Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Yeah!! i was finally able to make pasta on our new pasta maker we got for our wedding. it was so yummy. homemade noodles is my new favorite thing to eat... not that i eat them alot though cause i have only made them this once... but i have plans of never buying spagetti or fettacinni noodles ever again, Yeah for kitchen aid!

Our darling apartment.

This is our humble home, the kitchen is slightly messy but you get the idea. Me and Chris have had so much fun painting and making everything into our home. these are just the main rooms, i left out bathrooms and spare bedrooms so as not to bore anyone.

Monday, January 21, 2008

A Review of 2007

1.what did you do in 2007that you'd never done before? met, fell in love, and married my husband.
2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? i do not recall having made any resolutions, so i dont know if i met them, and i think im going to make som new ones today.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? my sister stacie.
4. Did anyone close to you die? my grandma Goodwin
5. What countries did you visit? Mexico
6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? More discipline.
7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory and why? oct 5, my wedding, because it was so special. the day we started to move into our apartment. and my grandmas last day with us.
8. What was your biggest personal achievement of the year? I started a new hobbie that i love, which is painting.
9. What was your biggest failure? not having a physical phytness routine, and eating... alot.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? nothing besides the normal flu or cold.
11. What was the best thing you bought? I guess my car.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?my parents and aunts and uncles, for all of there dedication and honor to there parents, and also my husband's for everything he does for me when he doesnt have to.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? i dont want to say.
14. Where did most of your money go? my car and starting a new home with chris.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?dating chris and finding out he liked me too, and then that he loved me, and then getting married, and finding the perfect dress etc.
16. What song will always remind you of 2007? hey there delilah. plain white t's
17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a)happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer? so so so happy, haha fatter, but not for long. much richer in blessings.
18. What do you wish you'd done less of? eat holiday food, sleep,
19. Did you fall in love in 2007? why yes i did, and every day since.
20. What was your favorite TV program? gilmore girls
21. Do you hate anyhone now that you didn't hate this time last year? no.
22. What was the best book you read?the last harry potter
23. What was your greatest musical discovery? myself as always.
24. What did you want and not get? oh i passed up alot of very cute clothes in order to budget myself
25. What was your favorite film of this year? national treasure... chris will know why.
26. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you? i watched general conference and i turned 19.
27. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Nothing I had a great year
28. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? amazing as always of course.
29. What kept you sane? i was never insane or close to it.
30. When you think about 2007 what sticks out in your mind? chris
31. Best moment of 2007? going to the temple with chris.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Dear Mr. Blogger

What is a blog? Why are we here? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootie pop? These are questions of the soul. If we could only begin to understand our full potential as family bloggers! Then and only then we could unlock the true happiness that they talk about in Lion King. Akuna-ma-tata my fellow bloggers. Well all is well at the Orvin' s house oh and jess is pregnant , well i think, The Lord has pretty good at answering my fasts and prays thus far. :) well i hope you all have a wonderful day!!

jessica.. and chris chinese and black




Thursday, January 10, 2008

This is mine and Chris's first time back to the temple since our wedding, so we decided to take pictures and document it.... granted this was several months ago andwe didnt have a blog so we are documenting them now. and these are the only pictures we have taken since then and tyler would flip if we didnt post pictures. so you get to hear about our date. it was super fun we whent and did seelings, and then had dinner. to the left you can see chris' face when he is trying to do a candid picture.... isnt he sweet?

here you can see part of our house before we painted it from the ugly white...... oh ya and you can also see chris with his head on backwards (thats what he tried to tell me but we all know its just his clothes on backwards.) now that i have shown all of you a semi before picture of our house i am going to go home and take pictures so that everyone can see our cool new paint job... now that kensi has given me her old camera.. what a sweetheart.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Beginning

And we are called Chris and jessica Orvin, our post will be updated by the rights of man and for the rights of man, pictures are great and desireable but not necesarie. we will follow the laws of the blog. we will exercise our enalienable rights to take over and dominate the blog, and the right to persue a happy blog. await further information on.... US.