Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Update (a little late)

So, lately I've been really pondering this whole blog thing. I really do not know if I want to keep it or not. I feel like it could be good... but I just feel as though it's a waste of my time. I look at all these blogs and they are so fancy and so many people read them. I don't really know what to do to get more people to read, or if anyone does for that matter.....

So... this may be my last post. I don't know. We will see what the New Year brings.

Any advice from you popular bloggers out there?!

Well... Christmas. It was great this year!

It was a lot different too though. Every year it feels less and less like Christmas. I guess that comes with age. I honestly shed a tear Christmas morning because I didn't want to grow up. As much as I think about it every single day, how ready I am to grow up and start my life... Christmas morning I was just not all about growing up.

Anyways... enough of the sap story and onto the presents. Let me remind you, that the only thing I asked for was an Ipod Nano, cleaning supplies, and long sleeve shirts.

My wonderful boyfriend and I exchanged presents on Christmas Eve. We couldn't wait anymore. He got me this bad boy:A baby blue Nintendo DS lite. I've wanted one for like 2 years now. So excited! I've been playing that bad boy a lot!!!

My parents got me a new ipod nano. ORANGE in fact! :-) love it! it's so tiny! I got $55.00 worth of ITunes gift cards from people. I've been putting those to good use the past few days.I also got a docking station and a work out arm band for it. My IPod is now fully accessorized! haha
They also got me some clothes, TONS of cleaning supplies (I hate spending money on cleaning supplies. I think I'm good for at least the next sememster!) A new thermos that says "STUDENT NURSE" on it, and a new bag that says NURSING STUDENT on it.
My grandma got me these awesome new boots!So cute right?! I've worn them pretty much everyday.

I'm sure that's not everything I got... but that's all I can remember right now.

I've really been enjoying my break. I got back to school in less than a week and it's safe to say that I am absolutely dreading it. I am so not ready to start studying again. Last semester really burned me out and I know this semester is going to be tough. I'm just trying to enjoy these last few days of freedom.

I am really excited for 2009. I know it is going to be an exciting year. It is hopefully going to hold a lot of exciting and life changing events.

New Year post coming tomorrow!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Holidays (and Exposaroonie Challenge)

I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!!! I become so nostalgic this time of year. I've been thinking a lot about the past. Every time, I can't believe how old I'm starting to feel. I feel like I'm really growing up now. I'm starting to feel like an adult. It's crazy!!!

Friday I went to a cookie exchange with a handful of my close girl friends from high school. We were all pretty close back then. They all still keep in touch, and I keep in touch with a few of them, but for the most part I havn't seen some of them since graduation night. That's so sad. It was great to catch up with all of them. We're all so grown up and have serious boyfriends. Next year, I"m sure we'll all be getting engaged and married even. So insane!

Anyways... the older I get, the more I realize how silly the cultural view on Christmas really is. When I was in high school, I wrote an article for the newspaper about how Christmas in our world would not have even happened if Jesus had not happened. SOOOO Many people have no idea and do not even think about this fact during the holidays beyond the plastic nativity scene in front of some houses. The whole buying presents for people is really starting to really come to mind more often. I just do not understand why we all spend so many THOUSANDS Of dollars every year for THINGS. I honestly do not want anything this year. I would love to donate the money to people who need it. But, sadly, I think it wouldn't feel like Christmas. My mom loves to buy for people so I am sure that I got plenty of gifts. I am so excited, don't get me wrong. I even bought presents and spent way too much money. But I have my mom's genes in tha sense. I love to buy things for people. It's really exciting to see people open their gifts.

Sorry for my slight rant, or expression of feelings I guess.... moving on tooo... EXPOSAROONIE!

Here is my entry for the Tis the Season Challenge:

The True Reason for the Season :-)

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas... :-)

So, Matt will be home tomorrow night!! YAY!!!!!! I am so anxious to spend a whole month with him!

I've been trying to pass the time by doing a lot of baking with my grandma.
The best part of baking..... testing out the goods!

So I think in my second life I should have been a baker... or should be a baker. LOL! Maybe not getting accepted to nursing school the first 3 times was a sign that I should go to culinary arts school. Oh well.... 2 things to go on top of the wedding registry when/if that day ever comes. A Kitchen Aid mixer and a Wilton Cake Decorating kit. :-)

I got my grades back tonight. I got a 3.26. Not so bad... straight B student as always. HEHE! I got an A in piano though. Thanks to that 1 credit class it got me that .26!! WAHOO! HEHE!

