Thursday, July 16, 2009


Here's the update finally. Lots of pics and a video or two. Kim and I were in California for 2 weeks visiting her family and house sitting for her parents the week they went up to girls camp with Kim's younger sister. It was so hot down there! It takes me back to my mission days biking around down there. Anyway, first off we went to the San Diego zoo a couple days before the 4th of July. It's huge and way awesome. Here come the pics!

Kim loves otters, so I'll start with one!

The tigers were kinda hiding but I caught this one.

The hippo was awesome, he came right up to the glass. He's huge!


We took the Skyfari across the zoo and went right over the the gorillas.
Everyone loves the meerkats, they are actually smaller than I thought in real life.

The California Condors can have a wingspan of 10ft!
A kapibara

This lynx was kinda irritated so I took a video.

Black Panther

Snow Tiger


The elephants were pretty sweet.
The polar bear was huge and we watched him for a while.

I had a lot more photos, but these were some of my favorites. For the 4th, Kim invited some friends to a little bbq at her parent's house and for some fireworks. She made a lot of fun little snacks and I think she posted em on her own blog. We didn't go to any big fireworks show but her dad had gone and bought a ton of fountains and other things for us to set off.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Quick Update

It's been pretty crazy lately with traveling to California so I haven't really sat down to blog what's been going on. I have lots of pictures/video to post of...well a ton of stuff. So Hopefully within next day or so I'll sit down and sort it all out.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Take me out to the...rain delay!

So my Dad got some tickets to go see the Albuquerque Isotopes (minor league baseball). The big deal about this game is that Manny Ramirez, pro baseball player for the LA Dodgers was playing for the Isotopes for a few games before he comes out of his suspension from the Majors due to steroid use. Just as we get to the ballpark it starts to rain and does so on and off for a while before the game starts. An announcement comes over the loud speaker saying that the Dodgers pulled Manny from the game because of the weather conditions. So after a lot of boos and jeering from the crowd, the game finally got started. We only stayed a couple innings because it started to rain more, but it was still fun to go to my first real ball game in a while. Because Manny didn't play everyone can trade in their ticket stubs for any other game this season, so hopefully we'll have a chance to go again later this summer. Here are some pics. First couple are just of the tarp covering the field.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm so exhausted and tired!

Well early this morning I got up and went golfing with dad and one of his doctor friends from work. We went to a pretty nice little course in Santa Fe. It was alot of fun and I did ok. I just really need to work on my putting the most probably. Anyways, that took alot out of me and was pretty tired by the time we got back home. Then we decided to go swimming at the local pool at the park pretty close to dad's house. It had been a long time since I went swimming so it was a lot of fun. Here's a pic.

With all the sun exposure I had today my face is pretty darn red. I did use sunblock but I guess going in and out of the pool a couple times didn't help. So I'm pretty tired...and of course here I am, up late on the computer. Well, just wanted to get this in....and tomorrow should be a pretty fun day too!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Today's picture

So today we went to see 'The Soloist' at the cheap theater here. It was good, but I was expecting more from the previews that I had seen. Kim thought that some of the parts could have been directed better. But it was worth the $4. After that we went and walked around Target a bit just to pass some time so I snapped a pic of us with my phone. You can tell Kim just loves when I take pictures of her. LoL.

Gotta get up early for golfing with dad tomorrow. Kim hates it when I'm gone too long, she said we will never live close to a golf course or something to that effect. We'll see honey!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A little revamping and back into the swing of blogging

Well obviously it has been a loooong time since I posted anything. I still like to blog and I guess I just went through a stretch where I didn't feel like it. But with all the free time I have, I decided to get back to it. The picture at the top is just something I through together for now and i'm sure Kim will want me to remove it anyway, so it might not stay there long. My music no longer automatically starts playing, I know that is annoying to some people. I put new songs on my list too which are ones i've recently been enjoying.

My new endeavor is to take a picture-a-day and post it. So i'll start now! This is Kim hiding under the covers. I thought it was cute and it really makes her eyes stick out! Love you hun!

Keep your eyes peeled for more frequent updates (let's really hope!)!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

...and 2 months later.

Well, I have not had a lot to blog about the past couple months. Kim and I haven't been real active. We just like being together, and that just might be boring to the rest of you lol. But now that Kim drove home to give her sister her car, I'm alone for almost a week. I was most worried about her driving alone the whole way, and after I knew she got there safe I was good. It's been boring though. I've just been watching movies and TV alot, and yes video games (duh).
Kim left me a nice big cleaning/chore list to do while she's away. I think I'll take care of yeah. I'll get to it lol. I'll probably be helping someone move out of their apartment tomorrow. they offered free pizza! Then Sunday i'll be singing in the ward choir for easter. Monday i'll be hanging out with our friend Mark since his wife will be outa town too. He also served in my misson. He's also our home teacher so it's nice.

