Monday, July 26, 2010

24 years

What a wonderful life...All 24 years of it. I had a wonderful pre-birthday celebration on Friday with my mom, we went shopping! We went to Target and Macy's and Life Uniform, and Nordstrom Rack and Banana Republic Outlet. I know it sounds like a lot of places, and it took some time, but it was fun. I got a new black skirt, a couple of scrub tops, some white t-shirts (because you can never have enough of those) and then some daily needs like mascara and face wash! Friday night, we went to a baptism and then Nuyo. On Saturday, my parents, Tadd and I headed to the city for the broadway show WICKED! There was some intense traffic on the way, however, I was able to sleep through most of it (I am a closet car sleeper, unless you know me, and then you would know that I fall asleep on the drop of a hat in the car). Anyway, we arrive like 4 hours later...and we parked and began running to the Orpheum theater so that we would make it on time. The run was so worth it. We made it to our seats in time and the show was dazzling. The stage setup was great, the singing was amazing...costumes were wonderful...what a great show! Tadd did so good for my birthday. He always thinks of the best gifts to give. After the show we headed to a lovely restaurant that my dad knew about. It was called the BIG 4, after the 4 people that started the Pacific Union railroad. was such good food. I had a great Saturday for my birthday celebration in advance.

Then, if all of this birthday celebrating is not enough, I got to celebrate on my actual birth day too! I had school...all day...but that is okay. I got well wishes all day from friends and family. When I got home from school at 10:00pm my mom got some o so delicious cupcakes from a place called frosting on the cupcake. They look magnificent and taste just the same. We shared all the cupcakes in the box and then I got more gifts. I got my yellow wedges, a few more white t-shirts (different style from the previous) and some face lotion that I have been needing. Perfect, perfect birthday.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Lake Tahoe

This past weekend, Tadd and I headed up to Tahoe to spend time with our friends from Arizona and their three kids. When we got there on Friday, we headed out to dinner and enjoyed a yummy italian dinner at Lanza's. I took some fun pictures of their kids and the but did not happen to get one of Tadd and I.

Saturday morning, we woke up and ate a yummy breakfast...then we all got in our bathingsuits and headed down to Incline Beach. Jill and I headed to the gym to earn our food for the weekend...we then headed down to the beach with the boys and by then the kids were ready to grab a snack and head to our next site which was the pool with a cool slide for the kids. Then out to dinner. And back home for some kettle korn and the Hangover. Sunday morning we got up and prepared for our trip down the Truckee River. The kids were a little frightened at first but then they got the hang of it and we made it all the way down. We got lots of sun and snacks and then headed back to the house the wrap up our weekend. We were so happy to see the Behrend family and look forward to more Tahoe trips in the future.

Lots of Color

I was searching through my friend's blogs and came upon this other blog... she is so creative and is always making life colorful. She adds color to everything. She was my inspiration for these tasty little treats that I made the other evening. I took vanilla cake mix and used food coloring to make beautiful colors for my cupcakes. It was purple, yellow, green and sunburst orange. I combined them all together in the cups and baked them. I colored the white frosting blue to top it off. They were delicious and exciting!!! Try it yourself!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Month Of July

I have been completely consumed by my Chemistry course this July. It started in June and things were busy, but for some reason, the month of July has seem to come without me really realizing it because I am in Chemistry class from 11am to 5pm and then I head to dental assisting. The only thing that reminds me that it is the middle of summer is the dreadful walk from the blacktop parking lot to class in 95 degree weather at 10:30 in the morning. However, there is some seriously good news going on and upcoming. First of all, I am doing great in my chemistry class. So even though it is brutal and requires all of my time, I am passing with flying colors as of right now. I only have 2 WEEKS left...can you believe it...I can't! I am pretty excited about that. Secondly, my birthdday, the BIG 2-4 is on July 27th...that is only 12 days away. Amazing. Present tips below... Also, the same weekend of my birthday, my sister in law, Brittny, is getting married in Laguna. It will be a totally fun and celebratory weekend. For her marriage of course, and I will quietly be celebrating my success (yes that is the plan) in completing Chemistry and my 24th birthday! Yay for the month of July...p.s. birthday ideas below...

Lovely yellow wedges from Nordstrom...

A pretty purple shirt to match my skirt...

Delightfully delicate dresses...
But I will pretty much accept anything...text messages and hugs included!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Behind on Nothing

I feel like I am behind on my blog. But I don't really have anything that great to blog about. I could tell you about my insane summer chemistry class that is kicking my butt right now. I could tell you about my dental assisting courses that are not that hard, so they are kind of boring right now. I could tell you about the fun weekend I had that I did not take any pictures of. I could tell you that my sister is coming into town tomorrow evening. I could tell you that this weekend is really busy and so is next week, and probably the next week too. Hopefully, I can think of something good to post about next time so that I am not "behind" on my blog and there is something fun to read about. Until next time...

Friday, July 2, 2010


I just saw Eclipse last night with Tadd and Nick and Alyssa. I really liked the movie. We did have some annoying people sitting around us, but the movie was great. Team Edward all the way...but Jacob did a good job in this movie fighting for her. Loved the bed that Edward got for Bella...loved the ring that Bella gets. I want the next movie to come out now! I might just have to go see it I can enjoy it a little bit more without all the screams and claps and other irritating sounds people were making.