Monday, April 14, 2014

WEEKEND RECAP: APRIL 11-13

This weekend included the last fish fry of the 2014, neighborhood clean up, and two birthday celebrations!


Highlights
Helping Matt celebrate his 25th birthday


So many laughs playing a picture version of the game "Telephone"

Massage somehow became Jaws Coliseum. Hmmm.

Spending time with my family to celebrate Pop's 95th birthday
Rainy day naps


Lowlights
Saying goodbye to fish fry until next year
Getting up early to take care of pets


Overall, I really loved this weekend. It was a little busy, but I was happy to be spending time with the people I care about most.

ps. I really promise to start taking better pics...

Monday, March 24, 2014

DIABETUS

This last week, we learned that our kitty, Erin, has diabetes...


After seeing her drink an exceptional amount of water everyday, I knew that we had to get her into the vet. They did a few tests, and they were able to determine pretty quickly that diabetes was the cause. Although it was nice to have answers, it's disheartening to know that she will have to deal with this for the rest of her life. Our life will now consist of twice daily insulin shots, a special diet, and monitoring of her behavior so her levels don't dip too low. It will be a challenge, it will be frustrating, but she is worth it.

Hiding behind Andrew at the vet...

I know this must seem really silly, especially to those who don't have pets, but our pets are like family. And just like family, I want to make sure that all of our pets are healthy and happy.

Please send us all good thoughts!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

THINGS I LOVE: MARCH 2014 EDITION

Andrew's sister, Jenny, has a March birthday so we sent her this snapchat!

1. Mail subscriptions
    I recently signed up for Graze and Stitch Fix. I have already got one box from Graze, and I love it! New, fun, portable snack packs every month, ok! My Stitch Fix will come at the end of the month, and I'm sure you will be hearing about it. I also received a stationary subscription for Christmas, and I love it! I love mail! Hooray!

2. Apples and yogurt
    Why had I never thought of this before? Chop up an apple, throw it in with some yogurt. Bam! Best snack ever.

3. Open windows
    It's now occasionally warm enough that I can drive with my windows down and open the windows and let the breeze blow through the house. Ahhhhh. Fresh air! This winter has seemed longer than most, and I'm so ready for spring.

What makes your heart happy lately?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FRESH FISH, STINKY CLOTHES


It's the most wonderful time of the year! As soon as my birthday is over, I start dreaming of spring, days at the dog park, backyard barbecues, and fish fry. And two weeks ago, my daydreams became a reality. Fish fry had begun!

I really do love everything fish fry. Long lines, terrible parking, and stinky clothes. Ahhhh... It's all worth it!


But one thing was missing from the first fish fry of the year... One of the beloved fish fry staples had passed away the night before. He will be missed!


And although some things change, the spirit of fish fry lives on! You can be sure that the Morrison family will be there in full every week.

See you next Friday!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BEST BEER WIFE


During Omaha Beer Week, Andrew sent me on a beer run for him while he made me some dinner. No problem-o. When I walked into Beertopia, what do I see? Oh, you know... just the founder of Odell! Say what?!?


Doug Odell was there for an in store promotion of their latest release "Tree Shaker." So lucky for me, I was able to bring home Andrew a very cool surprise. Best beer wife every? Yup.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

BIG ASPIRATIONS

About a week before my birthday, I started thinking about how far I have come in my life and all that I have accomplished. I am married, I own my own home, and I have a job I love. But I also never want to stop learning and growing and just being a better me. I also really love lists.

me and my fav 14 mo old

With that in mind, I decided to start thinking of all of the things I wanted to do before I turned 30 in just a few short years. I may be in a bit over my head, and I should really get started on this list if I want to make it a reality. But I think writing it down and having a sense (even a false one) of accountability is a good idea.

Although I originally started the list with the goal of 30-before-30 in mind, I didn't quite make it that far. I really thought about what I wanted to do, and I didn't want to just fill it up with junk just to make it sound good. So instead of something that sounds marketable, you get a list of 25. Cool, huh?

1 / Take a calligraphy class
2 / Learn to play the cello or ukulele
3 / Learn Spanish
4 / Go to Europe
5 / Host a dinner party
6 / Take a vacation with my parents (Alaskan cruise, maybe?)
7 / Remodel kitchen/basement
8 / Learn to stand up paddle board
9 / Get another tattoo
10 / Journal weekly
11 / Become involved in a young professionals group
12 / Go to a music festival
13 / Read five classic books
14 / Complete full size quilt
15 / Learn to tailor my own clothes
16 / Simplify, downsize, and declutter closets, rooms, and storage
17 / Digitize and organize old photos
18 / Be debt free with the exception of the mortgage
19 / Run two more half marathons
20 / Go on a bike adventure
21 / Get certification in nonprofits
22 / Start a brunch club
23 / Make a stop motion video
24 / Volunteer
25 / Go to SNL

Maybe it will change, maybe it will grow, maybe it will shrink... but I think it's a pretty good place to start!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

28 AND COUNTING


Friday was Valentine's day, and Andrew always asks if he can give me my birthday presents because he is highly impatient. I always insist on waiting because I want my birthday to feel like my birthday.

So although I didn't get any presents on Valentine's day, I was so glad to be able to spend the weekend with him. I also did give him one pretty b.a. Packers t-shirt as his gift!


It's been a long time since we have had that kind of time together and it was so nice. We just relaxed, watched tv, and ate good food. So although it doesn't sound exciting to most people, I felt like we were celebrating the entire time.

Selfie of my scarf!

On Monday (my actual birthday), Andrew started the morning by making me one of my favorite breakfasts. Although I then had to go to work, I was able to leave a bit early so we could spend some extra time together. We spent the afternoon browsing the stores at the new outlet mall in Omaha. Andrew gave me a beautiful scarf from Anthro and a gift card so I could pick up a few other things. Love it! Later that night, we made dinner together and spent some time catching up on some shows before I went to bed.

I feel like everything we did over this holiday weekend really shows my age, but I am so ok with it. Here's to another year of getting that much closer to 30 and acting like I'm 80. Cheers!