Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Songs, Breaking Dawn, Anniversary Trip

Sigh of relief! I only have to learn the words to 2 songs...not 4. I'm singing 3 total, and I know the words to one of them. Ahh! I can relax a bit although I'm having a hard time learning these songs for some reason. I used to could learn them in a day and be done with it. It's a touch harder now that I'm an old 25 year old lady.
Today was non-eventful. Just like every day this week. I'm reading Breaking Dawn. I just started Monday since I was busy this weekend with the landscaping. It's good but now it's from Jacob's point of view and I can't stand Jacob. I don't know how anybody could be Team Jacob. He bugs BIG TIME. He is all up in the way and he needs to back off. He's one of those boys...give an inch he'll take a mile. Bella just wants to be your friend Jacob move on. Jacobs point of view lasts a long time in the book. Too long. It's hard for me to want to read it since it's all about him right now. I'm pushing through though.
Umm that's about it. My life is not interesting right now. Scott and I are trying to decide on where to go for our anniversary trip because we need to book it pretty soon. We've been talking about it for a few weeks and we may not do a beach this year since we did that last year...or this year. We're talking about staying in the states actually. We've thrown around Napa and Colorado. I'm kinda leaning towards skiing because Scott's never been. Who knows! We'll figure it out sooner or later!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Music

Ummm I'm singing at Miss Teen Arkansas this weekend and I have to learn the words to FOUR songs by Saturday....maybe Friday for rehearsals. I just got the music today. What's today? Tuesday? Almost Wednesday actually because it's 11. Yeah....hmmm...looks like I'm gonna be taking many car rides by myself so I can practice. (That's the only place I like to practice because no one can hear me....people just look at me funny.) Luckily I'm very familiar with the songs so I should be good to go I think. Alrighty then guess I'll get to bed since I don't have anything else to tell you.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Landscaping

I've spent my whole weekend landscaping my front yard. It was in desperate need of a make-over. Whoever did it to begin with did a miserable job. I originally was calling a bunch of landscapers to come out and do it for me but my Mom was up here this weekend and she said that was silly of me to spend extra money to hire someone to do it when she could help me do it herself. (My Mom has a green thumb) So on Saturday morning after cycle (which Dad attended with me) we went all over NWA and shopped for new plants and flowers for my front yard. Mom helped me pick out a lot of beautiful stuff most of which will come back every year which is great!! Scott, Mom, and I got in the hot sun, started digging and planting and 2 days later, I'm so happy and proud of my 'curb appeal!' I've been wanting to do this since we moved into our house in October...8 months later I finally got it taken care of. I'm really so happy with it. Scott and I finalized it today and we just stood at the street and starred at it for about 30 minutes. 1 week ago, I would have told you we had the worst yard in the neighborhood. We had a huge weed problem. Pulled up 4 trash bags worth of weeds and the week before that, 2. It was bad. So I'm no longer embarrassed and worried a neighbor will write us a letter asking us to take better care of our flower beds. (I honestly told Scott I thought that would happen) You probably can't tell much from these pictures but this will give you a little bit of an idea.

Our house in October. Pre-awful weeds. Not bad...but not great.


Our house today!

The far ends look empty but placed there are knock-out roses that will grow nice and big in a few months and it'll look pretty! It kinda looks the same in the photos but it looks like a completely different place in person. I love my little home! It's so sweet and cozy...or I think so anyways. It may not seem like much but I'm really proud and happy and so is Scott so that's all that matters. I'm so grateful to Mom and Scott for helping me. It was not easy I gotta tell ya! I honestly could not have done it without them. They did it all for me. I have less stress in my life now. My yard looked so bad before I might as well have had a porta poty on my front lawn and Christmas lights on my roof. Now it looks great and I'm very proud and can't wait for it all to grow big so it'll look even better!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

