So I have been a pretty lame blogger lately. It is mainly because I cannot for the life of me get pictures to upload and it is SO frustrating! I think it is because the pictures are too big. Well we got a new camera and now they are WAY to big. Anybody know how to shrink pictures down? I thought that it did it when I uploaded them but I guess not.
I have tried almost a hundred times to post pictures or a video, but it is not working for me. I posted pictures of Kyli on facebook. Click here! These are old pictures from the end of the summer. We will try and get some newer ones soon! Enjoy!
I don't cook and tonight I tried and it turned out HORRIBLE. It didn't even technically turn out. It was that darn Rachel Ray who had initially inspired me to try this recipe. She makes everything look SO easy. So tonight I made Twice-baked potato fritters. It sure looked good on the show. I did everything perfectly. I even used the spoon she had recommended. It was going very nicely until I started frying. The first three or four turned out okay and then all of a sudden my fritter-potato balls started disintegrating in the oil. The bottom of the pan turned into a potato slush. I wasn't going to give up though. I cleaned the oil and started again. Same results. I got three more and then once again with the mush. I cleaned the pan again. This time, no longer was I given three good potato fritters, JUST MUSH. This is why I don't cook. We live on Stouffer's. That is the way I was raised and I turned out just fine.
And PS I was so busy with these potatoes that I ROASTED the chicken. Hope you like it well done.
I tried to update me blog today, but for some reason it won't let me upload pictures. We're doing pretty good. I'm making potatoes for the first time ever tonight for dinner. I had to call me dad to find out how to cook them. Sad that I've never cooked real potatoes. Oh well! I'll try to upload pictures or something later. Kyli's nap only last so long!
It is officially 5:30 and I cannot sleep, so I figured I would blog. I kept Jared up for about 3 hours with tossing and turning and I finally quit and got up. Unfortunately for me, no one is awake at 5:30 or I would give them a call and talk for a few. Blogging is the next best thing right?
Well, we are liking living in Provo. It has been pretty good so far. Our ward is AMAZING. they are on top of everything and try to keep everyone pretty involved. For example, Enrichment night is Wednesday, Ward temple night is Thursday and we are having an ice cream social after RS broadcast on Saturday. Already this semester, we have had a stake get together and a ward get together. I'm pretty excited to get to know everyone in our ward since we will be here more than 4 months.
Kyli is getting bigger and bigger each day. She has started nursery which is WONDERFUL!! It has been quite the transition for me. I no longer know what to do with myself during Sunday school and Relief Society. I find myself fidgeting. It is weird not having her with me. I am so used to chasing her around. She has become quite the handful. Her favorite things are climbing and exploring. She had started signing a few words here and there. I need to be more proactive with this. She is so stinking smart.
I was able to go to Idaho with my parents on Vacation. We were able to do a lot of fun things! While we were there we went to David's wedding, 4-wheeling, jetskiing and many other things. Here are some pictures!
I tried so hard to get a really good picture of Kyli. This is what I got. I think the photographer got a few really good ones... Can't wait to see them!
Running around.... like Usually. There were a few times the photographer had to ask me to grab Kyli, she would NOT hold still for a second
These are some four wheeling pics. Lisa and Tyler were in the back. Kyli and I didn't get quite this dirty.
When we got to the top of Two Top, we went shooting and took a few cute pics!
Lisa and Cameron
I LOVE this revolver, BUT holy cow does it have a kick. It was my grandfather's. The handle is pearl and the perfect size for me.
Kyli on the back of the four wheeler. This isn't quite how we rode up there, don't worry. She was sandwhiched between me and my dad. with a belt strapping her against us. It was about an hour and a half ride and she LOVED it. Fussed a little at first then closed her eyes and enjoyed the ride.
Kyli was so much fun. She loved playing in the dirt and picking the wild flowers. Still in her PJ's and as cute as ever!
Crazy hair on both girls!
Lisa and I
Picking some wild flowers! She loved to rip off the heads of the flowers and then squish them!
All the kids looking over the edge of the mountain.
Start of a very dirty, dusty day!
