Thursday, October 30, 2008

Quick face paint for the road. :-)

I just took Emma to McGrath to get pumpkins, and she decided she really needed her face painted. :-)

She looks like she can't open her eye in the picture from all the paint on her eyes. I took her back to the office, where my boss had bought her cupcakes, and now her face is a mess. :-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another one bites the dust!

Emma is sick now. She woke up at 6 am crying, and congested. So she got in bed with me for an hour before getting up. Since this seems to be one of the worst colds I have ever had, I didn't want to send her to school to share this wonderful virus. So at work she sits/lays.

She has had this little bed here at work since she was a baby. I think she has pretty much out-grown it. It's had a good run though!

Monday, October 27, 2008


I have been pretty much stuck in bed for the pasts three days. I got out a little yesterday to take Emma to a birthday party, but that was it. I am so tired, I really hope I get over this soon. I did happen to take a cute picture of Branden and I at the park. I look very thrilled (not!), even though I am wanting to die.

I ended up sitting super far away from everyone so as to not get anyone else sick.

So I sit at home, waiting for this to pass. The never-ending cold. Time to blow my nose...bye!

Friday, October 24, 2008


I woke up this morning with a darn head-cold. Luckily it's friday and I have no plans (other then being super lazy) this weekend. So I can rest up. I just need to make it though this 8 hour day, which so far has been pretty hard.

Poor Branden had to make a delivery out past Frezno today, so he left at 4 am, and probably wont be home till 6. Luckily it's the weekend for him too, so he will be sleeping in tomorrow for sure. Emmers and I will probably have to sneak out of the house to let that happen though. He says, the women in his life do NOT like to sleep in. ;-)

Today is also the last day of Emma's Fall Break. So no more gifts in the form of rocks, and flowers all over my desk. That and no more "MOM, my club penguine (webkinz, TY, or Nickjr) isn't working! Help?"

Baby-Sitting her pet worm (Worm-E)

Everyone always says they hate BREAKS. I love them personally. It's so boring with out her here. She cracks me up. I am pretty sure I have the the best daughter ever.

Safty first, here at the office!

18 months on Nick Jr.

Boxes, best toys EVER!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


4 months from today I will be getting married to the love of my life!

It's funny my entire life I thought I was going to be that girl. The girl who never got married. Single, frustrated, looking for the next cat to buy to add to my collection. Sitting on my porch with a broom and hose screaming at the kids for stepping on my lawn (still could happen). Here I am engaged.

I am so lucky to have Branden in my life. He has been such an amazing friend, partner, step-dad, and soon to be HUSBAND! Although I already refer to him as my husband, it will be amazing to make it official. 4 MORE MONTHS!!!

I love you B!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fall Break

I dont remember there being so many "breaks" when I went to school. Emma gets a week off in October (fall break), a week off in November (thanksgiving break), and two weeks in December (winter break). Oh, lets not forget Spring break.

Maybe we did have this much time off, and I don't remember, but man it always feels like she has a day off and is at the office.

I just took this picture of her, laying on the couch next to my desk at work. Lazy bones is still in her PJ's. She has been playing Mario Cart on her DS, and giving me play by play of what place she is in. What a weirdo!

Wedding Jitters!

I am due to get married in 4 months. When we set the date, and started to get ready, everyone asked me if I was nervous. I always said no. Which was the total truth. Well what the heck? I am nervous now!

I need to get back into the gym (thinking tonight), and keep my regular schedule. I do NOT want to be a fat bride. The dress is hanging in my closet, and I REFUSE to get it altered till I lose at least 10 pounds. Not sure if that is possible, but I would like to to happen. Is it really realistic to want to weigh what I weighed in high school? LOL!

I also still need to get Emma's flower girl dress. This will be Emma's 3rd trip down the isle as a flower girl. She is a pro. Although she is going to be very upset she can't take the trip with us. A week without Emma... I might break down.

Ok so goals:

1. go to the gym 4 days a week (at least)
2. get Emma's dress
3. bachelorette party
4. bridal party

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend with my love

Emma has been very clingy lately. Not really sure why, but she is being a total mama's girl. Which secretly... I LOVE!

Friday night we just sat around and watched movies. Which was nice. I am not really into going out, so sitting at home with the family is total bliss to me. Plus money isn't the best right now, so staying home is a lot cheaper then venturing out.

Then Saturday we got up and went to breakfast just the two of us. :-)

All in all it was a very nice weekend, and I would LOVE to redo it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween is HERE!

I have to say it's one of my favorite holidays. For two reasons:
1. Last year Branden and I met, and fell in love
2. I love dressing up, decorating, and taking Emma out

Most holidays have been very lonely since Emma and I are pretty much on our own. Luckily I have had the best friends in the world who have always made us feel welcome. Halloween however, wasn't about family get togethers, so Emma and I went all out! This year is no exception. First weekend of October Branden went out and put up our lights!

I have decorated the entire inside of the house, and more to come Halloween night, and the night of our Halloween party that I will be throwing. I can't wait!

I also got Brodie's (my dog) Halloween costume in the mail today that I quickly took out and put on our office dog Koda. I can't wait to get home and put it on Bro-Bro (pictures will come soon).

Doug my boss loves to take the girls every year to get pumpkins. So here is the ones they picked out.