Thursday, May 28, 2009


Taylor Swift was amazing! It felt like we had been waiting forever to see her and she did not disappoint! She was so dang cute and did amazing! I had heard that she was not good live and so I wasn't expecting her to sound all that great. But she did awesome! She was very entertaining to watch!

We had to make t-shirts to show Taylor how much we loved her! Steph, my mom, and I worked really hard to make sure that everyone had a real cute t-shirt.

We had to decorate Pearl so that everyone driving down the road would know how much we love taylor! Unfortunately we got caught in a random hail storm about 5 minutes after we left and it washed most of our had work off of the windows.

We practiced out concert skills the whole way to the concert!

When we got to the Delta Center we learned that Kellie Pickler was sick and wasn't going to perform for us. We were all really heartbroken. I love Kellie and was excited for her. But Gloriana did a pretty good job getting us pumped for Taylor. Morgan especially liked them.

Here we are waiting for Taylor to come out. We're really excited!

I loved every second of the concert! But one of the best parts...

All the sudden we look right below us and this is what we see... What is going on? Remember this is literally right below us.

Ahh! Taylor is standing at the portal right directly below singing one of our favorite songs, Hey Stephen! I could not believe that she was within probably 6 feet of us! And she hugged practically every single person on the way down to the floor. It was adorable. Usually singers do something fun like this to start the concert but she was very creative and did it randomly in the middle of the concert. It was great!

This was the look on Bailley and Morgan's faces the whole time. It was fun watching them.

Apparently the girls were pretty into the song Should've said no.

Here's the whole group! We loved every second of it!

Concerts always drain us! Everyone in this picture is so exhausted except for Bailley. I guess she wasn't even tired at all!

We all woke right up though when we were this close to Taylor! I'm pretty sure that Alyssa almost got ran over by the bus while we were chasing after it. BreAnn got a thumbs up from Taylor and Lynsie got one of the Taylor guitar picks that they threw out the window. It was so worth standing there and getting yelled at by the security officer for standing in the wrong spot on the sidewalk.

Taylor was so great! I had a blast. Thanks for all the great memories everyone! I can't wait for our next concert!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Until Next Year...

This is the first year that I have been able to call myself a fan of American Idol. It has been an emotional roller coaster for me. I am actually still crying right now. It is not a secret that I absolutely LOVE Adam Lambert. He is so talented and amazed me with his performances every single week. I just knew that he had it made... But it didn't work out the way that I wanted it to unfortunately. He is so hot and very entertaining. And even though he did not win the title of American Idol, I know that he will do great things.

And even though I wanted Adam to win... I still love Kris. If Adam wouldn't have been on the show I totally would've wanted Kris to win it. So he was my second choice. He deserves the title and I am very happy for him. He had some amazing moments. And he is also very handsome.

Since I am mentioning the handsome men on American Idol... I couldn't leave out the newest love interest in my life. I decided a few weeks ago that I am madly in love with Simon! He is absolutely gorgeous and when he winks at the camera I just know that it is to me and I have butterflies for at least an hour. I love him!
This was a great show and I loved every second of it. I have dried my tears and I am going to be happy that Kris won. Congrats Kris and thanks for putting on a great show boys! I am going to miss seeing you every week!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Big 23!

Last week I turned 23. Boo! I feel like I am getting very old, very fast. 23 sounds so old to me. I just knew that I would cry when the day came but the day came and went with no tears. I held it together very well. And thanks to my friends and family I had not just a wonderful day but a wonderful week! It started out with going to dinner at one of my very favorite restaurants...

The Mandarin. Mmm!

Dave, Steph, Layne, and Sharae came with my family to help celebrate the big day!

Here is just a sample of the delicious food that they have to offer...

When we went to my Grandma and Grandpa's house for Sunday dinner I had quite the assortment of gifts... I was given a yummy chocolate bundt cake that my mom made, a whole plate of my grandma's famous chocolate chip cookies, a whole entire huge pot of THE BEST carmel popcorn that my aunt Mary makes, and a strawberry shortcake.

Everyone knows exactly what I love! I couldn't have been happier!

One of my very best friends Kiele took me out to my other favorite restaurant, Tepanyaki. It was so delicious!

And last but not least, Alyssa, Hollie, BreAnn, and Lynsie took me to Olive Garden and then to Fire House for a fhzookie! I love those things. The service and the pizza is absolutely horrible but we keep going back for the dang things!

I had a great birthday week and it all made the thought of getting older a little less horrible. I am very grateful for all of my friends and family. They are all the best. Thanks for helping me celebrate everyone!