Bishop, California

I love Bishop, it is absolutely beautiful. I love camping and smelling the fresh outdoors. I love all the mountains and trees and rocks. I love the small town. I love the freedom I feel camping with no one else around me. It feels like a second home. I hope that one day Daniel, Hazel, and I could camp all around the United States for a year. I know Daniel would love it, but I don't know about Hazel.

Daniel, Hazel, and I went up to Bishop a couple of months ago and he checked out a camera from his school to take with us. He told me to take pictures, and so I did. After we got back from Bishop it made me want a digital camers so bad, this world is beautiful and I want to capture it all. (I don't want to be a photographer, that's Daniel's job).

So here are some pictures of why I love Bishop so much.

I love the hidden streams.

I love the colorful sunsets.

I love the small town with a movie theatre that only shows two movies at a time.

I love all of the old buildings in Bishop, they are a lot of fun to take pictures of. They just look so amazing and beautiful to me.

I love the outdoors. The trees and the mountains. They are amazing and have wonderful colors.

(Daniel took this picture)

I love the company that comes with me most of all. They are one of the best parts of it all. I would not want to see all this beauty and keep it to myself. I am happy to be with Daniel and see everything together. Without him I never would have been to Bishop. Thanks love bug! And I love watcing Hazel run wild, I've never seen a more happier pup. It makes me feel so happy.

It's a beautiful town and a beautiful world. There is plenty more to see and I cannot wait to see it.
If you want to look at the bigger versions of these pictures (they make them look better), check them out here on my flickr.


Slight Obsessions

So on Christmas day I did what a lot of families do, I went to the movie theatre.

I went with Daniel, my cousins(celina, richard, and melissa), a husband(celina's hubby raul), an uncle(david), my brother(bob), and my sister(brookie), but we didn't all stick together.

All the ladies + Daniel went to see Twilight, while the boys all went to see The Spirit.

So I totally loved the movie for some strange reason. I think the love story is just really intense and makes you want love like that. It also helps that the guy who plays Edward is super cute..I mean how could you resist this smile?

I know I couldn't. So now I want to read all the books, watch all the movies, and be a totally Edward fan. I'm hooked. Who would have thought that this guy would ever be as cute as the guy above? I didn't think so. I was proven wrong and now I am completely infatuated. Silly me.

I think I enjoy Twilight so much because it's about vampires and I am sure I have never told anyone about my obsession's with vampire books. I've read all of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. And I've really attempted to dress up as a vampire ever halloween, but I usually don't go through with it because I feel like a dork or failed at looking like one.

So here we go again back into the vampire books. What did I get myself into?

P.S: Speaking of Obsessions, I am totally obsessed with these sunglasses. Would anyone like to spend $100 dollars on me? Please?



Have I ever told anyone about how much I enjoy being at Kaitlin's apartment?

Well, if I haven't I should tell you all about it...another time.

Hey, I'm at her apartment right now, why would I waste time blogging?


The list

Top five presents this year:

1. Ipod Touch from my mommy and stepdad....can you say totally wickedly tight? I'm very sure you can....anyways, totally awesome right. My mom and stepdad always get me the number one gift. Their good and they listen to what I like.

2. Women's Devotional Bible, with my name engraved on the cover. This one was from Julie, she is the most thoughtful woman alive, and I love her.

3. A cute Whisper thin striped turtleneck(hey that's what its called, I don't make these things up) from my love Daniel. I would have posted the amazing jacket he also bought from there, but I could not find the image. He picked it all out without my advice and I loved them so much. He knows me so well.
4. Home Movies: Season One from the very smart Andrew and Amy. I think the can hear my thoughts because I totally wanted Home Movies.
5.Harajuku Lovers Fragrance from my mommy, how does she make it on my list twice? Because she's the best mom who knows the perfect things to pick out. So this is Probably one of the cutest perfume bottles I've ever laid eyes on. I want them all. They are all so cute.

Thanks to everyone else for all of my wonderful gifts. They were all amazing.

Christmas was so wonderful spending time with all of my family (that includes all you Schuberts). Everyone is so kind and giving and happy on that day and it brings so much warmth to my heart. Thanks everyone for making me so happy. I love you all!!!!
Merry Day After Christmas!!!!!


