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™‚

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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!

 

Pueblo, Baseball, and the Browns

My sister, Nikki, inspired me to catch up on our blog because she has recently done her August month post. Gotta keep up with the Browns πŸ˜‰

It has been such a busy summer! Josh and I have been working like crazy BUT we also managed to have some fun as well. Josh and I visited Nikki and her family, the Browns in Colorado at the end of August. We wanted to be able to visit them this year as well as catch a Rockies game and visit the Denver LDS temple. It was so fun to check off another MLB game and visit another temple on our life-long goal of attending a game at every MLB stadium and visiting the nearestΒ LDS temple. Sadly, the Rockies lost but it’s always fun to go to a baseball game. Thanks Mitch and Nikki for coming too! We really appreciated their hospitality. We were able to stay and hang out with them and their 2 super cute kids for a weekend. I think their 3 year old daughter, Ashlyn, has a little crush on Josh. πŸ™‚

Coors Field
Group selfie
Waiting for the game to start
Us πŸ™‚
Seesters.!!!
Again, waiting for the game to start πŸ™‚
We tried to do a selfie outside the stadium. You can see my hair πŸ™‚
Coors Field in all her somewhat glory
Mitch and Nikki at the Denver Temple
Joshy and me at the Denver temple
Denver temple
Josh and Ashlyn playing in the park
Davy and myself playing in the park.
Josh always made Ashlyn laugh
Not a great picture of Davy, but he was sleeping while I was swinging him
The kids dressed up like Star Wars’ characters because they knew Josh loved Star Wars πŸ™‚ They make me so happy!

Summer Time in Full Swing

Summer sped off shortly after my last post and it has been hard finding time to keep up. I was finally able to upload all our pictures and so I am ready to tell all about our June and July adventures. Enjoy!

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I started a NEW job in June. It is so exciting. I am working with the Decker family doing marketing for the Airstream of Utah dealership. Shortly after I started, Dennis and Laura took us all out to eat at an Asian restaurant. It was pretty tasty and they had sushi! Thanks for dinner Dennis and Laura!
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My parents bought a Wii and we’ve been having fun playing it at their house. We’ve enjoyed it so much that we have one to play with at home. This is a picture of Stefi taking archery very seriously, because she’s actually really good at it.
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Ah Stefi again…my brother and sister-in-law challenged us to another Chopped competition. My mom and sister were the judges and babysitters.

 

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This creation is team Decker. The 4 ingredients we had were jasmine rice, ricotta cheese, Italian sausage, and semolina flour. Joseph and Josh chose the ingredients because it was Father’s Day weekend. We made meatballs with arriabiata sauce, sun dried tomato risotto, and crostinis with herbed ricotta cheese. SO YUMMY!
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Joseph, Quincy, and Josh cooking away!
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We had some more virtual reality fun with Josh’s grandparents. It is fun watching people try out VR headset. I don’t think they liked it too much.
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Grandma Pat trying out the VR. It was a little intense for her πŸ™‚

 

