Tuesday, November 30, 2010

30 DBC ~ Day 13 & 14

Day 13 ~ A Fictional Book (or several)
ANYTHING Nicholas Sparks!
Jennifer Crusie-Manhunting, Faking It, Welcome to Temptation and all others
The Twilight Series
James Patterson-The Womens Murder Club series

Day 14 ~ A Nonfictional Book
So this is hard for me because I only read books that come from the authors above or have some sappy love story in them, I'm very sophisticated I know!  I haven't found a nonfictional book with that kind of ending.  I'm pretty sure the last nonfictional book I read were nursing school books so I pick those!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up

I'm starting my weekend on Thursday this week because it was Thanksgiving and gonna do it a little different.  It's gonna be the short and sweet version!

While most people were getting to eat this

I was doing this
But I was very happy to get to pick this up after work
I put it in the fridge and went through these

 And tried to map out a plan.  I got all my stuff ready for the next day and headed to bed!
Deana & I were up and out the door at 2:45!! 

We made all our stops and some of them twice and got some really GREAT deals!  The envoy was packed pretty full!!  I kinda failed though because we didn't take one picture....definitely next year!  We hung out at her house and I got to play with Elly.  She is saying my name more and more and I love it!!  Needless to say, I was at home and in bed pretty early that night.
I spent most of the day doing this
I wish I had a sink this nice!!

Laying on this and watching a lot of these although those are completely different from what I really watched!  My list consisted of Elf, The Holiday, The Wedding Date, Sex and the City and Nights in Rodanthe!!
Then I got to eat some of this with some fabulous girls
I went to church then went to shop here
And came home to make this
White Chili & Cornbread.....yum!!

Then I did some more hanging out here trying to get myself ready for this work week!

I'm very excited though because I have her to look forward to on Thursday
This special little girls birthday Friday

And getting to spend all day Saturday with these lovely ladies!!
See short and sweet....haha, I guess maybe short and sweet in the typing part!  Well, I'm pretty sure there will be even more pictures in next weekends weekend wrap-up!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

30 DBC ~ Day 12

Day 12 ~ Something You Are OCD About
I am very OCD about matching!!!!  People at work tell me all the time that I am crazy because of it!  I will match my phone cover to my scrubs.  I will match my scarf and coat to my scrubs.  I LOVE when I get to wear my scrubs that match my lunch bag.  (HAHA I know, I really am crazy about it)  I also go a little overboard when I'm buying gifts as well!  I just love everything to match!! 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

30 DBC ~ Day 9, 10, 11

Day 9 ~ A Photo You Took
I take lots of pictures! 

Day 10 ~ A Photo Taken Over 10 Years Ago
This picture was taken in 1983.  Yes, way longer than 10 years ago but this computer doesn't have a lot of pictures on it!
Day 11 ~ A Photo of You Recently
This is the most recent picture of me, it was taken last weekend!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

30 DBC ~ Day 8

Day 8 ~ A photo that makes you sad
This was not very fun to pick out.  This picture of Lacy & I makes me sad because I don't get to see her nearly as often as I would like.  I don't get to see my family very often either but Lacy only lives about 45 minutes away and I was going to visit her a lot last winter and I just haven't gotten to do that this year but I do get to see her and 5 of my other friends soon!!  I can't wait!!
Lacy & I on Halloween last year

This picture makes me sad because this is the 2nd year now I won't be shopping on Black Friday with my mom & sisters.  Last year I had to work and this year I have to work on Thanksgiving so I'm giong to stay here and shop here.  That picture makes me sad but is also so hilarious!!  That was probably around 4 o'clock in the morning at JCPenney....we always start at JCPenney!!  Hopefully next year girls!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

30 DBC ~ Day 7

Day 7 ~ A Photo That Makes Your Heart Melt

My precious nieces Kelsey & Madison.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture!!  This picture was taken over 10 years ago I think.  I still see these beautiful little baby faces in both of them even though they are so grown up now at 11 almost 12 and 14.  PRECIOUS!

Kelsey & I 
Maddie & I

Monday, November 22, 2010

30 DBC ~ Day 6

Day 6 ~ 20 of My Favorite Things (Serious and some not so serious)
1.  Being an RN
2.  My Family & Friends...they're the best a girl could ask for!
3.  God
4.  Coach purses
5.  Shoes.........all kinds!
6.  Nicholas Sparks books
7.  Vanilla Lace lotion from VS
8.  Big Hair!! 
9.  Friend get togethers that involve lots of fun finger foods
10.Buying clothes for my friends kids
12.Cuddling up on my couch when it's cold or rainy outside with a great movie or an even better book....even if I'm all by myself
14.Trying out new crafts
15.Taking pictures...even though I don't have the coveted Canon Rebel yet
16.The color purple and green and red and yellow
17.Rachel McAdams
18.Carrie Underwood....who I get to see in concert in 10 DAYS!!!!
19.Flannel sheets

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up

It was a good day!!   I'm pretty sure my body is unable to sleep in anymore so I was up by 7:30 today.  I headed to bodypump then came home to get ready to run some errands with Niki.  She was at the hospital with our friend Jaime who just had her baby the night before so of course I met her up there. 