Merry Christmas!!

Guess who is blogging from an Ipod Touch?


Oh My!

So the all of the DA's in my office are very amazing.

They gave all of the secretarie's cards and each of them wrote how much they appreciate our hard work. First off, so sweet. It really feels wonderful to be appreciated at work. I've never had a job that treated me so well.

To top it off it was like getting a card from my grandma because there was 50 bucks in there! Totally unexpected. Totally awesome.

I love my job. I love my co-workers. I love my bosses. I love Christmas.

p.s. don't forget to read the post below as well.

I'm officially freaking out.


Excuse the screaming up top, but I am so excited for tomorrow that I can hardly contain it.

I want to open presents, watch people open presents, laugh, play, and most of all hang out with family. Family is the main reason why I am so excited.

First off Daniel has some of his family down from Las Vegas, Nevada and it makes me super excited because they are so much fun. Also, his brother and sister are there. Then everyone's significant other is there too (boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband). So it's a full house, and it makes me feel all warm inside.

I am also excited to be spending time with my dad's side of the family tonight because I haven't for many many years, due to the fact that I am not a very good relative because I am too lazy to visit people. I've changed, I promise.

I am just really excited this Christmas. I've haven't been this excited in a very long time. It feels great.

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday and a Merry Christmas!


100 Posts

Today I reached my 100th post. It's pretty exciting for me. Having this blog helps me vent and share, which helps me out a lot. AND the comments everyone gives me always puts a smile on my face.

Anyways, a lot has been going on in my life the past couple of weeks. We moved into our new office space at work. I moved into my dad's house a week ago.And I had a 5 day weekend due to being super sick, which is not a very fun 5 day weekend.

I can't believe Christmas is only 3 days away. It's making my stomach feel very uneasy, mostly because I am so excited plus also nervous if my presents will be ok for people. Sometimes I am afraid to see disappointed faces when they unwrap the gift I got them. We'll find out.

Being in the Christmas spirit I decided to decorate my office a couple weeks ago, just never got around to posting about it until now. Sorry, I am lazy people.
So when I first came to this office, looked around at my cubicle, and thought...what am I going to do with all this space?

Totally naked. It just didn't feel like a second home, which honestly, it is. I spend 8 hours there, which is almost as much time as a spend at home on the week days. So, you have to make your office feel like your home away from home...or at least that's how I would like it to feel.
So I added a little bit at a time. Organized everything in the exact postion that I thought would be most reasonable to me.

Finding a perfect fit for everything takes time. I think I have everything just where I want it.

So then I felt it was time to bring on the christmas decorations. I bought a big package of construction paper, took out the red and green ones and began cutting strips so I could make paper garlands to string around my office. I also added a bright red christmas tree and a red gumball machine for my desk.

I think my office is finally perfect. Now that Christmas is almost here I need to think about the new decorations that need to come up. Out with the old, in with the New.....Year.



-Stuffy nose: check

-Sore throat: check
-Terrible tasting muccus, that just lines your throat making everything you eat or drink taste horrible!: check

I think that I am getting sick.

I can tell that I am sick by my lack of brain. I will prove this by showing you what I managed to bring to work with me today in my coat pocket.

Yes, that is a house phone. How does one manage to bring that one to work? Easy, set off the alarm system to your dads house because you're totally not used to those types of things yet because you just moved in, freak out, grab the house phone, realize you don't know his work number, place in your pocket and fish for cell phone. Then you forget it's in there and figure out once your at work what that large object in your coat was the whole drive. FUN!

Also, I would really like to share my festive office with you, but I am lazy. And sick, bleh.
I also wanted to let everyone know that I really don't want to eat the cookies I decorated last night, for I would not like to ruin them....

I offered them out to my employees. They seem to like them. I still haven't tried one yet. I just don't want to taste them while my throat is all gross. It wouldn't be very satisfying. Oh well, maybe tomorrow I will feel better.

I NEED to since I am doing all of my christmas shopping tomorrow afternoon.


Following in her footsteps.

On tuesday I went to a ceremony where they honor the people who have put, at the very least, 10 years into the LA County.

My mom and David were one of them. My mom beat David though by 10 more years. She's worked for the LA County for 30 years! I felt so proud when they said my mom's name and then I thought how beautiful she looked that day. I don't know why I think this, but my mom looks like an older version of Jenna Fischer. Call me crazy, but I just think she does.

