Thursday, December 31, 2009

One year from today (2009 recap)

If all goes as planned... one year from today I will be on the beach in Jamaica getting MARRIED! WooHoo!

2009 was a very good year, one of the best yet! We bought our first house, got our first dog, gutted our entire kitchen, got our second puppy, and grew closer as a couple. :)

To say I'm excited for 2010 is an understatement. However, 2009 was an amazing year and one I will remember for the rest of my life.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009 is over. (And I am GLAD!) I was feeling like a major grinch this year and just couldn't get into the holiday spirit! I was stressed out, depressed, blah blah. I'm glad everything can get back to normal now.

On our way to my mom's house we stopped for some fancy taco bell. When we were leaving, Tom told me to grab my present out of his pocket....I found this.




Yeah, a hot sauce packet that said, "Will you marry me?" HAHAHA! I told him that it's official now because I have proof! ;) He says it's not official until he gives me my ring...Boo! But he did tell his entire family we are getting married next year! That even opened a bottle of champagne and gave us a toast! WTF?! He's taking away some of the excitement from when we "officially" get engaged by telling his family already! UGH. So we're planning a wedding, he told his whole family we're getting married, but we're not "engaged." It's frustrating! JUST HURRY UP ALREADY! :P He did grab his ex fiance's wedding ring set to trade in though. I knew the proposal wouldn't come until he grabbed her set out of storage at his dad's house because he's using whatever $$ he gets from her set to put towards mine. So now he has it and I just wait...and wait...and wait!

Here's a picture of our little family, Christmas 2009





Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Angel & 2 feet of snow

I have my very own Christmas angel this year... There is a blizzard coming to Minnesota, starting this afternoon. Between this afternoon and Friday night, we are going to get TWO FEET of snow! Did I mention this blizzard is starting TODAY and I am scheduled to work tomorrow? Meaning, we can't make the three hour trip home until tomorrow night? When we could have a foot of snow already?! Awesome.

Insert my very own Christmas angel, Mary. She is a lady I work with and she went behind my back and told our boss she would work for me tomorrow so we could head home tonight, and miss most of the storm. This lady gave up xmas eve with her own family so I could go home. Really?! That is just the sweetest thing! I am so touched! What an amazing thing to do for someone! I love her. :)

P.S. I DON'T love 2 feet of snow. How in the hell will we even get back into our driveway on Sunday after 2 feet of snow and nobody home to shovel?! UGH!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wasting time at work...

FOODOLOGY

What is your salad dressing of choice? Ceasar
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Red Lobster or Olive Garden
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Pizza
What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pepperoni & green olive
What do you like to put on your toast? peanut butter

TECHNOLOGY

How many televisions are in your house? 3
What color cell phone do you have? Black, but I have a zebra striped case on it.

BIOLOGY

Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right Handed
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Nope!
What is the last heavy item you lifted? My brother's xmas present
Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Nope

BULLCRAPOLOGY

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? NO way! I am scared of the thought of death.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Isabelle
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? Totally! That's a lot of money!

DUMBOLOGY

How many pairs of flip flops do you own? No clue. 5?
Last time you had a run-in with the cops? Um never?
Last person you talked to? Co-worker
Last person you hugged? My grandma

FAVORITOLOGY

Season? Fall
Holiday? Halloween or 4th of July
Day of the week? SATURDAY
Month? October

CURRENTOLOGY

Missing someone? Yes.
Mood? Tired, sad, excited, nervous, happy, bored (Yup, all at the same time! I've got a lot going on inside my pretty little head right now!)
What are you listening to? Co-workers
Watching? Nothing
Worry? Money & family health issues

RANDOMOLOGY

First place you went this morning? Let the dogs outside
What's the last movie you saw? Christmas Vacation! LOVE IT!
Do you smile often? No. My normal, resting face is kind of a "bitch face" even if I don't mean to be! Haha!
Sleeping Alone Tonight? No way! 3 cats, 2 dogs, and one boyfriend=I am never alone! :)

