Sunday, February 26, 2012

More Adventures in the Windy City

On Friday night we agreed it was too cold to do much of anything involving the streets of the city, so Megan invited me along with her and her brother, Dom, to the movies to check out "Wanderlust"!

If it wasn't for the random naked people, the hippies, the "micro loft", and the "kiaw" - whatever drink it's fully called I don't think I would have been laughing as hysterically as I was muahaha

After the movies, I convinced the two Cali natives to go on a mini journey to Gene and Judes hot dogs, because you CAN NOT come the the Chi town and NOT have a legit chicago style hot dog like those ;)

....two hot dogs devoured later, we're heading back towards their place and we pass the the castle, but not Cinderella's Castle this time....... 

"WHITE CASTLE, Harold and Kumar!"-Dom
"I take it, you've never had one" *borderline crashing* - Me

So of course we make a stop the the mini burger place that got its fame from a Asian and Indian Pot smoking duo :D

After the food journey we had friday, Saturday night me and Megan ventured off one last time through out the city to Navy Pier! not realizing how cold it was we decided to make a not so smart decision by going on the Ferris wheel, but getting a great view of the city made all the freezing well worth it :)

After the Ferris wheel, we made our way around the rest of Navy Pier and called it a night. 

cold was getting to her....

love the stars in this one (: 

although we had to say our goodbyes (or better yet, see you later) I know that in less than two weeks I'll be landing in the beautiful state of California for the first time which means food, pictures, adventures, more food, more pictures, and more adventures and I couldn't be more excited :D 

Happy sunday peeps!  

Friday, February 24, 2012

Adventures in the Windy City!

From Potbelly sandwiches to a new rook piercing and chocolate cake shakes, this crazy girl from Cali and I ventured through out the city for her first time (:

Hanging out with Megan was not only awesome and fun, but also brought back great memories of all the shenanigans we've been through since Florida and up to date with things like Spring break in Arizona and my trip to Cali!

Goal of yesterday was complete though when Megan and her awesome family got to try deep dish pizza at Ginos East and Megan got to see the Bean.

"I feel like I'm in the vow!" -quote of the night from Megan

here's a few from yesterday!


Happy Friday peeps! (:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

its sometimes crazy how events unfold

After working my butt off and saving my money from work I FINALLY got a hold of my new vertical grip man was it worth the money!!

With all this talk about working and saving my money though, you must be wondering what it's for!? 

well I'm glad you asked!

I decided that in order to continue my traveling I obviously needed to save up enough money, and after roughly 2 months of saving, I have decided to go somewhere for my very first spring break!! See in the past I would usually just be stuck home, working, eating, sleeping or doing school work that some disturbed teacher thought was okay to give to their students, but not this time!!

 I'm done with school on March 9th and within 2 days after that I am taking a flight out west! Since I was invited by my "hella" cool friend Megan to California for spring break!! 

She said that on the way to Arizona for this spring break we'd be checking out Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, and finally finishing up at Havasu, Arizona for a spring break.... "get together" (:

Best part about it? It just so happens that Megan's brother in a attempt to go college searching showed some interest in DePaul University so her parents invited her to the "windy city" to check out what this awesome city has to offer ;) 

So of course I'm playing tour guide AND I'll finally be reunited with my "hella" cool Cali girl tomorrow :D

Let's hope she doesn't freeze her butt off on her current flight here ;) 

My Aussie Friends took this pic of me because they know that some day in the near future I'll be going to Australia to study abroad, It's funny how things unfold though, now that I'm heading in that direction for spring break ;)

Happy Wednesday folks!! 

(Disney point check!)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Mother Ship

After working many hours, serving many drinks and saving lots of money I finally made the investment.

This past Tuesday I invested in my first external hard drive for my laptop (: 

I couldn't be any happier getting this 2Tb investment today and now 67 GB of memories moved over to the this tank of a mother ship :D

so now with all this extra space to be filled what is a photographer to do!? 

lets start with taking a few pictures and creating new memories as this new year unfolds and see where that takes me ;) 

Happy Thursday folks!! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


912 hours/ 38 days/ 5.5 weeks/ 1 month 8 days

However you wanna calculate it I've overall been missing in action, away from my blog.

Some people may have been wondering where I've been the past few weeks, others could probably careless, either way I'm writing today right now!

I've been missing due to some personal reasons regarding myself and what's going on in my life. Rather than writing about it constantly and having the negativity flowing as a memory on my blog, I chose to take a break from my blog to figure things out with myself as well as a game plan for the next few weeks.

Now I know some people think the worst right away (like myself) but I can reassure everyone that every-things "hella" cool :D

So rather than writing a massively long blog in regards to catching everyone up on my life I decided to catch everyone up visually with my life

Attending Zoe's Volleyball game couldn't have made me anymore happy (: 

Grandpa and Zoe after her game that she won! 
(I decided to post this one and not the next, with my dads facial expression not looking to happy haha)

the timeout before Zoes team made it to the Championship game for her league! 
(Oh yea, they won the championship!!)

Kate and Morgan bring the land down under to the windy city (: love them!

chillin before going into navy pier.... yea this is how we stand around.... awkward

Morgan was.....cold or scared on the ferris wheel .... I think? 

the Bean!

Chicago Water Tower 

the running path

the workout in the lovely fresh snow fall (: it wasn't too bad actually! ;)

Catching up on long lost memories of joy and amazingness :')

celebrating my beautiful mothers birthday (: 

last but not least the "before and after" photo 

this is what thinking and reflecting on what I need to do vs. wanting to do over the next few days, weeks, months and years will get you. 

Thank you to all the people who have been there for me through the thick and thin over the past few weeks. I'm now ready to come back on this Blog full force in my life pursuit of happiness. 

just remember, you only live once.