stomach infection

Really Random + 2 Updates

This post is just straight up randomness. Sorry, I’m not sorry.

IMG_4598See my stomach? That, my friend, is a FOOD BABY. In fact, it’s a Chinese buffet food baby. Possibly the best kind of food baby.

IMG_4599A rock with a smiley face on it in Jimmy’s cup holder? That came from a friend at church. We have too much fun doing weird things. You probably don’t want to know that I sent a video of the rock “dancing” to music to that same friend. I need a life.

sciencecenterJimmy and I visited the Carnegie Science Center this weekend because it was the annual train weekend. Jimmy is really into trains, and I’m really into Jimmy. If he likes trains, I’ll make an effort to enjoy his hobby too ūüôā. We also walked aboard a submarine, which was super cool!

IMG_4625My dad is awesome. He went away on a business trip to New York and brought me back two very awesome gifts: maple syrup and blueberry pancake mix. Maybe he wants me to make pancakes for dinner soon? Maybe he just knows how much I love pancakes and maple syrup. Either way, he made my day.

Two Updates:

1. I still don’t have my truck back since the accident. It’s in the repair shop, so hopefully I will get it back this week.

Obligatory photo of my truck in its "golden days" lolz.

Obligatory photo of my truck in its “golden days” lolz.

2. This is hard to admit, but I have been having some tummy troubles again since my stomach infection¬†this summer. The symptoms aren’t as severe as they were before, but I called my doctor and I’m going to get re-tested for the bacteria. I’m praying I don’t have the infection again because that was rough!


That is all of my randomness and updates for now.

Bible verse of the day:¬†Therefore Jesus said again,¬†‚ÄúVery truly I tell you, I am¬†the gate¬†for the sheep.” John 10:7

Summer of 2012

This past summer was amazing. I wanted to recap it all in one post so when I need a happy moment I can look back on something to make me smile!


I kicked off my summer by running 18 miles and going to a Pirate’s game with my family. I then babysat my sister and all of our pets for a week while my parents went to Florida to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. It was a struggle because everything went wrong LOL. I was also able to go to Kennywood and wash my truck with Hannah & Jimmy.I read two great books: Made To Crave and A Love That Multiplies. I made Jimmy a welder cake for his birthday.I taught spinning 3-4x a week, swam in my pool, hung out with friends, and helped my mom recover from foot surgery.


Hannah and I made a music video. Please go laugh at it.My 20th birthday was awesome and included carrot cake and a cactus. I made some cute pancakes.¬†My sister and I were “actresses” for a week and I had an minor toe surgery. Apparently I ran a 5k too… I actually forgot about it until I looked back through my pictures!Toe stuff. Gross.


I went on the¬†best vacation ever¬†to the Outer Banks with my family, grandparents, uncle,¬†boyfriend, brother’s fiance and my neighbor. It was like one big party for a whole week.

Hannah and I took Lola to a coffee shop and I went to Benihana for the first time.I found out I had a stomach infection and had to take a butt-load of pills that made me really sick.


Hannah turned 14 and my family + her boy & my boy all went to a Pirates game to celebrate.I swam in my second open water swim and it was cold. So very cold.I competed in my first run-swim-run and placed second overall.I visited my brother at Penn State and had an endoscopy to see if the stomach infection I had in July was gone.I spent my last weekend of summer with Jimmy at the Pittsburgh Ren Fest & the Pittsburgh Zoo.


This summer was not what I expected it to be… in good ways!

I never would have guessed that I would be a spinning instructor or that I would teach 4x a week throughout the summer. Blessed.

I never would have guessed that I would let go of my try-hard ways and let loose all summer by sleeping in, staying up late, and doing nothing sometimes.

I never would have guessed how fun vacation was really going to be.

I never would have guessed that I was going to deal with problems when my parents went away, toe surgery, a stomach infection, and an endoscopy.

I never would have guessed that the summer of 2012 would become my most favorite summer yet.

I had some challenges and I became closer than ever to God. I worked hard and still had many fun times of relaxation. It was the perfect mix and truly blessed in every way.

It was the perfect summer.