March 31, 2014

What Do You Do With a Sicky Husband

Early in the weeeeeekeeeeend!?!?
[amitheonlyonethatknowsthattuen?]

But for real, what do you do with a sick husband since Wednesday?


You…..

….heat up a lot of water for a lot of tea….

….do a lot of laundry, since he can't….

….sleep in separate beds to avoid the germs….

….miss your cuddle buddy….

….spray everything with disinfectant spray….

….watch your love pass out for a nap every four hours….

….offer to go to the store 2348320483 times….

….take a nap too….

….put your husband to bed at 930pm on a Friday night….

….enjoy the early bedtime….

….spray everything with disinfectant spray….

….start spring cleaning on Saturday….

….stop spring cleaning Saturday afternoon
because Le Husband passed out on the couch….

….catch up on the Good Wife while he's sleeping….

….can not BELIEVE what the Good Wife did….

….spray everything with disinfectant spray….

….watch She's All That...

….offer to make dinner each night….

….make Le Husband drink a green juice….

….laugh at his face while drinking said green juice….

….air kiss….

….spray everything with disinfectant spray….

….spend more time in the living room than normal….

….watch the random snow storm, again….

….enjoy a weekend of nothing after recent crazy ones….

….hope he gets better soon….

How was your weekend?!?!

March 28, 2014

STOP IT ALREADY!


Just stop it okay?

Stop what you ask?! We'll I'll tell you.
I came across an article on Facebook this week,
and it really made me take notice. 

It was titled,  *30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself*, and I, personally, found it fascinating. I saw myself, and a decent amount of my friends in some of the points and thought "WOW, we really kick our own butts sometimes", which is kind of silly don't you think?

So, I thought I would share this article with you today, muffins, while highlighting my five favorite points.

#1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – This would be #1 on my list and I'm so happy it's #1 on this list. I feel that this is such a problem in our culture and people need to stop wasting time on people that aren't worth it. Some people come into our lives and are meant to be there forever, but some, are just pages, chapters and sometimes a paragraph. You should surround yourself with people who respect you, treat you with respect and are happy to be in your presence. Why live a life dating someone who doesn't treat you right, or hanging out with people who don't respect you? Losing a bf/gf or a friend might mean nights are quieter and there is less to do, but you won't feel held down by something that is bad/wrong. My man, Han, said it best, "Who you choose to be around you, let's you know who you are".


#15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else. – Everyone wants to keep up with the Jones' but you know what, I don't think the Jones' care about us in the least. Going into debt to have the best house, car or clothes is ridiculous and a hole that is hard to get out once it has been dug. So what if most of your friends were married you? So what if you don't have a home or a baby two years into marriage? So what if you choose to spend your money on traveling for kickball instead of a lavish vacation in the islands? So what if house isn't Pinterest worthy? You were created to be amazing and you are amazing. Concentrate on yourself instead of worrying about what others are doing.

#22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – To be honest, I never fully began embracing the small moments until I became engaged and married. I enjoyed life, and all that it was, but knew that big things were going to happen, soon. Once they did, I found myself clinging and holding tight to the small moments that surrounded the big ones last year. The random family dinners together and the quiet, simple moments on the couch watching a show together. The most mundane, small moments make my heart so happy now and I am so glad to be reveling in them. And, you better believe, I stop to smell every rose I can, just to grab a small moment of joy.
[source]

#28. Stop worrying so much. – Worrying doesn't help the outcome. EVER! It just creates more stress, unnecessary stress and causes us to stop being happy. I used to be a bit of a worrier, but now, I know 1] Most things aren't in my hands and 2] Worrying won't do anything but cause me grief. When you worry about what MIGHT happen, you stop thinking about the here and now and you stop enjoying what you have. I think this point is coupled with #29 Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. Make the choice to believe what you want happen will. Positive thinking is much more fun and better for you than worrying.

