Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I will survive.

I wrote my last post the evening after an extremely long week and just as long of a weekend. I was exhausted and thankful at the same time. I accepted that I was not able to get everything done I had wanted to, and ended up deciding to put off a speech I needed to do for one of my class. The next day was Monday which didn't provide much relief. I came home, write the speech, and recorded it waaaaaay late in the evening. I turned it in knowing it would probably be docked down for being late. Tuesday morning I woke up to a surprising email from my professor with my grade for the speech. (He is an east-coaster, but I still didn't expect my grade!) Low and behold, I earned a 97%. I was shocked and surprised. And even through all the chaos lately, I realize..... I WILL SUR

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Lately life has been a little crazy busy. I hate to use the word overwhelming because all things taking up my time are things that I am also very grateful for. Work is crazy. Our district starts school this Thursday. And while I knew it would be busy, I never know what exactly we will be busy with. But it doesn't bother me because having work means I have a job. School is crazy. I am over the halfway mark of my second quarter at City U. Taking a full load of classes can be tricky to coordinate enough time for. But I can't complain, because this is an opportunity I am not going to miss out on. Preparing for the 3 Day Walk is crazy. We just completed our silent auction tonight and I believe it was a huge success. The walk is in just 19 days. And since I know what to expect this year I am preparing both mentally and physically for what's ahead. And even though I know there will be some aches and pains, I know it is nothing like those with cancer actually have to go through. So I truly have nothing to complain about.

In 3 weeks I will be able to breathe a little easier. Until then I am taking things in strides. I am thankful for the support of my friends and family. And while being busy keeps me on "go" all the time, what I am really overwhelmed by is the feeling I have been given by those who have been so generous to me and around me lately.

I never cease to be amazed.... And that's what I love about life!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Sometimes I just feel greatful.... It's plain, it's simple, and it's true.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


“If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance!"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This Thinking Cap Doesn’t Fit Like It Used To!

So I am officially a full fledge college student again! I am just about half way through my second week of online classes through City U. My first week went great; however I did have to adjust to get back into the swing of things! Having done some online classes before I knew somewhat to expect. However with my focus now being on only upper level courses, I definitely found myself searching for my thinking cap right away. Citations and APA formatted reports have a whole new worth to me…. And my grades! BUT…. I’m loving it!!

We are working on setting a date for our 3 Day silent auction this year. We will be hosting it again at Vino at the Landing, however we may look to hold in later, possibly towards the end of July. Details will be posted soon!!!! In the meantime I am constantly on the look out for donations!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Let’s get the party started…. Again!

I’ve taken way toooooo long of a break away from this blog. So consider this a refresh! Many things have happen and many more things are going to be happening so it’s not like I’ve have a lack of material, just motivation.

A few updates before we move forward…..

Animal House: We had to a make a tough decision in January and put Tiki in to rescue. Her anxiety and panic attacks made it had for us to be away for too long. So each work day was a struggle for her at home. The rescue group we worked with was amazing, and through many tears I put her in the care of a couple who while fostering her, worked with her on family protection security skills. She did well, and I am happy to say just a week ago she was placed in to her new home in Canada with her owner and a bunch of horses, cats, and a Chihuahua. We were worried about how Roxie would behave once we took Tiki out of the house. But nothing seems to ever really affect a Pug’s mood!

These Shoes Were Made For Walking: In September I completed the 2010 3 Day Walk with many bruises, blisters, and a couple stress fractures. I have since healed, can walk in heels again, and am signed up to participate in the 2011. When trying to decide if I should walk again, somebody asked me “why not?”. I realized then I had no reason not to. So let the fundraising begin… again! :-)

Fireman, Fireman!: Kyle continues to add to his volunteer firefighter experience while he also continues to test for different departments. In addition to training every Thursday, and working every Friday, he now is involved in his second academy as an instructor for the new volunteers.

Back to School: After much talk, and no action, I finally found some motivation and am heading back to school to finish my degree. Starting next week I will be taking classes through City University in order to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with an Emphasis in Social Media. I am so excited to get started….. more so then I ever think I was back in my original “college days”.

