12.22.2010

you can just call me crazy.

Taylor's company is sponsoring employees to do "the toughest event on the planet". It's called Tough Mudder. Why? Because when you finish the "obstacle course" you are covered in mud and might as well burn your clothes instead of trying to wash them clean. Taylor and I are both attempting this event, along with his dad and 2 other friends.We have approximately 37days 22hours and 46minutes to get ready for this insane challenge. The event consists of 19 different obstacles over the course of 9 miles. At one point I will run through fire, sprint through a field of live wires with 10,000 volts of shock. Sounds fun, right? The whole event is about teamwork. There is no 1st place prize. The goal is to try and  finish. That right there says it's tough! I'm not really sure what I have gotten myself into, but I know I need to start training or I won't make it the first 10 minutes!



great teamwork!


12.20.2010

A Magical Place

This weekend was so great! I knew New York was going to be fabulous, but I had now idea it would be MAGICAL. 5th Ave., 34th, and Rockefeller Center were let up and decorated like nothing I had ever seen. Buildings were completely covered in lights.

Little Recap:

Radio City Music Hall at Christmas
Friday night we ate at David Burke Townhouse on East 61st Street, had a great dinner and martinis Sex and the City style. We then went to Tao, which is apparently the hot spot in NYC, right Helen? After killing enough time, we went to see the Rocketts. O. My. Gosh. They were amazing. The end of the show they did the Christmas Story and had real livestock! The nativity scene was so beautiful, I got kinda teary eyed. It was so cool that with all the "Happy Holidaying" go around, things like this are still happening. There was something great about seeing people still celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.











Macy's at Christmas NYC
The Believe Meter was overflowing!
Saturday we walked miles around the city! Times Square, 5th Ave, 34th Street, and no telling where else. We went to the matinee showing of the Nutcracker and I was floored. I've never seen so much talent on one stage. This time, it was Helen's turn to cry. After the ballet, we went to Central Park and then to The Plaza Hotel (A little Home Alone 2 flash back). Freezing cold temps took us back to the hotel to change into some warmer clothes and then headed to Rockefeller Center. CROWDED. We literally got into a people jam. New Yorkers don't like jams. They didn't care who they ran over-they were getting OUT. Luckily, we made it out alive and eventually got to the tree. My camera spassed out because of all the lights, and I'm not sure it will ever be the same.

Sunday before we left, we took a trip to ground zero. Even though it has been 9 years, there is still a somber feel to the area. The construction of the new buildings are well underway, and the first areas to be completed of the "One World  Trade Center" will open March 11, 2011.





The Nativity

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree



Central Park Ice skating

view from Central Park



Thank you Helen and Gregg for such a great time!! And also, a special shout out to Starbucks, without you, this trip would have been far less productive!

12.15.2010

31 Years in the Making

Today my Mom and Dad have been married 31 years...that means they have been together longer than they have been apart.That's a loooong time!

Just think, in those 31 years they have raised 3 kids, built a home, married one of their daughters, taken trips of a lifetime, and so much more. 31 years and they still love their date nights, and Dad still loves pushing Mom's buttons. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
Costa Rica

12.12.2010

Big Apple Baby!

This weekend I'm heading to New York. It might not seem like a big deal to some of you, but to me, it's kinda huge. I've never been to New York. Almost did once in high school, but let my little sister go instead so I could play in the All Star bball game. I think I have mentioned this before. I'm not bitter... Anyway, Friday I am flying into New York to meet Helen, Taylor's step-mom, and spend the weekend! We are going to see THE Nutcracker! Kinda perfect timing, because I'm thinking I can snag some pretty awesome Christmas presents, and see the tree in Rockefeller Center WHILE Ice Skating. Pretty exciting don't ya think?





Lola adjusting beautifully!


12.11.2010

Meet Lola

Taylor and I made a trip to Brookhaven Mississippi yesterday to get our sweet little Lola! She was the best car passenger and only woke up when she needed to take a potty break. Last night was definitely a test of our love considering we have always been able to sleep through the night with out distraction. She is a very smart puppy and has yet to use the bathroom inside, except for when she got excited about Adrienne coming over to play. She loves her tennis ball and hops around trying to get accustomed to her long ears,and running is a bit of a challenge because of the ears.Taylor is taking her to the vet today, just to make sure she is in perfect health!
Lola is very interested in the Christmas tree, and the presents underneath it. Hopefully we can teach her early about chew toy and "no" chew toy.
Meet Lola!
sweet baby girl in the car

napping on the ride back to Jackson


Just hanging out

watching tv with pops