2.28.2010

3 Solid Innings

Kevin pitched 3 innings vs. UC Davis in California yesterday.  He did pretty well and got the W as in Win for the game. Here is the article on the BYU Cougars Baseball website.  You can see it here as well: http://www.byucougars.com/Filing.jsp?ID=13563 .


Weather cleared to best day of series
DAVIS, Calif. (February 27, 2010)—Pitching came through for BYU as it held on to win a suspended game Saturday, 8-4, over UC Davis.

The Cougars, now 2-4, were three outs away from completing the fifth inning Friday, leading the Aggies 7-1 before rain caused the baseball game to be suspended.

"I was proud of the way we pitched," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "(Kevin) Sloan was outstanding. He got us out of a jam and all of our relievers did well."

The hard-throwing Sloan earned the win and started Saturday with a runner on first and a 3-0 count. He gave up a hit on that batter, but held the Aggies hitless for the next three innings. The three relievers that replaced Sloan were also quite effective.

"We got an important insurance run in the ninth to bring the momentum back in our favor," said Law.

That run came from Brandon Relf, who led off with a single as the Cougars proceeded to load the bases and get a sac-fly from Bryce Ayoso.

Relf walked in the first inning and Jonathan Cluff belted a two-out triple to score him. Ryan Bernal lined a single to centerfield to score Cluff, putting the Cougars up 2-0.

BYU loaded the bases in the fifth through singles, bunts and an error as Relf’s single scored Dane Nielsen to make the score 3-1. Then Bernal hit a two-run single to score Sean McNaughton and Relf. Austin Hall’s double scored Cluff to make it 7-1.

Both Cluff and Bernal were two-for-four with multiple RBI.

The Cougars now ready for a five-game stand in Texas starting on Tuesday in as many days. BYU plays Baylor, then Texas A & M, concluding with a three-game series at Texas-Arlington.

 
This picture is actually from last year, but I wasn't there to take a picture of him pitching. Wish I was there!

I would like this

I would like this shirt please. Only $128. At Nordstroms. And looks super cute. More than this picture shows. I think it would be perfect to stroll around in Europe wearing. Oh wait I am going to Europe this summer. My mom & I tried this on 'for fun' and it was not fun leaving it in the dressing room.
On Nordstroms' website below this t shirt: "You'll never pay more. At Nordstrom, we are committed to offering you the best possible prices." Hmmm. :) I guess this is in SAVVY. Oh and I didn't get the internship BECAUSE...I am going to be gone during their Anniversary/Semi-Annual Sale, one of those.  Ill just be gone July 1-16.  So if you want this internship (now that I don't get it) I think you have until midnight tonight to apply for their Retail Sales Associate Internship.  BUT he wants me to come in and interview for a position, possibly at Savvy.  Good thing I've never bought anything in that section because it is so freaking expensive! (Like this shirt).  I could probably sell their stuff to some rich people, but who knows. The pay is commission based.

2.27.2010

Pretty Pillows

My mom bought Kevin & I fabulous pillows from Pier 1.  She said my couch looked naked, and it did.  I have been wanting pillows for awhile now...so bad!  And Kevin is like we don't need pillows!!! Of course haha.  Anyways, my mom was in town for my Birthday and se went to Pier 1 and there were a lot of cute ones and they sure had a selection.  But we had to look around for the best deal.  We did take a peek at Bed, Bath, & Beyond which didn't have any cute ones. I suggested going to TJ Maxx and we almost did but was like nope, we know what we want and here they are.
PS. Where's the snowman? (Like Where's Waldo...but with a snowman...It's Katinka's present)
THANKS MOM for the super great pillows!!! And we know which pillow Kevin likes. The most boring one that is actually the MOST comfortable one aka the brown filler one.

Pray for Hawaii...and Chile...and Haiti. MY SISTER IS THERE!

My sister is in Hawaii! She is going to school at BYU-Hawaii and everyone is evaucated from their homes IF they live near the coast. She has a really bad spot for her house because it is right by a canal. So she left everything she has (and said bye) and is riding in the back of some of her friends truck going somewhere... (She has texted me this). Hasn't gotten food because the grocery lines are too long. And nobody is driving on the roads....I think they are already up on high grounds but it is supposed to hit at 11am their time, so around 4ish here? I don't know when here. Actually I kind of do:

TSUNAMI IS SUPPOSED TO HIT IN 3-5 HOURS!
Interesting picture now....but Kelsi is on the left and her friend is with her! 
They were at some surf competition.
Please pray for the Chilean people in their 8.8 magnitude earthquake and now all of the Pacific area who are on tsunami watch!
 Hopefully something happens and this WONT be gone:

2.26.2010

What Have I Done?

