So, Michael just accepted an internship in Mexico City this past week and man, am I jealous because I won't be able to join him since I'll be finishing up my last quarter of my degree in Cincinnati! He will be leaving at the end of March and getting back home in June just in time for us to graduate from the University of Cincinnati on the 13th. This is his third and final internship for UC and his architecture degree. On another note, he will be finding out about Grad school acceptance by the time he leaves for Mexico City, so we will be keeping everyone posted! Wish him luck!
I was tagged by Dee Ann! Here are the rules: 1. Go to your picture file 2. Go to your 6 picture folder 3. Go to your 6th picture 4. Blog about it 5. Tag 6 people
This picture is from 2005 about 9 months after Michael and I moved to Cincinnati. We went to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky with our good friends the Brough's and had a such a great time. The caves were so amazing, beautiful and huge! This was a picture of Michael and I in one of the stairwells.
I tag Misty, Martha, Megan Mann, Kimberly, Lynze and Tricia
I just wanted to post a little something and say Happy Birthday to my hubby Michael who turned 28 today. He is such a wonderful person who makes me laugh everyday and I can't wait to see where life takes us! I love you honey and happy BIRTHDAY!!
Michael and I decided to go to Chicago last weekend to visit with my brother and his wife while my niece had a gymnastics meet. We had such a great weekend and I LOVED seeing Chicago for my first time ever! Could this be a future home for us???
At the Chicago WaterWorks Building Michael on Navy Pier Look at that Skyline! Michael and me at The Bean. Needless to say, we had a really great time!
So, for all of you who have been here in the Ohio area know about the last few windstorms we have had and for those who haven't here is a little story for you...
I decided to make a return after work to Target up in Mason about 30 minutes north of my house around 6pm on Wednesday. The news had predicted that we'd be getting some pretty heavy winds in the 60-70 MPH range, not nearly as bad as the post Hurricane Ike winds we had back in Sept that knocked out or power for 4 days, but as I walked into Target I was just about blown over from the heavy winds.
I made my way to the counter returned my item and then all @#*& broke loose. First all of the front doors of the store blew open, next this blasting alarm proceeded to go off and the ceiling tiles above the doors started falling and this lady starting yelling, "IS IT A TORNADO?!?! IS THERE A BASEMENT WE CAN RUN TO!?!?"
So, of course we all ran to the front of the store to see if there was a tornado and as soon as we did the wind stopped, the doors shut on their own and the lady and the alarm stopped screaming. Come to find out, it was just a huge gust of wind and at the same moment one of the security doors that still had an alarm on it was blasted open and that was what made the alarm go off. We all had to take some deep breaths to calm ourselves, and I was so happy I wasn't the lady that was yelling about finding shelter once we knew we were all alright.
Needless to say, the wind did cause some damage to my neigborhood, a tree around the corner fell on a car but not before pulling down all of the powerlines with it leaving me without power from exacly 8pm to 10pm making me miss American Idol... :( Oh, how wonderful the weather is here in Cincinnati!!
So, being bored I decided to take a bunch of pointless quizes online to discover my inner movie star, dog, shoe, what-have-you. Some of the results are pretty funny!
You are "Pam Beesley"! -----Artistic and caring, you are every person's dream mate, though you're too humble to realize it. Sometimes you don't give yourself enough credit, but if you keep pursuing your dreams, you'll be out of that 9-5 in no time! And we're all very glad you stopped dating people who work in warehouses.
You’re Flip-Flops! ---You are laid back and just like to relax with your friends.
You’re Southern and Proud of it! ---You are the real thing! You're as Southern as Grits, Greens, Cornbread and good old fashioned fried chicken! You should be living in New York City! ---You are tired of having to drive an hour just to find an amazing restaurant. You are so ready to get out there and conquer the concrete jungles and climb a skyscraper. You don't want to be a farmer; you want to go find something exciting and NYC is the perfect place for you.
You’re Nicole Kidman! ---Going through the big yellow Hollywood directory, we'd be hard-pressed to find someone who flaunts a better combination of talent and beauty. Not only are you one of the best actresses of your generation, but you have the kind of clout in Tinseltown that allows you to foray into independent films without it hurting your image.
You’re a Labrador Retriever! ---Your family is what makes you tick, and you never "flea" from an opportunity to hang out with the whole gang. A family picnic complete with hot dogs, deviled eggs and a refreshing swim in the lake is hard for you to stray from. Your sparky temperament and dogged intelligence mean you are not only a blast to hang out with, but great to work with as well. Your close pals appreciate your patience and forgiveness, knowing you'd rather let sleeping dogs lie than dwell on the mishaps of the past. Your dashing good looks may one day lead to a modeling career, if only you can tame the unfortunate clumsiness that sometimes causes you to go flailing from the catwalk. Ideal Job – Doctor, Teacher, Sales Executive
1. Having a messy house but not having the time to clean it! 2. Studying my Italian homework for hours and still not getting Passato Prossimo (Past Tense) correct! 3. Writing pointless papers for English Literature classes. 4. Not having a decent computer to use at home when Michael takes his to school. 5. Not getting to see my family as often as I want to. I wish I lived closer to my brothers and sisters. 6. Sitting down with a yummy snack to watch a favorite TV show and finding out a minute into it that it is a rerun! 7. Stupid Cincinnati drivers who don't know how to drive in the snow and freak out when it snows 3 inches. 8. Not having the money to buy that hot pair of Hudson Jeans I want... :( 9. That my husband is going to leave me for another 3 month internship while I stay here by myself in Cincinnati. But at least it will be my final quarter before I graduate!! (Have you noticed I am excited about finally graduating?!?!)
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Michael and I were married in March of 2004 in the Bountiful LDS Temple. I most recently worked as a middle school English teacher in West Hollywood and Michael just finishing up is FINAL year of Architecture school at UCLA. We adopted our beautiful baby girl Amelia in May of this year. We've had many great adventures in 8 years and we can't wait for more to come!