"I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have."
-Rupert Brooke

Thursday, April 18, 2013

oh, and this.

soooooooo hey.

it's been... a WHILE.

in my absence from this place A LOT has gone on in my life. amazing and heartbreaking. basically the only updates i care about these days are that Jeremy and I finally got married and are blissfully living in south austin.. for the moment. the other update is that my amazing dad has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

with that being said i've decided this blog will be good for me. throw my thoughts into the universe and hopefully help me stay positive by releasing all of my thoughts. somehow, for me, life is better through writing.

hopefully this time this thing will stick.

much love.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


LOVE this album. A week or two ago Jeremy and I went to his CD release party for "A Perfect Day" and as usual, we had a BLAST. To all of you Austinites who have never seen Bob Schneider in concert- please add to your bucket list. He is a great artist, but he BY FAR puts on the best show. He gets you dancing, singing, swaying, and having an overall great time.

Skip buying lunch today, eat your a sandwich at your desk and listen to this instead. You can thank me later. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter sweetness...

Just some things I have been obsessing about this Easter season...

I am not a huge fan of peeps, however anything covered in chocolate deserves a fair shot....

Pretty much the sole reason I go down the "Holiday" aisle this time of year.... AND only 190 calories in one of these small packages!!! WINNING! :)

This cake from i am baker is so gorgeous I don't know if I could even eat it..... hahaha- who am I kidding?

And last but not least I hope we all remember the reason for this season, our Lord and Savior. He suffered, died, and was buried for our sins and our salvation. Please remember to give thanks this week for the ULTIMATE sacrifice and celebrate the most glorious day of the year- HE IS RISEN!

Happy Easter Loves!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The boys of Summer...

Get ready kids... it's baseball season. I know I'm technically a little late, but I'm SO FLIPPIN PUMPED! I hope the Cardinals have a great season and I hope the Astros do too, just not as good as the red birds. ;)

For those of you who do not know me, you might ask- born and raised in Texas, even lived in Houston for five years, why the heck is this girl a Cardinals fan?! I shall explain. My entire family is from southern Illinois, (shout out to the Juicy Peanut!) about 30 minutes outside of St. Louis.

*for those of you like my boyfriend who apparently never studied a map, yes the state of Missouri is right next to the state of Illinois, St. Louis being ON the Mississippi River that divides the two states*

ANYWHO. So my parents grew up outside of St. Louis, both parents even worked/went to school in St. Louis. They have been raised with red bird blood (kinda like tiger blood, eh Charlie?) and they have passed that wonderful spirit ont0 their kiddos. Both of my grandmothers could beat anyone I know in Cardinal trivia. We joke, but no lie- my grandmother has a shrine to Willy McGee ('82-'90, '96-'99) in her spare bedroom. We have so many VHS tapes on the many World Series Championships (10 to be exact), a few on the Wizard (Ozzie Smith - if you did not know this Google him immediately!), and I'm sure there are some on the construction of the new Busch Stadium.

So. Do you get it now? I love my family and we love the Cardinals. 'Nuff said. :) Happy Spring y'all and GO CARDINALS!

Hahahahahaa. LOVE THIS. Welcome to St. Louis, Big Puma!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

some peace, quiet, and lonliness...

So for those of you who don't know- Jeremy got a job a few weeks back and we were THRILLED. It sounded like the perfect job for him, however the catch- he would be traveling 5 days out of the week. BEH.

It started off with a bang, or should I say bump? We do not do long distance. We are even past the point that we lie and say we are kinda good at long distance. We suck at it- there, it's out there. So therefore the first week was filled will constant bickering, turned fighting, turned tears, turned apologizing. It was a long week. But it was almost like we flipped the "off" switch and we've been great ever since. Our weekends have been filled with hand-holding, smooching, and general cuteness. Honestly, if I were an outsider, I would puke. :)

So with him being gone every weekday, I've been forced to constantly find something to do. Clean apartment, do laundry, work late, walk the dog, bathe the dog, clean the baseboards... you get the idea. It is nice not having to worry about who's house were having dinner at, worry about spending my precious gas to make it 20 minutes north to his house, and I flat out don't have to always be 'on'. You know? It's nice... sometimes. But usually by Wednesday (i.e. TODAY) I miss him more than ever and just want Friday night to get here. :(

Lovin this.

Friday, February 25, 2011

{feelin groovy}

Have you ever had one of those months where you are ridiculously busy but then you look back and can't for the life of you remember what you did all month? That's what February has been for me. Other than the half marathon (which I will get back to in a sec!!) I can't think of any big things that happened this month but I was SO busy!

First off- the half MARATHON!?!?! Last weekend I completed my very first half. In better time than I thought I would as well- 2:44. I'm so proud of myself that I did it, that I started something three months ago and saw it through. I'm kinda bummed about my time, but hey- there's always next year! ;) Jeremy was AMAZINGLY supportive, constantly telling me how proud of me he was, and he even ran the last three (uphill) miles with me!

Second- my wisdom teeth out, SNOW IN TEXAS, and some Houston birthdays. The first weekend in February was a whirlwind. I had a five day weekend but two of those days were spent in a hospital getting my wisdom teeth yanked. When I woke up to be released though, Jeremy picked me up in a sea of white dust! It had snowed several inches in this crazy city!?! Then we trekked (literally) east-bound to Houston and Jeremy was a champ and drove in some pretty serious snow for us southerners. We made it there safe and sound and in time for some Gringo's (I figured the margarita would help soothe my teeth ;) ) and then Miss Rylee's birthday party. Sunday was spent celebrating Jeremy's mom's birthday then heading back. WHEW.

Overall its been a crazy month, and I can't believe it's almost March! Work is still nicely busy and I'm going to keep up with my running, but I can't wait til summer gets here and every weekend can be spent on the lake or camping. It's what I LIVE FOR.

Happy Friday loves. :)