Monday, October 27, 2014

My Day

Another week has come and gone and I'm still catching up!

Last weekend was another busy one.  Char and Peter have been putting together a bridal shower/bachelorette party for me and last weekend we they made it happen.

Since I didn't register for a ton of things at Bed Bath and Beyond, we had a mixture between a regular shower and a Pampered Chef shower.  I got some awesome stuff from both places and am now trying to figure out where to put things in cupboards-- always a good time!!  We had enough food to feed an army and we played a game where the guests got to know me (and DJ) a little better-- I haven't decided if this was good or bad yet!  Some of them were surprised to hear I have a blog-- welcome!!  (Apparently they didn't read their save the dates!!!) 

After the shower we headed to El Rodeo for some lunch margaritas.  A pitcher later, we had a photo op and I'm not sure I want to see those!! 

We headed to the nail salon where our toes were made presentable.  Did you know they do fake nails for toes??  Yeah, me neither.  Don't ask-- it's a disturbing story and I won't post pictures since you may be eating right now...

The original plans were to head to a restuarant and eat, but for the first time in our lives, all three of us Morrison girls weren't hungry.  The rest of the clan welcomed the idea of a break from food, so we headed back to the SHITMON and hung out and finished off a bottle of booze the pickle wraps.

Once most of the girls left, DJ called and needed a ride from the shop to the field.  Duty calls so we loaded up and went after him... new red cow and all.

We picked him up, dropped him off, and picked up pizza.  We downed the pizza and called it a night shortly after that. 

The weather was perfect and the company even better-- thanks to everyone who made the trip to help celebrate!!  See you all NYE!! :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Home Sweet Home

This weekend was a busy one. 

Gma and Gpa are getting ready to head back to Arizona so Uncle Toad came out to drive them.  I decided (last minute of course) to put together a little get together back home to see them all before they left.  Once DJ got off work, we headed back.  After waiting for Ma and Pa to arrive, I decided to invite my old roommate as well.  We all ate and had a drink laugh or two.  I decided to meet up with some old classmates after that.  Saturday morning came early!

DJ got up and made breakfast and his dad and uncle came over to eat.  They went out to work on the barn door while I ran into work before Peter and Wisconsin got there.  I stopped in to see how things were going and was sent on a parts run.  As I was walking to the car, Chuckles comes screamin in.  She took me on the parts run and as soon as we got back, in pulled the horse trailer. 

We got the horses unloaded and in the pasture. 

Then it was off to work.  We had to finish building fence!  We got our supply list and we girls headed to the store.

FYI:  Bomgaars does NOT return items you purchased at True Value.  Weird.  I know.

We made a couple other stops and then had BWW's for lunch before returning home to put the fence up.  We managed to get it up and the horses haven't got through it yet, so we consider that a win!

We went on a little ride before calling it a night. 

Sunday was spent recuperating!   

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kansas. Take II

This past weekend I went back to Kansas.  I didn't make the trip solo this time.  I headed back home and then Pa and I took off for our annual race weekend.  He usually gives me a couple hours notice before we decide to go; this time he gave me a couple weeks.  Lucky for us, the couple that went with us booked our hotel for us so there were no bugs, bullet proof glass, or strangers sharing our room with us on this trip.  (Yes.  All of those things have previously happened to us on these weekends.)  This hotel was a little nicer than we were used to.
Our hotel.  And the back of Pa's head.
We got our bags into the room and then went down to the bar to meet before supper.  We had a drink and then headed off to find food.  We ate and watched some football before heading back to the hotel bar.  I recalled a time when we weren't able to buy alcohol before the race, so we made a trip to the liquor store that night and stocked up on some goodies.  We got back to the hotel to watch the Huskers lose (sorry Ma) and called it a night. 
We were up and out of the hotel on time and headed to the track.  We got parked and tailgated for a few hours before the race started.  We had really good seats in a different section than we had had in previous years. 
The cool flyover

I jinxed Gordon by going to the race (like every time I go...), but hopefully he'll still find a way to get his 5th Championship! 

Another good trip for the books :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Weekend Travels

Last weekend I headed off to Kansas while DJ got ready for harvest. 

After what seemed like forever, I finally got out of construction and into a different state.  One or two turn arounds later, I was picking up supper at a sketchy pizza joint in small town Kansas.  (Note: the pizza itself was pretty good.)  I sped off towards the ranch and made it shortly after my little Radish's bedtime.  Which meant her mom and I stayed up all night catching up and reminiscing. 

Saturday we went for a walk in the city park.  I was able to practice up on my car seat and stroller strapping skills-- it's been a day or two since I've had to do that!  We headed back to the house for lunch and then it was nap time for Radish and then for her mom!  I took some flower girl dresses with me for her to try on so we had a little fashion show while her mom slept.  Pretty sure she might be the cutest thing ever! 

We made an attempt at Grandma's fried chicken and mashed tators and gravy for supper.  I was pretty impressed with our work.  It wasn't as good as Grandma's, but I think we're getting close.  We spent the rest of the night hanging out and telling tall tales of their wedding reception...

I spent the morning with them before loading up and heading back home. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Always a Few Days Behind

Apparently wedding invitations are supposed to be in the mail by the three month mark.  Ours aren't even printed yet...  Whoops.

Caterers should be booked way before that.  We're talking oh... eight months ago.  We don't have that done either.  We are however, looking for volunteers!!  Any takers!? ;)

Don't start fretting about not having an invitation in your mailbox just quite yet.  If you don't have one by November 1st, you might want to get a hold of me.  Or offer to come lick envelopes...