Friday, January 27, 2012


This goes out to all the people that have loved and supported me in this past year.

I could not ask for a better family or better friends. I have had some huge decisions to make in this past year and some huge hurdles to jump, and without them... I doubt I could've done it.

But look at me now! I have a beautiful healthy boy, a job I enjoy, and am back in school on track to getting a job that will help support my family someday.

There are still a lot more obstacles I have to overcome in the meantime... but with my friends and family supporting me, I'm not scared at all!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

school frustrations.

So I have some time right now to vent a little(I'm allowed to do that on here right?).

I just got done with my third day of classes and I am so overwhelmed. It's honestly not because of the work load... And really it's because of one of my classes in particular.

Here's why:

As an education major you have to slowly build up a couple portfolios as you go through your education classes. Since I was a few classes into my major at Luther I was nearly finished with one of them. But now that I transferred to Drake I have to start over. I am so frustrated because it feels like I'm starting from scratch again. Both schools use online portfolio programs that make it a lot easier... But they're different and the fact that I have to relearn how to do everything is so frustrating. On top of that, when we were getting everything set up for our Drake accounts we had to fill in our estimated graduation date. And I realized I have no idea. I filled in May of '15... 2 years later than I originally anticipated.

Do I have reason to be frustrated? Cause I am seriously frustrated. :(

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Things that are awesome:

1. Sales

I went to the mall today for a hat and a belt. I have been having problems lately with my pants fitting and my ears wanting to fall off after a minute of being outside... So both of these things were necessary! And I found BOTH of them on sale! The belt I found is super cute and was like.. 30% off at the Buckle. And it's totally my style. The hat was 50% off and is just a simple knit white hat. Just what I wanted and it only ended up being only like... $10!!

Here's the belt! Very neutral and very me ;)

2. My drunk kitchen

Jenna Marbles is this huge YouTube star right now that puts out hilarious(but slightly profane) videos on a weekly basis. Her latest video was a parody of one of her friends YouTube channels called 'My Drunk Kitchen'. It. Is. Hilarious! First of all Hannah(the owner of the kitchen) is a hilarious drunk. Second of all she is an awful cook. So it makes it that much more hilarious to watch. I was holding a sleeping Carter the first time I watched it and I had to do everything in my power to not wake him up from my laughter. I ended up just kind of vibrating...

3. Boyfriends

They're just awesome. You can talk to them about anything. They're cuddly. And they're cute.

4. Milk

It improves a couple of my favorite items. Cookies and cereal.

5. Blankets

Cause everybody loves to be warm!

6. Sewing machines

Got one for Christmas... Best thing ever! I have almost finished a t-shirt quilt(blogs to come) and have made Haven two purses. Plus I fixed some loose stitches on some shirts! So much easier than hand stitching!

7. Jello

Did you know that sugar-free Jello is 0 points in weight watchers? So that means you could eat nothing but sugar free Jello(and coffee... Also 0 points) all day and still be able to eat a cake all by yourself and lose weight(theoretically).

8. Texts from my little sister

If you aren't my friend on Facebook... Here are some of the best :)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

stressful morning.


This is by far one of the most stressful mornings of my life.

Today is my first day of classes at Drake. I've been having dreams about how it would go and I've been very anxious about it. So I got up this morning at 6 so that I could be ready for my 8 o'clock class. Carter stayed asleep pretty much the whole time I was getting ready, and I had gotten everything him and I needed for today ready last night. So at about 7:15 I headed over to my grandmas house to drop Carter off.* I was feeling good and like I was gonna make it to school in plenty of time to find the building my class was in and get a good seat(it usually takes about 15 minutes to get to Drake from my house, and I had 30 minutes to get there). So I hit the road and immediately hit traffic. I was pretty stressed when I got to the interstate with 15 minutes to get to class. Then I realized how bad traffic was on the interstate. Oh man. Stop and go. I never went past 10 mph once I got on. I turned on the radio to see what was going on and come to find out, thanks to the snow, a semi had jack-knifed near downtown... All of a sudden I felt like throwing up. I am a pretty punctual person. I like to be at least 5 minutes early to things and always think ahead about my routes and choose the quickest way. So when my choice fails I immediately freak out. I called my mom and almost stated crying. So long story short I ended up being 45 minutes late to my class. Go figure I walked up to the classroom and it was completely empty with a sign on the door saying that my professor was ill. I don't think I've ever been so happy to find out someone was sick.

