Thursday, April 29, 2010


No one updates this blog anymore. I thought I would give you a small dose of what has been happening lately. The day after initiation I went to the Delta Sig formal in Kansas City. I took one of my friends, Kelsey Duck. We had a great time, but there is a lack of photographic evidence currently...sorry! I recently was asked to Gamma Phi Beta's semi-formal by a girl I lived in the residence halls with last semester. Her name is Mariah (to answer the question you are thinking: no!) and the dance is tomorrow. I am hoping we will have a good time. The semester is coming to a close and I can not wait to be out of some classes. I don't really want to leave Manhattan, but I don't want to be in class anymore.

People should update this thing more...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Just some pictures from formal (mostly so mom and dad can see):

Courtney and I looking way too good.

Cameron and I with the most amazing cupcakes ever.

There was an awesome photobooth there with all kinds of costumes and props.

Because I think I'm so funny (see previous post "Look What I Found")

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

House Update 8 mins later!

Yay!!! Also, Sarah and Chris got married last weekend... here is the link to the blog if you want to see pics!!!

House update!!

Hello Family!!!

Last weekend, Robert and I fixed the wall in our kitchen. When we moved in it had wood paneling on the lower half and some wallpaper on the upper half. We took the paneling down at our 70's party and the wallpaper was removed by two fantastic parents and a very helpful steamer!!

We put 2 coats of mud on the wall (I had to do it all because Robert said I had an "artistic eye for it"), primed it and put 2 coats of paint on it. We weren't totally happy with it so we had to do the whole process again but now we love it... especially the COLOR!! Here is a before (after the paneling and wallpaper were removed) and the after:

You also may remember that we tore down the wall dividing our kitchen and living room to make a pantry. The wall has been reframed for the pantry and the electrician is coming Saturday to install the lights and outlet. Here is a picture of the framed pantry from both sides. You can see on the floor and ceiling where the wall use to be.


Thursday, April 15, 2010


Yesterday, Kyle sent me a text asking what 3 interesting facts about him could be.
I replied "How about the fact that you were bitten by a snake."

Here's an interesting fact: Kyle was never bitten by a snake.

Seriously, I don't know why I keep inventing and believing these lies about our family...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

sexy firemen

Sexy firemen came to my house on Friday after I accidently set off the alarm from the shower. They came right when I got out of the shower. I was in a towel and had to answer the door cause I heard one of them say they were going to break the door down. They were cute... all 10 of them.


When you spill pop on your gear shifter it cost $500 to fix.

P.S. Dad will not give you $500.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Proud parents

Mom and I drove to K-State yesterday for a recognition lunch for a group Kyle was selected to be in. I don't remember the name of the group right now, but that's not important to this story (Quest?). Some really big whig from K-State sat at our table. He kicked off the event with a speech and said something about this group representing some of the best K-State students / leaders the school has to offer. I think there were 35 in the group. And then they selected 3 members to speak. Kyle was one of them. He did a great job. I'll post a picture I took later tonight. Just visualize Kyle at a podium and the lighting in the pic is very bad and you know what the picture will look like.

One other thing while on this subject. The big whig that sat at our table said his daughter is a Senior VP at one of the largest public relation firms in the country and she's based in KC. He said she helps a lot of K-State kids get jobs because he sends her resumes. I asked if she could get the sister of a K-State student a job even if she went to Baylor. At first he said "how do I phrase not a snow balls chance". But after the lunch he told me to send Jessica's resume to him and he would send it to his daughter. So Jessica - send your resume and a link to your website to Kyle so Kyle can send it to the big whig that sat at our table. Boscoe is his name. I think. But that is not important to this story right now. He likes Kyle. It's good to have connections.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Kyle texted me way early this morning to let me know he had finished initiation.
At 9 a.m., I woke up and read his text. Then, I fell back asleep. Then I had the initiation dream:
So Kyle and his friends had to get into a car and drive to a specific location but they were given no directions. Basically, they had to guess where to go. They ended up in Arkansas--the right location.
Then each boy was given some skittles. They had to complete the initiation task without dropping or losing any skittles. The task was to like climb a giant rock and do something.
One of the boys dropped one of his skittles and it was a very bad thing.
That's all I remember.


