Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My favorite time of year!

Mine and Tim's Tree...

On Friday our family went for our very first annual tree hunt with all 8 (+3 puppies) of the family.  My mom and dad have gone to the same tree farm now for over 30 years.  It is a family owned farm up at the top of apple hill, and my parents have never missed a year. TL and I got the most beautiful tree, and I am so in love with it.  I just love knowing its on and it has all of the ornaments I put on it.  But my parents tree at there house is most special because it has all the same ornaments on it that I saw while I was growing up.  It just makes me feel warm inside, I can't help it.  I just absolutely love this time of the year.  

Monday, December 1, 2008

Call me Ms. Zehnder :)


I officially start Substitute teaching next monday.  I am such a little butthead, because I am slightly nervous.  I mean, its strange that not even 4 years ago, I was sitting in those high schoolers chairs.  Now I get to tell them what to do!  HA! JK.  It will be a wonderful experience and a wonderful way to make some $$, because you know, the Holidays are here! (YAAAAYY).  Hopefully I do okay... keep those high schoolers in line! Just Kidding!  :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I stole it...


I stole this from Taryn... but to me, it has a lot of truth.  With every goodbye... we learn.  We build our integrity.  And its amazing... some of the most amazing ppl come and go from our life, but if we are lucky,  some will leave a lasting impact on our lives.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Emotionally Engaged...


So I started reading this book last night... (ive recently gotten very into reading) and it is absolutely fabulous.  It is a book called Emotionally Engaged and it is all about teaching yourself to really love being engaged and take all of the experiences in.  It is extremely powerful because it is a reminder of what our lives are about.  It teaches you how to mourn the loss of your life up to the point of now, and celebrate the beginning of what is to come.  It seems really wierd, but whenever you get engaged, it is a must read!  One of the suggestions in the book is to get your own journal and follow along in the book with what you are reading and feeling.  It is really crazy how a lot of what the author is writing is what I have been feeling in my head... its just comforting.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh, san francisco.....

I am going to San Francisco for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are leaving the day before thanksgiving so we have the chance to hang out with Tim's family.  This is the first time I have ever spent a holiday away from my parents, and I am really nervous about it!  But I know that this is an adventure I better get used to!  i love the city....

Maximus & Zeus


I seriously have the most amazing, adorable, loving little puppies in the whole wide world.  I can't even handle it.........

Coming Up...




I am so excited for the next couple of months... I mean, its not only Christmas (my favorite time of the year) but it is a time for much traveling.  Next weeked (dec 4-7) the family and I are going to Disneyland!  I am soooo excited!  
After Disneyland, my sister Julie my dad and I are going to Florida!  We are going to a wakeboarding camp where we get trained by a professional wakeboarder named Dave Brisco.  It is my first year, but my sister and my dad have gone for the last few years.  I am really excited because we are going to have a blast on the water and then we are going to Walt Disney World!  I haven't been there since I was really little.  I am so excited.  We are going to be gone for a total of 10 days!  But this also means a serious crisis.  I only have one swimsuit that fits, and I am not sure what size I wear.  but I found two on victorias secret .com... what size should I order?

Pearls!

 Okay... so this is important.

I really want my bridesmaids to wear pearls like this... like the long fancy ones that go down in the front and the back.  I think it looks so fabulous.  But is that unheard of in weddings?  either way, I love pearls...
TAGGED!

Kelly tagged me, then explained how to figure out what that meant... now I guess I have to give 7 random facts about myself...

hmmmm....

1.  One of my biggest dreams was to one day live at a place with a door man.  I'm not sure, but I think the Regis counts. :)

2.  Growing up I had 3 big goals in life:  1. being able to whistle with my fingers ((check)) 2. Having the ability to french braid hair ((check)) 3. being able to do a backflip ((not checked))  Maybe I should join a gymnastics team.

3.  Sometimes I want to find an adult cheerleading team.  It is probably the thing I miss the most from childhood.

4.  Sometimes I pretend I am Carrie Bradshaw.  Childish, I know, but if I could be anyone else in the world besides me, I'd be SJP.

5.  I hate the artwork above the fireplace at my house.  But I don't have the guts to tell Tim... only because he built and styled this beautiful home, and I am so lucky to live in it with him!

