Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ABC's of me

I have had nothing to write about the past few days so here is a random get to know me post... 

Age: 23... but I feel 40
Bedsize: Queen.
Chores that you hate: Cleaning the bathroom
Dogs:  Brutus the beagle... he lives with my mom
Essential start to your day:  Cereal 
Favorite color: Pink
Gold or Silver:  White gold
Height: 5 feet/3.5 inches
Instruments you play: ...  guitar hero?
Job title: Volunteer Coordinator, Body Attack Instructor, Spin Instructor
Kids: nada...  someday I will have a pint size version of me and love her!
Live: Virginia
Mother's Name: Geraldine
Nicknames: Kaitlin, Stinky face (my brother David calls me that), chica (nick calls me that) Josita (Nick)
Overnight hospital stays: Once when I got a huge infection in my foot and  had to be on an IV for 3 days
Pet peeves: Burping and farting in public, the phrase "you know.." knuckle cracking, messiness, loud eaters, dirty cars, disorganization of any kind, yellow teeth, dirty bathrooms... shall I continue?
Quote from a movie or tv show:  "That's why her hair is so big... it's full of secrets!"
Right or Lefty:  Righty.
Siblings: Four older brothers
Time you wake up:  As late as I can.  Usually somewhere around 8:00.
Underwear:  Victoria's Secret lacie... 
Vegetable you hate:  Tomatoes!   They gross me out in every way
What makes you run late: Crawling back into bed
X-Rays You've Had:  Knees and wrists
Yummy food you make:  Honey mustard salmon with couscous 
Zoo Animal:  Monkeys or penguins 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Awesome and Awkward


  1. Teaching one of my favorite tracks in Body Attack and getting so into it that I pee a little ... true story
  2. You and your co-workers talk about bodily functions on a very regular basis (no pun intended... I'm serious) 
  3. Having a snow storm on Sunday and its 55 on Monday... Welcome to VA
  4. My poor mom has shingles...  :(
  5. My cat is losing a tooth and it is literally sticking straight out of her mouth...  to pull or not to  pull... that is the question
  6. Watching boy movies... I will never listen to Nick again... The Departed was not worth it...
  7. Going out to dinner... waiting 2 hours to get in... and both nick and I end up in the bathroom all night... oh ps  we had a 45 minute drive home... good times.
  8. Gas being $4 a gallon... I need a scooter or some roller blades
  1. Breakfast for dinner two nights in a row 
  2. Body Attack launch!!  I am legit sore from pushing myself so hard
  3. Hello Saturday spin class... you are fantastic to wake up to
  4. Essie nailpolish
  5. Sache Vite top coat (thanks to my sister in law)
  6. When Nick says "do you want to cuddle or watch a show" I say "cuddle"  which means the two of us pass out at 10pm waking up with no recollection of falling asleep
  7. Keratin treatment tomorrow...  excited and nervous!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Febphotoaday - Favorite photo

This was taken at our friends wedding and I just love it!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Awesome and Awkward

  1. Getting yelled at by some grumpy old man for taking a picture before a show starts in a tiny theater... then he threatens to take it away (like I am an 8 year old).  I almost burst into tears... and Nick almost beat up an old man
  2. Boob sweat...  I am not really a sweater... but the girls can let off some steam literally... How attractive is it to watch your instructor only sweat under her boobs hahaha
  3. Olive oil and honey hair mask...  The making of a dread lock (pictured below)
  4. Your boyfriend gets to go to your home town for work... BOO!!!  I want to go
  5. Doing your taxes twice because you know that your refund must be bigger than that... nope  someone didn't do their job correctly and didn't take enough taxes out of my paycheck and now I am stuck paying taxes... THANKS lady... there goes the iPad I was lusting
  6. I made creme brulee but I wasn't a huge fan of it so I set it down... a few minutes later I find my cat chowing down... to 32 grams of sugar... my diabetic cat...  well home girl was literally bouncing off the walls at 2:30 that morning... I could have killed her


This book!!!!!   omg I do not want the series to be over :(
This house in Georgetown that is for sale for 6 million... yeah Nick and I looked it up just for kicks
Honey and olive oil hair mask

Ashley and Kalee came over for girls night!
Ragu at Paolo's in Georgetown...   DELISH
My love note from Nick....
Essie...  Now I can't remember what it is called
Kalee and Boston at girls night!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My love night

So Nick and I went to DC for the weekend to celebrate Valentines Day (I will post about this later today).  We decided that we were going to have a relaxing night.  I told him I was just going to make dinner and we were going to watch a movie.

