Saturday, July 16, 2011

Brock & Olivia Auxier

It's a rainy day in the middle of July. I don't mind.
You know why?
Because I have 5834808450 things to be excited about right now.
For example, I got registered for my classes in Portland and I got into EVERY class I need. 
That pretty much never happens.
Then Brock and I looked at apartments in Portland. Even though it was a long day and we toured a ton of places, we found some we love! We even put in an application. Ultra success.
I still have the trip to Maui in September that I look forward to all the time!
Oh, did I mention I GOT ENGAGED???


I am so beyond excited and happy! :)
I wish I had a million pictures to show you! 
Unfortunately I had to give my beautiful ring up yesterday so it could be sized :(
I will take more pictures, I promise!
I am so sad it's gone! But I'm so excited to get it back and have it fit my little baby finger perfectly.
Brock and I are so excited to start the new chapter in our lives. 
I couldn't love him more.
Thanks Brock for being so awesome and having so many adventures with me the last two and a half years. 
I'm one lucky girl.
I'm proud to say my boyfriend is now my fiance!

P.S. If you have any advice for engaged couples, wedding planning, or anything relevant, please tell me! I would love to hear all your words of wisdom!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence Day




Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.  
-Napoleon Bonaparte


So thankful for my freedom.
I hope your 4th was something worth remembering.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Showers and Cookies

Yesterday I went to my first Bridal Shower!


Well, first one being someone who invited me, not my family. 
And it happens to be Becca, one of my greatest childhood friends.
I actually helped plan the games and set up.
There were some delicious cookies. D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.
It went great!


And we had fun....at the Bride's expense ;)

I am so honored to be a part of her wedding, which is in less than a month!
That never ceases to blow my mind.
I feel like she just told me she was engaged!
Here is a picture of us right before we graduated high school:


So much has happened since then!
I love her, and her soon-to-be husband, Jeff. 
I couldn't be happier for them.
On a side note, it made me realize that I need to get married because Becca got a pretty good haul. I like presents, if you didn't know.

Happy Sunday :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Camp Creek

Did you know it's summer?
It has actually looked a little like summer outside here in Oregon.
Of course, that may not last for long.
But it is a far cry from the summers that I used to have as a kid.

I revisited my youth the other day. And by that, I mean I visited my elementary school.
I grew up in a tiny, close-knit country community. 
There were a total of 80 kids in my entire elementary school.
I feel like growing up in an environment where I got one-on-one attention and was surrounded by a community that was more like a family to me, all contributed to who I am today.
I visited because this year the school is closing down due to budget cuts.
:(
It is sad because I would want nothing less for my kids then to have an experience like I had when I was young.
It is so sad!
I kinda want to link arms around the school in protest.  




Also, on a side note, one of my best friends from Camp Creek is getting married in exactly one month!
When did we grow up?
Now we all have jobs and responsibilities and boyfriends and apartments and cars and bills and fiances!
Sheesh.
I think we are still Camp Creekers at heart.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Coastal Adventures

How was your Friday?
Mine was awesome. No work!
Great day with my friend Genii
Not to be confused with the more common "Jenny"
We decided last minute to drive to the coast. 
Because we could.



I have missed her waaay too much. Between me moving to California and her going to Oregon State, we definitely haven't seen enough of each other.



It was awesome to catch up and see the sun.
Do you see it? The sun? In Oregon?? Unheard of.


I'm thoroughly content with the day.
I even discovered peach redbulls from Dutch Bro's for the first time.
YUM.
Plus my belly is full of saltwater taffy.
Did I mention I'm trying to eat healthy? About that....
Not to mention I came home to a new Swamp People on my DVR.

Startin this weekend off right!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Counting down

In exactly 100 days.
I will be on my flight.
With my amazing boyfriend.
And most of my family.
Going to celebrate the amazing marriage of my aunt and uncle.
As well and romp around in the sun.
I'll be on my flight to MAUI!

I just bought my tickets today.
I'm beyond excited.
I don't know how Brock and I got so lucky that we will have gone to Maui twice together.





I think my head will be in the clouds for the next 100 days.
And I have a 41 hour workweek starting on Friday.
Semi-annual sale anyone?
Butttt.... everything is a little easier with something to look forward to 
;)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

An Excuse

As much as I hate that it's June and still raining,
As much as I despise being pasty white and still not wearing summer clothes,
And as much as I cringe every time I think about Oregon weather,
There is one benefit.

Rain all day gives me an excuse to spend the day cuddled up with my boy.
Wrapping up in a blanket.
Watching movies.
Laughing. A lot.
Chatting about everything under the sun.
And cuddles.
Oh, lots of cuddles.



