Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy December!

Its officially december! is that nuts or what? i cant beleive that christmas is in 25 days!! ahh!!! i need to finish my shopping soon! i only have 3 more people to buy for! so thats a relief!!! Today dad and i were home alone, so we decided to pull out all of the christmas decorations. we set up the village by the steps(the picture is a result of our mess) And the other one, is of sokee with the cute bow i put on her! We got sokee as a christmas gift four years ago! Mom and i are going to get the tree on saturday, so i will post our tree then! have a lovely day!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

So do you want to know what im doing right now? Im watching football! haha. Im kind of bummed because i was supposed to take Kurtie Trick or Treating... But his big sister will never be as cool as his school friend. Oh well.... what can you do? Now im sitting at home with my dad. Just the two of us. The good thing about This day, is tomorrow is November, which means we are in the Midst of Christmas season.(Happy Sigh) This is my favorite time of the year. I cant wait for this holiday season! it will definatly be a good one!
The Halloween Party Last night was a good one. There ended up being 9 of us there. It was good to see all the old friends again. We had fun. These are some pictures from the night....
Enjoy! :)

Nicole Sam Me Emily(Good Grade School Friends)

Me and Emily(We've been friends for 10 years!)

Sammy and Me

Nicole, Ashley, Matt, Melanie(Alice in wonderland Characters)

Me and Nicole

Saturday, October 23, 2010


We are in the final week of October here.... And halloween is just around the corner...
Updates on my costume.
Im no longer going to be Alice, I am going to be a fairy instead, i bought these awesome wings and i have a super flowy dress i usually wear to weddings to go perfectly!!! Cant wait!
And as for my little buddy kurt... I bought him a darth vader costume from JoAnnes(awesome price!)..... And i bought him a breathing box that sounds like Mr. Vader himself.... hes pretty pumped on that!
I will take pictures of the costumes and post them after halloween...
For tonight however, the group is going to a haunted hayride... not for sure where, but i am to go to the lassilas for 8, and go with the wind from there!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy October

Man... before you know it, we will be in full spring for christmas time. I already have songs buzzing around in my head.
Today my aunt carol and grandma came over, and we had lunch and made cards and visited. Then we took a nice long walk down the dirt road by our house.. with some good company.
A lot has been going on the past month, and a lot more coming up! With christmas around the corner, i have started making up my list.. i already have two gifts down! And im in working mode on another gift!
There is a lot coming up in the next few weeks....

October 30th- Alice in Wonderland Themed Party
October 31st- Taking Kurtie Trick or Treating
November 6th- Rachel's wedding
November 11th- Frankenmuth Trip with Anna and Chandra
November 13th- Kristines baby shower!

Im am very excited for all the festivities coming up! Im going to be Alice for halloween... i am making my costume and i have everything for it but some finishing touches! It should be a good time! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Welcome Fall!

Where in the world did september go? Theres only 3 days left in the month before Fall!!! thats just nuts!!!! Im not complaining though, this is my favorite time of the year! I absolutly love fall! And Everything about it... the colors, the smells, the cool air! I have already finished knitting a scarf, and im halfway trough another one that im making for Chandra, and i just started one up for Anna. My goal is to be a knitting queen by the end of winter... Ugh, winter.... i dont even want to think about snow on the roads yet. I can handle them on the ground, but driving in crazy weather like that is just terrifying!!!
I did however, just get home from a trip to the U.P. last night. It was so nice to see the boys again! We got a lot accomplished in our 3 days.... Chandra and i rolled in on wednesday night around 1130.. and we saw the boys for about an hour. Even though we wanted to visit longer, they still had school in the morning. So we hiked up to hills across the street to Chans aunt and uncles house... how lucky were we that we were so close to the boys? And let me tell you, we stayed in heaven while we were up there. Dawn and David have a beautifully finished basement... we had our own living room, bedroom, bathroom and sauna.... oh and a hot tub! It was like we were in our own little cottage! And in the morning when we woke up and got our coffee... we had this amazing veiw of the canal. I am so bummed that i didnt take pictures of it! next time though ;)
When we woke up thursday morning i drove myself out to the family camp to visit with my grandma for the day, and she made lasagna for dinner when the rest of the gang joined me later. Oh and did i mentioned we did a sauna swim??? Superior was cold, but not as frigid as i thought it would have been this time of year.
On Friday we all went to the Mine Shaft for some bowling, and went to Jims Pizza in Hancock for dinner.... then that night me brian and paul went out to kyds. It was so nice to see some old friends and catch up!
On Saturday we spent the day relaxing and watched Michigan kick some butt! Erik made us all dinner that night, sweet barbequed Pork Ribs... it was soo good!!!
And then Sunday came faster then i blinked, and we were on our way home... we did however stop in mackinaw to meet with some of the Kempeinens and ate lunch and did a little sight seeing....
It was a wonderful, beautiful, relaxing weekend.... we are planning on going on another trip in october!! :) i cant wait!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

summers coming to rest.....

