Nov 30, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
On Wednesday after work, Hardy and I drove up to Gatlinburg, TN to stay with his family. We had a nice room at The Edgewater right behind the main strip into town. Aside from an apparent little leave football tournament going on our stay there was nice.
Thursday we got up and road around Pigeon Forge. We ate lunch at Corky's which was pretty good and then did this cool attraction called TOMB. It was only $12/per adult and lasted 45mins. You go in a "tomb" with a tour guide and have to solve all of these puzzles as a group before advancing to the next room. It was definitely the best $12 I've spent in a while.
We ate Thanksgiving dinner at Texas Roadhouse. They actually were offering a Thanksgiving dinner, but we all opted for steak. Our plan was to eat lunch at Dick's Last Resort back in Gatlinburg....huge mistake. We waited on a table (for 8) for 45mins, we finally sat down at 2:50pm. Our waiter greeted us immediately and took our drink order. From there it was all down hill. We got our drinks and about 45mins later we still had no food...our waiter came around and asked us what we ordered, we all thought he was kidding and that it was part of him being a "dick", but it wasn't. He came back and said we scared him, he thought he didn't have our order.
Come to find out he never even put our order in even after he asked us what we ordered a second time. Finally after a 2hr wait from the moment we walked in the door, without any food (and plenty of other larger tables had all been fed) I went and complained to the hostess. The manager came over, apologized profusely and offered us free nachos and cheese sticks on the house while our food got prepared. Once our food finally did arrive, we were informed our original waiter had been fired. The manager comp'd our entire meal and I thanked him letting him know we knew it wasn't HIS fault. We all had horrible headaches and were starving by the time we actually did eat, but the manager righted the situation and we appreciate that.
Since this was our last night, some of us got funnel cakes and the others donuts and ice-cream. Hope, Hardy's mom, Holden and I all did this weird 5D theatre where you sat on a mechanical horse and shot at targets on a big movie screen. Holden won the first game and I won the second - - another cute attraction I would recommend. Saturday morning we got up, checked out of the hotel and enjoyed a most delicious meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. The meal was high, but the food was worth every penny. We were sat in our own little hole that looked like the Gump house from the movie Forest Gump. While we waited on our food, the waiter came by and asked us trivia questions about the movie, I was very proud of Hardy and myself as we got nearly every question (actually kind of sad to know we've seen the movie that many times ha ha).
After lunch, Hardy and I headed back home to our cats who missed us so much.
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
Not every one agrees with it and not every one likes it, but too bad, I.AM.A.CHRISTIAN. I belive in God and I have faith in him. I may not talk about it on a daily basis, or make religious posts on Facebook frequently, but that doesn't make me any less of a Christian than the next person. I am so glad I met Hardy and began attending church regularly when I visited him. I was finally shown compassion in church (I have had some not so great experiences in church). It's easy to be misguided in any religion and it's our job to know right from wrong and make sure we put our feet on the right path and walk with Christ.
We will never be perfect, but striving to be right isn't so bad, is it?
Nov 23, 2011
I don't know if any of my readers have been on a Disney cruise (if you have give me some tips). But we will be taking a trip (of a lifetime I hope) on the brand new Disney Dream - it started sailing in Jan 2011. Just GOOGLE this amazing ship and see all of the goodies it has for all ages.
It does have several aspects that cater to adults, but it seems like an awesome ship for kids, I almost wish I was one or had one so I could experience the magic as a little person.
10 days...10 days...10 days
It is YOU that inspired me to start my own. Whether I'm any good at it or if anyone even bothers to read my posts, I still try to document things in my life so that I can look back and re-read them. I admire the hard work most of you put into your blogs. Unfortunately with work, I'm so tired of being on the computer after 8hrs that when I am home, I don't even turn ours on (and we all know the mobile version of anything isn't always better).
So thank you fellow bloggers for sharing your stories/lives/adventures with us and being an inspiration for others :)
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
I have been to several over the last 7yrs. Star Wars, New Moon, Eclipse, Pirate's of the Caribbean 2 & 3 and as of last night/this morning Breaking Dawn Part 1.
For any of you Twilight fans, it was in my opinion, without a doubt the BEST movie thus far.
Bill Condon did an incredible job bringing those pages of the book to life. I tried to sleep for 3hrs before having to get up and go to work, but I can't stop running scenes through my head!
Nov 17, 2011
I am one of the few who enjoys different seasons. I love Spring and Fall, I like Summer less and Winter is ok. Could you imagine living somewhere where the seasons never change? If you were stuck in winter (as we know it) all year long or summer....ahh no way. I hate sweating as it is and cannot imagine living where there is no change.
Not to mention being able to witness nature transform before our own eyes in response to the seasons.
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
While I may not have it as often as I like, I am glad I know how to use it. If it weren't for patience Hardy and I may not have ever gotten married or bought our house. There are a lot of things I may not have done in my own life had I not used patience. So it's true....patience really is a virtue.
Nov 12, 2011
I can't imagine my world without sound or sight. I admire those who are deaf and blind, they are far more talented than I am. I think it's amazing how our bodies can heighten our other senses when one or more fails us.
How would we ever learn about God if we couldn't see or hear?
There's something to think about....
Nov 11, 2011
- HAPPY VETERANS DAY - Thank you to all of our Veterans old/young for their service to our country
- Today is also National Metal Day so make sure you jam out and show your support :)
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 9, 2011
Nov 8, 2011
Nov 5, 2011
1. In line like we are in this photo
2. Showing us at the table on the left getting our passes
We never had a dull moment, even with the cool cool temperatures. Whether we were cracking up with our fellow twi-hards or scratching our heads at the interesting drunk citizens walking home from nearby bars, it was a night we'll never forget.
Here's our journey in photos....
It was a very LONG and COLD 9hrs, but I'm thankful for every minute. Thanks Megan for tagging along and thank you to our new friends for keeping us company!
Although I may get frustrated and feel overwhelmed, I appreciate my position. Calling collections isn't easy, especially in todays economy, but it's my job and it helps pay the bills. I have been with King GREEN since March 2004 and am so grateful they've kept me over the years!
I am thankful for my twi-friends.
If you've read my blog before, you may be aware I'm a Twilight fan. I loved the books and the movies are just a part of the package :) . In 2009, my BFFLADYFI (best friend for life and don't you forget it) Tabitha tagged along with me on an overnight parking lot trip to Mall of Georgia so I could purchase a $30 tshirt and get a wristband to a cast event for New Moon. None of my Twilight friends at the time wanted to camp out, nor did they want to attend the cast event, so Tabitha was a great friend and did both. We got to meet Edi Gathegi (who plays Laurent) and Jamie Campbell Bower (who plays Caius), while we didn't get to take any photos, they did autograph posters for us and were very nice.
About a week ago, I found out that they were doing another cast tour for promo for Breaking Dawn due out November 18th. Tabitha being the trooper she is said she would tag along with me if I couldn't find anyone else. Her cousin, Megan is also a Twilight fan, but a little more reserved about it :) I mentioned it to her and she immediately confirmed she would be my date (thanks Megan). At 1am this morning, we got in line on the sidewalk at The Buckhead Theatre with our chairs and blankets and remained there until 10:15am after we got our passes for this years event.
On Monday November 7th, they'll be having a red carpet event at the theater, those with passes will get to attend inside. They're having a mini-reception, mini-concert featuring Christina Perri (one of the artists on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack) and immediately following a Q & A with Ashley Greene (Alice), Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) and Peter Facinelli (Carlisle). Actors are subject to change, but I'm happy with the line up we've originally been given.
The event is a "celebration of the upcoming wedding" of Edward and Bella so party attire is recommended :) I cannot wait until Monday!!
Nov 3, 2011
We have been together almost 12yrs. Hard to believe, but true. We met at a concert in Atlanta March 31, 2000 and well...here we are. Took him long enough to propose, but I knew one day it would happen.
It's interesting, we've been together longer than some people have been married. We have two cats, Tinker Bell and Flower and maybe one day we can add an actual kid into the mix hahaha.
We share many of the same interests including music and movies. Of course we both love Disney! We've visited Disney World 5x's together since 2005 and its still not enough to satisfy our itch. In just a few weeks we'll embark on our first Disney cruise and we are so excited :)