On To Breaking Dawn

I finished Eclipse is less than two days (so good) and now I'm on to Breaking Dawn. I'm not a Twi-hard but I do love a good book and I have unanswered questions so I'm going to need to continue on with my Twilight reading. It definitely keeps me entertained and makes my husband annoyed. We haven't talked much this week....I've been too engrossed in my book.
Last night I had dinner with my big group of friends. Jaclyn, Ashley, Stina, Anna and our boys at Crabbys. It was a good time! I enjoy spending time with my friends very much!
Tonight Scott and I are having dinner with his Dad and grandparents at Bonefish. I haven't had Bonefish in a while....I'm looking forward to it. Mmm....I'm hungry. I need to eat breakfast.
No work for me today (YAY). My parents have been up here all week for business but I've hardly seen them since I've been at work. Mom and I can hang today. It'll be nice.
I'm in DESPERATE need of good sleep and Scott's 6 am alarm is not helping especially since he hits the snooze for an hour. Can you imagine someone hitting their snooze button for an hour? Everyday? And the alarm sound is the most annoying alarm in the history of the whole wide world. My husband is perfect but this I cannot deal with. We are going to have to enter him into a snooze button rehab or something.
Alrighty, guess I'll hop in the shower and get dressed. BOO! Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Eclipse

I wouldn't believe myself if I weren't witnessing it with my own eyes but today I went to Barnes and Noble and bought Eclipse. I know...I know...what has gotten into me right? Remember how much I disliked Twilight? I had to force myself to keep reading because I don't like to not finish books. I didn't HATE it but I didn't find is so incredibly amazing like everyone else in this world. However I was curious about the rest of the series so I rented New Moon when it came out on DVD and thought it was pretty good. Well something came over me today and I very spontaneously went and bought Eclipse. I don't know why. I hadn't considered reading it at all but I enjoyed so much reading my last book that I decided I needed another one to read. And I didn't want to have to try and search for a good one...I would much rather just go pick one I know is a best seller so Eclipse sounded easy enough. Let's just say, I bought it at 12 p.m. and 227 pages later I'm merely taking a quick second to blog about my obsession over Eclipse and I'm quickly going to be diving back into my book soon. I'm so into it that when my mom called me on my phone, I nearly jumped from one side of the room to the other it startled me so much. I'd always heard the 3rd and 4th books were the best. Yes indeady. Yes indeady. Okay no more time to write....back to my deliciously good book.

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Dad

I was busy last night after Scott and I got in from Little Rock so I never had a chance to blog about my wonderful father! I am one of those incredibly lucky girls who was blessed with a great Dad! I know I'm lucky. I think everybody knows how important a father is in a girls life. I had such a stable man in my life who completely took care of me and I am so grateful. My Dad always washed my car, changed it's oil, stuck the insurance card in my glove compartment. He woke me up every morning before school....even my senior year. And I would always say '5 more minutes' and he'd come back in 5 minutes! When I was a little girl and we were eating and I would say I was done he was say 'come over here let me feel your belly' and he's rub on it and say 'I think there's a spot right there that needs one more bite....oop! I found another one...two more bites' and I would totally fall for it. I'd eat two more bites then go over to him and push my belly out real hard and have him feel again.
My Dad has always called me Louie--Lou for short. We aren't even sure where that came from but he never calls me Kara. Just Lou or Louie. On my wedding day my Dad was so emotional. Right before the doors opened for us to walk down the isle he said 'I love you Kara Luttrell.' But then he had a blast at the reception! He always says 'let's throw another party like that!'
My Dad is a really great man. He's a hard worker and a strong God follower. Mom is my best friend but I'm definitely a Daddy's girl. I thank God all the time for blessing me with a great, loving, stable father. God has blessed me with a lot but I believe that's one of the greatest blessings he's given me. I'm glad I married someone just like my dad because our kids are going to be really lucky to have him as a father just like Kyle and I are so lucky to have a great man like my Dad be ours! Happy Fathers Day Dad! I love you!!

