Monday, January 31, 2011

Startin' the year off right with Dark Star Orchestra

Finally coming out of hybernation......went to the first show of the year for us last weekend. Decided at the last minute Saturday that we were going to see Dark Star Orchestra!! That turned out to be a great decision!!

Ryan and I were both itching to get out and shake our booties!! We're long overdue!!
I love this guy!!

Ah yes...the coctails...we're just getting started here!!
Trying really hard to keep those eyes open!!

Sad, but this is about the best photo of the band that I got the whole night. I never really wandered up to the front. Only for a few minutes on the last song. We were all having way too much fun in the back to even consider leaving and missing something fun!!
Miss Lori Culbertson needed a ride to Indy to meet up with her husband Bryan who was already down there, so she road with us. We had a great time hanging out with the Culbertson's....even made it to Steak and Shake after the show!!

Bryan and Screech must have been discussing some serious matters.....

I think we may have gone into this one in hopes of getting a nice little family pic, but I blew it!!!

BFF's hiding in the corner

Do you think I'm having fun? Just wanted to make sure incase you couldn't tell by this photo!!

I love this picture!! It just kind of sums up how the whole night was....we had a blast!!
Always happy to catch up with old friends, hang out with new friends and introduce them all as we go....the family gets bigger all the time!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I almost forgot I had a blog!!! Stupid Facebook addiction....

Anyway, been up to the same ol stuff, going to as many concerts and taking as many vacations as possible. It has been a great year. I just can't believe we're half way through it already.

Ryan has been working a lot, and I mean A LOT of over time this summer, so that has put a damper on some of our fun....or maybe I should say some of HIS fun. I've been to a few concerts and festivals without him, and it is never nearly as much fun when he's not along for the ride.

Although it was only a one day trip, I think my little mini vaca with my mom was one of the best trips I've taken this year. Mostly because it was so much fun for her. We went to Vevay, IN to stay at the Ogle Haus Inn for a night. It's a Best Western with a little German style to it and it's on the Ohio River. We got a room with a river view and just relaxed, swam, and pigged out for a day.
This was our first official picture from the trip...and our first official pee stop :-)

Mom wanted to cross the river so we could say we went to Kentucky, so I drove us over to Madison IN where I knew of a bridge we could cross. From there, we drove over to Louisville and then home from there. This was the first time my mom and I have taken a trip together in almost 30 years. I wonder now why it has taken me so long to take her anywhere. She was thrilled the entire time. It made me feel really good to get her out of town for a day. Not to mention, we had three hours of great conversation while we were on the road.... something that's not always easy with my mom.I'm ready to do it all over again!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Good advice



1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud.. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!
Worry about nothing, pray about everything!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1st Annual Indy Gang Christmas Party

Over the past few years, Ryan and I have grown very close to a group of friends who we have shared all kinds of fun and experiences with. This year, we all decided to get together and had a Christmas celebration. My pictures are not in order, but you'll be able to see that we were having fun from end to beginning and beginning to end this way :-)
We had a little dance party in the living room. Danced to some Cake, Niel Diamond, Beatles, Cage the leephant, and several others. The music never stopped!!!
Beardhead was a big hit with all the guys!!!

Everyone wanted a piece :-)

I think the beard really bring out Nick's eyes!!
Matt and Liz looking all good and stuff!!

We ate and ate and ate!!!

Beardhead and reindeer antlers were a great combo!!
These pics are gonna make great memories!!!
Somebody stole my antlers and ran off to the bar!!
Yes!! I still have a VCR and use it proudly!! Always happy to have a new Grateful Dead VHS to add to the collection!!!
We did some re-gifts just incase some people didn't have gifts!! The COLTS beer cozy was tricky with beardhead :-)

You can never go wrong with a bottle of Chardonnay!!!

Smooches for beardhead!!!
Everyone had to get a swig of the champagne!!!
OMG....Ashley got and MJ DVD!!!!
DAnce Party again!!! And Ryan was even smart enought to bring his comfy pants!!
Who you double doggin'?!?!?!
Makes Daddy proud!!!

Liz, Me, Ashley and Anglea

Here's most of the gang: Me, Kelly, Ashley, Matt, Ryan , and Jamie!!

Just look at that sweetie pie!!!
Shakin' it to Shakedown Street

Matt and Liz and Me and Matt Helton

Jamie and Ryan love eachother!!!

Bill......I know you're not nearly as innocent as you look!!!!!

Ashley and Joey Salad

Mickey stole my antlers!!!
And Ryan stole them back!!!