Saturday, October 27, 2012

BH7 plays Legends in Nashville

Sometimes a man needs some guy time. 

Ever since Anthony and I have been together, we've always done things separately, with friends from time to time. I think that's healthy. Don't get me wrong - I could spend most every wakin moment with him, but sometimes it's okay for us girls to have a girls night and the fellas to have a guys night.

Recently our buddy Brandon played Legends down in Nashville on Broadway. It was his first time to play there, so Anthony and his buddy Clint went.

Clint said he really felt like a roadie when he and Anthony helped Brandon and his band haul in all their equipment. :-P

Brandon has a website ( and a bunch of tunes out there on Youtube. Check him out.  
Starting in November he's gonna play every Friday night at Second Fiddle. And yes you can enjoy live music without partaking in "strong drink."

Friday, October 26, 2012

just a little FALL FAMILY FUN c'mon

You may recall that my hub's bunch gets together every fall for a bit of family fun in the out of doors... well technically it's his step-dad's bunch but we claim em

Pepa with the newest addition of the family - lil Sawyer 

We had some tasty vittles 
   chili, bbq, rotel dip and tortilla chips, hot dogs roasted on the camp fire, etc.

The fellas always end up playin corn hole
Ima need Joey to paint them boards - 2 years in a row of plain ole, plain ole...

These three look SUR-YUS bout somethin don't they? Solvin the world's problems maybe...
A father and his two sons... a lot of good ole know how in this circle

And just because ...
   life is too short to be serious all the time

a little reading by flashlight courtesy of Pepa
 I mean really, who brings a book to a fall family cookout?! 
McKenzie, that's who! 

Never forget the hayride

And I'm pretty sure roasted marshmallows will be in Heaven. 
    Uh huh. Yeah.

Good times. Really it was. 
We look forward to this little soiree every year. It's on my list of reasons I love fall. 

I don't have a list. 
But if I did, this would be on it.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

catch up on me and some RANDOMNESS post

Here's some stuff we've been doin lately.

~ My mother-in-law cooked supper for us one night and it was deeeelish! Good southern home cookin. Sign me up! (ahem) once a week would be grrreat

~ Mom and I did a bit of shopping one Saturday. Love some girl time!

~ Our friends' son plays football so we went and watched a game one Saturday. The field where they played is the high school field where Anthony and I spent a lot of Friday nights in high school. He actually asked me for our first date after a football game standing on this field. Ahhh the memories. (insert dream sequence music here)
Anyway, I thought it was cool how they used red solo cups to spell out some team spirit - - 

Why didn't we think of that when we were in school?! 

~ We attended a couples conference at church - our first ever. It was really really good. Just a one night deal, but super good. 
One of the things they had us do is to tell each other 10 ways we bless each other. Obviously that's personal, but I have to share a couple of my hub's he wrote about lil ole me. His #1 was that I'm his best friend. Aww. His #2 was that I'm his soul mate. Aww. And the one that made me laugh (in a good way) was the last one on the list - he wrote "you love me even though I suck sometimes." :-)

~ My niece and her hubby delivered some big news. On September 12th, Sasha text me a pic of two pregnancy test sticks. Preggers she is. Excited we are. Then on October 5th, my sweet little daddy text me that Sasha was having TWINS. As in double occupancy, two babies in one womb. Zoinks! Side bar - isn't it ironic that she text me two pregnancy sticks? things that make ya go hmm 
And just today she told me they're identical twins so now we play the waiting game to find out if we'll be buying blue or pink. Trucks and army men or Barbies and dollhouses. Oh what fun!

~ Unfortunately the other day I had to get a filling.  In a tooth. Not cool. I was on such a good long stretch of "good job as usual Lyndy" that my hygienist said "ohh Lyndy... you have a cavity" like she was tellin me a family member didn't make it out of surgery or somethin. I was thinkin ok, it's not the end of the world...

Movin on... 

~ Our dryer died recently. Thankfully on the last load of that weekend (yeah, I only do laundry on weekends). So rather than buy one, Anthony's sister offered hers up! 

