Friday, December 30, 2011

Ski Trip in progress

Hey y'all...

I am blogging to you today from Red River, New Mexico, home of the Ski Trip 2011-2012.

Since one of my New Year's resolutions, even thought I didn't write it on the post yesterday, is to take more pictures...thought I would go ahead and share with y'all..Ski Trip thus far.

Yesterday, Miss Football and I road tripped it in with the normal road trip staples....sour gummy worms, peanut butter M&M's, and musics....lots and lots of music.

I took a million pictures of the would think I have never seen them before, but living in Oklahoma it's definitely nice to see a different landscape.

Yesterday we arrived to late to ski, so we opted to snow tube instead. So much fun, and it's perfect for people who might not like to ski.

Here's a few pictures of us pre-gaming at the Lift house bar.

That's all for now ladies...I have to go get ready because the slopes open in one hour...and of course we want to be the first one's on.

Hope everyone has a great day!!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

With the New Year...comes New Year's Resolutions.

I've decided to actually stick to mine this year...that should be a resolution in itself...sticking to resolutions.

My main resolution is the standard for most people...getting in shape, being healthy. I have said it time and time again and I stick with it for the most part, but never really get to where I want to be weight wise or toned wise. But this year....

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that's right. I will own you, 2012. Get ready...because it's on.

Like Donkey Kong.

Yes, I just said that.

* Get to my healthy weight. I don't want to say on here that I need to lose x amount of lbs. Because really when you get down to it, it's not about how much you's about how healthy you are. Also, remember that muscle weighs more than when you are working out and wanting that toned body, think Jillian Michael's are gonna be a little heavier on the scale...but that's ok, because you will be toned and tighter.

And toned and tighter is good...very good.

Plus, I have been at an unhealthy to low of a weight before, it's one of the reasons I chose my degree, Nutritional Sciences, I don't want to be anorexic skinny...I want to look and feel healthy and go about it the right way.

* Run my first half-marathon.
Yes, I have being saying it for a couple of months now, but I mean it this time. In fact, I found out why my back bothers me so much while running. Apparently, I have one leg longer than the other??

Of course, I would.

It's no biggie really, lots of people have one leg longer or shorter than the other. It does however, make it difficult to run and you may never realize why you are hurting after a run, had no one ever told you otherwise. I may have to get a heel insert for my right shoe...we shall see how it goes, I am going to do more research on how this effects running.

Start and stick to a budget. This one is very hard for me. I have been trying to put myself on a budget for years. It just doesn't work. My mom has tried, friends, etc. I may be hopeless when it comes to budgeting...but I am going to try me best...we shall see.

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Now, how does make-up, shopping, and dinner/drinks fit into this little piggy??

* Fall in love. Yes, call me a hopeless romantic or crazy or whatever. I realize this may be a difficult resolution, because clearly it involves another person, a person I clearly haven't even met yet...but here's to hoping for it to happen in a new year,right? Why not? I figure if I put it on there in the will, I have a wedding board on pinterest and I would really really like to use it.
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* Try new adventures. Sky diving, going to Costa Rica, snorkeling, riding in a hot air know things of that nature. It doesn't have to be big adventures...can be small ones like trying oysters..actually I don't want to do that one, because the thought of it just grosses me out. But you get the picture.

* Be more philanthropic. Yes, I volunteer for the American Cancer Society's Relay for life and it's my favorite charity and I love every single second of it, but there are other great charities to get involved in like the Make a Wish foundation. Miss Football is a wish cool does that sound?

Be a better daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, blogger, volunteer, person in general. I want to be the best of me, I can be.

* and last but not be take not settle for anything less than what I be be chase dreams I didn't even know I had....

Look out 2012...because this blonde Oklahoma girl has big plans...



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Looking back on 2011

As we get closer and closer to the New Year...I figured I would do a little re-cap of all things 2011. Is it just me or did 2011 go by incredibly fast? Like lightening speed fast.

So, without further adieu...I give you 2011...Blonde Oklahoma girl style.

Ringing in 2011 with some of my favorite people in Ft. Worth, Texas. Billy Bob's...I love Ft. Worth,  I love Billy Bobs, and I love cowboys.

