Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Family Visits KC!

This is going to be a long post so watch out. In March, most of my family came and visited Kansas City and we spent the weekend doing fun stuff around the city. The main thing that encouraged the visit was the Copeland farewell concert in Lawrence. Which turned out to be a great way to get to know my younger sister's new boyfriend, Koji. He's been really great for Erin. He's from France originally and has lived in the states with his parents for the last 3 years. He's going to start college at Webster in the fall and i just a great kid all around.
Pics from the show.
Us with Ace Enders from I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business
We really enjoyed the show. My favorite as I knew it would be was Ace Enders. This guy is a genious. And looks a little like Michael Cera...

The next day my older sister and her bf and my niece, my cousin Carrie and her kids and all of us met out at the Plaza and had lunch and just goofed around like we typically do.


Later that night we headed to T-Rex Restaurant and had a yummy dinner. Their food is so greasy and delicious.


The next we visited the Nelson Atkins and had a FREAK snow storm. That night we played some fun games at my cousin's and then drove back to our house and ended the weekend with a car accident. Everyone is okay, and my mom now has a new car out of the whole situation, which she loves. But it definitly made me hate winters in Kansas City even more!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Day

Happy St. Patty's, I'm not Irish, but I have green in my last name... does that count?

So, it's been a while, but I have some good news to share! Zach finally got a real job!!! Yay! This is just great timing and it all happened so fast. He ran into a friend from High School last Friday while working at Panera and she said the school she works for was doing a group interview last Monday and that he should come in, so he joined in the interview not thinking much of it and got a call that afternoon for a one-on-one interview the next day (yesterday). So he went in in the morning and then went to work at Panera for the rest of the afternoon, he then got a call yesterday after picking me up at work on our way back home, that they wanted to offer the job to him!! We were beyond exicted. It just feels really good to not have to worry about that for a bit. It's not quite the job he was looking for, but definitley something to hold him over while looking for other things.

We also got our pics the other day for our friend Drew that did some photos of us last August. I also got to do their wedding invites for this May and they turned out really cute! I will share those eventually, but they haven't sent them out yet and I know some of our friends read this blog. :) Below are some of his awesome photos. He's quite the photographer.

More photos here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

My posts have been a little distant. I have been so busy. Busy at home, busy at work... busy, busy busy. Life just needs to slow down a bit so I have time to finish the things I'm working on in my "spare" time and trying to get our taxes down. We'll see how that goes.

This weekend I have a birthday party to attend tomorrow night and then we have a wedding on Saturday.
But I am super excited about next week. My sisters and mom are coming to town to go to a concert in Lawrence... the great Copeland Farewell tour show... and then just hanging out in KC for the weekend! It will be so much fun and I'm super pumped to have them here. I go through times where I just miss my family a ton and wnat to be able to just drive down the street to hang out with them, or call up one of my sisters and see if they want to go shopping or to lunch or to the park... so you can see why I"m so excited for next week to come. So I'm sure I'll have photos in a few  weeks from our weekend adventures in KC. But at least I have my love and some good friends, it definitley makes life easier!

(Zach has trouble looking normal in photos...)

I also got a new purse. I HAVE to have purses with a sholder strap. It's just always a must and I just had 3 purses break with in three months (they were all pretty old) and so it was finally time to get a new purse. I am so in love with my new yellow bag I got on sale from Urban. (you can see the strap in the photo above)

If I'm too busy to post tomorrow, have a great weekend! Catch ya next week.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday, finally!!

The week is finally over and my Friday evening has almost arrived! I'm so happy for today because it's absolutely beautiful outside, and it seems like almost every Friday during this horrible winter has been snowy and cold, and today, then sun is out and the sky is blue and it's in the 50's! Which is great for Kansas City in March! So, yay for Spring, I'm ready for it to show it's effect full force!

This beautiful photo via Metallic on etsy. A very cute little photography shop, I might add!

Have a great weekend and don't forget to enter the give away at Lauren's blog!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

So many giveaways, so little time!

There are so many great giveaways out there in the blogger world right now, and one of them happens to feature one of my lovely cowls!

Head on over to Lauren's blog: the little things we do, and enter your name to win a light blue cowl! Perfect for the spring!

Also, below are a few other great giveaways...

Cakies poloroid camera giveaway - ends today!

Rockstar diaries jototes giveaway - ends friday!

One pearl button's 2 year anniversary giveaway - ends friday!

What a great start to March! Bring on the spring!

P.S. Like the new hair color? I'm still getting used to it...