Friday, July 31, 2015

10 Things to Smile About July

1. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I feel like I've taken the best 4th of July photos so far to date.

2. A good night with friends watching baseball, playing with cameras, and eating tacos.

3. We had a girl's day.

4. We've spent a lot of fun days at the lake! (one, two)

5. We've been helping every Wednesday night at 5-Mile and our last one for the summer was this week.

6. I may or may not have had Pesto all over my bed and laughed my butt off.

7. We learned that baby girl is a 6th generation farmer. She also went for her first tractor ride.

8. After how many years, I finally got more of our story written out.

9. I am a huge Dancing with the Stars fan. I love watching it. When I found out the Perfect 10 Tour was headed our direction, I got tickets from my parents for my birthday! :)

10. Abug turned 13 months old this month. While I'm still floored she's over a year old... I'm so happy to watch her little personality develop.

Bonus. While I'm sitting here listening to my baby scream her head off and tell me how bad of a mommy I am (I guess) I'll continue on because I just can't help myself. After hours of screaming at me, I need to smile.

We attended the farm show and baby got to "drive" lots of farm machinery.

I got a good reminder of my grandma this month. I loved it!

My girls got to spend time together doing nothing except splashing in the water on a hot day.

Linking up with EmmyMom.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DWTS live Perfect 10 Tour, Springfield, MO

So let's take a little trip back in time... say what? Well, it kind of is the back story to today's story. :). Back on Cinco de Mayo, I actually got out of class sort of early, went and got myself dinner (tacos! yum) and came home to watch Dancing with the Stars. Was it the final Results Show? I can't remember, I just know partial details here.

I had recorded the show since I had night class so I was passing through commercials, however I got caught on commercials once and saw that they were getting ready to do the Dancing with the Stars Live Perfect 10 Tour and they said at a city near you. I live in SW MO... seriously... a City near me, I figured maybe Kansas City, St. Louis, Tulsa, Fayetteville, maybe OKC... so I jumped over to the website and checked it out. And that's when I saw Springfield, MO! WAIT WHAT?!?!

I was so excited I quickly emailed my mom to tell her. She then got on line, looked, asked if I wanted that for my birthday present, and Bam, that's how I wound up going to Dancing with the Stars Live on Sunday!

We had all the cast listed below except Rumor. She was actually supposed to be with our stop but she hurt her ankle prior to the performance and wasn't able to make it.

Mom, Dad, Hubby, Abug and I headed to Springfield Sunday evening to go to dinner at Springfield Brewing Company and then we were off to Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts to watch the show!!!! The show started at 7:30pm so it was perfect amount of time to drive to Springfield, eat, and then the show!!!

And because it seems like we never take pictures together anymore (which really makes me sad!)

Abug sat on my lap for most of the show, twice she went over to her daddy's lap. She had the perfect view of the stage and she was just as excited to be there and watch as we were!

There was a question and answer session of the night.

They even brought a lady up from the audience to dance with Keo and Artem. Sasha chose her.

They even made Melissa dance a couple dances.

This was a great show to end the 10th year of Dancing with the Stars. I missed the first season and a spring season (Or was it fall) either 2010 or 2011. It was the one with Cher's daughter... er son... on because I was in school and working full time and couldn't keep up with everything. Something had to give.

So... it was my birthday present... when is my birthday. Oh that's right... it's today! Happy 32nd birthday to me.

Are you a fan of Dancing with the Stars? Have you had the opportunity to see them live?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Guard Shack

This is the last Tuesday of the month which means that EmmyMom has her mem up... but I still have the rest of this week so come Friday I'll probably have that post up. Instead let's focus on last Tuesday.

Last Tuesday night hubby went over to the Guard Shack to help out with a KMO barrel racing event that was going on. I really wanted Tacos so I told him that Abug and I would go as long as we could stop by Gringo's and get dinner. Hey I drive a hard bargain!

When we got there, Abug and I ate dinner before I'd let her play. I was afraid if I didn't make her eat first, she wouldn't eat and then she'd be hungry, although the kid knows how to and loves to eat. So maybe... just maybe, she'd have eaten...

