Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Laugh factory.

this is by far the funniest thing I've read in a long time. 

after a tough but fantastic weekend at home,
a good hard laugh was much needed. 

my grandma and grandpa.
mom's mom, dad's dad. 
yes, not only do my grandparents live only 10 miles apart, 
but were good friends and laughed often. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011


This week were my mom and brother's birthdays.
Although this post was originally about celebrating them,
this week also came the answer to a family prayer
in the passing of my grandma Carole. 

My grandma had been suffering from ALS for the past two years 
and decided she was ready to go to Heaven.

It's hard not to be selfish when you know how much
you're going to miss someone when they're gone.
It's hard to let go and pray for someone to leave you.

But then I remembered it wasn't about me, but her. 
Her life. Her walk. Her journey.

My grandmother travelled the world, 
lovingly raised two amazing children, 
was a dedicated servant of God through our church and Emmaus, 
and was the best Mamaw I could have ever asked for. 

Although it seems like a dark cloud
near my mom and brother's birthday, 
it brings joy that my grandma's prayers 
were answered and she could be at peace. 

Please pray for my family as we grieve
the loss of such a wonderful and courageous woman
who will be very missed by all of us.

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. 
They will soar on wings like eagles; 
they will run and not grow weary, 
they will walk and not be faint. 
Isaiah 40:31

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Bachelor.

No, I'm not talking about the tv show, 
but my eating habits. 

Anthony kindly pointed out the other day that I
"eat like a bachelor". 

So let's examine some evidence....

Tonight's dinner:

Favorite foods:
Pizza, wings, grilled meats, cheese, anything spicy, sushi, hot dogs and fruit. 

Favorite drinks:
Beer, whiskey, scotch. 

Maybe he's on to something :-) 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rain on my parade.

Today's rain has spoiled my Saturday to-do list 
of running and watching the Air and Water Show

No worries, I like this list better anyway. 


I got the idea here and here!

(but with funfetti!)



Is it too early for this?


I've always been told that I look a lot like
both my mom and my dad. 

Check out what this awesome photographer did with that idea. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dream World.

Sunday-after-Church Anthony and Kim conversation: 

"Let's go out for pizza!" (A)
"Really?! You want to go out for pizza?!" (K)

(background: Fav Sunday meal Kim: Pizza, Anthony: Chinese)

"Actually, let's go anywhere you want and celebrate your job!" (A)
"Ummm...Hmm...Anywhere?! Let's go out for pizza!" (K). 

1. He knows me well. 
2. Good grief I love pizza. 

We went to Piece* and he told me to design my dream pizza...

Green Peppers
Hot Gardenia 
Red Onion

Uh-Mazing Pizza. 
Uh-Mazing Husband. 
Lucky lady. 

*Piece was just named National Pizzeria of the Year; so you know I'm not crazy. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Attention to details.

One of my favorite snacks to have in the house is hummus. 

It's delicious, easy to make, and pretty healthy. 
But today, I just couldn't figure out why my hummus tasted funny....

Was it the use of the blender instead of the Cuisanart? 
Had the tahini gone bad? 
That I didn't roast red peppers this time? 

or maybe that I was paying more attention to Project Runway reruns than cooking....

And then I did a double take. 
Curry flavored hummus.
The bottles look alike when you're distracted
by people trying to make it work. 

It is still pretty good though...maybe I'm on to something...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

for reals.

Marathon training is getting serious. 
Hitting 15 miles today was hard
but I felt like I really accomplished something. 

To celebrate and refuel, I devoured a monstrous amount of food. 

This marathon might cause me to gain 10 lbs. 
Oh well. :-) 

And my hand isn't there 
as a nod to Senior Pictures or to look cute, 
but I was so exhausted that it needed to be there to hold up my head.  

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sooooo close.

Our softball team almost won our game tonight.
But considering we came back from being down 4-9
in the bottom of the last inning to tie it 9-9, 
I think we did pretty well. 

Not only did I have a hit that inning, 
but also an RBI. 

I credit it all to my pre-game Slim Jim/Taco Bell.