Buhr Favorites

Some current favorites in the Buhr household for this fall time of year:

  • Our cute nieces in their Halloween attire after trunk or treating, and Elly who has like six or seven missing teeth.  They are so cute!!

  • STILL eating edamame like candy.  Our favorite recipe is the Soy Sesame Edamame.  My mom really liked this recipe when she visited.  SO good.  You shall try.

  • Carving pumpkins with Nate, Becky and the girls.  Much harder to do after inhaling a ginormous dinner, but a fun time none-the-less.

  • These Shayla boots that look good with leggings, skinnies, and pretty much everything!!  Not a part of the shoe room at this time.  Though if they were, they'd probably be hard to find.  It's only over half put together.  It's a little overwhelming opening the door to the shoe room.

  • Our reading area!!  We need another bookshelf already.  We love to read.  We look forward to it each evening after dinner.  We are just so exciting.

  • Running!  Though his pace is quicker than mine.  Here we are readying for a 10k.

  • We are seeing some fall weather, but it's beautiful right now!!  Yesterday after [suuuper early] church Ben brought the recliner outside and we laid out in our backyard.  Ha.

  • My first visit to Sprinkles ...finally!, thanks to a Scottsdale trip Taleah and I took.

  • Parks and Recreation...Ben sure gets a kick out of Ron.  He laughs and laughs and laughs.

  • This quick past year of married life with mister hubbins (in his snake bite protector thingys for the Adopt A Highway clean up a couple weeks ago).  He is the best friend I've ever had.  I love him and am excited to celebrate!  Where does time go?

That's all for now.  Happy Halloween!!

The Madre's Visit

My mother came down to our small town to visit and check out all of the excitement!!  :)  She helped put the house together (shoe room), we Zumba'd, and I think she enjoyed the time at the pool in the Arizona sunshine.  It was so fun to have her here!!!!  Yay.  We had a lot of fun!!
I decided to give her the town grand tour of tours!  We started at the Town Hall and a nice lady there looked up the town population for us (for 2010).  We're curious.

5,500-ish for Thatcher, even less for Pima, 9,500-ish for Safford, and about 20,000 for the whole area including surrounding small towns.  I thought we had 40-50,000 people here.  That's what I've been telling everyone back in Utah.  Graham County has 40-something thousand altogether.  I was off!

My mom loved Taleah's Zumba class and requested we go again the next day, so we went to the Zumba Toning class of hers.  Zumba rocks.
My mom and I went to Tombstone while Ben was working.  My mom has never been so it was really fun seeing everything with her, and the weather was so nice to walk around in.  I didn't realize how many pictures we took.  We had a blast just laughing and having fun!!  Next time around we want to dress up like everyone else there.

We took the Tombstone tour in the "original stagecoach wagon" around the streets, and to get a little bit of the history of the place.  I know very little about Tombstone.

"Do you like my shirt?"  "No I don't like your shirt!"  Boom-boom-boom...  lol seriously.  Death by blue plaid shirt.

The guys there loved my mom, it was funny.  The one on the left picked her out of the crowd and then walked us across the street to be "hanged."

We went to Squaw Peak Resort for a weekend getaway and to show my mom the valley areas.  Squaw Peak is in Phoenix.  We also took her to Fashion Square in the pretty Scottsdale, and saw a fun little fashion show on a runway set up there.  It was fun!!

This picture cracks me up.  This is Ben going down on his belly, head first.  It looked like he was riding on his face.  Haha he makes me laugh!!

We bought this monokini swimsuit for our honeymoon almost a year ago.  It is one of our favorites, a cute Betsey Johnson.

We had the Becky and the lil nieceys over for dinner one night so my mom could meet them and see how cute they are!  Ben built them a fort out of boxes, complete with multiple windows.  They LOVE their uncle Ben.

That's the gist of her visit (I only posted some of the many pictures!!).  We made lots of fun memories!!  Hope you had fun, mom!  I'm sad you're gone, but see you at Christmas!!  =)

We moved...again!

This weekend we moved to a house in a nearby town.  The apartment was a nice, cozy place, but we couldn't deny we needed much more room, so when this house became available we decided it was worth packing up (though half our stuff was still boxed) and doing the move thing all over again.
I took pictures with three different cameras during the weekend, so this is a smorgasbord of pictures.  Here is before we took over the first load.  The floor needs a scrub, but this was before we made a mess of the place.  We're slowly getting back to organized!
I asked Ben to pose and "SAY CHEESE," and this is his pose.  lol  What a goober.  But a cute goober none-the-less.  He got off work early to get a work out in before the move.  Me, on the other hand, I sat home and drank a Monster and thought about packing and probably cookies.  Moving is a work out enough.

Our nieces probably each took twenty loads, or so!  Sure each load was only like a shirt or two, and I had to give them the dark shirts because they'd be dragging half the time.  haha

Click to enlarge this panoramic picture to get a gist of the living area (yes we need blinds):
I know I have problems, but at least they are in the form of shoes, right?  When I asked my husband if my shoes were a problem, he said, "only when we move."  So there ya have it.  They all stay!  

They have been through a lot of squishing and have taken a beating during the past six months of movings.  It has made me quite sad because I baby them all.  I sound like I'm talking about animals or something.  I wish.  I want a cute puppy.  (Rykar.)

Pictures coming soon of the put together SHOE ROOM.   My favorites are in the upper portion of the picture, above the white boards, but you can't really see much.
We didn't have a stove for a couple days, so we used the one back at the apartment for omelets.

 Miss Mallory found my hardhat (note her inside out and backwards pjs- lol), and the girls all loved the "big boxes."  It was pretty entertaining!  It is nice to have room for the lil nieceys to run around.

Elly and Ragan disappeared for a minute, and then I heard heels clinking on the floor around the corner from us.  They had found the shoe room and were pretty hilarious and freakin' adorable with their huge grins.  They had helped me pack the shoes back at the apartment.  They sure are naturals in heels.  :)

In separate news, I wonder how many shirts they can make out of this.  No wonder allergies are bad around here these days.  This is COTTON.  So much cotton around here!
That is the gist of the move.  I plan to take some pictures when we're all organized, and I'll probably hold off on a front elevation for now.  This has been a fun change. My favorite part is the double shower heads in the master shower, and being able to turn up my Clavinova and play my Christmas music in October as loud as I want without worrying about the neighbors hearing.  It echos so loudly.  It is great!!

Have a good week!  We're headed to Tucson this evening to pick my mother up at the airport.  Excited!