The Last Three Months

It has been an insanely busy few months here!  I’m going to write some blogs specific to some big events that have happened lately, but here’s a highlights reel of what’s been going on. 

We went to Ohio for my sister-in-law’s baby shower. 

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We ran in the Rootbeer Foam Fest 10k:

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My goal was to run the first 5k in under 40 minutes, and I hit 38:20. The course was great, and it was a lot of fun! 

Pancakes got sick and had to go the vet and needed lots of love and care:

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We really thought he was dying, but we have an awesome vet, he got put on lots of meds and tummy rubs. Needless to say, we spent a lot of time with this little guy for a month trying to get him back to his normal self. I am happy to report that he is doing great! 

Jonathan turned 30. We had a party, and went camping. 


Longer post on that forthcoming. But isn’t the banner I made pretty?? 

We went to Ohio to celebrate a belated Eid with my parents.


My sister and her husband visited from Boston. 

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I should have taken more pictures but we went to the city museum, ate great food, learned some acrobatics, got massages, and played karaoke revolution! A lot of fun packed into a weekend! 


I had a huge work project, that took a lot of time out of my evenings and weekends for a few weeks there. 


I don’t have pictures of that. But I think this meme pretty much sums it up. Glad to say the project was a success! 


We visited our best friends who moved away to Chicago. 

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And back to Ohio for the birth of our niece, Amelia Eleanor.

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And then out to Baltimore for Alysha’s 26th birthday.


Another whole post on this forthcoming as well.


And that about brings you up to speed! Whew! It’s been busy! 



#100HappyDays: Days 51-60

Day 51

 Love this pic of my sweet friends, @brookecannon317 and@picturecharity ! Both ladies have something to celebrate – it’s Charity’s birthday and Brooke’s official moving into get house day! Love that they match, too!#twinsies #100happydays

Day 51, April 25th: Our sweet friends, Brooke and Darren, moved into their first home! We all got together to help them move and Charity and Brooke were adorable as accidental twins! This was also Charity’s birthday, so after an afternoon siesta, we regrouped for dinner, drinks and laser tag! 


Day 52

We were so happy to finally meet this sweet girl! Congratulations,@ktkend ! #100happydays

Day 52, April 26th: We finally got to meet sweet Annie, Katie and Jared’s new addition to their family. We could have held her all day if they had let us 😉 

Day 53

 Leftover rainbow cake from a birthday party for a friend last night. Yum! #100happydays #food #bakedgoods

Day 53, April 27th: This weekend was so busy. Saturday (Day 51) was also our friend, Jamie’s, birthday, but the day was already so packed with moving Brooke and Darren, and Charity’s birthday party, that Jamie didn’t plan anything to celebrate her birthday. So… we threw her a bit of a surprise birthday on Sunday (Day 52), and I made this rainbow cake inspired by her fun, energetic personality!  I was eating the leftovers on Day 53, hence this instagram post. 


Day 54

 My “I just finished a contract with great savings so now I am going to go drink wine” face.#100happydays #work #negotiatinglikeaboss

Day 54, April 28th: Finishing a contract is always cause for celebration!  Good thing we had a Groupon to do a tasting at Garland Wines. By the way, Craig was awesome, we fell in love with this shop, and I basically never want to by bottles of wine in Saint Louis anywhere else. Except, of course, some 3 buck chuck from Schnuck’s in an emergency. But, really, this wine store is SO CUTE and the staff is incredibly helpful. They also do classes and free tasting events there. Who’s interested? 🙂 




Day 55

Shhhh it’s a surprise!! Finished product to come later!#100happydays #sewing

Day 55, April 29th: Ahhh the mystery craft post… don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long because here it is: 

Day 56

 Here’s the final project!!! Placemats! #100happydays #sewing

Day 56, April 30th: These are the placemats I made for my mom for Mother’s Day! They were super simple and I am working on a tutorial to post to teach y’all how to do it! 

Day 57

Days like today with the azaleas in full bloom remind me why I love my house! #100happydays

Day 57, May 1:  Ahh I love when the azaleas bloom! I took this picture as I was packing up the car to go drive to Ohio to start the Epic Adventure. May first, Jonathan and I drove from Saint Louis to ohio. 

Day 58

Maryland is beautiful!#100happydays #bestieroadtrip

Day 58, May 2: And on May 2nd, Alysha and I drove from Ohio to Baltimore! She needed her car there from when we returned from our vacation (see next photo….) so she could start her BRAND NEW JOB! 

Day 59

Headed to Australia!!#100happydays

Day 59, May 3rd: And on May 3rd, Alysha and I flew from Baltimore to LAX, to BRISBANE! Mom and Dad flew from Dayton to LAX and met us there and we started our family trip to AUSTRALIA!!! 


Day 60

Waiting for the Kuranda Scenic Railway on our#AussieVacay2015! #100happydays#sistersinaustralia

Day 60, May 6th: Okay,  so this is sort of sketchy. What happened to May 4th and 5th?? Well, when you fly to Australia, you literally lose an entire day. So that explains May 4th. We landed in the morning of May 5th, and honestly, it felt like one hella long day to me, starting with when we left Baltimore the morning of May 3rd and ending when I went to bed in a BED in Cairns on May 5th. So, I didn’t do a post. Because my poor brain did not really figure out that TWO DAYS disappeared. 🙂  But on May 6th, we had our first tourist excursion in Australia! We rode the Kuranda Scenic Railway. We did tons of other things, but there will be a super long Australia post as soon as Alysha send me ALL the pictures. 


Anyway, be prepared. The next 10 days are ALL AUSTRALIA, ALL THE TIME. Can’t wait to write that post. 🙂