Posts tagged ‘kansas’

July 20, 2012

weekend plans.

+ hang out with my G. Maybe on the boat?
+ read The Night Circus.
+ stay cool. This heat is beyond ridiculous.
+ get blog posts ready for the week.
+ Script School. More about it later.
+ baby my wheelchair. The stress over this thing is overwhelming me.
+ design a print form for an upcoming team shoot.

July 8, 2012

photo dump: 4th of july.

June 20, 2012

Dayton & Layla.

Lindsay wanted to get some shots of the kids for Todd for his Father’s Day so we took them to Ward-Meade Park one evening last week for a small shoot. I always have fun shooting these sweeties. Dayton was bored right away, but we managed to get some good ones before a total meltdown. And Layla, well, she is just Layla, sweet and smiley. The colors were great. The sun was in about just the right place.

And they turned out pretty great, if I do say so myself.

April 29, 2012

weekend recap.

+ My Friday nights are becoming predictable. TV and then going to bed early. Is this what becoming an adult is like?

+ Greg and I went to Mount Vernon, MO to see Angel, who was injured in April. Our first little road trip together. 6 hours both ways and somehow we were still getting along when we got back. haha. ;) It was a good trip. Angel seems to be doing really well and is one of those people who you can tell will be just fine. Paralysis doesn’t have to be the end of it all.

+ St. Louis got hammered with hail, and Greg is heading out tomorrow for work there. It will be odd to not see him for an entire week. Thankfully, it’s only 4 hours away and not 10 hours or something crazy like that. <3

+ Rain, rain, and more rain. It's dreary and tiring. I need a nap.

May 10, 2011

i really do love kansas.

As if you really needed proof, here it is.

I have seen cute takes on I Love My State type of stuff before, but this picture on Pinterest (never has there been a better inspiration site) made me smile. Then it made me go buy a canvas and bright yellow paint. It seemed very appropriate, given my obsession with sunshine.

I had read this tutorial by Meredith and mostly followed the same steps. I outlined my white Kansas with a fine line black Sharpie after it was done drying though. I think the outline really adds something to it, even though it’s so simple. I also sprayed the finished canvas with a clear matte finishing spray for a little protection.

I love the way it turned out. So simple but still pretty and dare I say, powerful? There is something about saying you love the place you are. It’s powerful, yes.

February 8, 2011

complete and utter whine.

Bear with me today. I’ve been awake since 4:30 a.m. and worked a 9-hour shift full of meetings (and not fun ones). To say that I am exhausted would be a complete, complete, complete understatement.

We’re set to get more snow too, and the wind is COLD. Winter can quietly leave at any minute, and I would be just fine with it.

In more cheerful news, Mark and the girls came by yesterday after work. I used to see them almost every single day, but since it’s been cold, they stay home more. They love their Minnies. They were awfully cute.

June 18, 2010

california boy.

I love the Kansas sky tonight,
golden orange and overexposed,
littered by few clouds.

I love this humid wind
and grass fully green.

I love the simplicity seen everywhere.

I really do love this Kansas sky,
but I miss my California boy

and his sincere smile.

April 2, 2010

Kansas poem.

Golden wheat in summer,
and tall stalks of corn.
Lightning loud with humidity
and thick, thick rain.
Home of tornadoes, Wizard of Oz,
ruby red slippers, and Jayhawks.

Sunflowers make us smile,
rain washes us clean,
and roads stretch to our forevers.

We are in the middle
of nowhere
and the middle
of everywhere.

We are the state
with a bite taken out.

(every so often, I am that bite
chewed up and spit back onto bread.)

We mostly find happiness
in the simplest of things
and still we search
until we forget
just what we are searching for.

That itch to find the excitement
the world holds outside of here
crawls up and down on my skin,
sometimes worse than others,
but I can’t get out
without getting sick.

This just happens to be home.
This is where I am.

Maybe Kansas can have its own excitement.
Maybe I’ll just make it.

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March 20, 2010


We lost to Northern Iowa. I’m heartbroken. I remember again why I kept myself from being so invested in basketball! Also, the gloating from other teams’ fans who were just waiting for us to fall is frustrating. Sports brings out a side of my friends that I don’t like, especially K-State fans. They’re gloating like crazy when this is the first year they’ve made the tournament in YEARS. And they lost to us 3 times this season. I actually want to smack them around. Isn’t that awful?

So I’ll go to sleep sulking. I threw my bracket away, and I am not watching another basketball game this season. Give me a few days (and maybe a good shopping spree) and I’ll be okay.

March 19, 2010

I am forever a Jayhawk.

Before I started to love football as much as I do, I loved basketball. When I was in high school, I was a fanatical Jayhawk fan. Actually, I have been a fan since I was born, but in high school, the years of Jeff Boschee, I was crimson and blue all the way. My Jayhawk fire was reignited, and Jeff Boschee wasn’t a bad excuse to watch every game either. I mean, really, I stood in line at Barnes and Noble to have him sign a copy of his book….and i told him I loved him. Yea, I was a fan.

Two years ago, we won the national championship. It was a long time coming, and I think it solidified Bill Self as OUR coach. Many people had been holding onto their love for Roy Williams (who left us for UNC), but most of them really embraced Self after that. The fact that he then turned down an offer to leave Kansas to coach at Oklahoma showed us that he was loyal to us too (which a lot of people also felt Williams wasn’t). I cried when he said he’d stay, and I think I was a little bit in love with him that day.

Now, we’re the #1 seed in the country. Pressure much? It’s exciting to see them play so well, but it’s also so devastating when they don’t. Last night’s first round game against Lehigh was so frustrating for the first 5 minutes when they got 8 points behind. I wanted to rip someone’s hair out! Of course, Self yelled a little bit and must have straightened them out because by halftime they were up by

We have Northern Iowa tomorrow. My Jayhawks versus the Koch brothers. It’s gonna be good.

Even Obama picked us to win the tournament. It’s that serious.

October 11, 2008

around this time.

Kansas, October 10, 2008

I remember when I first fell in love, and the weather on that day was just like it is today. We had to crunch through dry leaves on his driveway, and there was a big pumpkin on the porch. Fall felt good, and the wind smelled of that dry dust that comes with the need to rake.

I remember being young, and possibly too naive, but I remember that the feeling was by itself great. He had captured me after a few months of the chase, and giving in was the most spontaneous I had probably ever been.

I remember only wanting to be with him because he was in the plans for the future.

I remember that he was one of the greatest guys I had ever met, at that point.

His kiss on my forehead was all that I needed to smile, and I could sit without complaint to watch him slave away working on 4-wheelers. Spending time with him was my idea of fun.

I remember being in love.