Thursday, January 29, 2015

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing around here... it's Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) is an analyst living in England during September 11th. When he witnesses the World Trade Center attack on television in enlists. When he's involved in a serious accident while in combat, he's forced to come back State side to try to learn to walk again. While he's there recovering he's being eyed by a CIA recruiter named Thomas (Kevin Costner) to join them. However, Jack is vying more for the attention of a medical student who's trying to help him to walk, Cathy(Kiera Knightly). He's intrigued though and takes Thomas up on his offer. He agrees to be a financial analyst and to never tell anyone he's in the CIA except for a spouse.
Years go by and he's working for a financial institute when he's sent to Russia to look into some major money being hidden in accounts. What he finds in Russia is more than missing money. He stumbles onto a plot to destroy the American economy and a terrorist bomb. How does he know he's stumbled into a bigger situation? The first person he meets tries to kill him. That won't be his only problem... Cathy decided to surprise him by showing up in Russia. Now he has to figure out how to keep her safe, his secret of being in the CIA secret and most importantly try to keep himself alive and keep America from having another attack.
This movie got really mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it! So check it out!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

 My future Mother In Law, My Mom and I

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend Review

This past weekend started with a real bang. Friday night, I get home from work and Beezy had fixed my favorite dinner... Fettuccini Alfredo. I was very happy and ate way more than I should have. After dinner, I went into our bathroom that's off the master. The bedroom is set up a little odd because the wall that has our television doesn't have any power outlets so we had an extension cord plugged in that had yet to be put under the carpet. Silly me. I come out of the bathroom, flip the light out and my eyes hadn't adjusted. Needless to say, my foot got caught in the cord, I tripped and hit the ground. Now this is where it gets really interesting.

The next thing I know Beezy is on top of me touching my face trying to wake me up. Apparently, when I fell my head hit the end of the bed and I knocked myself out. Yep. Out cold! So when he heard the thump of me hitting the ground he didn't know what the noise was. He comes to the bedroom which is completely dark and finds me face down in the carpet. To say he was freaked out is an understatement. When I went down my knee apparently took a major hit cause it was very red and swollen. We even had to ice it.
After all of the excitement Friday night, Saturday was a breeze! I did wake up feeling very sore. I took it easy in the morning and sat down to take down the last of our Christmas decorations. I had taken everything down except our last tree, the Beach tree. Sadly, we wont get to see it again till next year. I'm pretty for sure Tesco was sad to see it come down because he loved sitting under and beside them.
We also went to his cousin's house and he played poker. Their kids have two tropical pet turtles that I'm obsessed with. I think they are the cutest little things! His cousin's wife was showing me everything they have to do for their glass case they live in and it's a ton of work! Because their tropical they have to keep it hot and humid so they have to spray it with water twice a day. They have to turn the lights off and on twice a day because they have differentiate night and day etc. It was a lot! I still think their super cute. I want one...

On Sunday, I went out and found my engagement party outfit! I was lucky enough to find a dress and shoes literally within 5 minutes of each other. I don't want to share my dress until the party but check out the shoes that I got to go with it...
Now it's back to another week of work!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Five on Friday


Earlier in the week, I had to travel to West Los Angeles for work. This was my first work trip with my new job and it was interesting! I flew into the Burbank airport for the first time too and it was nice! I like it way more than LAX.

2. I want these shoes so bad for my wedding but their sold out everywhere not to mention their $995.00 If you know somewhere that isn't sold out, let me know!

3. I'm kind of in a rut with blogging. I feel like I don't know what to talk about anymore. At the same time there's all of these things I'd like to talk about but then when I sit down to write it the words just won't come out. Ugh.. hopefully this passes.

4. I got this movie for Christmas and I forgot how cute it was...
It had been a long time since I had last seen it. It's cute and funny. I know that Fran Dresher can really annoy some people but in this movie she was just right.

