Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas in Kentucky.

As we left for Kentucky we were excited that we may get to see a snow flurry or two. Oklahoma hardly gets any snow or rain for that matter. Little did we know that Oklahoma would get a down pour of freezing rain then 14 inches of snow on top of that on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Wow, thanks Oklahoma. Once we made it back to Oklahoma Brian had to push the car out of our parking spot at the airport. The roads were awful and the side roads still are pretty bad. I got passed today by another suv on a side road. I guess I was going to slow.

But let's get to our first Christmas as a married couple. This was probably one of the most memorable Christmas' for me. This Christmas I think I realized one of the many reasons for the season. And that was giving. My aunt who has been legally blind for a long time now got a huge surprise. Let me give you a little back ground of why she is so deserving. She took care of my grandparents (my mamaw was blind), before she lost her sight she was constantly taking my cousins and I shopping, to the movies, out to eat, etc. She help us set up lemonade stands in the front yard. She would do anything for anyone. And she would scratch my back and play with my hair for hours. :) I spent a lot of my time at my grandparents house and have very good memories. I realize I am so lucky to have shared many of my days with these wonderful people. I know now that materialistic things could never replace all the years spent in the "little yellow house".

So, she had been thinking about getting a flat screen TV. She had decided to wait till after Christmas in hopes that they would go on sale. Well, did she get a BIG surprise! When she opened the box and realized what it was it brought tears to her eyes. She couldn't speak for about five minutes. And that people is what it is all about.

That was not the only heart warming surprise. My cousin, Carmen, who is 8 was so excited when she saw that Santa had brought her a pair of roller blades. She screamed through the house. Let's hope she does not break her arm for a third time. :)

The one that was the funniest surprise would have to be a my father-in-law who screamed and laughed for what seemed like forever. We finally got him to show us what it was and sure enough it was a Wii. He also got the Wii fit to go with it. Ed's Wii fit age was 47. Brian's age was 32 and Gregs was 39. HAHAHA. FUNNY. What a good Christmas Ed had...not only did he get a Wii but he also got the gift of being like 20 years younger. Now that yall is priceless.

Some of my fellow readers (surprised I had any) had asked if Santa brought me the one thing I asked for Christmas...and that he did!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hey Good Lookin'

Brian fixes up rather nicely!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sweat turned into frost.

After work I went on a run. The current temp was 23 degrees but felt like 12. Once I got back from my run I noticed something on my black running pants. I felt it and sure enough it was frost. My sweat had frozen while on my run.

Friday, December 4, 2009

NBA Game! Oklahoma Thunder

Today we celebrated our friend Karla's birthday!! She turned the BIG 24. I am officially the youngest in our group of friends.

We went to the Thunder game and got to hang out in the suite. It was a lot of fun. But that Celtics beat us. It was cool that I actually knew someone on a team. haha GO UK! Go Rondo!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Here are some pictures of our house thus far. We still have a ways to go, but we are really enjoying fixing it up and making it our own. We hope to get a Secor picture to put above our new wood table (red rm).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My christmas list.

I decided to post my Christmas list this year for all to see.

Here it is:

1. Bath and Body works "Twilight Woods" lotion.

Brian has forbidden me to buy anymore lotion because he says I have way to many. I didn't know we were counting...because if that is the case Brian has way toooo many boxers. He could go two months without washing any (seriously!). I'm just saying.

So, as I Christmas shopped today. I did not allow myself to get it. B&BW is the main place I get my gifts. This experience was seriously like sticking a hot fudge brownie with cake batter ice cream and choc fudge syrup from Cold stone, of course, in front of my face and telling me not to eat it. Sooooooo hard!!! Brian never said that someone else couldn't get it for me bahahahahaha.

So if there is anyone out there that is in the giving spirit you know what I want.


shhhh...don't tell Brian
I did get the travel size of Twilight woods. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What's that you said?

This afternoon I sent my boss an e-mail asking if it would be OK that I take my lunch next Tuesday at 4pm because I had a dentist apt. I went on to tell her that it was kinda urgent that I go because I have a tooth that is "chipped" and it's starting to bother me.

I passed her in the hallway and she that it was fine and to go a head and go.

Well, this is where the true story begins. Apparently, she went into the Asst. director office to let him know that I would be gone and that we may need someone to help out during that last hour.

Asst. Director = Jeff (a male young guy in late 20's)
Director= Linda (female 50's)

This is how the conversation went:

Linda: Amanda will be gone next Tuesday last hour of work because she is going to get her "CRACK" fixed.

Jeff: (red faced and wide eyed) Excuse me?

Linda: Yeah, Amanda said she needed to fix her CRACK she is going next Tuesday.

Jeff: Ok.

end of story.

Later today Jeff comes to me and goes, "Amanda, have you ever heard of Lindaisms?" I said "no, why?"

"well, she made one about you."

me- " oh really let's hear it"

So he told me the story of how I'm getting my "CRACK" fixed. I was dying laughing. I thought it was so funny.

I asked him if she told what kind of "crack" or if she just left it for him to come to his own conclusion. Sure enough she left it wide open for every imagination.

I insured him that it my tooth that was cracked and that was all that was getting checked.

