'If you want to make the world a better place then look at yourself and make the change.' - Man in the Mirror

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hey we got iPhones and had a Luau

Ok, so I know that I've been neglecting the blog. Crazy life I guess even though I KNOW that you ALL have busy lives as well...oh well. :( Let's get over it and move on...so last weekend? No weekend before..I had a type of shower for John and I that was a bit out of the ordinary ...Dad's side of the family threw John and I a Luau. Essentially it was a lot of leighs and hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and corn hole. :) We had tropical drinks in cute cups that said...Aloha My names is ______ If you find this cup and it's empty fill it with _____. Well..I wrote Lacey and Liquid for my fill in the blanks and John wrote John Roberts on the other side of the daggone cup! Apparently he didnt think it was very cute and skipped the fun fill in the blanks but followed suit in writing the name on it...omg whatever he cracks me up. I need to write it complete sentences and quit using elipses incorrectly..............nah.

Okay lets look at some pictures:

John and I at the Luau

John's sweet face :)

Trial run on the wedding hair.

And here is the back.

John and I did get iPhones and we LOOOOOVE them. John loves his! ...that makes me really happy because he was so reluctant but he needed a new phone really bad and he wanted an iPod so i convinced him and now he uses it all the time! For more than just phone stuff of course..

Also...I thought it would be ok to put wedding hair pics up since he will NEVER read this blog...:)

I know this was a random blog ...but hey its a blog that has pictures!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Playing catch up!

Ok, so I haven't really been able to blog much recently so let's try to make up lost time....Two weekends ago John and I travelled to Alabama (I wanted to come see you Rach but John might have freaked if I added any additional stops to the already long ride). John drove the whole way because...as you all may already be well aware...I hate to drive.:) Anyway, I had a family reunion in Auburn, AL and each reunion has a theme. This year's theme was PIRATES. Unfortunately my camera died before I could actually take a picture of the pirate outfits. CRAP. I just lost my SD card for good probably. Well this is an interesting turn of the blog, my card flew out of my hands and into this part of the wall that my aunt had to cut out of her wall a while back to fix some wiring or something. I think I lost my stupid card forever! Well, I was going to share with you some pictures that I did have on my camera....um. So I guess I will post random old pictures instead.

By the way a few of our engagement pictures are posted on our photographers blog. Go to http://firstcomeslovephotographyblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/blame-it-on-alchol.html and you can see a bit of our photos. I will post more when they send me a low resolution CD of the pics. :)

Ok, about pirates and stuff...It was a lot of fun! We dressed up, we raced homemade pirate ships down a zipline, we played Polly Parrot, which was essentially Chubby Bunny. We did a scavenger hunt around my aunt and uncle's property that was done in pirate vernacular and had to use compasses to get to the clues that were in hidden treasure chests. The drive back from AL however was HORRENDOUS! We faced rain the WHOLE way back...rain so hard you couldn't see, probably hit rain that hard about 10 times the whole way back. Horrible! We finally had to stop about 7:00 in Cave City because we could see 0% of our surroundings. Awful! I'm just thankful that we weren't harmed since we passed SEVERAL very bad wrecks on the way back.

Ok, so last weekend ....wait I found my SD Card yay! Ok, so like I was saying last weekend we had yet another family reunion on my mother's side. I made Hashbrown Casserole (ol faithful) and my new invention....drumroll please...Banana Split Cupcakes. They were gooood. Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry icing and chocolate ganoche drizzle with a banana slice on top.

