Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Post You All Have Been Waiting For...well, maybe

NO, I'm not pregnant! BUT, on Friday July 8th, me and my sisters, my best friend and my sister Stacey's best friend all hopped into the car to make the 4 1/2 hour drive up to Tacoma, Washington. Why you ask?? WELL, to see New Kids On The Block, of course!! These pictures will probably be out of order, but oh well...we had SOOOOOOOOOO much fun!!!

These pictures are totally out of order, sorry about that!

Me and my best friend Kathy at Red Robin for dinner

My awesome sister Stacey and her best friend Tiffany

My funny and awesome sister Kelli and I

Sisterly Love <3

We got to meet up with an old friend/neighbor who lives up in Tacoma for is all of us L to R: Kathy, Me, Stacey, Tiffany, Kelli and Angie

Kathy and I before we left...NO makeup or crimped hair yet :(

Woo Hoo Concert Time!!

Very blurry picture, but I crimped my hair, its awesome!

Kelli and I decided to take shots of Patron


Kelli Dancing!

Stacey and Kathy

Getting our drink on...well, except for Tiffany, shes with child :)

On our way in!! I made my own shirt because I lost my NKOTB shirt :( then my hubby found it just this week...bummer...I hate that my hair is in my face!

Me and my sissy

Me and my bestie Kathy...did you know? Jesus cares about you!!

The End...what a great time full of wonderful memories.

Thank you girls for being a part of this awesome experience with me!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Enchanted Forest

There isn't a whole lot of fun theme park type things to do here in Oregon. We have one place up in Salem called Enchanted Forest, I hadn't been since I was 5. My best friend Kathy and her family decided to go last weekend. I borrowed my nephew for the day and we had such a blast, I can't wait to go back. It's a super cute place. Here are some pictures of our adventure :)

Humpty Dumpty

Austin, Avery and Kylee

Me and my nephew Avery

Avery in the crooked house

Me being a total dork in the crooked house

This was one of our favorite things, the log get super soaked!

This was SO cute, all Kylee wanted to do was hold Avery's hand

Panning for "gold"

Me and Kylee watching the gang go on the log ride...she was too little to go :(

Bumper boats!!

My beautiful best friend Kathy and her daughter Kylee

Kathy, Brandon, Austin and Avery on the log ride making a big splash!

Alice in Wonderland's rabbit hole

Me and Aves in the "witches mouth

It sure was a great time and I so cant wait to have more fun adventures this that the sun has finally decided to show up in the Pacific Northwest!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I used to get the winning number...I used #'s 1-5 because my friend Pam from Womens guide to surviving motherhood couldnt get her comment to work...anyway, without further ado...

the winning number is #4!!!!! Congrats Sarah!! email me at with your email address and favorite color...woot woot!!!

Also...I did my first 10K this weekend, holy moly, my body HATES me right now, like literally hates me. I wasnt able to run the whole way but probably ran a total of 5 of the 6.2 miles...not too bad, now onto the 1/2 marathon in September...YES I AM CRAZY!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I haven't done a giveaway in awhile...but figured since I reached a big goal of mine (NOT DONE YET) and one of the things that has helped me get there is drinking LOTS of water-why not do another Camelbak giveaway?? (This has been purchased with my own money) All you have to do to enter??

Leave a comment and/or blog about it, also, become a follower of my blog, its that simple!!! Leave me a comment for each that you have done...The winner will be chosen July 5th at 12:00pm PST. Good Luck!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

100 pounds gone photo shoot

One of the best things about having a photographer for a sister is!! Stacey did some family pictures for the Cone side of the family on Saturday out at my sister in law's house since everyone was in town for once...I asked her to take a few pictures of me to document my 100 pound goal, oh and also for my upcoming 30th birthday party invites...enjoy!!

Photos courtesy of little avocado photography.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Almost 30...

And Honestly, I cannot wait!! I KNOW most of you (like my whole 3 readers) think I am crazy, but I have always said that I cant wait to be 30...figured I would be where I would want to be in life by then...I am ALMOST there...

I have a wonderful husband...a beautiful house...but there are 1, 2, or 3 maybe even more things missing...KIDS. I cant wait to be a mama, its all I have ever wanted. I just get depressed thinking that it hasnt happened yet, but then I have to think "everything happens for a reason. I KNOW I was suppose to lose this weight first (which I would like to lose about 40 more before having a baby) but I sure am glad that I have nieces and nephews to fill my time...which by the way, our family has grown by 1 new niece...Matt's sister and brother in law adopted a little girl from Korea, she is beautiful, her name is Gemma. :)

My WONDERFUL husband (with a crooked tie)

I LOVE my kitchen, too bad I have no idea how to cook...
thats where Matt comes in real handy :)

The front of my house-not too shabby for our first place

A new picture my sister took of me the other day

XOXOXO, Julie :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

wow...what an accomplishment!

Today...I reached a MAJOR goal in my life...Today is the day that I am officially down 100 pounds!! HOLY CRAP!