Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Well, it's officially Christmas! We put up our Christmas tree last night. It definitely put us in the Christmas spirit. Just in time, a few gifts from my parents arrived so we had something to put under the tree. (It completes the look.) On Monday, we're baking cookies. So, Christmas is in full swing here in Cali. Hope the season's going well for you all.
We love you much.
Ryan and Jasmine
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Click the title above or visit http://www.losetheblock.blogspot.com.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my loved ones. I miss you all.
xoxo - j
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Soon, I'll put up pics of people visiting, our trips to Disney and Anaheim, and some Wedding Site pics... And yes, I promise I'll take some pics of our apartment soon!
xoxo - j
RANDOM (Seaport Village, Old Town, Random)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
WASHINGTON—In a press conference held this morning on the White House lawn, President Bush formally asked the assembled press corps and members of his own administration if, in light of today's election, he could stop being the president now. "So it's over, right? Can I stop being president now?" Bush said after striding to the podium in a Texas Rangers cap and flannel shirt, carrying a fully packed suitcase. "Let's just say I'm done as of now. Presidency over." When informed by Washington Post reporter David Broder that his presidency would continue through early January, Bush stared at him quizzically, sighed, and shuffled silently back into the White House.
*What's scary is you can almost see him doing it... Admit it...
[Article "Borrowed" from The Onion]
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Happy Birthday my old man. xoxo
Saturday, November 15, 2008
My bio isn't up there because I was rushing home yesterday to get ready for Ryan's birthday dinner and forgot. He enjoyed it though. We went to the Gaslamp Stripclub. It's a steak place (what were you thinking?!). Basically, they are a great steak house, but cheap because you grill your own meat. So, they bring out a salad, untoasted garlic bread and your raw meat. You go to their giant grills and cook your own. He got NY strip. Me, chicken breast (I didn't have tons of options, but we weren't there for me!). It was really good. It's located in the foot of the gaslamp, which has more of a funky vibe, cool. Afterwards, we met his work friends at McGreggors or something like that in Mission Valley. As soon as we got there, they were leaving to go over to the Blue Foot, cool bar/club in North Park. So, we went there, danced a little, altho the music sucked, and that's all folks. It was a late night for me. Getting home at 1:30 for me is like an all nighter for other people. Tonight, we have another party and tomorrow is his BDAY!!!!
I'll update later.
xoxo - j
Thursday, November 13, 2008
It's official. Kanye West is the most irritating celebrity of our generation.
"I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice," he said in an interview on Wednesday. "It's me settling into that position of just really accepting that it's one thing to say you want to do it and it's another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan."
I've always been cool with his music, but COME ON. That autotune voice crap? ANYone could do that. Ugh.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Oh, and by the way. It cost $60 for four people to bowl two games. SIXTY DOLLARS!!! I almost died. lol.
xoxo - j
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
In a larger sense, I think what this election represented for me and for so many other white liberal voters from small town Midwest, was an opportunity to have our voices heard on an issue communities like mine never allowed us to talk about. I grew up learning about race through text books. Racial prejudice was taught as a thing of history. Like many others, I developed a subconscious guilt to know I could have ancestors who participated in the mass oppression of a people. And, to grow up having heard countless racial slurs presented as if they were a matter of fact and not what they really were, a product of fear or hate. It is a special thing to see the Midwest turn blue and realize all those voices that have been there just waiting to be heard will be silent no more.
So, beyond party loyalty, beyond my love for my future husband and new family, this was a very special opportunity to say loud and clear, YES WE CAN. All of us. Together.
P.S. I do want to note that while this election was a time of forward movement, California and Arizona both did support the ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8. This is not just a set back for the gay and lesbian community, but for civil liberties. No matter your religious stance on the subject, this is a matter of civil rights. And, it is wrong. The same arguments once used to “protect white women” by banning interracial marriage is the same arguments used now. Until we are all equal, we are not equal at all.
“An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Onward and upward,
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
On the us front... Nothing new really. I started this NanoWriMo thing most of you have heard about from me by now, so I'm writing 50,000 words between Nov 1 - Nov 30. To say the least I'm busy. Oh, and we're getting married in 4 MONTHS and 4 DAYS. But whose counting? :)
More pics... Enjoy.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
(She was right.)
Better b4 Baby is about my committment toward living a more healthful lifestyle in the interest of my future children. My husband and I are currently trying for baby. Since I lost 200 pounds, I've maintained my current weight for about three years now, give or take 5-7 pounds. That's spectacular, actually. Except that my current weight is about 15 pounds above what I actually should be, from a health standpoint.
I want to be the healthiest mom I can possibly be, and I'm going to start NOW "b4" baby!
That's where this Better b4 Baby thing comes in... I want to not only have a healthy pregnancy, but I want to become the mom I know that I should be, before I'm forced to BE that mom. In other words, I want to practice what I preach.
Better b4 Baby Commandments
1. I will cut back on grazing, and work toward eliminating it completely.
2. I will post ALL that I eat, even the bad stuff and the little extras here and there (which can add up).
3. I will focus on more vigorous gym workouts, and less "off" days.
4. I will read my goal board once per day and count my blessings daily.
5. I will take up running (yet again).
6. I will take my pre-vitamins and DHA every day!
I realize many of you are fairly young and/or aren't in "baby mode." That's okay. There's lots of reasons to find to be "better" at what you're already doing. The biggest one is YOU.
Here's to wishing you better days, all the days of your life.
Just to be clear. I'm not pregnant...
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Last night, we went to Amanda and Jeremy's for a Halloween/Celebrate her brother being in town party. Yummy snacks. Good conversation. Cool costumes. We played Flux (cards) and darts. All in all, great fun. Today, of course, I feel like I was run over by a Mac truck. :)
Happy Halloween everyone. And Yay for our first post!
Me and Amanda
Amanda and Jeremy
School Girl / Dirty Professor