Thursday, December 27, 2012

christmas happenings

I'm back! sorry its been so long...i don't even know where to start! we got paid last friday and had to do some major christmas shopping (i never EVER go that late and i was so stressed out with all the last minute shoppers I got wrong sizes of everything) moral of the story never ever ever go that close to christmas ever again!

then we had to wrap everything...i got really lazy and wrapped like an 8 year old boy...its probably fine char baby and the hubs don't care at all.  it was Char's first Christmas! she loved eating and playing with the wrapping paper, i think she loved everything people got her.

i got food poisoning on saturday night and threw up everything and slept all day on the was actually kind of nice the hubs brought me things and i slept and it was that much faster to christmas! i woke up feeling great christmas eve and we went to our church's pageant which char LOVED seeing all those angels, and the other kids.  then we had dinner and opened gifts that night, and of course i got christmas insomnia and couldn't fall asleep so i took a nyquil and ptfo and woke up at 7 because of course i was SO EXCITED!!! and then char baby didn't wake up until of course we had to wait on her to open her presents.  then we went over to my in-laws to open gifts.  it also SNOWED so we finally had a white christmas it was wonderful.

and now i am so tired from all the festivities but we have to gear up for C's FIRST birthday on like hasn't hit me that she is going to be one.  then i was thinking about it and it means I am going to be 26 soon and THAT is even freakier.

also it snowed like 7 inches yesterday! i am like a little kid when it comes to snow i seriously get so excited i can't even handle it, i just want to go out and frolic, so i tried to with Char but she was over it in like 5 min but she looked SO cute in her snow pants, and i also realized she really needs some real boots.  its supposed to snow more tomorrow too i really want to go sledding!

anyways that is what has been going on in my life, i have to go get ready to see crazy med school!
 crazy snowing!
 hanging out with the girls
 she is so cute omg
how cute are her snow pants??


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What's on A's Phone?!

so today i subbed at my old middle school for one of my old teachers and the students told me i was pretty, and that i looked like Quinn from Glee. YOU GUYS it made my day. she is my favorite ever and i LOVE her style. anyways here is what is on my phone!

 I have a slight obsession with stripes...
 my 2 favs
 the cutest little half body ever in life
 hahahahah what did we do before emoticons
i told the hubs about this afterwards and he said "well we COULD send her a bag of cat shit! we have plenty of that" hahahahah


Sunday, December 16, 2012


my weekend was wonderful, it was so so awesome to see so many people i hadn't seen in forever!

and now i'm exhausted and just want to lay on my bed and watch movies and eat popcorn and ice cream.

as you all know on friday was that shooting of kids in CT.  i was sick to my stomach and crying hearing about this. i just cannot even believe something like that can happen.  i can't imagine what those families are going through.

anyways. highlights of my weekend:

1.) seeing amazing friends

2.) going to Savas (best food ever in life)

3.) lighting my hair on fire (yes this really did happen to me)

4.) walking a mile home from the bar

5.) on the walk home finding a toilet decorated with stickers in the front yard of a house (only in Ann Arbor)

 before russ' work holiday dinner, we never look this nice so its mandatory to document it
 omg. C loved Santa.
 bff OB (she loves stripes too)
 the yard toilet!
 long lost loves reunited
and this is when my hair caught fire hahaha


Thursday, December 13, 2012


well everyone I did the whole get dressed and shower thing for 30 days, and I am done.  It was hard, and I don't have that much patience to keep it up.  so today i am wearing sweat pants ALL day.  and i just braided my hair.  I think my whole body needs a break from getting dressed!

I did learn that I have a lot of cute clothes and that i have a lot of respect for people with 9-5 jobs that HAVE to get up and dressed every day.

anyways! my cat snores and its hilarious, i think its because she is so fat so she kind of wheezes.  we tried putting her on a diet, but my other cat is super skinny and needs to eat more so it didn't work out.

this weekend my bff OB is coming, also having a girls night with some old work friends from GLPO, and Sunday is the hubs holiday other words i have to look cute 3 days in a row again...the hubs just said "so you feel like you have to go shopping probably" and yes, i kind of do need new skinny jeans (black or forest green is my new obsession).

i want to go to a ball and wear a long gown, i was watching gulianna and bill and she gets fancy all the time for E! news and red carpet stuff. i haven't worn a long dress since my wedding!

what me and char baby did today: NOTHING it was amazing, she is just the best little half body EVER
i have so much fun with her :)
this is my fat cat callie snoring away 


