Friday, July 27, 2012

Celebration of Sorts

This weekend will be a celebration of sorts. For me I am going to celebrate 2 amazing women.

In the last year so much has happened and changed. Both of these amazing women have been in my life for a long time and have been there for me when I needed them the most. This last year was just a little different. We needed each other more than we ever had before. The things each of us have gone through together and individually have brought all 3 of us closer together. Yes we were the "single" girls. Now a year later 1 is taken and we are now The Spinsters. One day all 3 will be taken, the "single" girls will be gone and so will the Spinsters. What we have will never go away.

I am thankful that I had both of them to go through this journey. I do have to say it has been some crazy fun at times, laughs and a few shed tears as. Only a few more huddles to jump.

I love both of you so very much. Now lets have a beer!!!! Every Damn Night!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Playlist in a year

The other day I was listening to different playlist and I realized how much they have changed in just 1 year.  I think the difference is obvious.

Last years playlist -

Little Miss - Sugarland
Little Bit Stronger - Sara Evans
Tomorow - Chris Young
Why - Jason Aldean
Easy - Rascal Flatts
Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker
You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney
Life Aint Always Beautiful - Gary Allen
Already Gone - Sugarland
I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat
Goodbye to You - Michelle Branch

This Summers playlist -

All Your Life - The Band Perry
The Time - Black Eyed Peas
Tick Tock - Ke$ha
Springsteen - Erick Church
Dance Again - Jenner Lopez feat. Pitbull
Gimmie That Girl - Joe Nichols
What I'd Give - Sugarland
Smile - Uncle Kracker
Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
Are You Gonna Kiss Me - Thompson Square
Somethin' Bout a Truck - Kip Moore
She's Country - Jason Aldean

There are more to this summer's playlist but it was just getting a little too long.  :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Next Chapter

If you know me I don't let things go easily, no matter what it is.  Joke, something funny, something sad, something good or life changing.  It has actually turned into a joke.  Not sure why probably because I don't do well with change.  When it comes to good times, good memories and funny things I like to hold onto them as long as possible fearing I will forget them if I let them go. 

I the last year I have actually learned that letting things go isn't always bad.  Letting new things come into your life is ok.  But when they leave your life that is ok too.

Letting go no matter good or bad has become a lot easier.  It is just a new chapter in my book of life and I am ok with it.  It doesn't mean I cry any less, it just gets easier to accept changes and new chapters. 


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


A few weeks ago I went to dinner with our new employee and another employee from our Japan office.  While I was paying for dinner they got a peek of my drivers license which was taken in 2008.  They both were amazed that it was me.  I look at it all the time so I think it looks like me and there really isn't much change. 

The next morning I decided to find another picture from 2008 or 2009 to compare to now. 

2009 - Now

I have to say it didn't happen overnight and it has taken a lot of dedication and hard work.  I do have to admit I was happy to meet my goal weight after losing 25lbs and seeing the difference.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Welcome to the s&%# storm!"

This weekend was the "Big Move"!

We moved my stuff downstairs, Mom and Jack's upstairs and Kristen and Harper in downstairs.  Sounds easy enough but trust me, not that easy.  It was like a moving game of Tetris.  Thank you, thank you, to everyone that helped with the move. 

Later that evening we decided it was time for food and a little bit of relaxing.  Kids running in and out, adults trying to get burgers and salads together, people every where you look. 

A friend stopped by that had really only met a few people before and all we could say was, "Welcome to the shit storm!"

I am sure it is a little olverwhelming at first. Children screaming, inside jokes that nobody gets. Guys going to Costco for 2 hours for pizza, J driving off with Stacy half in the car, kids running and jumping.  How can that not be overwhelming?

As I sat back and watched, kids wrestling, adults laughing, joking and making fun of each other, because that is what we do. I couldn't help but smile.  If it is a random BBQ on a Saturday, Sunday afternoon, Ugly Sweater Christmas Party, New Years Eve, random Walsh sleepover, I love the "shit storm!"  Every last bit of it.  I wouldn't change it for the world.  We all love each other and each others kids. 

I figure if you can't handle the "shit storm" you won't make it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I can do this!

This week I started panicking about the half marathon on July 4th.  It is only 49 days away.  YIKES! I emailed Erin letting her know I was freaking out.  I haven't even ran 8 a full 8 miles yet.  How am I going to do 13.1? 

Erin's email of encouragement.  :) Love her.

"yes, you are freaking out for no reason.  What's your biggest fear?  You won't finish?  you know you will finish.  You have to walk?  who cares?  Lots of people walk. You'll fall over dead on the side of the road?  HIGHLY unlikely."

"You CAN do this.  Just keep telling yourself that.  When you feel doubt start to creep in, push it away and tell yourself you CAN do it."

Thank you Erin!