Thanksgiving & Black Friday Haul

I didn’t think I could pull it off. I truly did not think I could however with the help of friends, I did!

I worked all summer to buy a surprise plane ticket! I had many mishaps but eventually I made it home and surprised both my mom and my dad!

My brother got me from the airport and went upstairs to get my mom up. We couldn’t just wake her up and say ‘Kim’s home!’ So J went upstairs and said “Hey, I’m home. You have to get up, somebody must have mistaken your truck for mine. Somebody messed it up.”

My mom came outside all ready to be upset and unhappy (AKA pissed) with J’s friends and I was just standing there on the porch.

Needless to say she was surprised! My dad was also surprised when I called him at work. He asked me where I was calling from and I said home. After asking that question a few times He asked “My home?” “Yes, your home.”

Both of them were very excited and happy to have me home regardless of the rather short notice!

I made my mom go to JoAnn’s on Black Friday! My godmother tagged along.

Here are some of my spoils!

I’d say it was a successful couple of days!

Unintended Hiatus

I’ve been gone for so long! I’m so very sorry! These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of CRAZY!

When I was in California I was lucky enough to share a Starkid experience with my friend C! I told her I bought general admission tickets when I really bought VIP tickets. I surprised her the day of the concert and told her about the VIP tickets. Needless to say, she was excited!

So here are some pictures! We had such a great time! I really can’t imagine not having spent this time with her. We used to just lay around on her bed or mine talking about everything, some days I really miss that. Most days I just miss having her within driving distance!

That’s us with all of the Starkids who were performing!

That’s me with Jim Povolo who is one of my favorite Starkids. Can you guess why? No, it’s not JSUT because he’s ridiculously attractive, it’s because he’s a tall guy! :) So what did we talk about? The fact that his ex-girlfriend from Montana had pet wolves. It’s a long story.

This picture is of me and Joey Richter. He’s such a nice guy!

That’s Joe Walker and myself! His outfit was HYSTERICAL. The whole concert had an archaeology vibe to it and he wore these super short khaki shorts!  Absolutely had me cracking up the whole time!

You can see Joe Walker’s shorts on the right!

Then I worked for a very long time (with some crafting!) Then it was time for a few days of birthday celebrations!

My birthday was this past Sunday June 10. I made a stop at the Starbucks in the morning and patiently waited for my aunt to text me the “all-clear.” My cousins are 6 and 9 years old right now and obsessed with surprising people on their birthdays!

I figured I’d play along and I played right into their hands. I thought that I would be working hard to act surprised by my cousins however I was completely floored by the fact that my mom and brother were sitting in the living room when I arrived!

We spent the past few days doing lots of things! We went out to eat, had fun with family, went to Holiday World, and I even made a stop at Trader Joe’s after I dropped my mom and brother off at the Louisville airport!

All in all, I was completely shocked and I had so much fun! It was a very good way to spend the past few days! Especially since the last two weeks I worked 81 hours! These upcoming 2 weeks I’ll be working 88 hours… Remind me not to overschedule myself again!

Don’t worry, amidst all of this crazy fun I have been crafting! I’ve been busy with yarn and floss (are you scared yet?) Within the next few weeks I’ll be trying to catch you guys up to speed on my crafting adventures!


Happy New Year everyone!

I’m currently in LA celebrating the new year with close friends! I wanted to leave a post that would let you know some of my plans for the new year!

All of my plans run around one tiny little word: FIT.

I want to be mentally, physically, emotionally, financially and crafty fit! It’s my goal to this year try and have things under a little bit more control than the events of last semester.

So as you all ring in the new year in various places at various points in your life, I hope you all have a fantastic year in 2012 (before the apocalypse of course! ;)

So be happy, safe, and look forward to some posts in the next few weeks about some of the things I’ve been able to check off my crafting list while home!

Goodbye 2011! Hello 2012!

xoxo Kim