Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crested Butte Day 2

Howdie folks! Today was such a great day!!! Jake and I progressed to the blues and I'm pleased to say I only fell once. And I really shouldn't have. I got freaked out cause I was going too fast and I just decided to fall down. Jake and I are perfect ski partners. We are totally on the same level. It snowed lightly today and it was just so wonderful!
Jake and I got on a lift with a random. As usual, I asked him where he was from. 'Fayetteville, Arkansas.' 'SHUT UP!!! US TOO' So we had a good talk on the lift. His sister lives here and he recommended a delicious restaurant for us to eat at on New Years Eve. We told him we wanted something like Bordinos/Theos and he recommended this place so we made our reservations today. Yay!
I only spent $5 dollars today. Can you believe that? I'm so proud of myself. I can't even manage to do that in NWA. I spent it on a lovely hot chocolate after a sorta chilly day on the mountain. Today was a touch colder than yesterday. We came home for lunch and I had to add more layers. Yesterday was such great weather. Today was colder because it was snowing I think. We only have a 3 day pass so tomorrow Jake, Jaclyn, and I plan on checking out the town. However, I'm having such a great time skiing I told Jake we should just wake up and head out on the town early so we could go on the slopes tomorrow around 1. We'll have to buy an extra pass for Thursday but we're enjoying ourselves so much and we're such rockstars it makes me want to not miss a day! I think the reason I'm skiing better than I ever have is because I work out 4 days a week. Pretty sure that's why.
I miss my husband. I think about him all day. I would love to make out with him on the ski lift! Haha. JK...kinda.
I've got to tend to my dinner. Jake and I tag teamed and made chicken spaghetti tonight. I think it's almost ready. Until tomorrow....

Monday, December 28, 2009

Crested Butte Day 1

Greetings from Crested Butte! I'm sitting in front of a fire while looking at white covered mountains! Jealous?
We left NWA at 5:00 a.m. and got to Crested Butte around 7ish. Jake drove me and Jaclyn and we followed Craig, Jax, Austin, & Anna. The trip was actually not terrible surprisingly. It was definitely a long day but I was with my 2 best friends in the whole wide world so sitting in a car chatting was nice! We drove into town, straight to a pizza joint, then passed out!
We woke up this morning and Jake, Jaclyn, and I decided to ski. The others opted to go to the grocery store and just chill. The slopes were great! I'm a rockstar. Never fell. Was super proud of myself too especially since it's been 4 years since I last skied. Okay I will admit that I just did greens today but they were so super easy and I believe Jake and I will progress to some blues tomorrow. I do have one super funny for you though.
So after doing a couple of runs we decided to stop by The Ice Bar and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and relax on top of the mountain. When we were finished, there was a ski lift that was just right outside The Ice Bar so we decided to take it. I knew we were in trouble when Jake had a hard time just getting on the ski lift. It bounced really bad because it was old and rigidy and when it bounced his ski polls few out of his hands! Bummer number 1. So then we ride all the way to the tip top of the mountain. TIP TOP. You could seriously go no further. Then, as we're getting off the lift, it bounces again and throws Jaclyn into the air and she lands 10 feet away on her bottom. Bummer number 2. Jaclyn gets up and we turn to look at the trail sign and guess what are options are. Double black diamonds or double black diamonds. Bummer number 3. Are you freaking kidding me? Double Black Diamonds? I guess I'm confused. Like literally. We probably stood at the top of 'Jokerville' (name of the slope, isn't that ironic) for 10 minutes wondering what in Gods name we're going to do. I mean, it is the steepest slope I've ever seen in my life. Straight down. All the way straight down. Well we had no option we had to go down it. Jake first. He goes about 3 yards and falls, spread eagle ALL THE WAY DOWN. His polls and skies flying all over the place. Some nice guy picked them up and handed them to him at the bottom of the slope. My turn! I go about 10 inches and fall sliding on my butt which was just fine until all of a sudden my body flips around and I'm going down backwards, like a roly poly at 188 miles per hour I swear. I just knew I was going to break something. Then Jaclyn follows suit just like me sliding down backwards just as fast. Some ski instructor watched and carried our skis down and told us we might want to go down 'The Yellow Brick Road' right down that way to the left which is a green and will lead us home. YOU THINK? So we did and it was just fine except we would have to stop at points because we were laughing so hard at ourselves we couldn't breath. I will NEVER forget that for as long as I live and from now on I'll be paying more attention to which lifts take you to which slopes.
Enjoy pics from day one taken from Jakes camera.....I'll share the ones from mine when I get home.
Here we are on the roller coaster....I mean ski lift headed to the double black diamonds. Oblivious of the future that awaits us.

