Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I made jam.

or maybe jelly..... I don't know the difference.

Start with these fresh strawberries.
Mush them up.... a lot.
Add soooooo much sugar and then don't tell anyone you give the jam to how much you put in there because they might as well just eat sugar out of a sugar bowl.
Add some Sure-Jelly... which doesn't look that good at all.
Get some of these...
And get some of these...
Do you know how hard it is to pour jam & take a picture? Thus the reason the pouring bowl did not make it into the picture.
Then you have...
12 jars of jam.... Just another example of why I should/need live on a farm.


Friday, July 23, 2010

I will miss...

Her excited face.

His new awkward smile.

Watching them be mothers, together.

Watching her be a mother.

And watching my mom & sisters try to get one picture of the 4 of them.

The good thing about being 22 hours away in the 21st Century is:
Cell Phones

They will be our saving grace! 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Let me introduce you.....

I am going to do the whole, here are pictures from my girl weekend, even though you don't know any of these women (that mean the world to me), and then I am going to give you details like "Then we all went shopping"..... even though you don't need such a condescending description and I should refrain from writing any caption because you are just going to look at the pictures anyway..... I know you so well. :)

Here are the women who got me hooked on SATC, helped me get my first D, who wrote notes to me on our bathroom stalls, who loved me even though I went Gamma, who proved that everything is funnier after midnight, and accepted an out of place transfer who was praying that her second college experience would be better than the first. These are the women I love! 

Karli- One of the wisest women I know. When she speaks, I want to writing everything down, and then write a book and pretend like they were my thoughts.

Lily- The truest of all friends. She would drive through Oklahoma and back in the heat of July, if I needed her to.

Melissa- A freak'n hoot. She is always, always, laughing and is that girl who is always the life of the party. She is beautiful and blonde and I 100% want to be her when I grow up

Holly- She is my constant. She is there for all of us and she is there for me with the kindest of words. She is is my hope when I need it and truth when I need it. I would not be who I am without her!

Kari- Loving. She has a heart of gold, that allows her to empathize with anyone and that makes us always want to be around her.

Tara- The ultimate mother. She can do it all and take care of the 7 of us too! She was the first to get married and the first to have a baby.... She has the lead the way for us and set a beautiful example.

Liz- She is the calm in our Suite 8 chaos. She is slow to speak and quick to listen and the women I hope to be. She is never rude or harsh but she is unwavering for what she believe.

Now here are some pictures (with no captions):

Thanks ladies for a wonderful weekend!!!!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Brought to you by the number 8

I spent the last 48 hours laughing, eating, lizard chasing, shopping, lizard mourning, reminiscing, & remembering how much I loved sophomore year of college. 

I belong to a group called The Suite 8.
We call ourselves that because there is 8 of us and 9 years ago we lived  in Dorm A, suite 800.
Cleaver.... I know.

I wont write much about the weekend tonight, just give you a sneak peak at these amazing women.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

I spent the 4th....

Gaining Weight.... just like our forefathers.