Monday, December 15, 2008


I'm so excited...I have finally purchased myself a new computer. I decided to go with a Macbook Pro. I love it! Although I have to admit that I don't know how to really utilize it yet. I am in the processes of learning all about it. I was always a PC user so it is a big adjustment to switch to a Mac. I love the idea of a makes me so happy!

 It has been a crazy few weeks around here, so I have to apologize for not being better about updating my blog. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season! I'm going to snuggle up with a cozy blanket, watch a movie, and have a glass of egg nog!  
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

1 Month

I have been at my new full time job for a month now. Everything is going well. I am constantly learning new things. I am still training and that is fine with me because there is so much to know. Plus I have never worked with Insurance Policies, so just learning the lingo is work. I am still loving the days. My body is starting to get a little use to being up a lot earlier. I am usually up @ 5:30 AM most days...I do admit to sleep in a little bit from time to time. Who doesn't love the snooze button. I leave my house @ 6:30 AM. My hours are 7 AM til 3PM. I love the hours. I like having my nights to get things done. So overall ~ It has been a very busy, but rewarding month. I have been trying to get adjusted to everything. I think it has been going pretty well. I am still working part time @ The Scrapbook Store. I am there every Thursday night and some Fridays and Saturdays.
Here are some pictures of my new life in an office/cubicle setting...
I just wanted to Thank everyone for the well wishes, encouragement, and support. It has been a great first month so far...and as my aunt would say I am one month closer to retirement! ha ha :) gotta love her!

Friday, September 12, 2008

1st Purchase

Here is my 1st purchase for my new job. I have to dress nice and I can't have open-toed shoes, so I was shopping today and found these. I am so in love with them. The best part is they only cost me $30. Gotta love it!

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be at my family's condo, Fox Hills.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

An Emotional Day

September 11 will always be an emotional day for me. I will never forget what happened 7 years ago today. I'm a Bella Artista for my friend Stephanie's scrapbook company, Bella Blvd.

She asked me if I would be willing to create a layout for September 11. A where were you sort of idea. I said of course, I have always wanted to scrapbook that day. I just haven't yet. So it finally forced me to do it. It is so funny to me, that I can still remember that day so well.

Here is the page I did using Stephanie's paper. I am actually really happy with the way this layout turned out. It was a hard subject so I wasn't sure how I would like it.

Other news for today...I got a real "full-time" job. I start in two weeks. I will be working at Northwestern Mutual at their Franklin campus. I am very excited!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008


Most days for me consist of work, family and of course friends. I might not see my friends every day, but most days I talk to them and if I don't get the chance to talk to them ~ I sure think of them. I am very blessed to have so many great friends in my life. 

Last night, Rachel and I went to see The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. I loved the first movie so much, so I was so excited when I heard they were making a second one. The second movie was everything and more. It was absolutely fantastic! I can't wait to see it again. 

I don't want to give anything away about the movie ~ in case somebody wants to see it. All I have to say is that they cover so much in this movie. You really see the girls grow up and mature. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Here is the picture of the ultrasound that I promised.
I am so excited for Katie and Eric ~ they are going to be wonderful parents.
It is obviously not the best picture, but it is just amazing to me. The baby is like the size of a pea! Crazy...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

So Sorry...

I know I was doing so well at posting more and then nothing for the past 2 weeks. I have been awfully busy at work. So sorry to all.
Anyways, not to much new going on. I was cleaning my room and organized my closet. I love when all my clothes are hung up and looking beautiful. I like to color coordinate my closet. It makes me happy! Some of you know that I have a lot of purses and I just hang them on my wall as art ~ because basically I have no room and I like how they look. Well I have been wanting to do that with my necklaces too. I have too many and I don't have a good place to keep them, so I can remember what I have and what will go with my outfit.

I celebrated 2 birthdays the weekend of the 11Th. My friend Katie has hers on the 9Th and my friend Jenny's is on the 10Th. We went on this boat "booze" cruise for Katie's and met up with Jenny afterwards. It was a lot of fun. And I definitely got my money's worth on the cruise. I believe it is a hour and a half and unlimited drinks for $25.

The biggest news I have to share is about another dear friend of mine. Katie pregnant! I am so excited for her and Eric. They of course are absolutely thrilled. Although, Katie is less than thrilled with the morning (but really all day) sickness. I have a picture of their 1st ultrasound on my phone, so I will have to upload it to my computer.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I Hart New York!

I love the brewers! Most people know this...

Corey Hart is up for the last spot on the All-star team. You can help by going to the website and voting for him. You can vote as many times as you want. The voting stops on Thursday at 4pm.

Thanks for the help!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Margaritas can always make me feel a little bit better....

Had dinner with my parents at Lil Cancun...our favorite Mexican restaurant. It has been another long week and yet another bad Monday/Tuesday. So a nice family dinner with some margaritas always seems to hit the spot.

Very thankful for family you! :)

Monday, June 30, 2008

tough day

Having a bad day...

maybe it will get a little better ~ going to see Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts tonight at summerfest.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Another birthday...

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday to two very special people in my life.