Anyways, I was really proud of my mom for her accomplishment. She started off as a silly little typist clerk like me and then became a boss of all the secretaries in her office. She has worked so hard and it has definitely paid off. I don't know how she does it with being a single mom with 3 really obnoxious kids. This is the lady who purchased our nice and big house all on her own. I just don't think I would have the will power to do everything my mom has done. I love her and I am proud of how hard she works for us.

Here are a few pictures from that day

Congrats mom!!! I love you!


I will be proud.

Fall session of school is finally over with. I never thought that I would make it out alive, well...with passing grades.

I think that I really doubt my capabilities. Maybe if I expect the worst outcome that when it actually happens it wont be so bad.

So, when the last few days of school were slowly approaching I was totally frantic about if I would pass or fail.

My Drawing final was fairly simple. All we had to do was put together a portfolio of all the work we have done throughout the semester (he only checked a few, never all). It was simple because I did every single project and the ones that I have turned in received an A+. I don't think I am super fantastic at drawing, but I am at following rules, so it to give me a good grade.

So no more worries about Art, I knew I had to get at least an A-(plus my teacher told Daniel and I we both had A's in the class).

Now all I had to do was go to my last class of English last night and oh boy was I panicked. First of all I haven't been in an English class for 3 years and secondly it was my very first really hard class that I have taken. All I thought about the whole entire semester was "I am so going to fail, I can't pass." It also didn't help that we only met once a week on wednesday for only 3 hours, when most classes meet two times a week for 3 hours each day. I felt like my brain was crammed for all the information I received.

We had three finals to take. The first one, which was taken the week before, was a test on how much we have improved from the beginning of the semester (we had taken the same one when we first started the class). The second test was on comprehension and then after that we had to write an essay. That was last night.

So he ended up grading both tests and told us what we got. I have never ever been great at taking tests. I am terrible, I always thought I would do good and end up with a D. So I definitely thought I would fail this class. Well I was completely wrong, both of my tests were an A+. I couldn't even believe it.

I know it may sound like I am bragging, but I am not, I am just really proud to be accomplishing something on my own and making myself proud. I feel like my life is finally going the way I want it to, with my rules.

Last night, nothing could make me mad. I am the nerd with an A+

I think I skipped while I walked to the photo lab to tell Daniel the great news. Yeah, I probably had a silly grin too with it. Nerd.


Is it love?

I absolutely adore my Hazel girl.
More on that another time.


Ok....So it's not quite Christmas yet, but it I sure felt it this last weekend. I donned red and green and smiled a lot. The only thing that wasn't like Christmas was that we didn't open presents. And who likes a Christmas without presents? Not me.

Why was I all dressed up and smiley? Because we took family pictures for Christmas cards! It was actually really fun to be all Christmas looking, until my dad broke a 600 dollar strobe light. Then everyone was not so smiley, but it's a good thing that my dad is super positive and knows that it was just an accident and accidents happen. Even to the smartest people in the world. So we made it through, and the pictures turned out wonderful. Thanks Daniel, you are really awesome and you made my family super happy. Well, except for Bob who really hates getting up anytime before 2pm on the weekend. He wasn't so happy.
The pictures turned out perfect. It makes me laugh though. This is the definition of a LA Christmas, it looks like we took that picutre months before in the summer. Yeah, it really looks like that in December....yeah, it sucks. I know some people REALLY love that about LA, but I don't. I wish the temperature would drop...A LOT.

Hey, look at that palm tree.....in the "winter."

The next picture I totally love. The kids with our Dad, he's so cute. We all look really happy. I think my dad had just told us to think about pooping....which makes anyone laugh.

This last one was taken in my room at my Dad's house. Perfect wall right?

Anyways, It was a lot of fun to take pictures. It made me even more excited that Christmas is just around the corner...it also means I should probably go shopping for presents soon...yikes.
Oh and if you would like to take a look at the other pictures that we took that day, they are here and here.



I am here, in my cubicle, lovin life right now. I would write more, but I am busy setting my office space up. I can't wait to put up some Christmas decorations.

