Friday, September 28, 2012

One Year Wedding Anniversary Stay-cation! (Photo Heavy!!)

Yay! I finally got my camera to connect to the computer last night! This post is very photo heavy. I went ahead and did collages of a lot of them because there were almost 200 individual pictures! Yeah, I take a lot of them, ha ha.

Anyway, onto what we did. . . . 


 We started off with going to see the musical my Aunt directed for the second time! It's called "Cowgirls" and this is closing weekend, almost every weekend of the run was sold out!

The cover of the play bill, the little round  color photo is a scan of coasters that they tossed out at the end of the show. My Aunt gave me a couple because I wasn't lucky enough to catch one, lol.


We decided to play tourist in our own city. So we went to Old Town San Diego and spent the night there after sightseeing the whole day.

Yeah, I see a fake person and have to act like I'm visiting with him, LOL.
Wells Fargo Museum, a lot about the stage coach and pony express, pretty cool!

Top pictures: Old Town was not made for tall people, as demonstrated by my 6ft5in hubby! ha ha. Bottom Pic: The love of my life :)

Amazing lunch! Pizza had pesto sauce (instead of tomato sauce), sun dried tomato, artichoke hearts, grilled chicken, & pepperoni. It was so yummy!! And we had to try a Cannoli for dessert (equally yummy!!).

One of our stops was my favorite place to go, The Whaley House! America's Most Haunted has named it the most haunted place in America! Quick little story, my mom's uncle has told me this story my whole life. About 40-50 years ago he worked for a security company and they did the system for the Whaley House. A few nights a week he would get a call that the alarm was going off and he'd go down there. The place would be locked up tight with no sign of anyone trying to break in. I talked to the docent that was working on Monday and she said it still happens about once or twice a week. Creepy! :)

Outside of Whaley House, the sign, and the steep & narrow staircase.
Mr. Whaley rented out part of the house as the courthouse.
Dining Room.

The Theater upstairs. The stage is so tiny! I can't believe they put on shows/concerts on that stage!


Guest Bedroom.
Mr. Whaley's office and the sitting room. It's actually one long room with a large archway separating them.

So, that was a big part of our day! But it was fun, as always. Even though I got startled. I heard loud, heavy footsteps behind me and I turned expecting to see my husband, but he was in another room down the hall and came out thinking it was me. The docent was sitting in her chair downstairs reading a book (I could see her from where I stood) and no one else was in the house at the time. . . I think it might have been Mr. Whaley, lol.

The old cemetery. It was covered over and there are actually grave sites under the street :(


Yummy rootbeer! The cartoon drawing the hubby talked me into, I think he looks like "Sloth" from "The Goonies" ha ha.
Had dinner (and margaritas) at Old Town Mexican Cafe. The food was amazing. This is a scanned picture, they took it at the restaurant and the hubby wanted to buy it when we saw it, lol.

Where we stayed. Champagne we saved from our wedding (like the fancy glasses? ha ha). And my hubby posing to show everyone how short the shower head was at the hotel. It was even short for me, I had to practically bend in half to wash my hair, lol.


Neither one of us slept very well, so we were slow moving and took advantage of having a checkout at noon. We enjoyed a free breakfast (bagels, waffles, hard boiled eggs, fruit, coffee, orange juice, I know I'm forgetting some stuff that they offered) at the hotel before we headed over to Balboa Park (where we got married). We forgot to go visit our ceremony venue because we were on the other side (about 2 miles away) on the park. We took advantage of resident free Tuesdays and went to the Aerospace Museum!

Outside the Aerospace Museum.

Next to the museum is the old starlight bowl, it's an outside theater. I spent many summers going to shows here, unfortunately they went bankrupt as live theater is a dying art these days. Many fond memories, wish they still had shows.
I thought this was a cool display at the museum. 

Space exploration!

Lots of airplanes!

Anything and everything to do with flight and past wars.

Love the Blue Angels.

Amelia Earhart display, I spent a lot of time reading and looking at this display, such a sad story.

Had to get pictures of the US Airmail plane and truck! Yay for Penpalling!!

So, that was our stay-cation! It was a great couple days away, even if we were only 30 minutes away from home!

Rusty missed us! When went to bed Tuesday night he tried to join us, but since he's such a bed hog, we kicked him out. The sock is on his paw because he cut his pad again, so he was all wrapped up so it would heal. He's better now and back to walking on all four legs instead of hopping on three.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to take advantage of some free time and catch up on mail. I had an unexpected visitor today, my niece. So we spent the afternoon watching Disney Princess movies (Sleeping Beauty & The Little Mermaid) and then cooking shows on Food Network. . . it was funny, she loved them! She kept getting upset when they would go to commercial, ha ha!

Hope everyone had a wonderful week and has a lovely weekend! 


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Technical Difficulties. . .

For some reason I cannot get my camera to connect to my computer and I can't figure out why. . . . 

So, pictures will be uploaded eventually. I guess I have to go get a card reader or something like that and hope that will work.

I knew it was odd that my camera was working so well when I was taking pictures, ugh :-/


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


We are home from our overnight, and basically two days away. . . .

It's nice to know we're going to sleep in our own bed, but I really didn't want to come home.  We were having way too much fun!

Anyway, more of an update later this week, I still haven't uploaded pictures or started editing them yet and I took a ton. Surprisingly my camera was actually working properly. . . wonder if it knows I'm saving up so I can buy a new one? ha ha!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!


P.S. The new blogger dashboard is driving me insane, it took me almost 5 minutes to figure out what to click on to write a new blog post :-/

Monday, September 24, 2012

One year ago today. . . .

