Sunday, November 28, 2010


I have always been someone who sets my goals high and expects myself to reach them all. Well... when real life sets in, I tend to realize that priorities change and goals need to be adjusted. When I started my journey to complete these 25 challenges before my 25th birthday, I think I knew that not all could be achieved. Even with my energy and enthusiasm, every single challenge would not be 100% complete. When looking over my list of challenges to still complete I can already tell which ones I will fall short of completing. One of those challenges is saving $2500 for our Baby Savings Fund. If you would have asked me a year ago, or even 6 months ago what our baby plans were, then I would have said sooner rather than later. Well, after much discussion with my husband, we have decided to wait at least a year before we start trying to have a family. Since we have delayed this life event, I also plan on delaying the savings goal. We will still work on contributing money to our baby savings fund, but in the near future we will be focusing our finances on other priorities we have for our lives. I plan on leaving this challenge on my list, because even if I don't reach it by next March, I know I will hit the savings mark eventually. Life really is all about setting priorities and adjusting when needed... that is how I will look at this one... 'adjusting' instead of 'not completing' the challenge.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

One Week Till Gingerbread Party!

Only one week to go until my coworkers and I get together for a gingerbread house decorating party. I just called the bakery today to order the adorable premade mini gingerbread houses for each of the ladies to decorate. We will be having cocktails and appetizers while using our crafting skills and decorating our gingerbread houses with lots of icing and candy! I can't wait to see what our creative minds come up with. I plan on picking up all the fixings for the party next week and before you know it, Wednesday will be here. Stay tuned for all the party details!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Amazing Time in Ouray!

My husband and I just returned home from Ouray, where we had an incredible time! This relaxing getaway was just what we needed to unwind and relax and recharge our batteries. Last night we enjoyed window shopping on main street before enjoying an incredibly delicious dinner at a place called Bon Ton. We enjoyed delicious wine, an amazing smoked salmon appetizer and then we shared the scallops fettuccine and the stuffed carbonara tortellini and then finished off the evening with an incredible tiramisu. Then we headed back to our lodge and spent the evening enjoying the relaxing hot springs. This morning we slept in, enjoyed another round of hot springs, and then did some shopping and had lunch in town before coming home. This trip was amazing for us and so relaxing! I feel like we rested up, enjoyed our time together, and were able to appreciate all the blessings of life! If you plan on traveling to Ouray anytime soon, you have to stay at the Box Canyon Lodge and have dinner at Bon Ton. Hope you get a chance to enjoy this amazing getaway!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gingerbread House Party - December 1st

The gingerbread house decorating party has been scheduled for December 1st and I have invited my team of co-workers to get together for a holiday celebration and spend the afternoon decorating adorable gingerbread houses. The adorable invitation is shown below.
I can't wait to organize this party and celebrate the holidays with my team. Now I need to get busy on ordering the premade gingerbread houses from the bakery and start buying all kinds of candy and frosting to us. This party is going to be a blast!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holidays - Right Around the Corner

I can't even believe that the holiday season is right around the corner. I love the holiday season for so many reasons, but mainly the holiday parties and the time spent with family and friends. This holiday season I will be planning a party to decorate gingerbread houses. I enjoy being crafty and what is more perfect that decorating with adorable and colorful candy and icing. I plan on putting this party together sometime in December and I even found the perfect invites to send out. I love using the website and you can see the invite I have chosen here. I can't wait to order these invites and start planning a festive and fun gingerbread house party. Stay tuned for the party planning details!

Monday, November 8, 2010

5 Days till Ouray!

Even though the week just started, I am already counting down till Saturday. On Saturday morning, my husband and I are leaving for a night away in Ouray. Life has been so hectic lately with us both working long hours and I can tell we really need a break. This quick trip away will be just what we need to relax and enjoy sometime together. We hope to get out of town on Saturday morning around 11am and plan to be back on Sunday around 3pm. I can't wait to relax in the hot springs and enjoy the breaktaking beauty of Ouray! Only 5 days to go...