June 30, 2008
June 28, 2008
- camp work is sooo tiring but so fun.
- late trip to Wal-Mart to get the things I forgot, check!
- laughing with my co-workers for about 2 hours today, so fun!
- late night dinner with co-workers...not so good on my figure...but so much fun!
June 26, 2008
She's giving away free stuff, go on over to her blog check it out. And enter to win this weeks free stuff. She's giving away this adorable apron... I have one myself actually and you can even personalize it! Mine says, "Mrs. Worley." Isn't that cute! There's a ton of over stuff including a cookbook and some chocolates! Mmmmm....seriously! Happy reading, and hopefully you'll win!
June 24, 2008
Eunice & I at the reception
Eunice, Pam and myself.
Me and my Hubby!
To check out more pictures of Paige & Joe's big day, check out my website!
June 23, 2008
June 18, 2008
If you'd like to check out these adorable little pups too, you can go to Kountry Puppy and check them out!
June 17, 2008
Early Saturday morning (about 5AM) Orion and I trekked it to Iowa for my Family Reunion! We have one every two years, and this year it was in Iowa. Which was nice, I haven't been to a reunion in like 4 years due to living to far away and not being able to afford to go. So I was excited and happy to see some of my family that I haven't seen for a long time. My Aunts, Uncles and cousins came from all over. From Mississippi, and Oregon. It was an exciting day of food, family, laughter, games, and lots and lots of pictures were taken. Orion got to meet the rest of my extended family for the first time. It was really good to see my Aunt & Uncle from Oregon, they weren't able to make it to our wedding last summer. I haven't seen them in 4 years. It always nice to know that even after so long, we're still family and it doesn't matter how long we all go with out seeing each other it all comes back, and I might be a little biased but I think my family is great! We all have our quirks which makes us family, and love each other all the more. Saturday night we all headed out to my Mom's house for more food, bon fires, and chatting.
Sunday, was my Mom's 50th Birthday party with all the family. For a year my brothers and my sister and I have been planning this bash. It was getting down to the wire last week, and I was concerned about all the little details, but they all came together. The party was so fun, right down to the cake! We read letters to my Mom us kids, telling her how much we loved her, her brothers and sister did a little presentation for her. It was a really fun day! I'm glad we were all able to pull it off. My Mom was really surprised, and impressed, and I know she felt loved by everyone there. I was so excited to have all my siblings there to share it all with them, and do something really great for our Mom who's given all of us so much. My brother Sam, who's joined the Air National Guard has been down in Des Moines helping with the flooding, and sand bagging efforts since last Thursday. There was a chance that he wouldn't be able to come, because of his duties. He made it though, and we were so happy to have him there. We're so proud of Sam, and what he's doing to serve the state of Iowa, and our country. If you think about it, pray for the families in Iowa who have lost everything due to flooding. It's still really bad, and they are doing everything they can to help stop the flow of water. It's all to familiar to my family, who was greatly effected by the floods of '93. But my parents house is safe today from flooding. But tons of fields, and homes around us are destroyed. Keep them all in your prayers!
After the party we all once again headed to my parents house to continue on the night of family fun. We finally came back to Iowa Monday afternoon. It was a nice mini vacation! My grandparents came up with us for the day to see our new house. I was happy to have them there to give them the grand tour and share that part of our life with them. After some coffee and chit chat they headed back on the road to Iowa. Here's a little picture of Orion and I at my Mom's birthday party! It was a fun little bash, and Orion and I matched! And below, a picture of Orion and I with my Grandparents. It was so good seeing them again. I'm blessed to have seen them two summers now in a row, since they live in Oregon now. In 3 years the family will join up again to celebrate Gramps 80th Birthday!! I can't wait to help him blow out the candles!This weekend was a blast, so fun being home and celebrating Angie's win! Next up a busy week with a wedding at the end of it. I'm getting all glitzed up in a dress & and heels to help celebrate Paige & Joe! Toodles!
June 15, 2008
June 10, 2008
It can be anything; cheap, easy, fancy, or doing nothing at all but hanging out at home with a movie and just being together is always a good thing! My votes are for cheap and easy. If you know me, you know I'm cheap and a bargain hunter. Now there are some things in life worth splurging for; like honeymoons! (guys; don't go cheap on this one) But when having a date night weekly sometimes that can get expensive, so think creative, think cheap & easy, but will say a lot.
So while I've been on my search for fun, cheap, easy dates it's been interesting to find all these free or cheap ideas around the Twin Cities. I thought I'd just pass them along to you, so you too can enjoy date night with your hubby or wife soon!
