Sunday, October 26, 2008


I love this sweet baker

Don't worry, he's still a dude... he was making mummy pizza

babysitting weekend

Our babysitting weekend began when we babysat James' boys while James and Alicia went gambling. It was a fun night full of Justice League, a guitar jam session, and smart cookies!

The next night we were at Rob's brother's house. We had a fun night with the girls and little James. We played a little High School Musical sing-a-long on Wii. I love the picture of James sitting at his drumset.

A shout-out to Torsten and Simon. We didn't babysit them, but we did hang out and play video games (well, Rob played, I watched). We love those boys too!

rob at the farm

I was there too, as half of a good looking couple:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Honeymoon (Day Five and Six)

Okay, so I know that this post has been a long time coming. So if any of the details are a little blurry it's because our honeymoon was over a month ago and now the details are a little fuzzy. I will try to piece together the rest of our trip with the pictures that we have.

So I guess on our last day at Disneyland, we went on splash mountain one more time. Oh yeah, I think we went really early and the line was really short. Awesome! Yet another picture of my wet butt:

The kid in the front is almost as rad as me.
Oh yeah, and we totally went over to Toontown (which in my opinion is the lamest part of Disneyland) and we hung out with Mickey.

Our treat for the trip was going to a "fancy" restaurant. We went to the Blue Bayou which is the restaurant that is inside the Pirates of the Carribean. The restaurant was pretty cool, and I had my first ever Monte Cristo sandwich.

After this meal, we decided that 2 and a half days was plenty of Disneyland. Stephanie wanted to experience the Hollywood that she saw on The Hills. I took her to Grauman's Chinese theater, because that's all I thought there was in Hollywood.

"Umm. I don't know any of these stars" and "Why are there 15 guys dressed as Spiderman?"

So, one of our planned trips was to Pink's. I've been hyping it up for a while to Steph after the trip I took there with the New Awesome and Jared in '05.

The first thing you should know about Pink's is that you need to wait in line for about an hour. We stood next to this kid all night who was sent to get three chili cheese dogs for his friends. Guess who drew the short straw on that deal.

The other thing you should know about pinks is that their food is crazy. Two hot dogs inside of a tortilla with pastrami, chili and bacon? No problem.

Steph and I wussed out and oped for the traditional Chili-cheese dog and the Guadalajara dog. Both were pretty gross. I guess we just went for the experience of waiting in line for an hour for a hot dog.

The next day on our way out of town. We thought it would be cool to take a quick stop off at the Getty. Little did I know the place is freakin huge.

But also really beautiful.

In the few hours that we were there, we saw a few of the galleries...and this arch.

After, Steph wanted to go to the Beach. I don't know why, but I took her to Venice. Which is the trashiest beach that you can imagine. But I guess Steph wanted to see the real Hollywood.

Venice does have dope shades though.

And totally sick food. Worst Nachos Ever!!
But overall, Best Honeymoon Ever! Thanks Babe!
And the best part is that we got to come home and open presents!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

a post about food

I was very excited about making bread. I made these pumpkin breadsticks, they were good and fun.They went with eggplant lasagna. This was the first meal I made after we got married. See, my face says, "I make delicious food for my family."
Not all my food is delicious, though. Cooking is fun, but it's a new hobby, so I'm still baffled by the fact I can follow a recipe to exactness and it doesn't turn out. Look at this, gross.

We didn't eat the above red curry and bok choy. Not to worry, Rob came home and rescued the meal with his own red curry. I should have known to leave the curry to the master. That's toasted coconut on top, I suggest adding toasted coconut to the top of your red curry!
We love coconut SO much that we even make pancakes with it (when we are copying the menu at the Original Pancake House). I suggest adding toasted coconut to your pancakes! I also suggest mixing up a quick citrus syrup to pour on top. Rob made the pancakes. He's master of those, too.

I don't know why we always want to share with you pictures of the food we make and eat, but we do. We'll probably keep doing it too, so we hope you enjoy!

our FHE visitors

And here they are! Alicia and James joined us for Family Night. Rob was in charge of the hymnThe Sandman had the lesson

Alicia and James brought the activity

Dessert was Tim Tams (a favorite from Rob's mission. Buy some.)
And homemade ice cream (thanks to the wedding gift from Alicia)

This is for Alicia and James. Too hard to explain to the rest of you.
I'll just say that Alicia is an excellent guesser.

Shredded zucchini

How great are food processors!?!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

the Expected and the Unexpected

When I moved in with a guy I was prepared to find quirky guy things. Like this:Really, Rob, hair PLUS body wash?

But there were other, unexpected, things about living with a guy.

Like coming home one Saturday morning to find this:
A swiffered (wet and dry!) kitchen floor.

And this:
A clean tub.
(ah, that's what provided the cleaner smell when I walked into the door.
my new favorite surprise-smell)

And this:
A swiffered (again, wet and dry) bathroom floor. But where are the bathroom rugs? Wouldn't that be great if he put them in the wash? Even better, folks. He asked me when I got home, "are you going to take a shower? I'll wait to wash the rugs if you are." That was my favorite.

I like living with a guy, or maybe it's that I got myself an extra good one.

My New Brother-in-Law

Let me tell you about my brother-in-law Jacob. He is totally dope. I will forgive the fact that he is a vegetarian due to the fact that while visiting last month, he came over to help Steph and I eat this:

This was our attempt at creating a Pizookie -- which is half baked cookie dough with Ice Cream on Top. It's not as good as the one you can get at the Pie in SLC, but still its pretty good.

Also, I found another person to watch Arrested Development with me. Steph sneakily took this video of us which shows that we are now truly brothers:

Visit us again Jacob -- and we shall lounge on our couch some more!

P.S. -- Mark is pretty cool too!

Cougars Unite

So I know I didn't really finish posting about the rest of our honeymoon. I'm sorry, but I can't think back that far anymore anyway.

So last month we had some friends and family visit us for the UW vs. BYU game. The game was pretty much a blast.

Nathaniel made Steph and I some totally dope T-shirts for the occasion.

They were so dope that the Cougars narrowly snuck by the Huskies by a controversial 1-point margin.

Here is the crew that was there:

I never considered myself too much of a football fan. But I yelled so much I didn't really have a voice for the next few days.