Tuesday, August 31, 2010

day 26

my lovely husband took me out to dinner tonight. we were celebrating the fact that he now is a career man with a career salary. since it was such a special occasion, we felt it was necessary to order appetizers. there is nothing like outback steakhouse shrimp on the barbie.
the key is the sauce. 

after that we came home and danced to the "bed intruder" song. i could listen to that song on repeat
for the rest of my life. 

day 25

i created a masterpiece last night. a culinary masterpiece. well, i kinda stole the recipe from the internet, but that's what it's there for. chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with feta cheese, and drizzled with chopped garlic and olive oil. you see what i mean, right? it was AMAZING. until.... i experienced cardiac arrest and bloating that lasted all night long. this is why we're told to avoid fat and eat carrots until the day we die. but... i would have done it all over again.    

Monday, August 30, 2010

day 24

many thanks to tammy for putting on TACO NIGHT!

(Tammy, Samuel, Sidney, and Katie)

(the beloved salsa)

day 23

i still don't understand how there are some people out there who don't enjoy playing games. i guess someone could retort with, "i don't understand how some people just don't enjoy water sports." ahhh, to each their own. 

saturday we went to my mum's house for pizza (and breadsticks- thank you, blake!) and games. which reminds me, who's up for a weekly game night?

(anxiously awaiting the start of quiddler)

("zoa: any individual produced from a single egg")

(me and the ever animated mr. shpeeth)

(blake's winning hand!)

day 22

friday's date night was more of a "group date." blake and his coworkers went golfing and after they finished, we met up with them at chevy's for some dinner. the best part was seeing the look on blake's face after a bunch of overly excited chevy's employees smashed a sombrero on his head and screamed happy birthday in his ear. i'm impressed with how close they were to his real birthday (february 25)

(i got a hearty LOL out of this)

Friday, August 27, 2010

day 21

there is nothing better in this world than good pizza. i'm not kidding. good pizza will solve any problem, make the depressed feel happy, end bitter wars, reverse global warming, and, well, you see where i'm going. 

being the pizza connoisseur that i am, it's only natural that i've enjoyed the best, politely declined the worst, and continue to seek out new establishments claiming they have the most desirable pizza. 

for those of you in the northern california area, it is imperative that during your travels you stop at a darling restaurant called "hot italian" in downtown sacramento. their restaurant style and choice of pies are perfect for a night out with friends.

(as demonstrated below)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

day 20

ahhh, i had the best day with my love at the temple. we got to be the witness couple, which was so cool! then we got to do some sealings aftwerwards, which was fun since we haven't done any since we were married. all i can say is that i LOVE the temple.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

day 19

i have a great family. i especially love talking with my them since they each bring something different to my life.  

i love when blake teaches me about things like baseball and the scriptures. i can talk to my mum about anything for days and days and days. brooke and i have more inside jokes than anyone. braden and i laugh over youtube videos. ethan and i bond over pixar films. and collin begs for jelly beans. i love these people. 

(the fam in SLO 2004)

(beaky and i at my college graduation 2008)

(good ol' baboo)

(my other half and i on our favourite day 2010)

Monday, August 23, 2010

day 18

tomorrow's project...
find some "chia" for my obama chia head. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

day 17

today was great. we unpacked some stuff, ate some delicious san luis sourdough bread, went to church, and went on a FABULOUS walk. our house is 5 feet from a bike trail that leads to the famous american river trail. while we were on our walk, we decided to be good samaritans and pick up a case of beers left on the grass. by the way, WHO DOES THAT?! and WHY DO THEY DO THAT?! ugh. it bothers me. but it inspired us. we are inspired. we are going to make a conscious effort to clean up after those that don't. and yes, i'm making us fancy "clean up" t-shirts.

day 16

curses. i didn't upload my daily picture yesterday. i use the excuse that i was moving ALL DAY and had no internet (not even cal poly internet). my mum says i make too many excuses, so this is my last official excuse for anything. i now share with you the best breadsticks in the world. they are from mountain mike's pizza and they were the perfect "welcome to sacramento" treat.

(if you are wondering what makes them so great,
it's the poppy seeds)

Friday, August 20, 2010

day 15

this is brooke performing a CONJUNCTIVITIS spell on me.
it damages your opponents eyesight. 

(91 more days until "Harry Potter VII")

Thursday, August 19, 2010

day 14

one of my favourite people in the world is here today. my beaky. the best mum to walk the planet. she drove 5 whole hours to help blake and me pack and move our stuff to sacramento. isn't she great? now, if only she could keep her eyes open in pictures...   :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

day 13

oh, the joy of moving... i've realized that blake and i have avoidance behaviour when it comes to packing. more so me than him. we tried packing, but just weren't feeling it. so, yesterday we avoided it by buying ice cream and hanging out at costco, and today we avoided it by watching 26 episodes of "the office." okay, not all in one day... technically we started yesterday. 

so, now we are that point where we actually have to pack. thank you abe and izzie for feeding us good food to sustain us through the treacherous night of packing our life away...

(in front of our tiny apartment)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

day 12

rainbow sandals- best flip flops ever. go buy a pair. 

Monday, August 16, 2010

day 11

today was a good day and a bad day...

good- i had my first day of classes! 

bad- i had to drop all of my classes.   :(

good- that's because blake got a job!

bad- he's getting underpaid.   :(

good- it's more than we're making now! (which is $0/hour)

bad- we have to pack our house.   :(

good- we're moving to a cool house in sacramento!

bad- we won't be 5 minutes from the beach.   :( 

good- we'll be super close to our friends and fam!