(Stolen from a cute girl Rebecca's blog...!)

Things I've done=Bold
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars- Does a tent count?
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a Meteor Shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
 

7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a Mountain
 

9. Sang a solo- for Kevin...haha
10. Held a preying mantis  
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 
15. Adopted a child 
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables- at my parents house when I was younger!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Had a pillow fight  
21. Slept on an overnight train
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Held a Lamb
25. Built a snow fort
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon - 5K? Lol.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset  
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise - and going on one this summer!!!!!!
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
38. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 
39. Gone rock climbing- at the Rock Quarry place hahaha
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight  
46. Had your portrait painted- caricature in Victoria, Canada? It was drawn!
47. Been transported in an ambulance
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
 

53. Played in the mud- when I was little, I sloshed around in the mud in an empty house lot in our neighborhood with friends
54. Been in a movie
55. Gone to a drive-in theater
56. Visited the Great Wall of Chin
57. Started a business
58. Visited Russia- I am this summer on our cruise- so I am marking I've done it! 59. Taken a martial arts class
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
 

61. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma- I'm anemic!
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp- I really want to....
 

67. Flown in a helicopter
68. Bounced a check
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar 
72. Stood in Times Square
73. Pieced a quilt
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
 

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Been on a speeding motorcycle
78. Broken a bone
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican- AND got in trouble for sitting on the floor! Apparently you can't do that! We were walking in Rome ALL day and were so tired!
82. Bought a brand new car- my dad did! I owned a new car...well used now...thanks to me for driving it.
83. Walked in Jerusalem 
84. Read the entire Bible
85. Had your picture in the newspaper
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating  
88. Had chickenpox- when I was a little girl on Christmas...I was so miserable! :( At least I got a Chitty Chat Bear!
89. Saved someone's life
 

90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - Chris Drury, NHL hockey player, sponsored by my dads company (although I think the sponsorship is over...ha) and I'm sure more but I forget. Oh I totally saw Ashley & Ryan DiLello from So You Think You Can Dance at the movie theater the other day...
92. Lost a loved one
93. Joined a book club- would like to if I had time to read other books than my school ones!
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Been involved in a law suit
97. Swam in the great Salt Lake 
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Done a tag blog

2.25.2010

Bachelor Party! (as in Jake- The Bachelor tv show...)

Final 3 ladies...and poor Gia gets eliminated. She was such a sweetie! And such a NEW YORKER!
We went to a guy on the BYU Baseball teams condo to watch The Bachelor...and it was so fun! Everyone rolled their own sushi. I don't like sushi. BUT I liked this kind. It even had crab! Yikes. Sushi rolls were composed of: cream cheese, cucumber, crab, seaweed of course, rice, crazy spice/seasonings, orangeish sauce, some kind of lettuce I think, and that is it.  Here is Kevin showing off his sushi roll= PERFECTION.
Thank goodness I converted Kevin to The Bachelor! We get in heated discussions sometime about which girls we like! Hehe. True. By the way...did anyone see 'The Women Tell All' with Rozlyn coming out denying everything?!?! WOW! "Riddle me this Chris..." So funny and so pathetic.

Avatar

Not going to lie, wasn't sure about this movie. Saw it. Loved it. Felt like I was in junior high. It was fantastic. Loved the 3D glasses. I got scared in the previews...things were popping out at me. Freaky. We saw this with the cute couple Benji and Kendal Hess. Here is us with our 3D GLASSES! And we forgot to get a group picture...so next time! Your supposed to recycle them after the movie...but we didn't. Of course, I think recycling is overrated. Don't judge me.

