Monday, July 30, 2012


As soon as a vacation ends I start planning my next one, vacation planning keeps me sane!

Garrett and I are very lucky.

His Parents live here...

And my Mom lives here...

Anytime we go "home" we are going to an amazing vacation spot!

This year I thought our only winter trip was going to be to Florida, and honestly after the cruise last year I was really excited to just spend the week on the beach eating at some of my favorite places, merging my two lives (Garrett has sadly never been to my hometown!)

That trip is almost completely planned, and I've been basking in the glory of how amazing it's going to be! And that was enough for me, one glorious winter trip.

That is until this weekend when Garrett sprung the most amazing news on me...

We are going to Hawaii!

I'm so excited! I'm already dreaming of my packing list! And a new camera! I've been itching for a new camera for awhile and I just cannot commit to one but now the search is on!  

I love vacations! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some things I'll probably never be....

1. A stress cleaner - I hate cleaning, I do it, I'm even good at it, but I can't imagine I'll ever do it to make myself feel better.

2. A morning person - No matter what I do my body just does not want to get out of bed...

3. A patient driver - If you drive slow or like you don't know what you're doing please (please, please, please!) get out of my way.

4. Famous - I've never dreamed of being a movie star....

5. A Vegetarian - My sister has been a prescatarian for like a hundred years, but I could never do it! I love meat! Chicken, turkey, beef, pork, if it doesn't swim in the sea I love it!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Another (mon)Day, Another Dollar!

I tried to remember to take some pictures this weekend. As you'll soon see it appears that my weekend revolved around food....

Friday I had to get my new refresher from Starbucks! I wish I had more time I would have run to the other one to get the lime also! I'll have to just suck it up and buy it though I guess....I'm kind of a creature of habit.

Friday night My cousin Jeffrey came down and we took him to one of our favorite pizza places, I sadly forgot to snap a picture until we had already started, I also meant to get a picture of Garrett and Jeffrey. Better luck next time I guess. 

Saturday I tried to help Jeffrey open a checking account, after waiting almost an hour, we were sadly informed that his driver's license was not significant proof of his name or address....annoying. 

After the failed bank attempt it was off to lunch at one of my favorite burger places (does seeing the inside of my burger gross you out? I forgot to take a picture of it when it was whole...) Why yes that is an egg on my burger delish! I am a firm believer that eating a burger with an egg on top is a sure way to wake up without a hangover after a heavy night of drinking. Try it, it works! 

Sunday it was more tea from Starbucks (who am I kidding I had it every day this weekend!) and lots of studying...really need to stop putting my online class off until Sunday every week!

Here's hoping for a good fast week!

Friday, July 13, 2012

High Five for Friday!

I'm so excited for the weekend, but first let's talk about my five favorite things from this week!

This is my first time linking up with Lauren over at From My Grey Desk! It always looks like so much fun!

1. First and foremost after twentyish years of being in school, I got the best news that this fall semester will in fact be my last semester! I can't believe two years ago I set this goal that seemed almost unachievable, and here I am almost at the end!

2. Even though I've had two week long vacations this summer, and another in the works for January my boss informed me this week that I should take another one! Who am I to say no? I love the flexibility of my job, and my boss! I think I'll stick around the house, but maybe Garrett and I will head somewhere fun closet to home for a few days!
3. This kid (my oldest cousin) is coming over after work to spend the night! We have dinner and movie plans. He's heading off to boot camp in just a couple of weeks! I can't believe he is so grown up!
4. I made bread this week and it was pretty tasty, if I do say so myself! I can't wait to try something more exciting than regular old white bread, next on the agenda is either honey wheat or cinnamon raisin. So delicious!

5. Last not but not least my two favorites (who do not appreciate the iphone flash in a dark car) for making every week an exciting adventure! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Could it be?

Yesterday I got the best news! Like hey you don't have to spend $3000 kind of news. I'm pretty much on cloud nine! I was preparing myself for the worst and I got the best, seriously better than I even dreamed news!

Unless something drastically changes between now and December, I will be finished with school right on time with my original, I might be able to make this work if I work super hard and every little thing falls exactly into place, time table.

Finished! I can hardly believe it, I'm not quite ready to declare this my last ever semester of school. I really like school so you never know when I'll find myself back there, but for now at least I'll be taking a break!

Only 5 more months! I can do any thing for 5 months!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Oh Monday!

My weekend was full of school work, 5 days a week I pretend like I'm not taking any classes, that leads to rushing to finish everything on Saturday and Sunday. This week I vow to get school done during the week so I can enjoy my weekend. I organized and cleaned my office (in order to further avoid school work), several naps, a few redbox movies, and lunch and brunch dates out with Garrett. 

Brunch was on Sunday and I was so excited about it all weekend, I always think this particular restaurant is going to be so good, and I get jealous when Garrett gets to go there with work (it's really close to his office), but every time I end up not overly impressed. I mean the food is fine it's just nothing special. I get my hopes up for amazing and it's just something I could make at home, at least there aren't any dishes to clean up.

And since I took no pictures this weekend (except my photo a day pictures) I thought I'd share this one of the sweetest baby girl I know in an outfit I got for her that she just grew into (she's a little teeny tiny thing)

Here's hoping we all have a great week, and that Friday finds its way here quickly!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fashion Advice

This morning I was getting ready while Garrett was still home (which is rare, I say it's because we get in each other's way, the real truth is I just try to squeeze out as many extra minutes in bed as possible!) Anyway, I put on one of my favorite summer necklaces this one...

I was wearing it with a different shirt and it just didn't look right to me, as G walked by I said this doesn't look very good does  it..."It just looks like you're wearing a bunch of necklaces" ha! Today's shirt is a scoop neck and he went on to explain how my shirt was supposed to show off my swan like neck and that necklace really took away from it. Oh the mind of a boy! I appreciate that he tells me when something doesn't look good....most of the time...

I picked a different necklace, he approved. I'll try the bunch of necklaces necklace a different day!