Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Spooky cupcakes I made a couple weeks ago!
I hope everybody has a wonderful Halloween.  Today my plans include eating tons of candy, watch scary movies with my boyfriend, and check out a haunted house or two.

Have an awesome Halloween and stay safe.

love and lots of candy,

Friday, October 29, 2010

Silly Little Sister

My sister Rachel
The other night my little sister Rachel, who being three inches taller than I am and sixteen is really not so little, was cleaning her room and tried on our mom's wedding dress.  Mom got married at the age of 29 in 1986, and this dress is very obviously from the 80s!  I'm amazed it fit Rachel too and how she could make it look so cute.  Seriously, this girl can rock almost any look.

How cute is she?

Let's just hope she doesn't get married in this dress.  I'm pretty sure she won't, but ya never know...

Shout out to my baby sis!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zombies oh my!

Union Station in Denver
This past weekend did not go according to plan at all.  My friend Colton and I had planned to see Say Anything at the Summit Music Hall in Denver but tickets had sold out by the time we got there.  =(

Thankfully we were only a few blocks away from the Sixteenth Street Mall so we walked over there.  While we were driving and walking around downtown, we started seeing a few people dressed like zombies.  Then we saw some more people dressed like zombies.  Okay we thought, there must be something going on...  Then we saw a Zombie Refueling Station.

Colton was shocked that zombies could refuel!
We continued walking around, taking in the sights and zombie-watching.  We stopped some nice looking zombies and Colton took my picture.

They thought I looked tasty.

We came to a main gathering place for the zombies.  There were all sorts of zombies of all ages.  There were zombie families even.  Everybody was taking pictures.  We even got our picture taken with the Ghostbusters! All the money was donated to Children's Hospital in Denver.

Colton & I with the Ghostbusters Car!
My favorite zombie that I saw was the Spiderman zombie.  He even had Mary-Jane's head!  He was nice enough to pose when I went to take this picture.

Spiderman Zombie!
We walked around even more, saw a movie (HereAfter) and ate Pinkberry!  It was an amazing weekend and we were lucky to pick the perfect day for nothing to go according to plan.

Love and coffee,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Playing with Clay

This is a picture of what I did in class last night.

In addition to my fundamentals of nursing lab and lecture, clinical rotations, and intro to psychiatric care class, I am also taking anatomy & physiology.  This is my second time taking this class, and it's hard for me but thankfully with a good teacher and a lot of work, I'll do well.

In the lab portion, we got to adopt a mannequin and use clay to build muscles, tendons, and a brain!  Yes, at twenty years old, I am going to school and playing with clay.  I have never done something quite like this before in school so I had to take a picture.  It's even kind of crafty because it takes a certain artistic talent to make everything look so realistic.

Have you ever done anything off the wall in school before?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wishing to Write

When I was in Las Vegas, I saw Julia Robert's latest movie "Eat Pray Love" with my cousin.  The movie was amazing and very inspiring.  Normally I have a rule about seeing movies based on books: I have the read the book first.  Since I started dating Jared however, this rule has been broken many times.

Recently I started reading the phenomenal Elizabeth Gilbert book that inspired the movie.  I am just over a third of the way through and have been so... I can't even think of a word to accurately describe how much I love this book.  I want to take off and travel for weeks and months at a time now.  And one of these days, I will.

A friend I went to high school with has started a blog of her own.  I suggest you go check it out for some fun reads every Tuesday.  Ruth's blog is called Tuesday Tedium and can be found here.

In other news, I am almost finished with my purple NOT boyfriend scarf, and I can't wait to be done.  Today so far has been the coldest day of the season and a cozy merino scarf would have been nice.  Sadly it's supposed to warm up the rest of the week but maybe I will be able to finally wear my gorgeous creation next week!  I am halfway done with the blue Man scarf as well, and other than those two scarves, I haven't been really actively knitting on much else.

Now off to look up drugs for my nursing class.  The studying really never does end, does it?

love and coffee,