Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Meet Gertrude

I must confess I'm a bit of a tree hugger! That's one of the main reasons I fell in love with Boise, there are loads of beautiful trees at every turn. 

Here are some examples

Now I know this may seem very mundane to most people but I grew up in San Diego where people like to cut down ancient trees to build humdrum track houses, which deprive everyone that lives in them the opportunity to be unique in any way. Sorry, went on a little rant again. The point I was getting to is that I haven't grown up around trees other than the few we had in my backyard. So I am in total awe of the trees here. Which inspired me along with two amazing people (Brooke Fisher and my father who already grow their own veggies) to grow our own produce. Also I do not appreciate that our atmosphere grows a new hole daily because of pesticides being blow into it every day.  As a result Gabe and I decided to start growing our own plants.  This is a very new experience for Gabe and I because we have never attempted to grow any type of flora previous to this. Besides a bonsai tree which ended badly. ha  Unfortunately we live in an apartment so the amount of produce we are able to grow is pretty limited. We made the choice to start out slow with a single tomato plant.
Without further adieu, I'd like to introduce you to Gertrude.
Yes, I named her. When I told my mom, she was worried. Our conversation went as follows:
Me: Guess what!? we adopted a tomato plant and I named her Gertrude.
Mom: You named your plant? Don't you think that's a little strange, Kate?
Me: Mom, I've only really made one friend since we have moved. I'm starting to have to name plants and pretend they are my friends. Don't judge me. haha
Yeah once again, I'm a total loser.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2 Years of Crazy Bliss

So last week was Gabriel and my 2 year wedding anniversary. As I had stated in a previous post we had already given each other gifts for one another early cause we are nerds.
This is the word collage I made for Gabe, it looks better in person, I promise. haha 
And this is the amazingly awesome Hunger Games shirt that Gabe made me.

Gabe took the day off and we had a fun filled day of actives planned for us once we had finished taking our tests. Which btw we both got B's on! I was pretty excited. Well, once we both got home from school we went to this really cute little sushi place in Downtown Boise.  Now, I was questioning this whole sushi place idea because I've only had Sushi in California and I'm not going to lie, sushi restaurants two states away from any ocean sounded a little iffy to me. But I was a brave kid and tried it, and let me tell you, this place is the definition of yumminess.

Superb Sushi
- yeah I know they are kinda lacking in the creative name department.

After we ate sushi for lunch, we walked around glorious Downtown Boise for a little while. Then we came home and ended up falling asleep which was definitely not in the plan, but hey, we have class at 7 in the morning.  After a blissful 30 min nap, I successfully talked Gabe out of his big plans and into going to Michaels and getting canvas for both of us to paint on with his new oil paints. We also got some extra's for having a Romantic painting party at home. These Items include, but are not limited to, Jones Soda, York Peppermint Patties, Reese's, Hershey's Chocolate bits with almonds (which apparently are Gabe's favorite but after being married for years, he has never mentioned) and last, Almond joys that truly do bring joy to my mouth.  All of these elements combined ended up being probably one of the best ideas I have ever had. It was so fun!  I was pleasantly surprised because I am extremely left brained which results in me having zero artistic talent.

We also painted wooden letters. I painted the G and Gabe painted the K. I wanted us to paint them in a way that reflected our personalities. So I painted the G with a bunch of straight lines because Gabe is a huge perfectionist. Gabe did polka dots because they are a little funky and a mess. Which pretty much sums me up.  haha
 this is my painting
And this is Gabe’s. Well what is done of it. Gabe hasn't finished yet, which goes back to the whole perfectionist thing again.

Well that pretty much sums up our night; yeah I know, it was pretty magical!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The List

So I kinda suck at this whole documenting my life story thing. haha Oh well I'm not much of a writer I'm more into lists. Mostly because I am mentally incapable of connecting two ideas. so  we are going to get started with May.
Wonderful May
1. Finshed finals ( best freaking feeling ever)
By the way special thanks to my awesome but crazy Botany teacher Merlin for using the same exact question as his previous test for the final. I thoroughly appreciate benefiting from your laziness.
2. My parents flew into Boise and drove back to San Diego with us within one day. They are so great!!
3. Once in San Diego we pretty much just spent time with our families and some friends.

4. Went to Disneyland with Gabe's Family. Which was awesome but also a very new experience for me personally. It was their first time ever going to a theme park together and to put it lightly they were very overwhelmed. It was actually quite cute. After we went on Space Mountain I got the feeling that Gabe’s family believed I was trying to kill them.

5. The eve of our departure from San Diego Gabe and I actually spent apart.  haha ( its okay we see each other plenty at home)  I went out with my old five best friends from high school. Which was actually pretty spectacular because thanks to those girls I survived high school for the most part  physiological intact.

