Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vacation Recap Post

I know it's been a week since we got back and I'm just now updating. I had a lot going on but nonetheless, here we go! I took about 500 pictures, but luckily for you, I'm only posting a couple!

A picture of us in each of the parks! Minus a picture from Downtown Disney! We had a wonderful time!! I definitely recommend the dining plan. We came out with 2 extra snacks that we used the last night. Jon had a great idea for us. We opted to use our snacks as breakfast in the morning. At our hotel (The Caribbean Beach) it had a food court. You could use a snack for numerous things, including orange juice, donuts, bagels, muffins, etc. We also bought the $13.00 refillable drink cup. You could refill it as many times as you want to within the hotel. You can refill it with pop, water, hot chocolate, coffee, etc. Very much worth it. We also carried it into the parks with us and refilled it at the drinking fountains.

As far as food goes, here is a list of the places we ate at and OUR thoughts on it:

Shutters at Old Port Royale: I wish I could tell you how much we loved this place! We both got the same thing (NY strip and a baked potato). The steak could seriously be cut with just a fork! Absolutely delicious! Our desserts were phenomenal! And we were given champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The service was great as well, and they were able to get us in early! (Grade: A +)

Casey's Corner: You give us any place with unlimited cheese for your hot dogs and fries, and we're in seventh Heaven! The food was delicious!! The only thing I didn't like about the place was the lack of seating. It had a baseball theme in it and the seating were bleachers...which made it awkward to try to eat hot dogs and fries. (Grade: B +)

Liberty Tree Tavern: First impression of this place was NOT good. We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation time and checked in at the hostess station.. We weren't sat until 15 minutes after our reservation time. People were sat that just walked in while we were forced to wait. Then when I went to check on how much longer it would be, the host was texting on his Blackberry and told me to "wait just a few minutes and he'll look". I was not happy. After we got sat, I cannot tell you how great our server was! And the food was wonderful! Since we were on the dining plan, we were told what we were having. Hold on, I know that sounds bad but here's what we had for dinner (in a family style, so all you can eat) Salad and rolls (delicious); a trio of meat (strip steak, ham with applesauce glaze, and turkey AMAZING); mashed potatoes, mac and cheese (both yummy!), and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert. It was SOOOO good!! (Grade: B -)

Restaurantosaurus: Not a lot to choose from. We both got burgers and fries. For dessert, Jon got chocolate mousse and I got a cheesecake cup. I didn't touch the cheesecake cup due to its weird glaze over the cheesecake. (Grade: C)

Liberty Bell: Great great great customer service. Really good food! (Grade: B)

Wolfgang Puck: Pizza was AMAZING!! For dessert, we both had amazing cookies that were as big as our head. (Grade: A -)

ESPN Club: The food? Amazing. Service? Amazing. Sports theme? AMAZING! Location? AMAZING! (Grade: A +)

Pizza Planet: Decent food. The portions were pretty small. If we weren't on the meal plan, I wouldn't have wanted to eat there. The price of that little pizza was just silly, in my opinion. Wolfgang Puck pizza was double the size with twice the flavor. Cool atmosphere though. (Grade: B -)

50's Prime Time Cafe: I ate here when I was younger. I'm not sure why I loved it so much. The atmosphere is cool. It's very 50's-esque for sure. Everyone has a "family" theme. The food was...okay. The fried chicken was delicious, but the mashed potatoes and green beans were awful. Jon and I both got smores for dessert, which was really good but really really small. Think one rectangle of graham cracker small. (Grade: C)

Electric Umbrella: Jon had chicken fingers and fries. I had a grilled chicken caesar salad. We both had chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Jon loved loved loved it! I hated hated hated it! hahaha My chicken was disgusting! The chocolate chip cookies weren't very good at all. (Grade: C -)

Blue River Pizza Company (I think?): The last night we just had pizza delivered to our room. The pizza was very very VERY good. Best pizza we had all week! Plus, it was convenient! (Grade: A)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

6 Things you wish you would have never done

1. Walked out on my first job.
2. Let a friend lie to me. Catch her on it. Then give her another chance.
3. Been such a b&tch in high school.
4. Went home every single weekend in college.
5. Give my guy friend a weird look when I saw him in Wal-Mart and he goes,"I love you, Kar." I said,"Um..I love you too. Why are you telling me that?" He said,"I just wanted you to know. I felt like telling you that you're my sister always and I love you." Then he gave me a hug that lasted for days. Four days later, he was killed in a car wreck. I miss him every single day.
6. Given silly boys the benefit of the doubt.

