Wednesday, November 28, 2007

International Pancake Day Hall of Fame!!!

Okay, for those of you not from Liberal...we have the International Pancake Day race every year in February. I'm not going to go into the history or explanation of it...but they finally got a house at the end of the race line..and turned it into the Pancake Day Hall of Fame. My dad is on the board and since he's retired, is the guy in charge of giving tours. He sits down there several days a week and will give tours to others that call. Anyway, they have a new website that is awesome and the link at the bottom of this bulletin is to the page with a pic of my super cute pops!

Just wanted to share! So those that will be home for the holidays, if you haven't been down to check it really should plan to do so. It's really neat and provides a lot of memorbilia and history for our event and the town of Liberal!

Side note- While I was home for Thanksgiving, I went down there with my dad and ended up getting the coolest candle ever from them. It has the pancake day logo on the jar and is made of it last longer AND get can dip your fingers in it for a parafin wax treatment! How cool is that?! Oh and it smells like maple syrup and is to die for. I think they are like $12, but it so worth it. Would be a great stocking stuffer. They also have cheap t-shirts, postcards, caps, mugs, magnets, snowglobes, the International Pancake Day Pancake Batter Mix, etc...but the candle rocks!Okay, I'm done pimping Liberal, Pancake Day, the candle, and my dear old dad! ha Check out the website and go take a tour!Have a good one!!

Click this link to see my cute dad, the magnificent tour guide!

Click here for the Pancake Day home page !

Oh and did I mention that my non athletic butt has run in this race twice?! I'm so not a runner, but it was fun...and the 2nd year...I wasn't even dead last! LMAO!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


(I actually wrote this a week ago..but had not posted because I was going to add a pic of my Christmas tree...but I still haven't taken one, so here's the post sans tree pic!)

It was a insanely intense and crazy busy weekend, well actually 2 months really. And this weekend left me really frustrated, sad, and worried. So, today I finished putting up my Christmas tree to try and raise my spirits. I think it's absolutley beautiful! My friend, Marcy, made the bow on top for me and my sister, Amy, loaned me some of her white feather boas! SASSY!!

And now, to remind myself how wonderful life is and that God is good, I'm going to list the top 10 things I'm thankful for!

1. My family

2. My friends

3. Gabby and Josie

4. Church

5. My job (frustrating as it can be)

6. The fact that I own a nice home and do not have to worry about a place to live, food to eat, or clothes to keep my warm.

7. That we haven't had any snow yet, let alone enough to trap me in!

8. Jalapenos

9. Kind strangers

10. Cross Canadian Ragweed

Yep. I feel a bit better. Now for some hot chocolate and then sleep. Surely that should do the trick!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A quick review of the year (stole it from RR).


1. Who kissed you on new years?
No one..that I remember. I may have had a few too many drinks.

2. Did you have a new year's resolution this year?
Yes. To give more, complain less, and to convince my mom to drop the "marriage and grandkids" obsession. I think I only succeeded at the first one.

3. Does it snow where you live?
Too much. WAY too much.

4. Do you like hot chocolate?Yes...but only if I can have a few marshmellows or some peppermint or cinnimon schnaaps with it!

5. Have you loved someone?
In this lifetime...of course. 2007...not so much.


1.Who was your valentine?
Ummm..this quiz is starting to depress me already.

2. When you were little did you buy Valentine's for the whole class?
Of course...and I made the most glittery little valentine box to take to school for mine also! Wish kids still did that. That was fun. Maybe I'll make one next year.

3. Do you care if the ground hog sees its shadow or not?
I never pay attention to that. Ground hogs are nasty.


1. Are you Irish?
Think mostly German.

2.Do you like corned beef and cabbage?
I do like cabbage.

3. What did you do for St. Patty's Day in 2007?
Had a BBQ, wore a green feather boa, walked down main street in the middle of the night with Januea and a random dog that found us, and fell out of a pickup truck in my driveway. It was a night to remember!

4. Are you happy when winter is pretty much over?
I love winter, but this past year it dragged on a bit too long. Enough with the snow already!


1. Do you like the rain?'s gloomy and makes me gloomy too.

2. Did you play an April Fools joke on anyone this year?
I don't remember.

3. Do you get tons of candy on Easter?
The Easter Bunny doesn't come to my house.

4. Do you love the month of april?
Not anymore. That's the month of my major fundraiser and it's super stressful.


1. What is your favorite type of flowers?

2. Finish the phrase "April showers...":
Bring May flowers

3. Do you celebrate May 16th: National Piercing Day?
Never heard of it...but that's kinda fun!

4. Is May anything special to you?
Cinco de's one of my fave holidays!


1. What year did/will you graduate from high school?

2. Did you do anything fun during this month?
I'm sure I did, but I don't remember them.

3. Have a favorite baseball team?
Not really. Used to love the Cardinals and the Braves growing up. I'm more obsessed with football. Go BRONCOS!


1. What did you do on the 4th of July?
I was in Vegas drinking as many of those yard drinks as I could, being kissed my a random stranger, and try to convince Joy and Shavaun that we should go see Lionel Richie in concert. "Say you, say me...say it forever...that's the way it should be!"

2. Did you go to the fireworks?
We actually flew in to Vegas on the we saw some as we drove to the airport and then as we walked from place to place.

3. Do you blast the A/C all day?
Wanted to in was 116 degrees in Vegas!

4. Whats your favorite part of July?
Probably the 4th. It's almost always a good time.


1. Did you do anything special at the end of your summer?
I experienced the fair here (they have their own rides- and I was even asked to run one! NICE!!), celebrated my 30th b-day in true Super Sarah fashion, and enjoyed my hot tub.

2. What was your favorite summer memory of '07?
Visiting my nephew in Dallas, Vegas, my bday with all my friends here, and making plans for next summer!


1. What was your last Halloween costume?

2. What is your favorite candy?

3. What was your favorite thing about this month?
That it was over. It was a very BUSY month!


1. Whose house do you go to for Thanksgiving?
Depends on the year...usually my parents. This year..the high school cafeteria in Coldwater, KS. Thank you Grandpa. (Nah, it's not that bad. We're related to a good portion of the people that show up anyway, and the food isn't actually high school food...people cook it and just bring it there for the community dinner. It's still kind of odd though.)

2. What are you thankful for?
My family, friends, dogs, and the fact that I have a job, a home, and am an independent woman.

3. Do you love stuffing?
usually, sometimes people put some random shit in there though!

4. Best part of this month?
Football! Football! and Football! oh and Thanksgiving and spending time with the fam.


1. Do you celebrate Christmas?
Of course. My mom is insane over the top. Trust me...we CELEBRATE Christmas!

2. Have you ever been kissed under the mistletoe?

3. Get anything special last year?
a nephew! (okay so that was really in October, but still....) and the flu

4. What do you want this year?
I would say quickbooks for my computer, a beagle puppy, and no one to be sick this year (Last year there were about 9 of us with the flu!) My mother probably hopes Santa will bring me a husband, because remember, I failed at New Years resolution 3!

5. Do u like cold weather?
Yep, but don't like snow that stays in my yard for 3-4 months!

6. What are you most excited about this Christmas?
I'll be home for like 10 days, will spend time with family and friends, will get to spoil my nephew, and will get lots of sleep!

So, I already told you I stole this from Robin...but I think she's retarded because there is no September on this quiz. Perhaps she forgot the 9th month of the year?!