Friday’s Letters… on Sunday.

Dear Blog Readers, I’m not dead… just had a non-blogging week. I’m back!

Dear Personal Training Clients, I’m glad most of you coordinated your vacay schedules with each other to all be out of town during the SAME week! I had a wonderfully mellow week just teaching a couple classes a day. I did miss you dearly, but was really pumped to lay out at the pool in the middle of the day Thursday with some buds. High five!

Dear Gigantor Turtle Float, you make pool days WAY more fun.

Dear Garage Bar, you are the BEST hangout spot in Louisville during the summer months. Seriously.

Dear Summer, I’m glad you made it around and that you’re here to stay for a while. It was awesome to be out on the river on the boat yesterday.

Dear T-beg, I’m stoked for you that you’re getting to cruise out of town for the whole summer to get your MFA on. Me, Tang, Churchill, Emmy, Cash, and Willie will hold down the fort here. And don’t worry, I’ll clean. : )

Dear Bonna, HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY! Woot! And this photo from college will always be the best photo of the 3 of us… #BFFs

Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day from all of us!

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B Party!

My cousin, Allison got married a few weeks ago
and I’m just now posting the photos from her B Party.
Better late than never, yes? 
Dinner. 
Drinks. 
Gifts. 
and Horse Racing.
Just your average B Party. 
; ) 
Me and my momma! 

Other cousins
Emily, Me, Malissa!

I don’t even know what this was
but it had Pomegranate in it. 
And it was delicious. 

Mom and aunts acting silly

Pinkies up. 
#civilized

Trying to look at every gift
except the dirty ones… haha

There’s no telling…

And on to Churchill Downs! 

The four girls. 
Love my cousins! 

And congrats to the bride! 

I was out of town for her wedding but was able to watch the ceremony
via Skype
from my computer in my hotel room,
to Malissa’s iPhone. 
Yay for technology! 
Love you, Al! 
photos from our other female family get-togethers here and here
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Cutest Skating Party EVER

Did you guys have skating parties when you were in elementary school?! We did and we went to almost EVERY one. Well my nephew’s school had his skating party last night and skating parties haven’t changed in the last 20 years! At least not around these parts…

We did the Hokey Pokey,
they called out door prize winners with your ticket stub numbers,
and they had RACES!
Real. Good. Time
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This poor girl kept trying to skate with Jaxson and he wasn’t having it…
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AND I managed to film the Kindergarten-3rd Grader race.
Presh.
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XMAS – B&W

Me and my brother, Nathan
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his wife, Amanda
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Tango, of course
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Mom and nephew, Jaxson
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me and Jax
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Dad and Tang
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and the best shot:
Nathan and Jax*
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*this is Nathan stealing showing him how to use his new Nintendo DS
Hope you guys all had a great holiday!!!
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XMAS – B&W

Me and my brother, Nathan
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his wife, Amanda
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Tango, of course
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Mom and nephew, Jaxson
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me and Jax
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Dad and Tang
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and the best shot:
Nathan and Jax*
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*this is Nathan stealing showing him how to use his new Nintendo DS
Hope you guys all had a great holiday!!!
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Happy Birthday, Nathan

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Even though you used to hit and torment me all the time…
Even though you tried to ruin Christmas every year by finding and showing me my gifts…
Even though you’re the reason I have false teeth…
Even though you try to steal every bite of dessert I’ve ever had…
Even though you insist on people calling you Nate, when your name is Nathan…
I love you.
Because you’re always there for me…
Because you’ll give me a ride anywhere…
Because we got busted sneaking out on the babysitter to play kickball in the mud… together…
Because you drove 34 hours across country with me and my janky car…
Because we had some of the best food fights in history…
Because we can do crosswords puzzles like it’s nobody’s business…
You’re the best big brother I could ever ask for.
Happy 30th Birthday, Nathan!
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Happy Birthday, Jax!

My nephew Jaxson is adorable.
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He also turns 5 today.
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This is actually from my bday.
And Tang’s in a headlock.
Whatev.
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My brother, Nathan, Jaxson, Amanda.
Happy family.
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^That’s my new favorite photo of them^
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Birthday Tango

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After having a birthday party (cake and pie with fam and friends) on Wednesday, going to King’s Island and riding roller coasters on Friday, and going to Splashin’ Safari (water park) today, my birthday week festivities are finally over. ‘Cause I’m tired as ish! : )
Thanks to everybody for the well wishes and my great family and friends for spending this time with me. I’m so lucky…
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An Easter for the photo albums… Warning: Foul Language/Guestures

Backstory: Easter Sunday at my Brother’s in-law’s house. (Brother’s wife’s parents’ house, keep up here, it’s gonna be one of those) It’s time to leave and since we’re parked in by a bunch of cars, we need to drive around the perimeter of the yard to get over to the driveway and then to the road. It’s been raining, non-stop, every day for the past week or so here so the ground’s really wet. My sister-in-law’s brother left right before me and was told to drive a certain path. When I left, I was told to drive his tracks exactly so I wouldn’t get stuck. No problem, right? As I’m driving, carefully as to not mess up the grass, I get to listen to the hubs and his helpful hints: “don’t go too slow! don’t go too fast!” Aaaaand I’m stuck.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the entire family is watching. Great. Dad, brother, brother’s father-in-law, husband all come to help… and bail me out with the four-wheeler.
…and take photos. Of course.
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I apologize for my inappropriate hand guesture.
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Oh. There’s even a video. Thanks for that.
Warning: 1 F bomb.
You can skip the first 20 seconds if you want to get to the good stuff.
Happy Easter.
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Moving Day 2011

It’s always a blast when the whole fam damnly gets together. Remember Baking Party 2010?

My mom just moved into a new house last weekend so we all (the aunts/cousins/children) had to be there in order to help take care of the crap work that comes with moving into a new house; hanging drapes, installing new towel racks, decorating, etc. My two aunts and I decided to get mom a new entertainment center so we ventured to the store to let her pick one out. Then we put it together. Six of us, 5 hours. Not even kidding.

Before:
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22 Pages of Directions. I’m not even kidding.
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#1, 2, and 3: Goodness Gracious. #4 Ice Cream Man’s in the ‘hood and we need a break. #5 This sucks, but we got it.
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Tang’s there for moral support. Really, he’s just bored because we’re not playing with him.
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Allison’s been watching a lot of DIY and HGTV lately. So she’s just the “designer” which really means “I’m just here to supervise.”
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4 hours in and we realize a little something…
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Thank goodness Allison brought her bf, Jacob. We’ll MacGyver this ish if we have to.
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We find a random piece under the coffee table. “Where the H does this go?!”
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5 hours later. Done. and Done.
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Ask us if we care that you can’t actually see the finished product. Go ahead, ask us.
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