Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Black Friday

Did any of you make it out shopping for Black Friday? For the first time, I braved the craziness and went! The bf's parentals live about 30 minutes from anything town. The alarm clock went off at 3am and we were on the road at 3:30.

The town where Target, Walmart, everything is at has only about 4,000 people in it so I really wasn't expecting any crowds. BOY was I wrong!! We literally pulled in the parking lot at 4am when the doors to Target were opening. The line was FOREVER long. I could not believe how many people were flooding into Target. And the crazy part, I didn't even know what I wanted! I did a quick loop thru and grabbed a small mixer and checked out before the lines began. Then we headed to Walmart for the sale that started at 5am. There was 1 thing I was on a mission to buy, and I got it! But I can't say what I got because my sister reads this and the gift was for her!
Our time in AZ was really relaxing and nice to get away. I missed Frappy like CRAZY and it was so good seeing him when we got home.
I also got some really crazy good news on Friday. I had applied with the Sheriffs department a few months back, and interviewed with them the beginning of October. Then I got a letter close to Halloween saying I wasn't chosen to move forward. But then on Friday they called saying they wanted to put me into Background. It was so out of nowhere! I have my interview with the background investigator on Thursday morning and then starts the slow, long process of digging into my past. I REALLY hope this works out for me!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Traveling & AZ

Well we made it to Arizona! The airport really wasn't too crazy and we thankfully made it with time to kill. We were sent upstairs because we were randomly selected for screening and I had the privilege of doing the new body scan. You have to stand between these two things with your hands over your head for 10 seconds. Kinda weird but whatever.  Here is the little plane we took.

Today we are obviously celebrating Thanksgiving :)
We ran to the store to get some last minute items and I got to drive his grandparents new Prius. Its so quiet and drives so nice.

Hope you all have a great day with your loved ones <3

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Car Problemos

So I dropped my car off yesterday at the dealership because every time I start the car, a weird sound happens. Ever try to start your car when its already on? That is like the sound...
So they said they tried starting the car 30+ times and never got it to make the sound.
I went and picked it up at 5:30 and I started the car and it made the sound. I turned it off and on again and it did the sound again. Hmmm... they had it from 7:30am til 5:30pm...
Anyways, I took my car and I will take it else where. I think I need a new starter...
I really don't enjoy car problems near Christmas... plus I bought my car in the month of December so my registration is due soon too. Yuck

I gotta pack tonight because tomorrow we are off to Arizona for Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 22, 2010

CHP, and the rest of the weekend

Saturday morning it was pouring rain, but I had to get up for my test with CHP. Thankfully there was only 20 people testing, the bad news, they are on a hiring freeze so they don't know when they will be able to interview/hire. But I am glad I took the test and will get the results in 4 weeks.

I hit up Michael's after that and got some cookie cutters for a girls night I want to have in December and I also found some great $1 items for the kids stockings.
I then had lunch with my friend Kristen and wandered around downtown, it was perfect.

My goal for Sunday was getting our Christmas card picture taken. My friend came over and took them but Frappy is like a 2 year old child and made it very difficult. We finally picked one and I ordered them last night. I didn't know that the shutterfly discount was only for stationary cards, I was really wanting a flat photo card... So we will see how those turn out...

And finally, my car is back in the shop. I really hope they fix whatever is wrong! I feel so weird without my car!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday Night Sushi

On Friday night the bf and I headed to the Valley to have dinner with his sister and her husband. We see them every few months and we always have a good time. We went to a little hole in the wall sushi place and had a good time catching up. I am realizing more and more that I really don't enjoy sushi all that much... hopefully next time we can do Mexican food. 
His sister has three little min pins and I of course like the littlest one because its close to Frappy size. 

I am stressing out today because something is wrong with my car and it sucks that it has to happen now when I really don't have extra money since its the holidays. Every time I start my car it makes a strange sound and feels like the car may not even start. I just took it in last week because there was a recall on it and I am annoyed I have to take it back in tomorrow. Being car less sucks too. 
All I want accomplished today is getting our Christmas card picture taken...
And I am trying to get myself to church as well.
Happy Sunday girls

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mary Kay...

