Saturday, November 22, 2008

BIG NEWS

I can't believe I have yet to blog about this....

We are MOVING home! I can't wait!

Our lease is up February 1st, so the last weekend in Jan. we will be back on the river. Seriously couldn't be more excited. We are hoping to move sooner but we have to find a way to get out of our lease. Hopefully he lets us try to sublet it. I am also going to tell him that I lost my job and we aren't sure how we are going to pay rent. It would be in his best interest to let us out if he wants money....but he's an ass so we'll see.

My mom is buying the most amazing property on 7 acres with Ty. She will be able to keep her horse there, Timm and I will be able to get one if we want one. We will be able to ride our four wheelers out our back door. I can't wait! This is a move that I am excited for! Plus rent will be cheaper! Woo!

I told Stacie....that was interesting. She handled it better than I expected. She is letting me telecommute to do the bookkeeping. I think this was part of the reason that she fired me and then took a minute to think about it and rehired me. She is crazy. But I seriously will not be able to find a job with flexible hours and that will pay me as much as she does, especially while in school. I will be able to work from home or campus if I have a break or anything like that. So I am really grateful to her for letting me do this. I am going to help them hire a new nanny too. So hopefully, all goes well.

I haven't told the kids yet, this is my goal after Thanksgiving. I will tell them then. Gabe isn't going to care, Isabel will be sad. Which will make me sad....

Wedding Related...yes, more!

I am so glad that we decided to move the wedding up. I am so excited that in about 90 days we will be leaving to get married!

We have the most fabulous photographers, who are as excited as we are about our wedding, a great coordinator, and a perfect location. Las Caletas and Josh and Ariel are probably the best wedding related decisions we have made. I love them. I seriously could not say enought fabulous things about either one. I hope that Las Caletas lives up to my hype. :) Seriously though, so many people get married there and I have read so many reviews that I am not worried.

Not to mention that I will be getting married to probably the most fabulous man in the world. I love him so much and I can't wait to be his wife. Now if I could just get him to travel more, we'd be set!

Last night we started picking out first dance songs, since Stephanie and Daniel chose the same song that we chose (The Way I Am - Ingrid Michealson) and we never talked about it. We are so random like that! One time when we were younger we went shopping separetly and came back with the same pair of shoes!

Anyway, we have our choices narrowed down to four songs....after four or five hours and lots of wine.

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Jason Mraz duet - Lucky
Darryl Worrley - Tequila on Ice
Micheal Buble - Everything
Jack Johnson - Better Together

Now we have to work on the playlist for the entire wedding....oh man.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oh. My. God.

Stacie is crazy. I am pretty sure it is official.

She fired me this weekend and then hired me back. I don't even get it.

Then she said that she may have to close doors for all of Dec and half of Jan with only two weeks notice. She is crazy.

I can't even handle it.

That's all for now.

Monday, November 10, 2008

College

I am applying to Sonoma State's Business Admin. Wine Program.

I have to get out of the city. I hate it here. I hate my job, I hate my house, I hate Crockett.

Today I started my new workout/get pretty for the wedding plan.

Monday - Shred am, run 30 mins pm
Tuesday - Shred
Wednesday - Shred am, run 30 mins pm
Thursday - Shred or run 40 mins
Friday - Shred
Saturday - long run - 4+ miles with Timm and Charley
Sunday - Abs only - off day

Plus, I am taking the diet pills that I ordered hella long ago and never took and I am following the weight watcher plan. Also, I am putting on the skin darkening lotion so I am not pasty white in February for my wedding.

Here's to hoping for a beautiful Ashley on my wedding day, which is only 103 days away!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I hate my job.

I have the shit job. Someday I will not have the shit job anymore. I will have a big girl job and I will be a respected person. I will get more than three weeks paid time off per year and I will get many paid holidays. I won't have to work weekends and I will love where I live and I will travel a lot.

Thanks all for now.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

OBAMA!

