Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

So, I realize that Thanksgiving pictures have not even been posted yet, but Christmas excites me, and I just cannot wait. Thus, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the Charlie Brown tree with a girly twist!
Yes, I know it is kind of pathetic right now, but it will look a lot better in my new adorable apartment, come early December! More pictures to come...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christi = Official Project Coordinator at the Institute for Systems Medicine!

Well, it looks like I am staying in Spokane for the time being! I never thought I would say this, but I am actually very excited that I got offered a full-time, salary paying job with a great non-profit organization! 

I am the official, Project Coordinator, for ISM and could not be more happier. I love the staff I work with. Such great people to be around! 

Further, I have just put my holding fee on a new apartment, right off the infamous Centennial Trail and Spokane River. Yay!!! I am excited because it is not run-down like the place I have been living in for about 6 months now. I move in mid-December and could not be more excited! It has a fitness room with weights and treadmills, indoor racquetball courts, and more! A couple specifics that I for sure took for granted that the Beau Rivage has are: a washer/dryer in the unit, air conditioning, a dishwasher, and security cameras all over the premises!!! Yes, this may sound pathetic, but having to save quarters to wash my clothes and hand wash dishes is a chore! 

As far as the down side goes, I will be living by myself, semi-away from campus, but Coll may base out of Spokane while he tries to pursue his life-long dream of going pro in soccer. Wish, I might add, he has a really good shot at doing! Another thing, I will miss the location of Cali for now, specifically Sacramento, next to all of my family and friends, but I am hoping that my family will come up and stay with me! Come on, what is better than a snowy day in Spokane! 

That's all for now... peace & love.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Colly's Senior Day

It is official! Coll and I are officially done with collegiate soccer. Hopefully my bitterness dies down! HAHA. Collin will now begin his journey of professional soccer, giving it a try in both the United States and Europe! How fun! Below is a picture of Coll and I on his senior day.. boy was it freeeeeezing!
The plan now is for him to hopefully get picked up on a team, and then, I can pursue a trip to go see him! And potentially, live with him. Yay! Cannot wait to see what the future brings him!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


This is mine.. a ghost! 
This is Collin's punky.
This post is long overdue! Collin and I spend our 1st Halloween together this year for the reason being that playing collegiate soccer sometimes ruins lives.. aka.. our weekends were filled with travel and we were never home on Halloween weekend together. Below are some pictures of our Halloween pumpkin carving experience. 

All in all, it was a great Halloween. As mentioned in a previous blog, I traveled back to beautiful California for the weekend! I watched Collin's games. Ate at the Cheesecake Factory in Union Square. Shopped a bit! Had a visit with my mom and grams! Had a blast with my little sister and dad! And even had time for a visit with my campaigning gramps and sick-of-the-campaigning grandma who made delish enchiladas!!! 

Sad I will not be able to come home for Thanksgiving, but Collin and I have put in an order to Safeway for a full-blown Turkey Extravaganza which includes dinner for 6-8 people consisting of: 10 lb. Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Taters, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Rolls, and even an 8'' Pumpkin Pie! Yum! Can't wait! Leftovers for days!!! Wish I could be at my uncle's however, with his 3 Turkey Dinner, all cooked different ways! I will miss my family, but glad I will be able to spend my day of thanks with my amazing boyfriend, Colly.