Sunday, April 29, 2012

Coyotes Hockey!!

 This past Friday I took Jesse to his first ever NHL Hockey Game. Which is crazy because hockey is his favorite sport. But I guess in his home state of Oregon there is no professional hockey team so it makes sense for him to have not seen a game.Well to start off awhile back I promised Jesse that if the Coyotes make it to round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs we would go to a game. Well the team did in fact advance thus how we ended up at the game on Friday night. Jesse was so excited it was like a little kid on Christmas morning.
We had seats that were kind of high in the stadium but the nice thing about the Glendale Arena is there is not really a bad seat in the house. You can even read the players' number on their jersey.
Even though I have never really been a huge fan of really any professional sport. I have come to enjoy hockey. All the fights,body slams, and puck shots can really be quite entertaining. Jesse likes to call me his hockey buddy now. I guess we can make another note on our list of things we have in common. Next up will be another live game with the DBacks. Although if Jesse has his way we will be seeing alot more of the Coyotes!

Until we meet again!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

One year Six months and counting!

So as I was talking to my friend Alicia about her wedding ( exactly one year before mine!) coming up and I realized that it is now only one year and six months until my wedding!! It's still quite a ways away but I figured its not to early to start looking at venue ideas. I would really like to have the ceremony in one location and our reception in another. I never realized how much work it would be to find someplace that would do only the ceremony and not do the reception. Even though we have hit a little bump I still found plenty of amazing placing venue sites that have caught Jesse and my attention. So far we have a top three at this point in the game.

I have always loved stonebridge. I find this place gorgeous with beautiful ground and wonderful decorations. It would be great for amazing wedding pictures!

Arizona golf resort has a beautiful ceremony site with the beautiful Arizona mountains behind them. I can't wait to take a real tour rather than a virtual one

Dobson Ranch is a great location for a reception. I am personally aware of this because my sister (matron of honor) had her reception. The prices are great and the staff is very friendly.

Be expecting as the date gets closer to hear more and more wedding news! It will only get worse!

Until we meet again!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I work out!!

   So now that there are no Holidays for awhile I'm going to get back on the ball with my "loosing weight" resolution that I made for New Years. I was so proud of myself when I first started I dropped about 10-15 pounds. But sense I fell off for about a month or soo.... to keep up on my daily down low.hehe. I have begun my new work regimes. First off there is no way to really loose weight unless you start eating right so I am making it a point to substitute one unhealthy thing for one good thing. Such as I traded soda for power aid or juice. and I trade unhealthy carbs for healthy carbs. I have also given up on some of my favorite snacks such as doughnuts, Nutella, and anything that is normally not good for proper weight loss. I've also taken up in my local farmers market for all my fruits and vegetables that way I'm  eating healthy and helping a local business.
Well you can't have healthy eating with out exercise just as you can't have your peanut butter with out the jelly. I'm not one to join the gym, I always feel awkward and out of place so I rather work out in the comfort and privacy of my home. I do many different things, I use my kinect playing many different games..

This game is absolutely great for anyone who loves to dance, it's a great work out while still making it fun and enjoyable. Definitely get a sweat after 9 or 10 songs in a row.
UFC Trainer is great for a steady basic workout. Gives the same layouts as you would learn in a gym. Even has virtual boxing bags.
This game is not really a work out at all but I just wanted to reshow that I got this for Easter:)
Now sticking to my regimen is going to be the hard part but all I have to think of is the wedding to keep me motivated. I can't wait to look in the mirror or try on a pair of pants that I put on to show me that I met my goal.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Last Sunday was Easter it's seems this year is flying by! Many people have different traditions when it comes to Easter or all holidays for that matter. So I thought I would share what my family does for Easter.
We always start with dying Easter eggs. this year we got to dye them twice once at my sisters and then again at my mom's it was pretty much double the fun! Even Jesse and I got involved

Afterwards while all of our eggs are drying we look for our easter baskets. I have the most amazing parents and even though we are all adults they still get and hide our easter baskets. This year we all got kinect games I have to say mine was the best ( Michael Jackson )!!

And of course right before our big easter dinner, we hide all the eggs we colored that morning and go searching for them.

It was a great way to spend a sunday. I can't wait to spend our next holiday together again!

until we meet again


 Last week I took the next step into getting back into my school "career" as I like to call it. By attending the new transfer students orientation at ASU. I had Michelle go with me because it was her alma mater and I knew she would enjoy going back in time to revisit her school years...bahahaha.... truthfully it's because I had no idea what to do and knew she could navigate around campus!
 We walked the campus and I got to meet with my psychology advisor to pick my classes! I will be going full time starting August 14th. But for know I'm going to take some summer courses to get back in to the flow of things. After talking to my advisor we determined that I will graduate in 2015 with my BA in Psychology with a minor in family and marriage counseling.

 So here is to the future! I can't believe I'm saying this but I am looking forward to the challenges of going back to school. I plan to do a lot of stuff with this university so except many more blogs to come!!
                       GO SUN DEVILS!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Up until now!

Ok so my best friend started blogging again and she got the creative juices flowing (sorta ) in me as well so let me give the round down of our life up until know

We didn't do much in the month of January mostly just found some very important and scary news for our little family. Ash our wild and rambunctious puppy has a genetic disorder in his left leg that causes his knee cap to continuously pop out of its spot causing the bone to start to chip away. This is not a life threatening disorder however if left unattended it will become very painful and his spunk and stamina will go away. We have had a lot of opinions from many of our friends and family and though we most graciously appreciate the input we have decided that we would rather spend the money than to not have this special little pup in our lives.
Besides who could not love this face!!

 Now February was tons of fun mostly because it was Valentines Day which happens to be yours truly favorite holiday, all that pink, and hearts, and love, and chocolate my list can go on and on. I could bore everyone with all the details but let me get to the best part Jesse's and my valentines day date. We went to the Wild Life world Zoo and Aquarium ( do not get this confused with the Phoenix world zoo like we did )

We made a whole day of this we even ended it with a picnic while we watched the monkeys play in their play place.

And in the end I even built up the courage to ride the very high sky lift over all the different animals in the park!
At this point I was starting to freak out a little
Took a picture of our feet 1.) to show the height 2.) because it's just such a cute picture!

I thought at least if this thing breaks and we fall we will land in water:)

It was one of the best days this year mostly because due to our conflicting schedules with work we don't get to spend a whole lot of time together.
I know I know this is getting very long and I promise to end this blog at March. We are so lucky to get to start this month off with a very special birthday my baby nephew Joel turned four this year. and I feel so grateful to have this wonderful little person in my life. I must say for a four year old birthday that place was happening. Now I do have a TON of pictures all of which are on my phone (Epic fail ) I know. I haven't quite figured how to put them on my computer yet. So for now you will have to take my word. But everyone got involved and we had a great time even his Tia Sandra and I took an hour and a half to but together a Lego firetruck. Like I said we are party ANIMALS!!!
        Now because we had such a good being of the month we had to have a great end of the month as well. Which of course we did. The last week my aunt Marybeth and Uncle Scott came down from Utah to spend a couple days with us we ate, we drank, we played Kinect, and even went on a boat ride at Tempe town lake. I also have a ton of pictures but I lost my camera...I know it seems like a lot of excuses but I promise it's not.
        All in all it has been a pretty good start to our adventurous year with way more things to come. All of which we are looking forward too. I hope I can have it in me to keep up with my blog because I always seem to loose focus when things get busy but I will do my best!!
Until we meet again!