December 29, 2008
December 22, 2008
Its getting to that point in the offseason where I'll really start picking up the pace on my hitting. I've been going just once or twice a week, but now I'd like to start trying to get after it everyday. One of our buddies that works out up at IMG, Joey Votto (played with the Reds this year) is getting JB and I in at the Reds spring training facility in the mornings so we can all hit together. It makes it a whole lot better when there are a few of us doing our baseball stuff together. Votto said there will be a few more guys joining us after the new year.
Last Saturday a group of us went to a cool spanish styled place for one of my friends birthday. We ate some really good food and had this amazing cake that Matt's wife got for him. I forgot where she got it from but this thing was huge. The label on the outside of the box said one slice had 1700 calories and 100 grams of fat in it. It was so good! After cake we went up onto the roof of the restaurant where they have a bar over looking downtown Sarasota. Sure wish Lindsay could of been there with us, we had a good time.
With all this time I have on my hands without Lindsay here I've been reading through some good books and doing a lot of fishing, but I've just added another thing to my list.... playing the guitar. Dad has a really nice acoustic guitar that just sits around at my parents house so last time I was home for dinner I brought it back up to the place I'm staying. A long time ago Dad taught me some of the basic chords and I messed around with it but didn't practice much. Then came the time in college where my roommate Beau and I thought we could master it and we spent like a week straight playing every night until 4am and barely learned to play one stupid song. Here I am again thinking I might have a chance at playing a little so we will see how it goes. Last night I got on the computer and looked up the chord sheets for a few country songs and also went on youtube to get some videos of guys teaching you how to play those songs. With all the stuff on the internet, it was like I had my own personal guitar lessons. I played for about 5 hours and today my fingertips are almost raw. There will be no guitar playing tonight, maybe tomorrow.
December 15, 2008
The past few days have been quite busy for me! On Saturday my little brother, Colby, and I met my Dad in Birmingham and went to the McWane Science Center. It's a fun place to go, they have all sorts of different science experiments and activities to do. We have been several times, so now when we go it's just a short walk through to see what new things they have put up. When we left there we stopped by the Galleria and got some lunch then headed to Huntsville! We just lounged for a little bit, I wrapped a few Christmas gifts and then we were off to the Huntsville Havocs hockey game! It is a semi pro league, or as I called it, the minor leagues for hockey..I can only handle one sports terminology at a time :) It was actually a lot of fun! I was a little skeptical about going at first, not knowing if it would be exciting or not. But, let me tell you, it is a very aggressive sport! They were really getting after each other! So, by the end of the game, i was a new found hockey fan! After it was over we just went back to my Dads and went to sleep! We got up on Sunday and ate breakfast at IHOP. After that Colby and I were back on the road headed to Tuscaloosa! I ended up going straight to my brother Robbys house to hang out with him and my niece Taelor! We had lots of fun, she is just too dang cute! Hunter got there later on, he was in Nashville with his other grandparents. When he got home he did NOT look too hot. i took his temp and it was 100.8 and he said his throat hurt. So, being the lovely doctor that I am, I diagnosed him with Strep throat and planned on taking him to the doctor bright and early this morning. After going to the pediatrician this morning sure enough, he has a bad case of strep! He was not happy about having his throat swabbed..he is a little bit dramatic. Now his fever is up to 101.3 so we are giving him plenty of meds! He was supposed to go to the dentist in the morning, but we had to cancel that appointment since he is sick. But on Wednesday he is getting his tubes out of his ears..well, actually, he only has one tube left. The other one fell out at some point during the last few years. So I am just a busy bee right now!
I am getting very excited about Christmas! I still have trouble sleeping at night on Christmas Eve because I just can't wait to see what Santa has brought for me! I am going to be heading back down to Florida on the 28th or 29th to see my love! Woo hoooo!
December 9, 2008
I'm all moved in up at one of my buddy's houses here in Bradenton. Its only about a 35 min drive to my parents house down in Venice. Mom helped me get some stuff together because there is noone and nothing inside the house. My living room has just a lazy boy and tv, my bedroom just a bed. My clothes are spread out on the floor into piles, I haven't really started to hang anything up yet. I can live pretty simply and this is about as simple as somebody could live. I like it. It will change a little when Lindsay gets here. We'll get stuff more orginized and probably have to find another lazy boy.
Nothing else really going on. Six of us did go play putt putt golf and watch monday night football for one of our friends birthdays. It's funny that no one really commented on the fact that we are all turning 27 years old and we still throw kid style birthday parties like putt putt. I think the competitive factor is still there and we love competing against eachother no matter what game it is so it was ok. The birthday boy and I battled for first all night and we finished tied so we had to play a playoff hole. Karl came out on top, only fitting that he takes home the win on his birthday. Oh, did I mention that we finished the game with pizza. Pizza and putt putt...happy birthday Karl.
My living room
All the guys waiting on our birthday pizza.
Quiet please...Karl shooting.
A lot has been going on! Adam and I met up in Atlanta this past weekend for the Alabama vs Florida SEC Championship game. We stayed with two friends of ours, Terry and Tanner Evans, who actually lived with us in Salt Lake. Terry is also with the Angels and was with us in SLC this past year, and they live in Woodstock, GA. It was about a 30 minute drive to the dome, but at least we didn't have to pay for a hotel! It was nice to visit them, outside of the baseball scene! Tanner is 8 months pregnant and wasn't feeling well, so they ended up not going to the game. We met up with her parents and got their passes to the Dr. Pepper Pre-Game party! It was a lot of fun, but we weren't there too long. Did I happen to mention that I wore high heels on this particular day? Did I also mention that it was the worst mistake of my life????? What was I thinking? Clearly, I wasn't thinking..at all. My feet were KILLING me before we even made it TO the dome! I thought that I would be okay when the game started, but it turns out that we stood up the entire game, with a few breaks in between time outs and reviews. We had unbelievable seats though. We were 22 rows up and in between the 20 & 30 yard line. It was a really good game, although with a bad ending :( I don't know what happened during most of the game because I was too busy stalking Sara Evans and Jay Barker right behind us. Sara Evans is a famous country singer and she married Jay Barker, who is a previous Alabama quarterback. So most of my time was spent turned around looking at them.
When the game was over we met Terry and Tanner at Macaroni Grill for dinner. Then we just headed back to their house and hit the sack. We woke up and went to church with them. Their church is HUGE, and it was amazing! I loved the church and would move there in a heartbeat just to attend church every Sunday! After that we grabbed some lunch then Adam and I headed our separate ways :'( Adam headed back to FL and I headed back to Bama.
Since then not too much has gone on!! Adam has just been working out and I have been hanging out at my Mom's. Today I watched an all day marathon of The First 48..I love that show! The weather is supposed to get pretty bad tonight so I am sure I will be up watching James Span on the news all night!
I don't really have much more to say, I am going to try and convince Adam to get on here and post a blog and share what he has been up to..he also is going to be the one to post some pictures!!
Talk to ya soon!
December 4, 2008
2. Where is your significant other? In Florida
3. Your hair color? Very dark brown..I like to call it "Chocolate"..to be exact
4. Your mother? Stressed!
5. Your father? The best in the entire world.
6. Your favorite thing? Christmas Time and I sometimes think I really like Baseball season, but I think I am lying to myself.
7. Your dream last night? I forgot..they are usually pretty wild though.
8. Your dream/goal? To get married, settled in one place, and have kids..keyword here is DREAM!
9. The room you're in? The den
10. Your hobby? Trophy-wife-in-training ;)..yes, it is a hobby.
11. Your fear? Not being able to have kiddos.
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Uhh...just alive, I guess. I never know where I am going to be these days!
13. Where were you last night? My brothers house hanging out with Hunter
14. What you're not? Motivated to work out..I am working on it though.
15. One of your wish list items? Nothing really!
16. Where you grew up? Well...Born in Montgomery, AL..moved to Washington DC..moved to Tuscaloosa, AL..moved to Gulf Breeze, FL..then back to Tuscaloosa..all before the age of 14..so there's you answers!
17. The last thing you did? Turned the heat up...I have to do that while my Mom is gone, when she comes home the house is an igloo.
