Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It has been a while!


It has been a good amount of time since I updated this blog, I seem to be more active on LiveJournal now.

It has been busy this month. I have started classes, which are very nice. I do love having homework again, in a weird way!

Also, I have celebrated 3 birthdays. My mom's was on January 1st, my step-dad's was on January 20th, and Brad's was on January 23rd! So much cake this month! Thankfully I wont have to eat anymore until my birthday (February 20th).

Brad and I also celebrated our one year anniversary on January 8th! It was a nice, simple, laid back day, which I couldn't ask for anything better.

So today I am just laying in bed with my cat, taking it easy and avoiding house cleaning, homework, and washing my hair.

How has everyone's new year been so far?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

30 Day challenge! [Day Fourteen]

Day Fourteen: Your Earliest Memory.

Oh goodness, this memory really is only two seconds worth. I remember when I was really young, like still sleeping in a crib young, I had woken up from my nap and was crying for my mom to come and get me out. She finally did.

I do remember all of the Minnie Mouse decorations in my room as well. I'll be honest, I didn't even like Minnie Mouse all that much, I was much more a Goofy Fan.

I don't even think they make that Minnie Mouse border, bedding, or wall decor anymore. Which is kind of sad because it was very pretty, (light pink with aqua!)

What is one of YOUR earliest memories?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Thirteen]

Day Thirteen: Someplace you would like to move or visit.


I have always wanted to visit Scotland so bad. Everything about it draws me to it. The scenery is beyond beautiful, the castles are amazing, and the villages! Plus the accents are amazing as well.

I would really love to visit France as well. I find Paris to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Now I wish I had gone with the Senior class in high school on their trip to Paris. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Twelve ]

I feel so behind in my 30 Day Challenge, so I decided that I would just start doing one a day again, rather than doing four today to try and catch up. Now that finals and the holidays are over for me, I will be able to keep myself on track!

Day Twelve: Bullet your whole day.

Today was Christmas! So this should be fun!

  • Wrapped most of the gifts at 2-4 am.
  • Woke up around 7:30 am to my nieces pounding on my door
  • Opened gifts with the family
    • I got:
    • Four sweaters
    • Two pairs of jeans
    • A coffee mug (random fact: I drink out of coffee cups 80% of the time)
    • A Dove body wash/shower set
    • Two pairs of pajama bottoms
    • Two books
    • A super soft blanket
    • A new bag/purse (that I had picked out for myself)
    • And money from just about anyone and everyone in my family
  • My parents were both sick so they went back to bed (we have a nasty 24 hour flu like virus going around in our house, I had it yesterday (Christmas Eve))
  • I made a salad to take to my uncle's house
  • My sister, my nieces, and I went over to my Uncle's house to visit with his family and my grandpa.
  • Ate dinner over there and played Wii
  • I was dropped off at home so my sister could take the girls to visit their father
  • Bradford then came over and we opened gifts
    • I got from him:
    • Three's Company season two on DVD
    • A really cute shirt
    • Bird picture clips 
    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ultimate edition. (Now I have three copies of that movie, LOVE it!)
    • a replica of Hermione's wand! (how dorky!)
  • We watched Three's Company, ate some eggs and toast, and fell asleep
  • He went home and here I am!
Now I am lounging in bed in my new, super soft pj bottoms, with my fluffy blankets. I'm so comfortable!

How was everyone's holidays?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Ten and Eleven]

Sorry I missed Day Ten yesterday, I was trying to get my final paper done for the last day of class, and afterward I just wanted to sleep the rest of the day.  So today is a double post!

Day Ten: First Love and First Kiss

My first love: When I was 16, I was pretty sure that I was 'in love' with a boy named Michael. We had dated for a month before making it official and he was a real sweet heart to me. We ended up dating for 3-4 months and he actually broke up with me right before Valentine's Day and my 17th birthday. Of course I was heart broken but after I got over it, I realized I missed his mom more than I had missed him. His mom and I were really close and she is seriously the sweetest lady.

Brad would throw a fit if I said this, but it is completely true. I consider Brad to be my first REAL love. I have never had so many feelings for one person in my life. When I dated Michael, I was pretty young and didn't grasp what love really meant. But almost 4 years later, I feel like I have finally found real love and I couldn't be happier in a relationship. Brad is seriously the greatest boyfriend ever and finding him was worth all of the jerks I had to sort through.

My first kiss: Oh goodness, I think most people's first kiss is less than fairytale perfect. Mine happened when I had just turned 13 and I was 'dating' this kid named Max. We had gone to the mall and we ended up kissing in Hot Topic. How unbelievably romantic is that? ( Please note my sarcasm. )

Day Eleven: Put your iPod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.

I don't have my iPod with me, so I am just going to use iTunes.

- "Hear You Me" - Jimmy Eat World
- "Tables and Chairs" - Backseat Goodbye
- "Beauty" - Tegan and Sara
- "Sea and the Rhythm" - Iron and Wine
- "I Put a Spell on You" - Hocus Pocus soundtrack
- "Vivance" - Telemann
- "Hold My Heart" - Sara Bareilles
- "I Feel Fine" - The Beatles
- "Christmas Tree" - Lady Gaga
- "Unsaid" - The Fray

Monday, December 20, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Nine]

Day Nine: How you hope your future will be.

I hope my future is filled with success. I hope to be living in my own house with many adopted cats from shelters (though Brad would hate that, haha). And I do hope that Brad is there with me. I also hope to have a full filling job that I wont get bored with or hate the minute I start. I also am hoping I will be able to travel when I have the time/money to do so, there are so many places I would love to go, most notably, Scotland!

But the most important thing is that I am absolutely happy. If I am completely happy with how life is going, regardless of what is going on, then I will consider it to be successful.


Wednesday is my last day of class, and I am trying to hammer out this final paper so I can just relax tomorrow, go to class Wednesday then enjoy break!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Eight]

Day Eight: A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.

A moment I felt most satisfied with my life is probably right now.

While there are still things that bug me going on in my life, I feel like I am able do work through them everyday.  I feel like I am finally going down the right roads to where I want to be in my life.

I am much happier in general as a person than I was two years ago and even if things aren't perfect, I am able to deal with the stress better. I was also able to figure out who my real friends were in the past year and being able to get rid of any negative people in my life has definitely helped. I have a wonderful boyfriend who has put up with my mood swings and who is an all around amazing person.

Now I am off to bed. My last week of classes start tomorrow and I am so ready for it to be over!