Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Christmas was RAD! I had such a great day!

I took Christmas Eve off work. Micah and I got up early and went to the LGO for some amazing (As usual) breakfast and to pick up some of MJ Coe's dinner rolls (Tammie Coe's hubby). Let me school you on these rolls! They are the best freaken rolls you will ever eat. As far as I know, they are only made for the holidays, which is a crying shame....But totally gives ya more to look forward to! His Potato rolls (i.e. The dill rolls) are the BOMB-NONNIE! For serious! They were first come first serve at the LGO where they sell these suckers and Tammies delicious desserts and they said they would start selling them at 9 a.m. So we were there on the dot and I had a bit of a frantic breakdown when the chic working there kept trying to give me english muffins instead of the delicious dinner rolls. Luckily Micah was there to calm me down and save the day and go grab the rolls from the hidden little corner.

That night we had a random karaoke party at our house! D-frag brought his equipment over and we rocked the house til the wee hours.

Christmas morning we got up, wrapped our gifts and headed to my sisters house. This year we decided to draw names on my side of the family and it went really well, I think we are going to keep this going. Olivia of course was exempt from this and got spoiled. She was more interested in eating the wrapping paper though then opening gifts...Babies...Geesh. I helped Angelika put together her first hosted Christmas dinner and I think it went rather well! Everything tasted good and no one died ;)

As for my loot! I got just as spoiled!

Micah got me a Key pendent from Tiffany's! My first piece of Tiffany's! So excited!
He also got me my fav perfume which I only had a few drops left of!

Tallen drew my name. He got me a rad mail organizer which our house desperately needed AND a really freaken old book, the shop he got it from said it was over 100+ years old. I love it!

Debbie my FABULOUS boss lady at Definitely Debra's got me a set of my dessert plates! Eeeee! Some gift cards and a beautiful flower arrangement that is still living after 2 weeks in my possession! I seriously have the best boss EVER!

Muriel and Mike (My lovely in-laws) got me a calendar, an Amex gift card (cha ching), and a really cool headband that help relieve head aches, which I have already used :)

My dad and Linda sent us some tasty treats that Linda whipped up in her kitchen and some cash which is always helpful :)

My day job boss Roger's wife got me a really sweet pair of DC slippers that have soles on them, so I wear them when I walk Ladmo in the cold mornings :)

And my co-worker Jim got me some coral jewelry.

SERIOUSLY...Who is the most spoiled girl ever? ME!

Freaken Holidays and Puppy Drama!

So I have completely slacked on updating my blog every Friday. So that means I have totally blown one of my 101 goals. Wah wah... BUT I have good excuses! One being the freaken holiday madness! It gets the best of everyone! Two being I have been sick since Christmas, and The other being Ladmo drama!

So On December 7th (Which was Micahs bday) I took Ladmo in to get neutered. He was 5.5 months old at that point and the Vets really encourage you to have your dog neutered by 6 months to nip any bad behaviors/habits in the bud so to say. Well Ladmo had 1 retracted testicle. We had already taken him in a month prior to get neutered and decided to wait a month to see what would happen. The vet said they could still do the neuter, it would just be more involved.

The neutering went really good and Ladmo was doing reallllly well.I stayed home Monday with him, Micah stayed home Tuesday. That night we put a cone on his head, it was a blow up kind and I STRONGLY urge you to NEVER get this type of cone.Ladmo somehow figured out a way to get around it. On Thursday we came home from work and he had clearly been licking it all day, to the point that the incision came OPEN, Like open open people...it was gross. The vet was already closed for the day, so off to the emergency animal hospital we went! They were really good with him. Took great care of him. He had to stay over night, he had a huge infection and had dead tissue and muscle that had to be removed. He screwed himself up royally to the tune of ::gulp:: $1,000.00! Gaaaaah
So he had to get the lampshade of shame put on. As well as two drains. Micah and I had to give him warm compresses three times a day for 6 days, He had to get antibiotics every 12 hours and pain meds every 8 hours. Needless to say, I had to stay home from work with him on Friday. AND THEN to top it off got Jury duty that following Monday. My life!