18. What are you wearing? Clothes...and contacts
19. Your T.V.? Mucho Grande
20. Your pet? There are too many to list
21. Your computer? Finally fixed! Thanks to my hunny!
22. Your mood? Tired! Hunter woke up at 6:00...I don't do 6:00 AM
23. Missing someone? Well, Adam, of course!
24. Your car? Gets around! It's a trooper!
25. Something you're not wearing? Shoes..and make-up..scary, I know
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your Summer? Filled with baseball games
28. Love someone? Well, yes!
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When is the last time you laughed? About an hour ago, listening to Dane Cook on TV
31. Last time you cried? Oh Lordy, I cry all the time..poor Adam..but I would say the last time was last week
-AND-Write 7 random facts about yourself:
1. I love Sonic commercials
2. I like being by myself, a lot.
3. I recently discovered that I like to vacuum...
4. I love doing Bible studies, but I wish I could find the time to do them more often
5. I hate to work out, but complain about not being in shape.
6. I want Lasik eye surgery
7. I think it would be fun to be an Interior Designer
..if you have a blog then copy and paste this onto yours and fill it out with your own answers!
Colby and I playing bachi ball in Montgomery.
In Montgomery with Lindsay's grandparents.
In Tuscaloosa Lindsay, me, and Anna Lisa
Lindsay is SOOOO good at playing the piano!
Best ribs ever at Dreamland in T-town
December 2, 2008
Ok..I will stop rambling about Santa..I don't really know where I was going with that one.
This year was the first time I have ever gone shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. It was definitely crowded but I did find some steals at a bunch of stores! I am not sure if I will do it again though. We will see!
On Saturday Me, Adam, my brother Robby, and my Dad went to the Alabama vs Auburn game here in Tuscaloosa...and we won!! Woo hooo! It was such a good game! We had a lot of fun! We tailgated on the quad before the game and saw a bunch of old friends. We took a bunch of pictures on other peoples cameras, so I will try to scrounge those up and post them.
Adam went back home to FL early Sunday morning..I was sad to see him go, BUT...we are meeting up in Atlanta this weekend for the SEC Championship game. Alabama vs Florida! I am so very excited and I already have my outfit planned! I am not too sure about the exact plans, but I do know that I am going and that's all that matters! Bama has had an amazing season, and I would love to see them win this weekend!
Since Adam is gone, I don't have too much to do. Yesterday I volunteered to clean out my Moms closet, get rid of a bunch of things that I didn't think she needed. It took FOREVER!! But, the end result was quite nice! We have two gigantic bags of clothes, jackets, and other stuff to give to the Salvation Army. My room and the guest bedroom are next on the list. It's an all day kind of project, and today I just don't have the energy!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday! Sorry I don't have pictures to post, but soon, I will!
Ohhh also, I hope you enjoyed my dance skills. I can assure you that I will have it down-pat one day soon.
November 30, 2008
Lindsay's Dance Evolution video is now online. I had to add it to youtube because it was too big to upload here. I really hope you enjoy this, turn your speakers on for the music. click here
Lindsay with her game face on!!!!!
November 24, 2008
November 19, 2008
November 15, 2008
One night last week we went down to the beach to watch the sunset (aww, soo romantical I know). It was really pretty, there were a couple of dolphins swimming around which I was just so fascinated with, and clearly no one else was. I felt like such a tourist, most of the people have probably lived here their whole life and have seen dolphins all the time so they probably thought I was a freak every time I screamed when one would come up for air.
November 11, 2008
November 10, 2008
I would like to start off with Roll Tide. If you are not aware, Alabama beat (barely) LSU this weekend. Yep. Thank You. And thank you. It was a close and very ugly game, but, a win is a win these days. If I could I would go hug and kiss every LSU player that played so horribly that led us to win. I am sure Adam wouldn't mind.
