Friday, April 29, 2011

and i thought it would be me

I mean could you even count the amount of photos I had of mr. prince william in my 8th grade locker? He was sooo dreamy and sooo cute! it was for sure meant to be, but the distance thing apparently got in the way and he found the lovely miss kate.

so in a true British accent I say: cheers to you kate and william.

such a beautiful wedding
such a beautiful dress
such a classy couple

Today is historic and I wish the happy couple all the best!

[every historic event needs to be documented even if it did involve: 5:30 wake up, no make up, and a least I have the bogo]

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

compliments are usually a good thing

except maybe when…
lady next to me in the lock room liked my shoes.

Is it bad that she is almost sixty?
Is it even worse that this is the same lady that complimented Betsy on liking her underwear?


You can be the judge!

Stay dry or just look like a wet cat! April showers better be bringing May flowers

Monday, April 25, 2011

pick and stick

That was my nickname I had with Jeff when we were growing up [and probably still used today, never out grow that sibling rivalry cough cough words with friends] BUT I do like to believe that this lovely trait has now been passed down to the next generation, as I have captured it in this lovely photo. Please insert the words
Not fair
He isn’t being nice
She is taking it from me

I guess when candy and money are involved you get this way.
They can flip the switch and look as cute as can be!
Speaking of cute…here is mr ben on his first Easter.

and one of two dishes to pass, actually not the finished product but close enough. This was coconut whip cream...hmmm vanilla wafer dessert [thank you kraft again] not pictured: cobb salad. That is the wrap on the food and for the day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

[duh] yeah, luckily

well put margot from legally blonde [apparently I love this movie because quotes routinely pop up in my head!]

Let's just start out by saying. I am not a very lucky person. Seriously I think my luckiest thing ever was winning one hundred one dollar bills at the jog-a-thon in the third grade! woot woot for me. I was oh so proud of my hundred dollars...and I do believe the dork in me put it all in the bank! Thank you mom and dad for all the fun you allowed me to have!

Soooo yesterday it was a major surprise to receive a letter from David J. Buter:

See luckily I got selected to possibly be on jury duty [again] I say again because rewind three years as I already served as a happy citizen. I mean I was selected and sat as a juror with a bunch of old people, missed work, got hour or hour half lunch breaks, got paid, totally felt like I was on law and order...doesn't sound that bad. BUT I do not understand why this luck doesn't transfer over to like winning the lottery [if i bought tickets] or winning drawings for free clothes or gift cards. Nope I guess the lovely state of Michigan wants me to feel lucky in my own way aka selected to server not once but possibly twice!

On a serious note, I sit here and reflect on how lucky I am for a Savior that was willing to die on the cross for me. Take away my sins and continually show me grace and love daily. And for that I am VERY thankful!

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless
Your name

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

Thursday, April 21, 2011

math equation. spelling test, hello 3rd grade

From snow to sun. Thank you pure Michigan.
Which I believe that people in Florida must be permanently happy. They have no excuse, they get to see the sun most days. Agreed puts a little extra pep in your step!? !?

Sun equals happy
Run equals happy

morning run with the sun makes me double happy.
Which makes me think of a great movie quote from ms elle woods [legally blonde]: I just don't think that Brooke could've done this. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't.

Which: Is it spelled blond or blonde? Both are correct, I looked it up in the dictionary…both have the same definition. Confused or just dumb blond[e]

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

tell it as it is

bogo style:

K: What do you think about this dog, cute? [YES I did say this BUT!!!! only because it is not mine, weighs in at 4lbs and doesn't shed]

B: dogs?! you dont even like dogs?! and besides, I'm not a good one to ask, I think they're the world's biggest style crampers. Imagine walking that thing yesterday morning...

WELLL lets just say I will not reporting back to joey what b thinks of Bruiser

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

not your typical hash brown

because they are oh oh your magic bars!
graham cracker crust
chocolate chips
coconut layered

My photo of the hash browns:

The photo from my baking addiction magic bars:

Side Note: Yesterday was April 18. I woke up to snow. makes me want to be a bear, that way it would be acceptable for me to eat my weight in chocolate and sleep through the cold. Now if only this was acceptable!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

fort fun

I throw my hands up in the air Sayin’ ay-oh all for the fort fun! The arm throwing took place in Olive Garden by the lovely miss al and her mom! All in the name of a mini roadtrip to THE Fort [Wayne], home of the beautiful vera bradley!

