Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm baaaacck!!

Good morning everyone!! Holy cow, talk about an unintented blog hiatus, whoops!! I have been so insanely crazy busy I have not even had a chance to catch my breath, and I'm not sure the rest of the summer is going to slow down at all either! I will just do a quick overview of what I have been up to the last couple of months.

-Two more weeks were spent in Houston
-1 Week was spent in Tulsa
-1 long weekend with Mr. Man's family
-1 long weekend visiting sissy face in Chicago
-1 weekend in Austin and Dallas for a friends wedding
-Not to mention we finally found our dream house and moved in between all of this!!!!!
I am still in shock that we are homeowners but I'm sure once that first mortgage payment is made it will feel like something for real.
over the next couple of blog posts I will go into greater detail of the great trips I have been fortunate enough to be able to go on and take you on a tour of the new digs.
Soooo glad to be back with yall, YEAH!!!
Happy Hump Day everyone!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Every single time I think life could not get any more crazy, it goes and does another flip! I have spent the last month (very last minute) in Houston helping my company do some research. I literally would pack my bag on Saturday or Sunday night and fly out the next day for 5 or 6 about exhausting! I finally got home last week and spent the whole entire week unpacking, doing laundry and 'attempting' to get back on track at work, wowza! To add insult to injury I would try to spend the weekend with Mr. Man and the realtor house hunting! Guess what? We did it!!! We did it, the house is purchased, well as of close on May 25th. I still am in complete awe. Not to mention appliance hunting is pretty darn overwhelming too. I feel like I fianlly might be able to settle down a little bit when work surprises me again and I leave for Tulsa tomorrow...FOR REAL!? It has been soo crazy, but crazy/busy is always great in my book. Can't wait to be back in Colorado for a little while and celebrate being half way to 26 (!?) this weekend. Finally back to some reagularly scheduled programming, I promise!

Friday, April 8, 2011

We are on the hunt...

For a house that is!! Mr. Man and myself have been on the hunt for about a month now for the perfect starter home for the two of us. Let me tell you how excited I was to begin this process, that is until we are now knee deep in decisions and talking about more money than I could have ever imagined!! My goodness, you want to put how many zeroes into that space?? So far it has been an eye opening experience and it has been wonderful to look at different potential homes and thinking about the life we will start together, it is all just too much sometimes!! It is frustrating and rewarding and luckily today we are going to look at a place for the second time. Everyone cross your fingers for us! It is rather difficult to come to reality and realize that the house you are actually able to afford is not going to look a whole lot like the house in the movie Father of the Bride...sad sad!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Where am I??

Holy cow it has been a crazy whirlwind of 3 weeks at my house. Last minute I was asked by my company to depart Denver for in 3 days time to Houston, come home for the weekend, and depart once more on Monday night for another 4 day stint. Wowza!! If any of you know me personally you know that I am absoloutely 100% TERRIFIED to fly. I have no idea why, it is one of those unexplainable fears. Anywho, not too exciting to fly for me especially when I may or may not break down in a massive panic attack in front of 6 co-workers. To me that just equals total awesomeness! Where do I sign up. Enough of the boring details, I end up working 15-18 hour days while I am in Houston and completely exhausted by the time I get home. Poor Mr. Man was landing in Oklahoma City, while I was taking off from Houston so I didn't get to see him :( Cue the violin music please, hehe. Anyway, week 2 was about the same work wise, we kicked some serious bootahy and boarded the plane back home late late Thursday night. I swear to you the only thing that got me back on that plane and through the rest of last week was knowing that Colorado Rockies Opening Day was on Friday!!!! Lucky for me, my office offers 1/2 day Friday's so I took full advantage of that and happily skipped down to Coors Field!! It was an amazing day!! Great weather, great friends, and I may or may not have indulged in a hot dog and embarassingly enough an ice cream cone too!! WHAT!?? I had a rough two weeks!:) Regardless, I am back with a blogging vengence, so get excited for a summer full of fun activities, travel, and excitement. Hope you are all well!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A decision is made!