Monday, December 21, 2009

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Easy Meal

Is anybody else like me and always looking for a super easy meal to cook that doesn't take a long time but one that's very delicious as well? Allow me to introduce you to my new meal invention! It's so easy and simple. Takes about 10 minutes total to cook and is delicious!! I just had to share. It only requires 3 ingredients.
Shrimp stir-fry! Buy your bag of frozen shrimp. All you have to do is put them under hot water and they're ready to eat! Grab a frozen stir fry vegetable. Put some olive oil in a pan and throw that baby right in the pan. Add your shrimp then your stir fry sauce. So yummy and seriously takes no time at all! Add some rice if you'd like. Without the rice though this meal is rediculously low in calories! Scott and I have about 7 shrimp a piece and we split the whole bag of veggies. I calculated it to be about 200 calories only!! How genious am I!! It's nice too because everything is frozen so it won't go bad. If you're like me you plan to make this glorious meal then never cook it and all of your food goes bad (waste of money). This is just fantastic! A new staple. Every time I go to Walmart now I just stock up on stir-fry veggies and shrimp because it's something I can throw together in 10 minutes and it tastes like I spent a really long time on it. Anyways, just thought I'd share! Try it out. You'll love it!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Years 2009 Plans

Sooooo....guess where I'm spending my new years. Guess. JK. I'm going to Colorado holla!!! My friend, Jacqueline, has a home in Crested Butte and a bunch of us are packing up and taking a road trip to go skiing! Jax asked us months ago if we wanted to go. I waited until just last night to give her a definite answer because I have a tiny little problem. Scott can't go. Work. Such a bummer. I went back and forth with it but I decided to take the opportunity to be with my wonderful friends, in Colorado, skiing, eating fantastic food, making memories. I feel so sad that I won't be with Scott on New Years. But it's either sit at home, all week, off from work, while Scott's not, being bored, doing my same ol' same ol' OR skiing in Colorado. I'm taking the opportunity. It's fantastic and I'm so excited about it!!
A bunch of us went about 4 years ago to stay at Jacqueline's house for Spring Break. It was a fun time but I'm positive this will be way better. We all know what to expect, what the house is like, where the good restaurants are, what the slopes will be like, etc.
So it's gonna be: Jax & Craig. Anna & Austin. Me. Jake. and hopefully Jaclyn. Jaclyn has the week off from work as well but can't decide if she wants to leave Brad behind for New Years because he's in the same position with work as Scott is and can't get off to go. I told her no pressure. She can decide the day before if she wants. Of course we all want her to go. Can you just imagine me, Jake, and Jaclyn on a 15 hour road trip to Colorado? Yes I said 15 hours. At first I searched long and hard for a flight a few months back but they were all about $700 because Crested Butte doesn't have a big airport near it. Just too much....I guess. It'll be alright. Even if Jaclyn doesn't go it'll be me and Jake in a car together and I'm not too concerned with being bored. I'll post videos on my way there maybe.
So I have 2 Colorado problems. The first is that Scott can't go. I hate going on trips without Scott. Even when I was having a blast in Miami with my girlfriends I was really wishing Scott could have been there too :) He's my buddy. There's not a whole lot I enjoy doing without him there with me.
Problem number 2 and quite possibly larger than problem number 1 is my skiing wardrobe. It is uuunnnnnfortunate. So the first time I went skiing I was like, 12. My ski coat is seriously tri-colored with fusha, purple, and blue. Yuck! And my ski pants have elastic around the ankles. They aren't the cool snow-boarding kind. I've been skiing many times since I was 12 but I mean, who wants to spend $300 on a ski outfit when you don't go just all the time. I've never wanted to spend money on a new one. So I thought I'd bite the bullet and go to Lewis and Clarke and check out their stuff. I just can't do it. I just can't spend money on that. I'll never wear that coat unless I'm skiing or there would be the rare, random, off chance Scott and I decided to go camping in November which I never see happening since neither of us are outdoorsy. What am I gonna do? Does anybody have a cute skiing wardrobe I could borrow? Facebook me!! My mom has a cute red coat. I guess I could grab that when I'm home for Christmas. However I would love to have options. Jaclyns looking for something too if she decides to go. Help some girls out!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sayings

I find that my friends and I speak our own language. Are you like that with your friends too or are we Special Edna like that? Here's my Kara & Friends dictionary and maybe some background info on why that saying/word came about in case sometimes my blogging vocab confuses you.

1. Miz-Miserable
2. Burnt Toast-Old, boring, etc. (Extra old/boring if you say Stale Burnt Toast)
3. Buggs - Bothers You
4. Dus Woo! - Woo Wee who cares
5. Thumma Scew - Summer School. (Jake had a professor who talked with a lisp and she was African American and he said she wore her Easter Outfit to class the first day and she said summer school pronounced thumma scew. LOL. So funny to us...we'll just randomly say thumma scew)
6. Crunchy Curls - Girls with naturally curly hair who put too much gel in there hair and when it dries it's crunchy.
7. I Guess I'm Just Confused - My all time favorite saying and if you can't figure that out for yourself then....I guess I'm just confused. :)

Hmm....I thought I had a lot more. I'm sure I do. Maybe we'll do sayings part deux. Until then....holla!