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Snowbird! Airstream had an area to show trailers at the Adventure+Gear Fest at Snowbird. It was such a pretty day, 70 degrees, and tons of people talking and looking at the trailers. It was a good show.
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The mountains are gorgeous!
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Josh relieved his brother after he got off work at 5, so we were able to show trailers together. So fun!
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I love his smile!
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My grandpa and his wife Veronica came to visit from Nicaragua. We went to a little Mexican restaurant in downtown Provo. My sister, Stefi wasn’t feeling well and my dad was out of town traveling.
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We’ve been working really hard and commuting to Salt Lake City every day. I wanted to go to the gym after work one day and Josh was too exhausted. He works so hard!
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We spent one of our Friday night date nights at Salt Lake City Bees baseball game. It was so fun to go to a game. We haven’t had a lot of time this summer to go to games.
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Baseball game selfies on our float chairs πŸ™‚
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Nothin’ like a summer night baseball game πŸ™‚
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One more selfie for fun!
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I’ve been wanting Josh to teach me how to take long exposure shots on my new camera phone. We decided to get sparklers for the 4th of July so he could teach me.
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Stars and stripes forever.
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Happy 4th of July from the Deckers!
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Josh decided to wait a month to get a haircut and beard trim. It’s amazing how fast his hair grows AND how his hair changes his appearance so much. (Look at our engagement pictures when he had no beard)
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Joshy had a birthday on July 17. He turned 26. Wow! I remember when I was 26 πŸ™‚ We had a 3 day celebration. We went to lunch with my family on a Saturday, and then we had dinner and cake with Josh’s family on Sunday, and then Josh and I went to Tucanos on Monday night. Party, party, party!
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I read a blog article by a lady who asked her husband to pick out her outfits for 7 days. I wanted to try this with Josh just to understand his taste better. πŸ™‚ We lasted 2 days because life has been crazy busy! Day 1.
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Day 2- It was fun while it lasted πŸ™‚ I don’t think I came to any conclusions about Josh’s taste but he did well πŸ™‚
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I’ve been updating the websites at work with our current inventory and I had some photo fun with this 1964 Airstream trailer. On Pioneer Day I planned a BBQ for the Airstream dealership. It turned out really well and we had pretty decent turnout. I REALLY like my job and the best part is being able to work with Joshy!
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We’re still doing cub scouts and we’ve still been having fun. We took our scouts to the park to clean up trash and then we got them slurpees. Afterwards, we decided to try out the Provo Food Truck Round-up. It happens every Thursday from 6-9. There were a lot of trucks and a lot of choices. Josh and I both tried different kinds of pizza from different food trucks.

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Josh eating his pizza with his cute face!
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We started a postcard club at Airstream of Utah as part of our marketing plan. It will be super fun to see people’s adventures throughout the USA.
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My sister, Stefi, is going to love this post. She came to visit and play the Wii with us. They are playing Mario Kart and she is taking it pretty seriously πŸ™‚
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Josh’s mom, Laura, invited us Decker ladies out to a play at Sundance theater. We saw Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This is Grandma Pat and me with our twinner glasses πŸ™‚
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Our seats and a view of the stage for our tickets. It was super nice of Laura to plan this!
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My favorite photo of the evening. It was such a fun evening, poor Grandma Pat got sick and we had to leave a little bit early. But we were able to have a Sundance emergency vehicle take us to our car πŸ™‚
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This sight just tickled my funny bone. Josh has been organizing his tool room and he finally admitted to me that he is a box hoarder. Something he has denied before. He finally decided to get rid of these. Hallelujah. πŸ™‚

I am pretty obsessed with my little niece Kendra Fae. The following pictures will clearly explain. We had her 1st birthday party recently and I went crazy-aunt picture crazy. The party was so cute and her mom did a great job planning it. Thanks for the invite Joseph and Quincy! Happy Birthday Kendra Fae!

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My mamita and Kendra with Stefi avoiding the camera as usual.

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Joseph making Kendra laugh πŸ™‚
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She’s not quite sure what to do with her presents. It was cute watching her unwrap them with her dad.

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Kendra was eating her cake very dainty-ly. And my brother thought it was boring so he, not being very nice, smashed some cake in Kendra’s face. She didn’t like that too much.

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I just love this little munchkin, I love Joshy, and I love summer time!