The day we flew back, Sara the top picture found out she was pregnant with little Miss Mia.

Oh and before we end with January...we had a little thing I like to call a FREAKING BLIZZARD....where I was stuck inside for days, how many I don't remember. If I learned anything at all, it's to stock up on the wine.

February, Miss Football flew in for little linebackers first birthday and we all got to spend some best friend time together, with dinner, wine and a hockey game.

A a hockey game?? Yes, it happened.The mascot was his best man and the cheerleaders were her bridal party.

March...I spent some good quality time with my favorite people, Nana and Papa and celebrated Papa's birthday. brother turned the big 18

and we celebrated by taking him to his first Calf Fry in Stillwater. brother graduated high proud of him.

June was pretty low key...actually very my days were spent at the lake or pool.

July brought my momma's birthday and a camping trip for the girls over the Fourth of pictures...but it was a blast!!

I also squeezed in a little NKOTBSB thirteen year old self was very happy that day.

At the end of July, the BFF's and I took a girls weekend trip to San Francisco...where we went wine tasting in Napa and ran in a little thing called the San Francisco Marathon. Three of us participated in the progressive 5K...but Miss Football ran her first Half-Marathon and we were all their to cheer her on.

I sang a little Karaoke

Our half-marathoner

Here's to my first half happening in 2012!!

August...I celebrated turning the big 27 in Kansas City with my mom, bestie and bestie's mom.

Little miss Mia was born in September...remember the friend who found out she was preggers on New Year's day...

Sporting her favorite school.'s greatest homecoming celebration in my favorite town, at my favorite school, with some of my favorite people...

Oktoberfest party....

and just to add it in...not sure what month it was...but we had an EARTHQUAKE...several actually. Weirdest thing I have ever experienced.

November...Thanksgiving spent with the ones I love the mom, nana and papa and baby brother. Fun times playing dominos. I seriously need to take more pictures....New Year's resolution...take more pictures.

December....Oklahoma State University beat the other school in Bedlam to become BIG XII CHAMPS FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!!

The best friends who were at the game...sadly I was not...but that's ok because I was waving my wheat from the comfort of my home, where it wasn't freezing cold.

Christmas....spent with my family...once again I have no pictures...and NYE 2012 will be spent on the mountains snow skiing!!

Looking forward to all the amazing, wonderful things to come in 2012!!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Everything I learned...I learned from Friends

I truly believe that everything that happens in life can be related to an episode of "Friends" and I have said this time and time again and finally someone was listening to me...because look what I found on pinterest.

Seriously, what did we do before pinterest...where did ANY idea ever come from??

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How much do I love "Friends"? Well, in college my apartment complex was on fire. The fire had engulfed the building right before my building and the fire men told me I got run upstairs real fast and get whatever I can. Along with pictures frames, my laptop, cap and gown...the first group of things I brought down included all ten seasons of my "Friends" DVDS.

If that is not loyalty, I do not know what is.

Team Aniston all the way!


Monday, December 26, 2011

The after Christmas post

Hey, I have been a bad blogger and I didn't even do a Merry Christmas post.

So, here is my hope y'all had a Merry Christmas after Christmas post.

Blog land is a funny funny world. I have said it before, but I will say it again, because the holidays make me sappy...and so does wine. Side note...I think my family thinks I have a drinking problem or something, because for Christmas I got two huge bottles of wine.

Anyway, blog land is awesome. It's so hard for me to explain blogging to my in real life friends who don't blog or follow blogs or whatever. They just can't wrap their brains around the fact that I am actually friends with people I have never met. That I know more about what is going on in their lives, then I do my in real life friends. That each one of care about each other and are genuinely happy for them when great things are happening and that we are they are for each other sending prayers when prayers are needed.

Blogging is a great thing. I am so thankful for each one of y'all and I really do hope you had the best Christmas and will have an even better New Year.

Now that I have said that...Christmas was wonderful. It wasn't exactly how it used to be, but still it was great. Spending time with your family is all that matters for the holidays. Maybe it's because I am older, but Christmas just takes on a different meaning to me now. It's not about the presents...don't get me wrong, I loved everything I got...thanks Santa...oh btw Santa...clearly you got my list all wrong when I said I wanted to marry Matthew McConaughey....not have him propose to another women.

