Hi again..

Had an absolutely fabulous weekend :)

Friday night, B and I were not in much of a mood to do anything. So B made us some dinner and I watched a movie and snuggled with Gia-nothing to exciting.

Saturday brought about the typical…laundry, shopping, cleaning etc. That night we went to Vivace down in the Old Market for dinner. We had never been there before but absolutely loved it-great Italian food. Then we went and saw Grease-part of my Valentine’s day present which was tickets to three of the musicals that will be coming to town since B and I love going. Grease was probably one of the best musicals I’ve seen so far. Absolutely amazing props and lighting and the choreography was the best I’ve ever seen in a musical. I can’t wait to go see the next two shows..Avenue Q at the end of March and Wicked, on opening night on my birthday. I know…this will be my third time seeing Wicked but it’s my absolute favorite musical of all time. And yes, B and I saw Avenue Q last year in Milwaukee, but after seeing it and dying of laughter, we are pumped to see it again.

And now it’s Sunday, end of the weekend and off to work all week. Although today was very exciting as a puppy parent…..Gia graduated from Puppy Preschool!! B and I could not be more proud puppy parents. I actually just enrolled her in K9 Junior High-some more advanced manners and obedience commands. We really liked going to class with her and she caught onto commands and tricks quite quickly so we’re anxious for her to learn some new things. We hope that one day we can train her to do obstacle courses-you know, the ones you see on tv where they jump hoops and go through tunnels. Gia is so quick on her feet that we think she’d be a natural at it!

So that’s about it! I’m anxiously awaiting for March to come. I get to go home two times!!! I’m flying home the first weekend in March for open calls, but I’m going home a day early and am excited to spend it with my mom :) And of course, anxious for open calls because that means pageant season is finally here which equals getting to see my favorites! YAY! The following weekend is Iowa calls, and the following weekend I’m flying home to see Michelle give up her title and we’re going down to Chicago to get my mom a dress for my sister’s wedding. All of the little details are starting to fall into place and I’m getting soooooo excited for her big day-too bad it’s still 7 months away!!


Well, after all these years…I am finally starting my blog! So welcome!

I remember back in college when we were constantly honed about blogs and how important they were going to becoming in the media world. I kind of blew it off thinking “who the heck would read that stuff?”….well now I’m working in media and I’ve come to realize how important social media really is!

I really wanted to this though for a few other reasons. 1) I don’t get the chance to write as much as I’d like. Writing has always been a passion of mine and, as much as I complained about it, I miss writing school papers. and 2) now that I’m away from home, it’s an even better way for my family and friends to keep up with my busy life!!

So what’s new? Well….I’ve been in Omaha since last summer and I’ve been working at an advertising agency where I primarily work on a blog and online magazine doing promotions, public relations, marketing and tv shoots.

The joy of my life has come from my 6 month old maltipoo Brandon bought me. She’s the most adorable thing ever but she’s quite the sassy pants. She’s had her share of accidents at home…including jumping out of her cage while I was at work and eating the carpet..not to mention eating a cable cord and breaking the WII. But it’s hard to stay mad at that sweet little face for too long! I am proud to say that she will be graduating from her puppy obedience school on Sunday! And I am all ready to sign her up for K9 Junior High-I want my baby to be the smartest dog ever.

Other exciting news….my sister got engaged over Christmas. It’s been a very exciting time for my mom, sister and I. I flew home two weeks ago and we found her wedding dress as well as the bridesmaid dresses. Everything is coming together and I am sooooooo happy for her. Granted I wish I could have been the flower girl since I never got to be one, but being the maid of honor is quite the honor too….not to mention, I’m excited to finally have a brother! (although it’s an in-law that still counts as a brother right?)

And with that I’ll bid a see ya later for now…more later!!!