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. 😉

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. 🙂

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. 🙂
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 🙂
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!

Bye Bye May!

May has come to end. It’s amazing how time has flown this month…like most months. Overall, May has been very good to us and we’ve had lots of adventures. I just posted about about our trip to Jackson we took at the beginning of the month. That was amazing. I can’t say I recommend it because I don’t want the beautiful little town to get even more crowded :D.

We celebrated my sister, Stefi’s birthday when we got back from our trip and went to eat at Hu Hot. She loves her Asian food. Happy Birthday Stefi! A few days after we returned home, Josh got sick and not just sick but strep throat. 😦 He was pretty incapacitated for a little over a week. Fortunately, I didn’t get strep. He did share some of his bug with me, but I am doing much better.

Josh wanted a new phone as an early birthday present because his battery was dying. Our carrier had a really good deal going on and we both ended up getting new phones with really great cameras. That will explain the random pictures in this post. 🙂 We also got a free virtual reality headset with the phones and Josh thought my reaction to it was pretty funny. I think I looked like goofball…I also posted pictures of my family doing it as well a little further down.

It was nice celebrating the wonderful moms and women our life for Mother’s day. We are both blessed with really amazing mothers. We babysat my niece, Kendra Fae, and that was an adventure because she was teething. Before she got ornery, I put little snacks all over the ground and watched her army crawl all over the place to eat them. She loves food! It was hilarious to watch.

Josh and I also picked up my Mom and sister, Stefi, from Colorado and introduced them to an amazing Italian pizza place in Salt Lake City, Settebello Pizzeria where we had pizza, canolis, and gelato! Oh so yummy.

Also in the Decker news, I gave my notice to my current employer after 2 years and I am going to joining the Airstream of Utah team. Thank you Dennis and Laura! I’m going to be the Marketing Manager. Even better, I get to work with Joshy again. I’m really excited about this new opportunity!

From Squire to Airstream. Thank you both for being so good to us!

Josh and I finally felt well enough to have a date night! We tried a new restaurant by our house in Provo called Cafe on Fire, they serve Persian Kabobs. Really interesting…and pretty tasty. My favorite was the steak. After dinner, we walked to a really good ice cream place called Roll With It. They make the ice cream combo you want right in front of you and then roll the ice cream up and put whatever toppings you want. It is pretty unique and SO yummy.

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Josh and I decided to take our virtual reality (VR) toy to both of our families and watch them experience it. It is pretty trippy. In general, Josh’s family had better reactions, especially his parents. They were pretty jumpy. 🙂 Sadly, I didn’t take any photos. My family was pretty calm but Joseph gave us the best show and took off the goggles part way through because he was scared of the roller coaster. Thanks for the entertainment Joseph! 🙂 I took pictures of my family doing it because I thought we would get pretty good pictures after doing this with Josh’s family.

Stefi doing VR- It didn’t even phase her.
Mamita doing VR- She got a little nervous, but she was tough
Joseph doing VR- Funny kid
Quincy doing VR- She was braver than Joseph
Dad doing VR- Just chillin’
Kendra just watching everyone do it.
I had to plug in a couple of Kendra Fae pictures from that visit too!- Love that cute little face!
Little Schroeder (ina)

Memorial day weekend was really relaxing and productive. I’m so grateful for all those who served in our military and have protected our freedoms.

We have been still getting over a little sickness but it was fun to have 3 day break. We also celebrated Memorial day in the morning with my parents and had breakfast at Cracker Barrel. I felt like it was a very American thing to do. I think it would be fun to do that in the future. On Sunday, the day before Memorial Day, Josh ran into an old missionary friend and his wife. We invited them over for our BBQ the next day. We cooked ribs, baked beans and bacon, and garlic mashed potatoes and then we had root beer floats for dessert. SO YUMMY! It was fun to hear more about Josh’s LDS mission in New York.

Memorial day ribs!
Memorial day spread
Ribs and us- Also side note and cool feature about our phones is that you can talk to the camera to take a picture, no button required. Super cool!
Rib selfie again

And that’s a wrap!

Parking Lot Party

A few days ago my work had a recruiting open house for accounting students all over Utah. I was put in charge of planning it. For the past few months my team and I have been searching for a band, caterers, equipment, planning games, making invites, and collecting RSVPs. It has been a TON of work and fortunately only a few hiccups. All the party planning paid off and the party was a success. We had a good number of students attend and plenty of good food. Always a good sign of a party. The theme for the party was a tailgating party, tis the season and everything. We asked Waffle Love and Burgers Supreme to cater. So yummy! We had multiple tailgating games in the parking lot to win prizes. We also had a really good musician, Jim Derrikson, come and play during the party. Josh was super sweet as usual and helped set up and clean up. He helps me with all the events I plan. We had a long day and I was at work for over 12 hours, but I’m so glad it turned out well. I took a few of pictures before the party really got started for my work’s social media and for this blog. 🙂

Cute Joshy! Official Volunteer
Where’s Josh? 🙂


tailgate-invitation

A funny situation with this party was this flyer. I made this flyer to give to the various schools and invite students. My brother is getting his accounting degree and there was a student in one of his classes who thought this was an actual ticket to the BYU vs. Utah game and thought the company I work for was the best company ever because of it. Haha. There were also students who thought it was a party to celebrate the BYU vs. Utah game the week before the party. And there were students who thought it was an actual ticket to come to the open house. Apparently, I was a little too creative. I could totally see where they were coming from but they did not read the flyer. What do you do? Some people at work mentioned maybe it could be an early way to screen people to see if we wanted to hire them. Attention to detail and everything. Anyways, this little flyer provided a lot of laughs. I’m glad the event is over! 🙂