Tuesday, May 24, 2011


i'm back! what a week and a half without the internet will do to you...

at least i had my phone for gps...

so we are all moved out of our old apartment and moved into our new one! much thanks goes out to christopher's aunt ann and cousin craig. these two helped us load up a 17' truck. apparently, we have a lot of stuff. we also had a third story apartment with three flights of stairs. not a lot of fun. when we thought things were going great, and we were making good timing, ann and christopher were putting the last of the things into the truck when ann fell of the back of the u-haul! she broke her hip and was sent to the hospital for the next four days. honestly, she was an amazing trooper. christopher didn't even notice that she fell because she didn't even make a noise. however, craig saw it unfold. we couldn't possibly have had better help and family that day. to drive four hours to help us pack up and then have to go to the hospital all on our account? i just felt terrible.

ann convinced us to go ahead to northville to unpack while craig and ann went to the hospital. she's such a sweetheart. honestly. so christopher's supervisor had told us in advance that he'd come help us that day. when he heard of ann's unfortunate accident, he called up the help of another guy from their workplace, his amazingly strong wife and their cute either 3 or 5 year old daughter (christopher thinks 5, i think 3. we can't decide). she was helping us bring the smallest of boxes up the stairs and helped me push large tubs from the back of the truck to the front for the big guys to carry. :)

so for the past week and a half, i've been unpacking. alone. so really, if you're bored, don't hesitate to call. i'll be here. unpacking. it's the story of my life.

but my wonderful hubs surprised me with internet to the tv yesterday morning... so now i have netflicks! yay for civilization!

tune in for pictures to come.

happy tuesday.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a family of four.

we have a very special announcement to make....

we have another puppy!

meet connor.


connor is a 7 month toy poodle. he's scared of everything imaginable, eats like we never feed him, gets into trouble every half hour, runs into walls, and most importantly, he's a lover of my legs. that's right. he loves my legs. when i'm cooking, he has to either sit on my foot or lay behind my feet. when i'm sitting, he needs to be in my lap. when i'm walking, he shoves his nose into my calves every single step of the way. that's just downright crazy. why today, he even started gnawing on my toes like they were his chew toys! either i have some pretty stinky feet or this dog is just straight up insane.

this is all i have of him so far... but just you wait. this superstar will rock my blog just as much as he's rocked our world.


o and please excuse the mess... trust me, it's far worse now that i'm in prime packing mode.

Friday, May 6, 2011

far from the home i love.

i know many of my readers are from kansas, where i was born and raised, but i don't think many of them know how much michigan is similar to kansas. well, at least from my experience thus far.

i woke up this morning to find the parking lot wet. cold, dreary, gloomy wetness outside my window. just a couple of hours later, bright sunshine comes through and the pavement is almost completely dry. now, it's just downright cloudy.

so there you have it. weather has pms wherever you go.

what is a post without pictures? here are some of the plants i'm trying really hard to keep alive. i don't know how long that will last. also, the apartment we're moving to faces the north, so we'll see if i can get any direct sunlight on these bad boys.

Purple FLowers


now it's back to the packing! happy friday all!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

hump day ramblings.

in the midst of unpacking this apartment, looking for a job, finding christopher a job, looking for a another apartment, and packing this apartment all up again, i just haven't taken many pictures. it's really sad.

but i do have a bunch of randoms for you!

i forgot to mention in the chicago auto show post that i rented a nikon 24mm 1.4 lens just to see how good it was. besides for the fact that the lens was not calibrated to my camera, so back focusing occurred, it was a beauty. i did some test shots first off.

mmm... m&m...



our beautiful new Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary pictures carved out of wood. i got that rosary in italy. each bead has the an image of the Immaculate Virgin Mary on it.

**update: christopher said it's not wood... how sad!!!! it's mass produced... so it's made out of plaster. depressing.


i couldn't resist taking a photo of him. he just looks too good to not.


i miss that lens. i can't wait until i save up enough money to buy more lenses! for now, it's just back to my regular lenses.

here's a picture of a very lovely lady by the name of linda. she owns a shop called fenton flowers and gifts. i went in there one day to try to spread the word of my photography services, and she was so kind and helpful! she's really the only person in fenton that cared enough to talk to us. it's so sad that we have to move away.


i found this picture just chilling in my photo archives. i'll miss our balcony view. so beautiful! i can't wait for summer!


and lastly, i have a couple of cuties sleeping. this first one is a picture of my cousin's baby, audrina, taken this past thanksgiving break. the second one is of christopher and macy taking a nap during my finals week down in manhattan, ks. o the beauty of little sleepies.



i hope these pictures brightened up your hump day! only a couple more days and it's the weekend!