Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"When it rains, it pours"

That's one of my favorite sayings that my boss and i repeat on a day to day basis here at work. Today has been a bit stressful, to say the least. The big meeting I've been prepping for since Monday is here, and I'm exhausted. I didn't go to bed til after 1:30am (babysitting last night was super easy... the kid was taller than me and wasn't feeling well so he slept in his room almost the whole time) and then woke up at 5:30am, got ready (i burnt my forehead with the curling iron) and headed off to work. On my way, i had to pick up pastries for the first half of the meeting, but of course i get the slow, new, quiet, dumb person who doesn't know anything about donuts or whatever and it took WAY too long just to get a box of donuts. As i got on the freeway i got a voicemail from my boss saying she'll be a little late on getting in to help me set up.. which is fine, i could handle this. On the way into work there was a huge crash that blocked the street my office is in so i had to go all the way around to get to my office. After i finally arrived in, i brought the pastries in and began setting up. everything was going fine until i went to wash the fruit i bought yesterday to go along with the pastries... the water wasn't working. So the guys i work with went to figure out why we have no water in the building... which means the bathrooms aren't working.. great... no bathrooms or water to make the Coffee for probably the most important meeting we've had since I've been with the company. When they went to find the source of the problem... they found that someone had stolen our water piping from the side of the building. Couldn't they have waited til tomorrow so we could get through today firs! jeez. so now we have the plumbers working on the building, we have to send the customers to our facility across the street if they have to use the potty and I'm vastly under rested. ::sigh:: at least i get the leftovers of any food that our guests don't eat today.

After work today I'm going to go tanning (<3), take a nap and then hang out with Casey for a little bit. but I'm already pooped and its not even noon yet! I'm excited for tomorrow because its supposed to be a normal day with nothing special going on whatsoever. i could really use a nap right about now. but writing about the stress really helped. gotta love blogger. lol.

thanks for reading y'all!

See ya next time :)


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Keeping Busy

Hey everyone! It’s time for my Weekend Update! I don’t have many pictures to go along with this blog …but I’ll to my best to make it more aesthetically pleasing for you.

[random picture on my computer... true statement]

Last week was a short workweek which was nice. I needed the break. I don’t remember what Casey and I did on Thursday, but we called it a night pretty early because Friday was going to be another early day.

Friday morning, Casey worked for a little bit and then when I woke up, I drove and picked up Casey, we rented a car and drove up to a town called Madera (30 miles north of Fresno). Why Madera, you ask? Well, Casey found a truck online that he was interested in getting so we drove up there to look at it... lo and behold, it was perfect. We drove away from Madera with a big new toy and another four hours til we got home. To fully paint the picture, it’s a 2006 F20, 4x4, diesel, charcoal grey, with an 8 inch lift… Whoa Nelly! :) .On the way home, we stopped in Bakersfield for dinner at P. F. Chang's. It would have been better if I hadn’t felt sick and been so tired but it was good nonetheless. Casey dropped me off at my car and I drove home. (Pictures of the new truck to come!)

When I got home from our Madera Journey, I found that my father had put a lamp in my room (previously I had had NO light in my room besides the window), hung up my cabinet and put a picture up. This inspired me to buckle down and clean. So Saturday I spent all day getting my life in order. I had already planned to spend the day putting my car back in working order. But it took me longer than I had hoped to find the pink slip to get all the legal stuff done I had in front of me. So I got a lot done Saturday. I am now (finally) legally driving my car. My room is SO clean and I love it. I didn’t realize how big my room is. My cat hates it though, she likes when I have my laundry on the floor and she can sleep on it. She walks around meowing all sad coz she can’t find her bed but oh well. I finally got the time to clean my room like I’ve been wanting to, and it’s still clean. I think that’s a new record! ::applause::. It only took all day, I worked up a good sweat too. Afterwards, Casey and I went to dinner and came back to watch the movie 21... (Good flick)

Sunday was a baby blessing. After that I went home and took a nap and then went to Casey’s house for some family dinner and bonding time. It was as fun as always.

