June 28, 2013

Photo Friday: #Natitude

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

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Last week, we went to our first Washington Nationals baseball game. So much #Natitude. We were way up at the tippy top, but it offered a good view of the plays and the view. Sadly, my favorite player, Bryce Harper, is sitting on the sidelines with a injury. You might know him better as the one who said, "That's a clown question, bro." . . .

June 18, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: NBA Finals

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Mario Chalmers

Super Mario

The end is in sight for the two teams chasing the NBA title this year. Ready to test your NBA Finals and become the basketball trivia champion of the world?

Good luck on this week's trivia, and don't forget to comment at the end on how you do.

1. What two teams are playing in the finals?
2. Who's No. 6 on the Heat?
3. Who's the last Jayhawk dribbling?
4. Where are the last two games being played?
5. How many points did LeBron score in Game 5?
6. Who broke Ray Allen's 3-point playoff record?
7. Who won the first NBA championship?
8. Whose shoe line leaked photos showing his team as the 2013 champion?
9. Who started for the first time this season and broke his season high in Game 5?
10. Which team is Cole Malmberg rooting for?

How did you do? Comment below on how you did! Thanks. . . .

June 17, 2013

Electric smart Test Drive

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

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smart car tour

You're reading right, I test drove a smart car, an electric one at that.

As some of you know, I want a smart car. The super cute little guys look like the perfect way to zip around town. So, when I saw an ad on NPR to test drive one, I jumped at the chance. Even better, I was going to get to test drive the new electric model. . . .

June 16, 2013

Happy Dad's Day and Birthday

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Dad dance

Dad and I laughing during our father-daughter dance.

Today is a big celebration for my dad. A birthday and Dad's Day all wrapped in one. To party it up, he went to Topeka to the casino with my mom. Reports coming in through text message indicate, luck is also on his side today. Woo woo. He deserves a little winnings. He's a great Dad. He's my dad. :) . . .

June 16, 2013

History in Baltimore

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Evergreen Mansion

The Garrett Family mansion is today the Evergreen Museum and Library owned by Johns Hopkins University.

Yesterday, we dropped by Baltimore to see some history. First stop, the Evergreen Museum and Library. Honestly, this place is pretty much off the radar. We found out about it thanks to my June/July issue of National Geographic Traveler. When we arrived at the mansion, we were greeted by happy museum workers who were excited to have visitors. Other than events, I don't think this place buzzes with too much traffic. With that said, Cole and I got a private tour of the mansion filled with Tiffany Lamps, rare books and Asian art. The 48-room home was built for the Garrett family. This family earned its wealth through the railroad. John W. Garrett became president of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad in 1858. At this pivotal time in history, the railroad favored the Union during the Civil War. This gained his prestige and fortune as time went on. . . .