Monday, February 28, 2011

woah! class overload!!!!!

WHEW! Today we got bombarded with stuff to prepare for our reading buddy on Wednesday. I am glad I wasn't the only one who felt a tad bit OVERWHELMED after class today!

I was excited to give blood today
BUT...
My iron was too low.
I'm so FRUSTRATED about that! It happens every single time, but sometimes I get lucky the second time they prick my finger and it will be the absolute minimum number that you need to donate. I DON'T GET IT! I eat lots of fruits and veggies like the paper says! The only thing on that list that I DON'T really eat often is red meat. I think next time I might just take iron pills a few days before I go!

I think it has SOMETHING to do with my poor circulation and being cold. (and today definitely fit that bill EXTRA time because it was POURING rain when I walked to class this morning and after, so my socks were soaked and that made me even EXTRA COLD, and I couldn't do anything about it! :(

I get bummed because I actually try to go every 56 days (that's how long you have to wait before donating again), but I go and then I can't donate! Not gonna lie, I feel like there is something wrong with me and it just puts me in a sad mood.


thank goodness my friend posted this video on facebook and it cheered me up!!! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TPBA1Rnvy0&sns=fb


watch it...you will like it!

Raspberry Review


My reviews seem kind of repetitive because they all
TASTE SO GOOD!!!

Raspberry was awesome!
I loved the extra taste of raspberry on the very bottom.
I thought it was like a raspberry jam and it just ADDED extra oomph to the overall taste!
:)

TWO THUMBS UP FOR SURE!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Strawberry Review


Strawberry did not fail to please! :)
It was yummy!
I decided to use it in my OatGurt today.

In the mix:
Banana Oatmeal
Strawberry Chobani
Granola

Made it before I left for church and stuck it in the fridge.
It was perfectly cold and delicious when I got home!
YUM!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pomegranate


usually I don't really eat Pomegranate flavored stuff, but this was not bad!
I loved the yogurt part of it, but I do have one negative...
I didn't like the actual pomegranate seeds mixed in at the bottom.
:(
They were too crunchy and I didn't think it paired well with the creaminess of the yogurt.
BUT, the flavor was good!
:)

Monday, February 21, 2011

babysitting with my bball buddy :)



Chandler LOVES playing bball...

and I love playing with her!

:)

You know those toy dogs that talk and say "Give me a hug", "Let's sing", etc???
well today, Chandler was playing with one and it said "give me a hug", so she dropped the dog and ran and gave me a big ol' hug!

HOW SWEET IS THAT?!!?!?!??

LOVE HER!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

That's what I love about Sunday...


Mom wanted to get some pictures around her neighborhood today, but we decided to wait until the pretty flowers started blooming...so the photo shoot is to be continued..

1. I love going to Grace Community Church
2. I love volunteering in Grace Acres
3. I love singing my heart out to God during worship
4. I love our pastors. They are GREAT!
5. I love seeing friends and chatting for a bit in between services.

...THAT'S what I love about Sunday...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mango...mmm!


Mango

OMG. SO. STINKIN. GOOD.

I think I like this one even better than pineapple!

The texture was awesome and I loved the mango chunks at the bottom too.

I'll definitely do a list from my most favorite to least favorite after I have tried them all.


Friday, February 18, 2011

FUN FRIDAY with my little cousin! :-)

I spent all day with my little cousin, Anna Kate! I watched her while my Aunt went to an all day work conference. So, we played dolls, went to Bounce U (indoor inflatable place), Subway for lunch, Trader Joes, rode bikes, played in the yard, and watched Ramona and Beezus. It was so much fun! Then, when Aunt Toni got home, we tried out a new recipe. It was DELICIOUS!!!






Chicken Couscous Salad.

YUMMY!

I got to take the leftovers home. I'm pretty sure this is gonna rock if I try it cold too. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pineapple Review


YUM!
Two thumbs up for sure!
Not only was this super creamy, there were actual pineapple chunks at the bottom that were just scrumptious!

:-)

SWEET SURPRISE!!! :)



I'm SO excited!

