Thursday, September 30, 2010

Aerie @ Eagels Landing

I’ve been looking at venues for a while now trying to find the perfect place for our big day. One of the issues that I've been having is that all of the venues that i like are all inclusive venues, which means they provide the catering, which isn't what i was looking for. I really want to have a wedding that shows my background and ethnicity, so i really wanted to have authentic Mexican food at our wedding but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Jon and I decided that since we can’t have our wedding catered by the caterer that i want; we’ll just have our rehearsal dinner catered by the Mexican restaurant, which will make me happy :) Anyway, i found Aerie at Eagles Landing and i liked it so we made an appointment to check it out yesterday. It was a nice lil place with a golf course and miniature golf. I liked that you could have your entire wedding outside and not have to worry about have a big tent, which is what i don't want. It was a cute place but Jon and I didn't love it, so were going to keep looking. There is a vineyard in Salem that i love! And were going to check out that place sometime next week.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Holly and Alyson picked me up from work today and we headed to Melt to meet up with Janet. I’ve been planning a happy hour with all the girls that i want in the wedding but it just didn't seem to work out since everyone has different schedules. Lauren couldn't make it because she had to work late and Patty couldn't make it because it’s hard for her to have any free time with all of her kids, so it was just Alyson, Holly and Janet, which was okay with me :) It was nice to hang out with the girls and catch up. They were all very excited and happy that i had asked them to be part of the wedding. I can’t wait for all of the festivities that we will be having this year; I'm so excited for everything!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hello Kitty

Jon and I went to Target today to get some things for our place and ended up getting some cute Halloween decorations and we also got Miley a super cute Halloween outfit, I'm not sure she really likes it, but she will eventually, lol. I also got some cute Hello Kitty silly bands, they are really cute. After we got home, I worked on my letters to my future bridesmaids. I also watched the Brittney Spears Glee episode and I loved it!!! I saved it on the DVR because I'm going to make Jon watch it with me, they did a really good job with it. I love Brittney!

Monday, September 27, 2010


Today Jon and I made plans to go to dinner with David and Correy. So after work, I rode the bus to Tigard, stopped at my mom’s house for about 45 mins so I could give her a check for my car insurance and also so she could see my ring, because she was in California when Jon proposed. It was nice to see her and we also talked about the wedding. She is so excited, as my whole family is, I keep stressing out over everything when I know I should just relax, I just want everything to be planned already so I can just concentrate on all the fun little things. After my mom’s house, Jon and I went home to check on Miley and then we head over to David and Correy’s, they just moved to a new place so we were meeting them at their apartment. I really like their new place, its downtown and in the middle of everything so they can just walk everywhere. While we were there, I gave Correy a card with the Hello Kitty candy asking her to be a bridesmaid, she was so excited and happy that I asked her to be in the wedding, and I'm glad that she is, were going to have a lot of fun together. Jon also asked David if he would be a groomsmen and he said yes too. If it wasn’t for David and Correy, Jon and I would have probably never met, so of course they must be in the wedding! So after all of that, we walked to Safeway and bought a bottle of wine, and then walked to the Macaroni Grill for dinner. Dinner was so yummy and it was nice that we were able to bring in our own bottle of wine. After dinner we walked around downtown and stopped in at another bar for a drink and then headed back to their place. It was a fun night and I'm happy to have them both in our wedding. Wednesday, I let the rest of my bridesmaids know that they have been selected! Can’t wait!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


