Monday, June 21, 2010

The Studying Maniac

This is what Josh has been doing for the last month:So exciting isn't it? ha, He is getting ready to take the D.A.T. which is actually this's getting pretty tense around here! Pray that he aces it and gets a good score :)

15th Birthday

My little sis is growing up! She just celebrated her 15th birthday and I can't believe it! She has grown like a weed this past year too-she is only 2 inches shorter than me now. No matter how tall or old, she'll always be the little sis :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Stapley's Claim to Fame.

Josh & I made a life changing discovering last Saturday, yes, life changing. I am related to my father, Todd Stapley, who we discovered was in the Layton Museum (yeah, he's old enough to be in a museum....haha), therefore, by default i'm famous because my dad is famous.

Confused? ha, so Josh & I are starting to become museum lovers and we dropped by the Layton Museum last weekend. It's got all the typical museum stuff: antiques, pictures, old clothes, etc. etc. Then almost as we were walking out 2 trophies caught my eye. They were from 1978 (not so antiqueish or museumish) and it was the Layton High State Championship trophy. I thought, hey, my dad went to Layton High and won state, and it was around that time. So i looked closer and there was my papa's name on the trophy. haha, I thought it was funny, made my day. If you're in the area, go check out the Layton Museum and touch the trophy ;)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Great Flood

Here is a little story about the life of Josh & Taylor:

Found a great apartment in a cute neighborhood called Pleasant Grove.

Moved all of our things into this cute apartment.

Hung all the pictures on the wall, organized everything, it was perfect.

Taylor & Josh left for Centerville and stayed overnight until Sunday.

Returned Sunday morning, after living in new apartment for a week.

Was welcomed with 4+ inches of water in entire apartment.
Yep, thats the story of the flood. Apparently our washer became disconnected somehow and shot out water for almost 24 hours without anyone knowing. So far, we have been living on Trevor's couch for a week. We were supposed to be able to move back in already-until yesterday when we got the news that they have to replace the baseboards so our new date is NEXT Friday. It's so sad! Besides the fact that we really have nowhere to live for 2 weeks, all of our stuff is EVERYWHERE....just sitting in the garage, outside under a tarp, inside the house of the owners. Please just wake us up when the nightmare is over! And again, i'll post the pictures of it once I am able to reach my laptop.

On a good note: we sold Josh's Tahoe and bought a new SUV! It's a Saturn Vue and I love it!

Bridal Shower

Last weekend I threw a bridal shower for my brother's fiance, Charlee. We had it at my parent's house outside on the deck and it ended up being super cute :) We decorated it all up in their wedding colors and had a cute little dinner with adorable mini cupcakes. We played a few games-that I think turned out great. One game was our family tradition-basically you ask a question and have to guess what Charlee would answer. The other we had a bunch of different pictures of Charlee and Trevor at different ages growing up; you had to guess exactly how old they were in the picture. Charlee got a bunch of cute stuff and the countdown is officially on...their wedding is in less than 2 weeks! I can't believe my little brother is getting married ;)

P.S. Our apartment got flooed (i.e. the next post) so i'll be posting pictures once I we get situated again.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Wow....the last week has been SO crazy! We spent out Memorial Day running all over the place and we finally made it and moved into our new apartment. It was crazy for a few days, especially because I was sick (yet again) but somehow we managed to put the house together. I really like it here so far, we live in a cute little neighborhood and it feels much more like home now. I still really want a dog but Dwain is alright for now :)
Josh is studying for the D.A.T. like crazy, which he is taking at the end of June. I can't wait until it's over! It will be like having a new de-stressed husband. Just pray that all goes well!

On another note, which is crazy, my twinner is getting married in like three weeks! How crazy is that. The Stapley family is going through BIG changes this year! My little sis is turning 15 next week too....holy cow! Her turning 15 makes me feel old....i'll be the big 23 next month. My body is already starting to ache, same with Josh's, I bet by the time we turn thirty we'll be needing a cane ;) haha, yeah right! We have made it our 'couple hobby' to train for triathlons, however, I think that the first step will be to live through our first one!
{The life and love we create is the life and love we live}