Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's Finally Here

Yep, there it is. The only thing left to throw in my bag is my laptop and tooth brush. I'm all packed and ready to go.
In 38 minutes it is officially Monday (at least on the East coast) and tomorrow night I will finally begin my journey home and into the arms of my amazing boyfriend.
Today has been a complete emotional roller coaster and I can only imagine that will get worse as it gets even closer. We have been thinking about and planning for this day for over a month and now it's finally upon us. If you can't feel my excitment, there is something wrong with you! JK
I probably won't blog while I'm gone for lack of time, but if I can sneak one in to update everyone on how it's going I sure will. I hope you all have a great two weeks and I'll talk to you later!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Favorite Things Thursday!

With my upcoming vacation (I know, everyone is sick of hearing about it! Lol) I wanted to blog about one of my favorite places which is also the kickoff to my trip home and to wonderful boyfriend.... VEGAS! If you've never had the opportunity to visit Sin City, I suggest you do! This was actually where ex-hubs and I spent our honeymoon on our journey to our new base here in Utah. We stayed at the Aladdin which is now Planet Hollywood
What we didn't know on our arrival that day was that this was the last night the Aladdin would be the Aladdin. The next night was the grand reveal of Planet Hollywood. Anyone know who owns PH?? Sylvestor Stallone along with some other big name celebs. We got to see him across the casino floor and for a small town girl from small town GA, that was huge!
After that we ventured to Vegas a few times a year and have enjoyed some of its beautiful perks such as the Bellagio Water Show
And the Treasure Island Sirens of TI show
Vegas is home to many things to see and do from free to pricey. We stuck with mostly free and would spend our time wandering the various hotels and scenery. Just going in and out of the casino's is fun! They each have unique themes and specialties among them. One of my absolute favorites is the Venetian and I was lucky enough to go on a romantic gondola ride with my (ex) hubs. Too bad it wasn't all I ever dreamed about with a drunk husband and his friend almost tipping us out of the boat. Good and bad thing about Las Vegas, alcohol is literally sold in excessive gallons on street corners!

This trip to Vegas I will be staying at Circus Circus and I hear it will be quite entertaining. I've never been in this particular casino before but I look forward to something new. Lets just hope there aren't any clowns around, or I'll get no sleep. Me = deathly afraid of clowns.

I won't be blogging while I'm away but I look forward to catching up with all of you once I return and hopefully having a romantic (EEK!!) reunion story with boyfriend!! Love to you all and have a great weekend and upcoming week!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Math = Happiness

NEVER thought I'd be so happy about numbers but lately I sure am!! 8 days 17 hours and 31 minutes until I am back in GA and in the arms of my love. That number gets smaller every minute and I LOVE it!! I can't wait to see him and wrap myself in his arms for 7 days. It cannot get here fast enough. I am also really excited to get to spend some time with mom and attend my best friend's wedding.

Nothing very exciting here this weekend. A little laundry and cleaning. Today I went for my run and completely overestimated the weather and was no properly hydrated. Will never make that mistake again. It took me way too long to recover.

Hope everyone has a great week! I know I will on the last leg of my countdown!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Favorite Things Thursday

Ok, so my favorite thing today is a wonderful thing but brought about because of a sad situation. The favorite thing I want to blog about today is my family. I was going through some baby pictures of my little man and this was our last family photo (its still only half of them)

I have six brothers and sisters and several neices and nephews. My dad passed away almost 14 years ago. He was my world. I love my mom, but I was the epitomy of a daddy's girl. Look it up in the dictonary, you'll see my picture. The sun rose and set with that man and I miss him every single day. They say time heals all wounds, but this one hasn't happened yet. It's like that scar on the back of your elbow you never notice until you touch it accidentally. Always there, but not always noticeable.

My mom lives in GA and I'm excited to see her and my stepdad in a little over a week now. Unfortunately, I won't get to see my siblings because they all still reside in FL. But I do love them alot.

