Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blanking it Saturday

Hi kids. 
Happy Saturday day to you. And happy friday blank day if you're playing along! I haven't filled out my blanks in months. I really think it's been months but here I am blanking it up. I'm spending the morning in bed even though the sunshine is all over this great state right now (Colorado is the true sunshine state, no offense Courtney :)). But I've got quite the workday Saturday cut out for me and after making the wrong shoe choice for yesterday's work day, I'm giving my sore legs as much rest as possible. Especially since I get to do it over again tomorrow. Is it time for me to be a stay at home mom yet? :)

eins. i am looking forward to moving downtown and into our own place! N and I have finalized our decision to move downtown as soon as N finds a new job. I'm working all the hours I can get to save up as much as possible now all we need is a new job for N. We're both really excited for a place of our own and moving downtown is an adventure we sort of stumbles upon and now can't get out of our heads so, let's move downtown!

zwei. something kind of embarrassing that I still love anyways is watching spongebob. I know. Me and all the other 10 year olds. If you follow regularly you've read me talking about why I love it. I even get excited when I catch an episode I've never seen before. I'm uebercool.

drei. my favorite car convertible bugs :) maybe it's the German in me. But I wouldn't mind cruising around in a Range Rover :))

vier. if I could pick one type of weather to live with for the rest of my life I would want beach air so I would never have to style my hair again and have the best curls, and something around the high 70's. 

fuenf. my favorite thing to do after a bad/stressful day is turn my phone on silent and take to my couch preferably with N and Oli next to me. 

sechs. this weekend I'm closing at work Friday, Saturday, oh yea and Sunday. 

sieben. if I were a color I'd be yellow because only Spongebob and I can pull it off :))

xo . jess

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

can't get enough of you.

For the past couple of weeks I've been treating myself to a mani every so often and I've been getting this "chalac" painted on which is this nail polish that lasts for weeks instead of days! It's so cool. You put your hands in these blacklight boxes while they're painting them and the nail polish gets hard and chip proof! 
The first time I did it I just picked this color by random and I've never become so obsessed with a color! #42 Sky blue - I get so many compliments on you!!

Midweek Update:
N and I got to have the day off together today which was amazing! We lounged around the house in the morning, taking our time cooking a delicious breakfast. Sipped on our second cups of coffee while fixing up N's resume and ran errands in the afternoon. Sneaking in a quickie nap before meeting n's ma for happy hour and birthday shopping before heading back to her house for family dinner. 
Sad that I have to go back to work tomorrow which will take me through the weekend closing every, single, day until Monday I think, I'm taking my stuffed self to bed. Please, share with me your weekend plans so I can try and convince myself I won't be running around at work all weekend. I got a little camera happy this afternoon in the car, and who doesn't love classic car pictures?? So yea..I'll share :) despite the sillyness. 

it was so sunny! 

love you co ♥ 

i love me some mr. ray

my little cousin gio. watch out selena gomez and miley!

I hope you have an easy Thursday and if I don't talk to you before hand, a lovely weekend =)
xo . jess

Monday, April 25, 2011

happity hop.

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a great Easter Sunday or just a lovely Sunday if bunnies and eggs aren't really your thing - whatever floats your boat - I however, had a very stuffing, satisfying, and honestly tiring day. But leave it up to my husband to round out the day with a relaxing movie night. I was very camera happy throughout the day, which we spent getting up early enough for me to run out my soreness in my legs (lately in the mornings when I'm trying to wake up and just dozing in bed my legs feel so sore and stiff?!). After brunch at my mom's with the best quiche everrr we hopped in the Jeep and stuffed our tummys with more delicious Italiano cooking, easter egg hunting, and not to forget a very competitive round of boccie ball! 

My little manbrother.

These kids. 

I love kids in their easter dress! 

playing Hoppa Hoppa Reiter.

B opening her easter basket. 

Ty trying some new things with her hair. 


kleines schwesterherz

us German girls. 

happy bunny day. 

attempting some family pictures

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! 

xo . jess

Sunday, April 24, 2011

happy birthday, mr. ray.

I was hoping to post about N's birthday from yesterday, this morning before I had to jet off to work..but, unfortunately we ended up laughing too long and having too much fun with everyone that I didn't get shut eye until after 2am. Then having to get up and work a 9.5hr day running basically, the entire time (ohretail!), nooo buenoo. no. 

Mr.ray turned 24 yesterday and he's having a hard time with it I think. I don't think it's really about turning that age but where we're at right now with financial things, work/school things, and living things. But I know it's weeks' time before we have our own place (livingdowntown!!! :D) and things can only go better from here. 
I don't dare jinx myself more than that so moving on....
I think meeting a few of our dorky yet good friends for some drinks at the end of his bday really cheered him up. It was great to see everyone. We're getting better about getting together more frequently and it's amazing how much seeing your friends regularly and laughing till a little bit of pee comes out, can brighten your day to day mood and emotions. 

I'm really kind of loving my evocamera. 

the birthday boy.

the adorable newbies :)

coors light & fries. can never deny them as midnight snack. 

possible captions for this photo:
1. This photo made me realize that my friends are huggers. 
2. The graphicTtubbies
3. Ryan's freakishly long arm. 

we're a smiley bunch. 

didn't realize it had gone black and white. 

my two favorite boybuddies. 

my friends hannah. ryan. and dane my cousininlaw :)

according to my friends,
love is in the air

Now..since you are most likely going to read this on Sunday sometime and I'm going to kill two birds with one stone right now and wish you a happy easter right now. We have a busy day tomorrow and I'm still awake, again (!) at 2.05am - I seriously suck at this going to bed stuff - so blogging wishing you a happy bunny day would just definitely not happen. So, it's happening now. 

We are heading to N's uncle's house for Easter, after brunch at my mother's and in the afternoon we might head over to his dad's house :) so like every holiday, family family family time :) I do love it. I always have my camera, because I used to always love looking at old picture's family pictures before I was born, at family get togethers sitting around and talking, how young everyone I somehow love having pictures like that of my family. (sidenote.) I really am sad to think that people hardly every have physical pictures anymore or photo albums. It's so much funner to look at them in person. 

Here's wishing you a beautiful Sunday, time with friends and family, candy and food, and of course a requirement for any family gathering, something to 'cheers with! Prost! Frohe Ostern!!

xo . jess

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

an afternoon at the park.

Today was one of the most bizarre days in months. I'm exhausted yet nothing really happened. Work was really frustrating and challenging today and I'm so blah that all I have for you tonight is my favorite snapshots of n and I letting Oli run around at the park for awhile the other afternoon. :) I forgot about these and found them hanging out in my Picasa when I switched on my computer tonight. Oli is so big and gold now :) He's such a good puppy. He absolutely loooves catching the ball and gets so focused when we play with him. So, no captions just pictures tonight. I'll have a more exciting collection to share Thursday; tomorrow mr.ray and I have the day off and we're heading downtown for the Rockies game and possibly dinner in Boulder after :) Follow my twittertweets for live action :P

I'm sorry. I know the kissy pictures are kinda gross. But, its even more gross how much fun being a newlywed is :) 

xo . jess

oh italiaaa familiaa.

be aware that this post may be a bit picture heavy, but yesterday was such a perfect sunny day with the family you're going to have to share my favorites pictures of dinner at grandmasonja'shouse :)
Nothing short of laughs (we will always be considered the kids table), amazing food, bibs, and sunshinee. ♥ absolutely lovely.

 off to grandma's 

homemade ravioli = pink or red bibs. serious 

the cutest and coolest little sister

oh sweet julie :) do you need some help?

cousins with Aunty Lorii!!!! We miss you :)

then we got serenaded by this girl. watch out Miley

her biggest fan ♥ 

how julie tells you she loves you :)

taylor laut-..I mean cousin max & sweet Giovanna. Go ahead. Leave a comment and I'll email you his age.  Take a guess. 

my sweet in laws :)

the coolest Aunty. No really, I don't think she has a real name :) She's just "aunty!!" :)

N holding 2nd cousin baby Jack! 

the cutest chunkster. 

no. they don't look alike at all. 

It was amazing to sit around and laugh and dick around with your cousins, sneak pizailles off the desert table..while still eating dinner, after feast coma, lounge around the deck in the sunshine drinking all the wine. We're lucky that we get to see my mamacita and brother daily, but seeing family for a perfect day after not having done so in awhile is pretty amazing :) If we could do this every Sunday..we'd always look like this: 

> happy. as. clams<

and last but not least. check, OUT ..grandpa's fire hydrant. Go ahead. Inspect it good. 

Viva Italiaaa
I freaggin love my italiaaafamiliaa :))

xo . jess