Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bachelorette Blog-week 7-my words.

Weeelllll well well. I am back, I think.  I have been thinking a lot about my blog here lately, mostly because its summer and I have more free time on my hands, and contrary to what my last post may state…I really do enjoy blogging.  It’s finding time for it once I get into my school year/season that it gets tricky.  I thought considering the fact that I haven’t posted in 11 months…there would be no way I could go back and make up for those 11 months lost...and since I am sure you are all not dying to know what you missed, let's just call it even?  So back to where I was going with all this....part of what got me thinking about my blog was all of the Bachelorette blogs I have been reading, yes I am obsessed, more with Emily Maynard than the show, but I am someone whose been watching since season 1, go ahead and judge...I don't care.  I decided the way I would jump back into my own blog would be to just blog about the Bachelorette every Monday night/Tuesday morning...or let's be honest, whenever in the week I got around to it.  If you don't watch the show....sorry, you may want to sit this post out...if you do watch the show, and aren't reading this blog by Lincee you are seriously missing out.  I also recommend reading Chris Harrison's blog at Entertainment Weekly and Emily's at sometimes offer some pretty good insight at behind the scenes stuff you will find interesting if you're obsessed a fan like me.  

This week Emily took her last 6 guys to Prague and there was drama in the air with Arie.  As if that gorgeous man could do any wrong....he apparently did....again.  First of all, does anybody honestly believe that Emily has ALL of her clothes in that tiny turquoise suitcase she has been hauling up all those steps the past few weeks?  I will go ahead and speak for everyone and say absolutely not.  That has got to be her cosmetic & bathroom stuff and PJ's only.  All outfits/shoes travel with the producers and the show's stylist, I mean agreed? Agreeeeed.  Moving on.  When I saw the 6 guys for the first time in this just re-affirmed what I have been thinking all season long.  1.  Gerad is definitely getting a pea coat or two for his birthday 2.  Why doesn't he have any already courtesy of his wife? 3.  I really love a man in a pea coat.
Arie's Date
So Emily takes Arie strolling around Prague, tourist book in hand, as usual, and wearing the coveted Frye Carson Lug boots I am DYING for as usual.  Emily...the ONLY reason I can come up with to  hate you is because you get to keep almost every amazing article of clothing you will wear this season, altered to fit your perfect barbie doll biatch.  Sorry, I thought the sooner I got my jealousy about that out there, the better I would feel.  Speaking of uuhh-mazing...hellooo beaded shorts, you want to live in my closet, I know you do.  Minus the fact that you have a price tag of $385.  I am sorry...I really appreciate your beauty, but I cannot bring myself to even think of spending that kind of money on you, mainly due to the fact that I might be forced to send in application to be a contestant on the next Bachelor...because my husband would surely divorce me.  And now...for those of you wondering how or maybe even why I know how much those shorts are, when I clearly have no intentions of buying them....I will introduce you to this little beauty of a blog right here.  It. is. phenomenal.  If you are also obsessed with the Bachelorette's fashion....or any and all fashion in general, it's a must read.  And while we are on her fashion choices for her date with Arie...did anyone else think it was odd given how cold she always seems to be that she was wearing shorts on her date in Prague?!  You gotta hand it to the girl, fashion above comfort....I would say America could not say the same about Ali F. and Ashley H.  But hey...we can't all be Emily Maynard right?   
Moving the drama of course.  I have a lot of mixed feelings about tonight's episode and how the whole thing played out....none of which matter in my everyday life, so if you are wondering why I care...I don't know, so don't even ask yourself.  I think everything each party involved said was valid and probably Emily, I would feel like an idiot being in the dark, however, if they had only told her they known each other from the beginning and she found out later they dated, would you be in this situation asking these questions anyways?  Probably so.  I also think a lot more obviously goes on behind camera than what we see and are told....translation:  Arie was either told Emily knew or told not to tell her.  Interestingly enough, I read Emily's blog on Tuesday morning and from the get go she was told there might be a guy on this season that had dated Cassie a decade ago, and she even agreed to it, knowing this was a close friend who was now engaged to another producer.  Granted, it wasn't a guarantee at the time and she pushed the thought out of her mind as the show got closer, I am not saying it probably wasn't shocking, only that it wasn't  the surprise ABC made it out to be and America thought it was.

The important thing was not a deal breaker, Emily still got to share her lip gloss with Arie all night long and we get to keep staring into his bright baby blues next week on hometowns.  Side note....Arie was the first of all the Bachelor's to tell Emily he loves her in Prague tonight, she's clearly elated, but does that mean he's the last man standing?  My gut is saying no for some reason.     
Quote of the Night--"I like to kiss Arie alot...and I let him know that kissing him alot."  Emily you dog.  and by dog every girl is really thinking you lucky dog.
Jon's Date
So Emily takes John also around the streets of Prague and they visit the Lennon Wall and another wall where they were supposed to "lock" in their relationship....literally.  The sign of the lock not cooperating looked to be a sign of a bad omen for "Wolf", but only time would tell as there was no rose on the one-on-one dates this week.  I really loved Emily's outfits on both parts of this date....I am not sure if it's the fact that she finally had nothing with sequins on, or maybe the fact that I saw her wear her nude pink leather Zara jacket a second time, proving she is actually human....maybe a little of both.  Who knows! 

Their dinner date in the dungeon seemed to go well...however, I feel like sometimes Emily is a total open book and other times she's extremely difficult to read because of how well mannered, polite and just down right nice she is.  I can't say I thought saw a lot of chemistry actually shown on air, but after watching the group date, my confidence that he was getting the rose was on the level of Wolf's due to the complete lack of maturity shown by Chris.  And let's be honest...neither one are top 3 material, does it really matter which one goes home this week?

Quote of the night--"I am not really a starter, I am a closer."  IF you know me at know it's only because he referenced baseball.  Done and done.  Moving on.

Group Date--Sean, Chris and Doug
Let's just talk about what I love and don't love in terms of fashion/style on this date and get it over with....

That pink trench was adorbs...but the boots she wore with it what my absolute favorite part of either outfit.  I have a boot obsession.  Seriously.  And while I am complimenting Emily...I am going to go ahead and throw out there that I have a serious crush on Sean's style too.  Now don't get me wrong, I think Arie and Jef have great style too....however, I think the reason I am drawn more to Sean's is because it is more along the lines of Gerad's or things he would/does wear.  More on my thoughts on Jef's style to come. 

So the last group date for E.M. EVER....and it lived up to it's awkward role beautifully. Not to mention the man tears, from not just one, but two of her "manly" suitors.  Oh boys...when will you learn?  I cannot for the life of me figure out what Doug came on the show to accomplish and how he planned on doing it by not touching this woman.  For goodness sakes this is a show that wants two people to find love in 2 months and your taking the "slow and steady, old fashioned approach".  I can respect that, and do believe that a lot of other women could to...but let's be honest, not on this show does it make for you getting the girl or getting good TV.  If we are all being honest the most memorable Doug moments all season was his argument with Chris, him telling Emily about Kalon's comments or that awful, awkward exiting kiss while Emily stood there breaking up with him.  None of that exactly screams true love.  And while Doug seemed to be a great guy and I do think Emily tried to see where things could go, if we are being real, did any of us see him being there above Sean, Arie or Jef in the end....doubtful.  So for now, they will not make history and make up the first ever combined family in Bachelor/Bachelorette history. 

So Doug is gone....and we all know Sean is totally getting that rose because he ran through the streets of Prague to find Emily the night before, to have an intense make out session up against a wall...and a beer.  So what if it's Arie's move...I didn't hear Emily complaining....and it didn't look like Sean's first time.  That leaves us to see how neurotic Chris is going to take the news....bum bum bum.
Can we all just revert back to how all season long Chris has been defending himself as a "grown ass man" yet he threw a fit like a middle school girl whose mom wouldn't buy her that pair of ripped up, over priced A&F jeans?  Not cool Chris....not cool.  And while I can appreciate the fact that you realized it and tried to make up for still looked like you needed a Xanax every time you were on camera this week buddy....and I quote "if I don't get a hometown date, I'll be scared for anyone around me."  Side note....Emily....don't walk this crazy fool out when you send him packing in Chicago next week.

Quote of the night--"Big Key.  This is a man's key."--Sean.  Who doesn't love Sean?  Did you all know he used to date a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader who is now married to MLB player Lance Nix?  Fun fact for the day.

Jef's Date

Oh so much to say....but my blog has gotten SO long already. First of all was Emily wearing anything, besides see through tights, underneath that sweater?  I want to believe it was just a really short dress, because the girl has impeccable style...I just never saw a shot allowing me to fully trust it was indeed a dress, and not a shirt.  However, I am going to chalk it up to me being distracted by one of three things.  1.  All I could concentrate on was the reappearance of the black fringe booties I am DYING over.  2.  The precious marionette show her and Jef gave America and 3.  the 2nd best quote in Bachelor/Bachelorette know what's coming. "I wanna date you so hard and marry the f*ck out of you." 

I have been a Jef fan since day one but I am really starting to like him more and more...I guess probably kind of like Emily seems to be.  It's hard to say what my favorite part of the date was, because I loved it all so much.  It all seemed to be so silly, fun and genuine.  But, if I had to narrow it down...I am going with the puppet show, like the rest of America.  Did anyone else notice how experienced Jef seemed to be with the marionette?  I mean this guys does it all.  Skateboards, check.  CEO, check.  Knowledgeable about high end fashion, check.  More volume in his hair than 90% of women, check.  The list goes on.

One thing in general about Jef's date that caught my attention were the fact that he seems to be asking questions that I have been wondering all along why the other guys aren't asking or they aren't being discussed in more detail.  Now granted, I know we only see minutes of each date...but I feel like those are REAL things that need to be discussed in order for something crazy like this to have even a slight chance working.  Just when I thought Sean was becoming my front runner, Jef with his crazy cool NKOTB style that only he could pull off, jumped right up there with him.  Oddest thing about the date....?  Jeff tells her he loves her through puppets; he wants to marry the BLEEP out of her...yet only says I really LIKE you twice.  Regardless...I am not biting into anything the tabloids are saying about him just yet.  I like you one F Jef.

Quote of the Night--So Obvious.  See Bold Above.

Rose Ceremony

More man tears....from whom else than Chris.  Somebody get this guy his meds.  He. is. outta. control.  I really have nothing to say that I haven't already said.  Based strictly on Chris's behavior and the fact that neither him nor John are top 3, I figured she would just go ahead and send Chris be honest I am not sure his nerves can handle another week.  On another note, do we think they are editing it to where she chooses Arie last in her "faves" every week or is she really making him sweat it out for a reason?  Either way I think it's odd. 

Well, the countdown begins; we are only 4 days away from hometowns.  I am somewhat hoping I can start getting a read on who she picks...and another part of me loves having zero clue.  This might be the first season ever where everyone...RealitySteve this stumped this far into it.  Kudos to you Emily for weeding it down to such great guys, and to you ABC to keeping such a tight lid on things!  


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gooiiinnnggg to the chapel....

I am starting to wonder when I will EVER begin a post thinking "wow, it's been a while....where do I start"

Who knows the answer to that question?  It's certainly not me.  I always vow to be better the next week or day, but then I get busy lazy and fall short on my promise.

The most exciting news I can think of that has happened recently is my bestie Alicia getting ENGAGED!! It seriously warms my heart to know that she has found such a terrific guy to share her life with...and I could NOT be more excited for them.  The moment she called Friday to announce her AMAZING news, I could not stop smiling from ear to ear.  I literally felt like I had just gotten engaged all over again....what a great start to a fantastic weekend!

Our 4th of July was fairly low key, we celebrated it at the lake with family and friends and zero fireworks (booooo).  Friday we met up with some of Gerad's family for dinner and visiting at the lakehouse and then we headed to Lake Coleman for the weekend with the Wilson/Gordon clan.  We ate good, slept good and soaked up the sun all weekend long.  Although I wish we would have been able to celebrate with a little firework action, I didn't think the risk was worth the reward and we all opted out of shooting ANY fireworks while the burn ban was on. 

Last night we wrapped up the weekend with  three rented movies and a pallet (sp?) on the living room floor.  I would NOT recommend watching Hallpass for any of you that have not seen it, however The Dillemma and Unknown were def. better choices.  Anyhow, headed to start checking off things on my to-do list before the Bride-to-be and her Maitron of Honor have their first official wedding planning meeting dinner tonight!  Later gators!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I am officially a.....

Once again, my vow to blog more frequently has been broken.  Sorry to all who I kept waiting on the intimate details of my our exciting, fun-filled lives.  Ok...I really am sorry, but that is about the only part of that statement that is correct.

This past weekend we ventured across the state border into OK territory.  We stayed with the Strout's at their lake house on Lake Texoma and had THE BEST time!  It was a fairly eventful weekend that included, some face contusions (for myself), $400 worth of lost sunglasses within 5 minutes of each other (for Gerad and Strout) and 4 hours of being stranded at sea in the middle of the night....ok at lake.  I tend to throw some dramatics in here and there.  All in all, a great time was had and we absolutley cannot wait to get back to visit them soon!  Here is the last photo of the sunk sunglasses....RIP, you will be missed.

I especially love how Brandon is holding a beverage....and Gerad a cookie.  My husband is a child at heart.

So this week, Tuesday to be exact, something historic and amazing happened in my life.  I PASSED MY CDL. WOOHOOOOOOO doesn't even begin to describe it.  I feel like this test(s) has been hanging over my head all year and something I am always working on in the back of my mind.  But NO NO NO MORE my is. a. done. deal.  I can officially drive the yellow dog.  hollerrrrr.

I also started my summer camp Tuesday, which brought me to a realization...................wait for it..................
No matter how much I am enjoying summer and my time off right now, I still miss my kiddos and coaching.  It was nice to be able to get back in the gym and see my kiddos that I coach, and then watch them coach their kiddos.

Well I have a to-do list to get to before we leave for Houston tomorrow to celebrate the bachelorette/bachelor parties for Kendall Jackson and Derek David, so I had better get on it.  First on the list, a massage. Ha! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

winner winner, chicken dinner!

Let's see....I left off with Aimee coming to visit me last week....last Sunday to be exact (oops...I apologize for being so behind)  Well Monday morning we slept in, visited Starbucks (of course...I mean, if you know Aimee you know she is nothing without her Starbucks once a day) and then headed to Arlington to do some shopping at The Parks.  I introduced Aimee to her first Nordstrom's some time ago, so I figured it only fitting that I also introduce her to Nordstroms's Off The Rack.  She was amazed, just as I suspected....we also spent WAY too much money, just as I also suspected.  Our husbands, were not so thrilled with our finds, but I will say her's seemed to be slightly more comforted that he also got some items....mine, not so much.  Although, as a side note, I will say when I offered to take his clothes back, he replied with "well I may as well keep them, they are already hanging in my closet."  uuuhhh-huh. sure sure honey.  The day continued with our other stops and then we finally decided we'd had spent enough and we headed on over to Saginaw.  She wanted to see our lot and my I gladly gave her the grand tour of both our campus and our future neighborhood.  I never thought our school would impress her so much, however, I am glad it did, because now I am hoping the little seed I have been planting in her and Josh's head about him pursuing a job at our brand new HS opening in 2013, is a full grown plant!  The next day we didn't do a whole lot, Aimee wasn't feeling well and I was just feeling lazy, so we watched some TV, took Ella to the vet, went to Yogurtland (another first timer for her) and almost died...due to my poor driving and/or sense of direction.   None of you may think the concrete bases on light poles are that big while merely passing by...but let me tell you, when you look up from your GPS to see your hopping the curb and now 5 feet from one....those look GINORMOUS....and very intimidating.  yikes....thank goodness for good brakes.  That night Josh came in from his camp in Frisco and we ordered pizza and watched the Mavs DOMINATE! WOOHOOO!

