Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kitten Photo Shoot

I have the cutest most photogenic amazing cats in the world...I thought I would share them with you! Enjoy!

King Nero

Princess Nori

Sittin' Pretty

Giving you the look

Oh paparazzi stop!

Nero testing out his Wii Fitness skills

Silly update...mostly for your viewing pleasure and so I can gloat about my wonderful babies!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Ongoing To-do List

I am writing to you with a kitten on my lap who refuses to leave. Love my Nori-New!!

Do you ever feel that as you get older the endless idea of "yeah...ill get to that" just gets out of hand? I definitely have hit the constant business and always having to do something. Sometimes I wish I could take a step back from it all for a bit.

Right now though I feel the to-dos are good things though. So what better than to make a small list of the main things:

  • Lose weight
  • Finish my degree
  • Get all of my doctors appointments taken care of
  • Plan and have the engagement party
  • Save save save!
  • Go thrift store shopping (little fun one)
  • Get Nori front declaw done before I have a mangled couch
There we go! Basics. Day by day hopefully I will start checking them off.

No news worthy updates honestly. Just an update to distract me from homework. This weekend I will have one that is read worthy! :)
Love you!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mind Wandering

DISCLAIMER: I will let you know ahead of time what you are about to read is a result of my mind refusing to shut down and going every which way on every single subject. I just need to get some of it out...enjoy!

Language Learning
so I am not going to lie but i have grown a little bored of the romance and classical languages. I love speaking them but hate the whole literature part. I want to learn something new now...something different and learn it at an accelerated level. Which ones you ask? Japanese, Russian, ANYTHING! I would love to focus on those two though.

I have been having flashbacks of past travels and visits to friends. I always go to sleep seeing the sun in the backyard of my french families home and see me in boots with Manue in the middle of the field in front of their house.
I also think about walking through the streets of the busiest city in the world..Tokyo. I remember the train rides and dancing on the platform. The amazing hospitality and some amazing conversations.
Its not that I want to travel...I need to! It is who I am. A traveler just wanting to expand my knowledge through experience. I miss it. I just need to take a year and go for all around!

I just had to get some of this out. I will have a real update probably tomorrow.
Love you!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rainy Day Update

Hello! It is pouring rain and baseball size hail outside so I figured I would watch it and update. Work has been great! We passed our audit and im just a few point away from meeting my goal...need a checking account? Refi? Mortgage? Credit card? Please let me know! :) School is excellent as well.

I have made a couple decisions this week life, health and wedding:

Postponing grad school. Waiting a year or so to get married and grounded on the coast (west coast we hope.) So after graduation the hunt is on for decent jobs in Washington state. I have a couple goals on companies I want to work for or things I want to do. That will be a blog of its own so stay posted!

Well spending a pretty penny on this wedding event. I have decided to cut a couple corners and go cheaper on just makes sense. I have also thrown around the idea of renting a wedding dress...thoughts?

This week I am going to start cutting things out of my daily diet such as soda...sweets...etc. On top of that spending a full hour at the gym half cardio and half focusing on my legs and stomach!

That is about all for today....hopefully I will do an update with some recent pictures of the kittens soon. Until laugh love always.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Floral-Decisions Decisions

With my AC not working and a stuffy apartment I am writing from my deck. With Nero and Nori by my side we are trying to enjoying the slight breeze while listening to the Daily Show in the background. Brycen starts his two new jobs this week which is uber exciting but could mean i wont see him as much!

As you can tell by my heading today floral is the hardest thing for me to decide on. I have looked at numerous websites and even talked to some florists but I am not sure if I am willing to drop 4k on something that wont last. Call me crazy but picking wild flowers would even make me happy floral-wise. If anyone has any suggestions...please let me know.

Had an awesome dinner tonight...turkey and salad. It was great...wish i could say the same for my workout. Starting a routine when its something you're not to fond of is hard! I did 10 on the bike and 4 reps of 10 sit-ups, played some basketball, and did a little bit of leg exercise. After that I noticed my knee popping continually...need to check that out!
As for weight loss...I weighed myself for the first time in months today. Luckily, the scale is off 10 pounds (added) so it made me feel even worse than I do (or motivated)! Either way let the pounds done being an unhealthy american!

Anyway...enough for today! See you tomorrow!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lets Begin!

I revamped my blog and got rid of the old. Now for the new. I intend to blog a few times a week with updates on the wedding, school, life in general. So enough explanation..lets get started!

Wedding Info:
Date: September 10 2011
Ceremony/Reception: Hobbs Building
Caterer: Feasts of Fancy
Photographer: Hawes Photography
Florist: To be decided

As you can see we have it down!! Well so I thought. The other day I realized...oh no! The wedding is only 363 days away and I have so many little things to do! There is a lot more planning than just the big stuff so I need to get on it. I was so nervous yet excited because this is a huge day for Brycen and I and honestly I CANNOT wait! If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated but for today at least we have the basics.

Since I am getting married I would like to look good and get back in shape! I intend to motivate myself making my progress public.
At the moment I have set a goal of 30 pounds lost by the end of the year! So with a better diet and exercise I intend to get there. Every post I will give a -X for the amount of weight lost from original! Wish me luck!

On top of this if blogging goes well I will add more like pictures and other projects i am working on. Until then...let me know your thoughts so far.

See ya next time!