Monday, May 31, 2010
I didn't manage to get any pictures this past weekend. None! I. hate. that.
Friday I had a great time with Mom and Jenna. We drove, almost to Oklahoma, and started off the night with dinner and a little Cosmo action (hey! in spirit of SATC2) at the Cheesecake Factory. Yummy!!! I had the best adult beverage ever!!!! And after, we of course headed upstairs to stand in line for super great seats. The movie was SO AWESOME!!! Sarah Jessica had the best wardrobe of all four ladies.
Saturday morning Dave and I drove down to the lake to meet his parents, sister, and niece for a little sun/boat action. We love going down there and especially taking the dogs because they run themselves ragged and sleep for days!! We had a great time but I had to head back because I had to work last night.
I hope everyone is safe today while out on the roads and lake. This day and July 4th are always scary to me because some people are just not great decision makers and like to drink and drive. I also hope everyone remembers why we celebrate Memorial Day........
I have several ladies at work who's husbands and fathers serve in the military and I'm so thankful there are people who do. I'm thankful those men have women who love them and pray for them. I couldn't imagine being a military wife, so hard! But on this day, I have thankful to have men and women who serve our country so we can be free!!!!
News By Brooklynn at 9:27 AM
Friday, May 28, 2010
Both my families make me very happy. I am thankful for each one of them.
I know I'm not suppose to love tanning but I do. I'm guilty. And it makes me happy because my tanning salon sells all sorts of goodies so I get to shop while I wait for a bed!!
A good home cooked meal at my mom's
Chocolate pie, yummy!!!!
I love sundresses. I would prefer to be in a dress versus jeans/shorts any day.
Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte
Fishing/hunting (yes, I know....but it does make me happy!)
Parks and Recreation/Amy Polar-she ROCKS!
A clean house
Fun night out with friends
Trips-anywhere will do!!
Taking showers. I love to be clean!
Extra money left over after paying bills :)
Reading a good book
A great hair day!!!
The smell of laundry detergent
Seeing old friends
And last...............Mexican food.
I LOVE Mexican food. If my hips and thighs let me, I would eat it everyday.
What makes you happy? Check out all the things that makes people happy at Kelly's Korner!
News By Brooklynn at 10:54 AM
Thursday, May 27, 2010
4. Seven days till we take our annual trip to Broken Bow!!! I'm in dire need of some quality alone time with Dave, some relaxation, and a little sun. I. can't. wait.
5. I have been majorly sleep deprived this week and I need to find some time this weekend to catch some zzzzzzz's. I have really never had issues falling asleep at night but for whatever reason when I lay down my mind races. To-do lists, bills that need to be paid, plans for the week....it's just crazy. I need to follow my Dad's advice and get some headphones to listen to the radio, that seems to help him. Any other suggestions?
News By Brooklynn at 10:48 PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Lisa (far left) and her husband Dimi live about an hour away so it was a nice surprise when they showed up for a little quality time. Amber (middle) and her husband Drew are very rarely off at the same time and Mary (far right) is one of my oldest friends. I have been friends with Mary since preschool! We don't see each other too much anymore but when we do a good time is always to be had.
And this morning I got up and met my parents at their city's new, very technology savvy gym. It's called The Summit and you have to be at least 50 years old to be a member. I thought about signing up and just telling them I have had some really great plastic surgery. Think it would work? I'm totally jealous because this gym is more of a recreational center; it has a movie theater, pool/billiard hall, awesome pool, green house, and beautiful work out facility.
I had to come home shortly after though because a certain husband left his keys in my car therefore was stuck at home and missed his nephew's baseball game. Funny how him leaving his keys in my car turned out to be my fault.....how does that work?!
We are now enjoying a quite evening at home after stuffing my face with probably the best hamburger, ever. Dave and I went to this place and then grabbed a blizzard immediately after. Ahh, such a great afternoon. But, it's time for me to go. Our movie has started.........
News By Brooklynn at 4:26 PM
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The ride home does include many longhorns along the way with a ton of large trees
and country rodes.
One very cool thing our city does is the "Summer Balloon Classic" every June. Dave and I have yet to attend but are hoping to in the future! They have a day balloon lift and then at night there are balloons that glow!! And it's not super expensive so it's a great way to spend a Saturday.
This building is one of the oldest in the city and was built right downtown. We have a little "square" which is really just a street but this is where they hold all of the town events.
I LOVE that our town is still small and I'm hoping (with fingers crossed) it stays this way for quite some time. Only thing with small town life? Sometimes I have to be reminded that things move a little slower than the big cities, but I think that is a good thing. Don't you?
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News By Brooklynn at 8:49 PM
News By Brooklynn at 6:11 PM
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I've had several conversations over the past few days with women I know about husbands, boyfriends and fiances and I found that the majority of the time women often turned it back to themselves and what "we" do. Whether it be housework, paying bills, working and how we as women are the ones who "hold the house together".
The past week and a half I have watched (or observed) my husband's work ethic. Work has been so hectic for him lately, many long days and too many hours at the office have consumed Dave's time causing him to not only be stressed out but has affected his attitude. Not by any means that his attitude is poor, just "down" I guess (for lack-of-a better term).
I have learned that my husband not only works because let's face it, we all have too, but because he wants to provide for his family. Dave always tells me how when he asked me to marry him he knew my parents were entrusting him to take care of me, he knew it was his turn in life to be the head of the household and provide a stable, loving home for his wife and children (one day people, not yet).
I have written about my philosophy and belief that as Dave's wife it is my responsibility to strive daily to build my husband up, speak highly of him to others, and to say thank you. Thank you for working daily to provide a home to come to after a long day, thank you for striving to be the best you can, and thank you for always showing me he will do whatever is necessary to take care of me.
