Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Soul Saver:

the best things in the world:

1. Cereal for dinner
2. Kisses on my forehead from M
3. Driving with the windows down, radio up, in 75 degree weather
4. Girls days where you laugh so hard your stomach hurts
Tumblr_lozk9pdzz91qkdoxmo1_500_large5. Napping under an umbrella on the beach
6. Coming home to a happy dog
7. Watching my little brother turn into a big kid
8. Giving my family gifts
9. Hugs from my mom & dad
10. Remember when's and smiling about them
11. The smell of cookies in the oven
12. Butterflies
13. Sunday football with a nap in between :)
14. Being surprised
15. Finding an old CD in your car and after listening it, you can remember exactly where you were the first time you heard it.

What do you think some of the best things in the world are?! Tell me :)


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Not sure I remember how to do this...

Well the last time I blogged, I talked about starting school. It's now July and school has been over for almost 2 months. I had such a wonderful semester! I met awesome new people and made Dean's list again (hey, it feels good when you do well!) It was a tough semester but I'm sure it'll seem like a piece of cake once this next semester starts (senior year). I'll be doing 2 full days of student teaching. I'm so used to co-teaching that I'm a nervous wreck to do it on my own! haha. No choice but to push through and do well!

So what have I been up to over the last 5 months?

In February, it was cold and winter was hanging around for a while. M and I celebrated Valentine's day with dinner.

March, crazy month with school so I don't think much fun was had, haha.

April, school was in full force (thank goodness for friends who are going through the same exact thing and keep you sane during it all!) We even got to take a trip to the aquarium (the joys of being an elem. ed major haha)

in the Australia house, so neat!

so many stingrays and sharks to see;
the coolest was the sawfish..
if you look close enough (on the left and going up),
you can see the nose of the fish that looks like a saw blade.

May - this month couldn't come soon enough. It was the end of the semester! Finals were intense but once they were over, I could breathe a sigh of relief!

Not sure why I don't have ANY pictures from May until now, but I'm sad about it! I didn't take pictures of my mom's or Matt's bday, the pictures that I took from when I went to the beach are on my broken phone (dropped it down the steps, but hey, now I have the white iPhone so it was worth it! haha), and no pics from the 4th of July. Waaa.

Fast forward to now - summer has been good so far.. I work everyday but I babysit and take the kiddos to the pool so it's fun :) I better enjoy it now while I can haha. Lately we've been under a MASSIVE heat wave though! I'm sure you girls down south can relate. I checked the weather on my phone today and saw this.. unbelievable: Look at the "FEELS LIKE" temp.. how is that possible in Maryland?! So gross.

School starts for me in a little more than 3 weeks (I start when the teachers do) so I'm trying to relax as much as I can.. I'm placed at a school that is 5 min from the bf's house so it's pretty convenient.

On another note, went to the doctor today for a check up and noticed that I have gained 5 lbs in a year! Wth?! This past year was stressful though. I need to get motivated and get back to where I was. Does anyone know of great workout dvd's? It's more convenient to work out at my house than drive 20 some min. to the gym (i do have a membership though, just completely out of the way)

Leaving tomorrow for the beach! I'll be back Monday though. Have a fun weekend :)

I hope ALL of you are doing well, enjoying summer (hopefully taking a vacay) and staying happy!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Hi! Has it really been 5 months since I've blogged last?! How pathetic on my part. To my followers/readers out there, if I still have any.. sorry I've been MIA for so long! I sure have missed blogging but it was a nice break and sometimes, life just happens and you get so side tracked by everything else. I will be doing an update soon enough but I just wanted to stop in, say hi and hope your lives are going great! Leave a comment if you'd like to update me on your life, haha :)


Thursday, February 3, 2011

School has started.

So I'm sure you know what that means.. less time for blogging :(

So this past weekend, M and I went to a gala for his work. We had such a great time. Free food and open bar with lots of friends there as well. I actually ran into someone I went to elementary school with - small world!

me and M
does this dress look familiar?
I wore it 3 yrs ago, haha.
This is only the 2nd time I've worn it so I figured it was okay :)

Then Monday came and it was time to go to school. I went to the gym in the morning like I said I would and actually felt great doing it! But at 3 o'clock, I was exhausted. I actually went to bed that night at 8:30, haha.

As for my classes, I'm taking Physical Science, a comp. class, Bio, concepts of math class (which I think I'll love because my teacher is amazing), Math internship and science internship. I start my math internship on Tuesday and I'm excited for that. I'll be in 2nd grade this semester!

My days are long and my professors have already loaded up the work for us but I know I'll make it through. It's all about balance. However, blogging does fall to the back burner. As much as I love it, school is my #1 priority right now. I'd like to make Dean's list again this semester :)

This weekend is the Super Bowl. Not to sure what we're doing yet though, or who I'm rooting for. Do I want the Steelers to win because they beat the Raven's? Or the Packers because the Steeler's have won too many times? Who are you rooting for if you're going to watch it?