Last night one of my good girlfriends had a Mary Kay party at her house, and as a good friend, I went. I have never been to one before, and quite honestly, I am not a fan of these type things... Anyways, I wasn't planning on buying anything because I like the stuff I already use and I really don't wear anything besides mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow. We all sat around the table with our little samples and mirror and then I felt like I had to buy something. And I don't like feeling like that.
Anyways, I have heard from many people that their mascara is really good so I got that for $15 and eyeliner for $10. The lady also mentioned she makes 50% off of everything she sales. Nice for her I guess. I would normally never spend $15 on mascara so I hope this stuff is good.
Any of you have prior experience with MK?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Quiet Week

This has been a week of quiet evenings at home and I have enjoyed it immensely! I usually over do it during the week with dinner dates but this week I kept it simple. Last night the boy and I just cuddled on the couch and it was perfecto. And we ate spicy chicken nuggets from Wendy's, my new obsession!

I also watched 16 & Pregnant last night... pretty good show... although no 16 year old should really be having babies...

Happy Hump Day

Monday, November 15, 2010


This may sound crazy to some of you... but I just got tickets to NKOTB & Backstreet Boys for their tour in 2011! My friend Kim just loves NKOTB and I may not love them as much, I am going with and I am sure I will still have fun!! It will be fun to remember the days of singing along to Backstreet Boys and seeing how they are after all these years.
It was so stressful getting the tickets because at first the system was on major overload and I didn't even think tickets were going to come up and this was just for presale people!
Anyways, tickets are purchased and now we just wait 8+ months. Good thing she is having her baby in June, otherwise I think she might have gone into labor at the concert considering her love for NKOTB!!

Happy Monday! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Date Night

On Friday I came home to these....

And a note telling me we had dinner reservations at 7
He took me to a really nice restaurant that we hadn't been to before and the food was so good.
It was really nice to have an evening out and I felt so special <3

Friday, November 12, 2010

Funky Funk

I know this is silly but I feel like I am in a funk...
I feel like most my girlfriends have some sort of good news.
Either they are engaged, newly married, or expecting.
I am really happy for each of them but at the same time feel I am missing something.
I really hope a change is coming my way. I really want a new job too.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Where's the milk?!

I have a very strict routine I follow every morning... shower, cereal, blow dry hair, get dressed, out the door. Well I got my cereal ready, went to grab for the milk, and the milk was gone. The night before I had the bf pour me some milk and I knew we had a whole gallon so I knew it wasn't just empty. I started opening different cabinets and then proceeded to wake the bf up to ask where the milk was. He got up and kept starring in the fridge. Hello! I have already looked in there! So then he looks to the cabinet where we keep our drinking glasses, lo and behold...

Holiday Pix!

It is pretty much the beginning of November and I am in Christmas mode!! I already want to decorate and deck everything out with Christmas things. I have always wanted to send out Christmas cards but have felt weird since we aren't married. But we are still a family and maybe this time next year I will have a ring on it! I am going to send out cards this year to our closest friends and family and I am going to use Shutterfly! I can hardly wait to start snapping possible pictures for our cards! We even bought a tiny little elf hat for Frappy to wear! I just love receiving cards and pictures in the mail and plastering my fridge with the people I love and I cant wait to be a part of it. And in case we feel like throwing a party, we can use these Invites!
Here are some of my favorites!

There are so many options, I know you will find one you like too!
And for gift ideas, they have Calendars! I know a lot of parents/grandparents would appreciate these!
Shutterfly will definitely be where I get our 2010 Christmas cards...especially since they are offering 50 free prints. Click on Shutterfly to get yours!
Can't wait to show you mine when I get them!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holy Toledo

Another Monday... Amazing how fast the weekends go by...
This weekend the bf was in Palm Springs doing a wedding so I had lots of ME time and I spent most of that relaxing at home and going to bed early. Going to bed early is one of my favorite things <3
I met my friend April for lunch on Saturday, I really enjoy our lunch dates. We wanted to start walking in the evenings but now with the time change, its way to dark at 530.
Saturday evening I met my friend Jennifer for dinner in the harbor, we had such a pretty view.

Sunday the bf returned and we ran some errands and had a nice lunch together. Look how big these
fish n'chips were!!
Oh so yummy!!

