Friday, August 10, 2012

Wherever you will go

{I got this one guys!!}

Let us travel back to the last few weeks of July and I shall paint you a picture of my past. SO Liz and Joe went out of town for a week and I was appointed Wrigley-water. :) That was a fun week and right at the end of it, leaving our parents to watch the pup, I went to the Wisconsin Dells with the O'Neill's! We were only there a few days but it was SO fun packed! We stayed in one of the Kalahari's condos, boy, that place was sweet and I would love to go back there anytime! We filled our days with water parks, baby tiger, skyscrapers, mining, wizard quests, haunted boat rides, getting chased by zombies, pool tournaments, family, food, fun, and feeding deer! 


While I was gone, my best friend Kaley came home from her month long stay in Barcelona, Spain! Although I was sad to miss her first day back in the states, her and her family and neighbors went to spend the day at her family's river house in Wisconsin, which was on the way home from the Dells! So I had Max drop me off there so I could spend the wonderful day with my two favorite people, Kaley and Elle! 

That day was an experience, let me tell you. We had a really great day boating and cooking up dinner with their parents. But then we decided to spend the night at the house and their families headed out. All was fun and games for a few peaceful hours. Just old friends coming together and talking about new experiences. We were outside by the dock, having just deciding to go for a midnight swim, when we got the pants scared out of us by a creepy lightless boat, blasting Eminem, that decided it wanted to get a closer look at our dock! :0 We were absolutely terrified and dashed back into the house, screaming like little girls. We couldn't get the back door locked on the house so we all three ran into one room and promptly starting barring the door and searching for weapons. With decretive oars in hand, we all fell silent to catch our breaths... and we could hear the music right outside the house!! We were all ready to fight to the death, luckily it didn't come to that, because after a few minutes whimpering and staring at each other, we decided to take the risk and go see if they were still there, to which we discovered that they weren't. We all sighed from relief and giggled nervously, but they night was pretty much over after that. haha I'm seriously never going to forget that night. Glad we're still here!! 

Unfortunately, they had to go back to school in a like a week after that day, so I tired to see them as much as I could before they departed for their different locations. Kaley and I had a wild night in Chicago for our friend Nicollette's 21st birthday! I got pretty drunk, but luckily I didn't do anything too crazy, just embarrassing. XD Fun pictures and videos came from that night. Also lucky was the fact that I was able to hang on to all my belongings! I had bought a cool vintage magazine called Movie Story from a book store in Chicago and I had it the next day still! Plus my phone and wallet! Phew! Way to go drunk self! The funniest part, for me, was that Kaley and I had gotten Taco Bell on our way home and, apparently, had trouble eating it because the next morning Kaley discovered a lot of cheese and beef on the front seats of her car! haha Gross. Still, I love my friends and I'm glad we know how to have a good time. 

The only downside of that was that the next day I was supposed to go back to Chicago with my mom and Liz to do our semiannual shopping trip! I woke up with a shock in the morning because I had left my phone on silent when I got home the night before so I missed all my mom and Liz's texts and calls so when my mom came down to see if I was getting ready, she found me passed out, and I awoke to not understanding what in the heck was going on! But I dressed quickly, ate breakfast, and we got in the car to go, first picking up my stuff from Kaley's house, which I had left in her car, but hey, at least I didn't leave it at a bar! When I had gotten up and was up and about, I had felt fine! Thinking that I must have had enough water to avoid a crazy hang over, but boy was I dead wrong. My mom and Liz ended up having to take me back home where I spent the whole day in a toilet bowl. Oh well though. It happens to the best of us. ;) 

On the 6th it was our mom's birthday but we had a little party on the 5th. Liz and Joe came over and made us some yummy shish kabobs on the grill while grandpa, dad, Max, and I all looked on and mom tried to help where she could even though it was her birthday. I made a simple spinach and fruit salad with breadsticks. All the food was fan-fucking-tastic! I'm hungry just thinking about it! The best was the cheesecake that Liz made for our mom's birthday cake. I was amazed at how great it looked and how delicious it was! Liz, you're the best!

*editor's note: is joe picking a wedgie, or what? sincerely, anna.

The next day I started my academy training at Petsmart in Schaumburg. 7 am sharp everyday! At first I was thinking, "shoot me now." But it hasn't been that bad and class is a lot of fun! I'm learning SO much! Not just about grooming but about dogs in general. I'm really happy I will get this experience so I can use it to other pet parent's benefit. :)

The biggest news in my life right now is that in September, I'm moving out! The little baby bird is finally leaving the nest. Brooke and Sam made the big leap and bought a house together!! A large, beautiful, characteristic house to call home and Max and I are going to move in with them for a year or so, to help out with money and what not. Luckily, we all get along very well, so it should be really great and fun! I'm so excited to move in and help start the renovations, like removing wall paper and painting. And even though my parents will miss me, and more importantly Storm, it's only in South Elgin so a very short drive and we'll still get to see each other all the time. I'm just excited for this experience and what life will have in store for Max, Storm, and I a year from now. :)

There is a lot to look forward to right now. And as soon as I get pictures of the house, I'll post them so you can all see our cute new home. PHEW! That's everything! Try not to get overloaded and if you made it this far down, well thank you! Thank you for reading, or skimming, and at least enjoying the pictures! All for now!


1 comment:

  1. damn, that was a lot!

    a few things:
    1. cool light art shit.
    2. that food looks gooooood.
    3. liz is cute.
    4. but so are you!
    5. papa has a nice smile!
    6. happy birthday, mama!

    love, anna!