Sunday, August 30, 2009

Small town living update....

Here's a list of fun things we've been up to lately:

*Rachyl's wedding in Napa was so much fun! It was so beautiful and the vows they said to one another were about the sweetest things I've ever heard.
*Concert in the park in Lakeport-occurs on Friday evenings during the summer. The one I went to was the last one for the summer though.
*Street Dance in Kelseyville-they have these every Thursday during the summer. Basically a band plays on main street and a few people dance, but others sit on the sidewalk and watch. It's mostly a social event where people just hang out and visit with one another. This past one was also the last one of the summer.
*Tobey Keith concert-The Lost Boys opened for him (the band I've mentioned in previous posts) and our friends gave us some tickets. The Lost Boys were awesome and Toby Keith was pretty good too. I'm not a huge fan, but he actually puts on a pretty good show. We planned on leaving early, but I was trying to hold out for "Should Have Been a Cowboy". We got tired though and left before he played it. Luckily, we heard it as we were walking to the car and stopped to dance. The song reminds me of OSU b/c they play it after every home game.
*Farmer's Market-every Saturday morning during the summer/fall people set up their booths outside of a nearby winery. We went to search for flowers, but they didn't have any :( So we settled for some produce.

That's pretty much it. The job search has slowed down a bit because I've hand delivered my resume to just about every place in the county and I'm running out of options. I'm hoping that something comes up though once school starts (Sept. 8th). One winery told me they have a few teachers that have been working part time so hopefully I can take one of their spots if a full time position isn't available. I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One Month Away!

The time has flown! I feel like I should be busy doing wedding stuff, but I really can't think of anything to do. Actually, I have one craft project to do, but it's top secret so I can't talk about it. Yesterday I spent the day painting canvas bags. The bags will be used for out of town bags for our traveling guests and they will also hold the bridal party gifts. It was a fun project and I'd post pictures if I could, but since I can't I guess you'll have to wait until the wedding to see them! I'm so anxious for my friends and family to get here. I can't wait to see everyone. I haven't seen most of my Texas friends and family since the end of February so a visit is long over due.

Speaking of the wedding, have I mentioned lately that my future husband is the most wonderful person in the world? He's always doing nice things for me, but today I came home to the biggest surprise that I've had in a long time. I walked in our living room today to find this:

No, not a random lady hanging around, a sofa and loveseat!! If you know me at all then you know that this is pretty much the greatest day of my life. I've been begging for a real couch for the past 2 and a half years. When Jake and I were talking about getting engaged he asked if I'd rather have a ring or a couch and I honestly had to think about it for a few minutes. In case you weren't fortunate enough to see our lovely furniture in Las Vegas, then let me paint you a mental image....imagine a lovely futon that had a mattress that was as hard as a rock and that would refuse to stay in a couch like position, thus always having a mattress that was sagging all the way to the ground and not attractive in any way. Oh, and let's not even talk about the workout required to remove the mattress cover for cleaning. I'm sweating just from thinking about it. That's not all though. We also had a lovely faded denim loveseat. I was not a big fan of the denim though so I put a slip cover on it. It was the slip cover from hell. It would move out of position any time someone sat down and I was VERY OCD about having it tucked in and looking somewhat presentable. Oh wait, I almost forgot to mention that the cover was practically torn to shreds from our little Sydney. Yes, the whole living room set was quite the ensemble. We sold both items on Craigslist before we left so our living room here in CA has been completely empty until today! Well I must be going now because I want to go home and enjoy my new living room.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Still Here....

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been a busy bee searching for jobs and whatnot. Nothing new to report on that topic though...still searching....Last weekend we went to Santa Rosa for the day. It was nice to be in a world filled with stores and restaurants. Speaking of restaurants, we went to Mary's Pizza Shack for lunch. I love this place. I was introduced to its wonderfulness a few years ago when I did an internship in Santa Rosa for the summer. The have the BEST ranch dressing. The pizza is great too, but the dressing really makes the meal :) There are a bunch in the northern California area so you should visit one if you ever get a chance.

This coming weekend should be fun too. Jake will be in Reno for a golf thing, but his cousin is having her bridal shower on Saturday and I'm so excited. Obviously all bridal showers are fun, but this one will be especially great because the person catering our wedding is also catering the shower. Jenna, my future sister, is hosting the shower so she took me with her to taste test a few of the things that will be served. It was delicious! My mouth is watering just thinking it. I think I need a job that involves eating. I wish I could be a food critic, but I'm really no expert and there aren't enough establishments in the area for me to critique anyway. Oh well, I'll keep dreaming. That's all for now. I'll try to post more often!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Quick Update

We're here! Here's a quick update in bullet form because I'm too tired to construct a paragraph that makes sense:

  • The house is such a mess and there's so much to do, but it's coming along!
  • We've been staying with Jake's parents the past few nights, but we'll probably stay at our house tonight. Their house is just so cozy and ours is so dirty and in shambles.
  • Our dryer doesn't work :(
  • We have grapes growing in our backyard!
  • We've had a lot of fun visiting with Jake's family
  • Today was Jake's first day at work!
  • We don't have cable set up at the house yet so it's really boring
  • We really need a couch!
  • I love that our house is entirely wood floors, but they get dirty so quickly
  • The weather is AMAZING and perfect for running
  • I plan on getting a disposable camera soon so I can show everyone pictures!
  • We probably won't be getting the internet hooked up at our house so my internet addiction will have to die down a bit.