Monday, August 30, 2010

The Time Travelers Wife

So there wasn't going on to much this weekend, had a party on Saturday night (will post about that later). Took Connor to the park yesterday, watched some TV, ordered Glass Nickel Pizza for dinner (YUMMM HOT WING HOAGIE!!!).

Over the weekend I got time to finish reading The Time Travelers Wife. Overall I really liked the book, and I knew I would since I really liked the movie. There was your obvious similarities when it comes to movies/books and a few differences. It's so amazing to see how much is actually cut out of the book when you make it into a movie. I understand that obviously for time restraints some stuff needs to get cut out, but how would you decide what stay & what gets the ax? I know I would have a hard time choosing! A couple of the big differences I noticed was the amount of sex in the book, WOW, lol. And another big difference is the other characters that they have in the book. I like knowing more about the supporting characters! SOO I would totally recommend this book if you have time to read it, it's not my favorite book of all time, but I liked it enough that I would probably read it again.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bridesmaid Dresses

So today we get to re-fi on our house! So excited!!! Get to save almost $300 a month just on that! YAY!!! School is in full swing, already stayed up to almost 11 p.m. last night doing homework that was due at midnight.... why do teachers have assignments due the first couple of days of class? Especially online ones....what if you don't log in the first day or two?? Good thing I always start checking about a week before the class actually starts!

So after work yesterday I went to meet up with Katie & her 3 other bridesmaids for her wedding next May. We ate some spaghetti at her new apartment and then headed of to Davids Bridal. After trying on dresses for awhile I really thought we were going to end up with something hideous that I did not like! But FINALLY the last dress we all tried on looked good on all of us, and we agreed on it! Such a relief! Not that it's that big of a deal, I would have worn whatever Katie wanted me to wear, but's nice to be in something you like and feel comfortable in! So Rachel & I ended up ordering everything last night, it was right around $240. It includes the dress, the slip, the sash and the shoes! I LOVE the shoes!! I will totally be wearing these again! They are super comfy & super cute! I just have to try to not wear them before the wedding so they don't get all dirty!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Toppings & Pickles

So it's a Saturday night, and what am I doing?? Sitting here listening to Jessica & Justin & Scott listening to the football game on TV. Also wondering if I have enough energy to watch a movie tonight, or if I should just take a shower & go to bed.... we shall see!!!

So today was the big canning day! Me & Connor went to the Door Creek Orchard today and picked a TON of raspberries. Pretty sure Connor ate just about as many as we picked, but oh well. Scott came and helped with the last 1/4 of them after work because I just couldn't deal with the mosquito's anymore. We were there for almost 2 hours! After getting home & eating lunch, Jessica & Justin came over and we began our canning experience. First we made Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Topping. The recipe was suppose to make 6 - 1/2 pint jars, but we ended up making 8. Then it was onto dill pickles. Man did those take FOREVER!!!! The recipe we used was suppose to make 3 quart sized jars, so we quadrupled it so we could each have 6 of them, well.... it ended up making 21 total instead of 12, HOLY COW! Oh well, now we (or should I say I) have lots of pickles to give away for Christmas! It took just under 7 hours to complete all of them, and I'm exhausted! My kitchen is a disaster, oh well, it can wait until tomorrow!!!

24 Weeks!

So last night I really wanted IHOP, so that's where we went for dinner, YUMMY!!! I had strawberry & banana pancakes with hash browns, scrambled eggs & cheese & also some bacon! It was so good! Connor helped me out a bit, but since they're doing this promotion that kids eat free 4-10, he got a chocolate chip pancake with a funny face on eat. He actually ate almost 1/2 of it, and then some of my food. We then went to JcPenney's where I found the CUTEST dress for Savannah, that I'll probably have her wear for Katie & Chris's wedding next May. Next stop was Michael's to get some letters to hang above her bed & then to Menard's to get the paint for her room. The official colors are Tu-Tu pink & Lavender Sunset, he he. So Girly, but I LOVE IT! Today Jessica is coming over and we're going to start canning, this should be interesting!!