Its 3 weeks later and Ladmo is in top notch shape. He got all of his stitches out and feels like a new man! He has even calmed down a lot which is rad!
And here is the best picture of Ladmo EVER! Back in November when we had originally taken him in to get neutered but decided to wait, Well I guess this is what the vet does to your dog when you aren't around! LOL! They totally put a headband on him! hahah So Cute! He is totally giving Olivia Newton John a run for her money here!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A very late Friday post

Bless me bloggers for I have sinned. I did not post on Friday like I was supposed to! Eeep!

For that I will give you a new restaurant review and get a little closer to marking off one of my 101 goals!

On Monday we went to Roka Akor for Micahs bday with Micah's parents Mike and Muriel!

The food was amazing!!!! The service was over the top! And it was just a down right fun atmosphere while still being very classy! We sat at the Robata grill and got to watch all the action.

The menu is comprised of a bunch of small dishes, it is all meant to be shared among your table. It comes out as it is made, so that was very fun, little tastes of stuff but never getting to full on one thing. I NEVER eat sushi, but since this place is on the top 10 list in the U.S. I decided if I was going to eat some this would be the place! And all I can say about the sushi was WOW! I didnt do any of the raw stuff (Im a weenie) but what I did eat I loved! I had the Roka Akor Soft Shell Crab Roll and I tried the Crispy Prawn Roll! All the Tempura was just amazing! The asparagus was so crisp. You also have to try their Shochu! Micah tried the apple, the pineapple and one other one that I cant recall...I tried a sip (I was the driver) They are very smooth and totally delicious!

I highly recomened Roka Akor for any special occassion yu might need to celebrate, ask to sit at the grill! Its fun

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hello Friday....The Anniversary Addition!

Good Morning! I am sooooo glad its FRIDAY!

Our dad got out of the hospital and has been home for a couple days now! He is doing really well and I am wayyy excited to go up to CO and spend Thanksgiving with him and my step mom!

As for the weekend is going to be jam packed! Tonight I have to take Ladmo to the groomers to get all fluffed and need to get some Christmas decorations up! Tomorrow I am working at Definitely Debra's! Love it! Then going out to dinner with my wonderful In-Laws...THEN...I know...THEN We are doing our Christmas photos for our cards! They will be sooo good! Cant wait to show ya!

And hold on to your hats!

SUNDAY marks mine and Micah's ONE YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 So crazy! I cant believe one year ago we were in the final stretch of becoming man and wife! He is the most amazing person and I am so incredibly thankful to have him as my husband. I am SUCH a lucky girl!

So in the spirit of our Anny here are a few pics!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dear Santa...

The following is my *wish* list!

As always, clothes, gift cards and things like that are always on my list....But these are just some extra special things

I'm wanting to start a library of OLD books... I like the look of them. (The link is just an example.)

S&P to match out china! These are soooo cute I almost fell over when I saw them!

4-8 more place settings...We currently only have 4 place settings.

4-8 more dessert plates

Deep Fryer....To make very healthy food goodness with :)

Burberry (the original)...I'm running low.

ALSO please bring my husband a baby grand piano. He wants one badly!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Its the Friday post

First things first. As I type this my dad is in Abq, NM being operated on. 2 years ago he had colon cancer. He went through Chemo and surgery and last November was given a clear bill of health. A few weeks ago at a check up some cancer cells popped up. He has colon cancer cells on his right lung. They caught it fast and like I said he is in surgery now. Lots of thoughts and prayers his way that everything goes well and has a speedy recovery!!!

ALSO Ladmo was dropped off at the vet yesterday morning for a routine neutering. The vet called me about an hour later and said he had elevated enzymes in his kidneys. She said it could possibly be a fluke and be just that he was dehydrated (As they cant have food or water after midnight before a surgery) So he has to go back in 2 weeks for more tests. THEN the vet calls back like 20 minutes later and says Ladmo only has one nut...yes you read right, my dog is the one nut wonder! LOL. The right one hasn't dropped yet, so we are just going to wait and see if nature takes it course vs. an extra $200 for them to surgically go in and get it out. So we shall see.

As for this weekend it is pretty busy! Tonight I am going to hit up First Friday with my friend Becca.

Tomorrow I have to work, and then probably just lay low, clean the house.

Sunday I have a baby shower to go to! Woot! Can't wait to see the baby bumps and some of my lovely innerwebz lady friends :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

1.5 goals completed this weekend!

