Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Home Sweet Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona is AMAZING. When I heard that a hail storm hit Phoenix, I have to admit I hoped it hit close enough to Scottsdale so we could live in paradise. (I know that sounds bad- I don't want to wish harm on anyone or to their property)BUT It would be nice to live there and fix their roofs :) Perfect weather, beautiful scenery, great restaurants & shopping. Awww... its just perfect.

So I went this past weekend to find us a home. Leslie and I drove all weekend, up and down the 101 (not including the past 5 days she had already looked too) and we did find some great places. When we look for a place, it's not always the easiest. We have to do short term leases and find places that allow dogs. Most places say they accept dogs under 25 lbs, which is crazy because little dogs are usually the ones that bark all day and have potty accidents. (Sorry but they typically do, even though they are sooo cute & little) However, we did find some condos and apartments that would accpet our "little" ole Hampty. Thank goodness he is so cute & everyone loves to see what a "goldendoodle" looks like.

Well, I found a realtor on Sunday and she was soooo helpful. She just called me to tell me, out of the 60 properties listed, there was ONLY ONE that was available for 6 months AND in our price range, SOLD!!! It's in a great area and furnished. Bryan has his own office (and flat screen TV) and I have a heated pool and my BFF about 3 miles down the road :) Our best friends also found a furnished condo this past weekend. We are ALL so excited. I have a feeling the next 6 months are going to be fun.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Living in Lee's Summit, MO

I wish I would have written about this place sooner~ since I will be leaving in about 2 weeks. Who knew we were only going to be living here for a month??? I guess that's how it goes :) I have really enjoyed living here. Downtown Lee's summit is super cute and the Country Club Plaza is AMAZING!! The Plaza is in Kansas City, MO and it's the coolest place to go shopping, dining, or even to walk around.

I also LOVE our apartment here..probably because it's the 1st place we've had that kind of feels like home. We rented furniture and I actually got to decorate (a little bit) for Halloween. Bryan was so sweet when we called the furniture rental place. He let me "upgrade" to the package that had more stuff..this included a teeny little plant for our coffee table :)

Our friends that work with us, also live in the building across the street from us. It's been fun having neighbors and getting to hang out. When we first started on the road, I was the only girl. Soon another girl came along on the road with her husband, but they lived so far from us in El Paso we didn't get to hang out as much. Now, I have my best friend (Leslie)on the road with her husband and also 2 more new friends, Ashley & Sara. It's been so much fun having girlfriends on the road and being able to talk to them about "girl" stuff with them (no offense Bryan). I'm sure Bryan's happy too :)

Here's a couple pictures of our apartment and sweet little Hampton :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Oprah Show~ September 8, 2010

I was lucky enough to be invited to go to a tapping of the Oprah show while living in Chicago. My friend, Sara, applied online for tickets and the next day a lady from the show called her and she got 2 free tickets! It was so exciting to be a part of Oprah's last season. The show was about the "Modern Family". Although the cast was not there in person, it was so neat to see Oprah talk to them through satellite. They were hilarious to say the least. I will never forgot that day. I got to shake Oprah's hand as she walked into the studio AND she complimented me on my outfit~ which I had been stressing about~ so I am glad I got the Oprah approval :)

Kansas City, Power & Lights District


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Family Vacation in McCall, Idaho

We had the best family vacation with Bryan's parents and his sister & her boyfriend. McCall, Idaho is beautiful! The weather was perfect and there was so much to do. We went hiking, kayaking, walking, shopping, and of course had the best meals & "spirits"....I highly recommend going to Idaho!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

After a crazy night out, the 6 of us went to the Cubs game. When we got to Chicago everyone told us that it's much cooler by the water, and boy were they right. We were freezing in the shade! We had to go buy blankets because we were so cold. We had a blast and the Cubs won. Go Cubs Go!!!! Afterwards we celebrated at this cool bar and had some drinks before Andrea had to fly back to Dallas.