Friday, May 14, 2010

A little update...

I really don't have much to update about but here is what I have...

It is finally starting to get HOT here. I think this weekend is going to be the last "nice" weekend. Kinda makes me sad, everyone else in the country is pumped for summer and here in Arizona we are dreading it... A LOT!

The dogs are crazier than ever! Leia (husky) is still shedding. I tell her on a daily basis that she looks like a disease dog! She always has new clumps of fur coming out of her! Matsui is well Matsui. His new thing climbing on the table below the TV while we are watching TV. I guess he knows that we will always get up if he goes up there. So he has done it 3 times in the last 12 hours! Micky is loving the weather that is coming! He loves the new patio, he lays in the sun and sunbathes! I'm not kidding there are times you have to go out there and touch him just to make sure he is still alive! For all three the new thing is Hawaii. For some reason when you say "You want to go to Hawaii" they go nuts! Maybe its a sign :)

Greg is still training... Hard! He met Terrence Richardson who played at ASU. Him and Greg are now training together everyday. It is pretty cool cause Terrance has practicing rights at ASU. The gym and the field. Thank God Greg was in the right place at the right time to meet him! Greg's next try out is on May 29th.

Me... I am just working away. I am need of a long vacation... SOON! We have been playing a little golf and I am actually playing pretty well! The only problem is that I can't break the headaches afterwards. Right now it seems like these headaches are consuming my life. I keep trying new things and nothing is really working. The next step, find a doctor to see if there is anything they can do for me! Keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Its been awhile...

Ok I know I haven't kept up with updating the blog... which really kinda of upsets me to be honest!

I have been extermely busy! So here goes nothing...

First thing, I got a promotion at work! :) Pretty excited about it. I am now the Senior Sales Coordinator (I may add that I am the youngest one). I got a little raise and I get to hire a Sales Coordinator that will report to me. It has been almost 2 months now and I still have not hired anyone. Mainly because I have been so busy so finding time to interview is a struggle but I have a couple of applicants who I really like so maybe by the end of the week! (Wishful Thinking!)

Greg and I have been super busy with the house! Which I love... I have accomplished more in the time that Greg has been at the house then the past year I have been living there! He is beyond AMAZING! We painted my bedroom... light purple with a 8in white stripe about a quarter of the way down from the ceiling and then that is outlined with a 1in gray broder on both the top and bottom. We also got a fan installed... My mom and I tried to put it up ourselves and Greg sat there shaking his head thinking that we were crazy... Which we were! We couldn't get it (surprise...surprise...) but when we walked downstairs Greg had already called a friend who was going to come over the next night and put it in! That happened and now I have a ceiling fan in the master bedroom and in the living! What a difference they make! To finish up the bedroom we went to Ikea and bought white furniture. A big dresser and a couch table (long table that you would put behind a couch) which is where the TV went. I love the room! All I need is to all the detail decorating!

The other big project is the backyard! I can't take any credit on this one at all. The only thing that I did is come up with the idea and pay for it. Greg put in pavers to make a patio right out the door! We used a gray/brown tuscan pavers which is really nice. He is finishing it up as I sit here and write.

After he finishes the patio up he is then going to put in a garden along the back wall for me :) It will be about a foot wide which will be perfect! I am really excited for it! I can tell you right now that the first plant that I am planting are 2 Star Jasmine plants. They smell amazing and are really cute! Hopefully I can plant tomorrow!

Greg has been super busy with football these past few months. Had a couple of tryouts, played for a semi-pro team and working out like a crazy man! He also got a new agent which in my opinion is a really good thing! He seems really passionate about his players and doing what is best for the individual (he reminds me of Jerry McGuire. It's pretty funny!) Greg's last tryout was the big one (really important) and he trained really hard for it. It was for the Las Vegas Loco's, a UFL team. We just heard back a couple of days ago that he is on the "interested" list which is really good. Just waiting to here when they are going to bring him in again! Greg also played on a Semi-Pro team, the Glendale Bulldogs, which actually is ranked as the #1 Semi-Pro team in the nation! Pretty cool... they are going to play in the National Championship (superbowl) here in a couple of months! Greg was also ranked the #1 kicker in the league! He is still working really hard which is good to see so hopefully (keep your fingers crossed and your prayers for him) something will happen soon for him. It is not easy to keep your head on straight with all the politics involved but some how he does it!

Lets see here... oh ya our latest trips!

The first trip was just a day trip to Sedona for hiking. It was awesome! I couldn't tell you where we hiked because we just pulled over and started up. We brought all three dogs (which every time we do we always ask ourselves "what were we thinking" when we get them out of the car) and they loved every second of it! Sui and Leia played in a creek (Micky hated every second of the water!). We climbed up to the top of a little cravis that over looked a valley and we watched the tour helicopters go by us. Then we climbed to the top of the mountain which allowed us to see the other side. Simply gorgeous! After we got down from the hike we drove around just taking in all the scenory. We stopped and had dinner at the Oak Creek Brewery which was really good! The rest the of the weekend the dogs slept and then slept some more!