2.5 hours there
1 hour at dinner
3 hours at the sale [waiting in the line, SHOPPING, sorting, waiting in lines]
2.5 hours back home
WELL worth the whirl wind for time with friends and beautiful vera!

The ladies, Lili first trip to Vera. Have to start the shopping at a young age!

ready to shop!

Monday, April 11, 2011

why stop at one

when you can have...

[2] new pairs of shoes

[3] cute kiddos to laugh and play with

[4] strikes or gutterballs

Thursday, April 7, 2011

One, two, three…not Britney spears style

Granted according to Popeater [heard on the radio this morning on my way into work] she has a new album out and she is in a serious relationship, so apparently that makes her life perfect! Now for all you pop culture lovers….do you remember the good old days of Britney. The days when we she wore dirty school girl outfits or snakes to the MTV movie awards and was ‘normal’…then she fell of the train and shaved her head and married that Kevin guy. Well Britney I do hope with the new album that you can get your life back on track, cheers to you.

Anywhoooo [said in a Minnesota accent]

One: Hager time.
Last night was movie night at the hager’s house. We…
ate a delicious meal
laughed and talked, such great people!
watched the movie New in Town
listened to Betsy quote New in Town
we laughed again, maybe cat napped minus the cat!
ate these cookies, bakerella at your service

got attacked by the cat
we laughed again
then we talked again
and talked, planned the next night. Movie RED!

Two: Dougie time
Found this note on my desk this morning. I have to laugh bc a. huge problem or not! Love him for his concern. B. all caps. For as long as my brain will allow me to remember he has written in all caps. On everything! Notes, birthday cards, letters, orders….ect. I have never seen this man write in small caps! Ha and that is not for constant YELLING purposes, just the way he rolls. C. smiley face. Most notes contain some form of a face, happy or sad! Sometimes he even puts them inside is CAP LETTER D! oh dougie!

Three: silent readers
This concept as been blogged about before on and was brought to my attention again after a lovely meal on Sunday night. We hate them, but we love them. Famous quote from Tony [I think his name is Tony] from P90X you hate it, but you love it! Anywhooo again. I would like to take this moment to say hello to my newest silent reader. 1st! DO NOT judge. Yes there are and will be grammatical errors, turn your eyes away. 2nd! yes I typically blog about nothing except what is rolling around in my head. 3rd: YES I typically use a hundred or more exclamation points! But anywhooo again! ENJOY!

Monday, April 4, 2011

monday: nine a.m. quote

'there is not enough caffeine in this world to combat this sleep coma'

sleep comas are good when you are having fun!

Celebrating my SIL Betsy's birthday- 25 Kitchen is delicious!

Enjoying the Bob Seger concert [look at his guest...kkkiddd rock!]

Visiting a new adorable little girl named Liliann and her wonderful parents [great night filled with many laughs! ... shall i blog something a little more insightful for your viewing pleasure!?]

receiving visits from this little man!

Friday, April 1, 2011

LOOK at the sparkling finger

of my favorite actress. she got married this weekend! Happy wedding Reese!




Did I mention I hate Chocolate now?

Did I mention I am getting a dog?

Did I mention I am running the Chicago marathon?

Did I mention I am no longer a lady gaga fan?


Did I mention I am pulling your leg?
Did I fool you, make you blink?
Hook, line, and sinker?

None of the above.

What shenanigans are you pulling.....
Be on your toes. Warning it is fooling day. April fooling day! Happy day!

How did I legitimately celebrate?
1. Divulged in a rice krispie treat for breakfast. valid. rice krispies are cereal, duhhh!
2. ate a hug [not a kiss, a hug!] at 10:13. valid again, because it is a holiday!

Rejoice, celebrate BUT more importantly consider yourself warned, be on your toes!