Right now I'm going to go watch The Dark Knight with my dad and brother since my dinner date plans with Tiffany and Tara got canceled due to the crazy blizzard we all of a sudden got this afternoon. Snow and me have a love/hate relationship.... it always seems to ruin my plans.

I'm probably going to go eat a few cookies right now as well... I'm getting F-A-T again. Looks like the new year will bring me to dust off that Weight Watchers book and that exercise ball and hopefully Christmas will bring me a brand spankin' new IPod to make that work out experience even better.

One week from today is Christmas Eve EVE!! that's crazy!! :-)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Best Friends Wedding.

So I've been M.I.A for awhile now.... Finals week kicked my butt, well... this semester really kicked my butt. But I am finally on CHRISTMAS BREAK!!!!!! I finished my last final on Thursday morning. I came home and got everything ready for my weekend.

I was maid of honor in my best friend, Laura's, wedding this weekend. It was a beautiful wedding and she made a gorgeous bride. Here is the weekend in pictures:

The Bride! Friday afternoon we went to the reception hall and decorated for the reception.

The Centerpieces...

The rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner went really well. Afterwards, Laura and I just had a chill night. No crazy party or anything. A close friend of hers came over and did Mary Kay facials for us and we had sparkling cider and chocolate truffles. Then we just laid in bed and laughed about silly girl stuff. It was a fun night. :-)

Saturday morning we woke up way early and all of us bridesmaids and Laura's mom went to breakfast with the bride :-). Then we went to get our hair done.

That's the back of my hair. I LOVED IT! I have NO IDEA how the girl got my short hair to look like this but she did it. Amazing. LOL

We then went to the church to get some before pictures done with her family and the bridesmaids. Then we had some time to kill.....
Before we got to walk down the aisle.... (sorry these are blurry, my parents took them with their new camera that they have yet to figure out how to work properly.... HEHE!)

Beautiful Bride:
The ceremony was beautiful. I'll leave out the details for the whole world... but let's just say I did a little something to make it America's Funniest Home videos worthy....

The reception was beautiful!
Best Friends :-)
First Dance--The Deleurere's :-)Me and my good friend, Ed, who we joked was my replacement since Matt couldn't be there. HEHE!

The Cake
The Happy Couple :-) Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you and to see how God blesses your marriage!

I'm just enjoying the rest of my break. Hopefully I will be updating more frequently... I've been so out of touch. HEHE!

Today I'm going to bake cookies with my grandma. She's teaching me how to make cream horns. I love baking and I need to learn all her recipes before I have to start doing all this stuff myself. HEHE!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas. Conspiracy. Finals.

So this is a big mess of a blog entry... but this is kind of what's on my mind lately.

Yesterday, my mom and I were talking on the phone, and she said "it's just not gonna be a 15 present each kind of Christmas". In the past, I've always been kind of competitive as to having more gifts than my brothers, and that's usually always happened. I told mom "that's not what Christmas is about, and I don't even care. All I asked for was money for my Africa trip" She told me that she got me some things, but it wasn't going to be as much in the past. Knowing my mom it is still a lot. It may not seem like a lot to us who have money, and want IPhones and laptops and cars and all these big things, but to those who get NOTHING for Christmas it is a TON of stuff. My friend Tara posted this on her blog:

That's exactly what I want this year. I served dinner at a homeless shelter in Morgantown over fall break, and they told me that the kids need educational things. Yes... there are KIDS living in a homeless shelter. I think people of Morgantown have NO IDEA the poverty of some of the people that live there. They just over look it. Out of sight, out of mind. So, I'm hoping when I go home I can get in touch with the director there and find out how many kids are there and get them school supplies and educational things to play with. I'm not saying that to brag and say how great I am and pat myself on the back, but I just want people to realize that people are starving. People have NOTHING. I have EVERYTHING I could ever need. My family is together, and amazing, and everyone is happy. I have a wonderful boyfriend and his family is amazing. I have love. I have such a heart for those who are underpriviledged. I can't wait to go to Africa in May and do what I can to make a difference.

Will you join the conspiracy this Christmas?! Every little thing helps. I'm not saying I'm not getting anyone anything for Christmas, I've already spent too much money myself. But I LOVE to get people gifts. I love it. I would rather give presents than get them. But, I am also going to do some good. I encourage everyone to that this holiday season. Spread a little love and make this world a better place.

