Walking the Hill

I can’t believe it has been four years since I have graduated from college, I still try to use my KUID to get discounts and sometimes I feel like I could walk on campus again and nobody would be able to tell that I was not a student. MMMM, pretty sure my “none hip” clothes would give me away. I guess I could always go get a minnie skirt, some burks, and tights and pull it off, what do you think?

Anyway, this Sunday my baby sister, Callie, is going to walk the hill. This will be the last of the Strahm girls that will walk the hill and I am so proud ;) I am sure my dad is too. Callie is the baby of five kids and it is hard to think about her getting a job and being on her own. It actually makes me a little sick to my stomach that she is all grown up. I have so many memories of her singing in the car with me, slumber parties, NYC trip and just hanging out on the farm. She is one of my best friends and I can’t love on her enough! Apparently other people can’t love her enough either. I am planning a celebration picnic for Sunday, there are going to be 55 people there!!! Holy crap, they are all coming from out of town too, I think it just goes to show that people love her as much as I do and they would drive two hours to congratulate her and hopefully give her some cash ;)

Just a few words before I start crying ;)
Callie, I love you so much and I am so proud of you for working hard and getting your degree. You really are such a blessing in my life and I can’t imagine life with out you. You have the greatest heart, you are always up for an adventure and I feel like I can really learn so much from you. I pray that you will find a great job, find a hottie husband and have one stinking good life!! You deserve it! Love you.



Breakfast in Bed

Mother’s day is Sunday and all the gushy Hallmark Card and Jewelry store commercials are taking over TV right now. This morning as I was eating my bowl of oatmeal and three egg whites (I have this every single morning because Brett makes it for me, yummy!) I saw a commercial showing a father helping his kids make breakfast in bed for the mom for mother’s day.

I love breakfast food but I HATE the idea of eating in my bed first thing in the morning. Who in the world thought of breakfast in bed? I think it is the dumbest idea ever. Oh yes, I love waking up and before I have a chance to realize where I am, I am smothered by little kids and a big tray of food. No thanks! I told Brett that I never want breakfast in bed. I would prefer to be woken up gently and told that breakfast will be served in 1 hour so I have time to sleep a little bit more, get up maybe take a shower and build up an appetite. Then walking in the kitchen to see a spread of French toast with warm syrup, poached eggs, powerdered doughnuts, Sausage patties, fruit and OJ. That is right, I want it all and I want it on the table with a fresh batch of flowers (no red roses please).

It would be a nice touch to have the kitchen already cleaned up as well. That is the other bummer about breakfast in bed. Your family brings you the food in bed all pretty on a tray but then when you get up to come to the kitchen to get your coffee, you see the mess that your family has left for you. Again, no thanks. I would love to hear some pros to breakfast in bed because I could not think of one unless you like:
- Sleeping in your crumbs from the toast that was on the tray
- Trying to hold a tray on your bed when kids are in your bed watching you eat the food they helped Daddy make
- Maybe you are a starving manic the moment you wake up and you prefer to shovel food down 5 seconds after getting up
- Your bedroom to smell like sausage

I love the idea of Breakfast but not in bed, whoever thought of that: Stupid points.
Oh, I love this picture that I found, this mom looks thrilled ;)


Gearing up

Well, I am not sure what I have gotten myself into but I registered today to do the 3-day walk for breast cancer, which is walking 60 miles over a three-day weekend. The good thing is at least we get to walk and not run but I have a feeling we will be power walking it since the friend I am going with loves to beat everyone even when it is not a race, hee hee. Just kidding Kim. I have to say I am a little nervous about getting blisters and smelling lots of B.O. since we are camping the whole time and I am sure showers are optional since it is like a portable shower in semi’s. There are lots of things that I think will be challenging but it should be a great experience and it is for a wonderful cause. If any of you would like to join our team and fly to sunny San Diego with us in November feel free to sign up!

So many of you have already given money to support me and I can’t thank you enough. If you are interested in helping me raise the money I need to raise in order to do the 3-day walk, I would truly be grateful. Here is the link to my personal page where you can give. Thank you all so much and let the training begin!



Ok so here is the moment you have all been waiting for, or maybe just a few of you ;)

My hairdresser said I will need to wash it a couple times to really get the color I am looking for but I think I am going to love it!!!


Oh what?

You missed me??? Really?? It has been 20 days since I last blogged. I planned it that way, thought you could all use a break from my blog ;)

April was a crazy month, I don't remember much of it since I had an event like every other day and I was consumed by work! Today, I thought I would just post a blog about nothing but this:

I'mmmmmmm Baaaackkkkkkk!!! ;)

Ok, I need some ideas of blog post because my life has been kinda boring as far as good stories. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Oh, I will be blogging about this on Friday. I am dying my hair dark, no more blonde highlights for me. I am thinking this dark:

What do you think??? ;)