Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wayback Wednesday

Today I've been baking cupcakes most of the day. This reminds me of when I was little my mom would always bake birthday cakes for my birthday. She would always decorate them so they looked professionally done. She even knew how to make a cookie cake that looked like one you would buy at the store. They were soooo good! I guess that's where my love of baking come's from.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Musical Monday

Today's song that was stuck in my head was Madonna's "Like A Prayer". My musical playlist recently has consisted of lots of 80 music.

My top songs for the week:

1. How Great is Our God by Christ Tomlin
2. Let the Waters Rise by Mikeschair
3. Explorer's Club
4. 80's Music

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Way Back Wednesday

Today's post is going to be related to my recent trip to Augusta. When I was 5, I went to Rock City in Tennessee (this is when we lived in Chattanooga) with my aunt and cousins (who were teenagers). Anyways, one of them picked me up and held me over a waterfall. I remember screaming for him to put me down. I can still see the waterfall in my head to this day. This leads me to this past weekend. Augusta has a park where you can walk alongside the river and a bridge that connects you to a strip of land on the other side. Every time I walk over water, I get this nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach that I'm going to somehow end up in that water. I shouldn't be afraid, but I am. I know how to swim.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Musical Monday

On mondays, I'm going to try and post something music related. I LOVE music but am definitely not a performer. My playlist for this past week consisted of some Justin Bieber and Chris Tomlin. Two totally different performers! I bought the new Passion cd, but haven't really listened to it a lot.

Current Top Plays

1. Our God - Chris Tomlin

2. Baby - Justin Bieber

3. Somebody to Love - Justin Bieber

4. Thriller - Michael Jackson

Favorite song from church this past sunday: Mighty To Save "youtube" style (it's actually suppose to be U2, but I thought Krista said youtube)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Road Trip to Augusta\Silly Sunday

This is of me, Ree and Krista.

Krista and I took a road trip to Augusta to see the pioneer woman. She had no idea who the pioneer woman was and we really had no idea where we were going. Anyways, we set my phone to the address posted on the pioneer woman's website and we were off. We got off the interstate and followed the GPS. It tells us to turn into a neighborhood so we do. Gorgeous houses in this neighborhood! Krista is like, I don't think this is the way. I say let's see where it takes us. anyways, we basically take a cut through a neighborhood to another road. We follow the GPS and we end up at a park. We were like is this it? We weren't sure. We went inside to use the bathroom. It was about 3:30 at this point and it didn't start until 5. When we got inside, we see people sitting on couches and one lady clutching the pioneer woman's cook. I was like I think this is it, but we have an hour and a half. We decided to walk around the park since it was on the river. Very nice! Anyways, we go back inside around 4:30. There were more people but not too many. They eventually let us all down to where she was speaking. By the time she spoke, the room was packed. Ree says she's not a great speaker, but she really is. She had me almost to the point of tears because I was laughing so hard at something she said. Krista and I got in line for her to sign my book and waited for almost two hours! Crazy! I got my picture with Marlboro man. I had to wait like one minute for that one. Ree had her two boys with her as well. They were hilarious! Ree had done a slide show and they took the mic and started going through the slides and giving their own commentary. Quite entertaining! I think those boys also ate several pieces of cake but no the icing. I noticed one of them threw away the icing. Do they not like icing in Oklahoma? I should have asked Ree that, but I didn't. You see, I'm quite a shy person and I clam up sometimes when I'm nervous so I barely said A THING to her when I met her and I felt my face turn red. I hate the fact that I embarrass so easily and it wasn't even an embarrassing moment. Anyways, I survived meeting the pioneer woman and Marlboro man as well.

Ree has inspired me to try and blog more so I decided to give myself theme days to try and blog about different things. By my title, today I'm going to tell you about something silly I did on my trip. Krista and I stopped for gas when we left Augusta. It was dark outside by the time we left. Anyways, I pull out of the parking lot onto the road. I'm like "Krista, why is the road so dark? I can't see ANYTHING!" She says, "Maybe you should turn on your headlights!"

Some other themes I'm going to try and aim for are: Musical Mondays, either Way back Wednesday or Flashback Fridays. I will explain more about each of these when I get to those days. No hating if I miss a day or two I'm also going try and post a picture a week. We'll see how that goes as well. Onto some pictures.

This is a picture of the Savannah River.

Another picture of the Savannah River.

Savannah River

Savannah River

I found my name on a wall

Marlboro Man and Me
(so glad that you can't see my red face)

Ree and me

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

King Street Grille

Last week, I ate at the King Street Grille. I got a burger since they were half-priced. The food was expensive, at least to me. Anyways, we ordered mac and cheese egg rolls for an appetizer. I wasn't sure if I would like them or not. They were AWESOME! So YUMMY! Then I got the bbq bacon cheeseburger. It was ok. I'm not a huge fan or really thick burgers and this one had that burnt taste to it. It wasn't burnt, but I could taste where the burnt parts were. I probably should have substituted my burger for chicken and would have liked it more. They let you take any burger and make it a wrap. You can also substitute your meat for turkey burger or chicken, which is nice. Next time I eat there, I'm definitely going to try the loaded potato egg rolls and maybe one of the past dishes.