Monday, May 31, 2010

The Places I Love in Louisville


My parish: St. Patrick Church. I have been going to this church since I moved to Louisville. I also went from K-8th grade here at the school. There are a lot of great memories here and I have met many genuine people here. My brother and I were confirmed in this church and my other brother was baptized here. Throughout high school I was involved in the youth ministry and have gone on amazing trips such as Nazareth Farm and NCYC. This church has set the foundation for my Catholic faith.

The Louisville Zoo. Although I haven't been in a long time I used to go all the time. When I was younger I went to a summer camp there every year and it was a blast! I knew all of the animals names and I even got to hold some of them! Every Halloween my brothers and I would dress up and go trick or treating (when we were little of course!)

This is my high school, Assumption High School. It is an all-girls Catholic high school. I loved it here and there were so many great memories. The teachers and students were all really nice and there was such a great sense of community.

Churchill Downs. Although I have never been to the Derby or Oaks, I have been here to watch horse racing. It is a lot of fun in the spring time!

DOWNTOWN LOUISVILLE/WATERFRONT PARK. Here is a list of the fun things that I have done here: Watched the air show/fireworks for thunder of Louisville, Science Center, Baseball museum, playground, Louisville Bats game (baseball), ran 3 mini marathons (and other races), Tumbleweed on the River, 4th Street Live (concerts, dinner, etc.), biking, Actors Theater to see plays (Lion King), and many others!

This is Tom Sawyer State Park. It is a beautiful park with a walking/running trail and plenty of soccer fields. I used to play in a soccer league out here when I was younger. I think I played out here for at least 5 years. I loved it here. There are playgrounds, a dog park, tennis courts, bike track, and pool.

This is the entrance of my neighborhood Lake Forest. I have lived her for 17 years! There are thousands of homes in the neighborhood. There are three pools, a clubhouse, golf course, several ponds, and sidewalks everywhere. There are so many nice people that live here and I am really going to miss it. We walk our dog around one of the ponds everyday. It is also a great place to run and bike.

Huber's Farm isn't in Louisville. It is in Indiana but it is really close. My family and I have been going there for years and when I was in grade school we would make school field trips there to pick pumpkins. They have you-pick fruits and vegetables and they are always delicious! They also have a good restaurant that is known for their rolls and apple butter. YuM!

Friday, May 28, 2010

FB addiction

So I took this quiz to see if I was addicted to Facebook. Above average, but not too bad. Not sure how accurate it is though! (I felt like it should have been higher)

How Addicted to Facebook Are You?

Created by Oatmeal

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Love for Pigs

So if you already didn't know PIGS are my favorite animals! I uploaded some cute pictures I found.

Cupcakes I made for my 19th Birthday

Melvin my stuffed pig. I got him in the mail from my family!

These are magnets! And I had them on my fridge in my dorm room.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Concerts this Summer

So since I will be close to NYC this summer I hope to go to several concerts there.... I would love to have some visitors to come with me! :) You are always welcomed!

July 2: Maroon 5
July 9: Lady Gaga
July 23: Bon Jovi/ Train (Hullabaloo in Louisville!)
July 30: Black Eyed Peas
August 13: Ke$ha (maybe, if my brother Nick needs someone to go with)
August 27: Katy Perry (If I'm not too busy getting ready to head back to WKU)

I can't wait!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Update on my Summer Reading List

It's been only one week of summer and I have finished two books on my summer reading list: The Hunger Games and Half-Broke Horses.

The Hunger Games was really good towards the end. I have to say the beginning and end were the best parts. The middle got a little bit boring. But the last 75 pages, I couldn't put the book down. It is part of a trilogy, so hopefully in the future I will be able to read the next two.

Half-Broke Horses was a completely different kind of book because it is non-fiction. It was really interesting and I wanted to keep reading it. It is set in the early 1900's and it amazes me on how some people lived back then. The Glass Castle, the book that was written by the same author was better, but they both were excellent! They are connected because Half-Broke Horses is about the grandmother's life of the girl in The Glass Castle. I would highly recommend reading both of them!

Next on the list: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Friday, May 21, 2010

Grey's Anatomy

I watched the season finale of Grey's Anatomy last night. Let me just say, INTENSE!!!! I hadn't watched this season much because I didn't have much time for TV. But my friends informed me on what had been happening the last few weeks. I watched the two-hour episode with my friends and we were screaming, yelling, and jumping out of our seats. Basically the episode was about a gunman that came into the hospital wanting to kill the surgeons that operated on his wife (she died during the surgery in a previous episode). He killed so many people that I can't even count and injured several as well. I encourage you to watch it.. even if you have never seen it. It was a thriller for sure.

Link to watch the two-hour episode (May 20)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Stack of some of my scrapbooks

One of my hobbies that I love is to scrapbook. I've been scrapbooking since I was nine (10 years!). I haven't scrapbooked in months though because there is no way that I could have done it while I was at Western. I have too many supplies and stuff! Today I started to go through it all so I could organize and be ready to move it all. I enjoy looking through all of them to remember all the memories and how much I have improved (the ones from 10 years ago are really bad! haha). Since it's summer now, I need to get moving and work on pages.

