Saturday, January 28, 2012


I just had to share this adorable picture of my little baby! He loves to snuggle under the covers!
Aren't dogs the greatest?!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Iowa Obsession..

I have a new obsession... You can blame it all on Pinterest. Last week as I was happily scrolling through pins, I stumbled upon this:
"Green Monster Smoothie"

I couldn't help my curiosity, so I clicked on the pin and found the MOST AMAZING BLOG IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!
Iowa Girl Eats

This blog is full of great recipes and workouts, and is just plain great to read!

Today I did this HITT treadmill workout from her blog:

And made this delicious soup for dinner:
Spicy Tomato & Turkey Soup with Ditalini

You guys HAVE to check her blog out! But beware!! You will soon be Iowa Obsessed!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Vacation Ideas!

HELP!! Mike & I are trying to figure out where to take a vacation this year...but we can't figure out where to go! We are looking for a relaxing beach destination! Any suggestions??

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy 25th Birthday Mike: Fried food & Workout Gear

So sorry that I have not posted lately... School started this week & my schedule is FULL (I am taking 14 hours this semester)!! I have classes on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays! I really actually enjoyed my first week of classes, which I hope continues to last these next 11 weeks!

Thursday was Mike's 25th birthday! Since I had school all day we decided to celebrate Friday evening with a date to BW3's!!
Before our date:

Mike and I ate entirely too much fried food goodness!! :) But it was so yummy! Have you had BW3's fried pickles??? TO DIE FOR!!

Next we headed over to Dick's Sporting Goods so that Mike could look at knives for work... But some how Mike didn't purchase anything and I ended up getting all of this:
I got all of this (an Underarmour shirt, shorts and a pair of reebok pants and a shirt) for 50% off!!! Couldn't pass up such great deals on workout clothes since I have to wear them every day to school. (I am an Exercise Science major.)

So needless to say my husband spoiled me on his birthday! One of the many reasons he is the sweetest man in the world!
Happy 25th Birthday Mike! Here's to celebrating many many more together!

Friday, January 6, 2012

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund: Six Law Enforcement Officers Shot & Killed in Seve...

Please click on the link to read more. We need something to change to protect our officers!!

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund: Six Law Enforcement Officers Shot & Killed in Seve...: The past week has been especially deadly for law enforcement with seven officers killed while on duty, according to the National Law Enforce...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Recap

2011 was a great year! Since I didn't start blogging until October of 2011, I thought I'd let you all in on all the 2011 highlights!

January- (14th) Mike (my amazing husband) graduated from the Louisville Metro Police Department Academy Class 19! This seriously was the proudest moment in my life!!

Soooooo proud!!!

Mike's first day of work! January 16th

The 28th was Alexander's (my nephew) 1st Birthday!!
Bubby is such a HUGE blessing in my life & I never knew I could love someone so much!

On the 18th the newest addition to our family arrived! My niece Isabella Claire was born!!!

The 5th was our 1 year anniversary!!! We had dinner at Jeff Ruby's (it was the best meal I've ever had).

The next day we headed up to Cincinnati to watch the REDS & go to IKEA!!!

Also in June baby Bella had her baby dedication at church:

Fast forward to October.... We had a lot of trick-or-treating events with the babies! Our first stop was the zoo!


My birthday month!! Elyse took me to see Breaking Dawn on 11/18!!!

On the 19th (my birthday) we celebrated at Martinis

Annual Christmas Tea Party! December 3rd:

Cookie Swap at Savannah's!!

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

&& Christmas!!

Unfortunately Mike had to work on NYE, so I didn't document the final day of 2011. But I am looking forward to a great year and can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for us!! Happy New Year!!!