Thursday, May 27, 2010

my first post...

Hello my wonderful lovelies! I miss you all, ya know that?

Well, a few of you have asked for details on our move. Trust me, it isn't as cool as Bobin's move but it is a move none the less.

There is a misconception that we are currently living in Raleigh, NC. We don't live there but my parents do. We are actually in Lenexa, Kansas (which is part of the Kansas City Metro) and are moving about 45 minutes away to a little town called Platte City, Missouri. We found a darling 67 year old home that we will rent (maybe even buy if we like it enough) that we are really excited about...I kinda have a crush on old homes. We move tomorrow so you can bet that we are basically NOT lovin' life right now. It seems like the more I get done the more there is left to do.

We don't have a phone number yet but I will post that when we do. Should I be embarrassed that we don't have cell phones? People gasp at me when I admit that. I never thought it a big deal because we have managed to get along fine without them for a long time. However, I am beginning to wonder if we are looked upon as weird anti-advancement type people who sign up to be on obnoxious TV shows like Wife Swap. Aubry, remember when Morgan and I went with you to visit Siri and Lisa and then go tour your awesome home? Remember how I thought that while using a cell phone I had to dial "1" and then the area code to call long distance but Morgan had the smarts to know that wasn't necessary? Oh well. We are getting them soon - just so you all know - it just hasn't been at the top of our "to do" list.

Our address is:
221 Almond Street
Platte City, MO 64079

Oh Cind - I never mailed your wedding gift. It is super cute - at least I think so. Will you send me your address again so I can get that to you? Thanks.

OK...I have more work to do so I had better get off the computer. Love you all.

never forget!

i represented the other day.

i wore my shanty shirt.

old picture (thanks corrina!) but you get the idea...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i'm just not 21 anymore.

on my 45 minute drive home today, i was sleepy. so sleepy.
my bottle of water just wasn't cutting it so i decided to stop at the nearest gas station to get a little snack to keep me awake.
i ended walking out of the gas station with 32 ounces of soda . . . a purchase i haven't made in who knows how long! i even worked the mixology and did the 70% diet dr. pepper/30% diet coke mix i came to love during our college days.

about 12 ounces in, it started to hit. i wondered how we ever downed 44 ounces of soda 2-3 (and sometimes 5)times a week.
my belly couldn't handle that much soda anymore!
this is as far as i got . . .

oh how it made me long for our younger days of 44 ounces, air pop popcorn and a picture window.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

our friend ryan.

shanty girls from 2004.

today's the day, 5 years ago, that ryan was in his accident
{tell me there's a more fitting way to say that?}

i blogged about him today.

i need, i want

okay, i like this corrina . . . i want to discuss a few dresses, as well.

so josh's graduation is at the end of this month. i would love a new dress for the occasion. granted, i have not discussed the spending of funds for this purpose, but a girl can dream, right?

i love, love, love this dress from anthropologie. i saw it in real life and it's even better than the picture. it's so me.

or this dress...

or this dress that i've always loved (couldn't get a picture of it) ...

i deserve it.


Check out my wedding dress. I can just see myself prancing down the aisle in this 1930's dress found here. Wait.......I'm only attending the wedding, but still I'm going to be way hotter than Paris in this little off the shoulder number. Purchased and hanging in my armoire. I even sewed a really neat pillbox hat found here.

Monday, May 3, 2010


I tried diet coke (first time!) the other day.

I didn't like it.

Will this demote me from being a Shanty Girl?