My and Kyli at Big Springs. Big springs is the beginning of one of the forks of the snake river. The view is excellent!
Lisa caught the bouquet. Dad still says shes not allowed to get married any time soon
Kyli just watching a movie and having a snack, she knows how this movie and popcorn thing works!
Okay, so Jared and I are officially moving to Utah, BUT we still don't have a place to stay. I have been looking at places on Craigslist and there are hundreds of apartments. I don't need anything brand spanking new, but I would like something that is not run down and in the Provo, Orem, and Springville area. Any suggestions? We would be up there around the 27th of August.
Last night, I had an interesting encounter with a gecko. I had gone to let the dog out and a gecko came flying down from the ceiling nearly landing on me. I decided that the gecko would probably die in the house so I set on a mission to rescue my dear friend. Too bad my new little gecko friend didn't want to be rescued. For almost 45 minutes I tried capturing this creature to let him outside. Finally, we were laying under the table, cup in hand and gecko in sight. My brother Tyler quickly put the cup over the gecko and off pops his tail.
Does anyone know what happens when a gecko's tail falls off? It is absolutely disgusting. I knew they fell off, but I didn't know that they did a little dance for you first. This tail went crazy. It was bouncing nearly an inch in the air and bouncing off the wall. It freaked me out. I wasn't prepared for this. I screamed, scared my brother who then accidentally let the gecko's head get out of the cup and nearly squished off his head. I screamed again because I thought the gecko's eyes were going to pop out because they started bulging.
And that was my night. Horrifying for an unsuspecting gecko saver. Never will I ever try to save another gecko. Never.
So Jared and I don't know what to do in the fall. Jared has been accepted to both BYU in Utah and Hawaii for the fall, but we have a few problems. No housing yet in Hawaii or Utah. Hawaii there is probably no way we could get housing at this point and don't really know how to go about looking for housing in Utah because I've never been there and am dreading the process. Problem two, our contract doesn't expire here till November. The plan was and probably still is to stay here for the fall. I could call the schools and defer the fall semester or reapply for the winter, but we still have the problem. Housing and really not knowing what we should do. Hawaii would be SO fun and we would be close to family, but Utah has a very good business program and it too is close to family. BUT there is the other option of just going back to Idaho so I could graduate rather than take classes and transfer them back. BLAH! i hate decisions. I'm good with pretty much anything but the problem is figuring out which is the right decision especially if we want to have more kids (NOT THAT WE'RE PLANNING TO RIGHT NOW, BUT EVENTUALLY)
We had been planning on going to Hawaii so we sold everything in Idaho and now have all that we own in San Antonio. I just don't know what to do!
Often times I have a hard time getting out of my comfort zone and getting to know people. There is this lady in our ward that I really like. She takes the time at church and playgroup to come chat with me and it has really helped me to loosen up. Tonight, I was returning a movie at Red Box and she came over from across the parking lot to say hi. It's really too bad she is moving next week, I really liked her.
So we have had a LOT of fun lately. We are loving living in the San Antonio area. Lots of young people, GREAT WARD, close to family, and so many fun things to do. Take a look....
Everyone got to hold the parrots. They were a lot of fun.
This is at Sea World. They have a ton of fun shows to go to. Sea World has become one of our favorite places to visit lately.
The River walk is also a lot of fun. I hear it is so much nicer in the day time. Saturday night =PACKED.
We also love having so many great friends near. We have had a lot of fun adventures lately with the Ryggs.
Jared and Kylia checking out all the ducks.
Cool Car Jared, just as cute as ever. This is Kyli's favorite place to be. She can see everything and if she gets tired, she can just sleep on his head. Ky and daddy This man yelled at us for doing this....
Just a cute picture!
Kyli and the dinos at the Witte Museum
Daddy and Kyli swimming
Jared got to play with one of the dolphins, so jealous
End of a fun day at Sea World
We got our own tour through the Budweiser Clydesdale's. They were HUGE. This one's back went to the top of Jared's head
This one tried to bite me. He left drool dripping from my fingers. YUCK!