Archive for October, 2008



October 31, 2008

I finished off the halloween album with pictures of the big event!

Halloween 08

We went trick or treating at Brad’s work from 3-4:30 during the day.  It was super fun!  and Kyle became a pro at saying thank you for all his candy so when the actual trick or treating happened, he was the most polite kid on the block!  We went trick or treating with Lindsey, Evelynn, and Michael.  It was so wonderful to be able to go trick or treating with friends!  Evelynn was way more interested in rocks and flowers than any candy, which was too bad because Kyle kept wanting to share his with her!  They were so darling to watch trick or treating!  Kyle knocked on the doors and everything!  And given the choice, he always goes for the suckers!


Halloween Festivities Have Officially Started!

October 26, 2008

Last night was our ward trunk or treat and Kyle got his first taste of trick or treating!  We’ve been practicing “trick or treat” with Kyle by giving him marshmallows in his pumpkin bucket when he says “trick or treat”, it tends to sound more like “tick a beet”.

Halloween 08

And, they were having a great sale at old navy and I got his costume for next year!  He’s going to be a ninja.  I got seven shirts and his costume for $13!  Score!

October Videos also got a couple new additions.


Welcome to our Crotch Rocket!

October 25, 2008

OK, now, that may have sounded a little risque, but that’s sort of the point.  Just so it’s clear up front, this is Brad writing.  No need to assume my wonderful wife would ever write something so vile as about what you are about to read.  OK, really, it shouldn’t be vile at all, but still, do not lay the blame for this post at Tiffany’s feet.  I know she hates that. 

So, as some of you already know, I hate the word “blog”.  I just think it sounds awful and vile (ok, I lied, there it is, “vile”) and stupid.  The fact that it has become the new buzzword in everybody’s vocabulary, it seems, that I hear 1000 times per day does not help the situation.  Heaven forbid you use it as a verb. 

I much prefer to use the word website.  (Maybe I should say “bsite” instead.)  (Incidentally, the fact that the subtitle of this website is “This is a website” really has nothing to do with my hatred of the word blog.  I just thought it was short and self explanatory and that it would be funny.  Perhaps I am a great fool.) (I just wanted to put three things in parenthesis in a row.) Where was I?  Website.  So, yeah, sometimes people try to tell me, “Keck, you know, you’re kidding yourself, what you have is EXACTLY a blog.  It’s not a better kind of website.  Just face it.”  These people, I’m afraid to say, have totally missed the point.  It’s not that I am DENYING that this website is what most people call “a blog”, it’s just that I think it’s a stupid word that everyone would be better off not using. 

This brings me back to what I really came here to say.  As some of you already know, (whether these are the same some people who already know I hate the word blog, I can’t say), I love analogies.  I think they are the best form of conveying understanding on an issue.  So, as you may have guessed, I have come up with an analogy for this situation.  There is a thing called a sportbike.  I have an image of one at the beginning of this post.  Some people affectionately refer to these vehicles as “crotch rockets”.  Now, I imagine, this makes some people uncomfortable.  Crotch rocket is not a pretty phrase.  It evokes unpleasant imagery, perhaps.  I can imagine a person might own a sportbike, and want to call it a sportbike, and really prefer that other people wouldn’t even say “crotch rocket”.  “But sir (or madame),” they might say, “this is CLEARLY a crotch rocket.  You are fooling yourself if you say otherwise.”  OK, if the analogy has not made itself clear by this point, I fear that any further explanation will be lost on you.

So, in summary, I have decided that where I have the presence of mind to do so, I will henceforth refer to “blogs” as “crotch rockets” in reference to my magnificent analogy.  Perhaps I can give some people the icky tingly feelings I get when I hear blog bandied about so cavalierly.  After all, what’s more important in this life than sharing your misery with others?  🙂


What Kyle Did Tonight

October 22, 2008

6:00pm- Blow Bubbles by eating the bubble wand, laugh hilariously the whole time

6:20pm- Run around with Halloween Bucket on head and Evelynn’s American Flag

October Videos

6:30- Shut self into the pantry and get into all the baking supplies


Growing Together

October 17, 2008

One Year Later…

We went to Gardner Village yesterday with Karon, Ashlyn, and Jaime!  Unfortunately the trip didn’t go exactly as I would have planned.  First of all it’s UEA weekend AND Little Witches Weekend at Gardner Village so there were ridiculous amounts of people there.  Second, I really wanted the exact same picture of the kids I got last year, but there were signs saying you couldn’t climb on the antique sleighs this year.  It was still a good time though and I got some pretty precious pictures of Kyle and Ashlyn holding hands and dancing to the Ghostbusters theme.  Here’s a link to the picasa album.


Brad’s Mosaic

October 9, 2008

1. 1333 Fantastic in the morning, 2. Hiding low to the highland cow!!, 3. long and tall, 4. lonely planet – Maldives, 5. ViS A ViS?! = Ana Side, 6. The One Who Liveth In My Milk, 7. The arrival of a rainstorm, 8. Apple Pie, 9. Four Screen Desktop, 10. Tiffany & Co. Ledger in basement of Keck Museum, 11. duck to duck to duck…, 12. Mmmmm, tasty! errr… say ♥_♥ ba-na-nas? okay, now throw me another banana!…♫♫ wildlife from bali ♫

Brad’s Answers: 1)Brad  2)Steak  3)Pine Forest High School 4)Blue  5)Every hottest one  6)Milk  7)Tropical  8)Apple Pie  9)Computer Programmer 10)Tiffany Keck  11)Brad  12)Don’t have one

Now this isn’t a tag or anything, but there are plenty of people whose mosaics I would love to see, so think about playing around and making one!


Just For Fun…

October 9, 2008

A couple of the girls whose design blogs I read have been playing with Flickr’s Mosaic Maker so I decided to give it a try!  This is a mosaic of me (Tiff)

1. please return to Tiffany…, 2. Belgian Waffle, 3. Central Valley, 4. Green on Green, 5. Christian Bale, 6. Apple Spiral, 7. in Petra, 8. Storytellers Tarts, 9. samantha brownie mix, 10. Brad Keck, 11. Past, Present and Future, 12. After Party

First you answer twelve questions:

01. What is your first name? (Tiffany)
02. What is your favorite food? (Belgian Waffles- real belgian waffles from belgium, not fakey american)
03. What high school did you attend? (Central Valley High School)
04. What is your favorite color? (Green)
05. Who is your celebrity crush? (Christian Bale)
06. Favorite drink? (Fresh pressed apple cider)
07. Dream vacation? (Jordan)
08. Favorite dessert? (Fruit Tart)
09. What do you want to be when you grow up? (Samantha Brown- or rather, Samanta Brown’s job, what a dream job!)
10. What do you love most in life? (Brad Keck)
11. One word to describe you (Dreamer, I should have said planner because that’s mostly what I was getting at)
12. Your Flickr name (None)

Then you type your answers into the Flickr search and choose a picture from the first page of results. Copy and paste the url into the Mosaic maker.  The mosaic maker makes even the most boring person seem cool and sophisticated!  I made one for Brad but Kyle deleted it, so you’ll have to wait a little longer for that one.