March 30, 2010

I Want You

Jon Bon Jovi wasn't the only delicious thing we experienced at Mohegan Sun this weekend. Do you ever have something to eat that is so good that for days after you can't stop thinking about it? I have actually been mad at myself for not eating more, for not savoring every bite just a little more because right about now I would kill for this...


The perfect blend of everything that is good in the world accompanied by a margarita..heaven
Nachos Grande with chicken from SolToro if only you weren't two and a half hours away :(

March 22, 2010

St. Anthony

Over the weekend I became convinced that I lost two things; my camera and my retainer. Not at the same time..however..lost. Two very important things I own. One holds my memories and one keeps my once very crooked teeth in their new straight alignment (thanks mom). I was very distressed over losing them. I looked everywhere...twice. Then I remembered St. Anthony. He has come to my rescue many times over the years.

St Anthony, St Anthony please come around
something is lost and cannot be found
if you will help find it for me
you dont know how happy I will be

I prayed and I prayed to good ol' St Anthony

and then...sure enough.. I found them! Not at the same time..but found them. In places I had already looked twice.

If you ever lose anything important to you look for it (duh) but also pray.. pray to St Anthony..he always comes through. ;)

March 18, 2010

I Love Them

One of my favorite things in the world is walking through my front door..looking up the stairs and seeing this...



They anxiously wait to see who is coming through the door..*who is it who is it who is it* followed by tails wagging and shaking in excitement that their family is home *YAY HI I MISSED YOU HI YAY* seems to be what they would say if they could talk.. I love them I love them I love them.

March 15, 2010

Those Were the Best Days of My Life

I was told over and over before I left for school "College is the best years of your life..enjoy them" I knew they would be fun but I didn't quite get what they were saying..until now.

It's like any memory I guess..you look back and only remember the great times..It's easy to forget about all the school work, petty arguments and stresses of our then financial situations..looking back on it now..college was one big sleep over with my best friends. Of course I miss it. We were allowed to be immature adults and it was fun. Living with your friends has its benefits to living with your parents. Our mistake is that we think it will be better after college ..we will still be as close but with money and careers we would tell ourselves. But plans change and things dont always work out like we planned. Friendships take work and effort from both sides as it is easy to drift when you aren't living together. The truth of the matter is ..post college cannot be a continuance of what college was. It's a fleeting time in your life that you need to enjoy at the moment because you can never get it back. There will be no other time in your life where you can live like you do in college. We all wish we could..we all reminisce.. we would all do anything to go back knowing what we know now.

I wish I believed the people that told me to enjoy the moments..they really are some of the best years of my life. I wish I let more petty arguments go, let school and money stress me out a little less, treasure the moments a little more..like the cliche statement goes..you don't know what you have until it's gone....

a little video compilation of my fav memories from some of my fav years :)

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March 12, 2010

J B J

There aren't many men who give me the 'lady tickles' (to steal a term from LT) but this man..ohhh I love this man..


He seduced me two years ago to the day at his concert. Some may call it an addiction..a sickness and I wouldn't necessarily disagree.


I share this love with my mom, aunt and cousins..not sure exactly what it is..the fact that he is tragically beautiful probably has a small roll


Lucky for us two weeks from today we get to have our Jovi fix ..it's been tooo long <3


March 08, 2010

You Get What You Need

I recently got a forward email that read "God may not always give you who you want in life but He does give you who you need." This is a bold statement...it doesn't mess around. When I read it I got to thinking about my own life. I've always wanted a "daddy" and a sister, don't have either...oh well..boo hoo? nah. I've realized that what I do have is far greater. I have a mother that is so wonderful that she makes up for not having a father. I have best friends that I think of as my sisters. And I have a family that loves and supports each other and is there no matter what. God doesn't always work in ways that are accepted by society...we have many people in our lives that are our family even if there is no blood relation. He doesn't always give you what you want or what is politically correct...however, He does give..even if it be in indirect or mysterious ways. You are never alone.

There is love in the world; all around us. Be open to it..it may just come when you are least expecting it. There is support in the world. There is kindness in the world. No one has to be alone..how comforting is that? Look around at your friends and family...whoever they are..and remember, God doesn't always give you who you want, He gives you who you need..how beautiful is that?

March 04, 2010

JOB

It can be very stressful to choose a career for yourself. We are told to do something we love and that puts a lot of pressure on us because we want to be sure we will be happy. I have come to the conclusion that it is more realistic to use criteria like finding something that is challenging, practical and will give us the life that we want for ourselves.

Let's face it..only people that don't need the money from their jobs to survive actually love their jobs. Anything you HAVE to do you aren't going to love all the time. Yes, you should have an interest in what you do..take some pride in it..love it sometimes..but I have found that we shouldn't expect to love it all the time or we will be disappointed and ultimately unhappy. Even for the people that swear they do love what they do ..I don't think they would say they wouldnt rather have the day off or not have to work all the time. In conclusion, I have realized over sometime now that a job is just that.. a job. So don't feel alone if you have that famous love/hate relationship with yours.