Thursday, February 28, 2013

Project 365: February 2013

I have been a terrible blogger the last few weeks. It's been kind of nice to take a little break though! Here's what I was up to in February......

February 1 - A cold snowy day today. At least we got a 2 hour delay out of it this morning :)

February 2 - Spending my afternoon playing with this cutie!

February 3 - Baking a cake this afternoon!

February 4 - Panera for lunch with Mom on my day off school!

February 5 - I LOVE my finished decorated and 100% homemade cake :)

February 6 - Loving these heart shaped Krispy Kremes Mom bought today!

February 7 - Dessert for Mom's birthday!

February 8 - Went to the UC Honors Brunch this morning. Ditched after lunch and walked around campus with Erin while enjoying a Starbucks!

February 9 - My favorite blueberry cobbler at dinner with Dad's side of the family tonight.

February 10 - Painted my nails red today in preparation for Valentine's Day!

February 11 - Chocolate covered strawberries = quickly demolished in our house

February 12 - Hot chocolate kind of night.....

February 13 - Valentine's Day cake pops

February 14 - Took Coco for a nice walk on this Valentine's Day that felt like spring!

February 15 - Went to Kenwood with Danielle tonight, and I found this book. I may need to go back and get it soon :)

February 16 - Cake pop decorating kind of day!

February 17 - Brunch for Grampsy's birthday today!

February 18 - Easton day! Did lots of good shopping, found my prom dress, and ate way too many sweets :)

February 19 - Had a memory lane/ancestor history party tonight. This picture is of 4 generations: my great-grandmother, grandma, mom, and me!

February 20 - Coco takes over my bed like it's her's.....

February 21 - Freezing rain tonight. I hate winter.....

February 22 - Didn't get into Winter Jam tonight, so Mom, Aunt Joan, and I went to Crave and Orange Leaf!

February 23 - Seton Dance cake pops!

February 24 - Larosa's tonight!

February 25 - Hobby Lobby, Target, and Starbucks run kind of night!

February 26 - Made the Double Chocolate brownies this afternoon and then celebrated Riley's 5th birthday!

February 27 - Qdoba, Orange Leaf, and old family movies kind of night

February 28 - Settling in for a night of old family videos!

Normally it seems like February is one of those months that drags on because it's always so cold and dark, but this month went fast and it was a lot of fun. So thankful for that!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rejects, Cake Pops, & Weekend Fun

I've had such a fun, but busy weekend! I feel like I always say that, but it's totally true. Life seems to be SO crazy lately - it's just flying by.

On Friday night I headed downtown with my mom and aunt to go to Winter Jam - a big concert with a bunch of different modern Christian singers/bands. We got there right when the show was starting, but it was actually so crowded that it got sold out before we got there, and you couldn't purchase tickets ahead of time. I was amazed that a 17,000 seat arena would sell out for a Christian concert. Maybe our society isn't totally doomed after all :)

So we took a few pictures by the river.....

But then a few of the singers came out and played some songs to the "Winter Jam Rejects", which I thought was super nice. And the main person we wanted to see - Matthew West - came out first!

A band called OBB also came out, and although I had never heard of them before, I thought they were really good!

It amazed me all of the people who were stuck outside too - I bet 1,000 people weren't let in. Crazy!

Then we went to dinner at Crave and got dessert at Orange Leaf. Overall, it was a really fun night even though we didn't actually get into the concert.

On Saturday I ran to Target with my mom, and then I spent the rest of the afternoon working on some more cake pops for one of my friends. I had to make dance themed ones for her sister's dance competition. After that order, I have now made $399 selling baked goods. I can't wait to meet the $400 mark, and I'm only $1 away - ha!

That night I went to see Safe Haven with my friend Danielle. It was SO good! It was a little different from a lot of the other Nicholas Sparks movies because it was much more suspenseful, and even a tiny bit scary at times! I would definitely recommend it though. I want to see it again already.

We tried going to Dairy Queen afterwards, but who would have guessed that they closed before 9:30 on a Saturday night? I was really disappointed since I had been wanting DQ for weeks now, but we still ended up getting Graeter's :)

Today my family went to a little Daytona 500 party. That makes my family sound like such hillbillies - ha! But really it was more my dad and his friend watching the race, and my mom and I socializing with her friend and their kids. Then we went all went to dinner at LaRosa's.

And now starts another crazy week! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sweet Things

I have been MIA all week because I feel like I have been over-the-top busy. You know those days where you feel like you're constantly doing something from sun-up to sun-down but you still don't manage to get everything done? Yeah, that's been me all week.

But, nevertheless, there have still been a lot of good things that have happened. So here are just a few (super random!) sweet things I've been enjoying this week.....

Family Pictures
On Tuesday night some of the girls on my mom's side of the family got together to look through old pictures. We looked through things from when my grandparents were my age up until a few years ago. I always find it SO fascinating to learn about my grandparents and the lives they led before I knew them!

I brought over some cake pops for the occasion, and Savannah got to try them for the first time! She wasn't too sure at first......

.....but then she caught on!

Here's some of the old pictures we found.....

This is my parents at my mom's senior Christmas Dance. This was one of their first dates! My mom was telling us how she hated her dress, but that my Grandma saved up money, bought it for her as a surprise, and was so excited about it that my mom felt bad not wearing it - ha! I personally don't think it's that bad for the 1980s!

This is my grandma on her wedding day. I totally learned some new things about her as well! She passed away 11 years ago, but she was always one of my favorite people. She grew up in the Great Depression though and was really poor - her dad lost his job and her mom had tuberculosis. But then she ended up marrying my grandpa, having 5 kids, and living a very comfortable life! I find it fascinating that she had kind of a rag-to-riches story.

I put together this little collage - it's 4 generations: my great-grandmother, my grandma, my mom, and me! I think this is SO neat to compare.

Girl Scout Cookies
I'm pretty sure I could eat my weight in Girl Scout cookies. The only thing I don't like about them? There's only like 10 cookies in a box these days! We just got a box of Samoas last night, and we're already halfway through the box. Thin Mints are my absolute favorite though :)

My Puppy
I may be biased, but I think Coco is just the cutest dog ever.

School Delays
We had an ice storm roll through last night, so we had a 2-hour delay this morning! They actually called it last night, so the extra hours of sleep were amazing.

I've got an interesting story about the ice too.... We have a parking garage at school, and they didn't salt or shovel the ice this morning on the top. So, there was basically a sheet of ice on the top of the garage. Thankfully I don't park on the top this year because as the ice started to melt, the cars started sliding all over and into each other. Talk about crazy! I've never heard of that happening before, so that was definitely the buzz around school this afternoon.

The other day I was talking to the girl I babysit about going to college next year, and when I told her that I would most likely be living at home still, she got all excited about the fact that I might still be able to watch them next year. Hearing that made my heart a little happy :)

I've babysat the same 2 kids for the last 2 years, so I definitely know them well, but they never cease to make me laugh. Take today for example, I was helping them feed their pet crayfish, and the girl (I don't want to use her name for privacy reasons, so ignore the fact that this is worded awkwardly....) was yelling insults at the fish. I was cracking up when she said "Where we're from, you're just another side dish!"

My life is definitely never boring!