Today one year ago my niece was born .... Princess Alina!!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
OK ... next new thing to catch up on .... "the sir" (thank you Keri for the creative nickname)! I feel a little silly writing a whole post about Lance. Soooo, I'll just say .... Thank you Jesus for sending me someone who loves the Lord w/ all his heart & is basically 'tailor made' for me ;)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
HERE IT IS ;) My lovely apartment!!!!! I have decided to dedicate my next few posts to updating on everything that has been missed for the last few months. Todays post .... my living room! My favorite thing is my red wall that Lance and I just painted a week ago!!!! I also was able to decorate for christmas .... loving the tree topper? ;) It's so amazing to have my own place! I am able to host the thursday night bible study (which we are going thru the series Living for Eternity by John Bevere .... I highly recommend it). Last night Mikes, Remy and Lance came over and we played cards and did our love language test HAHA .... Mikes idea (surprise surprise). OK ... I'm not going to list ALL the reasons I love having my own place .... so I'll just say ..... praise the Lord for being Jehovah Jireh (my provider).
Friday, December 5, 2008
Even tho it may not seem like it ... I PROMISE .... I love to Blog .... ugh, I have missed it so much!!!!! I should be getting the internet soon in my apt. I can't believe my last post was in October & was about FALL!!!!!!! I missed a whole month (November) & now we are into winter ;) Sooooooo much is happening in my life ..... there is NO way I can play catch up w/ one post .... so I'll just say ....
GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!! I'm in my new apt. & loving it!!!! I just painted my main wall dark red .... just in time for christmas ;) God has brought AMAZING ppl ;) into my life! & I am learning & growing in Him everyday!!! I guess I could name a few things I have been up to every week. I have 2 bible studies a week, The Truth Project (love it), amazing worship every friday night (you should come out), Lance and I coach a basketball team for the Boys & Girls club every sat afternoon, ...... oh and so much more ..... even as I'm typing a few of these things out, I am thinking of more things I have going on .... praise the Lord for a busy schedule ;)
"Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does." Psalm 33:3-4
I will try to visit again soon!!!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So I'm a little late on my posting .... BUT I wanted to post a blog on friday!!! I LOVED FRIDAY! It started off w/ a call from Keri telling me that we were going shopping ;) Whenever it's a sister day ..... I'm IN!! So Keri, Alina, Lori, Isaac, Zoey & me all went to Lakeside! It was interesting! We each a stroller (Keri has a picture on her blog). Then Nikki came over after work to chill .... and anytime you are with Nikki .... it's an adventure LOL. To end the night, a group of us went out to 26 mile for a bonfire & corn maze ;) So much fun! We started off with worship around a fire ..... then off to the longest crazy fun corn maze ever!!!!! Here are some pics ;)
looking at the map so we can beat the other team
this maze takes like 2 hours to get thru
'no pictures please' LOL
steve and lance trying to catch up ;)
PS ... my Zehnders post will be tomorrow (hopefully ;)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
In exactly one week from today I become an adult! I move into my beautiful apartment. I can't wait and I'm SO ready for this next step in my life! I would just like to throw a special thanks out to IKEA for being so cheap and furnishing my whole place!!! ONE STINKIN WEEK!!!!! ahhhh
side note: I'm in love w/ the weather today ;)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Let me break it down for you! Last night I went to my tuesday night bible study at Nikki and Steve's place. I always expect to stay super late. We debate scripture for a couple hours .... and then of course have a ton of fun ;) ..... you know games & a BONFIRE!!!!! Well, last night was even more late than usual! I didn't have to work today sooooooooooo I was pretty much there into the next morning .... I know right. Anyways I get home and as I am walking to the door I realize I do not have the apartment key to get in! Oh no .... classic next step .... CALL DAD! He of course comes to my rescue even tho he had been sleeping for hours. This whole 'call dad' thing ..... it's a very common thing in my life. Run out of gas (yes this has happened surprisingly a lot .... or not surprisingly) - call dad, drive car into ditch - call dad, get lost driving in chicago - call dad, lock my keys in my car - call dad .... wow this is starting to get embarrassing. OK sooooo my point LOL .... I am moving out on my own October 8th! I finally found my apartment and will be officially on my own for the very first time in my life! I think everyone should start praying for my keys, my driving, my directions .... and my dad's sanity!!!!
side note: I love you, dad! I am so lucky to have you in my life .... and for more reasons than just you coming to my rescue! You are the perfect role model. You have SHOWN me what a true man of faith is suppose to look like. God has blessed me so much to have my spiritual father be my very own dad! You are the best!
and of course mom (since I am having a sentimental moment here) .... I am going to miss our morning coffee talks and our afternoon rollerblades! If I can grown up to be half the woman you are, I will be incredibly lucky! You are an amazing mother! You are such a strong person .... thank you for always leading me towards Jesus. I love you!
