Monday, April 24

'I have a bloated ass!"

Just one of the many stupid things that were said last night that, sadly enough, all four of us cracked up about. We got to hang out with Dave and Mysha, our long lost best friends who live 6 doors down from us, and it seems like we never see eachother. Look at them, who wouldn't want to hang out with them?!? ;) It's sad, I know that we all take for granted living so close to such great friends. Like now, as I'm using their computer (haha!) I don't even realize how much I'll miss this closeness and openness we share when we each buy houses not 6 doors down from eachother, unless something miraculous happens!! It's great living this close to your best friends, it's just something we need to not take so much for granted......
And off my soapbox! Last night was lots of fun. We went out for dinner, played pool and then poker (which I dominated!! hehe!) It was so much fun, we talked about serious things (mysha and I did, anyway, the guys, probably not so much!) and laughed about stupid stuff, like farting (and then locking us in the car!!) and couples colonics and edited rap songs. It was just so great to hang out with them again..... I've missed hanging out together!! They really are such a huge blessing to us. We can laugh and laugh and laugh about stupid things, like Mysha checking me out!, and at the same time, just have a really real and deep friendship. It's great, and it's even greater than Mysh and I have been friends for such a long time, since high school. It's not often that you find that, and keep it!!! Dave and Mysha, we love you!!! And your lovely little lumps! :)
And I love my dear husband. Less than a month until our anniversary, and I have no idea what to get him.... Hopefully today I can brainstorm and start coming up with something. I lpve being married, it rocks my face off. It's the best thing ever, probably second to kids? Would it really be second to kids, or maybe a tie with having kid and being a parent...... I don't know though. I'll have to ask my friends who are married and parents.... Heather? What do you think?
Ok, enough incessant rambling from me. Gotta get some graduation cards's coming up fast!!!
Stay classy, SanDiego

Saturday, April 22

The day is looking up

You'd think when you lock the keys in the car at 9:00 in the morning, the day can't possibly get worse from there. Luckily, today hasn't gotten worse. It's gotten better, nothing monumentally better, but better than the "locking-keys-in-the-car-getting-yelled-at-by-the-boss" morning I had!! :)
I moved into our new office this week Tuesday, it's pretty ok. We are going to paint and spruce it up a little bit, slap some paint on the walls and get some nice new shelves and make it a little nicer work environment. So, next week will be filled with moving desks again and painting, but I think it'll be fun.
I went and visited my friend Sarah, the other day. Sarah just had a baby girl, Hailey Pauline, on the 26th of March and I hadn't seen Hailey since the day she was born. It was so good to see the little peach fuzzed midget (her mother's words......not mine!!) She's a doll, with fuzzy dark hair, lots of smiles (and gas!! :) It was good to see her and Sarah too. I did her birth announcements, so I had to bring them out there and show Sarah, get approval :) and just hang out. It was the best day off I've had in a long time.....getting to hold a baby always makes them better!!
I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but since I mentioned the birth announcments, I may as well let you in on the news. I'm starting my own business. I'm starting a card making business. I know, exciting huh? Hailey's birth announcements were actually the first job I got, and it was a ton of fun!! I did a baby shower invitation/birth announcment for my friends co-workers, and I'm doing a friends wedding invitations for her wedding this summer. So, things are coming up that keep me busy. I just need to a) NAME MY BUSINESS (hardest thing I've had to do.......who'd have thought that naming your own business would be so difficult. I can name it whatever I want to....what's the hold up?!?!) and after I get a good name, I need to start marketing myself, selling individual cards at our farmer's market and other type settings like that. So, our summer is sure to be filled with businesss names flying all over the place, and cards and paper and glue.....Pray for Mat! :) Actually, pray for us both as we try and get this thing off the ground, that it would be successful and profitable, and enjoyable most of all. I'm really excited about the future and what will come of this idea. Keep me in mind if you know anyone having a baby, getting married, or in need of birthday party invitations! :) Or any potential business names?!?! :)
My dear friend Heather is having twins (hey, I should do her birth announcments, huh? :) soon here, and I just love being able to keep in touch with her over blogs...... What did we do without the internet and digital cameras?!?! I love you Heath!!
That better be all for now...... I gotta get back to work and be productive! Blah!!
Happy weekend, all!

Sunday, April 9

Shawn McDonald is pretty much the best new Christian singer ever. We just got his new cd, RIPEN the other day, and it pretty much rocks my world. I just love his songs. They are some of the few songs that I can worship to even if I don't neccesarily know the words. You know? I have a hard time really entering into worship with songs that I don't know the words to. It's getting easier for me, and it's easier at church when the words are up there, but still, it's hard for me. But, Shawn McDonald's music is so great, just beautiful and uplifting and calming all at the same time. It's a foot-tappin good time!

Hey, we found a new church!! I don't know that we were neccesarily looking actively, since Mat always has to work on Sunday's, but he's had the last 5 or so Sunday's off, and since I can go into work whenever, we've been able to go the church together. I never really realized how much I take that for granted, being able to go to church together on a consistent basis. It is so good to share in church together. So, anyway, back to the new church. We've been going to Journey Church now for four weeks, only skipped last week because I was dying. (of a cold!) Mat had gone with his boss a couple times on Saturday nights, but since I'm slaving away on Saturday nights, we hadn't been able to go together until about a month ago, and it's been great!! I love it so much. And it's such a blessing to find a church that we both like, that has amazing worship and really good teaching. And, to make it better, they serve coffee, chai, and hot chocolate in the lobby before church!! :) But seriously, it's been amazing. The teaching the last couple weeks has been about how faith in God has to be Uphill, always progressing and growing, but also not always easy work. It's been really challenging for me to hear exhortation and encouragement like that. Today he talked about Paul's quest to finish strong. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have remained faithful" It was really great, a good kick in the butt for me to examine my own life and really ask myself if I'm running the good race and fighting the good fight. Am I really being faithful in my.... faith? Will I finish strong? Am I living strong right now? It will be a good week when it starts out so thought-provoking and serious like that. And, I'm just starting to read Blue Like Jazz solely because I've heard such good things about it. I'm really excited to read that, to get back into the Christian non-fiction. So, it should be a good week. I'm really excited for what the week holds! And to listen to more Shawn McDonald!