Thursday, August 27, 2009

*fun fun*

A good friend of mine sent me an e-mail with this link.
OHMYGOSH! Safe to say, I fell in love.....(you will too)
So I bought a pair. I may not be eating that much, but my closet will be fully stocked with pretty shoes.
Confession: I ususally don't buy many shoes (especially heels-I'm 5'10) and sometimes I feel bad for buying so much for myself when others have nothing and we are in a economic crisis..... so I feel a little bad about buying these....should I?? They're soooo pretty. And they made my crappy week a little better.

And for the moments of pain I know my heels will soon be having, I know I will need to stock up on more of these pretties:

Currently, I am reading this book.
It's insanely long and it's about one of the "Lost Boys". So far it's pretty good, but completely heart wrenching. Dan's mom let me borrow it, and of course warned me about how tragic it is.
But if you can get through a story of heartbreak- this is an amazingly inspirational one.


Monday, August 24, 2009

the last days of summer

Paradise found.....

And it was at the Ritz Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale Beach, FL

Wonderful weekend. Just not long enough, never is.
I needed to be with these wonderful people this weekend!!!

Saturday night we celebrated the 25th anniversary of these wonderful people:

I've known them since I was 10. I love them more than words could express. They are a second set of parents to me and I was SO happy to celebrate birthdays and this anniversary party with them.
I'm unsure on if I'll ever want to get married, but if I find someone that makes me as happy as these 2 make each other, I think my mind will be changed. After so many years, they are still so happy. It helps me keep some faith in relationships, love, and marriage.

Hope you had a great weekend.
And happy first day back to school to those of you that had to go back today!!!!!
<3 kelz

PS lists of 5s hopefully to come later. Still got catching up in other areas first... (like laundry...)

Friday, August 21, 2009


I think I may have a slight obsession with cupcakes. But what can I say? I love them.
I think I have flickr favored about a dozen, but here are a few.
Don't tell me they don't make you wanna go out and buy some. :)

-Side note:
I am again hittin' the road soon. One more trip before school begins. :)
And I'm hoping that Monday will be alright (anniversary of my Dad's death). Perhaps after 8 years some may think I should be over it, but I'm not. And now, I am headed back to where I once called home, the city I last saw him.
Time heals all wounds.
I know I'll be fine. I've suffered through this day alone for so many years, it almost makes no difference. But a few prayers would be wonderful.
And I guess on the prayer topic.... a few prayers for some friends of mine that are in the hospital right now. One was in a bad car accident last night- seems to be ok, but still was pretty bad from what I have heard.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers friends.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

rainy day thursday

My lovelies....

Meet Au'bre. She's a doxie, a sweetheart of a dark, but stubborn as anything.

Meet Coco. I've had her since 3rd grade. I love this dog more than you could imagine. When she dies, I will be completely and utterly heartbroken.

The other day I went to the mailbox and found this:

It is a postcard from my bestie from Ireland.
Funny enough, she got back from her Europe trip the next day. Oh, overseas mail... But I was sooooo happy that when I got it in the mail. It made me smile from ear to ear.

Ok, so FINALLY posting pics of the anniversary trip to Captiva. (For more, check out my flickr!--site link to the right)

Everything about this place was tropical and magical. Including the resturant (above). The food here wasn't that great.....but their key lime pie was!!! (And I don't even like key lime pie).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

life's a beach

Today I want to be here:

With this:

(google images)

Some days, you just really need a vacation.... (and to think, I JUST got back from one...).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

2 years & 5 things

So, I'm a little late in posting..... (what else is new?)

This past weekend Dan and I went to Captiva to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. (Sadly Ididn't get to take many pictures, it would start to rain as I tried....) Boo.
To further celebrate, I decided make this post all about him/us. (Please save the gagging for later).
I usually hate being one of those girls... but today I'm saying to hell with it. :)

5 things I love about him/us:

1. His smile. It always makes me smile.

2. His humor. He can make me laugh even when I'm completely pissed off or sad.

3. He's always (or mostly always) willing to help me with computer/tv/etc stuff. I am technologically dumb, but he knows just about everything. He's the cutest nerd EVER.

4. His parents. I love how the 3 of them get along. They are so close and so funny all together. They have one of the most interesting and fun family dynamics I've ever seen and I love being even just the slightest bit apart of it.

5. He's a cuddler. It can't get any better than that. :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

the heartbroken

Heartbreak is never easy, no matter what the break is caused by....

Lately, I've been having a really hard time getting over being hurt. It makes me wish that I was a different person- someone who was less jealous and angry and bitter. Someone that was instead forgiving and loving, and most importantly, able to move on.

Over a year ago I lost the person I considered to be my best friend. Actually, I lost a few really good friends, but this one hurt the most--more than any break up I have ever had (and I thought those were the worst). But in retrospect, it does make sense-- I trusted her, my best friend, more than any guy (because let's face it, girlfriends are typically more loyal and caring than boyfriends). But the point is, I lost my best friend and I still to this day am confused about what happened....

But now all these things are happening in our lives, and I am not apart of it. Friends I still have are apart of her life, but I'm not. It feels like s giant slap in the face and instead of trying to move on all I can feel is anger and bitterness. I felt like I did nothing wrong and yet I'm the bad guy. I'm the one out of the loop and I guess what I'm more upset about....I'm the one that is not able to move on. Her life is great and everything we both wanted out of it. My life feels like it is barely going anywhere. I feel trapped in a body and a life that I don't (and never did) want. And it's lonely. I constantly feel lonely.

This is probably too deep a post for silly 'ole blogger....but I feel like there is no other place to vent these feelings-- there is no one else I can talk about it with. So please forgive me for being perhaps too blunt and of course too emo.

I promise to make the next post a happy one.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Kim's birfday!

5 things I loved about this weekend.....

1. getting to spend time with kim-the birthday girl and kelly.
Oh how I have missed them.
(this was kel driving in the rain....good times).

2. got to read more than I thought I would. :)
a good book that i borrowed from a friend in a book swap.

3. the drive to Talley.
the photo looks kinda bad due to the windows being all smudged with bugs...but you get the picture.
this part of fl is soooo nice.

4. travel food!!!

5. getting to see this boy....

'cause we both got back early from our trips.

this week will be reallyyyy busy
-step-dad's bday
-my biffle, kim's birthday (which is today!!!!!)
-my sister and brother-in-laws anniversary
-mine and dan's 2 year anniversary
-my nephews birthday was last week (and i need to find him something...i procrastinate. can you tell?)
-going on vaca soon
-school starts back in about 2 weeks!! ekkkk

CAN'T WAIT!!!! (minus the school part)
have a great week!!!!