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behind the #tbt :: adjusted

11 Jul

This weeks #tbt is going to be a little different. And maybe long-winded.

I love tattoos. I have two. The first one is a star on my foot. My mom and I got matching ones together when I was 21.

Jeremy hates tattoos. I know it’s my body and I can do what I want with it, but his opinion is important to me. I have had a few ideas for new ones in my head for a few years now. And I have always wanted something to represent my future children.

Two years ago I got this tattoo to remember [like I could forget] my baby in heaven.

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I chose purple because we never found out weather the baby was a boy or girl. I was 100% convinced the baby was a girl. So I don’t mind if the blue + pink = a bit of a girly shade.

Yesterday was the first time Avery has noticed it. Or the first time I noticed her noticing it. She “oohh”-ed and started petting it. Then she kissed it and started talking to it. For a while. I was just kind of frozen there. She seemed like she didn’t even know I was there. And had her own little conversation.

I like to think Avery was talking to her sibling. I know that’s so impossible, but it warms my heart to think she was having this great conversation with him/her.

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behind the #tbt 6.27

27 Jun

Happy Thursday, Friends! The weekend is just around the corner. We can do this!

I have a couple of pictures for #tbt today. July 4th is my favorite holiday. Summertime. Day off work to play all day. Grilling. Fireworks. These pics are from 4th of July Eve 2008. Or, when you are young, one of the most fun drinking days of the year!

We were at a bar downtown that no longer exists. I think it was Bootleggers. Does that sound right? Anywho, they had a nice outdoor patio area (a must in the summertime). This photo is one of my all time favorites. Perfectly captures my relationship with Jeremy.

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at least one of us was having a good time.

He gives me this look often.

And next, a picture with my UMD ladies.

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all smiles

Until next time…

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behind the #tbt :: baby pictures!!

20 Jun

A trio of baby pictures today. But they are of me, not Avery. Surprised?

Last weekend I was looking through my baby pictures for one of me and my Dad for Father’s Day. And I found some fun pictures.

The first one is a picture of me and my Grandma Barb swimming in the lake. Judging by how many pictures I have of me in a lake/pool, I must have loved the water. Which is a necessity when there are 10,000+ lakes.

Photo 2 is a good one. Can you tell where Avery gets her love of kitties? Pure.Joy. I imagine I was screeching at a very high pitch here. Because that’s exactly what Avery does when Lucy gets within 5 feet of her.

The last picture is just cute. A girl and her dragon.

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Avery must get her cute from me.

Happy Thursday!

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behind the #tbt :: vegas

13 Jun

Another travel #tbt. Can you tell I’m going a bit stir crazy here. I need a vacation. Bad.

In November 2007 4 friends and myself went on a magical journey. To Vegas. We were all Vegas Virgins. And man, did we have fun! So much so that Genna completely lost her voice the first night we were there. I blame Hanson. Who, btw, gets better with age. Fact.

We did all the standard things. Went to a show (Beatles LOVE. See it!). Watched some lions be inappropriate. Wen to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Drank champagne out of a paper bag outside the Bellagio. You know, classy things.

Group shot!

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poppin that vegas cherry!

 

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Behind the #tbt :: San Diego

6 Jun

I really want to go on vacation. I would prefer somewhere warm. But I’m willing to settle on anywhere fun. I just need a change in scenery. It has been far too long since I’ve been on a plane.

Today I posted a picture of one of my favorite trips. Elizabeth and I took a long weekend trip to San Diego at the end of April 2008. It was pretty amazing.

We went for a hike at Torrey Pines where we saw dolphins. In the wild. So cool! And we saw a real live nevernude. He gave me a flower. I called him “Kind Sir.” Memories.

We went to the San Diego Zoo. Definitely puts the Minnesota Zoo to shame. They have peacocks just wandering around. And of course, pandas.

We went in the hotel hot tub every night. Where we actually met 2 women from MN who were now living in the San Diego area. And we talked about the State Fair. Because that’s the common denominator.

I would love to go back someday and explore some more.

Here is a picture of me and Eliz. In front of a fountain in Balboa Park.

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behind the #tbt: Happy Birthday Genna!

30 May

You guys! It’s my good friend, Genna’s birthday today! Yay! She is the inspiration for today’s Behind the #TBT.

I met Genna allll the way back in 2002. We were in the same “Learning Community” at UMD. Which means that we had most of our classes together. As one big happy family. 🙂 I left UMD (sad face) and managed to keep in touch with Genna. Because she is awesome.

We have some really fun memories. We broke our Vegas cherries together. We have gone camping on many occasions. Trips together back to Duluth where it all started. She was one of my girls standing up front with me when I got married. She has been there for me during really crappy times and for the really awesome times, too. That is what makes a true friend. She sticks around for it all.

I love this lady and am so excited to celebrate many more birthdays with you!

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we are hot. and we own it.

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behind the #tbt

23 May

I’ve got a lot on my mind this week, so this will be short. But sweet.

From 2008.

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This is Kirsten and me at our housewarming party. We were roomies for a couple of years. And I still miss living with her. All.the.time. Living with a boy is hard, guys! Even if you love him like crazy.

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behind the #tbt: Lucy

8 May

Last week I posted a wedding pic for the #tbt. Did you know our little Lucy turned 3 the day after? Well she did! We adopted her a few weeks after we got married. And a week later she was on her deathbed. I’m not even exaggerating. She wasn’t eating or drinking and was so lethargic. I, as a new mom to a tiny fur-baby, was in a panic! We took her to the animal ER (thank God there was one close by) and she basically stayed there for 3 days. Our vet said that animals that sick have a 10% survival rate. I was glad he waited until after her clean bill of health to tell me that tidbit!

She is 3 now. Loves chasing leaves and bugs when we let her outside (only on the porch). Loves barging into the bathroom when the door is cracked open. Loves begging for treats. She seems to get crankier with age. But I can’t really blame her, this last year she has had to adjust to a new baby and all the new visitors that come with that. I hope one day Lucy and Avery will be bffs. Until then, I hope she keeps tolerating her as well as she has been!

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awww, my widdle lucycat

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