#30. Stop being ungrateful. – I feel lucky that my parents taught me from a very young age to be grateful for what I have in life and not to focus on what I don't have. Even when life drives me nuts, I choose to look at all the blessings I have, instead of dwelling on the problem. Of course, sometimes I need to be reminded that many people have it worse, but I do feel that I try to recognize how insignificant a long meeting, rude email or bad commute can be compared to plight of others. I've chosen to become much more aware of how I describe my hardships too, because all too often I think we exaggerate our problems to make ourselves feel better. Counting my blessings also makes me feel a lot better than dwelling on a problem, I've found as well. You should try it out :)!
[source]
 Hopefully you don't think this too preachy, but even if you do, I think that's A-Ok by me. Sometimes we need to have something shoved in our face, before we sit up and take notice. I do want y'all to know that I love all of you reading and truly hope you have a fabulous weekend < 3!

*linking up here again!*

March 27, 2014

Happenings

Because every random post needs a puppy picture.
[source]
Contrary to this week's posting, life is happenin' over here. 

It's a bit random and it's a bit whatevs, but it's happening'.

1. Not prepping for meals is happening for sure. We've been so incredibly out of it since this weekend and my calorie intake has definitely been suffering. Two nights ago we had cereal and ice cream for dinner because there was nothing in the fridge. Yup! #bikinibodyainthappenin

2. After a ridiculous amount of hassle, I finally received my beautiful Kate Spade purse. Wait, before you make a comment about me 'never buying another purse' because of my Louis, here me out. This isn't just a purse, it's a cross-body purse and it's taking the place of one I lost. Babyspice gave me a beautiful, pink Coach purse for my bday last year, but unfortunately I lost it when we were in Florida in February. I'm so mad I left it in the rental car, because it was a gift and because it was so functional. Now, finally I have a cross-body for times I don't want to lug Louis around. 


3. Kickball has been on my mind all week. I've been watching videos, sending emails and picking Le Husband's brain about what he thinks about my ideas for the women's league team. This past weekend was an incredible kickball weekend and now it's in my blood, so to speak. I can't wait for practice on Sunday #kickballnerdalert

4. It's been freezing and snowing this week and I'm so confused. Where is the warmth? Where is the sun? Why am I STILL wearing my super puff warm jacket? Will we break 60 degrees for my birthday next month!?!? I sure hope so, y'all. 

5. All of the activity over the weekend has taken a toll on Le Husband, and he's been a bit sick this week. It's nothing huge, but poor guy just isn't himself. We were catching up on one of our shows last night and poor lil muffin boy fell asleep on the couch. And stayed there all night because he was passed out cold. Hopefully the homemade chicken soup he made will help him feel better soon. 

Sooooo, yeah that's it for me right now. How is everyone else doing this week?

March 26, 2014

When Life Annoys theBEEP Outta You

Make a crazy GIF post!

How I feel about my birthday being next month.

The look I wanted to give someone yesterday.

What I decided to do instead.

My feelings towards generally, rude people.


How I felt about the "knowitall" behind us at the Caps game last night.

How I believe I'm going to feel after the gym today.
 

Yup, that's all I got today! Have a great hump day!

all gifs found *here* and *here*

March 25, 2014

Things I Won't Blog About

I saw this on Rachael's blog awhile ago, 
saved the idea in my drafts and planned to pull it out one day.

Today is the day kids.

Here are some of the things you'll NEVER
see me blog about.

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1] The bedroom...enough said.

2] Heavy political issues. If you've read here for while, you know where I stand on a few political issues. I definitely lean a certain way and am no way ashamed for my beliefs. If asked, I'll express my opinion, but otherwise it really has no bearings on my blog.

3] My job. I can't. Plain and simple. It's nothing super secretive or anything incredibly important, but I do work with a product that can't be compromised. Plus, I don't ever want to come up in a search for my company because of a key word. That would be awkward explanation meeting with my boss.

4] A perfect house, job, picture, life. This one is an easy one. I'm not perfect, so I'm not going to pretend to be. I take 99% of my pictures with my iPhone and maybe edit them in Diptic, if I decide to take the time. This blog is about my life, how I live and who I am. Sometimes I take pictures of stupid stuff because I think it's fun. Or, I honestly want to remember that special moment, no matter what it looks like. And most of the time, it's a bit of mess, but it's my mess and I love it. 

5] Fights, arguments, big relationship issues. Sometimes I want to, really, really badly. I just want to vent about the small, mundane or the big ridiculous, but I won't. 1] Because I don't EVER want anything from here to come back and haunt me [darn the internetzgooglesearch] 2] There is no reason to air my dirty laundry in this space. Yes, I experience  fights, annoyances and drama, but I've made the consiouce choice to keep certain stuff [and names/people] offline. 

6] More than a glimpse of my faith. God is my Father and His Son, Jesus is my Savior. I am proud to be a Christian and take it very seriously. I try to be an example to people by my actions and am more than willing to debate/discuss faith here [appropriately], but my faith is also between me and God.

7] Money and finances. My money, is my business. I'm never going to share how 'poor' or 'rich' I feel here because I just find that in poor taste. Of course you'll find me wishing for more money [because who wouldn't right?!?!]. And, I'm all about talking about budgeting, because unless you're my girl Janna, you're probably looking to budget a bit more too. But, no one needs to know what tax bracket I'm in, or how much money I spend on kickball and vacation trips.

So, do you agree/disagree with my list?

What won't you blog about?!?!

And since this post was so serious, here's a fun picture < 3

March 24, 2014

Cobras, VJays, and another Tired Panda

Holy random animals batman.

Woof, it was another doozyfun weekend y'all.

I'm coming to you rocking five hours [or less] of sleep after landing around midnight last night. Thank goodness I'm hidden behind a computer screen at work, because today is a jeans and North Face kind of day. I can't wait to pass out in my bed at 9:00pm on the dot tonight. 

This weekend I.....

...Headed down to the A-T-L for a double kickball weekend. Le Husband and I and another teamie of ours, jumped on another team for the tourney and flew down Friday. It was two short flights, but a long day of traveling for sure. 

...Saw Le Husband be mistaken for a MMA fighter and a wrestler at the airport. HashtagImarriedastud.
...Managed to NOT freakout on either of my flights. If you read here normally, you'll know I'm NOT a happy flier [to say the least]. But, I managed to keep it together better than ever this weekend. I think it is due to the fact there were both super short flights.

...Drove an hour outside of Atlanta to visit a couple that is good friends with Le Husband. He hadn't seen them in a long time, and their super busy jobs prevented them from coming to the wedding. It was so nice to finally meet them and we enjoyed a deliciously awesome dinner. Their two kids were precious and I hope we get to see them again soon.

...Passed the beep out afterwards because we were exhausted.

...Woke up at the crack of dawn for game day! It was great seeing the team again and I'm kind of bummed it was our last tournament with them. They are a great group of peeps and I am so glad they were willing to pick us up for the past two tourneys.

...Rocked my pink and white socks..#natch

...Had a really good day of kickball. Made some clutch catches, routine plays and did decent getting on base.

...Had a bummer of a play that was part of a scoring run that led us into a loss. It was a tough play, but one I thought I could have made. It was for sure a bummer, since we could have won the game with out my and other people's mistakes. Losing sucks.

...Lost in the Final Four...poop.

...Tried to make it out to the after party, but after two fortyfive minute delays it was way too late to go out, since I had another tournament the next day and had to be at the fields at 8am. #nosleepthisweekend.

...Played in my FIRST EVER Women's tournament. And had a freaking blast. My DC team didn't travel, so I jumped on one of the Atlanta teams and it was such a great group of ladies.

...Rejoiced immensely that the sun made an appearance after forecasts of a full day of rain. The morning was cold, wet and miserable, but luckily the sun decided to make an appearance around noon which made the day much more enjoyable.

...Got FRIED on my face because I forgot to put on sunscreen since it was sooooo rainy in the morning. I'm usually a rockstar at putting on sunscreen at tourneys but the clouds and rain really messed me up. Thank goodness for good, light foundation that hides my sunburn afterglow.

....Had an awesome tourney with a ton of sack-flies and great plays on defense. I was put in the outfield in our last two games and had a soccer style stop [that got me a lecture from Le Husband] and then had a CLUTCH diving catch. Guess my baseball playing husband can teach a soccer girl to catch. ;)!

...Almost peed my pants twice. I was chugging water to stay hydrated, but since it was so cold I wasn't sweating. So, by the end of each game I was doing the potty dance in the outfield. Sorry about the TMI, but it was a major happening this weekend.

...Became nostalgic for my soccer playing past. The women's tournament was held at a soccer complex and there were games going on all around us. It brought back amazing memories of playing weekend soccer for 13 years. Man, I miss those days!

...Lost again in the final four. It was a bummer of a lose, but it was still a great day of kickball. No one would have picked our team to be in the final four and we rocked it out. 

...Made some awesome new friends. I seriously had a blasty playing kickball with these ladies and am so excited about some of the new friendships that were formed. We played great, looked fabulous [duh] and kicked some serious @$$! VVJJJJJJJJJS!

...Enjoyed a fabulous Lime-A-Rita while watching the finals. After two days and fourteen kickball games, I think I earned it!

...Could barely walk after it was all said in done. My normal speedwalking self was at the back of the pack walking through the airport. I need another massage STAT.

...Enjoyed the blessing of a quick, easy flight home. 

...Landed just before midnight. 

...Drove an hour home and passssssssssed out around 2am.

...Woke up to this explosion. That's what happens when you land SO LATE and can't find your wallet. It will be gone after a delicious Pollo Rico dinner tonight, but I was not wasting sleep time cleaning it up this morning.

Coffee IV is in and I'm plugging away at work. WOOF!

I hope y'all had a great weekend!


Linking up with these beautiful ladies today.

March 21, 2014

Always been a Quitter

Sometimes you hear a song.

And you just KNOW it has a special meaning.

That it will always hold a place,
in your life story.

When this song came out, I didn't know Le Husband.

But, I knew it would be a song about my husband.

It played in my car a few days ago,
and though I was grinning,
there were some unshed tears in my eyes.

Le Husband has changed me.

I'm no longer a Quitter!


 "Quitter"

Here's how it goes
Boy meets girl, girl leaves boy
That's all I know
All I've done, all my life

'Cause throughout my history
I've only been with jerks
Who couldn't take it
But you see the picket fence
A swing on the front porch
With us two on it

When I believe that nothing lasts forever
You stay with me, keeping us together
And make me feel like I never ever wanna give you up
'Til now, I've always been a quitter

You rescued me
Saved my life just in time
Saw past all my issues and scars
And made me try

'Cause oh, the way you're kissing me
Makes it hard to breathe
But I still like it
Oh oh, it truly feels like a dream
You know exactly how I want it

I believe that nothing lasts forever
You stay with me, keeping us together
And make me feel like I never ever wanna give you up
'Til now, I've always been a quitter

I've always been a quitter

When I believe that nothing lasts forever
You stay with me, keeping us together
And make me feel like I never ever wanna give you up
'Til now, I've always been a quitter

I've always been a quitter"

Happy, lovely and wonderful FRIDAY
sweet friends of mine! < 3

March 20, 2014

Adventure's OUT THERE!



What a great quote from a fabulous movie.

Seriously, UP is one of the greatest movies ever made. 

Honestly, if you don't agree, we really can't be friends.

Okay, maybe we can be, but you have to understand,
I quote this movie probably ONCE a day. 

Yes, once a day.

So deal with it.

Up is an incredible movie about embracing change in life
and going wherever it takes you.

To a new state, home, realm of happiness or
to South America in a house.
[itsaflyinghouse]

Life is meant to be lived, robustly and joyfully. 

Where we welcome new challenges, changes, obstacles with 
OPEN ARMS!

Even though getting outside our comfort zone might be scary,
think of how vanilla life would be without scary and new. 

Love, learn and live happy.

That is my wish for you today!

Embrace the adventure!
[gofindit]

March 18, 2014

Tired, Cold Panda

That's me over here. 

If it makes no sense to you, no worries. It's a Brady Bunch family thing. 

We have sad bunny. Tired panda. Angry orangutang. 

Yes we know we are...different. ;)!

Anyway, woof, I'm tired. 

I'm still playing catch up from my crazy/busy weekend. 
[shoutout to Rachael for the best comment ever yesterday!]

While I was able to work from home yesterday, I wasn't able to take it as easy as everyone else that just got a free vacation day. Don't get me wrong, it was nice to be in sweats and sitting on my ab ball or the couch to work, but I was still working. Mondays are usually incredibly busy ones, so it was pretty much go, go, go all yesterday.

And it didn't help that I was exhausted from the lack of sleep the night before. It was a mega late night, thanks to a soccer game that should have been canceled, so my body was dunzo. 

I tried to do a workout yesterday, but my body was gave me the 'NAY-NO'!

I'm going to try and see if I can get a day of appointment for a massage, 
because these knots and aches are a bit OOC. 

Speaking of OOC, can we talk about Mother Nature and her
bipolar personality this year?

Snow? On St. Paddy's day?!?!

Gurlfriend is smoking some serious crack recently.

Annnnnnnnnnnnd, not only is it still chilly here, it's going to stay that way for the next 80ish or so days. The Farmer's Almanac and other weather sources have stated that temperatures, across the USA will be five to ten degrees BELOW normal averages until mid May.

 Five to TEN degrees BELOW! Normally, that's eh, but in spring, when it's the difference between 40 and 50 degree days, yeah, that's a BIG DEAL [inagruvoice]. 

Not super stoked to be wearing a parka or sweater on my birthday.

Bring on the heat and summer. 

Oh, quick PSA. If I hear ANYONE complaining about the HEAT and HUMIDITY this summer, I reserve the right to punch you in the throat. It has been frigid and everyone has complained about the cold, so don't be a hypocrite and complain about the heat around me. Pick a team and stay with it, THANKS!
[this does not include my ladies in the southern states. I know it gets bad down there.]

*Soapbox* --> stepping down!

Alright, that's all I've got for ya today. I hope you have a great one!

Babyspice posted an awesome music jam, which gave me a much needed pick me up today. Do yourself a favor and head over *HERE* to hear it. You're welcome.

March 17, 2014

A Body In Motion

Stays in motion....and man was it a motion weekend.

Definitely one of those weekends where you need 
another weekend to catch up for sure. 

Luckily, Mother Nature is pmsing and we went from 
65 degrees on Saturday to snow storm Sunday night. 

The roads are ridiculous, so I'm working from home today. 

Anyway, back to the weekend...

This weekend I....

...Had my standing Friday night date at the gym with Le Husband. I'm rocking out 95 pounds on the bench, consistently and y'all I'm feeling strong. WOOHOO for moving weight. 

...Went to the Caps game Friday after the gym and woohoo they actually won. It's been rough this season, hopefully they can kick some booty on the road and make it to the playoffs. 


....Came home, passed out and slept in until 10am the next morning. SWEET GLORIOUS SLEEP!

...Helped my Husband out and played flag football with his team. It was gorgeous on Saturday and even though we lost both games [woof] it was fun playing. I had a few awesome blocks and almost had an amazing touchdown. 

...Prepped food for the week on Saturday, because Sunday was a mess of a ton of things. Definitely a good move with everyone prepping for the storm. 

...Realized how awesome my husband is to me. Due to a miscommunication, my dinner plans got a bit, ruined, so I was left craving sushi [not prego craving thank you]. I hemmed and hawed about what I wanted to do, but since it was so late and I was tired, I didn't want to go to a restaurant. Well, that gosh darn sweet husband of mine drove me to the Tetter, so I could purchase some delicious sushi to go. At ten pm at night mind you. Yes, ladies, I do have a true winner :)!


...Passed out after sushi.

...Woke up for early service and enjoyed a good one. Lenten services can go either way for me, but this one struck the perfect cord or repentance and looking to God and Jesus after the cross. 

...Streaked home to change for kickball practice on the National Mall. During the St. Patrick's day parade. In the cold. Yeah, it wasn't super fun at first, but it ended up being really good practice for our coed team. 

...Had my FIRST women's only kickball practice. I now play on a coed team and women's team and man a four hour practice on Sunday was tiring, but fun.

...Got hooked on women's kickball. I love having more to do and love the new position I'm playing. Looking forward to a fun season. 

...Skipped the gym after kickball because my legs were dunzo. I enjoyed a nap while Le Husband worked out. #listeningtoyourbodyisimportant

...Enjoyed a scrumptious homemade meal by Le Husband. Slow cooked pork tenderloin, au jouis, fresh bread, green beans and asparagus. Delicious, double delicious actually. 

...Drove through the beginning of the snow storm for an 11pm soccer game. YES, 11pm while it was snowing. 395 wasn't even plowed and I was pissed we still had to play.

...Played three girls and guy vs four guys and two girls for the first seven minutes of the game. The other team only scored once....LADIES ROCK!

...Had a goal and our team one! At least it was worth the scary drive. 

...Came home, passed out and well, now am working from home.

How was your weekend?

Are you wearing your green today? My nails are green,
so no pinching please :)!


Linking up with these beautiful ladies today.

March 14, 2014

Hair today....

Gone tomorrow.
Well, at least my hair will be gone.
Or different.

It's been a long time since I've change my hair up,
mostly in part to my nuptials last year.

I've taken big risks with my hair, in the past.

I've been blonde, brunette, slight red head
and dark brown on top with red engine color on the bottom.

Man, I loved that look.
Please ignore the sweaty ponytail. It was the only picture I could find
that displayed the color difference well.

But now that I'm 30, I feel like I need to keep it a bit more,
toned down in the office.

In the past I've chopped it off around my bday,
for a new, fresh spring look.


However, this year I ask Le Husband his opinion,
just for funzies and he said "Why not keep it long? And dye it dark".

Well alright then, long and dark we shall try.

And that's where I need some girl help.
[no offense honey].

What color do you like best?
I don't want to just do DARK with no dimension,
but I don't want to have too much blonde.

Below are the five styles I found on Pinterest
for inspiration.

Numbero Uno
[dark brown, with light ombre effect]
Numero Dos
[dark brown with light, small blonde highlights]
Numero Tres
[dark brown with caramel highlights]
Numero Cuatro
[Kate Middleton brown with natural highlights]
Numero Cinco
[all over brown hair]
Which look is your favorite? What should I go with regarding color?

Le Husband has told me what he likes, but sometimes dudes
don't always know best haha ;)!

Dance party...
*linking up here again!*

March 13, 2014

Free Writing {Kickball}

Today is going to be a bit different here in pinkland.

Don't worry, nothing too drastic, just a bit of a change of pace.

For the most part this blog has about my day to day life, big events, funny pictures, current events and of course my totally random humor. I write the way I speak [generally] and try to keep things light and fluffy when possible.

But, I've started to wonder, is that enough? Am I using this space to the best of my abilities? Is there MORE that I could be doing, writing, saying? Can I push  my self to actually write? Am I willing to branch out and let the words speak without the italics, bold or underlined words?

In order to push myself I thought I would do some random free writing. A set time, length and topic and once completed NO revisions [unless there is something horrific]. Sometimes I catch myself worrying too much about the right prose, verbiage or look and I lose sight of the flow.

This challenge kicks off today, with kickball as a subject. If you're already bored, I don't blame you. No hard feelings if you choose to click the lil red X. This post isn't about comments, questions or pageviews. It's about me, my writing and kickball. Cheers!

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I am a 30 [soon to be 31] year old woman and I play travel, professional kickball. Yes, kickball, like in elemenatary or middle school. Yes, we use a kickball similar to children and yes, we pay money to travel to play in tournaments to win money. And YES, we take this sport extremely seriously.

I first joined kickball in 2010 as a joke to play with my roommate at the time. She was not athletic in the least, but she met a ton of friends playing in her league and ended up at the bar every Thursday night. I was nearing the end of my hay-day of partying, but I thought, "Why not?", joined her team and boom my kickball career began. Well, not really. Her team was horrifically awful. Just terrible. There were probably three athletic people on the team, including me, and we got crushed every week. I hated it. The bar was fun, but competing was the worst thing in the world. I was considering walking away and then I was recruited to another team, a more serious team that needed a speedy, athletic team for their championship team.

That phone call was the weirdest calls in history and it was one that changed my life. I said yes to a random team, knowing NO ONE else, because I just felt it was something I HAD to try. I mean, they were going to Vegas in the fall for the championship, what girl says no to her first time to Vegas? So yes, Vegas was the selling point, because honestly, the worst thing that could happen was joining the team, making friends and losing in Vegas. Doesn't sound that horrible to me. I like to think I ended up with the best case scenario, since I met my husband on our team and now have a ton of friends I wouldn't have met without that phone call.

Oh did you catch that word, husband? Yeah, I met Le Husband because of kickball as strange as you may think that is as a meeting point. But, if you lived in DC, you honestly wouldn't find it that strange at all. If you walk along the National Mall any night during the week once spring appears, you will find multiple fields covered with multiple coeds playing kickball in multiple different colored shirts. I have more couples as friends that have met their SO playing kickball. Friends have become life long friends all due to a lil red ball and some bases.

