Thursday, December 24, 2009

christmas recipes

i'm putting these here because i have lost them once & have found them so i don't want to lose them again; 

this one:

&& this one:

Saturday, December 19, 2009


finishing a semester has never felt so good. i'm tired still, working a lot more and i'm puppysitting. that reminds me, i haven't taken any pictures. i'll get on that. been really busy w/christmas shopping & work. today ruth picked me up and her and i went all over christmas shopping. i'm really excited because i got most of my stuff. i just have to get something else for tyler & daddy & i'll be finished. i came home and tyler came over. we wrapped a bunch of stuff and then went to dinner for a post-semester dinner with mom and dad at babbo by my house. it was really good. i came home and started cleaning my room - it desperately needed it. i vacuumed and re-did a bunch of stuff - feels good to have a clean room. i got new sheets today! they have owls and trees and they are SO cute. flannel, too, so they will be warm. maybe i can find/post a picture of those. i dropped my computer off at frys last night, so i don't have one right now. i'm actually using brother's while he is out on a date. but yea i got that done & now i don't know what to do? maybe i will start crocheting cute/creepy things. :] or i have a handful of things that i can wrap, as well. i'm tired. tomorrow tyler, dad & i are going to make brother & garrett's guns. & then dad and i are going to frys - get a loaner and some christmas stuff from him. :] what else? this blog is super choppy and random. but i'm tired and my brain is not functioning at full capacity. with a 3 month old puppy at home, sleep is a rarity. he slept on my face last night. and on my neck. and my chest. it was nuts. but i'm going to get some sleep tonight, i'l make sure of it. i have to go - maybe i will do christmas cards. we'll see. have a good night everyone. i won't be so far away. :]

Friday, December 18, 2009

christmas presents!!!

sara at work got me these & i'm SO excited!!!!!!!

i'm going to have a good christmas break! :]

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Starbucks Tumbler

So I've wanted one of these Starbucks tumblers that I haven't been able to find ANYWHERE. They are super popular so whenever a Starbucks gets them in they don't last long. Tyler was looking around and found a guy selling them for $28/ea. with free shipping!! I've never found one for under $35. So he ordered two (one for each of us) and now I will have my very own!! :) Early Christmas presents are the bestttt.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Books I Want to Read

In Progress: Running With Scissors

- Food, Inc.
<3 Augusten Burroughs:
- Sellevision
- Dry
- Magical Thinking
- Possible Side Effects
- A Wolf at the Table
- You Better Not Cry
<3 John Elder Robinson
- Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Aspergers

Sunday, December 6, 2009

my christmas list

<3 replacement battery for my macbook pro.
<3 new case for my macbook pro. (like this one)
<3 cute moccasins.
<3 good booklight.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Best Article of 2009

The best article that I read this year (and I haven't had time to read many) was called "Attacking a Killer Flu Virus".
That sounds REALLY lame, I'm sure. But it was a reading we had to do for Microbiology. It was out of one of the scientific reference journals we were assigned. It was really interesting because it talked about all the different ways that we can be infected with a Flu virus. It also talked about all of the different ways you can tear down your immune system and how different medications and food attack the good guys who keep you healthy so that you really can't fight anything off after a long time. It was really cool to see all of the different ways we compromise our immune systems without even knowing it! ...Lamest entry ever, I know. :)

My Christmas Shopping List

So here's where I will post the things that I have on my Christmas list for everyone.
This way I have it, and I don't know anyone that will read it that I need to buy for.

<3 MTB movie. (gotta figure out the name of it)
<3 coffee maker.
<3 slippers/moccasins.
<3 50 Cent cologne
<3 Nintendo DS games.
<3 Nintendo DS case.
<3 Warm poncho from Ross.
*Got her a shirt that says : "out of wine, life is crap!" hahahhaha.

<3 Shoes?

<3 T-shirts?
*Got him a "make your own homemade root beer kit".

<3 Something cheap but cute & thoughtful.
*Got her these chocolates from Bed, Bath, & Beyond. :]

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Favorite Seasonal Drink

Thank you, Mr. Caramel Brulee Latte, for keeping me warm & happy.
Even when I think I might just choke myself out to end this senior slump I'm in.

Countdown to Freedom

As of right now, I have:

That much time until this semester is over.
I couldn't possibly be more excited!!
This semester has been physically & emotionally draining and i'm OVER it!!!

The link to my counter is here.

Kreativ Blogger Award

So my very longtime friend, Kaitlin(ahmymarriedlife) has given me my first blog award! I'm excited, and going to see what I can do about sending the honor on to others. :)

The Rules:

Share 7 things that you don't already know about me.
Name 7 other blogs to receive this award.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs I nominated.
Thank the person who gave you the award.

Seven things you don't know about me...

1. I have been with my boyfriend, Tyler, for 4 years. We met before I graduated high school and it's been a fun ride. He's been with me through a lot, and I wouldn't take any of it back. :)

2. I work at ASU in the Nursing Advising Student Services office. I'm basically an administrative assistant with a student worker status. :)

3. I'm a full-time student and have recently changed my major from Dietetics to Food & Nutrition Management.

4. I have 3 dogs. 2 that live with me and 1 that lives with Tyler. Tucker is a black lab & Casie is a mutt.  Jack is my Yorkshire Terrier that Tyler got me for our 2 year anniversary. I have a guinea pig named Lasagna and a Betta Fish named Pish. I'm not sure that I ever want to have kids of my own. I love children, but I'm not sure that I am ever going to be able to handle that big of a commitment. That's so permanent. I'm young though, everyone says that will change.

5. I very often regret not doing better in high school. I just coasted through and did the bare minimum to pass and get out of there. I wish everyday that I had spent more time on my work and more time getting involved. I always think that it would be awesome if I could go back and do it again.

6. I am really not a fan of the cold. (Other than for reasons stated earlier.) I'm from Phoenix, so I'm not used to any kind of cold weather, and I freeze rather easily. I'd never move from here though, I don't think. I can handle the heat pretty well.

7. I played softball from 6th - 8th grade. I wasn't a big fan of the idea of playing on the team in high school(something i regret, always) and I started playing slow pitch in January of last year. It's a great way to end the week.

And the seven people I'm giving this award to:

1. Armina at Armina's Ami-nals

2. "Shorty" at Securityville

3. Jane at Free Amigurumi Patterns

4. Maartje at Tizzalicious

Okay so I don't have 7 people I'd send it to. But. Here are the 4. :)

(This picture is ugly/not cropped well - I screenshot it from their website.)

This one is going to be really random. And it's inappropriate so I can't exactly post what happened. But when I thought of my favorite restaurant experience this & our anniversary dinner came to mind. Basically the entire family and tyler were at Big Daddy's (a typical Saturday lunch since they have half-price burgers) and this really drunk lady and her boyfriend/husband and friends were there. But this lady was so drunk and crude and the stuff she said was so funny. The funniest part is that my mom was disgusted and so offended and the rest of us thought it was the funniest thing we have ever heard in our lives. It was just a great family experience that we will all talk about forever. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Best Trip of 2009

I'd say the best trip we took this year would have been one of the camping trips. Tyler and I went with his family one weekend and my family the next. I honestly couldn't pick which one was better, so I will put up pictures of them both. Any family trips are my favorite, though. :)

Markus Family Camping Trip:

 :) It was raining and cold.

We pretty much fished the ENTIRE weekend.
I caught about 5 fish, first time i'd ever caught any fish!!

Johnson Family Camping Trip:

This is apparently the only picture I uploaded from this camping trip.
Not my favorite picture, but that's me in my fishing hat. :)