I finally got my 3 free nail polishs in the mail (less s&h) thanks to Katie! I love the colors and can't wait to paint my nails :)

Thanks girls who have e-mailed me wishing me well in school :)
I'm glad you took the time to think about it!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What I'm Loving Today . . .

1. I'm loving that Jamie does this every week. It really lets me reflect on the good, instead of the bad or things I could complain about :) So thanks, Jamie!

2. I'm loving that today is a snow day! We (Maryland) have really missed A LOT of snow storms this winter! (probably because we got enough last winter to last us for 5 future winters, haha) After this storm is over, we should have about 6-9 inches. I've been lounging all day and I'm taking FULL advantage of it because school starts this coming Monday! Yikes. Free time = GONE!

3. I'm loving how long my hair is getting. However, I'm not loving how thin it has been feeling lately. I've been thinking of getting thickening shampoo and conditioner, but I'm not sure what kind to get. Any recommendations? Help a girl out! Yes, my hair is important to me, haha :)

4. I'm not loving that school starts Monday BUT I am loving that I'll be back on a consistent schedule and will be able to get to the gym the same time most days as well as eat meals at consistent times. Life just flows better when you're on a schedule.. or maybe that's just my OCD saying so, haha.

5. I'm loving that I just found out that the lady I used to nanny for (about 3 years ago), is M's Mom's cousin. Talk about a small, small world! (they just reunited which is why I just found out)

6. I'm loving that Liz gave me a little acknowledgement :) She is too sweet. Thank you again! It made my day!
I'd like to pass this on to Caroline @ A Life of Color because she deserves it. She always leaves me the most thoughtful and sweet comments and has become a good blog friend :) I could surely name other bloggers who deserve this as well so don't think that I don't appreciate each of you! xox

7. And of course, I'm loving my boy :) 

And yes, I'm being super lazy and not putting pictures with this post. Forgive me.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday - Healthy Snacks

Today's Top 2 Tuesday is all about healthy snacks. This is pretty easy for me since I live in a household where healthy eating is a priority. Of course, we still have snacks and things such as pizza, but we have healthier options. I could write a whole list of healthy snacks, but I'll only post my favorite 2.

1. Fat Free Yogart (Light & Fit) and Kashi Cereal.

I eat this yogart with a half cup of this cereal (serving size). I put a little bit of the cereal into each bite. It is SO delicious. In a half cup of this cereal is 60 calories and 14 grams of fiber. The cereal doesn't look yummy, but I promise it is! Plus, it's so healthy and full of great things! (Protein & Fiber)

total carlories of this snack = 140 and SO filling.
You will be filled for at least 2 hours.

2. Kashi GoLean Crunchy Bars
When school starts again (next week, ahh!) I'm on the go; a lot. I don't always have time to eat a warm, healthy lunch or snack so I carry these with me. This and a bottle of water definitely holds me over. Chocolate peanut butter is my favorite. It has 9 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and only 180 calories. These bars make you thirsty so a bottle of water is a must!

Hope you try both of these snacks :)
If you do, let me know if you like them!


Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Monday. And bitterly cold. So here's to me rambling.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. It was FREEZING this weekend. I mean a high of 15 degrees. (sorry to those who are suffering with FAR worse temps.) Totally not normal for MD though. I could hibernate and honestly be happy. Me and cold weather do not like each other. I did go out for dinner and drinks on Saturday night though with M. However, I felt like Randy from the movie A Christmas Story because I was SO bundled up.

2. We watched the playoffs yesterday. Glad to see the Packers win; Steelers, egh not so much. I was rooting for the Jets since the Steelers have 2 Superbowl rings in the past 6 years. I mean, isn't it time for someone else to win? M was happy though because his dad is a BIG Steelers fan.

3. As of next Monday, I will be one busy bee. Here's how the schedule is looking:
Mon:  Gym: 7:30 AM - 9AM
         Class: 10AM - 4:20PM

Tues: Class: 8:30AM - 3:40 PM
         Gym: 4 PM

Wed: Same as Monday

Thurs: Gym: 9AM - 10:30AM
          Class: 12:30PM - 4:20PM

Fri: Work and gym (until my boss doesn't work anymore. then this will become a homework day)

(Parking is TERRIBLE at school so I have to get there with enough time to get lucky and get a spot or stalk someone to take their spot. It's so annoying) 

Not too too bad. I have two internships and the rest are classes (all math & science, yuck.)

4. M and I have a gala to go to this weekend. I'm quite excited for it :) We get to dress up!

5. I just started reading the book Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult. I've never read any of her books before but my boss gave me about 5. So far, I'm really into it. I'm hoping I finish it before school starts. I know she wrote My Sister's Keeper. I didn't read that but I saw the movie and cried like a baby, haha. Have any of you read this book by her or others?

6. That's all I have for today.. Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.