Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Short but Sweet

I had a great weekend back home even if it was pretty short, but I definitely packed as much as I could into that small amount of time.
On Friday we went to dinner for Mama Adele's birthday at the Golden Flower. It is my favorite Chinese food restaurant in Vegas. Then Saturday I woke up bright and early to go with Sam to the DMV, and I have to say our experience was quite painless. We actually kind of had fun. We weren't there for more than hour from the moment we pulled into the parking lot to the moment we left. It was great! Then I got to go try on my bridesmaids dress for Sam's wedding! It is super cute and I'm pretty excited to wear it and then add it to my wardrobe later. (Thanks for a picking a "and you can even wear it again" dress, Sam!) I also got to see Sam's new house, SO exciting! I can't wait to see it once they move in! Then, Saturday night I went with Madeline to the movies, and we carried on our tradition of bringing in dinner in our huge purses. I laughed so much that night, it was so nice to get to spend some sister time together.
Sunday it was time to pack up and head back to Flagstaff (told you it was a quick trip!). My mom was planning on staying Sunday night and then driving back on Monday morning, but a small snowstorm kept her here another night which was awesome for me! I got to spend more time with my mom and sleep an extra night in her nice hotel with cable =]

The other highlight of the weekend was Jacob buying a new Mac! We're pretty excited, especially because we can iChat now which I love! Now, I'm just getting through the rest of the week so I can head to Chicago on Friday! Can't wait!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

flowers brighten every day!

I forgot to mention that Jacob sent me roses for Valentine's Day. Isn't he the sweetest ever? I know, I love him so much! He always has little surprises up his sleeve, which I admit I adore about him. Thank you Jacob, you always make me smile.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Only 365 days until I get to celebrate it with Jacob...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Jazz Madrigal Festival

Emily was in town today because her choir was performing in the Northern Arizona Jazz and Madrigal Festival. Amanda, Aaron, and I went to watch her and she did amazing! I was so proud!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Define Me...

Valerie is a VERY sexy women who is also very intelligent. She has beautiful eyes and is sometimes considered to be a savage, but those people know as well as everyone else, that she is truly one of a kind. Dont do anything bad to Valerie, because she WILL come back out on top.

romantic and very loving person
very kind hearted
a fighter and a lover
has anger issues often
falls for girls easy but gets over them well
never scared of anybody
and loves loves loves sports


Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Today I bought the new Josh Turner CD. I know it's super easy to buy music off of iTunes these days...and maybe it's just me, but I think there's something a little more special about owning the actual CD that you can hold in your hands. And I can think of no one else better to bestow the honor upon than Josh Turner. All time favorite. By far.

And....I love this song.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The gym is that way...

Oh, Jake. This picture definitely made my day! (Thanks, Heidi!) I thought it deserved a little spot on my blog. Love you, Jacob.

2010 means a new me!

Okay so maybe I'm a little behind on my new year's resolution, but the time has come! I am committing right now to making myself the best me I can be in 2010. I think that I have a little extra motivation this year anyway...it's this little thing called a wedding, and it's accompanied by the most fabulous dress known to the human kind and lots of pictures. Knowing me, I definitely will not be avoiding the camera, so it's probably a better idea to make sure I look rockin while I'm in front of it.

Jessica Simpson will be serving as my inspiration on my journey. I always pick her when someone asks me what celebrity's body I would want, so why not reach for the stars right? I mean, c'mon, the woman pulls those cut-off's off like no one else. Rockin hot body, here I come!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Jacob and Valerie's Top Ten Dates...so far.

Jacob and I got to talking today and we realized we've had some pretty fun dates over the course of our relationship. So without further ado, allow us to present the Top Ten!

1. Round Table on Jacob's bed while watching a Say Yes to the Dress marathon.

2. Winning awesome seats at the Mariner's game

3. Going to 6 Flags

4. Taco Tuesday

5. Spending the day at the Puyallup Fair.

6. Reacquainting with the bean dip at Garcia's

7. Homemade pizza with candles!

8. The Outback Picnic in our hotel room in Chicago

9. The Easter Pageant in Mesa

10. Hiking down to the base of Snoqualmie Falls

Jacob and I have done some awesome and fun things, and it seems like they just always get better! I'm pretty dang excited to see what we'll do next!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Navy

So sometimes I think I can get really caught up in the negatives that come along with Jacob being in the Navy. He's far away, he doesn't get much free time, I hardly ever see him. But what I forget is that I should be very grateful that Jacob is in the Navy. For one thing, it is super hard to get a job now, and Jacob potentially has a career. It's even getting harder to enlist in the Navy because there are so many people trying to sign up. The next few months definitely will not be easy, and I know that I'll probably complain a lot more. But I felt like I needed to acknowledge that I am very grateful that Jacob is working so hard for us and that he has a job when so many people don't. Thanks Jake, you're amazing! =]

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

Uggs, yoga pants, and sweaters! I can honestly say I have not worn anything else for the past week and a half, and I am loving it. Now, I just need to expand my collection of uggs and yoga pants. I'm pretty well covered in the sweater department (except for a Navy one in my size....Jacob =]). I'm looking forward to that shopping adventure. But until then, remember, cotton/spandex is the new denim!

Monday, February 1, 2010

great lakes great weekend.

My weekend in Chicago was perfect. It was really nice to just spend time with Jacob. On Friday night we had an Outback picnic in the hotel and watched ESPN. I loved just getting to hang out together.

Saturday morning we drove out to the temple...but it was way too cold to walk around so we took a picture and got the heck out of there. Then we went back to the hotel and watched the Winter X Games before going out in search of real Chicago pizza. The pizza was good, but the bread sticks were amazing!

Sunday we just had breakfast and watched the rest of the X Games. I know, that probably sounds pretty boring but it was exactly what I wanted to do. When Jacob took me to the airport, we found out that my flight was delayed an hour and a half, so he stayed with me and we watched the Pro Bowl and went shopping in the souvenir store. It was nice to have the extra time together before I had to go home.

It's amazing the conviction I have that Jacob is the person I'm supposed to be with. He's so perfect for me in so many ways. I love that when I'm with him I'm always happy. Nothing is boring when we're together. He works really hard for us and I'm so grateful to have him in my life. I love that I can visit him and that we can spend some time together. I never want to take one second for granted because we spend so much time apart. If any girl is half as happy as I am with Jacob, then she's pretty dang lucky too. I love him, I love him, I love him! He's my lobster. =]