Sunday, December 23, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Last weekend we went to a wedding for a guy that Joe has worked with for the past 3 years, Lou Sanchez. He is a HUGE Sun Devil fan and was actually the one that got Joe to buy his Sun Devil Season tickets. So Lou's wife surprised him by inviting the ASU cheerleaders and Sparky the mascot to come the reception for a few cheers!! It was very cool!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Sterling is amazing and we obviously couldn't do this without him! So anyone that is looking for a general contractor let me know because you won't find someone better than him. Not only does he do excellent work he has such an artistic eye and take a regular set of blueprints and turn your house into a masterpiece!!!!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Well, this year marks the 1st year in 28 that I will not be spending Christmas in Ohio. I knew this day would come but it is still hard to accept. With all the decisions left in building our house there is no way we could leave out of town for an extended period of time. We still have so much to do and our deadline is fast approaching. We are anticipating moving in by February 1st, 2008. While I am beyond sad that I don't get to be with my family this year I know that it is virtually impossible for us to leave. So I will try to think of the positives about staying in AZ for Christmas.
1. I won't freeze to death!! My body is now acclimated to AZ weather and the cold is always so shocking!
2. I won't have to pay for plane tickets for Maddox and Fiona. As little as they are you have to pay for them to sit under your seat!!! They are a basically a carry-on you have to pay for:(
3. I will get to attend holiday parties with friends and co-workers. This is a stretch but I'm sure there will be some fun get togethers that we would otherwise be missing?!?!?!
4. We will get to spend time with Joe's relatives. Hopefully they will enjoy having us around! We'll get to see some of Joe's nieces and nephews we don't see as often!
5. I can't think of anything else...
Well 5 things are better than nothing I suppose.
So to Mom, Sara, Brian, Chris, David, Grandma, Grandpa, Tah, Bill, Delaney and Jordan I love you and I'm sorry we can't be there this year! And to Dad, Glenna, Anna and Bradley I'm sorry I never see you at Christmas:(
I do have to say Thank Goodness for Online shopping! I'm just hoping it all gets there in time:) That doesn't mean I'm done with my shopping though. Tick tock I don't have that much time left.....aghhh!!!! I'm not the best at making decisions so I often procrastinate my purchasing.
Last night some of the women and Young Women from church had a girls night and went to see one of the cutest movies ever....Enchanted!!!!! Literally my face hurt from smiling the whole time!!! If you grew up watching Disney Movies, love romance, enjoy songs, or like Patrick Dempsey (Dr. McDreamy) then this a movie for you!!!!! It really was so fun from the animation portion, the songs, the humor, and the twitterpation of course! Disney made this movie and they pulled components from so many of their movies to add to the charm of this one. I'm sure I missed some of the references but the ones I noticed were The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, King Kong, Bambi, and Snow White. If you haven't seen it yet you are missing out! I can't wait until it comes out on DVD!!!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Here are some pics of our fun week with the Watson's!
Joe carving the turkey
Right before the feast, thanks Austin for the pretty napkins. And FYI those bottles are sparking juice:)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Our house is kind of shaped like a U. So here is a pic of the curved foyer wall. Walls like this takes a lot of precision and skill so thank you guys!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Well, it has been over a week since my last post. Why?? Well my excuse is that our camera is broke. We have another camera but the one that fits nicely in a pocket or purse is broken therefore no pics are being taken. SAD! I had a feeling this would happen and this is why I debated starting a blog. So despite my lack of pictures I am going to ramble aimlessly so you have something to read.
Ok, last week...we had nutrition night for the Young Women at church. It was actually very interesting. But now I have to decide if I am going to take action. One thing she talked about was how bad aspartame is for you. That means no diet soda!! Aghhhhhhh!!!! That is a big step for me. I'm not out of control but I at least have one can a day...if not more. I know this is something I'll have to do when I'm pregnant but for now hand me another Diet Coke!
Friday night I went out to dinner with some girl friends to celebrate Jaimi Belinski's 29th birthday!!!! (I will post pics when Hilarry sends them to me:) ) 29 wow...that will be me next year. I like to remind Jaimi that she'll always reach those big milestone birthdays before me. It gives me some consolation at least! The food was ehhhh but the company was great! It is always fun to go out with the ladies and have good old fashioned girl talk!
