor from Lord of the Rings. She did a pretty impressive job.
A close up of Frodo in lava at Mordor. Nice job Stefi!!
Opening presents at the Deckers.
More opening present fun at the Deckers.
I was having a pretty rough day and Josh took me out to dinner at a new restaurant in Orem called Midici’s. They had the best black cherry, ricotta, nutella calzone ever! Josh was amazed at how much my mood changed :).
I had to share a picture of this handsome man. This was one of the photos we took at Utah Lake, during my photography lesson.
More Utah Lake photos. It was just so pretty this fall, I’m sharing most of them.
Utah Lake selfie
Another handsome photo of my Joshy at Utah Lake
We decided to have a rock throwing contest on a few of our walks and I totally out threw Josh, well not really but it was fun to play.

 

I really liked this shot of Utah lake in October.
Some work fun. I was trying out some lenses on my camera at work and Eli so graciously posed for me. He’s single ladies! I’d be happy to connect you πŸ™‚
I thought this was a pretty shot with a storm coming in over Utah lake.
Back to work fun photo lenses testing. I love my Joshy!
This is Zach, sorry ladies, he’s already taken.
And this is part of the town where we live now, Stansbury Park, Utah. It is such a beautiful area and we love it!
Welcome to our first home! We love it so much! It was a miracle how it all worked out. At the beginning of 2017, we never expected to be moving from our apartment in Provo. We had a bunch of unexpected expenses and we made a tight budget for ourselves. In September, while I was at work, the mission president for the west Salt Lake mission came to our work to talk to my father-in-law about storing his Airstream trailer. He ended up chatting with Dennis for a while about pros and cons of living in Park City because that was where he raised his family and then he mentioned that he really liked the communities in Tooele county and how it a more rural and open area. I eavesdropped on the conversation and started researching cities in that area. I told Josh about it and he was really excited. He even planned a date night driving out to that area so we could look at the area and some houses. When we went out there, we ran into my old mission companion and family and they took us on a driving tour of Stansbury Park. After that we decided we really liked the area. But we didn’t know the first thing about buying a home. My cousin, Naomi, and I were hanging out and she told me about a first time home buying class she was going to attend. I got really excited and Josh and I decided to take the class together. It was a super informative class and really helped us as began the home buying process. My mission companion recommended her realtor and after the first time looking at homes we found the home we wanted. She made an offer and it was kind of scary because we were competing with some other offers. The owners accepted our offer the second week of October and we moved in a month later. It was amazing how everything fell into place. and a huge blessing from heaven.
Stansbury Park Lake- pretty area!
The Browns came to visit during Thanksgiving. It was SO awesome! I loved being everyone that week. We took extended family pictures and this was cute picture I got of my nephew Davy.
Here is my cute sister and cute niece as we’re getting ready for family pictures.
We celebrated Davy’s 6th birthday and he was super excited to open all his presents.
The Browns have a cool tradition in their family that the sibling gets one present on the other siblings’ birthday. Davy seemed pretty enamored with Ashlyn’s present.
We all like thrift stores and so we went DI with the Browns. Josh and Davy and some fun Jedi action fights.
The battle is on!
Sword check.
Josh was having fun too. SO cute!
We visited the Salt Lake temple with my family to see the Christmas lights. Yep, that is Josh with no coat. He has a crazy internal oven.
Ahhh, Christmas lights πŸ™‚
Mommy/daughter selfie seeing the Christmas lights.
Going back to Midici’s restaurant in Orem. The happy nutella calzone place. This inspired Josh to make his best cheesecake ever, which was black cherry, ricotta, and nutella cheesecake. He is going to make it for my birthday again!!!

 

In October we took part in the Warren Miller film world premier in Salt Lake City. They featured a Basecamp in the movie and so we brought some information about our dealership to the premier. I designed this banner, which of course, looked better in person :).
The Airstream basecamp parked outside of Abravanel Hall during the Warren Miller premier.
Random photo of I-15 traffic, but we had been commuting from Provo to Salt Lake since we started at the Airstream dealership. It was a gruesome drive and took almost hour sometimes a lot longer each day. This was one of the last times we had to drive it to Provo before we moved. We love our commute now! Crazy enough, we were in a fender bender on I-15 on our way to meet Sadie our dog at the end of November. We were rear ended by a under cover policeman. Kind of ironic. Fortunately, after a few visits to the chiropractor we’re good as new and our new truck, Harry, suffered very little damage. We can’t say the same thing for the policeman’s car. #nodistracteddriving #!!!
We had a date night with Joseph and Quincy to decorate pumpkins. Can you guess who’s is who?
Yes, this is my pumpkin, and yes Airstream is what I think about a lot.
A few more Utah Lake walk pictures, this was just right outside the park.

