Monthly Archives: July 2013


Mexico 2

Adam and I spent a week in Mexico for our second anniversary.  We stayed at the same resort we honeymooned at and it was gloooooorioussssss!  I can’t thank Ginna enough for the recommend over 2 years ago! We spent a week lounging, reading, drinking too many Coronas and other frozen drinks, eating too much, and having so, so much fun. Those were our first Corona Lights right after we stepped out of the airport.  Feel free to ignore that kid between our beers.  I should really work on my quick picture-taking skills.  But I was just too excited to be in Mexico and be drinking before noon. I don’t always drink margaritas, but when I do, it’s usually in Mexico. We took this picture from […]

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10 Years of Running 2

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve been running for exercise for at least 10 years now! I started running during my sophomore year of college to shed the gross “freshman 15”.  Although, in my case, it was probably more like the freshman 20 … or more. At first, I ran just a mile at a time.  The only running I’d ever done before were those mile-long runs they made you do in elementary school.  Ugh.  Do you remember those mile-run days?? I hated those.  So, I figured I’d start with a mile and see how it went. I ran the same mile-long route for months.  Three times a week.  It was basically just a loop in my neighborhood.  I wanted to die […]


Thrifty Finds

I was never a huge thrifter before we bought a house.  But now I find myself stopping into thrift stores as often as possible.  I feel like the chain thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army are priced pretty high, but they have the best stuff.  We have a few smaller stores in KC that are considerably cheaper but much more hit and miss. Anyways, I had a couple of good scores this weekend.  Of course, everything I bring home must be thoroughly inspected by our security team: Gracie seemed especially interested in these thrift store finds.  Maybe they came from a house with dogs?  We may never know.  It’s quite the mystery. Anyways, this is what I scored: Multi-colored ceramic vase for $4.49.  This […]

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