Friday, January 12, 2018

Hi Friends.

Sorry I have been MIA but lately I have nothing to say. I have been busy getting into the New Years routine, starting yoga and focusing on my health. I have also been taking on a new deep clean house project daily.... I know real exciting around here!! LOL
I just wanted to drop in and say HELLO!!! I hope you all are having a great start to 2018!!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Holiday Movie Round-Up!

For me it isn't the Holidays if they aren't full of movies! But sadly this lot doesn't have a lot to get excited about! BUT, if you already saw my TOP movies of 2017 then you do know that The Greatest Showman was my #2! Don't walk but RUN to see that movie! It is so incredible and you will leave the theater feeling so full of life!
But now we can talk about the bad............

The premise of this movie is great. The world is too full, too expensive so people are becoming small and the money you had in the big world makes you super rich in the small world. The first 1/3 of the movie I really enjoyed BUT then it's like they switched writers, switched plots and went off into a weird movie. Really, it was bizarre.... I mean maybe rent this but also know there was full frontal nudity and a ton of F-bombs. 
 All The Money In The World
OK, the negative on this movie was that it was SUPER slow. I didn't hate this, in fact it was incredibly interesting. And goodness that J.Paul Getty was a horrible human it made me so mad. The acting was great but it was just slow. So this would be a great renter for a cold night this winter!
 Atomic Blonde
Matt and I have passed over this movie so many times while picking out a movie to rent so finally we pulled the trigger. This was a odd one because the music was amazing, the action so cool, Charlize looked stunning in every scene but if you ask me what this was about ... I have NO IDEA. Something about files, Russia of course and double agents but thats all I got from it. When it was over Matt and I were like... I didn't hate it but I don't know what happened. So ? LOL
Oh dear God....I read all the reviews when this movie came out how some critics and people LOVED this movie but a majority hated this movie. So even though I knew chances were I wouldn't like this movie I rented it anyways to see what the fuss was all about. AND.......I couldn't have hated this movie anymore. It was stupid, confusing, literally had NO point and then the last 15minutes are horrific. Like really. Do not ever waste your time or money on this crap.
Pitch Perfect 3...
Let me start by saying this movie was fun, a perfect afternoon movie for one. But this time around I felt like all the funny jokes of the past 2 were replaced by stupidness. All the humor in this one was just stupid and I didn't laugh. Also a lot of the performances were spliced together so I think we only say 1 number in it's entirety for the whole movie... which was disappointing. I mean I didn't really dislike this movie I just didn't really love it either.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

  1. the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
    "measures of a patient's progress toward wellness"

For the past few years I have done a word of the year, not a resolution but a theme for the year. You can see my past 2 years HERE. Last year was restore and the year before hope.
It's funny how even being at a doctor twice a week for a few years with infertility can actually cause you to put off other areas of your life. You are so focused on thing, everything else slips away. My migraines have been there the whole time.... my cross to bear. This year I am going to start trying new things again to help alleviate them. You guys I have at least 4 migraines a week, I just don't talk about it a much anymore because it's like... whats the point. Anyways...
This year I want to (among other things) focus on my wellness. Here are some of the ways I plan on doing this....
* Migraines, I already started last week a new daily medicine to see if it will help reduce the frequency of them. Bi-Weekly massages on my head and neck to work out tension before it creates a migraine.
* Acupuncture, I use to go all the time during infertility treatments and then I just stopped. I am going to start back twice a month so migraines and just my overall chi and wellness
* Yoga, I have been told many times that this will and can not only strengthen my body but help with my anxiety and migraines AND a new place Yoga Pod opened in my neighborhood this week. I made the leap and joined. My goal is twice a week.
* I need to loose 6-7 pounds and then as always maintain.
* I am going to walk more and be more active outside when the weather is good here. Kayaking in Georgetown, walking my neighborhood trails... for me I need things that don't feel like a workout.
* I need to almost completely eliminate my stupid lazy fast food lunches. I have to get a better plan together.
* I am going to continue to read for fun and for my happy soul.

Thats my start and to pay for these added additions I truly need to cut back on my spending. If I pass HomeGoods once that will pay for that massage. If I don't but nonsense that will cover may yoga. I'm going to try really hard.
Do you have a word of the year? A theme?