P.S. I have my own personal phone line and voicemail, so if you'd like to call me directly ever you should totally use that. OH MAN! I feel so legit.


The Office

I have never seen anything quite as amazing as this on esty before. I love The Office oh so much. I am almost tempted to get that calendar....almost.

I did purchase some really cute Christmas cards on etsy because some people don't get wrapped presents on christmas (mostly guys) because they usually get a girft certificate to a place they love. And I want it to have it be a cute Christmas card to hold it in. I would show you, but it might ruin the surprise...sorry.

Back to The Office, I have some wonderful news, and this has nothing to do with the show. It has to do with my new office that I have been hoping to move into for months and months and months...actually ever since I began working here, and it's only a few months away from a year. The great news is we move in tomorrow. I have been so excited all week setting up my future desk and taking pictures like a mad woman who has never seen a cubicle before. If you knew our working conditions as of now you would understand the excitement. My favorite co-worker ever, Krystle, is probably the most excited because she has never had a desk and has to borrow one whenever she can. Yesterday we both took over our supplies from our old desk to set up in our new desk, I had four boxes full and she had one sheet of paper. It's funny how much you lack when you don't have a desk.

Anyways, I am so excited it feels like a dream. I would show you pictures of how I set everything up, but I don't have my cable to connect to the work computer, so no pictures, sorry. Mabye later. Oh man, I have so much space I don't know how I will use it.

I better go before I blab some more about how excited I am about cubicle's, who does that?


What'da Know?

Guess who just learned that they had some bank fraud of over $600?


This is the second time this has happened to me. The worst part is, is that they have my pin number. The second worst part is my account is now closed and I have bills that I need to pay. My car payment, car insurance, and cell phone bill. They are all over $100. 

Hopefully this will all work out just fine. Please pray that it does. I need all the help I can get. Thanks.


Wow That Hurts

Apparently my bottom so isn't used to sitting for more than 6 hours at a time...I am in so much pain. And no matter which way I situate myself it doesn't seem to help.

Great news though. We should be moving to our snazzy new office sometime next week if everything runs smoothly and there isn't something they forgot to do last minute that it going to take anothrt three months to finish...yeah that would suck, but it wouldn't be the first time.

Yeah thats my future desk, it's huge!

Here comes Santa Claus

I had a wonderfully long weekend. Friday felt like Sunday. So when I realized it was just Friday, I was pretty ecstatic. I also became really freaked out because Christmas is seriously 24 days away. Which also means I need to have everyone shopped for within 20 days. And why am I freaked out? Because I only have about 15% done....Yikes.

I have been receiving some wonderful advice from that boy I call my boyfriend. Well...advice on good stocking stuffers...for him.

So apparently my cute boyfriend went down to a local car parts store recently and came across a few items he really liked:
1. A tow hitch for his truck
2. An American flag license plate frame

He ever so slightly mentioned these to me...and he wasn't very smooth about it.

After he went through explaining them he whispered "stocking stuffer"

What a hint right? He continued to say it a few more times in our conversation.

At least I have a million ideas on what to get Daniel for christmas, but none for anyone else. I have a lot to do. I need a Christmas miricle right about now....

Wish me luck...

I put some more sites to check out on the right. They are all really amazing.



Or what I like to say, Happy Turkey Day!!! Because that is the only thing on my mind today, turkey turkey turkey!

Like I talked about yesterday, I am very thankful for my family. My whole BIG family. This also includes Daniel, we aren't officially family, but he is such a big part in my life, that it feels like we are one. And since I am my own family member, that makes Daniel mine...if that makes sense. Geeze, I am just talking nonsense.

Anyways, I am very thankful for Daniel because he saved me from making terrible mistakes in my life, which has turned me into who I am today. I have a sense of humor again, which I didn't really have before. I am no longer a mean person, which some people might doubt, but I was before. I care more about family and loved ones, which I never did before. I feel free and happy, which I never felt before. I am very thankful for Daniel, and all the joy he has brought into my life. He is the best friend I wish I would have had in high school and in that case, the boyfriend I wish I had in high school too. He's the complete and perfect package for me. And I am thankful that he is in my life. It also helps that Daniel's family is the bomb-diggity. I love that word.

