How was your weekend? Had a mix of emotions going on in my head! I went along with my fiance and his family as they laid to rest an amazing lady. You see, I have never known his grandmother without Alzheimer’s and I felt fortunate to get to get a glimpse into how very special she was. She had an amazing smile and caring heart that was evident by the words spoken at her memorial and the pictures put together in her slideshow.
I also got an insider's look into one of the greatest love stories of all time. My heart melted when his grandpa told me “I knew she was the love of my life in the 6th grade.” He went on about how her mother would always march outside and tell him to go home when she heard the porch swing stop.... “she knew we were up to no good”, he chuckled. After 65 years of marriage and three wonderful sons, she passed away holding his hand. I can only hope Rob and I can have half the marriage and life they had.
Funny how life is, immediately afterward we headed off to celebrate the first birthday of one of the cutest men out there! It was like completely switching gears... emotionally draining for sure! However, it made me realize just how grateful I am for the life I have. I'm so thankful to be home again with my family and friends, able to share in all of our moments.... happy or sad.
As I celebrate 28 years today, I can say I am truly happy and right where I need to be. Cannot wait to continue the journey! Thank you for being a part of it!
Say what you want about Taylor's new radio single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", the girls got talent! Did you see her touching tribute to Ronan, a four year old boy who passed away from cancer? Not sure how you can get through it without crying! Check it out above!
Are you ready for the NFL season? I'm a HUGE football fanatic and cannot wait for Sunday, when the Bears welcome Andrew Luck to the NFL!!!! Happy Birthday to me baby!!! Thought it'd be fun to make our picks every Friday this season! We'll do the Bears, Colts, and Sunday Night games! Sound Good?
Here's my picks for this week (Winners in bold):
Colts @ Bears
Steelers @ Broncos (I'm rooting for Peyton... the NFL's better with him in it!)
Let's here your picks on Facebook!
You can just call us the "Ultimate Procrastinators" in my household! This is how a conversation went with my mom yesterday:
Mom: “Annie, we need to get everything ready for our yard/bake sale...”
Annie: “What yard/bake sale?”
Mom: “The one we are having Friday!”
Annie: “Um Friday??? We might want to get to work then!!!"
Needless to say, I will be spending the day cleaning out the basement for stuff to sell and I've even recruited my sister and fiance to help bake till we drop after work!
However, it's all for a good cause... all the proceeds will go towards the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. You see my cousin has been battling MS now for a couple of years and we are taking part in the Northwest MS Walk in Wicker Park next Sunday. If you'd like to show your support for Team Lady Bugs, stop by tomorrow between 9a-2p on the corner of Lake Ave and 121st in the Whiting/Roberstale area. If you cannot make it out and want to help us raise money, here's a secure link!
Thanks again for your help in supporting a cause that is close to my heart! Oh, and if you want to walk registration starts 8:30am in Wicker Park Sunday, September 16th! More details here!
Did you catch Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean announcing the CMA Nominees this morning? Here is a list of some of the main catagories and who I think should win in bold!
Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood
Why is Kelly Clarkson in this group? I love Kelly as a pop singer, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking she's better than our other country females! Did we just need to fill a spot with a recognizable name?
Vocal Group of the Year: Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band
This is the toughest catagory for me to choose, they all have had GREAT years! However, I am a sucker for the Eli Young Band and think it'd be nice for them to finally get some credit for all their hard work!
Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Blake Shelton ("Mr. Lambert" they said), Keith Urban
After seeing Luke Bryan at Walmart and the Porter Co Fair, I am even more in love with the man! (Too bad he's married!) Keith Urban seems like the only one who doesn't really have a shot to win this year... that being said he IS Keith Urban so you never know!
Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley
Ever been to a Jason Aldean show? 'Nough Said.
Album of the Year: Eric Church, Chief; Miranda Lambert, Four the Record; Dierks Bentley, Home; Lady Antebellum, Own the Night; Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines
I own all these albums and they are all AMAZING! Tough call but leaning towards Dierks! However, if we're judging on what's happened in the past Miranda might be a hard one to beat!
What do you think? Let us know on Facebook!
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