Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Hello again! It has been over a year since my last post! I was just talking to my lovely friend, Kelsey Giles about blogging and decided I should get back into it!! This year has been a crazy one! Including a job change, vacations, adventures, and fun! Day by day, I continue to learn more about who I am and who God made me to be. Its not easy. I don't always like it. But its worth it.

I don't even know where to start though. Its been a year. A lot of things have happened, but all in all, its been a GREAT year. Falling more in love with my husband every day. He is starting finals week right now and then he will be in Trimester 7 out of 10 for Chiropractic school. I am soooo proud of him! He just found out where he will be shadowing a Chiropractor this fall. He will be in an office in White Bear Lake, so not to far from home!! What a blessing!! I'm not going to lie though, I am READY for him to be done with school. It's been a long haul. SO worth it. He will be done November of 2013! So still a little while :)

MY SISTER is PREGNANT! Soooo excited about that! I wish she was closer than Massachusetts though...:(

The last major mom and I are going to ENGLAND Sept 29th-Oct 10th!! For one of my BEST friends/sister Kiia's WEDDING!!! We are so excited! I finally get to meet her wonderful fiance and baby girl, Ava!! CAN'T wait!!

Hopefully I will be better at blogging in the next year!! We will see...:) As always, Full of Joy!:)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


<3First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST SISTER IN THE WORLD! Heidi Batista has blessed my life more than words can describe. Yes growing up we didn't always get along perfectly, especially in high school when we had to share the bathroom and the mirrors!:) But since then we've grown so much closer even though she lives in Massachusets! Love her so much!!<3
Sorry I haven't posted in a while! Work has been a little more busy and it just seems whenever I am at home I get distracted with other things! Here are some updates!
**Family time in Iowa for the 4th was AMAZING! very relaxing and exactly what I needed!

**Work for Eric has been more busy this summer, usually working 2-3 night shifts a week valeting, which helps so much! With his school load its like working one full time and a part time job! So proud of him:)

** We booked our OFFICIAL HONEYMOON last week!! Here is the link to the site...
It looks soooo beautiful!

** I have been blessed to spend a litt more time with some girlfriends recently which has been a blessing! Its always a fine line with balancing time with the hubby and friends!! But life would be boring without always searching for balance wouldn't it? With friends, nutrition, exercise, sleep, entertainment, work, school etc...Never a dull moment!:)

**Its been fun having my brother in law around! He actually even made us a yummy baked ziti type dinner last night which was soooo tastey!:) I could get used to having a personal chef;)

**I added pretty much all our WEDDING pics on facebook!! Here is the link to my facebook page..if you don't have facebook I can direct you to another site that only has a sneak peak of about 100 of the pics!:)

**My WONDERFUL parents had their 30th Wedding Anniversary yesterday! Dad was telling me how it just seems like yesterday they were getting married and heading on their honeymoon! So sweet Daddy!:) You have both been incredible parents and I couldn't be blessed more by you!:)

**Yesterday I decided to ignore my alarm and sleep in about 15 minutes extra..not a ton but enough to put me behind. I got up and ran to the shower! Eric noticed I was in a rush and without me asking he went upstairs and made me breakfast even though he didn't have to get up for another hour! Such a blessing he is in my life on a daily basis!!:) Love him tons!:)

That is pretty much the general update on my life! Things are going so well and again I am LOVING being married to my best friend and am so blessed by everyone in my life!:)

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Some great memories with the family!! Can't wait to see them this weekend---minus the sissy!:( You'll be there in my heart sis! LOVE YOU!

And of course looking to some wonderful,quality, relaxing time with my wonderful husband:)


"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."
— Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa definately had some wonderful words of wisdom to share with us didn't she?
I am so excited for tonight! Eric and I are going out on a date! Taking the motorcyle down to Grand Ave for some Pizza and Ice cream! He's had a lot of tests the past few weeks and is done with tests for the week so its a mini-celebration! We are heading down to Iowa for the weekend which I am PUMPED for! We havn't been there since February! Just a relaxing weekend with the family...much needed:) We are going to pick some black raspberries too!! YAY!! I'm hoping to get out and just take some photos to for fun! I miss being on 40 acres of just land!

I got all of our wedding pictures this week so be watching for those to be posted as well! I LOVE THEM!:) Anyways, Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Forth of July. Enjoy the relaxation, beautiful weather, time with family and friends, and all the blessing we have that come along with our Independance!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


I enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon off while the hubby and bro-in-law were out on the motorcycles and my mother-in-law was at coffee with a friend...I forgot how much I enjoy photography! Here are a few of my shots...nothing special but I enjoyed it! :)

Friday, June 24, 2011


I was just thinking about all the beauty that is out in the world, from the smallest flowers to the biggest of trees! How simple yet so beyond us...sometime we just need to stop for a moment and take a look around at all the beauty that is always surrounding us. It is there in every situation and moment, but I know I am very guilty at times of being to busy, selfish, and just distracted to open my eyes and see it and simply be thankful.
It is a perfect day out after several gray rainy days around here. What a blessing to see the sun again...these photos are somewhat of a walk down memory lane for me. Starting in Iowa going to Minnesota, then to Massachusetts and Arizona! God is such an artist in all his creation. So blessed! My mom and bro in law are here for a long weekend! Bryce is going to be living with us for the summer while he is doing a basketball leage and working. Then going to Northwestern in August! It will be sooo fun having him so close!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Love love love!

Here are the links to our wonderful date night!
Started out at this very authentic Italian restaurant! I got a yummy chicken pasta with freshly made noodles!! MMM!! Oh and for all who know how much I love coupons my hubby got a deal on! Love it!!:)
After dinner we went and got our dessert at this wonderful place in White Bear Lake! We walked around a little bit and there was a parade going on around there so it was fun to eat our ice cream, watch the parade and just hang out!!
Then we went back home and just enjoyed being with eachother and watched some Lord of the Rings! What a blessing to have an evening off!
We are currently at Caribou! I'm looking through some old pics playing around with them while my hubby is studying!!

Aint he cute?? You can tell he was trying not to smile! Love it:)