One last thing I am very thankful for. Another really important one, because this whole holiday lies on this one person. Thank you everyone for making the food that I will consume today. Oh Thank you so very very much. It will make my belly so happy. You are the best people in the world and you deserve a gold medal of honor. Thank you.




It's 8am and I becoming so excited I can hardly control it. You are probably wondering why, and it's really not something new, it's all because Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

I love excuses for family to get together, and there is turkey involved? Count me in. I also love the fact that I have three Thanksgiving dinners to attend. Two on thursday (the official day) and one on friday.

I love all of my family (schuberts included) and I am so thankful to have them in my life. I think that is the major thing I am so thankful for this year. My family has become my very best friends and I care for every single one of them so so much.

In other news, Last weekend was incredibly awesome. Mostly because I went on a bike ride with my mom and Daniel. It was seriously difficult and my bottom still hurts. It was so much fun though, my mom is really fit, she kept up the whole time. Not that I doubted her, just stating a fact. If anyone has ever felt the muscle on her legs, you would know, they are solid as a rock (reminds me of Arrested Development).

Anyways bike rides are the best.

So I have thursday and friday off this week and I will probably get off work at noon today, which is awesome. AND I only spent 1 and 1/2 days at work this week. AWESOME. Easiest week ever. Daniel says that it's really going to be hard for us when I am back to my regular routine of 5 days a week. He'll miss seeing me on fridays and mondays, and I'll miss sleeping in until 9:30am and not getting ready until noon. It's ok though, because I had three long weekends in a row and I feel very rested and ready to work my bottom off.

That's all for now. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I can't wait to stuff myself silly.



I have a five day weekend, starting tomorrow.

Super excited. First thing on my agenda, Sleep everyday until 12pm.

I'm kidding. I don't think I could sleep that long anyways...that's a lie, I totally can, but it's a waiste of such a long weekend.

Daniel and I have lots of plans for this weekend, mostly working on projects together. One thing I really want to do is watch Arrested Development with my Grandma because she absolutely loves that show and she needs lots of love and attention right now. I also want to see my Pops & Diana & Diego because I miss them and I haven't seen them in weeks. I am going to convince my dad to cook us his famous salmon, it's delish. Great fact about my dad, he is seriously an amazing cook. Everything he makes is delicous. I used to love breakfast at his house, blueberry pancakes and french toast we're a must have every weekend.

Anyways, I am excited to spend time with family this weekend. It's one of my favorite activities, it beings so much happiness to my days. I definitely need to see Diana & Diego before they take off to Columbia for a month. They are leaving sometime early December. I've already told my dad that I will take care of him while they are gone, especially on Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, I don't have anyone's presents ready. I know what I am giving my mom, brooke, dad, diana, and diego...oh and I have a million ideas for Daniel, but I must stick to one. I just haven't done anything about it yet. I just keep racking my brain thinking of what to get everyone. I'm trying to think of their personalities, which I think I am pretty perceptive. I hear everything people say they like and really pay attention. It's a strange habit, but I think I know almost everything people like. Any ways, I am still really excited to get it all done. I love when people get presents, it makes me super excited.

Well, I am off now to relax for five days. See Ya.


Things are strange these days

I was supposed to go back to work today, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

I got up at 6am, showered, but while I was in the shower I just became really upset. I am still healing, it's just too hard for me to face work just yet. I will tomorrow. I just need family and friends just one more day.

I swear I'll be ready tomorrow. I feel like I haven't worked in such a long time. It's been exactly a week. I think my depression also has something to do with the fact that it's just really nice to be with all of my family, but my aunt, uncle, and cousins all left for San Fransisco yesterday. I really miss them.

Sometimes I really wish that they didn't live so far away.

Other than that everything in my life is great.

I also wanted to share something really awesome that my next door neighbor has been working on. It's so awesome, and so is she. They are great neighbors and really easy to talk to.

Anyways, that's all. Goodbye


Staying positive

So....Daniel and I got a flat tire while up here in Bishop.

We just now got it all settled out and now we are going to head back up to camp in a little while to rest.

Our day went a little bit different than we had expected, but it was still a great experience.

Do you see the slash on the top of the tire? That was our problem that changed our plans. ha.

