Tuesday, December 29, 2009
at least the bad was followed up by the good.
good oh so good....miss verwys booked two tickets to the DR today. count down 22 days to sun and vacation!!!
wrap up from Christmas:
such a fun day.
the traditions carried on.
baked french toast for breakfast.
really no surprise gifts (except one---john mayer tickets from my brother and sister)
christmas at my aunt jeans.
fun times with the family.
grandma played wii.
lots of laughing.
Monday, December 28, 2009
2. oh the gym next week...oyi!
3. NYE, will it be fun????
4. 13 days....lady gaga!
5.joey just informed he feels sick…GET OUT OF MY OFFICE OR BRING ME THE LYSOL!
6.finished sex god by rob bell. Very good. Very interesting. Would recommend. One part “some of the most comforting words are—me too!” just to tip of the iceberg of goodness.
7.sermon yesterday. God only gives us as much as we can handle…..
8.i like my new lunch box...yup i now have a lunch box!
9.thinking of the possiblity of a warm trip...ahh happy thoughts!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
early y run
work til noon
home---packed up many duffel's bc I do not own a super tote
gathered the presents
arrived at the parents, destination for the evening
took a nap by the fire
repainted my nails
getting ready for the christmas eve service
then dinner with mom and dad, as we anticipate the arrival of jeff and betsy
morning—I predict 830 (if I get my way)
baked french toast (tradition)
Off to aunt jeans for the day, christmas with the family
ho ho ho what a holly jolly christmas it will be!!!
Recap of the week
k & g christmas
received two new awesome books!!! hit up walgreens and meijers in anticipation to finish jimmy b’s christmas present
christmas cookie making with the cousins
and gift exchange with b, receive a beautiful bowl already proudly displayed in the kitchen
em & kari christmas evening
happy hour at red ball jets
followed my gift exchange. Received awesome multicolor mugs! Beautiful eshatz necklace, and hot panties! Leopard is in you know!
Off to the mall for last minute shopping
movie julia and julia
meijer run, ingredients for my dish to pass....
and now revert back to the top....to see the journey and anticipation from there.
:And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more:
:For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace:
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
-cinderalla at civic with mom, grandma, aunt jean, Lauren and betsy.
-little Christmas shopping
-griffins game with a new moon movie star to drop the puck
-Sunday Christmas movie marathon @ kims from 1130-9.
We also scrap booked and beaded, snacked and took naps.
1. home alone
2. love actually
4. dan and real life
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
1. shatto having to use the bathroom three times, but on the third she leaves the treadmill on, results: trips, falls, and hits the wall. Yup still laughing
2. betsy making a u-turn down the center aisle, to inform us that cutie cute boy is here, today!
3. three girls looking everywhere and giggling like school girls trying to find him.
4. shatto trying to put her water bottle on the bike and misses the cup holder and then nearly falling off the bench in the locker room, yup off her game--per her!
5. kari trying to explain the falling story to betsy well laughing uncontrollable, after being given “just a second finger” by a man that wanted to use the spray bottle first.
since I know you are all jealous and want to join in on such adventures, show up to the david d huntington ymca around 5:30 on a Tuesday night.
on a side note: we are expected to get a STORM, major snow….over 10 is the rumor. We shall see what the morning brings, to bad MES doesn’t believe in snow days……
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday: Up at 8-two bridal store appointments-three possible dresses-narrowed down to one, the final one, cute-lunch-more wedding shopping-wal-mart bathroom(gross)-shopping-dinner in downtown indy-nails-movies-snoring-girl talk-bed at 2.
Sunday: breakfast-depart at 11-christmas music ladygagax10-speedway one stop shop-3 min rest stop. Arrival in gr in 4 ½. So much more efficient
thats the way we roll.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
tree-check, lights-checks, snow globe-check, nativity-check
Christmas music has been in full swing at work
first christmas treat arrived to the office via ups
Currently watching the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller center
Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow/weekend
Christmas list started for others and myself
Count down 24 days……
I love Christmas!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
-enjoyed the thanksgiving meal and family. I really do like my family, I always have some much fun with them.
-alarm went off at 5:15. hit target, best buy, Wal-Mart, McDonalds (nothing like yogurt parfait, diet coke, and candy kisses for breakfast!) bed bath and beyond, kohl’s, old navy, gazelles, and the mall. We took in a lot of loot! Lots of fun. Required a nap by the fire to cont to the night.
-watched the ugly truth, finally. the truth can be ugly.
-beautiful Saturday allowed for a reeds walk and run
-bought three new opi colors. The Christmas collection is out!
-updated the ipod. Lots of good music out there right now
-dinner at red ball and then out with friends. Mini hs reunion
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
There was an old-fashioned black and white photo on the front of a woman hugging a man and a quote bubble that said, “Maybe this guy won’t be a dickhead.” Inside it said, “So, how’s your love life?”
