Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

On Friday, I slept in then got ready to head to work. I was supposed to have a date after work but that did not happen. I have some idea why I think it didn't happen but I'm trying not to think that way. All well, his loss! After work, I went to Niki's house to hang out with some friends and get some cuddle time in with Ryker!
I got up bright and early and got myself ready to head to Nashville with some girls from work. Our first stop was here!! It was so BUSY!! We got lots of good deals and were worn out by the time we left at around 4:30. (Pardon all the iPhone & Instagram pictures-Follow me @Krystal308)

We were supposed to be 8 minutes away from our hotel......2 1/2 hours later we arrived at the hotel!!
Little did we know, it was Tennessee State University homecoming and I think a Titans game as well....traffic was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!  I read a magazine, Kristin messed with her new iPhone, Jennifer merged her contacts on her phone and Abby played music.  We made it through the 2 hours the best we could.  Finally we got there and I had never been so happy to see a bathroom!!  We checked in and started getting ready to head out for the night!!
The 4 of us at dinner!!   
Me, Jennifer, Kristin & Abby
We got some appetizers to share for dinner!! They were yummy!!
We went to several different little bars and danced and sang our little hearts out!!
And evidently thought we were Cheerleaders again!!
We had such a great time last night and when the alarm went off this morning, none of us wanted to get up!!  We all showered and got ready to get something to eat and do a little more shopping.  I wasn't looking for anything in particular but they had a Pottery Barn!!  I had never been to one before and I was in heaven!!  I wanted to buy furniture more than ever!!  I want to do everything in white, tan, grey, yellow....the neutrals were calling my name!!  I just about bought all new bedding but talked myself out of it. 
On our way home, we stopped at Patti's in Kentucky.  We used to eat there when we were in college.  It is a beautiful place with amazing food!!  The flower pot bread and strawberry butter is my fave!!
Butterscotch pecan pie!!  I don't normally order desserts but this is a must here!!
After we stuffed ourselves to the max, we walked around to a couple shops then headed on back home.  I got home just in time to catch the last 20 minutes of Once Upon a Time.  I then watched Revenge and Park Avenue.  Love Revenge and haven't quite made up my mind about Park Avenue.  Hope everybody had a great weekend!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

I believe in...

I believe in....hour long facetime chats with my Sis
I believe in....making your dreams come true
I believe in.....true love
I believe curling your hair just to feel pretty
I believe in....watching the same movies over and over again
I believe in...buying expensive jeans because your butt looks so good in them
I believe in....having a job you love

haha I get asked this question at least once a shift! lol
I believe in....taking your self portrait so you know how you actually look
I believe in...having plenty of creamer in my coffee
I believe in....caffeine being the best medicine for my crazy headaches
I believe in...big hair, manicured nails and straight teeth
I believe in...lifetime friends


I believe in....the skinny arm
I believe in....posting way too many pictures in posts
I believe in...already cut up apples in a bag
I believe in...really great short hair
I believe in...calling my mom anytime I want
I believe in...t-shirts, jeans and flip flops
I believe in...Carrie & Big
I believe in...long necklaces and no earrings
I believe in...decorating for each season even if it's just a wreath on the door
I believe in....cute workout clothes making me want to go to the gym more
I believe my life the way I want
I believe in...the color white
Now if I just had a house to put this in....

I believe in....writing notes on post-its
I believe in...reading good books
I believe in...spray tans
I believe in...anything monogrammed
I believe in....everything happens for a reason


Linking up with Erin at Living In Yellow (A couple days late but I loved this so much! that I just had to do it too.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stop & Smell the Roses {Week 24}

Stop and Smell the Roses
Everybody go check out the rest of the vlogs on Mandy's page!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

I got up and went to my nail appointment.  I keep thinking that I will change and get a new color or something but I just went with my regular and got normal french.  HA!!  I got sushi take out for lunch then got ready for work that afternoon.  We had a decent crowd for a Friday night!
I worked that morning then came home and got ready to go to Niki's.  I hadn't seen Ryker since he was born so I had to go visit.  I didn't bring my camera but I did take some with my phone.  We hung out and watched Battleship.  It was so good!!! 
I slept in and then got up and got ready to head down to Niki's.  She was home by herself with Ryker so I went down to hang out with them.  We got to talk and hang out. 
I came home and watched some more Samantha Who? on netflix.  Love Netflix!!  I don't realize how much time passes when I'm watching it!  Now I have to get ready for a going away party for one of our Doctors.  I've gotta work tonight so I'm going to stop by on my way.  Hope everybody had a great weekend!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

So, on Thursday night, my phone rings at 7:55 and it's Dawson.  He says "Hey Krystal.  Niki's water broke!!"  I had just talked to Niki a few hours before.  She was taking the boys to their drum lessons and baseball lessons and I didn't want her to be going by herself just in case something like that happened.  Well, her mom had gone with her and when they got home she got out of the car and her water broke.  She told her mom and her husband.  Dawson heard her say that she needed to call me.  So, he called me.  I was told later that night that he was pacing the floor with his hand on his hip and the phone to his ear calling me.  He's a mess!!! 
So, we spent all night Thursday at the hospital awaiting baby Ryker's arrival.  Niki did amazing and he made his arrival on Friday at 12:58 p.m. weighing in at 7lbs 3.4 oz and 20.5 inches long.  It was a completely different experience being the best friend as opposed to the labor and delivery nurse.  Although, the nurse in me came out a few times since I was watching the monitor like a hawk!!

