Saturday, December 5, 2009

So, I know

So I know...I'm terrible at this whole blogging thing. I haven't posted forever and it has started to wear on me (hearing Sam's voice in the head "seriously Meg, come on" :) I know you think this Sam every time you check my blog) so here you go :)

Lets see:

Work Update: Ok so last time I posted I announced to everyone that I got a new job at RSVP Catering, a full service catering and event planning firm/co. I'll be honest, the first few weeks were rough. I had the hardest time adjusting to my new life as a career girl :) Don't get me wrong, I have always worked, but this was different. I worked so hard to get to this point and when it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, it was hard. I would call my mom everyday and cry, bad huh, it was because I was trying to make sure that this is what I wanted. I wanted to be sure that I was cut out for being an event planner. You all know that when you start something new it is the scariest thing & with me, I always want to be good at something right away. I always worked extra hard to get the really good grades and tried to be in the top of my class; I'm a little competitive :) and let's face it, I think everyone likes to feel good at something. I was so scared that i worked so hard and that this wasn't what I wanted. I stuck it out and now.... I LOVE IT! I'm still waiting to see if I'm going to be good at this, but one thing I do know is that when I'm helping at an event & in charge of the set-up it is the BEST thing ever! I love the craziness and helping to make everything look perfect. This business is crazy, there is so much to learn and everyday I learn something new; I love that about my job. This month has been crazy at work; my boss even has the kitchen make us food everyday for lunch because we don't get out of the office because we are so busy. It is hard work, but the time just flies by because I love what I am doing. Something I'm super excited about is, I become an Account Executive in January, which means I have my own clients and events. I'm super nervous, because I have to find my own clients and this is going to be a challenge, but we will see how I do. Another exciting part is last week my boss, Larry, gave me my first lead, a bride!!! I contacted her and wrote/created a proposal for her with a menu for a plated reception w/ passed & displayed hors d'oeuvres & equipment. I sent her the proposal and we will see if I get the account.. cross your fingers for me. I'm super excited, but afraid that if she doesn't choose RSVP then I will take it personal lol. It would be so awesome to have my first client be a bride, because I didn't think I would be doing weddings until after a year of working, cause that is what my boss had in mind; corporate first then brides, but I guess he changed his mind.

Ryan's Birthday: So my hubby turned 27 on November 11! Although I had to work all day & he had school that night from 8pm to 11pm it was still a fantastic day. I woke up extra early before work and decorated the apartment with streamers & balloons. I wrote I note for him on the mirror and off to work I went. When he woke up he had a surprise with a few presents, streamers, balloons and his fav. candies. When I got home he was doing homework, but I had him open presents and then he was off to school. When he got home everything was closed food wise, so we went to McDonalds (the only fast food place here in DC just about) We went home ate the food and then I sung Happy Birthday to Ry with 27 candles, party hat and party horn haha it was classic and so funny. It was such a good night and one of my fav birthdays :). The following weekend we went shopping and did a shopping spree for him, it was so much fun. I am truly lucky; I have a husband that I love being with and we love to just be together, and the best part... he LOVES to shop; and I love it! We spent 5 hours the other day at the mall shopping for christmas presents and the day before we were in Georgetown getting gifts for our families. It is so nice to have a husband that loves to be out and do fun things and never complains about me looking at everything; he actually is the one who says "try it on" which I love.

And yes I am going to do the mormon wife blog thing, were on her husband birthday she lists a few things she loves about her husband:
Thing I love about Ryan:
1) He loves his family so much and is so close to all his siblings. One thing that I loved about Ryan the first time I met him was how sweet he was to his little sister MacKenzie. He laughed with her, played with her, and we even took her on our first date :) he really takes an interest in all his siblings lives.
2) He has an amazing mind, he is so creative and always has new ideas. His mind is constantly going; I have never known anyone who has more ideas.
3) He is a dreamer. I have always been a real realistic person and wasn't really a daydreamer & when I met Ryan he made me dream, because he did it so much. I love that he dreams and wants to accomplish all those dreams.
4) He is so smart. I call him my walking encyclopedia :) He knows so many facts and can talk to anyone for hours about what they are interested in & not only talks to them but talks in depth about the subject and knows actual facts.
5) He is extremely supportive. He has never been one of those guys who expects me to put my goals on hold to let him do what he needs or wants to do. He is always the one pushing me to go after what I want & I love that .
6) He says the most random and hilarious things ever. ex: did you eat a skunk? the sink is a petri dish. and it goes on..I LOVE IT!
7) He always sees and remembers the good. He has this incredible ability to forgive and to love.
8) He loves school & is such a hard worker. I know whatever he chooses to do in life he will not only be successful, but will make a difference.
9) He is so sweet, thoughtful & kind. He spoils me so much and always knows exactly what to do to make me so happy or to make me smile when I'm mad or sad.
10) He loves politics, shopping, movies, reading, technology and more.

