Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nothing much going on

Well there isn't much going on lately besides the boring work schedule, but I figured I needed to update my blog so that you guys didn't think I forgot about this thing.

This past weekend I went to Rachel's bachelorette weekend party at Myrtle Beach, SC. (For those of you who don't know her...she is Chris's twin brother's fiancee). I rode with Katie (Chris's sister) and we got there around 10:00pm on Friday. Just in time for Rachel to open gifts and get ready to go out on the town. We went to Senor Frogs and danced most of the night! The next morning we went straight to the beach. It rained a little, but not enough to go back inside. It soon stopped and we were out in the sand till about 3:00pm. Katie and I took showers and we had to head out. Katie started school on Monday and it was a long ride home for her. It was 4 hours for me but I think it was around 7 for her. All in all it was a good little getaway.

This coming weekend Chris is going to Michael's bachelor party also in Myrtle Beach and I know they are getting excited. They are actually leaving on Wednesday (tomorrow) and coming home on Sunday. So Ill be all alone this weekend. That's OK though, Ill just have to plan a girls night :)

Also this past weekend, Dylan drove up and got settled into his new dorm at COLLEGE!!! He is going to Taccoa Falls in Georgia. I cant believe that my little brother is a freshman in college. This is so weird. I hope he enjoyed his first few nights and doesn't miss home too much.

Other than that, I have been busy with teaching Hannah the rules about the house, and Chris has taught her a few tricks. She now knows sit, shake, and stay very well.

Chris and I cant wait until we can take some time, and go away by ourselves somewhere....it seems like there is always something to do, but I have learned that its going to always be like this, this is real life.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Weekend with the Brothers

This past weekend was so much fun. My brothers came to visit and we all had a great time. They arrived on Friday around 2pm and hung out with Chris until I got home from work. We then went to the epicenter in downtown Charlotte and ate dinner at Wild Wings. It was delicious except that we ordered way too much food then left our to go box on the table. OOPS! After eating we decided to go bowling which was also in the epicenter. This bowling alley is so nice, there was an hour wait to play! To kill time we walked around the epicenterr and showed my brothers around. Finally we got the bowl and it sure was a sight to see. We all did pretty well but surprisingly I WON!!! It was pretty late after bowling and we had to get up early for Carowinds the next morning so we went back home and played a little Rock Band before going to bed.
The next day we woke up around 10am and got ready for Carowinds. Chris and I haven't been in forever and we were excited. Dylan had been there once, I think and Davis had never been so they really didn't know what to expect. I said in my other blog that my brothers weren't even sure if they liked roller coasters. I was a little nervous that they wouldn't, but we would see. When we got there, we hopped on a small roller coaster right away. After standing in lines and riding a few roller coasters, my brothers felt brave enough to go on one that had a loop. It also happened to be the roller coaster that you stand up on (Vortex)Wow...it was crazy. Davis looked like he was passed out after the ride was over. He put his head down and closed his eyes the whole time, but he was fine. Dylan watched the whole time and he loved it, even though he was a little uncomfortable in the stand up position with the bar between his legs....if you know what I mean. After that we were roller coastered out for awhile. So we ate lunch. $20 for two slices of pizza and two drinks! RIDICULOUS
We then decided to go to the water park area because it was starting to get hot outside. We rode a few water slides but the best one was the one where all four of us we in a tube together. The man told us that we should hold on but I didn't think he was serious. The first turn there was I almost flew off and Davis was actually off the slide at one point. So fun but too long of a line to do again. The wave pool was fun too and I felt like I got some exercise swimming in those big waves. Then we rode the log flume. That was Dylan's favorite ride. On the way off the ride you can stand and get splashed from the water that the log shoots up and we did that 4 or 5 times.
Even though it seemed like there were so many more rides to go on we were there for 4 hours and we were pooped. We were also hungry again and didn't want to pay for another $20 meal. So we went home and relaxed for awhile before cooking some burgers and fries for dinner. We really didn't do much that night because we were so tired but the boys played some video games and we watched a movie.
The next day we woke up early again and made breakfast. Chocolate chip pancakes, bacon, and hash browns YUM! Then my brothers had to go home. It was sad to see them leave because it didn't seem like they were here for long, but Ill see them in a few months for the Panthers vs. Redskins game!!
Although Dylan is going off to college in a few weeks, I wish we could do this more often. It was so fun to catch up with my brothers. It is so much different then when I lived at home because they are so much older now....5 years older. I'm going to start to plan another time they can come, we had too much fun!

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