Wednesday, April 29, 2009

We're going to Kansas City (well, I already went...)

So, last weekend was Beth's bachelorette party in KC. Yep, hosted by ME. 

Last week was crazy, I was finishing an issue to take to the press and trying to get everything I needed for KC (champagne, stuff to outfit the bride, stuff to outfit the party-goers, etc.). Needless to say, John and I were a little snippy to each other. happens.

Anyway, KC was way fun. For planning a bachelorette party in a city that I'd never even been to, I have to pat myself on the back! We stayed at the Marriott Country Club Plaza and it probably couldn't have been a better location. We were a 10 short-minute walk to all the shopping we could have wanted and we were well within a short hotel shuttle ride to all the fab restaurants. 

I got a tip from a friend of a friend to hit up the bar at the Intercontinental hotel, and that was probably the most fun. We went on Friday night after a great dinner at Baja600 (also really good, try the sangria swirl, fab-u-lous!). The bar was so fun. Beth found this awesome fruity martini and they had a great band playing (and taking our requests). Unfortunately, there was a creepy couple that tried their hardest to ruin our night, but we weren't having any of that.

On Saturday, we had a great brunch and then shopped around the Plaza. Around 1:30 or so B and I headed to the spa for our facials, and can I say that was THE best facial ever. My esthetician was beyond friendly (she had a lot of good suggestions for Saturday night) and she had some of the best stories! After our relaxing afternoon at the spa we headed back to the hotel to snack, get ready and headout!

Unfortunately, my pics aren't on the computer just yet, so pictures to come. 

Anyway, I've already told John that we need to plan a trip back to KC. There's so much to see and do!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

In with the new!

So, John and I have been looking for the past 3 years or so (not actively looking, but always checking) for an armoire for our tv in the living room. Well, after having a great afternoon of lunch and shopping with Beth in OKC, I decided to stop by Hobby Lobby in Norman before heading home. 


A beautiful, huge black armoire. At first I thought the price was slashed because one of them had some slight damage (which I thought was completely unnoticeable -- is that a word?), but I soon found out that all furniture at Hobby Lobby was 30% off. Gotta love that place, you have to work REALLY hard to pay full price there!

Anyway, John went back up to Norman with me later that evening and we looked at it and really thought it over. By Sunday, it was decided, we were GETTING the armoire!! 

Tuesday: After successfully turning the most recent issue into the 
press and running the few errands we needed to get done, we headed to HL to make our purchase. As we're standing in line, the check out girl made a comment about how she liked my earrings, I said thanks and told her they were from Forever21 and therefore, they were cheap. Well, I guess she thought I was very nice and deserving of an extra 10% off (yep, you read that right!). 

She rings us up, and takes 40% off!!!! Soooo fabulous. We got $450 off that flipping amazing armoire. We took it home and that's when things got a bit dicey for a few. The armoire didn't have enough room (we only have 8' ceilings) to stand up, but then we set it on its back and pulled it up there and hurrah! it fit! So, here are a couple of pics of it in the living room. We still have yet to get our tv and all the other business in there, but we're working on it. In fact, last night, we drilled more holes in there for all the sucky cords that'll be running around: 

Thursday, April 2, 2009


So, in the last MONTH, John and I have been quite busy. As I mentioned, I visited Beth on her last weekend in Tahlequah, spent faux St. Patty's day in Dallas with our fab friends, we spent 5 days in DC (one of which was my 26th bday!), refinanced our house (down more than a percentage point!), and we've had quite a few visits at the vet for Gus and his poor right paw.

The crazy hail that came down on Monday March 30

On Monday night (ahem, the best night of tv!), the weather was fabulous, but turned stormy that night. We thought we were only getting some thunderstorms, but alas, we got like an inch of hail! Our back door could barely open because it was blocked by so much hail. And, in that pic above it looks like snow is falling, but that's hail. Luckily, it was marble-sized and didn't do any damage to our roof or either of our cars. Unfortunately, I found out that my parents had a horrible hail storm a week earlier and my mom's car was damaged and my dad's car was damaged so badly it's pretty much totalled!

Me & John at my bday dinner at Oceanaire in D.C.

So, our 5 days in DC were so fun! We started sorta rough (3 am wake up for a 6:30 non-non-stop flight -- thats another story!), but once we were there, we had a great time! We shopped around Georgetown (always a good time), ate great food, saw some fabulous museums and cool pieces of history, hung out with fun people, and had PLENTY of laughs. I have this great picture of John, Vic and I imitating an NNA guy and his "famous" stance. I'll have to post it next time.

Tina, Gen, Jessica, Kelly, Libby & Me

So, John and I took a one-day vacay to Dallas for what I like to call, faux St. Pattys day. We headed down on the Saturday before the real St. Pattys and met up with all these lovely ladies to celebrate. John was a big trooper for hanging tough for all of that girl time. We went to a house party then to a bar to watch the Baylor game (in the Big 12 tourney...I know, soooo long ago!). It was so fun, although while reflecting on Sunday, John and I both felt as though we'd been very obnoxious. I hope no one else noticed!!

That's Gus with his first bandage.

So, Gus had his poor little right paw (atleast it wasn't his dominant left paw) stepped on about a week and a half ago and after a week of limping and minimal bleeding we finally took him to the vet. Turned out one of his nails was partially torn off. We're hoping a week in a bandage and some meds will help it to heal back. If not, we'll be having a minor surgery to have that nail removed. The vet said that most times the nail won't grow back. We'd be down to only 31 nails scratching the tile :(

And, finally, this weekend we headed to McKinney for a baby shower for our friends Thomas and Jennie. It was a great time. The shower was supposed to last from 4-6, but by the time 8 pm. rolled around we were all still hanging out having a great time! We're really excited for Thomas and Jennie and their baby (very soon) on the way. With only a month left, Jennie looks great and has the nursery pretty much ready to go. 

Whew! Long post! I've got to be better about posting more often! Anyway, Easter is next weekend -- I can't more be excited to finally be able to do some online shopping/browsing. It's been a long 40 days!