Saturday, June 14, 2014

Friday

I told one of the girls at work that Friday the 13th PLUS a full moon would probably be a calm day since all the others seem to be crazy anymore.
Oh, I was wrong.

I love that we are having another great year at work. We are surpassing our predicted numbers and gaining new customers all the time but boy am I tired all the time. Not a bad problem to have but I wish I could sleep better.

We actually took all 4 dogs for a walk last night. It had rained all day (all week...for the past 2 weeks) and it was cool and misty. The dogs loved it and I had huge hair! Then we took my hair out for a late (9:00) dinner and went to bed early with a good book. Still slept like crap.
I do plan for us to spend more time enjoying our wonderful neighborhood, walking the dogs and possibly riding our bikes again. They are super dusty and probably have flat tires.

I bought another bathing suit. Victoria's Secret is having a sale and I picked one that would make me look just like the model  #bigfatliar but I can always send it back if it only covers half my arse.

I ordered these yesterday
Converse Shoreline sneaker
I love me some Converse and these are so comfy (I have them in grey)

I am thinking about growing my bangs out. They never hang right and I have a center part cowlick. Who cares right?

Speaking of hair, 5 seconds after I got it cut back in November, I regretted it. Now it is longer again and slap me if I cut it again. So much easier to take care of it when it is longer.

The rest of the weekend will be crazy so it's bedtime.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hello again

I think I have finally gotten near the end of my wants/needs for our trip. You know the one, in 8 months. I mentioned that I was collecting clothing and such and stockpiling it so when the weather gets nasty (like it was this year) and there is nary a summery tunic or maxi dress in any store, I will have something to pack.

In the summer, I normally wear cuffed jeans, skinny jeans, sandals, Converse or flats and tees or nice tanks and cute tunics. I will throw on a cute dress for date night but I am always cold in restaurants so I keep a sweater in the car at all times. And I wear scarves all year long. I will soon be making my packing list and trying on outfits (a little bit excited over here) so I don't have to check 4 suitcases and make my husband get the crazy eyes. I want it to be simple. I don't want to do what I normally do and bring 87 shirts and 41 pair of shoes and only need a fraction of it. 
I got a few maxi dresses, some white jeans, a fedora, a beach hat, a bikini, some sandals/flip flops/wedges, a few swimsuit coverups, a short dress, some tanks and tees and a few tunics. 
I dislike shorts. I wear them around the yard and house when it is blazing hot but rarely ever in public.

I bought some shorts. I got a couple pair from J Crew, a pair from Nordstrom and yesterday I cruised in to Old Navy. I hadn't been in there for a very long time but I had some time to kill while my darling was Best Buying so I grabbed a few pair of my normal size and tried them on. Let me preface this by saying that I have so far, only purchased shorts in a smaller size than I wear. The insanity behind this is to force myself to lose weight and get in shape for my trip. If I don't, I cannot wear the bright blue 4 inch inseam shorts or the white cuffed chino pants or a few of the dresses. Everything is very tight and a little bit scary on me. I have lost some weight but the working out is at a standstill (because it sucks) and my main goal is to tone up after I lose weight so shorts don't look stupid on me. Ditto for the bathing suits.

I tried on the 5 inch shorts. I ended up really liking the fit and comfort (still hate my legs in them) but my husband really liked them too. He likes everything I wear but I did ask his opinion anyway.
I ended up with these:


I bought them in a much smaller size (they fit, just really tight) and plan to wear them for casual days and with my swimsuit coverups to the beach. 

I also picked up this to wear as a top/coverup with the white shorts



And this to throw on when it is chilly. It is super soft and lightweight.

I am really pleased with how little I spent and the quality of the clothing. I didn't look at anything else but I may go back when the summer stuff goes on sale to get a few more pair.
Now I need to keep eating well, drinking water (I am doing better) and get my butt to the basement to exercise.
Fingers crossed.

I also got 3 other coverups (one that I bought a few months ago is sold out, so no photo) from J Crew and J Crew Factory (all online)




This one I actually wore as a tunic to work with skinny jeans and loved it!


