A Weekend Round – Up


We started our weekend with a birthday dinner for Uncle Danny.


Jeremy made it back safe and sound from an RV trip with Nana and Poppie while Jake was a going away party for one of his dear buds – maybe he will send me a pic to share – but don’t hold your breath!


We had our tasting on Sunday evening – the wine was awesome – the salmon was to die – the filet was good but what filet isn’t and the risotto was eh – but we had a lot of fun and there may or may not have been mention of someone being a crack pipe short of someone else!


We still had to run to the store and pick up some essentials for the work week. So, why not take advantage of the free blood pressure test…all good…whew!


Finally – Here is a picture of the venue – before…

Happy adventures all!


Knuckles Deep

Here is the DH doing Tuff Mudder in Tahoe last week – They had a lot of fun and my brother-in-law made this video using his go pro. He did an awesome job editing it!

Enjoy! What adventures are you up to this summer?

How about a little consistency, huh?


Well, I am obviously no good at being consistent. But, here it is anyway — I will try to be better, I mean it HAS only been five months instead of the average twelve to sixteen month span…JK.

Anyway as you either know or not, I am getting married August 3rd and above are the awesome bridal shower flowers (love)! I will share the bridal shower pics sometime this weekend? There is a lot more to catch up on as you will be able to see below…


Jake got glasses – now we are twinsies! He looks so cute in glasses too!


Jake also now goes to see an acupuncturist for his allergies, which by the way is amazing and totally works!


We got reunited with some amazing friends for their sons graduation from HS – Can you believe how fast time flies!?


Hung out with the fam in Santa Cruz – Maybe should have worn shorts babe!


My oldest little boy graduated from Jr. High! High school next year! Oh boy!


Jake had a birthday and is an official tween!


We got a visit from Kaylee B and Darrian. Love those little babes!

I will post Ryan’s Tuff Mudder adventure in Tahoe tomorrow :0)

Happy Adventures…Here is to being more consistent…

Playing Catch Up….

Sooo January 12….Save the Date photo shoot in San Francisco! Our photographer scoped out some pretty sweet spots!



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— Next…


Adrianes Birthday Party! We all had massages (so sorry – no pictures) ┬áBut it was relaxing for sure!

— And then…


My super BA Maid of Honor took me to dinner — Santana Row…Food was eh…But next time new place! (errr again no pics — must get better at that)

— Finally….


Ok…So these were the SIX I kinda narrowed it down to…However…I may need to look a couple more places….

Dresses 1-3 Dresses 4-6

Keep in mind that it will be in August AND I am sure it will be hot! But I really like #3 on top and #2 on bottom. What do you guys think?

After wedding dress shopping we all came back to my house for some Superbowl action! So sad that our 49rs didn’t win…but I think I am even more disappointed in the commercials! What happened to all the AMAZING commercials!? Alas, we had fun…and then…DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN — I got the flu! Slightly better now…

Well now we are all caught up lets see if I can keep up from now on — Oh! I will have to post about the yummy bread I made and the even yummier rice pudding I can smell coming from my crock pot right now!






Yikes Neglectful Already!

Wow, my posting resolution is getting away from me! Nothing exciting to report really…Meeting with DJ for wedding on Friday, Engagement (save the date) photo shoot Saturday (can’t wait to share)…and did I mention I jacked up my back and am on 1200mg of ibuprofen a day, per doctors orders? WAAAAAA!

On a happier not I got my ceramic fruit containers for the fridge…Soooooo pretty! I found them at Sur la Table, they also have a ceramic egg holder, love, love, love!

ceramic fruit


Christmas Tree Pick Up

Our boys are boy scouts, meaning not of the conventional they are amazing and handy kinda way, meaning they are part of a boy scout troop. This will hopefully make them amazing and handy some day. Well as part of their service work they pick up curbed Christmas trees. The process is simple, people call in, they make a donation, scouts pick up the tree. Seems simple enough. However, this year they were not as organized as they could have been…One group left at noon and The last group got done at 7:30PM! My oldest was in the group that was completed by noon. My younger son was in the group that was done at 7:30PM! That means my 11 year old was loading Christmas trees and unloading them at the dumps for a full 12 hour work day. For his efforts he got a yummy steak dinner! I now hope that he appreciates the things others do for work every day! My oldest son will hopefully learn that lesson soon as well!

jake boy scouts

jerm boy scouts



Sooooo, In planning my wedding I scheduled my dress shopping on Super Bowl Sunday…Yikes!


In my defense we are more baseball people, we rarely if EVER watch football. I grew up with it and I like it, but not enough to know their schedule I guess…So sorry MOH and BMs!! But to make up for it I am throwing a Super Bowl party for after the fitting – I mean I may need to engorge myself and have a drink or two once I see the price of the dress and realize I need to lose at LEAST another 10lbs! And what better way to celebrate a step in the wedding planning process than a party!

Problem solved =)



Today I Wore a Suit

Today started out like any first week of the new year…Cleaning and Organizing! HA! That will likely last into the second week of the new year. However I will be TRYING to change my ways, and like most people I had to seek out a professional…in the form of a book…which I hope to actually finish…

Here it is…

So far it’s a pretty interesting read. Instead of a traditional organizing book that tells you where to put stuff and how to lay it out, this book talks about your habits and WHY you are unorganized in the first place. I am actually learning a lot.

Moving on the the suit…

I have not worn a suit in probably four years. Owning your own business and working in a casual environments lends to the happy feeling of jeans and tank tops. But, I had a “real” job interview and had to be presentable. Can I just get a heck yea for having the since to buy smart traditional business suits instead of trendy ones? I had a lot to choose from and I didn’t at all feel out of date wearing them again after 5 years! Now let’s just hope it helps win over my potential employers!


and there you have it, the suit…


Flowers, Homemade Tortillas, and Getting Out of Chores

Roses 01.02.13

Yay flowers! Its always a sweet surprise when my love brings home flowers for me ;0) They are super beautiful, they are orange, yellow and bright pink. Very pretty combo!

HomeMade Tortillas 01.02.13

Yep, this my friends is the first attempt at homemade tortillas…Looks like store bought tortillas, tastes like store bought tortillas, not as flexible as store bought tortillas…could have been because I do not currently own a rolling pin, so to make them thinner I had to improvise and used a wine bottle. Ahhhh Wine, always there when I need it!

I got the recipe from Pinterest. like I said, tasted great, and would have probably been better had I not used a wine bottle to roll them out…Anyway here is the recipe…

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup hot water

combine ingredients, take small pieces and roll out into circles (mine were about 3 inch rolls and made 10 tortillas). Preheat a cast iron skillet (no oil needed as long as your pan is well seasoned) place tortilla on hot pan until small bubble puff come up then flip over! Thats it! Super easy stuff!

Tech Museum 01.02.13

My boys are now teenagers, which means hanging out with nana and poppy is not on their list of top priorities. So they were not thrilled when that had to go to the “stupid” tech museum, they had lots of video games on their agenda! SOOOOO, being the supportive and understanding mom I am, I made a deal with them (you are not supposed to make deals with your children….blah, blah, blah). I told them that if they found one thing they liked at the museum, took a picture and gave me a reason why they like it then they didn’t have to do your chores today. No more whining and they were actually excited to go. Now they are safely tucked in their rooms…playing video games.