5. I'm dreaming of going on a great vacation. Dreaming is about all we can do right now lol.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing... it's Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is, Honey I Shrunk the Kids.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids stars Rick Moranis as Wayne, the eccentric inventor. Wayne has been working on a new invention in his attic for months. When he's just about to give up, it unknowingly starts to work. The neighbor kids knock a baseball through the window and hits the machine. When Wayne's kids and the neighbor kids, Russ Jr. and Ron head up to the attic to find their baseball the machine turns on and works on the kids.
What does the machine do? It shrinks things! All four kids become smaller than an ant. When Wayne comes home and sees the baseball at the machine, he's so annoyed that it doesn't work he starts to break it. He mistakenly sweeps the kids into the trash and takes it out to the backyard for pick up. Now the kids must try to work their way back to the house which to them is about 3 miles away now due to their size.
Russ and his wife (the neighbors) start to worry about their two boys and why they haven't came home. Wayne and his wife start to wonder where their kids Amy and Nick are at. When they can't find any of them they start to try to put the pieces together. They realize that Wayne's invention really does work! Now the hunt is on for the kids. The kids though have their own battles to deal with before they can get back to the house.
The kids have giant rivers to deal with, large bees and even ants. The kids will have to cross their own jungle before they can get home and try to get back to normal size.
If you've never seen this classic... watch it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekend Update

My weekend is technically still going since today is a holiday.

On Friday, Beezy and I headed out to the Kings vs. Miami Heat game.
The Kings started off their season doing good. For some reason unbeknownst to the public, they fired their head coach and since then they've lost some games they should have won. Lately, it feels like all they've done is lose. We still go to the games though because a lot of times they pull out a win! Plus this is the place we first started really hanging out. It always bring back those memories. Sadly, Friday night the Kings lost to the heat. They were missing one of their best players due to injury. It was also Knock Out Cancer night at the arena...

On Saturday, we started shopping for outfits for our engagement photos. Our photographer has been great so far. He's giving us unlimited time, is willing to drive to our locations that we want to shoot at and letting us change our clothes as much as we want for these photos. We plan on shooting basically all day so we'll be able to capture day and night photos. So they gives us a wide range of what we'll need to wear. Here's a really honest moment for me, I'm the heaviest I think I have ever been in my life right now. So picking out outfits is hard. I've been watching what I eat and trying to be better the last two weeks but obviously it takes time to lose weight the right way. In the meantime though, we have engagement photos to take so I'm trying to hide the weight and look nice in these photos. I'm hoping to lose at least 10 pounds for this wedding. So far I've got one outfit together, which is our casual one. We are wearing Kings clothing so I got these pants at Bebe...
As for the other outfits, I have no idea. The hunt will continue. Suggestions are very welcome. We are also having an engagement party and I'm trying to find a dress for that.
On Sunday, we hung out at home and it was amazing. We haven't done this on a weekend since before December. We didn't have any obligations to go places, we didn't need to be anywhere at a specific time. It was magical. I did go and get my nails done so that was nice. I think I've found the polish I want for the wedding...
Minus the teal. I'll do all silver and glitter for the wedding. I love it! Besides getting my nails done, we watched Jack Ryan. Neither one of us had seen it before. I thought it was good, he thought it sucked. Tamato tomato.
The highlight of the weekend was when we went to eat at Lucilles. I was very excited about the macaroni and cheese side. That was until it was served to me with a curly black hair embedded into it. Gag! I get that mistakes happen but that will take away your appetite real quick. They were really nice though and comp'ed me my meal.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Will they or won't they?
That is the question ever is asking right now. Will Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather actually step into the ring and fight each other? For years there has always been hope that these two legendary fighters would step into the ring and fight each other. Floyd's upcoming retirement and the fact that these two fighters fight on different Paid Per View channels have given people little hope. That is until recently... these two fighters have come to the table to actually talk about stepping into the same ring.
Manny Pacquiao flew to America this past week and has publically said that he has signed the papers to fight Floyd. Now the world awaits Floyds signature on the contract. Will he finally step up to the plate and put the naysayers to rest? Will he risk his perfect 49-0 record to fight the other living legend? The world sure is hoping so! We've waited for a decade for this fight and this is the closest the two fighters have ever came to the table.
If the fight takes place it will be happen in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. The rumored date is in May. The fight is said to be taking place on both Showtime and HBO for PPV. If this fight takes place, we will be booking a flight and trying to get tickets to the fight! We already have our bet on which fighter will go home with the belt.
So if these two step into the ring, who will you be rooting for?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wedding Planning

Time is flying. Beezy and I got engaged the first week of December. I feel like since that day, time has flown by. The holidays went by in a blur, first Christmas then New Years. Now January is already progressing to the middle of the month. Someone please make it stop. I want to savor these moments. I want to relax and enjoy them. Lately, I have felt like someone has had our lives set to the fast forward button on the remote. Maybe I've been feeling this way because I've been so busy wedding planning?

Remember, we are getting married in December. We have 11 months to go. I feel like we are doing pretty good with our list...

