Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Feeling Good

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Whew, such a scary moment turned into something great this morning! I went to the Salon today to meet with the owners. Yeah, scary. I wasn't quite sure why I was meeting with the owners because I've already met with the hiring manager. Well I get there and I'm a bit nervous but I was doing fine. I sat down with them and they said..."The reason you are meeting with us is because Nicole thought your interview with her was great and wanted us to meet you for possible management opportunities." OMG!!! My heart started beating fast. How exciting is that?! Our interview went FABULOUS and she told me that she normally can tell within the first 5 minutes with meeting with some one if they have it and she said she felt great about me. Ahhhh....it felt so good to hear that. For once I feel old, on top of things, and so mature. I'm ready to become an adult in the real world and its a scary but exciting feeling. We talked about pay and all of that good stuff and it is actually a lot higher then I first thought...which is also amazing! Well long story short, I start training on Monday for receptionist and I couldn't be any more excited! I still can't believe that the first salon I gave my application to hired me and with the opportunity to get high up in the business! I want to thank everyone for their sweet comments. It really means a lot to me and I'm so happy that I have this great support system that is praying and looking out for me. Things happen for a reason and learning about this bloggin' world from Steffie B. opened my doors to so many wonderful people. I love all of you guys! Can't wait to blog about work! ;)

Ok, well enough celebrating for now...I have to get crackin' on take home finals and final projects! ...2 more days!

Monday, April 28, 2008

5 Short Days

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Today marks the last week of college and living in "college town!" I still can't believe that four years went by so fast. I still remember the first day here and walking into my dorm room thinking "Oh...my....gosh....4 girls are supposed to share ONE room?!" I've been through a lot of ups and downs over the past four years and I'm grateful for every minute of it. I'm super glad its coming to an end but its a little bittersweet.

I'm heading home for the night because I'm meeting with two managers from the salon tomorrow morning. I'm starting training next week for the job and I can not wait!! Well this week will be filled with mixed emotions while I'm packing up, tearing down, and spending my last days with the boys. Just 5 short days and its home bound for good...wow....

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Happy Sunday!

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday!?

This my friends is how I'm spending my Friday...

Do you see the crazy look in my eyes?  haha.....cocktail(s) tonight for sure! ;)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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I'm trying not to get discouraged because it is only April 24th and I know that summer is on its way but come on people....the high today is 75*....by Monday it going to be a high of 40*. (with maybe a snow shower!?) UGH!!! Sorry to put a damper on any good moods for those who live in Michigan. I guess that's the price we pay for living in this state. I'm trying to stay positive....so today I'm thankful that we got over a week of above 70* weather in the month of April. I'm also very thankful for being done with classes with just 2 finals to go. It is still so surreal because I'm really going to be done...for good! Finally, I'm thankful for Tyler and everything that he does for me. He's been a little down lately trying to mess with all this house stuff. Things are turning out to be higher in price then first expected and now he is getting shipped up north to work for probably the whole summer. ;( I'm just praying that he keeps his head up and doesn't get too down on himself. He's an amazing man and has so much to offer. I'm just so lucky to have him.

Well that's my thankful Thursday. It's not the most uplifting post...sorry for that! I hope you all have a great day and for all you Grey's Anatomy fans...The new ones start tonight! Yippee!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sunshine & Sunglasses

We have just been soaking up the sun this week here at our house! Abby came over yesterday and we laid out! The boys loved bugging us and laying all over us....hehe I hope you all are getting this amazing weather also! Oh and I'M DONE WITH CLASSES!!! :) WAHOOOO!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

I hope you all had a great weekend! I went home for the weekend with Tyler to see some friends and family. I still can't believe I have 2 short weeks left at school and I'll be moving home. I told my mom that she needs to prepare to have a roommate! ;)

Well, the weekend was jammed pack full of fun! Today, I hung out over at Steffie B.'s house!!! We had so much fun! Tyler helped the boys with the boats and I hung with the girls. After the two Things got up from naps we went on the first boat ride of the season! I even got some color on my white, VERY white skin. hehe... Steffie and I never run out of things to talk about and I love spending time with her and Emmie!! Thanks again Stef for a fun day....Love ya!

