Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Since the past few days have been pretty humid and pretty rainy (I guess April showers forgot to check the calendar..) I thought I might share some of the beautiful flowers I inherited in my backyard when we moved in about two years ago! I especially love the double peonies as they are SO hard to get this big.

Peonies, Roses, Azaleas & Irises!

After getting some great pix of the peonies all abloom, I took some inside and risked the wrath of the kitty (I've lost more than a few flowers to Ophelia) by putting them in some water and setting them out. Unfortunately, I also brought in some ants that love the flowers so much, as well. LOL!

I just absolutely LOVE this color of pink! It reminds me of cotton candy, pink lemonade, tutus and everything spring!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Since last we met

Chad and I have expanded our family a bit since our wedding. We started off with my original little one, Scout. She was a rescue from the Humane Society; a bit of a miniature German Shorthaired Pointer. I call her "compact." She is most definitely a princess and was a bit incensed to give up her spot on the bed to Chad.

Pass the crumpets and tea, please!

Soon after the wedding I convinced Chad that what we needed in the house was a sweet, little kitty. Interestingly, what we ended up taking home was a semi-evil, Sith Lord in the form of a fluffy little kitty. The aptly named Ophelia, she has quite a fascination with water, spends half of her time plotting the world's demise and the rest cuddling. She is building a stronghold by her "adorableness" power, which allows her to make a minion of anyone who cuddles with her!

Look into my give me tunas!

The newest member to the clan is our sweet little puppy, Indy. Chad had wanted to get his own puppy for a while now, and let's face it, another male in the house! So in November, we visited a new litter of puppies out in Cilacothe, MO. They were all completely adorable but one stuck out from the rest (and jumped all over Chad!) One month later and right before Christmas we brought home little Indy! He is a total handful but tons of love and fun and wiggles!

He’s a lot bigger now!

They all get along pretty well. Ophelia is definitely not a fan of the new puppy, but he adores her, wrestling with her especially. Scout and Indy and super besties, he looks up to her (although down physically now) as the best big sister ever. It can get pretty wild around here with all these crazies running around! Take a look:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the end of a winter's day.

What a gorgeous day today! I spent the morning taking pix of the beautiful peonies I inherited in my back yard. The buds are so plentiful and ready to burst that they are already falling over! (pictures to follow soon!) I also got in a few pictures of my azaleas and roses before the battery had enough. Should get some more tomorrow morning (before a good lawn mowing) and I may even try and pick up some more perennials at Lowe's since the combined effort of the puppy and cat killed my healthy and beautiful succulents over the winter :(.

I had about a third of these...until we got the puppy.

I had a great girls night with my mom, indulging in cheddar biscuits and Walt's Fried Shrimp at our favorite rubescent crustacean. Delish! We spent our evening gabbing over which restaurants in Wichita we wanted to revisit the most since we will both be traveling that way soon. Barnards, Felipe's and NuWay are all def on the list! After dinner we stopped at Half Price Books where I spent around $300 in mind between the Fantasy/Sci-fi & Baking section. I have definitely settled on going back and picking up a baking book my bestie Michelle showed me last weekend. It had some great recipes for breads and pies. MMMMM!


After saying our "I do's," we whisked off to take what seemed like 10,000 pictures that pretty much all turned out amazing. My favorites featured (of course) fall foliage and PUMPKINS! Let's not forget my husband's unique golf cart driving. LOL! When we arrived back at the club we were ushered in to our own private geek soiree to the stylings of Star Wars, specifically, the hero's chorus in A New Hope. Nerdfabulous!!! There were the customary toasts, everyone made me cry, especially my matron of honor, Kaleigh, and then feast. I don't actually remember eating anything but I know from all the comments and from the original tasting that it was mmgood. being a Pasta, potatoes, roast beef, chicken. Oh, somewhere in there we had our first dance between nnounced and food! We chose "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat because it pretty much sums up the way we feel about each other.

After cutting the cake, making the rounds,
and pretty much partying as hard as we could, Chad and I saw our guests off around midnight and we spent our first night of wedded bliss in Lawrence at the Holiday Inn (giggles). We had a short "honeymoon" at the fabulous boutique hotel in KCMO, the Rapheal. We took a carriage ride through the Plaza and ate at our favorite Hibachi restaurant. We Linkalso got the special "romantic" package at the hotel. Oh la la, it was faboo!

I'm trying to convince Chad that we should revisit for our second anniversary even
if we have to put down our own rose petals and bring our own wine!!