Let's see. 
Oh, we finally got the stair and hall runners


 Molly approves


This little man turned 19 on June 4th (his friend was cooperative in the smiling dept). We took them to dinner.




And I got lots more pictures of princess perfect pants!





And we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the day we met. May 30, 1989.  I made chicken enchiladas.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

She's Here!

 Greta Diane 9 lbs.1 oz.





My gorgeous niece has arrived (6 days late!) but perfect. My sister and baby (and daddy, of course) are doing well and all is right with the world. I actually have 2 other nieces on my husband's side but Greta is my first blood-relative niece. I plan to go visit in a couple weeks when I can hog her to myself.





In other exciting news!! My sister Mel is also expecting. Another sweet boy will make his appearance around Thanksgiving. We are so thrilled to have another fun batch of babies (since mine are grown and Mel's other 2 are a little older.




We had a busy weekend at work. I am thankful for a day off and some time to rest a bit.Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This. And That.

Today is the first day I have felt slightly human since the pollen came and stole my soul. I think I coughed a few ribs loose since last Tuesday. I finally resorted to a diet of this:


After spending my days like this:



I wanted to watch the new season of The Bachelorette on Monday but it was date night and we were busy waiting for our food for eleventy thousand years at a restaurant I won't go to again and by the time we got home I was done. I will instead send you here because she does a way better job and I don't feel well enough to be witty.


We got our deck stained. The dogs took it personally that someone who will probably murder us was in our backyard all day and we would not let them out to kill him. He started it last week, then it rained for days and he finished it yesterday. I don't love the color but I didn't have to do the work so I will take it and be happy.

The dogs got shaved. Super excited about that. 



Molly and I hung out in the sun and I taught her how to take a selfie:



We have Magnolia blossoms!




I found a few sale items from Nordstrom that I love:
This dress was so flattering and such a good price that I ordered it in coral too.


I treated myself to these Tory Burch sandals for Mother's Day. I wanted a colorful pair to take on our trip and these fit the bill.


This is my new favorite top. It is a tunic and will double as a swimsuit cover up. I wore this to work on Sunday. I ended up going home early with a badbadbad headache and sleeping 4 hours.


And for fun I painted my nails to match. I felt horrible so I wanted to look as colorful as possible.


 Taking photos of my husband is slightly entertaining:



I love our yard in the spring time!


 
I finally found the most perfect wedges ever. They are the Michael Kors Damita sandal and they have several colors. I got the khaki. They look high but they don't feel it at all and they are seriously comfortable. These are going to Hawaii.



My husband ordered me this little pretty (it is on sale!) from Stella&Dot.


Last week I crawled downstairs to get a Sprite and noticed the dogs had left me a gift on the floor. I can only describe it as partially digested rabbit (maybe squirrel) so I threw a towel over it and saved it for my husband to admire. 


We are still waiting for baby Greta. She was due Sunday and is taking her time. I sent my sister this text:


Yep, that is how we roll.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Take a nap first, this is long

Happy Spring!!

Lots of new and exciting things happening around here lately. Warm temps, green grass, the dogs shedding their winter coats EVERYWHERE and oh hey!? IT IS SPRING!!!

I am too lazy to post many pictures this time around but I will start with a few.
We booked our anniversary trip to Hawaii for next year.


It was really overwhelming with all of the islands and choices but we went to our adorable travel agent and told her what we wanted and she did it all! We really wanted to go to Maui but our friend who always goes to Maui told us that Kauai was his new favorite. We had a few ideas: we wanted quiet, seclusion, luxury, beauty and beaches everywhere.


We will be spending 5 nights at The Grand Wailea Resort in Maui. It is 40 acres of gorgeousness in including 9 pools, 9 bars and restaurants and the beach. Why would we want to go anywhere else, right? 
But after 4 days here, we are taking a day trip by boat to another island, Lana'i.



Rock gardens, botanical gardens, beaches and hiking. We will most likely rent a Jeep and do some rock climbing and take the trails to the highest scenic point, Lanaihale, where you can see all of the other Hawaiian islands (so cool!)

Then back to Maui for our last night and the next morning, we are flying to Kaua'i.......