But everything happens for a reason. Except #5. I refuse to think that happened for a reason.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

7 Things That Cross My Mind

1. My husband
2. Reggie Monster
3. My family
4. My friends
5. The future
6. Work
7. To-Do Lists

Boys of Fall

Yayyy!! Here we go into the 2010-2011 football season! LET'S GO COLTS!!

The officials have sucked so far tonight. I'm not impressed. But I won't go into it any further. I'll just say I'm not surprised.

Anyways....tomorrow as of 3:00 I'm on vacation!! And on Monday I'll meet these guys:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

9 Things About Yourself

Okay here we go:

1.) When I bite my lip, it means one of two things: 1) I'm severely pissed off. 2) I have something I really want to say, but I'm trying to watch what comes out of my mouth.

2) I have an obsession with my "3 L's"-lip gloss, lingerie, and lotions. I buy them all the time. I can't help it. I'm definitely obsessed with lotions-I use three on a daily basis.

3.) Every time I buy new shampoo or conditioner, I try a new one. It takes me a minimum of 10 minutes to decide which one I'm going to use. I always buy one bottle of shampoo and 2 bottles of conditioner.

4.) I knew I wanted to work in Interior Design since I was in 6th grade. I truly have never strayed from that. I managed to hear about my job because my dad met someone at Chili's while he was having dinner who said that my work place was hiring. I went in-filled out an application, received a phone call the next day, and started 2 weeks later. 2 years later, I still love it. I love my bosses-they are very nice, respectful, appreciative, and they understand my passion for design. I love my co-workers. I met two of my best friends from my job. I will forever be grateful for that.

5.) I text a lot. A LOT A LOT. I like it so much better than waiting for a phone call back. It takes 10 seconds to send a text. That being said, it does take ten seconds to send a text back so one thing you can to piss me off, is not text me back. Now saying that, I don't mean text me back right away-I mean not answer AT ALL. Grrr.

6.) Jon and I met in junior high. He liked me all through junior high and high school. We dated for a few months in high school but I ended with him for stupid reasons. We still stayed friends (through a few trying times, trust me) and in January of 2006, I finally confessed to one of my best friends that I really liked Jon. She called her fiance (Jon's best friend) and the four of us went out to dinner at Chili's. We've been inseparable ever since. I'm not sure why he waited for me so long, but I'm so glad he did! They say you should marry your best friend. Sometimes I wake up and still think I'm in a dream because I really did marry my best friend. He has been my best friend since our freshmen year of high school. Somehow, somewhere along the line, we fell in love. It's been a fairy tale ever since.

7.) I love scary movies...seriously LOVE them. October is one of my favorite months because AMC has their Scary Movie Night every single night! I also love fall colors, the cooler weather, haunted houses, etc. That being said Christmas is my favorite holiday. Halloween doesn't hold a candle.

8.) I love me some football. Not college football. You can keep that. I love my NFL!! I'm an avid Colts fan. And yes, I know it's hard to believe, but I loved them when they were 2-14. Remember those days? *shudder* And yes, I know who our QB was before the Manning era started. To equal it out, I can also tell you who the QB was for New England before Brady came. I LOVE NFL football. I'm not sure why or where it came from. But every Sunday I park my ass in front of the TV all day and I don't move. Jon and I plan on next Sunday finding a bar in the airport so we can watch some of the Colts game before our plane takes off! Hahahaha And no, I don't want to talk about the Super Bowl. I'll get over it in time, but right now I'm still bitter. How long will I be bitter for? Well, I still want to punch Vander-kick it wide right in the face. And I still can't stand Ron Winters for giving the Chargers the play off game 2 years ago. THANKS, buddy. And I'm convinced that I will always hate Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Randy Moss, Belicheat, and Ellis Hobbs...with everything in me.

9.) I love taking naps. I'm like a child. If I have a spare hour or two, I'll be on the couch passed out. I also love sleeping in-but I'm so accustomed to getting up at 7:00 to take care of Reggie and get ready for work that my idea of "sleep in" now is waking up at 8:30.

Blog Activities

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now. (CHECK)
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe your life right now.
Day Ten: One confession

One Week! Let the countdown REALLY begin!

