Tuesday, July 27, 2010

August is in 5 days...eekk

My how time really does fly.  It seems like summer just started and now it is practically over!  Now I know that here in San Diego sunshine lasts well into the Fall but even though it's sunny the atmosphere definitely turns "Fall-ish".  The store decor changes to the holidays, school is back in session and the fall clothes starts appearing.  What happened to the summer?  Where did it go?  What did I do?  The answer is NOWHERE and NOTHING!  Well that's not entirely true, I worked on many weddings, celebrated the 4th of July, participated in pre-Wedding activities with Lisa and her friends but all in all no "typical" summer activities.  I would say I have 4 weeks to make the most of these last few days of summer but I have endless weddings from now until November.  What to do, what to do?!?!?! 

Shall I plan a early week camping trip with just me and the hubs?  No, camping is so much more fun with a group.  How about some mid-week bonfires?  None of my friends like to hang out during the week.  What about the beach?  I took a vow to not get to much sun exposure this year to ward off aging skin damage!  Am I in that "glass half empty" mood again?  I DEFINITELY think so!

I long for a trip...it keeps coming up in my mind and I just can't push it away.  My BFF Rachel and her family took 2 weeks to visit Tahoe, San Fran and Napa...my sister is in Portland and part of Canada for a week...we even have family here from TX on their vacation.  No vacation for me :(.  Where would I go you ask?  Hmm, Hawaii, Caribbean, Spain, Scotland (we were suppossed to go to Scotland for the World Championships with Jacy in 2 weeks but I have 2 weddings that weekend, so sad), Ireland, Mexico, Napa, I don't care I just want to go somewhere!

Alright enough pity party, no travel this year but we did make a commitment to go to Germany next September NO MATTER WHAT!  I have that to look forward to I guess :). 

Thanks for letting me vent as always, for those 5 of you that actually read this, I really appreciate it ;).

P.S.  here are 2 cute pictures of my Maddy who doesn't get nearly enough blog time...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Shows

For many of you, just like me, your usual TV entertainment is on "summer break" and you are left feeling a little TV bored.  Well I know that it is a little late in the summer to be suggesting TV shows (maybe if you choose to watch you can catch up online) but these are my 3 favorite shows to watch right now.

Pretty Little Liars-  I guess it started as a book series (I just found that out right now as I was googling pictures for this post) and it is kind teeny bopper but really good.  Even my brother-in-law (I won't name which one) loves it and is currently watching last nights episode as I type.  It is a cross between, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Gossip Girl...so good!
Drop Dead Diva-It is about a ditzy skinny model who dies and comes back in a plumper lawyers body.  Very entertaining and a fun lighthearted show, just what summer needs.
Army Wives-It is an emotional show in it's 4th season/summer, filled with friendship, love, loss, good ol' American Pride and respect for our service men and women.  
So in case you are looking for a good summer series to watch, these are definitely worth some DVR space.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Next Project...bedroom

I know that I said I was going to move on to the outdoors but I really need to get our bedroom finished, well actually I need to start it, so that we can have a calm and comfy room when we are tired from working outside. I bought this headboard on Target.com yesterday and it will be the 1st piece to start this room transformation.
These are some inspiration photos that are helping me design the bedroom of my dreams :).
This one (above) is from Young House Love and we already have the shelves next to our bed so all I need is to attach a curtain to them to hide the books and voila, instant calm.  Well almost, I still have to paint and do a few other things but then it will be calm and serene.  The only problem is that I have my home office in the same room but I am trying to come up with inventive ways to hide the office or at least make a soft separation between the 2.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer is busy busy busy

This summer is already proving to be busier than ever with weddings to work on, events to attend and friends to hang out with but I am having fun!  I posted a comment on Facebook the other day because I was getting overwhelmed by the busy-ness of life...this is the response I got

Sally Preston-Gonzalez was thinking of planning a little summer trip soon, then I remembered I don't have a free weekend till the fall, then I was sad :(

Paula Thedford
But then you were happy. Because you are busy with friends and family and a job you love. All great things my dear :)
Ruthie Preston Kadolph
Ruthie Preston Kadolph
then you remembered you could go on an early-mid week getaway for 1/2 the price of a weekend stay!

and this little conversation between a friend and my sister reminded me of how lucky I am.  I have a job that I absolutely love, freedom to work when I want, a wonderful husband, an amazing family and wonderful friends.  What more could I ask for?  I remembered that I don't have to dread going to work each morning and I don't have to sit in a office all day waiting for the clock to strike 5, life is good!  
It's funny how now matter what your situation is, sometimes you need to be kicked in the B-U-T-T to be reminded that what you have is GREAT!  It really is so easy sometimes to complain and see things as "a glass half empty" or "greener on the other side".  I was easily getting overwhelmed this summer but now I have changed my attitude, thanks Paula and Sister, and decided to enjoy these warm days even when working every weekend.  

Is it just me that needs this kick?  Or do you need one too sometimes?

While I probably won't be making it to the beach much, I will leave you with this lovely summer San Diego sunset...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Kitchen re-model...almost done!

Things have been crazy lately with wedding season in full swing but I am slowly finishing our kitchen remodel.  All I have to do is seal the grout, paint the walls, make a few curtains and I should be done.  New floors aren't going to happen this summer, maybe in the fall when things slow down.  Not really sure how that makes any sense since I will be embarking on a front yard remodel pretty soon (like next week!).  Please pray for me that I can handle all these projects and the flower biz...well actually I know I can handle it but pray that Jeremiah doesn't kill me for taking on to many things :).

Here is a before picture and then some new pics...
And in case you are wondering about the cute (miniture) dining room in the distance, here are a few new shots of that.  I pushed the dining room table to the corner to open up more space...
It has definitely been more work than expected and took the help of Jessica and my sister but I am really liking the outcome.  I'm still not done but at least the kitchen is functioning so now I can get back to making dinner.  I have seriously been neglecting dinner time and Jeremiah has lost like 7-10 lbs!  I feel so bad :(, his jeans are really big on him right now so I am working on fattening him back up, any recipes would be greatly appreciated.  I have 2 weddings this weekend and it's the 4th of July so till next time.