Now.... tomorrow is my last day of class for the semester! I can't even believe it! It makes me so happy! I have a final Monday, one Tuesday, and one Thursday morning. Then it's HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!! :-) YAY!!!! I'm so excited to bake cookies and I watch Christmas movies. I feel like I havn't got to do any of that yet. I didn't even decorate my dorm room this year... sad... I'm so ready to go home!!! My first weekend home is my best friend's wedding!! I can't believe she is getting married in 9 days!!!!!!!! :-) I'm so excited for her and Zach!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Chicago and Thanksgiving Update


So.... I'm back. I've been doing a LOT of traveling the last week. It's been GREAT though!!

Last Saturday morning my parents drove me to the airport. I got there 2 hours early because I've never flown by myself before, so naturally I was a little nervous I wouldn't be able to find my way around. Well... I got to my gate within 20 minutes. So I sat at my gate, had a latte, and read for about 2 hours before boarding the plane. The plane ride was so incredibly fast!! It seemed like as soon as we hit elevation we were going back down. It was crazy! I got to Chicago Airport and basically ran people down because there was this very attractive man waiting for me at my baggage claim. :-) We got my bag and headed back to his college. I got a little bit of the tour, and then we headed to the train station by his college and rode an hour into the city. (By this time I was already a little tired of the traveling....)

We got into the city and did some exploring. Here is our day in pictures:
It really is the windy city--Look at that hair! Me in front of the Sears Tower

I can't decide between the one above or below for my FIRST EVER EXPOSAROONIE CHALLENGE!!!! Anyone have any suggestions?
Or this one:

That might be the winner.....

Anyways..... Matt and I in Millennium Park
Yes, we took our picture in the big bean! HAHA Such Tourists...
Us with a huge Christmas tree on the Magnificent Mile!Waiting on the parade to start--It was FREEZING!!! We stood in this same spot for like 2 hours. I was honestly so frozen solid that when we went to walk, my body honestly hurt.
Mickey Mouse kicked off the parade--the christmas lights that light up the Magnificent Mile trees all lit up at Mickey's command. Who knew he was so powerful... Hehe!
Santa ended the parade-of course. A really crappy picture of him though...I had lots of children standing in front of me so it was hard to get good pictures when I was trying to keep them all from knocking over the barricade.

After the parade-making it out of downtown Chicago was a NIGHTMARE! We tried to eat at the Cheesecake Factory downtown. The wait was 75 minutes!!! No way we were waiting that long... so our romantic dinner that night was spent sitting on the floor of Union Station eating chinese food out of a Styrofoam to go box! :-) hehe! That was pretty funny....

We rode the train back to Deerfield and went to bed.

The next morning we woke up early to do some MORE traveling! YAY!!! We drove 2 hours up to Madison, Wisconsin to visit some friends ouf ours. Skye and Janna moved there this summer when they got married. We went to church and then ate at this place called The Old Fashioned. We got brunch. It was so yummy!! Then we went shopping in downton Madison. Except for the fact that Matt and I BOTH left our wallets in his car on accident. OOPS!

We went to this really fun hat shop. Janna and I decided we looked good in red hats and thought we might become members of the Red Hat Society! HAHA!
Skye can also rock the Santa Pimp hat pretty well... haha

We hung out with them in Madison and stayed for their weekly Sunday Night Movie Night. We watched The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Monday we just hung out around Matt's campus. We had a "library date" for a couple hours as well. Did some homework. How cool are we?!

We finally ate at the Cheesecake factory to celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary-Which actually isn't until December 2nd. But, we won't be together then. So, we celebrated then instead.

Tuesday- I spent in the library while Matt was working and in class. At 4:00 we headed home for our 11 hour journey! Mapquest says it should be a 9 and a half hour trip.... well... again.. we left at 4:00. We got stuck in some MAJOR Chicago rush hour traffic! We ended up making it to Fairmont, WV at about 4:30 am. It was no fun at all. I slept a lot of it... and Matt says I would wake up every like hour or so and yell "I'M SORRY!" because I was trying so hard to stay awake because I didn't think it was fair of me to drive while he was driving so long and so late at night. I just couldn't help it though! I was so tired of traveling I just wanted to sleep!

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. It was GREAT! :-) My mom made all kinds of good new things. She made cheddar biscuits like at Red Lobster, and some kind of good wild rice and brocolli stuff. It was so good!! Thanks mom, for being so great and such a great cook! We called her Diana Dean (like Paula Dean). I show you a picture of her nice Thanksgiving sweater she was so proud of.
My brother told her never to be seen out in public with him with that on. HAHA!! Only she can pull it off....

