Sunday, April 25, 2010

I just had the juciest...

Orange in my whole life! Holy Cow! So, today, we had the final walk-through for our house. Just to verify the condition of the house, and make sure everything looked good. It did! I'm so excited! Wednesday {hopefully} will be the day. The house will be OURS! Anyways, while we were there, our new neighbor, an older gentleman who lives down the road, brought us a housewarming gift: a giant bag of oranges and avocados. :) Can you believe that?

I decided I MUST try one of the oranges tonight. Boy was it juicy! And so delicious! I don't think I could go back to having store bought oranges after that!

Anyways, after we got one last look at the house {which, by the way, is still full of vintage furniture :) That's so cool! Some of the stuff is gone, but I look forward to exploring and looking at all the things that Lucy collected over the years. She saved EVERYTHING!} we went to the Montrose Harvest Market.

I've never been to one, and it was sort of like a fair or carnival, without the rides. Lots of booths with good food and crafts.
We ended up eating lunch there: I had a handmade Mexican Gordita, and Matt had a burrito. Very good! Here's Matt enjoying the burrito :)

After lunch we bought some fresh fruits and veggies: very ripe and yummy strawberries, lettuce, carrots, and potatoes. We also picked up some delicious bbq sauce and some honey made by a hive right down the road from us. All in all, it was an awesome time. I look forward to going more often. I wish we could have gotten more, but with it all so fresh, I didn't want any of it to go to waste before we leave for Matt's wedding in Logan, UT on Thursday. We will be bringing some of the oranges and strawberries, if there are any left! :)
Well, it's almost time for bed.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekend in Mexico

Ok, so here's what the dealieo is. This weekend, Matt and I went down to Mexico for our friends' wedding. We had a great time. Here's a photo montage of our weekend. :)

First up: Mexico!
This picture is right after you cross the border into TJ, and there's a giant Mexican flag flying. Kind of cool.

Then, as you come close to the resort in Rosarito Beach, you see this:
He was overlooking our resort/hotel. :) Which was beautiful, by the way:
You can see our room: It is the third one up from the bottom on the left :) We had a great view:
Amazing, huh?
So, we got there on Friday afternoon, checked into our rooms, and went down for some authentic Mexican tacos at this little shop called:

It was pretty good. You just told the guys how many you wanted, ate them, and paid after. Matt and I each had 3 tacos; there was the choice of beef or pork. Not bad :)
Then, we all headed down to the pool for a little sun time. Can you blame us?
I mean, seriously, how gorgeous is that? :) Ok, to be fair, that last picture is of the OTHER pool that we didn't really go in, but still. There was a jacuzzi hot tub that was way popular for the weekend. It was a little chilly at times, and the warm water felt nice.

After the rehearsal, we had dinner, which was...surprise! Mexican food :) {I'm not going to be able to eat Mexican for quite a while. Although it was delicious, I'm good for a long time :)}
It was neat to get the four guys together for a picture. It doesn't happen often enough. From left to right: Brandon Cant, Vince Masciale, Matthew Emerson, John Wald. These four guys were inseparable in high school. Look at them now, all grown up :)

We were able to run outside and watch the sunset. So gorgeous!

Matt and I called it an early night, and woke up early to be the first ones in the restaurant for breakfast. We noticed a lot of cyclers come in to eat, and didn't know what to think. Then we headed down to explore the tide pools. Awesome!
Yes, that picture of my feet is real. Those are called Vibram Five Fingers, and they are so much fun! It was awesome to walk around on the rocks, being able to grip them with my feet. I got a lot of questions about my shoes during the weekend. I wonder why... :) The two pictures of the tide pools are of a sea anemone and a sea slug. We saw tons of anemones and some GIANT slugs. Way cool!
And the reason for the cyclers at breakfast? 
A bike race! We watched some of the cyclers as the passed by. Looked like they were having a lot of fun. :) Maybe next year...
Finally, it was time for the wedding festivities to begin. Matt got ready with the rest of the guys, while I relaxed in the room, watched a little tv, and enjoyed the sound of the ocean. Here's all the groomsmen, down on the rocks: 

It was a fantastic night. Only got one picture of me in my dress:
Not even a full length, but that's ok.
Sunday morning, after a restless night (the partiers were up way too late for my taste, which means I had a hard time sleeping) we explored the tide pools again after breakfast.
It was foggy and beautiful. I had a great time. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Oh, and one last picture to leave you with:

Friday, April 9, 2010

House Update

Well, if some of you were paying attention, you would know that today was the original closing date on our house. Well, due to some unforeseen problems, namely the septic system, we are not closing today. Not sure if we will close next week, either, the way things have been going. I'm a little bit annoyed, and slightly frustrated, that they can't seem to find the septic system. That's right. They can't find it. For anyone who has sold a house with a septic system, you know that the seller has the responsibility to verify the septic system is working and to pump it out before closing. Well, these sellers can't seem to find the septic system, let alone verify it and pump it out. Right now, we're waiting for "specialists" to come and FIND the darn thing. Then, maybe we can move forward with closing on the house. I'm ready. I'm ready to get started fixing up the house that will be our home for many years to come. I'm still excited about the house, but my excitement is dwindling as time goes by. *Sigh* Oh, well. It will all turn out. It will just take us a little longer before we are able to get settled in down there. Wish us luck.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

I Felt It!!!

Happy Easter to all! So, here's the story. As I was laying on my bed, reading LOTR and thinking about taking a nap this afternoon, Matt came inside from outside and walked across the room. I actually felt the bed move from his footsteps, and I laughed out loud. I've never noticed that before. So, I yelled to him that it was funny that the bed was moving, and then I looked up at the closet and noticed that the hanging organizer and the hanging shirts were all swaying slightly from side to side. Matt told me it was just because he opened and closed the door, but I thought, "Could it be an earthquake?" A few minutes later, we got a text from Matt's mom, Tracey, that said, "Welcome to southern CA and the earthquakes." So, Matt looked it up, and sure enough, there was an earthquake in Mexico, and I felt it! It is my first earthquake, and even though I can say I BARELY felt it, I still did. Kind of exciting. To me, anyways :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

If you believe that...

I've got some oceanfront property in Arizona for you. You know, from my front porch you can see the sea.

Happy April Fools Day, everyone!

PS. Penny made me do it!