 Debbie gave me the recipe for this rockin steak Here.  So at lunch I popped some steak into the marinade.  After work I taught my spin class until 6.  I got home at 6:15 and cut up the veggies to roast.  Then I got to work on the creme brulee.  I made 4 of those and took 2 over to my boss' house.  On my way back from her house I could not help but notice that all the restaurants were packed and I was just so excited to have a nice dinner at home.   When I get back to my house I have a total of 20 minutes to shower, do my hair, get dressed, fix my make up, set the table (with nothing, walmart had been cleaned out of decorations) and get the steak in the oven.

Well home girl did it!!!  

I was stressing about how to make the house look cute since there were no table cloths that were not made of plastic and no candles to be found.  So I went to my craft room, found some pink fabric, looked around and found some old vases from flowers in the past and stuck some tea lights in the bottom.  I went around lighting any candle I had as a decoration.  I put on some Steve Tyrell on Pandora and viola, a romantic evening on a small budget.

Nick was so excited when he walked in, apparently he had not expected me to put so much effort into it.  And he was ALL about my outfit.  It may have been because Nick did not read the part of his heart attacked message that he was suppose to dress for dinner and bring comfy clothes because honey child showed up in sweats hahaha.   He looked so upset and he kept asking me if he should change.

After dinner we just sat and talked about old memories and old relationships of all things hahaha.   Then we tried to watch Elizabethtown but we could not get into it.  So the great guy that Nick is, agreed to watch glee with me (The MJ epoisode).

No present pictures to show you because both of our presents are still in the mail :(

 Here is my outfit of the night
NYand CO top and Banana Republic skirt  I had on some peep toe Nine West pumps but I was in a little rush and did not feel like messing with the angle.
My roses from Nick,.  My table looked better once i had place settings but like I said I was in a bit of a rush haha

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines loving

I am a lucky lady. I got a call that a delivery was upstairs and I literally sprint and find this on the desk. The note it going in a frame. :)

It'a a love story...

So I am going to be cliche and tell my love story.

So fall of 2007 I had just started my freshman year of college and I saw Nick in the hallway once.   So this whole time I am dating someone from Rochester until February and we broke things off.  I was a little torn up so my roommate convinced me to join the softball team with her to get my mind off of things.  So I started practice the next week.  Meanwhile I started to hang out with a couple of other guys just as friends.    ok back to softball.   I AM NOT A SOFTBALL PLAYER.  I am terrible.  But the team needed number so essentially I was a bench warmer  haha.

So the outfield coach, his name is Ammon and he is a senior that year.  So one day I am walking from the gym and Nick and Ammon are talking in the middle of the hallway so I am stuck having to walk through them.  Well I ask Ammon "hey what time is practice today" and he answers something I dont really know because I was so worried about not tripping or hitting Nick with my enormous softball bag.

A few days later we are walking back to the bus from a game and Ammon asks me if I am dating anyone.  I say no. He tells me he has a friend who is interested in me...I put two and two together

The next Sunday I got to a fireside at church and the only two open seats are next to Nick.  me and the kid who likes me ... So I am sandwiched between the guy I like and the guy who likes me...  Well all I can say was it was super awkward because both of them were inching towards me with the whole open leg guy sit position and I am squeezed in between them both.  The whole time I am trying to figure out how to slip Nick my number without the other kid seeing.   well it didnt happen

A few more days later we are at church and its the week of spring break.  I am sitting between two guys (one of which was interested in dating me but I was just not into it) and Nick and his adorable family are sitting in the row next to us.  Well I get to watch this cutie pie become a big mush ball with his two tiny nieces on his lap.  So the end of church Ammon runs up to me and tells me to write down my number...  on a gum wrapper... I am one classy lady

Well at this point I am dying to know if he will call.  Thank goodness he is so nice and calls me within two hours of getting my number.  The phone rings.. my heart jumps...  I answer.. and it is the cutest southern accent I have ever heard.  Nick asks me to go to a BBQ with him the next day.  I pause for effect and say yeah that sounds great and I told him where to pick me up.

So thank goodness the other guy was out of town the whole week at a golf tournament cause it was the best week ever!!!    

So Nick picks me up in his little silver sports car and we head over to the BBQ.  It was a sausage fest.  I was the only girl there, so he was so sweet and said that we should go hang out on the front porch.  We talked and ate and talked for like 2 hours all by ourselves out there.  He asked if I wanted dessert.  I can turn that down.  So we head to wal mart grab some ice cream and a movie and head back to his apartment, which was above a flower shop... I thought it was the cutest thing ever!

I have no clue what movie we watched because I was so nervous.  But I do remember Nick slipping his arm around the back of the couch and I spilled ice cream on my shoe hahha.

So he dropped me back off at my dorm and I literally float all the way there, bust through the doors and tell my roommate every detail about the night.

So now I have to worry about a second date.  The next day I get a text asking if I am busy on Wednesday.  Then Nick calls me and asks if we want to go fishing.  and that is when I melted.  hahaha

Here are some pictures of 5 years ago when we started dating and now....