 

Just Another Day [Week] in Paradise

One of my favorite country songs is called, “Just Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Vassar. Josh doesn’t care much for country music, but we’re working on it. πŸ™‚

“The kids screaming, phone ringing
Dog barking at the mailman bringing
That stack of bills, overdue
Good morning baby, how are you?
Got a half hour, quick shower
Take a drink of milk but the milk’s gone sour
My funny face makes you laugh
Twist the top on and I put it back
There goes the washing machine
Baby, don’t kick it.
I promise I’ll fix it
Long about a million other things

Well, it’s ok. It’s so nice
It’s just another day in paradise
Well, there’s no place that
I’d rather be
Well, it’s two hearts
And one dream
I wouldn’t trade it for anything
And I ask the lord every night
For just another day in paradise

Friday, you’re late
Guess we’ll never make our dinner date
At the restaurant you start to cry
Baby, we’ll just improvise
Well, plan be looks like
Dominoes’ pizza in the candle light
Then we’ll tippy toe to our room
Make a little love that’s overdue
But somebody had a bad dream
Mama and daddy
Can me and my teddy
Come in to sleep in between?

Yeah it’s ok. It’s so nice.
It’s just another day in paradise.
Well, there’s no place that
I’d rather be
Well, it’s two hearts
And one dream
I wouldn’t trade it for anything
And I ask the lord every night
For just another day in paradise”

-Phil Vassar

Even though Josh and I don’t have any kids yet, I feel like this is a good theme song for the regular day-to-day life. We have been pretty busy but life’s been pretty normal…and it’s been really good.

Last weekend, Josh and I cleaned up a bit and got haircuts by our super talented friend Delenna. I originally scheduled just me but we both talked Josh into getting his haircut then, because he was getting a little bushy. He looks SO good. πŸ™‚ Josh and I have a lot of fun with Delenna and her husband Brandon and her two cute munchkins. Josh and Brandon have really similar interests and Delenna and I are buddies from high school so we all get along great. πŸ™‚

Delenna and me. PC: Brandon or Josh- I cant remember πŸ™‚

We had another emergency trip to Instacare because Josh really is allergic to the heat, kind of. He has always claimed he was allergic to the heat and I would roll my eyes. But a bunch of red bumps appeared all over his back and they spread to his chest and arms. He has had shingles before, so we were worried he was getting another case of shingles. The doctor told him it was either a heat rash or folicalitis (never even heard of that one before, both caused by heat). Fortunately, it’s not serious and will go away.

Poor Joshy! I made the picture small so you could quickly skip over it if you wanted. πŸ™‚

Josh has also been working on a new Star Wars costume. It will be pretty epic. After he finishes this one, he will start working on mine so we can be matching characters for Halloween and for the opening day of Star Wars 8 (I can’t believe I’m planning on doing that…:)) #bignerds

Guess who? #xwingpilot
So cute!

We celebrated my sister-in-law, Quincy’s, birthday at Olive Garden. It was so yummy and so good to be with family and a super cute niece. Birthday celebrations are always fun.

Olive Garden birthday fun- I know I’m pretty crazy about taking pictures…Happy Birthday Quincy!
Olive Garden selfie- The waitress forgot to take a group picture so I thought this would be easier.

That same day I had my farewell lunch at Squire. We went to P.F. Changs. It was really good, but the amazing part was at the end of the meal when I received my fortune cookie. It said, “A new business partner will soon emerge.” Next Tuesday I start my new job and I’m very excited!Β The Chinese know what they are talking about. πŸ™‚

It’s crazy how accurate these things are πŸ˜‰ (Josh, Jackson)

I have also been putting my graphic design skills to work for our Cub Scout group. We’re working on an Art merit badge. Last week we asked them to draw a design on a paper to make an iron-on for a t-shirt. I interpreted their drawings to make the following…they seemed to like them.

One scout just wanted his shirt to say, “I am super lazy” so I did it and then added the last sentence. hehe.

 

This was my favorite design. This scout did not come last week so I asked his mom what were his hobbies. She told me soccer and video games. I did a little retro soccer design. πŸ™‚ The ink was a little funky printing in the middle, but original design was pretty cool. I think I was a little too creative, he is way to young to understand retro video games. Haha.

We brought fabric markers for them to add to their shirts, if they wanted.
A little Frisbee at the end of the the activity

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. πŸ™‚ 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 PizzeriaΒ 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. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ 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!