Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why Men Don't Do Laundry

Okay, I may be exaggerating. My bra didn't go from that 1st one to the next one, but still. 
Pictures via & via

I have had one or two or ten laundry mishaps. But I have learned! The first probably being sometime in middle school, you know when you got new jeans and you were so excited to wear them that you didn't even wash them?? Yea that has happened to me too, and then I get awesome new blue shoes to go along with them. Not so awesome.

Or what about after you realize the jeans need to be washed, you just forget that they shouldn't be washed your cute new white shirt...oops.

But like I said, I've learned. And I am now a pro at doing my laundry, kind of. I don't separate whites and colors or anything like that, but my laundry does get done and nothing gets ruined most of the time. So it works.

Well like has been kinda hectic for me lately, and Jamal did a couple loads of laundry to "help" me out. Which I was very grateful for, until this morning when I went to find something to wear only to find that ALL my clothes okay like 2 shirts and a couple bras had been dried when they shouldn't have so they shrunk and got all icky. Waaaaaa I have nothing to wear now! And ALL of my clothes are destroyed!!! Well those four items anyway. And that my friends, is why men don't do laundry.

The End


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Devotion To The BEARS

As I mentioned in this previous post, I am a whole hearted Chicago Bears fan through and through (since a month ago). And to show how devoted of a fan I am I needed some gear so that everyone would know who I side with.

I have been scouring the web pages for the best Bears apparel that I could find and this is what I found:

Thank you NFL Shop :)

And to prove that I have liked the Bears for some time now and just didn't quite actually know it here is the hat I bought Jamal for Christmas last year. He likes Chicago too :)


Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving: Chicago Style

Happy Cyber Monday!!! 
Hope all of you had a nice long weekend and are surviving your first day back! I had a great thanksgiving but it was so busy I barely had a minute to sit. Here's the rundown. 

Jamal, Brian and I drove down to Chicago to surprise Jamals family for Thanksgiving, his dad was the only person who knew. I couldn't wait to get there and see the faces of his grandparents and brother.

We left around 2am Thursday morning and made it to Jamals grandparents house around 9am, lucky for me the guys did all the driving. After being on the road for a few hours we were all hungry but couldn't find anything open!! Finally somewhere is Wisconsin we found a McDonalds that provided some great breakfast :) note to self, bring food when traveling on holidays!

When we got there his dad let us in and Jamal walked into the back room to surprise his brother Malcolm  It was so cute. Malcolm was so excited and upset at the same time because we didn't tell him! Then Jamal went upstairs to say hi to his grandparents so I missed that one. There were all so happy to see us and Jamal was so happy to be there. It was perfect. 

We spent most of the day sitting around talking, eating and watching football. Around 9 I was ready to call it a night, I was so exhausted from not getting sleep the night before so we headed back to our hotel. 

Friday morning we got up and headed to Chicagos Chicken and Waffles for breakfast. Best breakfast ever!! After that we ventured over to the Navy Pier and then walked around downtown for a bit before heading back over to Jamals grandparents. We took his dad and brother out for dinner, deep dish pizza, and then back to the hotel we went. 

Saturday Brian decided that he wanted to stay at the hotel so Jamal and I got a day to ourselves. We ate breakfast at Chucks Cafe drove around town and did some shopping and then went back downtown for lunch. We got hot dogs at Chicagos Dog House and then dessert at Molly's Cupcakes, then we walked around and did some more window shopping. I love Downtown Chicago. Then around 5 we went to Jamals grandparents for a few hours before going to pick up Brian for dinner at DMK Burger

Sunday we slept in a little and had a nice lazy morning before going over to Jamals grandparents to watch the Bears v Vikings game. And eat cupcakes from Sprinkles It was a lot of fun, Brian is a dedicated Vikings fan and Jamal and I are Bears hardcore fans. After watching my team take the win we started for home but not before stopping for the famous Garrett Popcorn

It was a really fun weekend and seeing Jamal so happy made it all the better. 

Until next time Chicago


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hammin It Up

Happy Thanksgiving!! 
How cool is this turkey cake I found while grocery shopping the other day?? It is even stuffed!

I am so thankful for soo many things in my life, including all of you :)

It is nice to sit and think of all the things I am grateful to have because face it, sometimes life gets really chaotic and stressful and we forget how fortunate we truly are. 

I am so lucky that this year I will be spending time in Chicago with Jamal's family while eating as much mashed potatoes as I can (my fave) and a ham bought especially for me :) I'm not a big turkey fan.