He is my best friend, the one that I confide in, the one I can stay up and talk to for hours and the one that I just love being with. When Ryan and I were first dating I just remember hoping that he liked me. I remember wanting to say just the right thing and wanting to be everything he wanted in someone; that was the first time that I hung on every word a guy said and wanted to impress him :)

Well Christmas time is almost here and Ryan, I and Romeo are so excited to be coming to Arizona. We can't wait to be with our families; we are counting down the days.

Well I better get going. Thanks for reading :)

Happy Birthday to you

Us on the National Mall During the Solar Decathlon.

U2 Concert!!!!!
Us at the U2 Concert.
So excited for the concert to start! It was AMAZING!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Executive Assistant or Assistant to the Executive???

So I have some wonderful news.....I GOT A JOB!!! Remember those 2 interviews I talked about in my last posting, well RSVP Catering, a full-service catering and event planning firm, e-mailed me and asked me to contact the CEO Larry when I got a chance. Well I was so nervous to call him, because I didn't want rejection, but kept reassuring myself that rejection would probably come from an e-mail and not a phone call. So I picked up the phone and called. He told me that he would like to make me an offer and would be e-mailing it to me sometime that day and asked me to review the offer and get back to him. First, can I just say I felt so grown up haha I mean I've never been E-MAILED an OFFER for a job; this is the real deal :) So I looked over everything and I thought I was interviewing for the position of an Executive Assistant, but turns out that he wants me to only be an Executive Assistant for 3 months and then wants to make me an Account Executive!!!! That means I would have my own clients!!! He wants me to do corporate events for the first year and then wants me to do weddings and social events after that! It's perfect!! I mean I have lots to learn for training, and I'm super nervous, but I think I can do this. The company is based out of Fairfax, VA and we do events in all the DC, VA and MD areas. The company owns their own warehouse called Signature Party Rentals were we make our own linens, event decor, furniture, tablewares and etc. We basically focus on catering, but we will do anything a client wants including decor, lighting, flowers, and everything. I feel that it's the perfect start for me and I didn't know that it was possible that I could be doing exactly what I wanted right out of college :) I'm ecstatic!! So I start this coming Monday, Sept. 14 and my first 2 weeks (I got my schedule already) are killer, as in I'm going to die lol. For the first 2 weeks I will be doing everything from learning the computer system, to doing tastings, to working in the warehouse, on the loading dock and in the kitchen. The plan is to learn how every single thing works, so that I will be able to explain it to clients. I can't believe this is all happening, and I will be sure to keep everyone up to date on my NEW JOB! All I can say is I feel like one of the luckiest girls alive, I don't know what I did to deserve this blessing, but I love it!!!

