Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Friday Five - Snapshots

Getting back on track with the 'Friday Five'.....I'm linking up again with the DC trifecta, Courtney @ Eat, Pray, Run DCMar @ Mar on the Runand Cynthia @ at You Signed Up For What?!, for the Friday Five.

This week's theme includes a lot of pictures and just a few (ok, maybe more than a few) words - Snapshots.

So here are a few from one of the best summers ever!

#1 - Yesterday pretty much made my week.  Louis is back!  After 3 L O N G weeks with his dad, he is back at home! YAY!!! Ryan and I got to tell him we are getting married - he was pretty excited...We have our own 3 weeks coming up with his a little later this summer and have some super fun things planned!

 I saved our Maui pineapple for his return - we L O V E pineapple! 

#2 - My favorite food this summer.  I seriously cannot get enough.  One night while I was doing grad school work, I ate a half a watermelon by myself.  Don't judge.  It was good.

#3 - Best place I've ever worked reunion.  After we got back from the best trip ever, we met up with this awesome group that I worked with for 7 years.  I left that agency almost 3 years ago and not a day goes by that I don't miss these ladies (and a few gentlemen).  These weren't co-workers, these were family members.  We laughed together, cried together, had babies all at the same time (5 of us were pregnant in 2006 and within 5 months of each other, we all had baby boys!) and did some serious work of the heart together.  


*LoVe* these ladies!!

my work bestie - Dana

#2 - My pretty Kayle girl.  While we were in Hawaii, we nearly lost her.  If it weren't for the heroics of my awesome pet sitter, Cherra, she probably wouldn't be with us today.  Cherra found her on her evening visit breathing so heavily her eyes were bulging and her tongue was purple.  She rushed her to the doggy ER.  Turned out it wasn't anything that required any kind of crazy treatment (they were talking plasma infusions for awhile), just A LOT of anxiety from the storms we had been having.  Kayle is my old girl and so dear to my heart.  I felt so terrible being away from her, but knew she was in good hands with Cherra and later Ryan's parents who kept a close eye on her, sent me daily videos and pictures the rest of the time we were gone.  Today?  She is back to her spunky, old girl self!

Her little bandage from her IV is still on her leg. 

#5 - My summer has been FILLED with books.  These books mostly.  

Advance Pathophysiology is officially kicking my a$$.  I have a very close relationship with that purple and black book.  We're close.  

Makes me long for this.

When can I go back?


  1. Watermelon is SOOO good right now. I definitely have eaten my weight in it! Glad your doggie is on the mend. So scary!

    1. It was really scary - especially to be so far away from her.

  2. I definitely have eaten half a watermelon by myself :)

  3. nothing wrong w/eating lots and lots of fruit. and i'm so glad your pup is doing well!

    1. Right?! I am going to miss my watermelon when they go out of season.

  4. I like the watermelon! I often serve it to the kids, because it's so easy to prepare! You just slice a piece off and you're ready to go.

    1. I've been scooping it out with an ice cream scoop! Even easier! I don't know why I didn't think of that sooner.

  5. Happy to hear Louis is back, and that Kayle is doing better!