Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wedding Day: Part Two!

This was my going away dress that my mom's bff made. i loved it.
Don't even get me started on the disaster Jack's brothers left on our car. But at least it rained during the night. 

As we were driving away Jack's friend Griffin pops his head through the seat and asked where we were going.
Jack slammed on his breaks and said "Get the hell outta my car". After we kicked Griffin out we had a good laugh.
It was really funny. 

he's preety hot. 

our bridal party. that ditch was a little sketch. 

the girl on the far right...haha

the wild dogs and bubba (too cute)

they do this a lot.

my older sister. does this even need an explanation?

my one bridal shot

my favorite picture of us

close second. 

my li'l bro handed out popcorn the whole night

my father in law chowing down on some CC

our nephew Asher, it's probably his fifth helping 

our first dance to the song "Stand by Me" by Ben. E King

mother-son dance, forever young-bob dylan

Our wedding was Country Fair themed. It was really fun. We had a lot of junk food and dancing and love and that's all that we needed. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Bloody Skankers"

So my husband is a musician. He writes all his own lyrics and music, and I think he's really good. He was in a ska band in high school and I got to hear it for the first time today. I guess his whole band went down to LA and got to actually record a cd. Click here if you want to hear some awesome ska/punk songs (and if you wanna look at high school pictures of Jack).

I really like my husband.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wedding Day: Part One

Hellooooooooo again. Maybe someone out there reads this blog, probably not. Well, I wanted to share my special day. Here's some wedding pics! Enjoy! :)

1- This is right when we walked out of the temple (the building we got married in), I was so happy. I could not contain it, seeing all my family and friends there, it was so special.
2- These people are our best friends, we love them so much. They preetty silly too.
3- My new family. Check out my cute nephew in front with his midriff showing. I couldn't even handle it. Especially cause we had to bribe him with money and candy to get in the picture. (I don't think he ever got it haha)
4-Another shot coming out of the temple.
5-This is my nephew Asher. I like to call him li'l Jack. If you see baby pictures of Jack they look identical. Asher was playing with my dress, it was pretty cute. And he talks wyke dis.
6-Jack was getting jealous that i was getting pampered so his boys helped him out
7-These are my brothers and sister and parents. I really love them.
8-Can you even resist my niece picking her wedgie??
10-dr. seuss palm trees.
11-my besties. i will love them all forever. (that doesn't necessarily mean "like them forever" jk)
12-Where's Jack-O?
13-wild dogz, bubba, and a wild ho

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I haven't blogged for a long time but I figured since I'm a married mormon girl living in Rexburg AND about to go to hair school, I should just start again. I've been married since November 19, 2011. Since I don't keep a journal (even though I know that I should) I figured that I would write my engagement and wedding day story so I don't forget all the details!

So here it goes.....

Jack and I met in Summer of 2010. I had to review a parking lot show for the school paper and Jack performed at that same show. I interviewed him and I thought he was pretty cute. I was only 19 and I thought that Jack looked really young. Turns out he's three years older than me. But anyways, I interviewed him and we moved on. I saw him once and a while at school but we didn't become friends till Winter 2011. He was playing a show at the restaurant (Sammy's) I work at. I came to watch with a couple friends that knew Jack. I remembered him (and his name because he has the coolest name ever "Jack France", ugh I could die) and he remembered me (not my name, but I'm a little creepy and stalked him on facebook a couple times). 

We started to hang out among friends and he started to like me. I always thought he was cute but I was lame and didn't realize he liked me. But when I found out he did (thanks Brady) there was no going back. He asked me on a date right before the semester ended and proceeded to take me on the funnest date ever (I'll save that story for another day). We dated all of spring semester, he met all my family on a  FUN roadtrip up to Oregon, and I met all his family in Colorado. We knew that we wanted to get married, we hadn't been dating very long but when you know, you know. We wanted to get married by the end of the year. 

After summer I moved to California and he moved to Colorado for a very long three months. I had no idea when he was going to propose but I knew it was sometime in September. On September 3 I got a text from my best friend Sydney that said "Hey wanna go on a picnic to the park". I thought it was weird because Syd and I are the laziest people on the planet and we usually just go out to eat but ANYWAYS I was down. I drive to Arroyostow park near my house and start walking towards the playground, I don't see Sydney but instead I see a scruffy looking blond man and then I realize that it's my JACK!!!! I start running towards him and I gave him a big hug and kisses all over his face. We're both tearing up and we're both holding each other tight, we hadn't seen each other in a few weeks (it was our first time apart, give us a break) and then Jack gets on both knees and asks me to marry him. And he presents to me the most delicate antique ring (that he picked out himself). The moment was perfect. We called all our loved ones and just sat together on the grass. No one was at the park, it was perfect. We went and ate at 118 Cafe where I used to work.  

Sadly we didn't capture any moments from the day but here's some engagement photos!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Dungeons and Dragons

Greetings loved ones. As of Wednesday night I have a new obsession. It is called Dungeons and Dragons. Yes, I mean the ultra nerdy role playing game created in the seventies by a man that goes by the name of Gary Gygax.

