Wednesday, November 25, 2009

happy thanksgiving

i'm thankful to be spending thanksgiving with my family in chicago.

i'm thankful for such amazing parents.

i'm thankful that i'm a teacher and i get holidays off.

i'm also thankful for my students and that they told me they were thankful for me today (it was so sweet)

most of all i'm thankful that i have a relationship with my amazing savior.

tomorrow i will be celebrating thanksgiving in a house full of about 50 crazy people. i love the fact that even though we're a huge family we're all so close and would do anything for each other. sometimes i wish i lived in chicago so i can spend every holiday with my family and see them even when its not a holiday... but only sometimes because then i think about how much i love warm weather lol.
i hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving and has many blessings to be thankful.

Friday, November 20, 2009

happy friday

so many other things i would rather be doing on a friday night instead of grading 2 billion papers (ok maybe i'm exaggerating a little), but duty calls.
hope everyone else is having a fun friday night! hey at least it's the weekend!!!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

i hate making decisions...

especially ones that will affect the rest of my life.
i plan to get my master's in the fall the only problem is what program to choose. there are two i would like to do and i can't decide which one. i'm so indecisive to begin with and now i have to be sure because grad school is expensive and its what i'm going to do with
the rest of my life, ahh! can someone make this decision for me??

wish i was back here in yosemite contemplating my future

Thursday, November 12, 2009

chilly willy

it finally feels like fall! we had our first chilly day today and it was divine. after work i went for a run and it was perfect weather which made my run so much better.
i just wish i had somewhere to go tonight so i could dress up in a cute dress with tights and boots. boo!

this is miela all bundled up with her favorite blankie, she's a kinkajou

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

confessions of a shopaholic

today i had an excellent shopping day! i got new boots and some cute clothes. i also went shopping last weekend and i bought a lot of clothes. i kind of think i might have a problem because i love to shop way too much. i literally can not fit one more thing in my closet (one of the downsides about living back at home).
shopping may be a coping mechanism for me, i think i should figure out a cheaper way to cope.

p.s. happy veteran's day! thank you vets!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

birthday in paradise

finally here are some pictures from my puerto rico birthday vacation. i wish i had pictures of my absolute favorite thing we did in puerto rico which was the bioluminescent lagoon. they told us that it was pointless to take pictures because it wouldn't show up so i didn't. but it was the most beautiful thing i've ever experienced. we went kayaking to a lagoon and whenever you touched the water it glittered. when fish swam by they shimmered and lit up. i can't even describe how amazing it was. definite must do if you're ever in puerto rico. as you can see from my pictures the rest of my vacation was pretty great as well.

in front of el morro which is an old spanish fort

kelly and i in front of el morro

i love the cobble stoned streets of old san juan

the beach was beautiful

we did this everday

my birthday dinner at the parrot club. it was was one of the best meals i've ever had.

chocolate and banana empanadas were my birthday cake.

my new friend sebastian took us out one night.

the club was called la respuesta. awesome place.

i had the best birthday ever!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

trick or treat

i hope everyone had a fun halloween.
i spent the weekend in my second home, orlando. i have more friends there than down here in miami so i knew there would be plenty to do.
i have to be honest though, i think i really am getting old because we went out friday night and stayed out waayy past my bedtime and when saturday night rolled around i was pooped and spent the night sleeping.
all in all it was a great weekend, seeing my good friends is like a breath of fresh air.
some of my favorite girls in the world