Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September Familia Time

" I never realize how much I like being home unless I've been somewhere really different for a while." - Juno 


That's sometimes how I feel about coming back to my blog when I shamefully click on the B icon at the top of my Google Chrome bar. (After not having blogged let alone signed on for a solid week.) Then let the guilt settle in as my home page loads and I start to catch up on all of you [braf] bloggers. Then I doodle around on my own blog and feel right at home again. No matter how long my break, it's always my blog and so who cares :) But still sorry to leave September hanging.

It has certainly flown by with birthday, wedding, and fun time celebrations and is coming to an end all to quickly. As much as I am looking forward to these next few months passing and bringing in the new year, I can't deny that despite some frustrations, soul searching moments, and trying days, this summer was pretty freaking fantastic. And my crazy awesome family and I decided we'd send it on its' way with one last camping hoorah in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. The closest place to heaven on earth. :)) (scroll down for picture paloozah!) 

As October approaches N and I have recently decided to take matters into our own hands and are getting busy with [creating our own future] I guess. I'm in no way talking babies if this is coming out weird. You'll have to stay tuned for now. However, it was a good moment when N and I were driving home late from work together and I said "Babe. I feel better lately." And N said "Me too." 


Now to these favorite camping pictures of mine:


On Saturday N and I celebrate our First Wedding Anniversary :) I don't know what feels more strange: being a married woman for already a year (maybe our parents really aren't kidding about how fast time flies) - or - how much I love being a married woman. Girl. Young woman. Still feeling out my identity with those terms if that makes sense. !? 

Hope you are having a lovely fall season! 

xo . jess

Monday, September 12, 2011

Celebrating September.

No denying September came with quite the celebrations one after another, mix in sleeping most of all my days off to catch up on lack there of, combined with a non stop work schedule, it's safe to say September through all of my routines and control of balance out the window. But it's been good actually. At the same time I've enjoyed this change of pace, and September has really become a month of family and friends! I forgot how little you can manage to see your friends when you're slacking at life. I feel sometimes if I'm not tweeting my days away or checking Facebook every day and night you quickly feel as though you end up living under a rock.

However, with my mom's 50th birthday celebration, our friends' wedding this past weekend and our upcoming family trip (woohoo!) this weekend, it's been refreshing to actually see your friends vs texting and calling for weeks on end, laughing and spending time with family and friends and especially catching up with those you've not seen in months or even years.

So here I am to catch you up and share with you pictures of the fantastic first couple weeks of September. Stop by again tomorrow for Hair Too(s)day and I might even have a thrifting treasure post ready mid-week before I say goodbye work week Thursday afternoon, load up the car and head to the mountains! Hollaaa. :)

suzy's 50th.
my fabulous mom & friend

more besties ♥

the big sister I never had :)

rockin' out at the 9th door.

my stinkin' adorable sister and silly Amy.

happy birthday mom!

smile ladies! 

aawkward picture. 

(thnk you J for letting me borrow that adorable top!)

mitch & ang's wedding.

these two have known and loved each other since the 3rd grade. :) 

oh schatz. ♥

the greatest friend on earth :)

I dare say we look pretty darn good lady. 

show us the kissy face Steve. 

high school trio.


Like I said. A month of celebrations! :) Happy Monday to you guys. Hope your fall is starting out just as wonderful. 

xo . jess

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

Hi loves. I hope that you had an enjoyable day and get to look forward to the weekend coming up so quickly again. (Monday's are such bummers and I have no motivation - yet you can always count on Friday to sneak up just in time.) Since I'm teaching myself to be grateful for even the simplest of days lately, it feels good to be able to say that I actually had a pretty good damn day. Work was ten times more manageable than yesterday even though I was in that building for a good tenhours. yuck.

Yet I feel accomplished and good about my workweek ending tomorrow mid day and preparing for our good high school friends' wedding this coming Saturday! I am so excited for the two love birds to get married and I think our first wedding anniversary coming up is putting me even more in the celebrateweddinghappiness mode! :) Expect some fabulous pictures from the weekend! For the remainder of the evening, I heated myself a searing hot, delicious cup of chamomile peppermint tea and am calling it a night. Holy shit I might even read something! :)

( I have to though, share with you this picture of my freaking adorable godson! 
Today was the first day of Kindergarten :) I miss that kid. )


And now for something I am very much looking forward to participating in for the first time (!!) :

awkward & awesome thursday

.  coming home from work to N hanging out with billy and being so wired from work that I sit down with them and find myself blabbing my ear off to them about work drama. you shoulda seen their faces. it's almost as if they're thinking "please don't let her sit down please don't let her sit down". I'm supercool. 
. having the best most punctual morning staff - no matter how hard I try to beat them I come out of the parking to garage to find my entire staff already sitting there waiting for me. talk about feeling sheepish. 

. reaching my first ever weight loss goal of 10lbs and fitting into my sister's dress I'm borrowing for this weekend. 
. (speaking of) ang&mitch's wedding weekend!!!! :) 
. remembering my shopping totes every time I've gone to the grocery store in the last (almost) 2 weeks!
. having worked such long days in such a short week means my work day will be cut in half tomorrow and I will be free after noon! woop woop! (i might even get a mani)


Alright so my creativity and maybe ability to think has apparently already punched out for the day so I guess I should too before I put you all to sleep with me. Happy weekend kids!

xo . jess

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

post it.

alright loves. it's been a week. well, not even technically - actually, nope tomorrow it will mark a week of these crazy last 7 days of September. a week that completely knocked me on my ass. even topped it off with a (dontholdyourbreath) great morning at work - felt totally accomplished, on top of it - only for mr. boss to come and spill my milk.

So in one sentence, you have missed my mother's 50th birthday celebrations, lazy days with N, and a whole lotta work piled into 3 short days and if I'm honest with myself you will also miss our good high school friends' wedding on Saturday before you hear from me again. (Maybe I'll squeeze in some quick blanks) But hey, look on the bright side. You get to look forward to some goodies.

So for now, I'm taking you loves, putting your name on a post it and sticking you on my to do board. you've been posted.

xo . jess