Monday, November 17, 2008

Hangin' Tough! (PS-I'll Be Loving You Forever!)

OMG! This weekend rocked! While Mike was in Draper doing his National Guard stuff, I was in West Valley participating in the ultimate girls night out! Yes-I am talking about the New Kids on the Block Concert! I could have sworn I was a 12 yr old inside a 27 yr old body! I don't think I have ever screamed so much in my life! As many of you know (and some of you probably have no idea) I am a HUGE New Kids on the Block Fan. Always will be. I had the t-shirts, the nightgowns, the posters, all of their cassette tapes and not to mention the VHS videos of their concerts, and much much more! I was obsessed! Well, much to my enjoyment, they are back! The tour came through SLC (or West Valley City-as it says on the back of my t-shirt) on Saturday night and it was the funnest thing I have done in a long time, all inhibition went right out the window (I am talking about the screaming and the dancing.) I went to the concert with my old friend Chantel. We would sit in my bedroom for hours on end memorizing all the words to their songs.

I thought I would throw a few fun pics on here to get you all reminiscing too!

I know we all had out favorites-who was yours? Mine was Jonathon Knight (the oldest of the group and probably the most mature, I'm sure.) FYI-He is the one in the awesome blazer and mustard yellow shirt-SO CUTE! (Cute in the nineties at least).

And this is the T-shirt that I purchased to wear proudly to the gym and the grocery store and anywhere else that I can get away with wearing an over-sized t-shirt. Also, the 1st pic is the one printed on the t-shirt, if you were wondering!

The pioneer boy band in all their glory!

Donnie (front and center, the resident Bad-Boy) thinks he is so cool! Although I must say that he is quite the entertainer when he is by himself on stage
Man-I thought we would be watching a bunch of old men hobble around on stage, but no, they've still got the moves. I could have danced right along with them-nothing has changed in 15 yrs (that is how long it has been since the last time they performed on stage, if you were wondering.)

And here they are today. Ready for their GQ photo shoot. My favorite today would have to be Joey McIntyre. He played Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway-enough said!
Anyway, just thought I would let you all know that if you talk to me in the next couple of days I might still seem a little bit giddy. Don't worry, it will pass. Man I love these guys!
Peace Out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We Did the Monster Mash!

Halloween came and went all too quickly at our house, but it was fun while it lasted. Also, I must mention that we had 3 trick or treaters this year (compared to last years one). My friend Steph and I decided to throw a little Halloween party (costumes were mandatory, which was fun, because it has been a couple of years since I dressed up for Halloween.) We had a fire pit out on our back patio, surrounded by people all night making s'mores and enjoying the rainy weather that we had that night. Inside we had quite the spread of yummy food. Everyone brought meat to grill up, and then they brought a dish to share. Thanks for the participation everyone. To top it all off, we had guitar hero going non-stop throughout the night.

Here are a few pics from the evening (sorry there are so many, but I tried to get pics of everyone that came-and I still missed a few couples).

This is Nate-our resident Holy Man and Kelsey-the cute little Ladybug.
This is my darling nephew Brooks-The Pirate.
All night he was saying "Aaaargh! Give me some candy, Matey!"

This is a pic of my fam. We have Mike and Bridget-the old fogies (who, might I add, won the costume contest). Erin and Bryan-A golfer and her Caddy (as it should be). Me and Mike-I was Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Rain (I am holding a spray bottle in my hand) and Mike was 1/2 of the quirky "Scrubs" duo. Then there is my mom-now I am not sure what she is, but she has on an old Strawberry Shortcake costume that I wore when I was a kid, and then Brooks the Pirate.

Here are all the guys-We have a Candy Bar, Holy Man, JD, Bed Bug (in the back) then Janitor, a Dalmatian, the old fogey in front, Turk, and the Caddy.

This is Mike's brother Dustin-a Cowboy, and his fiancee Kylee-the Indian

Steph and Spencer-Batgirl and TURK (from Scrubs)

Hershey's candy Bars (Jason and Sarah)

Erin and Bryan, again-The LPGA golfer and her Caddy

The girls-Golfer, Partly Cloudy (no rain this time), the Ladybug, Batgirl, Hershey's, Snow White, and a Bed Bug.

Danny, Spencer and Mike-also known as The Janitor, Turk and JD

It's Guy love between two guys!

Snow White and her charming Prince Janitor

Now, that Halloween is over and the spooky decorations are gone, the Thanksgiving decorations are out with full force! I can't help but celebrate one holiday at a time. I love this time of year! I guess the holidays are officially coming, so Happy Holidays everyone.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You Know it's Sad but True!

Last Friday, Mike called me at work and asked if I absolutely had to go to class on Monday. I said there was no way that I could miss it, being math and all, and he again said , "but do you really need to go?" I said yes, and then out of curiosity I asked Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE GIVING AWAY METALLICA TICKETS TO MILITARY PERSONNEL (and the concert is Monday night)!!!

There are just some things in life that you make special exceptions for. . .

I went to an earlier math class in was in Salt Lake by 8:00. It was kind of wierd to actually be at a Metallica concert, but it was awesome!