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September 3, 2011

August Personal Favorites

I know I’m a few days late, but life is so crazy lately.  Whenever I do happen to have the rare moments of a little bit of quiet time, I’m usually hanging with Brian and the dogs.  However, I did have a really great August, minus classes starting again, and I wanted to share some of it!
  • Six Flags

 Brian and I went to Six Flags with my family the other weekend and we had a lot of fun!  We rode a bunch of roller coasters and enjoyed the water park until it started raining.
  • Class schedule
Getting my class schedule figured out was hectic – I was waitlisted, and didn’t into a few classes. I also moved a lot of classes around in my schedule.  However, it is all worth it because I have a GREAT schedule this semester.  Obviously, it’s not smart to say my schedule exactly, but I couldn’t be happier!
  • Atmosphere Concert

With school starting, this concert feels like ages ago, but we were able to see Atmosphere at our favorite venue this month.  It was his tour for his new album, The Family Sign.  Personally, this is my least favorite album of his, it has a very different mood.  However, if you haven’t checked him out, you definitely should.  A few of my favorite songs of his are Little Man, Saves the Day, Sunshine, and almost every other song he’s produced.
  • Horsetooth Reservoir

I made a post about our trip, so I’ll link it here.  It was just your typical day at the lake with tubing, cliff jumping, tanning, swimming, and beautiful scenery as well!
  • Suits

Brian and I have discovered, yet another great show!   It is currently airing it’s first season on USA and it has quickly made it to the top of our favorite shows.  It follows a sucessful law firm, and it sort of like Mad Men in the sense of they’re dealing with different cases each episode but there’s the underlying story following their lives that continues throughout the season.  I don’t want to talk too much about it because a lot goes on in the first episode that gets you set up for the following ones.  Just take my word that this is an awesome show!  I’ve already got my dad watching it ;).
  • Beginning Meal Plans
After talking about it forever,  Brian and I finally started the meal plans.  We have made some delicious meals (vegetarian for me!), but I also need to start dieting during the day time meals if I want to continue eating such deliciousness.  I’ll start posting more meal plans and pics of the food in the upcoming weeks!
August 22, 2011

Summer Vacation Is Over

Yes, sadly the first day of classes are today and my official “summer”  has come to an end.  I have never been so sad, and feeling not ready at all for classes to start.  I think it is because we did so many great things this summer that I am not ready for it to be over.   I’m going to list my favorite things we did this summer, so it’ll be a great way to remember the fun!

  • Dog Parks
  • Outdoor movie of “Friday the 13th”
  • Water World
  • Atmosphere Concert
  • Lake Havasu
  • Fourth of July

  • Horsetooth Resevoir
  • And we’re hopefully going to Elitch Gardens amusement park next week  if Brian has the day off!
We also did a bunch of other fun little things and day trips.  For the most part I did almost everything I wanted to.  Next summer we’re planning another vacation, not sure where yet.   I also want to go camping and do more hiking as well!
July 30, 2011

Personal July Favorites

July has been a great month overall.  It’s had it’s ups and downs, but we did a lot of cool things this month that made summer even more special.  I am extremely upset that August is a day away because that means classes are starting up again, and eventually cold  weather. Yuck.  However, I want to share some of my favorite things I did and saw this month.
  • Harry Potter Deathly Hallows pt 2 – I am a huge Potterhead.  I’ve read all of the books and want to read them again, have seen all of the movies numerous times, and wish Hogwarts was real.  Unfortunately, we were out of town on the night that Dealthy Hallows part 2 premiered otherwise we totally would have been there.  However, we did go the night we got back.  This and the movie beforehand have been my favorites because the follow the book so well.  The one thing I don’t like in the movies is how soft Voldemort is portrayed.  His voice, his actions, his persona.  It’s annoying because that’s not the Voldemort we know from the book.
  • Lake Havasu –  My friend owns a beach house out there so we went there for about 5 days.  There were 8 of us and it obviously got crazy.  We had some really good times, and a few miserable experiences as well.  Overall it was a lot of fun with a lot of booze, tubing, tanning, drinking, hungover-ness, drinking, no eating, Michael Jackson, and drinking.  I have some really great pics and memories, I still haven’t decided if I want to do a post talking about it or not.
The REAL London Bridge
  • Fourth of July – The kid in me loves watching fireworks and I look forward to it every year.  This year we went with some friends of ours to our college stadium where they did a show and lucky for you I filmed the finale 😉
  • Dog Parks – For a while Brian and I were taking the dogs to the dog park everyday but then we went on vacation and now our work schedules have been the exact oposite from one another so we haven’t been able to do it daily lately.  For the most part the boys love it, Kicks can get scared sometimes because the larger dogs are so aggressive and they’re always so intrigued by Kicks.  We’ve had a few close calls with dogs chasing and biting him so I’m a lot more careful and weary of other dogs when around him (especially when other owners do nothing to control their dogs, but that’s another story).  The dog park we go to is the best one I’ve ever seen.. it’s a huge area of open space with trails, a ditch that’s full of water and a mini lake.  The boys love going in the water.. and Kicks began to go in by himself too. I love watching them play and sometimes I wonder if I don’t have more fun than they do.

So dirty - the result was a 30min bath

  • Californication – I just talked about this in my Netflix post, but I’ve been obsessed with this show all month long and watched 3 seasons in less than 3 weeks.  We finally finished season 4 and I have never been more bummed than when I found out that season 5 isn’t coming out until 2012.  SPOILER ALERT: With the way they left the season finale, it could have easily been a series finale so I’m hoping they find a way to make season 5 as  good as the others.  If you know of any other great shows like Californication, or any other great ones in general let me know so I can watch those!