Friday, June 13, 2014

more than a cat picture, I promise

It's Friday and I like linking up so here are five things worthy of favorite status.

Favorite Picture



This just cracks me up every time I look at it. Bauer laid on his back for a full five minutes before I grabbed the sunglasses, the camera, and a little help from Andrew. Clearly he was comfortable.

Favorite Decision

I was gchatting with my friend (and former blogger) Sara and somehow my desire for a mini-vacation came up. I asked what they were doing July 4th weekend, she said nothing, and by the end of the day, we booked two rooms for two nights in Austin for us and our husbands to hang out and eat. I know I've been to Austin a million times but it never gets old and there are so many things there that would be fun with a few friends. I'm excited!

Favorite Thing I Learned

Thanks to a tweet from Kelli, I learned you can now use your own fonts on picmonkey! This is awesome for DIY blog designers like me with no graphics program knowledge - I was using pixlr.com and I had no idea what half of the buttons did simply because it was the only way I knew I could use my own fonts and things took forever. My life will now be easier and I can keep using the fonts I like.

Favorite Compliment

Regarding my anniversary post on Wednesday, a few people commented that they liked that I portrayed my marriage as real. Thank you for saying that - it really does mean a lot! I really like to portray my life as it is while still respecting Andrew's feelings and keeping extremely personal matters off the internet - but in truth, we are pretty boring. There's nothing interesting that I don't blog about, promise.

Least Favorite Thing I Realized

Um, you guys, Father's Day is on Sunday. While I was super proactive and already mailed my father-in-law's card to Delaware (I bought it when I bought his birthday card in May, way to think ahead) I have purchased nothing for my dad or my step-dad, both of whom I will likely see this weekend. Real smart Lauren. Of course I have no grand ideas of what to get, so something simple will have to do!

We're going out for our anniversary dinner tomorrow night and we'll probably see my dad on Sunday. And my nieces will be at my mom's house for two weeks starting Sunday so I am super excited to see them and talk to the big one about high school and see how much the little one learned in Kindergarten. Can't wait to spend time with them!


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22 comments:

  1. Yes ma'am that picture is epic! haha Thanks for the laugh this morning :)

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  2. Yay! I'm glad your Austin trip worked out. Too bad it is not when I am there!! And I was a big fan of your wedding post too.

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  3. Looking forward to hearing about your anniversary dinner pick! Sounds like a fun weekend ahead :) So jealous you are going to Austin for the 4th, how fun!!

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  4. Yayyy for mini vacations, they are my favorite kind. Not so long you miss home but long enough to feel like a break.

    Picmonkey made my life by letting me use my own fonts. I now have photoshop but just used Picmonkey for my new design, it's so user friendly unlike photoshop!

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  5. J was walking out of the house this morning and was like "did we send MOTHER'S day cards?" I stopped, looked at him and asked: "Do you mean father's day cards?"

    "No, I'm trying to figure out if it's necessary to send Father's day cards--"

    "Well, I sent MY Mom a card--I have no idea what you did with yours."

    I stay away from mailing Mother's day cards to his mom. There is no "I tolerate you" card.

    So yeah, we're not prepared for Father's Day either. Whoops. That pic of Bauer is amazing.

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  6. Yay for mini-vacays! How in the world did you find a hotel room open this close to July 4th?!

    I feel the same way about Savannah, that you do Austin. I have been there a million times, but still love it! New places are forever popping up.

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  7. Bauer looks so chill!!!! Mr Cool!

    Your mini vacation sounds lovely! We will be at Gulf Shores that weekend and I can not wait!!! Be prepared for a ridiculous amount of beach pictures when I return! Ahhhhh!

    I will go on ahead and prepare my stomach to be growling when you recap your anniversary dinner!

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  8. That mini-vacay is such a good idea! The hubby and I seriously need to have a little getaway after our little guy is born (in just a few weeks)! I wish we lived closer to a place like Austin- I've never been, but I have so many friends who LOVE it there!

    I found you through the link up! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Thanks for cooperating Bauer! I love pics like that of animals. I can't help it.

    Sweet plans for July 4th weekend! I love when things fall together easily like that. Exciting.

    Where's the anniversary dinner taking place, and who picked it?

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  10. My in-laws are in Delaware too!! I love it how you said hang out and EAT. That's so what you do on mini getaways.

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  11. My in-laws are in Delaware too!! I love it how you said hang out and EAT. That's so what you do on mini getaways.

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  12. Ummmmm I didn't know that fabulous tidbit of information about pic monkey! Thanks so much for the heads up. Austin is definitely on my list of places I need to get to. Thanks so much for linking up!!

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  13. ahh man, jealous of your 4th plans. I was really hoping we would get to go to austin, but now we are going to visit brad's family in southern indiana and the tickets were to expensive to do both. I think we are going to try and visit nashville for a day to make it still seem like a mini vaca though

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  14. Bauer looks so cute and chill!! Mini-vacation totally needed and deserved! I am so happy that we can now use our own fonts!!

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  15. Hahah that picture had me laughing out loud in my office! Love it! Stopping by from Friday Favorites (:

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  16. I just want you to know that I only opened this because I love your blog & the title promised me it wasn't all about the cat lol. I love Austin too. It is one of my favorite places in Texas.

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  17. OMG. That. picture. is. AWESOME. Cleo lays on her back like that too (hilarious but so not lady-like) but there's no way she'd ever let me put sunglasses on her! I LOVE "impromptu" vacations!!!!!! :) Enjoy your anniversary dinner!!

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  18. GIRLFRIEND!! Bauer = cutest thing ever!! Way too sweet!

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  19. Have fun on your anniversary date! Can't wait to hear about it!!! :D

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  20. I can't stop laughing at that picture!!

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  21. hahaha that is my favorite picture too! Love it!

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  22. That Bauer picture is epic! I can't believe he just lays on his back like that for long! Hilarious & adorable.

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