List of what I need to scrapbook:
1. Disney World (Spring Break 2009)
1. Hilton Head (Summer 2009)
2. Trip to Connecticut (Summer 2009)
3. Western my Freshman Year
4. Caribbean Cruise (Winter Break 2009/2010)
5. Spring Break 2010 (x2, one for me, one for my grandparents)
6. Fiji Chartering
7. Nick's High School Graduation

Some of my pages:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Good Day

Today was a great day. Want to know why?

1. I spent time with WKU friends
2. I spent time with high school friends
3. Went Bardstown Roading
4. Bought a Louisville T-shirt
5. Went to Heine Bros Coffee and got a Iced Mocha (YUM!)
6. Had a delicious dinner cooked by her mom :)
7. Finished the book, "The Hunger Games" (It was really good, I couldn't put it down so I had to finish it today)
8. Watched Glee
9. Had a good workout this morning
10. Spent some time with Family

Great way to start off my summer.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Summer Reading List

I enjoy reading, but have so little time to while I'm in school. I hope to read a lot of books this summer. Here are some that I plan on reading:

1. The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins (I started this book 2 months ago and still haven't finished it!)

2. A Time to Kill by: John Grisham

3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by: Mark Haddon

4. The Da Vinci Code by: Dan Brown

5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by: J.K. Rowling (I read the first one last summer and loved it, I hope to finish the series someday, but I'll start by reading the 2nd book)

6. 2nd Chance by: James Patterson (This is the Women's Murder Club series, I read the first one and want to read the rest of them. There are 9 total)

7. Half-Broke Horse: A True- Life Novel by: Jeannette Walls ( I read The Glass Castle by her and it was one of my favorite books, so I wanted to read another one written by her. I would really recommend The Glass Castle)

8. Eat, Pray, Love by: Elizabeth Gilbert

I will probably think of more that I want to read. Any other suggestions? I will be sure to update you on the books I read and tell you how they were!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I really like to bake, especially desserts! I like to bake chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate, ice cream cakes, and decorative cupcakes.

On Monday , my friend Erin and I decided to bake cupcakes. We wanted to do something fun and different, rather than just baking plain iced cupcakes. We looked up ideas on the internet and found paw print and penguin cupcakes. We went to Walmart and bought all the ingredients! It was so much fun. We used carrot cake, cream cheese frosting, devil's food cake cookies, candied orange slices, and M &M's. They were delicious!

One of my favorite desserts to make is ice cream cake. I usually make it for special occasions, like a birthday or holiday in my family. Below is a recipe they I usually use:


1 sm. brownie mix
1/2 gallon ice cream
1 sm. can chocolate syrup
1 sm. can pecans
Vanilla ice cream to fill pans
6 Heath bars

Bake brownies in bottom of 9-inch spring pan. Cool. Spread ice cream over this. Layer pecans, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup. Crush Heath bars and sprinkle on top. Freeze. YOU CAN USE WHATEVER FLAVOR ICE CREAM YOU WANT!

If you ever want me to make you a dessert I would be happy too :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Do you want to know something that irks me?

CHEATING. I don't understand what the purpose of cheating is. If you study, there is no need.... Cheating takes more effort than actually studying for the test. So why don't you just study. There is this guy in my one of my classes that has cheated on every test, including the final that we took today. Last week we had a test and he had the nerve to ask me out loud what one the answers was!! I couldn't believe it. Of course I told him I didn't know because I wasn't going to cheat and help him out. So what he did was leave the classroom with his phone and them came back with the answers on his phone. And the professor was only 8 feet away! UGH. It is just frustrating.. but I know in the end it will catch up with him and there will be consequences, even if he doesn't get caught. I just want people to realize that cheating is wrong and you can't get by in life by cheating. Well, I thought I would share that with you because it has been bugging me a lot lately. I am relieved now that this guy will never have to sit next to me in class again!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Finals Week

Wow, I haven't written in a week! Last week was really busy for me because I had several exams and I also needed to prepare for finals. Today is Sunday which means that I just finished my last weekend as a freshman in college at WKU. It is shocking! I need to get through finals week to finish up the year. I have four exams and my final draft of my English research paper is due. I have Physics, Spanish, Geography, and Human Nutrition finals. I hope I do well in all of them! I am little worried about Physics because I need to get an A on the exam! But it is on Monday so I'm glad it's at the beginning of the week. I am going to enjoy my last week at WKU. I plan on spending a lot of time with friends and of course studying. I am wishing good luck to everyone on their finals this week :)

Monday, May 3, 2010


I can't believe that I will be driving up to Connecticut in one month! I am excited, but I am sad to leave Louisville and my home. There is so much going on before I will be moving though that I am really excited about! I have two more weeks left in my freshman year at WKU :( ( Ready to be over with finals though!) And when I get home, my brother, Nick will be graduating from high school. I can't wait to see him graduate! And my grandparents are coming in town so I will get to see them. YAY! Once I am in Louisville I hope to spend a lot time with friends amidst all the packing. If you are a friend reading this, I want to see you before I LEAVE!!