Saturday, May 30, 2009

Busy, busy and BUSY!

I have been told that it has been a while since my last post, sorry! It isn't because I have been slacking but rather on the run so much that I have not have time to devote to my computer. Last Friday I left for Beaver Lake in NW Arkansas for the weekend. On Monday I drove to Emporia, KS for Kansas State boys 5A golf, then drove to Manhattan on Wednesday to look at the townhome I am hoping to move into and then took at trip to Tulsa with Audra and Lydia to see Amber and family. Whew. I am exhausted just thinking about it. Oh, friends are hear for a night cap. More to come later! With pictures of course :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is one of the best Spin Dip recipes ever! My friend Dina brought it to my graduation party and it was gobbled up in no time.
1 - 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and WELL drained and dry with paper towels
1 - 14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 - 5.5 oz garlic and herb cheese (Allouette)
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 - 8 oz container sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 - 2 oz jar chopped pimiento, well drained
6 slices crumbled bacon (cooked of course)

In a bowl combine spinach, artichoke hearts, Allouette cheese, Parmesan cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and pimientos. Spoon into a 11x7 baking dish, sprinkle bacon crumbles on top. Bake 400 degrees for 20 min or until bubbly throughout. Serve with crackers, pita chips or baguette chips.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Awesome job Jeff! Good luck Tuesday.

Last Monday Jeff and his fellow golf-mates took runner up in their Regional Golf Tourney! I am so proud of them. All year they have gotten one place lower due to just one stroke but this time they edged out the 3rd place team for a second place win! It felt so good to be on the winning side. Here are some pictures of Jeff from the last half of the season. Keep up the good work but and don't let an extra stroke or two ruin things. GET IN THAT HAPPY PLACE!!!!
Teeing off at the Winfield Country ClubAssessing the situation

Walking down the fairwayProud Family!
Trying to count up the strokes, it takes both hands :)
Ethan, Jeff & Wilson
Jeff scored 3rd overall at this tourney! Nice work Bud!
The team - it is hard to get a decent picture and no this isn't what I would call decent
His 3rd place medal

Putting it in
This is a crazy hole - you tee off and land on a little island! And it is a 9-hole course you have to do it twice!
Regional score card
Holding the Regional runner-up plaque

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

And the winner is...

Congrats to me, this is my 200th post and I wanted to save this post for something special and I think I have the perfect topic.

Last week I made a big decision, which job I was going to accept and where. Well I think pictures say a thousand words so here you go....


Yes! Manhattan! Manhattan Kansas that is, the Little Apple :) I am going to be working at The EyeDoctors in Junction City & Topeka but living in Manhattan. I am pretty darn excited about it. I love Manhattan and it is where I went to undergraduate - Kansas State University. I will hopefully have plenty of room in my new place so I would like lots of visitors!

Party time!

Whew... So when I blog I upload the pictures first and then put in comments... Sit back b/c it has taken me about an hour to put in and arrange all these pictures, yes there are a lot! These are pictures of the Graduation party my parents hosted in honor of my sister Ashley's Cowley College graduation and my optometry graduation. I tried to put the pictures in order of the night but it was hard b/c they came from 2 different cameras. The party was a blast. I had family and friends from all over! I think there was at least 65 people at one point. Lots of food and yummy beverages.
The graduates - me & Ashley
My mom made collages
Joleen, Debbie, me & Megan - they came all the way from Arkansas
Ashley & Heather
Aunt Peggy, me & Dina
Megan & Master Luke - look at those eyes!
The Baureis family - Joe, Megan & Luke
me and my momma!
Cousins - Ashley & Jessica
Mom and her graduates
me & Master Luke
Savannah & Luke - new friends!
I love this picture of Lydia
Norah Kate really enjoyed that pretzel stick
So did Lydia I guess :)
Telling stories
Me, Barrett & LydiaBeing sillyHunter & Mark This time Audra & I are being sillyMegan, Audra, me & Laura - wish Amber could have made it :(

My mom just HAD to buy these...
All the people!
Pretty sure I made a sappy speech and started to cry
Dina & Lydia
I love these girls!
Lydia always takes the time to stop and smell the flowers
Barrett is texting his girlfriends
A rare photo of Kane - Audra's husband
My graduation gift - my mom's diamond ring
Mom & Barry
me & Laura
Megan & Lydia
Dina & Lydia Let the drinking begin... As the night got later the pictures got fuzzier and funnier really.
Megan & JoeMegan, Joe & meUh oh. The shots are beginning... What was I thinking? Oh right, I just graduated :)Joleen (Megan's sister), Joe & meme & my momBarry, me & MikeAre we having fun yet or what?!Mary (dear family friend) & meme & my dadJoleen & meBuddies - Barry & dadAudra & me, she left and put Lydia to bed and came back! What a trooper :)

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to the party. Those who were unable to make it were greatly missed. If it were not so much work I would say lets do it again but maybe after I get into my new place, when I decide what will be happening with my life. Stay tuned!