I haven't written since May?!?! That means I haven't been distracted at work or procrastinating on life.
Still, it's been almost 3 entire months. Not cool! I hope you forgive me. I have a lot of news to share but as I look back I didn't even take that many pictures over these past three months!
Let's update via Instagram and my Android Gallery for now:
Painted a French manicure with those 'vintage' paper hole savers...came out pretty cool.
Ever since my wedding I've been obsessed with French mani's.
This is my old man and me at the Catholic Charities 'Night to Remember'
He got in a pretty fast bidding war with a doctor for a grandfather clock (that we have NO space for in our house). He lost that bid, but won a car emergency battery kit thing. It was only $150. He liked the auction atmosphere, so we have a lifetime of fun ahead of us! (Fun or debt?)
We had a day date at the only Lubbock lake. You North, South, East Texas people...better not take your lakes for granted! This was buffalo lake and it was a 3 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best. I would give an empty muddy bottom lake a 2 just because of the fun you could have in it. So ya, this place was NOTHING compared to my previous life. But I'm learning not to compare this life to the previous life. So many things are different like: I love my job, I work with nice people, there are no non-smoking bars :(, etc.
Lubbock doesn't have the best restaurants, but it is getting there. I picked up these dolmas at the Market Street grocery store. They were delicious!
My front porch was all abloom in late June. Roses, marigolds, some blue thing I planted in the blue pot and my gardenias who held off until August for their blooms. And yes, that's my Brussels griffon MAX hanging out with me. Actually he's probably tied up on the chair. If he wasn't he'd be right at my side!
West Texas does have some great sunsets!
(no skyscrapers to get in the way)
We went to lame-o Buffal-o lake for Father's Day weekend. We actually spent the night out there. There are NO rental houses - only CAMPSITES. So ya, the whole family camped out. It was fun but, there were these drunks across the lake who kept screaming at each other ALL NIGHT. We couldn't sleep...it was miserable. So Jesus and I stopped at a pool hall on our way home. I'm pretty sure I won every game. I'm the only contributor to this blog - so ya, I won every game.
really I don't remember who won. But it was fun.
Remember the T.G.I.F. show 'The Monsters'? "I'm the baby!"
I have no clue why this picture is on my phone, but I can't help but smile when I see it.
Those were the good ole' days!
Lots of rain this summer!
Farmer J got his 30-06 and we went out target shooting. That was fun. Not as intimidating as I thought.
Double rainbow! From our front porch
This was crab stuffed shrimp that was so delicious and I have no clue where we ate it at :/
Farmer J's birthday was in July so we had a Duck Dynasty party. It was a huge success. My goal of the party wasn't to entertain the birthday boy. I knew all he wanted was to watch TV and hang out with family and friends. But with 8 kids there, I was sure to have activities for them to play quietly and away from the birthday boy. It was a success. I made chicken, "hamm sammiches", Si's Vitaman Special (beans), corn from harvest and I let Farmer J pick out his own cake. He chose a Superman cake. Party pooper.
This is Lincoln. He is a Bullmastiff that was ours for a brief afternoon. He followed us home from a dog walk and wouldn't leave because we kept petting him! When Farmer J got home we walked him back to his owners house.
Doin' my hair in the car on the way to an Amarillo wedding.
The cutest Amarillo wedding!!
Good Fun at BFF's engagement party! These are ALL her bridesmaids. She's a pretty popular lady.
Farmer J and my sisters all attended the engagement party as well. Good lookin' group of people!
My Great Aunt Jean is the third from the left in this picture. She is my late-grandfather's sister.
And while one side of my family lost a loved one, the other side gained TWO new lovies!
My cousin from West Virginia had twin baby boys at the beginning of the summer!
Freakin' adorable! She is now the proud mama of three boys. No girls....all boys.
While that doesn't update you on ALL my summer fun, it'll have to do for now.
Until next time,