I’m pretty sure that I was planning our wedding in my sleep last night. I woke up multiple times and each time I went back to sleep, I would have another wedding dream. I’m sure that it was caused from me looking at wedding blogs before bed… But my dreams gave me some pretty good ideas! Today will definitely be a wedding planning day. And I’m thinking my Pinterest wedding board is going to need to be nipped in the butt for a while. Don’t need to be showing people my wedding ideas! I had been worried about not having all my ducks in a row with wedding plans yet, but now that I know my Love will be deploying, I am glad I will have that to keep me busy while he is away. It will help to pass the time and when he gets back, I get to say ‘I do’ to my best friend! I. Can’t. Wait. !!!
The creative part of me has been itching to get out and be expressed in so many ways lately. I look around our house and have DIY and crafty ideas bursting out of my brain. First of all, my fiancé bought me a Cannon rebel T3 for my birthday. He knows that photography has always been an itch that I have been wanting to scratch but just haven’t had the resources to get further into it than doing the best I can with my iPhone. So, I will definitely be experimenting (a lot) with my new beauty and trying to learn every little detail about my trick so that maybe… Some day… I can photograph your wedding, your new Ron child, or just your face and everything lovely in the world.
Beyond the photography bit is my other creative cravings…. Which definitely are a range of things. I want, so badly, to have a pop-up dinner party. I’ve been experimenting with my cooking skills and I think that, so far, Blake would say he approves of most of what I cook.. And I can only get better, right? Well, in case you don’t know,a pop-up dinner party is where you set up a fancy dinner somewhere that you’re not really supposed to or that is our of the ordinary. My thought is in Joshua Tree National Park… It’s absolutely gorgeous at sunset.
Another thing I really want to do, which would have to be done when I’m in King City because, lets face it, I haven’t made a ton of friends here just yet… Is having a pie party. Where we can all eat together, drink some wine, chat about the latest and greatest that I’ve been missing out in in King City, and are lots of amazingly delicious pies… And devour them before our sig. others have a chance to (just kidding)
Then there is one more bigger things would like to do… After getting my creative juices flowing, and trying a few DIY experiments and recipes I haven’t tried before… I would really like to start my own blog. I know, this is a blog… But I mean a legitimate, well out together, actually has followers… Blog. There’s this class that I have been eye balling but I don’t want to spend money on it until I know that I have some tricks up my sleeve to put on the log once I have it.
So yeah… Those are my if things.. Alongside those are just a million mini craft projects for around the house and whatnot…oh and I would like to throw someone a party just so I can be older creative… Blake might have to be that person… Even if its just me and him at the party. :-)
Well, if you read through this, this. And I would love your input about my ideas!!!
Every year when I get home from the Paso fair, for some reason, it is guaranteed that I will be pulled over within one block from home…. Seriously. And it has been for the same reason… Every time. I don’t know what the deal is but my license plate light goes out…. Every. Year. And they pull me over hoping to catch a drunk driver…. Only to catch a sober driver. As in, a designated driver. And each year they apologize for pulling me over and thank me for being a sober driver and let me go on a merry little way. Yep. Happened tonight. It is kind of funny but really weird at the same time. Glad to be home and in bed. It was a log but entertaining and fun day. Goodnight all.
So it has been two years since I did my last cross-country road trip and ever since then, I have been right here in good ol California. (Other than a few Vegas and Tahoe trips)
Lately all these emails I’ve been getting and posts I see on pinterest and tumblr have got me craving an adventure. What I would really like to do is get up and go somewhere cool with my honey, kind of far away from California. But that currently isn’t in the cards, and I’m okay with that. So I decided I would fulfill my wanderlust right here at home. Starting Memorial Day Weekend.
I had bought tickets for my parents to go ziplining in Santa Cruz as a gift for my mom for Mothers Day… Then I thought “why would I send them and not go myself???” So, I bought two more tickets for Blake and I. I am SO excited for this little adventure and just can’t wait for the adrenaline rush it brings.
If you’re experiencing the same wanderlust, I thought I would suggest a few things around here you can do. Here in King City, rumor has it, you can enjoy your night by going Cow Tipping…that would be fun, right??
In seriousness though.
Paso has so many wineries and little wine rooms that are always fun to visit with a group of friends
Cayucos is a nice get away that is close by and if you go there, stop by Ruddell’s Smokehouse and get yourself some fish tacos….I guarantee you will not regret it!! Best fish tacos EVER!
