Camp Gaulke

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 is official

We are bored and poor.

Ok we're not that poor. Trust me, I have seen poor. But we kind of decided that we are too poor to get Hunter a hair cut..SO I DID IT!

It started a couple days ago when we were watching American Gladiators...LOVE THAT SHOW..(especially considering Hunter knows the guy that holds the record in the eliminator! Go Tim!) and I noticed that Hunter was pushing back his bangs and seemed miserable with his hair in his face. So I took out some hair ties and played :)

He is so excited..right?

I know how to make boys excited...I told him he looked like a gladiator!

and he got happier..

and we decided that if Hunter were an American Gladiator, he would be the SOURDOUGHER! or the BUFF BAKER! Haha. But since I think he is pretty awesome and muscley and in love with Star Wars, I have him another name. So here is ...the ONE..the ONLY...the INTIMIDATING...SKYWALKER!

Ok so as you can see, his hair is LONG. Like really long. He hasn't cut it in like 3 months. Which for guys, thats nuts!

So , he convinced me to cut his hair so that we didn't have to spend any money on it. Whatcha think!?

I am SUPER proud. I wish I had a better before and after picture. But, I mean first of all..he does not have a mullet. YES. Second of all, he does not have a bowl-cut. YES. I think I completed this with at least a passing grade!

Ok before I go, I wanted to show a pic of the sourdough he made yesterday! IT IS SO GOOD.

Oh yes, and shot out to my MFEO BFFE LOML Danielle, from which the baking stone that Hunter bakes the bread on everytime, and this wooden bread thing that Hunter uses to cut the bread came from as a wedding gift! We love you!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My Husband Bakes...A Lot

Hunter is a baker...

I am not even kidding you...he bakes sourdough bread every single day that we are home and not out of town. Sourdough that looks exactly like the picture above. He is soooo good at it, too. Seriously, if you want bread...anytime...just come over. Because it is either in the oven or it just came out.

Honestly, I think he may be obsessed with soursough bread...and thinks about it constantly...and as a wife, I might need to talk to him about this. But I don't want to! Why deplete my life of yummy carb goodness?! It is soo good. We use it for sandwiches or just snack. Sometimes even breakfast. Heck, we would starve without his baking of sourdough. And there is no way I can bake like him, so I don't think I will talk to him.

Go on baking, you king of the oven!

Oh yes, and today is a special day here in the Gaulke house! (um...apartment?) .. Two years ago Hunter took me on our first date!

Anyone who knows me, knows it was one of the best days of my life...and I thought it would never happen. Our first date was a full YEAR AND A HALF after Hunter became set apart to me...and for real, that is a long time. Luckily, I know now I was not alone and he felt the same way (duh! we got hitched!)..but the Lord did some things in our single lives that we would have missed out on had we been together.

So today marks the day of celebrating:

the Lord as our FIRST love
being happy where you are
our friendship
and dates!

Happy 2 Years my bestfriend.

I smell the sourdough coming out of the oven RIGHT NOW! :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Best Show of Summer...Just a Few Reservations I found my favorite show of the summer.

I recently found that there are a few things that really tug at my heart-strings: the olympics (specifically swimming events), the idea of having children or finding out other couples are pregnant, and THIS DOG SHOW! It is precious! I love the boxer named Pressley because I have a boxer!! (well at my parents house..but it is mine.) Pressley is SO well behaved and BEAUTIFUL! Look:

It is a brindle coloring, which makes it stunning.

I am seriously rooting for this dog and his owner, Travis. You have to watch them. Travis doesn't treat Pressley like human...because after all he's a dog...but he is a wonderful owner. And Trav is a Christian!! or so it says on the shows website..I haven't talked to Trav or anything.

My reservations:

There are a few people on the show that are the classic obsessive dog owners that treat their dogs like children or BFFE's...and in all reality worship these four-legged animals. Oh yes, and did I mention that on the trademark advertisement for the has "In Dog We Trust" under it...yeah it doesn't have it in the version up there...but come on that's just weird. They seriously exchanged the word God, to dog. Is anyone else creeped out by that?!

I am totally pro-puppy...I mean seriously I can't stop begging Hunter for a boxer every single time I watch this show...(I know he melts everytime he sees Pressley...He may cave!!)..but seriously people...has America become a nation of dog-worshipers?! Have we really started to invest our feelings/time/money/devotion/and loyalty into animals with huge personalities but no souls!?

One time during Hunter and my HGTV watching days (when we had cable)...we saw an episode of House Hunters in which a retired couple took their dogs to every potential house and they ended up choosing a house SOLEY because they felt as though their dogs liked it the best! Hunter and I were a tiny bit disgusted to tell the truth. I believe that the house was even some 100K out of their price range! WHAT!? ...

I love dogs...well only the cool ones. They are precious, sweet companions and PETS! :) is time.

So, here's the thing...I CAVED.

I'm a blogger. I have always loved reading blogs...and I definitely have my favorite bloggers...they make me laugh and cry and feel's better than T.V.! and so I caved. I want to record the ups and downs of life/post really neat videos off YouTube/and talk to a potentially non-existant audience!'s liberating really.

So here goes...the Camp Gaulke journal...that will hopefully last until we actually have the camp Hunter and I so desperately want :)