Last night we met Will and Jenn to see the movie Due Date and I wasn't too impressed. It had its funny parts but felt really long.
Looking forward to a quiet night tonight, gotta watch Grey's and Kendra on the DVR.

Friday, November 5, 2010


So happy its Friday! So looking forward to this weekend and relaxing! 
Last night I had dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in awhile, it was so nice catching up!! I hope to see more of her in the near future!
Did I ever tell you all that Frappy has 2 kids?? The white one and the black one below..

 Well they are in heat so its making Frap horny and CRAZY!! He must have been so tired from trying to get to them yesterday that he slept like a rock last night! Even snoring so loud at one point the bf and I both woke up checking on him.

I made another pasta dish from Kevin & Amanda's blog. So easy and so good.
Alfredo Tortellini
All you need is...
And took only like 10 minutes to make!

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Target & Alfredo

On Monday morning, I showed up at Target at 7:45am hoping to score on some Halloween discounts. At first I thought I was golden as there wasn't very many cars or people around, but then 5 minutes til 8, they all starting showing up! I was determined to get this black pumpkin that had white lights on it. It was $20 originally and I was hoping to get it half off. There were about 10 people literally waiting right outside the doors, I was still sitting in my car watching for the doors to open. Soon as I saw the doors being unlocked, I got out of my car and speed walked to the store. Everyone turned left as they entered, I went straight back and left and literally "ran" on my tiptoes because I could hear all of them with their carts on the other side of me. I kept thinking, the people watching the cameras must be dying watching these crazy people. I made it to the back first and there was only one pumpkin! I got it off the table and felt accomplished! Haha. I also got some books for the kids for next Halloween, some cool skull candles that when lit, bleed from the eyes. I would say it was a success. I then hurried to work! Here is a picture from outside the store.... 

Last night, I made the most bomb diggity pasta Alfredo EVER!! It was SO delicious!!! Courtesy of 
Kevin & Amanda. I can't wait to have the rest for lunch!!

Let me know if any of you try it!! Also check out Amanda's blog, she always posts amazing recipes and awesome pictures of what shes up to.
Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

10/30 & 10/31

Saturday night we went to a restaurant/ bar for a Halloween party, one of the bf's friends was DJing the party and we had a lot of fun last year so we wanted to be there again this year. We danced a lot which is unusual for me because I normally don't like to dance :P
My good friend Amanda won the costume contest for best Pirate costume, and she literally showed up right as they were doing the contest. Talk about lucky! She won $125!
To keep people dancing, the DJ gives away fake paper money. Whenever he wants people on the floor, he will say, come do the YMCA and you will get $5,000 dollars! I hadn't really been collecting too much money but my friend Pam had $46,000 towards the end of the night!

This drunk lady and her husband were sitting in front of us and she had a good chunk of money too but her husband wanted to leave and so I watched him say, we will give the money to someone we know. She got up first, and he followed her out with the money. A few minutes later, she comes up to me and she says, you stole my money! I was like no... I didn't. She said give me my money! I said no its not yours! She left and then returned 2 minutes later saying, Give me my money! She then called me a F-ing Bi*ch! I was ticked!! I screamed at her, your husband took the money!! Go find your husband!! The nerve of some people!! I couldn't believe it!! Ugh!! She left and didn't return thank gosh!! My friend Pam ended up winning me a big bottle of Bacardi Torched Rum!
Can't wait to try it!!

Sunday we found out our good friends B&B are having a little girl!! They did a cupcake reveal thing for us and we are so excited for March. She really thought she was having a boy so she was shocked to hear otherwise!
Sunday night we handed out candy at my dads, I was so looking forward to seeing little trick or treaters but we only had 7 the whole night!! I think the kids must be going to the brand new housing track close by! I would if I was a kid hehe.
And last but not least, my adorable niece and nephew!!

Monday, November 1, 2010


What a fun weekend! I am going to break up my Halloween weekend into three separate posts as a lot went on! Friday I snuck outta work early, and did the Costco run for our party that night. We ended up buying way too much food but who knew people weren't really in the snack mode. A few people cancelled an hour before which kind of bothered me but I didn't let it bring me down! We had all of our best friends there and we had such a good time. We played Kings Cup, Jenga, and Catch Phrase. We hit the sack around 2am and slept in until 1030! Here are a few pictures from that night.

Happy Monday!