Saturday morning Joe and I went out to look for counter tops and flooring with our contractor. As a lot of you know we are building a house in Gilbert. This project has seemed to take a life time but we are projected to move in the beginning of the year. Building a house on your own takes a lot longer but we are saving money in the long run. The real estate market isn't the greatest right now so we'll be renting our Phoenix house once we move to Gilbert. As excited as I am to move to a our new beautiful home I will be soooo sad to leave this house!!! I love the location....3 minutes from work, super close to downtown and central to everywhere we need to go. I will also be so sad to leave our ward. We have made such good friends at church. Hopefully we'll stay in touch with most of them but when you don't see people every week it is harder to get together.
Saturday was also a very sad day for the Buckeye nation. We actually lost a regular season game to Illinois????? Who knew it was possible. C'est la vie.
Sunday was a special day because Joe cooked Breakfast and Dinner!!!!!!!!! He did such a good job I told him he is welcome to cook more often. Not sure if that we'll happen but I'll DEFINITELY take what I can get!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
October is a phenomenal month!!! My birthday, college football, cooling weather, and Halloween are a few events that make this month one of my favorites!!! Who can say no to candy corn, caramel apples, ghosts and goblins. Every year when Halloween comes along I have high hopes for dressing up and going to a costume party....or better yet, throwing a party myself. But since I've been married Halloween comes and goes and we say "well maybe next year." So last night the only costumes in our house were worn by the dogs. They are so cute I wonder how I got so lucky with 2 darling dogs!!!
After we ran out of candy we decided to watch a "scary" movie. I'm kind of a wimp so I didn't want to watch anything too gruesome. We decided on The Ring which had me on the edge of my seat and screaming out loud when I saw it in the theater in 2002. This time....not so much. I kept waiting for the scary part...still waiting...
My Little Punkin
Joe, Maddox and Fiona....so cute!!!
Patiently waiting for trick-or-treaters
Why are my antenna's under my chin?? :)
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Why is it that something like football can be something that can bond people for life and also something to tear relationships a part? I mean when you think about it, sweaty guys are manhandling each other trying to get an oddly shaped ball from one end of the field to the next. Nevertheless when football season comes I get those butterflies in my stomach. I really love everything about it!! The tail gating, the hot dogs, the pre-game rallying, the "heated" banter of the sports reporters. I love the face tattoos, beads, jerseys, and t-shirts. I love seeing the passion and creativity when it comes to representing YOUR team! I love the anticipation, the close calls, the interceptions, the victories, the tradition, the crunch of helmets crashing into one another. I can honestly say I LOVE everything about being a Buckeye!!!! While I did not attend THE Ohio State University for my college education I have a connection with this team as if it was my Alma Mater. Currently the Buckeyes are rated #1. Last season was a dream season for us....until the National Championship. It was an absolute blunder, a nightmare, a travesty. Truly the only explanation I can think is that aliens came down and invaded our players bodies! So to be ranked #1 again this season is a small miracle. I have faith in these guys that we can have another dream season. But the true test is the last game of the season vs the Michigan Wolverines. I hate them, I despise them and I honestly feel animosity when I even think of "that state up north."
But tomorrow I will be donning Maroon and Gold. My loyalty is not shifting I am not a traitor. I merely am supporting my husband and his love of the Arizona State Sun Devils. I love a good college football game and since we have season tickets I figure the least I can do is put on a t-shirt and enjoy a hot dog and chili.
So good luck tomorrow to the Buckeyes. Beating Penn State is something they can do in their sleep.
And also good luck to the Sun Devils. The more games then win the closer they come to playing the Buckeyes in a Bowl Game.
While this might cause a strain in the precious relationship between husband and wife.....we will cross that bridge when we come to it. One of us will need to be the bigger person and I can assure you that I will be there to comfort my husband when his team gets aannihilated:) (Shhhh...don't tell Joe I posted that)
Well I have come to realize that I am behind the times on a growing trend. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE is blogging these days. Celebrities, politicians, wanna-be's, mom's, entrepreneurs, musicians, people with GREAT recipes, socialites, artists....everyone has something to say. I spend a lot of time on the Internet and find myself bookmarking these captivating websites. I'm curious as to what they have to say and what has sparked their interest enought to publish it for the world to see. I love hearing the latest gossip, fashion trends, doggy stories, the latest and greatest home decorating tips, etc. Now I'm not necessarily one to go jumping on band wagons....but....this one seems like something worthwhile. Hopefully our family and friends across the country might like to know what we are up to from time to time. I am not the best at calling or even emailing so here is my attempt to keep everyone up to date on the exciting adventures of the Vega family! Plus who knows, maybe someone out there might think what I have to say is interesting:)