What a great weekend!

Halloween was a lot of fun! We had about 75 trick or treaters, not to bad...only about 5 handfuls of candy left.

Micah and I dressed up as Fred and Wilma
Ang, Ryan, Olivia and Muriel all came over to help pass out candy. We had a good time sitting in the drive way watching all the cute kids.
Ang was a flower, Ryan was a leaf and little Olivia was a Ladybug! To Cute
Sunday I woke up early and reorganized our freezer. Looks good in there. Should have been on my goals, but oh well.

I DID however complete a goal and a half!

#65 was to clip coupons every Sunday for a month! Last week when we went grocery shopping I saved $114 in coupons!! That's HUGE!

Also #42, We had the fireplace inspected and cleaned so we can start burning fires (As soon as it gets "cold" out here!) Its only half a goal completed, because we have to do it next year as well.

I also have half of one of my top seller books read...so I am just plugging right along and getting goals done!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!

SOoooo excited for this weekend!

This week was a good week!

Monday M and I had my brother Tallen over for dinner and to discuss some projects we need to get done around the house. I'm excited to get these things moving! Monday night/Tuesday morning Micah left for Vegas at 2 a.m. for a company meeting. Its the first time he has left me since we got married, so needless to say, I didn't get back to sleep after he left :(

Tuesday I met up with Becca after work. She is the craft QUEEN! She helped me pick out fabric for M & I's Halloween costumes! She was going to help me make them...which turned into me cutting the fabric and her sewing them. (My sewing skills are still at the pillow stages)! Becca seriously knocked out TWO Halloween costumes in under 2 hours. I was highly impressed and thankful!

Wednesday Micah came home! It was like we had been separated for months! haha

Thursday I got to go see my friend Nicole and her daughter Mackenzie. Nicole passed on some maternity clothes to me for safe keeping for when its my turn :) I also go to go see Olivia and give her some smooches. Micah and I met up with Muriel and went out to the Capital Grille! Sooooo tasty!

Tonight we get to go to a Halloween party!

Tomorrow I have to work, then race home to pass out candy! My sis, her hubs and Olivia And Muriel and possibly Becca's are all coming over to help pass out candy as they don't get many kids on their streets and its reported that we will get at least 100 on ours!!! After trick or treaters die down we are planning on hitting up our friend Jeremx's yearly Halloween bash.

Sunday, REST! Do some laundry...go to puppy school!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Busy week/end

Man its been a short work week for me but its been so dang busy! And this weekend shows no signs of letting up either!

Wednesday Micah and I went over and Angelika and Ryan's (My sis and BIL) House for dinner. Let me tell you, my sister is becoming quite the domestic diva! Dinner was tasty!

Micah and I got some good solid Olivia time in! She gets bigger and bigger each time I see her!
As for this weekend, I have to work tomorrow, then bake a cake and some cupcakes for a lovely friends baby shower. Sunday is the actual baby shower...poor thing, she is 31 weeks pregnant with twins and has been put on hospital bed rest until they arrive, so her baby shower had to be moved to the hospital. Say a little prayer that Meleah's little lady bugs stay put and keep growing!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fun weekend and some 101 goals!

Goal #92 is now complete...I think a 3 day trip to L.A. counts as a family vacation!
Also Goal #14, We went to a few new restaurants. Toast, Madeo, Beachwood BBQ, Basix

L.A. was quite the fun weekend!

Before we left for L.A. Micah dropped Ladmo off at the groomers so he would be all fresh and clean. Micah even let them put a bow in his hair because it was my bday :)Muriel had picked up sandwiches for us to eat before jumping on the road AND she surprised me with some cupcakes from Tammie Coe! I ate the Coconut one, it was uber fab! Ladmo did surprisingly well in the car, he really slept the whole way. I drove from 7pm til about 11-11:30ish and then Micah had to take over, as I usually go to bed by 10 so I was getting dangerously tired.

We rolled into Meridith and Jamaal's house about 130 am-ish.
Saturday we got up and had breakfast at Toast. People there went NUTS over how cute Ladmo is. It was a bit ridiculous. After breakfast we went to the shops on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. We passed by a hair salon and a couple ladies came out to pet Ladmo, one of them even cried...so strange. Ladmo even got to go shopping in the Gap! After shopping we went back to Meri's to rest and get ready for Muriel and I's birthday dinner at Madeo which was amazingly tasty.

