Wednesday, December 29, 2010

We're officially B.O.M.P's

There are a million things we could do to celebrate New Years....a billion even. What do we choose to do???? Nothing. Nada. Not a damn thing!!
And that is perfectly A-OK with us. I hate the crowds, I hate the cover charges, I hate the girls dressed like strippers, and I hate the $20 rum and cokes. (Plus it's supposed to be brrrr cold, no bueno....nope)
So if you need us Friday, you'll find us snuggled up on our couch, in sweat pants, playing Donkey Kong or Big Buck Hunter on the wii, with a cocktail in hand. If we're feeling crazy, we may bust out sparklers at midnight :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We FINALLY did it!!!!

After two years of making payments....a few slip ups here and there (I love shopping, it's a problem!) and some sacrifices....We FINALLY did it!!! WE ARE DEBT FREE!!!!!

No more credit card debt!!! No student loans (we were lucky enough to NEVER have any!!), No car payments (again, TOTALLY blessed).....NOTHING!!!!!!!
Now it's time to save save save!!!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Guess what I did today.....

Well....besides get lots of super awesome gifts and lots of quality family time.....

I accidently ran 7.56 miles.
I know what your do you accidently run anything??? Well i set out on a mission to run for ohhhh about 40 minutes...and the route i had in mind was what i thought 2 or so miles one way, so my plan was to run to the end of the road and back. Turns out that little road was over 3 miles....and the road i was taking to cross over, another mile. The thing about running can't just stop and go home. Before i knew it, i had been running for an hour....only stopped once, and that was to figure out what the hell i was going to do cause i had to go to the "bathroom" SUPER bad. (Run thru it...that's all you can do!) So i think i can officially say......i'm a fan of running outside, WAY more than i'm a fan of running inside. (Plus, running in Kansas after running so much in high alititude in Colorado is NIIIIIIIICE!)
Now if it just wasn't sooooooo flipping cold out i'd be running outsides #1 fan!!!

Merry Christmas!!

I hope you all had a Merry Merry Christmas!!!!

The most amazing dad......
The most AMAZING husband.....
Um......who's that guy??? (Just kidding!!) The most amazing quasi brother in law!
BY FAR....The MOST amazing family.....
And last but certainly NOT least....The MOST amazing COUSINS!!!
We are beyond blessed!!!
(And no, we don't just have horrible fashion sense, we just thought it'd be funny to wear my mom's gross old christmas sweaters to the Doll family Christmas!! The boys took the cake for sure!!)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy 27th year of life to me!!!

Well two weekends ago was the big 2-7 for me. I'm not sure how i feel about being that much closer to 30, but i do have a feeling my 27th year of life is going to be a big one!!

My birthday weekend was celebrated with amazing family (THANKS AGAIN JESS!!!), lots of coffee, AMAZING sushi, some K-state basketball, tequila and one HUGE culture shock :) oh and a little bling as well!!

I was horrible about pics this weekend...sorry. But just picture all the things i mentioned above and you'll be fine!! Instead i thought i'd make a list of what i'd liket o accomplish this year....

1. Start a family. This is a work in progress for us. It's weird to actually want a problem, at least that would explain whats going on with me. But nope, everything so far has come back just hunky dory!! We've met with a specialist and had some options laid out..... I have faith that we have a good team behind us and sometime in 2011 we'll be announcing baby mcguire :)
2. Start making strides towards my career. I've mentioned before that'd I'd LOVE to go back to school for Elementary Education. It's just not possible for me to quit and go back to school full time. I've found a pretty respectable online program that I think would be a great fit for me and I hope to get at least a few classes under my belt this coming year.
3. 1/2 marathon. I'm looking at the Colfax Marathon in May. I haven't registered yet or anything crazy.... there's a few things that need to be straightened out before i make the commitment to run something in Denver!
P.S. Jess...i'm on the hunt for a 5k!!
4. Better relations! No no no....not that kind of relations. Although i'm sure my husband would gladly welcome it :) I REALLY want to make an effort to be in better touch with friends in family. No emails or texts....I want a full on phone conversation!! I'm thinking about making a chart even....I mean business people.
5. Debt. By my 28th birthday I want to be COMPLETLY debt free. (Sidenote: Travis is planning on going back to school starting this coming summer, so there will obvisouly be some school loans....that's ok with me. I just want all the other crap gone!)
You can go ahead and count this as my new years resolution list as well.....basically the same thing!! And now i'll leave you with some pics of recent happenings!!

Great times in Chicago with an amazing group of friends!
Maybe there was a little tatoo action while we were there....

Wrigley field!

Trav's latest toy....Big Buck Hunter for the Wii. It's seriously just like the real game.... if only our house smelled like stale beer and B.O. we'd pretty much be at the Lou!

My birthday surprise from Trav!!!!

And last weekend we made our first trip up the mountain!! (this is a pic from last year, i was lame and didn't take any!!)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Still trying to Catch up!!

I'm soooooo behind on all my posts....i officially suck at blogging :)

But in my defense i've been busy.... work, family time, cooking, more work, chicago, and work.
I just got back late last night from a fun filled (and food filled, HELLO gym time!) weekend in Chicago with some of my best girlfriends!! I'm EXHAUSTED. They don't believe in sleeping in, which is really unfortunate when you're up till 3am!!! So i'll have a post on that soon.... and then just a catch up on our lives!!

And because he hasn't made an appearance for a while....Mr. Knox!!

I tested my cooking skills....homeade Bierock!! YUMMO!!!

And of course, there will be many chicago pics to come!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gobble Gobble....

In my effort to catch's my Thanksgiving post :)

This year for Thanksgiving we made the 4 hour drive to Wakeeny Kansas to meet up with the whole McGuire clan! It was a quick trip (left wed. at 4 from denver, and came back friday morning!) but TOTALLY worth it! I'm truly blessed to have such amazing in-laws!!!
Here's how the holiday went down.....

There was a lot of strategic planning for early morning shopping in Hays America!!

There was some serious Go Fish going on.....and later we tried our luck at Pitch. I wouldn't recommend asking me to be your partner....just saying.

The boys went out and killed some stuff.....

And of course.....there was copious amounts of food.....and you're not even seeing the desserts!! (there were enough pie's that we could each have our very own....and maybe we did, don't judge!)

And some brotherly bonding :)