Monday, November 30, 2009

Post Thanksgiving!


I hope everyone had a fabulous, wonderful, excellent Thanksgiving day!! I sure did. It was a long but short weekend all at the same time, probably because I worked Wednesday and then half days on Friday and Saturday, so it completely threw me off. For Thanksgiving though, we finally had it at my aunts house, which is a blessing because they have the most people.. my family only has 4, so it makes sense. But every year is a big deal because we have like 50 people in my immediate family!! But it was great. The family was altogether, which is the best part of the day. :) After my families' thanksgiving, we went to Matt's dad's house for dessert.. but when we got there, they were carving the turkey. So I was all confused and not at all hungry, but I was polite anyway. lol. Then woke up again on Friday for work :) YES!!

By the way, right now I'm watching "Chelsea Lately" and she is freakin hilarious!!!

Also, I ummm am a little behind on the wedding posts recaps. I haven't ordered my pictures yet because we've been a little tight on money. But I am going to order the negative disk and make Christmas presents :) WHoop Whoop. Speaking of which I am absolutely thrilled for CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO

Ok, I must get ready for work.. I hope you all recover from the holiday nicely :) <3

Thursday, November 5, 2009


The weeks is almost over... YAY! I usually enjoy my weekends, but now I am starting to work every Saturday morning at the Urgent Care clinic we have at work.. so it should be interesting waking up super early on a Saturday... not so much fun.

We also still do the Cal games on Saturdays, so this should be interesting how they both work out. Thankfully the Oregon game isn't until like 4, I think. We've added a new member to our Saturday crew, usually it is just me, matt, and my father in law. But now we added my best guy friend Marcel. Him and the Hubby are completely the same person lol. Marcel calls Matt his "White version of himself" it is quite funny! I love seeing them get along so it is all good!

This weekend (starting tonight) Matt's longtime buddy from Alaska is coming down to stay with us. He is coming down to see the R Kelly concert, yes I said it, this man flew 3,000 miles to see R Kelly. lol oh, and us. He is quite a character. Unfortuantely, my house is still cluttered and kinda messy... and the hubby failed to do any cleaning this week. So he will hear from me after the friend leaves but I have to clean when I get off work tonight @ 8. Which I am not looking forwaRd to. lol. I do not like my house being out of order. I want people to be able to come over whenever they want and me not having to worry about like "Oh my goodness? Is it clean?" No, it should just always be that way. And don't get me wrong... I don't mean spotless but I do mean presentable.I enjoy inviting friends and family over and I want to be able to cook for them and spend time with them at my house... but I need a clean one in order to do so :) lol

Alrighty... that's my ramble for the day. I need to head to work before I'm late!!!


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

So I just completed this weeks homework assignment and finished working from this morning (yes, both on a Saturday!) And totally realized it was Halloween! I have never celebrated or been a big fan, mainly because I don't do Halloween for religious purposes... but also because I am a chicken butt.

So every year at church we do a Harvest Party with tons of games, candy, food, etc and its all free. So this year is no different except, this year I didn't head it up. I was so busy with life that I told my dad (the pastor) I can't do it this year. Which was a bummer because I love putting it together adn love all the support and volunteers we get (Which is no different this year) So thankfully, my cousins Heather and Tiffany headed it up and I'm excited to see what they have done! I am sure its going to be great!!!

So my dilemna is.. I have no costume! I know, what a bore I am right!?! Well I obviously don't do sexy costumes, and having nothing at home to throw on real quick, and despite their being a "Spirit" store down the street, I have never bought anything from there and still won't. So guess what I'm going to be for Halloween? Sam!! Lol. I'm just going to be me... but I wanted to stop in adn say hello to everyone. I hope you guys have had a great week.

Be safe tonight!!!!!! And go hit up your local church's Harvest Party... They are tons of fun :)


Sunday, October 25, 2009


I'm here... and this time hopefully to stay!! I'm so sorry about not posting and not commenting on other peoples posts! I sucked for the past few months. :) Congrats to HER for getting married!!!! I'm very excited for you both!

So I don't even know where to start with all of this :)

Married life is good, well great. It was a lot, LOT, of change in the beginning with the new job, semester starting, and being married. Lol. But that has passed for the most part and I am loving being a wife. I love calling him my husband, love waking up next to me, and love when we kiss goodnight. It's honestly an amazing feeling when you find that special someone and are prepared to spend the rest of your life with that person. So, what can I say? I'm a happy newlywed!!! :)

I got a new job about fifteen minutes from my house (on a good traffic day) and I absolutely love it. I'm a Medical Assistant in a Pediatric office and it's great. The atmosphere is great, the people are fun and great, and I love the patients. I love meeting new people, helping people, and seeing the kids get healthy! I am def a people person and the medical field is where I belong, it's where my heart is!!

