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!

Airstream of Utah Grand Opening

Josh’s family just opened the Airstream of Utah in Salt Lake City these past few months and they had the grand opening on April 28 and 29. I was flattered they asked me to plan the event, but I only had a week and a half to pull it off. It was a little stressful, but Josh helped me out so much! He’s my favorite planning committee. It turned out to be a success and it was a lot of fun to see it unfold. *Marketing plug* 😀 If you’re interested in purchasing an Airstream trailer please visit Airstream of Utah at 2651 South 600 West South Salt Lake City. Website: http://www.airstreamofutah.com/

We were taking selfies at the grand opening but I thought this was a good picture to start off with the short deadline to make it happen! 🙂
My sweet little sister helped a ton and managed the golf putting game! Thank you Stefi! She hates getting her picture taken.
Stefi hiding again from the camera
Laura cutting the amazing cake. It was a cake in the shape of an Airstream trailer.
Laura and Josh handing out prizes.
Ribbon cutting ceremony! So neat!
Another picture of the ribbon cutting ceremony
If you ever need a custom 3D cake made Alysha’s Cravings does an AWESOME Job. There were even tail lights on the back of the camper that turned on and off 🙂
Another view of the cake with the S’mores cupcakes in the background. There were really yummy treats!
A SWAG bottle I ordered for the opening

 

April Hath Put the Spirit of Youth into Everything

To quote William Shakespeare, “April hath put the spirit of youth into everything.” April has always been one of my favorite months because I love the spring time and sunshine and…I was also born in April. Even though this year I wasn’t too thrilled about that fact, because I turned the big 3-0…Fortunately, my husband, family, and friends showed me how much they loved me even though I became an old lady… 😉

Josh and I decorated our letter “D’ outside our door. It’s very festive of spring and baseball, 2 seasonal musts!
Josh and I went to Settebello’s in Salt Lake City for my birthday. It is an Italian wood fired pizza place and it was delicious!!! We splurged and even ordered cannolis.
Josh’s pizza at Settebello Pizzeria
My pizza, I wanted to capture every moment of this delicious food and this super fun date with my Joshy.
Movie night with the Deckers- Watchin’ Rogue One. They also celebrated my birthday with yummy pizza also. Later that week, my family took us out to Happy Sumo so I could get my other favorite food, sushi for my birthday. That was an adventure, Kendra Fae knocked over the water glass and soaked Josh and me. Fortunately, the sushi and company made it better.
My work softball league started and Josh played (I have been out with tendonitis in my arm). #slugger
Getting ready to bat
Freezing my butt off and getting ready to coach bases because I couldn’t play with my arm injury.
The Browns came to visit (briefly) *happy/sad face* We met up with Brigham City because they were attending Mitch’s brother’s wedding. It was so fun to see them!!
Davy trying to hold Kendra! So cute!

 

Josh and I got free Jazz game tickets from my work. We rode the train up to the Salt Lake after work. It was a really fun game and the Jazz won! It was also Josh’s first NBA game he’s been to. Love those first times!
Outside Vivint Arena and waiting for the train

 

Our really awesome nose bleed seats!
Go Jazz!
The lighting was terrible, but you get the gist. Fun game!

Wrapping Up March

The past few months have been pretty crazy and I haven’t done a good job keeping on the blog. Fortunately, I always take pictures so it is easier to come back and write about what has happened. The next few posts will be our stories in pictures. Enjoy!

