Friday, August 31, 2012

High Five for Friday (8.31.12)

Friday has come so fast this week!

Linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday!

1. We had an amazing vacation ((details to come on Monday) & I loved spending lots of time with the hubby. I dont know about all of you married people out there, but when we are at home we tend to do a lot of our "own thing" rather than spending every waking moment together. It was fun to get that together time over 6 days - we did a whole lot!

2. I also got to spend time with one of my best childhood friends ((& meet his fabulous girlfriend!))

Not only did I get to see Matty, I got to see my fabulous family too!

3. Disneyland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Another one of my childhood friends has moved to Dallas & her new job has some serious hook-ups! We went to the Cowboys game! Details to come next week!

5. Its Labor Day weekend... that means 2 free days off (friday & monday!) Looking forward to the last weekend of my vacation and having a good time - even though we dont have any set-in-stone plans. But oddly enough, I am looking forward to going back to work... i miss going. i never thought i would say that!

Have an amazing weekend yall!


Friday, August 24, 2012

High Five for Friday (8.24.12)

Happy Friday yall!

Linking up with Lauren for today's High Five

1. In case you all have somehoe forgotten, I'm on vacation from work until after Labor Day - whoop whoop! This means I am spending a lot of time with this crazy, weird, Booger

2. During the day on Tuesday, I did absolutely nothing. It was fabulous. I watched two movies - Horton Hears a Who and Friends with Kids.. both were pretty good!

3. Groupon had a deal on Rangers tickets last week, so when J got home Tuesday, we headed out to the Ballpark. The seats were nosebleeds, but it was still a good change in pace for the work week!

4. I usually go for cases that are more understated. My last was clear; however after some time in the sun it started to yellow... GROSS! I really would have liked a grey case to go with my grey iPad cover, BUT since I couldnt find one, I opted for something bright and fun - Love it!

5. When you read this J&I will officially be in San Diego... at the Zoo to be exact. Well, that is, if you read this on Friday... otherwise we might be in La Jolla kayaking, in Temecula wine tasting or at Disneyland letting our inner child go crazy... no matter what day you are reading this, we are guaranteed to be having a fabulous time!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with."
- Mark Twain

Such a great reminder.. Happy Wednesday yall! 


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sneak Peek: Jenna's Bridal Shower

Over this weekend, myself & the rest of Jenna's sweet bridal party, threw her a Breakfast at Tiffanys inspired bridal shower. It turned out so fabulous!

I hired a friend to photograph the event so the girls and I could just enjoy the day.

I dont have pics back yet, but here is a iphone sneak peek for ya!

Cant wait to share the other pictures and details with you all!!


Friday, August 17, 2012

High Five for Friday! 8.17.11

Hello Friday!

Every Friday makes my heart happy; however this Friday makes my heart melt. I am officially off work until August 30th.. thats 14 days of no work people. HOLY MOLY.... I dont even know what I will do with myself!

Now let me move on to this week's top 5 (Linking up with Lauren)

1. It is officially football season! Even though I wasnt able to watch the Cowboys game this week, you better believe that I was waiting for my Sportscenter updates on my phone! Looking forward to lazy football Sundays, my cowboys gear and at least going to one game this season... && most importantly, seeing my boyfriends (Miles, DWare & Witten -- Yummm!)

2. Its always fun to randomly run into your own wedding pinned on Pinterst..

3. We ran a super successful program this week for 2300+ people... I am so proud of my team!

4. I came home to a sweet husband (hes always in my top 5)

5. All day Thursday as I ran to a final meeting and ran errands, I drove with the radio on silence... it was a beautiful thing. After a week of 2300+ people and 33 precious staff.. the silence was appreciated. Should I say, a little decompressing time? Loved every second of it.

Looking forward to the weekend and my next 14 days... Have a great weekend yall!


Friday, August 10, 2012

High Five for Friday!

How is it August, and at that, almost mid August???? This is is flying by - its totally insane.

Linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk for my top five of the week...

