Sunday, July 20, 2008

Off to Hawaii!!

Bye y'all, Matt & I are off to Hawaii in a few hours.
It's 1:30 am and I can't sleep because i'm so excited! Our flight leaves at 8:45am, so I dont know WHAT i'm still doing up! We are spending the night at my parents house because they're taking us to the airport in the morning. JoJo's (my 2 yr old nephew) right next to me, I need some cuddling time with him before I leave. I'm going to miss him SO much!! I left him a card telling him how much we love him, and inside I put a gift card to Dippin Dots for some ice cream for him. When we get back we're going to Sea World with all my family.
Tomorrow (well today now, Sunday) is our 5 year anniversary. We plan to go to dinner at Duke's Restaurant when we get there. I hope it works out!

"See" you guys in 7 days!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hard Rock Cafe

On Sunday I went out with my friends for one of my good friends Drea's birthday. We went to Universal City Walk and ate at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood. There were about 9 of us that went-I love getting together with these girls because they are hilarious. You KNOW for sure that when you're with them you're going to be rollin' for sure. The waiter guy was laughing at us because about 5 of us ordered the "twisted mac, chicken & cheese" dish. It was so delish tho, I had my leftovers for dinner that night AND breakfast the next morning! The waiter asked us what we were there for and we told him it was Dre's birthday so he made her stand up and took her to the middle of the floor and shouted so loud to the whole restaurant that it was her "25th" b-day and on the count of 3, had everyone shout "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". It was so funny because she was so embarassed. haha!
packing my dish to go! =)

she was hating us.

the birfday girl!

Ignite Conference

So this...

is where i'll be all week!! My church has Conference once a year, we have special guest speakers everyday, different bands/music everyday, awesome worship, 3 morning sessions and night sessions everyday for a week. This Conference is special because Ignite, the young adults services that we help oversee, is hosting it. Ignite has put their special touches, creativity and awesomeness into it! =) Our guys have been SO busy, spending endless hours at the church getting everything ready, and now it's finally here. The theme is The Strength of Generations, our head pastor has been putting alot of emphasis on preparing our generation for taking over the church, but this Conference is focusing on the younger and the older coming together. Our special guest speaker for Ignite is Pastor Lee Wilson from Georgia CA. He is high-larious!!
I'm excited for this week! And then on Sunday we leave for Hawaii! I've already started packing our clothes and stuff for our vacation. I've been on the search for tanks, shorts, bathing suits, so i've been hitting up Target, Marshall's, Wal-Mart and a few other stores. I think we're good to go! =)

Monday, July 14, 2008

4th of July

I feel like I have been M.I.A. for awhile and even more busy than when I actually was working! It's funny how much i've been doing this past 2 weeks, and I haven't really been home and when I am home, i'm either cleaning or babysitting. fun! not. So I'll start with the 4th of July, it was so fun! We went with our friends to the park for a bbq. It was so nice to finally get out of the house and hang out with my friends, I hadn't hung out with the whole group for a LONG time. I even played volleyball, with my surgery n' all I hadn't played in awhile. I was sore later that night, but it was so worth it because we had so much fun. We played like 5 games in a row!

We didn't really have plans for the night as to where we would watch fireworks so we were just kinda playing it by ear to see what came up. So at the last minute we decided to go with our pastors/friends to Long Beach to watch the firework show at the Queen Mary. It was so fun! not. Long story short: we were supposed to watch the show on a friends boat, didn't work out, and we ended up missing the whole firework show after we all walked as fast as we could (because we had to park 3 huge blocks away because of the crowd), my friend being 7 months pg and me being slightly handicapped! We finally just sat down on the sidewalk because we were so exhausted!! All we could do was laugh about it after.

Thank God my family was at the same firework show because they gave us a ride back to our cars later that night.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Locks of Love

So this past Friday my niece cut her longgg hair to donate to Locks of Love. It was her birthday weekend so I guess she wanted a change, ya know, turning 8 is a BIG thing these days. It was so cute, because she was so nervous, she kept talking about it the whole day before and all morning before Lauren got there. We (me and her mom) told her she would be fine, and it would grow back before she knew it. I was like dude it's gonna grow back! =) My hairstylist friend Lauren came over and did it at my casa, which was cool. Before:
And after:
Since my sis (her mom) was at work, we drove to her job in Huntington Beach to meet her for lunch and so my niece could show off her new fresh do'. My niece LUV'D it and so did my sis. We picked up my sis and one of her coworkers and we went to this lil cafe called Monkey Cafe, it was SOOO cute!!
I had this grilled turkey sandwich that was so yummy! served with a side of salt & vinegar chips and some fresh lemonade. Just looking at this pic makes me drool all over again.

Yay for new haircuts and donating it!