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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Project 365: Day 144- April 23rd


I'm not saying every day is going to be worth waking up for... but you have to, or you'll never stumble upon the days that really, truly are.

This morning was DEFINITELY a day worth waking up for, haha :) We woke up.. late. LOL Well, about 10:30 which rarely happens because Ethan's job has him waking up at the crack of dawn (and he's been on vacation this week which has been awesome!) so anyways, we woke up, got ready, and went and got "brunch" at the Dari Twist! It was soooo good! I got a hamburger with bacon, lettuce, and onion and some spicy curly fries with a sierra mist. Yummy! Ethan got a NASTY cole slaw dog. Yes, I just said that, and yes it smelled as nasty as it sounds haha! And he got cheese sticks. Those were at least partially good haha! But it was just an amazing morning. We sat outside on the picnic tables and enjoyed the day. I think he's really starting to enjoy those simple things that I like... like sitting outside on a sunny day, going on walks.. I'm training him. Slowly, haha! :)

Then after we got done eating, Ethan went and played ball with some of his boys!

I just got to cheer them on.. not that I pay attention to EVERYTHING they are doing, haha. I'm a horrible ball-watcher. But I know that Ethan won both games he played in, so I of course holla'd "that's my baby" for that :) He even gave me a piggy back ride over to the pop machines, haha! Those are my favorite :)

After basketball, I had to go to an "interview" at Big Brothers Big Sisters so we can get another "little." Brad is graduating high school this year and is out of the program, so we're getting a new lil' guy :) We're excited! I didn't take a picture at the interview but I still wanted to document what we did hehe


Then it was grocery shopping time, wahoo! I had a budget for this week haha! We really just needed breakfast stuff so I bought some sausage biscuits, stuff for sausage gravy, bananas, pancake/sausage bites, a banquet meal, potatoes for mashed potatoes, blueberry bagels, strawberry creamed cheese, veggies and veggie dip, juice, milk, eggs.. you know, the basics :) I LOVE cooking breakfasts for Ethan so I was really excited to buy all of that!


And the rest of the night was spent at home with Ethan. We were so lazy, but it was awesome, haha :)

Cheers to Project 365!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Project 365: Day 143- April 22nd


Bill Gates once stated "As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." and I have to say that Ethan and I have been empowered... to get wireless internet, haha :) We FINALLY have it at the apartment, wahoo! It's a lovely thing. We've been dating for about 5 months... and well, life without the internet can get a bit boring, haha :) We felt like we were so behind... but thankfully, we were blessed enough to get it installed and I couldn't be more excited! It's a HUGE router as you can see haha. They usually use it in businesses, but it was the only one they had for us. We still love it hehe and you'll definitely see me updating this more frequently, and more promptly hehe :)

Then after we got the internet installed (which took FOREVER haha) we TOTALLY went four-wheeler riding. It was my first time ever. Here's a shot of Ethan and I on the four-wheeler :)It was SO much fun. We ramped over things... killed my booty haha! And then one time, Ethan held back a tree limb so he could get through.. and forgot I was riding on the back.. and yep, you guessed it.. SMACK IN MY FACE haah! My glasses were all cock-eyed lol it was hilarious! I haven't laughed that hard in awhile hehe :)

And since I was all dirty, nasty, smelly.. any of those adjectives would fit in, haha, it was time for a shower. And this was LEGIT the first time I'd ever showered at Ethan's. Usually I just drove back to my house for it cause all my stuff was there.. yada yada yada haha! But I got a shower at Ethan's last night. I so documented it. You all know me :)


And well, since I got a shower there... I had nothing to do my hair with haha! So Ethan and I journeyed to Dollar General so I could get make-up, nail stuff, a hair dryer, and a straightener :) I love it.

And of course, I had to re-do my nails for an interview I had to do.. but I had nothing to do my nails with haha! So I purchased it and painted my nails last night too while watching Ghost Whisperer :)


And the rest of the night was spent watching Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Supernatural is Eth and I's TV show :) We LOVE it. And thennn, Jon, Ethan, and I all went fishing haha. It was too dark to take pictures.. or you know I would have, haha! We had so much fun. Yesterday was literally one of the best days I've had in a long time. Ethan and I spent all day together. It was wonderful. It almost feels like it's "our" house now. He amazes me more and more each day. I feel so blessed, so happy, and so thankful :)

Cheers to Project 365 and a great day!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Project 365: Day 142- April 21st


Oh, it was a great day in the world of Alyssa today. I FINALLY got my Title in the mail making my car...... OFFICIALLY MINE. I have seriously been paying on that car since 2007 and it was a great relief when I no longer had to worry about forking out money for it every month hehe! I am happy and so relieved :) God is so good for blessing me with that car and for making a way for me to pay it off!

