Friday, July 27, 2012

Me vs. Me

I want to be the type of person who (in no particular order):

*A wonderful wife, mother (even fur ball momma!), best friend, daughter

*A woman of faith
*A beautiful person inside and out
*An awesome cook
*A person who enjoys cleaning and organizing
*A person who is always willing to help others
*A person who is fun to be around and always looking for a new adventure
*A stylish woman - who is always presentable
*A DIYer
*A photographer
*A person who makes the best out of what they are given
*An awesome listener
*A fantastic host
*Someone you always know you can turn to
*A fast willing learner
*A person who is confident and does the best for her, her family, and her body
*A great blogger (I feel like it's one of the best ways to keep track of events in your life)

Who I actually am:

*Lazy - I don't work out, I don't like to clean, and the only reason I'll make food is if it's a yummy dessert (usually from a box)
*Non-stylish - I wear the same clothes over and over again and I haven't worn make-up in ages (awful doesn't even describe it)
*Not a person who makes the best of everything - I resent not having a "perfect life", a job that I enjoy, and I def. can't say that I'm creative
*A horrible time manager - Lately, when I get home, all I do lately is pop on the couch and stay there for the rest of the night
*A very slow learner - I don't know if it's because I'm not passionate what I need to learn about and whatnot
*I haven't gone to church since we found out that Trav got into school (this is what God wanted, and I haven't spoke to him, prayed to him, or learned about him in a long time)
*Not an adventure seeker - I'm not wanting to go climb a mountain just because and always seem to find some sort of excuse on reasons not to go & currently it's because it's summer
*Non-thankful lately, I haven't told the people that mean the most to me thanks in a really long time

*I can feel really little next to some people

Wow.. that was a negative Nancy, huh? Well... but I do have some good qualities about myself:


*I love to help others

*My passion falls with the lines of children and animals
*I'm a good friend to have
*I like to see others be successful
*I'm easy going and easy to get along with
*I'm realistic and don't need to have everything fancy
*I'm an easy person to please
*I can think the world of someone
*I believe that that the prettier you are in the inside, the prettier you will be on the outside
*I love being able to hang out with the people I love

So I realized that some things that need to change. I know there are lots of things about myself that I'm not happy with, but I can't bring all of that into a new marriage, a new start on life in a new area, and etc. On top of that, I can't be a person that I'm not happy with.


So my goals starting now (through the rest of my life) will be:

*Be a person you can always feel like you can talk to - and a person who makes you feel like you're the most important person in the world.
*Be more social and adventures. Try more things and meet new people.
*Be kind to the world around me. Help in any way possible.
*Be a woman who relies heavily on her faith and the type of person that will pray with you.
*Enjoy life to the fulliest.
*Be thankful
*Be that wife that others want to be, mother, daughter, and etc.

But I think what really needs to happen, is that I need to go back to church. It's effecting me more than what I could ever think would be possible. So on Sunday, you'll know where to find me in the morning, praying hard to God so that I become the person he wants me to be, and the person that I want to be.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jerome, Arizona

If you haven't been to Jerome just yet, you should go, it's a neat little place! :) We took my parents on a "ghost tour" in an old mining town that became a town of hippies. Although, I don't necessarily believe in so-called "ghosts", it was pretty fun to learn the history of the town and the stories of what happened and why there are "ghosts" that roam the town.


In case you're still curious, I didn't see anything that was "haunting" or gave me chills. Maybe it's because I'm such a non-believer, not really sure.



A Nice Little Lake Visit

Trav, Tater and I were able to make it up to a lake to do a little fishing and to catch a break from the hot, hot, hot weather in Phoenix.



It was so beautiful and such a nice little get-away :)



Friday, July 13, 2012

Updates

Hi ya'll!


Can't believe that it's already July. Today is exactly 3 months from our wedding day - can't believe it. Time is going by so fast. There are so many things going on and of course I find some good stuff to blog about, but then, I get so busy that I completely forget. You get the bad end because all you get is updates. Sorry!!!

Anyways, here's what's going on in every front:

Travis

In case you didn't know, Trav got into school which means we will be moving to TN. Which means, putting the house up on the market and etc.
Which means more expenses sooner than what we thought. I'm excited about the move, however, everything is coming all at once and I feel like I don't even really know what's going on.

Trav is doing really well besides that - he's a stud like always! I can't even describe how proud I am of and how amazing he is.

Oh and yes, and his family should be visiting soon. :)
Family

My parents were able to come for a visit for a week! Woo hoo! It was bittersweet because this could have been the last time they have been in Arizona.

We spent most of their vacation time lazying (is that even a word?) around. It was sooo nice because we're all trying to save money and it's just nice to spend some quality time together without getting exhausted by trying to fit in everything in their vacation. Plus, Tatum loved having more attention because he is such an attention seeker. LOL.
Tatum
Tater is now starting to put his paws in the pool all by himself! This is a huge accomplishment since this boy HATES the water. Trav seems to believe that he'll start getting in the water before we have to leave and when we won't have a pool anymore. It's possible.