For the remainder of the day I was laughing and could not stop. One of my c0-workers asked what was so funny. I told her the story and we decided to go and give Linda a hard time. She didn't even get it. That is the funny thing. I told her that I never even used the word "crack" in the e-mail. She made that up all her own. I did inform her, however, that my "crack" apt was not til March and I would let her know then the exact date.

Lindaisms happen often and I'm excited to hear more of them because they are so funny. Apparently she says a lot of things that can be taken out of text and she does not even know. There is a list of them and mine just got added. Everyone says mine is the best so far!

What can I say..."I'm Killing it!" (that is for Kyle, Brian, Lehne, and Stephen).

What a great way to end the day!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I just started my fourth week at the University of Central Oklahoma. It just so happens that I started work during one of their busiest times. I currently work in Admissions so I have a lot of interaction with the students. I have heard every excuse and lie possible. To the point where I just want to yell "NEXT". But, I don't, I smile let them finish then usually deny them. At first it was hard and I felt sorry for them, but now I don't.

Today I met my first real cowboy "born and raised in Oklahoma". Once he sat down at my desk he proceeded to say "well honey you should be a super model" (hey, with a day like today, I will take it...even if it was an unattractive cowboy). I smiled and said thank you. It didn't stop...

Cowboy: Where are you from?
Me: Kentucky.
Cowboy: I knew it with a body like that you have to be a rider.
Me: Horses?
Cowboy: yes.
Me: No, actually never been on one.
Cowboy:Well, you have to do something because "ain't" noway someone can look like that without doing something.
Me: Here are your transcript sir..... I run.

I smiled and he knew to stop.

Story #2

A guy about my age asked to get his transcript. I asked for his student I.D. which was a big mistake because I got the WHOLE story of what happened to it.

Let me share it with.

Boy: I don't have my idea my girl friend threw it away when we broke up.
Me: oh I'm sorry. do you have any photo id.
Boy: I actually have to meet up with her today because she said she wanted to talk. She said that we had to stand outside the car. I'm going to be so cold because the wind is blowing like crazy. She won't get into the car with me and drive somewhere to talk because she says she needs someone to be there in case something happens.
Me: any photo ID will really work...drivers licenses...
Boy: The first time we broke up it was really bad. She got really mad at me because I kissed her right after we ended it. She got mad but "the funny thing is she kissed me back". Now what is that about?

Me: No idea. How many transcripts do you need?
Boy: ya, so I'm nervous.

Me: I'm really sorry to hear all about this and I wish you the best of luck. How many transcripts do you need.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Garth Brooks!

OK, so the big announcement around our neck of the woods is that our hometown boy, Garth Brooks, is coming out of retirement for 15 weekends out of the year. He will be playing at the Wynn in Las Vegas. After calling the wrong number and being on the line for 24 minutes, I realized what I had done. Frustrated I decided to just try online. After two hours, I got through. I bought 6 tickets. WOOHOO!!!
Kim, Chase, Brian, me, Sissy and Abby will all be making the trip out to Las Vegas in Feburary to see one of our ALL TIME favorite country music artist. Seriously, a dream come true!

What's so funny, mom?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Paint on, paint off.

For the past two days Ann and I have been painting our house. And surprisingly we have accomplished a lot in those two days. But, someone else really wanted to help us. Trust me we will take all the help we can get! Unfortunately, instead of putting paint on the walls he was taking it off. And by "he" I mean Charlie. On Monday while we were tackling the living room and dinning room charlie layed up against the wall two times. Today that "Red" on the walls looked tasty; so, he took several good licks from the wall. He did this not once, but three times.

I think CharChar approves of our red paint!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This weekend we were able to squeeze in a quick photo shoot. Click Here to see the pictures. We thank they turned out great.

Big thanks to Jen!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Kentucky Wedding

This weekend we went to Kentucky for my sisters wedding. We had a great time and got to see all of our friends and family that we have missed so much. Here are some of the pictures that were taken.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Camp Bow Wow

Charlie had his interview at Camp Bow Wow this morning. He got to play in a huge room that was open to the outside all morning. He did such a good job. This is where he will be staying while we make the trip to KY this weekend. Once we got home he slept ALL DAY. Here is a picture of his certificate which is hanging on the fridge. Such a proud mom. I have come to terms that I am "that person" who treats her dog like a kid and I don't care.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our new House!

Also over the weekend Brian and I bought a house. We are so excited. But I do have to admit that this whole process is very stressful. Click HERE to view pictures of our new home.

Note...all the designs in the kitchen on the tile will GO! What were these people thinking?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Hot Topics"

This weekend I flew up to Indianapolis for my sister, Kim's, Bachorlette party. The theme for this week was "Rock Star". Why you might ask? While on family vacation Kim got to talk to some Willie Nelson look a like at a local restaurant. She informed him that she was the lead singer and guitarist for a band named "Hot Topics" and that she played at a local venue called the Plaza Lounge (redneck bar in Morehead, KY). This story has stuck with her and anywhere we go she makes it know that she is in a "band". At my Bach. party in Nashville, she told actual bands that she too was a singer/guitarist. The last night Kim was unable to go out, but we ended up going to the same bar as the band Kim had lied too. They found us and told us to bring the girl from "Hot Topics" up and that they would let her have a solo on stage. HAHAHA....So, long story short..The theme was "Hot Topics".

Here are some pictures from this weekend...