Yesterday I left work early because I wasn’t feeling great... I got home at about 3:40 and fell asleep. I woke up in time for dinner with Casey and to watch The Hills and then go back to sleep. Today I'm not feeling much better but I've gotten a ton of work done today and I still have a ton more to do. Tomorrow is a huge meeting here I have to prep for. Tonight I’m babysitting for my mom's friend... hooray for extra cash! Thursday I have nothing on the agenda... probably relax and regroup from my nonstop week so far. Friday is the Jazz and Blues Festival outside the Hyatt. I will be working it as Miss Stevenson Ranch. Saturday I will be doing my recycling and maybe some more volunteer work. Saturday night I’m going out to dinner for my friend’s birthday and Sunday I have two farewells (same ward) and Gage’s baby blessing (sorry Singles Ward… I’ll be back the following week!). Phew… that’s a lot going on in one week. I have some more fun stuff in the works for the next few months… but the plans aren’t developed enough yet to spew on my blog.

I am still working on that recipe book of mine… its mango week on Our Best Bites and I’ve got this super yummy looking recipe I want to try out, but Casey’s not too excited about it. I think I have to just buckle down and make it… I’m sure he’ll like it. You should check it out on their blog. I think that’s all on my end. Thanks for stopping by!

[mommy & me at the mother daughter pageant luncheon]

See ya next time! :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Happies Place on Earth! <3

Happy Monday everyone! It's time for the weekend update!

Friday was a workday (this Friday is a day off). But i got to get off at 3:30 as opposed to 4 because my boss had a funeral to go to and i didn't get a lunch break. So i headed over to the Northridge mall to do a little shopping for something to wear on Saturday. I found a rare pare of jean shorts that i actually like (the rare part being that they look good on me and fit right and weren't ridiculously expensive. hooray!) From there i went tanning, went to target and picked up two shirts (same shirt, different color) and one of those tapes that plug into an iPod so i can listen to my iPod in my car. From there i went home, got ready and went to dinner with Casey at Claim Jumper. I was craving an artichoke and that's what i got. Sooo good ! After dinner, we hung out for a little bit and called it a night earlier than usual to prepare for the long day ahead.

Saturday my alarm went off at 5:30am. (earlier than i ever am awake even on a workday). I took a shower and called Casey at 6am to wake him up. One hour later we were on our way to the Happiest Place on Earth... DISNEYLAND! We got there right around 8 am and went to City Hall to get our Anniversary Pin Buttons. Every time a Disney Cast member saw us, they wished us a happy anniversary. After we got our pins, we went to get a locker and as we entered the locker room, some more cast members (Members of the Dream Team) gave us rare Dream Fast Passes. They randomly pick people to give these to as part of their Year of A Million Dreams promotion. They allowed us to cut in line to every ride in Disneyland and CA adventure!

[the dream fast passes. :)]

It was way neat. So we headed on the rides but our first two attempts didn't go well. We wanted to go on Indiana Jones first... when we got to it, it was closed so we got some fruit for breakfast and sat and ate... as we ate, it opened up again and we got in line (didn't wanna use our fast passes yet... we wanted to go on it a second time later when it was busier and use the fast passes) but as we waited in line... it broke down and we went to go on Jungle Cruise... as we got on... they had to back us up and told us to get off because the sprinklers in the back were going off getting everyone wet... so two tries and no ride yet. so we went on the Pirates ride... and Haunted mansion and so on and so fourth. We finished up on the Disneyland Side around 2pm and went over to CA adventure.

We went on the Soarin' Over CA ride (LOVE IT!) and the CA screamin... it was fun but they have speakers between the two seats on the roller coaster and it was WAY too loud. after that we went on this one called Mullhulland Madness... worst ride ever. literally gives u whiplash... not fun... i don't get who's idea it was... and why they thought it'd be enjoyable. We toured a tortilla factory and a bakery and got free food at the end of the tour (who doesn't love free food) We did some other stuff there and went back to Disneyland to change and get ready for dinner. After i changed my clothes, we were still ahead of schedule so we spent some time looking at the shops and saw some awesome collectors pieces that i want to own some day. After we had stalled long enough, we headed to Blue Bayou for our reservations. we were still early but figured, "what the heck" and checked in early. I double checked to make sure we were still listed as premier water seats. and they said we had to request it in person and that the wait would be 45-60 min.... so we told them that we'd play it by ear. 10-15 min later... we were sitting in a beautiful spot near the water... it was so nice! Dinner was amazing and company wasn't bad either ;).

At the end of the dinner, a lady walked over to us and gave us tickets for premium seats to the Fantasmic show at 10:30. They said they has purchased the tickets and were too tired and no longer wanted to go...The tickets were 2/25 tickets sold for those types of seats and dessert and drinks were included! After dinner we ran to CA Adventure for the Electric Parade ... one of my favorite moments of the day.