People always joke me about playing kickball, especially when they find out how much I shell out a year to travel. This year alone, I will be traveling to Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Austin, Harrisburg, DC [home], Las Vegas and San Antonio for tournaments. That's a lot of flights, hotels, meals and dinero, but I still do it. Even though I've talked it down, been frustrated and thought about quitting, I can't because it's my niche right now.

Le Husband and I love to compete and this is kind of our last hoorah. We both were college athletes  [he was a super star, I was average] and the level of competition at these tournaments is insane. This isn't your daddy's kickball though. It's the closest thing to being a college athlete I've found since graduating. I play against former professional athletes, college superstars and some mack-daddy talented people. At times it's intimidating, but most of the time it's a whole heck of a lot of fun, especially when we win.

Winning the championship with Le Husband in 2012 is one of my favorite memories. 2012 was also the year that I finally felt 'worthy' to be dating him in the kickball world. He's a stud. He's one of the bests and everyone knows him. I rarely get to hang out with him at the after parties because everyone wants to chat him up about kickball. It's kind of cute and kind of funny. But, it was really  hard to just be 'the girlfriend' of the superstar. But, the year we won I was part of a podcast that was broadcast online every other month and it was a blast. We discussed tournaments, teams, rules and the social events. I became known as Pinky and had people coming up to me to talk kickball at events and that was so much fun. My fellow hosts were awesome and we were a great clique. I have so many fond memories that year and every time I look at my Louis Vuitton I think about how I won the money to buy him.

To sum it up, since 2011 kickball has become my life. My sisters made fun of me for playing and now they are on the team with me and Le Husband. We had a table and half of kickball friends at our wedding and the pictures I have with them are so significant. Kickball helped me find my husband, it helped me find my friends, it helped me find my niche and it helped me find myself. I wouldn't be where I am today, without that silly childhood game.

March 10, 2014

Hello Curveball(s)

Ever have a planned post, just to have life happen and derail your posting plans?

Well, that's happening over here. 

I had planned to post a recap of the weekend [le duh],
as most people usually do.

Well, you'll just have to tune in later this week. 

Today, I just want to say how much I love my Daddy.

He is a rockstar, even when things go awry. 

I'm so grateful to have his helpful nature in my life
and appreciate all he does for me, even when things don't
quite work out the way they should. 

Please don't worry, things are well with all things Daddy,
I just felt the need to sing his praises because he's awesome. 

SO LOVE YOU DADDY!
Thanks for fixing what you could for me,
sorry I'm a knucklehead ;)

I also lost so recapping time Sunday, because I was busy loving on our sweet lil dog Buddy. He's really old and I received a text Sunday morning that I need to be able to find some time to love on him, since he's probably not going to last the week. 

He may not be the brightest pup, but he is a sweetie and I'm sad he'll be leaving us soon. 

Even though he frustrated me, I'm pretty bummed out. 

Please say a prayer for Mama B. Buddy was her mother's dog and the last 'living' thing she has here on earth that was her mother's. I know she's really going to miss her lil bud and some sad memories will be brought up in her heart. 

I love Mama B and Buddy. < 3

Have a great week friends. 

Linking up with these beautiful ladies today.

March 7, 2014

Five about Six


Six months ago, today, I was walking down the aisle to marry my best friend.

Here I am today, six months later, and my oh my, has time flown.

I am beyond baffled that I'm a Mrs of half a year. Le Husband agreed it was baffling, when I mentioned the date he said "Really?!? That doesn't seem possible." I guess time flies when you're having fun right?

These past six months have been incredible, but they haven't been 'perfect'. Marriage is amazing, but it is a lot of work too. It's a daily choice to stick to a promise and even though we're in the 'honeymoon' stage of marriage there has been a bit of a learning curve for the both of us.

Here are five things I've learned in the past six months regarding our marriage.

