Sep 30, 2010

True Love

Our conversation the other night:

K: Why do you love me? 
R: What do you mean?
K: I am just such a *retard!
R: Yes, but you are MY retard.  
{sorry if that offends because it wasn't PC}

Even with all of my *many* faults, somehow  Randal still loves me.  
Sometimes I don't get it, but then if I really think about it...
We are kind of perfect for each other...

Sep 23, 2010

flea o read ah

Yes, that is how Randal pronounced Flo rida.  hahahah!  I think we were listening to Pandora and he was like, "I really like this song!" so I asked him who it was, and his response? 
flea o read ah.
He means well...

This week Randal had to go to the Bollywood Market for class.  So, as a dutiful, and mostly curious/excited wife, I tagged along.  It isn't a huge place, but I loved every second of it.  Even from off the street, the aroma invites you in.  We stepped inside and the woman working, who we later came to know as Ginny, was very helpful and showed us around the store.  She recommended as her "must see" for the store, the spice section.  And it is pretty spectacular.  Randal had to write a review on the shop for his Comms class, so I patiently took a look around while he asked Ginny questions.  By the end of our trip there, Ginny had given us a recipe to make Chicken Saag (my personal Indian food favorite), and convinced us to buy all the necessary items.  She even got me to buy a smoothie while she was ringing me up.  And I am so glad we did.  It was a mango smoothie and I have never tasted something so delicious.  It was just so creamy.

It was pretty late at night, but when we got home I was so excited to make the saag that we did it anyway.  Her recipe was not like a typical recipe (imagine a list of ingredients, and instead of regular measurements, she just would tell me, oh a spoon of that or some of this, etc) so we had to do some guess work, but all in all, I think it turned out well.

 Randal making the rice

 Some of the ingredients


 After: The final product

Our feast! Complete with a movie.  
It doesn't get much better than this.

Sep 15, 2010

Unknown Caller

Today at exactly 9:05 am I missed a call from an unknown number because I was in my morning meeting at work.  I didn't think anything of it until maybe 5 minutes later I get a text from Randal asking if I had gotten a call from the UC (Unknown Caller).  Turns out, he got called at 9:01 am and answered and the guy answered the phone like, " you know who this is...?"  Randal was like, um, no.  Then the guy went off about how he knew Randal from soccer a year ago and that it was Trent Rogers.  Randal never played soccer (he really isn't very athletic...) and finally told the guy he had to go to class and you know what the creep said???  He said, "That's fine, I got what I needed." and hung up.  Then preceded to call me.  What the freak!  Creepy, right?  

Has anyone had any calls from the UC lately?  I want to figure this out!

Sep 9, 2010

Blog Lovin'

It's a long one, sorry!  
A lot has changed since the last time I posted.  I don't really want to recount all the details, so I'll just hit the highlights, include some pictures, and then I promise to be a better blogger from here on out.  Especially since I am (I think) getting rid of my facebook soon).  I want a place to put up pictures and updates and see how everyone is doing, but I just get so caught up in looking at random people doing things, that I end up spending more time looking at other people's lives than living my own. 
I'm making the break.  
I will admit that I have been better over the past few months, since there really isn't much time to do anything when you are planning a wedding, getting married, honeymooning, becoming a student, working and *trying* to be a good wife.  But still, there just isn't enough time in the day for FB and so it looks like we will be parting ways.

Now that I explained my soon-to-be absence in the social networking world, I'm jumping over to Blogging.  It seems like that's what most newly married cute girls do, and I want to be a part of it!

Here are the promised highlights since last time: 
  • Randal and I went to Reno on a trip with my family to visit my Grandparents.  More of that can be seen here.  
  • On August 6th, in the Idaho Falls, Idaho LDS temple, Randal and I got married.  We decided to have the reception in Utah at my parents' house.  Don't worry, there will most likely be an upcoming wedding post full of pictures. 
  • August 7th, Randal and I started our two-week honeymoon.  We spent the majority of it on the North Shore of Hawaii, and then about 3 days in various terminals, airport gardens, airports, and even an unplanned excursion to Kauai.  It wasn't really great, but we made the best of it and eventually we did get home.  Tip: Don't fly to Hawaii with a stand-by passenger. 
  • We went on a camping trip with Randal's family up to Bear Lake last weekend.  It was really fun, but way too windy.  It's insane how blue Bear Lake is.  

Nothing else of note has really happened.  Just a lot of thank you notes, watching Psych online, multiple trips to Sams Club, Target, Wal-Mart, and eating leftover wedding Zeppes like err night. 

Oh! and I also legally changed my name today, so we are officially Randal and Kirsten Clayton.  Sounds pretty d good.

So for now, if you want to stalk either one of us, I suppose you will just have to look back to our humble blog.  And I promise to try and make it better looking, it's pretty jumbled up right now.  I need Blog help!

Sneak Peak for my upcoming Wedding Post.  Get Excited!