Bombay House knows how to party

I had a fabulous dinner party with girls for my day-late birthday party! We all went to the Bombay House. I actually talked about my love for the Bombay House in a previous post... because whenever my mom is in town we eat there.  And my mom came in town for my birthday!  If you still haven't eaten there, please try it.  It is so worth it and very tasty! To learn more about them Click here . I thought this night was SO much fun! Probably the best time I've ate at the Bombay House, actually it was the best.  And it was so hilarious. Here is the story...
My lovely friends Nancy Jones (who was my freshman room mate :)) and Amanda Castleberry (the fabulous photographer I wrote about in an earlier post)! So glad they could come!
Favorite Old roomies- Shayla Forsey & Brady Baccocio.  Shayla stole Hunter's Nintendo DSI...and she is looking super great playing his games! Love the ZHATS Product Placement too ;)
Other beautiful ladies- Alexandra Sullivan & Camille Gardner
The group of ladies and my little brother Hunter! Hunter is always loving the ladies.  He kept asking if I could see if any of them wanted to hangout after dinner...and no one could lol he wanted to keep hanging out with them all!
The best part of the night was Lucky Toor. He was our waiter and he is from Punjab, India.  Camille (in yellow above) lived in India for a bit working doing humanitarian aid such as working at a leprosy colony and she was asking him certain words in his language and whatnot.  Somehow I just asked if he knew Indian dance and he said yes.  Well I asked because I am in Folk dance and know dances from all around the world...including Indian! We actually just learned 2 classical Indian dances in my Advanced Folk Dance class at BYU and just tested them this past Monday.  So I know all of the sweet hand positions and technique...to the best of the ability that any American can do.  In India their classical Indian dancers train since they are really young.  There is so much technique and not everyone can dance like them.  There are like 46 different facial expressions, 15 ways to move your nose, 30 ways to move your eyes that each mean different things, and 10 ways to move your mouth...etc...so it is VERY technical.  Anyways, I wanted to see him do an Indian dance. Then he asked for a partner and since it was my birthday, somehow I got volunteered.  Good thing I'm outgoing enough to just do it. 
 It doesn't look like were dancing but we are.  He wanted me to do weird moves haha. He is just looking away in this picture. So after this was over... the embarrassment was done.  I'm just glad that the dance moves were like this because when he said he needed a partner I was wondering what that meant. And Kevin was out of town for BYU Baseball...Ha.
 I think Lucky liked Camille. Look at him looking at her!
Then somehow it came up that Lucky thought we were having a dance party and the other employees wanted to join.  Lucky said he would change the music (from normal Indian in the background).  Then all of a sudden techno music came on and he brought out a dessert! It was an interesting mango ice cream thing! Here it is!
 So they tried to get us to dance so Camille & I went up and he was showing us some "Indian" moves..not sure how Indian they were.  Then he said "Bhangra" and Amanda and I learned in Folk Dance a Bhangra dance.  So I told her to come up and we are doing it right here except for she is cut out of the picture...sorry girl :( I wish we had more pics! So this was hilarious.  You can see all of the employees watching...and people were peaking over to see what was going on in the back!
 Then it was picture time. Lucky got out his phone camera and the employees wanted in on the pictures.  Here is some of the employees!!! And Chantell Perry (who came later), Camille, and Nancy!
Lucky kept telling us to add him on Facebook.  He said his name is Lucky Toor.  And when he got a picture of us he said "Facebook Profile Picture!" Here he is posing with Brady & Alexandra. I love Alexandra's face.
Here is the group + employees. And THANKS girls for the balloons and card- it was so obnoxious hahah
Thanks everyone for coming! Hope you had fun...and liked the Indian food :)

2.23.2010

BYU Baseball starts...and then I'm alone!

So sad that Kevin will be basically away all semester long.  But he is going to be playing BYU Baseball. BYU Baseball is probably the most traveled sport at BYU...and probably everywhere as well.  The reason is because of series, playing 2/3 games or whatever.  BYU Basketball (or Football) only has a certain number of games but for every game in Basketball there are 2-3, if that makes sense.  And this semester they miss 30 days OF school, not just days during the semester.  I don't know how they pass their classes...Kevin basically does just as good as me, if not better, in classes and grades...he is a genius! Good thing. Here is Kevin's baseball picture for this year.  And I hope you didn't see last years picture...(mustache, no smile)...
 Anyways here comes a bunch of girls nights (if I can convince them to get away from their dates and boys) and sleeping with Katinka in our big bed...so if you ever want to hangout I'm totally down!  And we can do sleepovers...I have a second bedroom with bunk beds!  ALSO if anyone wants to go to BYU Baseball games (first home game is in March) let me know because I will try to make it to most of them (when I'm not in school obviously and taking tests and such).  And Kevin can get you on the list if you don't have a BYU Student Sports Pass so that means you get in free.  :)  GO BYU BASEBALL!

http://www.byucougars.com/baseball/ <--Click to see the players, schedules, and BYU Baseball news

2.17.2010

Nordstroms

So I applied, on a whim, for the Nordstroms Retail Sales Associate Internship.  Got a phone interview. Passed. Now am waiting to get a real interview scheduled. Would you work here? It is a top Fortune 100 company and apparantly is a great company to work for...not sure if corporate would be better, but I don't know.  Just randomly applied because a) need a job. 2) dont need a job now but later like in the spring/summer. 3) Saw an opening and it was easy to apply. So who knows where I'll work. I want to work at Center for Change or a rehab place similar to that...more than Retail. But yep. Well see! So main question: Would you work here, as in Nordstrom's? Fashion is awesome :)