Here is a pic of John trying the first one, I made him eat the first one before we went. :)

After that we went to dinner with my great aunt for her birthday at Longhorn.
Steven wrestling Grammy in Longhorn
On Sunday Cindy Crawford and Shannon threw me one heck of a paintball/cookout party/shower. I loved it! It was so cute..they had green and yellow tableclothes with sunflowers in mason jars and Shan had made a pretty paintball cake. I don't have any pictures of paintball either, but you can see the pics on facebook. We each had nickname sashes and I had to wear a veil but John had to wear this funny tuxedo baseball cap. So much fun! Paintballs did not hurt that bad actually except for the one I got to the ribs which is still bruised and reddish...but that was because I got shot by a different gun than the rentals that we got from the owner of the paintball place..aka Paintball Dave... he was also our ref who wore a bright yellow facemask so we would know not to shoot him. I got hit in the um...pectoral region twice if you know what I mean and everytime I talked about it I got a nervous laugh from Paintball Dave...haha.

Ok now time for the few pictures I do have of these past wonderful weekends...

This is us in Auburn.
Steven being goofy, Dad and John
John and I out on the deck of my aunt & uncle's house in Auburn
Steven wrestling Grandma
Family Reunion 2009 in Auburn

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Great Weekend!

What a great weekend! It's very close to my birthday, so we celebrated Friday night with John's family where we had great food great company and some nice gifts. :) Saturday John and I purchased a car to replace my Rodeo (which we are giving to Steven). We bought a navy blue 2005 Cadillac CTS. This car makes me so happy. Yay. I included some pictures of my baby.

After that we went to Louisville to Outback with Shannon and Billy Duncan (Shanilly) where I learned what ailoi means. ...came on my sandwich. ailoi = tasty if you were wondering what it means, must be Australian. Anyway... we went back to the Duncan home to have game night. It was ON! My the time we got back from dinner John was so riled up and ready to game....he said that he didn't even have time to stop for snacks, but Billy was driving so Mr. Gamer Extraordinaire had to wait. Haha. I included pictures of game night as well so that you can imagine the fun... These are pictures of us playing Guestures which I guess I need to stop at this point and say that Shannon and I are an unstoppable force when it comes to a charades-type game. The boys insist on teaming together every time we play this games and they ALWAYS lose very sorely by agreeing that we cheat somehow. We do not cheat, we just kick butt.

Sunday Cindy Crawford came over and I tried on my dress for her and we worked on the dance for the pageant girls and ultimately went to Wally World.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dancing in Frankfort

So every year for the past four or five years my friend (who has requested that in a blog she may be referred to as Cindy Crawford) and I have done the coordination of the Ms. Pre-Teen Franklin Co. Fair Pageant. Every year we seem to wait later and later to come up with the dance and closer and closer to time of the first practice to start practicing it. This year the theme is peace, love and hope or something like that and we have decided that we are dancing to "Crazy Dreams" by Carrie Underwood. Its a really cute song for preteens to dance to but after the 30th time in a row that we listen to it and try to come up with moves, it gets really old. I will be singing it in my sleep now. We decided this year that we would practice over at Lakeview in the Pavilion because that is where the girls will be performing it. I didn't realize how much traffic that Pavillion gets during a normal weekday! We had a couple that didn't seem to be marching to the same drummers as most on planet Earth joined us first in the Pavillion. I swear that the man yelled "Now that that that is what I am TALKING ABOUT!" But he was not referring to us. Then I think what I heard was him loudly recite the alphabet. They stayed almost the whole hour and a half we were there. There was a boy about 15 that came and layed on a picnic table near where we were dancing and a lady that came to change into running gear in the Pavillion bathroom. She stayed much longer than it normally takes to lace up some running shoes, but I bet we were entertaining playing the same song over and over and over and just staring at each other flailing every now and then trying to think of dance moves.

We got about half of the dance finished....practice is Monday. Did I mention that we like to wait to the last minute? Normally we work together, Cindy Crawford and I, but this year we don't so we can't set aside time at work to dedicate to dance making. Anyway, what else happened today. ....Still up in the air about where we are going for the Bachelorette Party Weekend. Maybe Indianapolis now or Columbus. I was told at work that Cincinnatti is not as happening as I imagined. Whatever. Peanut ran out of the house today while I was leaving to meet Cindy Crawford. I tricked him though. He is normally really hard to get back in the house. He is really fast and stubborn and evil, but he is a sucker for treats or a car ride. I chose faking out of a car ride this go around. Fell for it. He aggravates me sometimes. I yelled. He didn't seem to care. He got to pee on our mailbox which is apparently what he really wanted to do.

