Friday, April 3, 2015

Free and Clear!

Ok, first of all, TWO posts in ONE day?? Is that even possible?! Apparently it is when I've got the day off and am avoiding doing anything else. It's just that my creative juices are flowing today, and I don't want to squash that, so why not put them to good use?

And secondly, the moment has come. I went to the doctor and have been cleared of Molar Pregnancy!! What that means is that the big C word {CANCER}, is no longer a threat. I no longer have to go in for monthly blood tests {yay for giving my veins a break}, and I don't have to worry about developing Gestational Trophoblastic Disorder, which was a possibility. All of my recent blood tests, February and March, have been less than 1 {Thank God}.

I am so thankful and blessed that things have gone so smoothly with my recovery from this awful disease. It could have gone in a much different direction and I thank God every day that it didn't.

Finally, I can put this all behind me and move forward. And that makes me feel like this:

Until next time!

Five on Friday: Wisconsin Edition

*I am sorry, in advance, about the picture overload. I LOVE pictures and I have no shame.

Well, It seems like I have been M.I.A. for quite awhile now. But for good reason. I've been a traveling maniac. One weekend I was in Vegas for one of my friend's Bachelorette Parties. I won't be posting about that because WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, STAYS IN VEGAS {obviously}. Then, Ziggy and I, traveled to Wisconsin. Ziggy just happens to be my little traveling companion. He is the best dog that there ever was.

As you can see, I am going to try to start blogging more regularly. I am going to start a Five on Friday weekly post and hopefully I can keep up with it. My first Five on Friday is centered around my trip to Wisconsin. I love Wisconsin. I cannot say that enough. So here you go:

1. Madison. I love Madison. Just walking up and down State Street on a gorgeous day is soothing for my soul. The Capital building is exquisite inside and out. The Memorial Union is a good time, especially sitting on the Terrace with a nice cold glass of beer.
The Wisconsin state capital building. 
State Street at it's finest.
These ducks were standing on one leg while sleeping. ONE LEG. I was amazed that they didn't fall over. 

2. Ziggy's BURFDAY {and St. Patrick's Day}: March 17 is our little Ziggy's birthday. He turned 7 this year {where has the time gone???}! I am not Irish, however the Mr. is. So, I had to wear green. To support him, of course. And why not get in the holiday spirit, right? My cousin and I took a trip to see our Grandpa. He's the funniest grandpa ever. Love him to pieces. 

Happy Burfday Ziggy Puff!
Ziggy and his birthday present. Of course I had to get him a present because he's spoiled rotten.  

3. Chicago: I know Chi-town is not in Wisconsin, but I still love it. My mom and I decided {kind of last minute} to take a day trip to my favorite city. We didn't really have any plans, so we played the whole day by ear. {Side note: where in the world did the saying "play it by ear" come from? It really doesn't make any sense.} We made stops at Navy Pier, Chinatown, RPM Italian {for dinner}, and Michigan Avenue {to see the River}. 

View of the city from Navy Pier.  
Chinatown, because why not? 
La Rossa Birra at RPM. 
Delicious dinner. MMMM. I LOVE PASTA. It is my weakness. 
City lights. 
My mama and I. 
Night time in the city. 
4.  Wedding Mania and lunch with Grandpa: My cousin's wedding is swiftly approaching, so we had a lot of stuff to accomplish while I was home. Let. Me. Tell. You. It was exhausting. We made all of the invitations ourselves. We are making the programs ourselves. We also made the bridal shower invitations ourselves. I guess you could say we are crafty.

Finishing RSVPS. 
I look like a goober here, but I was so focused on finishing those programs!
Three girls hard at work!
Lunch with Grandpa. 

5. Engagement Pictures: While home, I had the honor of shooting some engagement pictures for one of my friends. I am so pleased with how they turned out. Check them out here: Nikki and Carly: Engaged

Here's one of my favorites:

Well that's all I have for today! Until next time!