Looks like the weather is going to be AWESOME all week long AND I only have one day of class this week!!! Yessss...I'll be working on my tan! ;) I hope everyone had a great Sunday~

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Amy & Kyle

Oh how I'm going to miss Mr. Kyle. I have been babysitting him since he was 2 and he is going on 4 1/2! I think the world of him! He is such a lover. He has a heart of gold and is always keeping me on my toes. He is very sensitive and has a very pure soul. I love how smart he is at such a young age. He becomes friends with anyone and doesn't say anything negative without feeling terribly bad about it! His favorite thing he said to me this year was "Amy, my eyes are leaking..." when we were watching a sad movie. Now how precious is that!? This kid will steal any ones heart and I'm going to miss him when I leave...he just told me today..."Amy, you can't leave yet because you said you were going to leave when it turns summer and its not summer yet!" **tear**

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ryan & Amy

It is just starting to hit me...I'm going to be leaving the family that I nanny for and my little Ry-Ry in just a couple of weeks. He is my sidekick, my little man...we've had a bond since he was born. Watching him grow up has just been an awesome experience. He'll be 2 in June and he's already putting sentences together and discovering new things everyday. I'm so thankful that I got the opportunity to learn and grow with him. I will miss him SO much!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


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I got the call at 8:30am this morning! I'm going to meet with the other 2 managers on the 29th and then start training the week after! She seemed very excited and told me that the May schedule needed to be filled up so I need to start ASAP. You don't know how good this makes me feel. I've just been carrying this weight on my shoulders waiting to hear back...and also with this huge project I've been trying to complete.... Today I hear from the salon AND I finished my project that is due tomorrow at noon! I feel SO good about life...I'm just floating on cloud nine!

Thank you all for being so supportive and making me feel so good about the job and just life in general. I'm so thankful for every single one of you! I love you all!! ;)

(I was in such a good mood today, I had to make a new blog design with fun cheery colors!! ~Enjoy!~)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Funds and Prayers Needed

I would love nothing more then to help every single one of the sweet Starfish babies...however being a college student and where I am at in my life, I can't do anything financially for them. This is where I need all of your help! If anyone is willing to donate or just pray for these sweet angels of God...you will be truly rewarded by the man upstairs. I have such a passion to adopt and I know that God is calling me to do it down the road. I'm praying for each of the children and every single orphan in the world who needs a home. Thanks everyone for helping out! Just go here if you can make a donation.

God bless you all! ~Happy Monday~

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Three Word Sunday

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Saturday, April 12, 2008


Today is my dad's 51st birthday! I guess I could disclose his age since he doesn't really read this blog... hehe I love my daddy and I've been a daddy's girl my whole life! I used to go to pm kindergarten when I was a kid so my dad would stay home with me in the mornings. I always called him "my buddy." He would also always take me down to the bus stop when I was a bit older and we would wait for the bus together while making up fun games and just having a good time! I love my dad and I can't wait for him to walk me down the isle at my wedding....now that will just send me over the edge! Happy Saturday friends...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ooooo look what I got!

First I want to thanks to everyone who stopped over at Abby's blog...she felt very welcomed!

Second, I got home today and saw a box on our porch. I went to grab it and noticed that it was for me!! I got super excited!!!! I saw that it was from one of my best friends Erica. I opened it up and LOOK WHAT I GOT........

It was full of fun stuff for the wedding! She wrote me the sweetest card...I started to cry! She had sticky notes made that say "Amy's wedding ideas"...had a pen made that says "Amy's Brilliant Idea Recorder" (I loved that, hehe)....postcards that have our wedding information on the front and you can send them out to different places to request more information...how cool is that?! Lets see....there is a photo album, a notepad with my name on it, thank you cards, and a beautiful tee-shirt that says "Amy, the beautiful bride to be..." What a fun surprise this was!!! I'm so excited to use all of it! She just cracks me up....I called her to thank her and she told me that she is having more fun with my wedding then anything ever before! She is going to be such a great asset to my big day. Thanks friend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New Girl in Bloggy Land!

