Friday, October 26, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
My Uncle Kelly (the less handsome of the two in the pic above) got married the beginning of Sept. and had a reception this past weekend in the small, but beautiful town of Dunsmuir, Ca. I wasn't going to miss this event for the world. Kelly is one of my best friends and one of those kind of people that would give you the shirt of their back. It was great to see him and his awesome wife Jasmine. We are excited to have her in our family!
The reception was great, I spent a good deal of my time interviewing people at the wedding on camera to get advice for the newly weds. Also, there was some fun dancing that went. I was also exposed to the art of burning sage. Now, if you have never smelled burning sage, it smells an awful lot like marijuana, so for a while I thought I was at a hemp fest and I started to worry about getting a contact high and my future in my church, until someone told me later that it was sage. I thought they were lying until I looked it up on wikipedia. I guess sage is to marijuana what O'doul's is to beer!
I spent most of the time with my mom (in glasses) and aunt (black shirt). They are a lot of fun and made the whole trip great. They even bought me new clothes to wear because they didn't like what I was wearing. Eventhough I am 26, my ego isn't big enough yet to let my mom and aunt buy clothes for me (or maybe its because I am a broke grad student). Unfortunately, my wife was not able to attend the festivities due to work and school, but she was there in spirit.
Congrats again Jasmine and Kelly!!!!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Now that all of our visitors have come and gone Rob and I are focusing on work, school, and grilled steak... Thanks for coming Dad and Kelly
Sunday, September 9, 2007
U-DUB WINS!!! Jen and I went to yesterday's game against Boise State. It was a lot of fun. Brian Turner (our hometeacher) gave us his tickets which were great seats (50 yard line). I told Bro. Turner that the tickets are worth at least 12 months of hometeaching visits...
It was a great game. Its especially nice to see Coach Tyrone off to a great start. Their schedule is hard, so who knows what will turn out the rest of the season...but we had a blast watching them win.
I might as well throw in here how much I love college football. Unlike the NFL which seems mostly about contracts and who gets paid more (plus its on sundays), college football is a little bit more about the game and about coaching. You are constantly losing players each year, so recruiting is important, as is team chemistry. I love the fact that a walk on can become a star, or a Boise State can beat Oklahoma. Its a fun game with a lot of energy and thrills...now if I could only get my wife to feel the same!
The video is pretty crappy, I admit. I had another video that was much better, but apparently I didn't save it to the phone...but this gives you a little idea of what 70,000 plus fans at Husky Stadium feels like.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
It was a great break! In fact, I was able to see more of my wife during this time. Lately she has been working nights at supersupplements, so when she gets home I am usually asleep. There is a plus side to her working at supersupplements though, because now we get all these free samples. From cod liver to glucosamine to "natural gum", we are getting the hook ups. I have been begging her to get us some polyjuice that harry potter uses.
Before my parent came, my good buddy Andy Dixon and his wife and son came to visit. It was a good time. We went canoing, and we took them to one of our favorite restaurants (Tutta Bella). Watching them with their son doesn't make having kids so bad...so recently we ordered our kid off of ebay, but the little tiger hasn't come in yet. Apparently, he got caught up in customs. Oh well...until then I will continue to be Jen's big boy.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
It was a lot of fun and we will miss having them around. The apartment will be a lot quieter.
Now it is off to work until the next visitors come at the end of the month.
Monday, July 2, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I just realized that the whole month of May went along and we did not post a blog...how lame of us!!! Come to think of it, not much is really going on. Jen is extremely busy in school and finishes in a few weeks. I am just plugging away doing chemistry. Oh yeah, I am now training to run the HOOD TO COAST relay from Mt. HOOD to Seaside Oregon. 200 miles...(of course I will be part of a 12 person relay team). Thats about 17 miles a person (spread out over 3 different legs). So here I am dusting the local competition in Seattle.
Be on the lookout for some up and coming blogs from us this summer. Jens Mom and two younger brothers Justin and Jared are visiting us, my Parents visit us, and Jen's Dad and girlfriend Kelly are visiting us. We are really excited to have family see us and we absolutely have a blast when they do. I am sure we have you all on the edge of your seats waiting for the next blog.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Recently Jen and I went to Cannon Beach, Oregon on a two day get away. That part of the Pacific Coast is absolutely amazing. Its a little different than the SoCal beaches Jen and I are most used to. There is a constant flux of waves coming in and there are interesting monoliths like the one pictured behind us called "Haystack."
All in all, the trip was fabulous! We went on a rain soaked bike ride, took nice walks along the beach, and saw a play (a surprise I did for Jen). If you haven't been, you should make a point to go there once (if you have extra room, you can even take us). We uploaded a video onto youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s87qJTIrU1E) of the rain soaked bike ride in case this post and accompanying picture aren't enough.