no one was ever blinded by looking at the brighter side of things...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Let's get WICKED!!!

My Mom took me to see WICKED in March just after my birthday. We'd both read the book and realized we should have reread them before! Regardless of it was a very fun(ny) afternoon/evening :) I love hanging out with my Mom!!

The beginning screen! No pictures were allowed during and I didn't risk it since I got in trouble just for taking this picture!!

Mom and I walking around before WICKED

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Program 2012...and a handmade skirt!!!

This year our school's spring program was a 50's theme!!! I decided to make and wear a poodle skirt which would help me check off number 13 on my 30 before 30 list!!

It started out in March with Sabrina and I sewing the skirts with my Mom's help!!! That being said - I sewed my whole skirt by myself. I did copy what my Mom was helping Sabrina do, though. I'd never done a waistband or a zipper so I needed some guidance!!!

Cutting out my circle skirt!

Friends don't let friends sew alone!!

Moving on to the main event...

Sabrina and I in our skirts!!!

3 of my favorite friends at work!!
Alisha, Katie, myself, and Sarbina!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

happy 29th birthday to me :-)

For my birthday this year I just wanted to do something low-key and with my friends/family. We had gone out to dinner (at Chevy's OF COURSE) on the Wednesday before my birthday with my parents. Unfortunatley my brother and his wife were unable to make it. And also unfortunately my parents had other plans on it was out with friends I went.

Many of my friends have kids and so we decided to go...BOWLING! Heehee. It actually was a great time. It allowed all of us to talk and eat and bowl. We were there for like 4 hours!!! While it wasn't as "exciting" as other birthday's I have had - it was great because we were with great friends!!!

This was quite the ice cream sundae :)

Me and Sarbina.

Me and Kim.

I love my hubby. After a long day he came and participated in bowling!!

My friends!!!

Backwards bowling with Jenny B

Friday, March 9, 2012

in one little week...

...I'll be 29!!

And {for the record} in 21 days I'll have already been in Hawaii for 8 hours :-)

Not that I like countdown's or anything...

I'm kind of excited to be 29. Well, maybe I'm just excited for my birthday. It is my favorite holiday.

But it all seriousness, I am pretty excited for 29. I feel like it is going to be a good year. We have a few vacations planned {Hawaii and the Midwest for family vacations} as well as some plans for weekends at the beach and other area's around the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully with a few baseball and football games thrown in and I'm secretly hoping that we'll have some visitors - of the friend kind.

Jason will also be 30 this summer ~ plans are in the beginning stages of how to celebrate his big day!!

As I'm going to into this last week of 28 it's been an okay year. I'm kind of ready to leave it behind and bring on 29!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

first 30/30 check off & a country concert!!

For weeks I was gung-ho about making my 30 before 30 list...and then once I and posted it I kind of forgot about it. Last weekend I finally did copy the list onto my iPhone so I have it with me where ever I go!

Last night I had a "pay it forward" kind of moment. A few friends and myself had planned to go to a $10 country concert and 2 of the people that were going to go bailed the day of. I tried to see if any of my other friends wanted the tickets but wasn't able to find anyone. So I decided on the way there that this would be my first "pay it forward" moment!! I was going to donate the tickets to someone and not let them pay me for them. Of course, I didn't have any stinking PIF cards but none-the-less I was excited about it {and I have witnesses if there is question}...

We got to the venue and I went to get the tickets and explained the situation to the staff. They wanted to get my cell number so that the person could pay me back but I insisted that I wanted to "pay it forward" and to tell the person they gave the tickets to to PIF and do something nice for someone else!!

While I don't know how the situation turned out I am hoping that 2 people enjoyed a super fun concert on my behalf and will actually go out there and PAY IT FORWARD!!!
Here's a few pictures from the concert :) From the first row!!!



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