Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Charlie's Eating my Birthday Cake!

Charlie's eating my birthday cake!!

Memorial Day 2005

Memorial Day was at my lake house with my family - minus Chad & Christie. Christie's dad passed away unexpectedly last week, so after we all traveled up there for the funeral, we all came back to the lake for the weekend. Hopefully Chad & Christie can be there for the next time that we are all there together. Nonetheless, we still had fun and it was very relaxing. We all took turns cooking dinner and I will have to say that Derrik and I made some of the best fajitas I've ever tasted. I think he did a little more of the work - but you can't discriminate because I'm slow at cutting vegetables. We also celebrated my birthday down there with Angel Food cake (my favorite) - what can I say... I'm just so important that the whole country takes a three day weekend for my birthday! Did we really have to come back to the reality of our jobs?

Friday, May 20, 2005

Salsa Night!

What is Pam doing? Pam came into town tonight and we went to La Bodega for some tapas and sangria! Then after talking to the waiter - Pam discovered a very authentic night club to go salsa dancing! We had a blast - the only two white girls in there - but that made us a novelty! As you can see from the picture, Pam is wearing a white tank-top underneath a black sweater that is pretty see through. Well when you wear a sweater and go salsa dancing, Pam starts to sweat and then all the fuzzies off of Pam's sweater cling to her skin. So we go to the bathroom and she thinks, "hey I'll take off my sweater, I'm hot" - which turns into - Hey, Pam looks like a 45 yearold hairy man because there is black stuff EVERYWHERE!! Needless to say, she had to leave the sweater on even though she was really hot. OK - so it was probably much funnier if you were there in the bathroom with us... sorry.....

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Pam's Graduation

Ham graduated!! I went down to Columbia to celebrate with Pam and her family. My parents also drove up from the lake to see Ham graduate! Now she's off to a middle eastern country to leave me alone in the good 'ol Kentucky! I can't believe it's been three years since she scared me into joining AIESEC and becoming best friends... Does this mean we have to be responsible and such now that we are both done with school?

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Derrik is Home!! So is Jon!!

Derrik finally came home May 1st!! Yeah!! I don't think I could have been more excited to see anyone in my entire life!! It's amazing how much I don't know how to actually be in a relationship that is normal as this seems. I mean, we spent so much of our relationship apart, started out being long distance, and now that he's home, it's like I don't know how to be in a normal relationship. :)

Jon's Girls

Jon came home to KC from KS to visit for the weekend so it was like old times across the street at the Gallagher household. We missed you Emily - but we understand that finals come first!! All the boys were there, and all the girls except Emily - the old gang is back again!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Couples Massage

So I feel really bad that I wasn't here all day on my dad's birthday - but I went to our lake house and used it - shouldn't he be happy about that? On Thursday May 5th I drove with Derrik down to our lake house at the Lake of the Ozarks. Even though we had to get up sort of early, we went and got a couples massage at the Lodge of the Four Season's SpaShiki. It was AMAZING!! It's funny that they call it a couple's massage, because I didn't even realize that he was in there to tell you the truth, I was so relaxed by the massage I completely forgot there was another person in there! But it was amazingly relaxing and so nice to have him all to myself after not having him at all for so long. Then we drove home on May 6 just in time to have a birthday dinner with my dad - he's 57 :) Beautiful picture of him with a sombrero on... Then it's off to Jon's to see the gang and rekindle everything!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Disciples Bible Study One

Disciples Bible Study was a 36 week long Bible Study that I took through my church, Liberty Christian Church. I really enjoyed the class although it became really tough as the year progressed and more drama in my church surrounded our study. Gossip became most of the discussion rather than the Bible Study - but I had to stick with it. I was allowed to teach part of it, which was really nice because it helped me get some experience etc. It just so happens though, our last Bible Study and dinner was on May 1st - the same exact day that Derrik is getting home!! I saw him briefly before the dinner and then afterwards, so I survived. I'm just so happy he's home!