Wednesday, June 20, 2012

From Abu Dhabi airport....

So I made it through my first overseas's official I am not a virgin to the real traveling now. The flight was pretty good,the lady that did my mani/pedi before I left recommended I sleep on the schedule of the hours of my destination so I tried my best to stay up for most of the 12 hour flight. I did succeed and only had a few timed 30 min naps so I wouldn't lose sanity. Unfortunately I should be sleeping right now as its almost 1am here but I am wide awake in the airport cafe area eating and looking at blogs! I have some pics to share with you guys and a quick explanation about this little buddy of mine...

This is Bam Bam, he was a gift from my bff A and he will be taking lots of adventures with me. It's kind of my way of keeping her close by and on this year long trip with me. So I think I will dedicate a few posts here and there to keep you posted on what is going on in his life. I might find him a stuffed camel girlfriend here(they have some adorable pink ones!!)
Ok so now the pictures I promised and I am going to find a spot and try to nap before I start hallucinating!

My mom snapped this right before I went through security...lots of crying and sniffling involved

Boarded and ready to go!

Thank you seatguru got a great seat!

My face is still swollen from the crying

Airplane food

Abu Dhabi airport

First FaceTime session w/The Boy

Thats all I have for you all for was too late when I arrived to explore Abu Dhabi alone so I will have to make a trip back :) hope you all have a great day!

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Location:Airport Rd,Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The day is finally here...tonight at 8pm I board a flight to Thailand for a year. I don't know if I'll get to come home during that time or what amazing places I'll get to visit. I know this is going to be a wonderful experience but I can't help it wake up feeling bittersweet about it. I wish I could pack up my parents, siblings, my adorable nephew, The Boy and my 3 best friends so they could all share this with me every step of the way. I know that it's not possible and it's finally time for me to be a big girl and step out into the world. I've been planning this for years and I seriously still have to pinch myself because I can't believe I finally worked up the courage to make it happen. I have to give all the people closest to me lots of love for encouraging me even though it meaNs I will not be readily available for birthdays, holidays, late night dance parties, Friday night Buffalo Joes sessions, and sitting around laughing and chatting with each other. For the next year this blog will catalog my travels, my trials adjusting to a country where the only words I know to speak are still Hello and How are you, my homesickness( because I promise you it will come), and whatever crazy antics my students my get into. I don't want it to become just a travel blog but I do want you all to be able to share this with me too! Ok so that's enough for now...if I can get some wi-fi in the Abu Dahbi airport I will give you an update on my first 12 hour flight! Let's hope I dont get any screaming babies or snoring passengers!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Its Ok!

I haven't done one of these in a while! I have been crazy crazy busy the last few weeks prepping for this move...

Its Ok Thursdays

Its Ok....

-To gripe about how much you hate your job and then after you quit miss it....(almost 4 years how could I not?) 
-To have a To-Do list a mile long and keep making new ones instead of just adding to the one
-To have a to-do list for every one of the last 5 days in Chicago
-To have 5 days left in Chicago
-To have a minor freak out when I type that
-To have an irrational fear of water creatures that impacts my ability to enjoy myself on vacations(post on this later) 
-That I find myself having moments where I tear up because I realize I will miss my family & friends & The Boy like crazy
-To be so very excited for dinner w/the group tonight
-To miss The Boy like we haven't seen each other in ages(I have missed missing him if that makes any sense?!) 
-To love all my blogger friends encouraging words about my move I really can't wait to share it with you all! 
-To be excited & terrified & nervous & thrilled...and a whole lot of other adjectives
-To not be excited for the 3 government offices I have to visit today all before 3pm! 

OOkie ook! that's enough for now! What is ok with you today? 
Quit note! I would love to have some guest bloggers for a few days next week! If your interested send me a message! 
Ooh and HELLO it is ALMOST Friday!! 

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Monday...

Since I leave for Thailand next Tuesday a quick vaca to visit my Florida family was in order...and I've spent days relaxing and eating and just enjoying not working :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Friday!

First I finally painted my nails this week and love love the color so I must share: 

The Nail Files


I absolutely loved the color and it matches my new watch! 
did I tell you about my watch?? 
The Boy got me a pretty one for my bday: 

I have no idea where how much or where to find it just that it is Michael Kors(don't want to know either)

-I have had a very busy week! Running around getting crap done and finishing up my last week of work! I went out for dinner w/coworkers Weds and then went out for drinks w/the coworkers last night...ROUGH night! haha I am exhausted today! 

-I head to Florida tomorrow right after my nephew's birthday party to see the other side of the fam! 

I hope you all have a great weekend! I will try to post while I am on my little mini vaca!! 

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I share my birthday/going away party pics! Haha It was a fun night and I can't even really put into words how thankful I am for the amazing people in my life! 

Me & the Bestie A! 

Yes thats my mom on the left! 

Free shots for me all night! 

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The boys 
4am hotdogs....

Yep! That was my Saturday! Haha hope you enjoyed :) 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

I haven't done this in like 3 weeks!!! 

I need everything in this picture...asap! 
Source: via Monica on Pinterest

I am so excited to watch the old seasons! 
Source: via Monica on Pinterest

Very soon I will make home in this country! 

Ohhh you know I will own this...
Source: via Monica on Pinterest

What is a Pinterest post w/out food? 

and of course....a Pretty face! 

What are you pinning this week?! 

Check out my boards here! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pictures!! Pictures!!!

I have so many pictures from the last two weeks to share with you guys!! There are a lot...

Memorial Day weekend: 

4am...our love :) 

My bestie G

my two fave boys! 

Mexico v Bosnia Soccer game! Mexicans tailgate right there 

freezing our bums! 

had like 10 layers on! 
Always the only girl in the group 

Think I will save the birthday pics for another post! 
I have been snapping pics like a crazy girl trying to make sure I get some great ones to take with me for my Thai apartment :) 

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