To wish for change will change nothing. To make the decision to take action right now will change everything.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

puppy for sale!

This is the text and picture my sister sends me today from Gunner:

"I want to go for a walk today, will you take me? Oh wait, one problem is that I chewed through my leash..."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

happy birthday!!

Happy birthday to my dear friend Erin! I couldn't ask for a better friend. She is especially good at driving me to the airport, taking me to get my wisdom teeth out, going shopping, running in races, cooking dinners on Tuesdays with me just to name a few!! Happy 24! It only gets better from here...I hope!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

4 legged friends

We hung up a bird feeder to watch birds...Gracie just likes to chase them away...a bird has yet to land on our feeder....

My new puppy niece Shelby!

Gunner wasn't getting enough attention so he started to sing...

Monday, March 23, 2009

don't accept unsatisfactory

So I have complained to 2 different establishments this past week due to unsatisfactory experiences.
  • First to Cheeseburger in Paradise for giving my sister and I our first 3 Mojitos made incorrectly they actually served us over $20 in the wrong drink! Also, after telling the waitress it was my sisters birthday, they forgot to sing to her!
  • Second unsatisfactory experience was in Knoxville, TN when Jonathan and I were driving home from FL we stopped to get pizza @ Pizza Hut where one large 2 topping costs us $20! It also looked and tasted like crap-0.
Both establishments got an ear-full from me! My questions is am I turning into an old lady prematurely or just a girl who knows that she wants!?!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

yum-o & stick-o

I used the infamous pasta maker again tonight when my sis and brother in law came over for dinner! I was making homemade spaghetti & turkey meat balls and tried to make spaghetti noodles for the first time.... a tricky art that I have yet to conquer. Everything appeared to be going well except that my noodles stuck together :( we still used them but it was more knife and fork noodles oops you live and you learn! However dessert was delic! Sugar-free Jello with Cool Whip very simple !

Friday, March 20, 2009


Boys puzzle me...especially mine...Today I am hanging out in East Lansing and have a few hours by myself why Jonathan is at school. Thinking about making dinner for us tonight I ask.... "Do you have any food in your apartment?" his answer was "Yes!" and proceeds to name very few foods of substance.....But the first "food" he named was butter. The list was something like this: butter, eggs, bread. Am I wrong or is butter not a food?...Isn't it like saying you have Crisco or syrup when someone asks you if you have any food? Maybe I am wrong.....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Balm in Gilead

My big boy is in his final play at Lansing Community College before he moves on to bigger and better things!! The play is Balm in Gilead, he plays Dopey!(the same character Gary Sinise played)

A groundbreaking play, both in form and content, which explores the underside of society in mid-60's New York through overlapping naturalistic dialogue mixed with stark theatricality. With its at times haunting, at times humorous, but always unflinching look into the lower depths of society, this ensemble piece is a landmark of American theatre. Adult audiences.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 27-28
2 p.m. Sunday, March 29
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 3-4, 8 p.m.
Dart Auditorium
500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 48933

Good luck Babe!!

the big 2-6

Happy 26 sister!! After some calculating we figured my sisters age which is now in fact 26 and not 25 which we thought all week oops! :) Jon took her out all day first breakfast at the Detroit Breakfast House, then to the casino, and finally off too a mani/massage! Not a bad day! Then they came over to my parents house where I had a lil party all set up, and made corned beef and cabbage, and of course a cake! The candles I found at the dollar store were awesome, they were sparklers! After dinner we met up with Terry and Angela at cheeseburger in paradise and has some of our favorite mojitos! ....The best part of the day was probably the card my mom got for my sister! It is pictured below and we all had a good laugh out of it :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

spring cleaning

So today I did a little spring cleaning what I discovered (besides the fact that I am weirdly addicted to cleaning) is that I do not need anymore: swim suits, hair products, skin care products, or stationary.....but why is it those are the 4 things that I will never stop buying on a regular basis?!? I also discovered that while spring cleaning organizes your bedroom, also organizes and cleans out your discover like me, what you need less of, what you need more of, & what you need to stop buying no matter how tempting!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

running with friends and dogs

Erin, Lauren and I ran in the St.Patty's day Corktown race through the D, it was sooo much fun. After some homemade T-shirt drama we had the night before we persevered and had lots of fun running our 4 miles! The race was down Michigan Ave around old Tigers Stadium and then around Campus Martius, altrough now I am suffering some major knee pain for some unknown reason, the run was still worth it and will for sure do it again next year!! Oh ya I ran with my doggie nephew Gunner.....he got sooo many compliments that I think his head grew 3x's its normal size!!


My running partner
Lauren and me making our first turn
Our route Of course he got an ice cream after all his hard work!!!
More pics on FB fyi....... :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

spring break "oh" 9 oh-ya!!!

So I know it is pretty ridiculous that I am unemployed & a year out of college and went on spring break...but I did....and it was fabulous!! Every winter for the whole winter Jonathans grandpa goes to Florida, he has a condo right on the ocean and that is where we were this past are some pics of my fav parts, the rest are on my FB page!

The best part is we spent the week together!

The man of the week: Grandpa Allen

The ocean everywhere you look!

Fishing! We didn't catch fish but we did find lots of snails!!


The sun is rising in this picture, we went fishing at 6am! I saw dolphins and a sting ray jump right out of the water!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

my birthday goal

Update: Ughhhh so due to this excruciating pain I get in my knee every time I try to run I will not be able to complete my birthday challenge...I'm going to take some time off and hope for a speedy recovery!!

I joined a NIKE+ challenge to finish 100 miles...since the time I joined the group I have logged 24 miles, my goal is to finish my 100 mile challenge by my birthday April 16th! Only 76 miles to go!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

how many hearts have you broken?

On a quick stop at the gas station, I ran into pre-pay with my cash, two men were working behind the counter, like cute grandpa age older Italian men....

"$10 on #4 please"
"ok ok but hold on, we have a bet going on that we need you to settle...."
"alright, whats the bet?"
"Ok, I say 10, and (pointing to the other older gentleman) he says answer"
" So tell us! .....How many hearts have you broken?!?"

hahah I just laughed, and tried to explain to them I have never broken a heart they proceeded to tell me that is not possible and I must have broken at least ten! haha

Thanks gentlemen you sure flattered this girl today!