Terry came to help Anthony install it. Translation: Terry installed it. 
In this picture I can't help but get a giggle out of how Anthony is watching, hand on hip. He reminds me of those highway workers on the side of the road you drive by. You know, the 3 or 4 men who stand around and watch the one guy dig the hole or whatever. hehehe He did hand Terry a tool here and there.

~ I made an orange pound cake and took it to Diana, my coworker who recently had back surgery and hasn't been able to come back to work yet. It was her birthday and I wanted her to know we love her! It's so fun doing for others.

~ I tried the new spinning class at my gym...
* epic fail *
I know you're not surprised. Neither was I. I'm a clutz. I mean really, who carves out that much skin on a pedal? Me, that's who.

~ Anthony and I took a day off

If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you're having deja vu right now. 
We had lunch at O'Charley's, went to see Taken 2 (great movie) and enjoyed some ice cream. It was a nice day! And that evening I even did a bit of scrapbooking. Hadn't done that in forever.
Oh and the silly pic was tough cuz every time we'd try to take it, I'd get so sooooo tickled. I'd laugh so hard I'd start coughing and my eyes would water. Thought you should know that.

~ I've made a few new friends of the female persuasion at our new church which is of course groovy. Well one of the girls in choir had a jewelry party. So I went. And socialized. And bought some jewelry. After all, a girl can't go around unadorned. ;-) 

~ Last weekend we finally tried Chuy's - a Tex Mex joint everyone has been telling us is really good. I agree with you all. It IS very good. And we'll definitely go back. Yum, yum! Best chimichanga I've ever eaten. EVER!!!

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The rest of the stuff we've been gettin into lately is worthy of its own post. Gear up cuz I have some pictures to throw atcha. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

that Zac Brown Band thing - Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

If you read my blog you know my husband and I love some Zac Brown Band. Anthony is in their fan club - the Zamily. So through that we've been to some shows and some fan events. They're cool. And they put on an awesome show in case you've been under a rock for the last 4 or 5 years. They've won Grammys, ACMs, CMA awards, etc. etc. etc. 

And of course I always say they're cool because their first CD was released exclusively by Cracker Barrel. 

They came to our campus for a show before they made it big huge ENORMOUS. But I didn't get their autographs. Or a pic. Didn't even say hi. But I did take their CD home they gave us and made the hub listen. And told him he'd like it. And he did!

In Nashville back in September they had their Southern Ground Music & Food Festival down by the river. It's always awesome to listen to live music outside, is it not?! 

The setup was sweet - we had seats right by the stage and between the catwalks. You could bring a blanket and it was kinda cool to have your own space. 

I went on Saturday night (yes the same day I ran in the half marathon cuh-razy) and Anthony's buddy Clint went with him the night before. There was no way I could have gone the night before the race. I'm fairly sure Clint was glad I couldn't go lol

Anyway, the opening acts were great. Zac and his wife were close by enjoying the tunes for a while. 

An older lady sitting near us had this tat. Oh yes she did. She was SUHR-YUS bout some ZBB. 

Zac and the fellas sounded great, as usual.
yes, there was a 7 ft tall man a few rows from stage in front of us
Here's a link to the set list for the night I went with Anthony - Sat night setlist
Anthony's fave that night was probably the Aerosmith song they did - Sweet Emotion. I have several faves, but I really dug Free, Keep Me In Mind, and Highway 20 Ride. Well, they didn't have a bad song. 

And when John Mayer rolled out (insert scream here) um, he can flat wear out a guitar do you hear me?! I loved NEON!!!!

I screamed EVEN MORE for this gal though - cuz I seriously love me some Sheryl Crow 

I might have the tiniest crush on Jimmy, the violin player. Just a hang out and talk kinda crush. Nothing inappropriate people. Geez!

You deserve that spotlight Jimmy. Shine Jimmy shine.

In all seriousness, he is amazing on his instrument and a super nice guy. I chatted with him at a fan event and he was sooo down to earth and cool.  Really all the guys in the band are.

Zac came down the side catwalk near us for several songs. Spittin distance. Yeah. Pretty neat!

And I'll leave you with this shot for grins...  
    pals since the playground 

If you've never gone to a Zac Brown Band show, I highly recommend it ! Good times you will have. Very good times.