Picture from our second date... He is doing something to the fishing line

The day I left to go back to Rochester for the summer...  He was delivering pizzas haha
Please do NOT judge my terrible outfit or my awful hair color or my face because I stayed out with Nick till 3 that morning

Our first New Years

Last Valentines Day

This New Years

So we go one tons of dates and I also go on some dates with other guys.

First Kiss
 About a month after we met... it was a Sunday and Nick invited me to his place for cheesecake.  We are walking back to his car, he walks me to my side to open the door.  all of a sudden he turns and faces me and gets really close, I almost hyperventilate, he starts to lean down,  I am freaking out with excitement. and BAM  kisses me .... the most perfect kiss... It was soft but passionate... The wind started to blow and it started to sprinkle and my entire body just melted...I couldnt breathe but I didnt care, I never wanted it to end.  I honestly felt like a Disney character... just beaming.    so the romantic woman that I am, after the kiss all I say is ... WHY DID YOU KISS ME AFTER I ATE CHEESECAKE!!!  MY BREATH STINKS!

and I kill the moment... thank goodness after I step into the car... the window is down and he leans in for another smooch.


Pivotal Moments
-Nick asks me to be his date to his brothers wedding... at the wedding Nick takes me out to the car and says "ok.. for this weekend... you are my girlfriend is that ok?"....  uh DUH that's ok

-At Easter, his family had a massive fight and his mom started really crying... Nick just stands there and hugs her until she calms down-   First time the love word started to creep into my mind

-Random day at the gym, he walks by me and something told me "you are going to marry him"   (before we even went on a date)

-a week or two before school is out he asks me to be his girlfriend... I say no....  (reasons:  I have been hanging out with other guys on the side and I have two weeks left of school I do not want that drama. and I don't want to start dating and leave for the summer and have this not work out because we cant see each other)  I only tell Nick that I just don't want to ruin this with distance, and he says that he will come visit me in NY and blah but I don't believe him.   Somehow the boy still keeps hanging out with me

-I am in NY and Nick goes on a camping trip so I cant talk to him for a few days... the days are like torture and that is when I knew I was in love.

-Nick visits me in Rochester in June.  My 7 year old niece tells me that Nick loves me... she can see it...   I tell Nick....   So at the airport saying goodbye, he tells me that Jill is right.  I knew exactly what he was trying to say but I was going to make him say it.  He chickened out

-Two weeks later on the phone, he tells me he loves me

-two weeks later he flies out to NY and at1 am on July 17th he says "I think that you should just date me" hahahaha   and there it is... :)

Febphotoaday- heart

I heart attacked nicks room last night, broke into his house and everything. If that isn't love I don't know what is! Haha

Monday, February 13, 2012

Febphotoaday. Closet

I'm a little late but here are the cardigans

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Febphotoaday- makes me happy

Brunch with nick. New Orleans French toast

Friday, February 10, 2012

Febphotoaday- self portrait

Good thing I actually got ready for work this morning!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Febphotoaday. Front door

Debbie and I made this wreath last week

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Febphotoaday. Sun... Or lack there of

It has been so warm and sunny here in va until today when I need a picture haha. Oh well. The wet snow was so pretty

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

10am. Photo a day

Yes, I took a picture during church :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Febphotoaday. Hands

Since my nails are a little rough. So wolverine bobble head is making up for me

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Awkward and Awesome


  1. My cat coughs up a bunch of hair balls in my living room and I am too grossed out to touch them that I leave it there for like 4 hours until it becomes a solid... (I lower my head in shame)
  2. Stink bugs...
  3. Stink bug in my room... constantly banging against my light... I look at Cher, look at the bug, look at Cher, look at the bug, realize she won't go do her cat job of killing random bugs so I grab the hairspray... spray the sucker... he falls to floor and I trap him under the top of the Tresemme top... he stayed there two days until I got the vacuum and sucked him up... I will not touch a stink bug
  4. I gave Cher some sour cream last night that fell off of my taco... well home girl had some stomach problems... she let off a few toots last night.. and blew up her cat box... BLEW UP!  good thing it was 65 degrees and I could open the doors cause it was THAT bad.
  5. Watching Insidious... through a blanket
  6. Screaming when the demon pops out of the dad's shoulder... a blood curdling scream 
  7. looking over my shoulder as I brush my teeth, cause I know there will be some weird demon thing behind me that wants to steel my body
  1. Staying up until 1:30 then waking up at 9:30 and reading until 1 to finish reading the hunger games...  I am an addict...   and I want to jump on both Gale and Peeta...
  2. Fiesta potatoes from Taco Bell...
  3. My spin class is now so big that I have to teach a 3rd class... HECK YES..

February Photo a Day- Words

Since I have not really known what to write about on a regular basis, this was just the answer I needed :)  Anyone else up for the challenge?


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday loving

Is there more to life than crépes and cuddling? Nope