Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Perfect Weekend

The Brochu's lake house is one of my favorite places in the world to be. This weekend the lake was especially wonderful because A has been doing a rotation in Texas for a whole month so I was so excited to get to Texas, see my hubby and get some sun! I can't imagine a more perfect weekend than a weekend that includes long boat rides with Papa Paul as the boat driver/tour guide, ridding with A on the jet ski, scared out of my mind cause we're going way too fast & jumping big waves, anchoring at sandy beach & eating a yummy lunch on the back of the boat, relaxing in the hot sun & playing frisbee in the water, good long conversations with Mama Becky, mornings with Ellen sitting on the porch, drinking coffee & looking over the water, amazing meals prepared by Mama Becky & Papa Paul, dance parties on the boat with Meredith, washer tournaments & tennis matches with the Andrew & Meredith Sherwood team, canoeing around the lake, playing rummy cube with Mimi, and most of all just being with people I love. This Memorial Day weekend included all of these things making it the perfect weekend. 


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Roomie Reunion

This weekend three Baylor Beauties, Reci, Kate & Jo came to KC for a memorable roomie reunion. Right when their planes landed we hit the ground running and experienced KC to the fullest in just a few days that seemed to fly by! The weekend was full of picnics, festivals, KC bbq, coffee shops, church, prayer, shopping, yummy local food, dancing and overall just some good quality time with special friends. 

Power & Light Art Festival

Picnic in the park

Farmers Market

Drive in Movie

And a few more memorable moments...


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Always Reunited

So I had some fun with IMovie last week and made a little video compiling video clips from my Iphone of some of my favorite moments with Rebies and Britters! The video clips are all from some of our recent reunions: Stripes & Lace 2010, Donuts in Milwaukee 2011 and our most recent reunion a few weeks ago Pie & Plaid 2012! How is it even possible to have friends as lovely and wonderful as these...I am such a lucky girl. 


Monday, May 14, 2012

The Kind of Person I Want To Be

"Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

This weekend I was so blessed to spend mother's day in Fort Worth with my mom. When I spend time with my mom I am always reminded of the kind of person I want to be. 
If I could use three words to describe my mom those words would be joyful, prayerful, & thankful. She is truly a walking example of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. She has loved me so well for my entire life. I am so thankful for her and hope I can be just like her. 

Love you mom!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Iced Vanilla Coffee

The temp is moving up in KC and I can smell the sweetness of summer in the air! Makes me want to put on flip flops and drink an iced vanilla coffee! I could stroll right down the street to my fav local coffee shop The Filling Station where they know my name and coffee order by now ;) hehe, I kinda love that by the way ;)... BUT I had a random and scary thought to try to make one myself! Yikes! So I tried it! I think it was pretty good. A wasn't here to try it out for me so who knows if it was actually good or if I was just so excited it worked that I made up in my mind that it was good. You can try and let me know! ;) 

  • Coffee (I recommend the best coffee ever, Blue Moose Coffee, Andrew's uncle's gourmet coffee business)
  • Milk or Cream
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Ice
  • Sugar or Sweetener

Method: Make the coffee. (I used the french press.) Pour the coffee in a glass full of ice filling it up a little more than half. Pour in the milk or cream or a little of both to fill up the glass to the top. Add a tiny bit of vanilla extract and some sugar to make it vanilla and sweet!

Sip and Enjoy!