 

I loved this one of the mountains.
This is a picture of our apartment in Provo. We lived in it since we first got married, 3 years. We had amazing good times at that place and we’re excited for the new adventures in our new home.
We had extended family pictures with the Deckers in October. It was family photo season. We’ll have to do it next year with our little girl and our new puppy.
No we didn’t damage the tree, just took advantage of previous damage. It was fun because it was like doing an engagement session again. Our photographer was great.
Deckers!
This was fun. Josh worked on our Halloween costumes since May and was able to finish them for our church Halloween party. He did AMAZING. We even won 1st place for best adult costume. πŸ™‚ Joshy is SO talented.
Goofy Star Wars posing.
Serious pilot!
We had a lot of fun in these costumes and a lot of compliments. I was so proud of Josh.
Josh’s mom celebrated her 50th birthday. We celebrated by having a girl’s witches night out at Gardner’s village. It was super fun.
Crazy witch dancing at Gardner’s village.
Josh and celebrated the end of baseball season by going to Buffalo Wild Wings and watching one of the series game. It’s so fun to hang out with him and I’m glad the Astros won. Go underdogs!
I couldn’t get any finished digital photos of the Mohrman extended family photos but this was one of the test pictures. Love family!
We’re super excited and nervous to announce Baby girl Decker coming to join us July 2018! Happy end of 2017!

 

September Morn

I am one of those people who was born in the wrong era for music. Being the oldest child in my family I tend to live in the past with my music preferences and listen to the stuff my parents listened to when they were growing up. I’m not ashamed about, just explaining my vague Neil Diamond reference title. πŸ˜‰

Just like June, July, and August, summer flew by. I love the warm weather. It also happens to be the busiest time in the RV industry, for obvious reasons. I was looking through my pictures on my phone and noticed that most of my pictures this summer are of Airstream trailers. Part of my responsibilities at work is managing the online posting of inventory and so my phone is chalk-full of trailer pictures. I’ve included a snapshot of my google photos for proof. πŸ™‚

Trailers, trailers, and more trailers
One of the biggest events of September was that Josh and I bought a truck. We traded in our little GTI for this big old F-150. We were able to get a really good deal because it was slightly used. We decided to name the truck, Harry, Harry the Ford. In honor of one of Josh’s favorite toughest actors, Harrison Ford. ;). We love having an automatic vehicle because we travel I-15 every day and that is pretty tough on a little manual hatch back. We love our new member of the family and hope to keep him for a LONG time. πŸ™‚
Just a little taste of our general I-15 commute 😦 #stopandgo
Josh has been super excited about buying a new truck so he can tinker and install little additions. My own MacGyver (another blast from the past reference :)). He is SO sweet and so far has installed running boards, a foot stool, and seating heaters all because his wife is short and gets cold easy. I once tried to get in the truck with a pencil skirt and I felt like I was doing a gymnastics trick. My neighbors were watching me at the time and were trying not to laugh. I would have totally laughed at myself. Fortunately, no more embarrassing short people problems because we have running boards. Josh was excited to install the seat heaters and spent 8 hours in the rain one Saturday installing them. Unfortunately, the truck blew a fuse and Josh couldn’t get it to restart or the engine to turn over only 1 week after we bought it. He was up most of the night worrying about it but we said a prayer that night and the next morning and Josh worked on it for a few hours and was able to call one of cub scout’s dads’ who is a mechanic to help him fix it. Josh fixed the truck that afternoon and a few days later got the seat heaters to work as well. He’s amazing! #Blessings
Josh and I were able to hang out with his grandparents, Pat and Dennis. It was a lot of fun and we visited Hill Air Force Base and my mom’s old eating ground Burger Bar in Roy. Marriage is super nice because you get extra family!
More details to come, but I had to include a picture of my cousin, Naomi and me. We had a girls night and visited the Provo temple just like old times. It was super fun and I love this girl!
We saw one of the last baseball games of the Salt Lake Bees
Baseball is such a slower pace sport so I can take lots of pictures πŸ™‚
Josh has such a cute face!
The game is about to start!
Pretty mountain view from the field.
This is where Josh and I spend a lot of time. It’s been so fun to be able to work with him again!

At the end of September was the semi-annual LDS General Conference. I LOVE those two weekends each year. One of my favorite messages from this last conference was by President Uchtdorf, he titled it “A Yearning for Home.” He said, “The Lord has established The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help you in this commitment to serve God and fellowmen. Its purpose is to encourage, teach, lift, and inspire. This wonderful Church provides opportunities for you to exercise compassion, reach out to others, and renew and keep sacred covenants. It is designed to bless your life and improve your home, community, and nation. Come, join with us and trust the Lord. Lend your talents to His wonderful work. Reach out, encourage, heal, and support all who desire to feel and heed the yearning for our supernal home. Let us join together in this glorious pilgrimage to heavenly climes. The gospel is a transcendent message of hope, happiness, and joy. It is the pathway that leads us home. As we embrace the gospel in faith and deed, each day and every hour, we will draw a little closer to our God. Our lives will be better, and the Lord will use us in remarkable ways to bless those around us and bring about His eternal purposes.” Such a happy message. The link is in the title and I encourage anyone to read it.

Anyways, over and out! Happy Thursday!