I'll deal with you later, Santa.

I truly am blessed. Blessed with a wonderful family, awesome friends in real life and blog land,our health, a home, job, food, etc. God is awesome.

So, with that I am looking forward to a new year. New beginnings, new diet/work out program, hopefully a new love(wouldn't that be awesome) and new and exciting adventures...maybe we can even have a blogger meet up for us Oklahoma bloggers or even do a little Red River meet up with those bloggers in Texas. I love Texas y'all!

Now that I have rambled on and on, I am off to take down the rest of the decorations...I am one of those people that as much as I love Christmas and all the decorations, I have to have them down right away.

Later loves!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bring it Pippa

As I type this I am currently staring at Cinnamon candy, three different types of Oreo balls, peanut brittle, five different types of fudge(I never knew you can make so many different kinds) peanut clusters, I have already eaten all the pecan pralines, the sugar cookies are gone, and other goodies I don't remember but I know I ate.

Seriously...I think I have gained 20 lbs just looking at everything. I love all of our patients, but goodness I think they are trying to make me fat.

Which brings me to this...'s on Bishes.

Pippa Middleton you better watch yourself, because this girl is going to have an ass like fact a better ass.

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Oh, it's happening.

That's what the new year is for, right? Eating better, working out, getting an ass like Pippa and arms and abs like Jennifer Aniston.

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So, after today....oh who am I kidding, after's go time.

After all, someone has to finish the bon bons and key lime pie that was just brought in.

So...who's wants to get skinny in kick ass shape with me and show Pippa us American girls can have great rumps too!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

As my girl Beyonce says

All the single ladies, all the single ladies...oh, oh, oh, oh.

Ok, so I am not going to sing to you like Beyonce...but now that the song is officially stuck in your are welcome...I would like to share with you an article a friend of mine posted on facebook yesterday. It's an article that was posted online via the Huffington Post, the Author is Tracy McMillan.

It's titled "Why your not married" clearly I was intrigued by this because as a single lady..oh oh oh oh oh, anyway, I get asked ALL.THE.FREAKIN.TIME...why I am not married, it's getting old people and yes, I know I am old and my eggs are trying up and some non-sense like that, but please stop asking me that question, because if I knew the answer I would, guess what...BE MARRIED!

Moving on

I read that article and I do agree with some points, but I am curious as to what all my single ladies opinion of the article you agree with it? What are your thoughts? It's a fairly long article, I apologize for comments about what I think are in pink.

Here goes it....

"Why your not married" by Tracy McMillan

You want to get married. It's taken a while to admit it. Saying it out loud -- even in your mind -- feels kind of desperate, kind of unfeminist, kind of definitely not you, or at least not any you that you recognize. Because you're hardly like those girls on TLC saying yes to the dress and you would never compete for a man like those poor actress-wannabes on The Bachelor. I love Say yes to the dress and I may or may not have wanted to be a girl that gets the final rose...what's wrong with that?
You've never dreamt of an aqua-blue ring box. Haha...if only I hadn't dreamt of a blue ring box. Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite movies.
Then, something happened. Another birthday, maybe. A breakup. Your brother's wedding. His wife-elect asked you to be a bridesmaid, and suddenly there you were, wondering how in hell you came to be 36-years-old, walking down the aisle wearing something halfway decent from J. Crew that you could totally re purpose with a cute pair of boots and a jean jacket. You started to hate the bride -- she was so effing happy -- and for the first time ever you began to have feelings about the fact that you're not married. You never really cared that much before. But suddenly (it was so sudden) you found yourself wondering... Deep, deep breath... Why you're not married.
Well, I know why.
How? It basically comes down to this: I've been married three times. Yes, three. To a very nice MBA at 19; a very nice minister's son at 32 (and pregnant); and at 40, to a very nice liar and cheater who was just like my dad, if my dad had gone to Harvard instead of doing multiple stints in federal prison.
I was, for some reason, born knowing how to get married. Growing up in foster care is a big part of it. The need for security made me look for very specific traits in the men I dated -- traits it turns out lead to marriage a surprisingly high percentage of the time. Without really trying to, I've become a sort of jailhouse lawyer of relationships -- someone who's had to do so much work on her own case that I can now help you with yours.
But I won't lie. The problem is not men, it's you. Sure, there are lame men out there, but they're not really standing in your way. Because the fact is -- if whatever you're doing right now was going to get you married, you'd already have a ring on it. So without further ado, let's look at the top six reasons why you're not married.