Ok so now I have to tell you guys that just last weekend I attended one of the sweetest, most touching and funnest (I know it's not a word) weddings I have ever been to. One of my best friends here in DC, Paula Chrin, got married to the love of her life Troy Dibley. The wedding was in Salisbury, NC and took place on Sept. 5. So on Thursday, Sept. 3 I drove to Salisbury to attend her wedding and be there for some of the festivities before. I was sad that my honey, Ryan, couldn't come, but he had LSAT prep course on Saturday and also had work all day Friday, but he was missed very much. Well the whole weekend of the wedding was jam packed with fun festivities and lots of laughter. It was my first time ever meeting Paula's family and Troy's family. Troy's mom and step-father live in Salisbury and the wedding took place in their backyard, which is gorgeous. Their house is amazing and now I can truly say that I know exactly why Paula and Troy picked to get married there. Well to be short, I just fell in love with both families. Troy's family, with whom Paula is so close to, treated me like family and I loved every minute that I spent with everyone. It was so fun to put faces with the names of people Paula talks about and to share such a special moment in 2 peoples lives. On Friday, all the girls got pedicures and manicures and then the rehearsal dinner was that night at a gorgeous and delicious Italian restaurant. After the rehearsal dinner we headed back to the house and had a little welcome party for all the guests that were coming to the wedding. On Saturday, the day of the wedding, there was a Ladies Brunch at a local Bed and Breakfast, and then it was off to get Paula ready. And yes, I did Paula's hair and make-up. Although we did so many trial runs, I was still super nervous, because I'm not a hair genius, and this was such a big day, but everything worked out perfect and she looked beyond stunning. It was so wonderful to be there helping her and getting her ready for her big day; I am so grateful that she let me be apart of everything. I know this is going to sound so weird and cheesy, but after I was finished doing her hair and make-up and she put on her dress, me and her mother-in-law looked at her and I started to tear up, I know bad huh lol but I couldn't help it, she looked so beautiful and so happy. Well after we got her ready I ran next door and got ready in 20 min lol I know a record for me. The ceremony then started and it was amazing. I had never been to a non lds wedding before and can I just say that a wedding ceremony is such a beautiful thing. All the symbolism and the moment the groom sees the bride in her dress for the first time is so special. It made me wish that I had done a ceremony and then was sealed in the temple :) After the ceremony, I mingled and met lots of new people and then proceeded to the reception. I'm not going to take to much longer, but all I have to say about the reception was the food was delicious, the people were wonderful and EVERYONE, including me, danced the entire time. The music played was the best because it was a mix of old and new and every song people knew the words :) We all had so much fun, and although I didn't know anyone there when I got there on Thursday, except the bride and the groom, I left with a lot of friends and laughed and danced with some wonderful and hilarious people. I wish I had pictures of the dancing :) Just for a visual, we all danced to Thriller haha Well below are some pictures of the wedding..ENJOY!!

Talk to you soon!


Ladies Brunch

Starting to set-up in the backyard

Paula & Troy

Setting Up

The Beautiful Bride

Rehearsal Dinner

Paula & Me @ the Rehearsal Dinner

Paula & Troy @ Rehearsal Dinner

Day after wedding Brunch

Arent they sooo cute!

Troy, Paula and me @ the reception


Setting up

Right After the Ceremony


Paula's Bouquet

Waiting for the Bride

Finished product of hair and make-up

Make-up finished, now to the hair :) I love this pic!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


So today I wanted to call my local post office and complain about how grouchy and unhelpful my mail man is...does this make me a bad person?!? As I walked up the stairs to my apartment I couldn't help but be so bugged how put out my mail man acted when I asked him a simple question about my mail. When I got in my apartment I really did want to pick up the phone, but I refrained, because in my head I had a conversation that went something like this "If I called the post office and complained I might feel a little better at the moment, but then wouldn't I feel bad afterwards, or would they talk to him and then for the rest of the time he would "loose" my mail; Am I turning into one of those woman that complains about everything, starting with the mailman, no I'm normal this is normal to be bugged by something like this, it is important for companies to get feedback regarding there employees, but maybe he is having a hard day, well no he has been like this before, why do people stay in jobs they hate." Ok so that was a long conversation that I had in my head, but that is really what went on. So I refrained, I didn't call my local post office, but instead got my mom on the phone and she listened to me :) So glad she loves me.

Ok so I know that was a random rant, but hey that is a little of what blogs are for and for those who really know me, that post will totally make sense. ;) As for an update on life. Well, I'm still currently hunting for jobs. I have had 2 interviews so far and they both went really well. They were both with 2 different full service catering/event planning companies and the positions are perfect for me and exactly what I want to do. The first company, I'm sad to say that I didn't get the job. The man who interviewed me was really nice and sent me a long e-mail saying how he was very impressed by me, but that they promoted with in the company, which is totally understandable right??? but he said that he has 2 other executives who are looking for associates and would be sure to pass on my resume to them; so keep your fingers crossed for me. The other interview went really well and I should be hearing back from them early September, so we will see what happens with them. I also should be hearing back from some more companies for interviews, so I'm hopeful, but going a little insane because I really feel like I should be working. The good thing is I have a lot of time to do little project on our apartment, to do some organizing, to plan a bridal shower for one of my really good friends here in DC, and do tons of make-up/hair trials on my friends hair for her wedding. So life is good, but I feel like I'm just doing a lot of WAITING!!

