Saturday, January 30, 2010

Making memories...

These last 2 weeks have been so busy. Josh and I have both been working late and when i say late i mean we don't get home to each other till near 7pm. I cant complain though, i choose to work a later day, Josh, on the other hand has no choice as this year is gonna be a busy year for his company and his hours may be a little nutty.

2010 has started out so wonderfully for us. Every year we spend together and grow as a couple i think to myself "what a great year it's been, i don't think next year can top this year" and somehow it ALWAYS does...

Our first year together was so much fun! We did all sorts of crazy stuff. We went skydiving after about a month of being together, we made random trips near every weekend, we partied together, made new friends, called in sick to work countless amount of days to run off to San Diego for a day or two just to get away together, we made random Vegas trips on the weekend, ran off to the snow at midnight when we had to work the next morning at 8am, we flew to Washington so i could meet Josh's family after months of being together, etc....And then after a whole year of fun Josh took me to Alaska for our 1 year where we took a cruise for 7 days, rode in a helicopter, hiked glaciers, and where Josh asked me to marry him. Aug 2006/Sep 2007 was a great year and i did not think any year could top that year.

Our second year together was full of planning. It was time to buckle down and start saving money after spending a whole year blowing money on having fun, we now had to learn how to save for what was to come. We planned our whole wedding on our own. Everything about our day was everything Josh and I put together, all our ideas that all came together exactly how we wanted them too. On top of saving for half our wedding we paid for we also saved to buy a house. We became so unbelievably close during this time because we were accomplishing big things together, we were learning how to manage money and our lives as a team. We bought a house March of 2008, got married August of 2008 and went to Australia in August of 2008. Sept 2007/August 2008 was a WONDERFUL year of so many accomplishments and marrying the man of my dreams....This was an even better year then the last!

Our third year together was so much fun! Everything had settled down. We had our house, we got a new puppy to add to our family and we got our little Aussie! I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner for both our families and some of our friends. We spent our first Christmas in our new home and decorated everything together! We molded our house into exactly what we wanted it to be (cause lord only knows how horrible it was before all the work Josh put into making it so beautiful) We went to a lot of concerts, had endless romantic nights a home, took the dogs hiking nearly EVERY weekend, went camping, went to Vegas and celebrated our first year of being married with massages and nice dinners in San Diego! Sept 2008/Aug 2009 was full of so many memories we will cherish forever as it was year full of responsibility and learning what married life was all about..... Three great years, can it really get better because anything more then what we already have and have already experienced are just a major bonus...

Now here we are going on our 4th year. So far we have slowed down a little with going out. Aside from our normal George's and Joe's Sushi dinners we spend a lot of time at home with the animals. I am running my first marathon March 21, 2010 and have been training for it since November (the day after thanksgiving) I have to say training is like a second job and we try not to have too many late nights when i have to get up and run a 10 or 18 miler. If you have read my past blogs then you obviously know my dad is planning on moving to Oregon soon. The plan has always been to eventually follow him, rent out our Lakewood house and buy another in Oregon ,where we also thought would be a good place to start raising babies or A baby. I've always told Josh when we decide to have children i do not want to work anymore. I don't want to pay someone else to raise our baby and i want to be the most dedicated wife and mother i can possibly be without feeling like i work too much. Aside from that i wanted Josh and i to be financially stable to where we could have a baby and spoil he/she rotten, still go out to dinner often, still travel and not feel like all of a sudden we cant do anything......So the plan was we would start trying for babies when we were near 30. Little did we know what 2010 had in store for us. Because of Toyota's recall Josh is gonna be super crazy busy and work, he will be making more money this year then he has ever made. I got a huge promotion at work and along with that came a huge raise. And so plans have changed. Recently we found out my dad put an offer on a house in Oregon and although Ive always told him we would follow, my mind has changed a bit. We are making great money here, i love my job, we already own a house and put so much money into it, credit cards will be completely paid off this year etc.....This year and next year we want to travel as much as we can! Travel and fix up some more things in this house of ours, get Josh a new sports car eventually....2010 is our year to have fun all over again!! Financially we are very stable making us very able to have kids earlier then planned the only difference is i don't want to be a stay at home mom now because I LOVE my job. So Josh and i were talking about having kids after we have traveled a little more....We want to go to Costa Rica, Cancun, Jamaica and back to Alaska only thoughts now are what if my dad moves away, i wont have him here to experience such a great time in my life.....I would want him here more then anything and I'm hoping him saying he wants to move to Oregon is just a phase....I guess we will see....All in all 2010 started out great, this is gonna be such a fun year and we feel blessed beyond measures for each year that just keeps getting better! Cheers to making more and more memories together, My Love.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Was a great day! I'm gonna make this short and sweet. I got a NICE promotion at work and i am so excited!!!! Im ready to learn even more! Seriously, i did not think i could move or would move to another position and so fast...I mean i just started learning this Legal Assistant stuff!! YAY ME!!!!! I am so proud of myself and my non-stop good attitude at work. Being a positive person and a person who tries so hard to make sure everything i do is perfect just really has paid off....I AM SO HAPPY!!!! Thank you my love for all your support, always!! Cheers to us!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Drama always try's to find a way....