6.  Yellow roses are my favorite flower.  Not even just my favorite, they mean something to me.  They are my moms favorite, too, and her moms!  

7.  The number 7 makes me think of someone from my past... and I hope one day it doesn't.

I don't know who to tag, because I only know 3 people.  So in essence, I RE-TAG:

TARYN
KELLY
NICOLE.

by the way, that means you have to give another 7 facts.  which is good, because that makes 14, not 7.  (see my #7)  :)  

Monday, November 24, 2008

bridesmaidssss

I think I finally found the dress I want to use for my bridesmaids!  I love it, and I picked something I would want to wear if I was a bridesmaid!  Plus, it isn't too pricey!  I think I want pearls for jewelry and some really chic shoes!  

love my friends

I love my friends to death!  I love how every month we have our girls night where I feel like I get to fill up on spirit!  You girls mean so much to me.  Okay, Kelly, how do I get to your tagged album.  I am blog challenged!  :)  

Monday, November 17, 2008

puppies!


Since it has been so long since I posted on my blog, I would say the puppies are the new biggest change in my life!  They are so cute, and worth every bit of hard work!  Aren't they the cutest???  Maximus is in the red collar, and Zeus is in the black!  

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Chianti Red

Tim and I painted the dining room at our house last night.  It was so fun to paint and do a project together... plus, it turned out great!!!  We love the way it looks.  Its a deep red and it looks fabulous!  We were up so late, but had so much fun!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New York, oh, New York

I guess the Sex and The City movie has really lifted my desires to travel to the Big Apple.  I'd find my heart walking in Monolo's down 5th Ave.  Well, maybe not.  But I still really want to go to New York... its a marvelous place!

Bridesmaid Salon

I like this idea for a bridesmaid dress... not necessarily the dress itself, but the black with a little bit of white thrown in their to brighten it up.  It seems like this would be a good time to find dresses.  I think I want to do a basic Nordstrom dress that that is fairly cost efficient, so that way we can do something fun with the shoes!!

shoes...


I like these flats.  I have problems with flats because often they hurt my feet and usually if I am wearing them its because I want to be able to walk far with out it hurting.  I am trying to find some suggestions for comfortable flats.  I am not sure if I should purchase more expensive ones because occasionally, the more expensive they are the more comfortable they are.  But I just never know if you are really getting more for your money, or if you are paying more for a label.

Quite obviously, these are my dream shoes.  A whopping $945.  I told Tim, if he feels the need to propose again, I could never say 'no' to these! :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The movie of a lifetime!

The fashion is unbelievable... Two reasons i love this picture... the dress & whats behind her....


F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S.  This movie carried me away.  I am in love with Carrie Bradshaw.  I feel like we could be friends.  The movie came out Tuesday, and I have watched it several times.  I watched a conversation between the Director MPK and SJP and it just shows how in depth they follow these characters lives.  


He takes the Cake...

Tim is pretty sure he wants to pick the cake.  The cake is a bigger deal than I thought.  We have been watching this show called "Amazing Wedding Cakes" and some of them are unbelievable.  He likes some crazy stuff.  A lot of people now a days do a wedding cake for the bride and groom, and then cupcakes for all of the guests.  I am not sure what he wants to do, but I am excited to choose!  Cakes are fabulous!

Love this pup!

This is Darcie... she isn't mine... but I waaaant one!  :)  They are the most adorable doggies.  TL and I think we want to get a little brown one.  I have a niece, Gracie Lu, that I love too!  I love these dogs.  They are typically well-behaved, very sweet, and wonderful around people.  They are good at adapting to their environment and with good owners, they are usually good little pups!!

Shoes make the outfit!

So you can't see her shoes.  But this is very important.  I want them.  They are white Christian Louboutin's.  They are white.... and beautiful!  Help?  I am looking for something similar.  They are important because these are the shoes I will take my first steps in as a married woman! :)

Why should I blog?

I guess this is the first time I have ever really actually thought about blogging.  To be honest, I liked looking at my best friend Kelly's, and so I got inspired!  :)  Thanks, Kel.  I am getting married, I have lots to think about and talk about.  Plus, this gives me a place to think.  I have always been a journal girl... so here it is!  :)