Scheels and Other Adventures

I can't believe Thanksgiving is already come and gone and Christmas is almost here!  We were able to spend Thanksgiving with both of our families. While Brandon's parents were in town we ventured out to Scheels, the new sporting goods store in Sandy. We had fun taking pictures in the awkward photo stalls they had:
 "It's right behind me?! Isn't it?"
 You can't see it very well but this room was full of animal heads and guns, lots of guns.
 Brandon bought a monster truck.
 And a rifle.
Salt Lake Temple lights.
Love. Us.
 The Christmas gnome is out, he finally has a home again! #ChristmasTreeDecorating
 I made Mango Sticky Rice - yumm....
Brandon found the "Stringham family zucchini" in my parents garden.

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving break! We are so grateful for our wonderful families and for the time we were able to spend with one another.



My beautiful little sister turned 18 this month! I can't believe how quickly time flew. It feels like just yesterday I was meeting her for the first time. She was 4!!! She is my buddy and my friend. Even though she is my little sister, she is a huge example to me. She is the sweetest person you will ever meet. She is always kind, thoughtful, and always putting others before herself. Sarah, you are fantastic! I love you to the moon and back!

October, According To Brandon's Phone

 I think everyone can agree with me that Fall was absolutely stunning this year.  It's a but sad that I don't have a single picture of it. Oh well there is always next year.
Brandon and I enjoy trying new restaurants/ diners/ eateries. Sometimes they are great and sometimes not so much. We are not picky eaters, so this is kind of fun for us and we don't get sick of eating at same places. This month we gave Dickeys a try. It's little BBQ joint. It was not too bad. Best part is you got to serve yourself an ice cream cone. I love ice cream so I was sold. Oh and they also have a huge pickle jar you can take a pickle from. I helped myself to some ice cream, but passed on the pickle jar. Maybe another day when I'm feeling extra brave.
 Halloween was fun! Everyone at my work dressed up! I rocked my "Where's Waldo" costume. Later that evening we had a party to go to and I put together a last minute costume of "Rosie The Riveter". Brandon was a robber. He wanted to make sure my costume was perfect, that included taking me to a store and buying me a bright red lipstick.
 Brandon's mission friends came to visit us. Jeff, Carly, and sweet little Sammy. We had a blast exploring Salt Lake!
 We visited downtown, City Creek, Conference Center, and got to do a lot of tours that Brandon and I haven't done in ages.
 We drove up the Little Cottonwood Canyon and saw the area where granite for the temple was taken. Jeff and Carly though it was the neatest place.
 We finished off their visit by visiting the Salt Lake Temple. We will miss they for sure and their sweet little family.
Brandon never ceases to amaze me. He is the best at little surprises! This is what I came home to one day. What a great way to end the evening after a long day of work.


September, According To My Phone

September was full family time. We got to spend a lot of time with our families. Farmers came into town to spend Labor day with us. Our sweet aunt Linda passed away from a long battle with cancer. Her funeral reminded all of us of what a loving and fun person she was. She will be greatly missed. 
We also celebrated my 27th birthday. I felt like we celebrated the entire month. Brandon and I had so much fun! Here are some pictures of what we have done from my phone:
 We went out for some delicious Red Mango to celebrate my birthday.
 Brandon has out done himself and surprised me with wedding bands for my wedding ring.
 We made yummy crapes.
 Went out to dinner
 And I tried Pho for the first time. It was pretty good.
I met my new darling niece. She is absolutely beautiful!
Steve and Jane 
We finally tried out One Band Diner. It was tasty.

September was a great month. Brandon and I love being with our families. They are always such a good company. October overview coming soon. 


We had the best time spending time with our families this summer. We started off our summer adventure by going to Jackson with my family. It was perfect! Great weather, water and company. 
 Finally getting much needed sun!

 Brandon getting ready to wakeboard.
 My dad broke his toe while we were hiking, but he decided to water ski anyways.

Then we took off to CO to see the Farmers. They spoiled us with great meals, movies, fresh peaches, and the Rockies game! This was my first time attending a major league game. They won and I ever got to see few home runs!
 Excited to see the Rockies!
 With my handsome husband!
 What a good looking bunch!
 Farmer men!
 I just love him!
Posers and mama Farmer.

Thanks for a great time families, we love you!


Pinterement #1

 Do you have a Pinterest account? I do. I often find myself looking at my boards and realize that I've not actually done any of the crafts/projects/ideas, that I've pinned. So here is the grand opening of "Pinterements" (Pinterest Experiment - I just made up my own word). I've made a goal to get those dusty pins and put them into action. So here is:
 Brandon and I live in a cute basement apartment. This cute apartment has a cute little shower. This cute little shower has a yucky little glass door that is........ well kinda gross. Our little shower stays clean, but the stupid little door does not! Have you heard of "Hard Water"? Yeah, we have it. Our cute little shower door is is always covered in murky film. I've clean - attacked this little shower, and it's door, multiple times. The results are always the same: super clean shower and yucky filmy shower door.

Today I saw an Pin about how to remove hard water stains. With Brandon being out of town, I figured this would be a good day to try it out.

What you will need: Lime or Lemon juice, Baking Soda, tooth brush (not the same one you will be brushing your teeth with later), Vinegar, and a sponge.

Step one: Soak the sponge with line juice and clean the glass. The acid will help break down the yucky build up.

Step two: In a small bowl, mix baking soda and little bit of water. It shouldn't be too runny. Using a toothbrush, scrub those stubborn corners. I used a lot of the mixture so that some of it would stay in the corner spot.

Step three: Put vinegar in a spay bottle (label it so no one accidentally drinks it). Spray lots of it all over the door. Now you will see why lots of baking soda mixture is a good thing. It should start fizzing. Let it sit and fizz for about 20 minutes.

Step four: Rinse everything off really good. 

Step five: Finish up with a window cleaner. I used Windex and it worked great.

Here are the results!!!

Can you believe the difference! Incredible! Our cute little shower door in no longer gross. It is beautiful, super clean, and oh so so shiny! Can you believe how clear the glass is?! I'm impressed!

 Oh and if you are not half way soaked, you were doing something wrong :)

Great July

I can't believe it is already August.  Here is June according to my iPhone.
 I love my drives to work. There is always a beautiful sunset that greets me in Heber.
 I said goodbye to my lovely bike. Time for better ride.
 My lovely co-workers. We won a contest and decided to go out and celebrate.


1st Anniversary

A year ago today, Mr Farmer and I got married! What a great adventure it has been. I am so excited to see what this next year brings. I love you Mr. Farmer, thank you for a wonderful year!