Wednesday, April 30, 2014

3 Days, 6 States and $300 in Gas!

BIG on pictures........ short on words!!!
Matt loaded up all the dogs 2 days before Mom and I headed out and they hit the road for a boys road trip! I wanted Oscar to come with me but I gave in and let Matt have all my boys!
Yup, there it is...... our life all in the driveway in Ohio. It was surreal and it was sad to see the home I loved empty and say goodbye!
 Monday morning April 14 Mom and I picked up Bella from the vet and hit the road for Day 1 to St. Louis!
 Goodbye Ohio........ Hello new future!
 Sometimes you become delirious and inventive when in the car for 8 hours! The perfect spot for my lemon Oreos don't ya think?
 For day 1 we got a treat..... we got to spend the night with my Brother, Sister-in-law and my niece Dagny.......isn't she adorbs? Jordan cooked us a yummy dinner and it was nice to see them and get to spend time even if it was only for a night!
 SO.... you know me....on the way out of St. Louis I stopped at the "Exorcist" home that was featured on Ghost Adventures! This was the home that held the events that lead to the movie The Exorcist! Eek 
 
 Day 2 was to Kansas, Salina to be exact and I needed coffee......lots of coffee!
 So this happened....... Front seat driver, ghesh!
 Bella didn't really love being shuttled to my brothers home, then a hotel.......cats don't like things like that but she was a trooper....a gripey one but a trooper!
 This face explains how much I just love driving, packing, moving, eating on the road.....bleh.
 Day 3 was the drive to Denver and this happened! For real in the middle of NOWHERE Kansas I got a ticket for going 90! Yikes! Mom and I just laughed!
 Then we made it to our new Town Home for the next 10 months! Welcome Home.................


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Celebrating 33!

This past weekend Matt and I went to an outlet mall that is nearby and did a little pre-Birthday shopping! It was a beautiful day and it was nice to get to see another city plus do a little exploring! For our shopping trip I was pretty much JCrew Factory head to toe............
 So they had a Nike outlet and I never get excited by this but Matt wanted to go in so we did! Well......I got these for $23!!!!!!! Can you believe that? They are going to be perfect for taking the dogs on a walk and I would like to think they are Thunder colors! What a deal huh??
 I was so thankful for my friends and family to acknowledge my Birthday, HUGE thanks to everyone! I have to show you what my friend Becky had made for me......... these are coasters for the new house that have been made from my Instagram pictures! That Becky is so clever!!! Matt and I both love them!
 I got 2 beautiful flower arrangements that are brightening my kitchen and my day!!! Thanks Heidi and Melissa!
Matt decorated our dining room and had all my presents out on the kitchen table.....he did such a good job! Matt picked out a theme for all my Birthday gifts.....Mexico, since we are going this fall! I got a few things for the beach which makes me so excited for our vacation! Matt then picked out an Amazing sushi place called Sushi Den for dinner and it was soooo good! I truly had a great evening! Don't you think that this picture of Matt below just screams Happy? It was nice to see him/me stress free for one evening! Thank you Matt for everything!
It is so funny how you wait a whole year for your Birthday and then in a blink of an eye it is over! I also got a new IPhone 5, the gold one so I am trying to transfer all my stuff over which isn't easy....wish me luck!

Monday, April 28, 2014

33

Hi Friends!!!! Today I am 33......... so weird, with all the hustle of the move it doesn't at all seem like my Birthday! But in a way this Birthday truly kicks off a new chapter in my life and here in Denver. I am excited and a little scared at what our future will hold.
Huge Thank you to everyone who has already sent me Birthday wishes and surprises to my front door..... I am a lucky girl!

I promise this week I will catch everyone up on these last 2 weeks but today I am off to do 2 weeks worth of laundry.... yup, fancy huh? Laundry on my Birthday! hahaha!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hi.

Hi Guys! I am in Denver and I am alive but the amount of work still left to do around the house is amazing! I have so much to catch you all up on but it might be a few more days!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's Done...

Well it's official.......... we closed on our Ohio home today and what better way to start off the day than with gourmet donuts?!?!?! We both needed a little sugar rush to start the morning off right!!!!
 It was fairly easy.....sign sign sign...... give the keys and now we are no longer home owners. (Which is weird)
From here...... tomorrow the movers arrive to pack us all up and my Mom arrives!! Then Sunday the movers come back to load up the truck! Monday morning we will hit the road for Denver! It is so weird, I don't really know how I feel about all of this. I feel happy, sad, scared, excited.....you name it!
Keep us all in your thoughts and prayers for the coming week that everything goes smooth with the pack, the journey and the animals! Hopefully next time we talk I will NOT have any disaster stories to share~
I probably will not be back on the blog for over a week or so.......but follow me on Facebook and Instagram in the meantime!!!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Few of My Favorites...

