Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Guadalajara Baby!

This week we are in Guadalajara, Mexico and really like the feel of this city!  The hotel that all the players are at this week is brand-new so its fun to christen the place.  As I write this there is a mariachi band playing outside down below and it makes it feel very authentic!  Let's just say there is a man in a full-on purple suit with bedazzlements all down the leg playing the guitar...

Things to know and love:
1) A purple or orange house in most parts of the US = pretty tacky... A red, royal blue and purple house or building here = cool, charming and really pleasing to the eye (I kid you not, looking out at the city and seeing blue and pink and purple and yellow splashed all around makes if feel like Mexico to me, and I love it!)
2) Driving lanes in roads are more like unfollowed suggestions and less like guidelines that are to be adhered to (Example: 3 lanes and 5 cars wide driving down the road = no problem to our drivers here) Ryan says I no longer have any right to say anything about his driving... EVER.
3) While Guadalajara is lower in elevation than Mexico City, we are still as high up as Denver, so I am super thankful for Burt's Bees and lotion
4) It is spring here!!  I know some friends are still in the cold and dealing with snow, but there are all these trees here with neon lilac flowers budding all over the golf course and it is so pretty!  You can sort of see one in the picture.

I'm off to fill out my bracket for March Maddness since Ryan gets giddy like a little kid with an ice cream cone this time of year!  Go Duke!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Hola from Mexico City, Mexico!  Ryan and I are here for the week for his first event on the PGA LatinoAmérica Tour.  If you are interested in following his scores, use this link:

PGA LatinoAmérica Tour 2013

The tournament starts Thursday and the Blaums tee off at 12:35pm local time (mostly Ryan alone will tee off, I would hate to have our future riding on me playing golf, but I'll be, you know, there too.)  I'm officially his caddy for the year, which will include some sweet tan lines, as much bottled water as I can consume and some more rad stamps in my passport... Hey, as wierdy as the tan lines get, this girl ain't complaining!

Some Randoms:
We have been doing P90X for a little over a week now and we are pretty much in beast mode... Ha! Only kidding but we really like it, but are doing a few modifications, since Ryan sorta really needs his body for his job.

We really like the food here so far!  We did have some mystery meet last night, but we seem to be in the clear!  Plus, the guacamole and cactus salad were delightful!

I have been looking at tons of blogs lately and want to have ours be redesigned and awesome, so hope for that to come soon!!  Also, I have noticed that I really only like blogs that post pictures with their writing, so I'm semi-annoyed right now that I don't have cool pics to share!  Sorry!

"Bienvenidos!"  Is my new favorite word and I say it to Ryan when he hits a good shot or putt, which in case you did not know, is not an appropriate way to use this word... like. at. all.

Also, Ryan says that his random, fun fact is that his hair is really long and it makes him want to surf!  Best of luck, Mr. Golfer!  But, I do love your long locks...

Let us know if there is anything that we need to try or do or see while we are here!

Friday, February 22, 2013

PGA Latin America 2013

Last week I successfully earned full exempt status on the PGA Latin America Tour!  It was my first event in a couple months, so there was some evident rust, but I had the help of my pro caddy, Ashley!!

The Tour is one season split in spring and fall.  The first 8 events run from March-early June, and include countries like Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.  The next 7 events are run from October-December and are played mostly in South America. The top-5 on the money list at the end of the season earn status on the PGA Web.com Tour for 2014.

I will update the schedule accordingly.

Right now we are in Hilton Head, SC for an Egolf Tour event.  I'm currently in 8th after rounds of 71-71-70, with the final round tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

We Got It Too

Whatever cold/flu has been going around, we got it too.  It started last Friday afternoon where I started to feel bad.  It progressively got worse until Monday was my low point and I've been on a steady, albeit slow incline, since.  I love surprising my wife with gifts.....unfortunately, this was a gift I wasn't trying to give her.  Monday afternoon is when she started to feel lousy.  I think she's getting better too though. Hopefully, we'll be up and running in no time.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Back At It

After three weeks completely off due receiving injections in my shoulder and trap muscle, I will be starting to get back in shape this week.  I'm looking forward to 2013!  I will start by strengthening my shoulder with rehab-type exercises and gradually get back into a full workout routine.  Golf-wise, things start from the ground up -- putting and short game for a week and as my body gets stronger, back into full swings.  Hopefully I'm back at it in 3 weeks!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

More Iowa in December

Also got to do a little sitting in a tree stand! It's so serene sitting quietly while the forest comes to life as the sun rises. #favorite

Iowa in December

At a wedding for Ashley's cousin, Jenny, in Decorah, Iowa. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

Fun to see family!