Friday, June 8, 2012

Back from London

Hello blogging world!

I know I haven't posted anything in forever but I do have a good excuse- I was in England and France again! I know, I didn't say on here, I was pretty busy with school and getting ready to leave.

My mom and I were gone for 3 weeks and we got back late Wednesday night. I miss it so much already!

It's kind of like my second home, I just love it there. :)

Will & I 

I'll post more later.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Macy's Flower Show

Yesterday my mom and took a little trip into Minneapolis for an orchestra concert and after lunch at Panera we decided to check out Macy's Flower show.  It was really cool, and smelled so good!  Kind of like a taste of spring when it's still a little cold out. 

I'm waiting for warmer weather so I can see this stuff outside my window!
We've hit a little cold patch... Here's hoping it gets as warm as they say it's supposed to be this weekend!


Monday, March 26, 2012

The Hunger Games: Movie

Okay, so if you haven't picked up on my love of the Hunger Games, you either must not read my blog, or not follow me on Twitter (and if you do follow me on Twitter, I'm sure the fangirly tweets will die down eventually.)

Anyways, last weekend I obvs went to see the midnight showing with my bff Jessie.
After laughing and sighing I came out of the theater overwhelmed. At first I was concerned about the things they left out, but then I realized, they just can't add it all.

So overall, I loved it. It followed the book pretty closely, but mostly, it was just good.
Probably the biggest problem I had with it, was that they added swear words. Whattt?
 I mean, come on. There weren't any in all the books. That just seems pretty pointless.

So basically, I reallyreally want to see it again. This week.

^Both via Pinterest


Read this blog! It's by the Peeta account on Twitter. This really helped me to understand some things about the movie, so Jessie make sure you read this!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Last Weekend.

Last weekend, Jessie came over.

We went out to eat with my visiting uncle Tom from Florida, my aunt Perky (his sister) and uncle Bruce. I have such a good family.

We watched Humphrey Bogart movies. Casablanca (my first time seeing it!) and Sabrina.

I've also decided Humphrey is one of the most handsome actors ever. I mean, he even wears a trench coat. So classy.

Jessie and I brought Emily lunch at work.

Emily and I wore green. Jessie did not. Emily pinched her.

We made little cheeseburger sliders from The Pioneer Woman's new cookbook. Let's just say we all died. And then came back to life to eat the rest.

We did a photo shoot.

We ate lots of strawberries. And croissants.

Took a road trip into town and had ice cream from DQ.

Went to church, and then out to lunch with Jessie afterwards. Stuffed paper in her keychain money holder. She wasn't amused. But she still loves me. And Emily.
Hey, Jessie, go check it right now! Ha ha ha...

Anyways, it was a very good weekend. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful family.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

This last weekend was busy, but really fun. To start things off right, Friday night was the 4th annual Bitterfest. Where girls (single or not) get together to be bitter about men on (or in this case around) Valentine's Day. We each had to pick a celeb to be our ex and make up a funny or sad story about our "relationship". Needless to say, it was a fab night, and it's safe to say I'll be back next year. :) Then to top it all off, we went hot tubbin'! Yes, it was great.

Then Saturday came, and I went spring shopping with my mom. Maybe it's a bit early, but I needed some springy type things. Jessie came over in the afternoon and we finally went to see The Vow. We had tried last weekend, but the theater sold out of tickets.

Saturday night, we started Downton Abbey. I know I had heard good reviews, but I wasn't prepared for that much amazing-ness! I really like it, and I can't wait to see what season 2 has in store. We have one or two episodes left of season 1.
But I have to say, probably the major highlight for my Saturday was getting my beloved HG sweatshirt in the mail. I was literally jumping up and down. Ha ha! (see photo below)

Today, we went to church, and then out to lunch with my grandma. After that, we went to my great aunts house where she generously gave us all things of my late great uncles. He was very interested in collecting things and photography. So Emily and I got 4 of his old (one of them is a Jr. Brownie!) cameras. So neat! He also had lots of coins and patches from all the NASA space missions.

Anywho, it was a really good day and weekend.
Tomorrow's Monday. But I'll think about that tomorrow.

 I was a little bit excited. And maybe a little cold, too.
 Miki, Hannah (the hostess) me & Emily

 This is Emily's and my celeb photos. She had Zac (left) and I had Josh. Obvs. He's Peeta. 
 My sweatshirt. How awesome is that? I don't think I'll be taking it off anytime soon. It's cozy.
Jessie and I leaving for church. Aww :)


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sweet 16

So I know this post is long overdue. I mean, my birthday was on the 29th. Oh well. 
Anywho, here's how she went down.