Sunday we got up waaaaaaay to early. We met up with my cousin Jason and all went hiking up to the Griffith Observatory, even little ladmo went! It wasn't really a super hard hike, but considering I am a couch potato, well my legs STILL hurt 3 days later. Afterwards Micah and I showered and headed down to Seal Beach to meet up with Erik and Jess and meet their new baby Orion! So cute! Once back in L.A. everyone was pretty well beat. I met up with Jason for some din din and then went back to Meridith's and crashed pretty early.

Monday we got up at a pretty good time, had some breakfast with Jamaal (Meri had to go to work :() Then we were on the road by noon. Micah and I stopped at the large dinosaurs and had some fun playing with Ladmo. We got home around 630pm and we were beat. I don't even think I made it all the way to 9pm! ha!

Ladmo is ready to be discovered!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!!!

That's right, today I turn the big 3-1...oi! Where does the time GO??? Next month Micah and I will be married for a YEAR! That's just crazy talk!

For my bday we are driving out to L.A. With Muriel and Ladmo to go see Meri and Jamaal!!! I also get to see my baby cousin Jason! Good times! I cant wait, totally need a little break from the 602!

I came across old Pudding wrestling videos this morning! For those of you who don't know, I am the Co-Founder Along with Ms. JoAnn-Thrax of the Dirty Darlins of Debauchery...Phoenix, AZ only all girls pudding wrestling troop! We had a ton of fun with this!


This first video is yours truly (I am on the left of the screen) vs. Princess Anna

Here is JoAnn-Thrax against Meleah Tequila! We wrestled at the Phoenix Greyhound Park for some Newtimes Doggy Style Party

Friday, October 9, 2009

Its Friday!

So one of my goals was to blog at least ever Friday.

So here we are Mr. Friday!

I am really looking forward to this weekend! Tonight I am having my very good friend Jen over for dinner. It was her birthday a while back and I had told her I wanted to make her dinner...Well she is crazy busy and just came up for a breath of air! She requested my Mac and Cheese (Which I will blog about next week) So dinner tonight will be fun!

Tomorrow I am working at Definitely Debra slinging wedding invitations! It sucks that I have to work on the weekends, BUT I love working there sooo much that its really not work. The people I work with are so amazing and I much rather call them my friends then my coworkers :)

Sunday Ladmo has puppy school! He's been extra barky and bitey these past couple weeks so hopefully we can get some input on that. Then we are going to try to go to the Greek Festival that is going on all weekend. I've never been and Micah has been dying to take me, so hopefully our day goes well and we get to go to it.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

101 goals in 1,001 days

I'm jumping on the bandwagon. A bunch of my lady friends are doing this and so I thought, hey why not... I can set some goals as well :)

The idea comes from this site http://www.dayzeroproject.com/

Here is the mission:

The Mission:Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Here is my list! I plan to blog and track my goals on here. I have broken goals down into categories.

I plan to start my goals TODAY, so in 1,001 days it will be July 5th 2012!!! Wish me luck!

I will BOLD items as they are completed!

1.Blog Every Friday for 6 months straight (0/24)
2.Have 50 blog followers (23/50)
3.Inspire Someone to start and blog their own 101 in 1001
4.Blog a dish once a week for 3 months (0/12)

Going Greener:
5.Switch to Re-Usable Grocery bags , own at least 10 (4/10)
6.Switch to Organic Fruits/Vegetables
7.Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies
8.Start to compost
9.Plant and grow our favorite veggies
10.Plant a tree