Overall, Bishop has been so wonderful so far. Even with a flat tire, nothing can ruin how much fun I have up here. Took a lot of wonderful pictures, can't wait to post them. Hopefully soon.

p.s. We get perfect interenet at Shelia's house for some reason....weird.


Bad News

My Grandfather past away last night at midnight.

I heard the phone ringing and a knew right away that it had to be bad news. No one ever calls that late.

I've never lost someone so close to my heart before. I didn't know how I would react when I thought about it before. I am just happy that my mom was there first to hold me while I cried. And I am so happy that Daniel came back to my house to comfort me all night. His arms give me the most comfort in the world, I feel so safe with him.

I am so happy I visited with my grandfather a few days before. I am really going to miss him. He was such a sweet man. And he was so wonderful and helpful to all of us.

I am still going to Bishop, but I am leaving tonight instead. Some people might think that it's selfish, but I am really hurting inside and I need to be away to think things through. I hope no one gets upset with me, it's just my way of grieving.

I hope everyone else has a good weekend.


Approximately 44hrs. until we leave for Bishop.

I can hardly keep it together because I am so excited to get away.


Purple Mountain Majesties

The more and more I drive, the more I focus on what is around me. I mostly do this when I am drive alone in my car, on my way to and from work. I look at everything around me constantly. I focus more and more on every little detail that I see, and I fall more in love with the beauty of this world.

My drives have been really focused on mountains lately. There are so many different colors, sizes, and shapes. The farther away they are the more fake they look, but it's still so beautiful. I'm obsessed with mountains. I just stare at them as I drive. It's like I am being hypnotized and there is no way of snapping me back to reality. I think I am just easily drawn to any natrual beauty in this world. I become really excited, like I've just seen a movie star. I absolutely love it.
Do you see the beauty? If you don't you are absolutely insane, or don't like the out doors. It also makes me so happy that Daniel feels the same way as I do about the great outdoors. The mountains, the streams, the desert, the forrest, the highways that go on forever, the coasts; you name anything out doors and we absolutely love exploring it (except for lava). It makes me so happy that we both appreciate the exact same things. It also helps because Daniel likes to take a lot of pictures outdoors so it's a good thing I enjoy just looking at it. Also this one time Daniel and I decided to get out and see how long it would take to walk to a mountain from the highway, 30 minutes passed before we decided that it's a lot farther than it looks.
Yep, the mountains are beautiful. So many variations, so big and wonderful. I love you mountains...just don't tell Daniel...or Hazel for that matter, they both get jealous when I try to love a 3rd thing.

All pictures were taken by me, except for the last picture (the best one) which I stole from Daniel

everyone have a wonderful weekend!!!!


I have some problems

Is it strange that my thoughts turn to the very last scene from Criminal Minds? The very last episode I've watched so far? The one where Reid makes the most ridiculous desicion ever, by going back to get drugs, even those he is so smart....and everytime I think about it my heart hurts.

For some reason my mind is thinking it's all real, and it really bothered me watching that scene the other night. Is it strange that I feel this way?


Halloween Day

So last friday was the best Halloween I've had in a very long time.

Mostly because it was spent with family and friends...and my super cute partner in crime, Daniel.

To make this Halloween even more special, Daniel and I played dress-up and joined in all the Halloween fun. We walked around with my sister, my mom, and our cool neighbor's and their awesome children. It was a lot of fun.

We met a dog who had an awesome costume. I wished that Hazel was with us. I miss you now Hazel!!!!

Daniel and I had carved pumpkins before we left with everyone. It was actually not as bad as I remember it being. For some reason I had it in my head that it was a horrible, time consuming project. It was fun and really quick. I think when you're a kid everything seems too long. There are pictures from the day time and night time.

Daniels Pumpkin:

My Pumpkin (little guy in front), Brookes Pumpkin (big guy in back):

All said and done, it was awesome. We did attempt to go into a Haunted House, but we all became really too freaked out to even step foot. Then some creepy guy tried to come out and scare us in, maybe? I ran all the way down the street and didn't care if anyone followed.

I think I will do the same thing next year, but maybe with my little brother. He deserves some Jenae and Daniel love too.

I hope everyone else had a wonderful Halloween as well, whether you were dressed up, with friends, or just relaxing around the house, I hope it was a blast.

Also more Halloween pictures on my flickr account if you'd like to check them out.