Couples that pull all-nighters together, stay together.

We didn’t have an abundance of homework, studying or other time-required events. My boyfriend Cody and I took a walk across the MN/WI bridge Friday evening and I made a comment about how pretty it’d be at sunrise. “Maybe we should pull an all-nighter tonight?” So we looked at each other, shrugged, and said why not? Since sunrise was at 7:31 on Saturday, we had a long night ahead of us.

So the night started with a trip to Little C’s for some grub around 9 p.m.


typical college kid dinner

Hell Oh Wheels around 10:00 was next. We caught about four episode episodes. Okay, Cody did. By about 1 a.m, I looked like this:


And pretty soon:


Disclaimer: I am not a Packer fan.

Then we switched roles, and while Cody cat napped (we figured as long as one of us was awake at all times, we still succeeded as a team. Right?) I watched How I Met your Mother until 5:30 ish accompanied by a box of Cheerios.


After that we needed some more fuel: coffee.



Leftover pizza and coffee.. we decided that was an okay combination.

And while eating happened, we figured 6 a.m. was a wonderful time for some pumpkin carving. We looooove Wild hockey. We ventured to carve the logo, and check how it turned out! For sleep deprived people, we were pretty impressed with ourselves.


Fiiiinally it was time to catch that sun rising. After a trek to the bridge, this was our long awaited reward:



It was worth it. Sunrises and sunsets are hard to beat, especially in Winona.

Final picture of the morning captured our moods: half of us (represented by Cody) was wide-eyed and ready to go, while the other half (represented by me) was wondering what brought us to be on a bridge at 7:30 in the morning on a Saturday.


Moral of the story: pull an all-nighter some night and catch the sunrise. It’ll end up interesting, logged on memory lane, no matter what.


The Beginning: Semester 1

I titled this blog The Beginning for one specific reason. And by one specific reason, I really mean a few reasons. First, because I can’t think of any one thing to make this blog about. Truthfully, I am not sure what I am passionate about. I have a lot of things I love, but nothing that I am head-over-heels obsessed with (in a healthy way, anyhow). So the best way I can sit down and write (which I do often) is about everyday things that I just feel like writing about. I am hoping that in a few weeks I will have a direction or a theme.

Second reason was because this is the beginning. Of what you might ask? Well, let me tell you:

  • of junior year. of classes, of learning, of new opportunities

Kool-aid Jammers really spice up a homework session

  • of Farmer’s Market Saturdays <3 I love getting up early and doing some shopping here on Saturdays, especially in the fall

Fresh fruits and veggies = happy me!

  • of discovering Winona! I don’t think I’ve cover it all yet, so here is to more days of exploring



Somethin about that sight of the river!

  • of blogging– plain and simple
  • and last but certainly not least, of the future! I know I’m going to look back on these days, the ones in this blog and ones that aren’t, and think “Oh, thaaaat was just the beginning!” And I want to have them written back to look back on, so I can remember where I came from and to appreciate where I am going