The rest of my week was fairly un-eventful...other than the fact that I have been practicing bus driving EVERY morning bright and early.  What a great sight right....?  Me driving the old yellow dog around Saginaw....cruising up and down Saginaw Main, Blue Mound....and wait for it....820!  I am 100% certain I have gotten at least 10-20 double takes from other drivers on the road who see us training...I would imagine they are having thoughts that are somewhere around "why in the world are they letting a student drive that bus"  But I must say...other than my parallel parking, my skills aren't half bad.  My parallel parking always ends up straight to the curb, just sometimes slightly over the 18 inches allowed.  It's a work in progress.  Hopefully Friday I will be able to test with the DPS and be done with my CDL process, is so exciting to even just say type.

Well, it's Wednesday so I will throw in a few WILW....and since this is supposed to be "our" blog....I will try to make this "What WE Love Wednesday"

First and foremost, we LOOOOVVEEE that the Mav's took home the Championship TROPHY!!  We are so, so ECSTATIC that they finished the classless Heat off in 6 games and are getting the title they finally deserve.  GO MAVS! 

Secondly, we love that we are going to Lake Texoma this weekend with some of our oldest and very, very dear friends the Strout's!  I hate that we live so far away from this AWESOME family, but from now on out I am vowing to not let this much time go by without seeing each other!  They are an absolute blast to be around and couldn't be sweeter...this weekend trusts to be a GREAT time!

Thirdly,  (warning....cheesy statement alert) we both love that we get to be married to the other and come home to one another every day.  Now, if you know Gerad, he isn't the cheesy romantic type...not that he is not very, very sweet to me....but just not into the cheesy, lovey-dovey statements.  He just now walked in from his softball game....which he won, of course, because my husband is an athlete....anyways, and I asked him what he was loving today.  After a second or two of thought, he leaned down to kiss me and said "coming home to you"....which is EXACTLY what I was thinking my third WILW statement would be.  I love, love, love that man and his terribly forgetful mind, his Justin Bieber hair and his video game loving self.  I will stop gushing for all of your sake...but I am sure you get the picture, I am a lucky, lucky girl. 


Saturday, June 11, 2011

summer has arrived.

I am going to start off by warning you about the randomness and/or shortness of this post for two reasons....

1)  It is past 1 a.m. and I am sure sleepiness will set in at ANY minute seeing that I am normally snoozing by 10 or 11 p.m.
2)  I may or may not be watching New Moon on HBO....and I can't lie when I say, at times, Jacob is slightly distracting in this movie....

I guess I will start from where I left off at the last blog.  Last weekend was fairly eventful....Friday night Gerad and I got our date night on with dinner and a movie on West 7th.  After dinner at La Familia we had some time to kill before The Hangover 2 started, so we strolled over to Boomerjack's and hung out with Katy and Dustin for a while.  Saturday morning we had to be in Saginaw at 10:30 to pick out "colors" on our house.  This task started off fairly easy when it came to granite, paint color, appliances and back splash.  When we moved on to carpet and tile it got slightly more difficult and stressful.  But let me tell the time we were working on outside brick, stone and paint color....I was full on sweating from the stress.  The outside of the house is the very first thing people see....and for most people it is THE ONLY thing they see...EVER.  I mean we only had so many bricks to choose from that are "available" right now and then we couldn't go with any of them that were on either side of our house lot or across the street.  On top of that, seeing them with stone we didn't care for or without stone at all completely changed the game as well.  Talk about stress...but luckily just when we had given in and decided to drive out to Mansfield where there is an addition FULL of Bloomfield homes, as opposed to Creekwood, which has had about 5 different builders in it throughout the building process.  Anyways, we got an email the next day with several pictures of model homes with different bricks and stones, we sorted through the pictures and FINALLY....we found THE brick and it was paired with THE perfect stone.  Now all that is left to do pick an outside paint trim color and sit down with our final meeting with the builders...and then building is officially underway.  After that excitement stress we sat down for a quick lunch at Flip's then were off to get Gerad a haircut. 

That night we went and played a little poker with some co-workers/friends and Gerad lost $40 in about 20 minutes....needless to say from then on out it was a long night for him, seeing how it was MY co-workers.  Either way, he was a sport and let me stay and visit with friends...I ended up having a great time, regardless of the drop in our bank account. 

