Tuesday, June 29, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 34)

goodness in a red, white, and blue bowl
LOVE this time of year

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 33)

lunch with L turned out to be rather entertaining
ridiculous waiter, good sandwiches, really good queso

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 32)

What do these things have in common?

Get excited for one more remodeling project at Indianapolis!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 31)

H, P, L and I played a SERIOUS game of Hand & Foot.

H just a tad stressed out about now being able to play. . .

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 30)

Toy Story 3 at the drive-in.

Great friends. Great movie.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 29)

I went to my first ever quilt show with my mom and sister. I found a place in town where I can go and actually not see anyone I know, which was honestly a little bit weird. This line of fabric is by Moda, called Oz. It was love at first sight. I find fabric and say, "Mom, what can we make out of this?" And by "we" I mean, HER because she's a rock star and I can't even sew on a button. So this my friends is going to be some of the beautiful fabric in the quilt that my mom is going to make me. (And I love it so much that I might have convinced her to make me a purse out of it to.)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 28)


Many thanks to my friends over at RV Designs

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 27)

Everyone needs to drive out to Central and Andover Road and get a Barbie slush. You will not be disappointed! Thanks KT for going on this adventure with me! Have I mentioned how much I love summer?!?

Monday, June 21, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 26)

Monday Meals @ My House

Lettuce Wraps YUM!


Chicken and rice and veggies

Sunday, June 20, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 25)

Happy Father's Day Pops!

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 24)

Learned how to play Farkel.
Played NERTZ with T & L.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 23)

It was a perfect summer day at the zoo.
Great kids. Beautiful moms.
Fun to see the kiddos take it all in for the first time.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 22)

Thursday night Vic and I hung out with little Miss Q-Lou.
Little Q-Lou is a doll face.
I love the conversations that Vic and I have.
Sure do love these two girlies!

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 21)

I took a little trip to the place that I called home for the majority of my life. This little village holds a special place in my heart. I love it so much because it always welcomes me home, even when I least expect it, even when I "forget" that I am truly alumni.

(and yes the top of the water tower is purple,
don't judge us!)

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 20)

Thanks to Tina there are beautiful flowers at Indianapolis.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 19)

I love my Monday night gal pals.
We all love Diet Coke!

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 18)

so I'm like a week behind. . .
but have no fear, last week was a GOOD week!

I am blessed with some amazing friends and
fellowship that come together on Sunday nights.

Monday, June 14, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 17)

There are some people in the world that have blessed my life, been used by God to shape me into the person I am today, some of those people have known me since birth, and others have come into my life further down the journey. These three adults have done just that. I met them the summer of 1997 and each time I am with them I am reminded at how the Lord truly does bring people into our lives for a season but sometimes we are fortunate enough for some of those relationships to span seasons.

S, J, and CW thank you. Thank you for taking the time to help an arrogant high school basketball player see Jesus. Thanks for continuing to be a part of my life even across the miles and as the years go by.

Leave it to CW to wear a silly Nebraska shirt to make me crazy in light of the shake-up's going on in the Big 12 right now. . .

Friday, June 11, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 16)

Oh nothing's sweeter than summertime
And American honey

An' he said: "I went sky diving,
I went rocky mountain climbing,
"I went two point seven seconds
on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
"And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
"And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying."
An' he said: "Some day,
I hope you get the chance,
"To live like you were dyin'."

We ride, never worry 'bout the fall.
I guess that's just the cowboy in us all.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 15)

I think I'm in love with Indianapolis all over again.

Come visit.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 14)

The evening started off with a fantastic dinner at Jose Peppers with the Walrod's.

The evening ended with the first of 5 Music Theatre shows.
I love MTW because it means SUMMER!
Gypsy, well it wasn't my favorite.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 13)

Today I framed Paul Miller's WSU jersey.
This isn't the "finished" product, but it's close.

It will be hanging up at my friend Sanders business.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 12)

Little J took all my calls.

I sure do love him.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 11)

Took a little road trip.
Spent some time with this little man and his dear momma!

I cheated, this picture was actually taken on Monday. . . but I had to share it for today.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 10)

I didn't leave my house.
I had a fever.
Not a single picture was taken.
On my way to feeling better.
I hate being sick.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 9)

Friday = National Donut Day!

We "celebrated" by ending a week of surprisingly productive curriculum development.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 8)

I am so sad that a week of the summer has already gone by. ZIP and it's gone. Can't complain, there's a whole lot of summer left to be enjoyed!

Tonight definitely goes in the good bucket.
Getting cute toes with friends and enjoying dinner afterwards.

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 7)

Most of my days this week have actually been spent updating curriculum with some of the fabulous business teachers across the district. Call me crazy but as dreadful as it sounds, MOST of the people that I'm working on all this with, are absolutely wonderful.

KE and I have been friends for 13 years.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 6)

This guy is playing baseball in Alaska all summer. . .
I shall miss him. (he's one of my favorites)

These girls are some of my most favorite little people.
They get SO excited at the mention of said baseball player so we had to pay them a visit.
I love this little lady!

summer of Mandy: 2010 (day 5)

Summer has officially been kicked off!

The result of LOTS of jello. (I just took pictures. J & L did ALL the work)

What is summer without FLIP-FLOPS?

Thank you summer! You are my favorite!