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 🙂 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!
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.
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.
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! ♥️”
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.
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.
Life doesn’t always happen as I plan or want, but things do work out for good.
I can do hard things.
It is important to look for the good in life and in people, especially those who I interact with the most.
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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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. 😉
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. 🙂
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.