Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Embarassing Moment of the Week...

So, today has been a very interesting day for myself. lol I can't believe I am about to post this for all the world to see! How come crazy things always happen to me? lol This afternoon, while I was at work, I was standing there talking to my coworker. My boots were falling down my legs a little bit so sometimes I take my other foot and push them up, which is what I did. Well, I just so happened to have on a short skirt today…and…you guess it! The heel of my boot got CAUGHT in the hem of my skirt and DOWN I went! LOL I was doubled over in laughter but at the same time it was like it was all in Slow-Mo!! As I’m beginning to fall I was trying to decide which way I wanted to fall because I was going to fall no matter what! Haha!!! So down I went flat on my tooshie!!! We laughed so hard and thankfully no one walked by as I was laid out on the floor of my workplace! LOL

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hanging with my Girls!

This weekend, I got to hang out with Trish and Declynn alot! Trish, Justin and Crystal, and I went to dinner Friday night and hung out for the evening. Trish and baby Declynn came back to KC for the weekend! It was SO good to see them again! It was also to have Trish's mom, Patsy, back home! I have missed them so much! We all went to eat after church today-and it was so good being with my people's! :) Tonight, I went over to the Smalley's and hung out with Patsy, Trish, and Declynn! It was so much fun!! We laughed until we cried, told funny stories, and I got to hold baby Declynn!! He is getting so big! He will be 4 months old in February! I can't believe how big he is getting! Anyways, here are a few pictures from today! Enjoy!

Venita's Birthday

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Venita's birthday! I think I forgot to post it was her birthday...I know I feel like such a bad friend! lol Anyways, we went out to The Power and Light District and went to The Peachtree Restaurant!! We had some yummy soul food...It was SOOO good and they have the BEST muffins ever!!! Happy Birthday Venita!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's Official!!

I am going to GREECE and TURKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of my best friends, Melodie, and I are going to Greece and Turkey in March!!!! We are going with the SAM group (with about 40+ people)! We are SOOO excited!!! We fly out of JFK in New York City, so we are going to NYC the day before to spend a few hours there and hopefully get some yummy Italian food in Little Italy! They have the BEST (real) Italian place there!! Yummo!! Anyways, just wanted to share the news!!!! YAY!!!

Happy Birthday, Sarah!!

Yesterday was one of my best friends, Sarah's brithday!!! Sarah is an awesome person!! She is a wonderful friend and I am so glad that God has placed her in my life! We have been through so much together! We have had some awesome times, the laughter (oh my Jesus..LOL we laugh ALL the time), the heart to heart talks, we have traveled the world together, we have made so many memories that half of them nobody thinks is funny but us. When I needed someone to talk to, or just needed encouragement or a little boost, Sarah has always been there for me. Sarah, I love ya girl and am so thankful for you and your friendship! You're the best!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A post dedicated to my Girls!!

I have been thinking a lot about all of my wonderful friends lately! God has blessed me so much with so many amazing friends, but I especially want to dedicate this post to all my girls!!! One can not live without her girlfriends!!! We have had some awesome times, sad times, a lot of laughs and a ton of memories!!! I love you all dearly!! I don't know what I would do without you!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Traffic Rules of Kansas City

This email was forwarded to me this past week sometime. I thought it was pretty funny and most of it is pretty accurate! :) For those of you in Kansas City or have been here before...I'm sure you'll have a little laugh over this one! :)


Traffic Rules of Kansas City

For those of you who have recently visited KC or are planning to come back for a visit....this is hilarious!

1. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Kansas City has its own version of traffic rules. There's no book about them. You've just got to get in your car and hope you survive to learn them.

2. If you missed the sign that warned you that you are crossing the state line from KS into MO, potholes have been placed every 25 feet in random lanes as a gentle reminder to just STOP, get the alcohol, and get back to Kansas.

3. All directions start with, "Go down Metcalf..." because you DO NOT want to get on I-35.

4. It's impossible to go around a block and wind up on the street you started on. The Chamber of Commerce calls this a "scenic drive".

5. The 8:00am rush hour is from 6:30am to 9:30am. The 5:00pm rush hour is from 3:30pm to 7:15pm. Friday's rush hour starts on Thursday morning.

6. If you actually stop at a yellow light, you cannot be from KC. You may only apply your brakes when the end of the yellow light and the beginning of the red light create a "burnt-orange" hue.

7. If you like being an individual, don't even think of working for Sprint, BV, or Cerner. You'll be branded like cattle and made to walk all over town with a "tag" around your neck or clipped on your belt loop.

8. Just remember that I-435 becomes east, west, north, AND south. Don't try to figure it out. Just accept it. If you question the intelligence behind this naming convention, people will simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you.

