Thursday, December 27, 2007

There is no place like home

Aunt Betsy, Piper and "Dirty" kitty in bed watching "the little mermaid". Life doesn't get much better than that!
Twim "one eyed monsters", now thats livin!
Dad and his new Hawaii worthy Harley Davidson sweatshirt...looking good dad!
Hottie with her "Man and Machine 2008"'s the simple things in life.
Jayme and I proud to be holding up our crabs..ha...Check out those pinchers!!!!

Piper and Nola Part 2

Naked santa.......lovely!
"All I got for Christmas was my two front teeth"....oh, I got some batteries too.
awww, a book all about "Piper" the dog. Very cute!!
Piper the fairy tale princess singing....."Her name was Nola...she was a showgirl"....ha!

Piper and Nola part 1

Because I have so many pictures of my nieces , and because they are so cute....I have decided to post in 2 it goes....................Piper spent the week before Christmas at my parent's house. We had a lot of fun, minus the fact that we got up to "play" at 7 am every morning. We got to play outside in the snow, help grandpa hang bird feeders and we even got to eat apples like boys....I had a good time babysitting and I think Piper had a good time too.
Nola is getting so big, she is such a little peanut! I miss her already!!!
"Super" Piper!!!!!
World's smallest and cutest santa!
All tuckered out, but it sure was fun!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Stay in Hawaii!!!!

ahhh its snowing for real this time!! Mom and Dad I think you should glue yourselves to Hapuna Beach for a while. Soak up some rays for me and bring the sun with you when you come home!! Getting excited for Chirstmas!!!! Jayme I thought you might be missing the snow here you go!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Ready for Christmas

Here is a picture of Lance and I at his family thanksgiving...We went to his aunt and uncle's house in Birmingham and it was a lot of fun! I missed our family a ton though!!!!!
Smokes got a new outfit for Christmas! I think he is really getting excited to see everyone!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thankful for the Super Dome

Today I am thankful for the "Super Dome" litter box. Since investing in it a few months ago, Smokes has been able to keep all of the litter inside the box. Only problem with it is that Smokes is too big for it and when he poops his head hangs out the "front door". I realize that not everyone wants to see my cat pooping, but look at that face.....he is really enjoying it! Hope everyone is having a good day!!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thankful for Lance!

Today I am thankful for Lance. He is my best friend and I don't know what I would do without him. I am so lucky to have found such a loving and caring person. He gives me something to look forward to everyday. He has been such an encourager to me for the past 4 years and I can't wait for the day that we are both RNs taking care of the world together!!!! I miss you buddy!!!!!

First Snow!

Mom and Dad here is what you are missing in lovely Michigan. Went up North this weekend to see Lance and it was snowing. Notice how the leaves are all off the trees...ugh Winter is here!!!!

Biggest Perch Ever!

This weekend while I was visiting Lance his step dad went Perch fishing and came home with these bad boys. Dad I thought you might like to see them, arent they huge?!? He said he catches them right up until it snows on Mullet Lake. Ugh....this got me itching to fire up Big Tonto!!!! I look so funny in the picture because the fish were still alive and were flapping all over....poor things if they werent so good to eat it would be catch and release!!!!

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Today I am thankful for Smokes. I know I post pictures of him everyday, but look at him....he looks so cozy in my bed. I am sure he laid there all day (its 9:20 pm). Anywhoooooo.....have a good night I'm off to join Smokes!!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Today I am thankful for my computer. I never thought I would say this because it is full of viruses and is slower than a snail, but I am glad that I have it. I use my computer so else would I do all this blogging?!? So no matter how slow and pathetic your computers thankful you have them!!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

All things warm and fuzzy!

Today I am thankful for all things warm and fuzzy. I have been having a sore back lately so after my clinical today I put on my sweats, $4.00 Wal Mart slippers, fleece blanket, grabbed Smokes and crawled into bed for a little was great!!! Afterall, snowflakes were falling today..ahhh!!!
My slippers are so fuzzy that Smokes thinks I got him a friend. These "kitties" move even less than he does!!!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Thankful for knees!

Today I am thankful that Dad's knees are better. I can remember when he could hardly walk in from the barn and now he is digging pools and building gigantic homes...nice work dad! I am so glad he got asked to work in Hawaii, i never realized how much I loved being around our family until everyone moved away. I am sooooo excited for the entire family to be together soon!!!!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Corn on the Cobber

Today I am thankful for food. I never go hungry and always have enough to eat. This video was taken in the summer but I found it appropriate for today's post!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

My happy place!

