Back to the Real World

3 05 2013

The Hubs and I have been back and adjusting to the real world from a fabulous and unbelievable trip that we have said hands down over and over again to each other that it was the “BEST vacation and wedding ever”!

The first part of trip did not start out so fun. In fact, I picked Josh up from the airport the early morning of Wednesday, 4/17th having been in Texas working nonstop for the last few weeks. And as you would know it continues to snow its pretty white flaks all day here in Colorado. Josh called me at work later that day to see if he could come get me early due to the road conditions…having the great bosses that I do I was able to leave work a few hours early. As I get in the car with Josh he informs me that our flight for tomorrow morning (4/18) for my Bestie’s wedding has been canceled!! I am sorry but I was so NOT okay with this development. My fabulous sweet talking resilient husband was able to book us both on a flight for a good ‘ole classic redeye! And yes, the flight was the same day that I picked Josh up at the airport (poor dude spent the whole day traveling..welcome home honey). I told myself I would have a few glasses of wine and sleep on the plane. After a few flight cancellations/delays/changes we finally arrived in Jamaica the afternoon the following day to surprise the soon to be Bride and Groom in the lobby of the hotel! It worked out better then we had initial planned…we arrived in beautiful Jamaica earlier then expected!

I could not have felt more honored and blessed to be there to see my best friend, Cameron since Kindergarten emerge from the girl of “I will never get married” to “this was the best day of my life” bride. And I mean she made one stunning bride!! She radiated pure beauty and complete happiness. And yes I cried seeing her walk down her isle hand-in-hand with her Dad to meet her groom, Mark! Her and Mark our precious together and I love them and loved that Josh and I were there to be apart of their celebration.

I must say we are in love with Jamaica! We stayed at Half Moon Bay Resort and were in awe from the private room that welcomes you at the airport to the details and personal attention at the resort. I mean I could go on and on! It was by far the best resort where we have vacationed. In fact, I asked Josh if we could change our honeymoon vacation to Montego Bay…he is fully onboard..Score!

So now after vacation we are adjusting to being a single husband and wife again for the next few weeks before fire season kick starts again. Josh is in Texas working on the family/friends ranch for the next few weeks. I am maintaining the home front with our life here in Colorado and our 2 girls (aka dogs).

Back to normal life.













Jamaica Here We Come

18 04 2013

The plan was for the hubs and I to venture to Jamaica first thing tomorrow morning for my bestie of 25 years wedding. Well there was change of plan… We are sitting at the airport for a red eye flight to JFK and then the beach!! Seems to have worked out awesome because we will now be arriving to The resort of Half Moon Bay in Montego Bay at 10am and not late that evening… Whoop whoop!

I could not be more excited to leave the 14+ inches of fresh white snow (that is so needed) to the fresh white sand beaches and blue water. More importantly we will be there to celebrate the marriage of Cameron and Mark this coming Saturday.

So I leave you fellow blog readers with a few pictures and apologize for the short pos….drinking a glass of wine at the airport to kick off for a much needed vacation with the hubs before fire season starts in month.

Our current view today


I found a swimsuit (no that’s not me)


Hope this resort is ready for all this




The missing pictures

12 04 2013

Here are a few pictures for a glimpse into our fun adventurous crazy life.







Where have I been?

12 04 2013

I cannot believe I have not written a post in almost a year….loserville over here.  Where do the day and time go. I don’t know where to even begin with writting this post…so here goes an overload of bullet points on where our life has been more or less MIA (apparently). 

  • New jobs
  • Several moves
  • New states…oh yeah we moved from Texas to Colorado
  • learning how to be a wfie with a husband gone 6 months out of the year fighting wildland fires
  • Living in different states from your husband 😦
  • trusting God…this has been a Biggie for the both of us
  • A new precious niece and 2 nephews
  • Moves for family members
  • Sister enlisting in the Army
  • Battling migraines and figuring out “why” they happen
  • Wedding and babies
  • DIY’ing like a crazy person (more on that later)

And in pictures



This is my apology on my absence and an attempt to blog more regularly with my post. 

Stay tuned for some of my DIY projects.


Colorado Bound….

16 08 2011

I am Colorado bound at the end of this week to spend 8 days with my family!!  I could not be more pumped to see everyone, attend a wedding with my sister, Kimberly, to be Violet’s nanny, a baby shower for my SIL, check out a Crossfit gym, sip wine on the front patio with my parents and listen to the water feature my dad (Check his work out here) put in and the best part is that I will need a sweater!!!  It will be a nice break from this intense Texas heat.  The sweet husband will join me later on in the week….Horray!  So here is a little outfit I am planning on packing….Until next time!

Wishing for Fall

Månestråle silk top
899 DKK –

Crop top
$60 –

Seven For All Mankind mid rise jeans
£155 –

Cheetah ballet flat
$13 –

MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors jewelry
$250 –

Juicy Couture goldtone earrings
$48 –


22 07 2011

Oh my word is anyone else being suffocated by the heat?  We have had over 18 days of over 100 degree weather and it does not look like it is about to let up anytime soon!  InTexaswe have the pleasure of having the heat and the humidity which makes for a double whammy…and makes me even more thankful for working A/C.  Because we did not move very far so this whole process has been a bit slow (especially with the heat) and let me just say that this girl is OVER moving.  I am hoping to finish up the curtains for the living room this weekend and work on the front yard a little more so hold tight for pictures.  Until then I am wishing I was on a beach reading a good book/gossip magazines and sipping a cold glass of white wine.  Here’s to dreaming!


photograph by Christian Chaize (Jen Bekman Projects)

Moving and Migraines

19 07 2011

Are just a few of the reasons and lame excuses for my blogging absence?
The Hubby and I (and two dogs) have moved into a darling, quaint 2 bedroom house that we are slowing unpacking, organizing and still moving some things. I never realized just how much stuff just 2 people have and acquire over just a few short years of life together. I mean seriously why did I feel the need to save my InStyle magazines for the last 2 years……anything in them is clearly NOT in style any longer and talk about the making for an extremely heavy trash bag! And why do I have 5 pairs of old running shoes for “just in case”, I am pretty sure one pair of lake/river/yard shoes will do! And we have officially retired all the socks that still don’t have partners into rags for cleaning. With the move we have added a roommate, C. Pace. The Hub and him fought together in Iraq and he is hanging out with us and we could not be happier. And I must say that the extra pair of hands has come in handy with moving and the yard work we now have. I will post pictures of the house, but for awhile we were looking a little redneck with the unpacked boxes and rug that was airing out on the fence. The Hub spent all day yesterday cleaning up the front yard and even put in a flowerbed that is full of life and color. Now only if I can keep it alive with the 100 + degree weather we are having in Texas.
I don’t know if any of my follow readers suffer from migraines, but I would be curious….sometimes it is a lonely journey. I mean last week if you were looking for me I could be found curled up in a ball in my bed with all the lights off and an icepack on the head along with the drugs from my neurologist on the bedside table. I have an appointment with another neurologist next week and am looking forward to another opinion.

Thank you for your patience and lack of blogging. Kathryn