Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Hey all,

I am going to Vegas for a bachelorette party. We will be staying 4 days and already have our hotel room booked. We need somd ideas on things we MUST to. So far we have looked into a pole dancing class and possibly Thunder From Down Under. Have you been to them? We need help on where to go out at night and what to avoid!

Any ideas?


Monday, March 28, 2011

St Patricks Day!

Alright, I didn't fall off the face of the Earth... I am back!!

St Patricks Day is one of my FAVORITE holidays out there.

I am a part of the St Patricks Association. We raise money every year by selling buttons to put on the parade in St. Paul. We volunteer at the Children's Hospital and visit several nursing homes singing Irish songs and spreading Irish cheer. Each year the Association invites Irish women 21-and-over to become Miss Shamrock Princesses. The princesses spend six weeks together selling buttons and spreading the Irish cheer. From these princesses the Association chooses the year's Miss Shamrock. The princesses and Miss Shamrock spend the remainder of the year visiting area parades and festivals as representatives of the association. We also have a Mr. Pat who is the king figure of the parade, Mr. Pat embodies the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day. Alongside Mr. Pat sits Miss Shamrock. She is chosen from a group secret judges and crowned the week before Saint Patrick's Day. Miss Shamrock is chosen based on her representation of the Association as a Miss Shamrock Princess.
Here we are with our "celebrity" Amelia Santaniello & Frank Vascellaro who are news hosts.

Our outfits:

Hope everyone had a great St Paddys Day


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Calling all Coctail Enthusiasts!

Hope you are all having fabulous weekends :) They always go by so fast huh? I have a couple girls night type events coming up and always try to do something a little different like a fun appetizer or a cute girly coctail and I figured you all might have some great suggestions?

Thanks for the help!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I Let It Get WAY Too Far : (

You know how sometimes you just realize one day that you let something like your weight go way to far and then it is a daunting thought to realize how long it will take to get back to what you were? I am embarrassed to say, I allowed myself to get so wrapped up in the stress of my life that I emotional ate, cleaned less and drank more. Well I am done. Why would I let one negative cause even more negatives than it has too?! The panic attacks, sleepless nights and negative behavior needs to be done, so I can be as happy in my free time as possible.

I just wish I didn't let it get this far, because it would be so much easier to lose a little. Kind of a scary place right now. But I just have to keep attaching it day by day and I am sure as I see more progress it will keep my attitude right on track. Summer at the Lake house and some upcoming weddings are coming really fast and I want to be as ready as I can, that's my motivation :) So far I have been walking for every lunch, jogging in place while I watch tv, eating almost no white carbs and last night I added the no drinking...I want to lose this weight asap so that it give me some motivation to keep it up :)


Monday, March 21, 2011

Lake House- Be Careful Not to Leave Unnattended... ;)

It's been my parent's dream to live on a lake so they have been looking around a lot and we went to look at one yesterday. It was so nice and I could see how relaxing and beautiful it would be to sit and eat, or look out from the sunroom and see that amazing lake view.

Something that also crosses my mind is what a great party house it would be...several bars, fire pit, lake....etc. So while my Mom is dreaming of playing in the sand with her future grandchildren I had other things on my mind ;)...

Mabye we can meet somewhere in the middle, lol.

But seriously, my parents are fun. They love entertaining and having friends over, so it would be perfect for them. It has a porch that my Mom loves, a seperate dining room which my Dad loves. It is so rich and homey. I could just see them there. So we shall see.

I thought it was super nice though and had a lot of things that they have been looking for. Now if I can just get them to let us have their old house and just pay the difference!!! We all have to dream right?!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Advice Please!!??A Year of Weddings and Babies!!

I am so happy for when people have happy news, so I am so excited for all the people having babies and getting married this year. In this economy though I have to unfortunately be a little choosy about what I can go to.

Hopefully this doesn't sound really bad, but for friends I don't see that often or talk to that often I have a hard time justifying flying to Vegas for their bachelorette party or flying to D.C. for a NYE wedding....

With us just basically paying our bills and doing small inexpensive local things, all of the showers, bachelorettes, 8 weddings and 3 known baby showers so far are really starting to make me a little nervous. There are some that I am obviously for sure going to go to, for those friends that are sure to be life long friends. I am sure lots of people have had this before, any advice?


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Failing at this whole Writing thing...but still following

Clearly we have been failing at this whole writing thing. I still have been reading a bunch of my favorites blogs, just not writing myself. It is something that I want to start up again.

I have been having a rough year, lots of stress, not a lot of free time and lots of uncertainty, so when I think of things to write I feel like they will come across as complaining and none of you want to here that, and I don't want to do that. I keep reading blogs of people whose wife and new born baby die, or their precious children die of SIDS and what I am going through seems insignificant in comparison. I listen to people complain about the most insignificant things every day and then I go home and read these people's blogs and am in tears for them. While the events in our life seem very stressful and very real in the moment, I am reminded daily from my blog readings to Thank God and to try to look at everything in perspective. So thank you blog friends for that :)

So to break back into it easy I thought this would be fun :

A. Age: 25

B. Bed size: Full, good thing I love to cuddle :)

C. Chore you dislike: Dishes

D. Dogs: None, gone too long during the day...

E. Essential start to your day: Laying for a little and relaxing with Andrew before actually getting up.

F. Favorite color: Pink

G. Gold or silver: Silver

H. Height: 5'9"

I. Instruments you play(ed): Percussion

J. Job title: Graphic Design Specialist

K. Kids: None, No Maternity coverage....

L. Live: Illinois

M. Mom’s name: Kris

N. Nicknames: Kel

O. Overnight hospital stays: None, knock on wood

P. Pet peeves: Bad drivers

Q. Quote from a movie: It is not our abilities who show us who we really are, it is our choices. -Albus Dumbledore

R. Righty or lefty: Righty

S. Siblings: Brother Mike- 22

T. Time you wake up: 6 am

U. Underwear: Boy Shorts

V. Vegetables you don’t like: It might be easier to say what I do.... oopsy. I really like green beens, salad, carrots and tomatoes...

W.What makes you run late: I am always super early, I know freak! Only thing would be traffic

X. X-rays you’ve had: Just teeth

Y. Yummy food you make: So I am domestically challenged, but I can make tacos and roast pretty well :)

Z. Zoo animal favorites: Penguins and Monkeys, so cute!

So sorry for the Epic FAIL and we will try harder. Hope you are all having an awesome weekend!!!