Friday, August 29, 2008

last first day of school!

this week was kyle's very last first day of school! yay! he graduates in december and we are very excited to be moving back to greenville and be "greenville people" for the rest of our lives! can't wait!

so to celebrate the occasion, we of course had to take a first day of school picture! haha, so this may have been my idea, but he plays along well!

also in celebration, i bought kyle a gift for school..
its a dallas mavericks ink pen that's about a foot long!
man, he'll be the talk of all his classes, he's so lucky to have me!
well, he actually hasn't taken it to class, yet. he keeps "forgetting" it.

but for real, kyle, i'm so proud of you! love you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

5 years ago!

yesterday was the 5 year anniversary of mine and kyle's first date! time flies! i cannot believe that we have been together that long!! (and married just over 2 months!)

here is the first picture of us taken after we started dating (this isn't on our first date)
we were so dorky!! but i guess it worked out! =)

here's the story of our first date..

earlier in the week, kyle had asked me to go on a date that saturday night. well, i knew that saturday morning and afternoon i was going shopping with my mom, ali, libby rook, kyle's mom, beth, and his sister sara, but i figured we'd be back on time for the date, so i of course said yes!

well that saturday came, and all us girls were in frisco shopping, and my mom said, "well, kaci and i have to leave early, because she's got a big date!"

beth (kyle's mom) says, "oh my gosh, that's so exciting! who are you going on a date with!?"

i thought she was joking, considering it was her son!!

well she was not.

so i had to say, "umm..well, i'm going out with kyle.." (medium awkward)

thankfully, she replied, "oh my gosh! now i'm even more excited!"

kyle had not told his own mom!!!

so my mom and i left early to come back to greenville, so we could go out. i get all ready, thinking that i looked quite nice. i was wearing just jeans and this bandana shirt that heidi gave me. looking back i was like, wow, i wasn't looking quite as good as i thought. i still have that shirt, but would never ever wear it again! kyle comes to pick me up and the poor boy is wearing a bright orange trix cereal shirt, khaki shorts, and converse high top bright red and black shoes! he was a looker! i guess since his mom was still shopping, she couldn't help him with his outfit choice! (i still make fun of him for this!)

we went to tony's, and had super awkward conversation, then went to a movie (what else do you do in greenville!?) we went and saw "my boss's daughter". it wasn't great, but it was the only thing showing we thought would be good!

well, and the rest is history!!

5 years later..

we both had to work yesterday and didn't get off till around 8 so we were exhausted and didn't really want to go anywhere (pretty lame i know). then we checked the mail, and got a card and restaurant gift card from our amazing grandparents (the shavers)! it was a "just because" surprise, that came at the perfect timing! we were so excited, so we ended up going to eat and renting a movie (our favorite date!)

jeffrey kyle,
i have loved every single minute of being your girlfriend, fiance', and wife!
you're my favorite!
love you till the end!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

spoiled rotten

so lola started out not allowed on the furniture, but we've been spending a lot of time "on the furniture" watching the olympics lately, so she's inching her way on.
kyle took this picture last night while we were dozing as we watched the gold medal match in beach volleyball (woohoo! gold in men's and women's!)

we're trying very hard for her not to be spoiled, but she's hard to resist when she's just tired and cuddly.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lola Nelson!

meet lola nelson!

we've been looking around for a bulldog for awhile now, but they're pretty expensive and we couldn't justify spending that much, so yesterday we found an add for part english bulldog, part pug, also known as mini bulldogs. we were excited (kyle was very excited, i was following), and we drove to austin to pick her up. we were a little disappointed that she doesn't look more like a bulldog, but she's pretty cute, still!

so here's our little family!

jeffrey kyle and lola bonding.

we left around 5 pm to pick her up in austin, and when we got there, the lady who was supposed to meet us wouldn't pick up her phone. great. so we drove all this way and now we're just stuck there. we ended up spending an hour at whataburger and big lots.

she finally called us and was like, "did someone try to call me from this phone?".

kyle was like, "umm..yeah..about 10 times. we're supposed to buy a dog from you!"

she acted like she didn't really remember talking to us at all (like 2 hrs before!)

it ended up that the lady who called us back was the sister of the one we had talked to before. good thing, because we were going to be medium peeved if we drove all that way, waited an hour, and still came home with no dog!

but it had a happy ending =)

Sunday, August 10, 2008


why not pop a tent in your tiny living room to watch tv?

so the tent looks a little discombobulated, but that may be because it is squeezed in a tiny space between the couch and tv, who knows though.

we really have no lives, but it's so much fun to have no lives together!

Monday, August 4, 2008

dos things about me

i copied this off Kristyn's blog, and thought it would be fun, because who doesn't like to talk about themselves? =)

Here's what you're supposed to do: Delete my answers and type in your answers. Then send this to a whole bunch of people or post to your blog.

Two names you go by:
1. Kaci
2. Snuffy/Snuff (mostly by my dad and a few others on occasion)

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. scrub top
2. scrub pants

Two of your favorite things to do:
1. hang out with jeffrey kyle
2. go to the beach

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. lunch
2. for kyle to be off work

Two favorite pets you have had/have:
1. brutus - black chihuahua
2. benjamin franklin - pig (where did the name come from? i have no idea)

Two things you did yesterday
l. went to churh
2. did absolutely nothing the rest of the day with kyle, and it was great!

Two things you ate today:
1. donut
2. muffin

Two people you last talked to:
1. jeffrey kyle
2. Mom

Two things you plan on doing tomorrow:
1. going to work
2. sleep!

Two longest trips taken in the last five years:
1. Mission trip to Japan
2. Honeymoon to Playa Del Carmen!

Two favorite holidays:
1. Christmas
2. Thanksgiving

Two favorite beverages:
1. Diet Coke
2. Sweet Tea

ralph the skunk update

he has been released back into the wild. sad day, i know.

my dad built a pen for ralph, but he was kinda freakin out and kept trying to get out, so my dad felt bad for caging him up and decided to let him go. he said that if ralph returns, he'll keep him. in the mean time there have been many more skunks showing up in our yard (the adult, stinky sprayer ones) and my dad is trying to do some "crowd control". so as my mom was telling me all this on the phone, i hear my dad yell in the background,

"get my flip flops and gun, i see another skunk!"

so are we rednecks? why yes. yes we are.