I know i know... its only the first week through august.... but i cant help but get excited! as much as i love summer, im ready to get back to school. After this break im totally pumped to get back in swing. School starts in just a few weeks. And the boys will be leaving shortly after that. The whole family is up north right now except for me brian and erik... so its been nice just having some quality time with my older brothers before they have to leave for another nine months. But im defiantly planning on visiting them this year. I havent been too good at all about going and seeing them.... not once actually. But Chandra and I are planning some weekend trips. I was able to cram my school schedule all into two days, which im very thankful for! So i will be able to take a long weekend trip with no fuss! I am pretty excited to go up north in the fall.... ive never seen the fall leaves up there, only pictures... and you know what they say, pictures wont do it justice.
The Ludington trip was such a good trip! Ive never gone on vacation anywhere but hermits cove. I will have to post the picture of all 11 of us who went when i get it. If your unaware, my cousin Kristine is expecting, so it was nice to see her and her little baby bump!
Not much else though....
enjoy the rest of your august if im not around ;)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Welcome Summer!

And it sure has been summer season, that is for sure! I'm pretty sure that this is the first officially day of summer! :) Kelli and Dan were in town last weekend. So we had fun with them! And for the past couple of weeks there were many grad party's to attend to! I'm pretty sure that my grad season is over for this year. Until next year that is!
I do have a lot to look forward to this summer though! Like the Poyhonen/Kempeinen kids camping trip to ludington!! I am super pumped for that! All of us older kids are going. There will be 12 of us going. I missed the trip the other year and heard that it was super fun. So i am very happy that i am able to make it this year! We are leaving almost in two weeks here, Thursday the 8th through Sunday the 11th. I plan on relaxing all weekend and spending some quality time with my cousins and my brothers! :)
Fourth of July is coming up as well! Like every year my family will be joining the kempeinens and watch fireworks at hudson mills! We have kept to this tradition ever since i can remember. They are phenomenal... they are on Saturday the 3rd, so if you have never been before you should defiantly go and check them out this year!
And then lastly, we are going to our cabin the first week in august! This is by far the vacation that i am looking forward to the most, and the vacation that i will always look forward to going on. Theres nothing better then spending a week at Hermits Cove with not a care in the world. Just clear your head and relax on the beach, or go berry picking if thats your taste. I try to not leave the camp, but i do enjoy heading into town once while im up there. And if were up to it, we take a day and go even further up to Copper Harbor. Thats where you have to buy the fudge! We also go to Fort Wilkens, an old Civil War Campsite. -very cool!
I have a lot to look forward to. Im trying to make the best of my summer, especially being on such a tight budget! I have a feeling though that this will be one of my favorite summers to come. :) Have a lovely rest of your month.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Productive morning so far

Do you ever go into JoAnne's and suddenly feel really crafty? Well Jenna and i had that experience last night. when we got home she made a couple of head bands and embelleshed a shirt of her own. And this morning when i got home from work, i embelleshed a tank top of my. Im pleased with the results. It was my first time ever doing something like this. if anyone knows of any other way to easily embellish, please let me know! :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Perfect Friday Night

Just us Girls! :)

Justin Moore!!! We were pretty close-he sings Small Town USA
And me and Jenny

So last night we all decided to go to the hoedown... and let me tell you it was a blast! The entire trip was just crazyness! And seeing Justin Moore for free was pretty phenomenal! Although it was extremely crowded though! We left around 9, and we probably spent a good 15 minutes trying to get out of there! it was literally shoulder to shoulder trying to push your way out! It was a good experience though!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Welcome Spring...

Its been awhile since ive blogged.... obviously the 365 project was a failure for me. Do you know how hard it is to remember to take a picture everyday??? Let me tell you, very hard on my part at least. Not too much has been going on though, ive been working a lot. Thats about the extent of my life. Dave got a job down in colombus, so he moved down there yesterday with the guys. It was sad to say goodbye to him. I dont think its really hit any of us yet.
Summers almost here though! Im so ready for it!!! :) Bring on the late nights, bonfires, fishing, and boating, with a side of lemonade! :)
Yesterday anna and i got a little silly and took pictures with my colorful umbrella! :)
Thats all for now,
Take care!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The weekend is over... :(

Monday: 2/22- First day of watching Ava this week, isnt she just a doll!? :) Sunday 2/21: Jenna Bought new curtains for our balcany doorway the other day, and pulled them back with this gold ribbon! :)

Saturday 2/20: Some Scrapbooking that jenna did. I thought it was neat how she was making a "key to my heart" page, with keys all over it, as shes wearing the Key necklace that dave bought her.