Words are powerful. They, in some cases, make or break a marriage. I firmly believe that women are called to be supportive and submissive (to a point). I always thought I had to be a head-strong woman who could take care of herself without the help of a man, but I have learned over the past 16 months that I can be just that. But I am a better, more well-rounded, understanding woman with the help of my husband.
You would be amazed how different a marriage can be with those simple words "Thank you", "I appreciate you", and like I always say "I love you" (especially before you leave the house). Men need to hear those words just like we do.
I think learning this lesson early on in my marriage will make those "much tougher" times just a little easier. Or will it? :)
News By Brooklynn at 11:01 PM
Monday, May 17, 2010
After the party we went with Whitney and Cody to see the Airhogs play!! Have you been out there yet? The park is very nice and it's a great, inexpensive way to spend an evening outdoors!
Poor Buddy was tired and I was practically dragging him by the end of our long walk (1 whole mile), I think my dog is out of shape..........
I'm hoping to start this whole work out routine. 21 days in my goal because you know what they say! 21 times makes a habit!!
News By Brooklynn at 8:38 AM
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I found this necklace and ear ring set for $12!! And the bronzed/orange tri-earring set I got for a $1, woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!
And I absolutely adore this sandals.
I needed some dressy (but casual) sandals and I got these for only $19!! They looked super stylish and cute on my newly pedicured feet too!
I just wanted to share with the families what my birthday money towards since sometimes you never really know.
Now, I'm off to fix some dinner. Poor Dave woke up at 4:30 this morning because work is crazy and he had to be there by 6am. Although, Dave was not the only person who had to wake up early. I ended up setting three alarms on my phone to make sure he got up on time so I'm a tired girl too! But I will be staying up to watch The Real Housewives of New York because let's face it, I'm obsessed with that show. Don't judge me.
News By Brooklynn at 3:10 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Do you love Chicago? Then you will love Nine. Story line is a little "different" and it takes a few to get into the movie but the dancing, singing, and beautiful people in this movie make for a great 2 hours. I watched this during the day while Dave was at work because Lord knows he will not watch any musicals with me. When we first started dating the movie RENT had just come out on video and he thought he'd be sweet and get it for me. About fifteen minutes in, he told me that was the last movie he would watch with me that had singing and dancing. And you know what? He meant it. :)I thought this movie was really good. It made me sad though. You will have to watch it since I will not be spoiling the ending for you but the lesson in this movie? The older you get the more you realize money, jobs, status, etc. does not compared to the quality of life and happiness relationships can provide. Plus, George Clooney is in it and let's be honest......he is pretty good looking.
Did anyone watch American Idol last night? I must say I thought Casey and Lee both did a great job. I really hope one of them wins. I'm actually glad I work tonight so I won't be watching the results show. It just makes me too nervous!
News By Brooklynn at 9:55 AM
Monday, May 10, 2010
It was not me and my husband who were going to attend the movie night at our city park and left immediately after we parked. We, both of us equally, would never let the number of children in attendance intimidate us and cause us to depart from the event. Who let's children dictate what sort of activities they partake in? Not us.
Yours truly let her husband make dinner one night this week and it was not me who had tuna casserole with Stouffer's french bread pizza. I would never, ever eat something like that for dinner because both are equally bad choices (especially together).
And it certainly was not me who went to two different Starbucks Saturday morning trying to get some of the delicious new birthday cake donuts. Both locations were out, can you believe that?! Oh, they so wonderful! You. Must. Try. Them. I had to settle for a simple latte instead.
Link up here with MckMama and everything "Not Me! Monday"
News By Brooklynn at 9:17 AM
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I love you Mom! You're the best!!!!!
News By Brooklynn at 8:58 AM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
We were on the deck and couldn't stop laughing. Bottom line, a conga line with many older women stomping around is a bad idea. Very entertaining!
It was a wonderful birthday. Good times with family and the best news? We have left over cake so I will be having another piece today. Tee hee.
Also! Guess what? This is my 250 post!! Isn't that cool?
News By Brooklynn at 10:55 AM
Friday, May 7, 2010
2. Mother's Day is Sunday and I have the cutest gifts for my mom and mother-in-law (padding myself on the back right now). I can't wait to give them their gift. Also, I will be working that night so if you have tons of patience (because the wait will be super long) and are looking for a great steak come visit us! I mean, who doesn't want to wait an hour or so to eat dinner?
3. Why is it that I consistently end up behind the slowest people on the road? Sometimes I feel like the universe is against me, seriously. All day today has been nothing but silly traffic and red stop lights. I kept telling myself to breathe.
4. We still need to get two tires for my car. Ugh. I hate, I mean highly detest purchasing anything that has to do with my car, maintenance things on the house, paying for tickets, etc. Just hate it but that's a part of being an adult right? And I'm pretty sure 28 qualifies me as an adult. Poopie.
5. This post has been kind of lame and depressing as I look back so I'll leave you with something positive. Guess what my present was from Dave? Give up? I am the proud owner of an I-Phone. Yes, I caved and told Dave I wanted to give up my broken, buttons don't work, can't hear what anyone is saying blackberry for an upgraded, technology savvy phone. SO excited!!!
News By Brooklynn at 2:53 PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
You have the most beautiful brown eyes around, your sassy attitude is just divine (at the moment), and you are such a joy to be around.
**don't worry, we will be bringing your present over soon. Uncle Dave will make sure to get something super annoying that you'll love but your Mommy and Daddy will highly dislike**
News By Brooklynn at 8:50 AM