This morning I woke up and did some Black Friday early bird shopping. I'm so excited for Christmas Break!!!

This is really long and I feel like I've wasted enough of your time now..... so I'm gonna end this here.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Take that ATI test!!!! You've been served! LOL!!!

I pretty much completely destroyed my test today. I was so nervous about it. You have to have a 68% to pass.... well... I got a 75%!!!!!!!! I have NEVER done that well!!!! I'm finally figuring out how to take these tests! When I saw my score I ran down the hallway over our classroom building with my hands up in the air!!! LOL!!! Then I did a little dance!

I'm finally at home for break! I'm so excited! My parents are taking me to the airport at 6:30 in the morning!!! Well... we're leaving then and I'll get there at 8:30. I'll be in Chicago at 11:15 tomorrow!!!! WAHOO!!!!

I'm so excited to see Matt!!!!!!!!!! :-) YaY!!!!

Updates from Chicago probably.. or when I get home!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Is it....

Saturday Yet?!?!?!!?!?!

In the library for a few hours then heading back to my room to watch Private Practice! :-) then probably back here to the library to study more.....

so over it.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Good Day :-)

So... let me just tell you about how my day went down. But first, a little history about this past weekend...

So I spent ALL weekend in my dorm. I only went out like TWICE for maybe an hour. I studied seriously ALL weekend! Here's why: My test schedule this week was SUPPOSED to be...

Research test today. Maternity ATI test (standardized online test. BIG TEST) Tuesday. and Mental Health ATI on Friday.

on top of that.... we were supposed to have no clinicals tomorrow, but a poster presentation fair from 10a-2p. and have our ATI before that and THEN have class for 2 hours.

Thursday Clinicals for mental health.


We had our research test today. I was in full fledge STRESS OUT mode about this test because my 2 previous tests in that class were not so hot. Well... we all told her how much we were stressin'.. and she gave us a GROUP TEST!!! That's right! So we all got A's!!!!! WAHOO!!!!! I needed that so bad.

PLUS, our ATI that was supposed to be tomorrow got MOVED until Dead Week (the week after Thanksgiving break!) At first I was bummed about that because I really wanted to have no worries over break. But, I have other stuff to do over break.. so just add it to the list. Plus, I kind of needed the extra study time.

Our research poster fair for tomorrow--- CANCELLED!!!! Due to the chance of 4-8 inches of SNOW tonight!!! THAT'S RIGHT! It's SNOWING!!!! :-)

So tomorrow= FREE DAY!!! a.k.a sleep in then get work done day.

We still have our mental health ATI on Friday... but it'll be alright I think. Just gotta study the rest of the week for that!

What a good day!!! I don't know what got into our teachers but they were GREAT today!! :-) I love it when that happens!!!!!

Enough about school......

4 DAYS TIL I SEE MATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOOO!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tiffany Tagged Me:

Tiffany tagged me... So I decided that since I just woke up (yes at 1:00 PM! I slept 11 hours last night! better than the 5 hours a night I've been maintaining all last week!) So I figured I would go ahead and do it before I start studying for the day...

My life isn't too random right now.... it's pretty much routine... but I'll attempt to write 6 random things about myself... So Here Goes....

1.) I am addicted to caffeine. I'm beginning to realize more and more how much I honeslty need to cut back.. but with only getting 5 hours a sleep a night (as I mentioned before) it's seriously hard to stay awake in class, and work, and THEN STUDY ALL NIGHT with out caffeine. But, for Matt's sake and having me around for a long time... I'm trying to cut back some. Little by little. Diet Coke and Pumpkin Spice Lattes though.... ahh....

2.) I like to clean. Yesterday, my "me time" that I hadn't had in about 2 weeks... was spent CLEANING. It needed to be done... otherwise my "me time" would have been a much needed NAP, but I was beginning to not be able to walk in my small cubicle of a dorm room. It doesn't take much unorganization to make this small room look like a disaster. Anyways... I thoroughly enjoyed my "cleaning me time!"

3.) I love this time of year. I become nostalgic and it just seems so happy! I'm so excited for next Saturday to go to the magnificent mile lights festival next weekend. It's gonna be Christmas in a big city! I have always DREAMED of going to NYC or a big city for the lighting of the Christmas tree and it's gonna happen!!!! Plus, Matt and I are gonna try to make it there to see Jason Mraz perform live FOR FREE!!!! (that's right Tara and Tiffany Newcomb! ;-) ) But I don't know if we'll make it... due to my flight.

