Friday, May 31, 2013

Photo a Day...Week 19...

Day 134:  Last day of classes!

Day 135:  Frozen yogart for lunch!

Day 136:  Pink nails (and Theo)

Day 137:  Theodore is currently obsessed with this ottoman

Day 138:  Poor Kya, she has such a horrible life

Day 139:  It was the perfect warm day for a bottle of Chardonnay

Day 140:  I love 90's on 9.  I may or may not have sang this song for the rest of the day!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cardinals vs. Royals...

We love our St. Louis Cardinals!  We always try to go to at least one game when they are in Kansas City.  This year I saw that they would be here on Memorial Day, so we decided it would be the perfect thing to do on a three day weekend.  

Of course we asked our favorite Royal Fans, Mike and Katie, if they would like to go with us.

With it being Memorial Day, these flags were passed out.  

We loved seeing everything the MLB did to support our troops.

Mike and Ken

Ken said he would only smile if he posed with his Bud Light

Katie and me

Did I mention that we got to see Yadi hit a home run?  

Best of all, we got to see a Cardinals win!

Sorry Mike and Katie, Go Cardinals!!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Oh Gigi's...

Two more cupcakes.  How is it that my pants still fit?  

I had noticed during one of my visits to Gigi's that there was a special cupcake during the month of April.  Well, any cupcake obsessed girl has to try it out right?  So I planned a visit on a Saturday when I could by such cupcake.


I am not going to lie, I was a little skeptical.  I am not a huge cherry fan unless they are at the bottom of an apple martini.

But, this one did not disappoint!  The chocolate ice was to die for and the cake had just the right amount of cherry in it.  

Very Perry Chocolate Cherry and Candy Bar Crunch

I also decided to try Candy Bar Crunch.  The description of this one alone called my name.  

Yellow cake with bits of Butterfinger® baked in, topped with Butterfinger® buttercream frosting and crushed Butterfingers®.

I mean, who would not want to jump all over that?  Butterfinger?  Somebody stop me.

With that being said, I think I must kick the current favorite, Chocolate Salted Carmel, to the curb and make room for Candy Bar Crunch.  Poor thing, did not even see it coming!

Look for more cupcake reviews next week!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Photo a Day...Week 18...

Day 127:  Watching the Cardinals

Day 128:  More Gigi's!  These are Banana Cream Pie and Double Stuff, review to come soon!

Day 129:  Someone dropped his phone and shattered it.  

Day 130:  Date night

Day 131:  Our neighbors gave Ken a new toy.  It chirps when you walk past it.  The cats almost killed it.

Day 132:  I am not sure there is anything sweeter than a snuggled up husky.

Day 133:  Last Cadbury Creme Egg of the year.  What a sad day.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Photo a Day...Week 17...

Day 120:  I am pretty sure these two were up to no good.

Day 121:  Why the big smile?  Oh just about to go to my last A&P class.

Day 122:  Um, it is snowing in May

Day 123:  Someone is looking awfully gorgeous!

Day 124:  On my way to pick Ken up from a friend's house.  Am I wife of the year or what?

Day 125:  A little Skinny Girl Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

Day 126:  Nothing quite like catching Kya while she is singing.

Photo a Day...Week 16...

Day 113:  Two gorgeous girls

Day 114:  Clearly in the car with Ken and he is rocking out

Day 115:  Working on my Chemistry project, finding organic compounds in house hold items.  Way too much fun.

Day 116:  Out for a walk with my girl and she found some water.  

Day 117:  My usual two cupcakes from Gigi's!

Day 118:  It was a beautiful day for March for Babies!

Day 119:  I came home to find two greeters at the door.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I Still Love Gigi's...

So in continuing on with my goal of trying all of the cupcakes at Gigi's, I have two really good ones for you today.

One day when I was in there for my usual two cupcakes, I asked one of the ladies that works there what her favorite cupcake is.  She told me that it is none other than Kentucky Bourbon Pie.

So I did what any other cupcake obessed person would do, I made plans to stop by the store on the following Saturday to try this wonderful cupcake.  I, of course, told Ken that I bought it for him. 

Chocolate Cola Cake and Kentucky Bourbon Pie

So what did I think?  It was good but I would not say it was my favorite.  The lady at the store raved like it was so fabulous and I would agree that it was good, just not that good.  Too each their own.

I also tried the Chocolate Cola Cake cupcake.  I loved this one!  I could not shovel it into my mouth fast enough.  Plus, isn't it just cute?  I mean look at the little straw. 

Of the four I have already discussed, I would say that the Chocolate Salted Carmel is in the lead as my favorite, at least for now anyway. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

The One with the Lady and No Bra...

If I know my friend Heather, she just spit her coffee out reading that title.  Yep, this is the story about my encounter with the lady not wearing a bra.

Sure, we have all been there at some point.  You know, the dress with the back that does not allow for a bra, maybe the dress sucks the girls up and there is no room for a bra.  We have all been there.  Just not everyday and you know, at the age of 60.

Yes, that is right this lady was around 60.

Let me back up.  I recently started working at a clothing store a few hours a week for a little extra social interaction.  I absolutely love it.  You mean I get to chat with other women and make fashion tips.  All of this and a 40% discount?  Sold.

