Apr 22, 2013

Grab a glass of milk for this one...

 

 
 Last weekend my aunt Wendy invited us to participate with her family in a local half-marathon/5K/mile walk event called "Link for Life" in downtown Wichita. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness of suicide prevalence and the help that is available for those around us who struggle. We participated in the family WALK (I'll go ahead and blame nursing school for my lack of physical activity over the last two years. Nursing school is such a great excuse for everything.), which was for those who have lost a family member to suicide. I loved it. It really shocked me how many people came out and participated in the walk... it made me really sad and motivated to do something to reach out and spread awareness. Someday I will blog about my brother and his death...I have been saying that forever, but it will really happen one of these days when I have a lot of time on my hands (aka post-NCLEX) and am most likely in an emotional state (yikes). It's so important for the community to understand mental illness and to be aware of the resources available...anyway, here are some pics from that....
 

 

 

It was a bit chilly...

We are sleepy cousins.




 





The walk ended in Cowtown, so we played around there for a bit. Thanks, Wendy, for the invite. It was awesome!
 
 
It was also Neal's birthday. I didn't do much, but I did make this cake.
 
 
There was chocolate/peanut butter in everything-the batter, the frosting, and obviously...the toppings.
 
 
Happy Birthday, Love. You're the best.

Apr 6, 2013

Here comes the sun.

We had a chill Easter.  I wanted to be a fun wife and have a decked-out Easter basket for Neal, but procrastination got the best of me. Fortunately, he was still excited when I handed him a Wal*Mart sack with last-minute candy inside. He's so easy to please. ;)

My dad was out of town so we missed hanging out with him. I tried calling Eli a few times (he moved to Provo, Utah last August) and never could reach him...he told me later he didn't even realize it was Easter until the evening of. Sad, huh? Anyway, after church, we went to my aunt Wendy's house and ate fantastic food, watched some basketball, and took a group nap in the basement.









Also, we received a call from Neal's brother Kent Sunday night letting us know that he is engaged!! ....to Miss Stephanie Fugal, whom we just love. He proposed with an Easter egg hunt. They're getting married in June and I'm just so happy for them. They're a super fun pair, if you don't know them, you should be jealous.

Springtime is the best. The air smells so good and it means I can finally take a ride on the awesome bike Neal bought me for Christmas. Welcome back, sun.