Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Episode 2: The Marriage of the Jedi
Watch it. Cry cause you're laughing so hard. Eat. Drink. and Be Married dang it. :)

Friday, October 10, 2008


1. highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell.
2. very pleasant; delightful

My sister explained it to me this way-
Sometimes there are just moments where no other word can describe it but delicious. You don't tell your friends about it, because that would take away from it. You don't tell him about it, because that would take away from it. You don't write it down because that would take away from it. You just keep it.

Tonight was delicious.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm marrying a Jedi-

Last night me and Cam went for a walk after homework. We stopped and he just held me for a bit. We were both just happy to not be around people anymore. I looked up at him and told him to make a fishface, just because I know he can't do it. :) He tried though. It looked hilarious. I told him he looked like Jar Jar Binx...or Sebulba. When he heard me say "Sebulba" this incomprehensible joy spread across his face and he just said, "oh!" and kissed me. lol I was laughing so hard, I couldn't even kiss him back.

Cam's a bit of a Star Wars fanatic...I've only seen episode 1 once or twice. He was so thrilled that I even knew who Sebulba was. It absolutely made his night. He was GIDDY! "Kristin! I never thought I'd hear that come out of your mouth!"

yep-sign me up for the fiancee of the year award. :)

And for those of you who have little faith in me-I do too know who Sebulba is. He's the guy that Anakin pod races against.

Monday, October 6, 2008

GNO Call Style :)

Once upon a time I got engaged to a great family. :)
Cameron's family came up this week for conference. We had a birthday party for Elisha, his (my?) niece. Ate awesome food. Went to a mission reunion. (where I found out just how grateful I am for Cameron going to an English speaking mission...) Conference was incredible. I love listening to the Prophet & Apostles & the Relief Society General Presidency. I'm really excited for the conference issue to come out. :)
Saturday night, Cameron's dad got tickets for the guys to go to the priesthood session of conference, so they left the ladies clad in white shirts and ties and the ladies got a babysitter. :)
Emilee, Adrienne, Kiara, Amberlee, & I went to Bajio grill for dinner. I love good Mexican food. They have this green salsa that's to die for. Afterward we decided to go to the Melting Pot for some dessert. We figured it wouldn't be busy cause of the conference...wrong. We waltz in there and ask for a table for 5 and the hostess just looks at us like we're stupid. It's a Saturday night at a super nice restaurant. Do we have a reservation? not a chance. We put our names on the list and set out to kill 2 hours of wait time. We're on Main st. in SLC and decide to walk to the Gateway Mall just because. We grossly underestimated the distance from the Melting Pot to the Gateway. Ha. It was over a mile...which in tennis shoes wasn't really a big deal, but Emilee was wearing 4 inch heel boots, Kiara was in flip-flops (and it was cold and rainy), and Amber had just gotten 3 stitches in her ankle. We were collectively a mess. We arrived at the Gateway and found a bathroom and some fantastic leather couches with suede pillows. The conversation was great and it was nice to sit down in the quiet for a bit. (I still don't know what building we were in...the doors into it were locked. Some random guy with a keycard let us in...VIP status, what can we say?) It was getting close to when the guys' meeting let out, so we decided to call the Melting Pot and change our reservation to 9 people instead of 5, and just see how much longer that made our wait...The hostess shocked us when she said she could get us in in 10 minutes. Emilee zipped her shoes back on in a flurry and we set off back to the restaurant. Actually...we set off to chase down the Trax train, which we missed by about a minute. So we first ran AWAY from the restaurant, before giving up the chase and just booking it to the restaurant. It's cold and wet remember, and we're running like mad. Amber's stitches are itching. Kiara has taken her shoes off and is now running barefoot through cold, muddy puddles. Emilee is a total babe acting like her 4 inch heels are cross trainers. And me...I just laugh. :) It was hilarious. About halfway there, Adrienne pulls a "just go! Leave me!" lol. I love the drama of it all. These women are quickly becoming my good friends. It's amazing to feel so accepted by a family you hardly knew a few short months ago.
The Calls get it done though. We made it to the Melting Pot in about 14 minutes. Not too shabby. We didn't look too worse for the wear either. :) We took our table and decided to wait for the guys, who, upon finding out where we were and what we were doing promptly informed us that they were "going to Tucanos for some meat." awesome. As women, we all figured they would jump at the chance for some ridiculously indulgent chocolate. guess they've got some priority issues to figure out. :) We decided to eat for 9 anyway and ordered 3 pots of chocolate and all the dippings. :)

Strawberries, bananas, brownies, cheesecake :) mmm. There wasn't a drop left. It was purely GNO.