Anyway, I was making a few shirt suggestions to this lady the other day.  Long story short, she ended up telling me that she does not wear a bra.  For whatever reason, she felt so comfortable with me that she asked me if I could tell that she was not wearing a bra at that moment.

Gulp.

Talk about awkward.  Good thing I work well under pressure and am good and BSing.  :)

Oh but it gets worse.  Way worse.  I was helping her in the dressing room.  Since I was aware that she does not wear a bra, she made sure and point to her chest with every item to ask me if I can tell she is not wearing a bra.  Yeah, I know.

At one point she did ask me if her boobs were flopping all over the place.  How I kept my composure, I have no idea.  Obviously, this proves I will make a fine nurse one day. 

I saved the best for last.  She tried on a lighter colored top that was a little too small.  You get the picture right?  Well, she walked out and I immediately saw the outlining of EVERYTHING.  She quickly covered her chest and asked me to follow her to the dressing room and asked me if I thought she should get the one she was wearing or the larger size.  Yes, that really happened.  And, she bought the shirt. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

All Fun and Games Until Ken Starts to Sweat...

Ken is still trucking right along with his Couch to 5K training in preparation to hike Rim to Rim to Rim of the Grand Canyon in June.  He has been very consistent with his training, which has shocked me a little bit, just because he hates running.  I secretly hope that he will decide he likes running 2-3 miles a few days a week and might join me every now and then.  Of course, I will not hold my breath.

The big day for Ken was a few weeks ago when he was scheduled to run two full miles non-stop.  I am pretty sure he was intimidated, but he did not let that stop him.  I was gone, so I was unable to join him, but I did receive a very exciting text from him that he did it and was happy with his time.  I was so proud of him. 

I was hoping for the same performance from him on Monday night, when he was scheduled to run 2.25 miles and I was joining him for moral support.  

Not so much.

You see, Ken gets bored with things easily.  I am probably the only thing he has never gotten bored with and that is just because I am so funny.  :)  He would be a fool to get bored with someone that laughs at her own jokes.

We started out on the trail and he told me he just was not feeling it.  I always remind him that it takes everyone a little bit to settle in and get breathing under control.  I would like to say that the run was all rainbows and unicorns and that Ken ran the entire 2.25 miles like a Kenyan and that he loves running so much that he wants to sign up for a marathon, but that would make me a huge liar and I would instantly be struck by lightning.  I have way too much planned this year to let that happen.  Sorry, I have to get to NYC to see Matt Lauer before he leaves the Today Show.

Ken was panting and sweating.  He was complaining about the heat.  I checked the temperature when we got in the car and boy it was a scorcher.  It was 71 degrees you know.  I reminded him that I finished an Ironman in the 96 degree heat.  I am sure he did not want to open the car door and push me out onto Nall or anything after that sweet comment. 

I also noticed that he was sweating like crazy.  I did a quick mirror check of myself and noticed that I was not sweating at all, but should probably not draw any attention to that since the Ironman comment. 

We get out of the car and start walking into the house and he looks at me, sweat dripping down his brow, and asks me if I even broke a sweat.  I smile my cutest smile possible and say nope!  Poor Ken.

In the interest of full disclosure, we went to the the track last night to run sprints.  We both ran separately and did our own thing until Ken decided he wanted to run one with me.  He even told me if he could not keep my pace, he would fall back and for me to finish without him. 

Well, you will be shocked to hear that not only did he keep my pace, the bastard actually passed me in the end.  I kept pushing, but when you are only 4'10 tall and your husband is 6'5, there is little hope for your midget legs.  Job well done Ken.  Well done.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

On a Mission...

On top of working, attending classes, running, and everything else I do on a daily basis, I decided to add one more goal to the list:  try every cupcake at Gigi's Cupcakes.

I know, I really should not put such strict goals on myself.

My friends have all heard me rave about the cupcakes at Gigi's.  They are just too good for words.  They are very icing heavy, so if you are at all like me, you find each bite to be a bit of heaven.

A few weeks ago I realized that I was stopping by Gigi's once a week and getting two cupcakes.  You know, one for me and one for Ken.  Or more like, one for me and one to split with Ken, if he's lucky.  :)  So I figured why not make it a goal to test every cupcake they make?  I mean, I am going to be training for the Chicago Marathon again, I am going to need the fuel.

Without further ado, here are the first round of cupcakes:  I give you Margarita and Chocolate Salted Carmel. 

Side note:  I bought these cupcakes on a Friday night while Ken was out of town.  I called Michelle and told her I had two cupcakes and that Ken was out of town and I was going home to eat both of them.  Eat both of them I did.   

Come to mama

I was a little skeptical about the margarita flavored cupcake, but it was quite delicious.  It is not something that I would eat on a regular basis, but it was good for a change. 

About the chocolate salted carmel, well, I could not inhale this thing fast enough.  It has this gooey carmel surprise on the inside, making it super moist.  It short, it was delicious.

Yummy! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Photo a Day...Week 15...

Day 106:  I am pretty sure this is the look of "help me mama!"

Day 107:  A yucky rainy day

Day 108:  A little chilly for April!

Day 109:  We are watching the news all evening.

Day 110:  Our first official 5K

Day 111:  The Karate Kid is interrupting my late night TV watching

Day 112:  Nothing beats seeing a rainbow after a long day at the office