4.) Music is my therapy. I constantly have to have music on. In the car, in my room, in the shower, walking to class (when I had an IPod)... it's just my therapy. It keeps me calm and relaxed. I love it. I love playing the piano as well. We have this ANCIENT piano in the lobby of my building and I played it last night and it felt amazing and just relaxing. I've taken lessons since I was 8 I believe... with the exception of a couple years break after graduating high school. But, I am still taking at the college level (this is my last semester...)

5.) I tried being vegetarian once. (about 2 months ago maybe?) I wish I could do it.... but eating in a cafeteria every day makes that very hard. I do want to be healthier though.... someday it'll be easier when I can cook for myself. LOL

6.) My bed is my favorite place to be in the world. I was telling Matt about this on the phone the other night. Honestly, after a long day of work and school and studying... laying in bed is just so amazing. I love having lots of blankets and fresh sheets and lots of pillows as well. I wonder if that has something to do with being all bundled up in the womb (sorry.... let me remind you that I'm in maternity nursing right now and I just studied all week for a test on being in the womb. LOL) I just love bed (obviously... I spent 11 hours in it asleep last night... and most of the day today will be in it with a book in my lap. I better change positions often so I Don't get a pressure ulcer! That'd suck!)

So there you have it. 6 random things about me. A little insight into me.... :-)

I've been thinking about who I should tag.... I know some people don't like doing this but I thought this a good chance to see who ACTUALLY reads this blog.. and decided that I'd tag some of the bloggers that I love reading about. 1. Emery from Moms are For Everyone. 2.) Ashley from Clever Blog Name Here 3.) Wishcake from simply, me 4.) Shannon from Design Gal, and her handyman 5.) Tara from T@r@dox (even though she gets this a lot...) 6.) , Shalane from You Eat Like A Girl. 7.) Last but not least, my cousin Rachelle

Hope all of you participate. I love learning random stuff about other bloggers and friends! :-)

We'll see who actually reads... LOL!

Friday, November 14, 2008

2 down, 3 to go!!!!

Well.... one week down of my 2 weeks from you know where!!!

I did pretty well on my maternity test today I believe. Studied pretty much my life away for it though.... My test Wednesday wasn't so hot. It was really hard. I don't know what I got on it, and I'm kind of wondering if I really want to know.

My room is a DISASTER right now. I have dirty dishes that umm... well let's just say I would have to wash something if I want to eat anything because all of my dishes are dirty (not that I have that many... but still...) my laundry bag is overflowing and I have not cleaned the bathroom in oh.. about 2 weeks (my suitemates might have done it once in there...LOL). So... right now, it's Friday afternoon.. and my "me time" (i forget what that even means..) is going to be spent CLEANING!!!! and listening to music of course. Maybe a little dancing around the room... HAHA!

Then, dinner and back to studying for my 3 tests next week. I honestly told someone today that I am anxious for finals week because I'm pretty sure it'll be easier than this past week and next. INSANITY!!!!!!!!

CHICAGO HERE I COME!!!!! :-) We're driving home Wednesday before Thanksgiving together to spend Thanksgiving here of course and then he'll go back on Monday after Thanksgiving. I can't wait to spend OVER A WEEK WITH HIM!!!!! I've seen him 4 days in 3 months!!!! That's just not fair. HEHE!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Just sayin'....

In the next 2 weeks before Thanksgiving Break.... I have 5 tests. BLEH!!!! No Fun for me for the next 2 weeks!!!! Bleh!!!

I'm at home this weekend just relaxing and doing homework, reading and studying a lot. I am gonna have some fun tomorrow and see some old friends. I'm really excited!! :-) Other than that.... read, study, read..

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Barack The Vote (excuse the cheesiness....)

HAPPY ELECTION DAY!!!!!! I hope every exercised their right to vote today! No matter who wins today... their is a bigger hand in all of this...

We'll see what happens....

Monday, November 3, 2008

Who Am I?

After reading someone's blog today out in blogworld.... I began to question who I am....

I think this is something I've been thinking a lot about subconsciously lately.. because quite frankly I feel like I don't have the time to think about it right now.

I'm a 22 year old girl who is still trying to figure out who I am.... is that okay? Should I know this already? I feel as though in most aspects of my life I'm pretty confident in who I am... but the more I thought about this just a few minutes ago.... I'm really not entirely certain of who I am. I guess it's because in this part of my life right now I don't feel settled. I feel as though I'm just here in a place that I know I'm not going to be forever. I can't feel as though I'm settled. I want with all I am to be settled. I am ready for that establishment in my life. I feel ready at least.