As for Ryan, he is currently taking a LSAT prep course, working at the State Department and just started school again. He takes the LSAT on Sept 26 and then will start to immediately apply for law schools, so keep your fingers crossed for him. We will probably know where he is going to law school and thus where we will live for 3 years sometime between December and April, crazy huh. We can't wait to get the ball rolling and figure out where I will be working so I can start my career and where Ryan will be going to law school; we have a lot of decisions a head of us, but are so excited.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer Lovin 2009

Ok so I'll try to keep this short and sweet however, we have done a lot this summer and it is going to be incredibly hard.  First to let everyone know Ryan and I went home to Arizona for the whole summer!!  We decided that since I just graduated and Ryan needed to study for the LSAT we would go home and enjoy our families the entire summer while our lives allowed us to.  We headed out to Arizona at the end of May, right after school ended.... and ready for the exciting part...WE DROVE HOME!  We decided to take the southern route and see some of the southern states we had never been to.  We went through Virginia, North Carolina, South Caroline, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico..ending up in ARIZONA!!  We took our time and stopped along the way to see Savannah, Georgia which was gorgeous, and New Orleans which was so much fun.  During our time in Savannah we spent our time downtown going inside all the little shops and visiting many of their small art galleries.  We came across an artist who's work I fell in love with and sadly to say we lost her card, but we will find her again :)  At the end of the day we found ourselves eating pizza and nachos (I know a weird combo but hey what do you expect from me :) ) at a little restaurant right on the river.  We loved our time in Savannah and really want to visit again, hopefully next time it wont be pouring down rain when we have no umbrella :)  New Orleans is quite the place.  We spent most our time at the French Quarter, which consisted of a huge street full of expensive antique shops, art boutiques, fancy clothing stores and my favorite a custom southern hat shop ;) you know the ones you wear to the Kentucky Derby ;) They were so fun, so pretty, but soooo expensive and the people who make are they snooty.  The street parallel to this fancy street though is the rowdy, and crazy street with all the bars, sex shops and souvenir shops.  It was fun to see, but not a place I would want to be around for Marti Gras :)  The city was so much fun though.  Music is always playing and it has a great energy. Ok so enough about our road trip back home....

While we were in Arizona for the summer here are a few things we did:  Swam almost everyday; Sunbathed with Kenzie & Jordy; Sunbathed with Melly and all her roomies; helped my parents move into their new house; went to lots of movies with my Mom & Melly; went on shopping trips with my Mom, with my g-ma, and with Mel and my mom; went out to breakfast quite a few times with my mom; went to Lake Tahoe with the Hursts & Holmes, went to Salt Lake for the Park City Celebrity Golf Tournament, stayed with Tanner and Heidi Ainge in Utah, went to Idaho with my parents and Ry to visit my sister Hannah and her family, lots of going out to lunch, helped celebrate Kenzie's b-day; helped celebrate my niece Lexi's 1st b-day, hung out with some of our friends, and Ry did a lot of studying for the LSAT. It was an amazing summer full of family and that is exactly what we wanted.  Our 2 big events were Lake Tahoe with Ryan's family and Idaho with my family and they were perfect trips.  In Tahoe we went boating everyday, we were right on the lake, we spent our time on the pier swimming, in the house playing card games and riding bikes into town.  In Idaho we went tubing down the Boise River (one of my fav. memories) with my mom, dad, ry, han, lance, chase, blake and livie.  We spent most our time just being together, laughing, wrestling with the kids, going out to eat, going to the snow cone shack, driving around the neighborhoods and going downtown.  Both were amazing trips that we didn't want to end.

We didn't want this summer to end, but wether we liked it or not we had to get back to our lives in DC and move forward so we can one day be were our families are :)  It was so hard to leave but all we know is that we are trying to find ways already to make another summer like that happen again.  



New Mexico sunset

Texas Rainbow


Only in New Orleans and yes he is a real dog

New Orleans

Romeo's space in the car :)

Romeo resting @ the hotel

Eating in Savannah

Savannah, Georgia


Me Wakeboarding

The Pier

Us on our 4th year Anniversary :)

Hurst Family minus Kyle

Emerald Bay

Blue eyes!


Close Up 1: Chasers

Close up 2: Blakey

Close Up 3: Ry guy

Close Up 4: Me

Close Up 5: Livie Loo

Cutest Girl Ever!

Ry tubing in the river (60 degrees brrrrrr)

I love these girls!  We missed Melly though

My Chasers and me

Arent they the cutest!!  Livie loves Ry.

Han & I after the Boise River



Chasers & Blakey Climbing Trees


Kenzie's Classic face :) We did it together