Drunk Driving

Guess What!

truckYup, that’s right! My baby is back in action!

I feel 1,000 times more independent already. Now I don’t have to constantly ask my parents if I can borrow their vehicles. Phew. It’s been a long journey that has required a lot of patience, but again, I’m glad the drunk driver who hit my truck wasn’t seriously injured. My dad has to testify against him in court in January (because my truck is registered in my dad’s name). Eek!

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Random picture time:

tonsilsA few mornings a week, I swim with a girl who is a few years older than me. She had to get her tonsils out, so I made her a care package full of soups, pudding, a drink, and some note pads so she can write for her husband to get her more ice cream! I even found a¬†tonsillectomy¬†card ūüôā

northmorelandI went for a run at a local park and every time I ran past this one spot, I was like I need to take a picture of this when I’m done running!¬†So I did. It’s the little things in life that make me happy. Taking a few minutes out of my day to admire God’s creation does wonders for my perspective on life.

PicMonkey Collage1I am officially on winter break, so I now have more time to do things I don’t usually do during the semester. I took a spinning class and went to the library. Woo!

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What do you like to do, but never find time to do?

Good Times + Good News

Hey! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.

My family from New York arrived at my house around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, and they’re still here.. woo! We’ve all been hanging out at my house, traversing the Pittsburgh area, eating good food, and laughing a lot.

Thanksgiving food preparations began on Tuesday night, with my mom and I baking almond and pumpkin cookies. Wednesday morning, I made pumpkin pie and banana cream pie. My mom made an apple pie and my aunt made cheesecake. Dessert city!
The turkey was fully cooked around 2:30 p.m., and we ate around 3:00p .m.! We had turkey, sage-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli, corn, biscuits, coleslaw, and cranberry sauce. I thought it was very goofy, but we also had ketchup and sriracha¬†at the table :p.¬†Good food and a messy table. I swear my family isn’t usually that messy… we were just looking at Black Friday¬†advertisements!

Me, Hannah, and Molly (one of our cousins). We didn’t plan on matching by wearing black t-shirts. Just a¬†coincidence!

Mom + Dad looking all adorable and whatnot ‚̧

Everyone gathered in our tiny living room to watch my favorite football team (the Dallas Cowboys) lose.

My mom and aunt left to go shopping around 7 p.m. (crazy). Everyone else gathered around the fire.For a little while, it was just my dad and I sitting by the fire. I don’t get to talk to him one-on-one very often because he’s always busy with work. We were able to sit together and talk for about an hour, just me and him. I think that was my favorite part about Thanksgiving. I love my dad :).

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Also, I have some good news. My truck isn’t totaled and I might be getting it back sometime next week!

I learned the good news on Thanksgiving and I was very thankful! It was crazy to think that the crash happened on Halloween, and I finally heard back on Thanksgiving. I am so excited to get my baby back! Every time Pittsburgh had warm weather the past few weeks, I wanted to wash my truck, and then I would realize that I couldn’t. Now I can! But it’s supposed to snow this week. LOL.

I have more pictures to share, but I don’t want to make this post too long. I’m off to work, and then spending the day with my family because they leave tomorrow.

How was your Thanksgiving?