Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer of pictures


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may 2012-my baby sister’s graduation. the last kid, the baby, one of my very best friends is a high school graduate. and now she is off to BYU. I’m so excited for her and can’t wait to hear all about her college life, but man i miss her already. is it Christmas break yet??

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June 2012 we were able to celebrate great friend at their wedding…courtesy of my bro-in-law just taking pics while we were laughing. this night also brought a quite humiliating story involving me, a boy, and a picture booth (more to come on that one)


One of the benefits for working for a doctor is the perks he offers us…he has season tickets for the Green Bay Blizzards (indoor football) and he sent some tickets around the office and we were able to pick a game. took my sissy jilly bean with me. wasn’t sure if i would like indoor football at all with the smaller field but it was actually a great game and it was a jolly good time.

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3rd annual Packer 5K Run to kick-of training season. let me say for the record, I was all signed up and ready to go. jill signed up like a week before and jeana was going to sign up at the satdium. the whole way to GB my sisters were talking about skipping the run and going to olive garden. hahaha terrible! jeana ended up just watching (i was bummed) but she got some great pics of us running around lambeau field so i guess i should be grateful. thanks jean! and also just for the record, a high school friend and a past co-worker got married on the same day as the run. that morning i went to the wedding, ran the 5K then shot home showered, got ready and danced til about 1230am. lets just say i was a little sore the next few days

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another wedding-another jolly good ol time. the picture of my sisters and i looks so easy but believe me it took about 2-3 shots to get this. you have 4 girls who are picky (ok truth is i’m the pickiest). isn’t my grandpa the most handsome man? he is definitely one of my favorite people. and of course my handsome nephew who took some pushing to dance with but i think he secretly loved it :)

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last but not least-sisters trip 2012! we wanted to take a little trip before jas left for utah. we went to the dells, had fun at mt. olympus, downtown dells and a lot of laughing. i seriously am so blessed in the family category. looking forward to the sisters trip 2013 already.

i’ve officially started school this week and i survived my first week- i’m in a fog though so this week is a little bit of a blur, still not sure if this is the job for me but i’m open minded, taking it one day at a time and trying it out.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

it’s been awhile…

um, that’s right….not that all that much has happened but i’ve neglected my blog very much. well in the past 6 months…

i started working in green bay, it’s for a doctor i worked for in shawano, just at his main office now. it’s a general&vascular surgeon so everyday i learn something new. (and it doesn’t hurt that this doctor just so happens to be the general surgeon the packers call…darn HIPAA laws)

after 3 years of waiting, one regular day at work turned my world around…..3 months after starting the new job, i get the call saying i made it into my program. someone dropped out and i was next in line…..its been a roller coaster to say the least, but i’m doing it and its going to be hard 2 years, but i’m not quitting.spring 2014 is graduation….too early to have a countdown started??

i recently moved to green bay, driving everyday was getting so annoying and with school i figured it would be better. it’s a tiny one bedroom, just perfect for me. i come home enough to not miss my family too much :)

my little sister danced in her last BCFD recital and graduated….not sure i can say i’m ready for her to go to BYU but i can’t wait to hear all about her college life. i told her to give me at least a year before she starts to seriously date anyone and leave me the last single in the family (haha not sure if she is going to listen to that)

pictures and more to come….

Saturday, January 21, 2012

family fun night 2011

once again it was success! we added our newest member of the family this year and it just added to the crazy fun! many laughs and a few stunts that very well could have gotten us yelled at but i think the life guards were laughing just as much as we were so they just let us be….ok i know you’re wondering what exactly i’m talking about. jeana actually has a few videos and seriously they are so funny but i will try to explain, i know i won’t do it justice but here it goes… the water park there is a swinging rope that you can use as you walk across lily type wood logs floating in the water. well the challenge was to run across the logs without falling off and using the rope. sooooo funny and there were a few injuries, but more laughs to compensate. just imagine lily jumping across a pool. a lot harder than it seems and when you have siblings pushing and moving the logs on purpose, well thanks to that i fell on my first try but you better believe i made my second time!!! WOOHOO!!

as always, we took pictures. we sure do have a big crew and its chaos all the time but i wouldn’t have it any other way. i sure do love my family and i may be biased but i think they are the best. whole fam

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

my day…


maybe i woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but it has been one of those days. i’m in the middle of training for more at work and i get the awesome job of shadowing. after things continued to happen it was very frustrating, i was venting with a co-worker which only made things worse, i felt like i was gossiping with sharing my frustrations and i don’t like that. that’s not the person i want to be so i said sorry to my co-worker and after replying to my sisters text with a venting one i sent another one saying sorry to her as well. i was determined to turn this all around. i only worked half the day (another issue) and i was craving McDs….again only made me feel worse, how healthy is that? i hate craving fast food. anyway i was waiting in the drive thru and just as i was coming to order i had a thought…i was going to pay for the order in the car behind me. i took noticed who was behind me and it just so happened to be a distant relative. i went to pay and asked if i could pay for the car behind me. the cashier smiled and let me do just that. i went to wait at the red light after getting my load of fast food and as she pulled up behind me all i could see was a huge smile. just like that it felt literally like a load was lifted. i no longer knew what had me frustrated or in a not-so-good-mood. her smile completely turned my day around. i couldn’t even smile and wave at her because i was so over-whelmed by all of it and of course the baby i am, this made me cry on my way home. it had cost me all of $1.06, but what it gave me was priceless. this is now my goal from now on, any yucky mood i may have, i will seek out someone to help instead. today is definitely a good day. 

photo:le love

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

i am thankful for…

in light of Thanksgiving tomorrow i thought it would be fitting to post of what i am thankful for. first and for most i am thankful for my family. we have a big crew and i love itfamily

now onto my list in no specific order:

  • my cell phone-my life-line with many friends and family
  • my amazing bed and clean crisp feeling
  • the amazing Gospel and my testimony
  • the rockstar friends that i have, they keep me grounded
  • my car and the hard work that my awesome dad put into it
  • my ipod while running, sometimes the only thing that keeps me going
  • wisconsin..i love my home state and the four seasons
  • hair and make-up products….thank you jeana for introducing me to many wonderful products
  • my scriptures
  • the power of prayer
  • food food and more food
  • my computer
  • the internet and the wonderful things that come from it
  • my friends episodes and laughs that i get from watching them

i could go on and on but there is just a few…


Sunday, October 30, 2011

happy halloween

friday night was my sister and her husbands halloween party and last night i had to work at johns. i was planning on two costumes but as things got closer i stuck with one and i’m pretty happy with it. the party friday night was a blast like always and i must say that it has been a successful halloween weekend. hope yours was fun!

rosie1  rosie the riveter all the way

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

another day, another run

officially registered for the 2011 5 mile turkey trot on Thanksgiving day in Green Bay. ran it last year with one of my awesome sisters and her awesome friend. so this year we shall do it again. my goal this year is to actually train a bit so i don’t feel like death throughout and after the race and hopefully beat my time of 1:06 from last year. to be honest though i question my sanity why i decide to do it because let’s get real, this is wisconsin and in november which equals COLD…. i can do this i can do this! and p.s. this picture pretty much sums it up and describes me to a T…haha and this run is no different but add in freezing cold shivering and you got it. wish me luck!


image: found on pinterest