We've secured our venue for the ceremony and reception.
We've booked our videographer.
We've booked our photographer.
We've booked our DJ.
We've booked our lighting specialist.
We've booked our florist.
We've blocked off two hotels for rooms.
We've reserved our hotel for the wedding.
I've bought my wedding dress.
We've booked our officiate.
He's got his best man and two groomsmen.
We've got our wedding website being made.
We have our wedding app up and running.
We've booked the venue for our engagement party.

Geez, I feel tired just typing all of that. No wonder I'm tired! I still have a lot to do but hey, we've made a huge dent and it's only January. I'm hoping to get everything done by March so I can just sit around, be calm and only have to deal with little things when it gets closer to the wedding. Plus it'll be the holidays and we all know how busy everyone gets during the holidays. So while a large part of our planning is done. I can't wait for the months to come of more planning and crossing things off our list!

Today though, we are taking a break and a deep breath.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Weekend Review

Last week, Beezy and I went to the Kings game and watched them take on Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. We love the games so win or lose we always enjoy going. This game they came away the winners.

On Saturday, Beezy and I headed out to our first store to register for our wedding. We've decided to register at three places. We are doing Amazon, Macys and Target. We feel that's a really good mix for us. So on Saturday we headed to Target to get our registry on. Afterwards we were a little tired but we soldiered on and finished our Amazon list. Two down one to go. Dear Macy's please be easy to do! We have a lot there we want to register for.
We also started asking people to be in our wedding party. We found these really great glasses on Etsy and bought them immediately when we saw them. We knew they would be the perfect way to ask him friends/family to be on his side in the wedding...

So when we saw the guys he wanted to be his groomsmen for the wedding this weekend it was the perfect time to surprise them with the glasses and ask.
So needless to say, we have the groomsmen! Now I just need to officially ask my maid of honor and bridesmaids if they'll walk down the isle with me.

As for the rest of our weekend, we just hung out. I spent the majority of Sunday taking down Christmas decorations. Everything is down except one tree. Next weekend I'll deal with that one. I'm ready for my three day weekend!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Finding My Wedding Dress

You can't have a wedding without a wedding dress...

When my mom came into town for Christmas she had two things to accomplish. The first thing was to celebrate Christmas. We opened up presents, ate some Christmas ham together and just enjoyed being in each other's company. The second thing she was in town to accomplish was helping me find my wedding dress. The first task was pretty easy to do but the second we were a little nervous about.

I had went dress shopping when I was in my hometown for Thanksgiving. It did not go well. The bridal consultant wasn't listening to what I liked. They didn't have the two main dresses that I had scoped out to try on and the dressing room was the size of a shoe box. The girl was nice but she just kept asking me to try on dresses that I would never wear. I would tell her I didn't like it and she would try to talk me into it. Um... no, honey. I am no wallflower. I won't be told what to like. Also, the shop's dresses were such small sample sizes that I could barely get them on. I am not a bigger gal so this made me feel like I was Shamu the whale. So we left that shop feeling defeated.

When I made this appointment, we knew it was going to be the only time we could go dress shopping while my mom was in town. Now I know some of you may be thinking, why in the world is she freaking out about a dress? It's only January! Her wedding isn't until December. Well kids, that's because I like a certain designer and all of her dresses take a minimum of six months to come in to the store once ordered. Then you have alterations. So searching in December we went. The store...

They opened the store for us. We were the only ones there looking at the beautiful dresses. I ran my hands along the dresses and picked more than I probably should have to try on. The sales consultant was so nice! She let me pick as many as I wanted. She even told my mom and soon to be mother in law they could take all the photos they wanted. So when I started stepping into these beauties I knew I was going to find my wedding dress there.

Now clearly this is where it gets tricky. Beezy reads my blog religiously. Every morning when it first posts he's on there looking at it. He calls it his morning read. So I won't be posting my dress until after the wedding. However, I can't leave you guys with nothing so without further ado. Here is a photo of a dress I did not select...
While I found this dress very pretty, it was not the one for me. The dress I actually selected was the first one I tried on. I love it. It fits me, my personality and made me feel very bridal. I can't wait to wear it. Sadly, I won't see my dress again until June when it comes in from the designer. Once we get it back, then we set up the alterations. I've got to find my shoes before then so now that hunt is on.
I can't wait to share my dress with all of you once the wedding has actually taken place!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing... it's Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is, The Game.
The Game stars Michael Douglas as Nicholas, a multimillionaire who lives in San Francisco. He has everything money can buy. He's also got an ex-wife, a mother who's just died, a dad who committed suicide and a brother he rarely sees who's got loads of problems and absolutely no friends. When Conner (Sean Penn), his brother shows up on his 48th Birthday he surprises him with a special birthday gift.

