Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rylan, Rylan, and more Rylan.

Thought I would try to post some pics of Rylan more often since this blog is supposed to be about him. 😛

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He loooves the swing ^^

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Rylan’s First Easter

My first video had some audio problems so here is the fixed version. Added a little bit to it as well so you get to enjoy more adorable Rylan time 😀

Enjoy! Xx

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Rylans First(ish) Easter & Some Other Pics

Today is Rylan’s first real Easter as last year he was only a month old on Easter so we didn’t do anything special. I don’t really feel like making another separate post so I’m going to include some other pics from before today. Enjoy! =)


**I just realized the audio in the video is messed up an you can’t hear Rylan’s adorable talking and giggling. I’m working on fixing that now. Sorrys.

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Emotions and Money

Since I no longer am on Facebook two-faced-book the only place I have left to vent my emotions is here. Or I guess to my family, but I think they’ve heard enough lately.. Maybe I should just keep a personal journal.. But then the chances of relating to someone are diminished to nothing. ::sigh:: I’ll just write on here for now.

A month or so ago I was budgeting my money super well. I managed to spend around $200 a month on groceries and resisted I plucks spending. But since a few things have happened and I’ve been down and stressed my budget has gone out the window. I’ve been buying so many things I don’t even need and spending money I don’t have. So far this month I have spent over $300 on groceries. That’s insane! And now I’m sitting here beating myself up about it and feeling stupid.. On top of that I’ve purchased some books for Rylan and I, bought some patio decorations and furniture, and spent way too much on Wendy’s French fries and fresh lemonade (omg yum).. All these things make me feel good when I buy them, but now I’m left feeling absolutely horrible and full of regret.

I need to get back on the budgeting wagon and stop relying on buying things to make me feel better. I feel a need for support, someone to kick me when I think of buying something I don’t need, but I know of no-one. What do you do when you feel you lack support? I can’t just make a quick friend and ask them to help me keep to my budget like 2 days after meeting them. Pretty sure they would think I was a little strange.

Who knows, maybe I’ll start blogging about my budgeting troubles and successes.

Anyways, thanks for reading! I would love to hear any ideas you have for getting back on the budgeting wagon or finding support. Xx

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America – The Not-So-Great

Just wanted to share an essay I wrote for my university English class. It’s not perfect and I’m too lazy to format it for the blog so it’ll stay in APA format. As you will notice, I am not a fan of this country. I would much rather live somewhere else. But, this is where my family is… So I’ll stay here for a bit. This essay, however, is not based on my opinion, just on statistics from some reputable sources. If I based it on my opinion I would probably piss some people off.  =P Anyways, thanks for reading!


As someone who grew up in the United States, I don’t think I could count how many times I have heard the saying “America is the greatest country.” The most common justification people give when saying how great America is, is freedom. But, I do not think that freedom makes up for all the disadvantages of living in the United States. And not only that, the U.S. is not the only free country.

The United States is behind many other countries when it comes to healthcare, education, work-life balance, and life satisfaction. However, we do rank high when it comes to income and housing. But, making a good amount of money and having a large house does not add up to a good quality of life. Therefore when considering overall quality of life, America is not the greatest country. Continue reading

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Two Years & Five Thousand Miles

Two years and five thousand miles.
We fell in love so suddenly.
Didn’t see the challenges ahead.
One by one they manifested.
Simple things became complex.
Unconditional love found conditions.
The feel of your lips on mine
will remain unknown.
It’s like you were just a dream.
Cloudy and unreal.

 

This was my 50 word story inspired by The Daily Post Challenge. This challenge was harder than I thought but it was probably good to limit my sad story to just 50 words. I know I’m not much of a writer, but I hope it’s not too bad. :] Thanks for reading! Xx

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Figuring Things Out

I feel like I might be figuring things out with life now.

I changed my major to German with a commercial emphasis, which I think I’ll enjoy studying much more. After the first semester in Engineering I started questioning whether it was the right degree for me. I talked to a few others about this and they didn’t approve Continue reading

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

This Pretty Much Sums Up My Religious Beliefs

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Watching This Lecture Could Change Your Life

I know that most people who are reading this won’t bother to watch this video. It seems people prefer to avoid listening to others challenge their beliefs. “Ignorance is bliss.” Right? Maybe.. But… “knowledge is power.” This speech has been translated into 30 different languages and is also the most watched speech in Israeli history.. Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal.

Anyways, sorry for rambling. Here’s the video.

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