Plus the Tot loveeeessssss the laser pointer!

Fostering
These little kittens are so dang cute. Sometimes annoying, but super cute and they have been longer with us than what we could imagine. Partly my fault (okay, so probably most of it) since I've missed their neuter clinic (so not on purpose) and that they have been sick. FYI, kittens get sick all the time. I'm sure puppies do too, but I don't understand since they are inside kitties.

I have been trying to talk Trav into letting us keep two of them: Mittens and Garfield. I know, 2 cats? I doubt it, but these little boys are soooooo dang cute and are attached to each other, so you can't really separate them. The boys should be getting neutered this upcoming week. We'll see how that goes.


Job Front

Well there is not too much to say here. Can't you tell how much I love my job?
Moving
Can't believe it will be here before we know it. We are thinking about putting up the house for sale in Aug. I'm hoping that someone will think it's wonderful as much as we do, and snatch it up. But I'm scared. Even though we got our house for a great deal, the houses around us aren't up for sale that much. And yes, we like everyone else, we would like to make a profit.

We are actually planning on getting a trailer instead of renting a Uhaul and pack up all of our stuff and move it when it is time to go to Indiana for the wedding rather than flying. That way we'd have someone to watch Tatum, we wouldn't have to pay for storage (we can keep our stuff at a family's member) and it just seems so much logical - except for the almost 30 hour drive. But when we come back from our honeymoon, we will only have 2 weeks left before we move to TN. If the house is sold by then, we're hoping we can crash at a friends house for 2 weeks.

The second week of November we will be going to TN. We're hoping to stay there for a week to look for houses (yes, we're planning on buying a house since we don't think an apartment is much of an investment, plus having a part pit bull just doesn't cut it for most apartment complexes). A week to find a house! We're crazy!!!! Trav will have his orientation as well for school, so we might be able to find someone to rent a room in our house (if we can). Not the best idea of marriage life when living with having a roommate, but if they can help pay the bills then it may just be worth it.

I have been day dreaming about houses more than the wedding I will admit. I'm so excited because that will be part of our future, a wedding is too of course, but, a wedding a only a day long. I'm more excited for marriage and the whole idea of being a wife. I also am excited to be able to support my husband (even though I'm scared out of my mind at the same time) so he can go to school, get a better education and get a great job for our future. So if I have to work my butt off for 3 years, that will def. pay off in the end.

Plus, thanks to Pinterest, I have a million new ideas of what I'll want to do with our place. What colors to paint, some diy projects, and just everything cute.

Wedding
I got my dress altered while my family was in town. My mom made the whole experience worth it because when I tried the dress on she was speechless. And when she was able to say something she kept telling me how gorgeous I looked and kept saying things like "wow". That's an awesome feeling to have especially since she liked another dress prior to that which she seemed to like better, but I told her that dress style wasn't for me.

We are also in the process of ordering invitations. I wanted to do them myself, but I just don't know where I will find the time. Plus, anything I'd put together myself, probably wouldn't turn out incredible anyways. But invitations are SOoooo expensive - even with the cheap ones (which is what we got). And there is so many decisions to make - what kind of font do you want (cursive and print),  what color, what do you want it to say and etc. And of course, I take forever to figure it out. They have sent us some proofs, but I still have to make some changes (address to my parents home and whatnot).

We also have found a DJ. Our wedding budget has almost tripled from what we wanted it to be. I just don't want to deal with the whole Ipod too with 200 some people at the wedding. Plus I really like that he (at Jocelyn's wedding) made the announcements and told us where we needed to be and what we were doing. Things will get messed up if we decide when things happen. So we have to send in the paperwork for that too.

Wow, lots of updates. We're excited for a new start in life, putting the house up for sale, moving our stuff to Indiana, our wedding, honeymoon, marriage life, leaving, finding a new place to start our marriage life, Trav to go to school, finding a new job and all together, having a future together. :)

Hope everything with you is going well! I'll try to catch up on everyone's blogs when I get a chance.

P.S. In between this time, someone hit the truck while I was driving it - apparently he tried to get in the only left turning lane when I was already in it (guess he didn't see the massive truck next to him). Awesome. He told so many different stories - told the cops that he was already in the turning lane (impossible) and that I did all this "damage", the cops gave him a ticket for an unsafe lane change, then he called my insurance company telling his crazy story and told them that he didn't get a ticket (which on the police report it states he got a ticket), my insurance company said that his story didn't even make sense, then he told his insurance company that I was trying to get into the center lane (which is impossible since I always take the same route to work every morning) and I was a block away from work) and now his insurance company won't pay for the damage since there was no witnesses. I couldn't believe how many lies this guy has told - and the damage is very minor (only like $100). Many headaches - it's just awful when someone lies like that. 

My advice to you: if you get in a car accident, no matter what the damage, call the cops and have them come out to write a police report. With how many lies this guy had, he could have easily said it was a hit and run, could have said he was injured, and whatnot. Thank goodness the cops came up and gave him a ticket because this guy is a lying sob.

Anyways, loooovvveeeeeee you!