Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!

Bring on the Trick Or Treaters! We are so ready!! We have Two five pound bags of candy in some sweet Wal-Mart Halloween Bowls :)
Yesterday before I went to work Joshy and I finally carved the pumpkins my dad grew in his garden! Joshy gave them a quick bath first!
Me and the pumpkins!
ready to get carving!
I did most of the cutting and Josh did all of the scraping of the icky smelly pumpkin guts
Finished pumpkins!!
Then Joshy and I decorated our porch with some fun Halloween stuff! My favorite are the ghosts that I got last year when I worked at Pottery Barn Kids! :)
And how great is this trick or treat wreath that I got for $3.99!!!!!
I hope you all have a Happy Halloween!!!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Today I will...

Clean the House!

Attack our HUGE pile of Laundry!

Go shopping with Josh because he REALLY needs shoes and jeans. I can guarantee he won't be has happy as this guy though...

Go to the Gym, and perhaps see a freak or two? It has been awhile since they have blown me away with freak-ness
Make a home cooked meal for Josh, Stephanie, and Anthony! :)
And my MOST FAVORITEST thing that I can never do thanks to my work schedule is watch my dear Charlie Gibson reporting on the World News, so that is a must! :)
I'm so excited I can hardly wait! I love cleaning but as of lately I have had NO time to do it, or when I do have a day off I am always on the go - but not today! I'm going to do it all!!

Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

6 Year Anniversary Weekend!!!!!!!!

Over the weekend Josh and I celebrated our 6 Year Anniversary! So exciting!!! We decided we wanted to do a mini-getaway because I actually had Saturday AND Sunday off (wahooo!) but the only downside was I still had a work meeting Sunday night at 8pm in Fairfield (where all of the other managers live).

So even though I had the weekend pretty much off, we were somewhat limited as to where we could spend the weekend because we had to be back in Fairfield (which is an hour and a half from where I live) by 8pm on Sunday. Sooo we decided that we would spend our anniversary in the capitol of California - Sacramento, which was def. not our first choice, but oh well!

So we started off the weekend by traveling 3 hours to a place called the Moaning Caverns which has a tour down into a huge cavern as well as zip lining which we thought would be fun!

We saw a lot of windmills along the way there...
Going into the cavern!
We had to squeeze through some pretty tight places in order to get down to the bottom!
Here was Josh's favorite part: going down a HUGE spiral staircase that was wobbling from all of the people in it. (Josh is VERY scared of heights)
More tiny stairs, I'm not sure how couch potatoes go on this tour to be honest...
Josh playing it cool like he isn't scared
one of the huge formations in the cavern! It is two stories tall!! crazy!
So a crazy thing happened when we were down in the cavern, a couple offered to take our picture and then I offered to take theirs. So I took the first one then the gf asked if I would take a second and of course I was like sure no problem, but then her bf was like "wait I have a question..." and he totally got down on one knee and proposed!!! So of course with my blogging instincts I just started snapping picture after picture with their camera of the proposal, her acceptance, and their happiness afterwards, it was so neat!!
After all of the proposal excitement Josh and I made the journey back up the spiral staircase of doom, all the while Josh was holding the railing with a death grip haha
Then after the cavern tour we got to go Zip Lining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As you can tell Josh wasn't very excited for the Zip Line, but he was willing to try it because he knew how bad I wanted to do it :)
Ready to Zip!
We had to go up to this tree house at the top of the mountain and go across a bouncy bridge to get to the Zip platform. Let's just say that the Zip Line experience was def. put in jeopardy when a bouncy bridge was thrown in the mix -Josh was certainly not happy about having to go across it haha
But we made it to the platform, and despite Josh's fear of heights he handled it like a champ!
The view looking down the line before we took off!
Josh getting all set up. It was neat because we got to zip line at the same time next to each other!

Here is a video I took with my camera of us going down the zip line!! It was so much fun!!

Afterwards Josh said it wasn't as bad as he expected and we both ended up having a great time!!
Then from the Moaning Caverns we drove to Sacramento to our hotel, Le Rivage, which was right on the Sacramento River and it was amazing!!Our Room
A Claw Footed Tub!! So cool!
Our View! There was even a wedding going on while we were there and the bride and groom stayed in the room across from us!
After we got all settled in to our room we changed and went out to dinner at a place called Lucca, which the lady at the front desk recommended- and it was terrible! Oh well. Then we walked around Old Town Sacramento which was neat. We went to one of the old time candy shops!Joshy waking around Old Town!
Then we went back to our hotel and sat by the fire pits near the water for a bit before heading to bed. Then at 5:15 AM our smoke detector kept beeping because the battery was dying and taking the battery out and off of the ceiling didn't make it stop so we had to have some guy from the front desk come and get it which was annoying!

