Monday, June 22, 2009

Friendly Neighborhood Gecko

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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


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!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rock 'n Roll Princess

Kyli LOVES to dance. We were driving down the road and found her rocking out to Jack Johnson. When she looks to the side and swings her arms, she is copying her uncle Ben who is playing the drums.

Friday, June 12, 2009


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.

Monday, June 8, 2009

LOVING San Antonio!

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.
More Friends.
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
Silly girl

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!
Loving the Killer Whales