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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Swimming with Karlee

I went down to Vegas last weekend to visit. It didn't end up being as fun as we had hoped because Chelsea got sick. I was pretty much on Karlee duty all weekend. She is such a good baby and so dang cute I didn't mind. The one fun thing we did was take Karlee swimming.

Isn't she so cute in her little swim suit?

She loves her baths so we thought she would love the pool and she did!

For an indoor pool we thought the water was way cold but Karlee didn't mind. She had a big smile on her face. Chelsea kept being worried about Karlee being cold, but I think she was the cold one.
It will be fun when we can go swimming outside and actually get a little color. You can see we all need it. I can't wait for summer pool days.
I think this picture is adorable.
She is so cute and fun right now! Even if Chelsea was sick the whole weekend, I still had a great trip and can't wait to go back in a few weeks.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I don't admit this to many people, but once upon a time I was a tennis player. I grew up playing tennis, and then I went off to college...Roughly 10 years later I decided I want to be a tennis player again. The past couple of summers I tried to play a couple times a week, but I still need some serious help. You know what they say about not using it. If you don't use it you really will lose it. 10 years of not using it will do a number on anyone's game. Some of my friends starting taking tennis lessons at Liberty Park. I decided to join them for this round of lessons. I'm not sure how much better my game is, but it sure is fun. They separate us into 3 groups, and our group is made up mostly of our friends. I feel sorry for the couple of other random people that get stuck with us. The class consists of spending a little over an hour doing drills and ending the class with King of the Court. Hopefully when summer finally comes I won't be so embarrased to admit that I am a tennis player...or maybe I still will be. Group lessons might not be improving my game much, but it makes for some fun/entertaining Saturday mornings.

with some of our tennis friends-Michelle, Chris and Alison, me, Carrie, Nettie, Katie, Tracie

our little group. we're missing Kristen, Heather, and Mary.

with 2 of the teachers-John and Debbie

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love holidays! Valentine's Day isn't necessarily my favorite holiday, but I do love the candy and the decorations. I also like doing nice things for people. I got home from running this morning earlier than I expected, and decided to be nice and make some of my roommates a pink waffle breakfast to celebrate the holiday. Don't ask me what I was thinking trying to make, eat, and cleanup waffles in the 20 minutes we had before tennis. It was a bit of a disaster. I'm no good at waffles, and I don't even really like making them but pink was cute for the holiday. The waffles were super crumbly for some reason, but hopefully it's the thought that counts. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Carrie eating the crumbly waffles

waffle mess

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Whitakers Come to Town

Most of our little group of friends has stayed within less than an hour's drive in any direction, but we can't seem to get together unless the out of towners come to town. Karen and new baby Sammy came to town this week, and Bill surprised everyone by showing up too. It was so much fun to get together with everyone. Last year we got together once a week to watch The Office, but with all the moves and babies we don't see each other nearly enough. We missed the few that couldn't make it. It's so fun seeing these old roommates and friends grow up and have their own families. The babies are so cute and fun. Kaden is 3 weeks older than Drew, and Drew is 3 weeks older than Sammy so of course there are big plans for them to grow up and be friends. Thanks Whitakers for coming to town so we could all see each other.

the wannabe mommas and the real mommas with their cute babies

so cute on the couch. comparing sizes on the floor.

Kaden showing his tricks

Sunday, February 8, 2009

For Carrie

I am in a creative slump. I have been meaning to make cards for months, but I'm just not feeling it. I am sick of having to make just one card everytime I need one so today I pulled out all of this...

so I could make this...

I still wasn't really feeling it, but it had to be done. I'm not impressed with how they turned out, but at least now I have some cards for the next few bdays, thank yous,etc. I'm hoping for some creative inspiration real soon.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My New Fave

Winter is rough on my lips. They sometimes peel all the way off several times a day. They crack and bleed and hurt no matter what I do. I have tried every lipgloss, chapstick, neosporin, bag balm, etc. under the sun, and nothing ever works. It's so gross and drives me crazy. I keep looking for something, anything to fix my nasty lips, and then I found this...

This stuff is amazing. I bought some last year and liked it but never realized it could save my lips. I try to keep it on at all times. I'm sitting in my PJs blogging, and I have this on my lips. I'm probably jinxing myself by writing this, but my lips haven't peeled once since I started using it. They've survived the past few nasty snow storms and frigid cold with no peeling. Good thing Bath and Body Works just had their sale so I could stock up. If you have nasty peeling lips like me or are just looking for a yummy lips gloss, I highly recommend this stuff!