Monday, November 21, 2011


Thanks to a very nice wife Todd got to go to a Chiefs game for one of his wedding gifts from me. I wanted to get good seats and we ended up getting 17th row in the "red zone" section. I struggled with which game to choose as I knew we would have a good chance at beating Miami, but then the Denver game would prove to be a hard-earned fight, so which one do I pick without ruining the surprise for Todd? I picked Miami for fear the weather could get worse the later in November we went. I picked up a few shirts on Friday before the game at Gordman's so we would look the part too.

We traveled down on Sunday morning around 10 and got to the stadium just in time to enjoy some of the smells, mostly, and sights. I would love to go to a Chiefs game and just tailgate like we did so many times for K-State games without even going into the stadium. Oh it smelled so good! It was a beautiful day. Almost a bit hot for a sweatshirt. Our seats were great. You could actually read their jersey numbers or hear what they were saying on the field.

It was also military appreciation day. I cried a lot that day. From the ceremony of bringing the American flag onto the field, to the Airman (lady) signing the national anthem, to a family being reunited right there at Arrowhead. They also paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars from Kansas and Missouri. I cried again when a man from Holton came on the big screen and his family was sitting right behind us. That hit a little too close to home, and I pray every day my brother stays safe and he comes home safely to us.

The game ended up being a horrible loss for the Chiefs, but it was fun being able to spend time together since we do not get to often and do something we normally would not spend money on. We sure hope the Chiefs become a little better before we decide to go to another game.

Which one shall we pick?...

I have also failed to pick our large canvas print that came with our wedding photography package. I don't want to choose the wrong one and regret it, but they are all good, so I'm in a dilemma. Maybe you could help me?

Check out our photos at

Or our photographer's blog site at

Do you have a favorite or one you'd pick? You might just help me decide since I cannot!

"We appreciate ya"...

It's been a little while. I check my Blogger feed every day, but I can't seem to strum up an exciting post, so I don't. I guess I should just do it even if I don't feel it's very exciting.

I wanted to share a couple of things from our honeymoon. We were originally going to travel to Colorado the week after our wedding. Good thing we decided to go south instead as they had almost a foot of snow in Colorado the week after our wedding. Instead, Todd surprised me with a trip to Florida! My best Southern girlfriend, Katelyn, was my best scout so I asked her where we should go. Of course she picked the Mexico Beach area since her family spends a lot of their summer in this gorgeous "Forgotten" coastal area. We actually stayed at WindMark Beach, which is where Katelyn married Kyle a few years ago when the place was brand new. We could not have picked a better place to stay. It was quiet since it was the off-season and a perfectly, relaxing getaway that was not too cheap but not too expensive. We left during the middle of the week because of Todd's work schedule and mine. We stayed through Saturday night. I could have stayed forever. I wish the weather was a bit more Florida-style but I took the 65 degrees in stride and made the best of a few runs along the beach in the morning. Nothing beats that view. We had the most outrageously good seafood and had enjoyed having no set schedule to do anything but explore Northwestern Florida and enjoy each other. Oh, and they really like to say "We appreciate ya" instead of "thank you". Oh, I love Southern people! Here are a few pictures:

We hope to go back next year to enjoy the HOT, turquoise blue water in July and catch up with Katelyn and her family while fishing for some king mackerel or red snapper!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm addicted...

Courtesy of:
Ohhhh I cannot get enough of this pinterest thing! It's all my favorite things about Etsy, blogs, Facebook, cooking websites, DIY sites, etc., wrapped into one amazing pin board. I know most of you who even read my blog also are on the site too, but I just wanted to say I check it several times a day. I am trying this recipe for dinner tonight thanks to a great aggie friend, Christy Lee, who is on pinterest. I love that we can all share ideas too!

And now that several friends(Kelsey and Pat) are living in Nebraska, we are trying to get a cookie swap day going. Thanks to pinterest I already have a dozen or so ideas for cookies I want to make! It is amazing!