Monday, January 28, 2013

To New Orleans, With Love

How have we not met yet??
I cannot WAIT to go back!!

Not-so-secretly hoping the Cole/Hall sibling vacation becomes an annual adventure. Holy moly, my future niece is one lucky baby to be absolutely ADORED already by this cast of characters :)

I captioned this one, "Gettin' some tail in NOLA"
  No one else thought it was very funny. 
I'm still laughing :)

Mental Whip Cream

In attempts to keep my spirits up while the weather blows (pun intended), I went with some lighter reads this month. Was a nice break for the brain cells :)

I also really liked Woody Allen's latest movie. Definitely worth renting if/when in need of a break from reality. TOTALLY out-there, but the characters are all such eye-candy (as is the scenery), which makes it worthwhile.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fenn Valley Chili Cook-Off 2013

My life has been forever changed for the best since I first experienced the Fenn Valley Chili Cook-Off  last year. 

My buddy Steve organizes this annual trip, and it remains highlighted on my calendar with a countdown accordingly.

To me, it is heaven :)

I mean, what is there not to love about a getaway Winter weekend in GREAT company?

Then add a vineyard that throws a chili cook-off in their cellar and hires a band?!? 


This year we had the ABSOLUTE fortune to sit directly next to the 2013 Chili Cook-Off Queen, Karen Todd!
I lived vicariously through her awesomeness (and then created her a Facebook Fan Club page, obvs ;)

We "may" have tried to invite ourselves to her head-table next year...

And I "may" be slightly obsessed with the idea of becoming a Chili Cook-Off Queen in my lifetime. One can dream, right?!?!

My stomach hurts from a mix of way too much food, entirely too many bevs, and side-splitting laughter :)
I cannot WAIT for next year!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Da Bulls

Went with several co-workers to cheer on Da Bulls...
Admittedly enjoyed the inflate-a-bull-oons much more 
than the basketball "part".