1. You're a Bitch.
Here's what I mean by bitch. I mean you're angry. You probably don't think you're angry. You think you're super smart, or if you've been to a lot of therapy, that you're setting boundaries. But the truth is you're pissed. At your mom. At the military-industrial complex. At Sarah Palin. And it's scaring men off.
The deal is: most men just want to marry someone who is nice to them. I am the mother of a 13-year-old boy, which is like living with the single-cell protozoa version of a husband. Here's what my son wants out of life: macaroni and cheese, a video game, and Kim Kardashian. Have you ever seen Kim Kardashian angry? I didn't think so. You've seen Kim Kardashian smile, wiggle, and make a sex tape. Female anger terrifies men. I know it seems unfair that you have to work around a man's fear and insecurity in order to get married -- but actually, it's perfect, since working around a man's fear and insecurity is big part of what you'll be doing as a wife.  I don't necessarily agree to this, at least for me...I am a nice person, sometimes to nice, like so nice to the weird guy at the bar that he thinks I am flirting with him. Ok, maybe that comment wasn't so nice. But you get what I mean.

2. You're Shallow.

When it comes to choosing a husband, only one thing really, truly matters: character. So it stands to reason that a man's character should be at the top of the list of things you are looking for, right? But if you're not married, I already know it isn't. Because if you were looking for a man of character, you would have found one by now. Men of character are, by definition, willing to commit.
Instead, you are looking for someone tall. Or rich. Or someone who knows what an Eames chair is. Unfortunately, this is not the thinking of a wife. This is the thinking of a teenaged girl. And men of character do not want to marry teenaged girls. Because teenage girls are never happy. And they never feel like cooking, either. I may or may not be guilty about this...Hello wanting a tall, OSU loving man or Matthew McConaughey...which ever comes first.  I will say this, as I get older my "list" of what I look for in a husband has changed a lot. Character, personality, loyalty, trust worthy,'s all at the top...if he happens to be tall, handsome and loves OSU...then so be it.

3. You're a Slut.

Hooking up with some guy in a hot tub on a rooftop is fine for the ladies of Jersey Shore -- but they're not trying to get married. You are. Which means, unfortunately, that if you're having sex outside committed relationships, you will have to stop. Why? Because past a certain age, casual sex is like recreational heroin -- it doesn't stay recreational for long.
That's due in part to this thing called oxytocin -- a bonding hormone that is released when a woman a) nurses her baby and b) has an orgasm -- that will totally mess up your casual-sex game. It's why you can be f**k-buddying with some dude who isn't even all that great and the next thing you know, you're totally strung out on him. And you have no idea how it happened. Oxytocin, that's how it happened. And since nature can't discriminate between marriage material and Charlie Sheen, you're going to have to start being way more selective than you are right now. I'm certainly no Snookie...I poof my hair way better!

4. You're a Liar.
It usually goes something like this: you meet a guy who is cute and likes you, but he's not really available for a relationship. He has some condition that absolutely precludes his availability, like he's married, or he gets around town on a skateboard. Or maybe he just comes right out and says something cryptic and open to interpretation like, "I'm not really available for a relationship right now."
You know if you tell him the truth -- that you're ready for marriage -- he will stop calling. Usually that day. And you don't want that. So you just tell him how perfect this is because you only want to have sex for fun! You love having fun sex! And you don't want to get in a relationship at all! You swear!
About ten minutes later, the oxytocin kicks in. You start wanting more. But you don't tell him that. That's your secret -- just between you and 22,000 of your closest girlfriends. Instead, you hang around, having sex with him, waiting for him to figure out that he can't live without you. I have news: he will never "figure" this out. He already knows he can live without you just fine. And so do you. Or you wouldn't be lying to him in the first place. I used to be this girl, saying I didn't want a relationship even when I truly did...I just thought it was better if I said I didn't. I know...dumb. I am older now, wiser and I am going to be honest and up front with the fact I want a relationship.