Thank you hallmark for summing up my week! Cheers.
Can’t wait for thanksgiving. Tomorrow is dinner at my parents. As I get older my mom just assumes that I will participate in bring the some sort of food item, guess being the mature 25 year old this should be no surprise. So this year I volunteered for dessert. Thanks to kraft food website and enticing pictures. I will be baking a 4-layer pumpkin cake. Shall be grand!
Black Friday, day off!!! Who knows what the alarm will be set off as. Have to view the adds first…..oh the joys of fighting people and the lines at Wal-Mart on alpine. All to save 5 dollars on a toy for a second cousin. Haha it is the thrill, that is what I keep telling people.
This thanksgiving I have a ton to thank the Lord for, truly blessed!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
2.at my breaking point of patience……..
3.love greys anatomy, kims house, friends that can make me giggle all night long, cuddling, and chocolate
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Opening day of deer season, no word from the Lipinski boys yet....
Per Lindsay's request for the caramel apple dip
(Lindsay it is a more of a dip for slices of apples, but if you put the whole apples in the freezer it tends to harden)
Thank you Mrs. Vriesman for the delicious recipe!
1 stick of margarine
1 can evapoated milk
1 bag kraft caramels (the ones you unwrap from their little packages)
heat together in a crock pot for about 2 hours on low, stirring regularly.
I also added some cinamon, nutmeg and vanilla.. but just a bit
Thursday, November 12, 2009
*Saturday robinettes with cute kiddos. Emily and her nieces and I came in tote with my little cousins. Also went to River City Improv---very funny!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
did a lot of reading this week in Ruthless Trust.
Abba, I surrender my will and my life to you today, without reservation and with humble confidence, for you are my loving Father. Set me free from self-consciousness, from anxiety and disapproval of others, that I may find joy and delight simply and solely in pleasing you. May my inner freedom be a compelling sign of your presence, your peace, your power, and your love. Let your plan for my life and the lives of all your children gracefully unfold one day at a time. I love you with all my heart, and I place all my confidence in you, for you are my Abba.
Monday, November 2, 2009
disappearing hair bows
ready to run
good witch and harry p
jackie o and flapper girl
Thursday, October 29, 2009
1. when people from our own office come in the locked front door and do not have their keys. Either a. bc they forgot- valid or b. bc quote “I know kari likes to get up and let me in” not valid. The there is a certain someone that taps on the glass window and expects me to jump up and let him. and then doesn't even say thank you!
2. when people use my desk and stuff as their stuff, and come up in my personal space bubble. Like can I use your pen, and take it practical out of my hand. Oh sure. Or stand right next to me, and set their papers on my stuff I am working on. Is there not a better place you could be, our office is quite large!
With this being said. I do actually like my job and most of the time the people I work with :)
On a happier note. I am about to head out to the Pete Yorn concert!!!!!! Woot woot for pete. He is hot!!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Back to attending spinning class, definitely love hate relationship.
Preparing for Halloween weekend. Have a tutu run Saturday morning. Beware of 6 ballerinas running around alger heights around nine o’clock. Should also be passing our candy. And then hopefully dressing up…..my costume idea for this function. Twin Marilyn Monroe. One blond one brunette what better combination is there!?!?!?
Friday, October 16, 2009
I am considering dying my hair platinum blond, seriously!
I may die a nun. Enough said!
I am excited to wear sweatpants on a Friday night!
EXTRA zing sugarless gum dissolves in you mouth about an hour after chewing. Yuck!
Wonder if the brain will ever explode with too much info in it?
Love the book ruthless trust. Possible written just for me? Can feel the Lord guarding my heart.
Do not like when you get message on email: out of the office!
Love the phrase party foul.
Nervous about the ½ marathon Sunday
Wearing my plaid shoes and enjoying them for their first outing of the season!
(only feel a tad guilty for posting this at work)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Good girls gone bad. Down. She-wolf. Meet me half way. Obsessed. War. Battlefield. (most of these songs consist of such lyrics that deal with love as a battlefield…hmm there must be truth to this?)
Friday night we were very creative at the vyhof residence and made signs for the runners. Examples:
-Go G unit. With sayings such as: Is that your best poker face and bang it out on the course just like your body.
-Is tripping a party foul?
-run laur run
-go team vryhof
It was soooooo cold, Chicago definitely was rewarded the name windy city for a reason.
Gwen kicked butt. She ran the marathon in 3 hrs 52 min!
The MINI rocked it out all the way home.