Thursday, December 28, 2017


 How is 2017 the year that I lost 2 children just months apart? Sometimes it does still feel like a nightmare and they will be home any day now. I know they are together in Heaven and that Oscar is with them also. We miss their snuggles, the way they smelled, how talkative both Abner and Bella were and how much their love filled our hearts.
 Abner was our snuggle bug, he loved nothing more than a warm lap and kissy lips. This boy lit up our lives for 8 years and we honestly believe that God sent him to us to help complete our family.
 Where would I even start with this girl Bella. She was SO much more than my pet... she was my companion, my best friend, my nurse, my confidant and the love of my life. She was so special I will never be able to put it into words, the hole in my heart is gapping. I know Bella is still with me, I feel her sometimes and at times I swear I see her in my bedroom. Plus she was the most stunning kitty around!
 These two will ALWAYS hold places in our hearts along with their brother Oscar. Not ONE day goes by that I don't think of them.
I pray for continued good health for Ralph and Elway in 2018.


Monday, December 25, 2017


Merry Christmas from Matt and I from Colorado.............. extra love to you from Elway and Ralph also! I hope your day is full of family, food, relaxing and love!!!

Also Happy 12 Year First Date Anniversary to Matt!! 12 Years ago after we were done having Christmas with our families we went to the movies together!!!! xo


Saturday, December 23, 2017


Mom has had a tradition ever since Matt and I moved out of state to come visit during December for her Birthday trip! So this year was no different but one thing was ..... I only took a few pictures because I wanted to be in the moment and enjoy the time with Mom. 
The clubhouse in my neighborhood does fun stuff all the time and I was so excited that they were offering a Christmas craft night when Mom was here!! Here is our finished products, we had fun like always!
 Mom is a good sport and when I told her a James Beard Winner/Top Chef alumni was going to be in Denver signing cookbooks and making lunch she was game! It was so cool to meet Hugh Acheson in the culinary world it is like meeting an Oscar winner! He was so kind and his parking lot tacos were too die for.... Mom and I had seconds! LOL
 For Moms Birthday we took her to a grand opening of a new restaurant I have been waiting for and then we headed to a Christmas variety show! Who doesn't love a show full of Santa, singing and dancing!
It was great to celebrate with Mom and even better that she is my Christmas present mule... I make her bring a second suitcase to take them home with her! LOL!!
Happy Birthday MOM!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Best of 2017, ME!

 This is my last BEST of 2017 post and I wanted to highlight some fun things I got to do this year and things that have made me happy. And NO way is this everything, this is just a few things.

I had such a fun night with my friend Melissa and we got to go see 2 of our favorites!! This was so fun and the perfect way to spend Valentines with a great girlfriend!

This year I was able to spend my Birthday in Oklahoma and to start the day Mom, Marissa and I went to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile and her lodge. I then had dinner with my whole family and finished it on the OKC Ferris wheel which was so fun! I was also able to see friends and spend time with Matt's family on this trip!
 I was so luck to be able to go to St Louis and celebrate my brother as he officially graduated Optometry school and in fact he won an award for excellency in Ocular diseases. This week was so wonderful and we goto to spend time with Jordans family also!
A big highlight was going to a Cards game in St Louis with my Dad and brother-in-law Ryan! We saw them BEAT the 2016 World Series champs the Cubs! This was SO fun!
 This year I got a GREAT surprise, My Dad flew his plane from Okc to Colorado to spend the weekend with Matt and I!! Dad also helped me work my garage sale, it was so nice to have him here!
 3 Generations in 1 trip! For me making this possible will always be a highlight. Mom, Oma, Marissa and I in Vail, priceless.
 I got to take my Book Club gals to Georgetown for a day trip at the end of Summer and it was so fun! I loved being able to share a place I love with friends I love.
 Yup, feeding giraffes in Colorado Springs with Mom and Dad was a HUGE highlight for me and BONUS>..... we feed elephants too. THIS was a super fun day.
I know I know...... talking about my Cabo trip again but you guys, I loved it. being able to go stay at a resort that I have been lusting after for 10 years was of course a HUGE highlight 
Please take me back.......
 Being able to watch Elway grow and turn 1 this year was great. He has the biggest personality and he is so full of joy and that fills our life full of joy. This little guy has helped us get thru some hard times.
Lastly this year I was able to spend time with old friends and grow new friendships as well. I am thankful for my friends.


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