So now my adrenaline is still pumping from my crazy morning. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. And all I can think to do is sit down, enjoy some breakfast, and wait for my next class to start. And this time... I won't be late.

*My mom is at Mayo for her quarter-annual scan. Praying that she gets good news but wishing she was here!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Changes and school.

I would like to start this blog off by saying sorry for my lack o use of the enter key lately. I promise I've been meaning I have more than one paragraph in my blogs... but for whatever reason that blogger app on my phone doesn't think that's a good idea. Oh well-the only people that care are English majors. Anyways. I wanted to share my big steps today. These might not seem so big to y'all, but for me it's the end of a chapter. Right when I started at Luther I immediately added all the websites to my bookmarks at the top of my Internet browser. Today I found out all the information I need to have in order to be a drake student, and replaced those Luther bookmarks with Drake ones. Not gonna lie... I was pretty sad. I skyped with one of my best friends from Luther, Laura right afterwards and we made sad faces at eachother when I told her. On a happier note, I'm really exited to start classes next week! It'll be so nice to be back to regular classes and get back to starting the rest of my life. Since having Carter I have felt like I took this huge step but kinda got stuck. There was all this stuff that you expect to come with having a baby-your own place, a job, a spouse... and those things didn't come. So naturally, I'm getting antsy to be able to have those things. And before most of those things come I need to finish my education. So here starts the rest of my life(too corny? Too bad!)! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, January 6, 2012

teeth and developments.

I. Am. Exhausted. Maybe because I woke up at 6:30 or maybe because I spent the better part of the morning following that getting wisdom teeth cut out of my mouth. Either way. It's been a long day. Along with surgery, a couple friends came over that are only in town for a short while, Carter was fussy(I can't nurse him until 7:30 tomorrow morning because my milk has anesthesia crap in it), and I walked around and did more than most people do directly following surgery. Although I did nap! Thank God my mother is as sweet as she is because she has been helping so much! She took care of Carter for the better part of the morning and into the afternoon without complaint! Such an amazing mother I have. I don't know what me or my sisters would do without her. I'm also a little down! I found out today that one of my friends went back to school on the 1st and didn't tell me! On top of that most of the rest of my friends are leaving in the next week and I feel like I've seen each of them twice(if that). Luckily, I'm starting school at Drake this semester. Just a couple classes-and I can't be full time because I haven't been accepted into the education program yet.. (don't even get me started on that subject!) But I'm really looking forward to being on a schedule again! All but one of my classes are on Tuesday's and Thursday's. So more time for studying and less days in class, with the need of a babysitter! On top of that I'm picking up another hour at Chow's working open gym's on Saturday! So I'll really have lots to keep me busy(and not so depressed that all my friends are far away:P) Well anyways, I'm pretty exhausted, so I think it's about time I hit the sack. I'll keep you updated as my life gets more interesting in the next month! :) - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 and teeth.

IT'S 2012!!! Ya know what that means? Carter is 6 months old! And he's dang cute! He eats-which you already know... And has such a cute personality. He's about to the stage where he's starting to reach for me(which will be both a blessing and curse) and doc says he should be crawling in no time! Also, he's apparently about to cut teeth. Doc also said that the ones closest to coming in are his incisors... That'd be kinda funny dontcha think? A baby with fangs(would've been original if Stephenie Meyer hadn't beat me to the punch!)!! In other news, Carter and I just got back from a week long trip to Oregon to see Jack and his family(along with everyone they know... But who cares about them ;) ). It was beautiful! My first trip to the pacific northwest(that I remember) and I want to go back ASAP! It was so nice to see Jack's family too! We've become really close since Carter was born so it was really nice to have some quality time with them! Also- I felt like I was in twilight for awhile, partly cause I went to some of the filming locations(the Carver Cafe is literally down the street from jack's place) and partly because Jack's family lives on a river that screams chase scene from Eclipse. Like... Cullen's and Quilleute's were about to come barreling by at any moment... But they didn't. Last but not least I wanted to warn you that I may or may not be around next week. I get my wisdom teeth out on Friday and who knows how that'll go(awful, with my luck). Maybe I'll get on and write you a drugged post while I can. It'd be a funny memory I think. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone