Thursday, December 5, 2013

Project 365-July

Looking back through July's pictures makes me really sad...I miss summer vacation and summer weather. I miss sleeping in, running outside instead of on the treadmill, and getting all the time I want to work on things for my classroom. Now, I am just counting down the days till Winter Break and crossing my fingers that it doesn't snow. Yep, July is the superior month for sure....
Go ahead and judge me...I have all summer off  and I CHOOSE to spend 2 days a week in my classroom. Lucky for me, my teacher twin Kim came up to school as well which made spending all day working when we didn't have to, fun! It might have seemed like a bad idea at the time to spend my summer vacation up in my classroom instead of lounging by the pool...but I am sure glad we did as much as we did this summer. I have to say a school year is much smoother when you have things ready ahead of time :)
Don't worry...I didn't spend so much time at school that I missed out on time with this little lady :) The end of summer vacation was almost as painful for me as it was her mama :)
I also made sure to get in plenty of pool time! The best part of apartment living is definitely the pool.
Two years ago to the day, my Goose, moved to Kansas. Since then we have been able to have monthly dinner/pedi dates, celebrate holidays and birthdays together, and best of all we get together on a whim like we used to. I'm so thankful to have my best friend living in the same city as me again :)
 
My dad turned 50 this year and to celebrate my mom rented out a room at the Boulevard Brewery.
Royal's game with the out of town family...this was also the game that I found out Jeff Francoeur had been traded :(
These two things are dangerous for me...I rarely drink Pepsi (or caffeine for that matter) so when I do, I end up with a sugar rush! Pair that with Candy Crush and I end up staying up WAY past my bed time :)
Gracie is an excellent helper when it comes to laundry...the minute any piece of clothing hits the floor she claims it as her bed :)
Not only did I go to school and work in my classroom, but I would bring things home to work on...I know, I know, you all think I am crazy. I enjoy it though :)
After a rough lower body workout at the gym I thought I would loosen up my muscles with an easy run and some yoga. Ya...that was a major fail...Jillian Michael's yoga is not really yoga or relaxing. I think I was more sore after than I was before :)
There is not much I have to say about this attractive photo...AJ and I are weirdos and do silly things. I can't even remember how this came about...but this is now referred to as our "grumpy muppet"' face.
Wine is always necessary when working on school projects...especially when it's a Friday afternoon :)
Erin and Nick's wedding wasn't short on entertainment...between my awesome friends, the R2D2 grooms cake, and the open bar... the fun was never ending. I mean until Nick did the worm and busted his chin open...I mean who doesn't want to visit the ER on their wedding night?
Baskin Robbins is by far my favorite spot for "Ice Cream Sunday" This photo proved to be a dangerous one...for the ice cream and for AJ. As I was setting up the photo, my graceful boyfriend bumped the table and knocked the ice cream over. Luckily, I have ninja like reflexes and was able to catch it, otherwise AJ may no longer be here :)
A Monday afternoon snuggle with my Finners? Talk about the best kind of Monday :)
28 Home Depot aprons...must be project time in my classroom!
Another day, another project. This one required many deep breaths and walking away several times. Luckily, it all turned out okay :)
Babysitting my little lovie :) She is usually a piece of cake to watch...but this day the only request her mom made was to keep her awake until she got home. As you can tell by the bottom right photo, this was a struggle.
Selfie! The blog that I found the idea for "Project 365" from suggested taking several selfies throughout the year. They aren't my favorite...but they are okay for the days when you forget to take any other picture :)
Yep...another wedding. We definitely attended a record number of weddings this year. Luckily for us there was a photo booth at this wedding. This is by far one of our favorite things to do :)
This lady takes lazy Sundays very seriously.
I may or may not have done a little dance the day this puppy arrived...it meant one day closer to Mexico!
If I am drinking this beer or you find a 12 pack of this delicious treat in my apartment...it's safe to say Shawn Beenken is close by.
I'm sorry, what? Chinese/Pedi night with my Goose ended with a disappointing fortune.
2 of my completed projects for my classroom. On the left is my job chart and the right side are our class rules.
An impromptu night with some of my favorite people...I avoided shots though. Not my cup of tea at all!
Yards of beer? Don't mind if we do...actually 2 yards of beer sounds like an even better idea :)
Free concert tickets, QT hotdogs for dinner, and incredible people watching is definitely on my list of favorite activities.
Are these not the cutest things ever??? While watching the finale of the Bachelorette Kim and I HAD to have wine :)
If you didn't already think/know I was a nerd this confirms it...my very own laminator!!! It was definitely an exciting day in teacher land :)
MLS All Star Game

