Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Recap!

I can not believe how fast time is flying by! To think it is already October (in like 2 days) is crazy! Where did September go!? 

Before I know it I will be graduated from college, 24, and still very unsure of what I will be doing with me life, but hey, thats the fun part :) 

This weekend was RELAXING! I am pretty sure I didn't move off the coach on Saturday.

Friday night, I met up with one of my best friends for a few drinks. The local restaurant just set up a brewery type atmosphere while carrying 120 beers! Almost all the beers are local Grand Rapids brewed which made them more fun to try. 

Saturday, I didn't move. I wish I was kidding but I literally did not move from my couch all day. I just sat there, watched football, napped, worked on a little bit of school work. IT WAS GREAT! 

Since Michigan had a bye week this week I was able to focus my attention towards the LSU/Georgia game, Alabama, and Texas A&M. Great football! And despite the fact that many people don't like this guy, you can't argue the fact he is one of the BEST college football quarterbacks to play football in a LONG time! 

Sunday I kicked back, did some homework and house cleaning and enjoyed some NFL football. We don't need to discuss how bad my fantasy team is doing ;) 

Hope you all had a great weekend! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wrecking Ball

I go to a division 2 school in Michigan, and not going to lie, we are pretty unknown, until this week...

If you haven't seen Miley's disturbing new wrecking ball video take a short viewing below. I am sorry, I don't see the point of making out with a sledge hammer or being naked on a wrecking ball, but hey, her prerogative. 

Back story here is that at GVSU we had a beautiful wrecking ball on campus as art decor.  This bad boy was an essential part of our campus. At night time freshman year we would all go out and ride it through the sand, push each other on it, or simply just watch it swing. Generations of GV students have loved it! 

Well Miley inspired this young man to do this:

Which resulted into this:

CNN, Good Morning America, Today Show, ENews, all of commented on our beautiful wrecking ball and have inspired a GVSU petition to bring us back the wonderful ball that we have all grown to LOVE! 

Although I am not Miley's biggest fan, I wan to thank her for inspiring my wonderful university and making us famous! 

Cheers Miley! And can I mention how hilarious it was to recieve an email informing students that for "safety reasons" the ball was taken down :(


Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend Recap

Yay for weekends! I was ready for this one! 

Friday night I spent the night with a few girlfriends :) Painting nails, wine, and pitch perfect! I seriously love that movie!

Saturday, watched Michigan barely pull off another win...I can't handle them playing like this anymore! Thank goodness for a bye week because seriously, they need to step up their game! 

Sunday...I LOVE Sundays! 
I spent the morning in church and teaching Kindergarten Sunday School :) It puts a smile on my face every Sunday to hang out with these little ones! They are so adorable and say the cutest things! 

I also spent the day with my family in our local Art Prize competition! It was amazing to see some of the artwork! 

Beer City USA

Sista sista

Made of all ping pong balls! 

This is my favorite! Made of all bamboo dangling from string to form this beautiful piece! 

Each bowl is hand made to represent every day in Gods Kitchen where they have served meals 

How was your weekend!? Have a great week! 

Sami's Shenanigans

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hey There!

Hey Blog World! Its been a while! 

I really need to get in a blogging schedule! Any ideas of how to be consistent? I really want to go back to my routine of blogging M, W, F buttttt its been more difficult than I thought! 

I also am going through such a blogging slump! What will I write about? So today I am focusing on this sweet new little app on my completely updated ISO7 I phone! P.S. I LOVE the update!

Its called lose it, and it works!

This little guy is the picture of the app! It is basically a calorie counter and I am obsessed. I have tried to use other apps before and just found them difficult. After a week I would stop using them. 

A lot of the foods I was eating was not in the app so I would always have to figure out the amount of calories and serving size alone :(

This bad boy has it all! I could scan literally ANY bar code from anything I eat and its in there, every restaurant  every brand name anything! Its seriously so easy to use! And, you can keep record of exercising! I have been using it for 2 weeks now and have lost 2 pounds! 

Why am I writing this? Because I was always looking for something to keep my more accountable for what I was putting in my mouth and this app does that for me! Not only does it do it, but its so easy to use!

Happy weekend all! P.S. GO BLUE! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

The in-betweens

I went MIA from blogging this week/weekend. I just needed to step back. It was a crazy week! Full of sickness, work, school, and lots of time to think about things. And to be honest, thats what I did this weekend. I thought a lot about life:

I am currently in the in-between time in life. And frankly, its quiet boring! 

See I am at that point in life where I am not officially done with school, but I am student teaching. So I basically have a job, but I don't get paid for it.

I am in-between living situations. I had to move home while I student teach since I don't get paid for it and don't have much time to work except nannying (not enough to pay for living) so I am that awkward 23 year old living at home but trying to save up and move out! 

I am in-between jobs! I couldn't tell you where I will be living 3 months from now, where I will be working, if I will have a job, or anything! It's all up in the air! 

I am in-between relationships. I am at the point where all of my friends are married or soon to be married, yet I am still just doing the single thing. 

The in-between time kind of sucks. I am not going to lie. If I could fast forward just to know where I will be 3 months from now, what I will be doing, who I will be with, all of the unknowns. Yet at the same time I need to embrace this point!

