Sunday, May 2, 2010

Colorado, Cross Canadian Ragweed and More

It has been onver a month since I have been on here. Life has been so busy this last month that I havn't really had the time to get on here. I will try to do better in the up coming months. So this might actually be a long one, sorry in advance!
Ths first part of the month Kammie and I went out to Colorado to see some of our close friends that live there. We both really love the state and look for any and all chances to get out there. The main reason we were out there was for Corynne and Brian's Wedding Reception. They got married last Novemebr on the top of a mountain in a really small ceramony and then decided to have a big reception later. It was so much fun to get out there and get to hang out with them. They really are a very cool couple. The reception was so much fun. The best part was getting to met their friends from Chicago, who turned out to be some of the coolest and nicest people, as well as their families. On Friday we drove up to Ft. Collins and went to the New Belgium Brewery. I have never been a huge fan of Fat Tire but I am after being there. We had so much fun on our tour as well as trying some of the beers that we may not be able to get in Kansas. Our tour guide was so much and you could tell that she really loved her job and what workign for that company. I really hope that one day I can be as passionate as she was about her job. Later that night we went into Boulder for the Bachlor/Bachlorette parties. We had a scavanger hunt against the boys. We had so much fun and I am happy to say that the GIRLS WON. We were told that the boys were more creative but we actually followed the rules, so we won and honestly that is all that matters! On Saturday Kammie and I drove down to Colorado Springs to see Amanda and Susan Beth. Even though Jarrett has trained out there for two years I had never been out to the training center. We were able to go on a guided tour of the training center, it was very cool to get to see where my brother and friends have spent so much time of their lives! We spent the rest of the day haning out, talking and eatting. I can't wait for July and the chance to be able to go back out there!
The Thursday we got back Jennifer, Kammie and I went and saw Cross Canadian Ragweed at the Cotillion. We had a ton of fun just hanging out and listening to great music. The band was really good and they put on a pretty good show. I would definitly go back and see them again. It was really nice to have the day off after and to be able to sleep in and not have to get up crazy early to go to work.
The most exciting part of this last month came yesterday when my mom and I got to go out to the base pick Mac up from his deployment. They had a breakfast all set up for us while we waited for them to get in. They even had toys, coloring books and movies for the kids that were there. They then loaded us up on buses and took us out to the flight line. It was really cool to get to see Mac's unit get off the plane and all the kids that ran up to their parents that they hadn't seen in over two months. It really was a moving moment!!!
Well that is all for now, I will talk to you all later!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Yesterday was my 26th birthday and I always sit down and try to spend some time reflecting on the last year. I really feel like I have started to come into my own this year. It has taken me a long time to get to where I am at and to be confortable with who I am.
I think that the best thing I have down for myself in the last two years is to stay single. For so long I measured how much I was worth on if I had a boyfriend or not, which lead to me staying in a 5 year relationship that was not healthy in any way shape or form. Getting out of it and a way from that person was the so difficult at the time but looking back it was the probably the best thing that I have ever done for myself.
The last year I spent focusing on myself, being happy with who I am, and developing my relationships with my friends and family. I really feel like this year I have been able to grow with in those relationships. My friends and family really have become the most important people in my life. I am so truely lucky to have them in my life.
The last few birthdays I've never been very optimistic about the year comming but I think that I am really looking forward to this comming year. I have some great trips planned, and we are getting to add some new members to our family. So all I have to say is bring it on!!!
On a totally different note I had a great time at my birthday party last night. It was so much fun to get to hang out with some of my favorite people and just get to relax, talk and have a few drinks. We went to the Lonney Bin and the first guy was fairly funny, I loved the second guy and the last one was funny, but I definitly enjoyed the second guy more! We then went to Backstage, where we havn't been since college. It was a great time. It was nice to do something with everyone this year since last year it snowed three inches and we weren't able to do anything.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Matt Wertz

Just wanted to post a little something about the concert last night. Kammie and I drove down to OKC to see Matt Wertz and Five For Fighting. We had so much fun. Matt Wertz is such an AMAZING artist, and really seems to have a lot of fun when he's on stage. You could really tell that he was loving every minute of being on stage and performing. I have no clue why he is not bigger than he is,he truely deserves to be. Everyone really needs to go check him out and buy one of his CDs you will not be disapointed. He is also one of the sweetest and most caring artist that I have met. He took time to really talk to evey fan that came up to him for an autograph or picture. I ended up buying four CDs of his, and getting autographs for Jarrett and Amanda for good luck for trials the end of the month. If you think about it keep them in your prayers the last weekend of March! I had a great night tonight but don't have time to write about it, will post more about it later. Untill then good night all!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dallas Trip

