Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I love hearing stories about Dad’s giving their daughters flowers or something special for Valentine’s Day. Or how a husband and wife surprised each other with something special to celebrate this day! It warms my heart!
I have to be honest. Through the years, I’ve not always been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I never dated until my late twenties and with always being single, it always seemed like a gushy day that was meant only for people that had that extra special someone. Thoughts would go through my head like, “Well, I don’t have anybody special, so why would I celebrate?” In fact, there were some years where I absolutely hated Valentine’s Day.
But my view point has been changing over the past few years. It’s about those you love. Period. End of story. It doesn’t matter what type of relationship you are in. Whether you’re single, whether you’re just starting a relationship, dating, or married….it goes beyond that. It’s about others that you love as well….family, friends, nieces, nephews, sisters…you name it. I say this to my single friends because I’ve struggled with this so much in the past. More so than anyone probably knows.
So with that being said, I choose to forever celebrate love! I love, love! It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. J I received a phone call from both my sisters this morning wishing me a Happy Valentine’s Day. They’re amazing!! I also got to talk to my little love-bug in Turkey….baby Karstan! I love my little Valentine! I also want to tell my other love-bugs in Indiana; Ashlyn, Todd, and Katelyn….Auntie loves you very much! Happy Valentine’s Day!! You four have changed my life in so many ways. You make me proud to be your Auntie!
I can’t leave out my other sweet little love-bugs that I’ve adopted along the way. Bradyn, Caedyn, Sissy (Noelle), Lilly, Nessie, Owen, Declynn, and Colin. I love getting to be your Auntie! You’ve warmed my heart in so many ways. I love you bunches!! If you've been following this blog or any facebook posts, you won't be surprised when you hear me say, "I LOVE being an Auntie!!" :)
Yesterday, I received the sweetest message! It read…
“Will you be my Valentine tomorrow?”
How sweet is that?! I of course, said Yes I will! So my friends….here is my Valentine! :)
He is such a great guy and such a gentleman! I received my Valentine gift over the weekend! Love it! Happy Valentine's Day, my Valentine! :)
And to you, the reader! I hope you all have a wonderful day, and celebrate those that are dear to you! Happy Valentine's Day!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
I love her gorgeous dress!!!
Todd had his first "date" last night with Jaycee! I'm pretty sure my sister made it clear that it was just a "friend"! HAHA!! So sweet!!
Aren't they so cute?!
They are so adorable!! My nephew looks so HANDSOME!!! Bubba, I am so proud of you!!! I can't believe you are 14 already!! Where has the time gone?! I'll never forget our little Christmas present....YOU! You always make us laugh and smile. I love your humor and your confidence! You are such a handsome young man! I love you so much Bubba!!! Words can't describe it enough!!
Ashlyn and her date.......her Daddy!!! I love this picture!! I love the fact that she is such a Daddy's girl! She said her friends kind of laughed a little bit when they found out, but I thought it was SO sweet! She asked her Dad to be her date, so he ran home and changed and brought her flowers!! It's moments like this that she will ALWAYS cherish.....and NEVER forget!!! Ash said, "I have the best date here!" Soo sweet!!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The first night we headed to Bass Pro, showed him around all the historical spots in Independence and around the Independence Square, Truman's home and around the town. I love old and vintage-y areas like this! It was dark so we didn't end up getting any pictures. Dinner was....you guessed it! Bandana's BBQ! You can never go wrong with Kansas City BBQ!
The next day we ended up having lunch at Chipotle. Dwight had never been so we had to get a picture of his gigantic burrito! haha
Then we headed to tour the Chiefs Stadium! Oh my word...SUCH a blast! Seriously, I live here and have never been. But now, I'll recommend it to anyone. Of course, if you know me and my recent love for football. Yep, you guessed it...this only made me love it more! :)
The Founder's Club...the first of many lounges to tour...
This is another lounge that we got to go in. This lounge costs $350,000.00 per Season!! Yikes! They said it was more for Corporate offices.......I'd say! :)
Okay, yes it has been a LONG time since we won the Super Bowl....but that's okay. I'll still be a fan, forever! :) We're proud of it! haha
Now, we are in the Chief's locker room! How cool is that?! Dwight found a player that was from Ole Miss!
Up close and personal with the helmet....looovvee!
haha Too funny! Those helmets are heavy!
Me holding the helmet....you know us girls can't mess up our hair! :)
Our tour guide was kind enough to take a picture of us!
Love this sign! This was as we were coming from the locker room to walk onto the field!
Right before you walk out onto the field...."CHIEFS WILL!"
Our view as we walked out onto the field!! It was cold and rainy but LOVED it!! I'm not gonna lie, I smiled as I was standing out there taking it all in. :)
We were right at the 50 yard line. :)
LOVE this picture!!
"Touchdown Kansas City!"
Touring the Broadcast Lounge....gallery of pictures.
First view of the Hall of Fame
So we went up to the 9th level of the stadium, which is 12 levels from the field! I LOVE this picture!! Seeing this view made my love for football grow even more!! I give credit to my sweet friend Jen for getting me into football. I thought of her this very moment and I knew she would LOVE to have been there! Ok so yeah we both are still learning all about football...she knows more than I...but you can still love it just the same right?! LOL
Ha! I didn't know Dwight took this picture!
About to tour the Hall of Honor!
Dwight with the Super Bowl Trophy!
Me with the Super Bowl Trophy!
Continuing in the Hall of Honor...
Super Bowl Trophy up close!
Back in the team store....I think he's becoming a fan! :)
Dwight with Lamar Hunt
After we went to the Stadium, we headed Downtown Kansas City! You gotta love Liberty Memorial!! It was under a lot of construction but I love going up there!
My most FAVORITE view of Kansas City!!! It was cold and windy, but he loved it!
Love watching this flag blow in the wind in front of Union Station! :)
I love this picture!! :)
Crown Center fountains...
haha! Sporting his Cubs hat just for my Sister!
Walking The Link over the Union Station! :) I love this view of the city too!!
He finally got to see Union Station! He loved it! They have a new coffee shop in there now....LOVE!!! The best coffee we've ever had!
We went to the Plaza the next day and had dinner with my family...no pictures there though, but had a great time walking around!
This was taken in between church services on Sunday, at Angela and Danny's KC wedding reception!