Moo took her once she got the chance and they played with the horse. Abug was scared of this horse, why I'm not sure because she's been on it before. Finally by the end though, Moo had her on the horse by herself. It's not like it is a real horse anyway...

 Then by the end of the night, I came with a 1 year old and left with a teenager. She soooo had fun hanging out with the older girls.

When we got there, it was still a bit on the early side so the guys were just hanging out. But then it really picked up. So at first I was giving them fits about just chatting and doing nothing, but by the end, they were hopping. Don't worry, the Guard Gals helped a little 2, both of us that were there :).

 So, these were some trusting individuals leaving their phones in the guard shack like this... I'm not sure whose they were.

 While some of the guard were in running the shack, the other guard guys were managing the tractor and plowing the arena.

TB was sitting there, minding his own business, I think.... and next I know he's being attacked. ha! I'd say knowing him and listening to him and this gal all night, he didn't mind :).

Moo got tired of carrying Abug around so she got her stroller and wheeled her around. I then noticed she was carrying the horse but I'm not real sure the story here. I know the two kids you see in the distance wound up taking the horse from Moo.

And then Abug got to come hang out with momma and daddy. And that's a wrap. 

I can tell you there was a storm that blew through which cooled it down and it was a Gorgeous night. The storm by passed us but we got the cool down and a breeze, and a beautiful sunset!

And although our Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, (Friday night), Saturday and Sunday's aren't anywhere near the same from week to week, I hope you've had fun with a sneak peek into our life in the last couple weeks. What did you enjoy?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Our Monday that Was

Recently I have shared with you Wednesday nights, Thursday evenings, Friday day, Friday night, Saturday, Sunday, so why not keep with the theme and share last Monday with you. Is it anything specatcular, no, probably not but it is what it is. That and last night I got to see Dancing with the Stars live and I'm too tired to think of anything else to blog about... so you get last Monday.

Mom woke me up at 7:30am. Yes, that's not early, but when you haven't slept much because you can't get comfortable and your husband snores, you make up for it in the mornings. Abug and I thought it would be fun to go with mom to Springfield shopping so she woke up around 9 while I was fixing my hair. I put on CMT because she loves listening to music and that entertained her while I was getting ready.

Mom came and got us and we were finally off. Then it was time to go shopping. While mom was trying clothes on, Abug was entertaining herself in the mirror. (Don't worry I was there with her, she wasn't just left in front of the mirror ;)).

After we went shopping we went to lunch. One of my favorite places to eat is Zio's. There are so many good places to eat in Springfield and we always migrate to Zio's. We were being mean sending hubby pictures and messages that that is what we were having for lunch. I jokingly told my mom I should take hubby some of the Tomato Florentine soup home for dinner. Then I said I needed to get 2 so that I'd have something to eat too.... Mom took me serious and ordered Chicken Parmesan, 2 cups of soup and Tiramisu for dessert for us. Thank you mom, we love you!!

While we were eating lunch mom decided we needed dessert as well. We got this Oreo Mountain Brownie thing (holy cow!) and Bread Pudding (again, yum!)

Abug loved the Oreo Mountain brownie thing!

Then we headed home. When we got home, Abug and I were hanging out and I swore I kept hearing car doors or our garage door opening or something. Turns out we had a storm rolling through with thunder. Nothing really came of it but the sky got gray for a while.

Once hubby got home, we warmed up dinner. YUM! Hubby was surprised I didn't have Chicken Parm for lunch but instead I had Chicken Manicotti.  Abug LOVES Chicken Parmesan. She enjoyed eating the Tomato Florentine (again) and the Chicken Parmesan. I shared my portion with her and I'll bet she ate every bit of a quarter to half of each. The kid knows good food when she sees/eats it!

Coming home the Tiramisu lost its shape, but it was still good!

I had to prove to Abug that there was no more. She still didn't believe me. She got the last 3 bites too.

And that was our Monday. I think all we're missing is a Tuesday now.... hmmmm we'll have to work on that.


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