Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
last night was bible study and we saw the dronens. it has only been a couple weeks since we saw them last but christina looks more pregnant now for sure. which is super exciting. we started planning the baby shower. i would just like to say it is going to be the best shower ever. thats all.
we get to see josh and heidi tonight for the first time since we moved to la. and we used to live across the hall from them and see them all the time. so it is exciting. they are staying with the knoxes so the 6 of us are hanging out. yay!
tomorrow is going to be the coolest day - the girls are doing something really crazy - i will post pictures... keep checking back. (good teaser huh?)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
kayla and ricky got the results from the ultrasound today - they are having a girl! hurrah! kayla is soooo happy. so i am too.
Monday, June 25, 2007
my one question is this. if you went to this church because you had seen the hour of power on tv (set your tivo for july 15, we are in the audience) and had never been to church before i think you would run screaming from the alien invader baby jesus. thats all i am saying.
sonicflood was performing a song so we got to hang out with justin after. we went to the block (grove-ish) and walked around, did some shopping, ate lunch...
after a really long drive back (immigration rally - BAH!) anna and i went to my dads favorite grocery store vallarta. we got carne asada and asparagus (2 vs 1 jeremy lost that battle) and strawberries and came home and made the best dinner ever. we played cards (learned two new games) and we were all practically falling asleep in our berries and cream so we hit the hay.
the good news is someone prayed for us today.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
after church, we ate at chipotle, jeremy's favorite fast food place (russ invited us for a fundraiser). we came home and relaxed. we started watching marie antoinette but i fell asleep. so i moved from the couch to the bed and could not fall back asleep. grr. we watched the will smith marathon on tbs - men in black, then hitch. both of those are SO funny!
back to work today... the street closure motion is final, i am halfway done with graduation programs, the volunteers are lined up (thanks emily), the robes and hats are at the dry cleaners, i have the money to go buy the gifts. things are really coming together for graduation.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
you can only kinda see them in this picture... but there was about 8 of them swimming right in front of lifeguard station 3 (thats our spot) back and forth.
the boys went boogie boarding and the girls mostly suntanned. jessie did venture into the water but to me cold salty water just holds no appeal. give me a hot tub any day (can i get an amen - heather? paige? jessie? random woman that thinks andrew is my son?) dan, his sister and his wife bridget and of course al and lottie joined the four of us kocis for the day. we had a fabulous time. we played volleyball - i am sorry to say that the boys beat the girls. anna - not gonna happen this saturday huh?
after the beach jessie and i showered and headed to Xi while the boys went with al and ryan allen to the pistol range. jessie and i met up with lottie and chantal and i found the cutest dress for graduation on friday!!! hurrah! we wore our new matchie dresses. the cool thing is #1 we were also matchie skin matchie matchie pink pink and #2 i left the tag on my dress that has the size on it. so everyone in Xi and starbucks knows what size i wear.
everyone came over for a bbq and hung out. kevin and nikki, dan and bridget, al and lottie, ryan and chantal, and us. a good time was had by all.
aftetr everyone left we played one last game of pitch. despite going set twice (and perhaps because jessie is a CHEATER) jeff and jessie won out in the series. i demand a rematch!
friday after working in the morning, jeremy and i took jeff and jessie on the subway to pasadena.
when we were getting on the train at the lankershim station, we got to be in an LA Go Metro commercial. pretty greaking cool huh? so if you watch whatever channel they play those on... you might see us. i have high hopes for my television career now that i can add that to my resume.
we ate lunch and shopped... yay h&m!!! jessie and i got some really good stuff. we took the train back to hollywood and highland and shopped some more. we got ice cream at coldstone and the lady doing the comes was really mean! she wouldnt let me order a kid's size because i wasnt 12 or under. so i just asked if i could pay for the regular size and only get a kid size amount and she almost wouldnt let me do that. jerkface. we looked at the hollywood sign from the bridge and walked around the shopping center and graumans chinese theater. jeff and jessie had been there on thursday so we didnt spend a ton of time doing the touristy thing. we got back on the subway for the short trip home. after a short regrouping, we headed back out to cpk for dinner. the waiter asked if i was on tv and i just laughed. but now that i think about it, i should have asked if he had seen the new metro commercial.
then it was pitch time (series score 2-1) and beddie bye...
had to rest up for beach day!
Friday, June 15, 2007
after studying jude (interesting guy) we hung out with the peoples for a while then everyone left because of work the next day and all. sheesh. we stayed up late playing pitch. jeff and jessie - 1, jeremy and meaghan - 1, rematch/tie breaker tonight. i kept getting my sixes and sevens confused (i know, i know) but it is all good. jessie refused to let me cut the deck (cheater!)
half day of work today (YAY) then we are headed to pasadena...
Thursday, June 14, 2007
8 more days until graduation and anna gets here!