It's been about a week since I got back from Dallas but things have been so crazy with family in town and spending time with a really close friend that I never really get to spend a ton of time with. It actually took about five days for me to get unpacked which is not like me AT ALL!
The trip was good, I spent a lot of time hanging out with my brother, watching movies and really just resting. It was so nice to not have to do anything all day, and to be able to just lay around and watch TV. Things are still a little weird between my dad and I, as well as Kathi. It's very hard to see my dad with someone other than my mom. A lot of time I just want to yell at him to get over this and go back to my mom and make things work, even though I know that will never happen (I think that it's the little kid still in me). It's weird how parents put their kids in the middle of things and in positions that are very difficult for them, even though they don't mean to. I was able to talk to Kathy, who is my step sister, and she and I were able to get some insight on how things went down and how to handle things. It was so weird but at the same time it was really nice to not have to be the oldest and to have someone on your side no matter what. I really look forward to getting to know her more and maybe getting to be a little closer to her. I guess we will see what will happen in the future.
The first night I got there we all went and saw Randy Travis, I have to say he has a really great voice. I wish that I had known more of his songs. I'm pretty sure that there was a total of three songs I really knew all the way through and one that I knew one line from. I felt bad because I was so tried from driving all day that there were a few parts in the show that I started to fall alseep in, but all in all it was a great show.
But the highlight of the trip was going to see John Mayer with Jarrett. I don't usually get to spend a ton of time together and it was so nice to just get to relax, be stupid and have some fun. Michael Franti and Spearhead opened up for him and that man puts on a great show. He was a ton of fun and really had the crowd going! He went out in the crowd and performed two different songs, had some random lady come up on stage and dance, but I think the coolest thing he did was bring all the little kids up on stage with him.
There really isn't a whole lot to say about John Mayer except that the man is a AMAZING on the guitar, is one crazy showman, sounds the same live as he does on his CDs (which is a huge pet peeve of mine) and puts on one hell of a concert! I usually end up getting tired when I've been standing at a concert for two hours but I didn't check the time once. There are not a ton of concerts that I would go see twice on the same tour but he is one of them! Jarrett and I had so much fun singing along, dancing, and for Jarrett being hit on by a cougar. I'm pretty sure that if she was able to eat him whole and take him home with her she would have. This was by far one of the best concerts I have ever been to, and thats saying a lot seeing as how I have been to a lot of them!!!
Well tomorrow Kam and I are heading to OKC to see Matt Wertz. I'm really excited about it and I'm really hoping that it is a good show.
Until then talk to you later.
(Pictures: Jarrett and I at Randy Travis, and John Mayer)

Monday, March 1, 2010

I've been boring...

I haven't been on here in a while since not much has been going on but I thouhg that I would up date things a little. The next month should bring a lot more exciting blogs, but for now heres what I've got.

Saturday Mac deployed for two and a half months, and part of me really misses him. I mean he is my little brother and he does get on my nervous like 90% of the time but at the same time he IS my little brother and I do love him and I am so very proud of him! He is doing someting that there are so many people in our country that would never go out and serve their country in the way that our military does. He really is one of my heros. So if you don't support the things that are going on, please at least support those that are protecting our country and serving it so that we are able to live the lives that we have. I love you Mac and want you to know how VERY proud of you I am.

On a totally different note my mom and I bought an eliptical on Sunday and it is really kicking my butt! Not to make excuses but the ones I am use to working out on at the gym are electric and I never thought that it would make a big difference but man does it, the one we bought is not electric and is only powered but me, myself and I. Yesterday I was able to do about 15 min and burn 265 calories, and today I was able to do 20 min and burn 330 calories. I knew that I was out of shape but I really did not think that it was that bad. Each day I am going to try and either increase the length of time that I work out or at least try and burn more calories in the same amount of time as the day before. But I have to say I am really enjoying the fatigue feeling in my arms and legs after working out. It really is the best feeling in the world. My mom says that like my brothers I get a high off of it and she might be right. We will just have to see how things progress. Working out has always been a love hate relationship with me, I hate doing it, I hate what ever I am working out on (I really hated my eliptical today!) but I LOVE the way I feel after a great workout, I love pushing my self further than I thought I could go and usually I love the results.