LOST

I love Lost. I am obsessed. And sad. I'm sad that this is the last season! I wish I had the sweet music when the words LOST flies onto the black screen at the beginning of every episode right now...so imagine that.
Here is some of the cast...Jack, Kate, Sawyer, John Locke...and others. By the way, I'm confused with John Locke. Is he really dead? Or alive? Why is there one of him (taking over for Jacob) and a dead one of him? Was he the black smoke dusty storm thing that killed Jacob's guardians?
I love Lost.  More of the cast. Hurley, Sawyer, Jack, Danial Faraday?, Sayid, Kate, Sun, Jin, John Locke, Asian I forgot his name andanother guy I forgot his name...haha
When this season ends I need to start over. I mean completely. I am so LOST haha. Gotta love that. But really, it got crazy and the time traveling is not helping. So if anyone wants to watch a lot of LOST sometime...like after this semester, let me know because I want to watch it and really get it.  I mean even go on google to make all of the connections because there are so many of them.  And it's a sweet show, even though Kevin doesn't agree...he just isn't hooked yet... :) But I love it. Lost parties anyone?

2.15.2010

Katinka's new game for us, that is a little bit scary

Katinka's game is... Getting stuck behind our couch and crying until we get her!
The first time she did this Kevin was home.  He hadn't seen Katinka for awhile and then started frantically looking for her throughout our apartment.  Then he heard whimpering in our tv room...and found her stuck behind our couch in the crack.  Kevin told me this story and I thought it was sad but super cute haha.  Especially because Kevin got really scared.  Then she started doing it everyday, like right after she just got unstuck (thanks to us moving the couch)...and so far it's been a few days since she's gotten stuck.  It's kind of funny and she doesn't bark or anything but she starts like crying....but I took some pictures of her in the crack, I think she's freaking cute.
Here she is...stuck.
Here she is coming out of the couch.

2.13.2010

We Are The World 25 for Haiti


I just love this! Kevin turned on the tv after Baseball practice today and this song was just starting up.  If you want to just watch the song go about 1 minute 20 seconds into this video to see it.  If only Michael Jackson was alive still...Kevin always gets sad when he sees MJ! By the way, I love MJ's jacket... haha. :) PS. Go Miley! She rocks.

2.12.2010

Perks of being a BYU Athlete

Well one perk is each semester they get money for clothes! Whaat?? Yep, they used to get $150 but now they get $100 but hey $100 for clothes is sweet! I would GLADLY spend that! So Kevin & I went to the mall then dinner for a date night.  Kevin got:
  • Gap Plaid Shirt- actually this shirt is in the picture of Kev & I (Super Bowl blog post)
  • Sweet jeans from Macys
  • A neat V-neck T-shirt from Macys- which is a FIRST for Kevin. Kevin is kind of weirded out by V-necked shirts but for some reason he liked this one. I think it looks good, and I think it is a step in the right direction.  Kevin loves sweats. That's mainly all he wears...thanks to sports his whole life, and playing Baseball at BYU. And it doesn't help that BYU Baseball gives them TONS of athletic clothes (that say BYU Baseball on them) and he wears them...all the time.
  • And he has like $10 left...so we'll go get something this week to use that up
And then we went to Mimi's Cafe! Um I love this place. I love their free rolls and banana bread with raisins and other things in it.  Here we are.
I love life!

Ethic Cuisine

Kev & I went on a date. A date to a little Korean restaurant called Sam Hawk.  It is a little restaurant off Freedom in Provo.  It is actually near Shirley's Bakery (which has BOMB sweet rolls) and Honk's dollar store if you know where those are.  Oh the reason why we ate there was because it was a recommendation from Kevin's athletic trainer, Kaz.  Kaz is Japanese but likes Korean food.  Kevin asked him, while getting a massage after practice, where is a good Asian restaurant? And that was the answer.  I think Kaz was really excited we were eating there because Kevin was texting him and Kaz kept asking us what we ordered and giving us recommendations. 
I love eating at little oriental places.  Anything ethnic. Indian food. Curry.  I actually haven't tried Thai. Anywho, it was fun.  The service was so slow there! So it kind of rushed our plans but it was okay.  The food was pretty good.  We didn't really know what everything was though haha. There were these spicy raisin/bean things that apparently are not the best if you don't normally eat them....and Kevin ate them lol.
This is kind of what our food looked like.  Well, some of it.  I didn't take this picture but found it on the Web, thanks to good ol' Google.

