Thursday, September 23, 2010

New York City

Well I finally did something...I WON A CONTEST! Yes, people really do win those "be the 7th caller" or "You will put in a drawing for the grand prize". The first thing I yelled on the radio when I won was "I have never won anything like this in my life!" But I did!

On my way to work a couple of weeks ago, a radio station in Nashville asked to texted in your name for a chance to win a New York City Getaway. I was seriously sitting at a red light and thought "Why not!". That afternoon I got a call as I was eating dinner with Kerry and Kaylor and it was the main DJ from the radio station. I immediately knew it was him when he asked to talk to me and right away I thought "no way!! I won!" He told me I won and I started screaming up and down in my house out my back door, and to my back yard. As I was doing this, Kerry was standing on our porch with his hands up like "what in the world are you doing" and Kaylor was yelling "mommy are you ok!?" The house next door to us is being built right now and the workers walked out of the house to stare at me act like a crazy person. Kerry had no idea I even entered a contest so he was really confused when I answered my cell phone at the dinner table and started running through the house and in the yard yelling. So I won 2 round trip tickets to New York, 2 nights in a hotel in Times Square and wait for it... Jay-Z and Eminem concert tickets at Yankee Stadium!! :) We kept laughing at the thought of us at this concert in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium at 1:00 a.m. I was just really excited about the trip and really nervous about the concert. We almost ended up selling the tickets right beforehand and then thought "it's free lets just go" I will honestly say it was a very entertaining concert. Many other singers showed up to perform with them and lets just say the stadium was rocking! Just to name a few Coldplay, 50 Cent, Dr.Dre, Kanye West and Beyonce were some of the guest appearances. I have never seen so many people in my life at a concert. We rode on the subway squished by Jay-Z and Eminen fans up and back and it was (surprisingly) one of the most fun nights we have ever had. So we did not regret going to the concert.
Some other things we did on our short visit was Today Show, Central Park, Ground Zero, Wall, Street, Canal Street, Greenwich Village, Trump Tower, and Grand Central Station. We had a BLAST in NYC and I am so glad we had this opportunity to go.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

County Fair

We went to the Wilson County fair a few weeks back in Lebanon. I LOVE going to this fair because it is so clean, fun, and big! I love getting fresh squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes. Kaylor loves seeing the animals and riding the carousel. One of my favorite activities they have is the Banana Derby, which are trained monkeys on dogs that ride around a little track like a jockey would do on a horse. It really is funny because the monkeys do the jockey stance and act like they are whipping the dogs to run faster when they are racing around the little track.
We really had a good time! I'm so glad they still have fairs around that are like this.

Monkey riding the Dog:

Watching the Pig Races:
Riding the carousel:Feeding the Goats: