Friday, June 28, 2013

Five on Friday

This is my first time linking up with these lovely ladies for the weekly 5 on Friday. But, if you've learned anything about me yet, you've learned that I love lists!
Today I'm going to share with you my 5 summer must-haves.

1. I have had my Tervis tumbler attached to me at all times for the last few weeks. I do not drink nearly enough water so I made a note to myself at the bottom of the cub to drink 4 of them a day. That's 64 oz of water a day folks. That's also 64 trips from my desk down the hall to the bathroom a day. So... I can safely say I will be fully hydrated this summer. These cups aren't cheap but I like that it has a lid that closes and it's double walled so my cold water stays cold. There are few things I hate more than room temperature water. I don't have a photo of my actual tumbler but it's a pretty one from our local country club.

2. I bought a pack of these lace creaseless hair ties at Icing a few months back. Who shops at Icing anymore? I do apparently. Anyway, I made a promise to my hair that I wouldn't be using a blow dryer this summer. I've been showering at night and then sleeping with my hair up in one of these and styling pretty in the morning. Where have these little lovelies been all my life?

3. I love a good tote. My closet is packed full of these things. I recently accidentally/on purpose bought enough swim suits at my favorite summer clothing supplier to get me this pretty little bag fo' free. We take a lot of weekend trips and I've been stuffing all my bathroom essentials in this bag and will be using it for many trips to the pool, lake, etc.

4. I recently discovered the Perrier skinny can. They are a 0 calorie, 0 everything else, slightly flavored treat. Our fridge has been fully stocked with their range of flavors. My favorite is the grapefruit. Apparently it's everyone else's favorite too because I have had one hell of a time finding them.

5. Nothing says summer to me like a good book. My kindle is not a new addition to my reading repertoire but it's definitely an essential. I'm currently reading Gone Girl and absolutely loving it. I love that I can dim the back light and read at night after Mr. M is snoring and that it is bright enough to still be able to read in the direct sun. It took me a while to convert to kindle reading (I do miss the smell of a real book) but being able to have all of my favorite books, magazines, and blogs  in one tiny little reader that I can stuff in my purse is worth it.

We are headed up to Napa for the weekend for a belated birthday celebration for Nick. You better believe every single one of the above will be tagging along!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Sister's Wedding

We are fresh back home from a wonderful trip to Oregon to celebrate the wedding of my sister and new brother-in-love. It was, quite possibly one of the most beautiful and sweetest weddings I've ever seen.

They live in the North Eastern corner of Oregon in a little town called Joseph, that is absolutely gorgeous. So far up actually that the closest major airport was Boise Idaho. We flew in Thursday morning and even got to see Mt. Shasta from the air.

It took us about 4 hours to drive in from Boise but the drive was beautiful. And? the best part? We were on the real Oregon trail! My history nerd of a husband was so excited. More on that later.



The weather was gray and wet for most of the trip. We did the rehearsal in the pouring rain, while being attacked by baby goats. The wedding was at a barn on an actual goat ranch so that should have been expected.


Poor little Felix. The goats kept stealing his little baby shoes! We'd hear him scream, turn around and see a goat running away with his shoe.
Saturday morning, we woke up to beautiful, blue clear skies and the temperature actually soared above 65 degrees! Just in time for the wedding, the clouds lifted away from the mountains and the sun came out. It was seriously beautiful.





The wedding actually fell on Nick's birthday. He loves pie and was in absolute pie heaven. The band even played Happy Birthday for him. So sweet! 

The next morning we had to pack up and make our way back home. We stopped at the Oregon Trail museum. Those are some real wagon ruts & an original wagon  in the photo below.

It was so nice to finally get to see where my sister and her fiancé husband have been living. It was absolutely beautiful and we can't wait to make another trip up there.
Now, back to work.
Frowny face.  

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