My favorite day trip, which could also be a weekend trip is taking Nacimiento-Fergusson road out of Fort Hunter Liggett over to Big Sur (That drive is gorgeous!!! Do pull over on the side of the road for photo-ops…multiple times!!) And then head north. There are multiple places you can stop and Bixby bridge is there as well (its famous)
And north bound adventures always take us to Carmel for a few glasses of wine at Caraccioli cellars followed by watching the sunset on Carmel beach….everyone applauds when the sun goes down…I love it
Oh and I can’t forget about the Pinnacles. That’s always a quick get away to a beautiful place and some awesome hiking. :),
Or you can do like I do most often and get in your car and drive to the bottom of California, where your fiance lives in the desert. Okay your fiance probably doesn’t live where mine does but I’ve grown to really love 29 Palms. And to love the second half of the drive as well.
Just a little rambling from little ol me. Hope you enjoyed!,
So let’s start with mentioning how amazing of a week this is… Today is the last day of November and thats incredibly exciting because I’ve been waiting for December to get here since JUNE! but why does being a hermit pay off? Well, I will tell you why.. :) I went to my math class on Monday and spoke with the teacher about missing class this coming Monday because my boyfriend is finally coming home. :) His response? “Not a problem, actually… After you take the quiz on Wednesday, you’re excused for the remainder of the semester… You have an A in my class” that was exciting not only because being excused from his class is really amazing but also because it means that I actually pulled myself together for my least favorite subject. Then comes my photography teacher and I had to tell him as well that I would be missing class Monday ” oh not a problem.. You have an A in my class anyway” I mean, yeah photography is a gimme class but it’s still excting…. So then I go to my English teacher today who just assigned an oral presentation…. Due Monday. That freaked me out a little. So I mention missing class Monday to her and she looks over my grades and says it’s fine… I can do my oral presentation later and I don’t have anything to worry about.
So now for the icing on the cake… What makes this week even better? Well! Friday I get to go to the King City Christmas Parade with miss Constance and baby Shawn and Saturday I will be in Fresno with my best friend, Sarah and my “other brother” Stephen walking Christmas tree lane and having a good ol time….and the cherry on top that I’ve been waiting for since June and am so so so extremely overwhelmingly excited about??? Sunday at the buttcrack of dawn I’m getting up and driving to Twentynine Palms (which i’ve actually missed!) and my Handsome boyfriend is finally coming hoooome.:)
Now tell me thats not a good week!
But the very nest part of it is being back in his arms and being able to tell him I love him in person again rather than over email, telephone, or Skype. :)
It may not be Thanksgiving in California yet, but it is in Japan and that’s where my love is… I went on a drive today to deliver flowers for my Aunt (The Garden House) and it required me to go out to Arroyo Seco and Carmel Valley Rd. It may not be where I live, but it’s darn close and if you’re needing to just get out and go for a drive, I highly recommend you take a cruise out there… The vineyards are the prettiest colors along with all the trees that line the river and it’s just nice to take it all in. I’m thankful that I grew up in a small town that is surrounded with sooo much natural beauty rather than concrete. I’m thankful for my amazing family that supports me in everything I do and is always there for me. I’m thankful for my amazing boyfriend that is such a blessing in my life and brightens all my days. Never has anyone been able to put such an enormous smile on my face on a daily basis…and he’s been doing it from the other side of the world for the past six months. I’m thankful for all of my amazing friends, some that have been like sisters since we were in diapers… You know who you are! I’m thankful for this wonderful life that God has blessed me with and all of the amazing adventures that come along with it. Thank you all for being a part of my amazing adventure, you are all truly blessings in my life. and last, but most definitely not least, I am thankful that my time away from Blake is almost OVER!!! :) Cant wait to be back in his arms!
I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving filled with family friends and great conversation… I know I will. :) can’t wait to see everyone.
Tomorrow I will be leaving you for 4 days…and as I drive away, I will have a giant smile on my face, doing the happy dance in the seat of my car listening to whatever mix I decide to make for the Bride-To-Be and myself to listen to on our 5 hour endeavor south.