7 more days until i find out if the street closure motion came through...
6 more days until my second to last day of ieps unitl july!!! :)
5 more days until our awards ceremony at school...
4 more days until the monday blues (somebody has a case of the mondays) :(
3 more days until we get to see the crystal cathedral and justin play with sonicflood again!
2 more days until we get to the beach again!!!
1 more day until jessie and i get to go shopping!
0 more days until i have to get back to work (oh thats right NOW)
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
last night, tania came over for a hour. she did the whole kit and caboodle - neck, shoulders, back, legs, arms hands, face... wow! nothing like it!
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very positive experience.
jeff and jessie get here tomorrow! yay!
then they leave on sunday and there is only fice days until graduation (graduation=last stressful thing i have to do at work) and anna gets here! the next two weeks are going to be peachy!
Monday, June 11, 2007
after church we went to lunch with al and lottie ( you guys made the blog twice in one weekend - woo hoo!) they took us to nyala, an ethiopian place in little ethopia of all places. the food was served on a big plate in little piles and looked alot like baby food. you scoop it with the spongy bread stuff. a little odd looking, but tasted very good.
me: you know who isnt eating ethiopian food today?
me: paris hilton
al: yeah she is prolly asking please sir may i have another bologna sandwich?
after lunch, we went to target and got a new dvd player to replace the one that broke. jeremy set it up when we got home then worked on fixing his laptop that paddy broke. seriously could anything else that we have break? the one thing that we have that is fully covered under warranty is our car, and it runs the best (of course).
more xbox, some seinfeld, bed. life was great until somehow it became monday morning. bah!
al: you know who isnt at the beach today?
al: paris hilton.
yep, because she is back in jail where she belongs. hah.
we saw dolphins and i heard some guys talking about a baby seal but i never saw it. we did see several people get busted for alcohol (not fake busted like us - cmon man we were with our bible study and kids - do you really think we would be that stupid to bring alochol to an alcohol free beach). one guy got to take his cooler back to his car but he and his buddy both got tickets. another guy got a whole case of beer taken away. i guess the lifeguards had run out in the break room.
saturday night i actually felt like eating fish (doesnt happen too often so when it does jeremy knows to take advantage). he grilled tilapia outside and it was yummy. then we played xbox. :)
first, we headed out to northridge to surprise kayla for her birthday. the guy who was supposed to unlock the door for us was over an hour late, so jeremy and i hung out in the hall with cara and her son nick. finally we got in a nd got set up. ricky and kayla came home and we yelled surprise and she said she knew something was up all day. so the surprise wasnt that good. but it was still fun to play along. ceci and javier and the babies were there. baby javi is too cute! i couldnt hold him because of the whole sinus infection thing, but i could look at him. at the end of the night valerie gave me a big hug and kiss so that kinda made up for it.
we left there and headed to the shivelys to hang out with her mom and step dad. he was the original marlboro man. but he doesnt smoke marlboro which is kinda funny. they are both cool people - kims mom and i watched american idol finale last year so we have a deep and abiding bond. some girls from in his presence were there; we had met them at her birthday party a couple weeks ago. we had wine and cheese and sherry and just relaxed. it was very nice.
early to bed means earlier to get to the beach!
Friday, June 8, 2007
but way more fun is on my way to the doctor's office i am behind a vehicle with the license plate reading MOE MNY (more money). and i would think oh hummer, beamer, merecedez, rolls, something. nope. it was a ford explorer. not even a super pimped out one. and the hand coming out of the drivers door was covered by a golfing or raquetball or something glove. maybe it belonged to oj.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
this picture of me and darci is really funny for three reasons. one is quite obvious - there is a plant coming out of the side of my head. and i am wearing brown and she is wearing black - which is opposite of the clothes we wore for the rest of the weekend. and third, we spent probably the most time together but this is the only picture i have of just the two of us.
we orderd gambinos, of course, and the boys went and picked it up. there was a HUGE black snake laying dead in the road, and darci and i deliberated for several minutes as to when it actually appeared. strange i know. we hung out in the living room, listening to the music channel on tv (well i'll be doggone) and chilling. jeremy left for a while and almost didn't make it back in time for us to leave for the airport. grandma and grandpa koci drove us to kansas city for our flight back to june gloom in la. which is ironic. because june gloom means some cloudiness in the morning and 90 degrees by the end of the day but it was gloomier than that for most of the time we were in kansas and everyone there was happy with the weather. i guess it is just what one is used to. our flights were pretty uneventful; we stopped in salt lake city and i had some hot tea... somewhere over the course of the weekend i lost my voice. i can't find it anywhere. i have looked under the bed, in my purse, in my desk drawer at work... i must have left in on the plane. or maybe the mean lady at mci took it when she took my jam that was supposedly too liquid to go on the plane. whatever.