Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wishing You a Very Hapy Easter

Blessings to you and yours today! 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

3 Blessed Years

Happy Anniversary Sweet!

I don't know how it's possible, but every day is better than the last.  You're my everything!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Be Notorious

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day!

Beyond my exciting conference and trip out to the west coast, March has also been exciting just because it's March... everyone and their mom's birthday is this month, there's St. Patrick's day, March Madness and we are coming up on our wedding anniversary this week.  So much happening!  Here are a few belated photos to share.

I never miss an opportunity to snuggle a cute baby :)

Celebrating the end of my conference with a meal at Disney!

So beautiful

Happy St. Patrick's from a couple of Irish folk (I married into it, that counts, right?)

Big daddy corned beef and cabbage and lil mama cabbage with veggies :)

I got this recipe off of Pinterest.... only it calls for melted white chocolate and white chocolate it turns out, is the devil.
I cried laughing for like 20 minutes about how my white chocolate turned out.  Thankfully I only wasted two squares trying to make this work... the chocolate-less Lucky Charms Squares were a big hit and they say laughing burns a lot of calories.  Win win.

At least I didn't mess the actual meal up :)

The loves of my life.

My snuggle bunny
Bucky had to go and break our hearts right out of the gate.  Stupid March Madness bracket ruiners!!!!!!  I still have pride, we wore our shirts AFTER they lost just to show our support.  *Tear*

Monday, March 25, 2013

Where I've Been

Hey Gang,

It has been a pretty hectic and exciting month and I seem to have a lot of catching up to do around here.  At the beginning of the month Jonathon and I took an impromptu trip out to Oregon to see my family and I am definitely still in the process of getting those pictures uploaded.  More to come on that soon!  Other than that whirlwind, I also had a lot happen professionally.  As I work in higher education, one of the most prestigious organizations in my field held its annual conference a few weeks ago and it just so happened to be here in Orlando!  I was grateful for the opportunity to attend and volunteer at the conference. 

The whole experience was a bit overwhelming because there were thousands and thousands of people there, but I also received an award for a program that I oversee and was able to present on my program with my division's associate vice president!  Talk about exciting.  She also very graciously put my name forward to the university because of this award and I was invited to lunch and a meeting with our university's President and BOT.  HOLY COW.  I am excited to share pictures, though possibly not the world's best pictures, of all of those events with you here.  I know looking at pics of my conference might not sound like a blast but it really was a blast to attend, so bear with me!
Hard to see but that's me on the right standing to be recognized by Dr. Hitt and the Board of Trustees!  NBD :)
The opening and closing speaker was Sekou Andrews and he had the room in tears.  Very powerful, look him up.

This is what many of the presentation rooms looked like throughout the week... intense

Presentation on Social Media by NYU staffers was one of my favorites

World Marriott has a PRITTTY nice pool :)

That is the middle of the line for Starbucks... No joke.

Volunteering at the Check-In Desk was slow going

My board!  Don't worry, I match the board...

With our AVP, she is pretty much my work idol.

There was a hashtag for the conference on Twitter and I loved perusing it between sessions.  One of the grad students attending put a few photos like this of herself with the caption "Grown Ass Girl hashtag conference name" and I couldn't handle it.  I know it's not nice to mock people but I only did so internally, not on Twitter!
My best friend throughout the week... my trusty NASPA tote

Looking a little empty at the moment

Using my sweet Panorama app :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Birthday to the World's Greatest Maman

Guess what?  It's my mom's big day today!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA!!!! I am so blessed to have her for a mom, she is an inspiration and one of the biggest hearted human beings God ever put on this Earth.  I thank him for her on a regular basis and I know I'm not the only one doing so.

This just so happens to be a pretty big birthday.  She deserves to have the best day and year yet and I wish her nothing but happiness. I wish J, Teeny and I could spend the weekend with you celebrating because YOU ARE SO WONDERFUL MOMS.  Just know we all love you more than words.  XOXOXO
Pretty Birthday Gal!

Nerd Alert

She's the best

Have a drink, you deserve it!