Monday, April 21, 2008

Friday Night Fun

So my wonderfully, terrific, awesome friend
Dara is getting married
and what better way to celebrate than a girls night out...
So here are some fun photos of last Friday night (April 17).
{Dara above at RA}

Melanie, Simone, and I before our night out.
I like this picture better, so does Melanie~
however, it's not Simone's favorite.
I almost posted the other one but decided... it's my blog!
{love ya Simone!}
Dara had no idea we were going out in style. She was informed it was going to be a casual night with 6 of us for dinner and a drink or two. To her surprise, there were about 15 of us and hummer taking us to RA and then Mist for dancing. This was when she realized we'd be going out in the hummer (picture below).
Dara and I on our way to RA. Melanie wanted everyone to make goofy poses for photos so they were not so boring. Dara and I do a good job but we are still way too cute!

Inside the Hummer. Who knows what we were doing at this time. Melanie is at the end probably singing her heart out!

Missy and Melanie.

Missy and Amy planned this great night out. Unfortunately, Amy got the Flu on Wednesday and was unable to go. We all felt so bad because she did so much to plan all of this. Amy is awesome and I know we are all thankful for her effort to put this together. We definitely missed Amy that night!

Our drink at RA. It was huge and we got to share it but I have no clue what was in the drink. I didn't think it tasted good at all but it was fun to drink out of it.

{from l-r: Melanie, Simone, Dara, and Missy}

Melanie- enough said

Margie and I

Melanie and I

Missy, Simone, Kristin, and Melanie at Mist

End of the night outside of our Hummer!

We made it home safe and sound~

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tri for the Cure

Melanie, Simone, and I completed the relay sprint triathlon for Tri for the Cure this morning. I swam, Mel biked, and Simone ran. We had a lot of fun and it was a great experience for my first "tri". Here are some photos~
Melanie and I outside the bathroom. They wanted us there by 6 am and we were suppose to start around 7:15. We ended up starting at 8:20ish. It was insanely unorganized!!!

Melanie, Simone, and I waiting for the event to start!

Taking a quick breath before I go under the lane marker for my next lap.

Me swimming~ a 400

Simone taking the chip off Melanie's ankle so she could begin the run- I was so occupied trying to get a great photo that Melanie almost fell off her bike trying to balance herself after an 8 mile ride. Luckily she didn't fall and I got this awesome photo!

Simone on her 2 mile run. This was a walk in the park for her!

After the race ~ We finished and came in 2nd place for the relay! YAY US!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Paradise Hotel 2 {secret addiction}

Ok- I have to let you all in on a little secret. I am OBSESSED with Paradise Hotel 2. It is seriously smut television at it's best. Single men and women out to eliminate one another for a grand prize {I have no idea what it even is}. I have come to love: James, Mike, Krista, Lauren, and Tanya {she was eliminated in the last show!} Anyways- thought I'd share my newest obsession of smut television.
Sad thing is... it's the only show I watch!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

April 12

I woke up yesterday and did not feel so well. Thought maybe it was because I never ate dinner and my body was just weak. So I kept my plans with the girls and decided to take them to the Maricopa County Fair. I lasted 4 rides, 1 game, and walking through the livestock. I felt bad for leaving so promised them we'd go to Border's bookstore. Morgan has been wanting a book {Dragonology}. I told her she had to save her own money to buy it- and she DID! By the time we got back to my house, I was 10 times worse and wiped out. I called Stac and he was going to come pick the girls up. I felt horrible for promising to take them to Border's but knew there was no way I'd make it. So, Stac took them {whew} and I slept from about 2:30 in the afternoon until 6 am in the morning. Finally feeling a bit better so it's all good. What a day! Here is the only picture I got of the girls at the fair. You can see how cute Faith looks in her new glasses! She said none of the kids have made fun of her, they tell her she looks cute! Hope you all had a great weekend!

Sunday, April 06, 2008


“I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe

As for life, it is good. Almost done with school. Just finished the last assignment for my final core class and next will be a 5 week math class. {Wish me luck, math gives me anxiety}. I'm finally to a point were I feel guilty if I do not work out, so that is good. I'm doing a relay tri in 3 weeks. I will be doing the swimming, only 400 meters, but it will be fun. Planning to go see my dad this June too.

The girls are doing well. Took Faith to get her eyes checked out and she is now wearing glasses. I don't have a picture of her in them yet, but will post a photo as soon as I can. She looks adorable though! She struggles in school a little but hopefully things will be working out for the better very soon. Had to do some talking with teachers but the outcome looks good. Morgan is doing well in school, straight A's with the exception of one B.

These photos are from New Year's Day- I know, a little late. My cousin's kids and Morgan and Faith. We always go to my mom's house on New Year's Day for black eyed peas, pork, and saurekraut.