A link up and weekend recap.

So today I joined in on my very first link-up party that Liz @ The Blue Eyed Owl is hosting. She has quite a lovely blog, so go on over and say HAY.

I am determined to ditch my reclusive ways this year, so it seemed like a fun way to "meet" some new bloggers. So if you are stopping by because of the link up, Hellooooo and welcome to my digital corner of the interweb.

Now I will bore you with some details about my weekend.

First I will start with our visit to Orlando. The engagement party was a lot of fun! R and I were surrounded by so many people who love us. It was really great to catch up with my aunts and cousins, and I didn't even know what to do with all of the attention  we were getting from everyone. Of course I failed to take any pictures, so you will just have to trust that everyone looked nice, and about an hour in everyone had nice pink cheeks from all the wine they were consuming.. myself included. :)

This morning I woke up early and headed over to my parents house to hang out with my baby sister, who is not a baby anymore... which makes me sad. I know I have said this before, but having a sister that is 17 years my junior is kind of weird and simultaneously really awesome.

I am completely in love with all three of my siblings (and my niece Riley), but there is something about Hayden that just makes me melt. She has this little voice that is just too cute for words and she always says things like "I am pretty because I look like my big sisters" or "I love my freckles because they make me look like you Ryan..." flattery aside, tickle tortures and harassment are my second favorite thing about my little sister.. She lets me tickle her until she pees her pants (that actually happened this morning) and she lets me "beat up" on her, I don't know why.. but giving her a little smack on the forehead or butt is just too much fun. ;)

THEN I find things like this on my Ipad after I leave:

...and I melt all over again. My sister Taylor (who is 23) and I were talking about how sad it will be when Hayden (baby sister) is all grown up. We are just really hoping she skips the phase where she hates everyone when she is a teenager...we all know teenagers pretty much hate everyone, unless of course you are another teenager.

I also got to love on my wolfy man, Xander.

(wow the ipad takes really horrible pictures)

Then I met back up with my love, and we headed home. One of the fun things about living in a rural area is your friends tend to have cool pets. One of our friends just got a horse, so we're about to go meet him. I grew up on horses, so I am pretty excited to go play.

{This guy belongs to my family, his name is Dock. He has some friends too an old mare named Satin, and a mule who we call Ted.  They live on my grandfathers ranch in Cheifland,  which is about 5 hours from where I currently live.}

Now that everyone knows I am completely obsessed with animals, I should also mention that my cats have been exceptionally cute this afternoon. 

Loki takes lap cat to a whole new level.

AND that's all. I am actually ready for it to be Monday so I can get back into my regular schedule and daily yoga,because today I am feeling the effects of drinking wine and champagne together and I don't want to do much of anything, I should know better. 




  1. ack! animal cuteness everywhere! my girl kittie is called loki as well. great minds...


  2. Your baby sister is so precious, and your animals are adorable as well! You are so blessed! :)


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