This morning, Holly and I got up at 10:30 and got ready to go shopping at the Woodburn outlets. It was a sunny Saturday which was really nice. We went to the Coach outlet because Holly wanted a new bag for school, she found this super cute black messenger bag, I wish I could of gotten a new coach purse but I have to be good with my money right now :( We also went to Pac sun where I found 2 cute shirts, which only come out costing me $13 for both, I was very proud of myself! lol. After shopping Holly suggested we go to David’s Bridal to try on some wedding dresses. I've been a little nervous about trying on dresses because I feel like once I try the dresses on this whole wedding is going to feel so much more real. I was literally shaking when we got to David’s bridal because I was so nervous, I never thought that I would be but I definitely was. I’m glad we went tho because I found a dress I really liked, but I don’t want to commit to it yet because I want to look at other dresses too. I also tried on a few ball gowns, which is the kind of dress I've always wanted, the moment I tried it on I knew that I did not want a ball gown after all, I felt Ridiculous!! But I did try on the 1st dress that I liked again because it was so pretty. After David’s bridal we decided to go to Betsy Johnson because I REALLY want my bridesmaids to wear super cute Betsy Johnson dresses. Holly had fun trying on a few and I talked to one of the girls that works there and she gave me her card because she said that she can help pick the dresses out once were ready to come in and buy them, I'm sooo excited! After that we went to the Hello Kitty store and I bought some cute hello kitty candy, which I will give to my bridesmaids on Wednesday when I let them know that I want them to be in the wedding, I'm super excited!!!

After all of this shopping we finally headed home to watch the Duck game with our friends, Jon was home the whole time getting out place ready to have people over for the game. Everyone was already at our place when I got home. We watched the game and had a few beers, of course the Ducks won again. I love watching the duck games with friends, they are so much fun!


Friday, September 24, 2010


Holly texted me earlier today and asked if she could spend the night, because she’s currently living at home while Matt is away and her mom has been driving her crazy. I told her it was fine because Jon and I didn't have any plans for the night.
When Jon and I got home, we went to dinner at Magolian Grill right by our house to talk about our upcoming engagement party, we had to get our guest list made for Alyson, so we worked on that and just talked about the things we want on our special day. Then we went home and Holly texted me and said that she wanted to go out and get a drink when she got off work, which was fine with me :) So after Holly got off work, she picked me up and we went to Hotseat for a few drinks. I haven't been to hotseat in so long since Jon and I live so far away now, it was nice to hang out there but it was kinda boring, Patty came out to meet up with us too; we then left hotseat and went to Mixers. We hung out there for a little while and then headed home. We got home late but we have to get up early tomorrow to go shopping!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Boring Thursday

Not special happened today, i was proud of myself because i made us a yummy dinner with just the food that we had at home, which is a big deal to me because i always just want to run to the store and grab something there to make for dinner. I grilled some chicken, made some yummy rice and some corn, Jon was impressed and so was I. I was so tired today, after dinner, i asked Jon to clean up and i went upstairs, took a shower and went to bed.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Easy A

After work today, i had to ride the bus to the Tigard transit center to meet up with Jon. He took our car to Break Team today during his lunch to get new breaks on the car, and the car was ready for us to pick up after we got off work, the total cost was $190, which isn’t as bad as i thought it was going to be, but it still sucked because it’s another expense we have to deal with, grrr..
After we got home, Holly came over because we had plans to go to the movies; we have been waiting for "Easy A" to come out in theaters so we were very excited to go see it. The movie was so freaking funny, i loved it, i can’t wait to see it again, it’s a total girl movie but i know that Jon will enjoy it too. After the movie we went to Old Chicago for some food and a drink.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Shopping in Vegas!

Today we got up around 9:30 again, i can never sleep in, and i didn’t want to waste my vacation on just sleeping and drinking. So we all got up and went to the Rain forest Cafe for breakfast. We were all pretty hung over from drinking so much the first 2 days in Vegas, so we just ate and drank juice and water to rehydrate. Rob ordered a beer but he couldn’t even drink it, lol. After breakfast we went back to the pool, i didn’t feel like drinking today, everyone else did but me. Jon and I only stayed at the pool for about an hour because i wanted to walk around the strip and check Vegas out during the day. Rob and Courtney stayed behind and we headed back to our room to freshen up. It was a nice shopping adventure; we went back to planet Hollywood because they have a huge shopping mall there. We went to the Volcom store, which i was very excited about! I ended up getting a shirt and some jeans, and the guy working there gave us some cool volcom stickers, which makes me happy :) Jon got a t-shirt at Champs. We went to the sugar factory and i really wanted to buy one of their lollipops but i didn't think that i should spend $25 on a sucker so i didn’t get one, but i really wanted the Brittney Spears one! We also went into the planet Hollywood souvenir store and i got a really cool planet Hollywood shirt and i got holly a shirt that says "Every day is Holly day" i couldn't pass it up :) On the way back to the MGM, we ran into Courtney and Rob and we all decided to go to dinner. I really wanted to go to a nice dinner so we went to "Pearl" a chines restaurant, it was really good and it was nice to have a relaxing dinner since this is our last night. Tonight Jon and I didn’t want to go to any clubs so Rob and Courtney met up with Robs sister and Jon and I went and did out own thing. We helped some lost tourist find the MGM and then we just walked around and had drinks at a few different bars. I’m ready to go back home. I’m too old to be drinking every day like this, lol