With that said, I cannot wait until school and pre-reqs are over!!!! I want to be done with school and into the nursing program already. School this semester is going okay though. It's not exactly first on my list but I am getting it done and I know that doesn't sound the best but this semester I'm taking History and psychology of personality... so it's not absolutely pertaining to nursing :) lol. So we will see how the semester ends..

Youth group, in case you didn't know.. I'm the youth group leader at my church, and I love it! It is a great feeling to help lead young people to the Lord. We have currently renovating the middle building to make it the new youth room. It should be a great project for us all to do!!! I love it!!! I wish I could have a clone who could do youth group completely full time :) lol.

Ok, I'm done blabbing for now. Let me knwo what you ladies adn gents think. I miss y'all :)

Sorry so long!!!

And Lastly, really?!?! Yankees in the world series again. UGH!!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


So I received some pics off of friends and families' cameras from the wedding. I will start posting more pics when I get the professional ones back..which I cannot wait for!!!

A mini update is:

I am officially Mrs. Semans :) (Except we haven't turned in the marriage cert. yet lol) I absolutely love being together, living with him (finally! Because we didn't do it before marriage) and all the fun things that come along with it.

I cannot believe the weddding has come and gone already! Honestly, sometimes it makes me sad to think its over already, after all that planning. lol. Thank God, I wasn't a stressed bride and rarely stresssed through the process or I'd be totally bummed! My dress is just handing in the closet because I havent had time to do anything with it! lol

So advice for upcoming brides: Unless a something major happens: the day will go perfect, it will be like your fairytale. Don't stress on the small stuff before the wedding.. and dont stress on ANYTHING the day of the wedding. Just enjoy all of it because that will be the fastest but best day of your life!!! And the most important part is your marrying your best friend; not so and so is coming or not coming, someone did this, etc. It doesn't matter. Trust me :)

After the wedding we went on our mini-moon for a few days in Reno/Tahoe area and then a few days of pampering. I will get into that more when I post those pictures!!! But it was a blast and a much needed vacation!

Now real life has completely set in. I got a great new job... as a medical assistant in a pediatric office, and so far I love it. This was my first week of working full time again in 3 months, so it's great. (Gonna be better when I get my pay check :) lol. It is really tough on the feet right now because I'm standing for 8 hours a day, but that will totally get better next week!

Along with job, trying to move my stuff in ( because its still at my parents house), and cleaning up the apt from all the presents we received, oh yea and adjusting to living with my new husband (who isnt the cleanest thing in the world :) lol, I started school on the week of my wedding too!!! So this past week I've been trying to play catch up to the two weeks I missed and it has been tough! I study at lunch, when I get home, and now on the weekends! Once I catch up to the work, I'm hoping to get in a routine of things so I can actually spend time with my husband :) lol

Okay, So I uploaded these onto my Picasa thing... so check out the pics from the wedding! Hopefully the pro ones will be here soon!
I can't wait to catch up on all your guys' blogs! My reader is FULL!

Wedding Pictures - Tackett


Tuesday, August 25, 2009


So I am officially Mrs. Samantha Elaine Semans :)
We're on our "mini-moon" in Tahoe/Reno area..... so I will post more later but thought I'd tease you guys about the Perfect, Most Wonderful day of our life :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fire Me!

I'm sorry guys!! You can TOTALLY FIRE ME! I have not been a good blogger in forever, but for a very good reason... My wedding is on Friday, THIS Friday!! That's three days away! Crazy right? I am not at all stressed or worried, just excited. I stayed up til 3 am last night because I could not sleep.. too excited. If this keeps up, I will totally take some benadryl to knock my butt out :)

So on the job front.. I GOT A JOB! As if we didn't know this already, but God is great. He is amazing. Always providing and always there for me! I am so blessed. I applied for this staff agency and the staff agency directed me to this Pediatric doctor's office in Pleasanton. I did five interviews with them over the course of three days. Then I had to suffer the weekend without knowing whether or not I had the job... actually, I really didn't suffer at all, because that happened to be my bachelorette weekend which was a blast! So I didn't think about the job until Monday. Then Monday morning rolls around and they hired me as a Medical Assistant at $15/hr to start and I get raised to $17 after I am hired as a full time employee. So like I said, God is great. He provided for us and I can just focus on the wedding now, and not worry about how we will survive after the wedding. It is all taken care of :)

So I will have to fill you in on the girl's weekend, life, wedding, rehearsal dinner tomorrow night,etc. But I gotta run to go do place cards with some friends!!!
Stay in there.. I will be a great blogger again soon :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Take 2!