This is our niece Kendra Fae. She is the cutest little chubby girl. Josh and I sometimes babysit her and we took her grocery shopping with us one of those times.
Another Kendra Fae picture, I am pretty obsessed. She is really a chill and relaxed little girl, I’m just feeding her while she’s playing with her measuring spoons.
I get obsessed over Kendra Fae and Josh gets obsessed over his brother’s puppy, Chief. Josh loves to play with the little (well not so little anymore) guy. It’s funny because I am a little hands offish about Chief and Josh is hand offish about Kendra Fae. 🙂 I guess when we have kids we’ll have to get a dog as well. 
Josh bought us couch covers for our couches. They were in pretty sad shape. They look so much better!!
I finished another doodle. I called this Urban Springtime. It’s a painted city wall with hints of mountain spring. Sigh…we love the wide open spaces.
Eli (Josh’s brother) had a birthday and turned the big 20. He’s showing his age well in this photo and having a burning match contest with is mom and Joshy seeing who can let the match burn the longest before it gets too hot for your fingers. #boys
One of Josh’s famous calzones. We made calzones for LDS Women’s conference. My mom and sister came over to watch the conference and eat this yummy food!
The only picture I could get of my sister Stefi during the women’s conference meeting. 🙂
The 3 girls watching the LDS women’s conference together 🙂 Stefi is really there…
Josh and I like to go treasure hunting at thrift stores. After we find treasures we disinfect them. Josh is disinfecting some books and games we found. 🙂
Josh and I had a stay-in date night. We made amazing pizzas!
BBQ Chicken & Ricotta
Sausage, Basil, Balsamic vinegar
Sausage and green chilies
My work had a mid-tax season bowling lunch party. I went with my brother and I bowled a turkey!!!! First time ever!
Here’s my brother, the turkey, who I ALMOST beat with my turkey…Sigh….

 

A Little Bit of March Birthday Madness

The past few weeks have been very busy for Josh and me. It seems like every night we have something going on. Josh started a new job and he has been really enjoying it, he even gets to ride the train so he doesn’t have to fight terrible 1-15 traffic. We’re both grateful for that one.

My near and dear cousin Naomi turned the big 3-0 last week and so Josh and I threw her an early birthday surprise party at Buffalo Wild Wings during a BYU basketball game. She loves BYU athletics. It was a lot of fun and we had a good turnout. We were pretty sneaky and she was very surprised. 🙂 Happy Birthday Nomi!!

Party with the birthday girl at Buffalo Wild Wings. Thanks to everyone that could come!
My dad was able to take a picture anyways.
Birthday girl flashback- we went to a Tim McGraw concert this past summer! Happy Birthday Nomi!! Love ya!

The next week my dad invited us to a concert by Kenneth Cope.  He is an LDS, Christian singer who also was an LDS missionary companion to my dad in Switzerland/France. A lot of people haven’t heard of him but I grew up listening to his music and he partially inspired me to learn to play the guitar. I even had one guitar lesson from him when I was 12. It was so neat to hear his best songs and such a beautiful and inspiring concert. Josh didn’t love it, but I’m grateful he came along :). #compromise

I have a picture of Kenneth Cope teaching me the guitar, if I can find it I will post it. 

Some neighbors invited us to play games the next day. Josh and I played ping-pong and for the first time since we’ve been married and I beat him twice. It was amazing! The last time we played which was when we were dating…I lost…barely. There was a bit of fluke between games and he beat me once but it was just fluke. The important thing was that I won .:)

Scouts have gone really well this month, we just finished the Fix-it badge. Josh is so good with the little Webelo scouts. We have a nice group of 2 boys :). I’ve really enjoyed having this responsibility with Josh.

Josh has designated Friday nights as date night! Since we’re so busy we’ve had to designate one night for our dates. Two Fridays ago, Josh made me yummy homemade sushi and we went to the LDS Provo Temple and Waffle Love. It was a great night! He spoiled me this last Friday and took me to Red Lobster because I LOVE fish (Josh calls me a shark) and because we’ve been doing pretty well at sticking to our budget. We’ve been married for a little over two years and we’re just starting to figure this out. 🙂 I ordered shrimp and lobster and it was divine! Thanks Joshy!

On Saturday, my extended family had a birthday party for my wonderful grandma who just turned 85. We went to the LDS Ogden Temple and afterwards we ate at Chuck-a-Rama to celebrate. It’s my grandma’s favorite restaurant. Josh and I finished a little earlier than everyone else at the temple so we went and helped my sister babysit my brother’s daughter, Kendra Fae. I love that little girl. You’ll see my ode to her at the end of this post. She just started wearing a head shaping helmet because the doctor said her head was too flat. She looks like an adorable little football player. Back to the event at hand, it was great visiting with family! My grandma and Naomi share the same birthday. Happy Birthday Grandma! Josh and I were pretty exhausted afterwards but we stopped at a local thrift store so Josh could look for some various things for work. We ended up finding Yahtzee for $2. What a deal.