OTHER-OLOGY

Do you always answer your phone? Hardly ever is more like it
Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it? My sister
If you could change your eye color what would it be? Green
What flavor do you add to your sonic drink? Never been
Do you own a digital camera? Yes, two of them.
Have you ever had a pet fish? Yes. My cat ate him. lol
Favorite Christmas song(s)? The grinch song! It's my ringtone right now! :)
What's on your wish list for your birthday? No clue! I still have 5 months to think about it...
Can you do push ups? Girl push-ups? or regular ones? I can do both, but not very many regular ones!
Can you do a chin up? Not unless hell froze over...
Does the future make you more nervous or excited? SO excited!!!!!!!!
Do you have any saved texts? Nope. I might have some saved on my old phone from 3 years ago when Tom & I started dating? but nothing recent.
Ever been in a car wreck? Nothing major.
Do you have an accent? Yes/No. I have a slight "Minnesota" accent. We're awesome like that!!
What is the last song to make you cry? More like her by: Miranda Lambert
Plans tonight? a little shopping after work. $10 sweaters at Old Navy?! YES PLEASE! Then some treadmill action, and sleep! :)
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? Yes. It was the darkest, most horrible time in my life. It makes me SO thankful for my life right now!
Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Energy drink, gift card for my boss, & the tip at dinner.
Have you ever been given roses? Yes
Current worry? The huge blizzard coming tomorrow... 2 FEET of snow. wtf mother nature?!!?
Current hate right now? Lack of money, my stupid job, waiting for my ring!
Met someone who changed your life? Absolutely!
How will you bring in the New Year? I think we are going out to dinner & then having some friends over to our house. Oh yeah, and lots of champagne! :)
What song represents you? Crazy Ex-girlfriend ;) by Miranda Lambert
Name three people who might complete this? I dont know.
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? I go back and forth on this one. I'm glad I went through everything that I did because otherwise I wouldn't be where I am today. But at the same time, I want to tell the younger me a few things that would have saved me LOTS of heartache!
Have you ever dated someone longer than a year? Yes. I've been with Tom for 3.5yrs right now. I've always been a long term relationship girl.
Do you have any tattoos/piercings? 3 piercings in my ears and one tattoo.
Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now? I will 98% be ENGAGED 4 months from now!!! :)
Does anyone love you? Yes!
Would you be a pirate? Sure! I like adventure!
What songs do you sing in the shower? None
Ever had someone sing to you? Yes.
When did you last cry? Friday? I was a PMSing fool! hahaha
Do you like to cuddle? Yes, but not when I'm trying to sleep! I need my space!
Have you held hands with anyone today? Nope. I'm at work. That would be weird :P
Who was the last person you took a picture of? Last picture was of my pups, Emma & Rex. But last "person" was Tom.
What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school? I have no clue! That was a long time ago! Haha.
Do you believe in staying close with your ex's/prospects? BIG FAT NO! They are ex's for a reason!
Are most of the friends in your life new or old? a mix
Do you like pulpy orange juice? YUCK! No pulp for me please!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy 101 Award!

Nicole over at You Had Me At Hello gave me an award! Thanks!



RULES FOR HAPPY 101 AWARD:
List 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, and tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day. For those bloggers who get the award, you then link back to my blog and create your makes you happy list.

1- My zoo of pets

2-My boyfriend

3-Caffeine

4-Wine

5-diamonds :)

6-high heels

7-the feeling after a good workout

8-family & friends

9-A good pizza

10-YOU!

I tag all my newer followers!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sparkly things...

We're going ring shopping again tonight!!!! I can't really think about anything else right now. My brain is total mush. My days are full of daydreaming about rings, dresses, etc. I've wanted this for awhile now. And now it's almost here! I *almost* can't believe it!

Ahhhhhhh! I can't wait!!!!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

He went to Jared!!!!!!

Actually, WE went to Jared. Haha.

*I am NOT engaged...yet*

We were heading back home from visiting my sister when a commercial came on and I told him we should go to Jared to look at rings (I literally say this every single time a commercial comes on!) Except this time, he said "okay!"

OMG!!!

