Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vancouver, Portland, Dierks, Blink

Two weeks ago, I flew out to Portland, Oregon to stay with my aunt in Vancouver, Washington for a week.

I need a vacay to recover from my vacay. We did a lot of stuff.

I'm going to do that thing I typically do after vacations where I bullet point things that we did and show you a few of my favorite pics.

  • Went to 47 Costcos looking for an Oregon tent looking thing so my uncle can watch football outside.
  • Got my hair colored and cut.
  • Drove the hummer by myself #terrifying
  • Pedicures and manicures.
  • Randy Houser and Dierks Bentley concert (seriously, does Dierks Bentley keep getting hotter and hotter or is it just me?)
  • Got up at 130am to sit and wait for the new iPhone.
  • Slept in the hummer while Juana sat outside because I'm too lazy to sit up.
  • Drove the hummer again #stillterrifying
  • Listened to Verizon come outside and tell us they had no iPhone7+'s.
  • Left super pissed off, went home and showered and then went out shopping (and looking for iPhones)
  • Picked Missy up on Saturday morning from the airport
  • Watched Nebraska beat Oregon (inside, because it was raining, so the Oregon tent looking thing was not used)
  • Ate a ton of bbq and buffalo chicken dip
  • Went to a glass fusing class which was amazing!
  • Went to the Farmers Market in Vancouver
  • Went to Astoria, Oregon and explored that area
  • Did NOT see the Goonie's house because the owners are dicks
  • Hung out on the ocean shore (my favorite place on earth)
  • Went to Portland and explored 
  • WENT TO SEE BLINK 182!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • came home

Friday, September 23, 2016

The day Katie got married

Not long ago, Katie was my crazy friend who had constant guy troubles (mostly because she let them treat her like shit.)

Then she met Eric, and everything seemed to change. The crazy stopped, she seemed more content and settled. And then he proposed, and then one week later they got married.

Okay, so it was three months later, but still....warp speed. 

They decided to get married in Golden, Colorado, so Missy and I packed up our carry on bags and headed over there. We took full advantage of the weekend and did a ton of stuff! 

When landed on Saturday morning, and after a terribly long wait for a rental car, we went hiking at this glacier and it was amazingggggggg. Most beautiful thing I have ever seen. 

Seriously, so beautiful. 

The next morning, we got up and headed to Red Rocks for a 9/11 stair climb. We walked 110 flights of stairs, the equivalent to the twin towers. 

It hurt bad - I can't lie. And I cried big crocodile tears at the ceremony. 

Later that night, we finally went to the main event, the only reason we were in Colorado - Kate's wedding to Eric. 

It was a beautiful ceremony, and Katie looked amazing. One of Eric's best friends officiated, so it was very personal and sweet.

Many, many congrats and well wishes to the happy couple! Who are probably already expecting a baby, with the way they are speeding through their commitments. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Labor Day vacation

Ohhhh three day weekends, I fucking love you. 

The next couple weekends I'm going to be out of town and I'm not going to be able to sleep in, which is my soul reason for living anymore. So I took advantage this weekend of both sleeping in and doing whatever I damn well pleased. 

Friday night I met my sister for dinner, then went home and started watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Watch it. Watch it watch it. 

Saturday I ran a bunch of errands and cleaned everything in my apartment (I love cleaning). Then I flipped between college football and Stranger Things ALL DAY LONG. It was seriously glorious. Perfect Saturday. 

Sunday - there is NOTHING better than a Sunday when you have Monday off work. I was going to go boating with the Boone's, but the weather was kind of iffy so instead I just headed down to Nick's mom's house and spent all day with them. It was so wonderful. I love Jan and Dick, I love their house and I love how comfortable I feel when I am there. Plus Jan made this ridiculously amazing dinner than I am going to try to replicate but I feel like I will fail. 

On Monday it was time to bond with my own family, so over to Dad's I went. 

Is that kid kidding me?! He is so precious. And when I'm around he attaches himself to me, which I love. 

I came home Monday night complete in love with my life. I did all my Sunday night chores - laundry and food prep - and went to bed early. This is a picture amazing casserole I made for my lunches this week. It is red potatoes, turkey sausage, hot sauce and low fat cheddar cheese. 

Pay no attention to the burn marks on that oven mitt.