Monday, January 30, 2012

photo dump

yes, i'm alive! i've just been getting into my routine of teaching and going to class. this week i'm throwing new member meetings into the mix! but all is going well so far. i'm teaching my first two 5th grade lessons this week. wish me luck! oh and ps- 5th graders = monsters! 
but here's just a few lot of pic from this last crazy week!

 one of my sisters sent me this! my favorite quote from mean girls.
my new favorite frozen yogurt place.
meet franklin, the teddy bear my grandma gave me a few years ago.
one of my students made me this on my first day. i think i'm gonna need some luck this semester!

some outfits of the day (not the same day of course)

my new shampoo and conditioner that i am obsessed with!
our new baby xis! (new members)
lil and grand lil and i bowling.
bid day shirts. 

girls night out. shame on me for not getting a pic of the whole group

hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

let's celebrate

surprise! my bday was yesterday!! sorry for not mentioning it sooner (or at all) it's been a busy weekend!
and since i haven't blogged yet this week, i figured i would just give you a quick update!

sunday was birthday dinner one, with the fam fam at on the border. 
ever been there? i love it! 
they have this thing called guacamole live, where they make it right at your table. it's so fresh and soooo good!
anywho, my brother had to meet us there from work and when he walked in he had this lil baby.

inside there were a couple of pandora charms from my brother.
he got me the teddy bear b/c it's my sorority's mascot :)

my dad got me a biography on the kennedy's. (i LOVE biographies!)

and my mom got my a beautiful lilly skirt. 
i can't wait for warmer weather so i can wear it :)

and yesterday i went to birthday dinner with some of my sisters to our favorite local mexican restaurant, the border.

such a wonderful time. i'm so blessed to have these amazing girls as my sisters!!

oh!! hold the phone!!

speaking of sisters/sororities...
did you hear lilly pulitzer is having another sorority print contest?! 
alpha xi delta in the the final round!!
go vote for alpha xi :)
pretty please, i'll love you forever... but really, i will!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

anyone else watch the Miss. America last night?

congrats to Miss. Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler our 2012 Miss. America!!

everyone did such a wonderful job!
 personally my fav was Betty Thompson, from Oklahoma.

who was your favorite?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

goals for the school year

now that i've completed a full week of classes i feel like i need to settle down and really organize myself.
there's going to be a lot of projects, reading, midterms, teaching, tutoring, and finals ahead for me and all my cohort buddies. so i've decided to make some goal for myself and post them here to keep me accountable.

1. get plenty of sleep. i'm completely useless without sleep and then everything else suffers.

2. don't procrastinate. i am the queen of waiting until the last minuet to read a book for class (if i even read it at all), study for a test, staring a project. but i can't do that this semester, there's just too much going on.

3. be early and prepared for class. i absolutely hate being late or even on time for class. i'm that nerd who likes to be at least 10 mins early (for class at least). 

4. have my new member lessons (for my sorority) ready to teach the day before our meeting.

5. take time to chill, even if my 'chill time' is going to the gym or sitting on pinterest for a little while.

what are some goals yall have made for the school year?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

oh that's pinteresting!

i've never done an 'official' pinterest post so i decided that today's the day!
i've linked up with michelle over at The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday!

here are some things i've been pinning :)

home sweet home much? i would LOVE to live here!!

i would love one of these!

so cute!

ps- gossip girl come back with new episodes this monday!!

perfect spring outfit.

love this statement piece.

story of my life!

have a lovely day yall!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Warning: These Images May Melt Your Heart

please look at these precious baby animals i googled today.

my dream dog! mark my words i will have one of my own one day :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

happy 1st birthday to my blog!

so yesterday marked my blog's first birthday!

i can't believe i've been blogging for a year already. its been such a wonderful experience and i've met some amazing friends!
i started this blog after my roommate and a few of my sorority sisters got me interested in reading blogs and i decided i just had to have one of my own. it has been a great way for me to get my thoughts out and document my life.
i'm still learning new things about the blogging world but i'm having so much fun in the process.

so with that being said, happy birthday to a girl in toms and pearls!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Hunger Games

have yall heard any talk of this book?! if not i'm here to spread the word!

it is SUCH a great book.
definitely different from the mary kay andrews, nicholas sparks and emily griffin books that i'm cramming my nose in. (i'm trying to branch out)
it's an action-pacted, drama, with a little romance thrown in there to make it a must read. literally, i couldn't put it down until i was done!

here's the summary from amazon.

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place. 

it's actually part of a trilogy, and i'm currently reading the second book, Catching Fire. i can't put that one down either! i got my mom into the books too. (thankfully our NOOKS allow us to lend book to our NOOK friends so she just had to borrow it from me after i finished it.)

ps- i finished the litigators, and that review will be posted soon :)

but i heard through the grapevine that there is a movie coming out in march! ok maybe that's not new news to yall either but i looked up the trailer and i am PUMPED! i'll post it at the bottom of this post. watch it and if you love it (like i hope you will) you should def read the books!

well that's my two cents!

have a great friday night yall :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

random post

i'm enjoying the last quiet moments of my break before i have to get in the swing of things. currently i'm doing laundry, hanging out with the pups and reading. super fun right?

oh, did you hear that justin timberlake and jessica biel got engaged over the holidays?!
yeah, i heard it on the radio this morning. and then i read about it here.
and i thought he was gonna wait for me!

oh well. at least i still have these beautiful men to keep dreaming about.

this is currently on my fingernails. love it!
sole mate

oh and this is the book i'm reading at the moment.

such random post.

hope yall are having a wonderful night!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

trip to the dentist ... and bringing in 2012

here's my new years eve post, as promised :)

but first let me tell yall about my wonderful trip to the dentist. first off, i hate the dentist. everything about it. my parents would have to trick my into going when i was younger.

so i went to my cleaning and he informs me that i have a cavity. my first one!

they ended up fitting me in later that day to get it filled in, so i went to a nearby bookstore (thank goodness i brought my nook with me) and waited it out. but all i could do was think about the shot they have to give you to numb your mouth. and i'll let yall in on a little secret. i hate shots. hate them! so one in my mouth was freaking me completely out. i read a whole chapter in my book and had to reread it because my mind was totally elsewhere. 

so i went back to the office, he gave me the dreaded shot, and it was the longest lasting shot ever. i swear it lasted ten minuets! okay, maybe like 30 seconds but it felt like forever. after that it was no big deal, except i can barely open my mouth now because it's so sore. eating dinner was quite the challenge.

but enough about me being a big baby and back to new years eve.

my and a couple of my sisters went back to carrollton to bring in the new year together.

i was gonna wear a skirt out but i decided last minuet that i wanted to be super comfy and wear jeans. call me underdress! i dare ya ;)
my sweet lil.
kel kel came back to visit :)

my big was there too, but we didn't get any picture together. sad day.

i was so sad that we forgot to get new years hats and such so i was delighted when we found one on the bathroom counter. 
we snap a quick pic and put it back. i'm sure its owner was looking for it.

we all danced our way into 2012 and when we got home we stayed up even later talking about all the exciting things happening this year. no, we didn't get a lot of sleep. but we did have a wonderful night.

i hope yall's new years was just as exciting!!