The very generous people at Chobani sent me a case of every different flavor of their greek yogurt to try and review on my blog!

I'M SO EXCITED AND I JUST CAN'T HIDE IT!
:-)

Be ready for some yogurt reviews!

THANK YOU CHOBANI!!!


Friday, February 11, 2011

I love my mom!

Since today was ANOTHER snow day, I spent the day with my mom!
We went out to lunch, saw the movie "Just Go With It" and shopped a little.
Mom TOTALLY surprised me by BUYING MY NEW DRESS! It was totally unexpected and I was so grateful! The dress was marked down majorly and it only cost $6.26! It was originally $45 dollars! CRAZY DEAL!!! Can't wait to pair it with my black leggings and boots for a cute outfit!



Movie Review: Just Go With It
SO FUNNY! I laughed quite a few times, and it was also sweet (chick flick for sure!)
Definitely worth a trip to the theater! (Even though my mom surprised me yet again by buying my ticket! SO NICE!)

Thanks mom for a great mom-daughter day!
I LOVE YOU!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I finally braved the COLD weather...


I finally braved the frigid temps and played in the snow with Robbie & Myrt!
I had a great time sledding and making a "snow slide".
:-)

but, I still stand strong behind my warmth & sunshine request!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

turning lemons into lemonade...sort of...

well, since I am stuck at home because of the horrible weather, I COOKED a yummy dinner tonight!!!


On the menu:
Grilled chicken (topped with Garlic&Herb Laughing Cow Cheese)
Edamame
Sweet Potato




DELICIOUS!!!
:-)

Jesus, please send us some sun!


Yes, it is pretty on the grass, houses, and trees.
But, NOT on the roads.
All it makes is a icy, snowy mess.

Dear Jesus, please send us some sunshine!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

yuuumm.. BEST icecream ever!


Edy's Taste The Cake Icecream

best.icecream.ever!

It is not only delicious icecream, but also yummy ICING and sprinkles spread throughout! I mean, come on, how much better could this get? Icing is my favorite part of the cake, so now I get it inside my icecream!


Great snack for my long afternoon of homework I have ahead of me on yet another snow day!

YUUUUUUUM!

I definitely see a second helping showing up later after dinner... ;)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I feel loved...

Today, I watched Chandler after church. I promise we must have played hide something under the blanket about 200 times...and she laughed EVERY single time! :) so sweet!




We played and had a great time. After a few hours, her dad came home, and I felt REALLY loved when she starting crying because I was leaving!
GOSH, that made me feel good!
:)


My sister and brother from another mother...



Saturday was a blast!
Started it off with PiYo and Zumba at the Y.
Hung out with baby Emmy for a few hours.
Picked up those cute kiddos in the pictures, Robbie and Myrt, and treated them to Subway and the basketball game with me. IT WAS A BLAST!

I love them so much!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

great start to my 4 day weekend!!!

Both of my classes were cancelled today, so I babysat Blake and Robbie&Myrt. It was a fun day! But that was just the beginning...

after that, I picked up Mary Drake and we ate at the Blackhorse together for a little girl time! and I tried something brand new and LOVED IT!


Name: Mellow Mushroom
Description: Grilled Portabello Mushroom with red peppers, caramelized onions, tomato, all on an onion bun.
Side Item: Baked Sweet Potato

Let me just say, I was a member of the CLEAN PLATE club tonight!!!!

YUM!

afterwards, I dropped Mary Drake back home, and went to the basketball game.
We won by like 20+ points!!!
LET'S GO PEAY!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What a Wednesday!

today was such a great day! I started off this morning with a lovely workout.

then, I went to a local elementary school and met my little reading buddy for the semester! I am going to work one on one with her every Wednesday morning throughout the semester. We are going to work on her reading skills. I am excited to actually start doing a little teaching!

I had dinner with a friend that I don't really get to hang out with that often, and it was GREAT getting to know her better! We had a great conversation at dinner!

*I also got my dinner for free because they messed up my order twice* WAHOO!!!

Then, I finished up my great day by going to AQUA! Brandon, our college pastor, talked about relationships tonight. Great sermon and the music was fun!

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