Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Lately, I feel like a lot of things have been stressing me out in life, and I am constantly reminded that I need the Lord in the center of my life in order for things to work out. He has a plan for me, and it will work out in His time.

Hearing "Lord, I Need You," by Matt Maher on the radio, always helps me to remember that I do need the Lord and that He is always there for me, in all positive and negative situations. I just love this song and the message it has for all of us. They even played it at mass on Sunday night, and it made my day!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekend Recap

Not a whole lot to share this weekend...I worked Saturday and Sunday, so that took up most of my time. Friday night, I caught up on a few Ellen episodes, which always make me laugh! I'm a couple weeks behind, but she had the American Idol judges on, and they are all pretty hilarious!

Saturday night, after working my 12 hour shift, I walked out to the parking lot to find this...

Thankfully, with the help of one of my coworkers, we got the spare on and I made it home. However, changing a flat tire was not in my Saturday night plans! And my wonderful husband got it fixed for me while I worked on Sunday. Ryan and I got caught up on a couple of our shows Saturday night too.

Sunday after work, I got to spend some time with my husband and go to mass with him before he is gone all week again for work. 

Hope you all have a great week! Can you believe it's the last week of January?!?

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fans of the Year

This past week, a few of my friends and I went to watch one of our high school classmates coach his high school boys basketball team! We wanted to be great fans at the game, so we brought a little surprise along for our friend to show him our support! 

On our way to the game!

He was nice enough to come out to eat with us before the game!

We had a lot of fun, and our friend was a little embarrassed, but truly, I think he loved all the attention!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mini Roadtrip Weekend Recap

Friday night, 5 of us girls and one guy (not the one in the pic) took a road trip from Omaha to Cedar County, Nebraska. We were playing in a volleyball tournament on Saturday, so we decided to make a weekend of it. We got to the Blue Devil Bar in Wynot, NE about 11:00 and closed the bar at 2:00 am. We then proceeded to crash at my friend's parents' house near there and were up Saturday morning at 6:15.

Saturday, we fielded 2 co-ed teams in a tournament in Norfolk. It was a long day of volleyball, but fun! We played 4 pool play games and 4 tournament games. We went 2-6 on the day. It's not the greatest, but my team won the game that mattered, in which we beat the other team of our friends. We called this game the "Cedar County Championship," considering 9 out of our 14 total players on both teams are from there.

Saturday night, on our way back home, we stopped and saw our nephew and niece for a little bit and saw our little niece crawling all over the place, so cute!

On Sunday, Ryan and I spent most of the day relaxing, watched some football, and even grilled out for supper since it was in the 50's outside, beautiful weather for January!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Book Review

I just got done reading this book, and it was really good! It was sort of like a mystery, but it was interesting because the whole book went back in time chapter by chapter, instead of moving forward. When I started the book, I didn't think I would find out what happened, but as the time moves back, it all comes together and it's pretty crazy!

This is the first book by Jeffrey Deaver that I've read, but I may have to check out some more of his books! 

Have any of you read this book or any others by this author?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Everyone loves receiving a compliment! It makes us feel good about ourselves or what we're doing. And it's especially great when you receive a compliment from someone that sounds truly honest and genuine, even if it's a little unexpected. I received one of these the other days after my workout at the gym. Here's how the conversation went...

I was done with my workout and was putting my stuff away, when a sweet, little older lady with a British accent started talking to me. I don't know her name, so we'll call her Betty.

Betty: I just wanted to let you know, because you probably don't look at it much, but you have a very nice backside.

Me: (trying not to laugh) Well, thank you.

Betty: Well, not that I was staring at it, but I just noticed it while I was working out. It's very nice and tight.

Me: Thanks. (not sure what else to say to that)

But, I did feel a little better about my body after that, even if my backside probably looked better with the tight workout pants I was wearing to keep it all together! Thanks, Betty!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Low Key Weekend

My weekend was pretty uneventful. I spent all day Saturday and Sunday working, so that took up the majority of my time and energy.

Friday night, Ryan and I rented the movie, We're the Millers, which was hilarious! 

I also tried a new recipe this weekend, Stromboli, and turned out pretty good. I used ham, turkey, roast beef, and pepperoni for the meat and then added a little sauce, seasoning and mozzarella cheese before baking it. 

That's all folks...so sorry for the boringness, but wishing you all a great week!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I've been really trying to be patient with some things in my life lately. Although I want everything to happen right away with the plan I have in my head, I am constantly reminded that things will happen in God's time and that I need to trust in Him and be patient. This psalm is a great verse to read when we are struggling with patience in our lives.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Weekend Recap

I had a nice, relaxing weekend! Ryan and I were home for most of the weekend, and I don't remember the last time that's happened. Here's the recap:

On Friday, I got to go visit my best friend from college and her new little girl! She was so adorable and it was great to see both of them! Friday night, Ryan and I rented The Heat, which was hilarious!

Saturday morning, I went to class at the fitness center and finally cleaned our apartment (I even got some help from my husband). Saturday afternoon/evening, we went to the wedding of a couple that went to college with Ryan. It was nice to catch up with some college friends we haven't seen in awhile. 

Saturday night, I also got to be a proud big sister as my brother scored 21 points in his college basketball game!!

Sunday morning, we visited my Goddaughter and her parents before they go back to Wisconsin. The rest of the day was mostly spent on the couch, which was very relaxing! Ryan went into a slight depression when the Packers lost in the NFL playoffs, but hopefully he will recover soon. 

And finally...I am not looking forward to Monday's weather, as the hourly forecast is disgustingly cold! Although, I know we have it better than some of you further north, so I hope everyone stays warm and safe tomorrow!! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014


2) Exercise more
3) Eat more fruits and veggies, and less snacks and junk food
4) Worry less
5) Try new things
6) Get together more often with my friends 
7) Continue to grow my blog
8) Enjoy life
9) Strengthen my relationship with the Lord 
10) Expand my variety of meals that I cook