So Oregon, don't say I wasn't ever grateful for anything.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sweat it Out


Today I have one goal: Have an amazing workout.
I have had so much happen this week that I haven't had the chance to blog about yet.
It has been absolutely insane.
Insane. INSANE.

I haven't really had the time or energy to blog about it quite yet.
Oh, but I will. You just wait...
I'm actually in a good place right now with everything going on and all the crazy changes that are happening in my life.
It helps me to remember it's all happening for a reason.

Whenever I have a stress overload I crave working out. Which is actually great.
Only problem is the more I am busy and stressed, the less time I have and the more tired I am when it comes to working out.

But today is the day.
I'm going to go hiking and hopefully go to the gym after.
I plan on sweating out all that stress.
Don't be too shocked if I had abs tomorrow.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Packed Planner

What is new with me?

I am currently just finalizing the plans for the rest of my life.
No biggie.
But I am trying to get enrolled in my local community college for the summer, and a university for the fall. I have to test into the right classes. I then have to get into them somehow, even though most of them are already full right now. I have to pass those classes. Then I will be able to go to the university where I will have to take specific classes every term to make sure I graduate in a decent amount of time. I have to take classes to that I can apply for the journalism program in the spring. I have to keep my GPA up to be able to stay in said journalism program. 

Did I mention that if one of these things don't work out right, I'll be screwed?

So, I have been slightly stressed to say the least.
Plus this week I am working 45 hours which doesn't leave a lot of time for me to study for my placement test.

I know that no matter what happens, everything will work out. 
I know that there is a plan for my life and I'm not the one in control. 
I know that me sitting here and worrying about it all day won't change a single thing.

So, here is me, trying to relax.
Which is a tough thing to do at times.

In other news, Brock is awesome, as usual.
He got me some jewelry "just because."
Who does that? What a pumpkin.


A "B" for Brock :)


Super cute earrings!

I'm sorry these pictures are awful.
I took them with my phone.
My camera died 4 days ago and I haven't charged it.
Did I mention I've been busy?
But I just plugged it in. Pinky swear. 

Also, I have been hiking a lot recently.
Here is yet another mediocre phone picture:


Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Calves of Steel

People, it's a miracle.
It is Spring in Oregon. And it actually looks like it.
So what does that mean?
It means it was time for me to take my new wheels out!
And enjoy my cute boyfriend at the same time.
:)






Best day of the Spring so far.
Maybe Summer is coming after all!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scatter Brain

Just spent the night babysitting the ultimate baby.
He has a lot of hair and snores.
Baby Bentley.



You may laugh, but I swear he is just as needy as a real baby.
This morning I got to hang out with Bentley and then I brought lunch to my cute boyfriend while he worked.




I may have commandeered his glasses.
What makes today EVEN BETTER is the fact that I was on-call at work at they don't need me today! 
Consider my 17 day work streak officially broken!!
Whoooooo!

A little time off has given me the ability to finally clean the apartment.
Much. Needed.
Since I pretty much like totally and completely took over the walk-in closet, Brock's clothes are basically everywhere. So we got these racks to hang his clothes so we finally have a clean room to enjoy. 



I may have done some stretches in there just because I actually had the space. And my thighs were tight. What's it to ya.

Also, here tonight Brock has a basketball game so I get to go cheer him on and play paparazzi



I secretly like it.
He is so cute. 

Speaking of Brock being cute, here is a picture of when we went to the play Wicked which was amazing and he looked soooooo cute all dressed up.



What a handsome guy!

Aaaaand, that is officially the most irrelevant and random post I've ever done.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Verizon: the ultimate backstab.

Do any of you live in Oregon and have Verizon?


If so, you know that this morning was super lame.
From Albany to Roseburg the whole network was out!
How does that just happen??
Don't these people know that I have my daily texting routine to attend to??
Verizon has always been so good to me.
I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.

Well, good news people!
You can all breathe easy because our phones are finally working again and there were only a few deaths in the riots (kidding).
Do you ever think about how reliant you are on your phone?
It made me realize that my whole life revolves around communication.
I was even concerned I wouldn't be able to make the call to my work to see if they need me today.
I'm on call. 
Crazy! My life would be a chaotic and in shambles without my phone.

Maybe one day I will throw my phone in a lake and run off into the wilderness where there is no communication with the outside world. 

Until then, glad to have you back cute little iphone :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hot New Wheels

I. Got. A. Bike!

If you know me, you know that I like to spend every summer complaining about how I have never had my own bike, how I long to go on bike rides, and that I want someone to give me a bike for free.
So I finally came to the realization that this free fantasy bike was stuck in fantasy land. More importantly, I was never going to receive it.
Sooo, with a little peer pressure from Brock, I bought a bike!