And it was a pretty boring day after that, haha. Worked on homework.. and my mom and I went and got McDonalds. Mmmm. I know, I know.. I always hear how unhealthy that is, but oh well. I got a Big Mac, medium fry with sweet and sour sauce, and a large sweet tea. Oh, how I love it haha :)

Cheers to Project 365!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Project 365: Day 141- April 20th

Brother she's all country
from her cowboy boots to her down home roots
She's country, from the song she plays to the prayer she prays
Thats the way she was born and raised, she ain't afraid to stay country
Brother she's country

Well... honestly, I'm not country. I hear I sound like a country girl a bit when I talk, but other than that--- nada, haha. However I LOVE that song by Jason Aldean and I tried to be a little bit country today hehe :) Ethan took me for a ride on his dirt bike... yes, it was freezing cause all I had were those shorts and a tank top.. and it was like 10AM... haha! But we had a blast! He's getting me used to fast, quick things... dirt bikes, street bikes.. it's pretty fun, I'm not gonna lie, haha!

And then the rest of the night, I watched American Idol.


I'm going to give my little American Idol thoughts here.. First of all, I'm Team Lee and Team Crystal all the way. I pray they are the top 2. Casey James.. he's good, but I think he's hit the best he's gonna hit. He knows who he is and I don't think we're going to see anything different out of him. He'll still be top 4 though I do believe. Aaron Kelly.. takes on big songs, has a good voice, but just isn't as strong as the rest. Tim Urban.. hopefully he goes home this week. I like him as a person, but his voice is just not top 6 quality. Period. Siobhan Magnus... I have to say I hope she goes home too. She can hit high notes, but that's it. She honestly doesn't have that good of a voice and the song she sang tonight revealed that. Big Mike.. Top 4. I hope.

American Idol predictions this week:

1. Lee
2. Crystal
3. Mike
4. Casey
5. Aaron Kelly
6. Tim Urban
7. Siobhan Magnus

And after American Idol, Ethan and I went to his boss Kyle's house and watched American Idol again (cause Ethan missed it) with Kyle and his girlfriend Lisa. I was really excited to meet new people. All of my friends are down here where I live and not that Ethan lives FOREVER away from me, but I don't have any friends that live even 20 minutes away from me. I walked in and Lisa was scrapbooking, haha! I knew we'd be friends after that LOL

Cheers to Project 365!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Project 365: Day 140- April 19th


What a life, right? baha. That's the boy chowin' down. We were out of sausage gravy, so he just got sausage biscuits, bananas, and a bagel today lol! Oh and what was he watching? 16 and Pregnant *smacks head* And he says he's a manly man... *psssht* hahaha! I just adore him :)

Then he decided to try on a sweater that he bought like forever ago for me to see. How handsome is he? hehe!

And of course, we had to pose together. Sorry it's so blurry, haha!

And then he was headed off to go ridin' and I was headed off to do homework. Oh yes, this is the life, hehe! I just love him... sooo it's an Ethan day in Project 365 today!

And I took a picture of the gorgeous sunset that was happening while I was driving back to Ethan's house. I LOVE driving about 7PM.... there's just something about the sky, the air... everything when it's dusk :) Makes you appreciate life that much more..


Cheers to Project 365!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Project 365: Day 139- April 18th


John Rittman, coach for Stanford, stated "We will live for tomorrow and come out tomorrow ready to play." That's what these boys do. My Sundays are usually filled with softball, friends, family, and food, hehe! I absolutely love it! My brothers Brad and Corey play on a team with my dad called MRM Painting. We've been coming out to this softball diamond since I was a baby.. and here I am 23 years later sitting on those same bleachers (oh, I wish I were kidding, hahaha) I LOVE this game, I love watching this game, and I love being a part of this game.. even if it's just as a fan :) From left to right front row it's: Dad, Spank, Mikey, Logan, Brad, and Riley. From left to right in the back row it's: Shawn, Mojo, Corey, Kenny, Bucket, Adam, and Todd.

Here's my girls watching the game.. first, our serious, happy faces haha!

And our goofball, crazy faces, haha!

From left to right it's my momma, me, Marie (my brother Corey's girlfriend), Helen (one of my best friends), and Montana (my brother Brad's girlfriend.) These girls... are my girls, haha!

And here's a few action shots from the game:


Til next Sunday.. Cheers to Project 365!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Project 365: Day 138- April 17th


This is starting to be the usual, huh? haha :) Yes, Eth got breakfast in bed... again haha :P Bacon and sausage gravy and biscuits. Yummy! I bought stuff to make cinnamon rolls later this week and yes I am VERY excited about that one haha! We love us some breakfast foods, lemme tell ya! Here's the boyfriend and I after the scrumptious breakfast. He's so weird, bahaha.


And then it was off to good ol' Newark to see some of my favorite people EVER for Evan's 3rd birthday! Here's a shot of the birthday boy blowing out the candles on his cake:

And here's a picture of Evan opening up his birthday presents with his momma Lindsey:


And the birthday boy and "Issa" (what he calls me, haha)


Then on the way home, mom wanted to stop and look at some new vehicles for her. Here's a shot of her checkin' one out, hehe!

And the night ended with Ethan :)

Happy Birthday Evan and cheers to Project 365!