Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Graduation Class of 2012!

Last night my oldest cousin graduated from high school! Which is crazy because I'm pretty sure just graduated from high school yesterday!

None of our family knew that my sister flew in on Monday we were keeping her a surprise! I had a little trouble convincing people I didn't want to carpool, but it all worked out and we walked into my aunt's house and managed to surprise everyone! I'm glad she could make it!

Jeffrey enlisted in the army right after he turned 18 (his life long goal has been to be in the military) so he heads out to basic training in August and Natalie won't be able to attend his big graduation/going away party so it was nice she was at Graduation!

If we are being honest though graduations are boring. You listen to some speakers that you hope are entertaining, then you listen as the call 400 names out waiting for the 20 seconds when the name you know is up on the stage, add to that this graduation was an hour and a half away on a Tuesday night and you have a girl who had to have some extra Starbucks!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hello Monday!

I've said it before and I'll probably say it again, but I think Monday gets such a bad rap! I love my weekends as much as the next girl but there is something about starting a new week getting into a routine.

If we could just get this work week cut down to four days, life would be perfect.

This weekend I might just be a little more excited than normal because as soon as I leave work I get to pick up my very favorite sister for three weeks of fun!

Cannot wait!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I'll see your flowers and I'll raise you a purse!

I have a really awesome boy who knows the way to my heart!!

Last week I got this beauty in the mail...

It's the Pippa bag from Modalu. It was my present for straight As this semester :) It's so beautiful! and so me! What a good Pook I have! He knows the way to my heart! (iphone pictures do not do her justice!)

Honestly I think when he said he would buy it for me he thought there was no way I would be able to pull off all As this semester! I kept the website open when I studied for exams so any time I wanted to get on facebook or read blogs I would see this beauty and get back to studying! But true to his word it was ordered last Monday morning as soon as grades were up, even though I was feeling a wee bit guilty since we had just purchased vacation plane tickets, but he said I deserved to be rewarded for my hard work. He's a keeper!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Summer Bucket List

I've been working full time and going to school for 5 straight semesters, since I finally have a break (meaning I'm only taking 6 hours online this summer! and I'm still working full time) there are so many things I want to do! I decided to make a list of things to do before I go back to school on August 20th, my Summer Bucket List!

Make Sun Tea - my mom used to always make sun tea in the summer and it seemed so much yummier than regular iced tea! I can't wait to try my hand at making some when the temperatures reach triple digits!

Meet this baby girl! Her mama was my very best friend in middle school and high school and I cannot wait to  go spend some time soaking up her sweetness!

Make Pesto from Basil I grow - I make a mean pesto (according to a certain sweet boy!) I'm pretty sure they only thing that would make it better is if I grow the basil myself! I've already planted quite a bit, here's hoping I get something out of it!

Make an A in both my summer classes - While this summer should be easier than last summer I don't want to let up too much, I'm kind of on a roll in the grade department!

Lose 30lbs - I have lots of incentive to lose some weight, but Garrett added something extra great into the pot, so my goal is to lose 30lbs by 9/30. Wanna be my friend on myfitnesspal? I'm ouashlee.

Finish Mirror Project - I bought the elements to do a big project right before I went back to school last August, and I haven't had any time to finish it. This summer it will be completed!

Go on vacation with my two favorite people - tickets are purchased and the count down is on! Now we just have to get lots and lots of pictures to commemorate the event!

Visit a New State - this one ties in to meeting little miss at the top of the page, I'll be visiting a new state!

Celebrate my Sister's 21st birthday! Even though we won't be together on the actual day we are gonna have a good time after the big day!

Get into an exercise routine - the only way I'll be able to keep up exercising when I go back to actual school in the fall is to get into a good routine now!

Make Bread and Jelly - I've done both of these before, but not in a long time. I'm so excited to eat things I made this summer!

Go to a Wine and Paint class - I have almost no artistic ability, good news is everything is easier after a little bit of wine! So we will drink wine and paint master pieces!

 Read 20 books - I only read for fun on school breaks because once I start a book I can't do anything else until it's finished. I have a list to start me out, but I'm open to any suggestions!

Round that out with a visit to our family farm with my grammy, trying some new recipes and lots and lots of relaxing and I think it should be a pretty good summer! Do you make lofty plans for your summers off? Do you just wish you still had a summer? 

Also I haven't Mingled in awhile but I thought I would join Meg today as she tries to get over 30 Minglers! Welcome if you're stopping by from there!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Friday!

At like 1:00 on Friday afternoon I become almost completely useless at work. I start pinning and shopping and vacation planning, basically everything but working.

I feel so productive but relaxed after my first week of no school! I'm almost caught up on laundry why is it when I'm doing laundry I feel like we have way too many clothes but when I'm trying to get dressed I don't have nearly enough? The house is working on being presentable, it should be ready by the time our company gets here. I worked out all but one day, and made my lunch for work, I've sat around and watched mindless TV, started reading, and watched two movies with the boy.

I'm looking forward to a weekend that will be more of the same, a little bit of productive mixed in with a whole lot of relaxing!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Sock Monster...

Garrett has been on laundry folding and putting away duty because I've been so busy with school. He's always complaining about never having any socks...

Do you think it could be because he just doesn't match them and throws them in the basket of lost socks??

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hello Monday!

Monday comes a little too soon after a super fun weekend, but I really can't complain since I didn't have to study and I will spend the next 5 days only working and not working and going to school!

This Monday brought a little something extra special in the form of last semesters, all As! Five semesters of straight As! Who am I?!?

It feels good to be done!

So on to the weekend. 

I got a ticket Friday night. Ugh 18 months since my the last time I got pulled over. Apparently I was going 50 in a 25 it really didn't feel like I was speeding I wasn't in road rage mode or anything! I took my reduced ticket and went on my way. In 2011 it was a resolution not to have a violation and it worked, guess that's going to be a reoccurring resolution. What a waste of money!

Saturday Garrett and I went to breakfast and a little shopping then I headed out for a day of pampering, hair cut, shellac manicure, pedicure and eye brows waxed! (I found a new nail place that I liked, here is hoping my shellac lasts a good long while I had to stop going to both of my other places because my gel polish was not even lasting a week, it was more like 3 or 4 days supper annoying!!)

Then later that night it was out to meet a few of G's coworkers for the first time! We celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a few too many beverages outside in perfect (but windy) weather. 

Sunday we headed out to Garrett's grandparents we took lunch, and had big plans to play some dominoes, but someone (garrett) feel asleep right after lunch. After a nice visit we headed home where I feel asleep for a way too late nap and then curled up with G's most delicious popcorn and movie (A Dangerous Method).

I figure without having to go to class every day this week it will be Friday again before I know it! Oh how I love the weekends!

Friday, May 4, 2012


Well my semester is finally over! thank the lord! 

It has been a rough four months to say the least. I never felt caught up, just like I was treading water trying to not fall behind. Now I'm just obsessively checking to see when my grades are posted!

I've really been thinking a lot about this blog in its sad little neglected state. I want to blog more but I think I get into a rut where the only things that are going on is work, school, study, rinse, and repeat and that's no fun to read or write about.

I think I'm going to be making some changes around here, a new look, maybe even a new name and a new url. I'm not sure we'll see. Shortly after I started this blog Garrett asked me why I wanted to blog my answer was, because maybe some day my great, great grandkids will will want to read about me, and that still stands true today. I just haven't been very loyal to that idea.

I should have way more time this summer I'm only taking 3 hours (online!!)  I'm so excited for this summer and my amazing summer bucket list (I'll share in the next couple of days!)

Have a great weekend!!

So happy for summer!