On Sunday, our actual anniversary, we had a quick breakfast in our room and then we headed down to the water to walk around a bit before we left the hotel.
It was such a beautiful day out!
I wish I had more days off like these!
The Sacramento River
Then we went to a really great mall called the Roseville Galleria because I needed more work pants, and we had lunch there and then went to the Sacramento Zoo! It was a smaller zoo but still great to see all of the animals!

fighting animals!
Omg. I kid you not, I couldn't believe this was happening in front of my eyes. This monkey was POOING into its hand and then IT ATE THE POO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know it is so gross to take a picture but it is one of those things where no one will believe you unless you have a picture, so here is the proof!
Joshy and some apes!
Me and a Giraffe, perhaps it's Joshua Giraffe?
A hyena!
Then after the zoo we went to the Vacaville outlets to look for some shoes and jeans for Joshy but came up empty handed, then we headed to Cattlemen's for dinner. We had some really yummy food and had an hour to spare before my work meeting so we headed to Super Wal-Mart to do some grocery shopping. While we were there I def. stocked up on a BUNCH of x-mas decor!! :)

After the meeting we came home, totaling 450 miles of driving in 48 hours! The Jetta was really tired and needed a nap! haha

So that was our fun 6 Year Anniversary Adventure!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I promise...

I am not dead.
I will post soon.
Work Makes Katie a Busy Girl with No Life and therefore no blog :(

But on a happier note...
Josh and I celebrated our 6 Year Anniversary over the weekend!
Pictures and post to come soon!!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Awards Awards Awards!!! yay! :)

Over the weekend I was given four awards!!! I love getting awards and I want to thank you ladies for passing them on to me, it is such a pleasure reading your blogs and I'm so happy that you enjoy mine as well! :)

So here we go! The first award is the Over the Top Award from Ivy at Little Woman, Little Home. Her blog is hilarious, insightful, and honestly one of my favorites. A day she doesn't blog is a day not worth checking my reader that is for sure!
The Over The Top awards states that you have to answer all the questions with a one word answer and then pass it on to six blogs, so here goes:
1. Where is your cell phone? iDon'tknow
2. Your hair? wavy
3. Your mother? Amazing
4. Your father? Successful
5. Your favorite food? Goulash
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? KoolAid
8. Your dream/goal? Events
9. What room are you in? Office
10. Your hobby? Shopping
11. Your fear? Alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Homeowner
13. Where were you last night? Couch
14. Something you aren’t? Chinese
15. Muffins? Yum
16. Wish list item? BMW
17. Where did you grow up? CA
18. Last thing you did? Posted
19. What are you wearing? Robe
20. Your TV? Big
21. Your pets? Love
22. Your friends? Funny
23. Your life? Good
24. Your mood? Full
25. Missing someone? Family
26. Vehicle? Jetta
27. Something you’re not wearing? Snuggie
28. Your favorite store? Vera
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Morning
31. Last time you cried? dunno
32. Your best friend? Steph
33. One place that I go over and over? Work
34. One person who emails me regularly? Lindsey
35. Favorite place to eat? Mom's

The second award was given to me from Sonja at For the Love of Stilettos and Ivy at Little Woman, Little Home! Sonja's blog is full of fashion, funny random pictures, and hilarious stories that I absolutely love, you must read her blog! :) Thanks for the award Ladies!!
This award is to recognize loyal followers, so here are a few of the many wonderful loyal ladies:

Jodie @ That's what we do in Maine
Steph @ Watching Airplanes
Mary Ellen @ Mare's Mind
Jules @ Chic & Pink
Sara @ That's Sassy

The last award is The Icing on the Cake Award! And it was given to me from Jules at Chic & Pink! Jules has a wonderful blog that encourages me to dream big and want to go on vacation after vacation! I suggest you check out her blog asap if you haven't already! :)
This award celebrates The Sweetest Day so I am going to pass it along to some sweet bloggers!

Sonja @ For the Love of Stilettos
Hailey @ Destined for Royalty
Shanna @ The Future Mrs
Lola @ Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
JessBay @ One Step at a Time
Ivy @ Little Woman, Little Home

Last but certainly not least! I was given the Your Blog is Fabulous Award by Steph at Watching Airplanes! Steph is such a fun blogger, always posting about interesting topics and sharing fun pictures that makes me wish we lived closer! Thanks for the Award!! :)
The rules for this one are simple; just share 5 things you are obsessed with, and then pass the award on to five of the most fabulous blogs you read!

1. I love the DVR. Without it I would never be able to watch tv because of my crazy and ever changing work schedule. Therefor DVR allows me to be a normal human and catch up on my shows like The Hills and ANTM.
2. Vera Bradley. Love the store. Love the Colors. Love the Luggage= I have the whole set and recommend that you do too!!
3. My Car. I love the Jetta, it is my baby and has seen me through so many adventures. It is a wonderful car, and so cute to look at :)
4. Flannel Sheets. I usually have flannel on my bed year round because I love it so much. There is nothing better than getting into flannel sheets at the end of a long day.
5. Making the Bed. I MUST have the bed made before I can start my day. I hate when the bed isn't made, I can't pick out an outfit or anything if it isn't made - weird I know.

Now I tag:
Jodie @ That's what we do in Maine
Annie @ Chapters of Our Life
Mrs. B @ From Our Place to Yours
Sarah Ann @ Misadventures in Matrimony
Jen @ The McCrady's

Whew! That post took forever to link to everyone! haha. Thanks again for the awards, and thank you for following my blog! I love blogging and I love all of the great blog friends I've made so far, and can't wait to make more! :)

I wish I had time to go to everyones blog and let them know, but I have to be at work soon and I just don't have time! My Apologies! But I hope you all find your awards!