Friday, January 16, 2009

Colgate?...Like the toothpaste?

So Seth and I have been spoiled this week! Last night we got to go to the taping of the 2008 Colgate Country Showdown. I have never heard of this until I met Michelle, who was the winner of it in 2006! You should check her out...she is amazing! Apparently this competition is huge and has been going on for 26 years!! It has $100,000 grand prize too! Pretty awesome! This year the show was hosted by LeAnn Rimes at the Ryman Auditorium downtown. After the show, we got to go to the after party @ a ballroom in the Sheraton Hotel and mingle with all of the contestants and dance! How fun is that? We had a great time thanks to our rockin awesome friends, the McCray's! Thanks guys!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Words cannot explain how much I love Celine Dion...I know, I need help! My amazing husband bought me tickets to go see her in concert as my Christmas present!! Last night was a GREAT night! We had FRONT ROW seats right next to the floor...She was so close I could see all the different colors of eyeshadow she wore!! Her voice is AMAZING, her performance was SO fun, the dancers were awesome, her band rocked...I only have ONE complaint....I didn't have my camera!!! Like the good, law-abiding citizen that I am, I read on our tickets that no cameras of any kind would be allowed, so I didn't even try to bring one. When we got there...EVERYONE was snapping away! The guy behind me even had a huge camera like one said a word. I could've gotten some amazing shots too...SHE WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!! UGH! But that's okay, I will never forget the pictures I have in my head. She is a beautiful woman with a powerful voice, and yes, I cried. I can no longer make fun of people who cry at concerts...I have now joined the club. Thank you Seth, my love, for allowing me to cross this off my list of 'things to do before I die'! It was AWESOME!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Sisses and Bros!

Of course, all of my posts have to have a BAZILLION sorry! I just think that a picture could tell a story much better than I could. Today was a great day. I hung out with 2 of my brothers, Jeff and Mike and my sister Heather and her kids. We didn't do anything huge...just went to the park to play. Before we knew it, our little day at Long Hunter turned us into kids again! We played in the dirt, climbed trees, and spent an hour coming up with funny poses for the camera. It was like listening to a bunch of 8 year olds saying "ooh, ooh watch me do this!" or "I gotta a idea...let's try this!" I'm surprised we got any pictures that we aren't cracking up in. It felt so good to just pretend that the only thing we had to worry about was Alyx eating the rocks...other than that, nothing seemed as important as just being a family hangin out together. Sometimes I feel like I just get way too caught up in the little every day stresses of life to realize that every day is supposed to be a is supposed to be fun...we really can be happy if we let ourselves. So go dig in the dirt, climb a tree, skip rocks in a lake, look for seashells, or grab someones hand and run as fast as you can until you both fall to the ground because you're laughing so hard! Today was a great day.....can't wait til the next time we can just hang out again.