Wednesday, October 28, 2009

bring it on Halloween.

i am so ready for those munchkins.
baked goods and special "Jen treats" in addition to this....
those kids are gonna be on one may-jah sugar high!
my heart is so full of you.

how lucky they are to have you in heaven.
sending lots of love your way today & always.

daddy's girl

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

THIS is why i love fall.

delicious fall candy apples.
(stick not included in the give out, purely for cuteness effect)
i figured since i live in Manhattan Beach i need to up my trick-or-treat give outs.
boy, are these kids lucky!
more goodies to come.....

Monday, October 26, 2009

my favorite man.
my big bro.

(graduation dinner with the family 2007)

i am the luckiest girl in the world.
i have the very best big brother any gal can ask for.
he is everything to me.
he has stepped up & taken the "man of the house" role....
and has been wonderful.
it is because of him, that i enjoy life.
it is because of him, that i am happy.
it is because of him, this world is a much better place.
he is my life.
pumpkin everything.

pumpkin pie.
pumpkin latte.
pumpkin bread.
pumpkin carving.
pumpkin seeds.
pumpkin brownies.

in honor of halloween (one of my favorite holidays)
i will be making a pumpkin "something" everyday.

gosh, i love the holidays.

Friday, October 23, 2009

new obsession (that has changed my life)

this is a vita mix (the photo doesn't do it justice)
everyone should own one. no joke.
if i had all the money in the world i would buy everyone one!
it's that ridiculous.

it's pricey but so worth every penny.
they run for about $600 (i know what you are thinking, that's outrageous)
but honestly you could live your whole life on this machine.
it makes (but not limited to)
fresh smoothies, coffee, soups, and amazing sauces,
breads, breakfasts,and desserts.

basically it's heaven in a container.
i am hooked.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

cute neighbors.

so this afternoon our neighbor and his cute as can be wife came over to drop off these flowers..... and a card saying "we are so happy to have you here, and if you ever need anything.... "
you get the gist.
they have been here 40 plus years in the exact same gorgeous home across the street.
the hubby was so funny (trying to sell his 4o something year old son to marrying me) and his wife is just so darn nice.
they were off to date night so they couldn't stay long (talk about cute)
i love my neighbors.
i am baking them goodies tomorrow as a thank you.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

nerd alert.

i will be buying this book.
one of my favorite designers/crafters is coming out with her very own BOOK!
164 pages of pure goodness.
10 more days until this hits stores.
time is going by so slow!
can't wait for my creative juices to start again.
thanks liz for being so inspiring!
early morning sunrise.

you know it's early when you are up before the sunrise.
enjoying a cup of fresh coffee while working.
did i mention i love my job?
I've never been happy about waking up early but 5:30am is the new 9.
i love this place.
(and someone had emailed me saying please don't forget about home...)
Fair Oaks has my heart. that will never change.

happy wednesday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

a little update.
for those of you interested.

i started my new job yesterday in Manhattan Beach as a personal assistant .
i love the job.
i love all the people i need to be in contact with everyday.
i love my room & walk in closet (yes, i said walk in).
i love the home i live in.
i love that i was born to do this job.
i feel SAFE which is key.
i love our neighborhood and the cute families surrounding.
today is the first day in a long time that i can say,
is a good day.
which makes me feel good knowing i made the right decision. for me.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

new beginnings.

i start my new job on monday and i am VERY excited.
mainly because i am going to be BUSY! BUSY! BUSY!
but also because i can take a little much needed break from sac town & the memories my dad and i shared, everyday.
SO mom and i drove 10 hours (yes! 10 hours) from SAC to SD.
boy, that 405 traffic is something else.
we are staying with my brother for the weekend, and so far....
as always, having WAY too much fun.
my mom leaves tomorrow, and i leave for manhattan beach monday morning.
bittersweet day tomorrow. but i know for a FACT i am doing the right thing.
as my dad would say "we've made it,we're gonna meet orpah!"
god i love that man.
i will be updating my new journey as much as possible.
the first few weeks are going to be CRAZY busy.... but i will do my best.
happy blogging!

Monday, October 12, 2009

happy birthday bestie.

happy birthday to one of the VERY best.
i love you with all my heart.
hope your 25th is ah-mazing, just like you.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

diannah & ryan's precious boy.

i can't say how much i love him.
he is just perfect.
an angel is born.
baby cooper james vaughn.
10/09/09 @ 10:25am
i love him.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

fall brain dump.
-i've been running errands more than i ever have in my whole life combined (and yes, running errands is my all time most favorite thing to do.... but with my mom's errands and mine, the lists just get longer and longer). plus with my big move in a week, there simply is just not enough time in the day.

-today is my last day of work here in good ol' sac town. i will miss everyone terribly. it's bittersweet, but in my heart i know i have made the right & best decision for me. the gang is throwing a little gathering at the wine bar tonight (missing greys BUT for good reason). a little wine and some good company is just what the doctor ordered.

-my dad would be so proud of me i just know it. and knowing that brightens my little heart. i need a little time away from all the memories we have made here, and need to stay busy and heal somewhere else. and WHAT better place than Manhattan beach. ohhhhhhhhhh i can see my mom's smile and how thrilled she is too. love that more and more.

-my bestest turns the big 25 on Monday (and i got a little something up my sleeve for her) pics to be posted Monday, sorry can't ruin her surprise!

-my momma dearest went back to work this week. she's the strongest woman i know. she's taking everything day to day but makes me want to be just like her.
i love her.

-speaking of momma... she and i will be hosting another little gathering tomorrow night (we just LOVE a good party) so if you guys can come to hacienda in Folsom, we would LOVE to see you. i just know next week i will be spending all my time with her... so i want to see everyone tomorrow!

-my friend jill came to visit from chicago. GOSH I LOVE HER. we had SUCH a good time ordering take out, watching the soccer game, craft fair, dinners, movies, coffee talks.
what a good friend she is. miss you already jill.

-i am so excited to see my brother next week and spend the weekend in San Diego with him, ohhhhh the fun things we have planned. EXCITED.

-i can start jogging today! well SLOW jog because obviously my ligaments are still not okay... but slowly i can get back into it.
oh how i love jogging in the fall.

-pumpkin spice lattes are back!
oh happy day!

that is all for now.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

the big news is....
i'm moving to Manhattan Beach in a few weeks :)