Monday, February 1, 2016

Indianapolis

Erin shared this post on Twitter last week, and Amanda really hit the nail on the head with how my blogging has been. I mean, this post should have been posted two weeks ago. Anyway, moving on.

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Two weeks ago I had one of the most spontaneous weekends I’ve had in a looong time!

Saturday night around 11, my friend Bridgette called me and asked if I wanted to go on an adventure to Indianapolis. We didn’t have to work Sunday and I didn’t have any real plans that day, so I said of course!
Her and our friend Ted showed up at our apartment around 11:30 that night, we got some things ready and left around midnight. Zach originally wasn’t going to join us because he was scheduled to work Sunday, but he moved some things around and got to come with us!
Ready for adventure! Can you guess which one is mine?
After stopping at Bridgette’s house, we made our way to Indianapolis.
We ended up getting there around 2:30am and went to some 24 hour stores to waste time until more things opened. At 5:30 one of the Starbucks opened so we went there and got coffee and hung out for awhile. We wanted to see the sunrise, but it was too cloudy to see anything.
Apples and Apples To Go at Starbucks

As things started opening up, we went to the Indianapolis Speedway Museum, the Circle Centre Mall in Downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Art Museum, and various other places. 
It was a such a fun and full day of exploring and going with the flow.
Indianapolis Speedway Museum
The books were right inside the main entrance of the Indianapolis Art Museum.
I took the others inside the museum of the outside art, since it was freezing outside.



After exploring Indianapolis and using every last bit of our energy, we made our way home.

It was such great trip. We may have been a little tired due to lack of sleep, but we made the best of it.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mitch Albom

Zach’s favorite author is Mitch Albom. You may know him from Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and many other books. 
A few months back Zach found out that he was going to be in Columbus in December, so of course he jumped at the chance to see him and bought tickets. One of my vacation days I split up and used a half day to go with him, and I am so glad I did!

Mitch Albom was going to be at a local high school, so Zach and I took our time going to Columbus. (I-70 is awful, and we were going up close to rush hour time.) 
We stopped for dinner on the way and made it to the high school with plenty of time to spare. For this event, Mitch Albom was giving away copies of his newest book to the first 300 people. When Zach and I arrived we were probably in the 60’s and we received our books when walking into the auditorium.

Mitch Albom was great. He talked about his new book and what all he did during the writing of the book. He answered a lot of questions about all of his books, and then he had a book signing at the end. Zach had brought 4 of his other books to have him sign them, along with his new one and I got my new one signed.

The whole evening was nice. It was a laid back kind of evening, and something we don’t normally do. Of course, we took multiple selfies.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Mini Vacation

The week before Thanksgiving my friend Bridgette and I had planned to go to Disney World. 
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to go.
However, we both still had the time off work. 
I ended up moving a day or two to accommodate other things, so I only had 3 days off, but still, time off work is time off work.

My first day off I treated myself to breakfast at Bob Evans then enjoyed a lazy day of Netflix. 

The next day Bridgette and I had a movie day. 
She came over and we watched a few movies and did facials and she stayed the night because we planned to go to Cincinnati the next day.

Friday, Zach took the day off work and we all three went to Cincinnati. 
We ate brunch at IHOP, shopped at a local mall, then met up with another friend for drinks.
#lifegoals

We went to a bar that was kind of like a novelty place, it was based around arcade games and had all kinds of old school arcade games you could actually play. We found the Pac-Man game and played many, many rounds before we finished our “Hulk Hogan” drinks and left.

Around 1am we started to make the trek home. On the way home we stopped for some food and at a local outdoor shopping center and take Christmas tree pictures.

Saturday, we slept in until noon (seeing as how we only got home at 3am) and I made waffles for brunch. The rest of the day was Netflix and chill.

Sunday, my father-in-law hosted Thanksgiving at his house, and it was nice be able to relax and spend the afternoon with family to wrap up my mini vacation.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Letters

Dear mini vacation,
You have been so great. I've been able to sleep in, be lazy, paint my nails, and have a girls/movie day with my friend Bridgette. Today is going to be even better because we're going to spend the day in Cincinnati and meet up with another friend for dinner and drinks!

Dear Bridgette, 
Thanks for having a girls day with me. The movies were great and the facials were refreshing.

Dear Zach, 
Thanks for taking the day off work to spend it in Cincinnati.

Dear holidays,
I'm so excited you are right around the corner. This is one of my favorite times of the year where I get to see all my family and give gifts to those I love.

Dear weekend,
I hope you are great. We have the Moore Thanksgiving on Sunday, so I'll get to see all the nieces and nephews.


Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I'm Thankful

Thanksgiving is next week!
I can't wait to see my family and enjoy some delicious food!

Because it's Thursday, and I know I won't be posting next Thursday, I wanted to show my thanks for some pretty important things in my life.

First and foremost, I am thankful for my family. Without them, I wouldn't be who I am today.
At the wedding, someone came up with the bright idea to get the entire family together for a photo.
Zach.
He is my rock, my best friend, and my love. I can't imagine life without him by my side.

Friends
These three ladies are some of my closest friends and we can talk about anything, good, bad or ugly.

My kitties
These two can be quite the handful some days, but then when I see them napping all peaceful, they are quite adorable. They always know when you're down and love to be near you at all times, even if it's in the bathroom.

My job.
Without it I wouldn't be able to live my life or pay my bills or save up for fun trips or other fun things.

My health.
All too often we all take for granted our wonderful healthcare system and the ability to get relief quickly. I had a cold last week, and it was nice to be able to go to the drug store to get relief for my symptoms so I could make it through the work days.

My apartment.
I love being able to sleep in my bed or lounge around on my couch after a long day at work or busy and fun weekend without worrying about being cold or wet from the weather.

What are some of the things you're thankful for?