Conner gives Nicholas a gift card for CRS. A company that creates a game for you. You never know when it's going to start, what it's going to involve and when it's going to end. Nicholas is bored and intrigued so he goes there and signs up. Before he knows it, his life is flipped upside down. He tries everything to get out of the game. He just doesn't know how. When he tries to contact his brother, he's disappeared. Will this game ever end? Will it only end when he's dead? Who can he trust?

Watch The Game and see if he can make it out alive.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Speed Reader

When I was a little kid, I was not a fan of reading. When I became a teenager, I started getting into reading. Since I was a teenager I've sped read through hundreds of books. This past year was a pitiful display of my reading ability. I had a goal of reading 12 books. I figured between work, hanging out with Beezy, starting a new job, the holidays, my mom coming into town, visiting West Virginia and moving Beezy's mom in. I somehow didn't even make that goal. It was 12 books. Guess where I ended up at?

How awful is that? And technically, I'm lying. I've technically only read 9 1/2 because I'm only half way through that 10th book. So what books did I read in 2014? Let's do a quick review (quick because I only read 9 1/2 books).
1.  Spelling It Like It Is.
I read this pre- tori and Dean affair. She needs to drop him.

2. Legend.
Great book. This is something I think should actually be turned into a movie. Unfortunately I don't think it will be because of Divergent and the Hunger Games series.

3. Doing Hard Time.
Stuart Woods can do no wrong. I love all of his books. Always.

4. Mrs. Jeffries Learns the Trade.
These books are always a fun read. Their set in England in a time period I can't decide if it's the late 1800's of the early 1900s.

5. Stand Up Guy.
Another Stuart Woods book and I loved it. I thought this was one of the best in his series.

6. Romancing the Stone.
Clearly I had to feed my addiction with this movie. I found out that they made books to go along with the movie. The book actually had stuff in it that wasn't in the movie so it was a nice addition.

7. Carnal Curiosity.
Stuart Woods was on fire this past year. Loved it!

8. Prodigy.
The sequel to Legend and it was not a disappointment. I got the third book for Christmas and I can't wait to read it.

9. We Were Liars.
I read this book because my bff Erica said it was great. I thought it was awful. I was very disappointed. Anyone want it? I'll never read it again.
10. Jewel of the Nile.
This was the sequel to Romancing the Stone. So far it's exactly like the movie but with a few extras thrown in. It was probably what got cut from the movie.
This year I know my limits. I'm getting married. I'm planning a wedding. I'm working a job that keeps me busy 99% of the time while I'm at work. My evenings are quality time and the weekends are usually booked up. This year I'm shooting for 10 books but we shall see. Who knows maybe I'll surprise myself and end up reading a lot!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Weekend Review

This weekend was a low key one. Thank the Lord.

I have felt on the go for months. I need a weekend where I sit on the couch and do nothing. No cleaning, no shopping, just some good television catch up. That's my idea of a good weekend right now.

This weekend Beezy and I only did one thing. We attended the Sacramento Luxury Wedding Show. It was being held downtown at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria.

This was the first Bridal show that Beezy and I have ever attended. We didn't know what to expect. We went in with an open mind and actually had a lot of fun. We got to try cake from a bakery that I was really interested in. We think we found our photographer! And we learned that our dream honeymoon destination is apparently not a good weather season for them when we want to go. They also gave us a lot of freebies and I got a cute little sticker that let everyone know that I'm a Bride...

There is a HUGE Bridal Expo happening in two weeks and I'll be going to that one. Beezy felt he got his fair share at the Luxury one. I also made him carry around my freebies. He says there was 101 women and about 6 guys at it. 

So that was my little weekend and I loved it. Is it already Friday yet? Please.....

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday Smiles

Every Saturday, I'm going to try and post five things that made me smile during the week. Often I find myself getting caught up in the small stuff but this year I'm making an effort to be conscious of it. This year is about being happy and finding happiness even in the small things! Want to join me? Go ahead and post your Saturday Smiles!

1. Getting to see my mom!
2. Only 344 days till the Wedding.
3. Beezy!
4. New books to read.
5. Wedding planning.

What's making you smile?