and now for something completely awesome….

i must get a million emails a day. mostly spam or junk or things from stores i’ve shopped at or would like to shop at. most of the time i just pass the emails to the trash. sometimes i click and open the email to drool. today was one of those days i was/am so glad i decided to do a little drooling.

who would’ve ever thought….my (amazing and awesome and kick-ass) little school would ever be searchable on a sight such a neiman marcus. seriously. our little sleepy college town. and now you can go to neiman marcus and search for “appalachian”. and do you know what turns up?! well, to save you time i’ll just show you, so you too can drool…..

my college has made it to the big leagues apparently!

my college has made it to the big leagues apparently!

a new phrase for me and a ‘marry’ may…

i recently read the blog of a mom who was giving up yelling at her kids for a year. now i don’t yell at jordan (much) since i know that a well placed look can be much more effective and since honestly, he’s grown up understanding that there are limits and he understands and knows what those limits are.

that being said, i did take something away from the post. the woman mentioned that in an effort to stop yelling at her kids she started learning how to use the phrase “at least”. and i began to think about the infinite possibilities that those words have. lets say it’s been a long, trying day at work and i come home attempting to put dinner together and bareak spills over her entire bowl of food….well “at least” i am not out of dog food and i don’t have to run out to the store to get her more food. or perhaps jordan (being in a silly and wild mood- yes it happens!) spills his glass of milk all over everything. definitely not something i want to clean up but hey “at least” he didn’t break the glass as well causing more of a mess…the phrase “at least” has no limits. because no matter the situation it could always be worse. and the “at least” phrase is a good reminder of that.

so in that spirit here is my attempt to catch up on the whole month of may where i forgot about the blog!…but ‘at least’ i was sooo busy have an amazing time these past few months that it was worth it to forget about the blog!┬ábut since so many things happened in may i thought i would take a moment to post an update on what has already been one heck of a spring!

may went by so quickly. we had an adults weekend in denver since one of my dearest friends married her longtime love. there were so many events that weekend (exploring new breweries, colorado rockies game, more new breweries, derby themed wedding party,…breweries) but here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend…

the weekend started like this...

the weekend started like this…

love him

love him

sig kap girls

sig kap girls

tastes better if you raise your pinky

tastes better if you raise your pinky

no really...read the sign

this guy wishes you were here…no really…read the sign, he does!

 

what derby would be complete without bowties and fascinators?!

what derby would be complete without bowties and fascinators?!

so that was may….ok so there were a few other things in may too…like this kid who made the track team and did an amazing job running at his meets:

so proud of the kid!

so proud of the kid!

and then there was also shenanigans

fatherly love at the baseball game!

fatherly love at the baseball game!

and those shenanigans left us oh so tired…

sleepy kid

sleepy kid

and that was may! which brings us to just june….which so far has been anything but “just” june but i’ll blog about that in another post…