Monthly Update


So remember how I promised Jared I would update the blog weekly?


Looks like that is more like monthly these days.

May started off with Cinco de Mimosa at work.  Apparently, this is a holiday the Friday before Cinco de Mayo where people start drinking champagne really early in the morning.  Mimosas are normally with orange juice too, but I didn’t see much of that going around. Ha!


That night, Jared and I drove down to LA to stay with our good friends.  Jared has known Christian since freshman year of college and funny enough, his dad actually went to college with Christina’s wife!  Small world.  These too are the best, and one of our favorite “couple friends”. Not to mention, they are the absolute best hosts!  Even though we aren’t always the best visitors… Sorry!


One of the reasons we drove down was to go through the temple with my Aunt.  I should grab some pictures from my cousins, but the only picture I took was as we were leaving.  When the little ones ran to the window it just about broke my heart.  They are the cutest!  And, their parents are seriously awesome.  Pretty lucky kids.



Think what you will, but this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me.  I think I may have to open a franchise up in San Jose. #diddyreise



A big part of my month was spent in the pool.  Weird considering I barely know how to swim, right?

I was asked to be a lifeguard for a girls summer camp this summer. That means, I spent 6 or 7 evenings during the month of May swimming, practicing “saves”, learning CPR and watching educational videos.  Of course it was during the busiest time of work for me, but  it ended up being really good, and I’m glad I was able to do it.

The view wasn’t bad either.


Oh, and this is what you wear home when you forget your flip flops and go straight from work. #classy


We also celebrated one of my best friend’s birthdays!  Yay for birthdays!  That cake was delicious too, and way better than the 3 week old ice cream cake I ate at work one day when I needed some sugar. (Don’t judge.)


Jared also got to celebrate with one of his besties.  Lionne has been in the Philippines for 3 YEARS!  He was in town, and it was his birthday, so we had to go visit.  His parents put together a delicious BBQ and we all just hung out for awhile.  It’s always great catching up with old friends.


May seriously was the month to celebrate.  Not only did we celebrate with friends, but we got to go down to LA again to celebrate Jared’s Grandma’s 90th! Wow, I can’t even imagine turning 90!  This betty’s still got it though.


Again, I’m awful at taking pictures, but here are a few from our visit.

Jared playing with our nephew.



Jared getting a tutorial on how to ride a segway.



It was pretty funny at first, because the lady teaching him was trying to tell him how to get on, but didn’t realize that the segway was off for a good 5 minutes.  This was rather entertaining. =)


Even though we were celebrating Jared’s Grandma’s birthday, his Aunt Cathy made a point to get individual cakes for Jared and his mom too (their birthdays are only 2 days apart in June).

This lady is pretty incredible.  She organized the whole event, coordinated everyone’s travel, and is always busy making sure everyone is taken care of.


Birthday Boy

Everyone took off Sunday night, but since Jared and I had Monday off we decided to stay down an extra night.

We woke up to a beautiful sunny day.


Went to lunch with another one of Jared’s college buddies, and his wife. And then took off later that evening.



It’s always so good to see friends who live in different places.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day right around you that I often don’t make enough time for our friends outside of San Jose.

Hopefully we will be back home for awhile and will be able to get a handle on life again.  Not to mention, make time for a little of this.



Can’t wait for the tomatoes!! #yum




It’s Almost May!

I really need to just delete this blog if I can’t update it.  It’s been over a month.  Sorry, babe. =(

I know I don’t have any excuses, but I just don’t seem to make time to blog anymore!  I have been working with the youth in our church more and it has taken up a little more of my time. Then on top of that we have been trying to figure out what we want to do with our living situation.  Our lease is up and we are going to be homeless if we don’t decide soon!

Some pictures from this last month.

Adria’s shower!  The picture with the other girls that hosted the shower was even blurrier than this one.  But, we had the shower at our good friend’s house and I think it turned out really well!


Jared’s mom came into town so we took her to an art museum so she would think we were cultured.

Pretty cool wood objects.


I think this was my favorite piece from the fair.


