Wednesday, June 29, 2011

the lake

For the past two summers, my family has ventured to my aunt and uncle's lake home on the Lake of the Ozarks.  The trips continue to get more interesting as more and more kids are added to the group!  This year was no different!

Here's most of the fam in front of my aunt and uncles house.

Oh, yes, you're seeing that right...we get matching t-shirts, courtesy of my good friends at Sportswear Graphics in Ft. Worth, TX!

We spent plenty of time on the boat and in the water. 

Some of the kiddos even jumped off of the cliffs.  I was too scared to.

My dad even got in some good nap time on the back of the boat

We ate really well and constantly

And we took a lot of family photos!  (Check out my sister's baby bump!)

OK, you can't see it that well with the big t-shirt on so I threw in another one for good measure:

All in all it was a great weekend, thanks Kenny and Mary for hosting again!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

i feel like a fatty

That sounds weird now that it's up there in the subject line...oh well, I'm leaving it.

But it's true. 

And I know I'm not the only one.

Maybe it's just because it's swim-suit weather...

Regardless, I feel like a heiffer lately.  I haven't been eating  that terribly, and I've been working out a decent amount (nothing like I was used to...) but still, enough.

I'm blaming this fat stage on my approaching birthday and the fact that I'm getting closer and closer to the big 3-0.

Apparently, as this article suggests, it's all downhill after 30.  Your metabolic rate (the number of calories we burn a day) plummets 1% each year after we hit 30.  Crap. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


A few weeks ago, Lincoln, some friends, and I went to a Stoney Larue concert in KC.  We all had a good time and I developed a slight obsession with the lead singer (and I have no idea why...but I came home with no less than 40 pictures of him/the band/the backs of peoples heads/our friends) and Lincoln and I took some really awesome pictures of ourselves.  Have a look:

Oh look, here he is again:




Monday, June 20, 2011


Over Memorial Day weekend I took a trip to visit some of my life-long buddies in Chicago.  I've known these girls since we were in diapers...that's a long time ago.  Like almost 29 years.

We had big plans to do things outside like going to a Cubs game, shopping on Michigan Avenue, or just walking around different festivals going on, but the weather had other plans for us.  So what's there to do when the weather sucks?  Day (and night)-drink of course.

9AM: We started out the day with a delicious breakfast and mimosa's of course.

11AM: Head out to Wrigley field for some beers and baseball.  While I had had plenty to drink, my good friend Jill decided to spill a glass of water all over me in the process of leaving...I loved having wet pants all afternoon.

5PM: Share a romantic bottle of wine with Jill.  Complete with the most delicious artichoke in the world.

6PM: Eat some of the most delicious sushi in the world compliments of this guy:

And also, get cut off by one of your BFF's for apparently having too much to drink...we all know who really had too much (and it wasn't me).

 (But it may be the one on the right)

1AM: Devour pizza. Devour may be the wrong word.  I could only eat like 1/4 of this beast.

Oddly enough, I can't handle the alcohol like I used to be able to...and drinking all day like we did, did not fare well for Sunday afternoon.  Luckily, the weather was bad again, so naps and hangover food were in order!

Thanks for a fun weekend, ladies'!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

the facebook

Do you ever notice that people screaming for attention post stupid comments on Facebook?  Or maybe I'm the only one with crazy "friends"?

"Happy one month anniversary baby!"

--Really? One month?  Probably not necessary coming from a 15 year old.  And while we're at it, neither is saying I love you after one month.  One more thing, I know for a fact that this 15 year old's parents are her friends on Facebook, and maybe her parents don't get on FB that often, but a little monitoring is a good thing...don't ya think?  If this were me at 15 and my parents saw half the stuff that this girl puts up on FB I would be grounded for life...

"Dreams are illustrations...from the book your soul is
writing about you."

--I'm all for inspirational quotes or song lyrics but is it necessary to post them every day or multiple times throughout the day?  Answer: no.  Also, this one is weird.

"I have a really big heart and have always treated others great even when they were mean to me. When do i get my break?"
"I just want it all to be over"
--The infamous sob story....we all have these people who relentlessly post feel bad for me statuses.  I get it, you've had your heart broken; you hate your job...chances are your problems are not going to be solved via facebook. Just sayin'.

"Hvn a grt wknd! Dnt wnt 2 go bck 2 wrk !"

--Is it necessary or easier to leave the vowels out?  I don't get me, it takes more work to figure out how to type something incorrectly than to just spell it out the right way...I am a spelling bee champ though (and by that I mean that I went to the spelling bee a few times back in the day. I didn't win or anything though...waaa waaaaa)

"Read my blog, dammit."

--Oh, wait. That's mine.  I'm sure I've offended some people on facebook or have annoyed them with all of the posts that I've put up regarding my blog, but do I care? Maybe...ok, no I don't.

Also as a side note, my dad has truly embraced social media.  Not only is he on facebook, but lately he's been updating. 

He also does the twitter.

Typically his tweets are work-related, but last week he posted to facebook a delightful story about how he accidentally tried on my mom's pants and thought they looked good, even though they were a little snug.  Oh, are a special one.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


What is UP with blogger lately!?

I try to post comments on all of your blogs, but it won't let me.  I'm getting super annoyed.

That is all.