July Outtakes

Finny loves "Fancy" the flamingo that Auntie Heather got her the day she was born :)
 My family is very dysfunctional...
 Boulevard Brewery Tour
 Best car ride ever...luckily we had our wonderful aunt to drive us home after my dad's party :)
 Seriously some of the best friends a girl could ask for!
 Yep, this is real. While I was at a stoplight on Quivira I saw this women run by in a sundress and flats pushing an empty stroller. Is this a new fitness trend?
 This look happens a lot...It is usually when I am trying to get him to cooperate and take a normal picture. Needless to say we have very few "normal" pictures, so clearly the look doesn't work :)
 Gracie loves when we dog sit for Kappie...definitely a wild duo ;)
 This picture cracks me up...I'm not sure why I am making that face, it's not because the beer is not delicious. It might be because this was my 2nd yard of beer though....
 Another summer day well spent :)
 While on our walk she kept looking back at me...it took all my self-control not to stop and pick her up for snuggles :)
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Project 365-June

Monthly photo challenges aren't as fun as they seem...I decided to try out a monthly photo challenge I had found on Instagram because I needed new ideas and was tired of taking pictures of my dog and food...After this challenge I can confidently say I will never do a monthly (or yearly) photo challenge EVER again :)
Here was the list I found...it seemed easy enough when I first saw it. However as I got into the month I realized I had no idea what "Bokeh" was...I mistakenly thought it said broken at first glance.
Self-Portrait-Selfie's are easy enough. This was me getting ready to head to the winery for Erin's bachelorette party.
Favorite shoes-nope, not cute heels...just my running shoes. These are actually my OLD running shoes that I refuse to part with. They are too broken down to run in, but I still occasionally wear them to the gym.
Hands-This day was the perfect excuse to get a manicure...I mean if I am going to take a picture of my hands, my nails HAVE to look good :)
Clouds-these were the days I enjoyed the photo challenge...easy peasy :)
Breakfast-I eat breakfast twice. Not just because I am a pig...but because I get up so early that I need to eat at 6 am and then again at 10ish. Okay...also because I am a pig :)
Books-I took a picture of my summer school classroom library. There is nothing I love more than books...especially kids books :)
A high angle-Summer lent itself to LOTS of Fin time, so of course she had to be the subject of this picture :)
Sunset-I wasn't in a good location to take a picture of the actual sunset, but I took this picture at sunset...that counts right?
Fresh Fruit-I love fresh fruit so this was a good excuse to head to the grocery store :)
Animal-yep, another easy one. My favorite animal...Grace!
Silhouette-I had to Google a how-to take a silhouette picture. I couldn't do it...so I used a photo editing app to make it look close. Poor Gracie didn't realize when I started this photo challenge that she would be the subject of most of my pictures :)
Sun flare-I think that is what this is?
Reminds me of childhood-yep this disgusting little creature not only reminds me of my childhood, but he was around for all of my childhood. He barely survived :)
Someone I love-easy enough...my Finners :)
Action- Rain, rain, and more rain at the Kenny Chesney concert. Tailgating in the car was a new and fun experience. Luckily for us the rain stopped just in time for the concert!!
Mason Jar- Need I say more?
Bokeh- this isn't bokeh, not even close, but I couldn't figure it out. I tried okay!
Eyes- after taking several weird, awkward, photos of my eyes, I decided to go with a picture of my favorite sunglasses. No I don't wear them often...just on Caturdays :)
Summer- The best time in a teacher's life :)
Water- this water bottle is responsible for the many trips I take to the restroom each day.
Micro- at this point I was so sick of this challenge I took pictures of whatever. This was a delicious smelling candle I was burning while cleaning the house.
Landscape- again, I was so tired of taking pictures and way to lazy to care. This is out back of my apartment.
Black and White- Ice cream Sunday and mint chocolate chip ice cream :)
Love- not a picture I took...I cheated okay....I found this on Pinterest. I think it's cute and it says "love" so close enough.
Citrus- I think the name says it all! This bottle has been in my freezer for over a year...can you tell I am a big vodka drinker?
Green- the HOTTEST baseball game I have EVER been too!! Yikes!
My weakness- McDonald's breakfast and sweet tea are definitely my weakness. I practice self-control EVERY morning when driving to work. I only allow myself this treat occasionally...and by occasionally I mean no less than once a week ;)
My car- yea, this is a fun picture. I was SO over this challenge at this point and wanted to quit...but I couldn't do it. I was SOOOOO close!
Trees- yep, more fun pictures ;)
Family- this is one of my favorite pictures of all times...and not just because it's the only family picture we have, but because of why we took it. We were celebrating my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary :)

June Outtakes

This is the laziest dog I have ever met...but also the snuggliest, so I don't mind :)
I love, love, loved this summer more than any other summer. Mostly because of my Friday dates with this little lady and her mom.
Summer barbeque over at the Deffer's house.
Gracie often times climbs in my overnight bag...not sure why? Maybe she wants to go on a trip?
I just can't even with her...she is so cute, she makes me that crazy person who takes far too many photos of their dog.
My sweet little girl :)
Kenny Chesney and Eric Church...I was pretty convinced I wouldn't have much fun, because I am not a huge fan...but boy was I wrong...I think it mostly had to do with my company though ;)
These two goons are my fav :)
It was actually a really cool concert...
And then running into this lady made things even better! I love a random Goose siting :)
Big Beers, good music, and friends? Doesn't get much better than that :)
We sure like taking pictures together :)
I'm so glad I let these guys talk me into going to a country concert!