So , I stole this idea from Mrs. Erin Mecklenburg. She made up some new categories...but I have no way of figuring out what the original ones are, so looks like this version is the new original.

1. Use Google images to answer each question.

2. Choose your favorite picture from ONLY the first page.

3. Remember to explain all the pics.

(Credit for the Mosaic situation goes to Erin....or rather Erin's friend Maggie...according to Erin's blog, Maggie is worth being like, so I figured I'd join the masses of Maggie-ites...tho I've never met her.)

(Top row, left to right--you'll figure it out)

1. First name? careful when typing in your first name ladies...apparently I have a pretty scandalous alter ego.

2. Middle name? McGuire-soon to be!! :)

3. Last name? Call-soon to be!! :)

4. What are you doing right now? Working

5. Favorite color? Red (that's actually algae...but I thought it was pretty! :))

6. Best friend's nickname? Ness.

7. Screen name? ssstoked34... this is actually a desktop I made forever ago...looks like it's still circulating the web.

8. Age? 20 (ahhh-mac. :) )

9. Favorite place? Italy-have I ever been there? no...would I sell my soul to go? probably.

10. Celebrity crush? Benny the Jet Rodriguez. :) mmm. Don't judge me-I developed the crush when I was like 7. and yes...that says "My pants are tight, and that's ok!" awesome. :)

11. What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom

12. Past love? Boy Meets World!!!

13. Where were you born? American Fork, Utah. :) yay

14. College degree? Advertising

15. Place you've visited? Edmonton, Alberta. Biggest Mall in the World-a.k.a. Celestial Glory

16. One word to describe you? Blessed

Friday, October 3, 2008

down in flames....

My mother and sisters refer to going "down in flames" as when you've found someone you want to be with for the rest of your life and you don't care or think about much else. This may be true...but I had a bit of a rough morning this morning and it wasn't directly related to the love of Cameron. (though now that I think about was kind of the motivation for this whole mess)

So...Cameron told his Mission President that I make a pretty good apple pie, (this is true...tho I've only ever made it like twice...under complete supervision of my mother, and never during school/midterms/work/planning a wedding.) Well, it's conference weekend and there are mission reunions in abundance. It's time for me to earn my stripes. Thus, Cam and I went to the Sunflower Market last night (which, by the way, is amazing and inexpensive. If you haven't been there yet, stop reading and to get apples for the pie. We also spent the rest of the night hanging out with his family so I didn't have time to prep the apples at all. (not a huge problem, i didn't really want them to turn brown overnight anyway...but we were up late nonetheless.) I decided to wake up at 7 to make the pie, cause we're leaving for the reunion right after work today...I also had a class meeting at 9 to get to and it's kind of important that I don't look like a frump today.

The alarm went off at 7...and 7:20...and I got up at 7:45. :) awesome. I lept into the kitchen and started peeling, coring, and slicing the apples. I made the crust, the filling and the topping and realized I could not find the pie pan ANYWHERE. Cam saved the day and brought one over after I had absolutely torn apart the kitchen...twice. The topping is this happy streusel crumble cinnamon goodness that you can toast beforehand to give it a nice golden color on top of your pie...I spread the topping on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven to toast while I cut the crust and shaped the edges... I kind of forgot about it, and you're really supposed to watch it or it burns...

I remembered quite suddenly, flung the oven door open and FLAMES CAME OUT. oh my heck. I was flipping out. Not only was I still wet haired and non-makeupped with a meeting starting in 10 minutes, but there were flames licking my oven. I was stuck in that "my-feet-won't-even-move-I-have-no-idea-what-to-do." Cameron just sat there kind of in shock and secretly I think he enjoyed seeing all this... I grabbed an oven mit and ran outside waving this charred, molten sugared cookie sheet around. I think I shocked the neighbors some... lol...poor girl. The flames went out pretty quick, but I think the cookie sheet is beyond repair...

Either way, I made a new batch of the topping and didn't toast it...I let the pie bake while I went to my meeting and left a touch early to get it out in time. I made it home with 17 seconds left on the timer. :) and on top of that I was on time for class. The pie is pretty good looking if I might say so myself...though the topping isn't as dark as it probably should be... I'm just grateful it's not on fire. :)

Bring on the Mission President. Bring on the old companions.
I can handle a flaming kitchen. I can handle just about anything.
And I might even eat a slice of pie.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Engagement Pictures! :)

so...Jennifer Fauset is amazing. Me and Cam went to get our Engagements done last Saturday and had a blast at the shoot. We went to Wheeler Farms up in Murray. There are a few up on Jen's blog about 2 or 3 posts down...(or you can click on engagements on the side and it'll come up) Let me know what you think! :)