Thursday, December 29, 2011


Wow... Is a good word to describe our trip to Sedona. It was so beautiful every where you looked. Pictures do Not do the red rock justice.

Here are a couple of pictures of our hike.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December 26th 2011

Bradley asked me to marry him!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Bradley is a great graphic designer and he knows everything about photoshop.
I made my first photoshop creation last night with Bradley's guidance.
We had nothing in mind when we started but this is what we ended up with :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Small Traditions

This tree is in West Virginia at Bradley's Grandma's house.
Every time we visit we snap a picture of me kissing the tree <3

Update: I found the picture from 2009.(gross brown hair)
Still looking for 2010

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Last night I went over to my parents for dinner. My sister and her daughter came over and we all ended up putting up Christmas decorations.
Here is a picture of my 2 1/2 year old niece putting ornaments on the tree. She handed them to me I put them on the tree. She kept trying to hang them herself and they would fall off, she would giggle and say "oops sorry I'll get it" in the cutest voice ever. I love her so much!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Some day I really want a big ole globe for our living room :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

two weeks in a row

Tori and I really don't go out often. But this is the second wednesday we went out to the Casba to see our friends Bryan and Ben DJ and all of our other friends dance the night away.

Here is a picture to prove it ;)
I have other things to write about but not a lot of time.
So thought I would post a quick picture before I get to holiday postings.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bryan's Birthday

Today Bradley's dear friend Bryan turned 25.
Last night we celebrated at our house with a thanksgiving feast!
It was so much fun, glad we could be a part of the celebration.
Happy 25th Bryan!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


We all have best friends. We all have people who know us well.
We all have friends from when we were little. We all have friends we've made as an adult.

Tori is one of my favorite people. She just gets me.
I met her years ago at Pitaya and over the last few years we've gotten so close
and I love it.


Here is a better picture from our date night.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Young Love

Ah anniversary celebration.
We went to Meridian on Meridian.
It is our favorite place to go, perfect for a date night, and they have AMAZING food.
He made me a card (posted above) and I made him a card.
We had no idea that we both were doing this. Also I got some beautiful flowers
and a hot air balloon christmas ornament! I love it. I love hot air balloons and christmas :)
Bradley knows me well.

That picture of us is terrible but just a quick phone picture in the dark after dinner.
We had the best most relaxing wonderful evening. I am smiling just typing this out.

I am so lucky. I love him so much!
I'll post a better picture of us later .
& that card he made me makes me melt.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

3 amazing years!


I think I am the luckiest girl in the world.
I've been with the most wonderful man for 3 years today.
I have a feeling this next year is going to be the best year yet .

Friday, November 11, 2011

David Bazan

Last night Bradley, Evan and I went to see David Bazan at the White Rabbit Cabaret.
The first time we saw David Bazan was at a living room show in Ft. Wayne.
That show was fun because it was close and more intimate only about 30 people.
Last nights show was slightly bigger and awesome because it was loud & he rocked out.
But he also answered questions from the audience again, I think it is so neat that he does that. He laughs and jokes around and gets serious with the audience in-between songs.
David Bazan is just one of my favorite artists to go see, his voice is amazing.

It was a good night. So many friends were there too
(Ty and Nate,Dano and Kali, Mike and Rose, Sean and Lisa, Whit, our neighbors, Chris and Brittany and some others)

Also, this was the start of our 3 year anniversary celebration!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November Runner

This is my personal best! Of course I had to put it on my blog.
This run was awesome I felt so good after wards.
3.23 miles and with a 10min mile average :)
I am happy!

& it was only 34 degree outside... brrrr.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hot Air Balloon

So all of my life I've been on this hot air balloon kick.
I think they are beautiful. They are fun to look at and I can only imagine how beautiful and what the view from a hot air balloon is is like.

It's monday so of course I was perusing through my regular blogs and websites
when I came across this gem...
I love it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Drumstick Dash

Here's a news clip from the 2009 Drumstick Dash!
I love this community and I am excited that I just registered to do this!
Woot. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I apparently have lots of time to blog my thoughts or interests lately.
Which is a good thing...

I saw this on the blog 'A Cup Of Jo' & it's seems
witty, funny and might be a good read.

Mindy Kaling's memoir came out recently.
The Office writer and actress is smart, cheeky and laugh-out-loud funny;
the New York Times describes her as Tina Fey's cool little sister."

Mindy's description of her book:
"Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!"

New Thing

Now that Halloween weekend is over. I'm gonna move onto the next holiday!
I love it! I love all the wonderful food and family time.
Bradley and I are having Thanksgiving dinner with my family in Zionsville.
On friday (after Brad gets off work) we will drive down to West Virginia to
have Thanksgiving with his Nanny, Mom, Step Dad and Evan.

But also, I am thinking about doing this:

It's a 4.5 mile run around Broadripple. I want someone to run with me but don't know who I would want to do this with that is at my same level of running (amateur/not too good/just does it for fun)

As the time gets closer I'll post if I am gonna do it or not. :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Getting Ready

In the process of becoming a sugar skull

Oct 29th

Saturday was Monster Mash 4!
I can't believe it's been going on for 4 years now!

