Trying each day to remember to stop and smell the roses... The fun is in the "getting there"...

I, like many others I'm sure, get too caught up, too lost in the hustle and bustle. Do you ever stop to watch a sunset? Stop to feel a nice cool breeze? Stop to feel the grass under your feet? I want to slow it all down and breathe it all in.

Keeping me on track:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Yesterday was a great day and I gained a lot of perspective!  I won employee of the quarter at work and got some extra recognition.  Very happy stuff.  Nick had a great annual review, which came with a nice raise.  I had my crazy final at school and got a perfect score!  Nice!!  My POTD is of my 200 out of 200 score!  I am so glad that class is over!  All in all, not to shabby a day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Do I even need to say it??

Ok, so who's suprised that I totally got behind again?  I am lame.  :-(  I do have some great pictures that I would like to share, but it will take me a little time to get caught up.  In the meantime, I will start again with today and move forward. 
Today is the last day of my New Testament Survey class and I have a big final.  I don't normally worry too much about my quizzes and finals, but I am genuinely nervous about this test.  There is a lot of memorizing on this one and I don't always do well with that.  My POTD is my study sheet for tonight's test.  Wish me luck.  More fun photos to come as I try to catch up... 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

last day of work for 2 WEEKS!

So today I am thinking of the next 4 mornings of sleeping in shamelessly late.  I do plan on being a little productive as Nick and I will be deep cleaning our house.  But I also plan on RELAXING and unwinding so I can get every ounce of the vacation experience without any crummy 4 letter words (work) creeping in...  We are just about all packed, so we will just be handling last minute stuff for the next few days. 

Tomorrow we are going downtown to see what all the city has done for the Super Bowl.  We are going to the NFL experience and will just see all the sights.  It's a very exciting time and a big honor for the city to host such a big event! 

My photo today is last night's sunset.  It was beautiful!
I am going to try to keep up with my posts the next couple of days, but I will probably have to catch up when we get back from the cruise.  Hoping to get a lot of great pictures!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend leading up to VACAY!

It was another fun weekend.  This one didn't seem quite as hectic as some in the past... 

Friday we dog-sat for our friends Matt and Trina.  They have 2 beautiful boxers and we had a lot of fun playing with them.  They are such high-maintenance girls!  LOL!! 

Friday night Nick and I went to dinner and a movie.  We went to MCL for dinner and had some yummy stuffed chicked breast.  Then we saw Man on a Ledge. It was pretty good.

Saturday we played basketball and had lunch with Chris.  It was nice to hang out with him.  We ran some errands and then went to dinner and another movie.  We had Stir Crazy and saw The Gray.  It was good but pretty intense.  Here we are at dinner.

Sunday I got up early and started on my homework.  It was a lot of intense homework.  I am in a New Testament Class and I'll just say that I tend to prefer the stories in the Old Testamant.  I got through it, though.  Then I had dinner with my Mom's side. I met Nick for some last minute cruise shopping last night.  We got walkie-talkies and some travel stuff and some sun block.  We also bought a week's worth of tanning, so we are hoping to tan a bit before we leave so we don't fry too bad! 
My POD today is my silly kitty.  She was nice enough to keep me company while I did my homework.

Friday, January 27, 2012

My Other backup/workplace hero...

Today's photo is of Darria and I.  Darria is the other half of my new team.  She's a lot of fun and we seem to have a lot in common.  She and Laurie are working out really well and I am so excited to be working with them!  They are going to make me feel a lot better about life while I am on vacation!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cruise Fund Jar

Today my photo is of my cruise fund jar!  I am so excited about our cruise I can hardly contain myself! I am taking 2 full weeks off work, so I will have down time before the cruise to get all my work stuff off my mind and then a few days after the cruise to rest and recover from the traveling.  Wa-hooo!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My New backup/workplace hero!

Today's photo is of my friend and co-worker, Laurie.  I've worked with her for years and she's my new back up.  She is wonderful and I am enjoying her support more than she knows...