Girl's Day

Amy and I did our monthly, Girl's Night last weekend. It ended up turning into a Girl's Day. I was supposed to be at her house around 4:30 for an early movie. I had a blonde moment and thought I was supposed to be there earlier. I got to her house at 3:10. Oopps! We don't live close to each other so I just stayed until it was time for the movie.

We saw "Smart People." I do not recommend it. After the movie, we walked around The Woodlands and had dessert at a cute place.

Amy's husband, Joe, made some delicious hamburgers on the grill for dinner. Joe looks like Carlos Solis from Desperate Housewives.


I baked a Strawberry Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. I got the recipe from Paula Deen's May/June magazine. I was delicious and fattening! I'm posting the recipe if anyone is interested. I highly recommend it. It's a great spring and summer dessert.

Strawberry Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

1 (18.25oz.) package strawberry cake mix
½ cup butter, softened
4 Large Eggs, Divided
1 8oz. Package Cream Cheese, softened
1 16oz. box powdered sugar
¾ cup chopped fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 13x9 baking pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter, and I egg. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan. In a separate large bowl, beat cream cheese and 3 eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until combined. Stir in strawberries. Spoon mixture over cake mixture; bake for 35-40 minutes, or until center is set. Cool completely; cut into squares to serve. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and strawberries if desired.


Happy Birthday, Lindsay

Today is my friend, Lindsay's, birthday. We have been friends for 5 years. She is so fun and always cracks me up! We have been mistaken for each other more times than I can count. At church when someone says to me, "Hi Lindsay," I just say, "Hi" back. :0) I even had a boyfriend once tell me he had met my sister. Since Jenn lives in San Antonio, I knew that was impossible. I finally realized he had met Lindsay and just assumed we were sisters. We celebrated Lindsay's birthday last weekend with a fabulous meal, dessert, and presents. Happy Birthday, Lindsay!
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Six VERY Unimportant Facts

I've been tagged by Danielle to list six unimportant facts about myself.

1) you link back to the person who tagged you.

2) post these rules on your blog.

3) share six unimportant things about yourself.

4) tag six random people at the end of your entry.

5) let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs

Six unimportant things about myself:

1. When I was a teenager I noticed a sharp-pointy object in my scalp. It was really small and I ignored it. One day I was sitting on the floor watching TV and my sis was lying on the bed behind me. I ask her to check out. She had to get my mom’s tweezers to pull it out… it was a blonde thorn. I’m NOT joking. A few weeks later Jenn noticed something in her scalp. I pulled it out with the tweezers and it was also a blonde thorn.

Old Family Photo

2. I bite my cuticles and pick my split ends…. terrible habits.

3. I’m extremely scared of reptiles and rodents. I will freak out and scream if I see one or get close to one. I’m actually grossed out as I’m typing this.

4. Many people think that I’m a photographer because I work for Kodak. I love taking pictures and I think I take decent pictures but I wouldn’t call myself a “photographer.” I have friends who are very talented photographers and I don’t come close to their talent. I have stopped correcting people when they say I’m a photographer. It happens so much; I feel bad constantly correcting people. I just let them think that is my occupation.

5. I like chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips.

These are not Chocolate Chip Cookies... I just think they're super cute

6. For 4 years, I did not eat beef. I read the book “Fast Food Nation,” and couldn’t think about beef without getting sick. I have finally starting incorporating beef in my diet again. I eat it about once a month. I’m really looking forward to this weekend. I’m going to a cookout and we’re having hamburgers!

I'm tagging...

Party of Five

Amazeing Journey


So Me, So NOT Me...

I got this fun idea from Danielle.

So Me


So Me

So NOT Me... Gross

So Me

So Not Me

Soooooo Me~Love this

So Not Me~I feel like a boy when I wear shorts

So Me

So Not Me~A creepy guy in a wheelchair chased me once in Wal-Mart

So Me~I do NOT own this car

So Not Me~ I do own this car... it's free

So Me

So Not Me~Cancun


It's Been A While...

I haven’t blogged in a LOOOONG time. I’ve been extremely busy. Here’s what’s been going on…

I went to RDU (Raleigh-Durham, NC) for work in March. We have an office in Durham and I love going there. There are only 50 people who do what I do and it’s always fun to see them and talk “shop.” I am a regional trainer for Kodak. I’ve been with Kodak for 10 years. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! One fabulous advantage to staying with a company for 10 years is FOUR weeks vacation. Love it.

Kodak in China

My sister and I have started calling cities by their airport code. For example, instead of saying “Los Angeles,” we say “LAX” or instead of saying “San Francisco,” we say “SFO.” Jenn travels as much as I do, so we are very familiar with airport codes. We have even quizzed each other on the various codes and cities. Weird, I know.

I was in DAL (Dallas) for work last week and got to stay with my fabulous friend, Tiffany. I stayed for the weekend because Tiffany had a bridal shower on Saturday night. It was great fun to see old friends and the food was fabulous. Our friend, Erick, made the best chicken piccata I’ve ever had. When I got home on Sunday night, I was still thinking about the piccata. Oh my gosh, I’m thinking about it right now. I have food issues!


I’m loving the new Miley Cyrus song, ‘See You Again’. Does anyone else love it? I’ve downloaded it and can’t stop listening to it. I also googled the words so I can sing along.

I absolutely loved the last few episodes of Jon and Kate plus Eight. Jon and Kate took each of the kids out for their own special day. It was so adorable to see what each kid chose to do and to see how they acted without their sisters and brothers around. Multiples are so stinkin’ cute!

After one year and four months, I finally read my journal from my China orphanage trip in 2006. I don’t normally write in a journal but I’m so thankful that I did while we were there. There are so many sweet stories and people that I had forgotten about. I’m thinking about posting a few entries from my journal on the blog in the future.

Babies and Nannies

Love Her

This baby arrived at the orphanage while we were there, so tiny

This week I worked in SAN (San Diego). SAN is absolutely gorgeous. Jenn, Kristine, (our beautiful friend) and I took a Girl’s Trip to SAN a few years ago. We went to the zoo, the beach, Sea World, a winery, Coronado, and of course we shopped. It was so much fun and being there always reminds me of our trip. Jenn and Kristine had to share a very small bed. I’ll never forget Jenn saying to Kristine before bed, “Kristine, forgive me if I spoon you, forgive me if I don’t.” We laughed forever….

Next week I’ll be working in Taos, NM and TUL (Tulsa, OK). The following week I’ll be in ORD (Chicago). Busy, Busy! I’ve also been cleaning out my closet. This is a huge process. I’ve sold a few Anthropologie dresses on ebay, donated some items, brought some items to a resale shop, and had to throw away a couple of things. Exhausting! I'll be posting more this week.