After the electric parade we ran BACK to Disneyland for the fireworks... which were as amazing as last time...even though we weren't in a prime viewing spot like last time. After the fireworks we jetted through the crazy crowds to New Orleans square to the Fantasmic seats and the show was amazing. Previously, we had planned on staying from open to close but after Fantasmic, we were pretty pooped and decided to go home. But it was the best Disneyland Day a Disney Freak like myself could ask for.

<<<-the yummy dessert tray.

**video wouldnt upload... i will try to post it tomorrow**

Sunday was a quiet day. My legs and feet were screamin in pain from 17 hours on the go. I woke up around 11, went to breakfast with my dad (i know...bad Kendell) and then went back home and passed out til 4pm. Casey called and woke me up and that was my cue to get up and go over for dinner and time with the fam. I headed over and saw the Evans for a while and Casey and i went upstairs to look at stuff about trucks for him to buy. Then we watched our show.. which was a 2 hour special of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Then he sent me home.

Last night i slept at my mom's house because she wasn't going to be driving home... too tired. I went to sleep and had a nightmare of being chased by someone who was a mix of the Joker from the Dark Knight (RIP Heath Ledger) and LeatherFace (never seen the LeatherFace movies though). I woke up after the nightmare at like 2 am thinking someone/something was in t he house and i couldn't stop panicking! it was freaky.. finally i was able to calm down enough to go back to sleep. I hate when that happens.

Now here i am at work. Today was a little busy to start... but its shaping up to be not too shabby... tonight... ::trumpets and drum roll:: IS THE SEASON PREMIER OF THE HILLS! hooray! I'm beyond excited. I'll be blogging on how much i love the ep tomorrow... no doubt. This week is my short workweek. No work on Friday.

I'm supposed to be going on a trip to Utah this Thursday. But I'm not sure on the status of that... we'll see how that progresses. And i still have two more days at Disneyland on that pass i bought for Saturday. Lots of fun contained in one little (long) blog... glad to see you made it this far. :)

There will be more to report later in the week after i watch the hills... until then...
[more random pics from Disneyland: Me and Mickey Mouse, Casey and I outside Club 33, Casey and i in front of the castle, me losing miserably at the Buzz Lightyear game. :)]

See ya Next time! :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm a Slacker

Hey everyone!

I know I've been slacking on the Blog posts lately. I kinda don't know where to begin ...but I'll do my best.

Today is my dad's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY! I've always been Daddy's Little Girl. He's such a great father. He does so much for his children. He's funny and i know how much he loves me. Dad, i hope your birthday is amazing!

[picture of daddy and me at the SD Wild Animal Park]

Monday we celebrated Casey's Sister-in-law, Laurel's, birthday. it was fun to be with the whole family and of course, eat the traditional birthday cake. (So Good!). Happy (Late) Birthday Laurel!

Oh...Remember the post i made about how i could have gotten a ticket because i got my picture taken by one of those stupid Red Light Cameras... well the ticket came into the mail just the other day... my loving boyfriend didn't want to tell me... but i made him tell me how much its going to cost...any guesses?? $381!!!! I think that's a rip off. but whatever. that means my insurance is going to go up. I got a ticket around Christmas time ... and i deserved it, i was speeding. But since then, I've gotten really good at obeying all the rules. This time... i had to make a decision on weather to stop or not when that light turned yellow. I felt like i couldn't safely slow down ... so i went. obviously that was a bad call. oh well. what can ya do right? Casey's great. when i found out i DID get a ticket... i was pretty upset. And being the amazing boyfriend he is, he calmed me down and made me feel better about myself. :) Thanks Casey!

On a better note:
Saturday is Disneyland. I have to say, its all i can think about... I'm pretty excited. I still have to buy a new outfit for the day. We have reservations at the restaurant, Blue Bayou (the one inside the Pirates ride) That day is also Casey and my one year anniversary (hence the reason we're going to Disneyland). I cannot believe it has been a whole year already. I gotta say... its been a pretty amazing year. I've been spending a lot of time looking back on all the cool experiences Casey and i have shared. He's such a great guy! I'm such a lucky girl to have been able to find a cool guy like Casey. :)

[Casey and i the first time we went to Disneyland together. Feb 08]

Tomorrow's Friday. TGI(almost)Friday. And the day my loan for a new car expires. i decided not to get a new car... i figured, my cars still working fine. After i register it and get the AC fixed... it'll be fine to drive for a while more. It'll be nice not having a car payment for a while. I took the opportunity to get it cleaned and clean out the inside... which was nice because i don't hate it now that its clean. hahah. i just gotta keep it clean and looking semi-nice... and I'll be fine. lol. doesn't mean i still don't want a Jeep... just not now... someday! :)

anyways. back to work.

