Friday, May 22, 2009

A Little Fun from Last Weekend

Brandon was in a fishing contest last weekend. It was part of the corporate challenge competition at his work. He has to win the try-outs (another fishing tournament in itself) in order to compete in it. Well, him and his partner Matt beat out some old timers and woke up before the sun came out for a little fishing action on Smithville lake. The weather was cold, and the fish didn't bite so well. In fact, they only caught two fish.
See fish #1...
And fish #2
(I am sure Brandon would like for you to know that he caught both of them even though Matt is holding up his fish, which looks bigger, for the picture)
Well, what do you know...there 2 bass got them 2nd place metals at the tournament! Most of the other teams were only able to catch crappie. It takes a lot of crappie to equal the weight of one bass. They got 2nd place by the weight of their bass.
See them supporting the Honeywell shirts....
Brandon also got his fourwheeler running. He said I had to take a picture of it running for my blog, since I showed it before it was running.
He wouldn't slow down, so I only got crazy blurry action shots...
We also took Cove to the Lake last weekend. It was her first time going to a real lake (we have only taken her to the pond at Bass Pro Shop). Let's just say she is going to be a water dog. It only took her a minute on the dock before she jumped right off without us knowing it! Good thing she knows how to swim.
Here she is shaking off the water after Brandon helped her back up on the swim dock...
Rotation are keeping me busy...real busy. That's okay though because I am learning a lot. I may become a weekend blogger at this rate.
Did I tell you I chopped off my hair? My sister took pictures, so I will share. She has been out of town all week, so I will forgive her for taking so long to get them to me. Hopefully I will see her tomorrow.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend...please take some time to remember the ones that made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Why oh Why

Why oh why did something have to run into my windshield? My last drive home from St. Louis (well for 5 weeks), and something slams into my windshield in the middle of a rain storm. The odd things was that there wasn't anything around me. Brandon analyzed the crack and determined that it must have came from more of a blunt object like a bird (I hope not) rather than a rock. What ever it was sure did make a loud noise! I knew I hit something, but couldn't see the cracks in my glass till I finally drove out of the down pour ) :
These little cracks ended up costing me $155 to replace my windshield...darn my luck! If it really was a bird, I bet it is thinking the same thing...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The End of a Chapter

The last final is taken, the binders are closed, the books are packed up. StLCoP class of 2010 is officially forever done with classes. Although I am thrilled with the realization that I will never again take finals, the thought of separating from the friends and place I called home for the past 5 years is a little sad. Before I start the next chapter in my life called rotations, I wanted to reflect on things I will miss. Because I am a lover of food, I am going to miss some of my favorite places to eat, including Little Maggiano's, The Old Spaghetti Factory, and Jimmy Johns (we don't have a close one back in KC).

Here is a pic of some of us riding the metro down to The Old Spaghetti Factory from I would guess 2nd year (I will not miss being asked for money while waiting for the metro). I really like Ashton's green coat in this pic- cute!
Besides food, I know I will miss my BFFs even more. We have pulled each other through some tough times together, and I don't know what I would do without them. I know our paths and life will start moving different directions, but we will only continue to be great friends despite the miles between us. I cherish the relationships I have with both of you. I will never be able to watch Saturday Night live and not think of Lynn or eat at BreadCo and not think of Emily. We always found ways to have fun despite the studying. See, here is Lynn flipping me off...haha.

And Emily's fish face at the CPK.

I will also miss the great group of girl friends we had going (sorry, I uploaded the first group picture I saw and then realized it was missing quite a few of you). It is crazy how school has brought us all together, and interesting that despite all the differences we all have formed great bonds over the years. I love all my StLCoP ladies dearly.

School would have been miserable without such a great group of friends. It is the BBQs in the girls back yard, the crazy games we would play, eating Knox blocks at our group meetings Sunday nights to go over cases, watching Grey's together, sharing the "good" info we learned from facebook creeping, rides home with Kelsey, and so much more that I will miss. We really made some wonderful memories together.
Yes, I will miss my days at StLCoP. We may have had some tough classes and some tough professors, but we made it through together. So here is to us and the memories we made that will last a lifetime...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

An Update

Here is a quick update.
My dresser project is on hold. Brandon bought a four wheeler. It didn't run, so he is fixing it up. This means we get lots of packages in the mail from all the parts he orders off ebay. In case you don't know him, he is a gear head. He always has a engine he is working's like an addiction.
My life is on hold too, pending 4 finals. When finals are over with I plan to:
Finish the dresser project.
Watch Craig's list daily for a few items I have in mind.
Chop off 10 inches of my hair for Lock of Love.
Put the cork board I bought weeks ago up in my cabinets.
Make this other things I don't know how to describe, but I will show pics later.

Don't mean to leave you hanging. I can't wait to have my life back either!