Heres I little peak at what I have coming up in the next month: A trip to Dallas, Randy Travis concert, John Mayor concert, Matt Wertz and Five For Fighting Concert, Dad and Kathy coming up to Wichita to see the family, Oh and my 26th birthday. I should have some good blogs coming up stay tuned. Thats all for now... Talk to you all later.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Loss, Love and Legacy

Early this week, after watching many many episodes of Bones, Amanda and I were talking about what people would find on my bones. Would they be able to tell that I had shoulder and knee injury from swimming? A wrist injury from rowing? And do I really have dents on my shins from getting in and out of the pool? It's weird to think about.
This weekend I went to a Women's retreat at my church called Loss, Love and Legacy. It was a study of the book of Ruth, and really pretty interesting. For those of you that aren't aware I have struggled with my faith of the last few years and just recently been able to start to feel secure in it again. It was really good to be around women that were older than I am and had lived parts of their lives. They were able to give me advise on how to handle different situations and give me lots of hope. I'm not sure if they are aware that they touched me in the way that they did but it was really amazing.
This weekend really got me thinking about what my legacy would be. I know that I want my legacy to be positive, who would actually want to leave a negative one? But what is it suppose to be? Recently I have had the feeling that I am being pulled away from the path that I am currently on but I am unsure as to where I am being called and what I am being called to do. This is really hard for me to admit because I don't like to feel as though I am not in control of my life.
So what am I suppose to do now? Sit back and wait? Am I suppose to move in the direction that I think that I am being pulled?
What I do know is that I am not called to be on the path that I am on, so something is going to have to change. For now I guess my plan will be to sit back, pray, listen and try to move in the direction that I think I am to move in.
So to tie all together, when we leave the world we are not looked at in just the physical aspects but also in the spritual. What will people see about you? What footprint are we leaving on the World?
Just some things to think about. I'll talk to you all later. Bye for now...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Theory of a Deadman

Let me start off by saying I totally forgot that I started this until Andrea said something to me yesterday day. Oooops.
Anyway... Tuesday night Kammie and I went to see Theory of a Deadman with Adelitas Way, Taking Dawn and Halestorm. We had a really great time. The first band was Taking Dawn and I didn't love it. It could have been becaue the mixing was off and all you could hear were the drums and you couldn't understand a thing the singer was saying except for the F word that he said almost every other word. Then Adelitas Way came on which I really enjoyed. I got to see them when we went and saw Breaking Benjamin back in December but this was Kammie's first time to get to see them live. At this point I'm pretty sure we were finishing our second Bucket of Beer. We ended up running into a girls Kammie knew from work who was with her boyfriend and brother and a friend of her boyfriends (who turned out to be a player for the Thunder, and very good looking!) We ended up getting talked into going on the floor for the last two bands with them and had a great time, just dancing, singing and watching all the random guys who tried to hit on Kammie. For those of you that have never seen them Theory of a Deadman puts on a great show if you get a chance to see them go! [The pictures are from Tuesday night, the first one is Abby, myself, Kammie, and Brett (the hockey player) and the second one is Kammie and I at the start of the night.]
Not much else has happened this week. Tonight and tomorrow I'm going to a Women's thing at my church so I will let you all know how that goes.
Hope you all have a great day! Bye for now...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's My Life

With my 26th birthday just around the corner I have started to wonder if this is really the life I have want. Every person in my life have his or her own thoughts and feelings on the subject, but rarely do they ask how I feel about it. I feel as thought I am stuck in a weird place. Most of my friends and older cousins are married and several have families of their own. I feel very torn between two worlds. Part of me really wants what they all have and at times I tend to be very lonely but part of me is scared of losing the freedom I have grown to love and need.
The last two years have been very difficult for me and have shown me a lot about my self. I think that with every day we are learn more about who we are. I know that the last two years have taught me that I am stronger than I ever thought I would be and that I can get through things that I never thought that I could.
So what is the next year of my life going to be like? Who really knows. I have a few goals in mind and I know of a few things that I want to accomplish but for now I'll just keep those to my self all will be reveald in due time.
Sorry for my first blog being a downer. Will post happier ones in the future. Hope you all will continue to read these. Untill next time, have a happy and wonderful day!