Then when I get home Sunday I can't wait to eat my mom's most amazingly delicious White Castle stuffing! YUM 

And then pull out the Christmas tree! Anyone else out there wait until after Thanksgiving for the Christmas decorations?

Hope you all have a great weekend!! And eat until you can't eat anymore :)


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dominican Republic 2012

Finally I am getting around to posting about our trip and going through all our pictures. It was so pretty and I can't wait to go back already ♥

After traveling all morning and afternoon we finally made it there around 3. We stayed at Lifestyle Resorts just outside of Puerto Plata. We got a great hotel room! It was a little apartment! So cute. We just explored the resort for the day seeing where everything was. Our room was on the quieter side of the resort and no where near the beach but it was still really nice. We tried a couple different places to eat, the food was alright. But that's okay because the first sighting of the ocean made the whole trip worth it.

 The view from our balcony
 Our little living room
We got up early and had breakfast, with a special guest. We took a tour of the whole resort. It was HUGE! Again we just kinda lounged around, checked out the VIP beach which had some awesome cabanas and drank A TON of Pina Coladas. That night it rained and while we were out at dinner at an Asian restaurant our room got infested with moths! Yuck. So we ended up locking ourselves in our room for the rest of the night!

Our breakfast guest :)

We again got an early start for breakfast and then headed to go get coconut massages at the spa!! It started out with a session in the sauna, then from there some jacuzzi time. We then got a coconut scrub all over before getting our relaxing massage using coconut milk in the lotion. So fun.

After our massages we literally spent the entire day at the beach and sipping on more drinks. We met some fun people from Boston and hing out with them for the afternoon. For dinner that night we checked out the Dominican restaurant and got serenaded while we ate. It rained again this night but luckily we had learned to turn off our outside light and didn't have any intruders when we got back to our room.

Our last day in paradise :( and it was raining. We ate some breakfast visited the beach one last time and then off we went.

It was sad to leave but we will be back one day!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend Update

For the first time I am linking up with Sar for my weekend update.

This Weekend I...
Had the best day at work. First Jimmy John's brought in free samples. Yum who doesn't love free dinner?

And then on top of that, Ashley surprised me at work and brought me cupcakes and Arbor Mist for my birthday! So sweet of her :) I bought her arbor mist for her birthday too a few months ago so I guess that will be our thing now :)

This Weekend I...
Got treated to a delicious dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and had a lot of fun with some great friends.

Kisses from Elijah. I love him. 

This Weekend I...
Babysat Riley for the 1st time in over a month!! I was excited to see her, but since it was raining we had to stay inside and she didn't feel like doing much :/ Oh well, it was still fun!

This Weekend I...
Watched the Bears lose :( but hey we didn't have our quarterback and it was raining?!? And crazy enough there was tie for the first time in 4 years in the NFL between the Rams and 49ers. And the Vikings won!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cat Killer!!

Yesterday involved eating some delicious birthday cake and finishing up season 2 of Bones. 

But I am sure that you are more concerned about the title of this post. Well let me explain. 

Monday started out like a perfectly normal day, school, homework, blogging, nothing out of the ordinary. Mondays are my late nights at school and so I can't wait to be on my way home. After I finished up my accounting test I was on my merry little way. 


I was driving down 169 going about 60 mph when all of the sudden I see this little cat running across the highway! I kinda froze and didn't know what to do, I just swerved a little. But as fate would have it, it wasn't enough. I felt the bump and heard the crunches. And then I didn't know what to do. I felt like puking and crying all at the same time. But like any normal person would do I just continued on my way and decided to never look at my tire again. 

I am a huge cat lover so trust me this was heartbreaking. At least I just hope it wasn't someones baby. 

And now to get your mind off of that horrendous act I committed, here a little something that I found in my yard. 

A dandelion. In November. Crazy. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

22 Lovely Years Of Life

Happy Happy Birthday! To Me! :)

Jamal is making me some stir fry for dinner and then I am opening up a bottle of wine to end the night. 
Be back tomorrow. And PS GO VOTE

Monday, November 5, 2012

Back To The Real World

We got home from our trip to the DR around 11:30 last night. It was a loooongg day of traveling.  It was such a fun little weekend getaway that I wish could have lasted forever. The beach all day long and a never ending supply of pina coladas, call it Paradise.

But now, I am way tired and life isn't giving me a break, accounting test today and MIS on Wednesday. I will be back later this week with a full recap of all the fun we had. For now though I am left to study my week away.

Tomorrow is MY BIRTHDAY and it doesn't feel like it. at. all. I plan on going out Friday night to party though :)

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

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