My mom and I went to lunch today, then did some shopping for our trip! I ended finding a really cute pink suitcase to take with us! I also picked up a beach towel for Jon, ponchos, and travel sized toiletries!

See? Shopping Trip=Success!!

Now onto the next things:

*Update I-pod
*Clean the house
*Do laundry (twice-Monday and Saturday)
*Make sure all the bills are paid
*Pick up last minute things on Saturday
*Print off all reservations/confirmations/boarding passes
*Email all of our travel info and whatnot to our families
*RELAX and enjoy counting down!
*Getting through 4 days of work!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

10 Things to 10 People

Saw this and thought it would be interesting to do:

1.) To my husband-I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else in this world. You are amazing. You're my rock and my saving grace. I love you more and more every day. I love our inside jokes, our blonde moments, and our life together in general. I feel so blessed to be with such an incredible, hard-working man who will always support his family. I love you!

2.) To my wingman-I love you so so so much. You have always been there for me and I'm so grateful for that. I can't tell you how happy I am that you're back home. I'm a lot happier now knowing that my best friend in the entire world is no longer 8 long hours away--she's 20 minutes away! I love you!

3.) To the Bert to my Ernie-Wow. Where to even begin with you? Crazy to think that we've only been friends for a year, but I couldn't imagine not having you in my life. Even though we fight and you drive me crazy sometimes, you're such an incredible person. You're a great friend and a wonderful father. I love our thug time, our drives, our inside jokes, and our "code words" that make our conversations sound so silly to everyone else! I know we don't agree on some of your decisions (Okay, one of your decisions), but I do respect them..even though I have a hard time showing you that. I just don't want to see you get hurt again. But know that if and when it does happen, I'll be there again too.Who knew when I took this job I would meet my best guy friend in the entire world? It's so great to be able to bitch to you about anything going on and you understand. You keep my work days and my life sane. Love you mean it!

4.) To my mama-You are the most selfless, most caring, and loving mother anyone could ask for. You are truly my best friend and I love being able to be so close to you so we can see each other so much. I love our dinner dates and our shopping trips. I'm so blessed to have you as my mom. I love you more than anything!

5.) To my bosses-It's not often that you find bosses who actually say "Thank you" everyday before we leave. I appreciate your understanding. It makes work so much easier. It makes me want to work harder. I couldn't ask for better bosses. Thank you for absolutely everything you guys do. I appreciate you so much.

6.) To my DDs-I love my girls so much! I miss you more than you know! I miss the snacks between classes, the basement (WITH NO SIGNAL!), and the inside jokes we had about the other students. I couldn't have made it through college..or life..without you girls. I love you girls soooo much!!

7.) To my PIC-Who knew I could find someone I work with that I love like a sister? I appreciate your friendship more than you know. Thank you for everything-coming over when I'm mad/sad/upset, letting me come to your house and venting for hours, and making work so much fun! I love that we have our own language and we have nicknames for everyone. Go Team K! Hahahaha

8.) To my Sis-I wouldn't be who I am without having you to look up to. Thank you for always being there. I'm glad we're so close. I love you so much and I appreciate your advice, your ear, and you making me laugh when I need it! Love you, Sis!

9.) To the NFL-So help me, if you let Ron Winters officiate games this year, I'm half tempted to go on strike with the teams next year! He's a POS who caused several teams to lose valuable games the past few years. He sucks. Try Mike Carrey. He rocks. Thank you. Oh and the Patriots still cheat. Sit on that one. Oh and don't get me started on the damn Super Bowl. YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK ABOUT THAT ONE!

10.) To Colts Fans-Hey ya'll...this is PRE-SEASON. Come cry to me when we're 0-4 in the regular season, okay? Good night. Do you honestly expect Curtis Painter to be Peyton-f&cking-Manning? SERIOUSLY?! Stop being fair weather fans. You're proving other NFL fans right, you know? We have an AMAZING team..I don't know about you guys but I'm not all up for one of our starters getting home for a game that doesn't matter. Just my opinion. Thanks.

10A.) Dear Bernard Pollard-Hey there, Boiler! Sooooo listen, man, I cried happy tears when you made Tom Brady your bitch 2 seasons ago. Ok, I didn't really cry, but I was secretly a little happy, much like everyone else who isn't Pats fans (DON'T PRETEND LIKE YOU DIDN'T! hahahaha). But please, oh, please don't hurt Peyton. PLEASE. Thanks! Loves!

10 Days Until...

We'll see this!!

And stay here!