First time getting to hold him
Big brothers Lucas & Dawson
Daddy's turn to hold
Uncle Eddy
Grandma Joni
Proud Grandpa & Grandma
After moving rooms, getting settled in
About 5 hours old and he had his 1st photo shoot!
Dawson & Ryker
Proud Big Brothers
I stayed with Niki that evening after everybody left.  Her husband left to get the boys settled and I stayed with the baby so she could shower and get cleaned up.  It started to storm and the hospital lost power!!  Of course, they had generator power but that was it.  Michael got back and I went home. 
I was so tired but when my alarm went off at 6am I only snoozed a time or two.  I got up and got ready to go to cheerleading tryouts to judge.  It ended up being a lot more stressful than we were expecting, but Andrea ended up with 14 great girls!!  It's just hard knowing you are breaking some little girls heart by not making the squad.  After that I ran to get groceries and came home to lay down so I was ready to go to work that night. 
Work was so busy last night so I crashed when I got home this morning.  Slept all day then got up to get ready to do it all over again!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Social {Week 14}

Sunday Social

1.  What is the name of your blog and how did you come up with it?
Anytime somebody asks my name I say "It's Krystal....with a K"!!

2.  What do you love the most about blogging?
I love the outlet!!  I love reading about everybody else and the friends I've made!!

3.  What are your 2 favorite posts you've written?

4.  What is something you'd want to tell someone just starting out in blog world?
Post, post, post and comment on even more blogs!!

5.  Biggest blogging learning experience you've had?
Not really sure about this one.....

6.  Give us 3 blogs that we NEED to be following, that you love:

Next Weeks Questions:
1. 5 items you can't live without on a daily basis(water, food, shelter, and clothes don't count)
2. All time favorite book? Why?
3. Something you'd like to accomplish before the end of 2012
4. If you could go back and relive any year of your life which year would it be?
5. What do you wish people knew about you without you having to tell them?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stop & Smell the Roses {Week 23}

Stop and Smell the Roses
I really need to learn how to edit my videos!!
Join us over at Mandy's blog!!
Happy vlogging!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sometimes & Always {#42}

Sometimes: I workout either at home or at the gym
Always: This past month I've been a big lazy bum when it comes to working out
Sometimes:  I just want to sit in a big bubble bath and read books by candle light and drink wine
Always:  I take a shower, who has time for all of that!
Sometimes:  I buy groceries so I can actually cook something for dinner
Always:  I eat cereal
Sometimes:  I think I'm still in high school and can cheer and jump like I used to
Always:  I'm sore and hope I can move tomorrow
Sometimes:  I have every intention of going to bed early
Always:  I end up taking a short nap on the couch and then stay up til 2am
Sometimes:  I just want to go out and buy a new computer
Always:   I just deal with this slow one that I have that still works

Monday, September 3, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

I can't believe it's already the last weekend of summer....and it rained the whole time pretty much!!
Last summer weekend wrap-up, hopefully the weather will realize this too!
I spent most of the day at home cleaning and lounging around.  I got myself ready to go work at the restaurant by 4.  It was a busy night.  After we closed up there, I went to my friend Andrea's house.  She is a teacher and is also the junior high cheerleading coach.  This is her first year teaching and being a coach.  She is having cheer tryouts this week and myself and a few friends are helping.  Tonight we were learning the sidelines and cheer for tryouts.  This brought back so many fun memories of cheering and I miss it so much!  Can't there be cheerleading workout classes or something??  Those might actually be something I go to!!  Anyway, the night consisted of several bottles of wine and lots of cheering!!  So excited about teaching the girls this week!

I worked at the restaurant from 6 to2 and even though I was really tired, I was in the mood to shop.  I ran by Dillard's and it was packed!!  I thought that meant there were lots of good sales but that wasn't the case.  I'm pretty sure everybody was shopping because of the rainy weather.  I didn't find anything and I was a little disappointed.  That is so unlike me to not find anything!  Maybe I will get to go on a girls weekend at the end of the month and do some shopping then!  I came home and took a short nap then went to Niki's to eat dinner and hang out with her.  We watched the Lucky One and it was so good!

I slept in late and then got up and finished some laundry and cleaned the kitchen.  I was so far behind in blogs, so I sat down and got caught up!  Now it's time to eat something and then get ready for work.  It's my holiday to work at the hospital. 
Hopefully, next weekend I will have lots of adorable pictures of baby Ryker to share!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Social {Week 13}

Sunday Social
End of Summer Wrap-Up
What was your favorite trip/vacation/activity this summer?
My surprise 30th birthday party
Danielle's Bachelorette Weekend
Favorite outfit look of the summer/clothing item?
What is one thing you wish you had gotten to do this summer?
Float trip!!
Favorite Song of the Summer?
Jason Mraz-I won't give up
Favorite movie/tv show of the summer
I watched a lot of shows on Netflix this summer
Pretty Little Liars
Keeping up with the Kardashians

Next Weeks Questions: We are throwing it back to week one and letting people introduce themselves to the blog world...the questions are a bit different ;-)
1. What is the name of your blog and how did you come up with it??
2. What do you love the most about blogging??
3. What are your 2 favorite posts you've written?
4. What is something you'd want to tell someone just starting out in blog world?
5. Biggest blogging learning experience you've had?
6. Give us 3 blogs we NEED to be following that you love.