5. You're Selfish.
If you're not married, chances are you think a lot about you. You think about your thighs, your outfits, your naso-labial folds. You think about your career, or if you don't have one, you think about doing yoga teacher training. Sometimes you think about how marrying a wealthy guy -- or at least a guy with a really, really good job -- would solve all your problems.

Howevs, a good wife, even a halfway decent one, does not spend most of her day thinking about herself. She has too much s**t to do, especially after having kids. This is why you see a lot of celebrity women getting husbands after they adopt. The kids put the woman on notice: Bitch, hello! It's not all about you anymore! After a year or two of thinking about someone other than herself, suddenly, Brad Pitt or Harrison Ford comes along and decides to significantly other her. Which is also to say -- if what you really want is a baby, go get you one. Your husband will be along shortly. Motherhood has a way of weeding out the lotharios. I am a single gal who makes my own money, has a house, car, I pay my bills, I feed and take care of my only dependents which happen to be dogs...I think it's ok to be a little selfish. As in, if I want to take a trip to California for girls weekend or spend a lot of money on make-up and shoes and purses...then it's ok. When will I ever be able to do that?? I do not think this is a reason a person is not married. I know plenty of guys  who are single and are the same way, it's expected. Now, if they are still selfish when you get married and have a family that's another article for another day.

6. You're Not Good Enough.
Oh, I don't think that. You do. I can tell because you're not looking for a partner who is your equal. No, you want someone better than you are: better looking, better family, better job.
Here is what you need to know: You are enough right this minute. Period. Not understanding this is a major obstacle to getting married, since women who don't know their own worth make terrible wives. Why? You can fake it for a while, but ultimately you won't love your spouse any better than you love yourself. Smart men know this.
I see this at my son's artsy, progressive school. Of 183 kids, maybe six have moms who are as cute as you're trying to be. They're attractive, sure. They're just not objects. Their husbands (wisely) chose them for their character, not their cup size. I think sometimes we all have this mentality that we aren't pretty enough, tall enough, skinny enough, successful enough...but we are enough and we have to remember that...and our future husbands will love us for who we are.  None of the "enough" stuff will matter...and it shouldn't matter right now.

Alright, so that's the bad news. The good news is that I believe every woman who wants to can find a great partner. You're just going to need to get rid of the idea that marriage will make you happy. It won't. Once the initial high wears off, you'll just be you, except with twice as much laundry.
Because ultimately, marriage is not about getting something -- it's about giving it. Strangely, men understand this more than we do. Probably because for them marriage involves sacrificing their most treasured possession -- a free-agent penis -- and for us, it's the culmination of a princess fantasy so universal, it built Disneyland.

The bottom line is that marriage is just a long-term opportunity to practice loving someone even when they don't deserve it. Because most of the time, your messy, farting, macaroni-and-cheese eating man will not be doing what you want him to. But as you give him love anyway -- because you have made up your mind to transform yourself into a person who is practicing being kind, deep, virtuous, truthful, giving, and most of all, accepting of your own dear self -- you will find that you will experience the very thing you wanted all along.

Ok, ladies...that's the article. What is your take on it? Married you agree with what she was saying? Let's talk.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A few things

Hey loves...ok, I have a few quick minutes to post something and I want to just give a shot out to all my new lovely followers!!


I have been such a bad blogger that I haven't gotten the chance to go check out all of your blogs and to comment back...but I promise I will : )

I mean, it's not like I was busy yesterday, surely I could have fit in some time for y'all between by two naps  and doing nothing. But no, apparently I am that lazy.

It happens sometimes.

Moving on to some sayings I recently found on pinterest, if any girls out there have a name that is commonly miss-spelled like my name. LYNDSE...then you can for sure relate to this one....

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All I ever wanted as a child was a name key chain, that and a name license plate for my bike

I do love the way my name is spelled though...the price you pay I guess for an awesome name.

Guilty of this next one times a thousand....
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Should I break out my MC Hammer pants? Maybe a scrunchie or two?

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My thoughts exactly....

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Let's get it right this year, Santa.

letter to santa.haha..