Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Movie Madness

This past weekend I was SO lucky to see a movie EVERYDAY!!! And that pretty much sums up a perfect weekend in my book! I like to rank movies I see but each of these is SO different you can't really compare them! I really enjoyed all of them and recommend them all! It is kinda funny this post shows how vast my movie tastes are! 

King Arthur! Matt really wanted to see this movie and I did too and NOT just because of this hunk Charlie Hunnam! But really, he is very special! 😏 This was a Guy Ritchie version of this legend and it was full of effects, action and wild shots! Matt and I really enjoyed this movie it was a fun and modern retelling of this story. 

Everything, Everything
Sunday Matt played golf because all of our snow had melted so I decided to treat myself to a morning movie! I haven't read this book so I can't comment on how true it was to the book but I really enjoyed this. I would say this is the perfect cheesy teen LOVE story. The lead couple is beyond cute and there are a few moments of sad but over all this is just a love story. I really enjoyed this movie!!!

Alien Covenant
I can't say this was better than the others because it was so different but this is the movie I have been looking forward to!!! This is the follow up to Prometheus all part of the "Alien" family! Here is the weird thing I don't like Horror due to the excessive blood. YES, this movie does have blood BUT this is a horror movie that makes you think. It completely transports you to this version of our future and I love it. For me this was a good amount blood and scares mixed in with adventure and survival which I love. I kinda want to go see this one again to see what I missed!
And PS- I LOVE everything Ridley Scott does, he is genius!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wayne Gruber

It is with a heavy heart that I share that last week Matt's grandfather Wayne Gruber passed away. So for a couple of days we headed to Eustis, NE to spend the time with his family and for the funeral. 
Wayne and Verna were married for 60 years and everyone could see their love......

 The ceremony was lovely and I wanted to help in some way so I did the photography. I know it wasn't a celebratory event but at my Granddads funeral the pictures we all have together we cherish.
 Wayne lived in the small town of Eustis his whole life and he was buried with Military honors. It was very special.

 I love this picture below in a moment full of love I captured Matt and his Mom! This picture truly shows real emotion. I hope they love this picture as much as I do!

 Before the ceremony Matt was able to have a few minutes together, we all hope that Grandma Gruber could feel all the love in the room.
 SO this little fella is William and he kinda took to Matt (and me)! He is beyond PRESH and I love this picture! William is a TRIPLET! His other siblings are Oliver and Cora.
 I decided to get out from behind the camera for a quick pic with Matt. You know even though the occasion was so very sad it was so nice to have everyone together.
BABIES everywhere! This is the triplet and then my Sister-in-law and her baby Jackson! This was the best picture of many! LOL
I ask that you will continue to have Matt's family in your prayers, I know that once everyone heads home Grandma Gruber will have an adjustment.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Go Cards!

Saturday while the girls (minus me) went shopping the rest of us went to the Cardinals game!
 It was SO fun, we got to see MY Cards play the World Series Champs Cubs in St. Louis! GO Cards!
 In fact this game set a record, it was the LARGEST attendance for any game at Busch Stadium! Like for real! And we had great seats! My Brother-in-law and I had a great time with Dad!!!
 I was so sad Matt couldn't make it and I tried to not show him my excitement before hand since he was missing out! BUT Great news..... The Cardinals are in Denver next weekend to play the Rockies and I got Matt tickets as a surprise! Great seats too!
 The last time I was in St. Louis at a Cardinals game was OVER 11 years ago! After my season dancing for the NBA I saved all my money from the season and to thank Matt for a crazy year I surprised him with a trip to see his Beloved CARDS! It was fun then and fun now!
This was a great way to end my weekend in St. Louis with a CARDS win!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Doctor DuBois

 Last weekend my whole family as well as my brother's in-laws all gathered in St. Louis because my brother graduated from Optometry school! My smartie pants brother is officially a DOCTOR!!!
 A huge bonus and a fun surprise is that mat brother won the awards for "Excellency in Ocular Diseases" for his entire graduating class! What is even better about that is that Curtis IS going to specialize in Ocular Diseases!
We are all so very proud of him and it was truly a nice weekend for us all to be together as a family and celebrate him!
 It was so nice for the 3 of us to be together.... laughs, teases, poking fun and being the original 3!
 BIG Thank you to Ryan, Marissa's husband for taking this photo! We just need to photoshop him and Matt into the picture below and it's complete!
 You see his future is so bright.... he has to wear shades! LOL! Isn't this a typical graduation pic?
 We got ONE picture with everyone!!! Saturday night our last night we all went to Jeni's Ice cream... my love from my Columbus days! So exciting they have a St. Louis location! My family is in the picture as well as Jordan my sister-in-laws family! ❤️
 Mom and her ladies before dinner one night! Curtis and Jordan have these beautiful roses out front of their house! And actually today they are packing up and moving to Tulsa, Ok for Curtis's residency!
It was a great weekend full of laughs, good food, family, celebrations and smiles!
Congrats again Curtis!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekend Warriors

