Thursday, December 31, 2009
Well when I actually sat down and thought about the past 10 years it surprised me how defining this decade has been in my life. In this decade I have: graduated from high school, college and graduate school (WOW), learned how to drive, learned how to drink (ha!), got my 1st and 2nd big girl jobs, finally got a sister, became an Aunt, moved more times than I care to share, made some awesome new friends, lost touch with some awesome old friends, fell in love, fell out of love, got my heart broken, broke some hearts, learned how to let go of the past and embrace the future, and have amazingly made it to 25 relatively quickly.
It absolutely boggles my mind to even think about where my life will be in the next 10 years?!?! Crazy!!
I don't really make new year's resolutions but I have decided that in 2010 I am going to 1.) take better care of myself 2.) Try really hard to save money 3.) Do more work for chairities or just find more ways to help others
Wishing you all the best 2010!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
So welcome to my little part of the world, I am so happy to have you here! As Lynnette mentioned I just returned from a 7 day cruise to the Caribbean with my boyfriend's family, and tomorrow will be on the road again, to spend the holidays with my family.
Just a quick glimpse into this blog and my life. The past year has been crazy, we used to live in Pennsylvania, very far away from our family and friends but thankfully I got a new job in August and now we are back in Ohio having a lot of fun and making up for lost time. I have four brothers, ages 28,15,13, and 9 and one sister age 4 who are all amazing in their own unique ways. My mom is the most amazing woman I know and is totally my inspiration in life and I talk about her a lot on this blog (Hi Mom!) I have the greatest friends in the world (shout out to Kristen and Candy, who I know read this thing) and last but not least I have the greatest partner in crime who I share my every day adventures with, and who puts up with me on my good and not so good days, Josh, my wonderful boyfriend of 2 years.
So from our home to yours, Have a wonderful, safe Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Here's the award rules:List 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, and tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day. For those 10 bloggers who get the award, you must then link back to my blog! :)
1. My family: As much as they drive me nuts I'd be lost without them
2. Josh: He is no doubt my soul mate and partner in crime
3. Starbucks Peppermint Mocha's: One of the best things about Christmas time
4. My Friends: They are all spread out all over the country but I love them and miss them so very very much!
6. Reading a good book: (Sorry Jill totally stole your list): I just finished Jodi Picoult's My sister's keeper and it was great! Can't wait to see the movie
7. Barnes and Noble: I'm a geek, I know
8. Unexpected phone calls: I feel like these happen less and less but I love reconnecting with an old friend or a family member I haven't talked to in a while
9. Vacation: WE LEAVE TOMORROW!
10: Being closer to home; I have worked so hard to get closer to my family and finally feel like I have made it!
Here are 10 Bloggers that I love to read about each day!
Katie @ Adventures of Katie and Josh
Kelsey @ The Seattle Smith's
Sonja @ For the Love of Stilettos
Sarah @ The Swiss Mrs.
Amy @ Chapters
Well I only have time for 5 right now...I have some travelling to do! Thanks for award again Jill!
Have a GREAT week!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I love my family, please remember that 1st and foremost I would do absolutely anything for them but sometimes I feel like they aren't keeping up their end of the bargain.
For example, I waited and waited on Thanksgiving for my Dad to call to wish my a Happy Thanksgiving since I knew he wasn't coming to my grandma's for dinner, and he never called. Part of me knows this is no big deal at all not like it was my birthday but the other part of me was just thinking...just another disappointment. I want him to be better, be better for me for all the kids and for his granddaughter but I just can't seem to make that happen.
I'm not sure why I am writing this, but it has been weighing heavy on my heart for the past week and here we are a week after Thanksgiving and I still have not heard from him. I sometimes feel like if my family was a game of what doesn't belong, I would be the one that got the boot.
I hate that this blog has a tendency to be a downer, and I and truly sorry for that. This is just how it seems to be right now in my life and I am praying for a time to come that will be better.
I am just ready to go see Christmas lights at the Zoo this weekend and then next weekend watch out Caribbean here we come and I cannot wait!!