June 11, 2013

A Little Bit of Life

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted because my life is totally insane. The last few months have been so busy that any ounce of free time is spent doing something completely brainless like playing Candy Crush or sleeping. But nothing we’ve been up to this spring/summer has been a drag, that’s for sure! We’ve had a ton of fun recently; we are just pooped. Oh well, there will be time to rest in November… Here are some snapshots of our last few months:

1) We hosted our annual Hurdle Crew family dinner at the beginning of May. It’s basically my favorite day of the year, so I get really geeked-out about it. 

If you don't get the significance of the ice cream plus cookie dough combo, you've probably never had a Pizookie. And if that's the case, then I feel really sorry for you. [Bake a giant cookie. Add piles of ice cream while it's hot. Hand out spoons. Watch it disappear in < 30 seconds. Magic!] Anywho, all of the hurdlers that Tim’s had in the last 6 years of coaching have not only been phenomenal athletes, but just incredible people in general. They genuinely care about their teammates and challenge each other in the best way. It’s always a pleasure to have them in our home. Alex, Jacoby, Lauren, or Lindell, if you’re reading this- you da best!

2) My bestie got married in May! 

I tried on my Matron of Honor hat, and Tim successfully officiated his first wedding. (And he did a fabulous job, bee-tee-dubs.) 

Stinking cute bridesmaids' brunch.

It was a beautiful day, and they are a beautiful couple, and it was just a beautiful memory all around. Congrats Britney and Erik!

3) Three days after the wedding we hopped on a plane with 18 recent grads for their senior trip to the East Coast. 

Over the course of 7 days we went to an amusement park in North Carolina, white water rafted, rock climbed, zip lined, paddle boarded, road tripped to South Carolina, visited Duke university, road tripped to Virginia Beach, swam in the ocean, shopped ‘til we dropped, and ate southern comfort food like Jesus was coming back before dessert.

It was crazy and awesome and made me realize that I have about 1/10 of the energy I had when I was 18. 

I’m glad to be sleeping in my own bed, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t having some withdrawals. Even though they wouldn't stop calling me "mom." Class of 2013- you are one-of-a-kind!

4) This weekend we went to Topeka to visit my sister and brother-in-law for his birthday. They moved there a whole 2 months ago, but we haven’t had a free weekend to visit until now! Unfortunately the only photos I took were of this amusement park turned junkyard/antique store called Joyland.

My sister described it best: “it’s basically like an old grandpa’s dirty basement.” I think I was standing in a pile of broken glass when I took this picture. But anyway, we got to eat HuHot which is a rare delicacy, and enjoyed spending the day with friends. Happy Birthday, Trent!

Coming up in the next few weeks: two weddings, a youth trip to Colorado for Tim, a butt load of kitchen projects for me, a four-year anniversary, a trip to Camp Barnabas for Tim, and a trip to Haiti for Tim. Happy summer ya’ll!

(P.S. All of the above photos are directly from Instagram, so if you prefer the short version of all of this rambling, you can just follow me @melodyfritson)