Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Weekend Recap


What a great memorial weekend! The weather was ammmmaazzzzing! Kev and I had no major plans and decided to spend the weekend sprucing around the house, hanging with friends, playing with the doggies, and grilling out.   It was fabulous.

Friday we kicked off the weekend with a suite at the Lexington Legend’s game (the Legend’s are a minor league baseball team here in Lexvegas).

Kev scored us the suite at a silent auction during a charity even we attended in April called “Wig Out.” The event raised money to purchase wigs for cancer patients.  Check out our cutesie wigs.

I couldn’t tell you a single thing about the baseball game, but I do know that we were surrounded with great friends and fellowship. It turned out to be an über fun night. I felt so blessed to have such a great group of people surrounding us.
Little brother came :) Made his sister very happy

so fun!
majority of the group...ignore the yucky white light in the photo.

Saturday morning we headed out for our first motorcycle ride of the season and stopped by the local Harley Davidson to check out their Memorial weekend festivities.  HD was having a very classy bikini contest (gag) and a stunt rider along with burgers and hotdogs.

We opted for lunch at our local fave, Harry’s. J

Sunday, we spent the morning at church and spent most of the afternoon doing errands around the house. Kev worked on our new patio set and grill that we plan to spend many evenings with, while I did some spring cleaning. I am talking some serious spring cleaning that required me to be on my hands and knees scrubbing baseboards and showers galore. I felt so accomplished afterwards…my momma would have been so proud.  I of course partook in my favorite Sunday ritual after church of visiting Orange Leaf frozen yogurt…the confetti cake is my absolute favorite.  Yum!

On Monday, I had to work a couple of hours while, but spent the evening grilling out with some friends on the new patio (patio = still work in progress). I made some delicious burgers and fresh corn on the cob. I completed the meal with a peach cobbler and veggie skewers that were pretty darn tasty as well.

the doggies are with us every step of the way

veggie skewers! please excuse my gross gym hair
 I had a great weekend and took the time to reflect on those who have given their lives to allow us to do the things we do every day. I always think of my papaw that I never knew during the Memorial Day holiday. He died just before my mom found out she was pregnant with me. My 86 year old granny always displays the biggest and brightest floral arrangement at his gravesite with my mom every year on this weekend. I hated I couldn’t be at home to share the experience with them. Like so many others, he fought bravely for his country, and for that I am so grateful.  I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday filled with family, friends, appreciation, and love. God bless each and every one of us!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A few things...

Happy Saturday!

It is a beautiful day in the bluegrass today and the weather forecast projects a gorgeous Memorial weekend.

Just a few things you may not know about me. Enjoy!

I am orginally from an itty bitty town tucked away in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. I am so blessed to have grown up in a town that pride’s itself on family and faith.  I truly feel that my “country raising” has molded me into a better person today. I appreciate it now more than ever. (Look at those gorgeous mountains in the back ground…pic was taken last fall. Fall is my favorite time of year in the mountains.)
    I have been with my sweetie, Kevin (or Rex as some know him), for nearly 2 ½ years. . You may see me refer to him as Kevin, Kev, Kevin Rex, Rexxy, or KRW. Let’s just be clear this is the same person.
                My family is my life! I have the best parents any gal could every ask for. They are the closet things to angels that I have encounterd.  My mom and dad have been married for over 30 years and still love each as much now as they did the day they got married. I know it sounds cliché, but they created the storybook home for my brother and I to grow up in. I love them so, so, so very much.

“God smiles on my little brother
inside and out
    he is better than I am “
– Taylor Swift

            My  baby brother, Charlie, is my hero! He is my only sibling and is 6 years younger than me. I love him more than he will ever know. He is our family’s lil athlete and is currently a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky Univeristy where he plays football . I am so proud of him and know that he has always been deemed for greatness. He truly is wise beyond his years (Oprah would call him an old soul) and if you sat down to chat with him you would never know he was just 20 years old. My life has been, and continues to be, better because of him.

I made this t-shirt when he was in high school. I wore it proudly to every football game :)

Our doggies
I have an adorable 4 legged child named Bailey. I always say that I cant imagine how much you love your children, because I know how much I love my dogs. Bailey is a white boxer that I have had since he was 6 weeks old. Bailey Boy just turned 5 in April. He is so playful and loving and thinks all 97 pounds of him can fit in our laps at any given time. He loves people and spending time at the dog park and is absolutely terrified of thunderstorms.

Uggie is Kevin’s English Bulldog. Uggie will be four in july and she is a stubborn lil princess who rules our roost. I am such a dog person. The dogs get treats and birthday cakes from the dog barkery, pampering, trips to doggie day care, and even their pictures made with santa. I am sure there will be plenty of blog posts involving my doggie children.

      I graduated from Transylvania University in Lexinton Ky in 2006. I loved attending a small libeal arts college with an enrollment of only about 1,100 people. I had a wonderful college experience at Transy and formed some great friendships. I look back on my time at Transy with many memories that I will always cherish. After Transy, I earned my Masters at Eastern Kentucky University in Occupational Therapy. As on OT, I get to teach people with phsycial and cognitive disabilites how to live life. I have a very rewarding job and I am so fortunate to be able to do what I do every day.

That’s all for today friends. Hope you all have a great Memorial Weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hi ya'll


I realize that I may be the last person on the planet to jump into the blog world, but here goes nothing. After stumbling across a couple of blogs, I became instantly hooked and I have decided to get my own feet wet. At first, I was enamored with all the helpful tips ranging from decorating, to makeup, to recipes, and DIY projects. However, I must say I was most in awe of the support, love, and kindness that is poured out from gal to gal from  the blog world. I know it sounds corny, but it is so true!  It was so refreshing to see women building each other up and not tearing each other apart. To say the least, I was impressed and thought to myself, I want to be a part of this.

 I know no one but my mother may read this, but who cares. I don’t keep a journal, so what better way for me to capture and reflect on my day to day life. In ten years, I want to be able to look back at some of the best times of my life and have it documented. Plus, I need a place to store all the thoughts in my head. It’s going to be my own lil keepsake to have and share with my friends and family, chronicling the many chapters in my life. I hope you are going to enjoy reading my blog as much as I am going to enjoy creating it.

So, here goes nothing… J (exhale)

Just a Country Girl
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