Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sweet Summertime

I have been such a bad blogger lately! I will try harder. Summer is flying by! My job is going great and keeping me busy. We just had our staff picnic last Friday, and though it was hot, everyone loved the live entertainment (courtesy of Alex, his brother, and their dad!), the food was great, we had tons of desserts, and our precious interns planned the whole thing!

I came to a sad conclusion recently...this is probably the palest I've been at this point during the summer in my whole life (or at least since I was a baby.)! Spending my whole week in an office, and rarely venturing out in the sun on the weekends is the reason for this...I guess I need to get outside or be okay with my paleness!

The past two weekends have been filled with boyfriend time and also pre-wedding festivities for several of my friends. Myra, who was in my pledge class in Tau Beta Sigma, had her lingerie shower two weekends ago. Her maid of honor was a fabulous hostess and made the cute cake herself! We ate, played some fun games, and even made Myra a newspaper wedding dress! I'm sure this newspaper couture will hit the shops soon!

Liz, a good friend from high school, is getting married this upcoming weekend, so a group of us celebrated her lingerie shower and bachelorette this past weekend. We started off with a lingerie shower at her place, then ate at Texas Roadhouse, and then eventually wound up at Fox and Hound in Fort Worth. I absolutely love Fort Worth, so it was really fun to celebrate there! We met a group of guys that were out for a bachelor party, and they were so nice. Can't wait for the wedding!

Today I stayed home sick from work. Last night I went out with Alex, Doug, Renee, and Brett, and we had a great time, but I had a scratchy throat that morphed into a full-on sore throat and generally un-well feeling by this morning. The good news is that I don't have strep, but not sure what I have...probably just a virus/cold combined with allergies. Hoping to be back at work tomorrow!

Here are a couple pics from last night--we went bowling at Splitsville, my new favorite place!

On the horizon- Triple date on Friday night, Liz's wedding Saturday, 4th of July celebration, me taking a vacation day next Thursday, and hopefully booking a trip to visit my Little!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Days Go By

"And days go by...
I can feel 'em flyin'
Like a hand out the window in the wind.
The cars go by...
Yeah it's all we've been given,
So you better start livin' right now,
Cuz days go by."
--Keith Urban

It's been a while, hasn't it? The days sure do go by even faster as you get older. Here's a little update about what I've been up to lately:

Working Hard....but my job is fun. : ) After many months of planning, the young professionals group that I coordinate as part of my job, the Think Ahead Group, had its first-ever Kentucky Derby Party to raise awareness and funds for the research taking place at the Center for BrainHealth, where I work. The party was amazing, and we were blessed with perfect weather!

Playing Hard!

Alex is home for the summer, so we've been able to spend so much time together and work on our Bucket List...making great progess so far!

I've also spent some time with great friends. Mica's wedding, shopping with Morgan, girls night with Marissa, and Caroline surprised Jenna and I with a full reunion including Bauza and Jessica. Love my friends!

In other news, I really really want to take a trip somewhere. Maui last summer was amazing, so nothing I do this summer will compare with that, but I would love to take a weekend trip somewhere. Any suggestions?? I'm also hoping that I'll be able to visit my Little in July!

Hopefully my next post will be in the near future ; )