I recently introduced my friend Abby to our sweet little world of blogging! She instantly became addicted like we all are...hehe...and decided to start her own blog! Today I decided she needed a bit of a face lift so I gave her a blog makeover! You must go check it out and say HI to her. She wants more "bloggy" friends!!! ~Thanks guys~

**This picture was taken last November!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Tyler has been trying for months now to buy a house. He gave a few offers and was getting turned down. He then got down on himself and was convinced that he just wasn't meant to be a homeowner. Well long story short, he tried for a house a few months back that did need a lot of work but it was a cute house and I liked the location. Don't get me wrong, it was definitely a "fixer-upper" and it was not in a perfect part of town but he liked it and saw potential in fixing it up and selling it for a good price down the road. Well that offer fell through and he was devastated. WELL...we found out about a month ago that this is house in on the market again and going for.....wait for it.....$30,000 CHEAPER then before! Oh did he jump on that! He placed an offer last week Monday for it and I've been praying that he got it. A week went by and actually just yesterday he again told me that maybe he just wasn't meant to have it. Well my friends at about 1pm today I got the call! The "HONEY THEY ACCEPTED MY OFFER" call. I am thrilled!!! Not only are we going to have a house to move into when we get married, but this will be a full out summer project, gutting it out, painting, and decorating! I'm a happy girl and he is for sure a happy boy!
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Monday, April 7, 2008

Random Thoughts...

In lou of starting some wedding planning, I decided to change my blog to the colors of our wedding! Yes that is right, Tyler and I have chosen our colors and they are going to be black with shades of pink to accent! I have been dreaming of having a fall wedding for so long and I actually loved the idea of fall colors. However, I'm such a pink girl and always have been so I had to go with pink. AND Tyler didn't complain when I suggested it so that made me happy. Plus, I think he secretly likes pink... HA ;)

This past weekend was spent mostly outside. Tyler and I had a little cookout yesterday which was super fun! I think that we cook well together which will be a plus when we get married! hehe The weather was just beautiful here in good ol' Michigan. We hit above 60 both Saturday and Sunday and today it is about 65!! They are calling for snow/rain this weekend however...ugh.... typical....

Well I don't have much to blog about today, just that I'm SO ready for summer, the lake, boating, friends, and being DONE with school. Only 2 1/2 weeks of classes left with a few finals to follow and I'm outta here... I hope you all are having good weather today also! I'm gonna head out to the deck for some hw/reading time!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Three Word Sunday

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Happy Dance


I hope everyone has a great Saturday! Temps are going to be over 60 today and that makes us all do the happy dance over here!! We are heading to the mall then to the park for the day. Oh and I picked up "The Waiting Child" from the library and I'm LOVING it!! :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

~Thankful Thursday~

Today as I was walking to class, I was in awe of the beautiful weather. The sun was beaming down on me and I just thought...THIS is why I live were I do. As much as I hate the winter months, it brings me so much joy when the sun comes back out and the days warm up. I wanted to do a thankful Thursday post because today I'm thankful for so much.


~First, I'm thankful for the warmth of the sun. It makes everyone a bit more happy!

~I'm thankful for all my bloggy friends. You guys put a extra smile on my face everyday and I know that you all truly care about me....even though I'm not adopting....well not yet anyways. ;)

~I'm thankful for children and the love and compassion they have for life. In a child's eyes everything is that much more wonderful.

~I'm thankful that I've almost finished my college career. I can't believe that I've made it this far without backing down or giving up. School comes harder for me then most people and I'm glad I gave it my all...

~I'm thankful for the family that let me live with them this past year and for Kyle and Ryan. They have molded me into a strong person and I believe it will make me a better mother someday.

~I'm thankful for Tyler and for all the love he gives to me. He doesn't make life any easier for me and he is always giving me challenges and I love him for that.

~I'm thankful for the walk Tyler, the boys, and I took yesterday and seeing him interact with the boys. He will also make a wonderful father someday...

~Last, I'm thankful for God and all that he gives me on a daily basis. HE is the reason we are all here and HE deserves all the thanks in the world!

~Happy Thursday Friends!~

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Calling All Readers!

I was wondering if anyone owns China Ghosts by Jeff Gammage or The Waiting Child by Cindy Champnella and is willing to let me borrow it?! OR if anyone knows of any other really good adoption novels. I'm in need of a good read again and I'm really trying to find one about adoption! If you have a lead on any of the books, let me know! ~Thanks friends!~