Monday, August 31, 2009

PD Is Famous.

If you have not already, check out PD's story on National Exposure! He entered a contest and they liked him so much they put it on the website. Maybe he will be a famous author soon... We'll let you know if he wins.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

tanned and burned

i forgot the part about i am tan and dad is burned!

Tanned and burned

hi everyone! having a hard time remembering how to do al this stuff! Dad and I had a wonderful time at the four seasons. the setting and weather could not have been more beautiful. the company wasn't bad either. dad did anot touch his computer and did some well deserved resting. till 9 am one morning! i was so proud of him! we truly feel blessed to have all of yu wonderful children and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. we are so very proud of you all. remember to work hard so you can once in awhile play hard!! love to all,mom

Exciting Stuff.

So, operation domestication has come to a hault as things have gotten busy at work. It's better that way, though, because I need to bill enough hours to hopefully get some sort of bonus at the end of the year.

Things in St. Paul are dandy. Fall is approaching quickly - highs in the low 60's this weekend. Overall, this summer was lame. Hardly any thunderstorms (except when I was out of town - a tornado literally hit downtown Minneapolis while we were at the cabin last week). Only a handful of days in the 90's, and it's still only 55 or so when I got to work in the morning. Add that to the fact that this past winter was about 10 months long and I am still shivering from it, and you can see why I am not that excited for fall. I am also realizing that we are going to have to buy a rake...sounds like a husband job to me.

The state fair starts on Thursday. People here love the state fair. It is INSANE. Seriously, they wait all year for it. We'll probably go this year, considering that we live, literally, across the street from the fair grounds. This location, while wonderful for transporting yourself to the fair, sucks for transporting yourself anywhere else. 12 days of fun for Minnesotans, 12 days of traffic hell for MK and PD. We are going to have to use our garage for the first time because there is no street parking. Let's hope it doesn't collapse while a car is in there, or if it does, that insurance covers the car as well as the garage.

So yeah, that's about it from here...we have a comedy show tonight, a bbq tomorrow and a wedding on Friday, so keeping busy in general.

I would like to pose a question for the blog: Should I just become a Vikings fan this year?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Charlie Brown Likes to Party at the Lake.

Some highlights from our lake trip...It rained all but the last day and a half, but oh well, we still had a great time.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Well Mom and I had a fun week in New Orleans. I had to work a lot but mom got to spend some time in the sun at the Royal Sonesta pool. We ate at our favorite restaurant, Red Fish Grill, one night, went to an eclectic bar and grill, The Bull Dog, another night and then had an awsome dinner at GW Fins. Listened to some Jazz too. We are really looking forward to our trip to the Four Seasons and will be heading out tomorrow morning. Thanks again to all of you for this fun trip. I am especially looking forward to not working for a few days. The weather is supposed to be great so I'm sure we will take some long walks and spend some time by the pool. Planning on a nice dinner at the Blue Heron - one of our favorites! It's pretty damn quiet around the house with Sean off to school. It was really hard to leave him but we are adjusting and feel good that he seems to be adjusting very well, making new friends but still missing ole mom and pop (and Kate of course). We are looking forward to having Andrew back home again for 10 weeks in about another week or so. Every one take care - we love you all!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let Classes Begin

So, classes start tomorrow and I'm pretty excited for it. Summer has been great, but I feel like I have been working non-stop and I'm ready for a little change. Granted, I always say that and then two weeks into school I'm sick of it, but we'll see. I'm going to be working a lot too, so I'll be a busy little girl!

Sean moved in, and it is really fun having him so close, he says he is loving dorm life, which is awesome because dorm life is the shit!

Mom and dad are still in N.O. and I hope you guys are having fun!

Football season is quickly approaching! :)

I really have nothing else to say, I hope everything is well with everyone. I just felt like writing on this blog because I hadn't in a while.


Monday, August 17, 2009


Sean - you'll have so much fun in college and you will meet many new faces. You have Mom and Dad close, and you have Katie even closer. You can always try to bug mom for a home-cooked meal on Sunday night. It's a quick drive.

Just be who you are - there will be plenty of kids who are in nearly the same situation, and you know what you're doing or aspiring to do - so you're already in a better situation. Call me whenever you want. I know there are tons of things to do in the upcoming weeks as school starts, so if you have some free time, call.

Get your books, but try to have fun and soak it in as much as possible.