The second trip was to Grand Junction, CO. My home town. We went for 4 days (Drove in late Wednesday night and left Sunday afternoon). It was so nice to go home and see the family. Thursday my sister (Taylor) did my hair and once again my amazing boyfriend sat there with me! That night we met Hollie and Daniel for dinner at the Ale House. Oh how I miss them. I still see them as some of my Best Friends but the funny thing is we haven't seen each other in seriously 3 years. Hopefully we won't let that happen again!
On Friday I drove Greg up to Telluride and Ouray. It was a typical Spring day in Colorado. We got just past Montrose and it started snowing. And it didn't stop the whole day. We went to Telluride first. The ski area was completly closed down but it was still gorgeous. We then drove down to town and had lunch at the Brown Dog. A cute little sports bar. There saying was "Sit. Stay. Eat." Loved it! And good pizza! After we were done with lunch we drove to Ouray where we first stopped at the Box Canyon Falls. There are no words that can describe how amazing the falls are. Pictures don't even do it justice. They were closed because there was still so much snow on the trail. I mean piled snow! Don't worry that didn't stop Greg. He climbed his way back to the falls took a video and some pictures! He was like a little kid! After the falls we went to the candy store and proceded to spend $20 on candy (I know, no big surprise with the 2 of us). Then we went to the hot springs! Loved it! In the hot water surrounded by big mountains and a light snow. So cool!
On Saturday we hung out with my mom and grandma. We took Micky over to play with my grandmas new dog Sadie. It was cute. We then took my mom to hit golf balls at Tiara Rado and then Greg went hiking with Taylor up to Devils Kitchen.Then that night we had a BBQ for my sister and cousins birthday. It was fun to see everyone and yes I have to take a little pride and say they all loved my cooking!
Sunday morning before we left we went on a hike on the Corkscrew trail and then up to Liberty Cap on the Monument. It was Greg, Taylor, Claire and we even got my mom to go with us! After we finished Greg, mom and I met Dan at Taco Bell. Greg said "wow we just burned a lot of calories and now we are going to Taco Bell!" my response... "Welcome to Grand Junction!"
Then we made the trip home. The three dogs were once again exhausted which meant they slept the whole way home! It was such a good get away trip! I miss Colorado but maybe one day I will end back there!

That's all for now. I am going to post pictures of everything here in the next couple of days so check back!

Hey by the way I created another blog. A place for me to tell you all about my crafts, projects and recipes! Check it out!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Visualizing (Yep, I am still an Athlete at Heart)

What a week! Really sometimes I have to stop and remember that my life is going to be ok! I am determined to make a change at work. I have been studying my butt off to finally finish my Real Estate license, then hopefully I can move to the sales line! I do have to admit that I did a little stress shopping this week which did help a little! No new news on the house situation so that does help things but hopefully something will come up soon. (Sorry this post is so random :)

I'm trying to get in the habit of visualizing again. When I played on the golf team I used to post things all around me that would help... quotes, my success, my workouts, my practice schedule, my goals and really the list goes on. It seemed to make me more accountable for my goals. Me seeing it everyday multiple times and letting others see your goals made it a reality rather than just a idea or dream. I don't know why I ever got out of the habit. I did this my sophomore year in college which in my mind was my most successful year in golf. It was the year that my game went to a different level. So what better way to do this then to use my blog... I am just going to post the big things now and then do updates on them individually throughout the year!

2010 Goals
* Real Estate License - Finally finish it! No more procrastination!
* Play in golf tournaments - I'm ready to start playing again... I miss it
* Change in careers - I am in need of a new challenge. I love what I do I just feel like I'm a sitting duck right now though.
* Travel - this is a big one for me. I want to see new things. I know it may just be drivable trips but its better to see that then just my wall :)
* Take pictures again - I used to love taking pictures, Senior pictures, sports pictures, wedding pictures, scenic pictures, and daily life pictures. Time to start again. A picture is more than just a single memory, it will open a world of memories
* Get in shape! - Yep the classic New Years Resolution. I want to be able to walk around in my own house in my sports bra and sweats and feel completely comfortable!
* See the family more often - No need to explain, I just forgot in these past couple of years how much they all mean.
* Never not believe in myself - I did this a lot these past couple of years. I lost sight of who I really was. I will never do that again!

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

This is an old picture but it is one of my favorites! Micky is on the left (Chihuahua) and Matsui as a puppy is on the right (Shiba Inu).


I don't know why but I feel the need to have a place to share my thoughts, my life and all of my photos. As most of you know my life is crazy! One minute it is up and the next it is down, but you know what... I have decided that there is not one thing that I would change about it. I figure for some reason God has given me this path and well I can either dwell on it or make the most of it. I have come to realize that the ultimate purpose in life is happiness. If something does not make you happy than why are you doing it?

I've learned in these past couple of months that you need to surround yourself in happiness. There should be at least one point of everyday that you experience happiness. A moment when you can stop, look around and say to yourself... "this is amazing!" It can be the simplest things; seeing your dogs sleeping on the couch next to you, looking in to the eyes of someone who believes in you, sitting in a cafe sipping on coffee, opening a new bottle of wine, looking in the mirror and realizing your hair looks amazing, hearing a funny quote, hearing an inspiring quote, looking out the window and realizing you are surrounded by pure beauty, the list goes on and on.

If you don't stop to realize your happiness you will lose it. Trust me, I did! I lost it for awhile! Thankfully I have a Dad and a brother looking after me up there! It may sound crazy but the turns that my life taken in the past 2 months are unexplainable and amazing. This is the first time in the past 5 years I have stopped to realize that even though they aren't here with me, they are with me more than I realize.

So with all that said I am going to share my happiness to you all. Seeing others happy can make your day and may even inspire you. Seeing yourself happy is the most important thing in life. If you can see yourself happy in a bad moment it will bring a smile to your heart. You will know that you can make it through anything :)