.........for the next 4 nights. Since I changed our original itinerary and added an extra night in Kauai, we will be traveling on our anniversary. The Grand Hyatt looks gorgeous and totally worth the few hours of airport time and flying. Since Mr. Funny is always in charge of our anniversary dinner when we are away, and since I foiled his original plans of dinner in Maui, he made some crazy reservations.

Dinner in a private cabana on the beach. With our own butler. I was unable to talk him out of this and his reasoning was that Valentine's Day is crazy anyway and so busy and he wanted it to be relaxing, not rushed and very special. Ok, fine.


The hotel is amazing!
With both saltwater and freshwater pools, waterslides and the beach just steps away, it will be just what we need.

I want this trip of a lifetime to be relaxing and fun so we are renting a Jeep on all 3 islands so we can visit the different beaches, restaurants, waterfalls, gardens and shops.
When we went to Hawaii in 2011, we stayed in Oahu on the beach and had an amazing time but it was always crowded with tourists and we were elbow to armpit on the beach in Waikiki. We want to avoid the crowds and see more of the lush greenery and flowers that the more tropical islands have to offer. Our original plan was to stay on the north side of Kauai at the St. Regis in Princeville (where our friend recommended) but we will be there in Feb. instead of July (when he goes) and the threat of rain in the winter months is much higher up north so the Grand Hyatt won out. Not a bad trade.

When we decided to take this trip, I started a "Hawaii Box" to fill with things I want to take. I am purchasing things to take and wear for the both of us so we will have nice things for the 5 star resorts plus clothing and shoes for hiking and exploring and I did get a new bikini as well. I have been reading blogs about what to take and I want to do a packing post sometime to explain my madness and make it easier on myself for when I start to pack. I love to wear new clothing on far away trips so everything I buy will be saved for Hawaii. So far I have a couple of nice maxi dresses, and I am going to borrow a couple from a friend too. She is going to Savannah right after we get back so she will borrow mine then too. (my husband thinks this is weird) I always overpack so this time I want to have all of my outfits organized and planned so I don't have to pay extra baggage fees. Flying is terrifying enough for me.

Onto other things....
The big one moved out (again) He had moved back home right before Thanksgiving and after some rocky months, he agreed to see a doctor for some of his anxiety and depression issues. The treatment seems to be working well and he decided to move in with a longtime friend 2 hours away. Fingers are crossed.

The little one is almost finished with his first year of college. Also a rocky start (lots of studying, mean parents, girlfriend drama and becoming accustomed to living away from home) but he has improved a lot and after failing Calculus (but passing Chem 1) first semester, holing up in his room the entire month of winter break and barely speaking to us (long story- involves a stupid girl), his grades are acceptable. He plans to work for us this summer and reorganize his room. He has made a blueprint and measured it but I told him he has to clean it first. He also wants to relax a little, spend time with friends and hang out with his annoying dog. I have a feeling some painting might be involved too.

After much discussing and looking, I decided to get a new car. My first brand new vehicle ever. I got to handpick every single option. I am very happy with my choice and Mr. Funny loves it as well. 
Here it is the day I picked it up. I still have to get a few more things for it, mudflaps, a cargo net and tint the glass but it is almost identical to my Escalade. 
And it has so many safety options like adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot indicator and Pandora accessible radio. The seat vibrates if you or another car cross the line on whichever side is crossed.



We are still working a lot. That never changes. I am still on days and Mr. is nights so we try to have one date night at home doing nothing and one out to dinner each week. We want to get away for a night or 2 (we did not go on a single getaway last year) but the time hasn't been good for that yet. 




I was able to go to Tulsa for my sister's baby shower last month.


This one is super funny because he owns a sleep clinic.



  Working on the nursery




I was trying to get a shot of my sisters and their husbands were being dorks, as they do.


 Nobody liked this picture but I don't care. It is what it is. We all went to dinner.


It was really warm the day of the shower. I dreamed abut beaches and blue water by my sister's pool.


We are in talks of cleaning the garage, finishing the indoor painting and getting the yard ready for summer.
We are having our decks stained as well.



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