Sean, your blog made me cry! Sadness! But you will love life at KU. I will knit Kate a crimson and blue scarf so she won't be so lonely.

Not much going on here, although I did see a commercial for the channel ESPNU when I was at the gym yesterday and noted that EVERY college basketball highlight involved a certain fairly neat basketball team from Lawrence, Kansas. Seriously. Every basketball highlight. It was swell.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Night Before Life Goes On

So it's Saturday night, and move in day is early tomorrow morning.

I got home about half an hour ago from Kate's, where we said our "good-lucks."
It was pretty sad.

So anyway, I'm sitting here watching Channel 9 News with Mom and Dad right now, thinking about stuff.

I have a lot of different emotions and things going through my mind right now, obviously.
Excitement, Anxiety, Nervousness, Curiousity, to name just a few.

As for what I'll miss, it will be a long list. I'll obviously miss Mom and Dad. I'll miss going out to dinner with them, complaining about the Royals to Dad while he's falling asleep on the couch (or his chair), always bothering Mom, doing things like following her around and asking her when she works and what her plans are for the evening, visiting her at the Learning Tree, watching two and a half men with Mom while I'm falling asleep, her home cooked meals. To name a few.

I'll miss Cisley's kids, Caroline and Joe. Whether it's playing basketball with them (real or video game) every Wednesday when they come over, playing Monopoly with them or just laying down watching cartoons.

I'll miss the kids that I babysat this summer and last, Jacob and Joshua. Taking them to the pool, taking them out to lunch, trying to see how many sports we can play outside in one day, watching the Sandlot, taking them to the pool more, listening to Joshua constantly call Jacob "Bud" all the time, and so much more.

I'll miss the house. I'll miss having a big room, my own bathroom, and being able to always have a different change of scenery if I wanted, simply by going upstairs or to the basement.

I'll miss having money.

I'll miss Kate. Can't even big to name all the things we did this summer. Coach's wings every Wednesday, going to and watching so so many Royals games (we didn't miss too many), many times laying out at the pool, random below the belt jokes about KU/Mizzou (Hawks), many minutes and hours of talking about nothing, going to concerts, going out to eat more and more and more, playing board games, blasting out to "Our Song" and "Love Story" in the car ride home after a dramatic Royals victory, driving 35 minutes to Harrisonville just to hang out with her for 2 hours at 10 p.m., watching Hardball, Sandlot, Field of Dreams, Remember the Titans, Friends, and many other movies (not ALL of them are sports) down there, going to Mochi Yo (Frozen Yogurt) wayyy too often, walking random places, dancing at the DesCombaz wedding (and the night before), and so so so many more things that we did this summer. Most of all, I'll miss how often we got to spend time with each other and text and talk to each other.

So anyway, that's a few things that I'll miss when I head off to Lawrence tomorrow.

I know that I'm not going too far away, and I will always have Mom and Dad if I need them.

I also know that with all that I'm leaving behind, there's many opportunities waiting for me at KU. I'm hoping to get involved in Broadcasting as soon as possible, as well as many other things.

I'm badly hoping to meet a lot of new people that I have things in common with. I'm hoping to become even more independent. I'm hoping to be open. I'm hoping to always remember who I am. I'm hoping for a 2010 National Title. I'm hoping to be able to spend my time wisely. I'm hoping to make good grades and have a great social life.

So to sum up, there's not too much on my mind.

That's just a few things that I'll miss and I'm looking forward to for college.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

Good looking human beings

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sean - remember this and you should be fine in college

anniversary number 10 weeks

Well, it's not really our anniversay, but PD and I have been married for about 10 weeks now, pretty impressive, right? Sounds like a lovely anniversay...I need to get to this power and light district sometime soon.

After near certain death from the Kansas heat, I am back to life as normal, and busier than I have been at work all summer. However, PD, C. Brown and I head to a cabin on a lake next Wednesday, so that should be nice. (Mouse is going to stay with his grandmother Roberta.) It will only be about 70 degrees while we are there, but oh well, a lake is a lake.

I took a wild trip for work up to Park Rapids, Minnesota, a tiny little down where the lawyer's office shuts down from noon to one so people can go home for lunch. It was awesome and I think that I have a future as a country bumpkin lawyer as soon as I get sick of this downtown Minneapolis madness.