Happy 85 Grandma!
Eatin’ at Chuck-a-Rama
Trying to get more people in the picutre. 🙂
Kendra playing model for me-  Soooo precious
Kendra playing model for me. Such a cutie!
I’m an obsessed aunt. “Are you ready for some football?” 
Such a sweet baby!

Well, off to more adventures… Remember to fill out your March Madness brackets 🙂

 

 

 

Flying New Year

This year so far has flown by so far and life has been so crazy that I haven’t been able to post anything. But it is slowing down a little bit and it is going well! #ilove2017 Here’s a photo recap:

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Josh and I were asked to be Webelos Cub Scout leaders. We’ve had a lot of fun so far and in this picture Josh is teaching us how to tie knots.
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I feel like I am going through the cub scout program as well because I don’t know a lot of the requirements. So Josh taught us about knife safety and how to carve soap 🙂 I carved the Tiki mask and Josh carved the arrow.
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Josh is teaching the Fix-it badge to the Webelos
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Josh and I went with Josh’s brother Eli and his friends to the Puppy Barn in Lehi. You can buy them or you can just play with them. We played with them and I love how Josh looks so happy in this picture. He LOVES dogs.
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This is a collage of our visit to the Puppy Barn. My favorites were the labs and the huskies. SO CUTE!! “And they call it puppy love…” Thanks Donny!
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I planned an awards banquet in January for work and this was the entertainment. His name is Jason Lyle Black.
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Josh and I babysat my niece Kendra Fae. Her parents came over and visited for a while and they were making her laugh. I couldn’t resist taking some pictures. She is so cute and looks just like a Cabbage Patch doll 🙂
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I love her giggles.
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I just couldn’t stop sharing.
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Only two more. She’s a such a chunky doll.
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Last one, I love her giggling fit.
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Josh’s brother Zach got married at the beginning of January. Congrats! Here are some pictures from that day.
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Coming out of the Provo City Temple. It was a beautiful day!
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Kissy, kissy!
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The happy Zach and Maddie
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Josh’s grandparents kissin’ outside while we were waiting for the happy couple to come outside after the wedding. So sweet!
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Another cute couple! Eli (Josh’s other brother) and Maddie (number 2 or maybe number 1, they can duke it out). 🙂
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Provo City Center Temple
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A couple of handsome dudes, Eli and Josh #GQ
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My favorite handsome man!
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Another shot of the Provo City Center Temple. It was fun to take pictures while we were waiting for Zach and Maddie to come outside.

Christmasing

Merry Christmas! Josh and I had a wonderful Christmas with our families. We spent Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas day with Josh’s family. We had a nice long break and also got a 4-day weekend. Our families were so good to us and spoiled us rotten. Josh also spoiled me rotten. I just love him! I didn’t get a lot of pictures, especially at the Deckers, but I did get a few. Happy Christmas break!

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Christmas welcome home Eli breakfast with the Deckers
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Josh made 2 cheesecakes to bring to our families. This one is White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
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The Mohrman family opening presents
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Nana and Kendra
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Grandma Mohrman & Joseph & Quincy
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The goober, Stefi, who wouldn’t look at the camera
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Oompa & Kendra
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Josh posing in his fancy Star Wars pants
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Josh and I made a Hobbit Hole for our traditional gingerbread making contest.
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In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit- Hobbit Hole
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In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit- Hobbit Hole
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Joseph & Quincy building their gingerbread house
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Stefi building her gingerbread house
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Building time
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Joseph & Quincy’s beach shack
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Stefi’s morbid abominable snowman igloo scene. Supposedly this one won–I disagree.
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All the gingerbread houses
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Christmas morning! #bedheads

