Tuesday, December 2, 2008


So while everyone else is popping out babies, I am finding cats. Now after adopting Rick & Rebecca's cat, Pickles, a few weeks later Meiko came up to me outside. He's an adorable siamese mix, a breed I've always wanted. He's such a funny character, hence the name from the raccoon from Pochahontas (thanks, Jenna!). This week his new thing is playing fetch. Yes, playing fetch. I'll throw him a stick toy and he brings it back. No matter where I throw it, the kitchen, up the stairs, he always seems to bring it back. He thinks he's a puppy.
Below are pictures of Pickles and Meiko.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


So for Christmas Eric surprised me with plane tickets to Salt Lake City! I'm super excited. I've never been and have always wanted to go. Sure beats the forever road trip (even though it would have been cool to experience that). We're going December 17th-20th (doesn't seem like many days but we didn't want to travel on Sunday and I didn't want to take all my PTO).

We got a cool hotel across the street from Temple Square. I cannot want to see all the wonderful things: SLC Temple, Tabernacle, Brigham Young's home, etc. We really wanted to visit BYU, but that's about 45 minutes away. I don't want to rent a car, even though I get a pretty good discount from work. I'd rather save our money on food and Christmas presents. I will probably mail all the stuff I buy back to Bakersfield because of the lame charges on extra baggage now with airlines.

We really wanted to wait for this trip AFTER we were married, but Eric had planned it for this year. Hopefully within the next year I can finally same I'm engaged. Practically everyone I know is getting engaged, it's that time now. We're all growing up! I can't wait for that day for us to come.

Back to Utah...I have no idea what to pack. I get cold here in California when it's 68 degrees outside. lol I have some pretty good jackets, but I do need new boots. I hope it snows; Temple Square is going to be so beautiful!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


So starting this thing up again; the summer ran by me pretty quickly. Been all over Southern California the past few months. I've come accquainted very well with Hilton hotels lol.

Enough about work. Rebecca got me addicted to Twilight. Now I know I'm way behind in the trend of this series, so bear with me. I ended up finishing all 4 books in under 2 weeks (was pretty easy considering I had down time from office to office in the hotel room).

It's honestly one of my favorite books. Thanks, Rebecca :) It's so addicting, that I've given Mayra a copy of it for her birthday, it's all I talk about (yeah I even mentioned to Eric that it would be a cool anime), and I am going bizerk waiting for the movie to come in December. It's hard to picture the actors chosen in the movie though. I totally thought Edward a different way; however Robert Pattinson I would think would do a good job. I totally would have casted Bella differently. Ellen Page. Hands down. Who knows. The book is a total chick book, complete with romance and suspense intertwined. Enough about the book, I'm driving myself crazy just thinking about it. I'll talk more of it later.

Lakers game tomorrow. Can't believe it's already October. Can't believe it's already 1 year since I went to the last game. Time flies. I still get older lol.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Being MOH

This was my first time being Maid of Honor; I've been a bridesmaid before but my how MOH is so important in the bride's intrical part of a successful wedding!
Jessica surprised me by asking me to be her MOH which I happily accepted. Her and William's ceremony was off the Shell Beach cliffs at the Margo Dodd park. What a beautiful destination wedding! Not too far away from all us So. Cal'ers but just enough to enjoy the beautiful beach weather :D
Jessica looked so beautiful; her and her charming prince I know will be very happy with each other. I'm very happy that they have found one another and are so much in love.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Haven't written anything in quite awhile. Been traveling so much and been on the road for the most part. Been also living a lot out of my luggage and the hotel room. Pretty comfortable with the hotel room and watching Sex and the City while away.

I've also been reading a lot into the scriptures. Collecting books that the past prophets have written on gospel questions and the Plan of Salvation. Digging deep into the scriptures is pretty heavy. I feel I don't have enough time in the day to read everything; to encompass everything, absorb it, and contain it. Everything is becoming quite clear as I prepare myself to enter the temple. Sooner than later I hope.

