Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring is that You?

I am pretty sure Mother Nature is enjoying teasing us with days that make us believe that spring weather is actually here but quickly follows with snow or a day in the 30s.  However, it seems like maybe...just maybe the spring weather is here to stay! On Sunday I went home to Kentucky for a short visit because the weather was simply to beautiful to stay inside!  I went to a cookout and all I could think of was how I didn't want to go back to my apartment and waste the rest of the day so I jumped in my Jeep and headed my parents house.  I am so glad I did because it ended up being a really lovely afternoon/evening! My mom is doing so well getting around after her total knee surgery just a few weeks ago!  She joined Tara and I outside to pick flowers, ride around in the golf cart, goof off, and go see grandma and grandpa next door:)

Happy Sunshine!

Ash is Getting Married!

One very exciting thing that has happened at the end of February is that one of my very favorite people in the world got engaged!  My friend Ash!  I am so happy for her and can not wait for her big day! She asked me to be her maid of honor in the cutest way ever! 
 Finding her wedding dress was super fun and I am really glad I was there!  We may have celebrated immediately in the backseat! Haha, love you Ash!!
Happy Wedding Planning!
Love, T

My 3oth Birthday with my Boys

The day of my birthday was absolutely beautiful!  It was sunny and high 60s.  I lucked out and Johnny was off that day so we spent the day doing whatever I wanted to do:)  So here is what we did...
Started the day with Starbucks and headed to get me a few gifts:)

For lunch we went to my favorite lunch spot, The Granola Jar!  I recommend the wrap.."When Curry met Wrap" and any of the sides are amazing! The best part about this little place is their cookies!  You really can't go wrong with any of their cookies but my top 2 are the peanut butter explosion and the sugar cookie!
After lunch we headed to enjoy the fresh air and explore  the trails at Angel Mounds

Once it dries up a bit out there we are planning to start running some of these trails..I can't wait!

Ended the night with dinner in, frozen yogurt and a couple movies and this guy:)

Such a Happy Day!
Love, T

Playing Catch Up...I Turned 30!

Yes I am well aware that we are over a week into April and I am just now posting about things in March, but better late than never right? The end of March is always one of my favorite parts of the year because of my birthday!  This year Nathan (my twin brother) and I turned 30!!  We celebrated together the weekend before our birthday with family and as always it was a blast! 

 Gee thanks Dad^ Haha!
UK played that night and won which was a sweet little birthday present!
 I love when I get an opportunity to use my Instax mini! Reminds to print pictures!

 Got lots of awesome goodies.....
 New running gear is awesome because it gives me instant motivation!
 My favorite card had to be the cat in the sweater. Thanks seester!!

Happy (belated) 30th Birthday Nate and to me!
Love, T

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats

These treats are easy as 1, 2, 3...

You will need:
3 Tbsp. of butter
1 10 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
6 1/2 cups of Chocolate Lucky Charms (almost a whole box)


Grease 9x13 dish
1. Melt butter in large saucepan, add mini marshmallows and stir until completely melted
2. Remove from heat and stir in Lucky Charms
3. Press into greased dish, let them sit and cool for about 20 min, cut and enjoy!

Happy Treats!
Love, T

St. Patrick's Day 2014

Happy belated  St. Patrick's Day!  This is such a happy spirited holiday...green beer, shamrocks, leprechauns and pots of gold..I mean come on..it's fun:) Memories from childhood include green milk and green pancakes!  SO it is no wonder I like this holiday so much, pancakes were involved!  This St. Patty's Day started with a green dinner and homemade Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats,  and ended with green beer and sibling fun.  Hopefully you had some Irish inspired fun yesterday!

Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats
 Green beans, Brussels sprouts and Cabbage with Irish Banger Sausage...green everywhere!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Love, T

Monday, February 24, 2014

Lately....Superbowl, Johnny is 30 and Valentine's Day

It is hard to believe that February is coming to an end and March is just around the corner!  This has been a fun and busy month around here! Super bowl, Johnny's 30th Birthday and Valentines Day on top of all the normal things like work and school and trying to be healthy during all of the celebrating we have done over the past few weeks.  Since I have been neglecting my little corner of the internet it is time to play catch up with some pictures:) I hope everyone is having a nice February! March is my birthday month so I must say I am not sad it is almost here:)

 Date night at The Gerst Haus is always fun:)
 Of course bowling only makes the night better!

This is how Superbowl went for me....pumped for the game and finger foods... 
Got distracted by the snow...

Food was ready and it was Game time!!

The game was terrible and I decided to just play in the snow instead:) Hopefully next year it is a better game!

Next up...
Johnny turned 30!!

Valentine's Day<3

Johnny knows the way to my heart:) Chocolate!

my kitty valentine

Hope you have a nice rest of February!
Happy Monday!
Love, T