I got the idea to blog about my family because boyfriend's uncle passed away this morning. I've spent the day talking to him, his mom, his grandma and if one day I am fortunate enough to rock his last name, I will be entering into one amazing family. His grandmother made me cry this morning. I called her to comfort her on the loss of her son, and instead she tells me how excited she is to see me. I love this family as much as I do my own. Some of them possibly more. JK

Even though my family is far apart, we all know we love one another and would be there for the other one in a heartbeat. I've watched my neiecs and nephews grow into beautiful young men and women. I would lay down my life for any one of them at any given moment.

Tonight, when you go to bed, please send up a little prayer for boyfriend's sweet family. They need it now in this awful time. And hug your loved ones a little bit closer. Or call up mom/dad just to say I love you. I know I sure did. Life is too precious and you can never tell someone you love them enough.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Little Things

I was sitting here tonight having my nightly chat with my BFF Erin and watching Letters To Juliet and we both were on the subject of love. We are both getting ready to have homecomings with our loves and it brought on a talk about the little things we are both looking forward to. If you read my previous blog you'll know I'm very excited about holding my boyfriends hand. To me, its the little things that give a relationship its most special memories.

It's about those simple things. A text to say I'm thinking about you. An I love you out the blue. Sitting on the couch watching TV and not even having to say a word to each other. Passing notes in the hallway in between classes. Exchanging that look and knowing exactly what the other person is thinking.

When I look back on the past relationship that boyfriend and I had a lot of memories come back. But some of the strongest are of those little moments. Our prom photographer captured a photo of us. It's of our backs and I'm sitting in boyfriends lap looking at him and I have this huge smile on my face. This perfect stranger captured one of the best memories I have and to this day ten years later I can still tell you exactly how I felt at that moment. It's one of the few moments in my life I remember feeling truly loved.

Whenever we were together we were constantly close. We were either holding hands or he'd have his arm draped around my shoulders in that casual way. It was never anything forced or thought about or over analyzed. It just happened whenever we were together. I remember riding in his '88 Camaro snuggled in his camo jacket with his hand on my thigh and if I close my eyes I can still feel it and remember the smells and exactly how it felt. Those little moments are forever etched in my memory and I'm grateful for it.

Today I was at work stressing about trying to get everything done and right in the middle of all the madness my phone beeped and I looked down and it was from boyfriend and all it said was "I love you Angie". Even though we are 3000 miles and two time zones apart it was like he knew that was exactly what I needed to hear at that very moment. He calms me in a way no one has ever been able to do. Its the little things like that simple text that can absolutely make my whole day.

I can't wait for the next two weeks to fly by so I can experience the little things with him again. Because at the end of the day, I would rather fight with him than make love with anyone else.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Two Weeks!

Happy Monday all!!!

Yes, I am a little bit happy about a Monday. Tomorrow I am officially two weeks away from being back in Georgia and reuniting with wonderful boyfriend! This is a day I am dreaming about. I was talking to my BFF this weekend about the little things couples take forgranted of. One of the biggest things I am looking forward to is just being able to hold his hand. Sounds silly I know, but it's something we used to do all the time. It was just natural. We never thought about it. It just was that way. If we were together, we were holding hands. I know, I know, we were dorky. We were 15!! Lol.

This week is also a big week at work. The dealership I work for was only the third one in the nation to win arbitration against Chrysler and receive our franchise back. That is officially (finally) happening on the 15th. We are SUPER excited and proud and can't wait to start receiving in our products of new Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles.

Not really anything else exciting to report. Had a pretty lazy weekend. If any of you are movie fan I do recommend Killers with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Hiegl. Hilarious!!! Hope everyone has a great week!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Favorite Things Thursday!

On this rainy Thursday here in Utah I just have to come right out and express my love for the internet. Yes, the internet. Without it I would be completely lost. What in the world did we all do before this crazy invention?