 Goofing off (as usual). We have too much fun with Jessie.

 An awesome Hot Tools curling iron. I mean come one, it's even gold! 

Blowing out the candle. We didn't have 16. Happy 1st birthday to me! Ha ha

After I got home from SD, we celebrated by inviting Jessie (of course), and family members over. My mom made my cake, and it was delish. I was rather disappointed there was only one piece left over the next day.

Also not pictured, my new Juicy purse (!!!!) and Lucky flats. I have the best mom and dad. And the best friends.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Hearts Day

I'm just celebrating by drinking water from my Anthro "L" mug. And eating coconut M&M's.
That's pretty much how tonight is going down.
In other news, my mom is coming home! I actually have dinner ready, but her flight was delayed without my knowing for an hour. So here it sits until she and Emily (who is picking her up) get home.

Anywho, hope you V-day is fab! (I always think of Lover Come Back when it's Valentines day. V day is coming! Ha ha)


Also listening to Adele. Yep, my night would be complete, but I really want my mom home. And I wouldn't mind some kombucha either.

Friday, February 10, 2012

just close your eyes

Hey everyone!

I'm back from my grand adventure, and if you follow me on twitter, you know it was indeed an adventure.

I have to admit, although I didn't write about it on here, I was very nervous about the whole thing. I'd never been away from home by myself for two weeks (please note, I was not all by myself. I took this trip with my aunt and uncle). And I'd never had to work for two weeks straight (I did get one day off- it was wonderful!)

I have to say, it was one of the best things I've ever done. Even though I wanted to give up several times & just go home.
I missed my mom. I missed Lacey. I missed my bed.
I knew I wanted to finish strong, and I knew I'd be so proud of myself when I was done, so I decided to get tough. And now, I can honestly say, I want to go back, which is pretty big considering how much I was wishing I could stay home. I had a pretty great time.

My friends mom was asking how I felt about my mom being able to go to Nevada and my sister being able to go to Denver when all I got to go to was Rapid City. I told her is was no problem! There are a lot of cute cowboys out there, you see. ;)

Example A: Tuf Cooper. World champion cowboy. Andddd he's a Christian! Yay! (you may be able to see "Jesus" stitched into his collar.) I'm a fan.

I guess I also forgot how beautiful South Dakota is. I mean, I want to live there now! So awesome.

Jim (our rep and great friend) took me to Mount Rushmore on my day off. He was so incredibly kind to me, he even bought my some GT's kombucha when I was sick.

I'll post about my birthday later, which we celebrated after I got home. :)


Sunday, January 22, 2012


School and life have been keeping me pretty busy.
My life is about to get much busier for the next few weeks, though.  Tomorrow, in fact, I leave for South Dakota for work.  I'll be there for two weeks, and then my mom leaves for Vegas for a working trip a few days after I get home.  Our family isn't going to be together much until mid February!
Hopefully then life will settle down a bit. :)

I'm loving Pinterest so much! Here's some of my favorites:
(some may not be from Pinterest)

I probably won't be blogging while I'm gone, but you never know!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

the hunger games

{Warning: this contains spoilers! Go read the books, and then come back. That means you too, Jessie! :)}

I have to say, I was a bit skeptical when I heard everyone raving about these books.

I got the book set for Christmas, and when I started them a day later, I was done in 4 days.
They are SO good.
I finished the last book a week or so ago, and I am completely hooked. I can't wait for the movie to come out!

I have to say, while I really love the Hunger Games, Catching Fire is probably my favorite. Because by that time, you know Katniss isn't actually always faking being in love with Peeta. But seriously, she could just make up her mind already between him and Gale. Go for the gold, I say, because Peeta is seriously golden. If I was in her place though, would I really act any different? I mean, she's only 17 by this time, so she's still pretty young. 

The Mocking Jay is probably the most heart wrenching book. Ever. Not only is Peeta missing from the first half of the book, but when he gets rescued, he's been hijacked! I just about died when I read that he almost choked Katniss. Gahhhh!
The best quote from the whole series right here: 

"You're still trying to protect me. Real or not real," he whispers.
"Real," I answer. "Because that's what you and I do. Protect each other."

That line just kills me each time. 

I'm definitely a happy ending person, so in my mind, the ending of Mocking Jay could've been longer. But I know it was meant to be that way on purpose. So in the end, I'm glad that at least it has a happy ending. 

Hey, it's only 76 days until the movie comes out, right?

P.S! I forgot to add, today is my little brothers 12th birthday! Happy Birthday, Daniel!