Saturday, September 27, 2008


*Your High School's full name: Mission Viejo High School
*School Colors: Red and Gold
*School Mascot: Diablo (Devil)
*Did you date anyone from your school? Nope, they were all too short.
*What kind of car did you drive: Club Wagon Van (12 seater) and Plymouth Voyager van and one other one that I can’t remember.
*It's Friday night, where were you: Working at In-N-Out or hanging out with my friends from there.
*Were you a party animal: No…they were never enticing to me.
*Were you considered a flirt: Umm… sometimes but I think people mistake flirting with being friendly.
*Were you in any clubs: Nope.
*Did you ever get expelled or suspended: Nope.
*Can you still sing the fight song: I don’t think anyone really knew the fight song…other than it was painted in the gym.
*Who were your favorite teachers: Mr. Tsang, he was my photography teacher.

*Where did you sit during lunch: I was done with all my classes at lunch so I just went home or to work.
*Who did you go to Homecoming with: Never went to Homecoming…ever…
*If you could go back and re-do high school would you: Never! It was the worst 4 years of my life!
*What do you remember about Graduation: Some people snuck in beach balls and played keep away with the faculty.
*Do you plan on going to your 10 year reunion: I think it would be fun, to see what happened to some of the crazy people.
I TAG: Missy and Abby

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pictures of the Romantic Dinner I wrote about a week ago.

Weekend Getaway

Brian called me at work around 2:00 PM and asked if I could get leave work now to go on a quick trip. I talked to my boss and within 10 minutes I was on my way home. We went to San Diego and stayed at an adorable hotel right on the water. At night we walked around some shops and watched the sunset in the bay.

Today we woke up early and went to see the National Monument Cabrillo. We walked around the cemetery of War veterans, a really cool lighthouse and walked down to the beach.

Afterwords we went to the Aerospace Museum and learned about the history of airplanes. It was really cool, they had lots of neat displays and they even had the actual Apollo 9 Command Module.

Lastly we went to the Maritime Museum of boats. We took a 40 minute boat tour of the bay, walked through a Russian submarine which was incredible and toured The Star of India.

The best part about this whole weekend was spending it with my wonderful husband who put it all together. It was so nice to get away and spend some time doing something educational and fun!

Thanks honey for an amazing weekend, it was absolutely perfect. I love you!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


For as long as I can remember I have always talked about changing my hair. I have pretty much had the same hair cut and color since birth out of fear of losing my natural highlights and not liking the cut. For the past few weeks I have been getting advice from a bunch of people as to what I should do. I like it long and I love the color but I think I am ready to change all that. I have always been jealous of girls that change their hair regularly and experiment with new styles. After much deliberation I think I have finally decided what I am going to do, and it is pretty drastic... I am going to see my cousin, Karilyn, at her salon today and if I don't chicken out then I'm sure my new hair will shock everyone, myself included. I guess you'll just have to wait and see. :-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lately Brian and I have been feeling a ton of stress, more so Brian. Poor guy goes to work full time from 7:40 AM- 3:00 PM and then comes home just long enough to shower and cram in some homework before he has to leave for class around 5:30 PM. This has been his routine for the last 4 semesters and I just don’t know how he does it. This semester is even harder than ever because he is taking lots of core classes to be able to graduate in May. Then there is the added pressure of getting a job in his field of study soon after.

I have always known that there is a lot of stress being a guy, especially a married guy because of all the responsibility that is put on their shoulders. Brian and I would love to have kids someday and have me stay home to be with them and to do that means Brian will have to compensate for the lack of extra income. That right there is HUGE cause for stress especially if we want to live in Orange County where we are currently.

So to relieve some of that stress I decided to do something sort of romantic I guess you could say… I sent Brian and invitation to a nice dinner the other night (the one night he doesn’t have class). I set the table, got out some candles, put on a sentimental mixed CD and made Roasted Chicken for dinner. Now I have never roasted a chicken so I once again headed for the internet in search of some easy recipes that didn’t take 2-3 hours to make. I found one on (one of my favorite recipe sites). I bought 2 Cornish hens for about $3 each and weighed about 22 oz each. I’m not going to lie, when I took them out of there opaque shrink wrapped packages and held them it kind of freaked me out a bit because you are holding it by it’s arms and legs and to realize that YES this is a chicken. I don’t know about you, but when I eat meat I don’t like to picture what part of the animal I am eating so for me this was a little weird. Anyways… it was one of the easiest dishes I have ever made! All I did was take the hens, rinse with water, patted them dry, sprinkled salt and pepper all the way around, and put them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees, then I took them out and poured honey all over them and added a can of chicken broth to the pan and stuck them back in for another 40 minutes, basting ever 5-10 minutes until the last 10 minutes. The chicken was super tender and delicious!!! I couldn’t believe how perfect and easy it was. I definitely will admit that I impressed myself and my husband.

I tried to attach some pictures but it didn't work, i'll try later.
I always wonder how many people actually read my blog and if it’s even worth keeping one. I look at the small list of blogs I read and have posted on mine, and then look at some of my friends and families lists of blogs they read and it blows my mind! I love reading other peoples blogs and being able to keep connected through the internet. I get maybe one, two comments at the end of my entries (if I’m lucky), so I think only 1-2 people are actually reading… but I just learned that that is not the case. I have had 2-3 people that don’t even have blogs themselves tell me they read my blog semi regularly. It amazes me how great blogs are for keeping in touch. I love reading about pregnancies, new homes, ordinary life, etc. I mean how often do you get to catch up with friends and family? This way you are able to post what you’re doing and then anyone can comment and stay in touch. So for those of you that read my blog with out one of your own, THANKS for reading! You are always welcome to check in. I love finding out who is taking the time to read my little excerpts. And to all of those who have their own blogs, THANKS for reading and updating your blogs! I highly recommend blogging!!!