Friday, August 27, 2010

Growing up sooo fast

This little girl started kindergarten this week! She called me right at noon (it's half day) and told me she loved school and loved riding the bus. This calmed me greatly cause on Sunday afternoon she wanted nothing to do with school and no way no how was she gonna ride that big bus to school. She is growing up so fast, and is just too darn funny. I never thought I would have such a bond with a sister who is 20 years younger than me but it amazing the relationship we have. She is one of the most amazing kids I know, she has no judgement and just her smiles and hugs brighten my life. I can not wait to see her grow and develop into a great woman.

I am so lucky and blessed!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Eat.Pray.Love. among other things

My Mom made a surprise trip here on Saturday and we had probably one of the best days either of us have had in a long time. We dedicated the whole day to celebrating my birthday which is at the end of the month but I won't get to see her.

We started the day with some back to school shopping, even though I don't go to classes, I still work at a school so it counts right?? We had some lunch at the mall and bought some shirts from JCPenney and some new dress pants (2 sizes smaller, might I add) from Old Navy ( GOSH I love that store)

Then we headed to get pedicures...and it was so relaxing and I leaped out of my color comfort zone and had them paint my toes black I feel so mysterious lol

Then we headed to dinner down by the river which I knew my Mom would love and she did then we continued with the day and went and sat Eat Pray Love.

Let me just say, I think every woman should go see this movie. Not that I think every woman has the ability to go on a year long spiritual journey but it certainly makes you think about your life and where your going with it or maybe it was just me but for real it's a good movie..go see it!

And speaking of things I am loving right now...Taylor Swift's new song "Mine"...go find it, listen, fall in love :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Book reviews

My wonderful friend Candy sent me the 1st LC book L.A. Candy a long time ago. I have been so behind on my reading that I had just sorta forgot it was even on my bookshelf, that was until I was packing for vacation. I picked it up and thought perfect beach read, not too thought provoking, teenage girl drama, easy read!
I will sadly admit that I loved it and had it read by the third day of vacation! It was everything I had expected. and even if you never watched an episode of The Hills in your whole life you will still understand and even laugh at this book.
So once we got back from vacation she asked if I wanted her to send me the next book.....ummm..YES!!!! And sadly again I had the book read in just a few short sad!
But as lack luster as a book review that this is...if you want just a fun, relaxing read I definitely recommend both these books (and I think there is a 3rd one out or in the works). So grab a cold beverage, lay by the pool and enjoy the last days of summer with this super fun read!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Where have I been???

VACATION! And I loved every single second of it. We travelled to Outer Banks, NC with my mom and grandparents and it was amazing. Everything I ever could ask for in a vacation, totally relaxing and amazing! If you can ever go to the Outer Banks I give it a 4 star rating, and you should totally go! We visited the Wright Museum, the Sand Dunes, some lighthouses, rented jeeps and saw the wild horses, went to the aquarium and just relaxed at the beach and at our beach house.

I came back feeling so refreshed and rejuvenated which is good considering August is utter madness at work, madness that has already begun. I swear I don't know how it is already August, but I digress.
Anyways, we came back from vacation and have been non-stop ever since (as I secretly begin to start planning our next vacation lol) but am ready for school to start just to say I survived it.
Hope you are enjoying the last (eek!) weeks of summer!