John is on this kick now where he really really likes this band called Avenged Sevenfold. He plays it all the time. I actually have become a fan myself....but he plays it so much that I call that band his peanut butter sandwhich. The reason is because when he was younger he would eat peanut butter sandwhiches like they were GOING OUT OF STYLE and now hates them. So I call the band his peanut butter sandwhich....the same day I started calling them that he turned to me after getting in the car and sang "Peanut Butter Sandwhich time, Peanut Butter Sandwhich time ....peanut butter sandwhich peanut butter sandwhich peanut butter sandwhich" all fast like the song ...peanut butter jelly time. ....anyway it CRACKED me up because he did it so well and fast and all of the sudden. ...oh I love him...crazy boy. If I get a chance I will attach some of the p.b.s. music to this blog.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I might be a blogger after all.

Who knows I might actually be able to keep up with this thing. Right now I'm on my lunch break. I work at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. I have a 45 minute lunch which sounds like a lot. By the time I get home and play dog mommy and eat its no time at all. I guess you just cant make me happy. :)

Last night I got Tater's dropper/syringe measuring thing stuck in the tiny medicine bottle. I still can't get it out. I had to pour out the medicine into a bowl and find the other measuring thingy. That doesnt sound as dramatic as it actually was though, the syringe thing wouldnt come out!!!!! Maybe that punctuation will help emphasize the frustration I had. The medicine is still in the bowl. Easier to get to that way.

I have like 5 minutes now to eat my carboard Healthy Choice. I have lost 12 pounds by the way. Yay for me. Don't ask me how I did it...I just did.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yay I have a blog!

Ok, so I totally copied Shannon and started a blog. I am really bad at keeping up with things like this but who knows, maybe somebody will read this and maybe it will make them happy....ok happy is a stretch. Maybe it will make them less bored. You shouldn't sneeze at being less bored. Alright next item on the schedule is to start talking about me, my life, John I guess since I put his name on the blog. He doesn't know we have a blog now. Hm, maybe I should mention that to him when I get a chance.

Um, well let's start with random things about myself that come to mind as I type.

I am engaged to John Burns Roberts. He and I are from Frankfort, KY. We met through a blind date type arrangement. Well, we went to middle school together but didn't know each other existed so I still call it a blind date. My friend Alex fixed us up on a double date to see 8 Mile and dinner at O'Charley's. Ok, I want to stop right here and tell you that I do not know what is up with this keyboard but the apostrophe is sticking and being really crazy so nothing is getting an apostrophe from here on out unless I feel the extreme need. Ok, ready to continue...like I was saying we met at a horrible date movie and he was late and tried to pay me back for the ticket I bought for myself. I remember that he was handsome and very tall and not very talkative. Well I have since learned how to pry the words from him and around people he is comfortable with he is a regular ol chatterbox.

John and I are getting married on September 19, 2009 (9-19-09). He has a house in Georgetown that I will be moving in to after we wed. I cant wait. To be completely honest (which I feel like I can be honest with you.....the world wide web visitors) I am really ready to move in and Ill tell you why.....I want a good shower and some flippin peace and quiet and a tv in my room. Is that too much for a girl to ask for?! I love my aunt and she has been overly generous in allowing me to stay with her for this last oh...year ...plus some....but my mothers two dogs live here as well along with my aunts dog and well ...its just a bit cramped I think. And the shower has not worked right for a few months. I swear to everything good that her dog is for real passing gas right beside me right now....oh I need out. Ok, well I think I was a little too wordy with this first post, but like I said....not good at this type of thing but Im trying!