A Week of Summer in Omaha

Monday, July 24, 2017

This past week, I was able to go home and visit Omaha to see my sister, mom, and niece and nephew.  The cute girls I nanny went on vacation so I got a paid vacation (one of the best job perks—other than all of the toddler snuggles).  Sadly, my dad was out of town for work, but that means the only boy around was my sweet nephew, JM.  So it was girl time the whole time!  I got some amazing quality time with my mom, sister, and sweet niece Clara. 

Just about every summer since college I have gotten to spend at least a week in Omaha and it is always one of my favorite weeks of the year.  It is getting a little more bittersweet now with my puppy and husband at home (especially since this week Murray had a wonderful little (big) poop problem).  While Ryan was cleaning the kennel every night after work, I was busy laughing with the girls, exploring Lincoln, going to my favorite Omaha places to eat, playing with JM, and snuggling with Clara.  I can’t wait for my next trip to see my Isom girls—luckily we are all going to the Edel Gathering in Austin in 2 weeks and this time my SIL gets to join, too!

Session Snippets

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hey pals!

I keep meaning to post…and I keep putting it to the bottom of my to-do list.  But, finally!  Here we are!  So here is a post about random things and a little life update—my favorite!

Yesterday was the first day of my week and a half paid vacation (whooo)!  The girls I nanny for (Kate and Cole) and their parents are going on a vacation so I got the week off!  I am spending the weekend and Monday at home in Alexandria and will then be in Omaha visiting some of the family and spending a lot of quality time with my mom and sister.  As my parents’ move to New Orleans comes closer (someone please buy their house), I am getting more and more sentimental about Omaha and am so grateful that my parents ended up there during this chapter in their life. 

On a less happy note, R and I recently had to put so much $$$$$ into fixing our car…and of course one week later Murray grabbed my phone off the kitchen counter and chewed it until it was so broken it started randomly calling people, but the touch screen wasn’t working and I couldn’t hang up/do anything.  That was fun to replace ($$). Not. 

Back to the good, I have recently become really good friends with a handful of girls in our apartment building and it is a game changer that I did not realize I needed!  It is so fun and feels a lot like I am back  in college walking down the hall except this time it’s with a glass of wine and not with a cup of Easy Mac in my hand (I wish).

Murray has been growing like a weed since I last posted about him.  He is as stinkery as ever and is just 100% puppy.  I love him immensely but, I don’t always like him (like when he breaks my phone and can’t pay for it)!  He had a little sleepover at the dog walkers last night and one solid night sleep was a total game changer.—Update since I began this post though…he has been awesome this weekend!  Here is hoping it isn’t a fluke. 

And last, but not least!  My favorite boy’s birthday is today!  I would write a novel about how wonderful he is and how much I love him but I don’t need to embarrass him more than I already did when I told the waitress it was his birthday or asked our neighbor to come over and take our picture before we went out to celebrate…SO I will just say Happy Birthday to my favorite person!  I love you!

Happy Fourth!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

I love all holidays and the fourth of July is definitely a top favorite.  I grew up spending the fourth of July in matching Old Navy flag t-shirts with the family, setting off fireworks in the cul-de-sac, and throwing those poppers all over the sidewalk.  As an adult, all I need is a good red lipstick, a great view of fireworks (even if from the comfort of my couch), and my main man by my side. And let’s not forget the #1 necessity, BBQ brisket and an ice cold bud light.

I tried to make this a post without food being brought up…but I just couldn’t do it! 
This year I have my red, white, and blue outfit all ready to go and we get to see the White House fireworks from the roof of Ryan’s office building.  We are also so excited because some of our closest friends ,Hannah and Aubrey, are coming in for a visit for the holiday weekend.  Last year we went to Matchbox for pizza and Rita’s for frozen ice before the fireworks so…if you know how much I love tradition…you know we will be doing the exact same thing this year!  The only thing that’s different is…Ryan will not be studying for the bar exam before and after the fireworks (PRAISE).

How will you be celebrating the holiday with your family?  I love to add to our list of traditions (and so does Ryan, of course)!

Happy Fourth!
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