Annual Sloan Super Bowl Party!

 Colts vs. Saints.
Each year Kevin plans a HUGE Super Bowl Party. This is the 2nd Annual Sloan Super Bowl Party he's thrown since we've been married.  I think he may remember our anniversary by how many Super Bowl Parties he throws...haha except for we've been married 1 year, not 2.  But still.  Last year and this year, friends from his freshman ward come over, mainly most are married.  He goes grocery shopping the day before and buys a ton of groceries...like A LOT. I didn't take like any pictures...Bad me. But afterwards I took one of him and Bryce. Below. And one of me and Kev.
Here is Kev & Bryce.  Bryce was one of Kev's best men in our wedding! Bryce is living in Texas right now working and was up to visit, actually for his Grandfather's funeral, but he stayed with us for a few days.
Here is Kev & I. We were twinners because we're both wearing plaid! I picked out his outfit...and well I guess I picked mine out too haha. Kind of weird but who cares (the fact were both wearing plaids that majorly clash!)
 So, I don't really care about the Super Bowl.  I didn't even know what teams were playing before the game started. I watch more of the commercials than the game.  In my Marketing class we talked about the Super Bowl before hand and he gave us printed off packets talking about all of the commercials that were going to be ran during the game, so I looked at some of those. Oh I thought the Tim Tebow commercial wasn't really controversial at all.  Apparently it was an anti-abortion ad but wasn't too obvious.  And I didn't like the commercial that was all about the recycling/energy efficient light bulb Environmental police.  I will use my resources as much as I can! Who cares about recycling if it takes too much time up! And I will fill up my gas hog with as much gas as I can and drive my Commander all around letting out bad things into the air!  Freaking environmentalists and liberals...yikes.  One thing I was proud of during the game, well wasn't the game haha, but I pretty much cleaned up ALL of the dishes (which was A LOT) during half-time and the end of the game.  That was amazing because Kevin cooked so much food, and I mean so much.
We had:
  •  Little sausages in Barbeque sauce
  • Triscuits with cream cheese & proscuitto (raw ham?)
  • Triscuits with fresh mozerella & balsamic vinegar
  • Triscuits with chedder cheese, pear, & poppyseed dressing
  • Pears
  • Chips & Spinach dip
  • Chips &  normal chip dip
  • Grapes
  • Velveeta/Meat (Rotel he calls it?) sauce with chips - made in the Crock Pot
  • Olives (which Kevin is usually the only person who eats them because he's the only person who likes them)
  • Kabobs: marinated chicken in Italian dressing, marinated steak in Italian dressing, squash, cucumbers, carrots, red peppers, and probably something else I'm forgetting
That's about it. It was a fun afternoon!

Ordinary Day

One day last week I just had an ordinary day...until Kevin brought me home flowers. And they were so pretty. He is the best husband :) I love you, Kevin. (Although he never reads my blog LOL but I still do :) )

2.09.2010

Recommend: Baby Mama

This movie is fabulous. Please see it. Love it!
I love the actors/actresses too.  Tina Fey is great and same with Amy Poehler.  Steve Martin is in there too and he is hilarious. Here are some favorite quotes:
~Angie (Amy): "There's somethin' wrong with your toilet." -- (squatting over bathroom sink-she pees in it)

~Kate (Tina Fey): Did you just stick your gum under my coffee table?
Angie (Amy): [nervous] I don't know.
Kate (Tina Fey): What do you mean, you don't know? You think you're at an Arby's right now?
Angie (Amy): You know what? I wish I was at an Arby's 'cause there's better food and cooler people there!
Kate (Tina Fey): [looks under the coffee table] Did you stick *all* this gum under here?
Angie (Amy): I don't know! Maybe you stuck some of it under there.
Kate (Tina Fey): Yeah, actually, you might be right. 'Cause sometimes, when I work a really long day, I like to come home and chew a huge wad of Bubblicious gum and stick it under my reclaimed barnwood coffee table! 
Angie (Amy): Biotch, I don't know your life!


-By the way, if you borrowed Baby Mama from me, let me know, I forgot who we lent it to and I LOVE this movie!

2.04.2010

Photography by Amanda Castleberry

Try Amanda for your photographer. She is fabulous. Plus she is one of my bffs :) 
Click Amanda Castleberry Photography to see her blog!
She was extremely nice enough to even think about me for one of her Photography assignments.  I think she needed a really white girl with dark hair lol.  She is majoring in Photography at BYU and really talented! And she is the nicest girl ever!