A SPLASH OF

LAST WEEK I FINALLY CHECKED OFF ONE OF MY TOP BUCKET LIST ITEMS – A TRIP TO BANFF, ALBERTA! NATURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ARE TWO OF MY BIGGEST PASSIONS AND BANFF NATIONAL PARK HAS BEEN CALLING MY NAME FOR YEARS. THANKS TO PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, ME AND MY COLLEAGUE ERIN GOT AN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO EXPLORE BANFF.  PWC COULD NOT HAVE PICKED A BETTER PLACE FOR A BUSINESS MEETING. A QUICK TRIP TO LAKE LOUISE AND A DAY OF DRIVING AROUND BANFF NATIONAL PARK WAS THE PERFECT PLACE TO TALK BUSINESS. THE BEST PART OF THE DAY WAS THAT WE SAW ELEVEN BEARS! THREE GRIZZLY BEARS AND EIGHT BLACK BEARS WERE GRAZING ALONGSIDE THE ROAD DURING OUR DRIVE. AFTER TALKING TO RESIDENTS OF BANFF SEEING THAT MANY BEARS IS TOTALLY ABNORMAL. WE FELT SO LUCKY AND TOOK HUNDREDS OF PICTURES AND VIDEOS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. OUR AMAZING DAY WAS CAPPED OFF WITH A STAY AT THE AMAZING RIMROCK RESORT IN BANFF. IT WAS A SHORT BUT GREAT TRIP AND I CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK WITH MATT AND THE KIDS TO BEAUTIFUL BANFF!

A SPLASH OF

CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG POST FOR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES FROM OUR MAIN FLOOR RENOVATION! I ALSO INCLUDED LINKS TO FURNITURE AND DESIGN FROM OUR NEW HOME. ENJOY!

SPLASH OF

THURSDAY WAS MATT AND I’S TEN YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG POST FOR DETAILS AND MORE PICTURES FROM OUR DESTINATION WEDDING.

A SPLASH OF

MY FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD IS SURPRISING MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY. AND MY EASTER SURPRISE WAS MY FAVORITE SURPRISE YET!

THE MOVERS PACKED UP OUR STUFF ON APRIL 13TH AND SINCE THEN THE KIDS HAVE BEEN IN HOUSTON WITH MATT AND HIS PARENTS. MEANWHILE I HAVE BEEN IN OMAHA HANDLING OUR KITCHEN RENOVATION AND UNPACKING. THIS MOVE HAS BEEN THE BEST ONE YET (IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THIS IS OUR FIFTH MOVE IN TEN YEARS!). EVERYTHING FROM AMAZING MOVERS, TO MORE FAMILY HELP, TO ME ACTUALLY TAKING TIME OFF HAS MADE THIS MOVE AS STRESS-FREE AS IT COULD POSSIBLY BE. BUT OVER A WEEK WITHOUT SEEING MY KIDS WAS TOO MUCH FOR ME TO HANDLE SO ON SATURDAY I BOOKED A LAST MINUTE FLIGHT TO HOUSTON FOR THE NEXT MORNING AND SURPRISED EVERYONE ON EASTER. CHARLIE WAS IN SHOCK SHE COULDN’T BELIEVE IT AND THOMAS MUST HAVE SAID “MOMMA” 100 TIMES YESTERDAY WHILE RUNNING TO ME AND HUGGING ME. IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY TO BE IN HOUSTON TO CELEBRATE WITH THEM. AND THE WEATHER IN HOUSTON IS AMAZING THIS TIME OF YEAR AND FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL YEAR I ACTUALLY GOT SOME SUN! 

I HAVE BEEN AVERAGING 4 HOURS OF SLEEP LATELY BECAUSE OF THE MOVE BUT THIS TRIP DEFINITELY RE-ENERGIZED ME. AND OF COURSE FLYING TO SEE THE AMBRIDGE FAMILY IN TEXAS MEANS ADORABLE MATCHING OUTFITS FOR ME AND THE KIDS. I AM HEADED BACK TO OMAHA TO TEACH A TRAINING THEN OFF TO VANCOUVER FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. A SHORT BUT VERY SWEET TRIP AND A SURPRISE I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER!

LATEST BLOG POSTS