On Monday I stepped into a little game shop called Gubbinz and Games. I was with Drew and Steve. On the outside it just looks like a store that you would normally just walk by but on the inside it's a whole different world, or should I say a whole bunch of different worlds? When I walked in there was a big table in the middle that looked a little like this:

This game board is used for a game called Warhammer: 40k. While we were at the store, two people battled. It was so interesting. They rolled dice to see how their armies would move and fight. Not only was there this table, but there was so many different games stocked on the shelves. Trading card games, role playing, video games, etc. I was the only girl in the store and the regulars looked like they weren't used to having a girl in the store. But I think they realized that I was harmless and they didn't make a fuss. Not only was it cool to watch but it was hilarious, the "nerds" made really funny jokes and said really funny phrases. If you live in Rexburg, I highly recommend going and hanging out at this store. 

Anyways, I have always known what Dungeons and Dragons was but I had never played it so we went to a round on Wednesday night. I was really nervous because I didn't want to look like a n00b even though I kinda was. So Steve and I got there and were led down to the basement. Only one kid was there and he was dressed in head to toe army combat gear. He introduced himself as Keenan and he was really nice and listened to his music quite loudly. Then came in the DM(dungeon master) and his name was also Steve. He brought pizza and he was also a police officer. He had fine social skills, he's married and was pretty normal which I thought was cool. D&D is just his secret pleasure. Drew came and met us and we all picked a character. I picked out Keira the elven rogue/thief. I never thought myself as much of a fighter but when we had to battle these 5 sturges (mosquito-like insects that are the size of small dogs), I was able to kill 3 out of 5 of them. Fortunately I wasn't wounded but my fellow comrades were. It was a rough battle but we all pulled through. At the end of the round I was awarded the MOMENT of Greatness for the way I fought. It felt really good for my first time. I got a little confident and started bragging to everyone. I bragged to this one kid about how I killed these sturges and he looked at me and said, "Sturges? Aren't those only like Level One?" BURN. It was pretty funny though. Since Steve and I were first timers we recieved this little membership card with our DCI number on it. Keenan turned to us and said, "Congratulations, you're officially a nerd". I'm a nerd and I'm proud of it. 

Today Drew, Steve and I went to lunch and they saw this guy who called them gay because they were dancing around Twizzlberry one time. We wanted to see where he lived so we followed him, after we found his house we just continued down the road to the nature park. It was freezing and we decided to go for a walk. Drew pushed me in the snow several times and I was pretty numb. We then decided to act out our round of D&D from yesterday night. We found sticks to use as swords and everything. It was fun and we made it out alive. 


To conclude this post I want to share a Gygax quote with you:

"Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Day

So I know that it's the day after Valentines' but I didn't have time to write yesterday.

I was on facebook earlier and I noticed that so many people were writing bitter things about Valentines day. People mentioned how they didn't have a gf/bf or how they didn't have anything to do for Valentines. Or people just mentioned how it is a commercialized holiday just to make money off. All these bitter posts got me thinking, what is the meaning of Valentines day? Do you HAVE to have that ONE special someone to share it with?

I don't think Valentines is pointless. It's a day to show the people we love how much we really care about them. You can say that we should do that everyday but let's get real, we don't. There are sooo many people that I love and why can't we appreciate everyone that we love instead of one person?

Today I had a great Valentines. I didn't go on a date or anything but I got to spend i with people I care about. A couple friends and I helped my Whitney pick out a gift for her boy (she got him a fish), then I ate pizza with Drew and Steve and then went to this one magic game store! It was definitely the best part. We hung out with stereotypical fantasy/dungeons and dragons/magical nerds and I LOVED every minute of it. Next week I am even going back to learn how to play D&D. After we picked up Steve's cousin Evan and he bought us all these snacks. It was great. See, I hung out with people I love, who needs romance?

P.S. cute little side story....Sunday, I get a text from my friend Kathryn asking me if I had been talking to her little brother (who is 17) and I said, "No, why?" and she told me that he asked her to give him my number asap, so she naturally gave me his number and told me to call him and confuse him. So I called him and he played it off like he never asked for my number, but then he said "Kim, I have a question, will you be my Valentine this year?" and so I said "I would be honored", then he told me that he is going to play me a song he wrote next time I see him. Today I got a picture of flowers from him. It was nice.

Another little side story, this young boy from my ward came over with my FHE brothers on Sunday and made me food and asked me to be his valentine all in the first time meeting him. SO I said yes because it is totally possible to have more than one valentine(i have like 10, not to brag or anything) and I got home from work and saw a little present on my bed, it was "be my Valentine" brownies and a little card that said, "Dear Kim. Roses are red, Violets are blue, Some poems rhyme and others don't. Kim, have a happy Valentines day. Your Valentine, Daniel". It was funny and I loved it.