Initiation week has ended, along with initiation! I am super excited! I am finally a member of Delta Sigma Phi! Now off to get some sleep then formal tomorrow...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

MyLife, literally...

Here it is: A MyLife exclusive just for my family:


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I know that 90 percent of you don't like anything in the following recipe, but I made it the other night and it is delicious so you all should try. Mom and Dad, this is basically just for you... I don't think anybody else would try it :)

Vegetable Orzo

1-1/2 cups fresh mushrooms, halved
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 small red onion, cut into wedges
1 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-in. pieces)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1. Place vegetables in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasonings; toss to coat. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in roasted vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese.

For the rest of you, Kraft has new "Homestyle Macaroni," its in a bag, not a box, and is very good.. comes with bread crumbs for the top and everything!

Happy eating!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Today I spilt 44 oz of Sierra Mist in my car. I was picking it up by the top and the lid wasn't all the way on. The whole thing spilt all over the gear shifter thingy. It's really sticky.

Also, SAVE THE DATES are going in the mail TOMORROW! Get excited. They are super cute!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

Mom's in Waco with me!!
It's so exciting! Last night we watched Fame as I worked on my magazine.
And right now, at 10 in the morning, I'm working on my magazine as mom does school work (and Courtney is updating her google calendar with the softball schedule--she made the BAYLOR SOFTBALL TEAM!!).
We're just a really active bunch right now. But we'll probably spend some time this afternoon going to the zoo and shopping!! Good thing you decided to join the men's league, dad. Earn some extra cash just in time for me to get new things! :)
Hope you all have a good Easter. Megan, I bet you could find some tricky egg hiding spots with all those holes in the wall.

Friday, April 2, 2010

And the walls came crumbling down...

As you may remember from my earlier post, Robert and Kevin are tearing down part of our wall to make a pantry. Last night they were taking down the last stud when all of the sudden there was a big BOOM. The stud, which was still attached at the top, slipped out of Robs hands and hit the ground. It wouldn't budge, leaving us to believe that the wall is in fact load bearing. We had 3 different contractors tell us it wasn't load bearing so we were very surprised/scared. It was 11 pm when this all went down so we didn't know what to do. Luckily, we have awesome neighbors. We ran next door and they agreed to come over and take a look. They were able to get the stud to stand up straight again.

This morning Robert and Kevin put the new wall up and one of the contractors we met with last week is coming by this afternoon to check everything out. We are thinking that perhaps it is not a load bearing wall, it has just settled a bit, but I guess we will see this afternoon! I'll keep you updated!

Ps. Contractors, load bearing... I sound so old!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A real update on what I'm doing

I start teaching a new class tonight that will be every Thursday night for 6 weeks. I'm teaching "Management Decisions Making" and have 7 students. One of the students is the mother of one of Kyle's friends who actually played the role of Kyle's dad in High School Musical. I think that makes me realted to her in some strange way but it hurts my brain to figure that one out.

What makes dad happy

I played in the Terradyne Men's Golf League last night for the first time ever. It cost me $20 to play the game for that evening and I had no idea what the game was or how anyone would win. I played terrible the first two holes. I then played great for the next 7. I actually birdied hole number 1 with a putt that was about 10 yards off the green to a flag that was tucked behind the sandtrap (Kyle is excited right now). The weather was nice. The guys in my group were really friendly. We even had a beer together afterwards and the beer was very cold and great tasting (Stella on tap). I had convinced myself I was never going to play in the men's league again even with all the positives. Partly because I played terrible for two holes. But mostly because it cost $20 and I hate handing someone money and not knowing what I'm getting in return (if you doubt this call me when I'm doing my tax return). And then the pro walked up to me in the bar and told me I had won one of the bets and he handed me $95. I don't know for sure how I won or why I won. I do know I will be playing again next Wednesday.

I love men's league.