So here is part two of the picture crazy posts.. sorry if they bug you, but I like them. They're simple and sweet!
Youth Car Wash
This past weekend we held a youth carwash for my youth group. It turned out great, was lots of fun, and made great profit!

Ok, tilt your head for this one.. sorry.

Some of the boys.. standing around

..or sitting around

Kayla & I

Kameko & Matt

This past weekend we went to Monterey for Matt's brother and sis-in-law's birthday. Not only did we have a blast down there but it really made for a great weekend! The weather was awesome and totally beat out the 100+ degree weather from home. I did miss camping to go, but we had the best weekend we've had in a loong time. So it was well worth it!

We were having wayy too much fun @ the beach. He was begging not to leave.

I was pointing to seals that were jumping around in the ocean.. I tried to get pics of it but they were too far out.

I really really like this picture. Dunno why!

I LOVE the beach. and him.

I was trying to make my footprints stick before the wave took them away :( lol

Enough Said.

So it was windy in Monterey, obviously, yet we needed to blow out the candles. I was in charge of holding the cake, when Matt's brother Tip grabs the blow torch to light the candles. Hilarious!

A few Saturdays ago, some of Matt's friends & mine got together to try a new club. It was a blast.. Want proof? Check out these pics! lol

Chillin in the backseat after the club!

Me trying to sneakly crawl back to the backseat to sit with the girls.

Cheese. (Look @ horrible tanline!)

Rosa & Tanya

Matt getting his groove thing on, Me people watching, and Trav's girl cheesing super hard!

Travis.. and me. lol

Matt & his best friend Travis

The girls!

I love oldies.

Trav & his girls!

My & My Man

Me & Rosa

The girls before the club!

I love weddings.. this one I forgot my camera @ though... so we improvised and took some pics outside. Congrats AJ & Kelly!

Matt & I @ Aj's wedding

Alanna & I @ Aj's Wedding

Amanda & I
4th Of July!
I love this holiday, love love!

We bought sparklers for my wedding.. instead of throwing rice or anything else.. We're going to have all the guests hold sparklers as we walk through.. it's going to be gorgeous!

So we decided to test them out on the 4th of July

Alanna's yummy & patriotic cake!


So late last night, since I couldn't sleep, I decided to email all my pics from my phone to my email. Too many times have I broke the phone and lost all of the pictures inside of it. So now, lesson learned, I back up my stuff... and I would def recommend you ladies do it as well!! Since I did that.. you get the pleasure of seeing what has been in my phone for the past month or so.. and get to see more pictures than words.
So be prepared! Lots of pics!! I'll post more later!
Oh, and I put them small.... if you wanna see them big, simply click on them!

*This is Tanya, Rosa, and myself before we went to Crogan's to all go hang out. I don't drink often, which defeatrs the purpose of the bar, but we loove to dance.*

*Introducing... ROCKY! I don't think I've showed you pictures of her before.. but this is my baby. This is Rocky. I've had her for about two years and absolutely love her chubby butt!*

*Matt and I had a date night, what feels like forever ago, and he decided to order some chocolate dessert.He's a sucker for sweets... so he was excited!*

*This was a gorgeous view from my backyard. Pretty right?*

*This pic is actually old but it's of me and one of my best friends' Michelle. We had gone out for her birthday!*

*Random pic.. I was just seeing how it'd look. I love taking pictures!*

*First, don't panic, it was empty before we posed this picture. Lol This is my niece and us being funny :)*

*This is my Maid of Honor's belly and my nephew Gabriel kissing it. I love this picture. One of my best friends' Tanya did one very similar to this!*

*At our family poker night: My uncle Al trying to be incognito with his daughter Tracy (MOH)*

*This is pregnant Tracy at the Hospital this past weekend. We though she had appendicitis so we waited until 5 a.m. with her until she got the clear. Everything is fine so far! Praise God! And I should get my nephew in 2 weeks!!!*

*So this is me @ 5a.m. waiting for Tracy (MOH)'s baby to come out :)*

*We were walking in downtown Monterey and they were having some sort of car show that weekend. This is the cutest pink car I've ever seen! Makes me want to be a "Pink Lady" from the movie Grease!*

* Man, I love this man. I cannot wait to be Mrs. Semans. This is him on the beach in Monterey, afraid to get too close because he didn't wanna get his tennis shoes soaked!*

*This is Matt's brother Tip and niece (soon to be my niece :) Taking a cat nap after the party!*

Well that's all folks! Until I unload my camera :)