So precious!

We decided to go to lunch at O'Charley's and it was so good!!  I hadn't eaten there in a long time!  We finally got on our way to run errands but we got them all done and I made it home just in time to put my stuff together and head to Niki's house for my "Congrats you finally passed your boards" party.  We had so much food (like always) and lots of friends came by.  We had such a good time!
Dawson & I

Niki & I on the first try, we saw it and thought we needed a close-up!


My ornament Crissy & Brad got it!!!

Deana & I went to Carbondale to do some shopping before the last football game.  I got some more ribbon to make some more hair bows but that was about it.  I need to start my Christmas shopping but just haven't done it yet and that is so unlike me!!  I'm pretty sure I'll be shopping up until the last minute.  We went to the game and it was supposed to be sunny & 63 but it did not feel like it because of the cold wind.  It was a good last game and they pulled out a win!! 
She wasn't so sure about the hat & mittens

At halftime we went into the clubhouse to get warm and she had a ball running around looking out all the windows in there.  This is her somersault!!

Love that little face!!

After the ballgame, we went to Kelley Jo's 2nd birthday party.  She was such a doll!!  I didn't take a single picture with my camera but I did take 233 with Brooke's rebel.  Oh how I can't wait to have one!!  She got so many great things and I'm pretty sure she had a blast!!  After the party, Deana & I drove by an apartment I looked at the night before although I really like it I don't think I'm going to move in, evidently it's not in the greatest part of town.  We drove by some other ones and then went back to her house and we ate pizza from Walt's!!  It was soooo good!!  I love pizza & I wish I could eat it everyday!!  I came home and watched "The Last Song" and was so disappointed.  The acting was awful but it was pretty true to the book at least. 

Met Deana again to go to Carbondale and do some more shopping before the basketball game.  I didn't buy anything except for lunch, HA!  We made it to the basketball game and they won.  I was worried at the beginning of the game because I didn't think they were playing very well.  I came back home and was pretty lazy, although I did do dishes and clean up the kitchen, I'm off tomorrow so I can do more then!  I watched "The Backup Plan" and it was very cute!!  Much better than last nights movie choice.  I watched the end of the AMA's & got to see NKOTBSB perform.............LOVED IT!!!  I was definitely up in the middle of my living room dancing like a crazy person!!  Great end to a great weekend!!

30 DBC ~ Day 5

Day 5 ~ Favorite Quote
I have several I wanted to list.  Who knows where they all came from and I don't have the energy right now to look them all up!!

"Someone out there was meant to be the love of your life, your best friend, your soul mate, the one you can tell your dreams to. He'll smile at you when you tell him, but he'll never laugh at your heart. He'll brush the hair out of your eyes and send you flowers when you least expect it. He'll call you to tell you goodnight before you go to sleep just because he was thinking of you. He'll look into your eyes and tell you that you're the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, and for the first time in your life ... you'll believe it..."

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened!"

..."True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." ~Jason Jordan

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."
~Katharine Hepburn

"Don't settle for the one you can live with, wait for the one you can't live without!"

"God doesn't give us what we can handle; God helps us handle what we are given."

"I'm not stubborn....I'm right!"

"I think I'd miss you even if we never met."
~The Wedding Date

"I'm a sucker for love songs!!"

"Dress up to run errands. You might run into a cute guy...or a woman you could make jealous."

"Men come & go; Friends are forever!"

"The world is a better place after a glass of champagne!"

All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck - who keeps right on going - is the man who is there when the good luck comes - and is ready to receive it.
~Robert Collier

Saturday, November 20, 2010

30 DBC ~ Day 3 & 4

Day 3 ~ Favorite Teacher

My favorite teacher of all time was Mrs. Bright!!!  She taught high school English, although I never had her for English class.  I did take a class that she taught but I can't for the life of me remember what it was, I know it had to do with words, spelling them, learning the meanings and other stuff but not the name of the class.  (No, it wasn't phonics.)  She was also my cheerleading coach and eventually became a great friend.  I was her babysitter for several years after she had her first child then her second one.  I looked up to her so much and she taught me a lot.  We're friends on facebook so we still talk a little and keep in contact although I haven't seen her in years. 

Day 4 ~ Favorite Book
Anything Nicholas Sparks!!  I've read all of them and seen every movie that was made from the books.  (I'm watching The Last Song right now)  I will continue to read them also as long as he keeps writing them!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

30 DBC ~ Day 2

Day 2 ~ Your Definition of Success

When you look up the definition of success you get this...the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like; a successful performance or achievement. 
I would say my definition of success is setting a goal and reaching/achieving it.  I've set a lot of goals in my life and I'm pretty determined to achieve them all!!  Everytime I reach a goal (SUCCESS) I've already set more goals and just keep going to achieve more!!  I love success!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge ~ Day 1

30 Day Blog Challenge (another one)

Day 1 - Your Biggest Accomplishment

I would have to say my biggest accomplishment is recently passing my RN boards.  I went back to nursing school after I had already gotten a bachelor's degree in social work.  I'd always wanted to be a nurse but at 18 and the first time away from home I just wasn't in the mindset for it on my first round of college.  I'm glad I finally did it and I can't wait to start my new job in December as a labor and delivery nurse!!

