Take me back.

Take me back.

It’s true, I mean the important thing is how you feel in them and how you like them. If you can see, think you’re a badass bitch while still being cute, sophisticated, womanly, whatever it is, I say keep em.
Seattle, Day 3

Drove to Snoqualmie Falls
Lunch at a hole in the wall BBQ joint
Hiking up Rattlesnake Ledge
Visit to the house where Grey’s Anatomy is filmed
Dinner at the local Mexican place

Please don’t make me leave.

Seattle, Day 2

Rode the monorail to the Space Needle
Visited the Chihuly Glass Museum & Garden
Took the monorail back to visit the First Starbucks
Souvenir shopping at Pike’s Place
Cruise around Elliot Bay
Salmon, Halibut, clam, mussels and prawn dinner at Iver’s
Monorail back to the Space Needle to check out the view at night.

Amazing. So exhausted and so happy.

Never let me leave.

Seattle trip, Day 1

Pike’s Place Fish Market
Put gum on the famous Gum Wall
The Crab Pot for lunch
Underground tour of old Seattle
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company
Back to Jones’ for dinner

Basically been the perfect trip so far.

My friends know what’s up.

My friends know what’s up.

St. Louis, you are amazing.

Do what you love for work and what you love becomes work.
I am thankful

Last night while chatting with Cody, I remember commenting on how strange it is to think of where we all are this year compared to where we all were last year. Last year at this time, my life was completely different than it is now.

And I am thankful for that.

I am thankful that I have a job that I love, with coworkers who support me and a boss who wants me to succeed.

I am thankful I have a wonderful, loving roommate who makes me laugh and is always there for me.

I am thankful I have a sweet and caring boyfriend who understands me and tries to make me happy.

I am thankful I have parents who each want the best for me, and a brother who will stand next to me through it all.

I am thankful that I have friends who care about me and who I care about.

This year has been a roller coaster that spiraled downwards to the point where I didn’t know how it would ever get back up again. But lately it has been up up up and I am so incredibly thankful for everyone that has helped point me in that direction.

Now bring on the mashed potatoes.

Check & check

Thanks to the relentless efforts of Twaddle to turn me into a lady, I was able to cross some things off of my list. 

Twaddle took me to Target and HOOKED ME UP. I now have a closet full of fun new goodies and am slowly becoming a girl. Goodbye #10 and #23.

  1. Take a professional cooking class
  2. Live outside of Illinois
  3. Go white water rafting
  4. Travel somewhere on my own
  5. Go skydiving
  6. Visit Barcelona and Rome
  7. Run a 5K
  8. Learn how to play tennis, and then play someone in a match well
  9. Cook every dish in a cookbook
  10. Get a makeup consultation from someone professional and then buy all the makeup they recommend
  11. Buy something ridiculously expensive and frivolous, just because I want to
  12. Swim with dolphins
  13. Have my palm read
  14. Go to one new restaurant or coffee shop a week for one year
  15. Take an art class
  16. Ride in a hot air balloon
  17. Visit a spa for an entire day and get the works
  18. Watch a meteor shower
  19. Grow my hair out really long and then cut it all off
  20. Throw away all my clothes, then completely redo my wardrobe from scratch
  21. Go horseback riding
  22. Golf a complete 18 holes
  23. Find my perfect shade of lipstick
  24. Learn how to change a flat tire
  25. Swim with sharks
  26. Go fruit picking in an orchard
  27. Watch a movie at a drive-in
  28. Visit Sanibel again and see all the sights I saw when I was a little girl
  29. Go scuba diving
  30. Attend a professional sporting event