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lazy River

Today we woke up around 9:30 and went for breakfast/lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, by the time we got there it was actually lunch time, the sun was shining and it was so nice. After lunch we walked back to our hotel and headed to the pool. We were at the pool from about 1:00-7:30, it was so nice! I love the sunshine and hanging out by the pool. Jon and I got some cool MGM mugs at the bar which they filled with whatever icee drink you wanted, i got a daiquiri and Jon and some pink drink, i don’t remember the name. Courtney also got one but Rob got a bucket of beers. It was nice floating in the pool and enjoying the sunshine. After the pool closed we stopped at McDonald's on the way back to our room to grab some food and then we all went back to our rooms and napped! Then we woke up took showers and got ready to go out for the night. We meet up with Rob's sister and her friends at 10 and then we rode the monorail to Bally's hotel and then walked over to the Bellagio and went to "The Bank" which is some new club, we got in for free but the boys had to pay. I wasn’t really having much fun at that place because there were too many people, the drinks were super expensive and there was no room for us to dance, so Jon and I left. We 1st went to a little side bar in the Bellagio that had video poker, Jon and i played a few games and had a few drinks and then we walked over to Planet Hollywood. It was a fun walk and Jon took a few pictures of me in front of the Eiffel Tower. We walked around planet Hollywood and played on the Holly Madison poker machine and then we found a bar and had a few more drinks there. After that we headed back to the MGM, we didn't realize how far away we were, so we stopped at 7-Eleven and got hotdogs and a beer for our walk back, lol. I didn’t want to go to bed yet so we went back to our rooms to change because i was wearing a dress and then we went back out to the main floor to play some more poker, of course i kept losing, but it was fun. It was another late night but it was a lot of fun, i had fun wondering Vegas with Jon :)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We have ARRIVED!!!

Today has been a long day! Jon and I got up at 5:30 this morning so that we could be out the door by 6 and be at airport by 6:30. Holly drove us to the airport, the check in went well, except that my tooth paste and hairspray were confiscated because i had them in my carry on and they exceeded the size limit. Jon and I went to a Mexican restaurant before our flight and had breakfast and a drink, i had a margarita and Jon had a beer. We met up with the rest of our group as we were boarding the plane, we were lucky enough to have our seats right next to each other. We got to Vegas at 10 am, checked into the MGM and then walked over to New York New York for lunch, we went to an Irish pub for lunch and then to a different bar for Jello Shots! :) We then went back to our hotel and Jon, Rob, Courtney and I went down to the lazy river pool to relax and have some drinks. The lazy river was a lot of fun, they had inner-tubs for us to lay in and float around the pool. After that we walked around the strip and got giant margaritas at a Mexican restaurant, they were really good but i couldn't finish mine. We then went back to our hotel to get ready for the night. We went to Studio 54, which was in the MGM, we all got in for free and us girls got free vodka from 10:30-11:00 so we would get 2 drinks at a time and give them to the boys. We had a lot of fun there dancing and stuff and then they had 2 performances, from Mexico because it was the Mexican Independence day, which i didn't even know about! But the performances we really cool, i really liked the girl rapper Nina Dioz, i got to take a picture with her after her performance. We stayed at Studio 54 the whole night and didn't head back to our hotel until about 3 am. It was such a long day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Today is packing day!!! Holly came over after she got off work to spend the night because she has been nice enough to get up early with us to drive us to the airport tomorrow morning. I can’t wait to get to Vegas and relax!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lazy Monday

We didn’t do much today, we were still so excited that we were engaged! :) We went to Target to get some things for our Trip on Wednesday and then we went to Haggen’s and got a pizza, Jon loves the haggen’s pizza and keeps telling people how great it is, he is so cute :) We also bought a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Once we got home we ate and then just laid on the couch and watched TV. We didn’t even open our bottle of champagne because we were so tried. I can’t wait for Vegas!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Today was a fairy tale

Today was probably the best day of my life! Jon proposed and it was so cute!