Thanks to the internet I have met some really amazing people and some are my fellow bloggers. One in particular who has been there for me through some of the worst times of my life. Over the summer we actually got the chance to meet in person and she's just as amazing as I always knew she would be. She will definitely be a lifelong friend of mine. And its the internet that keeps us connected through PCS's, moves, and whatever life brings our way.

The internet is also what allows me to do my job. It's the basis for it actually. I sell cars over email. The internet has become to play a huge roll in the way car dealers do business now a days. In the last month I have taken several classes on this new way of selling and it is fascinating to me the way social networking has impacted the car business.

Last but not least, the internet just provides all around GREAT entertainment!! We can shop online, book trips, see photo's of friends who are thousands of miles away, and even reconnect with long lost loves or find new ones. It's amazing the things that are at our fingertips each and every day.

Enough of my random internet rant. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! Gooo Dawgs!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Traveling Blues

Ok, so I'm a little irritated. With my upcoming vacation plans I've been trying to figure out how to avoid paying $25 each way to check one stupid suitcase. So my mom and I came up with the genius idea to mail some of my stuff and just take a carry on bag. I dug out my luggage set yesterday to figure out what I need mail and pack and get organized. In doing so I found a duffel bag I had forgotten about. After researching Delta's website it came to my attention that my unused, expensive duffel bag is 3 inches too big to be considered a carry on. WTF?! Why? Why does everything have to be so expensive and difficult? I could easily manage everything I need for 8 days away in this duffel bag but instead I have to stuff clothes into a box and mail to my mom to save $20. Doesn't sound like much, but $20 to a single girl living on her own is a tank of gas, a pedicure, hell that's two months of my gas bill! It's just very annoying to me that I paid $269 for a roundtrip ticket to see my parents and on top of that in order to take one suitcase I would have to pay an additional $50. What happened to the days when you paid for a ticket and got to take your suitcase with you for no additional cost?

Enough of my rant about the airlines. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! UGA won 55-7 in their season opener so that kicked off a wonderful weekend for me! And today is exactly three weeks until I'm in GA.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Favorite Things Thursday!

Well, with the arrival of Fall just around the corner, I thought this weeks Favorite Thing should be an ode to summer and one of my favorite things about it..... flip flops.

I LOVE flip flops. I have over 10 different pairs. I wear them everyday. I got married in flip flops. I even sneak them on in snowy winters just because I hate closed toed shoes. The exception to that is of course, the hooker boots, but a girl can only take those so many days in a row.

But seriously, I might have a problem. Snow or not, I would wear my flip flops religiously if I weren't afraid of frostbite. Being a Florida girl, I was practically born and raised in them or shoeless. It's how we rolled back then. But of course it was safe to walk around without shoes on when I was a little kid. Nowadays you have to worry about germs and drugs and other crazy things.

Flip flops are also convenient! I love that I can just easily slip them off everywhere. The airport, work, movies, the car, etc. They're just versatile and convenient. Maybe that's why I love them so much. Either way, I heart my flip flops for many reasons. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm a slacker

I have totally been slacking on the blog front. I spent my weekend with my noise buried in the best book I have read in a while. It's called Driven and is the autobiography of a Utah man named Larry H Miller who is a big entrepeneur here. I highly recommend it to EVERYONE. His story is very inspiring.

Currently I am enjoying my coffee before I have to go to work and start the chaos that I know is going to happen. We're getting a new system, which none of us know how to use, and it is not transferring our customer database from the old one. Guess who gets to input all those customers by hand, by herself?? Yep, I won!!! I got the Golden Ticket for that prize! Thankfully there is a three day weekend in sight and my BFF has promised wine and Edward!

To close it is FINALLY September. The weather is starting to cool off a little here and I am excited about fall. I love all the things that come with fall. Cooler weather, football season, beautiful scenery in the mountains, Halloween. Oh yeah, and I get to see the boyfriend in 27 days! It's gonna be a great month!