Thumma Scew

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Decorations

I always thoroughly enjoy decorating for Christmas! I definitely get this from my Mom and Grammy. They both go all out!! Mom's house is gorgeous right now!! She should be featured in one of the Christmas homes tour because her house is just breathtaking with all of the decorations. Mom has 3 trees in her house: Her fancy huge ginormous tree that's very Christmas store looking, her all snowman tree, and then her 'special ornaments' tree. These aren't little trees that sit on a table. I'm talking 8 feet. Grammy has a snowman tree too. I've seemed to accumulate lots of snowman ornaments myself. Face it. A snowman is so cute! ANYWAYS, I've got TONS of glass ornaments. That's usually what my tree is decorated with. All glass ornaments. This year, however, I decided to be different and do a Santa Clause Tree!
I love it and think its so cute! Plus it was way easier to decorate because it only has a few ornaments on it verses the 479 glass ornaments I usually put on my tree.
However my santa tree created a problem because I have all of these beautiful ornaments and nowhere to put them. Alas my creativity was put to the test! I went and bought a bunch of clear glass jars from Hobby Lobby and Walmart and placed my ornaments in them! I decided to have a theme with them since my tree was 'themed' this year. Here are some pictures!!
This is my centerpiece on my kitchen table right now. The 3 glass jars are filled with snowmen, gingerbread men & candy canes, and toy soldiers!
This jar is sitting on my kitchen counter and it features all of my glass balls! The red one on the very top is my favorite. Scott got that ornament when he went to Poland for business and it has a castle that's in Krakow, Poland on it. It's so beautiful! Plus that yummy smell good candle from Dillards that I buy every year.
This is my 'love' jar in my master bathroom. It's with all ornaments that are filled with love! Hearts, a bride & groom and 2 flamingos kissing! The tree votive is from Pier 1. I got it this year and think it's too cute!How cute is this! My girly glass jar. This is sitting on the corner of my bathtub. I've been collecting ornaments since I was a little girl. My mom got me these over the years. As you know, I grew up a dancer and that was what my life was focused on for many years!
This jar is in my guest bath! It has one of my favorite ornaments of all time --my dragon fly! Plus another cute votive!
Finally!! My last jar. This is in my bedroom filled with all red, white, green, gold, and silver ornaments. How precious is that big one with the 3 Christmas carolers? That's new! Got it just a few days ago. I nearly died when I saw it. So adorable!!
Of course I brought back my Department 56 snow village this year! I always enjoy this. I gained a new member! The one front and center. It's a pancake house and the little fan spins around!Last but not least my sweet little manger scene. I always find it hard to find a manger scene that isn't tacky. This I've had for years and I always enjoy it very much.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Results

I know this is my second blog in 1 day but the first one doesn't really count because it only took like 46 seconds to read probably. I told you I would inform you about my ultrasound results when I went to my doctor today. Ready? There's nothing wrong with me. Zero. Zilch. Notta. No problemo. I know this is my catch phrase but I mean, I guess I'm just confused. I mean, don't get me wrong I'm very grateful that I don't have a cantaloupe sized cancerous tumor sitting on my uterus and all but like, I'm in pain and I need to know what this is about. So off to another doctor on Friday that my doctor is sending me to. I'm sooooo over doctors. I'm sure this doc will find nothing too.
Okay I'm done for the day. Look forward for tomorrow---Christmas decoration pictures! Until then...

Hungry Girl

Listen up ladies (gentleman too)! I have a new cookbook that everyone should get.
I am so excited about this cookbook! I haven't tried all of the recipes yet, just some, but all have been extraordinarily delicious!!! It's got everything you need. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, appetizers, you name it! Look at my tweet photo today to see what I had for breakfast! Scott couldn't even tell they were low fat. Ask your parents for this for Christmas or go get it for yourself and get an extra one to give to your mom or girlfriend as a Christmas gift! $20 at Barnes and Noble. It would be a great gift to give. Hope you try it out! :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fashion