Hey Friends!!!! 4 DAYS left in Ohio, can you believe it??? Matt is flying in this afternoon and I think he is going to have to immediately mow the yard here before our final walk thru tonight! It is gonna be hard making the house look awesome while it is in utter disarray! We shall see, huh?

I also want to throw in a WW update...... my current weight is 142, which is 34 pounds total lost since I started this journey! But over the coming week I will be eating out for every meal as well as traveling in a car for 3 days (which means snacks) so I can guarantee that once I get settled I will have some catching up to do!!

Ok, back to today! I want to share with you a few of my favorite memories over the last (almost) 2 years here in Columbus! I know I missed many but here are some that stand out!

* Visiting the National Air Force Museum with my family last Labor Day to celebrate my Dads 60th Birthday! That was a wonderful weekend and this museum is a "CAN'T MISS"!!!!! I only wish I had read Unbroken last Summer before I went, it would have been neat to put the real planes in my book memory!
 * Visitors!!! Family, Friends and unlimited Fun Times...................






* Being 10 rows back to see Payton Manning and our Broncos play the Bengals!! #orangecrush
 * Watching Tiger Woods play here at Murfield in the Memorial Tournament here in Columbus. This was also our 2nd weekend in Ohio, seems so long ago!
 * Doing the OVER night Ghost Hunt at the Ohio State Reformatory and getting to see where the Shawshank Redemption was filmed! The best!!!!

 * Visiting Ohio Amish Country! My first time to see Amish Country side, Buggy's, the cheese factory and eating home cooked Amish food!! What a fun day with Mom!
 * Snow! I loved all the snow, it never got old to me! I love these pictures of the boys frolicking.
* Going to see Kings of Leon with Kylee! One of the best concerts I have been to! So much fun! I LOVE KOL!
 * Getting to see the Diana exhibit in Cincinnati and exploring a new city both with Mom and Kylee!!
 * Crossing over into Kentucky and visiting one of the most haunted places in the US.....even if only from the outside, still very very cool!
We will always have good memories to look back on and I know that many more will be made in Colorado!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Zoo Day!

 Last week I wanted to spend a nice Spring day at the Columbus Zoo....it is the #1 in the US after all!! It was a little weird being alone and not being able to talk about the cute animals with anyone but I really had a nice day! I am so glad I set aside a day to soak up the Spring sun, get a little exercise and see all the baby animals!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dear Ohio,

Dear Ohio,
It will be 1 month shy of 2 years when we hit the road for our new home next Monday. These past 2 years have been filled with trials, challenges but also memories I will always cherish. I thought Columbus would be our forever home so I did fall in love with several things that I will miss. This short list is not everything but some of the top things I will miss about Columbus!
* Country Living Fair
Every fall the Ohio Village hosts the Country Living Magazine fair and after going last year this was one of my TOP things I Loved! Really..... this day at the Fair was one of my most favorite days. 
 * Food Food Food
There are several meals around Columbus that I MORE than love. It is crazy just how much I will miss certain plates of food!!! Thank you Columbus for fulfilling my foodie dreams!
 * Our Neighborhood
I will miss our neighborhood, it is a just a dream. I will miss waking up in the Summer to find Hot Air Balloons over our yard. Our little slice of life here in Columbus was so peaceful, it had everything I could want.
 * Jeni's / North Market
North Market is a place that seems to transport me to like NYC, a place that when I step inside I can find any food item my heart desires. North Market also houses Jeni's Ice Cream......Oprah was right it is most defiantly one of my FAVORITE things too!
 * Our Home
I love our home. I love the huge entry way that the dogs run up and down, I love my kitchen window that lets me look out into the neighborhood while I prep dinner, I love my huge basement perfect for storing anything and everything, I love how our families can stay and have the perfect guest suite set-up upstairs, I love the bright windows and I love our master bedroom. I really loved this home and I hope the new owners will love it as much as I did.
* Our Pond and Backyard
In Oklahoma it is too hot to enjoy too much time outside but here we spent many night on our patio and it was a true extension of our home. I loved the pond and I loved having dinner outside listening to the waterfall......
I Loved how our backyard is like a park for most of the year, I will truly miss this......
 * Kylee
I will miss my dear friend Kylee, and no this isn't goodbye but we won't be in the same state again. Kylee is one of those rare people you meet who is kind, fun, thoughtful and really has a heart of gold. I only wish I had met her sooner but if I got anything out of the job that I HATED I got Kylee! She has been a blessing in my life.
These past 2 years have also taught me several things but one stands out.......How to do anything alone, including going to the Zoo or eating alone. I have always been one that would go to a movie alone but going to a restaurant and eating alone is just something I have learned to do.


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