1. Layla Love turned 5! unbelievable...

2. ((this doubles as a high and low)) My Tuesday. I go home from work and went straight to the bedroom. J was already gone to softball and I was lazy, lazy, lazy. I loved every minute of it! The low you ask.... it was the last week of the season. No more quiet house, Ashley time till next season ;)

3. If you told me 5 years ago that my job would revolve around budgets and my calculator would be my new best friend I would have told you that you were cray cray. Yet, I find myself knee deep in financials every single day. And lately its been more than one would ever want to find themselves in. But I am proud of myself for being so much more comfortable with this task and starting to grow confident in this portion of my job. After going through 7 internal proofs I had minimum changes on a 2.5+ million dollar budget.... I'll go ahead "toot toot!"

4. After months of talking about a trip, we finally booked it... Hello California! San Diego to be exact in just 13 days..... I can hear the waves now....

5. Bliss...

This weekend I go on-site to operate a 2200+ person program. I am looking forward to a successful week and an even more deserved vacation...

Cheers to your weekend!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pad Thai!

We cook a lot of Italian, Mexican, and "healthy-ness" in out house. Not often is it Asian, yet every time I cook it we both LOVE it... obviously it needs to be a whole lot more often than it is now.

I found this recipe on pinterest - & its a definite winner in our book!

Easy Pad Thai

(adapted from Everyday Food)
Serves 4
8 ounces dried, wide and flat rice noodles
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 squirt (about 1/8 teaspoon) Sriracha (optional)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 scallions (green onions), white and green parts, separated and thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 large eggs, light beaten (optional)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts

  1. Soak noodles according to package instructions. Drain.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sriracha.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add scallion whites and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add eggs and cook, scraping skillet with spatula until eggs are almost set (about 30 seconds). Transfer eggs to a plate.
  5. Add noodles, scallion greens, and sauce to skillet. Cook, tossing constantly, until noodles are soft (about 1 minute). Add egg mixture and toss to coat, breaking eggs up gently.
  6. Serve noodles with lime wedges, topped with cilantro and peanuts.

Notes and variations

  • Per serving: 315 calories, 7g fat (0.9g saturated fat), 3.6g protein, 60.5g carb, 1.4g fiber
  • Per serving: $1.50 or less.
  • As long as you use a gluten-free soy sauce, this is a gluten-free recipe.
  • Vegetarian, even. Skip the eggs for vegan.
  • We love protein.... added us some chicken breast


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Layla Turns 5!

Holy cow.... time flies! I cannot imagine having children, and how fast they will grow.

It seems like months ago I went and picked up this sassy booger, and now she is FIVE! ((8.6.2012))

I text this picture to my mom this morning, just because its so funny how much she has grown --- physically and (A WHOLE LOT) mentally.  I have been through many ups, yet so so so many downs with this little bit. & my parents are saints for putting up with her in her demon child years while I lived at home. But now I know, both of my parents (EVEN DAD! who still calls her horrible names) love this little baby just as much as I do.. which is a ridiculous amount!

For her fifth birthday, it wouldnt be the same without a yummo cake!

& a good old family photo...

& gifts!

We love this little boog... I hope many, many years are to come... love you sweet baby!


Monday, August 6, 2012

2 Amazing Things

2 amazing things happened this weekend - & I am going to jump right in..

Friday night was our August Supper Club - yes, so close to our July one; however with good reason!

The Cabreras found out the sex of their baby last Wednesday, and clearly 2 days was plenty long to wait to find out!

J&I dressed in out predictions....

Jordan was Team Boy too! We found out through the inside icing of a tres leche cake... yummo!

Its a BOY!!!!!!We cannot wait to meet Baby Boy Cabrera!

Saturday marked day 8th of the Olympics, & our 3rd Beer Olympics!

The Teams, The Rules...

The Games...

1. Bags Tournament
2. Beer Pong Tournament
3. Deb-Archery
4. Home Run Derby
5. Down N Dixie

 The Peeps....

The Winners:

1st - Jamaica; Andrew & Raquel
2nd - Thailand; James & Brittney
3rd - Mexico; Justin & Jordan



Groups Shot!

Happy Monday yall! Have a great week
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