Last weekend was truly the first great weekend for some yard work here in Colorado. We checked the extended forecast and it doesn't look like we will have another freeze. So we were excited to start working on our Summer yard!
 Thanks to my family I received gift cards for my Birthday to help with the yard and first off we got a new fence for the garden! It looks so cute and we think it will do a good job of keeping our silly boys out of the garden!
 We did plant flowers, flower seeds and herbs but I am waiting on my heirloom garden seeds to arrive! I got these super awesome galvanized planters at Home Goods and they fit in perfectly!
 My sister and her husband got me these awesome patio lights for my Birthday, you can't really see it but the string is braided red and white! It's so fun!
 We cleaned off all the cushions and put together the upstairs patio and we were able to have dinner that night outside! We are waiting on a neat outdoor prep table to go by the grill, I am excited about that!
 The front patio is all fixed up too! This weekend I am out of town but hopefully Matt will mow and do the mulch in the yard so next weekend we can plant the garden and be DONE!
 We had a belated Cinco De Mayo Saturday! We have Mexican Burgers and Margaritas! Yumm!
 That night before bed I realized THIS HAPPENED! We are so stupid and didn't put on sunscreen but I guess we thought that since it wasn't really hot the summer sun wasn't in full force BUT clearly we were wrong! I know, It's BAD!
Sunday we went to brunch at our favorite place Snooze and then went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Of course we LOVED it and I need a BABY GROOT so bad! Like really bad, Baby Groot makes the whole movie!
How was your weekend? I head out tomorrow for St. Louis with my family because my brother graduates from Medical School!!! Check my social media for pics of the trip!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


So my husband's right hand gal is having a baby next month and I wanted to do something special for her. I will say that I put this together in 2 days, it may not have been perfect but it was planned with love by Matt and I. 
 I decided the theme would be "She is About To POP"!! SO cute... we had Pop, Popcorn, Lollipops, Fruit Pops and Pink cookies of course!
 The shower was 2-4 so just some snacks was great! Matt planned a meeting with some of the agents who work closely with Jess and the meeting was a rouse for her "SURPRISE" shower! She was really touched, it worked out perfectly!
 Jess is having a little girl and they are naming her Breck, so cute huh?
 This picture cracks me up because it was mostly guy agents at the shower but they all brought gifts and fully participated which meant so much to Jess as well as Matt and I!
 She got a ton of diapers and fun baby girl stuff!! Congrats again Jess, baby will be here soon!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pioneer Woman Country

On my Birthday in Oklahoma Mom, my sister and I took a 4 1/2 hour roundtrip road trip to Pawhuska, Oklahoma also known as the home town of THE Pioneer Woman Ree. We wanted to get there at a good time so we arrived a little after 10:30 and the line to eat was already formed!
 You don't have to wait in line to go into the store or the bakery but to eat you will. We only waited an hour but clearly if you go on Saturday at Noon thats your fault! LOL. The store was awesome there was something that every cook will love in all price ranges! Stuff for your home, kids, decor and those cute shirts she always wears on air! They even have the cutest gift wrapping station!
 Lunch was nice the flavored teas were so great and her queso was amazing! We all enjoyed lunch and then got some great treats in the bakery to take home!
The negative? The upstairs with the bakery is HUGE and tons of blank open space while downstairs with the dining room and store was crammed packed. It just wasn't set up too great. But over all SO FUN and ya, I spent some change thats for sure!
 This is the Home cooks DREAM location! LOL! And totally it is like the only place in that town.
 Guess WHAT? On very random weekends thru out the year Ree opens up "The Lodge" for guests to tour and we hit the JACKPOT!! About 20 minutes from the store and 15 of those on a gravel road you arrive at the Lodge!
 You guys the exact place she films all her shows, hosts family and friends and we got to tour IT! We were so giddy! And don't tell Ree but we did open up all the drawers and sneak peaks into everything! Her top drawer by the stove top has a LARGE bottle of Advil for long film days I guess!
 Oh ya, Mom and I pretended to cook with her cast irons. The lodge is just so stunning and the guest rooms are like the most stunning rooms with bathrooms that are too die for!
 The table they share meals at and the boots on the fireplace was so country chic! And yes, we met the DOGS!!!!!
 In the back of The Lodge is THIS an entire industrial prep kitchen! I mean it was unreal just look at this....

You guys it was a ton of fun and totally worth the time in the car. It was so nice to spend an entire day with just my Mom and Sister Marissa!!!! xo


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