Not much going on otherwise. I am gearing up to spit some law at Katie's ex-landlord if he gives her anymore trouble. Esquire that, scumball.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

anniversary number 30

hi all! dad and i had a wonderful date last night. he sent me 30 beautiful red roses that i am truly enjoying. i picked dad up downtown and then we went to the power and light district and sat outside and had a drink while doing alot of people watching. then we went to macormick and schmidt on the plaza and had a cocktail and appitizers. that was fun we sat outside again. it was a beautiful summer night here in kc. we then went and had dinner at the capitol grille on the plaza. they presented me with a beautiful red rose. the chef sent us an appetizer,too! we had a great meal and then they sent us a chocolate piece of cake on a plate with happy 30 anniversary written in chocolate! we then came home too full to party!!! we were so excited and happy to see all of you this weekend, we really treasure our time together. we have a busy and emotional weekend coming up. then we will be looking forward to our time together for 8 days!!!! i love you all very much, mom

anniversary number 30

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

NOW Papa K. Can Party

I'm glad to see that Papa K made it successfully onto the blog. I want to remind everyone that I don't talk to you all very often, so posting on this blog is necessary. Actually, required. Keep me posted on what you're up to. I want to know!

I had fun with everyone at the wedding, sorry I had to cut it short, I had a headache and then had to wake up at 8:00 a.m. and work for a solid 9 hours. Ugh. But I made over $120 at Old Chicago that day, so it was all well.

Moved in and getting the place decorated! It's a lot of fun, this place already feels a lot more like home than my other place did, so I'm really excited.

Sean is moving up on Sunday, I was supposed to work but Andy (my new boy) is going to cover my shift so that I can help get Sean settled and go to Wally World with the parents and the newborn.

Love you all!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Amy Gallagher Likes to Party

Alright folks, the time has come. My knee has been rehabilitated and I'm ready to cut some SERIOUS rug.

I'm all moved in to my new place, HUGE THANKS TO PAPPA K, and a half-sized HUGE THANKS TO SEAN. (Even though he ditched me to take care of his girlfriend, I guess I can let it slide.) But I'm really excited, its looking really good.

My sister, Mary, is in Lawrence today so when I get off work I am going to bond with her. You should all be jealous.

Have a fabulous day and I will see you all tomorrow.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Upcoming Weekend.

So I learned today that the Princess will be working on Friday and not sitting poolside in Lawrence with me. BOOO. I will still be there, and Sean says he's going to figure out a way to get us into the pool. So all should be good. Then I am either going to stay in Lawrence that night or come to KC, it's up to Sean and the Princess, really. This weekend waws low-key, PD has been sick for a long time so I am just trying to not get his cold. Uggg. Don't want to be sick in the K to the S.

Regardless, I plan on being in KC at some point Friday night or Saturday morning, preparing for the par-tay thing. I guess I have to Amy's wedding because Sean didn't get me a Toby Urban ticket. Booo.

Dad, I will get you set up on the bloggin this weekend, I don't know what happened, I emailed stuff to your gmail account.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'm Still Not a Member - Please Help Me!!!!!

Hey, this is Dad on mom's account because my daughter, Mary (you may know her), never gave me the help I need to overcome my apparent technology challenged person. She promised to help me out a week ago but alas I heard nothing back from her. I can't figure this damn thing out on how to become a member, Oh well enough about that. Yesterday was fun...moved Katie out of her apartment and into a U-Haul truck -- and let's just say the landlord does not go to church on Sunday or probably ever. He was a piece of work and started bitchin and complaining the minute he walked in the door. After another hour of 4 of us cleaning some more, we finally called it quits. Suffice it to say, he is a lucky man that Kev was not there helping us move out. We held our own but having the big guy with us would have been interestin'. Mom and I went to the Crown Center outdoor movie last night with the Reidys to see Mama Mia. It was a beautiful night and a lot of fun. Tomorrow, whether he likes it or not, I'm taking Sean to get some of his stuff for school (all donations are apprecitated). I'm heading up to DC on Tuesday for meetings T and W, then home to move Katie into her new place on Thursday. Looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend for the wedding. Mom and I are going to stay in KC on the 7th and hang out at home with Danny and Brigid when they get in. We are staying downtown the night of the 8th because we are doing the KC version of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and have to be at Union Station at 7:30 a.m. Sean and Kate have joined the HNTB Riley's Racers team are doing the race with us so it should be fun. Everyone be safe in your journeys!