I have never looked at rings before (only online) and I almost puked/said "let's go home" on our way there I was so nervous!! But the lady we worked with was very nice. They helped us pick out a few rings in our (very limited) budget, and got my finger sized!

P.S. The lady laughed when I told her I need a smaller, delicate ring because I have such small fingers. (I said, "lucky for Tom a big ring would look stupid on my small hand!") Until she sized my ring finger at 4.5! Then she said, "you really do have teeny-tiny fingers!" hahaha.

We didn't have a lot of time to look because we had a holiday party to get to, so we will head back there sometime this week when we have more time to look.

OMG!

I am in shock that I will be engaged very soon!!!!!!!

:)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Blues

I've been in a slump lately. It's freezing outside (as in, literally -5 below zero out right now!) I always get kinda sad around this time of the year. I like Christmas time, but I still get depressed every year, no fail! Plus, I have a cold so I've been feeling like crap all week. UGH!

Last Friday Tom & I went and got our new iPhones. :) Yay! I like it a lot so far. The higher phone bill, not-so-much...

Tomorrow Tom & I are heading up to Duluth to see my sister. It's her 17th birthday on Monday so we will take her out for dinner and spend some time with her. Then we have to drive the 3 hours back early Sunday morning because we have the 1st holiday party for Tom's work. (There is always two.) This one is smaller, and casual. The fancy formal one is in January. So we have to head back and get ready for that. I still have lots of Christmas shopping to do and Christmas is only two weeks away! I just can't seem to shake this "blah" mood!



Friday, December 4, 2009

I'm a grandma

Because I would LOVE to get this dinnerware set from the Pfaltzgraff catalog!

Tom HATES the pattern. I believe his words were, "damn roosters!" Haha. I have never been into the country style. But for some reason I love this pattern and want to collect everything! (Too bad it's kinda spendy!) :(

We are thinking about switching cell carriers. Right now we are with Tmobile. So we have to go to the mall and check out all the major carriers, plans, cost, phones, etc. I'm excited! I want an iphone, or something similar I can download apps onto. We'll see. I also want to start Christmas shopping and run to Whole Foods to see if they have any new goodies. YAY FOR PAYDAY! I can't wait to start Christmas shopping!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Get Crackin in December!

It's December already! Holy cow! (And we still don't have any snow! Weird!)

This past weekend was okay. Even though from Weds-Sunday I had 5 "Thanksgivings." I did pretty good, considering...But I still took a minor hit to the scale. Also, running around to this house and that house to fit in a few hours with all the family is exhausting! I told Tom that next year we should host Thanksgiving. Have ONE meal. Invite everyone, if they come-great. If not, well sorry but this will be our ONE Thanksgiving. (That will be easier on my waist AND my sanity!) I mean, when you have two people and both have divorced parents, it gets really hard to see everyone in only 2 days!

My weight loss sucked in November. I would do great during the week and then the weekends would be busy with such and such event and I would ruin all the work I did during the week. I HAVE to stop that.

November Starting Weight: 147

Week One: -2 (145)

Week Two: +1 (146)

Week Three: -0.5 (145.5)

Week Four: -0.0 (145.5)

***Goal: -10 (137)***

So, for December, my goal is to be 140 before Christmas. I have plenty of time to lose 5 pounds! All I have to do is STOP ruining my progress by eating junk on the weekends! (And not having 5 Thanksgiving dinners in one week will help! Ha!) I am doing my 30-day-shred DVD starting tonight. I hope to do it at least 4 times a week. I also want to continue with my treadmill running. I did do great with my exercising in November. I exercised, on average, 5 days a week. It was my eating that held me back. Well, no more! I KNOW I can get to 140 before Christmas. And I'm going to try to be at my goal (137) before 2010.

In 31 days, I can be at my GOAL WEIGHT. No, scratch that. In 31 days I WILL be at my goal weight. On Jan 1st, 2010 I can finally move onto maintenance! WooHoo!!!!! (I am also scheduling my giveaway for Jan 1st, 2010! Unless I make it sooner of course!) :)