For those of you who don't know I'm very much into fashion. I wouldn't consider myself a fashionista even though I would love that title attached to my name. Maybe some people would consider me a fashionista which would be the highest compliment someone could give me. I have very fashionable friends that keep me on my toes. I love designers and I love labels. I don't think it's wrong to admit that I'm very much a label girl. I also don't think it's wrong to spend a ridiculous amount of money on an amazing outfit or shoes or a bag. You all know I love shoes and without a doubt my favorite designer is Christian Louboutin. Scott bought me my first pair of Loubs for my birthday a few years back and I've been addicted ever sense. Quite a problem since I can't just run out and buy a pair on a random Saturday because of the $$$$. It usually is a special occasion when I acquire a pair. I shop on Neimans and Saks and Barneys weekly to check out the Louboutins and I also stop by Manolo to see what he's got going on too. Obsessed! That's where I like to spend my fashion money because shoes always fit & you can keep them for years. Plus isn't Forrest Gump so right when he says 'you can tell a lot by people's shoes?' Dead on. I also love bags (vuitton and chanel) and I have some specific clothing designers I salivate over: Chanel, DVF, Marc Jacobs to name a few. If someone told me I could only wear Chanel for the rest of my life I would do it non-reluctantly with a smile on my face. So chic and classic but edgy if you want it to be.
The reason I'm telling you this is because I discovered a new blog thanks to my Memphis friend, Alissa. It's http://www.seaofshoes.com/
This adorable girl, Jane, from Dallas who is in high school started this blog and I'm officially obsessed with her! She has amazing clothes and I love how she puts her outfits together. It inspires me to amp up my wardrobe!! I would totally wear everything she wears but I would probably never notice it in a store. My eye would wonder elsewhere. This is why I don't consider myself a fashionista. So many people do it so much better than me. Sometimes my clothes look cute but I feel as if I'm so predictable. Everyone at work always says to me 'that's cute where'd it come from, Masons?' Yes because that's the only store in NWA that I visit. We need a Neimans or a Saks. I would die. So would Scott. We'd create debt which we're proud to have none of.
Anyways, I love clothes and shoes and bags...jewelry, sunglasses, anything you'd find in Vogue! Although I must say Vogue isn't my favorite fashion mag. I know I just created a fashion sin by saying that about the fashion bible but I'm sorry that's how I feel. It bores me sometimes. The point of this blog was to inform you about http://www.seaofshoes.com/ so you too can become inspired by this fashionista!! I would love to throw out all of my clothes and hop on a plane right now and head to NY and buy all new but unfortunately that's just not realistic. Enjoy Jane! I hope she becomes a new staple to your work breaks.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pelvic Problems

I haven't blogged because I literally have nothing to talk about. Life is just not real exciting these days. I've had one thing on my mind lately and one thing only.
As to try and not get too personal with my medical issues I'll try to keep this short. But if you remember back in July right before my Miami trip I blogged about my OBGYN doing my yearly check-up on me only to destroy my insides since she's apparently stupid. I had to go to the ER, plus 2 different doctors yada yada for them all to tell me she must have pinched a nerve and it would heal soon. Well.....December rolls around and that 'pinched nerve' is getting worse. Way worse. So I make an appointment with my doctor which I didn't want to do but all of the other OBGYN's couldn't "squeeze me in" until February so I was left with no other option but her. She ordered an ultrasound which I took on Monday and I won't know until this coming Monday what she's done to me. The ultrasound lady wouldn't let me see the screen but I sneaked a peak when she left the room. Apparently I think I'm Addison Montgomery and would magically know how to read it. I must admit a funny though because she put the little dealy on my stomach and all of a sudden I heard this noise coming through the monitor to which I wide-eyed asked 'UMMM.....IS THAT A HEARTBEAT?' The lady laughed and said 'oh sorry! I forgot to tell you, you would hear your blood running.' Umm...yes mam that was necessary to tell me and I don't forgive you for forgetting to inform me of that vital piece of information. Then she said, 'calm down! Your blood is racing now.' Umm...yes. Why wouldn't it? I did not realize blood made noise only heartbeats I thought.
So that's my ordeal right now. Mom, Dad, Scott, & Jaclyn ask me every day how I'm feeling. Ummm....not good! I keep looking to see that knife blade with the cinder block sitting on top of it but it hasn't appeared out of my skin yet. Not happy & very confused because nobody seems to have a single clue as to what could be wrong with me. Neat and not typical because if you read my blog you know I'm always the weird medical case.
Okay Scott's nagging me to stop blogging so we can watch Glee. Yes that's right honey. I just outed you.

Friday, December 4, 2009

In Little Rock

Happy Friday! I'm in Little Rock right now. Scott's in Chicago on a business trip and you all know how much I hate to stay home at night by myself so I drove down to LR to stay with my parents. I'll be working for them this weekend because it's the State Championship Football finals. My parents work with the AAA so I'll be at all these football games the next few weeks. I'm very excited because El Dorado made it! We went my junior year of high school and also last year too but we've never won. Maybe this is their year! Go Cats! I'm sure I'll feel so old. Last year the quarterback was the little boy I used to babysit!!! What?? How did that happen.
Well, I guess I better hop in the shower and get dressed. Even though I'm very comfortable snuggled up with Holly in my pajamas, AKA Scott's t-shirt and sweatpants. There's nothing more comfortable than his big shirt and pants. I've taken to wearing Scott's clothes quite often. I'm quick to wear one of his buttondown's over leggings with a belt. He's like 'really? My clothes AGAIN today??' It's so cold outside I don't even want to step out of the house. I went for a run yesterday in my parents neighborhood and I thought I was going to die!!! My throat hurt so bad because of the cold. Not going to be doing that again.
Alright. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Time For Another Holly Video!