1] Communication is key. - Obviously. Communication is something stressed to all couples getting married, especially in pre-marriage counseling [which is the best decision ever. DO IT even if it's not required. Talking about stressful things with someone licensed in counseling for free is irreplaceable.] But, I've also learned that sometimes simple communication needs a bit of a shake up. Sometimes a "who peed in your Cheerios" or "what's with the 'tude dude" is better than holding it in, hoping it goes away or pouting and hoping he notices. Once the situation is out in the open, it can be discussed, a solution can happen [hesaysimsorry] and we can move on with the day. Plus, working things out faster leads to making things up faster too ;)

2] Keeping your identity is important. - I'm 100% guilty of falling into the newlywed bubble of just hanging out with my spouse and enjoying the simple things together. But, I have also made it a point to do things on my own, with my friends and encourage Le Husband to do things with his friends too. Girls/guys nights are important and having them keeps you from getting on each others nerves. Whether it's a dinner, happy hour, a night out on the town or a weekend trip it's important for you to be true to you and the girl you were before you found your perfect match.
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3] Choose the one that makes you laugh. - We will never be bored. Not because we are super interesting people, but because we constantly, constantly make each other laugh. It's the funniest thing, but the most mundane, random things create the most ridiculous circumstances in our apartment. Giggles, chuckles and belly laughs are daily occurrences and for that I'm so grateful. I'm pretty sure we aren't as comical as we think we are, but it's wonderful living with someone that 'gets' your type of humor.  Good lucks and charm can fade, but if you can laugh with your partner, life will be a lot more fun.

4] Keep things between you and your spouse. - Whether it's the annoying thing he does everyday or the super sweet note he leaves you in the morning, there are some things that should just be kept between the two of you. After the first month of being married I wanted to shout it from the rooftops how awesome Le Husband was and tell everyone about the cute and funny things he did all the time. I told a few people some things, but I kept most of them to myself. One because no one REALLY CARES and two having 'something' that's just ours is special. And even though I'm a female and problem solving out loud with other people is in my DNA, I've learned that problems, issues or disagreements really don't need to be spoken about with anyone else. If he constantly leaves his socks in the wrong spot of the room, that's our problem. If I was super fussy one day and he called me out on it, that's our business. Keep it behind closed doors, because the most important people in your marriage are you two.

5] Marriage is the most amazing gift. - You think you know, but you have no idea. Maybe it's because we didn't live together before we were married, but everything has been so different since 9.7.13! I mean, I know some people just view marriage as 'a piece of paper', but to me it's so much more. It's a promise, to God and Le Husband and a commitment of my life to another human being. Now, I'm not trying to knock people that are only dating, because dating is pretty awesome too. Nor am I saying marriage is the only way to be happy, because it isn't for everyone. But, I've changed, for the better I believe, from girlfriend to fiance to wife.   Knowing I have Le Husband by my side, for the rest of my life is the most wonderful and most comforting feeling in the world. I'm so thankful God decided men and women didn't need to walk through life alone.

Happy six months my love. To the moon and back < 3!

What are some of the best tips you've learned about marriage? Anything you would suggest to a newlywed?

Have a fabulous weekend friends, < 3 and :) s to you!

*linking up here again!*

March 6, 2014

Thankful Thursday

 Today I'm linking up with Katie to say thanks.

Lent has begun, and now is the time to be thankful and look to what I have and not what I need. I'm also choosing to give up a few things and take on some Bible reading for the next 40 days as well. I do admit, I find it refreshing to count serious and not so serious things that I'm thankful for every now and then.

I'm thankful for You-tube so I can play this song and this song on repeat :)

I'm thankful for my Kindle. It lets me enjoy lots of books at once.

I'm thankful for my wonderful family and all they do for me. 

I'm thankful  for the show Chopped, it's fabulous.

I'm thankful that my husband likes to work out with me. I've tailored my work out to his, but it's awesome having workout time be date time instead of time apart. And that lil pat on the @$$ when I've gone baller status lifting, is pretty awesome too ;)

I'm thankful for the tough season of Lent. Often in life, we Christians get too caught up in our secular life and look to God and Jesus as a 'pit stop'. He needs to be our GPS, and Lent helps us focus on our short comings instead of judging others.

I'm thankful that there is a miracle and new life at the end our Lenten journey.
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I'm thankful for a warm apartment, with heat, during these cold, cold days.

I'm thankful for my job. Even though I don't like it, I'm thankful for it. In an economy that's poor and where most jobs are cutting back, my job is growing and I'm able to achieve yearly raises and bonuses.

 
I'm thankful fun makeup that helps me feel pretty on rough mornings.

I hope you have a blessed day friends < 3