Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My December in Pictures.

It's officially the week of Christmas... where did time go? This month had sooo much in store and although I feel like I am missing out or forgetting something, in reality its been going pretty smoothly and on track. That's probably why... things are just too perfect. So here's a few pictures of what I have been up to lately.

I have already attended my work Christmas party... such a good time!
Me & the Boy
The "Family Portrait" with Jordan added in.
My parents.
Tonight is the last men's league hockey game before Christmas break... hockey will resume again the second week of January. Hopefully my hockey withdrawal won't be too depressing. Good thing I am plan on still hanging out with these boys over the holiday:

Best friend, B {in the blue}
Now its onto conquering the rest of my Christmas list... I have a ton of DIY projects to complete for a few of my love ones, so be looking forward to those posts. My favorite thing in the world... homemade personalized gifts! In the meantime, I can't believe I am saying this but... I want snow. Last Saturday it looked like this downtown:

now the snow is gone. So sad. I need snow to feel festive so it can start snowing again!

So how is everyone's December going? Fast or slow? Busy or ideal? I want to know!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Things I Loved From Yesterday

Thursday did not disappoint in regards to excitement in my life. To start off I woke up ungodly early in the morning to get my last final over with. I was literally drained and barely thinking straight once I was walking to my car in the parking lot when I see a brown bag on my car hood leaning against my windshield… It turns out my boyfriend left a bottle of fake champagne {sparking white grape juice} so I could have a “celebratory drink” afterwards. How stinkin’ adorable?
So when I walked into work, bottle in hand, I felt like I needed a little down time, so I went on my beloved website, Pinterest, just so I could stare at all the pretty pictures and not think about anything! {You know you have done this before.} That was when I found a Tim Tebow Desktop Figure. I made myself wait until my lunch break to print it out and start assembling the pieces. Honestly, it felt like I was six years old again and playing with paper dolls. So exciting!
So thanks to an energy drink and my crazy coworkers we had a little photo shoot for my new Tebow figurine...
"Yay Sarah being done with finals!"
After attending my boyfriend’s hockey game last night we hit the bar to drown our sorrows {they lost} and out of nowhere, the boy says:
“Babe… I love Tim Tebow.
Like really, just watched his documentary and I am obsessed. I think I want a Tebow jersey.”
Okay he may have been a little tipsy when saying all of this, but I am going to hold him to it! Like I always say, “a drunken man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts.” If only I hadn’t purchased his Christmas present already, I probably would have given MUCHHH thought into finding one for him.
To end the night I finally get into my PJ’s at 1:30 am and curl up in bed to see I missed a phone call from the boy. He left me the cutest message:
“Babe, it’s me. I just wanna tell you how much I appreciate you coming to my game and being such a great fan, my support, and even sticking up for me in the lobby. And thank you for being there all the time… I really appreciate it. I also appreciate every day with you and I just wanted to tell you sweet dreams and goodnight, love. So text me when you get a chance. Mwah!” {Yes it does send me kisses over the phone…}

Sounds like a pretty good day, huh? Who else celebrated being done with finals in a WEIRD way!?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Early Christmas Present? Yes Please.

So this morning I arrived at work to see a present sitting on my desk… an interesting looking present, to say the least.
Yes that is tape being wrapped around the paper in order to keep it attached while the bow is made up of leftover tape. This is the work done by my best guy friend, B. The card is the cutest and means more to me than what’s under the wrapping paper {or so I thought!} and it says:

"To: Rah
For all your time and dedication, hopefully this makes it more enjoyable! Merry Christmas!

Love ya, Brandon"

He told me I had to open it today since I will be needing it the next few days. So here’s my beautiful/thoughtful gift...

Stadium chair for the ice rink!
While I am checking it out and laughing saying “thank you” he is pointing out its bells and whistles saying “here’s where you can put your Diet Coke or beer… here’s where you can store your Crossword Puzzles from People Magazine or even your homework.” He seriously thought of everything!
Tonight, I am going to be at the ice rink for hours {literally hours} to watch my boyfriend be a goalie in one game then a defensemen in the next. Looks like I will be putting this contraption to work! The best part is how practical of a gift it is, as well as how in the locker room last night my boyfriend kept telling B, "dude, stop rubbing it in how perfect your gift is for her... you are making me look bad because I haven't gotten her anything yet." Haha let the pressure of gift-buying begin!
Just when I think hockey couldn't get any better... now with some back support and cushion between the metal bleachers, it has!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Work Attire... Help!

So it’s officially finals week… tomorrow I will be conquering my first exam and hopefully kicking its butt. In the back of my mind though is the fact that next week starts my first day of being a full-time engineer at work. I graduate from being a jean-wearing intern to a smartly-dressed engineer {seems ironic huh?} After hitting the books this week, I plan on hitting up a few stores in town for a few pieces to celebrate being a “real person.” Shopping spree after completing the semester? Seems like the only way to rejoice.
Thanks to Pinterest, I have a few “work office attire” inspiration to work off of:

 Living in Northern Michigan... this is the way to go!
Its extremely important to learn how to ROCK FLANNEL while living in this winter tundra for the next few months.
So does anyone have a few office attire tips for me? What is your go-to outfit of choice? How do you dress nice but feel comfortable. Help me out.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Guy's Weekend...Yikes.

