Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Monday and Weekend Recap- Ghost Tour

Happy Monday my peeps! 

How are you?  Great, I hope!  How was your weekend?  Ours was GREAT!  The hubby and I decided to get away for an early Valentine's Day weekend as it appears he will be working a lot between now and then and won't have a chance for a weekend getaway at that time.  So... we headed off to Eureka Springs, Arkansas (if you've never been - you MUST GO! - BUT do NOT go in January as most everything is completley closed down).  We stayed in the famous New Orleans Hotel:

and then decided to take a ghost tour at the ever so famous Crescent Hotel:

According to Ghost Hunters (a/k/a TAPS) - it is one of the most haunted hotels in the world.  While there we were able to visit the "morgue" where "Dr. Baker" buried all of his "patients":
Well, hubby and I were up for an adventure so we decided to try out "Dr. Baker's Bistro & Sky Bar"
before the tour to have an appetizer and a drink:
Afterwards, we met up with the rest of the "ghost hunters" and went on our way.  We heard stories from the little girl who fell over the banister from the 4th floor and they found her on the bottom step already dead:
to the story of a young woman who was staying there when it was an all girl's boarding school that "jumped" (or was she pushed?) to her death, to Michael the charming Irishman who was about 17 years old that fell to his death while on top of a scaffle when he decided to lean over and whistle at the pretty girls below and even the mysterious old lady who people actually see and talk to in the hall outside her room (though I'm not sure how she died there exactly).

Here are a few pictures from the tour that other people took in the past.  I wasn't able to catch any orbs or anything with my camera so I was a bit bummed.  But, oh well - it was a lot of fun anyway! :)

This is the image that was caught on the thermocam by the Ghost Hunters when they were there (I think it was in 2009).  I got a picture of the locker (which is what the number 2 is on) but haven't looked at it to see if I was able to catch anything.  However, I did stand by the locker in the same spot, which was an experience all on its own. :)  Oh, did I mention that the locker was in the "morgue"? HA!
After the "great" tour - we actually met up with some friends that I've not seen in at least 20 years and had drinks with them.  They were in town celebrating their 15 year anniversary:
Well, there you have it - our weekend in a nutshell.  So... fill me in and tell me about your weekend!  Did you do anything fun and exciting or was it too cold where you were and so you stayed home and snuggled under the blankets with a book or your loved ones?

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello!

Lots of love and hugs,

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And They're Off

Happy Tuesday my friends!  Whew, I didn't realize how long it had been since I've posted on here.  Just when I thought things would slow down after the first of the year, it has done just the opposite - eek!  Things are just crazy busy here - how are they your way?  Doing anything new and exciting?  I officially started back on my Weight Watcher's diet yesterday morning - yay me!  Now, let's hope I start seeing some poundage dropping for a change! :)

Anyway, on Saturday we hit the horsetrack in Hot Springs and hung out with my mommy for the day!  We had a great time.  Didn't hit it big, but didn't lose big either so it was a WIN WIN in my book! HA! Here are a few pictures from the day:

Me and my beautiful mommy

Me and the hubby:

Me and my baby girl:

 Me, mom and Alliye:
See... doesn't it look like we were having a good time?! :)  Anyway - fill me in and catch me up on what's been happening with you and your families.  I'm so far behind in blog reading (and writing) that I need an update ya'll! LOL

Tonight is our once a month BUNCO GNO and I can't wait!  It's been 2 months since our last one due to the Christmas holidays and I am more than ready to play and have some girlfriend time! :) 

Well, gotta hop - time to start working.  Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by to say hello.  Please let me know you were here!

Lots of love and hugs,

Monday, January 16, 2012

Partying It Up - Willy D Style

Happy Monday, my peeps!  How are you?  How was your weekend?  Great, I hope!  Ours was pretty good- but not all that great - it was kind of a tough one unfortunately.  BUT on Saturday night, me, hubby, baby sister and her hubby went out to celebrate my husband's 43rd birthday and my sister's BIG 40 birthday!  We started out at Outback where they came around and sang to them - which you know they just LOVED - NOT!!! HA!

After that we went to Willy D's in downtown Little Rock.  For those of you who don't know what that is - it's a dualing piano bar and is a GREAT place to hang out!  Check it out sometime if you are ever in the area! 
As you can see, we had a great time!  SO how was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? Can't wait to catch up with you and your blogs!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello! :)

Lots of love and hugs,

Friday, January 13, 2012

She Passed! Lookout drivers - stay off the road!

Happy TGIF my friends and welcome to the weekend!  It just did NOT get here quick enough this week - I am literally worn out and exhausted from the last week of traveling, etc.  I would love to have some down time this weekend - maybe... JUST MAYBE I can get my Christmas stuff finally down and put away - yes.... you read that right - my Christmas tree and stuff is STILL UP!  *sigh*  I've just NOT had a chance to get to it because we've been gone traveling and busy in general.  Usually my stuff is packed away by New Year's Day, but not this year.  Oh well... there are worse things in the world to worry about, aren't there?!  Such as....

My daughter passed her written driver's test yesterday... FINALLY - I guess what they say is true - 3rd time's the charm!  Since she's already 18, she only has to wait one month to take her driving part of the test.  YIKES!  I hope she passes with flying colors the first time around but it scares the beejebies out of me at the thought of her driving already! ACK!  Here she is in all of her glory yesterday:
She is SOOO PROUD too!  And she should be since it took the poor child 3 times to get it right! HA!  But... to make matters worse - my 16 yo niece ALSO took her test yesterday and passed as well - this was her 2nd time to take it.  Here she is with my daughter:

Talk about DOUBLE TROUBLE!!!! Me and my sister are terrified now for sure! So... if you live anywhere in the State of Arkansas - look out - and consider this your warning!  There are two more new teenage drivers hitting the streets!  ACK!

Well, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend ahead and can't wait to catch up to see what your plans involve.  We are going out on Saturday night to celebrate my baby sister's 40th birthday and my husband's birthday (he turned 43 yesterday).  Then on Sunday, it looks like we may be hitting the Horse Races and see if we can't win us some BIG money! HA! Yeah.... right!!!! 

Anyway, thanks as always for stopping by to say hello and let me know you were here!  I'm off now to catch up on your blogs for the day!

Lots of love and hugs,

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Sweet Love

Happy Thursday guys and dolls!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  I don't know what the temperatures are like where you are, but here today it is VERY windy and EXTREMELY COLD.  It is 39 outside but feels colder due to the high winds.  The temperatures are supposed to be dropping all day.... BRRRRRRRR......

On another note, I couldn't let today pass by without wishing my wonderful and loving husband a very Happy 43rd birthday!  He's finally caught up to me in age! LOL  Although, he looks older, he is actually 8 months younger than me! What can I say, I like 'em young - hee hee hee

Seriously, happy birthday to my sweet husband of 14+ years.  I love you dearly and feel so blessed to have you by my side and am so thankful we have weathered the storms and came out on the other side a much stronger couple.  I love you, honey!

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by to say hello.  Like always, I'd love to know you were here! :)

Lots of love and hugs,

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Tuesday my peeps!

Yes, I know - it's been a LOOOONNNGG TIME since I've posted anything.  To be honest, life has just taken over lately and I've not had a chance to do much of anything extra like blog and I miss it and YOU guys terribly!  I can't promise when I will be back on a normal basis, but I wanted to let you know that I'm still "here".  I hope all is well with you and your families and that the New Year is treating you well.

Thanks for stopping by to say hello and let me know you were here!  Right now, I am off to check out the latest updates on your blogs and see if I catch up on what's been going on with you!

Lots of love and hugs,