Last night Josh and I were having a conversation about someone we no longer associate ourselves with. There is a good reason behind why we do not talk to this person anymore and it's simply because this person is just toxic for our relationship. All the things you do not want to be around when your married because they just cause too many problems. We just stopped talking to this person, never said anything bad about them (still have nothing to say bad about them) and never gave a reason as to why we no longer call or hang out, we just went about our business and left things alone. It's been close to a year since we have spaced ourselves. Last night we get a phone call about some drama that this person's family has created with our family. Really? Who has time for that? Who has that much freakin time to cause problems? Josh and I do not have drama please do not bring it our way! Josh was pretty mad and his first reaction is always to confront and my first reaction has always been to get even. However, getting even with people is not who i am anymore. I am way to happy and way to positive of a person now. Josh made me a better person and i am proud of the bad habits i have pushed aside because i want to be a better person for him and everyone in our lives.
After talking amongst one another last night (well venting to one another i guess you can say) we laughed at the whole situation and realized how stupid this person and her whole family look for stirring up such unneeded drama. It just amazes me how some people will never grow up and how ignorant one can make themselves look. Although i will not be seeking revenge or confronting this person because it's simply pointless, i will no longer recommend this person's work or talk highly of them anymore....
Driving to work this morning and thinking about how heated i got last night over such crap i turned on 107.9 and listened to God's word : ) God's word always makes for a great start of the day and an even better way of thinking...Though i hardly ever get heated i know that turning to him is the best way to calm everything and remind me that some people really need prayers!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Who I am today...

There is not a day that goes by that I'm not ever so thankful for where life has taken me thus far. I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason and that with patience eventually everything will turn out how you've always imagined. When you are younger, you want so badly to be older and because of that a lot of wrong choices are made along the way of growing up. For every choice i have made along the way of who i am today, i am so so thankful, even if i didn't understand it at the time, i understand now that god had much better plans for me.

My parents divorced my senior year of high school. Senior year is your BIG year full of eventful long lasting memories and while everyone else was enjoying their year, i was sad. If you knew my parents when they were together, then you would never think anything of divorce. My parents had it all, together, they had everything a perfect little family could possibly want, including the endless amount of love.

I'll never forget how hard my senior year was. Watching my dad and brother hurt and watching my mom turn into a person i no longer knew. Where does one go from there?

I was 17 and my brother was 11 when my parents started going through all this mess. We both took different routes in life and i often wonder WHY? All i wanted to do was make things better, i often found myself trying to make both my mom and dad happy when that was not my job as the teenager i was. I should have been enjoying life with friends and going out. Instead i stayed home every night i got home from school to make sure everything was ok at home. I focused harder on school then i ever have and passed my senior year with all A's and one or two B's. After graduating, i stayed home for a full year (no working, no getting my licence to drive, no going to college) I stayed home to make sure my brother stayed out of trouble and to make sure i was there for him because at this point the divorce got messy. Some of you know what i went through and how crazy it got but in the end what the heck made me so strong??

My parents divorce taught me so much. More then anything it taught me how to grow up real fast. I had to be a mom to brother and i had to be there for my dad because he could not take care of himself during this all. I did the laundry, cooked, cleaned while everyone else was out having fun. I tried to take the place of a my mom because i wanted everyone happy again. After about a year, i learned it wasn't my place to try and make everyone happy and so i moved on with my life, went to college and took on two jobs, for once i focused on me.

My brother on the other hand, he got into all the wrong things. When the divorced settled a whole new problem started taking place. I'll never forget all my brother put us through, the worrying, the phone calls we got, the endless nights of just not knowing what was gonna happen next. Thankfully this past year he has changed for the better.