So the past two weeks have been cake. The first week of summer “vacation”, I was finishing out my last week of work at FHL, celebrating the birth of myself, and just having a good ol time, then this past week I’ve had no work, no school, no anything…and although that probably sounds glorious to most… it drives me nuts. I can’t stand being at home with nothing to do. School starts…today…in just about one hour, actually… And I’ve never been so excited to be going back to school. It really helps to pass the time. But, wish me luck… hopefully these classes are cake. I’m taking math this sem. and it’s not my strong point at all… Okay, off I go. :)
“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”—Gilda Radner (via herewecollide)
Life is good and God is great and I couldn’t be more blessed. It’s almost overwhelming- the quality of this great life I have been living. I love my job and my students are amazing, family time has been abundant, been workin’ on my fitness and feeling great (almost wrote fatness for a second there- heh) I couldn’t be happier than I am right now and I am so-incredibly thankful for it all. And I most definitely haven’t forgot about my amazing boyfriend that brings more then just a single smile to my face on a daily basis. That sweet guy can keep an endless smile on my face with the smallest bit of effort. It gives me butterflies just thinking about it. I hope that all my friends/loved ones have an amazing weekend. I plan to make it incredible. :)
You’re finally here…and to most that doesn’t really mean much besides that tomorrow is Friday.. But for me that means that my boyfriend will be here tomorrow, I get to spend Saturday with some of my favorite girls (and guys), and Sunday is the Super Bowl :) This weekend should be an amazing one. I’m kind of excited. Not only that but it also means that in fifteen days, I will be on a trip to Vegas, The Hoover Dam, and The Grand Canyon… :) Yes, I’m excited. Veryyy excited.
You know what I’m not excited about though? The fact that I woke up this morning and am no longer capable off breathing through my nose. All stuffed up. But when I think about how I complain about this cold house that I live… It’s kind of shameful. I’m pretty blessed for this cold house that I live in and the fact that my parents let me stay here rent free (haha… sry mom and dad) because others don’t have the means to stay healthy that I am provided on a daily basis.
I’m starting today off the way that I love to start my days… blogs & coffee… Hitting the tred, pumping some iron, going to take care of little munchkins, heading out to the house I’m house sitting and doing homework and extra work for work. I think it sounds like a not so bad day, eh? Oh and I need to polish off my room as well cuz it’s a little messy. Okay. That’s my shpeel. Have a lovely day.
Tonight- after work, and getting my unpacking done- I plan to throw on something comfy, poor something piping hot into my giant coffee cup (preferably a cup of joe), snuggling up with some wonderful music playing….and having some “ME” time. And yes, that means that I plan to blog, blog, blog surf for hours on end with no interuptions. Just me and my blogs and some beautiful inspiration…..
I can’t wait till tonight. :)
But you know what else I can’t wait for? Friday night… :)
Well it’s time to bid 2kTEN farewell and be done with it. I had so many learning experiences/adventures throughout the year that I am incredibly grateful for and I do believe that it has been my largest year of self-growth thus far… I’m glad that it was. A little recap…
I brought in the year in Ojai, California with great friends, plenty of random old people, and beautiful views everywhere I looked… I loved it.
I worked for IEH laboratory busting my buns in fields for a few months and that most-definitely made me more appreciative of the simple things in life… Work experience that actually makes you sweat, get muddy, and work REAL hard for the money… well, it really gets you to learn the value in things.. And I honestly really liked that job for the most part. (But I’m much happier with my new job)
Cornerstone road trip is always something I look forward to. Great friends, great music, wonderful adventures… It has become my favorite time of the year and hopefully a tradition.
And I can’t forget my experiences in Paso Robles in my itty-bitty house that I am still in love with and miss sooo dearly.
Well, Those are memories that I’ll hold near and dear… but it’s time to move on to 2011
And to start it off…. A list of New Year’s Resolutions… or Goals of 2k11
1. Read the Bible in a year
2. Save up money for an adventure (Italy, perhaps?)
3. Buy a quality camera, and improve my photography skills
4. Eliminate curse words from my vocabulary
5. Help others OFTEN
6. Embrace the things that make me happy and stop wasting time in front of the computer screen.
With that, I bid 2k10 farewell… You were good to me for the most part, taught me a lot and I sure do hope that 2011 has much more exciting adventures, learning experiences, growth spurts, and new friends/acquaintances in store that I can learn from… or just listen to great stories they have to tell. There’s always room for improvement and growth and I’m ready for it. :)