6. On our two day epic drive home we braved a pretty crazy storm where I feared more than once we were toast but Gabe being the amazingly trusty driver saved us.  Also we had to deal with an Emo Jimi the whole way home. I'm not sure if he was heartbroken because he had to leave his BFF Jake or if it was because of the hatred he felt for us for confining him to a car for 16 hours but he refused to get in the car and when in the car preceded to give Gabe and I very nasty looks.

7. Once we got home me being the loser that I am was stuck at home while Gabe worked pretty much all day. So I read a whole book trilogy (The Hunger Games) in 3 days. They are fazmazmaze books and I think everyone in the whole world should really read them because they convey an amazing message of how horrendous war is.  Anyways I digress, my excitement of the day was before Gabe would go to work I would wake him up extra early so we could go buy the next part of the trilogy. Good thing Gabe loves me cuz I'm pretty much a pain. Anyways after reading these I can honestly say I went through a tad bit of depression. Which is odd for me cuz I'm naturally a pretty optimistic person. Crap I always get off topic. Back to the point. The books were so well written that because the main character was depressed I became physically depressed as well. I think it also had to do with the fact that after I finished the book I could no long read about PEETA MELLARK. Who is pretty much the most amazing fictional character ever!! By far my favorite, even over Mr. Darcy, I mean that’s really saying something. haha Another awesome occurrence that happened because of the irresistible allure of these books Gabe ( Yes my husband Gabe) started to read them and is now finished. Ps. He thought they were the bee's knees as well. So maybe you should check yourself before you wreck yourself and go read these books. Alright I'm done ranting about the fantablism that is The Hunger Games.

PS. did I mention that Gabe reminds me of Peeta, how wonderful is that for me. Yes all you Peeta lovers out there should totally be jealous!!
Jamming June

8. On to the next glorious thing that Gabe already knew about and I discovered during our 2 week summer vacation.  two dollar movie theaters! These places were made for top ramen eating broke as a joke college students. We both went to the movies and got a slurpee (because its a neccessity at the movies) for 6 dollars, it was the shiz man!!
Pss. we went and saw "Source Code" which I personally thought looked dumb but actually was quite excellent.
9. Gabe and I made some friends. I know I know it’s like beyond belief but we actually found some really awesome people that we both like to hang out with. Their names are Erin and Jacob and are pretty much awesome because 1. they love to read just like me and 2. they just are! Also they have two kids named Jane and Owen they are awesome as well.

10. Last Saturday we went and saw "X-Men First Class" and it was everything I dreamed about and more. Oh fun little fact I actually did dream about X-men the night before we went and saw it and Gabe and I actual kicked some mutant hating booty.  Anyways James Mcavoy, over to him. If you didn’t already know( I love how I write like I'm talking to people but no one reads my blog so I'm actually just talking to myself. haha Fruit Cake, I did it again and got off topic!) James Mcavoy is my all-time favorite actor. In 2008 when I was all hopped up on vicodin cuz I got my wisdom teeth removed I totally watched every movie he is ever been in. Yeah I know that’s the freaking kewlest thing you've ever heard. Well James Mcavoy played Charles Xavier and I must say his performance was nothing less than outstanding, so you should go see the movie like right now this instant!!
11. Gabe and I pretty much suck at keeping secrets from each other. Exhibit A. Gabe had me pick out my own engagement ring.  So today on June 10 we gave each other our anniversary presents. Our anniversary isn’t till Monday June 13. haha We are the nerdiest couple ever! Okay so my husband is awesome and designed (himself, with a smidge of help from me, picking out which designs I liked) my very own Hunger Games shirt.  I will most definitely be the coolest kid at school while wearing it. haha In addition I got him some pretty fabulous oil pants( he had been wanting forever) and I made him this really cool word collage about us. I think if I placed it in an art fair I would totally get the gold star but that’s beside the point Gabriel loves it.
12. Lastly Gabe and I started summer school this week. Gabe’s taking freaking awesome amazing Anatomy and I'm taking Chem.  Yes 5 hours of stab my eyes out and blow my brain up Chemistry its truly excruciating. During this ridiculously slow 5 hours instead of paying attention I came to the conclusion that Chemistry has been invented for the soul purpose to make people hate their lives.  Also during this time I'm not paying attention I have come up with the conclusion that the United States has to be the dumbest country in the whole universe for not using the metric system. I'm sure freaking aliens have already converted to using the metric system by now. haha I'm almost positive that people in every other country ( and for the aliens sake planet) love chemistry because they don't have to deal with the excruciating task that is conversions. Conversions and I are mortal enemies since before I was born. lol
13. Monday is going to be the best day ever. That is after Gabe and I finish our dumb tests. Stupid teachers scheduling a test on our anniversary .
Hope all you people that don't read my blog have a wonderful weekend! hahah