This is the first tulip to fully bloom and open up in my mom's flower beds. I'm a complete amateur at photography but I always find that I love the pics that I take of flowers the best. This red tulip is one of my new faves.
Today has been wonderful! I slept in til 11 then Matt and I watched The Golden Compass. I loved The Chronicles of Narnia and really like these fantasy stories. The Compass was okay, but the story line was a little too weird. I've been catching up on the last few episodes of Real Housewives of New York City this afternoon. Last season Ramona was my least favorite housewife. I have to say that this season, LuAnn is definitely pretty low on my list. Her judgmental advice is getting pretty annoying.
Last night we went to our friends Haley and Shane's wedding reception. The location was beautiful, it was held at The Skelly Lodge in Catoosa, OK.
Here are some pics from the Lodge Website and the description. Skelly Lodge is an elegant eight bedroom Swiss chalet that rests high on a ridge with a commanding view of the Verdigris River Valley and the wooded hills of northeastern Oklahoma. Only minutes east of the Tulsa metro area, we are surprisingly secluded.
Here is the exterior:
Here is a picture of the gorgeous view looking out from one of the balconies last autumn. The beautiful colors of the changing leaves in Northeastern Oklahoma are one of my favorite things about this area. I dream of having an autumn wedding someday and this place looks like it could be a perfect location.
After we left the reception we decided to stop by one of the huge casinos in Tulsa. Most of the casinos are only 21 and over so this was my first time to go to one. We only played the slot machines and I ended up wasting $20 and it wasn't very much fun. I don't really see how people can enjoy going out every night or weekend only to push those buttons all night long. I think I'd probably have more fun playing cards, but the slot machines are def not for me.
I finished my apron for the Sassy Apron Swap this weekend. I had so much fun and it was so easy! It is pink and green and I wish I would have made one for myself! I'm not too sure if my partner reads my blog so I better wait to post pics after I send it to her at the end of this month. In the future, I'd like to sew one to give away to one of you fabulous ladies.
I seriously can't believe how blessed I've been lately! I won several other giveaways in the past few weeks. First of all thanks to Aprons Americana. I won a beautiful cobbler-style apron that in a giveaway that she hosted on The Apron Goddesses blog. I just got it in the mail this weekend. It's a light green print that has each bird of the states on it. I absolutely love it and wore it around the house all day Friday while I was sewing.
Also, big thanks to Mommy Diaries. I won her great Save the Tatas giveaway! I can't wait to get my tee and tank top and start spreading the word for Breast Cancer Research.
As if that wasn't fabulous enough, I also won 3 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies from Maureen from at Aunt Rene's blog. I've already been indulging in the Tagalongs and Peanut Butter Patty cookies. This was a giveaway held during the SITS Spring Fling. Thanks Maureen!
I'm off to pick up groceries for this week. By the way, I've recently discovered the store Aldi's. Have any of you shopped there before? They've got some amazing deals, especially on their produce. We're trying to save our pennies where we can and I love that I can get fresh fruits and veggies there for pretty cheap.
I'll have an update on the gardening scene sometime later this week.
I'm 23 years old and in my fifth year of college. I started out as an Environmental Biology major only to discover that it was not God's plan for me. I will graduate from the Nursing program in May with ADN and pursue my Bachelors over the next year. I'm so excited to jump right in and get a real taste of what life as a nurse will be like. I have a true passion for children and for helping others; my dream is to work in Pediatrics and specialize in Pediatric Oncology.
My boyfriend Matt and I have been together eight years and we have plans to tie the knot when I finally complete school. I thank God everyday that I've been blessed with my soulmate. I love to sew, and I especially love to quilt when I can find the time. Being an Aunt to my two nieces and my nephew is one of the most fulfilling roles of my life, I love all three of them to pieces!