The next few days should be pretty eventful… this will mark the first time the boy and I will not be spending the weekend together. I knew I wouldn’t be seeing him on Saturday since he’s heading downstate for a “Guy’s Night” to watch the University of Michigan basketball team play. But now it turns out I will be headed downstate as well… except to the other side of the state. Haha! I am going to my brother’s high school basketball tonight, then as soon as he wins {positive thinking}, we will jump in the car and start heading south towards Grand Valley State University. {He is getting looked at for football recruitment.} So my weekend will be full of football talk, college tours, and TONS of Christmas shopping in Grand Rapids, while the boyfriend is free to have a “Guy’s Weekend.”
So while this is going on:
I will be doing this:
And we will be seperated like this:
It will be good to have some time apart and he can see the boys without me interrupting. He’s the kind of person who will call me up and say “come over to ____’s house, we are watching the game” then when I show up its all guys. I can’t help but feel I am crashing. So instead of sticking around town, I am going to make him miss me. Good plan, huh?!
I mean come on, abstinence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Best Sister Award Goes To...

My sister sent me a text message earlier today that immediately made me cry of happiness. To give a little background, I sat down with my boss yesterday to discuss "my future." I have known for awhile that they were hoping to grab me as one of their engineers once I got done with college only because I have been their loyal intern since my freshman year at Miami. But when I walked into his office, I wasn't expecting to hear such good news. I got to hear their pitch on why I should choose to start my career at their company. It was veryyy impressive and I was touched with how dedicated they were to making me happy.

Just when I think my week can't get any better, my news {thanks to Twitter}traveled up to the Upper Penisula of Michigan to my little sister at college. Here's her take on my situation:

Over all, I cannot wait until she is home so we can celebrate properly! Honestly the job and having an amazing sister/family is the best Christmas present I will ever recieve!

Update: now the boyfriend is making me cry too...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas List Time!

Today I am linking up with Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge by posting my Christmas list!

Tis the season.

Hopefully this will also help out the boyfriend since he's headed downstate to a University of Michigan basketball game this weekend. I overheard him last night talking to the boys about hitting up the mall in Ann Arbor before the game to pick up "her Christmas presents." Since I was the only girl at the house last night, looks like he's talking about my presents! Guess we will have to wait and see.

So here is the dream list:
1. Marc Jacob's handbag
2. Kate Spade ring
3. OPI Nailpolish {best stocking stuffer ever}
4. Abercrombie Jeans {only brand that fits me perfectly}
5. Tom's shoes
5. Kate Spand Bangle
6. Black/Blue Blazer
7. 24/7 Penguins vs Capitals Season
8. "Every day is a great day for hockey" bracelet

What are you guys asking for? Make sure to link up your Christmas lists too, so I can scope them out.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Giving Is Better Than Receiving...

Since everyone on my Christmas list has a present literally under the tree for them right now, I find myself looking at my bank account and thinking… “maybe a few more gifts would do.” Pretty crazy, huh? But this commercial pretty much sums up how I have been acting/feeling lately about being done with Christmas shopping:
It was has been about 2 years since I have had a boyfriend during the Christmas season, so I have this obsession to buy the boy everything. Here’s a list of things I know he’d love:
1. Underarmour Hockey Compression Shirt
2. Always Sunny in Philadephia Season 3
3. Red Wings Coozie
4. Oakley Aviator Hockey Shield Visor
5. Miami Hockey Tee {This is my favorite team and alma mater so of course he will be repping this on game days!}
6. Black Polo Sweater

The only thing I'm not completely done with is his stocking. So if anyone has any fun things for a guy's stocking please let me know. Both funny and serious gift ideas are welcome! I am out of practice in this part of gift-giving :) 

Happy shopping, loves.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy December.

I cannot believe it’s finally December!
Cheers to gallons cups of egg nog, the smell of pine, and many wrapped presents. Ahh, I love this month and to celebrate properly, I did a little project last night. We bought a wreath a week ago when we picked up our Christmas tree and it looked sooo boring. Kind of depressing actually… So I decided to jazz it up with some gold accents and a new bow ornament that I picked up at Pier One.

Nothing like a little wreath to liven up the house and our spirits, right? What do you guys think? Any little projects you are creating to bring some Christmas cheer?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Wait is Over... Finally!

So last night I finally got to see Breaking Dawn! I know you guys will be thinking "Wow, about time. I saw it weeks ago." But honestly I think the world was against me seeing this movie. Everytime I made plans to see it, something would get in the way. Like it was sold out the first time, we were late getting there the second time, and plus boyfriend's hockey games ALWAYS happen on or around the showtimes. So before he had to play goalie last night, we got to see the 7 o'clock showing of it!
Obsessed! So hot.
I loved it! For the first hour I was swooning over the wedding and honeymoon, but in my head I was thinking "Ohh poor boy who I dragged along." But as soon as the story started developing and the vampire vs. werewolf feud started going, he leaned in and whispered, "Here we go... now things are starting to get intense!" YES! All it took was that sentence I started to enjoy the movie more knowing that he wasn't rolling his eyes every few seconds at those always romantic Twilight lines.
But tradition is tradition.
We saw New Moon and Eclipse together {we weren't dating at the time} so I figure we have to finish out the series now that we are together. Makes sense, right?

So did you guys love the movie as much as I did? Of course I had to avoid all blog posts which mentioned the movie since I didn't want to be spoiled at all... so if you did a little post about them please post it in the comments. I want to read up on all that I missed. Where are my Twilight fans out there!?