16 April 2014

Vegas on a Whim


 



We debated back and forth for months on going or not going to Vegas  for the ACMs.  Monday, the week of the ACM awards, we decided to just take the plunge and go. Tickets and hotel secured and we were Vegas bound on Friday.
 
 


So glad we went! I loved having some sibling time with Erik.
Please ignore our scary red eyes from the flash
 

 
 

Loved the nice weather and chance to unwind and relax.

 
 

Loved all the fun country concerts and artists spotting.

 
 

And of course loved the ACM’s as always and the chance for our trio to party like rock stars even though we clearly aren’t.
 

 

A very fun, although somewhat tiring, last minute adventure.  

15 April 2014

Downsizing?


I almost bought a lake house on a whim this weekend. I saw it online Thursday, fell in love with it Saturday when we did a viewing, and put in an offer (that felt crazy high to me for a tiny little place with more or less one bedroom and zero closet space) on Sunday. What the…??? Insane.

 


Sadly I didn’t get said house. Someone else offered even more, I assume full asking price. Kudos to the new owners, although I might cry if they  bought it only to tear down charming house on the lake with it’s cute guest “cottage” and build condos in its place. I will admit I did cry on Sunday several times while trying to decide if I wanted this house, for some reason the thought of selling my house (that has been in our family longer than I’ve been alive) and half my possessions just seemed sad and overwhelming. Today I look back and think good grief I need to not be so attached to things. Of course now I want a lake house bad and there are no good prospects left.  

14 April 2014

I Used to Have a Blog




 
 
And then I ran for reelection to City Council and neglected this fun little space. I quit posting pictures of my everyday adventures and my fun vacations. No time like the present to start playing catch up right? I will warn you there are a whole lot of vacation, mission trip, and other photos to be shared.
 

To start with are a few snaps of our first day vaccinating cattle in Mali as part of a mission trip. This was by far our easiest day as the only day we had a chute to work with, the rest of the days were more or less a rodeo. Somehow  those rodeos days were more fun as we were in the midst of villages.


Africa has stolen my heart and I for sure will be back.

14 February 2014

Happy Valentines Day!


"But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”     Carrie Bradshaw

Was reminded of that perfect quote when Fabulous K posted today.


Happy Valentines Day everyone! Love how this is a holiday that can be celebrated no matter what, you don't need a "Valentine".  Celebrate yourself and those you love. I have a tradition of doing Valentine's dinner with my Grandpa every year. This started so long ago and is now something I very much look forwad to (often times my parents join in the fun). I have decided if I ever end up with a boyfriend or husband they are just going to have to share this day with my Grandpa.

13 February 2014

Paris in Less than a Day

 
 
 
 
No clue why I haven't blogged in months - I for sure miss blogging. Miss being creative and taking pictures. I have two amazing trips (one family vacation the other a mission trip) and hundreds of photos to accompany said trips.




I'm starting with the easiest which was a very very short trip to Paris. On our way to Mali we had an 8 hour layover in Paris so our team decided to venture out to the Eiffel tower.




It was a very very foggy day as you can see but to me it was etheral and pretty. The fog lending an air of mystery to the Eiffel tower and Paris.


Loved climbing in the tower for the first time (I've visted before but we never actually climbed the tower) and getting a birds eye view of Paris.

 



All the arhitecture and beauty always captures my heart. The extra details on each building make it stand out. Can't wait to go back again soon, hopefully in Spring or Summer when everything is in bloom and full of color with sunny skies.





My mom and I are way overdue for a London/Paris and small surrounding countryside visit without a doubt.

17 December 2013

Spaghetti Fundraiser for Mission Trip to Mali

I am still alive I have just been an awful awful blogger! I have LOTS of fun pictures to share from our family trip last week to Vieques PR and a festive holiday home that needs photographed. Until then I wanted to share about a VERY exciting upcoming adventure.

This January I am heading to Mali with a small group from Christ Community Church. We will be vaccinating animals in the local village and at the same time acting as missionaries of God. I can't wait for this experience and to share the love of Jesus with others. To help raise the funds needed ($2,900.) there will be a Spaghetti dinner Thursday, December 19th from 500-800 pm at Barley's in Council Bluffs. The cost is $10 per person and you get salad, bread sticks, pasta and your choice of meat and sauces. Hope to see many of you there.


Not from Mali but from a recent mission trip to Guatemala



If you are unable to attend but would like to donate you may send a donation to Christ Community Church, 404 S 108th Ave , Omaha, NE 68154. Please write Melissa Head - Mali in the subject line. Or online at www.cccomaha.org/give Thanks in advance to everyone that supports me financially and spiritually with these trips!