I had help from Jillian and Anna(Knabe not my sister) with my hair and make up
to become a Sugar Skull.
Bradley's zombie scar looked so gross!
We all had such a good time at the Amber Room at the Murat down town.

Oct 28th

Here we are getting ready for Kristen's Pre-Monster Mash Party
I had such a good time with Jillian and Bryan this weekend.

Friday, October 28, 2011

another day another run

Yesterday I did this route to the green and back to the red,
10mins and 45 seconds is my best mile so far!
3.5 miles total
479 calories

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Desert Climate:
-350 Days of Sunshine!
-Tucson days are warm and sunny, nights are cool and comfortable.
-July and August are the months where the rainfall is highest, and the rain falls in sudden thunderstorms which turn dry riverbeds into raging torrents in minutes.

-Summer day temperatures around 100, evenings between 66 & 85.
-Winter day temperatures between 65 & 75, evenings between 30 & 45.
-Spring day temperatures between 72 & 88, evenings between 45 & 59
-Fall day temperatures between 84 & 100, evenings around 55.

-Dry heat aka not humid (except for monsoon season mid June-late July)

Arts and Festivals:
- 2nd saturdays (like 1st fridays in Indy)
- Lots of Gem & Mineral festivals
- 4th Avenue Street Fair (on in Dec. and March or April), a craft fair probably like handicraft exchange in Indy
- Broadway Village Farmers Market every friday
- El Tour De Tucson, America's largest perimeter cycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
- GABA Fall Bike Swap Meet, Nov 12th.
-There are many more just wanted to list a few.

Outdoor Activities:
- Trail and Road biking (Tucson is a top biking destination)
- Hiking
- Horse back riding
- Rock climbing
- Bird watching
- Astronomy
- Caving
- much more!

-Wasson Peak part of Tucson Mountains (to the west)
-Santa Catalina Mountains ( to the North & most prominent in Tucson)
-Rincon Mountains (to the East)
- Santa Rita Mountains (to the south)

-Sonora Desert

- Public transit Sun Tran
- Tucson is the 27th most walkable city in the US (out of fifty of the largest cities)
- Tucson International Airport

These are just some facts I compiled about Tucson.
I'm excited for this to be on our list of potential places to move!

Christmas Vacation

In about 2 months, we will be traveling to sunny Tucson Arizona for Christmas.
[this picture's caption was 'Have you ever seen an AZ sunrise] So beautiful.
I absolutely cannot wait!

Not only will we be visiting Bradley's Dad and Step mom but this is on the top of our list of places to move in the Summer of 2012. So we will be doing a little investigation into this city.
Moving from the Midwest to the Southwest... what a change :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Almost done with college!

Believe it or not I am almost done with my BSW!!
I'm so excited, I have worked super hard for this and I am looking forward to 2012!

The picture above shows what I am taking my last semester :)
Just two classes.
One is Children & Families and the other is Aging.


Fall runner

By far the prettiest tree on my run with Bora this morning.
I ran 1.7 miles today.

A girl in my class who is a runner suggested for starting out running I should try to do less than 2 miles and once my body gets use to running then do over 2 and work my way up.

So I picked a new route not knowing how far it was. I should have made it just a couple minutes longer... I will try that tomorrow. :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Home made granola

Sometimes I can make the best granola ever. This batch I threw in dried goji berries, raisins and sliced almonds. Om Nom!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Nerd Alert

I didn't know that Blogger had an iPhone app. What better phone is there to try it out on other than my new white iPhone 4S?

I love the camera on this phone. It's so clear. & I love our puggle, Bora.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What does English sound like?

Here is a short film (via Cup of Jo) that shows what English sounds like to foreigners.

Monday, October 17, 2011


This was taken a few weeks ago. But my hair is getting longer and I love it.
It's wild and flowin' . Happy Fall.


I love that this girl is a part of Occupy Wall Street. ^^ She gets it.

"Occupy Wall Street is a people powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally.OWS is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations.The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, Greece, Italy and the UK, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people who are writing the rules of the global economy are imposing an agenda of neoliberalism and economic inequality that is foreclosing our future."

Friday, October 14, 2011


(^new shoes. Pups and I getting ready for our first run)
Ok, so I started running.
It's tough, but I like it.
I'm using run keeper app. and my boyfriend to keep me accountable.
Who knew you need to stretch before and after running...
I ran 2.63 miles yesterday and my legs this morning are achey.

Some people are born runners I am not one of these people.
I am not coordinated, I have asthma, and pretty much zero muscles.
But guess what... I am still gonna do it!

I couldn't have picked a more perfect time in life to pick this up,
this fall is beautiful the weather has been awesome & I am bringing
our pup Bora with me.
After our run yesterday she was pretty lathargic but
it'll be good in the end for both of us to be more active.

my new iPhone 4s should be arriving sometime today!
I'm very excited about this!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Michigan Sept 2011 Trip!

I can't even begin to describe how wonderful this trip was.
I have an amazing boyfriend and this was such an awesome little vacation
we got to take in the middle of Sept.

I got really good at setting up a tent & found out how strong Bradley is, he was able
to ride with so much weight on his bicycle.
Parts of our ride were super tough and I got nothing but encouragement from him.
He's a keeper <3

I want to go back!