Friday, May 31, 2013

High Five for Friday! (ROMA!)

After many weeks of no H54F-ing... I'm baaaaaack!
 
Linking up with Lauren to share my five favorite moments/things from Roma!
 
1. the food. What could be more obvious? This girl loves her some Italian food - pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner? I could do it... easily.
 
Finding a shop to bring home pasta... heaven.
 
 
loved the cheese-less pizza as well... yummo.

 
I can say when I got home I was craving Mexican.. which makes the hubs very happy.
 
2. I loved seeing the Italian flag flying in the wind... it just made being there real...
 
 
3. The Sites
 

Trevi Fountain

The Vatican

Pantheon

Pantheon

Pantheon


Coliseum
Coliseum
 
4. I fell in love with old doors throughout the city..
 

 
 
5. We did a bike tour around the city on Sunday. this was by far my favorite part of the trip.. seeing the sites and being told the history was cool, but just biking through the streets and soaking it all in was truly the best part.
 




 
Such a fun trip with lots of history, lots of food, lots of shopping and lots of vino... cant wait for my next trip!
 
 
 
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Always Playing Catch Up

At least that's how it feels these days... playing catch up at work, this blog, and just my personal life in general.. but if I wasn't this busy is would be complaining of boredom - pick your poison.
 
Its been weeks since I have actually blogged, but here is whats been hapennin'
 
1. I got to spend time with the babes & their momma last weekend. It was long overdue and reminded me how much me & the bestest love us some adult sleepovers!
 
2. Do you ever have OCD moments? I can live with clothes in baskets or an unorganized closet when my life is super busy, but then all of a sudden I wont be able to take it anymore... Well, it happened last Monday around 5:00 pm I decided it was a good time to start cleaning out the closet.. & One of my besties benefited from my purge :)

 
 3. We did DC - again! This time J met me & we did the city for 2 days.

I got to see an old dear friend!

Eisenhower Building, J got to see the Wright Plane, Lincoln Memorial, Alyssa&I, We saw the Declaration of Independence, J&I, Washington Monument, Texas Proud, National Mall

I'm from the "Land of Lincoln" so this guy has a special place in my heart

Washington Nationals Game - One of the coolest tailgate areas I have ever experienced!


 
 4. Literally the morning after we got home from DC I was off to New Jersey - where we did an awesome give back (New Bikes for the Children at the local Boys & Girls Club of America) this charity is near & dear to my heart; throughout college I volunteered at the B&G Club in Bryan - the kids were presh!

 
I travel... a lot. And barely experience any delays/cancellations/issues ::knock on wood:: but the one time I was at the airport 4 hours early.. my flight was delayed 3 hours, then we had a diversion to Nashville - although I got home at 2am I got home & I wont complain since its not a frequent happening.
 


5. The next day I went with my bestie since high school, Heather (&J) to see her new beau play an acoustic set at Ocean Prime

 
 6. We went out to Stan's on Lake Lewisville that weekend for the first time & had a great time



7. The next morning I was Rome-bound! && Here I am... working for the week, but come Friday its vacation time until Monday - looking forward to it!!

 
If you have any Rome suggestions - I am all ears! 
 
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Something Exciting

Remember way back when I told you about The Fair Photoshoot that we did back in October??
 
Well, today it was featured on Style Me Pretty Texas thanks to Katie at Katie Cassidy Photography (who I love, love LOVE!)
 
 
 
So go go go, see & comment!
 
 
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Last Week's Nonsense

A quick photo update on life:
 
I was in DC all week for work
Jefferson Memorial

Capitol Hill

Union Station


Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, White House, & Texas Proud
 
I got home Saturday evening and J&I (w/boogs of course) caught up on TV that I missed and just hung out - it was perfection.
 
Sunday - we celebrated Cinco de Mayo/J's birthday with Lunch with the Cabrera's (picture fail!)
 
 
In case you aren't aware - Adult sleepovers are bomb! The bestest & I started this little tradition while she was on bedrest, and apparently have no intention of stopping. Although "girls night" has gone from wine drinking/crazy dancing to rice cereal and baby baths, its just as fun. And waking up to those sweet babes in the morning is much better than waking up to a hangover!
 


 
This week? Back to DC, but this time J is meeting me & we are spending 2 days exploring the city. Looking forward to it!
 
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

30 Before 30 Update

April wasn't exactly as full of activity as I thought. I got a bit side tracked by J's birthday and couple that with work... meeehhhh... & you can go ahead and count the same excuse for May! :)

1. Go Ice Skating

2. Roll my own sushi

3. Create a cookbook of favorite recipes

4. Shoot a gun (properly)

5. Successfully bake at least 1 dessert

6. Complete a 5k

7. Do a grape stomp

8. Send at least 12 hand-written notes/cards
- I sent 2 hand written notes this month

9. Have 4 day/night dates with my momma
- Had a date day with Nana & My Mom for Nana's birthday. LOVED it!
 
 

10. Volunteer at least twice

11. Do a photo wall in the house

13. Read at least 12 books this year
-1. Bridesmaid Lotto
-2. Gamble on Engagement
-3. The Wedding Wager
-4. Savannah Blues

-5. Spring Fever
 
14. Have a picnic

16. Buy bikes and ride often

17. Go rock climbing

18. Bowl over 150

Good times with the bestests!




20. Go to a movie alone

21. Go camping

22. Make homemade pasta  

23. Do 5 kind things for strangers
- One kind thing accomplished 
 
24. Write our will

25. Ride a train

26. Girls only vacation/trip

27. Learn sign language

28. See a meteor shower

29. See 3 movies in a theatre with my hubby
-1 - The Croods

30. Try a new fruit or vegetable

BONUS: Indoor Skydiving
 
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What have I been up to???

Clearly not blogging!
 
Here are some pics of what I have been up to - follow me on instagram @a_dway to keep up in a more timely fashion :)
 
My bro & his fab gf were in town 2 weekends ago - so J&I hosted them and my parents for dins. Lots of fun and laughter, per usual. LOVE this girl!
 HH with my best friend since High School - Heather.. always a good time. & looking forward to our next date night!


 
We celebrated J's 30th at his favorite steakhouse with his parents... it was beyond delish!
 


 We went to the Mesquite Rodeo this weekend


My absolute faaaaaaav Texas Country star - Pat Green - was in town. I have seen him dozens of times, and this was by far the most intimate and fun concert I have been to! So glad the weather ended up cooperating!

 
I was off Monday & met my mom and Nana for a birthday lunch with the most fabulous grandmother there is! Hanging with the two of them is by far one of my most favorite things to do. & so glad I was able to spend a few hours with them before I start my crazy month of May!
 
Happy Happy Nana! We love you!
 
 
& yes, we really did make her wear a blinking tiara - we're cool like that!
 
Happy Wednesday Yall!
 
 
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