9. If moisture is determined to be rain, not sweat, all traffic must immediately cease; ditto for daylight savings time, a girl applying eye shadow across the street, or a flat tire three lanes over.

10. Construction on I-35 is a way of life, and a permanent form of entertainment. Get used to it!

11. Many bizarre and wonderful sights can be explained simply by uttering the phrase, "Oh yeah, we're in Missouri!!"

12. Construction crews aren't doing their job properly unless they close down all lanes except one during rush hour.

13. If someone actually has their turn signal on, it was probably left on at the factory where the car was made.

14. Understand that the 95 pound woman driving the Ford Excursion (the largest vehicle ever produced) absolutely MUST come to a complete stop, then proceed at 2 mph over any railroad track. This vehicle was built to invade small countries, and she's worried about the railroad tracks!! Keep in mind that she's also completely unaware of the ends of her vehicle (since they're in different zip codes) and is highly likely to run you off the road while trying to talk to someone on her cell phone. It is safer to try to beat an Amtrak train to the RR crossing than to get in her blind spot.

15. One word: "SUV" Buy one, wash it, cover it with a gold package but, whatever you do, don't ever let it touch anything but asphalt!

16. The drivers of the above-mentioned vehicles also have a legal right to turn right from a left lane or to turn left from a right lane. It is believed that these vehicles do not come equipped with turn signals.

17. White haired men driving red or silver sports cars will not obey any known traffic rule and cannot be expected to stop for red lights or stop signs. These men will only be in this area until they're made aware of the law that says you must move to Colorado or Florida if you're old but still want to act young.! Traffic is bad enough without some old fogey slowing everyone down by refusing to go faster than the accepted 85 mph.

18. In Kansas City, we drink Dr. Pepper and Mt. Dew (sometimes Code Red). It is rumored that other soft drinks are sold here, but no one will admit to knowing anyone who actually drinks them. So don't ask for any other soft drink.

19. If you really want to fit in here, buy a cell phone and learn to drive with your knees while reading the paper. Whatever you do, don't put on your turn signal as this will only cause traffic near you to speed up and block you off.

20. Stay away from the Grandview Triangle at sundown if you do not like the thought of being in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. You may question the value of this advice until the first time you fail to heed it! (It's in your best interest to apply this same advice to Troost Ave. as well).

"Life Is Good"

"Life Is Good" is our new 2009 theme for TLC! We are declaring 2009 to be a good year! It's a year of good change, happiness, the year where we are claiming our prayers and desires to be answered, the list goes on and on. You know, Pastor Gleason was saying something today that just spoke to me and it made me think. It's something you already know, but we take it for granted sometimes. Sometimes we get so caught up in "life". We feel so sorry for ourselves sometimes, and get all caught up in our everyday life. We get so busy doing things for us that we don't realize what is going on around us sometimes. Pastor Gleason said, "If you think you're having a bad day or a bad week, go to a hospital and walk around, go down to City Union Mission and see all the homeless, take a look around and realize that life is good!" It's so true. In all of our life things that happen everyday. Life is still good. It made me think of how thankful I am for such a wonderful life. I was raised in a Godly home by parents whom love me and raised me to love God, I have a good job, I have a wonderful church with an awesome Pastor, I have amazing friends, a loving family, lots of memories of all the fun times, a roof over my head, a car to drive, and the list goes on and on. It makes you think. I thank God for my life.....because...."Life Is Good"!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Weekend with Raemi and Janelle!

The weekend after New Years, Janelle and Raemi came to visit Sarah and I!!! Yay! We had a wonderful weekend!! They got in late Friday night, so we just sat up and laughed and talked for awhile. Saturday morning, we got up and I cooked them breakfast! Yum! We had biscuits, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and cinnamon rolls! So yummo!! We eventually got out of the house and did a little shopping. Then we did the Kansas City tour. :) We went to Crown Center, Liberty Memorial, Union Station, Downtown, Power and Light District, and even ate some yummo Kansas City BBQ at Jack Stack! YUM!!! Later that night, we still weren't hungry because we had a late lunch, so we went to The Plaza and hung out....stopped and got dessert at The Sidewalk Cafe! :) Then we went back to the house and watched a movie. Sunday was church then we went to eat afterwards and then the girls had to leave. :( But, it was SO much fun getting to hang out and see our girls again!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year!!!! *cheer* Wishing you all a wonderful, safe, healthy, fun, and memorable 2009!!! I am personally so happy that 2008 has closed and the opening of 2009 is finally here. I feel like I have turned over a new leaf. I feel like this is going to be a year of good change. Who knows what this year will bring, but I pray it will be a great year for everyone!!! Love you all!!