(i was only gonna list like 2 things, but it's fun doing the good/bad thing)

so, we're off to sacramento as of saturday. luckily there is a yoga class offered at CSUS, so i can still get my downward dog fix twice a week. now, if only i could find a running partner...

(box 1 of 347,291)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

day 10

ugh. our internet is down. i hate that. you wouldn't think it's down since here i am, on the internet, but i'm actually at cal poly downloading my class schedule for school tomorrow. so... that means no new pictures. i even took one today! haha, i know my pictures have been lacking a bit of "oooh" and "aaah," but i promise it'll get better. i've never been one to carry a camera with me everywhere i go, so i'm still learning how to "capture the moment."

p.s. i'm so excited about starting school. YOGA please!

p.p.s. i really wanna go to a baseball game. thank you blake for making me like baseball more.   :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

day 9

i love drugs.

Friday, August 13, 2010

day 8

i have found motivation to find a job.

job = better apartment = dishwasher

nuff said. 

(also, bill murray is the coolest actor around)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

day 7

wow. i am a slacker. i'm only on day 7 of this photo blog and i'm already forgetting to take pictures throughout the day. awesome. i figured today was okay since the main purpose of today's post is to comment on the need for girlfriends (and i have lots of pictures of my girls). 

all women need girlfriends. they need them for venting, for validation, to get excited over things that aren't exciting, to cry with, to whine with, and to be their dearest friend. today's hero in my book is everyone's favourite therapist, 
mrs. heather J mahoney rice. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

day 6

current theme song: "i hate everyone" by get set go
(i swear, it's a great song)

i have a problem. i start reading way too many books at one time. i have a stack by my bed that i'm perpetually reading and even though it's great to have "variety," i hate the feeling that i can't even finish one book. so today i put away all the books that i'm not at least 1/4 of the way through. that left me with two. and i can now proudly say i finished one of them tonight. and let me tell you about it...

by everyone's favourite author
dr. laura schlessinger

let me just say a couple things:

1. dr. laura is kind of, like... perfect. really though. her book adequately explains why women are awful (and by women i mean all females EXCEPT for dr. laura) and don't deserve to breathe. 

2. dr. laura is kind of, like... right. 

(side note: blake is listening to the CREEPIEST video on youtube. all you hear is some old hag laughing, "hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee" over and over and over and over...)

by right, i mean this book made me feel like the most awful woman who shouldn't be allowed to breathe. on a more positive note, i think it has opened my eyes to the idea that once you get married, it isn't all about YOU anymore. it's kind of about you TWO. i'm sure all you veteran wives are laughing thinking, "oh, silly courtney. she's still stuck in the 'me' stage. i was past that stage by the third week of my marriage." yeah, yeah, yeah. we can't all be perfect. but we can try. and that's what i intend to do. 

so today isn't going to have a picture taken by me. it is a picture i stole off the internet (but for good reason). but it is to remind all you women/wives/girlfriends out there to remember the (wise) words of dr. L and treat your man like the hero you know him to be. until tomorrow...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

day 5

uuuuuggggghhhhh. i HATE being in limbo! i really wish i knew where blake and i will be living. then i could start PLANNING. anyone who knows courtney knows that she is the queen of planning and list-making. thus, being in limbo is making my list-making/planning MUCH more difficult. case in point- i would love to get back into running. there is a class at the local college that works with distance runners that i would love to join. i would love to sign up for a race this fall. sadly, i cannot. i could be living in guam for all i know. instead i shall wear my running shoes to bed to remind me to run tomorrow morning.

(all i need now is the theme music to "chariots of fire")

Monday, August 9, 2010

day 4

i will soon be personally experiencing a scene from a movie. the scene in which i am referring to is the one where the main character goes to his fridge to find something to eat only to realize that he has half a block of moldy cheese and a can of sardines in the back corner. usually what's happened is the main character has broken up with his girlfriend and basically has nothing left in his life. this is shown metaphorically by the empty fridge. 

well, i haven't broken up with my boyfriend, but i fear that sometime in the near future, i will be experiencing the empty fridge moment. life without a job starts out fun until you realize you may be back on the college diet very soon...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

day 3

blake and i drove out to montana de oro (his favourite place in the world) to enjoy a bit of nature on this lovely sunday evening. check out that sky! sigh. i love living by the beach...   :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

day 2

y'know, i figured this blog would strictly be photos, perhaps with a brief (BRIEF) description of where/why etc, but i like to talk and so sometimes i might write more. there. just putting it out there. and since i'm a bit "eager" about this blog, i'm putting up more than one pic today. 

we stumbled upon this treasure as we drove around SLO. amazing!
and here was the poppy field's neighbor. so beautiful!
i've decided there are way too many germ-a-phobes these days.  

Friday, August 6, 2010

day 1

i, c-jones, have created a bucket list. no, you do not need to send me "get well" cards, as i am not (yet) dying, but rather doing a bit of soul searching (if you will). i figured a bucket list would be the perfect thing to inspire me to actually LIVE my life. and what do you know, here i am- inspired. one of the things on my bucket list is to have my own website. but since i have no children, no garden, no home-ec project, no italian vacation to share, i thought i would do a photo blog. take one picture a day (no matter how insignificant it may seem) and post it for the world to see. okay, maybe not the "world," but i'm sure my mum will at least check it out. so, for the first photo of this project, i have decided to take a picture of my darling husband playing on his ipod. until tomorrow...