After tons of discussions and waaay too many hours searched on the internet, Mr. Man and myself have decided to bite the bullet and go on a fabulous beach getaway to HAWAII!!! AHHHHHH, I seriously cannot even wait. I am too excited to sleep and when I finally do get to sleep I dream of a fruity cocktail with a little umbrella inside, fresh smelling plumeria and sandy beaches for miles. Do you ever have to check yourself and think how you ever got so lucky!? Recently I have been pinching myself every single day. Life is busy and filled with such great opportunities you can't help but take a step back and realize how lucky you are to live the life that you do. Thanks for the input and more to come this week (I promise) of some of the fabulous beach details!

Friday, February 25, 2011

California Dreaming....

Or something like that at least! I am dying for a beach getaway, my goodness. Mr. Man and myself are trying to pick a budget friendly beach destination for a couple days and let me tell you something, that's NOT an easy feat! Loves me some Mexico but been there done that. I would basically give my left arm to be tooling around the Italian countryside, sipping wine one day, and laying on a Grecian beach the next, however, that is not in this gals budget :(. So where do I go?? The caribbean? Costa Rica?? Perhaps a nice beach getaway in the states?? HELP! What are your favorite vacau spots??

Ahhhhh, wishful thinking!

I swear this picutre is the only thing getting me through the cold dreay day today!
Total side note, however, I bought my first pair of skinny jeans last weekend and I simply cannot get enough of them! Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Its A Party For Your Feet!

Listen up ya'll! Is there anything better than looking down at your shoes on any particular day and just know that your feet are happy with your choice of shoe today?? I know that if I had these two pairs of shoes my feet would be have a PAR-TAHY all day long. I have decided that these shoes are past want in my book but have moved on to a flat out NEED!! They are way to fabulous to pass up!

Flat out fabulous!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow Day!?

I have been praying to the snow gods all afternoon hoping for a snow day tomorrow!! Most of the schools around Denver have already closed and my office is closing early, so can it be that tomorrow is a fun filled day spent romping around in all of the fluffy white stuff!?? If everyone out there can please get out of your chairs and do the snow dance with me that would be most greatly appreciated!!! PLEASE!!! If there is no snow day tomorrow we are looking at facing bone chilling temperatures of -18 without windchill and playing ice capades with our cars...Nothing good!!! So please please please SNOW!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and ya'll are staying warm and cozy!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I finally did it!

I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a road race. I have been talking about running my first half marathon going on three years now and have never done it!! So I decided enough was enough and I took the first step. I signed up to be on a relay race for the Colfax Half Marathon in Denver this summer. I opted to get my 10K race out of the way before the summer marathon so I will be running a little over 6 miles. I better get my booty to a gym STAT!! I have always been the type of person to need a little motivation in my life. If I say I am going to do something I need to have an end goal in sight, not just oh yeah this year I will do it. I need a firm date of when I will complete this, just the way I do things I suppose. Not only is it my first ever 10K but it is also on the morning of my birthday, I'm thinking this one could not get any better. Have any of you had good experiences with road races, or horror stories for that matter??

I have chosen to work with Hal Higdon's novice training schedule to ensure that I stay on track with my training and that I kick some booootay in my first half marathon. Here's to 13.1 in 2011~!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thanks goodness that's over!

I don't know about you all but I am breathing a sigh of relief that all of the holidays are over. Call me Scrooge but I had my Christmas tree down the day after Christmas and all of my gifts were put away instead of displaying them proudly under the tree for another week. Quite honestly I was just really anxious to get back to my real life. I like my schedule and I like my daily routine, what can I say, I'm boring.

New Year's came and went and there was not too much excitement, just good friends at an un-crowded bar sharing in merriment and a few drinks, it was good. Of course Mr. Man decided he needed to go skiing up in Breckenridge on New Year's Eve Day, even though it was slated to be a bone chilling -25 degrees, for real!! I obliged because I told him he would learn his lesson sooner rather than later. I have skied these slopes my whole life, the mountains have never once left my sight except when I am on vacation, I do not feel pressured to get a million ski days in for one season...for goodness sakes we have already gone 8 times, phew!!! But like I said I went, I skied run one and....I went to the bar with the girls. Are you all shocked?? I wasn't doing it. I gave it my best shot and I gave up, yup I said it, I GAVE UP!! Here's to a better ski weekend coming up and a little bit of warmth in these moutains of ours...brr!! Happy Hump Day everyone!