Sunday, June 19, 2011

sunday's thwacks and shout-outs.

 Thwack (verb) : to strike with, or as if with, something flat or heavy.
Shout-out (noun) : a public expression of gratitude or recognition.


1.) Note to self: don't wait for another 12 months before you clean your mini blinds again.  That way, you won't spend two hours scrubbing the dusty crusty-ness off of them.  It will most likely just be a light dusting that way.  Huh, who would've thought?

2.) I brought a bag of trail mix to work and put it in my little snack drawer for those moments during my day that I need a little pick me up.  I also brought a dryer sheet in a baggy for those moments during my day that my dress has static issues (inevitable).  I put that in my little snack drawer as well.  Needless to say, my entire bag of trail mix now tastes like vanilla lavender soap.  Sick.

3.) My yard work, weeds, dead grass, nonexistent-grass-where-there-should-be-grass, dead shrubs, crab grass, mossy dirt, etc is never ending.


1.) I bought my first pair of TOMS this week.  Finally.  I've been dying for a pair for quite some time now, but was holding out until all the snow melted, so I could in fact wear them.  Which, believe it or not, was not that long ago.  My boss gave me a Nordy's gift card because she's the sweetest thing ever, so it was just perfect.  When I went with Becky to go pick out which ones I wanted, I saw they have BOAT SHOE TOMS.  Uhh seriously?  I am in love.  My TOMS and I are a match made in heaven.

2.) As some of you already know, I am the event coordinator for an event called The Butterfly Affair coming up in October.  I've had a vision of the decor for the event just floating above my head, but I couldn't quite pull it down to see exactly how I wanted everything to go.  But this week, for some reason, it all just came together!  I know a majority of how I want things to look, and I'm so so excited about it.  Want a little hint?  Think giant metallic silver hanging pinwheels.  mmmmyup.  It's going to be fabulous.. I can't wait!

3.) I had another great wedding planning meeting with my bride Jen and her fiance Sam.  Their wedding is less than 4 weeks away, and counting!  I saw the table centerpiece mock-up... old doilies and burlap are just part of it... so stinkin cute.

4.)  Lola and Trudy had a fun little play date on Saturday morning with two big chocolate lab boys - Guinness and Porter.  While my colleague Tana let them come over to play for a few hours, Ryan and I enjoyed a Saturday morning coffee date together at Maple Street Bistro.  It was lovely.  We don't slow down like that often enough.  We're usually buzzing around being busy with something, or everything.

5.) I usually do NOT wake up any earlier than I have to in the mornings.  I looooove my sleep.  Like really love.  Maybe to an unhealthy degree.  I set my alarm earlier than I know I need to get up, just so I can snooze it and sleep longer.  Does anybody else do that?  Anyways, this week I somehow managed to get up at 5:15am TWICE to go running with the husband and pups before work.  And believe it or not, I loved it.  I mean, I only really loved it after it was all done and over with, but still.  Love was present somewhere in there.

6.) Moss Adams LLP treated all of its employees to the opening game of the Spokane Indians (minor league baseball) on Friday.  And to make it even better, they played against my hometown team, the Salem Keizer Volcanoes.  It's always a fun outing, as we do it every year.  

This year, I particularly enjoyed spending time with this cute girl, Amanda, who gets to start work at Moss Adams LLP in September!

And toting around this little cutie for awhile who shares the same name with me - Allie!  Her purple hi-top converse shoes were killing me all night.

7.) On Saturday night, the husband and I finally got to spend some time with our long lost friends, Bonnie and Aaron Drake.  They live an hour away from us, so our visits are few and far between these days, since they live equally busy (if not busier) lives than we do.  We enjoyed dinner together at Flamin' Joes with great catch-up conversation.



  1. Ryan looks like he has Paul Bunyon hands in that pic of him. Kudos on the cabby hat though, LOVE IT! kevin refuses to wear one. Or converse. what's wrong with him?? :)

  2. I'll take that compliment Kris, Pauly B had a blue ox and chopped down giant trees. He also created Mt. Hood by piling up rocks on top of his campfire. Winner.