Wednesday, June 29, 2011

well what do we have here...

a wonderful surprise all the way from Boyne, MI!

Thank you Linds.
love it!
you made my day!

Nothing like a hilarious card that wiggles and makes noise and wishes me a happy fathers day :) and a DQ frequency card....can never have enough DQ! :)

thank you
thank you

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

alliteration fun filled day

bopping berry picking

blue suit beach time

blasting fast biking

ice cream [always break the rules for this treat] rolo mcdizzles

b to the bogo brownie batter free treat

such a beautiful SUMMER day to experience pure michigan
tim allen style.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

what is that a professional dog walker i see...

maybe dreams do come true...

someone is excited for a roommate for the weekend.

someone is a tad sceptical of this set up

But after a few hours
Do not fall off your chair.
i am holding the leash
that has a dog on the other end
and not freaking out
two walks in one night, i deem that semiprofessional

Thursday, June 23, 2011

surprise surprise [part 2]

there was not a pound puppy inside

BUT there was......

mr. deer

This little surprise was giving me the look the whole way home!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

are you trying to kill me?

was the question my boyfriend asked last night

for the old eyes
box says: best when used by march 18, 2009

so apparently I need to clean out my cupboards


eat more mac and cheese

results: not bad, kinda a boxy taste....and well I am still kicking it today!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

baking challenge

number three

cinnamon rolls from scratch
meaning: taking three hours and starting with two packages of yeast and flour [and maybe a few more ingredients!]

results: good. but think the frosting could be a little thicker and sweeter!
onward and upward

Monday, June 20, 2011

it's all about


Wedding lovin:
Gwen's second wedding shower

Little family lovin:
Saturday afternoon Jason and I headed up to Traverse city to meet up with the rest of the family [whole family] for a night. Such a fun time to be able to relax and hangout with everyone.
Look at my little peanuts smiling face! such a happy boy!

Happy Father's Day Dougie!

Concert at Meijer Gardens.
Really a fun time just hanging out with great people and listening to some good [new] music on a beautiful night! This is what summer is about.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

license plate CEV 5476

I feel like you are in violation of a crime….
[seriously did you not learn your lesson from the woodland mall rent-a-cop! gesh]

I mean how old are you again…
26 or 65 ….
Were you in that big of a hurry?
Feel the need to make old people walk from the boondocks…
In a cruel mood?
Aren’t you at the Y to work it?

Do not think it goes unnoticed and that you can get away with this, yup I am calling you out!

Be on your guard in the future!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

home remedy

wrinkled shirt?
easy solution
spray your shirt with water and when it drys you will be good to go.

leave it to one of my work chickens to keep me amused in the morning.

Monday, June 13, 2011

book review [part three]

Book: Cocktails for three
Author: Madeleine Wickham [Shopaholic author]
Synopses: Follows the lives of three friends as they go through ups and downs. One being a new mom. One having an affair. One that has a ghost from her past move back into her life and betray her. Sounds like sooo much drama, but trust me it is funny!
Reading time: a week and half
Rating: good. I liked it. It was funny yet real.
recommend: yes, easy read and kept my attention.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

what was on the docket?

biked: twenty five miles with gwen all the way to rockford early saturday morning

soccer: watched harry's last soccer game or google eyed over ben

flowers: finally planted my flowers

baked: white bread [delicious if i may say so myself]

shopped: meijers and bought delicious candy. the almond joy m&m things! hollar!

read: in the sun, cocktails for three [40 pages to go]

mani: new place by my house, great place and great nails!

Friday, June 10, 2011

summer hit list

just a few [always more grand ideas rolling around in my head]'want to do' for the summer

possible reality
one: Navy Pier [put this on every year and has yet to be checked off]
two: Long bike trip [anywhere] followed by a fabulous brunch
three: Boyne girly weekend
four: bike to fulton street farmers market [and buy a bike basket]
five: big lake fishing
six: beautiful weather [a girl can dream] traverse city weekend [cherry republic]
seven: grand haven/holland night out. dinner and beach
eight: some type of festival [coast guard or cherry]

probably not reality
one: camping [in a tent]
two: mackinaw island day trip [fudge]

Looking for participants, feel free to volunteer, expand and make my dreams come true!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

ninty three degrees

and baking may not be the best use of my college education
eating this was worth it!

and spending an evening in hagerhood was a blast!
delicious meal
fun people
great movie: Red [recommend!]
well spent Wednesday night

Monday, June 6, 2011

extended stay

but not necessarily in a good way, complements of Delta air
We got home at 11:30am Monday instead of 9pm Sunday
But what can you do in a situation like that other than roll with the punches.

That was the only hiccup of the trip.
The rest of the trip = Three good days in NYC

Day one arrived early in the morning and headed to:
coney island
Brighton beach
walked the Brooklyn bridge
dinner out

Day two:
Biked a full day. All around the city and central park
stopped at H&M
out to dinner

[we love to smile for 100s of pictures, truth or lie?]

Day Three:
Toured Brooklyn
Governors Island
saw a polo match and swear I also saw Olivia from The city!
left airport
Side trip to flushing hotel [not on the original itinerary]

Day Four: [or bonus day!!?]
up at 4:45am
back to GR

Good trip all around!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

bunch of b[s]

beach: though it was colder and kinda rainy, we still ventured up to traverse city for part of memorial day weekend. despite the weather we still had a good time with the parentals..biking, shopping, eating lots of treats, and lots of relaxing

boat: we then spent the rest of the weekend in gr. monday was beautiful! perfect memorial day, so we spent the afternoon on a boat!

baby ben update: he loves his little blanky that his auntie gave to him and he also loves to smile and giggle! love. love. love this little man

Celebrated Jeff's 31st birthday! Check out the cute pic of the three generations