Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August 31st, 2016

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Tonight I drew my two beautiful babies and the outcome turned out even better than I imagined! ❤ Mom stole this copy and Dad said he wants one for his office at work. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29th, 2016

A lovely night at the Donelson's! We had a yummy dinner, followed by some playtime with Peter, followed by a movie night watching Night At The Museum 3! :)

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I gave Peter my old keyboard and he repeatedly loves to play the same default song that came programed in. It's slowly driving the family nuts, lol. Sorry guys!

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But hey, aside from that...maybe this will help take him one step closer to becoming the next Beethoven. ;)

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How precious are these two??   

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27th, 2016

Tonight was the  Luke Bryan concert!


He preformed alongside Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town for his Kill The Lights Tour at Wrigley Field!


As per the usual, it was another spectacular performance. Luke always delivers. :)


I always love when Luke sings his song Drink A Beer and the whole crowd pulls out their cellphones. It's like a stadium full of stars!!


We got to stay in a hecka fancy hotel after the concert, courtesy of my dad and his job. :) Here's the beautiful room and view!

Friday, August 26, 2016

August 26th, 2016

Happy National Dog Day!! πŸΆπŸ’•

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I love these two beautiful girls so much!!!! ☺️

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25th, 2016

Thursday night (dinosaur) drawing session! :)

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Here are the finished products!

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I drew a Brachiosaurus, which is my favorite dinosaur. :) I used colored pencils and I'm a bit rusty, so the shading is pretty lousy. Nonetheless! It was fun to do and good practice.

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Michael drew a Stegosaurus! He used just plain pencil and this was his first time ever attempting to draw a dino! And I think he did pretty great, if I do say so myself. ;)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 24th, 2016

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Happy 18th Birthday Zachary!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

I can't believe how old you're getting! I'm so proud of you and all you've achieved so far; I know you'll go on to do even greater things. I'm super excited to see your success during your first year at DePaul. I love you so much bud! Hope your day was extra special!! ☺️πŸ’—

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21st, 2016



Lovely time yesterday with some of my favorite people! Jacob's first time at Mongolian Grill was a success, followed by a great time walking around the Promenade, enjoying the weather and browsing shops. :)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20th, 2016

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Last day I'll be working with this lovely lady. :( Gonna miss having your cheery personality around the shoes department. Thanks for always being so much fun to work alongside, Mariyam! πŸ’—

Friday, August 19, 2016

August 19th, 2016

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I found a bunch of cheap dinosaur movies online so naturally I ordered a ton some. Today two of them arrived!! I can't wait to watch them later! :D

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 16th, 2016


Today we headed up to Springfield for the Illinois State Fair to see Dieks Bentley preform for his Somewhere On A Beach Tour! Before the concert we enjoyed the afternoon together at the fair. I especially loved the skylight that carried you above the entire place!


The concert was so much fun! Dierks gave an amazing performance! I loved hearing him sing my current favorite song: It's Different For Girls. :)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 13th, 2016

So glad we were actually able to get our White Lake Reunion BBQ/Pool Party to happen! I love spending time with everyone in this photo! Looking forward to hopefully seeing everyone again in September! ☺️πŸ’• (Not pictured because they left early, but still loved: Kevin & Tommy)


Friday, August 12, 2016

August 12th, 2016

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So management is getting a little more strict with enforcing wearing an earpiece along with your walkie while working on the floor. As I was working my closing shift last night, I realized about 5 hours in that my left earring (same ear that had that dumb earpiece) had fallen out at some point! I instantly started searching every inch of my department and then some, determined to track it down.

After checking every last possible place, I sadly admitted to myself that the earring was long gone. This was extremely upsetting to me, because this set of earrings Michael had bought for me during his trip to Puerto Rico. Aka, they were essentially irreplaceable. But then, with only an hour left in my shift, suddenly I felt something when I brushed against my front left shirt pocket. Sure enough, there it was! Luck and good fortune truly must've been on my side last night. ☺️🌻✨

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 11th, 2016



So today at work I had to deal with: 3 power losses (due to the scorching heat), working (nervously) alongside the board director on a project, attempting to train another woman from another office who's doctor is retiring (a woman who doesn't understand the system...at all), and trying to figure out last minute insurance issues for a surgery scheduled (tomorrow). And then I came home, knowing I had to assemble the shelving cabinet sitting in my garage.

And you know what? After 2 hours of building (while watching episodes of The Office), I can honestly say that I've never had more fun doing something as tedious as assembling IKEA furniture. But I suppose that shouldn't surprise me, because even the most boring or tiresome tasks become a fun activity as long as I'm alongside my sweetheart. ☺️πŸ”¨πŸ’•

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10th, 2016

   Boyfriend Appreciation Post #4



"Perfection consists not in extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."

Michael Richard is my walking definition of "extraordinary". He impresses and amazes me on a daily basis with all of his many talents. Whether it be creating beautiful new pieces in people's homes, designing something fabulous with his creative genius, proving he will always be the most superior person I know in the speaking/people skills department, showing endless amounts of love and compassion for others, and so many more. He's my superhero, my Prince Charming, my knight in shining armor...he's my everything, to put it lightly. 😘

And I mean I know that none of us on this Earth are "perfect"...but how many people do you know that can freehand a circle that perfectly? ;)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August 7th, 2016

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Charmander is red ❤️

Squirrel is blue πŸ’™

Hey there cute Pokemon trainer

You know I'll always choose you πŸ˜‰πŸ’—    

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 6th, 2016


Happy 3rd Birthday to my adorable little cousin Aria!! :)


The party's theme was The Little Mermaid, so of course my amazingly talented aunt created some gorgeous treats to fit said theme. I hope I can be as awesome of a baker as she is one day!!