Still no word from Mexico. It looks like it's not going to happen. Adam is giving it until Thursday, so if we don't hear from them by then, he is shutting it down and telling his agent to not worry about it any more. Adam wants to go to Alabama for about a month and work out at the Alabama facility. The only problem is trying to find a place to live for a month. No apartments there do a one month lease, so it has been pretty difficult to try and find a place. He usually lives with a few friends, but it seems like all of them have moved away. So if any of you know anyone that would like a wad of money and a roommate for a month, send them our way!!!! :) But, if nothing works out then he is just going to stay here in FL and I will go home. Very frustrating!!!!
Adam and I have spent the majority of our time locked up in his room. He bought a new xbox game and I bought a game for the computer, so we have been playing those all day, every day. I bought The Sims 2 and let me tell you, it is VERY addicting! I used to play it all the time in high school, but they have improved the game since then. On Saturday night we went to a comedy club for one of our friends birthday. It was A LOT of fun! The guy was really funny! I am sure that we will be going more often.
Have a good week!
The pictures are of me playing Guitar Hero on the xbox. I thought that I would share with you my new rocker moves...
I should have worn more rocker-looking clothes...but, due to the fact that our laundry was piled up to my eyeballs, I had to borrow some of his sisters shorts..thank you Kara :)
November 8, 2008
November 5, 2008
Ok, so remember how Adam likes to post very odd/embarassing pictures of me? Wellll, we were watching some home videos of Adam and his sister Kara last night and we just happen to run into this hilarious video of him and Kara on Halloween.. I would say maybe around 1990? Adam is Steve Urkel..so..sit back, relax, and enjoy the show..oh, and turn up the volume so you can hear everything....
Not too much has been going on since the last blog. Yesterday Adam and I took it back into the day and went rollerblading around his neighborhood. It was definitely a lot harder than I remember! Adam was of course a pro as soon as he put them on. That doesn't surprise me. After only one time around the neighborhood, I was ready to go back inside! We are going to go again today, I think.
Still no word on Mexico. I wish they would hurry up and call so I could figure out what I am going to do! I have been informed by my 5 year old nephew that I need to be at his Thanksgiving lunch at school on the 12th. I am hoping I will be able to make it! Even if Adam doesn't go I will still go home for probably 2 weeks, through Thanksgiving. For now it's still a waiting game, and I am tired of waiting!
You have probably noticed that I keep changing the layout of our blog ( or, maybe you haven't). I found a website (http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/) with realllly cute layouts, and I am having trouble decided on just one, so I think I just am going to change it all the time!
Well, I don't really have anything else to write about! I just noticed though that Adam has not posted a blog in quite some time, so I am sure he will be next.
November 3, 2008
I have been catching up on all of my shows the I usually watch. Thank goodness for internet TV. For most shows, you can go to the website of the channel that the show is on, and you can watch any episode you want. It is great! I tried to keep up with all of them in the Dominican, but when I went to the website it said that 'only viewers in the USA could watch it' so it was useless! But it has kept me occupied for many hours yesterday and today.
My back has been feeling much better the last few days. I don't know if I mentioned it in the other blog but it has been giving me some trouble! I woke up on Thursday morning unable to roll over in the bed and my lower back was KILLING me, and my legs and feet were burning like fire. At first, I thought that maybe I was dreaming. So I help my eyes oped wide for a while and blinked a lot just to make sure that I was fully awake. I was definitely awake and was trying to figure out why I couldn't move from the waist down. I have a history of being quite the hypochondriac and making things up in my head. But when I started to get dizzy and light headed from the pain, I figured it was probably about time to wake Adam up. It was 5:30 in the morning :) We eventually got up and went to the ER and the Doctor said that it was either a herniated/slipped disk ( L5 and S1 to be exact) or a pulled muscle. The nurse gave me a very painful shot that was supposed to help the inflammation, but all I could gather was that now my back AND my arm hurt. They prescribed me a few meds, one of them being a muscle relaxer which I took and I am much better now. It still hurts a little but I am hoping that in a few days it will subside...whew.
We will post some pictures soon, we haven't done anything since being back, so there aren't any to post right now. I hope everyone has a great week. I am pretty sure it's about time to start the Thanksgiving and Christmas diet. The one that most women do right before those two holidays roll around because we know we are going to indulge in unnecessary amounts of food during those times?! I know, that was really random..but, you know me. Random.
November 1, 2008