Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A much-needed break

Last week being Thanksgiving, Kyle and I got a whole week off of school! I tell ya, I was getting so burnt out from classes, I welcomed the break with open arms. Although Kyle and I are from the same hometown, it wasn't a big hassle trying to divide up the time. We'd agreed before hand that we'd eat Thanksgiving meal at my house and then spend the rest of the day with Kyle's family. All in all, things worked out great! The food was great (well duh, my mom was in charge of it!), the family was great, and the shopping on Black Friday was great (yes, I honored Black Friday). I also had my birthday the day before Thanksgiving and that was fun, too!

While driving back to Caldwell

I also got my hair cut over the break. This is how long it was before...

This is my hair now! You can't really tell that it was cut a lot, but the hairdresser took off almost 6 inches!

This pic is also from my birthday party! The cake was yummy, pound cake with strawberry puree and cool whip!

My bro Jason! It was so good to see him! He had his braces taken off a few months ago and his teeth look great!

Ah, yes...the dreaded birthday spankings. It's a tradition we have on everyone's birthday. I didn't turn very old, but my butt was numb from all the spankings! Of course, it gets worse as you grow older......

This is the family dog Griz! He is so cute and I love the stuffing out of him! This pic is so cute I had to put it in.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


So, Halloween came and went, and it was pretty fun this year! Kyle and I carved pumpkins (well, I carved. Kyle did some fancy stuff to his). I found a really cool pirate pattern and Kyle wanted to do John McCain and promote the elections! lol. I know, you're probably thinking, how in the world did that turn out? But, it ended up looking good!

Carving the skull and crossbones

Kyle is very into it! Look at the fancy way he's doing it; he's so talented! lol.

Whoo! Kyle's finished product. Turned out so realistic! We forgot to get a shot of the back of his pumpkin, but it had "Vote '08."

Here's mine! It turned out surprisingly great! I'm not usually a great pumpkin carver, but there were no accidents this time.

And of course, we dressed up for Halloween! There was a little Halloween Carnival on campus that we went for a little bit, but it wasn't very fun. So, we went and ate at Sonic and watched movies at home! Overall, it was fun. For Halloween, we were a Greek god and goddess.

Kyle was Zeus! Love the toga!

I was Aphrodite!

Mother's Weekend!

A tradition they have at BYU-I is for student's moms to come up and visit for a weekend. My mom has come up in the past and she came up again a few weeks ago! What's more fun is she brought my sister Kinsey; poor Kyle was outnumbered 3 to 1! lol.

Us three girlies...you can tell Kinsey and I get our good looks from our pretty mama!


Mom and daughter!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Long time no blog!

It's been a while since the last post, and plenty has happened, so I thought I'd fill with what's happened!

About a month ago, before school started, we decided to go play mini-golf! There's this activity place in Rigby that also has go-karts and a corn-maze in the fall. It's kinda like a mini-Boondocks. VERY mini. It was a little windy (go figure), but the wind didn't hinder the game too much!

As you can tell, Kyle takes golf VERY seriously. Seriously. lol

I, on the other hand, have no idea what I'm doing and just aim the ball for the hole!

I actually didn't play too badly!

My ball always fell in this little pond, though. Kyle had to fetch the ball a lot. :) He's so nice!

But, at the very end, it was I who had the best score! Can you believe it? As you can see in the above pic. Kyle didn't take it very well. lol jk!

And that concludes the little fun outing we had!

School also started the eight of September, so Kyle and I have been pretty busy with all that junk! That, and jobs. I'm wanting to graduate next April so I'm taking a full load this semester to graduate in time! 17 credits has been kicking my butt so far, too! I also have a little job on campus as a TA for one of the teachers. It's my second TA job and I really enjoy it. TAing is fun, but I don't ever think I could be a teacher! Kyle has been taking 14 credits so that he can work more since I'm not working a lot. He works at a Paralegal call center where people in debt call in for help and Kyle tries to sell debt-consultation, or something like that! He really likes it and has been doing really well in sells! He really loves his classes, too! His favorite classes are Old Testament and his humanities class. Fun fun! I don't really have a favorite class, but there are classes I enjoy more than others because of the teacher and the class! That's been our semester so far! We also can't wait for Halloween and have cool costumes lined up!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Highlights of summer time!

I haven't done a lot with the blog for a while because it started out really busy, then it all reversed to nothing-to-do. Now, there's really not a lot to report, so I'd thought I'd give the highlights of the summer. Of course, the biggest one was Kyle and I getting married (yay!). It was such a busy day: get up, go to hairdresser, run home, run to the temple, get married, pictures at the temple, more pictures at the park, come home, run out to get reception supplies, run home, get ready for reception, do the reception, then leave! It felt like I had no time to breath! But, everything went well. It was the best day of my life. The pictures turned out awesome, too! Charlotte, the photographer, did a great job! (Her link to her blog is on the right column, “CharSee Photography.”)

Another big event was my younger brother Ben leaving on his mission. He got called to the Bolivia Santa Cruz mission! He left about a week after the wedding. Oh gosh, it was really sad to see him go, but he was just so excited to leave! You can't help but feel excited for him. He was in the Provo MTC for 3 weeks and recently flew down to the Peru MTC for 6 weeks to learn Spanish. (If anyone wants Ben's address, just let me know!)

During a week in July, Kyle’s family had their huge family reunion. I swear, there was about 200 people coming in and out! There’s even a family tree. We had to wear name tags, too. Cute. On one of the reunion days we drove up to Banks and went white water rafting on the Payette river! It was so much fun! Kyle’s 70-something grandmother went too! It was really cute watching her paddling and riding the waves. I don’t have pictures from the rafting trip yet, but I will post them as soon as I get them. I’ve only seen a few, but they look really good!

Kyle's cousin Adam had the cutest baby! Her name's Adelyn; Kyle really liked stealing her away from the other cousins :) I guess that's a good sign; it gives him practice for the future ;)

Here's a glimpse of the "family tree." It was a HUGE mural.

Lastly, our most recent news is finding an apartment in Rexburg! We’ve been looking at this place for about 2 months, but it’s now available and we plan to move in on the 11th! We’re both really excited about this place; it’s a 2 bedroom basement apt., just 2 blocks from campus, a block from the park, and not even a 5 minute walk to the church building! It’s really perfect for us.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

San Francisco!

For our honeymoon, Kyle and I drove over to San Francisco! It was quite and adventure for the both of us!

On the way through, we passed by the Bonneville Salt Flats. I've been there several times, but Kyle had never been and wanted to experience the salt!

In San Fran, we tried to hit a lot of the hot spots. We stayed in touristy areas, too, so as to stay safe and not get lost. It was really crazy trying to drive around!

This guy was a fortune teller, dressed in silky pajamas!

The Golden Gate Bridge and the views were beautiful!

We ate sushi in Japan Town, too. It was kinda scary, to be quite honest! But, surprisingly, we finished everything!

CHINATOWN! We got to go to the original Fortune Cookie Factory, too, and eat warm fortune cookies.

There were a million little shops all over the Chinatown streets! We walked for around 6 blocks and still the shops didn't end!

At the aquarium in Fisherman's Wharf