This is it:
I'm in love with it.
I love vintage things and this is pretty much everything I could ever ask for. 
I wish I had some real pictures of me riding around to show you, but Brock and I rode our bikes for a millisecond before is started pouring.
Thanks a lot Oregon.
So we will have to wait on the pictures of me cruising around on my Schwinn. 
Which, let me say, is a great workout.
Maybe it's the fact that I went hiking for the first time in ages the day before, or maybe it's just because I have little baby legs, but either way, my legs are kinda sore.
The last few days I haven't gone to the gym because I have opted to hike and ride around instead.
Makes me excited for summer!
And today is Brock's dad's birthday.
You know what that means.
...

Okay, you might not.
It means we are getting some Southern Home Cookin tonight and I will be putting on sweats as soon as I get home, and it's not so I can work out, but so I can give me food baby as much comfort as possible.

Happy Thursday!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Oh hey, do I know you?

Has is really been a whole month since I last posted?
Do you guys even remember me?
My how the time has flown.

I have done so much that I really want to share with you guys. 
Like my new job, my trip to Seattle, my visits with family, my adventures with Brock, and of course, all the little road bumps along the way.

I really just needed some time to decide what I was doing with my little life and also decide if blogging was going to be a part of that.
I have been doing so much for myself and my health in the last month, and I love it.
I feel more me then I have in a while.
Does that make sense?
I thought I would share some of the goals I have made/been working towards in this last month.

Things that make for a better, more happy, more healthy, loving Olive.




Not let anyone effect my confidence.
Take time once a week for my mental health.
Save money.
Exercise 5 days a week.
Let go of past grudges.
Read my bible everyday and journal.
Get back to school.
Show my cute boyfriend that I love him.
Cut down on my energy drink consumption. 
Enjoy the little things.
Make more time for friends.
Blog more.
Give love. Accept love.


Thanks for not giving up on me!
And thanks for the emails and messages harassing me to blog!
It really helped me get my motivation back.

:)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Gym Peeves

So I have been trying sooo hard to eat better and exercise all the time.
Eating well is hard because I love Taco Bell and sugar.
Sue me.
But I have been trying to buy more whole foods and cooking meals blah blah blah.
Then Brock and I go to the gym.  We try to everyday but realistically we go about 5 times a week.
Sometimes I run a mile and a half and I'm dead, and sometimes I feel like I could keep running forever, so I do.
I don't really have a specific goal for every workout.
I like to keep myself on my toes.
But summer is coming and I want to be confident, comfortable and to look like this: 



You know what I hate??
People who stare us down on our way in.
It's like some competition. They are trying to figure out if they are in better shape then me. 
I feel like I have to flex as I walk by or something.
You know what's worse then that??
But no matter what I do, I always run on the treadmill.
You are running and you can see the person next to you complete stranger, looking at the info on your treadmill out of the corner of your eye.
HEY GUY, I know you are like 45 years old and you are so proud that you are running faster then me, but wipe the smug look off your face because I have been running for 30 minutes and you just started.
And stop looking at how many calories I am burning. 
Stop.
Maybe YOU have more calories to burn because of that pint of Ben and Jerry's you had last night.
At least that's what I tell myself.



But that aside, working out has been great.
Not that there has been a dramatic change in my body yet, but there has been in my mind.
I feel better about myself. In every way. I feel like I could make an infomercial about it.
I gain confidence. Which goes a long way.
And I have been so incredibly inspired by tons of blogs out there with people who are doing the same thing as me. 
Some of you are so driven and amazing!
My biggest struggle is making time for the gym, even when it's not the most convenient. Even when I'm tired. Or when I don't want to. Getting there is half my battle.

What is your workout routine?
Your biggest struggle?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sick Day.

I feel like yuck.
I didn't want to get out of bed today.


Wouldn't this be amazing?
Luckily I don't have work today so I have been able to relax.
I did go bring my really really cute boyfriend lunch.
And then I got myself some Subway.
The worker there made a mistake and had the guy in front of me pay for my sandwich.
The worker was going to fix the mistake but the man said it was fine. Free lunch for Olive!
It was a nice little surprise!

Have you all noticed the crazy make-up trends lately?
Some I love, some....not so much.
Bright colors are in! 





I have seen a lot of purples, golds, and yellows.
People are BOLD. I need some more go-nads for this kinda of thing.
I tend to go more natural, especially in the spring and summer.
Have you tried any of these styles? 
What works best for you?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Puppy Fever

I want a yellow lab puppy more then I have ever wanted anything in my life.
Almost.




If I didn't have to go to work and school everyday I would get one in a heartbeat.
Don't you just want to squeeeeze them??
I will get one in my lifetime.
Until then I have to drool over pictures.

What kind of dog do you have/want?