Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!  I made it back from my business trip last night.  It was a fun and productive time. Fun because of the people on that team with me and productive because we killed it with our presentations.  I will blog more about that later.
Tonight, the kids and I are going to visit a haunted trail.  It's going to be cold, so maybe it won't be busy?!?  Sonic has 50 cent corndogs, so we will prob pick those up for dinner.
What are your plans for tonight?
While away from home, I started reading "Waiting for Tom Hanks".  I tried out the lemon slide mask.  They were little lemons you stick on your face.
At work, we started talking about our favorite Tom Hanks movies.  I have so many:  The Money Pit, Big, A League of Their Own, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Toy Story (all of them), You've Got Mail, Castaway and The DaVinci Code/Angels & Demons/Inferno and The Polar Express
Which ones are your favorites? 
I got home to some good mail.
The Holiday edition of the Pioneer Woman magazine came.  Her magazine is one of my favs.  I am hosting a house party for ripplestreet.  Influenster sent me some dog food for the Buster to try and review.  Well, I guess I'll write the review and he'll eat it up.  I received a T-shirt from the State of Missouri for our wellness program.  The last package was a book I won from an Instagram contest!
Have you gotten any good mail lately? 
Buster was behind the door and Freddie was trying to get him.  I had to snap a pic because it was adorable.  I should have done a video. 
This is the book that I won!  I can't wait to read it! 
My front yard this morning! 
It's so pretty, but I would like to wait a few more weeks before the snow!
It is supposed to be in the 50s this weekend, so it won't last long! 
Tomorrow is FRIDAY!! :)

Monday, October 28, 2019

Halloweens of Past

Welcome to the smish smash of Halloweens past!  I found some fun pics that I wanted to share of my family and the Halloweens of yesteryear!

Friday, October 25, 2019


It’s Fri-YAY!  How was everyone’s week?  I hope it was a good one!
We’ve started to get the chilly temps in Kansas City!  I’m enjoying it for the most part. 
I haven’t even gotten to post of our fun from last weekend!  I did post the Corn Maze pictures, but we also went to Night of the Living Farm and a Dia de Los Muertos celebration.  It was such a fun family weekend.  I, also, did a skating clinic with Gal of Fray.  She was the 2018 Champs MVP Blocker!  I learned a lot of new moves from her. 
This weekend is a little more laid back.  Alli is cheering at an away game tonight, Peyton is attending a school dance and the kiddos are going to their dads.  I think.  Sometimes, they decide to stay home.  On Saturday, I plan to attend a chili cook off.  One of my friends that is going to be there is having a birthday next week and I’m going to bring her a little gift and card.  On Sunday, I have practice and a movie/craft night (Hocus Pocus!)
Hopefully, I can get my dryer fixed (I need to take the back off, I think it’s either clogged or the belt broke, it’s still heating up, just not tumbling).  I’ve been washing clothes at home, then taking them to the laundry mat and using the huge dryer and sticking them all in one at time.  The upside is it only takes 30 minutes for all my clothes/towels/sheets to dry!  The downside is that I have to haul everything elsewhere. 
I had my yearly review this week.  It was glowing.  I recently had a big punch in the face on a project I did.  I was told everything was done perfectly, the write up was perfect and everything was good for nine months and then I presented it to a few higher ups, one of them just ripped me apart.  I am so glad we were on a conference call and no one else was in the room.  I’ve redone (reworded, not actually changed anything other than words) the entire project and I am going to present it next Wednesday in St. Louis to executive leadership.  Wish me luck.  The same person who ripped it apart will be there again, but my manager will be there as well as her manager.  They have a better understanding of the project.  J
There were some difficult things that happened in the derbyverse this week.  I feel like the leadership team (me and four others) handled it swiftly and made it v. transparent.  It's not a positive, but how we dealt with it is.
Alli and I made Mexican Street Corn yesterday, it was so good!  I'll post what we did with pictures soon!

Next week, I am traveling for work, so I'll have a some time in the evening to get caught up on things.
I hope everyone has an outstanding weekend!! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Happy Wednesday -- Liberty Corn Maze

Happy Wednesday, friends!  How is your week going?

I had so much fun this past weekend! (It feels like forever a go now!)

On Friday, Alli and I went to the Liberty Corn Maze .  I tried to get both of the boys to go with us, but they wouldn't. :( 
My original plan had to been to go out to Gary's Berries.  I started researching prices.  I thought it was $15.95 per person (online with fees) to do all the things out there.  Upon further inspection, it would have been $23.95 per person for the Fall Festival and Trail of Lights.  It is also an hour drive there.  I'm not cheap, but the price hike for one additional thing is a little much.
We went to Liberty Corn Maze, where it cost me $24 for both of us! (and only a 30 minute drive)
The Jesse James Maze is what it currently is.  We decided on the red path.  It was 3.2 miles, but we walked a lot more than that.  We missed two of the check points, but found all the others.  We got stuck in the wagon wheel area for about a half an hour!  It's a hard maze, but so much fun.
It ended up taking around an hour and a half all together.
My Iphone 11 takes amazing pictures in the dark.
Alli and I had both watched "In the Tall Grass" recently on Netflix. 
We made references to it the entire time.

This was taken in the dark of night.  The night vision is amazing on the camera.
Below is what it looked like without the night vision and only the flash. 

Look at all those stars!!  
I cannot believe my phone camera picked up stars! 

Stuck in the middle of the maze.
Don't mind my make up free face.
I'm super pale! 

Look!  All the stars!
I'm still amazed. 
We made it out!
Alli wanted a picture as a cow!