We got free tickets from a co-worker so we really aren’t that cultured, but we felt pretty fancy mingling with all the up and ups of Silicon Valley.

Quote from the night that Jared loved was when he overheard a woman say to her husband, “so are we going to buy it or what?”  Ha!  Sounds like something I would say, if we had money.

We also went camping with some friends which was fun.  It wasn’t the best camping trip ever, (my fault, no one else’s) but it was still a lot of fun.  Fun people, beautiful scenery, and a nature made personal tider totter.


This month I have also been extra crazy, hence the snap chat.

Crazy KT


I also got to spend some time in the woods with my coworkers too!

Super pretty deck.


Fun night of mingling, eating and laughing.

It’s ways fun working with your friends!


The mood swings may be the main reason I am extra crazy, but it could also be the fact that we have gone to at least 5 openhouses each weekend for the last month.


This market is nuts!!  Let’s just say a co-worker bid on a house that sold for 70% over the asking price!!  Let’s also just say that the asking price was over a million dollars. #sad

So, in case anyone is wondering, Jared and I are taking donations, and any 3 bedroom 2 bath homes anyone would like to give us would be greatly appreciated.  However, there are some requirements that must be met.

Open floor plan. Garage big enough for Jared’s tools. Big backyard. Mature trees. No telephone polls on the property. Big enough kitchen. Room for a 6 person table. Area for a piano. Dual pane windows. Decent roof.  Tall ceilings preferred….

Yeah, we know we are dreaming, but that’s okay.

Even though it’s been a little crazy, we have still enjoyed lots of fun with friends and relaxing mornings together.



Here’s to a mood swing free May!

An Attempt at an Update

Hello from the beach!!!  These are my friend Newman’s sand toys.  AKA Baby B.


I am really getting excited for this summer.  Let me tell you.  Beach trips, camping, hiking, oh so much to look forward too.  But first off, I guess I should apologize for not blogging.  Not that anyone cares.  Well, I guess Janae cares.  She has already complained.

But, I promise, I will be better!

Okay, so I don’t know everything I have done since I last blogged.  Because, I can hardly remember what I did yesterday.  But, I will try…

When I got back in town from my mom’s, my cute friends took me to a belated b-day dessert night and it was DELICIOUS!  We tried this new little coffee shop downtown San Jose and I thought it was a lot of fun.  Their pastries were really good.  But, their hot chocolate was a little lacking.

But, that’s okay because we had some really good girl talk.  And, we were lucky enough to be serenaded by some random guy playing the piano.  Ha!  I guess I could have done without that.

I also got spoiled and went to brunch at my favorite breakfast place in Los Gatos.  My friend, Leslie and I go to brunch for our birthdays every year and I absolutely love this tradition.  And, I can’t get enough of Los Gatos Cafe.  I’ve gone again since going with Leslie.  To.die.for.

I also made our friends go to get free birthday burgers from Red Robin.  I guess I really did want to drag out my birthday this year.  Because, that was literally the last day of the month.

Guess that is what happens when your husband leaves you for Brazil the day after your birthday. #notbitter.

This month we have had a lot of fun too!

We kicked off the month with a Fat Tuesday party!!  Yes, I’m not Catholic.  But, it sounded fun.  And, a few people actually joined me in giving something up for Lent.  I’m doing desserts again this year because it just didn’t do it for me last year.  I got a hundred times worse and am hoping that I will crave them less after these 46 days.

We had our 2nd successful beach outing for the year and boy was it perfect!!  Great weather, great company.  Really couldn’t have asked for a better day.  Jared even got IN the water.  It was freezing!  But, you can’t stop that boy.  He actually has come around very nicely to the beach since marrying me.

I’ve started running with a couple friends, which has been nice.  And, I had a failed attempt at a soccer game.  But, I really can’t wait for the sun to stay out in the evenings so Jared and I can go on more bike rides.  Or maybe even resurrect the old Kick Ball game!

We have also had lots of dinners with friends, Pizza, Ethiopian food, Tacos, and Corned Beef and Cabbage.  And, now I am running off to go BBQ with some friends.  Gotta love that California weather!!  BBQ all year round. =)