Sunday, February 10, 2013

hair trains, snowflakes & guns

the adventures continue & i'm about a week delayed in posting!

our two weeks of gallivanting are in full swing and it actually looks as though it may be stretched to three weeks full of fun. way to kick off the new year right?

i'm writing this while my baby sleeps and the super bowl is on pause because of a power outage.  i'm not blogging because of the outage.  i'm blogging because of the game.  sometimes i enjoy watching football and sometimes...most times...i'd rather just eat the dip from the super bowl party ya know?

i can't even remember what happened on friday.  i remember trying to clean but that's all i can remember.  i was prepping for our first ever overnight, away from emmie.  i wasn't "scared" per say to leave her.  there is just a lot to think through, jot down, laundry to do, milk to get ready, etc.  i knew she would be JUST fine while we were gone.  she was in the loving care of her nonna mary who was kind enough to give us this gift.  but i did have a few illogical, worst case scenarios run through my mind.  as one would assume, she did great and our cabin trip was a success! 
trying to slide on out of our neighborhood
a few couples weathered the freshly fallen snow to head south the most beautiful little mountainy scene you ever did see.  the couple who owns the cabin were so generous to invite us in and take excellent care of us.  we ate yummy food, picked through a flea market full of "interesting" characters...and animals, shot guns [yes, you read that correctly] & watched sports.  we had girl time / guy time, the fellas went to a gun show run by duck dynasty's bff's & all learned how to make a sock bun.
road trip!

katie played photographer while we all took a turn(s) shooting shot guns.  i'll let them tell the story.

somehow all the girls got talked into shooting.  ryan was really good at throwing the pigeons [i'm thinking that's not how you say that but whatev].  ryan and carly - what a good team!
ben told everyone that he was bringing a gun and i'm pretty sure they thought he was joking.  nope, he meant it.  the hubs getting some use out of his christmas present!
trying to snuggle and keep warm!  the snow that hit lexington didn't make it down to the lake until the next day but it was still pretty cold outside.  big, fat snowflakes started falling while the shooting commenced.  winter wonderland!
this is my pregnant best friend shooting a gun.  does it get better?  welcome to ky.  she gets the "quickest draw in the west" award.  she shot the gun immediately after mark pulled.  it was awesome.  those are the fat snowflakes too!  all the boys are cheering for her!
i'm pretty scared of guns and truly have a love affair with safety but they got me to shoot just once.  i was scared that it would hurt my shoulder and/or that i would shoot someone.  it didn't, i didn't.  hooray!
 i'm a natural right?  no?  ridiculous?  fine.
 girls w guns.
...and the fellas...
they'd fit in with duck dynasty right?
like i said, we also ventured separately as ladies and gents.  we went shopping and wandered a flea market & the guys went to the gun show.  for the evening we ate together which was sweet and then katie gave us head scratchers and sock buns.  she's a good friend.  my bun is basically the largest thing i've ever seen.  i feel like girls love the bun and boys do not.  tell me about that?
here's everyone chattin and scratching.  not weird at all right?  the new alternative to "treats and snoozin'"
our evening ended with a uk win and ben and i snuggled into our twin beds for the night.  yes, it was exactly like a 50's sitcom.  perfect.  we really enjoyed our time with friends, each other and a little freedom from parenthood.  but who am i kidding?  we kind of missed this little sweetheart...
when we returned i was in speed mode because we had a sprinkle to throw!  our dear friend ang is having a baby girl and since we didn't want baby ellie to have to wear monster trucks for life we wanted to "sprinkle" her with some ruffles and bows to get her started.  i want to post too many pics to add it now.  i'll be back soon for our mini shower [sprinkle].

sunday night i said, "raise your hand if you're ready for a super bowl partay!?" and emmie said "heck yeahhhh!! pick me!"  ok that didn't happen but someone really did text me "raise your hand..." and emmie did it!
we had a yl super bowl party at our "club house" and it was short but sweet [for us].  everyone brought nom noms and passed miss emmie around.  i brought plates and cups because we all know that i'm a great cook!  i got to spend time with some of my most favorite girlies and not watch football.  like i said, we didn't make it through the whole game.  emmie was ready for bed.  and lets be honest, after this weekend, so are we.  exhausted but in a good way.  more adventures in the wings.  hope yours was sweet as well.  live it up!
all our love!

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