Wednesday, September 21, 2011

21 Suggestions for Success

i just love this... :)


21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.

12. Commit yourself to quality.

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.

15. Be honest.

16. Be a self-starter.

17. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.

20. Take good care of those you love.

21. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud

and there you have it my friends...
now, go out there and be successful ;)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Leave of Absence.

Good Grief it's been a long time since i last posted... i apologize.

nothing too incredibly exciting has happened, but still a few things that are at least note worthy... hmm i feel a Top Ten list coming on!!!

  1. We attended some fun sports games! My dad had tickets to The Cardinals Pre Season Game! He had tickets for the US Airways suite and it was Awesome!! Unlimited hot wings and hamburgers and chips and salsa and CHOCOLATE and diet coke... i mean come on! Plus the game was really great, even though we lost at the last second... literally.

2. We also went to a Diamondbacks game on the night that the tickets were only $5!! We just ran to downtown Phoenix, waited in line at the box office, asked for tickets in the nose bleed section, and loved every moment of it! It was just a fun spur of the moment trip to the ballpark! I love that Alex and I both love sports.

3. Also, part of the adventure of going to aforementioned game was that we drove my car, which is a cheve Aveo... and it's manual {aka. stick shift... aka. REALLY REALLY hard to drive up a hill} anyways, we had to park in the parking garage under the Bank of America building, and they have those horrid hills when you are trying to get out. I was basically about to have a heart attack, i was so afraid of driving up those hills. Basically for those who don't know, in a manual car you have to have your foot on the clutch while you accelerate, but while on a hill you have to also have your foot on the brake... and unless you have three feet and can hold down all three pedals at one time, it's almost impossible to go up a slight incline without rolling backwards into the car, tree, or small child that is behind you. And since there were people lined up all behind me, rolling backwards down the hill into them wasn't really an option. I'm still amazed that i made it out of that parking garage. prayer is a beautiful thing. and i will leave it at that.

ps. here is a cute picture of my car :) i loves it.

4. I went shopping with my mom on friday and we got lots of fun make up and nail polish. Plus we went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch... and that alone is happiness. We got the Red Velvet Cheesecake and i died and went to heaven. There is something so wonderful about shopping with ones mother. I always have the best time. We talk about real life stuff, no drama, she gives grate advice, and she buys me things that i feel to guilty about buying {nude colored lipstick & fuchsia nail polish}

5. I finally took all the junk donations in my trunk to Goodwill. I can now fit all my groceries in my trunk again. and i can see my closet floor. mission accomplished.

6. I started taking photos again. my boss needed some family photos done and he was brave enough to ask me to do them. I think they turned out really great :)

7. Labor day!! We spent an awesome weekend at the Lake with my familia! We went to Lake Roosevelt for 2 days and spent time working on my freckles and eating ourselves silly and tubing and just floating in the water listening to brad paisley and Ke$ha :) Alex got up on the Wake board for the first time. and i almost got up for the first time... small improvements every time i tell ya.



love of my life.

aren't we adorable.

matching teal shirts :)
8. I made my husband happy and learned how to play Magic the Gathering... if you don't know what it is... well that's okay. but just know it's kinda a nerdy game, with the same gist as Pokemon... you have cards with certain powers and you have to try and destroy the other players... super nerd fest, but Alex loves the game and i figured it would be a good thing for me to know how to play. so he taught me and then a couple days later we went to a Magic tournament together and i actually WON a few competitions!! Go figure. haha i actually really like the game now. We play together and it's fun to have a little healthy competition ;)

the Planeswalkers
9. I'm not a bad teacher. A few weeks ago Alex and I got called to teach the 13-14 year olds Sunday School class at church. I wasn't too thrilled about the assignment, but i'm learning, and every week gets better and better. The kids love my baking so there is a good incentive for them to behave! haha. Also, i make killer Word searches with the key words from each weeks lesson and they like that a lot too :)  Woot!

10. Abby went to homecoming on saturday and i took their pictures. here are my favs. :)

So there is a quick update... and i know i say this lots and lots, but i truly will try and write more often.

peace off. <3

Friday, September 9, 2011

Another Mushy Post

Haha, sorry but this is gonna be another story about how my hubby loves me. <sheepish grin>

Scene: kitchen, eating cereal.

Me: "you should play hookie today"

Him: "yeah.... no."


Him: "Oh, trust me, I don't wanna leave you. Especially last night in my dream.."

