Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ceeeelebrate Good Times, Come On!

Hi y'all!! Remember me?

Holy cow...I just noticed it has been a month since my last blog post. That seems unacceptable to me, I miss you guys! I guess I haven't blogged in awhile because I've felt like I have nothing blog-worthy going on. I wish I was one of those people that can make a blog post out of going to the bathroom...but I'm not.

I can, however, make one out of going to Estes Park for a long weekend. : )

Recently, Garrett passed two tests for work that will allow him to be a licensed stock broker. {Go Garrett! Go Garrett!} He was stressed about them so once he was done, and we found out he had passed both, we took off for Estes Park for the weekend to celebrate. {Hence the title of this post and the song that is probably stuck in your head!}

I'll spare you the day-by-day boring recap, but only because all we did was eat, hot tub, and shop around. In other words, we were lazy with a capital L.

Happy to be on vacation, even happier to be a brand new Aunt! Before we left Friday, I got the good news that my sister had had baby Kinley and was doing great! Took a selfie to commemorate it...


Smokin' Daves. Ate here twice and could've gone back for a third time.


Shopping around downtown Estes, in the snow.


We had dessert every meal, as one should while on vacation.


Rocky Mountain National Park.


The wildlife in Estes is my favorite thing about it and the only reason I got my "real" camera out all weekend. I have gotten so lazy about using that thing! 

We spent quite a bit of time in the hot tub. Hot-tubbing in the snow is the best!


The whole weekend I was on my phone. I felt a bit guilty, but I was so excited for my sister and to see all of the pictures I was getting. I'll be blogging about all of that soon! 

Anywho, we had a great time in Estes. Sometimes lazy vacations are the best and you really don't want to go back to real life afterwards. However, we had to go back to real life, and to work, but are so thankful we had a little getaway to refresh!


Monday, March 3, 2014

The Little Things.


Sometimes you just have to take time to remember the little things in life that make you happy.

Little things like...

A Caramel Frapp from Starbucks
 Freshly painted nails
Sleeping late
Eating chocolate pie
 A new pair of shoes
A day off from work
Cats
Seinfeld
A Taylor Swift Style blog : )
Modcloth
Fuzzy socks
A clean apartment
A good book
 
What little things help you get through your day?
 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Last Minute Getaway


Hi y'all!

It's Tuesday night, and a little late for a weekend recap, but it's all I've got. This past weekend Garrett and I took a late night, last minute trip to Colorado Springs. The story goes something like this...

It was late Friday night. We were bored. The next thing I knew we were on our way to Colorado Springs. About an hour and 15 minutes later, and around 2 AM, we were settling into our hotel. We planned on waking up early, but needless to say we didn't. 

Close to 1, we walked into Jack Quinns Irish Pub for lunch. This place had an amazing atmosphere and delicious food. For a second I forgot that we were in Colorado. The light was really low so I couldn't get any decent pictures like I wanted to. We decided we were going to try traditional Irish food so Garrett ordered corned beef hash and I had the Guinness Beef Boxty. Basically it was beef tips braised in Guinness and then wrapped in a potato pancake. It had a cream sauce on the top with blue cheese crumbles. The blue cheese was a little much for me, that stuff is strong! Honestly, I probably would've just been happy with my typical burger but you live and you learn!

Afterwards we headed to Garden of the Gods which is a popular tourist spot in Colorado Springs. We walked around exploring the rocks for about an hour and finally the crazy wind talked us into leaving. The crazy wind however did not stop me from taking my fair share of pictures while there. 

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Garrett, true to a man's nature, thought he had to climb several things. This rock was really round and tall and he couldn't quite find anything to grab onto to hoist himself up. I couldn't quit laughing.
 
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Afterwards we stopped in Manitou Springs to explore a little more. This particular town is small but has cute shops and several candy stores to venture into. We stopped into one and I got some Peanut Butter Bars and we each got fudge. It's so hard to go into a candy store and not by something. Pretty much impossible. 

 
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Around town there are several fountains where you can taste the spring water. That stuff is gross. I spit it out every single time. The minerals make it taste almost carbonated but it's not.

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Sunday morning we woke up and had breakfast at the hotel. You want to know what is a must for me? Continental breakfast at a hotel! There's almost nothing I love more. Ok, there are things I love more but it is so exciting to wake up and know a whole array of breakfast foods are awaiting your arrival downstairs!

After breakfast we headed home. I took a nap and Garrett went to work. Yes, I felt a little guilty! We had a good time and it was so nice to get out of Denver for just a day.


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I had to take the time to brag on how cute my sister looks!


I CAN NOT WAIT until little Kinley gets here! I don't even want to think about how hard it's going to be on me living 17 hours away. I love that baby so much already, and of course my sister. EXCITED!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day


Well hello, and happy Valentine's day! : )

If your Facebook/Instagram feed is anything like mine, you have probably seen 100+ pictures of flowers, chocolates, purses....you name it. Pictures of those things paired with sentences like, "My husband made me a homemade Valentine's Day dinner with an "I love you" cake and hearts and xoxoxo cupcakes! He never ceases to impress me!" have been keeping my cheeks hurting from giggling today. {I didn't make that sentence up by the way, it's straight from my Facebook.}

Don't get me wrong...Garrett and I got eachother a couple of things and said, "Happy Valentine's day!" several times, but something this year was different. I didn't feel the need to blast to the social media world every single gift I was given and go on and on about how lucky I am that he is my man and blah blah blah.