Family, Friends & Home:
11.Institute a game night each month (0/30)
12.NO take out for a week (including lunches!) (0/7)
13.Have a date night with Micah once a month (0/30)
14.Try 10 new restaurants (0/10)
15.Clean out Garage - Sell, Donate, or throw out anything we don't need.
16.Have family pictures taken for Christmas cards (0/2)
17.Send Christmas Cards (0/2)
18.Get pregnant! After May 2010.
19.Take the dog to the park once a month for a year (weather permitting) (0/12)
20.Have a picnic
21.Slow Dance with Micah
22.Host a Thanksgiving
23.Host a Christmas
24.Take a cooking class with Micah
25.Get a fireproof safe for important paperwork (social security cards, passports, etc)
26.Leave the tv off every night for a week (0/7)
27.Cook dinner at least 5 times per week, for a month (0/4)
28.Complete a 1000+ piece puzzle with Micah
29.Make a snowman
30.Paint my craft room
31.Organize and set up my craft room
32.Learn how to acid wash the floors & complete project.
33.Pick paint color for master bathroom
34.Finish painting hall bathroom
35.Tile hall bath in pennies
36.Get new vanity for hall bath, possibly restore old sewing machine for this.
37.Organize hall closet
38.Finish installing master closet
39.Make laundry “Room” area pretty and organized
40.Sand blast back patio
41.Pull weeds in front and back yard once a week (0/143)
42.Have fireplace inspected and cleaned before winter (0/2)
43.Have A/C inspected before summer (0/2)
44.Bake 3 loaves of bread from scratch (0/3)
45.Go Ice Skating with Micah
46.Read Micah's favorite book and talk about it with him
47.Go to a drive in movie
48.Finally make our wedding album
49.Have a slumber party with the girls, just like in high school
50.Go to one of Kevin's hockey games

51.Lose 5-10 pounds in the next 5 months
52.Go roller skating once a week for 2 months (0/8)
53.Take a yoga class once a week for a month (0/4)
54. Take a pole dancing work out class once a week for a month (0/4)
55.Do weight watchers for 3 months straight
56.Cut down ice cream to once a week for a month (0/4)
57.Take Vitamins every day for 6 months (0/181)
58.Hike to the top of Squaw Peak
59.Get my teeth cleaned
60.Go rock wall climbing
61.Eat vegetarian for a week straight all 3 meals

62.Play the lottery! Twice a week for a month straight (0/8)
63.Deposit $5 in a special account for each goal completed (0/101)
64.When grocery shopping, only get whats on the list!
65.Clip Coupons every Sunday for a month (0/4)
66.Grocery shop and meal plan according to whats on sale in the papers for a month (0/4)
67.Stay on budget for 6 months
68.Before buying furniture/items for the house look at Craigslist/Goodwill first
69.Random Acts of Kindness
70.Compliment 10 Strangers (0/10)
71.Pay for the car behind me in the drive through
72.Donate Christmas gifts to Christmas Angel (0/2)

Just For Me:

73.Volunteer at a homeless shelter
74.Read 6 books on the Best Sellers List (0/6)
75.Attend church at least once a month for 6 months (0/6)
76.Take a "Me" day once a month for 6 months (0/6)
77.Make a Will
78.Back up photos on disk
79.Trash the Dress photos
80.Become CPR certified
81.Catch a fish
82.Knit a scarf
83.Choose to do the right thing. (I'm assuming the opportunity will present itself)
84.Develop a filing system that works!
85.Get a college degree
86.Donate blood five times (0/5)
87.Learn basic Sign Language
88.Stop buying cards and make them instead
89.Do a scrap book
90.Get my passport

91.Make a calendar with all important dates.

92.Sing karaoke at a bar
93.Go to First Friday in Nov, Dec, and Jan. (0/3) Buy one thing each time I go (0/3)

94.Take a Family vacation (in the US)
95.Take a Family vacation (out of the US)
96.Go on a day Trip unplanned
97.Go Camping
98.See at least one of the 7 Wonders of the World
99.Visit a country I've never been to
100.Go play in the Snow
101.Visit 4 corners

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sasquatch Burger

Sooooooo There is a place here in town called The Lodge that makes these Sasquatch burgers. I have never been to the restaurant but I read the description and HAD to have one!

So on my way home from work last night I stopped at the store and picked up the few things needed to make this burger.
Thin white bread
American Cheese
Bacon (I got the thick cut kind)
Onion (I used sweet)
Hamburger (I used Angus burgers)

That's it...that's all you need.
Micah grilled the burgers up, just put a little Tony's seasoning on them.
I caramelized the onions, made the bacon and made the grilled cheese sandwiches. That's right...There are no buns used in this hamburger, instead the bun is replaced with 2 grilled cheese sandwiches.
Make everything as you would normally do, and assemble.
I was only able to eat half. Micah somehow ate the whole thing! I asked if his left arm was tingling this morning, but he seems to be ok :)