June 30, 2011


  • Getting so excited for the 4th of July! It's easily my favorite holiday...there's nothing better. Summer, tons of awesome food, games, fireworks, hanging out with family, and friends. Can't wait!
  • Lounging at the pool. Me and the kids I nanny have went every day this week and I'm not complaining!
  • Finishing up the last odds and ends for my class, including one HUGE project. One test today and another next week and then I'm DONE!
  • Driving to Columbus seriously every weekend. It would be awesome if that drive somehow got shorter or if someone invented some sort of machine that gets me there in seconds!
  • Preparing to start spending every single day from 8am-5pm with 3 (sometimes with the possibility of 5) kids! It's definitely going to be a challenge!
  • Spending all night tonight with my niece Hailey! We're going to paint ourselves silly, make some awesome dinner, hit up red mango, and watch some movies!
(This was part of my weekend! Lynyrd Skynyrd and manicures with mom. Plus some awesome home cooked meals and relaxing!)

June 27, 2011


I made it to the Top 30 in The Paper Mama's Photo Challenge!

It would be so awesome if you would click on the picture below and vote for me!

Scroll to the bottom and click my name...I'm #6
Thanks a bunch!

June 26, 2011

Lynyrd Skynyrd

I went to REO Speedwagon and Lynyrd Skynyrd this weekend. I didn't take my camera in for REO, but here's some of Lynyrd Skynyrd. They're my dad's favorite band so we've seen them lots of times! They're one of my favorite bands to see because they put on a really good show, they're fun, and the people there are awesome. There were tons of Southern rock fans, cowboy hats and boots, and they ended the show with fireworks!

June 23, 2011


  • Seeing REO Speedwagon and Lynyrd Skynyrd this weekend. Pretty excited about that!
  • Hanging out downtown a lot at different coffee shops trying to get all my homework done! There's just something about my room...I can't get anything done when I'm there. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that looking at my bed makes me think of how tired I am and how I could just take a quick nap...
  • Still Reading Harry Potter. Holy cow. These books are just so good. I can't put them down, and I've started re-watching all the movies too. I can't wait for July 15th!
  • Cleaning...I've always loved cleaning, but this week I really cleaned. I'm talking scrubbed floors, counters, toilets, mirrors, vacuumed, laundry, organizing, and getting rid of tons of stuff! (Not to mention cleaning the house I nanny at too...let's just say their sink is no longer full of gross dishes and their counter tops are spotless!)
  • Taking pictures galore. I can't even keep up with editing. I've spent a lot of time just driving around with my camera, with the music playing - something I really love doing - and taking random shots of lots of things. I took some engagements and family pictures too, so I'm trying to finish those too!

    Your Best Shot Challenge : The Paper Mama

    As a teenager, she hates her freckles, but I just think they're the cutest things ever!

    June 19, 2011

    The Latest

    trails, music, grilling out with friends, street dance, kids

    "I love you. That's all."

    Here's my Dad!
    He is hilarious. No, but really, absolutely hilarious. He says everything quietly, under his breath though, so unless you're sitting next to him, you wouldn't even know it!

    He always tells me how lucky he is that he got me as a daughter because he doesn't know how he would handle a daughter who doesn't love to fish, and run, and camp, and watch sports. He cringes at the thought of shopping or spending any kind of money! And only replaces things when they can absolutely no longer be used. I've cost him a lot, and have done some dumb things, and he's never given up on me!

    I love being his daughter.
    He has so many quirky weird things about him, and he passed each and every one of them onto me. He keeps track of everything. I mean everything! He knows things like how many miles he's ran (in his whole life down to the exact mile), which states he's been to, and what year he went to them, what we've done on every vacation we've been on, how many fish he's caught, and when there is some sporting event going on, you can count on him to know every winning team, records, players, and game times. 

    He has some big time OCD. Which is exactly where I get it! He has the same routine everyday and I always know just where to find him. He's a big fan of tradition, but loves to try new things. He's awesome at the things he does. He loves to keep things simple, and that's what I like about him!

    I know can always count on him and I wouldn't be where I am today without his support and love he has for me. I've learned so many great things from him that have got me to where I am today. I couldn't even begin to explain to him how much he means to me and how much I appreciate everything he has done for me. I love him!

    He's great. And there's no man better.
    "I love you. That's all."

    June 16, 2011


    • Eating Caramel Cashew Trail Mix from Target. I'm addicted! It's the best stuff ever! But I'm also loving whole grain waffles with peanut butter, nectarines, grapes (like always), guacamole, almonds, ice coffee, and asparagus!
    • Grilling out. It's probably my favorite thing to do in the summer and I've already done it so much. I love listening to music, eating outside, and having fun with my family and friends.
    • Missing being a camp counselor. This is the first summer that I've stayed in Lincoln and haven't went back to Columbus work work camp. It was a such a great job and I got to spend all day, every day with some really great people doing some really fun stuff. I've been missing it so much!
    • Getting eaten alive by mosquitoes and getting sunburns. It definitely isn't summer without these two things. 
    • Stressing over my summer class! I am already 2 weeks done with it though! But there's just so much to do all the time that it's taking over my life, not to mention a little overwhelming!