New Years Day Ice Skating

Happy New Year everyone! Taking a short break from 2013 rewinds, to share our New Years Day adventures. Can you believe it is 2014?!?! I still can’t believe it. But December seemed to fly by! I have a feeling this year is going to be AMAZING πŸ™‚

For New Year’s Eve I headed to my friend Katie’s boyfriend’s house. We played headbanz (still love Ellen’s headsup better..) but we still had a blast and LOTS of laughs. We also played beer pong, which I am surprisingly rusty haha. All in all it was a great evening with friends


This morning, I wasn’t feeling so hot, but I still made it to the gym and then Andrew and I went ice skating


We joined my cousin, her boyfriend, and my uncle

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My mom was the photographer and got some great shots

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By the end, Andrew was skating on his own! We might have to try again this weekend πŸ™‚

Question for you:

Would you rather roller skate or ice skate?

-Defiantly roller skate for me

Haunted House after Halloween

Today it officially hit me that I worked five 12 hr shifts, and then didn’t stop this weekend. But there was no stopping today!

I had a great breakfast with this fella


Then I took off running: groceries, visit with nicu baby, cafeteria duty at Andrew’s school. And then I took an hour break.Just me and my book! At first I felt guilty that I took that time for myself, and I didn’t head to the gym, but my body needed the rest..

…because then it was time to spray paint the front railings….

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finally…. and this is just the primer


looks like our own little haunted house haha


Then Andrew and I played alittle baseball together. This was the look I got when I told him we had to go in


haha. We had a great time, so I have to get rid of the guilt from not making it to the gym, but still moving with Andrew (and around the house!)

Question for you:

How do you make time for yourself?

What I ate Wednesday

After yesterday’s serious post,

Today it was all about the snacks, and thats ok in my book!

Breakfast: Egg Mcmuffin. Seriously, this is the bomb. (and they leave me full FOREEVVERR)


And speaking of bombs, photo bomb by Andrew haha


Lunch was super quick, because I was starving!!! Cauliflower mash potatoes and sausage


Snack: cashews, dates, and pears and almond butter

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Dinner was small because the snacks were heavy. So I had meatballs


and then morning glory muffins for dessert πŸ™‚ Andrew loves them too!


Might need to make a double batch next time…..

I also tried this new recipe for lunch/dinners for the next few days πŸ™‚


Question for you:

When you are really hungry, what do you grab?

What is usually the largest meal you eat?

A perfect day with Andrew

The day started off early with just me and Andrew. It was so nice not to have any place to be, and we were just laying around before it was time for breakfast

I started with eggs, peppers, bacon, 2 sausage links, and blueberries

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The rest of the day included running to Target, and cleaning the house!

Andrew and I tackled his desk and a few closets! (I got rid of so much junk!)


Then it was lunch and off to a swim party for Andrew’s friend!


yep, I had lunch with superman πŸ™‚

Andrew went to the party, and I headed to the gym! I need some sweat and to de-stress. It definitely helped!

Then we went to dinner with my mom and nephew, and we went for a walk


The neighbors were having a party, with a band! So we went exploring….


It really was a great Saturday, just me and Andrew πŸ™‚
Question for you:

How do you de-stress?

How was your Saturday?

Last vacation to see Sam

Ok. Sam is not really a person I know (although my mom said a biillion times that this is her favorite place in the world)

Sam is actually Sam A Baker State Park. It is about a two hour car ride from St Louis, and is probably the closest I get to camping each year haha

We started the day by following this…. All our bikes ready to go!


My partners for the ride

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After unpacking (in record time) we headed out for a bike ride!


It felt great to move our legs! And I needed it because I had to pull over 100lbs behind me!!!


(Andrew. you must learn to ride your bike. -love mom)

We also went down to the river, which seemed alittle high but nothing crazy with all the flooding lately


The boys were taking all kinds of pictures together


Before we knew it, it was time for dinner and a bonfire!


More toΒ  come on Monday!

-We stay in a cabin at night, but rough it during the day haha

Another quickie

Andrew and I were out of town yet again (not that I’m complaining AT ALL)

We headed out of town for the past three days. Another quickie vacation

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I swear I will have more on this tomorrow, but it is time for bed. I work tomorrow, and I need to get some sleep so I can start the weekend right!

Question for you:
What are you doing this week?

Where is your favorite place to go for a long weekend? (or quickie vacation?)

Celebrating the big 2-8

Hi everyone!Β I know I have been “missing” lately when it comes to the blogging world, but I have to say, I have been out exploring the world, enjoying my summer with Andrew, and otherwise I work (BLAH). But I do have a lot to tell you guess! I promise!


special day :)
special day πŸ™‚

Today I turned the big 2.8. It started off like any other day, trying to sleep in waking up to Andrew’s voice (or him jumping on my bed)


We had breakfast, nothing special, and went to the library.

Then at 10:30 we went to see the baby who stayed with us for 6 days a few weeks ago. I swear if ANYWAY can cheer me up, it is this little guy. And he started crawling!!!

Ok. enough gushing about him. Andrew and I then went to the pool. He brought a friend and I swam a mile!!!!!


I know that isn’t a big deal for some, I mean I used to swim mileS in practiceΒ  in highschool and college. But it has been about 2 years since I was swimming with the masters team. I COMPLETELY miss swimming. I actually swam last Saturday as well.

After a few hours at the pool, we headed to my parents for the confetti cake. Ok. really for family dinner I mean the cake haha

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We had lots of goofy pictures

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And then I got the best present EVER!!!

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I have ALWAYS wanted one, but I would never spend that kind of money on myself (just privacy fences haha)

I can’t wait to try this before work tomorrow! I swear I will have more posts coming up- lots to catch you up on πŸ™‚

Question for you:

What kind of coffee do you like?

What month is your birthday?