Me: <cue curious look>

Him: "Okay, so I was on this yacht with a SUPER hot model. She was seducing me and things were getting pretty hot and heavy.  But as I was kissing this Super Model, I remebered that you and our baby were on the other boat. So i told this super model that I didn't love her like i love you and I jumped off the boat and swam to be with you!!"

Me: ":D"

Haha, it's good to know that my husband will be faithful to me even if he is unconscious  :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Really Good Feeling.

Ya know what? 

It's really fun to go through The Hubby's work folder and find papers where he has written your name over and over and over again.
Yeah, we are still in love with each other. 
Yeah, we still flirt like we are meeting for the first time.
Yeah, we still hold hands in the car.
Yeah, we still kiss at red lights.
Yeah, I still text him when I hear 'our song' on the radio.
Yeah, we still think it's really fun to call each other "hubby" and "wifey".
Yeah, we still give each other butterflies.
Yeah, we still laugh at the inside jokes we made while we were dating.
Yeah, I still count down the minutes until my hubby gets home from Work/School.
Yeah, he doodles my name in his notebook just because he is thinking about me. 
Yeah, that's a really good feeling.

peace and love and stuff

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

I cannot believe this! I've always read posts about girls being nominated for being a FABULOUS blogger.. and i have always admired those girls and tried my darnedest to be as cute, and as clever and as intriguing as they are. And you should have seen my surprise when i was nominated by the fabulous Elizabeth from Love is the Adventure :)

I was so so so pleasantly surprised and honored to receive this amazing award!! :)
and so, without further ado "The Versatile Blogger Award" rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you: THANK YOU ELIZABETH!! YOU MADE MY BLOGGIN DREAMS COME TRUE!!! :D

2. Share 7 facts about yourself

{one} When I was 9 years old my family moved to Madrid, Spain. We lived there for 3 years. I went to a Spanish public school, lived in a 20 story apartment, rode the metro and 2 buses to get to school, and traveled to Paris and London on 3 day weekends. I vacationed all around Europe every summer and experienced culture like never before. I speak Spanish {almost} fluently. And i have a ridiculous love for Flamenco dancing :)   


{two} I work at a Tactical Law Enforcement & Military store. It's very manly and tough. I sell knives and gun accessories and batons and uniforms. I see guns everyday. I frequently play with tasers and gas masks. I talk to snipers, SWAT, DPS, Patrol, Marines, firemen, and state Gang Force everyday. I love my job.

{three}My favorite food is Thai. I love Pad Thai,  Tom Ka Ga, Panang Curry, Lard Na, Satay Chicken, Mango Curry and Green curry!! All over sticky rice, with a HUGE glass of water and my loved ones all around me. seriously, there is nothing better in the world.

{four} I am an aspiring photographer. My sweet dad bought be the most fabulous SLR camera for my 18th birthday, and i have been in heaven ever since. I love to take pictures of babies, nature, and couples in love. My sister has always been my model, and has done a superb job, if i do say so myself... hmmm maybe i'll post some of my favorite pictures in another post... yes?

{five} I'm a good cook. I never cooked anything before I was married, and i'm pretty sure Alex was scared for his life... He was expecting a couple of years of Ramen, Mac-n-cheese and a lot of burnt stuff. But i think he was pleasantly surprised and all the delicious things i come up with (I'm not trying to brag, i promise, this is just one thing that i do well that i am sorta proud of...) Alex loves coming home and trying my latest invention that suddenly becomes his new favorite over last nights meal. It's a fun game to create something to tasty out of a few random ingredients.

{six} i love to sing. I have been in choir since Elementary school. I sing in church choir. I went to school to be a music major. I took voice lessons for 6 years. I was in Jazz choir in High School & College. I am now in a fabulous choir run by my In-Laws called Resonance. I sing in the shower. I sing in the car. I sing while i make dinner. I make up my own songs.

{seven} i have a fantabulous husband. (side note: i really should do a whole post about our dating/ engagement phase of life) But anyway, Alex is kinda the best thing that ever happened to me. He just showed up in my life when i had no faith in the male species, he surprised me with his wit and charm and spontaneity and slowly helped me believe that not all men are scum bags. He is kind and patient and silly and fun and adventurous and brave and in-tune with the spirit and makes me feel like the most perfect most beautiful most amazing girl in the whole world... and that's a really good feeling. I love him. <3 it's a fact.

Now, after the 7 facts, you must pass this fabulous award on to 5 new bloggers!!!

A Little Bit of Hope
Peace Love and Cupcakes
Causality of Purpose
The World As I See It
Alexis Laughs

Honestly these are some of the best blogs that I read!! Go read 'em!!!

That's all. <3