Thanks for reading
See ya next time :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Eventful Monday...

Yesterday was surprisingly eventful... i would rather it had been boring and quiet.... but whatever. heres the scoop:

Balboa was backed up from the off ramp of balboa all the way to the end of balboa. The usual 20-25 min drive took me 2 and a half hours! (Note: My car does not have AC and i left work early because i wasn't feeling well and was excited to get home for sleep.) But my amazing dad totally stepped up to the plate. I called him while i was in the middle of traffic and begged him to turn the AC on so when i came home i would be in heaven compared to the blistering heat i as stuck in at the moment. Well, to my surprise, when i came home i was welcomed with slightly frozen Coke (my favorite way to drink coke) and a wet rag that he had put in the freezer. it was so nice to eel cold. Thanks Dad! :) After getting rested he cooked an amazing Fillet dinner. mmmm. so good. Then i went over to Casey's house and we hung out an then got in the spa for a little. then i headed home and went to sleep. I may have gotten a ticket last night... that would suck but its quite possible. i was heading home from Casey's and the light to turn left from Valencia Blvd to McBean had just turned green so i sped up to go that way instead of strait. well the second i got up to the light it turned yellow but at that point i couldnt slow down or i would end up IN the intersection anyway so i kept going and got my picture taken three times along with the guy ahead of me. so i guess we'll have to see what comes of that. I was so glad to get into my bed last night! lol.

[picture of my sisters and i walking at the San Diego Wild animal park this spring]

to end the post... Melissa tagged me with this mini survey... so I'm officially obligated to do it.

Six words to describe my family.
1- crazy
2- random
3- busy
4- funny
5- smart
6- did i mention crazy? lol

I now tag: Aly & Jessica K

[picture of my little her]

:) See ya next time

Monday, August 4, 2008

August is here!

The busiest month I've had in a while is here, and it all started with this last weekend. Here we go....
Friday after work, Casey and i looked at cars for me and had dinner.
Saturday Casey sold his car (yes that's right... its gone :( ). It was probably the weirdest feeling watching someone else drive it away and it was pretty sad too. Not going to lie... i almost cried. i love that car. But now Casey and i have the exciting task of finding a new one for him. YAY. lol. After the whole car fiasco, Casey and i headed to Littlerock to finish up some work he had to do. It was fun going to work with Casey. He said it felt like "bring your daughter to work day" but instead he brought me. lol. Once we finished the work, we had to rush home and change and go to Betty and Chris' wedding reception! it was so pretty. Betty looked amazing. I hope they're having a blast in Florida on their honeymoon! After the wedding we went looking at cars in the valley and didn't find much of anything. On the way home we realized it was almost ten and we hadn't had dinner yet so we went to Outback for a celebratory dinner (in honor of the Trans Am). Casey had the world's best fillet and i had the worlds best mac n cheese. Then we hung out for a while and i fell asleep.

[In loving memory of the ws6 Trans Am <3]

Sunday, Casey and i both weren't feeling great . He slept through church and I woke up about 2:45. It was much needed sleep, but it stinks sleeping through church. Once i woke up and got ready i headed to Casey's for dinner and the usual. Casey said he found a car online but it was in Costa Mesa... field trip! lol. Casey, his brother and myself headed out there. It looked like we were about to buy it but then one thing lead to another .... and we drove away empty handed. Once we got back to Casey's, we hung around for a bit and then i had to go home and sleep for work today...

and here i am... work. yay :(. I have a case of the Monday's. And my stomach still doesn't feel right from Saturday night/Sunday morning. i don't know what it is. boooo...

anyways... busy month:

Next weekend i have another wedding to go to

The next weekend is my dad's birthday and Casey and I are going to Disneyland for our 1 year anniversary

The weekend after that I'm going to Utah with my dad for his birthday

and then its September. whoa! this month is going to fly by! lets hope the weekdays fly by as well lol. guess its time for me to get back to work huh? :)

See ya next time :)