I've been quite tired. I hope I'm not coming down with anything. I find myself quite uneasy just being at home. I'm used to doing something the last 8 weeks that I am anxious! Southern California is quite interesting; even though I've been to these cities before, I always tend to find something new. It's becoming easier now going through the grapvine and the 405 South. I do wish to move though. But I really cannot part myself with the cheaper cost of living and always thinking in the back of my mind how much I would be saving by staying in Kern County.

Who knows what is to come next. I've been making sure all my ducks are in a row for me to move ahead. Planning takes time and sometimes responsiblity comes with a price.

Enough about that. Sex and the City is on. Peace.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


This part of my life is called "packing" lol. So I've decided to take only a carry-on to San Francisco. I've packed all my work clothes and the hiking clothes since we will be on a "team-building" nature hike....i'm actually quite excited about it. Airline passengers may now carry only one bag plus one smaller, personal-type item onboard the airplane. SO...that leaves me with my carry-on and somehow bringing my laptop...don't know what I doing yet with that!

Eric's mom will be bringing him and my other luggage...the actual luggage that we will have to go through baggage check or whatever. I'm going to have to swap some things and manuever like none other. It's about 50 degrees tomorrow in San Fran...while Philly and NYC 80 degrees with t-storms. Not my ideal weather, but it's now or never.

I love how the TSA explains what we can bring on our carry-on. It's quite informative. I've got it all packed for SF, now onto Philly/NYC. The hotels over there are SO expensive right now. We're going to try doing a hostel. I'm a little hestitant to be going down that road, but like I said, the hotel prices are expensive right now. I know we can knock out all the sights we want to see in a day, but who really wants to do that? What i'm most excited about (besides going to Strawberry Fields and Tiffany's!) is eating the PIZZA! Super stoked...that a maybe an ice cream at Serendipity's. Either way I gotta get to finishing the packing....atm i'm getting my MP3 player all set for the bus down to LAX (did not want to leave my car at the LAX garage for 10 days!) This should be an adventure. Wish me luck!


So i've decided to start a blog; I've done a few in the past, but this I hope will be an easier way at times to jot down my memories and thoughts than my journal since I don't always have it handy.

I celebrated my 24th Birthday on Friday. A good number of my great friends dined with me at Sorella's. My dish was excellent, but I'm not sure about everyone else. You just have to know what to order there. Being 24 is ok for now. I'm still in the 18-24 category; only Angela has told me that 24-25 were good years for her, so here's hoping. 23 was a great year.

A lot of things happened that year; I went to the temple, moved with amanda, gained a better relationship with eric, and got promoted to Regional. But i'm excited what this year has to offer me; hopefully not a move to LA quite yet with my position. I thought I was ready and good for it since I had been applying for the Northern California position. But as the days went on, I was so anxious and my stomach was in knots due to the thought of leaving my family and eric. I know it would only be temporary before eric woud eventually move to LA for school, but the thought that I couldn't see him everyday was very upsetting. Who knows, we're young and don't have any kids (duh, we're not married yet!) this is the time to be traveling and on to new adventures.
Speaking of traveling, my position requires to me to travel a lot. I don't mind that, but it has interferred with my Philadelphia/NY trip. Eric and I had to reschedule a couple of days later, which then rippled into paying more for our flights. It was really cheap roundtrip, too. About $252....it now ended up being $300 or so. Way bummed out about that. I'm flying out to San Francisco on monday evening and then returning to LA on Thursday; then meeting up with eric at LAX to fly out to Philadelphia that same day. Insaneness. I packed my MP3 player, some books, and the scriptures. I'm debating whether or not to bring my laptop. It would be very useful in the hotel room. These are pictures of the Sir Francis Drake. I'm super excited to be staying there! The room looks so amazing...it's GREEN!

I have more to write, but I gotta get going to church. Today Baby Henry, Jocelyn's baby is getting his blessing. How awesome the church is...more on that later!