This is the last time in my life that I will be filled with all of the unknowns of the future. The last semester of college, the last time living with my parents, hopefully one of the last times I will be single (but who knows :) And as much as my type-A personality wants to try to figure everything out and plan out the next 55 years of my life, I am really trying to just embrace the fact that I have no choice but to take my life day by day. 

I have no choice but to see what God throws at me. I have no choice but to trust in him and his path for my life. I have no choice but to be patient and wait to see the doors opening for my career, home, love life, basically everything! I will not lie, it is freaking scary! It is really annoying at times to be the only single person at a hang out or wedding, or to be the only one living at home, or the be only 23 year old still in undergrad. But I know this:

God has a plan for me, and his plan is GREAT! 

I can't wait to see what this life has in store for me months from now but until then I will be patient. I will enjoy the life I have NOW and leave my worries about the future for another day :) 
Sami's Shenanigans

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

6 months!

Now I am not one to celebrate every and all anniversaries is the day I have been blogging for 6 months! 

Wooo! Happy 6th months to me! 

What does this mean? Not sure, but I am excited about being in the lovely blog world! The lovely blog relaitnoships I have developed, and all the great reading I have done :) 

6th months ago, I made my first post. I had no idea what I was doing. Like I didn't even give it a title so you have to scroll ALLLL the way to the end of the page to see it. Thats funny! Check it out for the most boring read of your life :)

Then I met Rachel over and Sunshine and Sinatra! We became best blogging buddies! I loved reading her daily emails, she is so great! 


I sponsored my first blog, Love, Fun, and Football, and I LOVE reading Erin's daily posts! It is seriously my favorite blog and I am so excited I chose to sponsor her! 
Love, Fun and Football

I have also mad a lot of other blogging friends (check out my sidebar for good reads!) participated in some guest posts, and have linked up numerous amounts of times! What can I say? I love blogging! Even with a super busy schedule :) Bring on the next 6 months!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Weekend Fun

I wish I had a really fun and interesting weekend recap, but all I did this weekend was work on homework and student teaching stuff. However, this ONE really good thing happened!


Apparently, Brian Kelly doesn't consider Michigan a rival, HAA I guess he really hasn't followed the history of his school and how far back the Notre Dame and UofM rivalry has gone! There is even a wikipedia page dedicated to the rivalry! But it was such a great game! GO BLUE! 

And yes, after they won they, they played the chicken dance song for Brian Kelly, hence he is being a chicken not wanting to play UofM anymore and end the rivalry! 

That is the height of my weekend :) 
Have a great week! And GO BLUE! 

Sami's Shenanigans

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thank god it's Friday

Oh hey blog world! Long time no see! I guess not really, but this week has been a whirl wind! 

Getting back into a schedule has been so nice but man am I SO TIRED! Waking up at 4:45 has caused me to be in bed no later than 9:30 every night, I have a huge work load with student teaching and college classes, I a starting and after school tutoring program at the school I am student teaching at up, after that leaving to go pick up the girl nanny from school and watch her till her mom comes home, trying to stay fit for my half marathon coming up in less than a month, studying for my teacher certification exam and teaching full time kindergarten and first grade sunday school....which all started this week! Ahhh! But I really do love it so much better this way!

But hey its Friday! And man this is the most excited I have been to see it in weeks! 

So what is there to talk about? hmmm how about how my entire fantasy football team is suspended or injured! (okay maybe not whole team, but this season is looking like a draggg) At least I can watch this man take the field Sunday, my go to guy! 

Also, Michigan has a HUGE game against Notre Dame! Big rivalry! GO BLUE! 

Last but not least, lets jam out and #backthatazzup

Wont Back Down by Eminem feat Pink on Grooveshark

Happy weekend all! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Day of School!

Well folks, the times is here where I will get to embrace 120 new freshman to my hometwon high school! 

I am so excited to complete my student teaching back at my old stomping grounds! But have to admit it has been SUPER weird working along side some of my former teachers! Ahh I feel old.

Speaking of feeling old, I was invited to my first ever high school reunion! I am actually really excited about it but can't believe its been over 5 years since graduation. Some of you may be giggling to yourself thinking I am a young lady, which is true, but 5 years was a long time ago! Yet it feels like just yesterday! Plus what am I going to talk about? lol I will save that fun subject for another post! 

This weekend I had the opportunity to go visit Grandma and Grandpa south of the border in the beautiful O-H-I-O (sorry, buckeye territory, it takes me a lot to cross that border..go blue!)

I was able to see my cousin play in his high school football game under the lights.

I got to go to my FAVE restaurant! Seriously, the best sushi you will EVER eat!

And got to spend some quality time with grandma and grandpa when I wasn't preparing for class! 

I also want to point out that I now have to wake up between 4:30-4:45am every day. UGHHHHHH. Please think of me and send the coffee my way around 1 today when I am doomed to crash! Also, who looks this great when they wake up in the morning!? I wish thats what I looked like at 4:30am

Anyway, happy first day of school to those teachers who are starting today and to those already in the classroom for a few weeks :) Make sure to link up your monthly goals and check out the goals of others! 

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