I married my best friend. My husband is such an amazing, caring, and loving man. Every day I am reminded why I fell in love with him almost three years ago.  Today, on our one year anniversary I feel so blessed to have him in my life. We've been together for three years, and it's been the most amazing three years of my life. I am so blessed to have found my soulmate <3

I will leave you with some pictures from the wonderful day when our two paths became one.

Mr & Mrs

I loved this picture from during our ceremony.

Pastor leading the guys in a prayer before the ceremony, I love this pic!

Sand Ceremony, love how our photographer edited this.

My love :)

First dance. I fell in love with our reception venue just because of the clamshell stage you can partially see behind us :)


P.S. We are gone on our stay-cation (wonderful thing being able to schedule posts so my blog updates while I'm away!), so hopefully toward the end of the week I'll have a post for you about what we did!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Incoming

All the mail today was for me! A couple of junk things, a brochure for Solvang that I had requested when we thought about going up there for our anniversary and a letter from our storage unit that they are upping our monthly rent yet again (second time this year!!).

And then this lovely piece of mail:

A wonderful letter from Melissa. Sounds like she's been just as busy as we have lately! 

That's all from me today. Less than a week until we head out for our stay-cation, and then I have some major letter writing to get done at the end of next week! Tonight is bowling, hopefully I don't crash and burn after my great week last week, lol.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Mail!

First, incoming!

From the lovely Shannah. I loved her homemade envelope made out of the calendar, what a creative way to let me know what she's been up to! :)

Next, outgoing!
A first/intro letter going out to Samantha. Also my first attempt at a little mail art, or rather decorating an envelope creatively, lol. 

So, that's it for now. I have three letters to write, but I think I'll wait until next week because the hubby and I are going on a little two day stay-cation next Monday for our anniversary. I'd like to have something fun to write about :)

Have a great week everyone!


Blog Surfing

I'm sure we've all done it at one point or another. Been bored and started checking out random blogs, I'm definitely guilty of it. I tend to check out blogs that my friends follow :)

Well, I happened upon a blog entry with a tutorial for making your own fabric tape, you can check it out here. It is such an easy idea, I don't know why I never thought of it before! 

Anyway, thought it was cool and thought some of you might enjoy checking it out.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Giveaway Prize and Pictures from the Week

 Awhile back I entered a giveaway contest over at It's all in the Ryting. The contest was a "Cutest Kid Picture" contest. And my picture won!

The picture I submitted of my nephew Joey from my wedding.

Now, as I have been having issues with my mail lately, my prize had to be remade and sent a second time because I never got the first one :(  I told her not to worry about it, but she sent a second one anyway, so sweet!

A very cute handmade card and envie with a little note!

A little handmade book of highlights from her recent wedding, so creative, and I enjoyed hearing about her special day and seeing pictures! 

And my prize, a little wooden person! I asked her to make it look like the picture of Joey, and she sure did, right down to the freckles and the wink! I love, love, love it!! 

So, Joey #2 made it safe and sound and now has a temporary home on my desk! Thank you again Ryan! I love him! :)


My parents have been beach camping all week, they left on Sunday and will be home tomorrow! On Tuesday afternoon the hubby and I went down to visit and have dinner with them and also some cousins on my mom's side are camping too. 

My parents have a trailer that is called a "toy hauler". So the whole back of the trailer opens as a ramp so you can load bikes and off road vehicles and such. Anyway, they had a spot right against the sand, so it was a nice view with the back of the trailer open :)
It was overcast, but I was still able to see part of the sunset, I think the clouds made it that much more pretty. (This was a cell phone pic).

Another sunset pic, I took a ton of them. This one was with my regular digital camera, I was amazed that my cell phone was taking better pictures than my camera, yeah, definitely time for a new camera!

Enjoyed the bonfire after dinner for a little while until we had to hurry up and leave (otherwise we would have been locked in at 8pm, lol).


Bowling started last week! I can't remember if I mentioned it or not. Well, I didn't have a good week last week. I was struggling and getting frustrated. . . but for some reason in the first game last night I was doing really well!

My hubby usually has about a 200 average per game. The first game last night he was bowling really badly! So what was the result of this? I beat my husband's score for the first time ever. I beat him by 19 pins. Of course this was scratch without any handicap added in.

So, just because I knew no one would believe me, I took a picture of the score sheet to prove that yes, me, starting the season with a 97 average, beat my hubby who started the season with an almost 200 average.

The proof!! LOL
So, maybe this won't be such a bad season after all. . . 


Well, that's all for now. Hope everyone has had a wonderful week!


Friday, September 7, 2012

My Aunt Cathy came to Visit!

Last Saturday my Aunt Cathy came over and spent the day with us! She was out here from Nashville, we hadn't seen her since the wedding. I was so excited that she was able to come down from her friend's house in Los Angeles for the day to see us! And my cousin Jamie was able to come over and bring his girlfriend, so we were finally able to meet her, they've been dating for 2 1/2 years!

Of course, I completely blanked on getting my camera out, so I had to steal the pictures off of her facebook, lol.

Me & Aunt Cathy

Aunt Cathy & my brother Andy (he's not the brother with all the kids, he's actually the one I don't really get along with that well).

Amanda (Jamie's girlfriend), my cousin Jamie & Aunt Cathy

My Dad & Aunt Cathy (brother and sister)

Andy & My Mama

So, there's some pics :)  It was a nice day. The hubby isn't in any pictures because he was sleeping since he works nights :(