Saturday, June 18, 2011

SuRpRiSe PaRtY!!!

My best friend Lauren, from high school, turned 25 yesterday, and her boyfriend and parents threw her a surprise BBQ party that we were able to attend. We had a lot of fun hanging out, eating yummy food, playing fun games and enjoying the lovely weather that has recently arrived.

Happy 25th Birthday Lauren!!! I cannot believe we are officially in our mid 20's (or at least I will be in a month)


Here are some recently completed crafts...
1. I made cork decor for my dad (with my sisters help) to put in his wine cellar. I made an O for Oddo which is of course my maiden name. And then I just made some coasters with the extras. I gave the O to him for fathers day from all of us and then just put the coasters in there also!

2. This is kind of a belated mother's day gift. My mom has been wanting laundry room decorations and so I saw this idea and made it my own. We were going to use our baby clothes but they were packed too deep in the garage, so we went to wal mart and got some cute stuff.

I was so happy with how it all turned out and I think both my mom and dad liked their gifts. More summer crafts to come.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I think it is ironic how the word "summer" changes its meaning in various times in one's life. When I was younger, summer was something to look forward to because it meant school was out for 3 months and vacation and free time and laying by the pool. Now that I am in my mid 20's (ironically still in school) summer has a slightly different meaning. It now means that the classes that I am in are much shorter and more intense rather than an entire semester. It now means that the weather is warmer and the days are longer so I can fit in more work, more school, more exercise and more everything to try and get everything done. It now means that although I have work and school and exercise, there is a bigger justification for short weekend getaways, more pieces of watermelon and lists filled with fun activities like BBQ's, pool parties and crafts. Here is a list that I have started...even though the list started after the actual activities.
To Do List for Summer 2011
1. Make summer dresses (fabric below)

2. Make necklace holders

3. Make lots more fabric necklaces...and maybe sell them?!

4. Try this awesome drink idea from pinterest!

5. Visit San Diego a few times
6. Take a weekend trip to Tahoe
7. Maybe take a Mexican Riviera cruise with my honey before I start school for 18months straight!
P.S. I am in anatomy right now monday through thursday 12-4pm. I will try and keep you updated with all my summer goals amidst this sweet summer school schedule!
P.P.S. I have a craft that I am making for my mom and one for my dad that I will post once they are complete. Now I am also trying to come up with something to make for Tadd that he will like! If you have any ideas, feel free :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

San Diego Marathon

My little Sis is starting her first marathon in 30 minutes. I am so excited for her!!! I am kind of vicariously living through her since I have run a few of her training runs and woke up with her this morning at 4:00am! That also means that right now, I am a die hard fan and I am parked near the end of the race, laying in the back of the car posting this right now!! So proud of my Sis! She is going to 'Rock' and 'Roll' this 26.2 miles! Check back for more updates once she completes it!!! And she officially finished her first marathon! She definitely does not recommend this task however it has now been a few days and I am sure she will do another one so she can beat her time. Maybe next time, I will do it with her.

She did so awesome. She finished in 4 hours and 45 minutes. It was a warm Sunday and she starting running around 7:00am and therefore finished around 12 noon. Now to add the rest of the weekend. When we got in on Friday night, we just lounged around at my friends house who so kindly opened her home. Saturday morning we headed downtown to pick up Katie's marathon number and then we went to lunch at the Counter with my Mom's family, our aunts and uncle and grandma and cousin. It was really fun!

After lunch, Katie and I went out on Whitney and Anthony's boat and had such a fun, relaxing day. Jill was not with us because she was having a super fun day at Sea World.

After the pretty day on the water, we headed back to their house and had a lovely dinner and played mexican train until about 10 and then we went straight to bed.

We then of course got up at 4:00am which I mentioned at the beginning. It was such a fun weekend and I am looking forward to taking Tadd down to San Diego and hanging out with Whitney and Anthony again really soon!!!