Tuesday, October 30, 2007

5 fantastic years...



tonight me and mr joel celebrated our 5th anniversary...
i know i know- we are married now.
but i wanted to celebrate when we first fell in love back in the day.

we went on a date tonight.
we ate awesome food at vincenzo's
i had salmon soto and joel had a gorgonzola steak.
they were delicious.

after that we went to see the new wes anderson film we have been waiting for.
the darjeeling limited was also delicious.

i feel in love with wes anderson years ago.

all of his movies are amazingly fresh and funny.
if you haven't seen them i recommend you do.
i have seen them all- and own half of their soundtracks.

Bottle Rocket
(1996)
Rushmore (1998)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Hotel Chevalier (2007)

thanks for a great date mr joel.
and a great 5 years...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

five minute photo shoot...



we did a five minute engagement photo shoot the other night in between when i got off work and mandy and zach headed to a rehearsal dinner for his sisters wedding...
but we somehow managed to get a few nice shots.
...i can't wait to see this wedding!

hayracks, bonfires and birthdays oh my!

friday night kayla had one heck of birthday party.
we had a hayrack ride, bonfire and tons of fun.
too bad my allergies didn't have as much fun...



















kayla even got punk'd.
it was a good ol' time.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

congrats connie and robby

you had a beautiful day.
and robby you married one beautiful bride.









Thursday, October 18, 2007

windsor...




i had a dream last night that i was headed back to the u.k.
i forgot my electric converters and lancome skin care at home and went back from the airport to look for it and was late for my flight...
very bizarre and stressful.
this has been part of an on going series of travel dreams- that all involve me trying to get somewhere and always forgetting something. last time i forgot my new passport holder and went back for it too.
maybe it's a sign that my eagerness to travel so soon is premature...
maybe next summer?

anyways...tonight i found the windsor castle: a royal year special on on net tv and thought how cool that ive actually been to windsor- seen the castle, stood in my first british phone booth and had fish and chips there with my good friends.

anyone else got my travel fever?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

congrats dan and melody...

it was a beautiful wedding.

...you had some rad cakes dan!

...and you got a cute new son, mason.

...and i got to wear my new dress- rock!

...bff's.

...the hubby in a vest.

...and some fine dancing was done by josh.


...there was even a dance off between josh and a bridesmaid...josh definitely won with his bill cosby and micheal jackson moves.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

media frenzy...

work was great today.
we announced our new 16 year old donor program statewide and have had awesome results!

we were in the omaha world herald yesterday, online and print editions.

i was interviewed on kfab and it ran all day yesterday.

the grand island independent ran my story and interview today.

wowt last night both at 6 and 10pm...i was interviewed and on the 6pm newscast...too bad that's not the one online...

i was also interviewed with net radio (lincoln's npr station) yesterday

oh and we got a little blip on ketv's monday 6pm news.

...not too shabby...

Friday, October 05, 2007

the chocolate cloud



is the name or our new sofa.
much bigger than that tiny ikea sofa we had and 1000% more comfortable.
it seats 4 comfortably- including the kind people that helped us move it in.
thanks kyle, geo and linsey for hanging out with me while they moved it.
it is so big some of our feet dont even touch the ground.
we love it.
...now for the house with a bigger living room.

ps- blood donation update:
i got deferred due to my time spent in south korea this year.
dang malaria infested country.
next june you better believe i will be in there trying again.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

work week 2...


so far work has been great.
i have learned so much information in 2 weeks- that i feel like im back in school.
...but i love every minute of it.
i haven't had a job that i have felt so strongly about wanting to learn more and more about until now.
i want to know everything about blood services.
i want to be the best i can be for the red cross.
i learned so much at my all staff meeting in st. paul and love my whole team.
i feel so proud to represent them in the midwest region as their pr person and can't wait to launch my 16 year old donor program next week!
and tomorrow i will be attempting to donate blood for the first time.
wish me luck.

Monday, October 01, 2007

my bag is packed...


my 3 oz and under toiletries are in their separate clear zip baggy.
my business casual clothes are folded and pack neatly into my small brown and hot pink carry on suitcase.
my eticket is printed.
and my alarm is set for 4:30am.
...all for my first business trip as a pr professional.
st paul here i come!
see ya wednesday night.