I miss Kim alot though. We haven't been away from eachother more than like...a few hours since we were I think it's true. We do spend every moment together! So this is a real bummer, can't wait till she gets back. Time goes slow...real slow. It seems like she is really enjoying herself at "home" though so i'm glad she could go. We text and talk online though so it's bearable lol.

Anyways...I think I'm gonna take a shower and maybe go out to get some food, and some special easter shopping so Kim and I can have our belated easter together when she gets back next week ^.^

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back at it.

I decided I should get back to posting, it has been a while. Married life is just too much fun to blog lol. Anyway, there are things going on I can post about I guess.

Kim and I are for sure going to be working in Yellowstone park this summer at Flagg ranch. We've sent in all our paperwork and deposit and just need to show up there on May 18th..or 19th I forget. It's only a 2-3 hr drive to where we are going so it's not bad. Also, we just bought plane tickets yesterday to head back east to my hometown for a week in the beginning of March. I have not been there for over a year. It will be great to show Kim around where I grew up and catch up with old friends. Mom said she will hold an open house for us so that should be fun. It will also get us out of our apartment for a while since we don't do much currently anyway.

As far as school, I've emailed them 3 times trying to find out my status on whether or not I am able to change my major. I haven't heard back yet and that's one of the reasons I deferred this semester. I couldn't register for classes without it being changed. I just wish I could get it over with.

"It's probably not a good idea to be chewing on a toothpick if you're talking to the president, because what if he tells a funny joke and you laugh so hard you spit the toothpick out and it hits him in the face or something."

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's been a ride!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a looong time. Once the holidays rolled around there was no stopping the madness! Well anyway, of course I'm married now! January 3rd was definitely the best day of my life. The sealing was amazing and it's the best feeling to be with Kim forever. It's been 13 days now and I learn to love her more everyday. We got back to Idaho only a few days ago and moved into our little apartment. It's the coolest feeling to have a place of our own now with all the moving around we've done in the past month or so. I hate driving! We've been back and forth from So-Cal a lot. I'm ready to settle down for a while. Anyway we've got mostly moved in and organized. There are a few things we need to get for the apartment still. It's amazing all the things we have to think about now that we are married. It is a bit overwelming but it's totally worth it. I'll try to update more now that we are settled in.

"If you're a horse, and someone gets on you, and falls off, and then gets right back on you, I think you should buck him off right away. "

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's been...2 weeks since I blogged at all!

With the excitement of the semester ending and the holidays, I really didn't have blogging in mind. So anyway I went with Kim down to California for Christmas. We mostly just chilled and had alot of fun. It was nice to have a break. She got me guitar hero World Tour which is so sweet!! I got her a wireless mouse, a space heater (because we do live in Idaho lol), some chocolate covered cherries, a little camera case, and a tool set (yes she's always wanted one).
Of course the even more exciting thing coming up is that we are getting married in 6 days! It's so close! We came back up here to Idaho for a few days so she could meet with the stake president here. We hope to move some stuff into our apartment the next couple days before we head down to Vegas for the wedding. There is so much snow here! We had a scary experience on the highway coming up here yesterday. We ended up going into a 360 spin at 60 mph...yeah a little scary. We bumped into the huge snow drifts on the side of the road and spun right back going the right direction. I do believe I need to get my tires realigned though, it gets shaky if we go faster then 40mph or so. We'll take care of that and everything else tomorrow hopefully. Hopefully the weather won't get too bad before we leave again.
All I can really focus on right now is getting married to Kim. I've never in my life been so happy and excited as I am now. =)

“If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like 'Hey, look. He's carrying a soldering iron!' and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, 'That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice.' Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice.”

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Oh...just 1 week!

School is one week from finished...I am so fed up and frustrated with it...I don't wanna even talk about it. All I think about lately is Kim and how we are never going to have to be apart again after this week. It looks like I will be going down to California with her over the Christmas break...then we get married on January 3rd! It's just getting so hard to leave her when I have to come back to Rexburg for class or she has to leave here to go back to Idaho Falls...I know, sounds lame. It's only 30 minutes away. We are just so attached now that we never want to be apart. I guess it's a good thing that we love being together so much. I am so weird, and she loves it. I don't think I will miss the single life one bit though. I am so ready to be done with it.