WOW .... ha ha .... sorry .... I am having a moment
Monday, September 22, 2008
A couple nights ago I was at Starbucks w/ a bunch of friends. We were having fun just talking and hanging out .... when we started to do riddles. It was mostly those crazy ones where you can ask yes or no questions, until Aaron pulled out a math one. It really bugged me ..... I had to solve it ... which I of course finally did (or I would not be doing this post lol). Anyways ... I couldn't find it on the internet ... but this one is VERY similar. You solve it the exact same way. ENJOY ;)
Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
2 and 1/2 years ago I surrendered my entire life over to Jesus. Yes, I grew up in an amazingly christian home and served God most of my life BUT there was a time where I did turn my back for a little bit. However, like the prodigal son I fell flat on my face and with the help of the prayers of my family .... I came back Home. Since that time I have been asking God for some strong christian friends that I can hang out w/ and learn from. Well Last night after a bible study that I go to, we made a fire and talked about about Jesus for hours. As I was sitting there I realized that God had answered my prayer and I couldn't stop thanking Him for what He has given me. I mean ... I have a bible study with amazing friends where we dig into the Word and just talk about scriptures and the meanings. Could you ask for a better way to spend your night? God has provided more than just tuesday night .... I am lucky enough to have more nights that are similar. PRAISE JESUS! “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Last night I went to my co-workers daughter's wedding. It was so fun to just hang out w/ all the girls from the office. I'll tell one story! If you know me .... you know that I hate being warm. So as the room was starting to get really hot, I had to go get some ice cold water! I'm not joking when I say that it was like a sauna in this reception hall. On my way back from getting my water as an attempt to cool down something caught my eye! The thermostat!!!!! Now keep in mind I don't even know the bride and groom ..... I work with the bride's mother. I went over to the thermostat and turned the air down .... way down LOL. It made for a nice night ... and someone had to do it! Anyways, here are some pics of the night!
Jen & Jen
I took tons of pics w/ Ursula trying to get her to smile .... this was the best I got
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
FALL!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh, I love fall!!!! It's so close now! & you want to know why I am already ready?!?! PUNKIN SPICE LATTES!!!!! Seasons come & go .... and you can always count on Starbucks' seasonal flavors to let you know what's next!!! I have to say that my favorite season is probably winter .... mostly because snowboarding is my absolute fav thing to do in the world! And don't forget Peppermint White Mochas. BUT a super close second is FALL ... especially in Michigan!!! Oh my goodness .... the leaves changing, cider mills, pumpkins, football, sweatshirts, fun jackets, pretty walks, haunted houses, apple picking, apple cider, lil kids in fun costumes and of course Pumpkin Spice Lattes! I LOVE IT! Since I have taken this time to talk about 2 of the 4 seasons ..... let me just say that there is nothing good about summer and spring .... they give us allergies and hot sweaty weather!!!! YUCK! Bring on the cool weather ;) I CAN'T WAIT!
a perfect example of a fun jacket I can't wait to wear!
me .... just doing what I love .... actually I think I'm falling LOL
Friday, September 5, 2008
Oh my goodness!!!!! The last few months have been consumed with me looking for an apartment. This takes a lot more work than I thought it would. First let me say that the internet is a beautiful thing. I mean I have always appreciated the internet .... but I never knew how much until I needed to shop for apartments. It helps so much w/ narrowing down. My first requirement for my new place of living - a washer and dryer in the unit! Anyone who has lived in an apartment and has had to walk down the hall to do their laundry understands why this is so important! That limits my search down like 80%. After that I am pretty flexible. I mean I want central air, a dishwasher, and an oven just like everyone else .... but most places have stuff like that. I have gone into so many different kinds of places .... small, big, cheap, expensive ... etc. With all my searching I have come up with a pretty good place. AND THE WINNER IS ... (sorry ... I had the apartments that I was moving into here .... but my aunt Linda loves me very much and does not want the whole world knowing where I live!). It's not official, but its definitely in the lead. Unless I find a place thats just as nice for as cheap of a price, I will be applying to live there in the next week.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
A lil while ago my bestfriend got married and moved to Florida! Altho I hate that she has left me, she is super happy ... So that makes me happy! If anyone knows Michaelin ... you know she makes things happen!!!! She has arranged w/ her job here in Michigan to come home every 4-6 weeks and work a crazy weekend w/ 12 hour days!!! The best thing about it .... I get to see my Mikes basically once a month!! She leaves tomorrow :( but today was my day :) We went to church, then to the Tigers game w/ Keri, shopping of course, pinochle w/ her parents, PF Changs for dinner (no shock there), and then a movie w/ her cousins! What more could you ask for in a day ;) Here are some pics at the game!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Yesterday after work all the girls from Dr Bs went to Fishbones to say goodbye to Amanda! I have been at my doctors office for 2 years now ..... and I can honestly say ... it just wont be the same w/o her! She is leaving us for Arizona! It's beyond my comprehension why anyone would go to a hotter climate ..... but she is super excited! I'm happy for her ..... but she will be super missed! I didn't take any pictures yesterday ..... so here are some other ones of us!
We took so many pictures this day ..... it was ridiculous!
haha we couldn't stop laughing everytime we looked at this picture .... she is so 'special'
Ok .... at this point we were just running out of ideas!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Keri already posted a few pictures of Val's going away party .... but I feel as tho I need to post a blog about Val leaving us!!! She is moving to New York for 5 weeks ... that may not sound like a long time ... but trust me .... it is!!! I love you Val ... keep me posted ;)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Yesterday afternoon I got my first massage ever at Saks Fifth Avenue! Christie and I decided to make a day of it ;) Shopping, dinner, and a massage!!!! I have to say .... at first the thought of someone rubbing my feet did not sound appealing (I was fine w/ everything else). BUT now that everything is said and done .... I loved it! So relaxing! Thanks MC ;)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
WEll it's been a few days since I have posted a new blog ... Having last week off work made blogging much MUCH easier! SOMETIMES I get a lil lucky and have some time to shoot out a quick post ;) I really like posting when I have fun PICTURES to go w/ my stories ..... however, I do not have a camera crew following me around documenting my life! AND most of the pictures I take are of my nephew and niece! I NEED my own children HAHA .... but until then .... these kids will do ;)