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 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

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 :)