Monthly Archives: July 2014

Meet Bruce!

Cats. Dogs.  Bearded Dragon. Turtles. Hamster. Chickens.

Those are all the pets that my family has had so far. Needless to say … silence is a luxury in our household. But now that I’m away at school year round, it can get pretty lonely going from a house filled with loving animals to nothing. So I got a beautiful bunny! Today marks the second month of being with this little guy and just like any pair, we’ve had our ups and downs.

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I love that guy so much so why not dedicate an entire category so everyone can read about our life together?! I’ve never had a bunny before now so it’s definitely an experience but I wouldn’t change at thing.

Picking a name for him was probably the hardest thing so far. After being told by the pet store that my bunbun is a boy I spent a week thinking about the perfect name that fits him. After the many polls taken (thanks friends!) I decided on Bruce- Flynn, but we’d just call him Bruce.

Owning a bunny means annual check ups and the vet’s office clarified that it’s really a SHE! Fun fact about rabbits? At a young age the gender can be REALLY hard to tell. So Bailey it was….until we had a bunny play date and my eyes definitely saw parts that a girl bunbun shouldn’t have. Imagine the shock!

Finally! Some evidence to really tell us what the gender of the bun is! My mind was spinning from going back and forth between names. The name and the gender didn’t even matter because the minute he came up to his cage to meet me in the pet store, I was hooked.

The past two months with this (now 4 month old) bunny has been an absolutely  life changing experience. And I’m looking forward to many more situations and adventures with that little guy!

Have you had any weird or funny pet name stories? Share them in a comment below!

That time I….. Went to Ludington!

So some people have their traditional family vacations for the Fourth of July. Not Mine. My family relaxes at home and it was usually just our immediate family. So after being invited on a cheap, yet fun vacation by a friend… I decided to go!

Four hours from my safety net of comfort came Ludington State Park on the Pines campground. I’ve slept in a tent before (Susan G. Komen 3day walk) but I’ve never “camped”.  This was a 4 night camping experience that was more fun than I realized.

Our group of friends consisted of about 15 people on two adjoining sites but we were invited by my friend’s family. Whoa! Her family and family friends are insanely welcoming! First night there were invited to walk over to the beach to play  sand volleyball and watch the sun set over the beautiful Lake Michigan, pulled up chairs and sat by the bonfire, played Euchre, and chatted.

Photo Credit to Effie YanosThe next few days were filled with sun burns from being outside too long, playing in the current of the water and letting the cool waves hit our bodies. Our group even tracked our butts up the 1 1/2 mile long path to the Big Sable Point Lighthouse. And what’s a vacation without dessert?! We tried the amazing ice cream of he House of flavors. My favorites were the red velvet and the orange pineapple but they had over 30 different delicious flavors!

The night time was were a lot of the fun happened.

Work and other everyday activities can be a pain sometimes so getting away and spending 4 nights with friends was good and well needed. The nights got significant chillier than our usual Ypsi summer nights but that didn’t make our activities die down! Euchre was definitely a camp site favorite for us but we sat by the fire and even went through the sand dunes to watch the stars.

Photo Credit to Effie Yanos

As odd as it sounds, the sand dunes were one of my favorite parts of the trip. The walk to get there was a work out. Going up and down huge sand hills?! Whew! But once we were there, the stars at night illuminated the sky and the moon was absolutely gorgeous over the lake. During the day? It was just as peaceful. Other people came in spurts but the sand was nice and cool on your skin while the sun’s rays hit just right. And the view of the sunset was stunning!

Fourth of July had so much support! Many of us were decked out in our favorite American gear or showing our love any way we could. Sitting on the beach watching the firework show was a great was to relax after a day of moving. Sand Dunes Fun!

Overall? The vacation was much needed and I loved the memories that I created and the people I was surrounded by.

The only downside is that I lost my prescription glasses but a lovely camper turned them in and they’ll be mailed soon!

 

All the photos are credited to Effie Yanos!

Back in Action!

So after some time of not posting anything….. I’m getting back into the blogging universe! I’ve targeted most of my past posts toward school work or public relations in general but I’m ready for something a bit more different.

These posts will now be centered on my life! Of course I’ll include PR stuff but I want to have fun writing about so much more! From PR, to my new bunny, and anything else that happens in my life. I love writing so why not write about what I know and have experienced?

I hope you all have fun on this  journey of mine and share some ideas of what you want me to write about!

 

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