I realize that I pretty much just finished a blog challenge but I found this one and really liked the topics so I'm doing it again!!  Join in if you would like, just go here!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up

I went in to work today to give tours of the new ER at the hospital I work at.  I've been working in the ER for a little over a year now and of course the new one will open about 2 weeks after I go to my new job.  All well, I'm so very much looking forward to my new job!!  Several news crews were there and I was on the news!!  You can go here if you want to check it out!  We also took this hilarious picture!
Chris, Janet & I
We all had a pretty good time!!  I've had a cold for several days now so I came home after we were done and pretty much just layed on the couch the rest of the day.  I ended up going to Target and Sears later that evening to look around and get a few things.

I didn't sleep very well because of this darn cold so I was up at 7:30.  It was raining!!!  I had lots of cleaning and straightening up to do and got it all done by noon or so.  I even got out my Christmas tree.  (Last year I just unplugged it and put it in a closet, so all I had to do was get it out and plug it in!  haha!!  I did remake my bow of course!)  I went to the gym and then came home to get ready to go to Mike & Niki's to hang out with some friends.  They all played cards and I watched and played with the kiddos.  I didn't take a single picture....craziness!! 

I got up and headed to church and it was so nice because somebody asked me if I wanted to come sit with them because I was in a pew by myself.  Casey, Deana & Elly were on the way so I wasn't going to be sitting by myself but I just thought that was so nice that she asked.  I was home for a little bit then went to Nikki's baby shower.  There were so many people there, she had a great turnout!!
Me, Nikki & Alison
I came home and made more hairbows and got caught up on my blog reading.  It was a pretty great weekend and I'm pretty sure next weekend is going to be even better!! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 29 & 30

Day 29 ~ 3 Wishes

I wish to be happily married with babies!!
I wish to move out of my small tiny apartment!!
I wish I would've been the person who bought the ticket at the liquor store right by the hospital that WON 4.5 MILLION DOLLARS!!

Day 30 ~ A Picture


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up

TODAY WAS THE GREATEST DAY I'VE HAD IN A LONG LONG TIME!!!!!  I woke up around 4:30 and tossed and turned till about 7:50 then I finally got up.  I got my computer and took it back to bed with me.  It was exactly 8:00 when it showed up that I could check and when it popped up and said Pass I started crying balling like a baby and called my mom!  We were both soooooo excited!!  I kept saying I couldn't believe it, I kept looking back at the computer and making sure it really did say pass!!  I then proceeded to call everybody under the sun who I needed to tell!  Everybody I talked to was pretty much just as excited as I was.  So, after making all the important phone calls I got ready and met Niki out so we could do some shopping and get lunch.  I then came home but I don't have a clue what I did then had plans to go with some friends to Fujiyama's, which is a Japanese Hibachi Grill, to eat to celebrate my fabulous news!!
Brooke, Me & Deana

I love this place!

Today I was still super super happy!!  My church had a Women's Ministry Brunch from 9-11 so Deana and I went to that.  It was great and I'm really excited to get to do more stuff with that group.  There's a cookie/candy exchange we're going to do in December that I'm really excited about!  I came home to change my clothes then headed back to Carbondale to get some ribbon to make some hair bows with the girls tomorrow.  I also had some other things I wanted to look at and start getting some ideas for my Christmas list.  I then met Deana at SIU for the basketball exhibition game.  After that I went to Goreville to pick the boys up and went back to Mike & Niki's.  They played wii for a while and then we watched Toy Story 3....whoa, so sad!  They were so cute the whole time telling my how much they liked me as a "babysitter" and they loved me!!  I love those boys so much!

Hello time change!!  I woke up a little early for church this morning but I was ok with that because I went ahead and started laundry so I had 2 loads washed and in the dryer and 2 more loads in the washer by the time I headed to church.  It was soooo nice outside today so I opened the blinds and cleaned like a mad woman!!  Then I went to Deana's to look at the classifieds because I am so looking forward to moving out of this tiny apartment!  As much as I want a nicer place I'm not really looking forward to throwing away paying so much in rent!  That afternoon I went to Laryssa's to meet with she and Lori to make hair bows and I think we did a pretty good job and I'm pretty sure we had 2 of the cutest models ever!!

Really big on Tenley also!
My favorite picture of the day!!

I made 3.....I was much happier holding the babies and loving on them!!

**I know I don't have any babies yet (but hope to have some precious little girls one of these days) to make bows for but I have so many friends with baby girls or baby girls on the way and I like hobbies!!  This is also a lot cheaper than buying them already made!