Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Weekend Recovery, Please Apply Here

Whew!  I think that I am still recovering from the weekend.  I believe that I need a weekend of relaxation after the busy weekend that we had.

First I am going to start off by saying I had an awesome weekend, even though I am still recovering.

I started Saturday off by picking up my mom at her house and driving over to my grandmother’s retirement community.  You see it was family day at her retirement community.  Now often, in a loving way I refer to my husband as a five year old.  That afternoon was my day to act like a child, I mean after all I do not have kids to do some of these things with so why not do them on my own.  I guess I should explain.  For family day there were many activities going on, some of which I did not get a chance to partake in.  My highlight of the afternoon was the balloon lady who was making different balloon items like Elmo, Cookie Monster, flowers, ect.  My choice, yes I wanted something, was a flower corsage.  And a flower wrist corsage I got and I wore it proudly on my wrist.  My next favorite thing was the photo booth they had there, once I discovered the photo booth I promptly took pictures with both my mother and my grandmother.  Yes, I did stick my tongue out in some of the pictures and I might have given them bunny ears too!   

Fun times were had by all, including my aunt, uncle, cousin, cousin’s wife and their two little ones.  Then around 2:00 p.m. it was time to leave, I needed to take mom home so I could get home and get ready for our next event.

On my way home the Husband called and said he had a surprise for me. He had booked a hotel room downtown Indianapolis at the Omni Sevrin .  Sweet!  I could get ready at the hotel and then we could walk over to the Gleaner’s Food Bank Fall Harvest Gala.  

When I got home we quickly packed a bag and we were on our way downtown.  We checked in and got ready.  Man, does the Husband look good in a suit!

Every year one of my good friends purchases a table at this event.  Gleaner’s Food Bank is a wonderful resource for those that need food in the state of Indiana.  Not only do they support food pantries, but they are also very involved in having food pantries in the schools and a backsack program for students.  Words really cannot describe how awesome they are and how awesome their volunteers are.

We had a wonderful time there and it was so nice to catch up with my friend, as it had been awhile since I had seen her.  We really appreciated her inviting us to attend with her. 

Then it was time to go back to the hotel.  Did I mention the fact that my shoes were KILLING me?  I was not sure how much farther I was going to be able to walk.  So the Husband, being the awesome man that he is, walked back to our hotel, waited to get the car out of valet and drove over to get me.  I love this man!  Afterwards, we decided to change, me in to some more comfortable shoes and we took a walk over to Buffalo Wild Wings.  The Husband was like, there are all of these places downtown and you choose to go to Buffalo Wild Wings.  <Shrug> what can I say, I really wanted some popcorn shrimp and it was 11:30 p.m.

The next morning, Sunday, we decided on checking out later to avoid all of the Colts game traffic.  So we were able to relax for a bit.  It really is a beautiful hotel!

After that, it was not home bound we were headed.  Nope, we were headed over to mom and dad’s to pick them up to go and use our Groupon to get some pizza, tokens and to miniature golf at Ben & Ari’s in Fishers.  We all had a great time; you would have thought that we were a bunch of teenagers.  Mom ended up winning by one point, Dad and I tied and the Husband lost.  He kept saying that he won because he had the highest score.  Ha!  I actually think his golf lessons hurt his miniature golf game.

So do you see now why I said I need a weekend after the weekend? 

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Husband, My Hero

On Saturday afternoon a friend and I were having a conversation about marriage about the ups and the downs, ect.  Now this conversation is not verbatim but this is the gist of it.  She said that my husband and I seem to be really happy and get along very well, joking around with one another ect.  I responded that yes we do, I love my husband very much but that we have been through a lot in the short span of our marriage, death of family members, sickness, ect.  but that this has only made us stronger. How my husband and I had just discussed how we try to let the little things go that annoy us about one another, it is not worth fighting over.

My friend and I discussed how sometimes it is hard to remember that marriage is between two people, not to take sides in a disagreement between a friend and their significant other, but to just step back and listen.  You see, many of us are guilty of complaining about our spouses, as am I at times.  We do not always praise our spouse when we are talking with our friends/family members but instead we are calling to vent about something that they did that annoyed us. Now, I am not saying to praise your significant other if they have not done anything to be praised for or saying that it is wrong to vent.  I am just pointing out that many times we forget to do this, like I said I am guilty as well. I am always here to listen to my friends/family and will not judge.

My husband is my hero and my best friend.  I love him so much and praise the Lord every day that he brought him in to my life, even when he may annoy me.  My husband is my hero because he loves and supports me in whatever I may want to do.  He listens to my fears and holds me when I am sad.  He thinks of romantic ways to surprise me and things to put a smile on my face.

My husband was also someone else’s hero on Saturday night.  That night we were attending the Gleaner’s Fall Harvest Gala, at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.  At the table next to us a man started choking.  People started shouting is there a doctor or a nurse here.  My husband had already leapt out of his chair because he noticed that this gentleman was choking.  You see, my husband has first responder training and he is certified through the state.  He ended up having to perform the Heimlich on this man and was successful.  My husband saved this man’s life.   As he was thanked and people were praising him, there was a slight blush on his face.  This man, my husband did not want thanks or gratitude, although it was appreciated, he did what he knew everyone who is trained to do should do.  I was so proud of him.

So with that being said my husband is the love of my life and my hero.  I love you sweetie!

Friday, September 21, 2012

My Bucket List

What is a bucket list?  Many people mention they can cross that trip, item, ect. off their bucket list but do they really have one written down or typed up.  I am one of those individuals that will say, oh I can cross that off of my bucket list or add that to my bucket list but I don't really have one written down (or in this case typed) anywhere..

I think it is finally time that I type up my bucket list.  Most of my items contain places I want to go but there are other items on there as well.  I am sure that I will also add to it over time.

I have actually been very blessed in life, I was able to travel to many different places with my parents when I was growing up.  I have been all over the U.S, not to all 50 states but to many of them.  I have also traveled to Canada, Mexico, France and Spain.

I was recently able to cross one item off of my bucket list.  Buying/owning a Mustang.  When I was a teenager I always said that I wanted a yellow Mustang GT convertible.  Well, as I got older I just wanted a Mustang and now I have one!  I call her Mustang Sally.


  1. Own a Mustang. (09/12)
  2. Travel to Greece
  3. Travel to Barbados
  4. Travel to Alaska
  5. Visit Savannah, GA
  6. Take a cruise
  7. Swim with the dolphins
  8. Buy a house (03/13)
  9. Celebrate My Dirty Thirty in Style (01/13)
  10. Visit Las Vegas  (01/13)

So as time goes on I will be adding to my list.  If you have heard me mention anything I really wanted to do, that is not on my list.  Hit me up and let me know.  I might add it.

So what is on your bucket list?