Friday, May 27, 2011


this weekend we are headed south on i-35 and stopping in austin, tx! we have spent quite a few weekends in the eclectic city over the years, but for some reason haven't visited recently. so, when marli asked if we wanted to join them we for a little get-a-way we couldn't say no.

i am looking forward to spending a lot of time in the sun:

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celebrating a night on the town

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and strolling the street shops.

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*there's no place quite like austin!*
~i hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

stealing from two of my favorites!

A) age: 27

B) bed size: king

C) chore you hate: folding laundry

D) dogs: yep, two; dirk & bella

E) essential start to your day: a cup or two of coffee

F) favorite color: i instinctively say green, which is true i suppose, but i sure do love all the wonderful shades of blue

G) gold or silver: i wear more silver, but love gold and wish i had an equal supply of both

H) height: 5'2

I) instruments you play: some would say i play a mean fiddle (or at least i did when i was 8)

J) job title: office manager

K) kids: yes, please

L) live: dallas, texas

M) mom's name: terri

N) nicknames: chels, choo

O) overnight hospital stays: luckily i've only had day surgeries

P) pet peeve: mouth noises!

Q) quote from a movie: "nobody puts baby in the corner" -dirty dancing. you know you love it too!

R) righty or lefty: lefty

S) siblings: one pretty sister

T) time you wake up: weekdays; 5:47 am, weekdays with morning workouts; 5:07, weekends; variable

U) underwear: a must

V) vegetables you dislike: brussel sprouts

W) what makes you run late: deciding what to wear

X) x-rays you've had: arm, ankle, knee, teeth

Y) yummy food you make: i can make a pretty good turkey meatloaf

Z) zoo animal favorite: monkeys

*questionnaire stolen from two of my besties, check them out here and here*

what are your a-z's?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


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my trainer always says 'her personality lies in the bottom of a pint, or a coffee cup.'
i'm right there with her today.
it's overcast and cool (for may in texas) and i would like nothing more than to spend the day silently reading on my patio.

but, since i'm already at work, i suppose starbucks will have to do.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

lets catch up

well, it has been a while since i have engulfed myself in the blog world, and boy have i missed it. i was quite overwhelmed for a while there, as any of you who read this little story of mine know, and although things haven't necessarily calmed down, i do feel like i've gotten my groove back (if you will). i have regained some positivity at work, i have found my stamina, and the consistency of my physical activity has returned.
for that, i feel good.
i think the best way to catch up with you all is to give you a little picture story of the important going-ons i have failed to post recently.
a while back i shared my 27th birthday celebration with my beautiful friend marli. we are birthday twins. well, not exactly twins, she is younger and her birthday actually falls a day after mine, but for the past 5 years consecutively we have celebrated our special day together. for that, i am grateful.

this is us showing off our sweet presents

i officially became an aunt all over again. my sweet sister had her second sweet baby boy. i have gotten the chance to spend time holding this precious little guy, listening to his baby coo's, and smelling is wonderful baby scent. for that, i am lucky.

and, i can't forget to mention that my beloved mavericks have advanced themselves along in the nba playoffs. we have had lots of fun watching them make their way to the western conference finals, with the the sweetest victory being a sweep of the ever dominant and overly confident la lakers. for that, i am happy.
we've also had a few watching parties

and celebratory after parties

now i'm off to catch up on all your lovely blog posts, and i hope to find you doing well.