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Dirty Hair

Today is mine and Scott's 3 year dating anniversary! We're usually very celebratory about things like that but we're already starting to become an old married couple. We didn't do a single thing except say 'happy anniversary.' Scott told me we only need to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I disagree. I think we should celebrate every special date we have. He's just trying to get out of spending money on a nice meal and a present. Don't try to fool me!! It's alright. I'll just reminisce while I watch HGTV with extraordinarily dirty hair that hasn't been washed in days.
You know what? My hair is always disgusting. It really bothers my mother. She finds it totally unsanitary. I get it but I mean...come on!!!! I do hair ALL DAY LONG. What makes you think for a second that I care to do another head of hair? I've become very keen on headbands to try to snazz up my greasy messy bun. I used to never go a day without washing my hair. Even in high school I woke up at 6:45 every morning and washed my hair every. single. day. The only way that would happen these days would be if.......hmmm....I really don't know what event could possibly make me do that these days. That's why I avoid a cute haircut. Because I know I would never do anything with it. I always have a rubber band around my wrist and by noon, the hair is back in a messy bun. That's why I just stick to the boring, non-special, long layers do that easily pulls back. I never understand it when people come to me and say 'I want to cut my hair short so I won't have to spend as much time messing with it.' I want to so badly say to them 'you've got that backwards honey. The shorter the do the more you have to mess with it.' But I just do what I'm told.
I think I'm gonna go run a bath in my huge jacuzzi tub....and not wash my hair. I'm working out extremely early tomorrow because I have to take Scott to work since his car is in the shop. Might as well go to the gym early and get it over with. No sense in washing my hair if in about 15 hours it's going to get sweaty and gross right? Right. Okay well, off to my bath then to bed. Night!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ark vs. LSU

How about that game last night huh? Nail biter. I was extremely disappointed but it was still a great game. Heartbreaking, but great. They played good and LSU still sucks.
Today has been nice. Woke up late, went to church, ate at Red Robin (told you I'm going crazy on the food 'til tomorrow) came home and watched the entire 6th season of Entourage with Scott. Now I'm watching AFV followed by Extreme Makeover-Home Edition, then of course, Housewives. Gonna eat the leftovers one last time then put them down the garbage. Actually Scott is ready to eat them now so I guess I might hop off. Short blog, I know, but I haven't had many thoughts lately. Just not a lot going on in that head of mine. :)
Please say a quick prayer for me. One of my brothers best friends has gone to be with our Heavenly Father. Thomas was an amazing man and someone my brother really looked up to. He was a great spiritual leader for Kyle and was always there when Kyle needed him. Kyle is devestated. Pray for Thomas's family and friends. He leaves behind his wife, Erin, 3 kids and a lot of people who loved him dearly.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving Day was wonderful! I woke up and immediately turned on the parade! I love watching the Macy's parade. I've actually seen it in person but to be honest TV is way better. You just can't have Thanksgiving without the parade being on in my opinion. Scott and I got dressed and headed over to his mom's house. We hung around there until about 3 then headed home. My parents and Kyle drove in from Little Rock and got to my place about 4. Mom and I started cooking and Scott's dad came over around 6. We finally finished with all of our dishes around 7 and had a feast! It was delicious if I do say so myself. My family probably over does it with about a zillion dishes but who cares! It's Thanksgiving. Mom and I woke up early the next day and went for a long walk around my neighborhood then we went shopping!!!
I must say I feel extremely gross. Scott and I have been eating on leftovers and yuck! My stomach is poochy. To make matters worse, we just ordered Razorback pizza. Yum! I figure continue on with the bad eating through the weekend then get back to the gym/eat healthy on Monday.
Who's excited about Arkansas vs. LSU!!! In case you aren't aware you should know that I hate LSU more than any other team that exists. Can't stand em. I hope we kick their butt!! They're pretty good this year so I dunno though. I'm going to think positive!! Scott and I are about to head out to pick up our pizza then at halftime we're going to head over to his friends house to finish watching the game. All of Scott's best friends are in town and he's been spending tons of time with them. I'm sure we'll end up at Eddie's tonight.
I better hop off. I have a hot pizza to get!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Host

Hello my fellow readers. I'm so bored right now. Scott won't be home for a while so what am I gonna do until then? Clean? Hmmm....I need to but I'm just not in the mood. Watch HGTV? Probably. My TV stays on that channel. Ew it's Holmes on Homes. My least fav.
So guess what I'm doing this year. Hosting Thanksgiving. Yeah that's right. I'm not stressed out at all about it. I was born for this! I think I've got all my groceries. Hopefully I don't have to make another trip to Walmart. Can you imagine how busy it will be tomorrow? I have to work tomorrow. Anyone else have to? I feel like Thanksgiving break should start Wednesday and I think for Christmas you should get the 23-2 of January. I feel it would be good for society. No one asked me though.
Hmmm....I'm so boring right now, I'm making myself sleepy. I guess I should hop off. I just turned on Entourage, you know, my new fav! Happy Thanksgiving week!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Movies

