Monday, March 25, 2013

Road Trippin'

Along with a few great friends, I hit the road on Friday for Lava Hot Springs.  I had never been and was pretty excited.  We had a blast.  It was super relaxing and it was nice to spend some quality time with some of my favorite ladies.  The only downside? It was FREEZING when we got home.  I'm still working on warming up! 

(Contrary to what it looks like in these photos, I did swim. I just happened to be dressed before the camera came out.  Good call me!)

Saturday, March 16, 2013


My husband works nights so when he gets off work Friday morning his weekend begins.  He will try to stay up all day but he is usually SO tired. Yesterday he ended up falling asleep about 3PM. (After getting the motorcycle out for the year. Yay Spring!) It was okay though because I went old school and pulled out my Super Nintendo for a little Mario time.  He woke up when I was in the Forest of Illusion and helped me beat the entire game before bed. Nerds? Maybe.  But what is love if it isn't beating the special levels in Star World for me? 

Monday, March 11, 2013

$20 in my pocket.

Is it wrong that this song makes me want to go to the DI tomorrow? 
(Sorry about the language. I couldn't find the real video with the clean version.)

Don't worry. I won't be popping any tags. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013


In about a month, my in-laws are leaving for {what could be} 18 months and have offered to let us stay in their home, with my sister-in-law, until we can find one for ourselves. At first, I didn't really see how it would be any different than my current living situation, which is already in their house with them. I was bummed. I knew my friends and my financial advisor would say, "Stay there and save money." Or "Why would you turn down a free house?" For me however, it was a prison sentence. It was just MORE time living in someone else's house when I wanted to be out on my own.

After the sun came up today, I began to look at it in a whole new way. This is time that I can spend preparing myself in the ways of wife-hood (or whatever) before it is all or nothing. I'm thinking of it as a trial run of cooking, cleaning, decorating and yard work before I have to commit to my own place. We have the opportunity to save quite a bit of money to put down on a house of our own.

Don't get me wrong, I still want a house, and will definitely still be looking, but I've just decided to make some lemonade from this shipment of lemons that life seems to have expedited me.

Thank you sunshine for pulling me out of my winter funk.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


It's funny how after a winter of single digit temperatures, a 46 degree day feels like the middle of Summer.  I just went and took the garbage out without a jacket or shoes.  It was a momentous occasion.