So i had a nail appointment today @1 for a fill and a pedi. As i was getting ready to head to my appointment Jon said that he wanted to drive to the beach afterwards, i said that was fine and off i went. I was at the nail salon from 1-3, and Jon called me during the middle of it asking me how long it would be for me to be home, i said i would be home in like 30 mins, at this point i didn’t want to go to the beach anymore because it was already getting late. So i got home and Jon said that we were going to go for a walk at this place his manager told him about, he told me to get ready to go. My hair was a mess but i didn’t feel like doing my hair so i just changed and told him that i was ready and he told me that he wanted me to get "Pretty" and i told him that i did feel pretty and i didn’t see a point in get dressed up just to go for a walk, so off we went. Jon took me to Council Crest, we got out of the car and we were walking and Jon said that he needed to get something from the car, i didn’t think anything of it. We then walked over to the main area where there's a really pretty view of Mt. Hood. We wanted to take a picture, so Jon walked over to a lady and asked her if she could take a picture for us, while i wasn’t paying attention, he told the lady that he was going to propose. So she walked over and gets ready to take a picture, right as she is about to take it, Jon turns me to face him, pulls a ring box out of his pocket and gets down on 1 knee and asked me to marry him!!!!! I was so excited and happy! OMG!!!! It was so great and the whole time, the lady kept snapping pictures. It was so great!!! I was shaking! The 1st person i called was my mom and she was so happy! We then left Council Crest and went to McMenamins to meet up with all of our friends, because he had called them and told everyone that he was going to propose to me. It was so wonderful!!!! Holly and Correy got me a bouquet of flowers and a hello kitty balloon, and Jon also got me a dozen of red and pink roses. Everything was so perfect and wonderful and of course, I LOVE MY RING!!!! I’ve got the perfect princess ring!!! I cannot wait to marry my best friend!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Today was the Duck game against Tennessee, i had to get up early and go to PCC for a meeting because I’m trying to get into the Early Childhood education program because i know that i don’t want to work in an office the rest of my life!

Anyway, after that i came back home and got ready for our friends to come over to watch the game. It was a lot of fun!! Aubrey & Steve, Badd & his friend, and Alyssa & Gabe came over for the game. During the game we all played flip cup in the kitchen and just hang out. It was a great time! I love having people over and i love my kitchen, its prefect for flip cup! lol
The Ducks of course won the game! :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Danielle

Today was my friend Danielle's birthday celebration. We went to "Nightlight", it was a very dark bar, but it was fun to hang out with old friends. Danielle, Alyson and I used to be roommates back when we were about 22, we always had a lot of fun together :)


Thursday, September 9, 2010


Today on the way home Jon said that he wanted to eat something healthy for dinner but i ended up making burgers for dinner instead. They were very yummy and Jon was a happy boy! As you can see in the picture above, he’s really enjoying himself :)


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Hour With Holly

Holly picked me up from work today and we went out to the pear district for some happy hour. We went to Casa Del Matador; had some food and margaritas and then we went to Old Chicago for another drink. It was fun and relaxing, Holly and i always have plenty of stuff to talk about. She also brought me a bag of dresses for me to take to Vegas with me next week. I cannot wait for my vacation!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Hour with Janet!

Janet picked me up from work today and we went to Happy Hour at Bartini. I love happy hour and i love Bartini, so it was great! I had a rainbow sherbet martini and it was so yummy, I also had some fondue. Tomorrow i do Happy Hour with Holly, can’t wait!


