Sunday, April 25, 2010

macy & kirkwood.

haven't had a picture of these guys in awhile.
they can be crazy. they make us crazy. but we are crazy about them.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

the greatest college week ever.

i remember writing home to mom and dad from IU in April five years ago with this infamous quote used to describe the university's infamous bike race, known as Little 500..

"The greatest college week of all time. Where a campus of 40,000+ students celebrate a seemingly ordinary bike race by engaging in a week of mind blowing, wasted beyond your wildest dreams, non stop parties. Where class shuts down and drunken students stumble from bar to bar, frat to frat, street to street, drinking everything in sight and no amount of alcohol poisoning can stop them. Where it is more than acceptable to start drinking the moment you awake, and slipNslides, mud wrestling, beer pong, live bands, and power hours are a daily occurrence. The greatest college week in America, Indiana University's Little 500."

they felt really good about me being out on my own at that point in time. ;)

so not all of my classes were canceled that week.. in fact, many purposely scheduled exams that week that couldn't be made up. but that didn't stop a girl from coming to class drunk off her rump, and confessing it to our entire business law class of over 100 students. it was not an unusual sight to walk out of my apartment to see someone dressed in a giant pink bunny costume, just because. each morning, before 10 a.m. i might add, i passed through our complex's parking lot filled with corn hole games, loud music, bikini's, pong tables, and wouldn't you guess it - early AM drinking. the whole 'drinking from the moment you awake to 4 and 5 AM' is no exaggeration. at all. with our paper thin walls, i was lucky to get a few hours of quiet to sleep. the bars are insanely packed. we stood in an hour long line to get into Sports. they shut down the restrooms at all the restaurants - even if you buy something. (trust me, i tried. it wasn't pretty.) so i stood in another 30 minute line for another bar, paid a $6 cover just to use their restroom, then leave. (because only the lame bars had 30 minute waits, and who wants to stay there?) and i never made it to the race. the event the week builds up to. the biggest intramural even that takes place on IU's campus, and the largest collegiate bike race in the U.S. the event that seven time tour de france winner lance armstrong says was "the coolest event I ever attended." oops.

cheers to the greatest college week ever.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

shameless self promotion.

last summer i tried something new. i took my love for photography to the next step by buying a REAL camera. aka SLR as oppose to a point-and-shoot. and i started playing. and practicing. and fell in love with it even more.

recently, i've taken another leap. i've created a website. while i feel i have a very long way to go with my skill level, i'm excited by the thought of challenging myself to take pictures for others.

take a look. let me know what you think! my photography blog still exists, along with the creation of a facebook fan page. i'm so official, i know.

Monday, April 12, 2010

showers, showers, showers.

02/08/10 - baby shower by the boys' swim team.

03/14/10 - baby shower by my momma.

03/27/10 - baby shower by 2 of my mother-in-law's friends.

04/03/10 - baby shower by my sister-in-law, emily.

04/19/10 - baby shower by the girls' swim team.

04/23/10 - baby shower by colby's middle school.

here are pictures from a few of the ones that have already occurred.





so thankful to the people who were a part of these showers. this little boy that i'm growing is loved very well already!

is it may 29th yet?

Friday, April 9, 2010

final phase.

remember our kitchen update, phase 1 and phase 2? well, the kitchen is now complete. 6 months later, we finally got our new range. and a microwave! i'd say the wait was worth it. pretty slick, eh?

aside from our papa murphy's pizza (which, by the way, baked beautifully) we picked up the night the electrician got us all hooked up, i have yet to use it. i might have to break it in with some baked goods soon.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


blame it on the weather, blame it on an upcoming visit from my mother, but i'm going to chalk my behavior up to "nesting."

i had a hot & steamy love affair with the rug doctor a couple of weeks ago. on a friday night. which turned into a weekend long rendezvous with all sorts of cleaning supplies.

i may or may not have cleaned our hardwoods cinderella-style. hands and knees, bucket of soap & water, and hand scrubbed the entire area.

i rug doctored the heck out of our carpets. round 1 on friday night - computer room & stairs (those that needed it most). round 2 saturday morning/afternoon - a second batch for the computer room, upstairs bedroom & hallway, and downstairs living room.

furniture was pulled out - vacuum attachments for corners and edges were used to sweep crevices that haven't been swept in a year.

dusting of baseboards & picture frames & railings & kitchen chair legs & blinds.

i purchased accent pillows for our living room couches. and fake flowers from hobby lobby to make two pretty flower arrangements for a couple of vases.

guest bathroom was cleaned - toilet & shower scrubbed. guest bedroom was finally ridded of boxes & christmas paper & bows & baby dischinger overflows to make it a room suitable for a guest to sleep.

colby's massive amount of t-shirts were sorted one by one, and goodwill bags have been started.

it's just a really good thing monday came along. i couldn't be left alone with my house anymore.

then this morning? you could have driven by our house to see me sweeping the street. oh yes, i think i've reached an all time low. doing my OCD-driven family roots proud.