The weather was amazing in Pittsburgh this past Sunday. It was in the 70s and only a little cloudy. A real miracle ;).

So what did Jimmy and I decide to do after church to enjoy the beautiful weather? We went for a trail walk in a local park!

First, I wanted to be my typical self and take a picture of Jimmy and me. My camera is goofy (jk, it’s me that is horrible at operating technology!).

In one of its programming modes, the button I press to take a picture gets really “touchy.” So touchy, that sometimes before I even touch the button, it takes a picture. I always forget about that and then end up laughing at the pictures I accidentally take.

Like this one:Alright, I guess Jimmy was ready and looking cute. I was just looking all surprised and whatnot.

So we tried again (and again..):Much better.


Off we went on our little walk, just enjoying the scenery and talking about surgeries. What, you and your loved ones don’t talk about surgeries while on walks?! Okay, I will admit that it’s just me. Jimmy thinks it’s totally gross when I ask him to join me in watching You Tube videos of people having knee surgery or having fluid taken out of their lungs. I think it’s just the coolest thing ever.

We walked for about two miles, stopped at a local pet store to buy catnip for Lily (my sister’s cat) and then when home to chow on pork roast for dinner.

Jimmy and I were sitting at my kitchen table eating and we both noticed a bug crawling on his arm. It was a tick!

This picture looked much less… intense than some other ones that I found…

So I did what any good girlfriend would do: I picked the tick off of his arm and tried to squish it between my fingers.

That darn bug wouldn’t die.

So I did what any desperate girlfriend would do. I dropped the tick into the candle that was burning on the kitchen table.

That darn bug died!

Of course, when Jimmy and I were telling our little tick story to some friends at church, he (jokingly) claimed that it jumped out of my hair. HA!

Then I started to get freaked out and asked my mom to check my hair for ticks. No worries though, she checked, and I didn’t have any 🙂

Have you ever had a tick?!


  1. EWWW ticks creep me out SO bad! After we adopted Kovu, he had a lot of ticks and it was OOBER creepy seeing them on the floor dying after we started giving him tick meds. *shivers*
    On a happier note– your hike/walk with Jimmy looks SO fun! What gorgeous scenery!! 😀

    1. I would love to go hiking with you (and Andy)!! You guys could totally teach us some photography skills!

      I never knew your grandpa had a cabin in Canada?! That’s super cool! Does he live there?

      1. That would be so fun!

        Yep! It burned down a few years ago though! It was rustic! You had to fly to get there and you were basically “stuck” until the tiny airplane came to pick you up. No running water and no bathrooms either! He doesn’t live there–just a fishing home! 🙂

  2. I love hiking in the woods! I’m from NH so ticks are not a rare occurrence for me. I’m glad you caught it early, though! Those buggers are nasty!

  3. Aww, I love hiking! So glad you guys went and had fun! Despite the yucky ticks! I was a camp counselor for two summers so I have definitely had my fair share of ticks, haha!

  4. I’m glad you guys got to enjoy the nice weather! I had a tick on me last April after going for a hike. I noticed it attached to the back of my arm and I didn’t know what it was at first. Needless to say, I freaked out! I couldn’t kill it either so I put it in a plastic Ziploc bag until I could get on the computer to identify it. I think it lived in that bag for five days before it finally died! Bugs are so creepy!!!

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