Friday, June 20, 2014

Anthony's Grad Party | Yahooo!!!

Recently I've been looking back on time and experiences and cannot believe how time can just move so so fast. It's amazing. Before you know it all of the parties, get togethers, celebrations, travels, etc. are long gone and you're planning xyz for your next part-together-bration-avel. Yup.
This really hit me last week when we threw Anthony's graduation party. I CANNOT believe that this child is going to be starting college in two months. And MSOE none-the-less. What a smarty pants. I am so so proud of this brother of mine.
Anthony is one of the most mature young adults I've ever known. Even while growing up, being 6 years older I had never felt he was my pestery little brother. I have always enjoyed hanging out with him. He is carings, helpful, honest, and hilarious. 
I mean maybe it's because he has two older sisters. Who. Are. Awesome.
-- seriously I read about this once. 
Either way I am so so proud of this brother of mine.

In other news. I leave for Cuba on Sunday. CUBA. Cuba.
I can't believe I'm going on a trip that I never ever in a million years thought I could take. 
Obviously Cuba is off limits to Americans. The only way that you can go is if you have specific educational visa. Im going on a culture study trip with 19 other individuals through our Alma Mater. Because of the US regulations we will be documenting everything that we do and all expenses. We will be visiting lots of historical sights, museums, and schools and soaking up all that is Cuba. Obviously all of the things will be posted on here when I get back. :)

I will not have any communication whatsoever with the US so that means my little blog will be quiet for a few weeks, but I will be back with a Cuba blogging fury after the trip.

Stay classy friends. See you soon.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Weekend Brunch | Honey Pie Cafe

Last weekend the TriSexta, (Morgan, Chris, Leah, Josh, Bryan, and myself) minus Chris, met up for a little brunch date. We are all super close and have been so busy lately we hadn't been able to get together. Wedding planning (J&L), house flipping, work travels, weddings, etc. You know, it all kinda just gets cluttery. So we all (minus Chris--work trip) met up at Honey Pie Cafe to properly catch up with foods and drinks.

We had a bit of a wait so we all grabbed delicious drinks at the bar and Morgan, Leah, and I stared and drooled over the cupcakes and pies.

We ordered a round of corn bread and got stuck right in...literally. It never fails every time we go out and I want to take pictures of the food Bry's finger get's in the way. Sometimes I wonder if we hang out too much. Nope. Well maybe. Yeah probably.

We all ordered something different. Scallops benny for Morgan.
The hearty egg and bacon mixed with the light and decadent scallops was so delicious. As you can see above she is a happy camper. AND that's just a gem of a photo for me--so flattering.

The drippier the better, that benny.

Bryan got breakfast pork fries. SERIOUSLY. They are soo soo sinful. Should be illegal. This kid doesn't even like potato for breakfast and he got this. That's how good they are. Um, also, there's enough for like three meals and guess who forgot his box on the table... Waaah Waaah.

And I got what I always get: ham on a homemade biscuit with an egg, cheese, and potatoes.

Just look at it. I've been craving a good biscuit for MONTHS. Months. Seriously. Oooph it was so good.

So we ate and drank and chatted and were really really satisfied ^^^ as you can see and it was the best.
Also, can we talk about that shirt for a of the best thrift store finds, I'd say.

It was just a good good time with the best people. Umm how can you not have a good time with drinks and Trivial Pursuit??

And then we all went back to Bryan's and worked on the motorbikes and rode them to the beach.

The best weekend.


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer is for Riding

You know there are those activities that you do during the summer when you realize, yup, it's here, the summer is finally here. For me its a couple of different things. That smell of warmth mixed with trees and fresh-cut grass. (Um, YES you can smell warmth. Don't tell me you can't.) Those beach days. Also, showering twice a day because it's Milwaukee and MKE=humidity. 

But one of my absolute favorite things to do during the summer is beginning to be motorcycle riding*. I begged Bry for weeks to take the bike out during the Spring. Weeks. I'm surprised he didn't get annoyed enough not to take me. I mean, he did threaten not to...

Either way, we've gone multiple times now that it's finally warm enough to ride and it gets me every time. I love the adrenaline and the cool breeze. And that feeling you get in your stomach crossing the Hoan Bridge with Lake Michigan on one side and the Valley on the other side. 
And if you cross the bridge at just the right time the valley and city has a foggy hue and you're reminded of just how much you love this small, quirky, underrated city. It's really really just my favorite.

What are your favorite summer activities? Did you do any of them this weekend?


*Many of my friends and family get nervous when I talk about taking out the bike. It goes without saying that motorcycle riding can be very very dangerous. There are many horror stories. Although only 14% (2010) of motor vehicle accidents are on motorcycles there is still a big risk. This is why we always make necessary precautions in order to ride. Obviously we wear helmets and sunglasses or goggles, we never ride during rush hour and we try as hard as possible to avoid heavy traffic, and we always always drive defensively. It only takes one inattentive driver... with that being said I always feel safe when riding with Bry. He's a great friend and would never put us into a dangerous situation (especially with how vocal I am on the back of that thing.) Yup yup. The best. Vroom.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Arizona Hiking

You know, everyone has a preference for where they want to live. 
Some base it on family, some base it on occupation, and some base it on climate and land. Now, let's talk climate and land. There are those people who NEED to have the heat, if not, they start sporting winter gear at 65°.  There are the people who just LOVE the 4 seasons. A little bit of hot, a little bit of cold, some pretty fall leaves, maybe they love the snow, maybe they could do without...ahem, me. There are the people who live to be by the beach or a big body of water. THEN there are the people who prefer to have the mountains. 

Growing up in Milwaukee I've always lived by a large body of water with a bit of a beach and I'm accustomed to the 4 seasons. However, I've never had the mountain experience. When I arrived in AZ it was completely dark. The best thing about arriving at night is waking up to the most magnificent views! I haven't seen mountains since living in the Dominican Republic and I forgot how freaking breathtaking they are. Seriously, the Lord's creation is just. the. coolest.

I think I could become one of those mountain-hiking AZ people, but for now I'll just stick to my good 'ol MKE. 
(P.S. I'm moving to the Eastside. HELLOO, Lake Michigan!! Insert heart-eyed emoji here.)

So, what type of area would you prefer to live in?


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