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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday My Love!

Today is the Hub's 27th birthday! We started the day at MIL's for a lunch BBQ, because they're the best and work around my crappy schedule... He got some great gifts and we got to spend more time with our nieces and his sister.

Then I had to go to work. :(

Here's my favorite picture of the birthday boy. Probably cause he's smiling, and he rarely smiles in pictures.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Looking back on the best day of my life

I know I had my anniversary post not too long ago, but I saw this on Alyss Amazing's blog and decided to copy it here.

1. Where did you and your husband meet? Thru mutual friends

2. How long before you kissed? Hmmm... a few months (not after we started dating, but after we met). We didn't start dating right away, we were friends first.

3. Who kissed who first? He kissed me. I'd never make the first move!

4. How long from the time you met until you were engaged? 3 1/2 years!

5. How did he propose? On Easter. We woke up a little hung over from going out the night before. He went out on the balcony of our then tiny one bedroom apartment to smoke his morning cigarette (or so I thought), and I came and sat on the couch. He comes in with an Easter basket and says "Happy Easter my love!" I start looking thru it, just knowing what was in there. I start opening up all the fake eggs just to find jelly beans. Then he hands me the stuffed Easter Bunny. It was holding an Egg that zipped open. At this point, I'm super nervous cause I know he's about to propose, and I'm almost shaking to the point I can't open the stupid zipper! So he opens it, pulls out the ring, gets on one knee and says, "Girlfriend, will you marry me?" I start giggling uncontrollably as he puts the ring on my finger. It was so cute.

6. Did he pick out the ring or did you? He picked it out and did a great job!

7. Do you still like the ring? Of course!

8. Where was your wedding and reception? We had our ceremony and reception at the Glendale Civic Center.

9. How many bridesmaids did you have and who was your maid of honor? 5 bridesmaids - My sister Lindsey was my MOH

10. What color were your bridesmaid dresses? olive green

11. What was your bouquet made of? white and green roses, green ranunculus and hypercum berries

12. Who gave you away? Dad

13.Did you cry during your wedding? No. I was way too nervous to have everyone watching me! I thought i'd be a mess, but my nerves got the best of me. Both of us, actually.

14. What style was your dress? I wore Maggie Sottero's Grace Lynette. It was a gorgeous champagne colored dress A-line dress, with an ivory lace on top.

16. Who caught your bouquet? KAYA! My 9 year old niece. haha

17. What flavor was your cake? We had 3 layers, all of which were different flavors - The first layer was white cake with fresh berry filling. 2nd layer was chocolate cake with chocolate moose filling (with chocolate shavings!) and the top layer was strawberry cake and fresh strawberry filling.

18. Did you smash the cake onto each other's faces or feed it to each other nicely? funny story. We had planned (and I BEGGED the hubs to be nice), but then Darryl (his boss) literally came up to me and said, "You gotta smash him with the cake." Me, "No no no. We agreed to be nice." Darryl: "I will pay you $50 to smash him. But you gotta get him GOOD!" Me, "hmmm... ::giggles:: okay! It's on!" And smashed i did. it was awesome.

19. What was "your song" that you danced to at your wedding? "Underneath It All" (acoustic version) by No Doubt

20. What did you serve your guests to eat? The food was delicious. We started with a southwestern ceaser salad, main course was grilled chicken with a chipotle cream sauce with seasonal vegis and twice baked potato on the side.

21. Where's 21???

22. What was your favorite wedding gift? They were all great, but I gotta give it to Judy (and Sarah, and whoever else who helped). They got us a gorgeous hotel suite at The Point Tapatio Cliffs for two nights including the wedding night. They decked it out in rose petals, and there was a plate of chocolate covered strawberries with champagne on the coffe table. It was awesome.

23. What was the worst wedding gift you got? There weren't any! We got double of a lot of stuff, but no biggie, cause we returned the doubles. :)

24. Where did you go on your honeymoon? We took a mini moon to Sedona for a few days. We were supposed to go to California, but it was kind of on fire. :/

25. Looking back, is there anything you would have changed about your wedding? Yes. I think I wouldn't have done pictures first. I didn't like that everyone was standing around outside so everyone saw me before the ceremony. And because there were so many people around, it didn't make the "seeing hubs for the first time" that special. I probably would've chosen another venue. The venue was fine, but the caterer was a nightmare! They were just horrible to work with. Food and service the day of was great, but getting to that point was not easy.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We put up our Xmas decorations this past weekend! Again, just like the Halloween it's not much, but it's something, and it makes me feel good! I think it makes the hubs feel good too, although he won't admit it. He got really excited about putting up the xmas lights. YOu should've seen him! He didn't want to be done! He kept adding more. He liked it.

Like in AZ fashion, putting up Christmas lights in shorts and jeans is a must.
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The doggies are so helpful

Lookin all GQ with his sunglass tan. ;)


And my inside decor:

And last but not least, our Christmas tree. It's a sad little 6ft fake tree, but it's all we got. And you'll notice that the bottom is rather empty. Well when you have 4 animals that love ornaments, it kind of has to be.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Santa is a Dick

This is too funny not to share.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Awesome Website Find

So I was on The Nest on my favorite board, D&R(Decorating & Renovating), and someone posted a link to a piece of furniture asking what we thought of it. This website is AWE-SOME! It's an online outlet! So much good stuff at unbeatable prices!

Check it out!

Some of my favorites:

This wall cabinet/shelf thingy:

This chair. Two of these and a small table would be perfect for our family/future game room!

This Chandelier - WANT!

This bookcase (although I wish it came in black)

And much much more! So much good stuff. Check it out!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Okay. So I know this is late, but that's how I roll.

With everything going on right now, I've been feeling really, worried, stressed and pretty much depressed lately. I know things really are not that bad, but i've been in a funk and just can't seem to pull myself out of it. So, in leiu of Thanksgiving (and just to make myself feel better), here's what I'm thankful for...

1. First and most of all, my wonderful, caring, hard working, loyal husband. I do not know what in the world I would do without him. He is my rock. My BETTER half. Even though we can drive eachother crazy sometimes, I know he loves me unconditionally, and I can honestly say that I am so in love with him after 6 years together. He is my life and I don't know where I would be without him.

2. Our jobs. Even though I complain sometimes (okay most of the time) about how much my job sucks, I am so extremely lucky to have one. And I'll be here a year come January. That's a world record compared to the last 2007! With being in the mortgage industry the last 6 years of my life, when that started to take a dump I was laid of 3 times last year. I finally said screw this, took a paycut and changed industries. Which was a good choice. Although I took a paycut, like I said, I still have a job. Same for the hubs. I am SO thankful that he's kept busy in this economy. Hoping and praying that it'll continue throughout 2009.

3. Family and friends. They're the best. Love you guys! I must say that I have the BEST inlaws too. MUAH!

4. Our house - love it and it means so much to us to finally be homeowners!

5. Our dogs - they are my babies and I love them. They make me laugh every day, even when I'm having a bad day. I see them more than I even see my husband most of the time. They're my bestest friends. haha

So there you have it. I may be a complainer sometimes, but I am a greatful person, I swear!