Tuesday, February 25, 2014


This weekend was all about beer! Another a weekend of Extreme Beerfest is in the books. I'm so glad I was able to spend the weekend with some of my friends. We had such a good time and stayed up way too late, but the pain I felt on Sunday seemed well worth it.

Thanks to everyone for coming and for making the weekend another one to remember!

Friday, February 14, 2014


Well since we just had Girls Weekend last weekend, I thought I would take a look back on past weekends with the ladies. Enjoy!

November 2011

February 2012

February 2013

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Reading: I am slowly, slowly reading Jodi Piccoult's Sing You Home. I have always loved her books. They are an easy read, and sometimes I just need that. But this one is different. It feels forced... like she felt a need to write a book that included a lesbian relationship because it's a current hot topic. I think I might need to break up with Jodi for a bit. It's just not working out...

Watching: Omg! Omg. You and everyone you know should be watching Broad City on Comedy Central. It's like watching my life if I were a single female with my best friend trying to navigate our way through jobs, men, and everything in between while living in a big city. Well that sounded like Sex and the City, but I can guarantee it's not. Yup.

Listening to: My current guilty pleasure is Dark Horse by Katy Perry. Shhhhh. Andrew acts like it's the worst song ever invented, but I completely disagree!

Thinking about: I really want to register for another half marathon. My criteria? Bling! I want a cool medal. My dream half marathon is the Disney Princess race in Florida. The medal is a shaped like a tiara. What?!? Awesome. Anyway, a trip to FL isn't in my near future for now so my hunt continues. I'm open to suggestions!

Loving: I have been having a lot of girl time lately! It's just what I needed. It keeps me busy and social. I need more of this in my life.

Looking forward to: I'm trying to work on our budget so we can start making some improvements and renovations to the house. Right now, I can only do little things here and there, but I am ready to do so much more.

Making me happy: It's occasionally warm enough that I can finally take Coby out for some walks. Anything above 40 sounds like a heat wave! I think we are all getting spring fever and taking walks is the only cure.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


This last weekend was our annual girls weekend. This year, we had our weekend in the Quad Cities while the guys hung out in Des Moines. Man, I love getting together with my ladies! I think all we did was laugh, and talk, and eat, and laugh, and watch the Olympics.

Sarah was a supreme hostess! I think we are all still recovering from all of the delicious food she made. Thanks lady!

Is Katie in every picture?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Even thought it was Superbowl weekend, I wouldn't say that was necessarily the highlight.

On Friday night, Andrew and I headed to Des Moines to spend some time with friends before going to the ISU basketball game on Saturday (Thanks Lindsie!) This is the only game we will make it to this year, and it was well worth the trip.

Sunday we spent the morning getting ready for my family to come over to watch the Superbowl. I was mostly just excited to see Mason, but the football game/commercials were a bonus.

Actually, the game wasn't that interesting and the commercials were all kind of terrible. So I guess Mason and the family was the highlight. 

Now that football is done for the season, is it spring yet? 

Monday, February 3, 2014


Andrew and I added another large item to our living space last weekend. Andrew and company (my family of awesome helpers) finally moved my grandmother's piano out of her house and into ours. My cousin, Matt, bought my gma's house after she passed away in 2006 and has graciously been storing it there until we were able to move it to our place. Our dining room now feels really complete.

I love that Andrew wants to learn how to play, and I'm excited to teach him. (This could either go really well or pretty terribly.) I really think it will work out in our favor when I insist on a family band. It's all part of my master plan.