Friday, February 17, 2012

The Big 3-0!

My dear husband is 30 today!

It's hard to believe I'm married to someone in their 30s (That just sounds old. Sorry, it does.)

We're taking the day off work and celebrating.

Actually we started celebrating last weekend with a wine tasting trip to Santa Ynez. And we're capping the celebration off tonight at the Mr's favorite LA restaurant, Melisse.

(In Solvang before wine tasting last weekend)

Happy 30th Birthday honey! Cheers to a new decade and many more new decades to come!

Friday, February 10, 2012


I'm taking a page from my friend Rachel's book and listing out "the good" or highlights of my week.

I've been trying lately to be more thankful the good things God has blessed me with, so why not incorporate that into the ole blog.

Highlights of my week...
  • Last weekend my church had a conference about the Holy Spirit that was really good. I've been listening to and singing this song all week. Love it.
  • I met with my boss for my mid-year performance review and she had really nice things to say about my work.
  • I found out all the season of How I Met Your Mother are now available for streaming on Netflix. Yay!
  • I got to come home from my business trip early and when the Mr. picked me up at the airport on Wednesday night he had JUDAH in the car! He said he thought the cat could use a little adventure because, "he never gets to go anywhere." So I got to snuggle with my sweet cat on the ride home. Love my husband.
  • I got my hair cut/highlighted by the wonderful and talented Carey Bear.
  • We finished our taxes. I did them myself using Turbo Tax which made me feel super smart and self-sufficient. Even though we owe some serious $$ to the feds I'm glad they are done.
  • Tomorrow morning the Mr. and I are heading up to Central CA wine country (Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, etc.) for the weekend. So excited for some yummy wine and quality time with my honey.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

You can't go home again

Last week we moved out of our condo, our first home.

We packed all of our worldly possessions and one sweet beast of cat in 50 boxes and moved away. (Note: the cat was actually in a bag)

I didn't take pictures of the boxes or the empty condo. Something about it just felt too sad to take picture of.

We didn't move far away for now. In fact we're just down the street in Long Beach. We can even see our old condo in the distance. The Mr. said that it's weird to see it, that it's like "seeing an ex-girlfriend."

So true.

The condo saw us through four years of precious memories -- the days leading up to our wedding, our first year of marriage, all of our "firsts" living together as a couple, our first pet, dance parties, football games, holidays, dinners together, decorating distastes, joys and even heartbreaks.

It feels so strange to think that I'll never be back there again.

Leaving was very bittersweet. Overall I'm glad to be moving on, but sad to be leaving the place that saw me go from giddy about-to-be-married girl to "mature" married woman.

So what's next, you ask? We're not 100% sure. We know our new rental is a temporary situation for a few months but we're not exactly sure where we are going next. We have some ideas and when one starts to pan out, you know I'll let you know. Cheers to adventures!
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