Sunday, July 27, 2008

Anniversary Date Night

My Sister kept the kids so John and I could have date night to celebrate our anniversary. It was nice to go out without the kiddos. We went see The Dark Knight (so-so, Heath Ledger was eery), then went eat at Pimon Thai (Amazing as usual). Then we caught a late night feature, Wanted. Not sure what I thought about that one. It was better than The Dark Knight, but still pretty unrealistic. Angelina Jolie was beautiful as usual. I just love her. Tattoos and all. I have wanted a tattoo since high school. I've thought I'd found what I wanted a couple of times, but always changed my mind. My latest tat I'm thinking of is a fleur-di-lis. One of these days I'll get one. The location changes too. I've always wanted one of the back of my shoulder, but I want one where I'll be able to see and enjoy it. Oh well. Back to my date... This morning on the way to get the kids John and I had one more meal without the kids. Zeus. It was Amazing as usual.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sixteen Sweet Years

Yes, it was 16 years ago today that John and I got married. Hard to believe it's been 16 years already. Wow. I'm happy to say that we're still together and still incredibly happy. He's an amazing man and I would be lost without him. I will say that I miss the newlywed us, but I wouldn't change it for the experiences we've shared. Here's to us, sweetie!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Twist and Shout @ Magic Springs - Hot Springs, AR

On the last day of our Hot Springs family vacation we spent the day at Magic Springs Amusement park. It was terribly hot, but over all we all had a great time. Benjamin wasn't tall enough to ride a lot of the rides. One ride in particular he threw a fit about not being tall enough to ride was Twist and Shout. You rode in these cute little cars and he wanted to ride it so bad. John stayed with the kids while I went in line to ride. All the riders getting off the ride always looked liked they were just getting off this thrilling coaster. I thought it was so funny because it looked like this cute little kiddie coaster. I was having a hard time figuring out why you had to be 48" to ride. Well, let me tell ya. I'm sooo glad it was 48" because I'm scared what might have happened to Benjamin had he gotten on. There were times I thought I was going to fall out the car and those turns slammed me into the bar that was between the 2 riders. I couldn't wait to get off that damned ride, or should I say torture chamber. It was not fun, it was not thrilling, it was painful. I immediately bruised up. Check out the picture. The picture of me was taken 2 days after, but like I said, I immediately started bruising. If you ever go to Magic Springs, do yourself a favor and skip Twist and Shout. This ride should be banned. I googled it to get a picture of the coaster and found links were someone was actually killed on this ride when it was at another park and in 2006 a 45 yr old women fell out of the car and was hospitalized. I have no idea why this ride is still in operation. Riders Beware.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My Minnesota trip

Last week I had to go up to the Minnesota office for the week. I had a nice trip. Tuesday we had a team BBQ at a co-workers house. It was nice to meet everyones family. It made me really miss my own. Here's a photo of me with one of my co-workers Wendie and 2 of her 3 beautiful girls. Wednesday Wendie and I went eat at Whiskey Creek. It was a new restaurant in town and I had never been to one or even heard of it before. If you ever have the opportunity to eat at one I strongly recommend it. Check em out at for locations. Then Thursday we were off to Lakeside to listen/watch Wendie's husbands band, Funky Gumbo. They were a such a pleasure to watch. Check them out at Hmmm, all that talking about my after hours activities makes it sound like I didn't work at all.

Must see video

Okay, I wasn't able to figure out how to post the video on blogger so I'll just have to share the web address. If you haven't seen this, please check it out. Dancing 2008. I smiled, then cried, then smiled, then laughed, then smiled some more. Amazing.