I totally forgot to say! Obama won last night! It was announced around 8pm! I am so excited. I was going to move to Mexico if McCain won, so I guess I am secretly a little disappointed too! HAHA!





My favorite quote of the night was from McCain actually, during his consession speech, "the American's have spoken and they have spoken clearly." I'd say this is the case with Obama getting 349 electoral votes to McCain's 147.





Here's to hoping for the change that Obama promised!


Now we are waiting on the results from Prop 8....yes is winning but not all votes have been counted. Let's hope for a miracle.

Some Stuff for Steph's Wedding

This is some signage that I made for Steph and Daniel's wedding. I think they turned out pretty cute. Chocolate Brown and Burnt Orange are her colors, I went for a brighter orange so they stand out a little bit more.


These are the Reserved Seating Signs. You can't see the design but it looks like the "Bride" and "Groom" sign, except it says reserved. They are really cute.



These obviously are the Bride and Groom Signs. Also, super cute, if you ask me!



I so love doing projects like this....if only someone would hire me to do only this kind of stuff and I made a lot of money doing it! HAHA!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Spot at Work

I hate my new spot at work. The whole office moved. I don't really like the new place and I really don't like being out in the open where everyone can see what I am doing on the computer. It bugs me.

I am complaining about this and Kristyn's fiancee just got shot in the head and he is in surgery. I am lame.

Prayers to them.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Random Thoughts

Wow, yesterday was so annoying. All week Stacie, my boss, has been telling us that all we had to move in the office this weekend was our desks. She kept saying she was hiring people off the street and renting a u-Haul to do the rest. Well come Sunday morning. That is not the case, there is no u-Haul and no people from the street. In fact, it is just the opposite. We are guilt tripped into helping her move because, "no one was here yesterday to help me and I packed up the whole office by myself."

If she was more clear about what she wanted and whether or not we were getting paid, things would have been a little different. But wheatever. At the end of the night, she fixed it again, she paid Timm $150 to help. He totally didn't do $150 worth of work. So that was good news. But I still hate being guilt tripped and I hate even more that I let her annoyances go out the window when she hands over cash. I hate that I am so money motivated.

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Here are some random things that I have been thinking about lately.
-Someday I will have enough money. I don't have to be rich but I want to be set. I don't want to worry about paying bills or buying groceries or a new pair of pants because they are cute and I want them.
-Someday, I won't care what other people think and I will do what I want, when I want, because I want to.
-Someday, I won't let what I think other people think or say about me affect me and what I think about myself.
-Someday, life is going to be easier.
-Someday, I will live abroad....and Timm will come.
-Someday, Timm will be more open to doing more exciting things and not making me feel bad about doing them.
-Someday, Timm will be able to make more money and I will stop hearing the words "I will pay you back for that."

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Graphic Design

First I want to say...this new time change thing is weird. It is 7:36 in the morning and still very dark outside. Bush is a weirdo for deciding to have postpone changing the time. I am glad we are falling back this morning. Whew. We got to experience the time change twice...once in Mexico and then again here! HA!

Ok anyway. I really like designing invites and paper goods for my wedding. It has been pretty fun.
Here are my invites:


This is the monogram I used for the front cover. So simple and so cute!


It was interesting. I realized, I don't pay enough attention to detail as I should but that's ok. I made the boarding pass invites, cut them all and then I realized there was a typo! Oops, oh well.
I love the way these turned out. I learned a lot about ppt. I really like working with ppt. I wish I knew someone else that was getting married....besides Steph, since she doesn't want to do anything creative or fun, so I could do more design stuff.
Here is the monogram I designed for Steph, not that she wanted it. But, hey, I have been up since 4:30 am, I needed something to do! It turned out kind of weird when I uploaded it here, but you get the pic.


I have a lot of ideas for DIY stuff for our wedding. So hopefully more stuff will be coming soon. I could go make Steph a "Do Not Disturb" sign for their room on their honeymoon night. Will post pics!