Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! 
I know it has been ages since I have updated my blog.  
I am really hoping that in 2016 I will be more active here!  
Lots has happened in 2015 that I will update soon.  
But in the meantime...Merry MERRY Christmas!!  
May 2016 be your best year yet!

Monday, March 30, 2015

weekly iphone photo dump - march week {four}

Last week seemed to get away from me...(again!). 

From left to right:
1.  I finally added pictures to the shelf over my sofa.  It makes me happy to see all my favorite peeps every day!
2.  This is how Mike and I prepare for the evening, LOL!.  Bella likes to play catch, all night long (she looses her ball under the sofa, so we prepare back-ups).
3.  Just Sophie ready for one of her naps.
4.  See #2.  Bella trying to get 2 balls in her mouth.  She actually did it, but I wasn't fast enough snapping the photo.
5.  We got our taxes done, yipeee! But No refund this year, BOOOO!  It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, so I guess that is good.
6.  My mom sent me a peep magnet.  So Cute!
7.  Sometimes Pete likes to steal the ball from the dogs see #2.  He is a CRAZY cat!
8.  I didn't want to leave Dewey out.  He doesn't steal the balls from the dogs, but he likes to tease Bella by having her chase him, here he is ready to pounce.  
9.  I love when the UPS man comes to my house, and since I live in Williston, with no shopping, he visits me a LOT!

Enjoy Today!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

weekly iphone photo dump ~ March week {three}

Hi all! 
I am not sure what happened with my Monday post, the beginning of the week got away from me :( 

From left to right:
1.  Sometimes while I am working on an audit for work, it is so much more enjoyable with a snack!  This is my favorite raw trail mix from Sprouts Market (I miss that store dearly!).  I stock when I am in AZ.
2.  It was in the 60's last week, I actually opened the windows.  But since the weather is crazy here in ND, it snowed yesterday~BOO!
3.  Just a selfie before heading off to my weekly Walmart adventure (don't I look excited??).
4.  Since the weather was feeling like spring see #2, I made burgers for dinner.  I have been gluten free for a while and honestly I do not miss the bun, especially when it is topped with tomatoes and avocado, YUM!
5.  Just Soph watching me while I am on the computer.  
6.  Mike and I went to church on Sunday, to be honest, I am still a little guarded when it comes to church. 
7.  After church see #7, Mike and I hit up a new restaurant that opened in Willistion last week.  It is similar to Chipolte (Q'doba Mexican Grill).  Mike and I both had the same opinion, it was good, but we still like Chipolte better.  Of course with our limited eateries around town, we will def go back.
8.  I finally got around to selling my iPhone 5, Josh always does it for me, since he is an eBay expert seller!!  It sold in about 30 min.  Not sure what I will do with my $$.
9.  I have been craving Cuties lately, I must be needing some vitamin c.  I love that these little guys are so easy to peel.

                                                                  Enjoy Today!

Monday, March 9, 2015

weekly iphone photo dump - march {week one}

From left to right:
1.  I love snuggling with these two pups in the morning.  Don't let dad know, he doesn't like them on the bed.
2.  Peanut butter and banana on an Ezekiel English muffin=YUM!
3.  Another Chuck-it ball bites the dust (Bella likes to chew!).  I seriously buy these weekly from Amazon.
4.  One of my weekly preps, cutting up my "cheetah" bananas for our morning protein shakes.
5.  This was the weather at the beginning of the week.  Then it warmed up in to the 40's.  This week is supposed to be 50-60.  I hope that means spring is on the way!!
6.  See #5.  I am so happy it is warming up!!  We have been able to take Sophie and Bella for a walk almost every day!!
7.  Just a Saturday selfie with Bella.
8.  With the weather warming up, it is REALLY MUDDY!!  Especially since Mike and I live in a new construction area.  I looked down at my boots when I was in Walmart getting my groceries, and was a little embarrassed by all the mud on my boots, but then I remembered, I was in Walmart (at least I wasn't in my pajamas, LOL!)

Enjoy Today!!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

what color is it???

Have you seen the dress question all over the internet?  
How CRAZY is that??
Mike and I both see white and gold, 
but when I talked to Ashley, she said she saw both.  
Josh isn't on Facebook, 
so he probably doesn't even know about the dress debate, LOL!

I thought I would have a little fun this Saturday
 and ask you what color you see?
White and Gold or Black and Blue??

I found 2 really cute models for the experiment :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

weekly iphone photo dump - February week {three}

I totally forgot to post my photo dump on Monday~whoops!

