Sunday, November 4, 2012

{30 Before Thirty} My First Tattoo!

I finally got my first tattoo!!! I spent endless hours looking at tattoo ideas on Pinterest. One Saturday morning I picked the tattoo, font and showed Preston. He said I like it, let's go today. Like a true tattoo newb, I called around and booked us for the first tattoo artist that could get us in that day.  I knew if we didn't get them right then we never would.

Luckily, our tattoos turned out great and we both love them!

{Waiting to get our tattoos}

{you and me}

{Preston trying not to think about the pain}

{My first tattoo!}
{Preston's second tattoo}

In the beginning, I went to great measures to cover up my tattoo at work. It worked because my boss didn't notice for many months. I still wear bracelets to hide it, but I'm not worried if it pops out.
{Attempting to cover up my tattoo}

{Arm Candy}

{Pile it on}

I think I want a second tattoo. I just don't know when and if I can endure the pain! Here is what I am liking:

Source: via Lori on Pinterest
Source: via Lori on Pinterest

Saturday, November 3, 2012

30 Before Thirty

Since I'm 30 today, I better update my 30 Before Thirty list. It's funny how much your interests change in 2 years. I'm looking over my 30 Before Thirty list and some of the items I have on the list seem silly today. Let's re-examine the list.

30 Before Thirty

01.  Finish wedding scrapbook
Totally did NOT happen. I don't think I attempted to work on my wedding scrapbook once. 
02.  Complete Rosetta Stone Spanish program
Ya, I don't even own the program. 
03.  Compete in a race longer than a 5k
This is a hard one. I really wanted to run a 1/2 marathon, but I couldn't convince myself to put in the time. Actually, let's blame this one on my BFF. She got pregnant and wasn't there to train with me. All your fault Ash!! 
04.  Make homemade noodles
I am planning on making homemade noodles this Thanksgiving. 
05.  Climb Pikes Peak or other 14teener
This goal all depends on one person.... yes I am talking about you DAN! I still hope to do this one day. 
06.  Take a family photo (Cheese)
07.  Start to furnish house (Furnishings)
08.  Aggressively fund retirement and savings accounts ($$)
09.  Go on 2 vacations not including Las Vegas
DONE! Stay tuned.
10.  Get in the best shape of my life
So sad. But I have a plan. Stay tuned. 
11.  Go snowboarding (Snowboarding)
12.  Sing Karaoke 
Done! Stay tuned.
13.  Attempt to surf
Done! Stay tuned. 
14.  Dinner at the Penrose Room at The Broadmoor
Didn't happen, but someday. Since I have already been to the Penrose Room {even with Preston} I'm not too disappointed. 
15.  Drinks at The Golden Bee
Going here tonight with my bestest friends for my birthday!!! 
16.  Get a tattoo (TATTOO)
17.  Do the stairs at Air Force Academy
Let's just say that this past summer was not about working out. 
18.  Do something fun for 10 year reunion (10 Year Reunion)
19.  Put together a puzzle
Done! Stay tuned. 
20.  Spend a night in, drinking wine with The Hustler (Undeveloped Wino)
21.  Get a picture of Harley playing in the water at the lake (Harley Swimming)
22.  Take pictures of Grammie and Poppie (Grammie & Poppy)
23.  Host a dinner party
I need to do this soon! 
24.  Get eyebrows waxed
Although I have waxed my eyebrows myself within the last 2 years, I have not gotten them professionally done. Ashley even gave me a gift certificate for this for my birthday last year. 
25.  Play Wii Tennis  (Wii Madness)
26.  Recreate Boulder Creek trip with Ashley, Lindsey and Brea
Done! Stay tuned. 
27.  BFF Night Out
Done! Stay tuned.
28.  Try rollers in hair
Really, I have this on my list. I'm saying Done! Stay tuned. 
29.  Go to a bar specifically to play pool
Done! Stay tuned.
30.  Create photo mural from Photocraft book 
Fail. But I did create a wall gallery so I'm counting this as done! 

 Actually I completed most of the items on the list. Pretty cool!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Dear Diary

I've seen a couple of other bloggers do this every Friday and it's actually pretty cute.  It starts with Dear Friday.

Dear Friday: You sneaked up on me. Usually I would be ecstatic about this, but this week I could have used an extra work day. I know, what is wrong with me?  

Dear 30th Birthday: I cannot believe I will be celebrating you tomorrow. I don't feel 30- whatever that's supposed to feel like. Luckily I still look and sound {especially on the phone} like I'm 23.  

Dear Vacation: Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to enjoy our time together but preparing for you is a bitch. Talk about stressed out.

Dear Landscaping: I freaking LOVE you! Yes, even you fake grass. The dogs love playing outside because of you. I can't wait to enjoy your beauty in the Spring. 

Dear Mouse: I know you know I saw you in the garage. I will get you! 

Dear Sister: I am so happy you found your wedding dress. As soon as you put it on, I knew it was "the one." 
Got-ya! This is NOT the one! Not even close! This is one we found in a consignment store. Lindsey was humoring us.    

Dear Denver Broncos: Thank you for acquiring Payton Manning. Bronco games are so much more exciting! Now if you could please bump me up to the #1 spot in the season ticket holder position that would be much appreciated.