June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!!

 Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!  I am a very lucky girl to have two very special men in my life...plus my amazing Grandpa.  I also now have my new Father-in-law Dave (and grandfathers-in-law!) who has welcomed me into their family with open arms.  Some people say that you can have too much of a good thing, but I beg to differ :)  I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful men!  Just three months ago today I got the privilege of being walked down the isle by both my Dad and step-Dad at my wedding...it was so perfect!  I feel so grateful to know that while some people don't have anyone to give them away I had two...

Home is with You // Dad's and I

Here are a few more pics, I can't help it, I'm a picture person! These next few are of my Dad and I...

Home is with You // Pretty Pretty Princess
Playing "Pretty Pretty Princess" :)
Home is with You // Boating
Teaching me how to drive a boat...I can't wait to go to the lake this year!

Home is with You // Dad and I

And a few of John and I...

Home is with You // Stepdad and I
Dancing at our friend Julie Rains' wedding

Home is with You // Dance with Dad
...dancing at my wedding :)

My all-time favorite picture of my Grandpa and I...

Home is with You // Reading with Grandpa

And I LOVE this picture from the wedding of us!

Home is with You // Hugging Grandpa

Ok enough pictures, for now...HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! I love you all :) ~Mal

June 17, 2009

We shall be free...

"When the last child cries for a crust of bread
When the last man dies for just words that he said
When there's shelter over the poorest head
Then we shall be free
When the last thing we notice is the color of skin
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within
When the skies and the oceans are clean again
Then we shall be free
We shall be free
We shall be free
So, have a little faith and hold out
'Cause we shall be free" ~Garth Brooks

Gotta love Garth!  He has been the number 1 artist I wanted to see in concert since I can remember.  And after years of thinking I would never get to see him, thanks to numerous "retirements", he finally came back for one last show in Kansas City in November of 2007 and I got to go!  It was amazing.  Jen (my best friend who went with me) will agree, words cannot describe how great that concert was.  His energy, passion, and love for performing combined with all his greatest hits was overwhelming.

Home is with You // Garth Brooks Concert
Jen and I waiting for Garth to come on stage!

Home is with You // Garth Brooks

So that all said, you can imagine my excitement last night as Dave and I were walking around Sams and I found this...

Home is with You // Garth Brooks DVD

New Garth Brooks DVD's with over 7 hours of performances, 15 music videos (including 3 never-before-seen music videos), bonus songs, photo galleries, and more!  We just started watching it and so far it's great...in between almost every song he performs are interviews from that time period, which means this first disc contains some of his first interviews and "meet Garth Brooks" types of videos of him talking about himself. They are hilarious! Just picture Garth back in the 90's with his mullet and wearing his OSU football jersey, pacing back and forth talking about making it big...priceless.  And the performances are ALMOST as good as seeing him in person...

Home is with You // Garth Brooks live

...i'll just turn the lights down and the volume up and pretend I'm there :)

June 9, 2009

Sorry it's been so long!

So a lot of you have commented on the fact that I haven't posted anything for awhile, and for that I'm sorry...I've been traveling a bunch so I haven't gotten a chance to update the blog.  But here goes...

Since the last time I posted I got a chance to go back to my hometown Wichita and help celebrate my Mom's Birthday and my friends Allie and Patrick's Wedding! I was able to surprise my Mom big time...she thought I was just coming in for the wedding, not the whole week.  I had so much fun spending time with my family and then getting to see some of my friends, it was great :)  Here are a few pics from my trip...

Home is with You // Mom in pool
My Mom and I hanging out at their pool...it's so pretty at night!
Home is with You // Bangs
I got bangs!
Home is with You // Geese crossing
The geese crossing right outside of my Dad's house...they are too cute!

Also, The wedding was beautiful.  Allie was an absolutely gorgeous Bride!...as Dietrie put it she looked like a Barbie :) Here are a few pics from their big day!

Home is with You // Allie and Patrick wedding

Home is with You // Allie and Patrick's Wedding

Of course it was beautiful and sunny 99% of the time and I got plenty of time to lay out at my parents pool and enjoy it.  Then I come back to Maryland and what do I get?  More rain...we did have Sat-Mon this weekend of wonderful sunshine, but now we're back to clouds and rain...I didn't realize we were moving to Seattle!

Haha,  it was SO nice coming home to my wonderful husband, and I know he was ready for me to be home. And of course where did we go as soon as he picked me up from the airport?  On the Border! :D  Hehe, we are obsessed...

Ok time to go...Dave has a physical therapy appointment in a few here so I will have to post some more.  Keep us in your prayers!

Love you all~ Mal
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