Saturday, July 30, 2011

You know it's a good Saturday when..... get to hear this.  My heart is melting. 

Have I mentioned how much I love being an aunt?!  I have 5 nephews (and one on the way) and 3 nieces, and while I adore playing with all of them at once, special one-on-one time is even better!  Today I've had my sister Elizabeth's little man, Jakson, and we've been having a blast!  More pictures to come, but I hope you enjoy the video in the meantime.  

Make it a great day!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

weekend wrap...

Friday night I went to see John Butler Trio with my sweet friend Becky & her little sis Claire

Before Friday I only knew a few JBT songs, but I can honestly say I am a true fan now, and I am oh-so glad I went!  It was a great show & a lot of fun to hang out with these two ladies as well....



Saturday I laid low and got some stuff done around the house while hubby was out working hard.  BL did a great job planning our date night later that evening, and we ate the best fajitas E.V.E.R!  Lobster, steak and chicken, OH MY!  Thanks sweet hubby!


Today was a great finish to a really fun this morning, Costco afterwards to get some goodies essentials, then dinner at my parents house to celebrate my sweet Grandma Flo :)  
gma flo

Today is Grandma's birthday....I am so blessed to have the relationship with her that I have and am so thankful she lives so close.  I know this year has been a tough one for her after the loss of her husband of 54 years, but I pray she feels more loved and blessed than ever this year! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday [3]


Here I sit on a plane to Minneapolis thinking about some things I am loving right now & couldn't help but share [it is Wednesday, after all].  

[1] Ellie Goulding - yes, this lady has made my life complete.  Her catchy tunes & beautiful airy voice are just what I need in so many situations.  I have added her song Lights to my running playlist, my work playlist and even my chill playlist.  This song just takes me to my happy place.  

[2] Tom's Eyewear - safe to say I will get my hands on these babies soon.  I love the concept behind the shoes and totally love my Toms, now I am ready to help give someone the gift of eye care. 
Toms 1

Toms 2

[3] Half Marathon Training - OK, it 'officially' starts August 14, but I am training to train.  Does that make me out of shape?  Perhaps.  If I am being really honest, I am ok admitting that A: I am not totally out of shape, just partially :) and B: I don't actually 'love' training, but I'm thinking if I tell myself I do, I eventually will.  Beautiful.  

Are you 'loving' anything?  Link up, and share with the [blog] world.  Make it a great day, friends!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Here's a feel-good story to brighten your Thursday .....

Anthony Robles won the DI National Title in Wrestling this year in his weight class.  With one leg.  To say his story of hard work, perseverance and dedication is inspiring is quite the understatement.  

I was blown away last night by not only his story, but also his maturity and his outlook on his situation.  Below is a clip of his acceptance speech last night on the ESPYS, where he was awarded the 2011 Jimmy V Award for Perseverance....I love his outlook!