Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Picture Update

The title says it all. A picture update! Enjoy!

The Friday before Easter I cooked J & I a small Easter dinner. It consisted of, Glazed Ham, Homemade Mac & Cheese, Baby Carrots, Deviled Eggs, and Rolls. He loved it and said I scored brownie points! Go me!

I took off work a day last week, and treated myself to a Starbucks Iced White Mocha. So yum!

My new haircut! Love it! :)

Me on my Birthday!

My Birthday Dinner! Delicious!

J's momma started me an herb garden for my birthday! I love it!

Hope you're doing wonderful!
Have a great day!

Goooo Pirates

A couple weekends ago I was lucky enough to attend my first Major League Baseball Game, so fun! It was even more special because I was attending to watch my cousin play. How amazing is that? I'm so proud of him! He was so kind and put 4 tickets at the "Will Call" ticket box for us to pick up with his name on them. We picked them up and strolled in the stadium sitting in a slew of Red while we were rooting for the Yellow/Black. Reds vs. Pirates. Of course, I was the PROUD cousin and yelling, clapping, and cheering them on the entire way! J looked at me at one point and told me I was going to get us shot because all the Reds fans were staring at me. I didn't care, I was rooting for my own flesh and blood!

The Pirates won, even better! Below are some pictures from the FUN day!

Jon & I waiting for the game to start!

The awesome view from our seats!

GOOOO Pirates!

And my Cousin!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Snapping Turtle

It is a gorgeous Wednesday in Kentucky today, hope it is where you are too! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the temperatures are hovering right around 60*. Perfection! The past few days have been nothing but rain, rain, and more rain! We have had severe flooding and the sun hadn’t even peeked out, so this is definitely a welcomed sight!

What did I do this past weekend? Saturday I spent some time in J’s shop while he was building bee hives (that’s his latest endeavor in life), and I painted my flower box. That is until the Hurricane of 2011 came rolling in on us, and then we stood watching out the window. Tornado sirens were going off, torrential pouring down rain, and high winds. It was definitely NOT a welcomed sight! We ended up grilling hamburgers & hot dogs with his parents and nephew before finally heading home around 10pm.

Sunday it was decided that we were going to go fishing. We go to J’s parents house first so J could pick up some odds and ends and it was pure chaos there. We quickly exited, but not before J’s nephew got mad at him for not taking him with us. J & I wanted some “US” time. We ended up stopping at the General Store in the community where J’s parents live and ate lunch. I love stores such as these. They are so small, everyone is so kind, and they have so much character. I ordered a ham and cheese sandwich (the best ham & cheese sandwich I have EVER had) and J ordered a hamburger. We sat in one of the three booths along the back wall of the store and watched the locals wonder in and out. Old farmers were sitting outside on the porch swing or chairs talking about the local happenings. Too cute!

Our fishing adventure was definitely an adventure. J caught an enormous snapping turtle, man those things are UGLY! He had to cut the line as he didn’t dare put his fingers anywhere near that things mouth. I caught quite a few fish, while attempting to catch the larger fish (carp). They were cruising the surface and you could see them plain as day. I was bound and determined to catch one to take a picture with and throw back, but apparently they had other ideas. I’d drop my line and bait right in front of them and they’d swim circles around it. Tease! I also acquired one hell of a sunburn, it was 88*! Wow!

Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re having a great day!

**I meant to post this yesterday, oops**

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

List #18

Road Trip Must Haves

This one is going to be fun! Although, now I am itching to go on a road trip! I love to travel! It’s truly one of my passions that I find complete joy and happiness in pursuing.

Here are my must haves:
  • Music/Ipod - I have to have some great tunes to accompany me on the road.
  • Over sized Sunglasses - Yes! I need to protect my precious eyes
  • A lunch box/cooler - I always pack snacks! It’s much cheaper while you’re traveling, plus it saves time from stopping! I am the girl that likes to drive straight thru to my destination, no stopping unless you need gas and you better pee while we are there too!
  • Laptop - I most ALWAYS take my laptop!
  • Books - I love reading on vacation, especially if I'm not driving it’s nice to dive into a magazine or book on the way.
  • Good Company - I would say this is great sometimes. There are other times where i like to take a road trip by myself :).

Now, I want to go somewhere damn it!


I’ve always been one to have premonitions, dreams, insight into the future. Nothing major, just little things that make me thing before taking another action. I used to have them when I was younger but no one really paid any attention to them, until they became a bit more obvious.

The morning that my dad passed away in 2005 I vividly recall having a dream about him. It was a dream where I felt that was actually taking place, instead of simply just being a dream. He had come to my house to tell me that he was sorry for not being there and that he loved me, however he never had known how to show me before. I remember after him saying this statement, my cell phone ringing. It was 7 am. It was my half sister, in a groggy state I ignored the call not wanting to miss what my dad had left to say to me. It was then that I heard I had a voice mail, and it was my half sister calling to tell me he had just passed away. I sat up in bed and was breathing extremely hard trying to make sense of what just happened and if I had really been dreaming. I called my mom whom was at work, and she rushed home. I told her what I had dreamed and she told me that she believed that he had come to say good bye to me.

The other day J and I were driving to a birthday party for his niece. While we were driving we passed a golf course that my dad used to take me to when I was younger. As we passed a song came on the radio that reminded me SO much of him, one that I’ve always affiliated with his memory. I had my sunglasses on hiding the tears that welled up in my eyes.

In that moment all I could do was smile through the tears, in the thought of him watching down over me.

~Peace & Love~