Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Slades of Stansbury

We bought a house! I can't wait to decorate and make it our own. I'll be sure to take a thousand before and after pictures to put everyone to sleep with!

Look at these balloons my mom put out for us! So sweet!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We recently put an offer in on an adorable little bungalow in Taylorsville. It was definitely a fixer-upper, but to us it seemed worth the time. Our offer was accepted and we had an inspection. It seemed there were a few hidden things we needed to fix and this lowered the value of the house in our eyes, so we sent in another offer, this time much lower. I guess it wasn't meant to be because this morning we found out they will not accept this offer and they are moving on to the next potential buyer. :( we were kind of sad but for some reason we both feel comforted. I think something better is just around the corner. As we prayed that the Lord would guide our lives in the direction we needed to be going, we knew that if we lost the house, we would find something better suited to our needs. So now we are on the prowl, again! Good Luck To Us!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We got an apartment!!!! It's on State Street near the Fashion Place Mall! It has a loft!!! .... of course, we don't live in it yet ☺
And I (Elise) got a (real)job! I will now be a scrub wearing tech at The Eye Institute of Utah! Yay! Also hooray, because the scrubs will make it so much easier for me to kick the shopping habit. (true dat... ♥tay)
Oh I'm so, so, so excited to move in (I'm moving in alone before the wedding) and decorate!!
Pictures & Details later.
♥ Elise and Tay. But mostly Elise.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Elise Marie has in the last 24-36 hours run farther than I have in my entire life combined! Probably...

It's called the RAGNAR. Crazy people get teams together and run a 188 mile relay over two days. It is actually fun to them! Running is not on my list of palatable things to do at one in the morning, so instead I volunteered at some exchange points.

The first was small and uneventful, except I saw a suicidal rabbit bounce off the side of a truck, and some people found a guy who maimed himself by rolling his side-by-side and brought him down in the bed of their truck to the cop that was loitering nearby.

The second was a huge facility that I felt was understaffed to the maximum. The first hour or so I spent straightening out the first row of cars that was off to a really crooked start. I gradually got the parking lot headed in the right direction, so I slipped into my truck for a 2 o'clock in the morning snooze. A minute later, the traffic started pouring in. I assessed the situation and realized that ALL of the other volunteers had abandoned their posts so I assumed a tactical position and began commanding the flow of traffic. I am proud to say, over those two and a half hours, traffic was smooth as can be. They sent 2 guys to replace me when the time came. Within minutes, traffic was a mess again... But I pointed my taillights at the place and drove home.

This morning I fell asleep before my head hit the pillow at 6:00 and didn't wake up until 2:30. Would I do it again? probably.

I bet Elise will post something much more inspirational and motivational...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

How We Observed the 'Versary of Our Togetherness.

Elise: We went apartment hunting in SLC yesterday! It was stressful! Did you know that if you are both students you can't qualify for low income housing??? You have to practically be a bum!!!
Tay: Which we most certainly are not.
Elise: Actually we are. Tay just doesn't realize that being homeless makes us bums.
Tay: Touche. But seriously, you have to have a crappy job and not go to school to qualify for some places! The rest make you pay hundreds more monthly to live if you're doing something productive! Whose idea was that?!
What we need is an old lady with a basement to take us in. Or a shop owner with an empty upstairs apartment. Where do you find those kinds of situations?
Elise: sooooooooo we decided to not be productive... because that's how you get ahead. And we went miniature golfing with the Walls and watched a movie projected on their ceiling.