I got released from my calling as ward executive secretary today. I've had that calling for a whole year...I almost feel lost without it. I'm sure we'll be hit up for callings as soon as we move into our new ward anyway. It was one of the best experiences I've had here at BYU-I, as time consuming as it was. It will be nice to have a break. I keep getting the feeling like they need me though. I know it's not true, they will be fine I'm sure. Oh! For social dance we had a competition this week as part of our grade. Saturday my waltz partner and I got 6th place out of like 60 or more couples competing. We didn't expect to make it past the 2nd round but they kept calling us back. So 4 rounds and a final and we got a ribbon!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Week

Well it was a pretty fun week, but a ton of driving! Kim and I left Sunday afternoon and went down to my sister's in Orem for the night before we started the long haul down to her home in Desert Hot Springs. I love every time I get to see my nieces! They are so cute! The next morning we headed out around 9 and started the journey. Kim talked me into listening to Twilight on audio book. We had seen the movie the Saturday before. It was real good. I am the type who if they see the movie they will never read the book. So listening was an easy option since it didn't require effort on my part. Of course those who read the books first had a huge problem with how the movie missed out on some details...well duh, you can't fit everything in a movie from a book, unless you want it to be 5 hrs. Would you rather they not made a movie? Stop complaining(lol to noone in particular as there are more then a few people who have the same complaint). Anyway so listening to Twilight was fun, I thought the movie represented it well. The second half of the file was corrupted so we couldn't finish it on the way down but I fixed it later on and we finished it later in the week.
We spent a couple days in California with Kim's family just hanging out and went to Knotts Berry Farm which is a way fun theme park. We went on all the big rides at least once and got to do everything we wanted to. The weather was slightly damp so not many people were there which was nice so we didn't have to wait in long lines. It was a lot of fun. We went out to dinner afterwards and I got this huge seafood platter that had fish, fried clams, breaded shrimp, crab cakes, and a couple sides...It was huge but I finished everything but the crab cakes which really I don't like much anyway. It was way tasty. Kim ended up getting sick when we got back, probably from something we ate...maybe the funnell cake. So she kinda went to bed early...well early is relative I guess. I stayed up and played Rock Band with her brother-in-law and her sister's boyfriend for a while before I headed to bed myself.
The next morning(Thanksgiving Day) we left early and headed up to Las Vegas where my family was for the holiday. Since we were originally gonna be married on Nov 26th, they decided to all keep with their plans and go anyway. So we went up there and ate a Thanksgiving buffet at one of the big hotels there. I really liked it, and Kim got to have her cranberry sauce so all was well.
The next day we got up around 7 to do some Black Friday shopping. Of course i'm not hardcore so we didn't get up super early or anything. We wnt to Fry's electronics first and got some good deals on a wireless router, some external hard drives, and some laptop cooling bads. Then we went to Wal-Mart and Kim got a lot of $2 movies. We watch a lot of movies! We have no life! After that we went and got our marriage license. That was a neat experience, knowing everyone else in line was also getting is Vegas! It was nice to know that we have that taken care of before January comes around. A month and 1 day!! The next day everyone took off so we started our drive back up north. We finished Twilight and started on the second book of the series, New Moon. I really like listening to the books since it doesn't waste my time reading when I should be doing something else, and keeps me occupied when I'm bored driving. We stopped in St. George and went to the temple and took some pics. Then we continued on up to Alpine where we stayed with her aunt and uncle and their family for the night and went to church with them in the morning. After church we set off up to Salt Lake and visited Temple Square. I hadn't been there since I was a lot younger. It was real neat and of course Kim took some pictures. After that we finally made our way back up to Idaho...sad day. The realization that our vacation was over sunk in. Oh well, you gotta get back to work at some point.
The last couple weeks of school are gonna be busy. I have a huge program to do and it's gonna be tough. I really need to work on it. I'm definitely worried about the calculus final too. It will be such a relief when it's over. Then I don't have anything to worry about and can look forward to getting Married to Kim on January 3rd! I can't wait! I love you Kim!

"Love is not something that you can put chains on and throw into a lake. That's called Houdini. Love is liking someone a lot."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Whoa...where have I been?

9 days! Geesh! It seems like I made that last post like 4-5 days ago. Oh well.

Anyways, life is good. I am so ready for Thanksgiving break! I just need to take a calculus test tomorrow then I'm done. As far as plans for the break, Kim and I are gonna be around till Sunday then gonna head down to Utah and hang with Jenna's family for a day probably. Then I think we are gonna end up going down to California for Thanksgiving stopping in Vegas on the way down and maybe on the way back where my family will be. That will be convenient because we can go get our marriage license taken care of while we are there. Not that we probably couldn't get it the day of the is Vegas! At least we will be prepared. Nothing else is gonna get in the way of everything going as planned! So it will be a fun trip, allot of driving though. Blah. At least I'll have Kim along with me. Never have to drive long trips alone again! <3 I could just say allot of mushy lovey-dovey stuff about Kim, but I'll try not to sound like the girl in the relationship lol. She constantly reminds me of how sensitive I am already. I owe that to growing up with 4 sisters I guess. lol.

