Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Fun Little Story...

To begin, my mom's parents live in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. Whenever my family goes to visit them, they bring back a luggage full of goodies that can only be found in Canada. This year, Austin was introduced to the mouthwatering deliciousness of a family favorite called Ketchup Chips.

Now, these are not just your ordinary chips; and my husband is proof of this. After he first had them, he just could not get enough! He basically cleared my parents of the numerous bags that they had brought back. Soon after they were gone, I found Austin searching the internet for this rare chip made by Lays.

To prove that these are the best chips around, try looking up the authentic brand on ebay.
Oh please, please click this link to see how much people are selling them for! You will be shocked!

To my shock, I caught my husband almost buying some online one day!

Through much searching, we found out that Kmart sells a different version of these chips, but only online! I decided to make a trip to the Kmart closest to our house just to be sure. They told me that they do not carry the ketchup chips in store anymore, and that this was the same for all other Kmart's in the valley. Oh darn! So I bought a bag of Ketchup Snack Fries; hoping that they would taste somewhat similar. Later that day, Austin went back to the same Kmart to buy more of the Ketchup Snack Fries [because they were buy one, get one free] and he came home with this:

He found the Kmart Ketchup Fries at the same store that I went to! Only Austin....

He bought every single one they had, and now we have an abundance of Austin's favorite snack.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ode to Our Apartment!

For the past nine months, Austin and I have been fortunate enough to live in the beautiful 
San Montego Apartment Complex.

Since we will not be here much longer, we decided to finally show our family and friends some pictures of our cozy home!

Our cute living room.

Our spacious kitchen.

The overused dining room [homework]!

Love the hallway.

Lovely little laundry space.

Much-needed hall closet.

Our bright and shiny bathroom.

Our favorite closet of all time.

The simple, yet lovely sleeping area.

We sure have loved living here! It is perfect for a first home!

We will miss you!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


July 6, 2010
[at 5:35 pm]
is the first day my sweet husband and I could both feel our little boy kick!!!

No, it was not our imagination, he was kicking like CRAZY!
This is a momentous occasion because it now means that Austin can feel our little one too!
I have felt him for a while, but now that the kicks are harder, they can be felt by just touching my tummy!

This moment brought tears and laughter and much joy!
We could not be more excited at this time!

It is time to celebrate!
Baby Ryker is on his way!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Second Annual Prescott Trip

Austin and I had the best weekend!
We went up to Prescott to enjoy all of their festivities that come with the Fourth of July.
This was our second year attending!
Last year we were only dating, so it was very fun being able to go up as a married couple this year!

The main activities included:

Shopping and walking around the town fair.

Going to the World's Oldest Rodeo.

Attending church.

Visiting the beautiful landscape.

And of course... eating. :]

We had a great time being with family, getting away from the heat, and taking a quick break from school!
It is just amazing to me how much Austin and I have changed and grown since we went last year!

It definitely was a weekend to remember!
We loved every minute of it!

Thank you mom and dad for such a memorable weekend!