Again, don't get me wrong, I know without a doubt that I am the luckiest girl alive, but who am I trying to prove that to? Why post pictures of the gifts I was given and say how lucky in love I am? Why brag and be sure everyone knows that I wasn't left out Valentine's day? It seems unreal and cheap. Garrett knows how in love we are, so do our friends and families. That's all that matters. 

It felt weird not to share pictures of the gifts we gave eachother because I truly am excited about them and feel lucky to have a husband who wants me to have nice things. But, again, Garrett knows that. Who cares if my old roommate's sorority sister's cousin's girlfriend knows? Ok, that was extreme, but you get the point. 

I guess what I am trying to say while on my soapbox is this: I think that if you love someone and they love you and you have this great relationship, everyone who is important already knows about it. It seems to me that the one's who consistently talk about how in love they are on Facebook are the one's out to prove how great their relationship is when it actually isn't. They want people to think, "Well he bought her flowers, chocolate, AND a stuffed bunny rabbit? He must really love her!" Love should be celebrated year round, not just on the one day out of the year when you are told by corporate America that you should go out and buy your honey something. It's not as special that way. If you are lucky enough to have someone by your side in your life, then show them everyday that you love them and that they are special. Prove to them you love them, not everyone else.

I swear I am not anti-Valentine's Day at all. Even though this post makes me seem like a liar. I just couldn't believe how full my Facebook feed was today of "look at me! He got me this!" posts. I get that not everyone share's pictures of their gifts in order to get attention, but it just seemed that way. It was comical but also a little sad. It made me not want to post a single picture of anything Valentine's related....and we both know that's not me! : ) It felt like all of these people were more excited about their balloons and roses than they were about the actual relationship, if there even is one.

Now that I got that out of my system, I really do hope you each had a special Valentine's day with your babe and that you remember to show them your love year round! A great relationship isn't based on giving eachother chocolates one day out of the year, it's about being there for eachother every single day with little surprises thrown in along the way! 

Alright. Done. Now for the important stuff: Don't forget...Valentine's Day candy will be on sale tomorrow!! : )


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

27


27 is almost 30 and I just turned 27. 
So, I am almost 30. {Insert that one emoticon face with the huge eyes of surprise here.}

My brain automatically went there when I began this post, I guess first I should say "hi!", huh? Well, once I typed that 27 in the title space up there, my thoughts quickly went to, "Buuuut, how am I almost 30?" I've never been one to really think about age, but once I hit 25 I got the worrying-about-age bug. I guess having kids is a big part of it. Wait a minute. That's a whole other blog post....for Christ's sake, I was just going to recap my damn birthday.

My 27th birthday was last week. Garrett and I both had to work but were able to spend time together that night. When I got home, Garrett had a "treasure map" waiting for me. He's big into scavenger hunts and I love it.


My first "treasure" were these journals I had been wanting. I am so excited to get started on them!

My second treasure was a new pair of Ray Bans I had been dying for! I was so excited! Along with them was this:


Even though I was at work most of the day, Garrett made my day special and I am so thankful for that and for him! He even came home early one night from work and baked my birthday cake. Now that's the kind of thing I like to come home to...a cake. Saturday we went to dinner at LoDo's to celebrate my birthday and I bought myself a new purse. Shopping and dinner was all I wanted to do. I guess that happens when you get older.

This was AMAZING. Beer cheese and soft parmesan pretzels.


I wish it was always my birthday. Getting cards in the mail from family, presents, CAKE, Facebook posts, phone calls, and a dinner out is fun!

Monday, January 27, 2014

This Weekend


This weekend...

{Disclaimer: You may have already seen some of these pictures on Instagram if you follow me there. Sorry. If you don't and you wanna: whitneycypert is the name.}

I saw Lady Antebellum with my friend Julie. Ok, technically it was Thursday but everyone knows that's the start of the weekend. It was fun and I developed a new crush on Charles. He's the bottom left. Cute huh?


I ate at Dave & Buster's for the first time.


Even though these pictures may beg to differ, the food wasn't very good, our service sucked, and it was overpriced. I don't want to go there again. We did, however, have some tasty chocolate cake that we I stole from a birthday party there. Hey, they forgot their to-go box, we didn't steal it in front of the kid. Yes, stealing a person's to-go box when it is filled with untouched chocolate cake is acceptable.

We finally saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I used to think that the Lord of the Rings wasn't my thing but I guess that has changed because I really liked both of the hobbit movies. They may be 3 hours long but they are action packed so there's no way you can become bored. 

I watched one of Taylor's best award show performances ever on the Grammy's Sunday night. All Too Well is probably my favorite song from Red and she killed it. Plus, how gorgeous does she look!?


I learned that people are going to hate on that girl no matter what she does. Forget Miley humping teddy bears and foam fingers, when Taylor headbangs during a performance or dances at an awards show people go crazy. My Twitter feed looked like this at one point:



I watched as Daft Punk robbed Taylor of the Grammy for Album of the Year. I know, I'm incredibly biased, but Red deserved that award.

And last but certainly not least, I FINALLY got my Colorado driver's license!! Oh. You guys. You have no Earthly idea how much of a hassle it was for this to happen. Garrett and I went to the DMV 4 times before the idiots working there could all agree that I had the correct documentation. I'm not just being mean either. We were told so many things from so many different people it was insane. But, none of that matters because I am now an official Colorado driver! : ) 

I swear I have teeth...



I hope you had a great weekend! Now to get this silly week out of the way!