Sorry for the rambling... I'm still pondering on all this... maybe I'm just emotional right now. I'm not sure... what to think really.

Nursing school is so hard... it's hard to find time for yourself. I would love to have a day right now to just do what I want and not feel guilty about it.

It's so hard being 10 hours away from Matt. I know that people do it all the time.. the long distance relationship that is... but it's not easy at all.. I think it's easier due to the fact that we've been together for almost 3 years but it's definitely not an easy thing.

This is just all the stuff I've been thinking about thrown into a big pot of craziness...

sorry for the rambling and all the "who am I?" blah blah blah.... but just needed to get it out there...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

$5.00 Prom

Halloween was fun this year! I planned a $5.00 prom for the group that I'm in on campus called Campus Crusade For Christ. "Cru".... The goal is to be as cheap and well... as ugly as possible really...

It was so much fun! I went all out with the cheesy stereotypical prom stuff.

Here are some pictures from the night.Me and my hott date, Lauren!
(that's me in the blonde wig if you couldn't tell!)
Me and Jordan... so funny. Becca and I. She helped me plan the whole thing.

It was so much fun! I set up the nice photo background like Prom... it was hysterical.
We Bobbed for Apples...

We Danced like crazy!
We played this nasty game....

It's hard to see.... but they are feeding them baby food and whoever finished the jar first won. It was really funny!

We had Prom King and Prom Queen.... Matt and Becca. LOL!

It was a really fun night. Afterwards I went to one of my friends' house party for a little bit...
I went as Sandy From Grease... and my friend Rayner was the chick from the Guns N Roses November Rain video and her boyfriend was Axel Rose. They were too cute. :-)

It was a great Halloween.

Yesterday we had our Community Baby Shower for our Maternity Nursing Class. I am so glad it's over. The planning for it was intense. It was starting to take over our lives. It went really well though and we actually had a lot of pregnant women and families come through. We gave away a TON of prizes (a baby crib, stroller, mom massages, make up, gift certificates, bassinet's, and all kinds of goodies) and we had different information there too... WIC was there, a group of midwives from town, and family dentists, and each of the nursing students had different stations... mine was Infant Care so I gave away pacifier's and talked about how to handle your baby and take care of the umbilical cord, circumcision care, etc. It was really good.

Now back to studying. I can't even believe it.... but there are only 4 weeks left in this semester (excluding the week I have off for Thanksgiving Break!) I can't believe this semester is almost over... but I have TONS of work to do before then. So.... back to that...

Hope everyone had a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!! :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Music I'm Loving For Fall

I've been listening to a lot of new music online lately. I am anxious to get the CDs.... but until then I'll just listen online.

Here they are:
1.) Joshua Radin (amazing live by the way!)

2.) Missy Higgins(also amazing live!)


4.) Meiko

5.) Ingrid Michaelson

This is just a few of the new things I've been into lately....


Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Weekend With Matt :-)

Well... I'm back at school now.... the weekend is over. :-( It of course went by super fast! But it was great nonetheless!!

Matt got here Wednesday night at midnight and his mom, sister and I picked him up at the airport. When I saw him I practically ran and gave him a big hug! It was a great feeling! :-) I missed him sooo much!!!

Thursday we woke up and went to Morgantown and hung out most of the day. My mom made us potato soup. So we had dinner with my mom and then we went to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. It was really cute! Then, we went to Texas Roadhouse and got half price appetizers with Jeremy, Ed, Matt Crum and some of his housemates. It was great to see them!

Friday we woke up and went to my dress fitting for my dress for Laura's wedding in December. Then we went to Sam's Club to get food for Laura's Bridal Shower Saturday. After that we headed back to Fairmont to have lunch with Matt's friends. Then we visited his grandparents and hung out with his family all night that night.

Saturday I woke up early and got everything ready for Laura's Bridal Shower! It went really well. I think she really liked it. :-) Here are some pictures of the decorations....

That's Laura! I was doing the same thing.... LOL!

The shower went very well! Afterwards, I went back to Matt's house and we went to dinner then back to his house and hung out with his family and watched movies all night.

This morning..... I went with Matt's dad to take Matt back to the airport... and sent him off...... :-(

All in all it was a great weekend! A month from Wednesday until I go to Chicago to visit him and then back here for Thanksgiving!!! :-) YAY!!!