Friday, September 30, 2011

It Was An Epic Time!

It's amazing to me the synergy that happens when you get all the right people together, at the right time, to do something bigger than ourselves. This was such a day. I feel so grateful to my awesome team of helpers, to the donors who gave of their goods and money and time. I want to give a shout out to my friends at KINDLE CREEK who sang their hearts out for us. The grand total was just under $21,000 in donations and I'm tickled! I've already accepted the job again for next year!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Here's Proof...

Of How Much FUN I had yesterday...more to come...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Today Was The Day...And I'm Blown Away....

We made a start to put an end to Alzheimer's Disease.
Thank you to all of my friends, family, co-workers and professional colleagues
who took it upon themselves to engross in this cause.
It was a wonderful day! I had a great time!
It was so much more than raising money.
It was celebrating the lives of those we have lost to this disease.
Thank you , thank you, thank you!
We raised over $21,000 go HERE to see for yourself!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's All About Family....

There is no greater joy than spending the weekend with family. This is my big brother...We had such a great time at my grandparent's home in the Lake of the Ozarks catching up and having fun!

My Uncle Gary and Cousin Chris

My bro and his new love.

One of my favorite cousins and best pals growing up, Annie.

The Lake, endless summer memories growing up here.

Time for a boat ride to our favorite hang out The Red Fox.

My cousin Annie (another Annie), together we make mischief of all sorts :)


Gus, my buddy!

Reese and I taking a night time boat ride.


My grandma, my love.

And Grandpa too!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Images of KC...

Oh boy, I LOVE this city! Kemper Museum Helzbergs Topsys Crown Center Gates & Sons The Plaza Nelson-Atkins Art Museum Streetcar Named Desire Milano Halls The Fountains Liberty Memorial Union Station Kauffman Stadium The American Resturaunt Westport...and that's just to name a few of my favorite places!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dad's Girls...

My "baby" sister (ha ha) and I had a great visit with our dad the first night I got into Missouri. You can see the sheer joy and happiness just written all over my face. He made dinner for us and we just sat around for hours catching up and telling stories. It was a wonderful way to start what would be one of the most amazing weekends of my life (but more about all that later):

Our dad has spent his life as a general contractor. He's a very hard worker and this shirt just fits him so well because there's nothing he loves more than "playing in the dirt" well, except his daughters of course.

The sweetest thing is this. If my dad were a dog, we laughed that he would be THIS dog. "Lightening" and dad are perfect companions for one another. I always adored that my dad had a love for animals growing up. When I told him that I was sad that dogs only live such a short time he sweetly replied, "Yeah but then we would only get to have one or tow dogs our whole life if they lived longer". He's had a lot of four-legged buddies in his lifetime. They tend to bring out something soft in him.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Heading Home...

This weekend. Every summer as a child we would travel to The Lake of the Ozarks where my grandparents owned a summer resort. That last trip of the season was ended with roasting a pig in the ground and a big family reunion. I remember knowing that's when it was time to go back to school. I'm heading home this weekend to see so many of my family that I love, share stories, take pictures and laugh. I get to spend some time in Kansas City and remember what it was like to spend my college days there. I even get to have lunch with a life-long friend of mine who just had her first baby! I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Things I'll Miss Most About Summer...

The sight of three perfectly happy children playing in the sand for hours on end....

Tan babies sleeping in my bed...

And my garden, I did a pretty good job this year!
So long Summer!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's A ZOO Out There!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On The Farm With Friends

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's Two Weeks From Today...

And we've nearly reached our fund-raising goal with the help of one awesome committee and a that wonderful company I work for! Thank you so much to those of you who have made the choice to involve yourselves in this cause.
We're at $13,500.00 for Utah County!
There's still time to get involved though!
We still need volunteers and participants.
We're still accepting donations and forming teams.
Go to HERE to sign up!
Join us at The Shops at Riverwoods at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th for what is certain to be a great time!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Funny Friday....

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cascade Springs

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day in Park City

From cars covered in yarn, cows wearing tutus and riding horses, & lots of freaky people walking down Main Street...Park City is the place to be on the last day of summer!
We headed up for the weekend and had most of our fun just sleeping over in the hotel and swimming at the pool!