Friday, April 27, 2012

ladies night


as you can see from the mess on the table above girls night was a success. there is really nothing like hanging with the ladies that know you better than anyone else. i am so lucky to have had these ladies (and a few others who couldn't make it) as my sisters growing up. we were all born within a few years of each other and have seen each other through a lot of good and bad over the years. i know it is cliche, but i really cannot imagine who i would be without these wonderful women. and a special thank you to our parents who so lovingly put up with all of the girl cousin sleepovers for years and years. i know it was probably a headache most of the time. but the memories we were able to make still live on as we get older and have little girls of our own (which a few of us already have!). i am so excited for the next generation to make fun memories too! 

happy friday everyone! we are heading to LA for a dodger game! can't wait!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

easter sunday

on easter sunday we went over to my parents house to have dinner and an easter egg hunt. the dinner was killer. dad really out did himself... juicy prime rib. best we have ever had. mom spoiled little brylee with an easter basket full of goodies. she looked so dang cute in her bathing suites. and we played a friendly game of headbanz. super funny. you don't know what is written on your card and you have to ask yes or no questions to try to guess what or who you are. it gets hilarious. i especially enjoyed tyler's card this time around. 
hope your easter was wonderful. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

we got lucky

because tyler was busy doing the ragnar we didn't get to go out on a date this weekend. so we decided to make monday night a date night. after work, we went to eat at farolitos & saw the lucky one. it was SO cute. definitely the best chick flick i've seen in a while.

i was expecting a tragic ending, like some of mr. sparks other books/movies, but i was pleasantly surprised. thank you for that. i needed a happy ending.

oh, and the whole time i watched i wondered why we don't live wherever they filmed the movie. it was beautiful.

Friday, April 20, 2012

i miss you already

early this morning tyler left for the ragnar. it is a relay with a team of 12 runners, over 200 miles, huntington to coronado, 2 vans,  3 legs for each runner. you basically live out of a van for 36 hours. it is pretty gnarly. we did it last year, but i decided to opt out this year. 

so i got him all packed. he was, of course, slightly irritated with my monica-like packing, organizing and planning. but it is who i am, i like taking care of people. so i sent him off with lots of water, nourishment & of course a toothbrush (he definitely would have "forgotten" that one if i hadn't put it in his bag).  i even saw some runners on my way to work, i have to admit, it made me sad that i wasn't participating this year.

it's really interesting how this goes, we have only been apart over night twice during our marriage, once when i went on a rex ladies weekend and once when he went camping with his cousins. each time i eagerly look forward to doing girly things, watching sappy movies, eating things he doesn't like and just having some "me" time. and each time as the time comes for us to say our goodbyes i get sad & don't want to be apart.

truth is i love this manly man & i want to be with him every second of every day. even if i'm mad at the kid i never want to be away from him. he is my best friend and the only person i can be completely myself around. he knows me better than anyone else does and i love waking up next to him everyday and cuddling next to his warm body. i love him to pieces and i'm going to miss him when he is away. 

to ease my sorrows i am trying to keep myself occupied. i am looking forward to a weekend of girliness. girl cousin night is tonight & i've got a baby shower to attend tomorrow. 

the following may or may not occur this evening:
-the watching of footloose, first wives club or the women
-double gulps containing none other than special soda
-eating candy until we are nauseous
-a dance party
-smothering brylee with kisses (it's her first girl cousin night!)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

may 1st is a special day

this blessed day will be momentous. this day will probably change my life forever. this day is one i have waited for for a very long time. this day is the day i will become a proud owner of an iphone.
now for some this event may seem ever so ordinary, not for me. i have been patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) waiting for the right time to make the commitment that goes with a fancy "smart" phone. for so long it just didn't seem to bother me that my phone was less than exciting. here i am less than two weeks away. my contract is up and i will not be accepting the free phone this time. this is it folks. the moment i have been waiting for. i am SO incredibly excited. now i have to decide which case to get and order it so that i can slap it on the moment i walk out of the sprint store.

i really like the casetagram (pictured below)... you take your favorite instagram photos and create a case, but i would have to wait a while before i could do that for obvious reasons. but i guess my phone could stay naked for a while... i might just save that for my second case. then there are the classic polka dot cases. this is just so exciting i don't know how to choose!