Sunday, December 9, 2012

the weekend

 shirt: old navy, jeans: target, scarf: von maur, boots: steve madden
also isn't this picture so cute? we were at Henry Ford Museum's big christmas tree
 shirt: marshalls, jeans: target, boots: target, sweater: gap

so this weekend went by way too fast...the hubs had to work yesterday, and today we went to Henry Ford museum which was so cool, C loved the trains and the big christmas tree :) then we went over to my in-laws for dinner. we also took our christmas card picture today yay!

my cat is evil. 

i was in a bad mood today so the hubs made me watch elf=instant happiness.

crazy med school texted me that trader joes has cheddar with chocolate in it. OMG.

my bestie olivia is coming this weekend! we fell in a fountain together and have been friends ever since. (yes, a fountain)

i hope the world doesn't really end on the 21st.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Crazy C

 thurs outfit on left: sweater: h and m, leggings: target (i look funny because char is trying to pull me to walk with her)
fri outfit: sweater: calvin klein, tank top: target, jeans: joes jeans
char is wearing tj maxx

so this week has literally flown by...i subbed weds, thurs, and friday at a high school chemistry class...didn't do much but i actually really like high schoolers they are pretty nice, and i literally just wore casual clothes every day.  

i can't wait to get a nice camera, i literally take every picture with my phone, and i love my phone but it will be nice to have a higher quality pixel picture!

yesterday morning the hubs shirt was on backwards AND inside out, he didn't even notice. hahaha

this morning me and my mom went shopping and of course i bought char baby some more christmas outfits...they are so cute i can't even handle it.

 Papa G and C reading
crazy C


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


20 days until christmas :) 

i think char baby uses my hair to hide stuff in. i found 2 blueberries yesterday, first a banana now blueberries...

she is so cute, and her hair is growing a LOT and getting super curly!

my favorite show ever in life is new it! its amazing.

we are taking our christmas fam photos this weekend!! i can't even wait.

the hubs is only 5 lbs away from his goal weight i am SO proud of him.

 top: target, jeans: lauren conrad
char: target
 look at char baby's curls!
 in awe of the tree she literally sat there for 10 min staring at it (then she started pulling ornaments off)
 top: mden, hats: target
char: von maur
long enough for bows!!!


Monday, December 3, 2012


-I have a confession: i didn't get dressed today. i just wore leggings and a sweat shirt...i did shower though! I am just going to do the outfit thing one day longer to make up for it. 

-so the hubs and i have been doing insanity, we are half way thru and i am SO amazed at my results like seriously, i NEVER thought i could do it, and i couldn't of done it without the support of my amazing work out ladies (S,SH,L and A) and also my hubs who motivates me like no other! 

-the other day char had banana for a snack, literally like 5 hours later i was running my hands thru my hair and a BANANA fell out. hahaha

-char is feeling much better today! and she slept forever it was amazing.

-22 more days until christmas! 

-i hate when my feet smell.

 day 1 and day 30
i'm sorry to brag but i am super proud of myself!
its beginning to look a lot like christmas! (except the weather, stupid 65 degrees, i want SNOW!)


Sunday, December 2, 2012

ugly sweaters

we have had a busy few days over here. the hubs and i went out 3 nights in a row which hasn't happened since college...and i am so tired from it! but it was worth it, we saw old friends, celebrated 2 birthdays, and wore some ugly sweaters, it was a blast! char baby is sick so she has been whiny, clingy, and an all around joy to be around lately.  happy december :) its 60 degrees and raining...i wishhhh it was snow. 

 top: old navy, jeans: target, scarf: von maur
char baby has been clingy and teething so she just HAS to be in every picture or hanging on dramatic
 sweaters courtesy of our mothers closets (i am counting this as an outfit picture, i'm bad and didn't take any pictures of my outfit friday night, ask the hubs i did shower and look cute EVERY day)
 top: old navy, jeans: joes jeans
 happy december! (funny story and probably TMI, i was actually going to the bathroom when i took this picture, and the hubs was running back and forth trying to hide because he was only in his undies! at least char looks cute hahahaha)
bff Mel's bday was ugly sweater themed (SO much fun) also R is in the background looking super awkward...its probably fine! like my glasses? I swear my mom and dad had some of these gems when i was born


Thursday, November 29, 2012

What's on A's Phone?!

i really want to go to australia this summer for our friends wedding. like more then anything. so i look up tickets every day for them. sigh. still like 2000 dollars a ticket. 

i subbed this morning for my fav students! i can't wait to have my own class room. also i am thinking about working 2 nights a week when i start school at a restaurant or something for some extra money. i really want to start saving more money for when we actually get a house of our own...i am undecided at the moment though if i want to actually work nights again. 