I too have been inspired by Emily and will try to post daily during the month of November on the things I am thankful for. Tonight I am thankful for my bed...after a 14 hour day at work I think my bed is lookin mighty fine! I would dare to bet that my bed is more comfortable than yours....just look at it!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween from the OPC

I volunteer at the Older Persons Commission(OPC) in Rochester at the adult day service and here are some pictures of our Halloween party. I had fun and I think they did too, even if they don't remember it tomorrow it sure was a good time!!! We had 24 people today, that is a lot.....wish i could have fit everyone in the picture because they were hilarious! Happy Halloween!!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Smokes wanted to be the devil for Halloween...isnt he scarrrrrrrry!! I think he looks more like a man wearing a t shirt myself. This costume is supposed to fit a small dog and as you can see Smokes is bustin out at the seams...ugh my cat is bigger than a dog ahhh! Happy Halloween!!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

This weekend I went home to visit the grandparents. I stayed with grandma Baker at her house on Friday night and then on Saturday we were lucky enough to babysit Piper for a couple of hours. Grandma and I both had a lot of fun, and I think Piper had fun too.
Piper loved grandma's huge toy box!
Grandma and Piper read books together. Piper sure is a smart little girl!!!
This was Piper's favorite thing to do. Grandma took Piper for a ride on her "new" walker. I think they both had fun doing this, and it was absolutely adorable to watch!!!
Piper sure is growing up, we walked all over and collected leaves for Grandma Baker. I had a great time with her!!! I was also able to go see Grandma and Grandpa Dejonge while I was home. They seem to be doing quite well too. Saturday night I stayed with my old roomate in Grandville, which was fun too. Mom and Dad I took a peek in our house and yes it is still standing, and yes Mom, your furry friends are still sitting by the door waiting for you to come home!!!!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This weekend I went up north to visit lance and had tons of fun as usual. It is fall up there...cold and colorful (not too sure how i feel about that). Anyway here are a few pics of the weekend.....
pretty sky, just had to take a picture!
We went to the Indian River High School football game to see his sister on the homecoming court...good job Alexa!!! We carved a pumpkin and even made the seeds. As you can see lance is very artistic!!
here is a video of the pumpkin carving experience....enjoy!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

This was a first, I have no idea how Smokes got up this high. I was shocked when I heard him crying from way up there! I'm starting to think that Smokes is "special"!!!
Oh and on his way down, he thought the clock would be a good step....wrong!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

my roomate and I thought it would be fun to feed the geese outside our apartment, so we stated throwing stale bread and we attracted all kinds of them. We even got some of them to cross the very busy street...oops at least the cars stopped for them!!! ha

Here is an up close and personal shot of our new little friend, I think he was hot because it was 90 degrees here today!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I too wanted to waste some time today, why not prolong studying a bit longer right?!?

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Spam Stratus

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)

Vanilla Sugar

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) JDEJ

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal),
Pink Dog

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, hospital where you were born)
Lea Holland

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) DEJJE

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink),
The Black Coke

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers),
Paul Gordon....ha

9.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ),
Ruth.....hmmm, dad, why don't you have a middle name?

10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)

Meyer Mackinaw

11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).
Summer Daisy

12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Kiwi Sweatsy

13. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Garnola Palm

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”),
The Sleeping Sun Tour

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Erin was in town for the weekend and we went to the Maroon 5 concert. It was a lot of fun and we had some pretty nice seats. Lance also came to visit me just for the day today...We took Erin to the airport and then browsed around the gigantic music store in Detroit. I had a lot of fun, but now its back to the books for this gal!
Here is a picture of the stage...they had quite the set up!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Today I helped out with the Guinness World Record CPR Challenge. Look at all those manikins...ha...almost a bit freaky I'd say. Anyway our goal was to instruct 3,000 people today..WOW! Below Ashley and I freeze our butts off at 6 in the morning!!!!
But don't worry we had plenty of hot coffee and fun!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

scroll down to see if you were right......

If you guessed Harley's you were right. Just thought I would update you on the geckos. They are doing good, aside from an occasional pussy cat that comes to scratch at the glass!
Here is Sadie scoping out Harley through the screen that divides them.