My Cousin Katie had her birthday yesterday. I was not able to hang out with her because I was working are all day krop for the store. I only have two girl cousins and no she is pretty much a sister to me and I love her very much!
Today is my Donna's birthday! I couldn't have been blessed with a better friend. I met her through work probably about 4 years ago. She is such a wonderful friend to me...always there to help me in any way she can...I owe a lot to her. I love her so much too!!! I hope they both had fabulous birthdays and I wish they all the love in the world!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Puppy Love

Some of you know that I have become an un-official dog sitter. I mostly dog sit for my aunt. I thought I would share some pictures of the dogs in my life. I don't have a dog anymore. It has been many many years since I have had a dog of my own.

This is Brady. He is my aunt's dog and he is huge. I like to think of him as a horse. He is so good for me.

Stanley is my cousin Katie and Jim's dog. I am so in love with him! He is a wiener dog and I LOVE little dogs because then they can just sit on my lap.
I use to have two little dogs when I was a little girl.

The last dog I am going to show is Luna. She is my friend Katie and Jim's dog. (Yes a different Katie and Jim) She is so full of life and energy. We took her in the car when we went looking at different halls for Betsy. So one pic is her in the mirror.

Looking at all these cute puppies...doesn't it make you want one?

Friday, June 20, 2008

This past weekend I had my friend Rachel's graduation party and we had father's day celebration.

Rachel's party was at Katie and Eric's house. It started out to be a really nice day and then of course it rained, so we hung out in the garage for a while.

Later that night we went to this bar called Lady Luck. I have always wanted to go to this bar because everyone calls me Lady Luck. It is a bar that is right off the expressway and from the outside it doesn't look to safe...well at least for a bunch of young girls to go to. So we were OK to go because we had to guys with us. I was so excited to see this place. It really is nothing special, but I was happy because I felt like dancing and they had music.

On Sunday my family went to my Grandparents house to celebrate Father's day and my twin cousin's graduation party from 8th grade. Man oh man...they make me feel old. I was 10 when they were born. Just crazy...
I took a ton of pictures on father's day ~ I think because for once the whole family was there, and I think I am a little camera happy because my camera is still broken so I was so happy to have a camera in my hands. (I was using my parents camera)
My grandpa, I LOVE him so much!!!
The boys ~ Max and Alec, opening their gifts
Of course my Lil Avery...I just can't get enough of her. I take so many pictures of is crazy.
I was so happy to get a picture of my grandparents and all 5 of their kids. I think it is a really great pic. They all were getting mad at me because I was taking so many pictures.
I also wanted to get a picture of each dad and his kids.

I hope everyone else had a lovely weekend and wonderful father's day!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Here's a picture of Betsy and her ring!
I'm so excited for her and Tony!!!

We have already started working on plans...Wedding Season is back in full force.

I am going to a wedding tomorrow night. My brother's best friend from high school is getting married. He is in the wedding and my parents and I are going too. The whole family!

Finally starting to feel a little better. Hoping to post some more tomorrow morning. Goodnight all.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Congratulations to Betsy and Tony!
They got engaged last night. I am so excited for the two of them.
I have known about this for about 2 months and it was driving me crazy keeping it a I am so happy it is done! I didn't ruin it ~ Betsy was totally surprised.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

rain rain go away...

We have been having some crazy weather lately. I like to blame it on Stephanie...I think she brought it back from Texas. J/K

I took some pictures of all the water and damage on my parents camera, so I am hoping to post them soon.

It has been a busy week at work. I have had a lot of re-arranging and organizing to do.

This weekend I am dog sitting and house sitting for my Aunt. I am hoping to take a picture of her dog Brady tonight so I can post it. He is HUGE...I think I could ride him like a horse.

On Saturday I have one of my best friends graduation party. Rach graduated in December when I did...only on a different day and from a different school. She graduated from UWM with her major in Communications.

I know it is really bad, but Rach and I didn't even take a picture together with both of us in our caps and gowns. Maybe we can still take one. This was take the night of my graduation. The two graduates!

Alright I have to go eat dinner and get over to watch my puppy for the weekend.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Good Luck...

to my little Stephanie. She has the rest of her root canal today. So everyone pray for her.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


It is a time to celebrate...

Friday night I had a wedding to go to. (2nd one of this year) It was very nice. Nicole and Temo, who I went to high school with, looked radiant! They are so in love and I wish them all the happiness in the world.

This past weekend we finally had some beautiful weather to enjoy. It really started feeling like summer. Rach and I laid out at her new pool on Sunday. It was gorgeous and we even got a little sunburned. I always think of Sicily when I get sunburned because I hope I will never be as sun burned as I was there.

Sunday night a bunch of the girls and I went to see SEX AND THE CITY the movie! It was fabulous!!! I was so excited I couldn't believe it was finally here. I can't wait to see it again. Hopefully I will get Stephanie to watch the shows with me and then by the time it comes out on DVD we can watch it together.

Lots of Birthdays this first week in June.

Anabelle ~ Stephanie's niece is 9, today

Aaron ~ is 23 tomorrow

Amber ~ is 23 tomorrow

Gloria ~ Glo-worm who I work with has her birthday tomorrow too

Jim ~ my uncle's is on Friday the 6th (he's in the red)

Matt ~ is 23 on Sunday the 8th

This weekend I also have 2 baby showers to go it really is a week of celebrations!!!

I hope everyone else has a fabulous week! :)