I really only have 1 big project left for my programming class. It's a huge program simulating a tournament of sports games. It's gonna be insane. Then for social dance class we have group performances and a competition to do yet. It's been a fun class. Our group is doing the foxtrot to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Foxtrot is the most boring of the dances we've done so we weren't very excited to get it. There are 18 of us in the group and have to make up our own dance. I'm still up in the air for next semester...I'm still trying to get my major changed and I haven't registered for classes....I can't actually till it goes through since I had to petition(I have way too many credits). I might not get the classes I need.

Kim and I applied for this summer job in Wyoming at a ranch. It looks way fun, and we might just be able to live in her parent's RV, although housing for employees is free aside from the $8 a day for meals, which is not bad. We could end up doing alot of different jobs there. It would give us something fun to do as well. Plus not having to pay rent for an apartment for a few months would be nice. It's only 2.5 or 3 hrs from Rexburg too. It's called Flagg Ranch Resort.


"If you had a school for professional fireworks people, I don't think you could cover fuses in just one class. It's just too rich a subject."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

R U Serious!?

Wow, has it really been over a week since i've blogged!? Ok, so I guess there's some stuff to blog about. Kim and I went down to Utah this last weekend. Her cousin was having his farewell so her parents and sister came up from California as well. He's going to Nashville Tennessee on his mission. He already seems like a country boy so he should fit in. We actually went down Friday morning and only stayed one night since Kim had to work Saturday afternoon. It was plenty of time for her to go dress shopping with her mom, aunt, sister, and Jenna. She doesn't really like trying on stuff much so she was kinda spent after trying on a few. She already had her mind set on the one she already knew she liked, so it was kinda pointless. She just wants to marry me, so it wasn't much of a desire to try on lots of dresses. LoL. She's happy with the one she likes. That means I'm happy. So that was a fun little trip. Plus I got to see my neices! Izzy makes this funny new she is scowling at you. Let me see if I can upload this pic from my phone...there we go.
Haha I love it. Well in other news, we've had to set back the date for getting sealed until January 3rd. There were some unforeseen timing conflicts that couldn't be avoided. It kinda sucks to have to wait an extra 5 weeks, but it will be worth it. It works better for most people too. I'm just not sure if I am gonna lose my deposit on our housing or not. I better call them. Maybe they can keep our deposit for January...or maybe just keep our current plans since one of us can live there before we get married. Kim would be closer. A lot closer, but then she would have to commute to Idaho Falls to work at Sam's Club. So i'm not sure what we should do yet with the apartment. If we lose our deposit we might as well just move stuff in when originally planned.

School is just a bother right now. I don't even want to be taking classes. I would rather be working and feeling like I'm doing something productive with my life, and school just isn't giving me that right now. I may decide not to take classes come January...the semester starts less than a week after we get married. Just thinking about starting another semester bugs me. I worry too much as usual. I've got a test today and tons of homework to be doing. Later!

"When I saw the old bum pushing his grocery cart down the street, at first I felt sorry for him. But then when I saw what was in his cart I thought, Well, no wonder you're a bum, look at the dumb things you bought."

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sorry Jenna!!

Ok, it has been a while and Jenna is on my case about it. There's not a whole lot of new stuff to blog about. It's now officially the month I get married. Yay!! I am really excited! School has been more of a nuisance though. It definitely is true that when you are engaged, everything else seems to be less of a priority. I know that isn't good, but I just wanna get done with this semester. I am so indecisive too. I recently realized I'm not in the major I really wanna be yeah I have over 100 credits and to change majors would be a hassle, but I've already talked to an advisor and things may work out. I dunno. I hate school. Blah!

It seems like most people have gotten our wedding announcements by now. I think we should of had more printed though since Kim's mom started printing her own out on photo paper on her computer. Oh well...and umm I can't think of anything else to write about really. I am just loving Kim more everyday. It's getting harder to be apart when we aren't together. When i'm in class i'm thinking about church...when she's working she doesn't have her phone with her all the time so we don't get to text unless she is on her break. It sucks! I guess it is a good thing that I'm so attached to her though, we will be spending our whole lives together! We can start moving stuff into our apartment on the 19th which is just over 2 weeks from now. Things are getting closer! Well later!

“I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.”