Saturday Boat Day

My weekend in Little Rock was a typical summer LR weekend. We woke up early Saturday and got out on the lake. My friend, Kirk came with us. We headed in earlier than normal because Scott and I had Amber's wedding to go to. We're trying to teach Scott how to ski. He's a wakeboarder kinda guy. Last time he couldn't get the concept of just letting the boat pull you up. This time he did really great and stayed up for about 10 seconds! He refuses to try more than like, 5 times though the little booger. Next time I think he'll get it down perfectly! Here's some pics...

Kirk Skiing
Me Skiing
And Dad doing a slalom


I love the lake!! I always have so much fun. I'm glad Kirk joined us this time! We always love boat company!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Running and Tanning

Holla from Little Rock! I'm in a really good mood right now because I've had: 1 glass of champagne, 1 glass of a 1995 Bordeaux or actually maybe is was a Burgundy, and now a glass of Ambullneo which you know if my favorite wine of all time. Wooo Hooo! Good night.
I've planned all week on riding that bike around my parents neighborhood like I did a few weeks ago which made me almost pass out or get sick, one or the other.....or both. I'm still planning on doing that. We'll see how that pans out. I've been slacking a touch on my workouts lately. Instead of running for an hour I've been doing 30 but I've gotten the motivation bug again starting yesterday so that's good. I need to make sure I stay in good running condition for July 4th. My Dad and I are going to run a 5k together here in Little Rock! My top 25 things to do when I'm 25 was actually a 10k but I got on arkansasrunner.com and there is no 10k for me to run. NWA kinda sucks at the marathons. They're all in Little Rock. But I thought to myself 'well maybe 2 5k's could make a 10k?' and that's what I'm gonna have to go with. I'm looking forward to it. My Dad is a runner. Runs every morning. It's hard for me to keep up with him because his legs are way longer and he's more like a 9 minute mile kinda runner and I'm more like a 9 minute 25 second kind of girl. I know it doesn't seem like that much of a difference but it is. However, I'm happy to have someone to run with me for this 5k even if we aren't side by side! Good Father-Daughter activity.
Tomorrow we're heading to the lake! Woo Hoo. I'm planning on doing some good skiing and I'm in desperate need of a tan. I've always been one of those girls who was obsessed with a tan. I had a tanning bed growing up actually. At a function one time Jake said to me ' well you've won the tanning bed award tonight.' Then the study came out about a year ago on how they knew tanning beds were really bad but now we're finding out they're REALLY REALLY REALLY bad and it freaked me out so I've laid off. And I look odd to myself now. My Mom said to me the last time I was in Little Rock 'are you anemic?' So yeah....I need a tan and I'm looking forward to getting one tomorrow.
Okay I guess I'll enjoy this glass of Ambullneo then head to bed so I can (hopefully) get up in the morning for my bike ride then get ready for lake time!! Hope you guys have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Brother Is Off To Asia

My brother is headed to Asia right now to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. I get chill bumps knowing that in just a few days someone out there is going to come to know Christ and spend eternity in heaven and they don't even know it yet. It's awesome. So dang awesome. I wish so badly I was going with him. If I had found out about him doing this before it was too late I would have totally gone too. He's created a blog to write about it. His blog link is on my 'other people's blog list' entitled 'my life and travels.' Check it out over the next 3 weeks because he's going to be updating (in code...he could get in serious trouble with the government with what he's doing) and letting us know how things are going. My brother is awesome. I'm so proud of what he's doing and hope that one day Scott and I can go and do the same thing. We talk about it all the time and at some point, we're going to spread the Word in a foreign country and turn non-believers to Christ. Please pray for Kyle and the other's he's going with that they can make a huge impact in China. And for their safety as well. This can be a dangerous situation for them because the government is incredibly hard-core on Christians spreading The Word. Needless to say, Mom is a touch nervous....who can blame her! Send your prayers and blessings....some amazing things are about to happen!!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Europe

After reading Eat. Pray. Love and deciding I'm just gonna have to travel for a year too, I decided to take a look at the map of the world and decide where I want to go. So I decided on Europe. All Europe. But instead of 3 different places for 4 months at a time like her, I'm gonna have to do 6 places for 2 months at a time because I can't narrow it down.
So here we go:
1. Athens
2. Italy
3. London
4. Paris
5. Dublin
6. Madrid

So that's where I'm going. As for when I'm headed out I haven't quite figured that out yet. I figure I need to do it before I have kids so that's taken care of. But I can't leave Scott behind so he's going to have to figure out how to take off for a year and still get paid. That's my only hang-up. I'll get this figured out somehow....

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Husband is So Silly

Today is my day off and I'm BORED. It's 3:30 and I just contemplated having a beer but that would be kinda alcoholicish so I'm not gonna. I would eat something but then I'd hate myself for it after. I need to go for a run but I'm not in the mood. I'm kinda in the mood but I'm so comfortable sitting on my couch right now in Scott's t-shirt and pajama pants. Also if I run that means I have to wash my hair which ugh. But if I don't run I'll get fat and I'm trying to lose 2 or 3 pounds.
Scott and I spent an entire day shopping on Saturday. Let me tell you something about my husband. He is NO FUN to shop with. He wants all new work clothes but he tries them on and then wants to 'think about it.' That's fine if you do that one Saturday but a zillion in a row now? So we're in Baumans and I'm crossing my fingers that he finally buys those pants and shirts that he's tried on now for the 8th time. Did he buy anything? Nope. After we left Baumans I told him to take me home that I wasn't shopping with him anymore because it's a waste of my time. He said 'well they were out of that one pair of pants that I want and I'd rather just buy it all at once.' He bugs. Then he convinced me to drive down to Walker Brothers with him so I did and I made him buy at least 2 shirts. He of course had to wait on some other stuff for when his favorite sales guy is in there.
My husband can be very quirky. Let me tell you what he did over Labor Day weekend. It's the first day to go out on the lake and I hop in the shower first to get ready. Then he comes in the bathroom and says 'oh my goodness babe did you know you can't iron swimsuits?' Confused by why he would say that I peeked out of the shower and there he is holding his swimsuit which now has a HUGE melted hole in it. First of all, this isn't just any swimsuit. This is a $100 Peter Millar swimsuit from Baumans that he's worn once. I got so frustrated and was like 'who irons a swimsuit?? Why would you do that?' and he said 'it was wrinkled.' 'IT'S A SWIMSUIT!!' I said and he was like 'but it was wrinkled.' Who in their right mind thinks to themselves 'hmmm....this swimsuit is wrinkled I should go iron it.' After I finished showering and the initial anger of him ruining a $100 swimsuit he's worn once left me, I had nothing to do but go laugh at him....and he laughed with me but still doesn't think it's weird of him for wanting to iron a swimsuit. (I talked to the guy at Baumans and thankfully he's going to replace it for Scott since the label actually does say you can iron it if you're that one crazy person out there who wants to)
That's my husband. He's such a dork....but I'm madly in love with him. And to top things off, he ran over a nail on 540 on our way home from Fayetteville and our tire made the loudest pop and we started bopping down the road like we were in an old Model T. Scott pulled to the side, opened his door and looked at the tire and said 'that's awesome' in a very sarcastic tone. The rim was on the ground....of Scott's new company car. HAHA. It made me laugh really hard.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Most Random Post EVER

What do tigers dream of when they take their little tiger snooze?
Do they dream of mauling zebras, or Halle Berry in her Catwoman suit?
Don't you worry your pretty striped head, we're gonna get you back to Tyson and your cozy tiger bed.
And then we're gonna find our best friend Doug, and then we're gonna give him a best friend hug.
Doug, Doug, oh, Doug, Dougie, Dougie, Doug, Doug!
But if he's been murdered by crystal meth tweakers, well then we're shit out of luck."

Watching this movie for the bowillionith time tonight. Is it me or does it get funnier and funnier and funnier the more times you watch it?

And.....I just found this while browsing through my computer

video

Oh and also I finished EAT. PRAY. LOVE (loved!!!) like I promised I would. So I've officially knocked a few of the 25 things I want to do when I'm 25 off my list such as: Read a good book & take out my contacts at night. I've been really good about that. Also, I'm continuing my workout regime AND I'm being better about accepting and giving compliments. (I'm bad with compliments. I can't just say thank you and move on...I have to be like 'oh no this outfit is so old, no my hair is gross, no my ring is really dirty, no this meal was easy, etc....I'm learning to just say thank you!!!!)

My father-in-law, Randy, came over tonight to celebrate an early Father's Day. We're going to be in LR next weekend for my friend, Amber's (and fellow MTA sister!!) wedding. So we celebrated Father's Day for him tonight. And I had to take a picture because Holly really likes Randy. She always snuggles by him and he pets her the whole time which is funny because he really likes animals but is one of those who would never own one. Also we opened a bottle of Ambullneo tonight which is the best wine to touch my pallet ever.
So do you think I'm a little off my rocker after this post? I know that was incredibly odd and random. But I had a lot of different thoughts in my head tonight with a blog topic and I just decided 'eh! just do it all in one.'

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Art of Wine

We had a great time at the Art of Wine event at the Walton Arts Center. We got to taste a lot of great wine and enjoy great food from restaurants all over NWA. My Dad donated this sign below so we were able to get tickets for free!!!! Nice since the event was very expensive. We actually saw a lot of people there that we knew which was fun because I figured it would be a lot of older people. Scott and I really enjoyed ourselves and we brought Brad and Jaclyn along with us. Enjoy pictures.
May all your pain....Be Champagne! (that's my favorite saying)

Scott's friends (and groomsmen) Troy & Trey

Friday, June 11, 2010

Almost Done

Okay so I didn't finish Eat. Pray. Love yesterday but I PROMISE I'll be done with it today. I was a little overbooked at work to read much of it in the day. I did come home and read a lot while I laid in my bubble bath with a glass of wine which was sheer bliss. I love my big huge tub. I'm finished with her trip to India and now she's in Indonesia. I could see myself going to Indonesia....I'll finish reading this afternoon after I go to my father-in-laws to get some laps in. I'm just not in the mood to run. Laps seem more pleasant.
So I have to admit yesterday I took a pregnancy test. I've taken one maybe 3 times before. I stress Scott out with this all the time. It's probably nearly impossibly (99% to be exact) for me to get pregnant but I can't help but think I WOULD BE the exception since I'm all weird medically and all. I only thought so because I'd been getting really nauseous during my workouts and my.....(sorry boys or anyone who finds this inappropriate) boobies looked like this.
Everyone had a comment about them. And if anything odd happens to me my automatic thought is "I'm pregnant." So I got worried and bought a test, which of course said negative like I deep down inside knew it would. I just wanted to be positive because we're going to a wine tasting tonight and I didn't feel comfortable thinking I was possibly pregnant while I'm guzzling down wine. We're all good thankfully. It is not my time yet.
So yesterday was a touch entertaining I suppose. Okay I'm off to swim laps. Then I'm gonna come back home and finish my book and get ready for my wine tasting tonight. Exciting!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Eat. Pray. Love

Today started out normal. Woke up, turned on Regis and Kelly, got dressed, got to work....then I decided to go to Barnes and Noble before my lunch at McAlisters (like every Wednesday) with Jaclyn. I LOVE to go to Barnes and Noble. It's kind of my sanctuary. More so in college when I lived by myself and B&N was so close to my house I could walk to it if I wanted. I would go there to relax, read, drink a hot chocolate (coffee poser) and could keep myself entertained for hours....especially at night. It's a great place to go when you're happy, sad, bored, or curious. The Barnes and Noble in Rogers is really close to where I work so I drive there a lot if I have a little gap between clients and read magazines (for free). Scott gets annoyed with me for buying 3 $5 magazines every week since they're 'a waste of money.' If I had to describe my husband in three words they would be: Loyal, kind-hearted, & frugal. I am polar opposite. I put him through bank account shock every now and then. We make it work...somehow.......that is neither here nor there although I may have to blog one day about that because there are many entertaining/funny stories about how opposite Scott and I are when we look at money.
CONTINUING ON....
So I go to B&N before lunch to buy a magazine to read while I had a break at work later in the afternoon. But a book caught my eye. And since one of the 25 things to do while I'm 25 is to read a good book, I decided to forgo the wasteful magazine and buy the book! So I bought EAT. PRAY. LOVE. Yes I'm way behind on this but better late than never! Okay so....I can't put the book down. I read over 100 pages of it today and can't wait to read more. I was so excited about coming home and reading it until Scott so proudly said 'I'm not gonna work tonight since I worked so late (12:30) last night!' Of course. The one night you decide not to work is the one night that I find a book I can't seem to put down and was looking forward to reading when I got home. HAHA! I'd rather have my husband....the book will always be there. But I will be finishing up with her trip to Italy when I lay in bed tonight because I think she's almost done being there. If you haven't read it YOU MUST!!!! I'm not even finished yet but I'm so obsessed and pretty sure I'm going to need to take a year off from life and travel like that except I'd go to different countries. I haven't decided where yet but it's definitely going to happen....mark my word. I'll probably finish this book tomorrow. I will keep you updated. Read it! Such a good decision I made with that today! It has potential to change my life. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Exactly As It Was...

Woke up, ate blueberries and a banana while watching GMA and Regis & Kelly, got dressed, went to work, ate lunch (lean cuisine), took a nap on my (2 hour) lunch break, went back to work, did some hair cuts and color, went to the gym, killed time on the treadmill for 20 minutes until my physique class started, did physique, did abs, did cycle, talked to brother on the phone on my way home, turned on Fox News, ate bone-in grilled chicken and salad, showered, watched Glee (cried), poured a glass of wine then a fly flew in before I could take a sip, poured it out, watched The City, tuned on Fox again, got happy Lincoln won, facebooked about it, put medicine in Holly's itchy ears, watching E! while blogging. After I publish I will: brush teeth, get in bed, watch TMZ, fall asleep cuddled with my sweet husband....and my sweet Holly too.
That was my day. Typical, pretty non-eventful, but still great. Until tomorrow....

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wedding Season Begins

Scott and I had a really great weekend! His friend Michael got married and a bunch of his closest friends flew in town for the wedding. I feel sad for Scott because most of his friends live so far away so he's always really happy when he gets to see them. His best friend, James, came over to our house on Thursday night and we hung out until the wee hours of the morning. It's always really great to see James. I have to brag on him for a minute. He's without a doubt the smartest person I've ever known and probably ever will know in my life. He's literally a rocket scientist. No joke. Even though he's ridiculously smart he's not weird or hard to talk to or awkwardly social like most smart people. Those people bug big time. I introduced James to words with friends and we've been playing each other. Scott was like 'I'm not trying to hurt your feelings but he's going to kick your butt.' I was already very aware of that. Want to know what word he just played me today? Buteos. I don't even know what that is or means. What is buteos? I play words like sit and hat. Except I'm trying extra hard on this one because I can't let him beat me by that much!!! So wish me luck because I'm totally going to need it.
Friday Scott and I went to his Dad's for a nice dinner. I had to work Saturday (boo) then we drove to Ft. Smith that night for Michael and Jen's wedding. It was a whole lotta fun! Great music, great food, open bar....what else do you need? The ceremony lasted maybe 10 minutes. It was like, walk down the isle, vows, rings, kiss, done. Bam. Knocked it out. Haha! Jen looked beautiful and I enjoyed celebrating their wedding day with them!

Scott, Zac, and James

Friday, June 4, 2010

My Favorite Dog

I came home from work and Scott beat me here. He has summer hours. He still works but from home which is nice! He turned around to say hi and I was sobbing. This huge look of concern came across his face and he said 'what happened?' I told him that it was so stupid but this song on the radio just came on and it makes me ball my eyes out every time I hear it. Like....cry so hard. How dumb is that? The song is The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert. Have you heard it? The only reason it makes me cry is because of the part that says 'and I bet you didn't know under that live oak my favorite dog is buried in the yard.' Seriously that line makes me SOB. It's just the way that it's worded. Holly will always be my favorite dog. There will never be another like her and while I know I'll love my future dogs, I will never love them as much as I love Holly. She's my favorite dog I'll ever have and just the thought of me saying that line one day breaks my heart. I dread dread dread that day so so so so so so bad. Do you guys comprehend my love for that girl? I know I talk all the time about how much I love her but do you really get how deeply I love Holly? She is my sunshine. She's laying beside me right now. She's so soft and cuddly and I just can't imagine life without her. It's hard to remember my life before her. She's been around for forever. To know that her time is coming soon makes me cry every time I let myself think about it. Scott is always like oh my goodness I dread that time so bad. It will be awful. Awful. Anyways, not to be all depressing but that song depressed me for a good 15 minutes. It's a really good song but I could never purchase it on iTunes. I'd cry every day! So if you haven't heard it you should and hopefully you won't be ridiculous and cry like me!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Great, Great Day

When I woke up this morning I had a feeling it was going to be a great day. Turns out I was right!! It started by me waking up from a dream about my honeymoon resort, Jade Mountain. It was a great dream! Then the whole time I was getting dressed I decided Scott and I just have to go back there within the next few years. THEN, my brother told me today that he was reading a travel magazine in the airport and it named Jade Mountain the number 1 hotel in the world!!!! On the travel channel they name it the number 1 resort in the Caribbean. I get excited when I see it. It's recorded on my DVR cause I'm cheesy like that. So that was the start to my day which I must say is a great way to start.
Then I got to work and got my check and it was not too shabby. I'm getting so much busier which is such a great blessing. It makes me excited and motivated and really love my job even more than I already do. So that's was exciting moment number 2!!
THEN I received a text from Scott telling me he got a promotion at work today!!!!!!!!!! It totally came out of nowhere. He's been at his job for only 9 months and he's already been promoted?? How does that happen? Oh yeah that's right it's because my husband is an insane work horse. Ya'll hear me say it all the time. His hard work has paid off! His official title is Category Insights Manager. Yes I said manager. We are ecstatic!! A very exciting bonus with this job is a company car!! Scott's getting his car tomorrow!!! No more insurance, gas, or maintenance bills to worry about. That's all on sweet Mrs Sara Lee! I had a grin on my face all day long. I'm SO SO SO SO SO proud of Scott. He works incredibly hard. Crap he works all day long. He got home from work at 8 today, took an hour break while we cooked/ate dinner and now he's sitting next to me on his laptop working. He deserves this. He EARNED this. He makes me so proud. I'm so happy for him. This is such a cool blessing for us that just came from nowhere!!!! What a cool surprise.
So I KNEW it was going to be a great day today.......and I was right! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Weekend 2010

My Memorial Weekend was grand! All I did was lay in a boat on the lake with my family and eat a lot of food. Yesterday was probably my favorite lake day because we did a lot of skiing. Last year I was horrible at getting up on the skis. This year, first try. That's right folks. First try. Scott tried skiing for the first time ever. He's always done wake boarding and he thinks skiing is way harder. He got up for just a few seconds but he did good for a first time tryer and he promised me he'll try again throughout the summer. I'm making him. I come from a family of sporty people. We love to lay on a beach but we also love to hit some slopes and ski on water. Scott is perfectly content to just lay in the boat all day or float in the water. I can't handle that. It's nice but I need a tube or a ski or a wake board or something. I've said it before while I am incredibly girly I LOVE adventure. I'm not athletic by any means but I can't handle just laying there. I like activities. Anyways! There's really not much to say except we spent 3 days on the lake and it was awesome. Enjoy some pics!