Saturday, June 28, 2008

almost camping!

ashleigh and dan gave us one of the coolest wedding gifts! they gave us this huge box packed with all kinds of camping stuff!! we love being outside, but we didn't have much outdoor gear of our own, but now we do! since we got all the new stuff, we have been dying to go camping, but have not had a spare minute! so we went pretend camping..haha. we actually just went to the lake for a few hours, but took our new coleman grill to make hot dogs! is it necessary to take a grill with you when you're going to the lake for 3-4 hours? maybe not..but we had fun!

kyle working on the hot dogs. the wind was blowing a bazillion miles an hour (normal for college station) was actually blowing the hot dogs off the grill.

so it took some ghetto rigging.. we speared the hot dogs with our "telescoping hot dog poker thing" (actually for the fire)..but hey it held the hot dogs over the grill!

our first meal off our coleman grill!

we also got this snazzy carrying bag for our grill with pockets on the end for propane tanks!

me carrying the floaties, and being a little dumb.

so yeah..thanks ashleigh and dan!! we had a ton of fun kinda camping!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

honeymooning in mexico =)

here are quite a few pictures from the honeymoon! you see, i post a ton of pictures because our lives aren't exciting enough to just write about, so pictures are better. like right now, our lives consist of wake up, go to work, come home from work, unpack boxes, write thank you notes, go to bed. yeah..we're living it up here in college station! so enjoy the pictures for now!

ahh..playa del carmen!

behind us here is the main lobby of the resort

we got a photographer to take some pictures for us

poor kyle didn't wear enough sunscreen our first day there!

in the ocean

my handsome husband=)

eating dinner at a cute little italian place

on our porch, notice the sand comes right up to our porch! and that is our reserved cabana bed there behind us. amazing!

this was before dinner one night. most of the weddings take place in this gazebo.

parasailing! everyone should do it!!
notice how much smaller i am than kyle! i look like a little kid! haha.

another picture from the photographer!

we had a blast. everyone should go to the royal in playa del carmen, its amazing. kyle is already looking at prices to go back again. i say hold your horses. but we did see beach front condos for sale starting at $73,000...maybe we'll just go that way!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

lanny cale

so most all of you know that lanny is on his way to kazakhstan right now. well, he had a 5 hour delay in denver yesterday, so when he got to frankfort, germany (5 hours late, of course), he had missed his flight to astana, kazakhstan. they told him they would connect him through moscow. so after a couple of hours, he went to board his flight to moscow, and they asked for his visa for russia. well, he didn't have a visa for russia, because he wasn't planning on going there, so they told him he couldn't board that flight. the next flight from frankfort to kazakhstan is not for another 24 hours. thankfully, the airport there got him a hotel room and food vouchers, but its still a little discouraging to be stuck there for a whole day alone! his flight should be tomorrow (friday) at 10ish am our time (8 pm in germany). keep him in your prayers! and remember my parents/family too as we're all a little worried about him too. we'll all be much more at ease once he gets to KZ with his partner, jay, and jake and stephanie huck (the family he'll be working with there in KZ).

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

married at last!!

we're finally official! we got married on june 14th and we are loving every minute of being newlyweds! we had an amazing time in playa del carmen, on our honeymoon (pictures to follow!) and now we're back to the real world, which is college station for now. kyle is working as a personal banker and i am ending my job at intellamed (medical supply company) and starting as a nurse in the nursery at the medical center on july 7th. everyone said it would be a bummer to have to come back to "reality" but we are loving learning how to be married together!
in the meantime, here are a few pictures from the wedding (ok, a lot!) but i love them all and wanted everyone to be able to see some of them!

here is the handsome groom waiting to see the bride for the first time! i will for sure never forget his face right here. he's amazing!

me walking in to see kyle
in front of the church
the whole jones gang
the nelson clanus with andrew and adelle, the ring bearer and flower girl

the whole wedding partydad and me
mom and me

at this point, andrew was getting a little tired of pictures, but he still loves his kyle, so he suffered through it.
it was getting close to the starting time, and we were waiting in the parlor
counting down the minutes at this point!
dad and me walking down the aisle

kiss the bride!i loved our cake, although i couldn't really remember what it looked like until i saw these pictures. the day was sort of a blur, a really amazing blur, but still a blur!

kyle's grooms cake was made to look like his black and white paisley fender guitar, i thought it turned out so good!

going out for our first dance!

father daughter dance
mother son dance

andrew and adelle dancing to "my girl". how sweet.we had a ton of fun dancing with friends and family!
running away! notice the flower petals in the top of my dress! haha!
our first time to sit down, and we were beyond exhausted!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

summer days at the jones house

over memorial day weekend, the entire jones gang got together! this was the first time every single sibling, in-law, grandkid, etc. had been together in over a year! we had so much fun! we just hung out outside all day fishing, swimming, grilling out. so this is what our entire family looks like on a chillin' summer day! i love them all like crazy! every last one of them! everyone will be back together very soon for the wedding..11 days to be exact!! can't wait!

Monday, June 2, 2008


what were you doing 5 years ago?

  1. dating kyle
  2. going to japan
  3. getting my first car
  4. playing sports
  5. in highschool

what are 5 things on your to do list today?

  1. wake up and get out of bed (very difficult task)
  2. go to work till noon
  3. take a nap
  4. write wedding thank you notes
  5. finalize song list with dj

what are 5 snacks you enjoy?

  1. crackers/bread of any kind
  2. colby jack cheese
  3. chips and hot sauce
  4. ice cream!
  5. trail mix

what 5 things would you do if you were a billionaire?

  1. think, "oh my gosh, i have a billion dollars."
  2. buy a house
  3. buy a very gas efficient vehicle! (and still be disgruntled that gas is this expensive!)
  4. i would probably need a house in mexico somewhere
  5. the church would get one heck of a tithe!

what are 5 of your bad habits?

  1. the snooze button
  2. drinking diet coke (which i am working on, i haven't had one in over a week!)
  3. constantly tucking my hair behind my ears, then pulling it out, then back again..
  4. piling everything on the kitchen counter!
  5. leaving clothes in the floor of my closet

what are 5 places you’ve lived?

  1. campbell, tx
  2. college station, tx

what are 5 jobs you’ve had?

  1. clerk at puddin hill
  2. barista at mane grind
  3. sales/customer rep for intellamed
  4. starting as RN at college station med in one month!