Hopefully gwen’s inspiration will transfer over to Sunday’s half marathon, which I will be participating in. With the weather predicted to be about 28 in the morning. I ventured to Gazelle sports last night and bought a very warm running hoodie and running leggings. I am not sure about the body in leggings. But they will be strutted out on the course all in the name of warmth!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
at the y. in the shower area. trying to hang everything up. bra, under ware, towel, cosmetic bag...ect. the seat is wet. which i never understand why people have to get the seat wet. so in the hanging up process I drop my CLEAN under ware right in a puddle of water.
now the debate. wear wet clean under ware. or dirty under ware all day.
i choose wet clean. resulted in saggy bum feeling all morning!
why do i attempt early morning gym runs??? :)
here's to a better start to tomorrow morning! cheers!
tonight we carved pumpkins....look at the final product!! fall is here my cold toes will tell you soooooo.....
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
So continuation to Wednesday morning. My father gets on it. I inform him of the urgency of the phone situation, and this now becomes quote “family crisis.” So first I get a spare phone, that doesn’t work.
Then I try my brothers, that doesn’t work.
Then I try mine again, that doesn’t work.
Now I am instructed to take my phone to 28th street to get it repaired. That is exactly what they did. The repair man thought that maybe I spilled something on it. I was like I may have spilled nail polish remover. So three hours later, and bit of stressing the phone is fixed and I am back in the game. I seriously found out that I feel out of touch with the world when the cell phone is broken. Sad-yes! But it is the reality of life.....
Moral of the story, beware of the nail polish remover. It doesn’t bring as much fun as the polish!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The attendance for this party was outstanding. The guest list included---Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Fred and Wilma Flinstone, Bewitched, village people, Sarah Jessica parker, Beyonce…and many more and even someone cops (they were not famous enough to receive any cake though)
The food and décor was stupendous. We had chocolate chip cookie dough cake from coldstone, smores, peanut butter m&m, salty goodness, balloons, lots of beverages….and more!
The fellowship, dancing, and activities were wild!!! Enough said!
Turning 25 turned out to not be that bad!
So until another party I say: Bye bye bye poker face. Bye bye poker face!
A few celebrities appearances
After a great Friday night celebration, the party continued.
This little pumpkin turned FIVE! Miss Lauren wanted to celebrate her birthday in a different style, chuck E. Cheese.
After the parties, I had to hit up another week of work.
What did the week bring:
1. Lots of new shows/time spent on the couch with gwen--- Grey’s Anatomy, Dancing with the stars, Good wife and a new fav courage town
2. Also an interesting week of trying to solve life’s problems. Not sure there was any success but lots of discussions.
3. Artprize hit grand rapids, people everywhere and art all throughout downtown. Friday night we viewed a few of the attractions.
4. Well spent quality time with my mom Saturday afternoon, way overdue.
Shall end this post with some quote advice from gwen:
“Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt before.”
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
So last night I joined in the celebration! Yes celebration! It took place at roses in east grand rapids with some of the most dear and near people to my heart---the fam!
After dinner we headed to my parents house to open presents and have cake and ice cream. Now what does any normal twenty five year old to be wish for. I wished for a nike + watch, clothes, cute stuff for the house, money, gift cards. The usually list. But as the true homeowner I am and truly blessed with an awesome set of parents that are always on the ball, I receive not only the nike + watch BUT also a huge broom to sweep the drive way after being mowed. And if that was not good enough, I always received a leaf blower……and wait a 60” extension cord to even allow myself to get the front of the house!! Gotta love my dad he was sooo excited! And thus so am I!
Last night was a great night and definitely a perfect start to the birthday celebrations…more to come Friday with the long anticipated bday bash.
So excited to rock out lady gaga---celebrity, athlete and pop stars only!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The list included such activities as: golfing, fishing, reeds lake excursions, tubing, captain sundae, and CAMPING!
With summer winding down we needed to check of that last adventure-camping.
So Friday night we packed out three cars full of stuff and headed out to grand haven state park.
The rules of the road were:
1.must wear comfy clothes
2.must have lots of snacks
3.must sleep in a tent
4.must have campfires
5.must be with friends
all of the above were completed, so I deem this another successful adventure!
Top 10 highlights of camping:
1. Laughing around campfires while divulging in hogie/hobo pies/pudgie pies, smores, mm’s, pretzels, peanut butter, frosting, chips, peach rings/gummie worms, and blue berry muffin cereal.
2. dancing and singing to poker face until the wee hours of the night
3. nearly avoiding 2:30 am attackers of our food and cars
4. blue sky
5. swimming pool air mattresses
6. striking up conversation with fishermen on the pier
7. 3 min video clips
8. magazine articles on the beach
9. huge campsite bathrooms
10. boyfriend hooded sweatshirts
Setting up the tent with b
hmmm we were warned
Packing up the swimming pool---heading out!