Last night Scott and I went to see The Blind Side. Okay....hands down, best movie ever....After Forrest Gump. I don't say that about many movies. This movie was so good I want everyone to go see it!!! I was very excited to see Houston Nutt make a cameo appearance. Even though he's not our coach anymore and I'm apparently supposed to dislike him. Scott was so embarrassed by me when he came on the screen I let out a little 'woohoo!!' He wanted to die. Well I'm sorry I was excited to see him and taken by surprise. A few other people in the theater clapped. Whatever, I'm a good audience when I see a movie leave me alone about it. Anyway you've just got to see this movie! So good. So so good.
Tonight Scott my mother-in-law, and I are going to see The Christmas Carol. I'm very excited about this one. I like to see movies this time of year!
Still on my movie list: New Moon. I know, I know, ya'll are probably surprised I want to see it since reading Twilight bored me to tears but I'm curious to know what happens. I'm almost tempted to read New Moon actually before going to see the movie. I don't have anything to do tomorrow or Tuesday. Maybe I'll get started on it. I have a feeling I'll like it the best even though I hear it's the most boring out of the series. Supposedly because Edward isn't in it very much. I'm just fine with that. You all know I'm not one of those grown adults with a creepy obsession over a fictional character that doesn't seem at all fantastic to me. It weirds me out that 40 year old women have him as their screen saver. Seriously? You're weird.
I do think I might start on the book though. Because once the previews started and I saw Jacob run out of a house and fly into the air and turn into a wolf (you know what part I'm talking about? It's only played on TV every 46 seconds) I was like 'woah wait a minute I thought he was just a little Indian boy I'm so confused.' And that's sparked my curiosity! Just that. Just little Taylor Lautner.
Okay I'm over this now. I need to go anyways. Dinner then A Christmas Carol. Night!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Can't Think of a Good Title

It's 5:30 and I just got a call from my husband telling me he was leaving the office! What? Excuse me? You're leaving the office before 7:00? Good for you!!! Scott and I have opted out of traveling to Little Rock this weekend for the game. So we're staying at our humble abode in Bentonville and we're gonna go see The Blind Side tonight! I've been dying to see this movie since I saw the first previews for it so I'm very excited! I don't really know what else we'll be doing this weekend. We'll watch the game on TV tomorrow of course. I would really like to get the outside of our house decorated for Christmas. I need a man to help me. I'm pretty independent and don't need a man to help me do much when it comes to getting stuff like that done but I honestly just don't feel like climbing on top of my roof to hang lights. Scott probably doesn't care to do that either. How much you wanna bet he hires someone?
So did everyone hear the news that whether or not the health care bill passes relies solely on Blanche Lincoln's shoulders? Talk about stress. I would not want to be her right now. She better nay that thing or her up and coming political career is O-V-E-R. 3 out of 4 people polled said they would not vote for her again if she passed it. Interesting....can't wait to see what she does.
Hmm...well okay I think I'm gonna go sit on the couch and watch TV. Nothing good is ever really on this time of day but E! News is coming on in 15. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Freebies

I'm home from work for a little bit because I don't have an appointment until 5:30 so I'm home sitting instead of the break room. I'm too ADD for the break room. Plus my phone battery was running out from all the perez and facebook reading so home I go....thought I'd blog. Don't really know what to talk about...
Last night Jaclyn and I met up at Bonefish for some dinner and drinks and some lovely gentlemen decided to pay for our meal! Ahh...so nice. Jaclyn was like 'that only happened because I was with you. You always manage to get free stuff.' This is so true. I know how to work it. I told a sad story in college once to this guy that someone stole $70 out of my wallet (true story not lying) and the reason I was drinkless at OTR was because I didn't have any money. Not only did he buy my drinks but he also gave me $50 to tide me over for the weekend. Scott feels as if it's my best quality because he loves when I get us free stuff. I could write a book about it. Hey that's actually a good idea....
Anyways, I'm bored and have no good thoughts......
I guess I'll be done now and start watching Oprah. I should probably get in my car and head back to work even though my apt isn't for another hour and 15 minutes. Bentonville traffic is the absolute worst ever. It'll take me a while to get there. Later!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Last Game Day

I'm not gonna lie I was really sad that last weekend was the last game day weekend in Fayetteville. I enjoy football games so much and it makes me sad that I have to wait a whole year for the next one! Of course I'm going down to Little Rock this weekend for the last home game but it's just not the same. I had a great time and already can't wait until next year!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Obsessions

