Monday, February 27, 2017

A Nice Little Saturday...

We have had some amazing weather here in Kansas City!  Last Saturday, it was so nice that we ventured out for a full day at that park.  Kya and I ran, while Ken took his kayak out for a spin on the lake inside the park.  Afterwards, we set up a little picnic and hung out for the remainder of the day.  It was a perfect little Saturday.

Ken's kayak is ready to roll!

Kya and me enjoying our afternoon at the park.   (tank and capris)

Ken's park view

Kya had the best time at the park!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Celebrating Ken's Birthday...

We celebrated Ken's birthday in all of his favorite ways.  There was Buffalo Wild Wings, beer, cupcakes, and a day with friends.  The only thing missing was a hike, but the weather has been too warm for that.

Nine years of celebrating at Buffalo Wild Wings!  Birthday boys choice!

This was on our garage door when we arrived home.  Our sweet neighbor Kyle had prepared a scavenger hunt for Ken to find his birthday gift.

Ken and Kyle and a Texas Rangers shirt?  Kyle is a born and raised Texas fan.  He can probably expect something Cardinals for Christmas...

Meanwhile, Kya played with Kyle's dog, Ranger.

All of the signs for the scavenger hunt. That Kyle is one creative kid.

The birthday boy and his girl!

We had cupcakes and beers and celebrated everything about Ken.  The four of us sure do love and appreciate him!

On Sunday, we went out with Mike and Katie for the 3rd Annual Brewery Tour.  It was such a nice day that we only made three stops this year, mainly because we wanted to spend the afternoon at KC Bier Co.

Ken and Katie celebrating

Mike and me.  Mike was later asked if I was his wife, which we both thought was funny!

Happy Birthday Ken!  We will celebrate pretty hard in Europe this summer!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Ken!

Today Ken turns 40. 40.  I can hardly believe it.  He was 27 when we started dating, which means this will be the 13th time we have celebrated his birthday together.  It is crazy to think 13 years have gone by.

If you know Ken, you know that he absolutely hates for me to make a fuss about him, but today, he really does not have a choice in the matter.  I will try to keep the fussing to a minimum and let pictures do most of the talking.  I had thought about listing off 40 things I love about him, but realized that might be overkill so here are 40 pictures instead.  There has been a lot of fun over the last 13 years and I am certainly glad he was born 40 years ago today.  He keeps my life full of fun and excitement.

P.S. I did some digging for some of this pictures that date back to 2004!


2004 - Back when we lived in different cities.  One day I started a morning with this in my inbox.


Las Vegas, New Year's Eve 2004


Cardinals playoffs, 2005

Las Vegas, 2005

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2006

New Year's 2006


Puerto Vallarta, 2007

Christmas Eve, 2007

New Orleans, 2008

Nashville, 2008

Hanging out with friends, 2008

Hiking in Vegas, 2008

Wedding day, 2009

Newly married in Jamaica, 2009

California Wine Country, 2009

Healdsburg, CA  2009

Halloween, 2009

Hiking Pikes Peak, 2010

Healdsburg, CA 2010

Our pumpkin carving contest, 2010

Grand Canyon, 2011

Chicago, 2011

Ironman Louisville, 2012

Lake Tahoe, 2012

North Rim, Grand Canyon, 2013

Colorado, 2013

Christmas Eve, 2013

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland 2014

Grand Canyon, 2015

Mt Elbert, 2015 - One of my favorite memories 

Surprise, AZ 2015

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, 2016

Salzburg, Austria, 2016

Berchtesgaden, Germany, 2016

Colorado, 2016


Looking back at these pictures brought back so many memories.  I do have one question:  Who are those babies in some of those pictures, wow!  

Happiest of birthdays sweetie!  Angel, Theo, Kya, and I love you so much and are so grateful for you!