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Keeping up with the Kolesar

Hello lovely bloggy friends! 🙂 Sorry I have been incognito lately. I have been a little busy since my trip to Florida and definitely not motivated to blog or be on a computer for very long for that matter. Here is what I have been up to:

Went to CHEESEHEAD LAND with the fiance’ from this past Friday until this Tuesday. We had a really great time (per the yoush – a.k.a usual, if you are new to the lingo). The 13th was our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! :):) Jason is the love of my life. He makes me so happy. You are probably thinking, “Gee, Kim, what did you guys do for your anniversary/v-day?!” Well, let me just tell you all about it! We did….NOTHING (in particular). For our anniversary we hung out with his cousin (Brian) and his wife (Lori) and had a few drinks and some food. Valentine’s day we went to see “When In Rome”. BTW do not go to the theater to see this movie. It is definitely a RENTABLE FILM. I give it 1/2 a thumb up ;). Let me back up to Friday real quick. Jason, myself, Brian, and Lori all stayed in a hotel connected to a casino in Dubuque, Iowa for a night. Contrary to popular belief, ZERO gambling took place that evening. It commenced Saturday morning 😉 Friday night we hit the town. We went downtown to the local bar scene and also hit up a decent Italian restaurant. I have to admit I was doing some hungover gambling Saturday mornin’. UGH. I tested the gambling waters with a solid $50, lost it in 10 minutes, and left the table. BOOOO! Hopefully my luck improves when we get to Vegas!! More on that in a minute…

On Sunday night, Jason and I went back to his rented house in Wisco and he built a fire. We made s’mores and snuggled up…:) It was WONDERFUL.



NOM!

I also got a few things accomplished while I was in WISCO:
1. Wisconsin License Plates
2. Wisconsin Driver’s License
EEEKKKKK! It is all coming together so nicely. I have to give Jason credit for being so organized with EVERYTHING. He is making everything so easy for me. Making sure I have all the paperwork in order and filled out, all proper documentation, ETC. Basically, he helps me be prepared and not overwhelmed by anything (moving-wise) and he is helping make my transition easy and smooth. I am very thankful.

We also saw lots of Jason’s family on our extended stay. It was nice to see everyone and to finally give them a chance to take a peek at the engagement ring! 🙂

Okay back to the news about VEGAS!! Jason and I decided to celebrate our one year anniversary/Valentine’s Day/my 25th birthday/his 27th birthday in VEGAS!! The stipulations: no gifts for any of these days PERIOD. All money goes towards a kick ass time and a special date in SIN CITY. 🙂 We are going the first weekend in April. We went last year around May 10th and had an A-MAZING time. We also “broke-even” for our trip on gambling. Keeping my fingers crossed…


A few pics from VEGAS ’09!
On a side Note: I miss my long hair 😦

Here are a few items I have been consuming – FAIL or SUCCESS:




SUCCESSES!! I have been reading on other blogs about this CHIA seed so I had to try it. Also, the Barney Butter is so good!! The Almond butter I bought prior always had so much oil on top and was a mess to stir, but Barney’s is yummy and easy! 2 thumbs up! Looking forward to these MONDO cookies as well…

Okay, on to an EPIC KALE FAIL:

Kale chips gone wrong…

Woops. Burnt the crap outta this batch! They were NASTY. Especially for a first timer. Made a second batch the next day and it was a SUCCESS!! Sprinkled with some sea salt and enjoyed. 🙂

This morning:




Woke up to some YOGA, warm morning JOE, home-made BREAKFAST COOKIE (thanks to FITNESSISTA –I am not sure how to tag or “link” people to their “creations”, but I do want to give credit where credit is due until I figure this whole blogging thing out!), and a crunchy peanut butter LARA BAR for the road. 🙂 NOMNOMNOM!!

Well, it is late and I need Zzz’s. a.k.a beauty sleep. Hope you had a great week as well. 🙂 Night!