1.  It seems like I make breakfast for dinner at least once a week.
2.  We took the pups out for a quick walk (it was -17) to get a change of scenery.  It took us 20 minutes to get them all bundled up for a 15 minute walk. BRRR!!
3.  Mike and I had some hot cocoa after #2.
4.  Soph just being cute.  She is out pillow pup.  She always has to have a pillow to lay on.
5.  Bella is such a snuggle bug!  Here she is sleeping on my lap.
6.  I bought some almond butter when I was in AZ a few weeks ago.  I am really enjoying it with granny smith apples!
7.  My new favorite scent is Amazing Grace by Philosophy (yeah I am a little late to the party).
8.  Mike and I went out to dinner at a new place in Williston, Outlaws.  The food was good, but the service was just OK.  Our favorite spot is still the Japanese Steak House, LOL!
9.  Mike put up my shelf in the living room.  It is still empty.  Maybe this weekend, I will locate my stuff to decorate on it.  

Enjoy Today!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

weekly iphone photo dump ~ february week {two}

From left to right:
1.  Friday night is bully stick night for the pups.  Bella just enjoying her treat.
2.  I didn't work this weekend, and I had so many things planned to get done, but what did I do?  Not a whole lot of anything.  I am loving that Friends is not on Netflix!
3.  I made some chocolate covered strawberries for my valentine (and I had a few too) *yum*
4.  Mike and I were going to venture out and try a new restaurant to celebrate his birthday and Valentine's Day, but when I saw the reviews on Yelp, we decided to go to our favorite place instead, Sakura Japanese Steak House.
5.  Mike had Sunday off, so we had one of his favorite breakfasts, and went to church.
6.  The church we visited had a coffee shop inside, so of course we had to try it out.  It was pretty good, but not like SB's.
7.  My mom gave Mike a new Patriots blanket for his birthday, and Sophie really likes it.
8.  When I was in AZ I stocked up on some of my favorite foods that I cannot get in ND.  I love this raw trail mix from Sprouts.  
9.  At least it is sunny, right?  My friends and family in New England are getting buried in snow this year, and are having colder temps.  Kinda makes me glad I am in ND, LOL!

Enjoy Today!

Monday, February 9, 2015

weekly iphone photo dump ~ february week {one}

Sorry I missed a few weeks, 
I was in Arizona visiting my kiddos *smile*

I also realized when I put this photo dump together, that I didn't take very many pictures of my trip, probably because I was just enjoying the time with Ashley, Nate, Josh & Jess (and Kodi, Hershey, Jax & Jill).  

I worked half the week, so I wouldn't use up all my vacation time, so I got to see all my co-workers too (which was nice)
As always the visit was too short, 
but Mike and the pups were happy to have me home again.

From left to right:
1.  Mike and I celebrated our 29th anniversary on January 25th.  It is hard to believe we have been together so long.  We have surely been through so much together (some good, some not so good), But through it all, I am so lucky to have this guy by my side (and of course we went to our favorite Japanese Steakhouse for dinner).
2.  Pete wanted to come to AZ with me.  
3.  Ashley and I tried this juice from Trader Joe's (I hit all the spots I do not have in ND, and stocked up on some of my favorite items).  Ashley liked it, but I was not really a fan of this flavor, it was too gingery.
4.  We also went to Sprout's (Oh, how I miss that store!!), and got my favorite raw trail mix and some organic chocolate and mint candy bars.  I also hit up Target,  Old Navy and Ulta (Luckily everything fit in my suitcase), and I got my haircut by my favorite stylist.
5.  Hooray for the Patriots winning the Superbowl!!  I will always be a New England-er at heart!!
6.  I did cheat a little on my trip (Lunch with Ashley at Sweet Tomatoes), YUM!
7.  I was dying to get my hands on one of these babies!!  White Chocolate Mocha (my FAV).  It was delicious too!!  I have heard rumors that we may be getting a Starbucks in ND, I sure hope so!
8.  Just Sophie laying on the bed (don't tell dad, he doesn't like the pups on the bed).
9.  I unpacked my suitcases and left my clothes on my dresser, because I was too unmotivated to put them away.  I finally got everything back in it's place (such a good feeling).

