Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Buenos días blogland!

I swear I'm alive, I've just been enjoying my coastie since he got home from his last jaunt in the big blue.  Some quick updates for you and a fabulous drink recipe!

1.  We applied for a job in a far away land- eek, so excited!  San Fran is still a sure thing if we don't get this opportunity but if we do, it would be amazing!

2.  I've been taking more time for fitness lately and loving it!  Miles of walking are now a nightly routine I'm our household and I've rekindled my relationship with the pool.  We're both very happy about that!

3.  Still working at the hardware store and only feeling like an idiot, oh, 60% of the time!  Baby steps!  However, I'm a boss at customer service and the front end!

4.  Two months and 5 days until we leave CDV.  While the countdown is on, I'm starting to feel quite sad about it.  The thought of movies, more than 4 restaurants, shopping and the beach is helping.

5.  I still got it when it comes to Mario and mixing drinks!  #Winning!

Now- here's the drink recipe I promised!

Lemon Ginger Vodka Fizz

Ice in the glass

Vodka- not judging on your amount

Grate fresh ginger and add to taste (about 1/2 a teaspoon)

One half of a lemon slice squeezed in the glass and juice along the rim.  Don't forget to twist the lemon rind for an aromatic bonus!

1-2 drops stevia sweetener 

Fill with soda water, stir and enjoy!  

It looks a little something like this!

Nice and refreshing!  Until next time!

Monday, April 14, 2014

2 years in the books!

Happy two year anniversary to my amazing Husband!! 

Two years and a couple days ago my fiancé and I were under the gun.  We had set a date for October 13, 2012 to get married but found out that the CG had other ideas.  After a few phone calls to our parents, a few tears and a promise of two anniversaries, we found ourselves in one of our friends kitchens devising a major plan.  If we were going to get married six months early, it was going to be epic.  We started out by telling one of our best couple friends (one, who just happened to be a pilot) what we wanted to do, knowing that if we couldn't get him to fly us anywhere we weren't going to do it.  Of course, being the amazing man that he is, there weren't any problems and he even roped in a fellow pilot to make our first big day a success.  The plan had legs.  We had our ride.  Where, you ask?  To a tiny island... Hook Point, Alaska to be exact!  In *almost* 6 months to the day, I was going to be wed on the beaches of Oahu, HI and if I was getting married early, it was still going to be on a beach- Alaskan style!

Next, naturally we needed someone to marry us.  We headed over to our neighbors house, who just happened to be the best man of the HI wedding, to see if he wanted to play priest for a day.  **Side note, first friend lived across the street and second friend lived across the hall haha!  We keep our friends close!**  So with a smile and a hug, we had an officiant.  Conveniently, his wife offered to take pictures of our big day as well.  Score and Score!  We were lucky people!  This plan was turning out quite nicely. 

Now, for someone to walk me down the isle.  Enter my favorite Ginger friend!!  Who better than one of my bridesmaids to act as Father of the Bride for a day?  With another hug and a few Ginger tears we were set!

A couple days later we all dawned our cold weather rain gear, hopped into a tiny plane and headed out to get hitched.  What did you expect, it was still Alaska in April?!  We landed on a perfectly manicured beach thanks to Mother Nature, and under the trellis of our winged chariots, we became husband and wife.  Of course there are more cute and sappy details, but those are just for the glorious few that were involved in this shindig.  :)

Happy *official* two years to you, Babe!  May there be many, many more in our future! 
 The best is yet to come!!! 
Until next time...

Friday, April 4, 2014

Frank Friday: because I'm happy!

Happy Frank Friday on Monday!!  I swear Pharrel's song speaks directly to my soul!

....Because I'm happy!!

Saturday marked exactly 3 months until we start our new journey!  I am beyond excited!  I have really enjoyed my time in Cordova and will miss it, but the sunshine state is calling my name!

I started a new journey of my own this last week at the local hardware store!  I even got my picture on the stores Facebook page! #celebritystatus 

It's funny how just one comment can make your whole day sometimes.  Just the other day one of my previous coworkers came into the store and immediately said- OMG, you're smiling, I don't think I've ever seen you smile that big.  Well peeps, that is exactly why I quit my job and you should too of you're unhappy.  The truth is, I AM happy at my new work place and while I may not be making the dolla dolla bills y'all, no one is starving here.  Clearly...  And life goes on.

Well Saturday was one of two final events for wrapping up the Cheerleading season- the sleepover.  Let me tell you just how nervous I was going into this thing!  I haven't been to a sleepover in, oh I don't know, 20 some odd years... Stop doing the math... So I had no idea what elements really made for a great sleepover!  

Turns out that I was on the right track!  Taco bar for dinner, ice cream sundae bar for dessert, scary movies, tons of junk food & snacks and girl talk are the perfect elements!  It was a blast!  One thing I did completely underestimate was how much teenage girls eat.  Holy moly!  I know understand the phrase "they ate me out of house and home".  After I finally threw in the towel around 4 (am!!!) my little gremlins helped themselves to my sandwich making ingredients because they were still hungry.  #seriouslywheredotheyputit 

Throw in a lap swim and catching up with one of my amazing friends and I would call this weekend a success!  Here's to another great week and maybe, just maybe if the stars align, I might get to see the Mr.  Stay tuned!

Until next time...