In between all that was going on with my family, i had a boyfriend i was with who just was not the right person for me. 6 years i stayed in a unhealthy relationship, a constant battle. I lost myself for a long time. Forgot who i was and what i was all about because i was trying to make too many other people happy that i had no idea how to make myself happy anymore. With everything i went through during that time, i never relied on anyone other then myself to pick myself back up again and learn to live.

I am who i am today because of these events that took place during what were suppose to be some of the best years of my life. I became strong mentally, i gained confidence i never had before and i learned that in the end you need to find Yourself and learn to make yourself happy before you can make anyone else happy.

Although Josh and I have always had a little thing for one another, dated, were best friends, made out, slept together etc...i am EVER so thankful that none of those times were God's perfect timing for us because back then i was so lost. God knew i needed work before i was ready for my perfect man and God knew Josh needed some work before he was ready for his perfect Woman : )

The day Josh came back into my life, my whole world changed. I found a happiness i never knew existed, i was able to love him in a way i did not think was possible and with this all i was able to be ME again, finally.

Josh, you are my world. I am so thankful for EVERYTHING that has made me who i am today for you and for EVERYTHING that has made you who you are today for me. Loving you is so easy and so fun. I love every bit of who you are. You will always be my love, my best friend, the other half of my heart, my romancer, my freakin weirdo and my husband : ) We have such a strong love, such a strong connection and i know i say this over and over again but I hope everyone in this world gets to experience the kind of love we share...
I love growing everyday with you, i love waking up and going to bed with you, i love our crazy animals and how there is never a dull or clean moment in this house of ours : ) I love your notes i get every Saturday morning and your kisses before you leave to work, I love how ROMANTIC you are because i have always longed for that, I love how you have me busting up laughing almost every night over the smallest of things...I cant wait to live life for US and continue to travel more these next few years and when we are ready to settle down and expand this family of ours, i cant wait to experience that with you either! I love you so much baby : ) xoxo

Monday, January 4, 2010

Stadium To Sea La Marathon!!!

I am officially signed up for the LA Marathon! Although i knew regardless i wanted to run this year and had already started training myself a few weeks prior... It was the one big thing i wanted for Christmas and Josh made it happen : ) Along with my new running shoes, treadmill and ALL new running clothes, what more motivation do i need?? I'm running for Rover Rescue, that's great motivation too! The run Starts at Dodger Stadium in LA and End's at Santa Monica Pier...Holly Cow!

I run everyday but with training for a marathon i need to learn it's ok to take a few days off to allow my body some rest. Especially now being that i run one long run every weekend and still do 6 or 7 mile runs throughout the week. I need to get good sleep on the weekends, drink less alcohol (this includes the few glasses of wine or champagne we often have) and i need to try and keep my diet PERFECT in order to continue to do well while training....

This is my training strategy (in which i cannot take full credit for because one of the attorney's at work has been giving me very helpful tips)

-Run my normal run 4 days a week ( this is a 6 sometimes 7 mile run)

-One long run every Sunday ( I started this the day after Thanksgiving) I am up to 14miles already(well actually a little over 14 miles but who's counting lol)...I plan on running a 10 mile run every other Sunday and the Sunday's in between i plan on adding 2 more miles to where i last left off...
Example: Last Sunday i ran a 14 mile run
This Sunday will be a 10 mile run
The Following Sunday a 16 mile run
This will go on until i have reached 22 miles.
The weekend before the Marathon i will run a 10 mile run and during the week ill probably run a couple 7 mile runs but i plan on trying to allow my body as much rest as needed before the big day (me rest? pshh ya right) We will see...

I've got my runs down pretty well so far. I keep a steady pace of about 7.5 mile runs..That's pretty fast and I've managed to maintain that pace for a 14 mile run i just hope i can keep my speed up for a 26.2 mile run! If so i can finish this marathon in about 3 hours and 20 minutes....I know i am a very motivated and competitive person so as long as i stick to eating right and training right i can reach my goal time. Crazy to set a goal time when it's your first marathon huh? : )

I have to say I'm pretty excited!

I need to make sure i maintain my weight with all this training so i don't pass out the day of the marathon....I lose weight very easily so another goal of mine is to try and maintain my 105lbs give or take a few pounds, but i cannot allow my body to drop anywhere under 100...

I want to see all those who matter most to me at the end of my run :) and a MUST celebration of drinks and SUSHI after : ))) *****MARCH 21, 2010******* 7:20am