Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Well since Jacob and I got married we have stumbled into this new "season" of our lives (as my mom would say) With change in my last name, my home, and my family comes a change in our tradition. I must admit I am excited and anxious to enter into this transition around the holidays! This year for Thanksgiving my mom and I are cooking Thanksgiving dinner for our family!!! I am sooo excited. For the past 20 years of my life we have spent Thanksgiving at my grandparents house- this year it was time for a much needed change! Since I am a wife now, I am looking forward to help prepare the meal for my husband and my family! I have never cooked or even helped cooked Thanksgiving dinner so this will be my first. I have a whole list of things that I am cooking to take to my moms...Things like broccoli cheese casserole, corn dip, pumpkin pie, layered salad and a few more yummy dishes to add to our table! I CAN'T WAIT.
Since I've been to the grocery store and I've started my prep work for Thursday I have had a lot of things on my heart and mind. I thought I would share just a few Thanksgiving thoughts. I am so Thankful for (first and foremost) my family. My husband and my parents are my very best friends! They know how to lift me up and encourage me each and every day! I am so thankful for this time in our lives where are growing closer and closer and doing new things together-I can't wait to see what our future holds. God has blessed Jacob and I beyond belief! He has given us this BEAUTIFUL home which I get to come to everyday. He has blessed us both with WONDERFUL jobs and great friends.
I am excited because Jacob and I are having a "thanksgiving party" at our house this year! Our friends that will be in town from school and of course the ones who already live here are coming over to celebrate the holiday season together, I look forward to seeing everyone! :)
of the holidays, cooking, parties, gifts, etc....but I am trying this year to slow down and enjoy the reason for the season. I pray all of you I hope that as this "season" in each of our lives passes that we don't loose sight of the things that matter the most- Faith, family and friends!! I know I get caught up in the hustle and bustlebloggers out there take a minute on Thursday and throughout the next few weeks to be thankful for the things that really matter!!! Happy eating to all of you! See ya at the gym next week! ;) (or maybe not!! Haha)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Epic Fail

Well thanks to my beautiful cousin Emily, I came up with the title to this post. I had posted these pictures on facebook and she commented "fail, epicly" haha I think that would describe tonight perfectly!!!

My sweet dad went out of town today for the whole weekend. So my mom and I spent the day together running our weekly errand s together and we had lunch and went to the store! It was a wonderful day! I decided to cook dinner tonight for her and Jacob and myself. I have been craving this YUMMY dish called saucy chicken and asparagus-it's fabulous! So I bought all the stuff and came home and quickly to put dinner together before my mom got here! I finally got the chicken done and the sauce made and put it in the oven. When she got here we poured a wonderful glass of wine and started to do some of the dishes while our dinner was in the oven. Jacob was in the living room watching the football and we were just standing in the kitchen and we heard this LOUD and crazy crash. It was like it just keep crashing and crashing. Jacob JUMPED up and ran into the kitchen- it took us a minute to realize what had happened. We opened the oven to find the following.....

We were SHOCKED to say the least. That was a glass dish that I have used a million times! I STILL have no idea what happened but needless to say dinner was ruined. It was SHATTERED all over the bottom of my oven...No explanation! We went to Rosas and ate instead! It was good but it wasn't what I was craving. My sweet momma stayed late and helped my clean my WHOLE oven...It was a disaster as you can see. But it was a memory haha! I will never forget this "epic failure"

And by the way...I just want to thank my mom again for helping me!! Not just today with the stove but with EVERYTHING!! You are my best friend and I love our weekly get together and daily conversations! I couldn't ask for a better mother or best friend! Hope you enjoy your weekend with the boy! ;) Maybe we will get lots of cleaning done haha! Love you mom! THANK YOU!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wedding Photos

I know, I know!! Lately I have been missing in action!! We've been so busy (like I always say!!) But truly we are so blessed with lots of work...side jobs and just busy schedules! I am thankful though! Tonight our wonderful photographer and friend Chriselda came over to eat dinner (and maybe drink a little wine ;)) She brought with her our wedding CD!! The pictures are GREAT and I am soo pleased (as always) by her work!!! We are scheduled to be on her wonderful (and much more exciting) blog on Friday ( but I figured I would give a sneak peek here on my blog!!

The pictures brought back the wonderful memories of that day and all the joy that came into our lives! I think pictures are so important because they truly capture emotion and the "realness" of an event! I love Chriselda as a friend, as a mother, as a person and as a professional...I commend you sweet girl!! Your hard work does not go un-noticed! :)

The picture above makes me so happy. He looked so handsome and it just makes me realize that how blessed I am to him to come home to every night.
The pictures above were taken before the wedding. Jacob and I agreed to see each other before. We met at the alter just me and him (and Chriselda ;)) We read a letter that we had bother written to each other and just spent time before the rush of a wedding. It was so special! I am so thankful we saw each other before!!
These few pictures above just remind me how wonderful families are. They are so important. Families should always be there for one another...right or wrong...They should have each other's back. No questions asked. I am blessed with a wonderful family who love me and support me. The people who truly value family and truly understand the grace of God came to this most special event in mine and Jacob's lives. It was an event that we will NEVER get back. I have no regrets! It was a beautiful and blessed day! Enjoy these next few random photos...More to come! :)He is my hero and my biggest fan! Love you dad!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

I could get used to this!

I am home again today!!!!!! I must admit...I LOVE IT! I truly could get so used to being a stay at home wife...Hey- someone has to take care of the puppy right?!? haha! Just kidding, I better not get to used to this because I'm back to work tomorrow. But for today- I am in my pj's still with a cup of coffee and my sweet puppy asleep on my lap. It doesn't get better than this!

Today I have a lot to do though (I am sitting in front of the computer because I have a FOUR page report due on Friday and unfortunately I haven't even started.) So I am going to tackle that homework, clean the house and make lunch for my hubby who is coming home to eat! I can't wait for him to get here.. again! :) THEN I am going to the grocery store, the bank, and the cleaners with my mom and then tonight when Jake gets off work we are going to my parents house and my mom and I are going to make homemade tortilla soup!!! YUM!!! Since it makes so much we are going to cook it together (probably with some yummy wine :)) and then spilt the pot of soup! I am very excited and ready to see them!!!!

We had a wonderful and restful weekend! And back to the real world today (well for most of you-but ill be there with ya tomorrow!) Hope everyone has a great Monday!
Gotta start writing that paper!