Showing posts from April, 2010


I'm feeling like a bit of a failure. I have no "fun" wedding updates. My attendants dresses have all come in so that's a good thing. The tuxes have been picked out. Still need to order the dresses for the flower girls among a meeeeelion other things. Working on the schedule/ timeline for the wedding week and the day-of. A wonderful friend offered to help "produce" our wedding. She's actually a news producer for KTLA and has already established herself as a force to be reckoned with. I will SO be taking her up on that. We're having a hard time coming up with a song for our "Grand Entrance" - can't decide how silly or serious we actually want to be. speaking of silly - so I was watching this show "Four Weddings" on TLC I think? anywho - the premise is where four brides each attend each other's weddings and rate them and the one with the highest score wins a FABULOUS honeymoon "someplace amazing". Sounds easy enough right? It…

weekend wrap up

it's been awhile since I was last able to sit and be co-herent. not for lack of trying but my life is pretty much topsy turvy these days and this past weekend was NO exception! As usual we hit the ground running BRIGHT and EARLY Saturday morning. 7am to be exact. Yeah.  Needless to say Babe and I weren't thrilled to be getting up so early on our days off but it was for a good reason: Sweet Pea's school was participating in a district wide track meet! Oh how I love a Saturday morning track meet! Made me nostalgic for my "glory days" when I was a high jumper. I used to be pretty good too! Not to toot my own horn or anything - but if I don't who will? so BEEEP BEEEP! but that was all a million years ago and I would probably hurt myself if I tried to get out there now! and embarrass myself beyond there went that idea. Anywho - so Sweet Pea was in 3 events: Long Jump, the 50 , the 100 and the 400m relay ( also known as the 4x1 in the "track world") She…

the write stuff - rambling prose

you know what I've found? I miss blogging when I don't do it often I feel like I have withdrawal symptoms or something.  Not because I'm the worlds greatest blogger or my "followers" are clamoring for more from me. nope. it's simply the cheapest form of therapy I've found. I love to write.  I have always kept a journal of some sort for years  - it was always a good way for me to express myself and articulate my emotions as that's something I had trouble with. so this for me- is so much MORE than "just a blog". some silly little thing I do. period. honest and true slightly filtered (cant' put it ALL out there)  but it's 100% me. my brain moves a million miles a minute and if I have "ideas" I get flustered trying to get them from brain to paper. so blogging/writing helps. I wanted to get more disciplined w/ my writing because i've figured out that it is most likely my destiny to write a book of some kind. not that I thin…

warning labels

they come with everything right? Food. Toys. Clothing.  Mattresses. Music Makeup I used to get a kick out of my collection of music blatantly marked w/ the
that always killed me. But I feel like some PEOPLE should for sure come with warning labels or disclaimers. you know, " snores a lot","excessive  & heavy mouth breathing", "chews loudly", no personality", "jerk", "mean girl"etc.....
Me included. Think maybe mine would be "Loud" , "Inadvertently puts foot in mouth", "gestures wildly" etc..... Now you may be asking : where the heck did this thought process even come from?!  right? Oh you're not? well I'm going to tell you anyway. The other night I met up w/ a girlfriend from H.S. that I haven't hung out w/ in about 10+ years.  We were always friends in school but lost touch after I moved right out of high school. We re-connected on FB last year and I was so excited to find her! Then when she heard I was…

getting it out

i feel like I have pregnancy/baby brain you know where you are trying to complete a thought and just when it's on the tip of your tongue it goes away? yeah. that's what's been happening to me the past few days. start a million things. finish one. have all these thoughts and ideas and forget to implement or share them with anyone. it makes me want to growl grrrrrrrr It doesn't help that I have all these thoughts and haven't been writing like I usually do when my brain turns to mush. I just have WAY too much stuff on my mind. too many questions swirling around - not enough answers I have too much to do and not enough hours in the day. don't get me wrong - I'm not complaining not one bit. I LOVE to be busy. I love the hubub and bustle of a busy office/house and getting things together to complete a project. what I DON"T love is the current nonsense that is cluttering up my brain. it's affecting everythign! my concentration is blown and I'm having a hard time stayin…

wedding wednesday - invitations, tastings, dresses & more!

Guess what folks? it's time for our weekly wedding installment!!
what you're not excited about all the mundane details that go into a wedding?
Well, then you've come to the wrong place today!!!

for this week's edition we will focus on........well.....what I've gotten done over the past two weeks!

So last week I was in a bit of a panic as I had purchased the pocket folds & envelopes and ordered the paper to create our invitations but was having a heck of a time coming up with the actual design layout!
Now I am pretty decent in Illustrator but since I've been out of school I haven't used it as much and it was taking FOREVER for my memory to jog itself and get back into it.
So I did what any smart woman would do.
I asked for help.
And boy did I get it!
I emailed  my future brother in law (a graphic designer)  my ideas but knew he had other projects he was working on as well.
I then (sent out an S.O.S)  enlisted the help of the fabulous Melissa M…

what day is it again?

Tuesday, I'm beginning to think, is WAY harder than Monday. Lately it seems as if I have been jumping feet first into Monday but by Tuesday......dragging. My tiredness may have something to do w/ the fact that I get up and the butt crack of dawn to work out 3 days a week and haven't been doing so. Or it can just be that I'm overtired and have scheduled myself and my family to the hilt. We have been SO busy lately but I have really been doing my best to make sure we get some kind of "rest" on the weekends. This past week, though was exceptionally crazy.  Sweet Pea had Spring Break and we had planned to let her go to the Valley and spend some time with her Auntie and cousins.  However, as we came back on Sunday from San Diego (more about that later - I'm behind on posts)  I learned that my mom had to work so there was no way for Sweet Pea to catch a ride with her to the Valley. Boo. So we re-group and decide she will go w/ her Granna for the day Monday and then we can …

working it out and the domino effect

You all know I'm a sucker for these types of things so I'm playing along with Keely over at Mannland5in this week's "Getting to Know You" Because who doesn't want to know random facts about strangers???? or even your family? I know I do!!!
This week's questions are:
1. Showers or baths?
2. Do you have any crazy urges?
3. What is one thing we don't know about you?
4. it or hate it?
5. Do you think you have a good body image?
6. Flour or corn tortillas?
7. How do you celebrate Easter?
8. Hard boiled Easter eggs or plastic eggs?
1. Showers or baths?
ya know I used to be a BIG bath taker and when I went away to college was bummed because we didnt have a bathtub. then we got one and I took maybe 3. and like everyone else - the germa-phobe in me kicked in and I got grossed out by the thought....hello sitting in dirty water much? yuck! so now I'm a shower girl......even though this house a …


 Luke 9:23
Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Take the Dare..... Live the Difference!

Giving Thanks Thursday

today I woke up feeling good feeling RIGHT. better than I have in the last few days on all accounts had a lovely evening. quick (and healthy dinner) everyday this week and everyone enjoyed it! I listened to my "lurve songs" playlist while cooking and all throughout dinner. I so love when my house is filled with music from Stevie, Etta, Mary, Lauryn, Teddy P. and the like! Nothing like good music while surrounded by people you love I even finished my book exactly as the play list was ending! and the ending was moving enough to bring tears to my eyes  (could be the PMS but hey....that's probably TMI) SO  I have decided to focus only on the positive today.  forward motion is everything.  I got this gem from The Daily Love this morning:
"No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world".
So today I’m thankful for:
  Good friends- who listen, understand, challenge and make me laugh. they support, encourage and nurture …