Which Way to The Gym?: Kyle and I begin going to the gym in January….. get this….. before work! We’ve been pretty steady about going, with the exception of the last few weeks, but our getting back in to the swing of things. It’s something that for some reason never seemed like a reasonable option. But it’s been really great for both of us. In addition to the gym, I’ve been pretty routine with attending a hip-hop class once a week, and just started attending Zumba classes once or twice a week. Aside from getting the chance to shake my “money maker”, I’ve love getting the chance to be more active lately.

29 is Oh So Fine: Both Kyle and I :-) Over the last year we learned a lot about ourselves, each other, about losing, and about loving, and are excited for what’s to come!

A couple pictures to bring us up to the present, in no particular order……
Qwest Nov 2010

Fierce & Fab! Rwarrr! April 2011
Hawk Time March 2011

1st Wedding Anniversary Nov 2010

Playoffs! Jan 2011

So Pugly Cute! March 2011

Lights, Sirens, Fire Trucks! March 2011
Game Time! Nov 2011
One Big Kiss for Children's Hospital Radiothon March 2011

We're In!...The Seahawks
Locker Room! Nov 2010

Seattle 3 Day for the Cure Sept 2010

1st Time Blood Donor w/
a Fear of Needles Feb 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

D’lish Dish: Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Yesterday Kyle and I spent time with the Koskovich side of the family as well as had dinner at my parent’s house. I found this recipe on one of my fav blogs, which made enough to feed an army, literally, not exaggerating, well maybe a little bit. But it definetly made enough for both our get together and dinner. Anyhow, I thought I’d start sharing some of the d’lish dishes that I make.




To get the actually details you can check out the recipe here: Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Thursday, July 22, 2010


"Life is not about finding yourself... Life is about creating yourself!"

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Real Men Golf in Pink 4 a Cure!

Monday was a day off of work to recover from what only can be described as the war zone we know as “The 4th”! After spending the evening at home with the husband and our narcotic animals, who I should mention are still narcotic even on a healthy dose of tranquilizer, I spent the morning on Monday content to stay in my PJ’s as long as I possible could. Before I spent too much time window shopping online, I got a call from my dad. He was golfing that day in a Sole Survivor match, and wanted to have me come watch and to make a sign for him so he could raise a little moolah for the 3-Day. I should mention, it was 11:30am at the time he called, and the match started at 2pm. factoring in a shower, getting presentable, and making a sign, and making my way to meet my mom and make it to the course on time, I was slightly short on time. (Inset comment from most everybody that knows me – I am never ready on time!)

After a getting ready, making a stop by the dollar store for signage materials (poster board & a big fat permanent marker), I made met my mom and had her drive so that I could compose the work of art you will see below.

I should note that my dad sported a pink golf shirt that day, played earlier in the day with a pink golf ball, and used a pink tee. During the match, one of the ladies at the course even gave him a pink ribbon ball marker to use. Oh, and the kicker, him and my mom were the lucky bidders who took home the pink and purple golf bag from our auction. So even was sporting his clubs in the Hope bag!

While he may not have been “The Last Man Standing” that day, my dad did golf very well, I got to spending time in the cart with my mom at the wheel (she’s not yet used to the brake on Dad’s new cart), warmed up in the start of our summer sun, and with the help of my dad and the Glen Acre’s Men’s club we raised $182 to go towards my 3 Day funds!

2010 Sweet Melons Silent Auction

June 28th, 2010 - Vino at the Landing

A couple pics I snapped while working the room at the auction. I’m sad I didn’t pull our team together for one shoot, but instead you can checkout some of the great items we had (Sounders tickets, M’s tickets, Bike, Golf, Wine, Wine & Wine, and lots of other really good stuff)!

Overall the event ended up successful with our team raising around $5500 which will be divided up to go towards the $2300 each team member is raising. A good amoutn to put towards a worthy cause!