PS- if you don't live in Minneapolis, don't worry just "google" these same ideas in your hometown or city and I'm sure you'll come up with something.
Loring Park, Minneapolis. Located next to Hennipin Ave. This is a great park full of ton to do. There's art fairs in the summer, movies in the park too...all for free. It's also a great place to take a walk, enjoy the flowers, maybe play some basketball on the courts there. There's a small little lake there, and an observation deck to overlook. This is a perfect place for a picnic. There's also coffee shops right across the street where you can grap a latte' and go walking. Check out the site for a free schedule of the Movies in the Park, playing every Monday starting in July.
Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis. Famed for it's Lake, and walking trails...this is a perfect spot for swimming, walking, roller blading, and much more. Check out the site for a complete list of things this park has to offer.
Uptown is one of my favorite places to go. Right off of Hennipin Ave in Minneapolis. There's all kinds of great restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping to be had here. Some of my favorite stores are located here. It's always fun to make a night of it, and eat at a restaurant and then grab some coffee and start walking around to all the shops, bookstores and cute little furniture places to get ideas for your home. My picks; for dinner: Filios & Chino Latino. For dessert; Zenos Cafe'...they have the best desserts and coffee.
Cinema Grill in New Hope; this is fresh take on dinner & a movie. You actually go into the theatre sit down and eat at compfy tables, order dinner and watch the movie from there. Their movie ticket prices are cheaper than a regular theatre!
Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens, one of my favorites and one of Minneapolis' finer attractions. Take an afternoon, make a picnic, and enjoy the art. Bring a camera and take fun pictures with your lover!
Centennial Lakes; you can go here and take part in mini golf, paddle boats, and a ton of other fun activities. Download the summer schedule and enjoy free concerts, and movies in the park as well.
These are just a few of my favorite date night things to do. And just for added fun I've included some great little articles from The Nest enjoy these; happy planning and have love fest!
5 New Date Night Ideas
10 Ways to WOW on you Anniversary
Anniversary Plans for all Budgets
Romantic Ideas for Everyday
They played two games last night (they usually do), and were really close both times, but ended up losing the two games. All in all it was so fun hanging out at the game and watching my Hubby play, he's #1 obviously. (no, seriously...that's his jersey number) While at the game of course I snapped some pictures. Here's a few of my faves from the night, Enjoy:
Eunice and I at the game
Orion up to bat!
Eunice and I chillin' at the game.
My cute Hubby!
Me and Orion after the game Monday night.
So, if you're ever looking for us on a Monday night, or want something to do...come on over to the fields. I'll be there cheering on the team, along with the rest of the amazing peeps from HPC!!
June 9, 2008
Back to my bragging.... her hometown of Austin, MN did a great article on Angie. You can take a look and read the article here. This is her 2nd time competing for the Miss MN title, her first time she made Top 5, and placed 3rd Runner Up. This year we're taking the cake! We're a little biased, but it's ok. There seriously are some great girls running. You'll find me in the audience this Friday already having picked my TOP 10 by the opening number introductions!
If you'd like to read more about Angie's week at Miss MN go to the Miss Twin Cities website and read all about in under the Miss Minnesota week tab.
- Friday night I shot Prom pictures for Broadway High School in Minneapolis. Orion came along and acted as my assistant for the night, such fun working together!
- Saturday morning I did mock interviews with Cornerstone Communication. I interviewed 5 hope fulls for the Miss Minnesota title. The Miss Minnesota pageant will be help this weekend.
- Saturday evening, Hubby and I prepared a wonderful meal and had our friend Jimmy over, we hoped to keep him company while Jessie is out of town. I made a Italian meal, that turned out to be wonderful. I hate cooking Italian when Jimmy comes over, (he's Italian and it's always intimidating) But, he liked it, and was amazed. I felt accomplished!
- Sunday, church rocked!! Courtney did a harmonica solo...seriously who knew! It was awesome. Pastor Tory preached an amazing sermon.
- Sunday afternoon we celebrated Pastor Tory's birthday with a fiesta!
- Sunday later afternoon, I trekked it to the hotel with the Miss Twin Cities committee to check Angie in for the week of Miss Minnesota! We're so excited for her, she's going to do awesome. I can't wait for the pageant.
-Sunday later afternoon, while I was gone Hubby cleaned the gutters, patio and built my desk. He's amazing!
- Sunday night, Hubby and I settled in. He watched the Lakers vs. Celtics game and I unpacked and organized my closet & office.
It was a busy, but so fun weekend! Next up; family reunion, and Miss Minnesota pageant all this coming weekend! I'm excited, if life ever slowed down I think I'd be bored!