Monday, June 22, 2009

Memorial Day Madness

Well, we made it a year! We have officially been in our house for one year (well, a year and a few weeks now that I've taken so long to post this)

To celebrate 1 year of home ownership, we invited 50 of our closest friends over for a cookout.

Here's a few friends... The curly haired one is Nicole over at Random Ramblings.

And here's Matt of Evil Stick Man fame, his awesome wife Mindi, Laura from Holler at Your Mom is hiding behind Mindi, my gooderest friend Kate and her sister Lindsay.

And the best part? We had a TREE TRIMMER at our party. Also known as our friend Ryan. He brought his loverly girlfriend Sarah down and was kind enough to trim the ugly pine tree away from my beautiful flowering crap apple *which didn't flower this year*...

Here's Ryan beforehand...

And climbing the tree...

He's pretty high up!

The captive audience...

Happy Ending :)

It's been a crazy year, but a wonderful one. Owning a home is all that AND a bag of chips. A very expensive bag of chips.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Am Alive... I Think...

I'm the most horrible blogger on the planet! I'm sorry I've been MIA for so long and the few and far between posts you have been given have been mobile bloggery posts and thoughtless, mindless, ramblings. Oh, wait, my whole blog is like that... LOL!

There's a lot going on lately and with Hard Drive A completely full and unable to process the simplest task, my computer was on hiatus for a while. When Hard Drive B was installed and angels sang, I was too worn out to do much blogging.

But I'm back, from outer space, I just walked in...

Sorry, got carried away...

Anywho, where was I? Oh, yeah, I'm back. Back in BLACK. WHOOOOOOO....

Where is my mind today? LOL

Well, I'm back. And I promise there are new posts coming. My goal is to post once a week and improve on that as time allows.

Thanks for hanging with me! I've got pictures and stories galore coming your way.

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I've Started Feeling Old

I've started feeling old lately...

I think sometimes you can get caught up in how 'cool' a younger person is that you forget how old you actually are.

On one hand, I see teenagers and cringe. On the other hand, I see people in their early 20's and think "Man, that's when we had it all, freedom, no mortage, cheap car, a few bills to pay, no money and yet somehow we figured out how to make it work and have money left over for some pizza and beer."

On another hand, I look at kids in their early 20's and think "I am so glad I'm not living paycheck to paycheck, jumping from boyfriend to boyfriend, trying to figure out who I am, what I want, what and who I should be when I 'grow up'."

We have a few friends/aquaintences who are in their early 20's and I see how others tend to flock to them. Who wouldn't? They're young, hip, cool, down with the sickness and whatnot. For some reason, I just can't handle being around them for more than a 'hi, how are you?'.

I am not sure why I have a hard time around people who are younger than me. There are a few, like my friend Amanda, who I forget is younger because I swear, she's so much more mature than I am. And I'm sure there are a few people who are going to be awesome people, when they get over the 'Let's Party!' and that annoyingly immature 'I'm about as deep as a puddle' stage.

I'm sure I'm missing out on getting to know someone who might very well be awesome and fun, but there's that part of my brain that says 'Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt' and puts the kibash on it.

I've started feeling old lately and maybe this is part of growing up. What do you think?