Monday, September 6, 2010


Today i woke up to breakfast in bed from Jon :) I love when he does sweet things like this for me, he truly makes me feel like a princess! After i got out of bed, we had a day of cleaning; we cleaned our carpets downstairs and did laundry. We then went to the mall because Jon wanted some new vans and i wanted to get the tan Hello Kitty at build a bear. Jon got his vans but no Hello Kitty for me, they were sold out :( But i did get new make up at bare minerals, which made me happy :) We then went to Target, and i got some sun glasses for Vegas, and then to F.Y.E because Jon wanted to get the 1st season of Futurama because that’s his cartoon of choice right now. He ended up getting 3 seasons because he got a deal on them. We then went home and watched a few episodes and then some football. We also played a few games of Wii bowling and of course, i beat Jon in every game :) he gets so mad when he loses. After all of that fun, we went to bed. I don’t want to go to work but we leave for Vegas next week, so that’s always exciting!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lazy Sunday

We got home from Eugene today, and we were so tired. The Reeds wanted us to come over so we decided to head over there once we got cleaned up. We hung out with the Reeds for about an hour and then headed back home. All i wanted to do is be home and relax so Jon and I went and rented "the Lovely Bones" and "Diary of a Wimpy kid". I’ve been wanting to watch Lovely Bones for a while now because I’ve read the book twice and I really liked it.  The movie was actually better than i thought, Jon even enjoyed it. We also enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy kid, it was a cute kid’s movie, i love watching kid’s movies :) It was nice to have a relaxing night and not having to worry about getting up early the next day for work.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Game Day!!!!

Today was the 1st duck game of the season, the score was: 72-0, New Mexico lost pretty bad!! lol. We only watched the 1st quarter of the game since the ducks were doing so well, we decide to head back to the tailgate and hang out with friends, . Today was a lot of fun, we were up early and headed over to Marcus's place, he was having a party before the game and then after the game. We also went out to a few bars in Eugene; it was a lot of fun.


Friday, September 3, 2010


After work today, Jon picked me up and we headed straight to Eugene. Tomorrow is the 1st duck game and Jon was able to get tickets to it. We decided to head to Eugene today because we didn’t really want to get up early in the morning tomorrow and drive all the way out there. Jon’s friend Chris is letting us stay at his house for the weekend, so that's always nice. When we got to Eugene, we went to the mall so i could get a new shirt for tomorrow. Then we headed to Chris's house, Chris has a boat and lives near the river so we decided to take the boat out and have a ride around the lake. We didn’t really do much tonight because we want to be up early tomorrow to enjoy the game.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lazy Thursday

Today is the start of college football!!!

After work Jon picked me up and we went straight to the store to get some meat for our spaghetti dinner. Spaghetti for dinner is starting to become a regular thing, it’s easy and Jon loves it. When we got home, Mike was already there watching Miley. Now that they are fed, this is where you find the boys. I love that Miley is lying on the couch with them enjoying the game too, she is just too cute!

Miley's Playpen

Since we've had Miley, we've been trying to figure out a good way to leave her at home without her:
1) Hating it
2) Getting into things she shouldn't
3) Going potty all over the place
4) Leaving her in her crate all day

So we have tried a few things:
1st - We would leave her in my bathroom with a potty pad, her crate, food/water and her toys. She hated this, and she wouldn't use her pad, she would just poop/pee all over the place and i just felt like she would eventually ruin our bathroom and stink it up.
2nd - Jon's friend, Mike, would come over and stay with her all day so she would be free to play throughout the house.
It’s been nice to have him come over and take her on walks and such, but i just feel like we need to have Miley get used to being home alone too. And it’s not like Mike is going to be able to watch her forever, i don’t think professional dog watcher is what he aspires to be :)
3rd - I decided that we should just leave her home alone, so she pretty much had the run of the house without anyone watching her.
BAD Idea, she then started to chew on our new couch and poop and pee upstairs in the hallway. I always dreaded coming home to find new surprises from her. And i felt, with us doing this with her, she would really ruin our place and definitely stink it up.
Soooo....Today Jon went to Target during his lunch and bought a kids playpen for her. It’s nice and big, we are able to fit all of her toys, bed, food\water and her pee pad in there with still room for her to walk around.

This is her trying to escape

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