tomorrow char is going to be 11 months old. where on earth did the time go?!? i know everyone says that but seriously i can't even handle it sometimes. also yesterday i told the hubs i didn't want anymore kids after char wouldn't go to sleep, and seriously put me in the worst mood ever...but then she woke up and hugged me and said mama and i forgave her, and now i want another kid (when she is 3).

you know how some days you REALLY could go for a glass of wine and maybe some extra cheesy pizza and some chocolate cake? today is one of those days. 

anyways here is what is on my phone, i will take an outfit picture later and post it tomorrow.

 reading before bed
 char baby loves sitting on the stool and rocking it herself
 the hubs snapped this pic of me napping and mawy looking so content i love it
i realize that this face is NOT attractive
but C loves this face we call it her rhino face
i sent this pic to R and he promptly made it my picture when i call him
he cracks up every time


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

mrs. fields

 sweatshirt: von maur, jeans: target, scarf: pitaya, shoes: uggs
Char: hand me downs from her awesome friend millie!

i almost had a heart attack today. we took char to the mall and while we were getting sbucks i noticed MRS FIELDS WASN'T there anymore...well don't worry it just moved to a ghetto fab kiosk by information. 

also Char is nuts a little bit dramatic, and has such an attitude already. she kicks her legs like a little leprechaun when she doesn't want to do something its actually really cute funny. 

i'm really glad i don't have nuts. i would hate to be kicked there.

J. simpson is preggers again?! i actually love her, and i am following her on instagram and she has such cute pictures of maxwell (even if i hate her name, she is such a cute baby)

finally got a video of char baby walking:

I am so proud of her.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

poor me

 coat: orchid lane, jeans: sevens, sweater: willow and clay
char: target

this is so hard...i had such a bad hair day today, plus it took me forever to decide what to wear so i just put a coat on. poor me. 

anyways! today char baby and i went over to play with baby J and they had so much fun...totally tired each other out and they both had such amazing naps afterwards.  i love them they are some of my favorite people, baby J's mom is one of the sweetest people ever, and super stylish.

the hubs got invited to go hunting on thursday and he is so excited. he said "what if i got a deer?? we could hang the head on the wall over there, we could put our hats on it!" i mean seriously R?

after we did insanity tonight i pulled out the rest of the vanilla ice cream in the freezer and poured a crap ton of chocolate syrup on it. it was delicious and i don't even feel bad about it.

 the hubs said "is this the kind of picture that will make me cry at her wedding?"
 christmas tree lighting in Kerrytown
C loves the lights


Monday, November 26, 2012

reindeer, elves, and turkey's

top: von maur, jeans: big star, tank: von maur
c is wearing jammies 
also i am wearing my favorite hairstyle (also the easiest) the sock bun!

so today char baby, my mom and i went to the mall to return something, and in the process bought one present for my dad, three of the cutest pajamas for C, and an ornament. we also went to this little play area for kids and Char had SO much fun chasing after all the other kids. also SANTA was at the mall, C calls him "tanta" 

i had some weird dreams last night...turkeys, reindeer, and elves were chasing me down a long hall way trying to get me to make them cookies but i wouldn't because i wanted them all to myself (those yummy sugar cookies with frosting on top). needless to say i woke up craving everything sweet, good thing we didn't have any gas, and i was too lazy to get some so i couldn't go get anything sweet. but now i still crave it, and why the f were ELVES chasing me? 

also i had my boot topper socks on top of my regular socks yesterday with my boots on, and the hubs could NOT understand why you would need boot topper socks. come ON R, get it together.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

turkey makes me tired

ohh my gosh. it SNOWED last night. i was so so SO excited, i love snow. i think it comes from growing up in texas and never really having any until we moved to michigan, my brother and i would save the snow and put it in the freezer (hahaha). I missed 2 days of posting my outfits, so here we go including today:

 jacket: willow and clay, tank: von maur, jeans: kohls, necklace: von maur
top: free people, leggings: target, boots: steve madden
sweater: h & m, leggings: target
char baby: hand me downs :)

i have been SO tired from eating all this turkey its been nuts. we had thanksgiving over at our house on friday with my brother, his fiance, my aunt, parents, family friend, and was SO good, but i was so tired (turkey really does make you tired) and now i am done eating turkey for a long time.  it really gave me some bad gas. michigan played ohio state yesterday and lost :( so sad. and today we finished our yard work (we had to cut down like 10 crazy tall bushes in our yard) and oh yeah! Char baby WALKED!!! i am trying so hard to get it on video! and later today we are going to go watch the tree get lit in kerrytown! i love everything about this time of year.
 hahaha i love char's face she's like "i'm not wearing any pants, why are you taking a picture??"
 oh i just love her