Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bodybugg or iPhone??

I'm stumped. I want both of these items extremely bad, however, I can't have both right now so need to pick between one or the other.

The first is a bodybugg- have you heard of these fabulous devices???
They basically count the calories consumed and burned throughout the day so you can stay in control of your weight, knowing how much more or less you should eat. I think it sounds pretty darn amazing, especially for someone like me who is obsessed with anything fitness related! My only concern is how accurate can this really be?! But I've seen pretty good reviews on it, and also know a few instructors at the gym I go to who introduced this to me, as they have had great experiences with it and say it is quite addicting! I think it'd definitely be great for someone like me who has to sit at a desk all day, as it monitors your steps and would help remind me to walk as much as I possible can! Anyone who has tried this, feedback is appreciated!

Secondly is the iPhone- I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't have I that out of date?! (hey I'd just rather buy clothes or shoes instead:)

But seriously- I finally got a smart phone and thought that was a huge step, until my husband got an iPhone and I became addicted! It seriously blows mine away, is so much faster, has waaayyy better battery life, PLUS I wouln't have to use my iPod anymore... 2 in 1, it would be awesome. I am constantly getting these annoying updates on my phone- phone storage low- blah, blah, blah, I don't even have that many apps downloaded, so it'd be nice to be able to download more fun things to occupy my time even more:)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tour de Cure

This past weekend Pat and I biked in the Tour de Cure race for the American Diabetes Association. As I mentioned in this post on 2.13.12, the hubs got me my very own bike for my bday. It was put to great use on Saturday as we biked 25 miles! I had done the race last year and assured Pat not to worry, he'd do just fine. Let's just say Pat is not much into cardio...I could never get him to run with me, so biking is probably the best I'll do. However, we probably hadn't biked more than 10 consecutive miles prior to the race. But we did it! I was so proud of him, seriously- I couldn't stop smiling:) We had a few lil' tiffs along the way, as he'd yell to me, "AMBER SLOW DOWN"....and then I would for a few miles...ha, what an experience. Next year I hope to somehow convince him to do the 40..we'll see how that goes! All in all, it was a great workout, for a great cause, and great weather!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

THANKful Thursday

With Mother's Day approaching, I can't help but think how lucky I am to have my Mom! Next to Pat, my Mom is my best friend, I just love her to death. And with each year that I get older I realize more and more how important she is and how grateful I am to have her. I know I was sure a lot to handle when I was younger, and boy do I respect her so much more now that I am older and see things so much differently. We definitely have had our battles at times, mainly because we are so much alike, so much alike it's almost scary! There are many traits that I inherited from my Mom, a few of those being: her obsessiveness over being clean and neat (however I DO NOT feel the urge to vaccuum at least twice a day like she does:), not having an ounce of patience, being very hard headed and stubborn, her love for cooking and baking, her go-getter attitude, her love for fitness, her need to always be busy, her sweet tooth, and her belief to treat others how you want to be treated.

She always puts others before herself, and would do anything in the world for those she loves. She has been one of my #1 supporters throughout the years, and never gives up hope on anything I've attempted or dream of doing. I don't know what I would have done without her this last year while I planned our wedding, I about lost it several times, but she always was the strong one and helped me hold it together. She's the person who I can talk to about any of my problems, helps boost my confidence when it's down, and always knows the right things to say. She has helped instill the morals and values that I have, and I couldn't Thank her or my Dad enough for the role models they have been to my sisters and I, and the successful marriage they have shared, in which I now too hope to have and follow in their footsteps.  Here's to you Mom- you rock! I love you!

Much Love~

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekend wraps

So you know how I mentioned I was so excited about my new lawn chair?! Well it definitely got broken in this weekend...that was my plan to lay out Saturday and Sunday and have a nice tan, this pasty white girl was in definite need of some color. So Saturday- 2 1/2 hours later = one RED girl with no tan. What was I thinking???? Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Which then leaves me to Sunday...laying on the couch all day because I could barely move my body, sit down, stand up, etc. Absolutely dreadful. Next weekend (if my burn is gone by then) I'll shoot for an hour tops, with sunscreen. I should have reminded myself that I haven't tanned since our honeymoon, LAST October.

Saturday night was Cort and David's Couple's Shower. One of her bridesmaids Emma hosted the shower and it was perfect. Emma and her husband Jordan outdid themselves! They smoked a ton of meat, we had a baked potato bar, and then seriously never ending sides as well as a candy bar, AND cupcakes oh my! Plus they might as well had a full bar- there was pretty much anything you could ask for. Patty boy decided he needed some moonshine (BAD IDEA). Let's just say I found him on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night. least one of us is responsible ;) Needless to say, it was a great night and I think Cort and David really enjoyed it! I was a terrible maid of honor and got to the shower and realized my camera was dead...I know bad excuse, because I could have used my phone, but I was too sore from my burn to go find my phone and snap pics. Hope Mom got some!

Speaking of Mom- next Sunday is Mother's Day and I am completely stumped on what to get her, of course she says she wants nothing, and that is no help at all, because of course I'm going to get her something. I'm thinking about getting a huge pot and planting all different kinds of flowers in it, here are a few inspiration pics...we'll see how it turns out. Wish me luck (I'm not much of a gardner)!

Happy Monday!

Much Love~

Thursday, May 3, 2012

5 Things

These things are making me smile this week:)

1. Our new flower beds. After four tons of dirt, over 150 stones (all shoveled and lifted by Pat and I) What a difference this can make to a house! (More pics to come of finished product)

2. Pat's new shoes....yes I know, they are not mine, but I'm slightly obsessed with them, and wish I had a pair as cool!! They are actually bright orange and neon green in person, LOVE.

3. My new chevron maxi skirt...seriously SO comfy...I could wear this everyday no doubt.

4. A new lawn chair.
After searching for what seems like forever for a new "laying out" chair I finally found what I was looking for at Target. Do people not make these anymore or what?! AND just to clarify I did stop tanning in tanning beds about a year ago, came to a realization on that one....but I must admit you will find me laying out this summer, relaxing and reading and soaking up some rays. I mean sunlight gives you vitamin D right? So a little is healthy and good for you, I'll just try not to go overboard.

5. A Pop of Glitter (everything is better with a pop of sparkle right?!). I'm obsessed with this multi-colored nail look! I do have to say I've gotten some questions and weird looks about it though...

Much Love~

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Life in the BiG D

This past weekend Pat and I headed down to Dallas to visit my cousins (who I lived with for two summers) and one of my long time friends Keesha (known this girl since 3rd grade!) and her husband Garrett. It was always my dream to move away after college, and of all places Dallas was the place I wanted to be. So I did it. Moved away all on my own. BUT life happened, and I was broke, depressed, and couldn't find a job after my internship had completed, so I followed my heart and took a job back home in Wichita. I now know why it happened the way it did, because if I wouldn't have moved home I wouldn't have ended up with this cute guy below:) Anywho to get to my point- I'd love to move back! This time with my hubby and a job and more of a plan I guess you could say. Soooooo that brings me to too this point, should we move back?! I guess we'll see where life takes us, but we're young, have no kids (and don't plan on having any for a while, so why not?!) It was a great weekend, made me miss the big city life and all that it has to offer.

We went to the Rangers game as you can see from our pics:) Fun time! Also did some shopping, I was so happy with my purchases! The weekend just went by too fast, and we had a crappy drive home, blah- Monday rolled around just too quick.

Much Love~