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The Road to Colorado

Josh and I had such a fun Thanksgiving Holiday. We drove to Pueblo, Colorado to visit my sister and her husband and two kids. It was quite the party. We did a lot of cooking, eating, relaxing, and playing. On Thanksgiving Day, Josh and Mitch, Nikki’s husband, played a little turkey bowl football. It was kind of a chilly day and so Nikki, me, and the kids ended up cheering them on from the car. After football, we started cooking up a storm. Nikki made some tasty turkey, Mitch made some yummy pumpkin pie, and we helped with sides. On Friday, Nikki and I set out for our favorite stores to do some black Friday shopping. The boys got their shopping in as well. Josh and I made steaks and mashed potatoes for dinner. So yummy. On Saturday we relaxed, played in the park, made chicken wings, and watched football. Pretty chill. It was such a nice getaway. The Browns were so good to us and it was a blast hanging out with all of them. We didn’t get too many pictures, we were so busy playing, but here are a few.

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Turkey Football. Josh is in the gray sweats and Mitch is in the green shorts.
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In between plays
Mitch getting read to throw to Josh. (Mitch in green shorts and Josh in gray sweats)
Ducky prepping her turkey. She was like a proud parent 🙂
Davy helping make cornbread. Such a cute little face!
After dinner selfie!
Josh made an ice cream on Friday. Nothing better than steak, potatoes, and ice cream.
I thought this was a funny picture. The football game is on to the left. Nikki is preparing her church lesson and Mitch is looking something up.
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My favorite man and my favorite little guy.
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Watchin’ a movie. We watched Argo (edited) and it was a good movie. I highly recommend watching it on VidAngel.
Driving home 😦 But the roads were mostly clear. Big blessing.

Fall-A-Palooza

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” -William Cullen Bryant

Josh and I had a busy, busy week last week. But we had a lot of good times! We started the week by doing a little decorating. We painted pumpkins- I don’t like the messiness of carving pumpkins. We decided to paint four pumpkins and paint a scene from each city we have visited during our baseball/temple tour. I painted Seattle and Baltimore and Josh painted Phoenix, and DC. I have also been wanting to hang something decorative on our door and so we found a big D at Hobby Lobby. Josh had the idea to paint it with chalk paint so we can decorate it for each season/holiday. #socute/clever. My mom scheduled a time for my family to visit the Payson temple. I love visiting the temple.  After the temple, Josh and I brought our classic Halloween dessert, Ghosts in the Graveyard. It is a mixture chocolate pudding, oreos, whip cream, fudge cookies, and gummy worms. We had double dates with both of our brothers this past week. On Tuesday we went to Corn Belly’s corn maze and fair with Josh’s brother Zach and his bride-to-be, Maddie. That was fun. We walked through a haunted inflatable iguana. On Saturday we went up to mountains with my brother Joseph and his wife Quincy. We had a dutch oven dinner and roasted s’mores. I feel like this past week was an ultimate celebration of Fall. Happy Fall!

Payson Temple outing 🙂 Stefi is there too.
Ghost in the Graveyard- annual Halloween dessert
Fall dutch oven cook out with Joseph and Quincy 🙂 #cutecouple
Campfire
Fall campfire selfie
Double date at a corn maze with Zach and Maddie (Josh’s brother and Josh’s brother’s wife to be)
We found another one.
Time out
Zach and Maddie Timeout
Fall decor- Chalkboard D with Halloween doodles
Pumpkin Painting- We painted 4 pumpkins of all the major league stadiums we visited.
Baltimore
Seattle
Washington DC
Phoenix

 

Workin’ Celebration

Happy news, my dad found a new job. Congrats dad! On Saturday we decided to celebrate by having pizza, garlic knots, and cheesecake. Yummy! We made some of the old favorites and tried out some new flavors. My dad, mom, my brother, and his wife, Quincy, and baby came. It was a fun little party. We’re all so grateful he found this job. Prayers are answered!

The pizza spread 🙂
Josh’s famous (relative) cheesecake
Side shot