So today marks the day I'm officially 24 weeks along, only 16 more to go!! Sometimes it feels like it's going so slowly, but sometimes it feels like it's just flying by! My ribs have started to hurt off & on already, and I've had some slight discomfort in my lower back, but all in all I've been feeling good. I don't really have any room to complain, I know some people are a lot more miserable a lot more of the time. The only part that sucks is that this is the time when my allergies kick in pretty bad. My Dr. recommended me taking Claritin instead of Tylenol Allergy, it works pretty good, but I don't think as good as the Tylenol. Oh well, if it's better for Savannah, I can be a little miserable. Thankfully my allergies only last for about a month!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Michigan International Speedway

I can't believe summer is coming to an end. I start school next week, and we're 2 weeks away from being in September already, CRAZY!!!! Connor finished up his swimming lessons on Tuesday, he did not pass. Not that big of a deal, we didn't expect him to anyways. It was preschool 1, which is 3-5 year olds and he just turned 3. So he'll be taking it again next summer.

This past weekend we were in Michigan for our 5th and final trip of the year!! It was super hot all weekend, but we did stay at a new campground this year so we got to use the a/c in the camper, which was SUPER NICE!! Friday John, Scott & me went over to the track for the time trials and bought some souvenirs. Saturday we went swimming which felt really good & just kind of hung out. Sunday was the race! I have never been to a hotter race, it was in the mid 80's and we sit on bleachers, so you know we got some sun!!! I had to go down to the bathrooms a couple of times to try and cool off with a wet paper towel, but overall I think I did pretty good with the heat. After the race we took our dinner to the beach and went swimming again. Monday was the drive home, after all the heat & fresh air I pretty much slept the entire way home! It was nice to get home and see Connor, but the weekend went by way to fast!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I can't believe it's already the middle of August. Can you? Seems crazy!! This summer has just flown by with everything that we have going on!!! After tonight Connor only has one more swimming lesson, and then he's done for the summer. School starts back up for me in less than 2 weeks! I'm only taking 2 classes this semester. The first 1/2 of the semester I'm taking Managing for Quality which is a 3 credit class, and the second 1/2 I will be taking Access Advanced which is only a 1 credit class.

Tomorrow morning we head for Michigan. Our 5Th & final trip of the year. We'll be leaving from John & Carol's super early in the morning and it's an 8+ hour drive to get to our campsite. It'll be a long drive, but it should be fun! Connor will be staying at Scott's parents house for the weekend, so hopefully he's not to crabby for them. After a huge search for someone to watch Cookie this weekend, I think we finally have come to a conclusion. THANKFULLY!!! How stressful! I'm a little ticked from a couple of individuals who said they couldn't watch him, but I wont go into that vent here. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and I'll post some pictures probably Tuesday morning!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Last Child

So it was a pretty crazy busy , but fun weekend! Friday night Scott & I made a wonderful dinner! Saturday Scott went into work for a couple of hours and then came home and took Connor camping for the day while I went to book club.

The Last Child was Jeni's pick this month, and it was a GREAT PICK! The story takes you threw the journey of Johnny who is trying to figure out what happened to his twin sister who went missing a year ago. This book is written amazingly well and everything fits together by the end. If you like mystery type books that keep you guessing until the end, it's definitely one you should read! After I got about 1/4 of the way through the book I was hooked, and didn't want to put it down!

Mike & Amanda!!

So it's been awhile since I've posted, so I'll probably have a couple of back to back posts. It's been a little over a week since we've made trip #4 of the year to Michigan!

My BFF of over 12 years got married to her wonderful husband on July 31st! We drove over on Thursday the 29th and stayed until Sunday, August 1st . Thursday night me & Amanda went over to her mom's house so she could shorten my straps on my dress, while Scott went with Mike to go pick up his tux. Friday we ran around with Amanda , first helping decorate the reception hall, and then doing some errands and went to get her nails done. Friday night was the rehearsal, it seemed to take awhile, but everything went pretty well. Afterwords we drove to visit my friend Meagan who just happened to be in town as well on the same weekend! Saturday was the big day!! Got up early, went and got my hair done, went back to the hotel to rest for about 45 minutes, and then it was off to the wedding! You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for an outside wedding! The wedding was beautiful and then it was time for the reception!! Had some great food, danced with some great people, checked out of there by about 11:15, cause I was SO tired. Then Sunday night it was time to drive home! Here are some wonderful pictures from the weekend: