Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Weekend of FUN!

So we're getting ready to leave for Disney (GASP).  I can't believe it's finally here!!!  I figured I better catch up on the ol' blog because I'm sure I'll have about 82 thousand pictures to share when we return (maybe).  Since I'm down to the last couple days, I'm gonna catch up by combining our whole weekend into one blog.  This is normally an easy task but we did A LOT of stuff last weekend.  I mean a ridiculous amount of stuff.  You'll see!

First up was a Suns/Pacers game.  Lola and I had fun making ourselves look presentable before Billy got home.  That means I actually straightened and then CURLED my hair.  This rarely happens so we had to take a few photos!  We had a great time at the game despite the Pacers losing by TWO points.  Sheesh.  I also enjoyed seeing Robin Lopez and his CRAZY hair.  I'm pretty sure that mop top is featured in one of my pictures!  You're welcome!

We had a great time at the game.  Then we returned home and rested up for our busy Saturday!  We had to be at Blake's basketball spectacular at 9:45.  It was a super entertaining (*SARCASM*) presentation of teams....if that's what you're into, that is!  Don't we all want to sit on hard bleachers while EVERY team (grades k-7) is recognized?  Well.  It wasn't that awesome.  What was awesome?  Blake received the sportsmanship award.  Only one child for each team received it so we were pretty happy for him!  He got a plaque and everything!  Hooray for my little basketball star!

After the spectacular, we went home for a brief minute.  Then we left for the movies.  Lola kept seeing previews for The Lorax so I decided it was time to try again.  She didn't do that great at The Muppets.  But it's been a while so I thought things would be better.  She lasted about half of the movie.  Not cool.  I love nothing better than wasting money on TWO tickets to a movie.  Especially since movies are like a billion dollars (approximately) now.  So Lola and Billy walked around the shopping complex and Blake and I enjoyed the movie.  We gave it two thumbs up!

The movie ended and Lola realized she missed half of it.  Enter BIGGEST TANTRUM OF 2012.  I'm having an Oscar made up later in the week.  Her performance was stellar.  So what does any parent do?  Take the kids to Dippin' Dots, of course. Why not reward totally rotten behavior?  Why not, I ask?  I'm up for mother of the year award.  But Lola did look pretty stinkin' cute in her cheerleading outfit!

Ahhh......our festivities were ALMOST complete!  Last up was the game.  THE.  GAME.  You know....the one where Louisville came back and actually BEAT Florida.  Yeah.  That game.  I was a nervous wreck.  Then I was over the moon.  Louisville in the Final Four.  Wow.  That made my weekend the BEST WEEKEND EVER!  For reals! 

So there ya have it.  We are getting ready to head to Florida.  We will be watching the game on Saturday at 6:09 PM (way to go scheduling people.  Really?  Not 6:00 or 6:10 or even 6:15?).  I wouldn't know what to do with myself if Louisville actually beats Kentucky.  Let's go Cards!  I'll be back to blogging after Easter!  Happy week to all of you!  May the force be with you!  Here's one last picture of me reppin' for my CARDS!!!  That's how I roll.....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shamrock Shuffle!

I got a weekend away!  *SIGH*  It was amazing!  I love going back to Kentucky but this time was extra special because I returned to Georgetown/Lexington!  I don't get there as often as I'd like!  My friends and I decided to run a little race called the Shamrock Shuffle.  It was a blast.  I won't mention my frustration with the dogs and strollers.  I will mention that I will know going into it next year that I will have to be okay with just walking.  Avoiding said dogs and strollers got to be quite a headache! 

Yes, I'm still injured.  But yes, I'm still planning on the mini marathon in about a month.  Crazy?  Maybe.  But this will be done.  Even if I have to walk half (or all) of it! ;)

Anyway, it was so nice to get a little break (thank you, Billy)!  Things have been a little chaotic lately.  And you may have noticed, I haven't even had the time to blog!  Or maybe you haven't noticed.  *sniffle*  Seeing dear friends is always a good way to recharge the ol' battery!  I feel like I have a new lease on life.  At least for now.  I probably won't be saying that in a day or two (or even five minutes from now).

A big thanks to my wonderful friend, Jenny and her family for allowing me to stay at their house!  It's always hard to host me during March Madness.  At least I got to watch the important games!  And I didn't scream and wake up the whole house!  Oh and can you believe this gal hasn't written ANY blogs about the madness I call the NCAA tournament?  I know.  Crazy.  So I will say a big congrats to the Cards for making it to the Sweet 16!  WOO HOO!  Thursday can't come soon enough!  And with that, I will post the only pictures I took from the weekend.  I apologize they are all small because they were all taken from my phone.  But hey...some is better than none.  Right?  Hope you all had a fabulous St. Patrick's Day!  May the luck of the Irish be with you ALL year long! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012


It's that day again!  Funny how Monday just keeps rolling around! And I'm so thankful they do!  :)  I'm especially grateful for today because I had a pretty stressful weekend!  *SIGH*  But instead of complaining (and I shouldn't have even mentioned anything negative...), I'm going to be positive! :)

1.  Blake has become obsessed with all things basketball, as you all know.  He has since started trying to make half-court shots.  You know...just in case he has possession of the ball with only 2 seconds left and he's all the way at the other end of the court.  Anyway, he nailed TWO of them tonight in basketball practice.  I'd say he's ready!  His team finished 2nd and has a bye this week.  If they win two more games, they will be the champions! :)

2.  I'm back to dealing with all my running injuries which isn't cool  But I'm not gonna lie.  It was kind-of nice to just relax and take it easy today.  That's right, folks.  I'm not running AT ALL this week.  And by taking the week off, I BETTER BE BACK TO NORMAL by next Monday!

3.  Sophie Kinsella.  That should be all I have to say!  She's pretty much one of my favorite authors on this planet!  My awesome mother put herself (ME) on hold for the new book.  Billy brought it to me this weekend.  I started it yesterday.  I finished it today.  I want it to be a movie.  Like TOMORROW!  It was SOOOO good!

4.  I'm watching The Voice (OH HAPPY DAY) and the kids are getting ready to go to bed!  *FIST PUMP*

5.  I'm extremely stressed with the Pacers taking on the Bulls in Chicago.  But it's a pretty close game right now!  C'mon Pacers.....win your 7th game in a row!  Do it for me....and my HAPPY Monday! :)

I hope you all have a super fantastic week!  Remember how blessed we are!  I am especially thankful for all that I have....after the devastating storms in my neck of the woods over the weekend!  Please do whatever you can to help these families!  And because all blogs are better with pictures, I'm including this one of Lola from last week.