Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My dilemma

I promised myself I would go to the gym at least 3 days this week. I don't want to go on Saturday, and it's already Tuesday so I really need to go tonight. A really fun Pilates class starts in less than an hour. But it would take less than an hour to bake the chocolate chip cookies I have been craving all day. What will it be . . . cookies or pilates?!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Warning: Its a long one!

It's been a while since I have written so there is a lot to catch up on. Here we go. My brother Matthew, who is stationed in Everett, Washington came to visit in May. It was so great to see
him. While he was here we climbed a waterfall, shot guns, and went to see the not so Great Salt Lake.
We went shooting with Jeff's sister and brother-in-law: Tina and Jason.
Here's the boys setting up the targets.














Matthew shooting. We didn't have guns that even compared to the ones Matt has on his ship, but I think he had a good time.














This is a video of me shooting. The boys told me a million times that the gun wouldn't kick that much. (My biggest fear was that I would shoot the gun, then drop it on the ground or something.) I'm pretty sure they just told me that so I would shoot it!


video
Jeff and I took Matthew to hike Bridal Veil Falls. It was absolutely beautiful!

Me and Matt at the top of the waterfall.















Of course Jeff had to get right in the middle of the action!















A few weeks ago, Jeff and I went to the Taylor Swift concert. It was AWESOME! We had a great time. Our seats were almost at the very top, but we were still rocking out. She put on a great show.
This is when she came out in the crowd! We were still really far away from her, but at least we could look at her instead of trying to see her on the big screen!














Us waiting for the show. You can tell which one of us was the most excited to see T-Quick! You can kinda see the sweet necklace Matt brought me from . . . Honduras?? Shoot. . .I already forgot.














The lovely cake you see below is my first attempt at a two layer cake. I'm an ok cook - Jeff and I cook dinner almost every night. It's a lot of hamburger helper and different kinds of pasta with chicken, but I would say we eat pretty good. However, I have never really gotten into baking. But since I got out of school last week, I have had this weird desire to bake. So, today I decided I would bake a cake. It ain't pretty, but it sure tasted good! It made me think how amazing all those relatives of mine are that can make those delicious 16 layer cakes. How do y'all do it?! I will take any advice anyone has about how to keep the side of the cake from falling off!