You know what I really love? I love coming home after a long day at work and a hard workout and hopping in the shower, wash my hair, put on my PJ's, then eat dinner and watch my shows while my hair air dries. I just love it and I'm not real sure why. I just really do. Wanna know what my new favorite TV show is? Entourage!!! Scott discovered it on HBO on Demand. I've always heard it's really good and like the male version of SATC. My husband and I are now both completely all the way obsessed with it. If you haven't watched it you should. If you have AT&T U-Verse they have it on demand right now starting with the very first episode. The whole first season is on. That's all Scott and I have seen plus a few of the last episodes of season 7 which is the last season they've filmed I believe. Anways, So Good!! Get into it!
Another new show obsession: Modern Family! So freaking funny. Loves it!
I'm also newly obsessed with Dermalogica. It's the skin care line we sell at the salon I work in. I've never really been into skin care before. Hair care, yes (duh) but never skin really. Well, now I'm officially obsessed. From what I've been told from our estheticians, dermalogica is the best skin care product line out there. Now my shower is not only stocked with 3 different types of shampoos but now 5 different types of skin care products. I'm hooked!! Now is the time for girls my age to start with the preventative stuff. Get startin on it girls! And I highly recommend dermalogica. Products of choice in case you look into it: Precleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque & Pure Night Lotion. Ahhh!!! Loving it.
Okay it's time for Glee and Modern Family. Enjoy your night!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Few Things

*I noticed the other day that I brush my teeth for entirely too long. I'm sure some people may think that's a good thing but it's annoying for me and I can't stop!! They won't feel clean if I don't brush them for 67 minutes. Okay exaggerating of course but really....I take too long to brush.
*Jake asked me one time if one day ever goes by that I don't make my bed. Absolutely not. Gross. I could never not make up my bed. I will be late to wherever before I walk out of my house with my bed unmade.
*I hate to defrost meat. Scott and I buy in bulk at Sams and I hate to 'thaw something out for dinner.' It's not like it's a big deal but I just don't enjoy doing it.
*I feel very stressed out these days. I'm at a point in my life where I really don't know what I want to do with my life career wise. I love what I do and would be sad to not do it anymore but I feel like it's not meeting my needs. You know what I mean? Yeah me either. It's constantly on my mind.
*I would love more than anything in the whole wide world to hop on a plane and go on a vaca to NYC and have a $10,000 shopping spree. I feel like that could really relieve some stress I have in my life. Actually Vegas would do too. Scott's possibly going on a work trip to Chicago in December and I told him I'm totally going. He said 'I'll be working all day and eating dinner with co-workers at night.' Uhh..SO! I think I could find a way to entertain myself in Chicago for a few days.
*I'm very much into The City. I've never watched it before and I'm obsessed. This doesn't help with my wanting to go to NYC thing. I really like Olivia even though apparently she's the show villain. I can't understand why from the 5 episodes I've seen?? She is gorgeous with amazing hair and super cute clothes. Her blonde boss seems like the you know what to me. Maybe I just need to keep watching longer. I'm looking forward to it coming on tonight!
*Today is my Dad's 49th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Holly & Her Ball

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Arkansas vs. SC

This weekend was a great weekend! Kyle and Grammy came up to NWA to spend some time with Scott and I and go to the Razorback game! I was so excited to get to see my Grammy because I don't get to see her very often. We have a very close relationship so I always love to get to spend time with her! Holly came up too and she's going to spend the week with Scott and I! Kyle and Grammy got up late Friday evening and left Saturday night after the game. Kyle wanted to make sure he got back to Little Rock because he teaches a 4 year old Sunday School class at Fellowship. So Scott and I decided to have date night Saturday! We had a lovely dinner at Basil's then headed home to watch a movie. It was great! He's been working such long hours lately and we haven't been able to spend a ton of time together so it was nice to have a night just to us. When I say working late I mean he worked until midnight last week. Yes 12:00 a.m. So we were anxious to get some alone time. It was nice. We did our usual church routine on Sunday then shopped for Christmas tree's! It was an all-around great weekend! Plus the Hogs won and I didn't think they would! Very exciting game!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Memphis Friends

This past weekend our friends from Memphis, Wade and Alissa, came up to NWA to visit us! Wade is from Jersey and Alissa is from Cincinnati so they've of course never been to a Razorback football game. They got to our house late Friday and we took them to Eddie Haskells. We woke up early Saturday and drove down to Fayetteville. We had lunch at US Pizza on Dickson then walked them down to campus. We parked at our normal tailgate spot and had a great time tailgating! After the game we took them to Theos! For lunch on Sunday we introduced them to Crabbys! It was such a fun weekend and I'm so glad they took the time to drive all the way up here and experience this place that I love so much!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Engaged For 2 Years

I'm so bored. I've been bored all day. Kinda nice I guess that I had nothing to do. It sure would be nice if I had nothing to do with somebody. I've been lonely. The City kept me entertained. I've never watched it before but I very much enjoy. It shall become a new TV staple.
So it's 9:40 p.m. and Scott's still at work. Sad since today is our 2 year engagement anniversary. I'm okay up 'til 7:00. Past that is just too much for me. It's not his fault. He would rather be home more than I want him home. Anyways, guess I should get used to it. I've been warned by suppliers wives that this is how it goes. Neat.
I'm going to go back to watching my SATC on demand. Not that I haven't seen every single episode 372 times each. It's all that's on TV. After I'm finished with SATC it's off to Fred Clause on demand. If any of you haven't seen it you really should because it's a great movie!!!
Night! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jake & Jaclyn

I got to thinking about how amazing my two best friends are. I love them both so much. For those of you who don't know that would be Jaclyn and Jake. I always realize how much I love them but I got on FB and noticed that Jake had tagged a picture of the 3 of us and I loved it! It got me to thinking....
That's us heading to church for Jaclyns rehearsal! I just love the picture and I love even more the story behind it. Here it is, the biggest day of Jaclyns life. We're headed to the church for the rehearsal and where is she? With us. Where did she get ready for this big night? At my house. Just me, Jake, and Jaclyn. We're running around like crazy because we're running late. Jake's searching through my closet trying to find a black belt of Scott's because he forgot his. Jaclyns doing her make-up while I'm doing her hair. I'm cutting the tags off her beautiful new dress. Jake's cleaning out his always messy car so we can all fit. We're rushing to get there in the crazy traffic. It's just a normal JJ&K kinda thing. And we pause at a traffic light to take a pic! I love it! I'll always remember it. Even though we were rushed and it was stressful...I loved it. That was me with my best friends making a memory that I'll never forget.
So how did the three of us become inseparable you ask?
Let me start with this boy...
That's us a t-bell. Many of those stops did we make in college!! That's why the both of us gained, count it, 15 pounds our freshman year!!!! Yes that's right. Well, more like 12 for me but might as well be 15. That's our junior year after we got it off...thankfully. We were all...not toned...and whenever the 3 of us look at pictures from freshman year we groan. It's disgusting and miserable. We have a little more discipline these days however, I wouldn't trade all that weight gain/t-bell late nights for anything. Too many fun memories attached with those! We were young so it only took me about a month to get that off.
So back to Me & Jake. Jake lived in Pomfret across the hall from Jaclyn. They had a class together so that's how they got to know each other. The first night I met Jake was in Jaclyn's room at Pomfret. It's was the 80's function and I came to her room so we could all go together. Jake was there sitting on the futon ready to go to the function as well! After getting to know each other, our love of Friends sparked our friendship and whenever the DVD came out Jake and I were at Walmart together at 12 a.m. on a Tuesday to pick it up and we stayed up to watch the whole first disk together! The rest of our friendship is history. Actually though something I love about Jake is that he was actually at the Miss Teen Arkansas pageant the year I won! He saw one of the coolest things of my life happen. Glad he was there even though he didn't know me.
Now this girl....
I met Jaclyn on pref-night during rush. She was wearing a pink dixiebells t-shirt. We sat in the union and talked all night waiting on the houses to place their bids. When they were finally in and we could leave, I drove her home to pomfret. We both prefed Kappa and met each other on the Kappa lawn the next day to take pictures! The rest is history...
I cannot imagine life without these two. They rock my world. When I say we were inseparable in college I mean that literally. Not 1 day were we not together. Seriously. We all agree our favorite memories were created in Pomfret freshman year. I think it's just because we were getting to know each other so well and who doesn't think freshman year is the best?
We ate out every. single. night. Our hot spot? Olive Garden. Our meal of choice? Chicken Scampi. Probably ate that twice a week. Our other usuals, Tim's, Madam Wu's, Chili's, Bizy's, Outback, Flying Burrito, & every Sunday, Slims! When I say we ate out every single night I'm not kidding. Except for American Idol & Grey's nights when we cooked....together.
Also what we didn't do without each other?
Birthdays...
Tailgating...
or New Years..
And everything else in life.
My personal favorite year with these two? 2006!This pic was Row, April 2006. When I think of the best year ever I think 2006. We all turned 21 which...hello!! This was just a good year! We had so much fun together and made TONS of memories. We talk about this year a lot. Another obvious reason this was an amazing year....I met my husband!! They loved him immediately.... and not because I loved him immediately. They love Scott and I love that they love Scott.
They are always there for me. When I'm having a fun time, it's because they're there. If I'm creating a memory, they're in it. I love our times of being bored sitting on the couch doing nothing watching TV. Or cooking together. Or getting dressed for a night out together. When we've laughed so hard we didn't make noise or going out and making fools of ourselves.
I should probably be done with this. I could go on and on. These two have been in my life for 6 years now. They're the best. They were there the night I got engaged!
And stood beside me the night I got married!
We share secrets we probably shouldn't share. We nap together. We cook together. We embarrass each other. We love each other. We cry together. We make fun of each other. We make memories. We depend on one another. We're always there. We always pick up where we left off. We love to talk about the past and share plans of our future.
These two are my favorite! They bring so much joy to my life and I cannot imagine it without them. I love them with all of my heart and never want to experience life without them! Just thought you all should know that!