Saturday, April 29, 2017

Almost There

The countdown to graduation has begun. I am so ready for nursing school to be over, but I am not ready to move past my college years. I've been relating to Peter Pan on a whole new level. I love the life I've been living for these past few years. I somehow got lucky enough to live with my best friend for super cheap, which allows us to spend our money on traveling and having fun in other ways. I'm living a great life, but being this care free with barely any real responsibilities is not something I can maintain for the rest of my life. People are asking me what my next step is and I don't have an answer. I've always had a plan or next step figured out. I honestly hate telling people how I truly feel, but most of the time I get eye rolls and people tell me that this is all part of growing up. Thank you for telling me what I already know. That really changes how I feel...or not.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Only Two Drinks

My friend Logyn came to town the other day and wanted to get together.
She brought two bottles of wine to my loft, which we drank while we looked up our high school classmates mugshots and caught each other up on our lives. 
After finishing an entire bottle each, we had my little sister and her friend drive us to the bars.
We met up with Anthony, Janna, Justin, Andrea, and Katie at the Keweenaw. 
I of course had to bring her up to the bar roof, which is almost like a right of passage for the people I bring to this specific bar. Victoria, Brennan, and Monica met up with us. 

We spent the night hopping from bar to bar.
Everyone was in a great mood and were vibing.
Victoria insisted she was only going to have two drinks, which did not happen.
I somehow managed to consistently drink throughout the night, but never spent a dime!

At one of the bars a guy kept trying to dance with me and I kept glancing over at Brennan.
I wanted him to come and save me, but he never did!
He apparently thought that my glances were my attempt at making him jealous and he wasn't a fan.
Talk about not being on the same page at all!
I died of laughter when he told me that, because first of all I suck at dancing and that would not be my go-to for making someone jealous. 
We made our way to Anthony's house at bar close, where he made us tea.
Katie started to freak out, because she couldn't find her dog.
She's the queen of freaking out, which I find hilarious. 
Justin had just taken the dog on a walk and returned it safely.
I had my sister pick us up around 4am and for some reason Anthony decided to come home with us, even thought we were already at his house.
He crawled in bed with Victoria and Logyn crawled in bed with me.
I felt really high on life knowing I just had a great night out with my friends and was ending it with some of my favorite people.

The next morning we were all so hungover!
Victoria had to unfortunately work an eight hour shift, while the rest of us had to attend Misty's Bridal shower. I puked at a gas station parking lot and bought a gift from the dollar store. I was killing the adult game! While Katie, Janna, and I were standing next to Brittney she laughed about how we smelled like alcohol. Always keeping it classy! 
It was a good night with great people.
 It was completely worth the hangover!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Whitney's Mom's Wedding

Victoria and I went to our friend Whitney's mom's wedding reception.
We have been looking forward to wedding season for months and this wedding was the kick-off!
Before we left he had to take a picture with our son Boots, because we have our priorities straight.

(Victoria and I are dancing in the back of this picture)
We drank, we danced, and spent a lot of time out on the patio.
Victoria and I also discovered that eggs rolls dipped in taco dip is a heavenly experience.
 I once again drunkenly lectured about the importance of safe sex, which seems to be my favorite topic lately. 

We of course made sure to keep things classy the entire night!
After the wedding a few people headed over to the bar across the street.
We continued to dance and really enjoyed the live band they had performing!
Our final destination was Aloft Hotel where Whitney and Alex were staying.
We ordered Pizza and headed down to the pool.
It turned into a Topless Thursday, which was Whitney's first time participating in one!
We seem to be getting new members all the time!
I'm sure the girl at the front desk was having a great time watching us on the cameras. 
We make so many great decisions!

It was a great night and I'm sad that it flew by!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ladies Night

Victoria and I were talking about how hard it is to get our favorite people all together.
We know so many great people, but we are all living busy lives and it's hard to make those schedules fit together. So we decided to plan a ladies night 1 1/2 months in advance. We thought that would give people enough time to clear their schedules for that day. 

Of course a few people couldn't make it, but the majority of the people we invited could!
It was so great having so many amazing women in the same room.
Everyone is doing different things in their lives and have have different personalities, but they all brought something to the table and connected so well!

We started off the night by decorating wine glasses.
Victoria and I bought wine glasses from the dollar store and paint markers from Hobby Lobby.
We asked that everyone bring their favorite bottle of wine!
So we got to try eight different types of wines.
It was the ultimate wine tasting experience.

We were all feeling real good by the time we finished painting our glasses.
We emptied all of the bottles of wine within an hour.
Also, jean jackets and shirts are very in.

My mom and a few other sober ladies drove us to our next destination.
I was in the car with my mom and Brittney, which was nice ride over to the restaurant. 
We had dinner plans at Hinterland.
It was a nice surprise to find out our server was a girl named Shannon who the majority of us knew!

We invited my mom to participate.
She's not a huge fan of big groups, but she did so well and I think she enjoyed herself.
One of my favorite parts of the night was when Lesley was asking my mom relationship advice.
We all chimed in and gave our opinion, but I thought it was sweet of Lesley to specifically ask my mom and make her feel included.
At one point Lesley stood up to chug her water, while the rest of us cheered her on.
Every table turned to look at our table.

We went to a bar after dinner and soon everyone went their separate ways.
It was one of those nights that you don't want to end, because you know you can't recreate it. 
I love every single one of the women that attended and I'm so grateful to have them in my life.