Sunday, I attended worked my first SHS graduation at the FW Convention Center...and it was so great watching my seniors graduate and start their first steps toward life after high school.  I had three seniors on my varsity gymnastics team and they were ALL three top 10% in their a 5A high school....that. is. AMAZING.  Those three made me so proud in and out of the gym ALL year long, so it was a great feeling to watch two of them give the introduction and prayer and then watching all three of them walk across the stage.  I will miss those girls next year, but I do know that ACU, Texas A&M and Tarleton will be getting three AWESOME additions to their campuses.  After graduation I came home and cleaned up the apartment and got ready for Aimee, my college roomie & matron of honor to come stay with us for a few days.  The eventful-ness continued throughout the week....but I will save that for a later blog. 

P.S.--I hope you all like the new facelift I gave my blog!  I FINALLY figured it between games of Mario on the Wii....aaahhh sweet summertime.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

what I love...and don't love.

Wednesday....Why not do "what I love Wednesday".....but disclaimer notice, I have had somewhat of a frustrating there could be some of what I do NOT love.

First and foremost....I love, love, LOVE that school is out for the summer.....TOMORROW!  My first year in high school coaching a varsity team was absolutely WONDERFUL...however, that does not mean I am not in need of a break after such a crazy year (getting engaged, married, moving and starting to build a house) whew.  I get exhausted just thinking about it all....but let's be honest, I would do MOST of it over again.

Second....I am loving this season of the Real Housewives of Orange County...I waited such a long time for it to come back on, and then even started wondering if it was coming back on period, so it is good to have the girls (and their girls back...ha).  What I do NOT love is the fact that Grey's Anatomy (with a mediocre ending) and Gossip Girl (which went out with a bang) are not back on until SEPTEMBER!  How will I ever wait that long to know Blair's relationship fate?!?! aaaahhhh.

Third--this Sunday is the MTV Movie Awards...which normally I would not be excited about, I probably wouldn't even know about or plan on watching to be honest.  So, why the premature excitement you ask....?
Weeellll...during the awards will be the first preview of BREAKING DAWN!  I just got chills thinking about it.  I will be dvring this...and playing over and over again to hold me over until November.  (stop judging me for being a Twi-Hard...if I am ok with it, you should be also)  What I do NOT love about Breaking Dawn is the fact that I still have to wait 6 plus months for the first movie to come out....and then another YEAR for the second.  How will I ever make it?!?

Lastly....did I mention school is out TOMORROW?!? Ok...that's not really last on my list, I just wanted to make sure you all remembered that I am done, done and done tomorrow! 

I am loving that this Saturday we have an appointment to pick out "colors" aka tile, carpet, granite, wood, paint, etc. for our house!  We are SO excited and it just makes this process feel even more REAL!  Updates on what we chose coming soon....

....I bet you guys still reading are glad I got away from the tv and/or movies I was loving :) 

goodnight bloggers!

Monday, May 30, 2011

weekend wrap-up

oohh sucked me into the Bachelorette,once again, even though I am not an Ashley fan.  I wouldn't say I am as anti Ashley as Bentley seems to be...but only time will tell what is real and what is not.  On one hand...I will have a bit more free time because Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Desperate Housewives are over for I guess I will be able to squeeze in the Bachelorette. 

So some long weekends are just more needed than you agree?  This long weekend was SO nice.  Gerad and I headed to Abilene to spend some time with my family for my mom's birthday on Friday and headed back Sunday...after lounging, shopping and visiting.  Saturday night we went to eat with one of my very best friends and her husband, Aimee and Josh.  After a pitcher...or two....of margaritas, Aimee proceeded to tell the table a story....long story short, at the end she wrapped it up with the most classic quote ever. 

"Obviously hindsight is 20/50....but there isn't much to be done about it now" 

20/50 huh?  Is that better than 20/20? Maybe you had to be there to get as much joy out of it as we did....but take my word, it. was. funny. 

Today we knocked out just about all of the furniture shopping we needed to do for the new was...eventful?  a little stressful at times....and fun too.  After we finished up, we headed out to Eagle Mountain lake for some fun in the sun with friends....aahhh. I need to live on a lake.....SERIOUSLY.

2 & 1/2 days left of school....but whose counting?!?