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 🙂
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!
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 🙂
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.
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. 🙂 Joshy is SO talented.
Goofy Star Wars posing.
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!