The weekend is officially over. Not much happened this weekend. On Friday my mom and i spent a good part of the day together, and us girls went to coffee instead of hockey, I finished painting the kitchen on saturday, and sunday went to church, then worked, and watched the US vs Canada Olympic Hockey(GO USA!!! :))! So ya, it was a pretty chill kind of weekend. For the next couple of days i am watching Ava(steve and tammys baby). :) So it should be a fun weekend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ive done a poor job keeping up with this...

So i have no valid excuse for my lack of post for this week, except my laziness. So heres my pictures for the week. :)
Friday 2/19: Jenna Bought a beautiful new coffee table last week from ikea! i absolutly looovvee it!!!!

Thursday 2/18: Painted the kitchen yellow today. Isnt it beautiful! :) Its oops paint too!

Wednesday 2/17: My work is having a sale!!! you can find a bunch of good deals like these for the next two weeks, only at Old Navy ;)

Tuesday 2/16: Have you ever read Night? Its about This authors true story of his struggle to survive the Holocoust. Its very good!

Monday 2/15: Jenny and i went and played in the snow tonight! Fun Times!

Sunday 2/14: Happy Valentines day all!

Saturday 2/13: Can you tell that a bunch of girls live here!? too many shoes!

Friday, February 12, 2010

what i like to drink....

So i decided that it was an absolute must for me to have a coca cola last night. I was definatly craving one!!!! So i went down to the vending machine by our pathetic excuse for a gym, and came back up and took a quick picture of it.
As for todays picture, i took a picture of my favorite tea in my favorite mug. My Aunt Carol Gave me the mug(two of them) For Christmas, along with my favorite tea. Now the reason why she knows what my favorite is, is because she got me hooked on it. Its Mandarine Oarange green tea, and it is absolutly divine!
:) have a Lovely Friday blogging world!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

10 Inches and Four Wheeling

So today i went over to my parents house and we road around on the four wheeler. Its so much fun! Not much else happened over there. My picture of the day is of kurt in fort. He always makes one every year, and makes some pretty sweet tunnels through it. have a lovely day! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Does Six pictures a day count?

So Jess and i had a little adventure this evening. We went and played in the snow!!! :) We went to the park and played on the swings, tee ter toter, and Jungle gym. We also made lots of little designs in the snow! It was a blast! i cant remeber the last time i played in the snow!!!

Snow Flakes EVERYWHERE!!!!!!

Its only 2 months late, but the snow is making up for lost times. Were supposed to be getting 6-10 inches by tomorrow morning! EWWW!!!! I had to work this morning at 7, and it started falling by 8. Luckily they sent us home early after shipment was done. So by 930 we left, the roads were already bad! Highway was moving 55, and all in town was slick. Im thankful that i have nowhere to go for the rest of today, or tomorrow!!!! Drive safe everyone!
*This picture was taken in our park this morning.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What to picture?

Taking a picture a day is beginning to become kind of difficult for me. Its hard to think of what it is that i want to capture and what it means to me.
On sunday however we went over to the lassila house, and watched the superbowl. Just a bunch of us sitting around the livingroom laughing at the commercials and enjoying some burgers. They also have a Fireplace in their livingroom, and there isnt a day that its not on in the winter.
As for todays picture, that was very hard for me. I just took a random shot of something in my room. They are silk orchids that i have up on my wall. Orchids are one of my favorites. Im not much of a interior designer, however this definatly adds something to my wall.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hair Hair Hair

So for the past few days, i have been in a hair curling frenzie!!!! I curled jennys hair the other night, then yesterday i curled my own hair, along with jessicas, and today i curled my hair again along with jennas. I want to keep it up and get a lot of practice!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Delicious Lunch!!!!

So i decided today i would take a leap outside of my routine box of meals. Jenna said that she made barbeque chicken pizza for dinner the other night, and i absolutly love it! So today i made up some crust, slapped on some sweet baby rays with chicken red onion and mozzerella cheese! and mmmm mmmm! was it good!!!!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Attention: The Doll Has Arrived! :)

Tonight we had some company over at 336. Bridget came over with her little cutie Brooke! :) She loved trying on the hats that we had laying around. In this picture she was wearing my hat, so i decided to have her as my picture for the day! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I have a feeling todays going to be a good day! :)

So todays picture is of homemade yellow cupcakes i made last night. I got the recipe from the food network website.

But today i am going over to mom and dads house. i feel like i havent seen them in ages! Even though its only been one week! But its about time for me to get ready to go. Have a Wonderful Wednesday everyone!! :)