Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting!!!!

I have a slight nail polish addiction.  I must buy this immediately! 

I did this to my hair on Monday (with a messy bun) and Tuesday (hair down).  SO EASY!

Finally ordering Save the Dates.  I found this on Pinterest and I am now working with the girl on Etsy to make my own.  Thank you Pinterest!

My friend Jessica and I had a Pinterest party on Saturday.  This is  one of the recipes she used.  Delish!

This is from my Etsy site.  Every time I look at it I smile.  I am going to be sad when she finds a new home.

I cannot wait for the weather to change so I can buy a new TCU top.  LOVE this dolman sleeve.  This is from Game Day Cloth at Shops at Legacy (also available online).

I have been wanting to hire someone to do a deep clean of my house.  Looking at it like this makes it seem not so bad.  I started in the Kitchen yesterday with the giant pile of junk mail that wont go away. 

I will buy day:)

Last but not least...

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wedding Cake

 Nearly 2 years ago I was a bridesmaid at Jessica and Jordan's wedding.  At the end of the night, while cleaning up, we discovered the top tier of the cake, still intact.  Jessica was not planning on keeping it so I thought it would be fun to surprise them with it when they got back from their honeymoon.  The next week, when we picked them up from the airport, I totally forgot it was in my freezer.  When I remembered it was there, a few days later, I thought I would wait to give it to them until they moved into their new house.  Surprise, surprise that did not happen so I figured I would keep it even longer and give it to them for their one year anniversary.  Again, that did not happen.  I am terrible!  A few weeks ago, when they were over watching the TCU game, I decided to pull it out and surprise them after the game.  So, almost 2 years later, they enjoyed their cake...

Still looked pretty!

Here they go!

Tasted TERRIBLE!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Road Trip

The final days of family vacation were spent road tripping back to Minnesota.  John had to get back to TX so it was my mom and her four kids.  She did a fantastic job planning and made sure to pack the fun into only a few days.  The first day, we got up early and hit the road.  By 10am we had already been in 2 countries and 3 states, and we were ready for some breakfast.  Since my mom and siblings are big fans of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, they had already planned on eating breakfast at Lucky's Cafe in Cleveland.  My mom and I shared the Baked Mac-N-Cheese and the Biscuits & Gravy, both recommendations from the show.  Not the healthiest when you are sitting in a car all day, but it was AMAZING!  After breakfast we took a break from driving and visited the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame.  My favorite exhibits were Elvis, The Beatles, and Micheal Jackson.  Unfortunately, cameras were not allowed so I only have a picture of the outside of the building. 

After the museum, we all piled back in the car and headed to Sandusky, OH.  After checking into our hotel, we headed to Cedar Point Amusement Park, the roller coaster capital of the world.  I have not been to an amusement park with my family since my brothers were little, so it was fun to be able to ride all the rides without worrying about kids not being tall enough.  By the end of the day we were exhausted, but we managed to pack a ton of fun into one day.  To recap, we woke up in Canada, drove through four states, ate a Diners Drive-Ins and Dives restaurant, visited the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and went to an amusement park.  Good job planning mom!

Our final adventure was the sand dunes in Indiana.  Unfortunately it was raining when we got there so we spent the evening in our hotel room having family game night.  Like usual, we played Settlers and I WON!!!  Settlers sounds like a really stupid game, especially if you listen to other people play, but once you learn it is really fun.  Both of my brother are teenagers and love it!

The next morning we went to the beach.  It was a little chilly and windy and my mom did not want to mess up her hair.  She kind of looks like a criminal. 

Alex enjoying the scenery

Trying to take pictures of myself:)

Quack Quack

Adam trying to "surf" on a piece of wood

Beautiful Morning!

Alex found this sail boat on the beach and gave it to me.  I brought it home to John and it is currently living on the kitchen window sill.  Don't ask why, sometime we are silly. 

Adam skipping rocks

Family Photo - Me, My Mom, Leah, Adam, Alex

Adam playing in the sand

Alex skipping rocks.  There were thousands of perfect, flat rocks.  Alex is 16, the age where everything is stupid, and said he could stay all day.  I would say the beach was a hit!

My mom and siblings hanging out on the beach

Still trying to get a picture of myself

Goodbye beautiful morning!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Once we had enough of the falls, we decided to go on a field trip to Toronto.  None of us had ever been so we figured we would check it out.  Toronto is home to the CN tower, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.  At 1,815 feet tall, it is the tallest tower in the world. 

Before exploring the tower, we went on a walk through the city.  We were cracking up at the DANGER signs.  Fill in the blank style.

John and Adam in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Since Adam is a goalie we thought it would be cute for him to stand in front of this statue, much like he does in real games.  As you can tell, he was thrilled.

John was a good sport though

We had lunch at a French cafe on the corner of King and John

After waiting for a LONG time we finally made it to the top of the CN tower.  View of the stadium from one of the observation decks.  I'm sure it is really cool when the roof is open.  

It was super cloudy so it was hard to get any good pictures

These people are doing the edge walk.  They are attached overhead and are encouraged to stand on the edge and lean back.  You can see on of the people trying it out. 

Glass floor - I was kind of scared to stand on it

Just as the lights came on John and Adam were outside taking pictures.  He looks super scary!

They lights must have been changing because John was only a little pink

Looking up to where we had just been