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

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I cant wait for her to see this picture.... :)

This was Christmas eve who knows how long ago at my house....clearly Lori was having a super fun time :) hahahahhahah ohhh Lori sorry I had to post it! love ya!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Do u think my dad knows there is a kitty in the house?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"like us"

"LIKE" the Lululemon Athletica Somerset Facebook page and look for "Nikki's Notes" I am doing a more health and fitness type blog on our store website and you should be reading it!

Maybe one day...

I love journals almost as much as I love recipe books and stationary...but I feel nothing I have to say is good enough to go in a journal this cool....

Monday, March 21, 2011

no fun...

So I have some aggravated disks in my back...the pain started Friday and to be in the worse pain of my life couldn't have come at a better sister had a 4day weekend and the NCAA tourney was going on so that meant laying on my sisters couch while she took care of me watching basketball ALL day for 2 days straight....Good thing gunner was in the mood for cuddling....Thanks Nat and John for letting me be a houseguest this weekend :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthday fun :)

Irish celebration!

I spent St.Pattys with some of the best peeps around!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

Today my big sister turns 28!! Happy Birthday to the best big sister there is :) The reasons listed below are all reasonsshe is a good big sister....

- likes to make all of the decisions
- is bossy
- buys the best presents
- shares all her cool stuff
- lets me borrow her car for long road trips
- drives me to all of my races and will sit in the cold/rain/heat and cheer for me
- lets me use her house likes its my own :)

Happy Birthday Nat! I am happy you are mine!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Put it in stone!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sweet treat

Happy Birthday Biggby! .99 cent lattes all day!

Lookin good, first chemo!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Makin' strides!

Where did the film go?

I don't know what year it was but I remember it very dad bought my sister and I the very first Kodak easy share camera that hit the market but I decided I wanted something more fancy to take artsy pictures. We went to the camera store and I picked out the camera pictured above and I remember my dad saying to the guy "Now, this a film this going to be around in a few years?" and I remember being embarrassed and thinking; oh my gosh dad its film where is it going to go?!?!? The guy echoed my thoughts agreeing film was not going anywhere...Fast forward to today when I want this exact same camera... but digital...and throw in the fact no one uses film.

So I am going back old school, I am breaking out the film and just seein how it goes!


Gunner and I ran the St.Pattys Corktown race in Detroit yesterday, it was so much fun. Natalie, John and Shelby all came to cheer us on. Gunner got sooo many compliments he was on a high! While running Gunner was:

- high-fived
- cheered at
- petted
- complimented
- offered and accepted a sip of beer
-offered but refused a shot of Jameson
- the most handsome pup running

The race was really run went by super fast since my cousin and I have been training for a 1/2 marathon 3 miles felt like nothing! I also ran in my five finger shoes, and besides an initial frozen foot problem everything went great!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

dinner tonight

In search of protein I decided to make a fish soup and since I have like a 10lb bag of tilapia I picked up at Costco I decided to put it to use and found this Tomato Tilapia soup from Women's Health mag.

In a large saucepan, combine carrots, onion, oil, thyme, and salt to taste. Cook, stirring over medium heat, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add broth and water. Bring almost to boiling. Add tilapia, broccoli, tomatoes, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until tilapia is cooked, about 8 minutes.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

an unprocessed life...

It is proving to be more of a hassle than a challenge to eat unprocessed foods.... I find it annoying that foods that are marketed as healthy really are not. For instance chicken broth that you assume is made of, well, chicken broth has MSG in it and my Dannon Light and Fit Yogurt has aspartame in it, which has 92 side effects including everything from heart palpitations to blindness to Alzheimer’s. Giving up processed foods makes me stop and think about exactly what I am eating.... So start reading your labels .... Can you pronounce the chemicals you are eating? Just a lil food for thought :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hypnotist Day 1

Moms's pre thoughts: "Excited, he says he can go back in my memory; every emotion every experience like a tape in my memory, we are going to go back and visit that and find out what started my MS. I feel hopeful for the healing to begin."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stay tuned....

My mom is meeting with a hypnotist today who says he can cure MS....stay tuned...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I am trying to embrace the spirit of Lent and really do something that would be challenging....I decided to give up processed foods and Facebook!!

Here is an awesome granola recipe that has no processed ingredients!

3 bananas
2 T all natural honey
1 Egg
2 C whole oats
Then 2 C's combination of anything you want! almonds, flax, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, go crazy! You can even add cheerios or a fiber cereal
-Spread on baking sheet and cook @ 350 for 20 min or so until the ends start to turn brown...Enjoy!