Enjoy Today!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

weekly phone dump {january week three}

From left to right:
1.  Can this photo be any cuter??  Just little Bella waiting for me to throw her ball.  This is the ritual EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT...throw the ball, she brings it back, throw the ball, repeat a million times.
2.  Since I have been eating clean and mostly gluten free, I have felt so much better, and so does my tummy!!  I do eat Ezekiel bread that is made with sprouted wheat (not gluten free), but easy to digest.  I was craving PB&J, so I made toast (since I keep it in the freezer) and topped it with organic PNB and some of THIS that my mom sent to us.  YUMMERS!!
3.  Mike had a remote starter put in my truck.  Can I just say, I LOVE IT!!!  I didn't think I would need one, and didn't want to spend the $$ on it, but this is the BEST thing ever!!  Especially when you live in ND. He made sure to get me the best one (starts from a up to a mile away), so when I am shopping at Walmart, I start her up when I am getting ready to check out, and my truck is nice and toasty warm.
4.  I have been trying to get caught up at work for a while.  I was able to get most of my November scanning done on Saturday.  It is the most boring task EVER!!  But made me so happy that it is done!!  I think I might be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon!!
5.  Both pups got a long overdue bath on Saturday night.  Sophie likes getting a bath (that is why she is pictured, LOL!), Bella is not really a fan of the bathtub (so weird, since she loves to swim).
6.  I have been preoccupied with work and trying to get situated in our town house, that my mail pile has gotten out of control!!  Sunday I paid everything and filed it away.
7.  Sunday Selfie...I am visiting my kids in about a week, and while I am in AZ I am getting my haircut (I still have not found a place here).  I am ready to take the scissors to my hair...but I will wait to see my girlie Theresa!!
8.  I Made some more of my favorite snack, while Mike was watching his football game last night.  Recipe is HERE.
9.  The corner of my office is a HOT MESS!!  It is driving me CRA CRA!!  Next weekend, I am figuring out where to put this  junk stuff.

Enjoy Today!

Monday, January 12, 2015

weekly iphone photo dump ~ january week {two}

From left to right:
1.  Sometimes I just think my food is photo worthy.  One of my favorite snacks/lunch is plain Greek yogurt with berries, walnuts and a drizzle of raw honey.
2.  I am having the hardest time finding a sweater for Bella. This one was size large and said it could fit a German Shepherd (Bella is small, for a pittie, she only weighs 48 pounds, but she is like a body builder on top, LOL).  We are making it work, but it looks like she is wearing a half shirt, LOL!
3.  Mike and I went to the Japanese Steak House again, it is so yummy!!
4.  Saturday morning:  I did a little online shopping (I am seriously addicted to Amazon now), and then logged into work to try and get caught up on a few things.
5.  Walmart had my size in yoga pants (woo hoo) so I bought a few pairs and got some shirts.  I seriously live in this stuff~so comfy!!
6.  Just a Sunday morning selfie after I washed my hair.
7.  Even though it is freezing here in ND, I still enjoy my protein shake for breakfast.  Today was vanilla, strawberry and banana.
8.  I am slowly but surely getting things organized around here.  Sunday I tackled the coat closet and laundry closet (more pictures to come on that, hopefully).  Luckily I did a lot of purging while packing, so it is pretty much just organizing now.  I love THIS blog, and she is doing an organizing challenge, which helped get me motivated (want to play along?)
9.  Just some snuggle time with this snugly girl on Sunday afternoon.  Sophie is right next to me (not pictured).  I love my pups!!

Enjoy Today!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

weekly iphone photo dump ~ January 2015 week {one}

Happy New Year!

From left to right:
1.  Just crazy Pete on some of the boxes in my office that still need to be unpacked (I have been super busy at work, so these have gone untouched and it is driving me CRAZY!).
2.  I lost the blade to my Ninja blender in the move, I have looked high and low for that thing and think I may have tossed it by mistake.  Luckily they make replacement parts!!  I have missed my protein shakes!!  I will probably find the other blade, now that I have purchased another, LOL!
3.  I am a list maker!  I just love them!  Groceries, things I want to get accomplished, to-do, work lists.  Crossing things off makes me even happier!
4.  Here is princess Soph, she loves sleeping on pillows.  She is so cute!
5.  Sunday the temp was -17 (with a wind chill of -29).  Mike was nice enough to come along with me to do the grocery shopping.  I am not going to lie, it was FRIGID!
6.  After our trip to Walmart, we warmed up with some cocoa.  Mike likes a lot of whipped cream in his.  
7.  These girls follow me everywhere.  I am lucky to work at home and this is pretty much where they are all day long.  Right next to my feet (notice Bella guarding her ball in her sleep).
8.  Mike and I finally upgraded our phones.  We both got the iPhone 6 Plus.  So far I am loving it!!  I think it will be really nice to use on my Project Life App!

Enjoy Today!

*Blog Update* 
I really want to get back to blogging on a more regular basis!!  I plan on making that happen once all the year end stuff is done at work and I get caught up.   
I sure do miss posting on a regular basis!