My Brand New Car!!!

As a graduate school graduation present, my AMAZING and wonderful parents, told me they will help me out on purchasing my first, brand new car (as my Mazda Tribute was past down to my little brother)!!! For the entire month of July I test drove roughly 12 different cars, ranging from mid-size sedans to small SUVs, all from different dealers. Let’s just say it made my head hurt and I am happy I won’t have to do this again for at least 10 years!
My final selection, you might add….2012 Chevy Cruze Eco in Metallic Ice Blue, 6-speed manual transmission!!!!
I am so grateful for all my parents have done for me and for all the support they provided me with to complete my master’s degree. This car is amazing…now I just got to find a nickname…any suggestions?

The Past Few Months…..

Where has time flown.. I recently realized that it’s been since February and so here are some things that have happened to me since then.

1) Joel Turned 21…well I know technically his birthday was in February we didn’t get a chance to celebrate it until march/spring break. Not going to lie though, it was well worth it because our cousin Rachel was able to celebrate with us. It was a good night full of laughter!

Mill Ave. was our spot for the night!

2) The Jeffries came to Phoenix and Ryan finally got to meet the little munchkin.

3) Easter Weekend and the teething little boy. Oh yeah, did I mention that I love this little boy and got to spend an entire day with him 🙂
4) NO MORE CLASSES = HAPPY HOUR! I guess this is what happens when graduate students finish up their final final EVER!
5) Canadian Tuxedo…I should mention that this was a celebration of finishing up the school year! We rocked it wearing nothing but jeans and had a blast!

Stay tuned…

Where to begin…

First, let me start off by saying…my life over the past two weeks has been hectic! On top of school work (aka reading), clinicals and work, I don’t get much free time during the weekdays. I still enjoy going to the school and hospital very much, which is a good thing since it’s what I’m planning on doing for the rest of my life, but am happy when the week is done.

The weekends is when the good times begin. I mean, lets be honest, when I have a life again.

Last Weekend:
I now remember why I don’t go out for Thirsty Thursday anymore. Peer pressure sure does get me after a long week of business. Let’s just say I was lucky I survived a 3 hour class that goes from 1-4 on a Friday afternoon. NEVER AGAIN!

Friday, though after I slept, turned into one hell of a night. My roommate, Kristin, had a friend up visiting, and we wanted to make sure she had a great time. After all, it was her first time in Flagstaff. Well we succeeded! We laughed. We drank. And, let’s be serious, just had an all around good time. We were feeling the “great time” the next morning (Saturday) but nothing a pizza can’t cure! As for me, my Saturday night consisted on me laying on my couch watching chick flicks!!!

This weekend:
Another weekend, more crazy graduate school moments. As a program, we call ourselves, “Speechies,” which basically means we are Speech-Language-Pathologist in training, and this weekend we had, what we like to call, “A Speechies Night Out.”
Yes, that’s right, we designate special nights out to ourselves, though we had a good reason too. It was one of our classmate’s birthday, and we never not celebrate a birthday. And celebrate we did! We hit the usually hot spots of downtown, and danced the night away (pictures to come). By the end of the night, Jeanine (birthday girl), Kristin (my roommate), and myself wanted tacos, so $32 later we had our tacos!!! Mind you, this was only Friday night. 
Saturday night remains to be spoken about. It was a good time and what happens downtown stays downtown. I will mention that nothing bad happened, it was just a little out of control to mention in detail! 

Valentine’s Day/Arizona’s 99th Birthday

I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day, and I don’t know if it was karma biting me in the butt or what, but I spent the day at home under quarantine. All because I got stupid pink eye. On the plus side, I know I have two parents, three siblings, and a nephew who will always be my valentine’s regardless of what happens!

Now, until next time…
Stay Classy


A Rocky Pointe Style New Year’s 2011

Rocky Pointe + Family + Friends + Good Times = New Year’s 2011

That really is the easiest way to describe this past weekend. I can’t remember a New Years that was this much fun in some time, especially since my younger cousin was able to experience Rocky Pointe, Mexico for the first time. Not to brag, but I do believe I showed her  one hell of an experience!
Rachel pictured in a hammock and swimming at Las Palomas, looking at the Shrimp Boats, and bringing in the New Year’s at Changa’s.
Where the true journey begins:

We get to Rocky Pointe late Thursday night and immediately head over to our friends condo for an easy night. Of course, lets be serious, it is Mexico after all. An easy night consists of food, drinks and games.

 Friday, the gang (too many to name) headed into town to visit our favorite fruit/veggie stand and have some drinks at Boobar, the place to be for a memorable good time, before our New Year’s dinner extravaganza!!!
Fruits and Veggies
Shrimp boats, oyster shells, the gang at Boobar, and the best sign at Boobar
For our dinner extravaganza, the children (note: we are all over the age of 20) were sent to the “kids” table so what do we do…
…we do TEQUILA SHOTS!!!! (Note: I am taking a shot of water…I don’t like Tequila)
As for the rest of New Year’s… 
Us children wandered out to a Changa’s, a local bar, at about 10:45pm and were back at the condo by 12:20am. We enjoyed Changa’s but realized that the condo offered just a little more than a crowed, elbow to elbow smokey bar; including, family, friends and the choice beverage for the evening. This shenanigans continued until the early hours of the morning.

As Saturday rolled around, everyone was pretty exhausted and the children realized it was more exciting to drink bloody mary’s and sit in the hot tub than go into town again, so that is exactly what we did. We had a fully thanksgiving dinner (thanks to Mama Z), along with scrumptious clams for dinner and not-to-mention were adult-free (though, I’m pretty sure they didn’t mind being “kid-free” for the evening). After dinner, and for our last night, were partied Rocky Pointe-style.

When Sunday came along, the fun-filled festivities had worn out the other kids. I was having WAY too much fun with my DSLR camera, so I wandered around the complex, the beach and then into town to take some random photos. Honestly, its hard not to be in such a lovely and scenic location and not take pictures daily. Rocky Pointe has some great opportunities for photography and I have learned to always ready to snap a shot.