Friday, March 30, 2012

Evenings On The Glades

We are mere minutes from the Everglades here in South Florida. When the duties for the day are done, Dan and I like to take the boat out for the last few hours of the day. Dan usually fishes while I lay on the back of the boat and tan, look at Pinterest on my phone, read a magazine, spot alligators, take pictures, or fish.

This is one of our favorite things to do together.

Last night on we caught a fish or two, saw a couple gators, and witnessed another beautiful sunset. I thought I would share a few pictures with you.

Yup! That's a Gator!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vegas Baby!!

This year, Dan's Christmas gift from me included a pair of tickets to the Tosh.O tour in Las Vegas. I contacted his high school buddies ahead of time and they were more than happy to join us as well. They are all Daniel Tosh lovers so everyone was excited for the show. He didn't disappoint! He was hilarious!

We were in Las Vegas over Superbowl weekend as well which was very interesting for us. We watched people put bets down on the game, along with everything and anything that was related to the game in any possible way....seriously.

It was surprising to me what people actually bet on. For instance, you could put a wager down on how long The Star Spangled Banner was going to be. Start to finish. Under or over a certain time.

I am not much of a gambler, and because Dan plays for the NFL he is not allowed to bet on the game. We did have fun watching everyone else though!

All in all it was a fabulous weekend for fun with friends. Here are a few pics. Not the greatest quality because someone else was running my phone sometimes.

View flying in...Beautiful! 

Stayed at the Trump! 
 This pic was taken with my iPhone can you believe the quality! Wow! To think I grew up with a bag phone in a farm truck. Cellphones sure have come a long way!

Ya ya...I know what you're thinking... Ohhhh fancy shamcy! If you think we are highrollers think again. For those of you who know me oh so well, you will not be surprised that we crammed 5 of us into a room with one bed, one pull out couch, and an air mattress.  True Cheapo style!

First night out!
 L to R - Myself, Meagan Andrew (Married to Dan's high school friend)

L to R - Myself, Chris Hoang (Dan's HS friend), Meagan Andrew

Tosh.O Night!

The Crew: L to R  
Kody Andrew, Meagan Andrew, Myself, Chris Hoang, and Dan Carpenter

Superbowl Private Viewing Party 
Theater at Encore in Wynn

 View on the big screen from the balcony.
 The Crew: L to R
Chris Hoang, Dan Carpenter, Myself, Meagan Andrew, Kody Andrew

Though we have been to Vegas a few times before we have never seen this! A Michael Jackson impersonator we saw while we were in a Casino. He was awesome!! The sound on the video isn't the best, but you can see his great dancing! The crowd gathered as he performed and errupted in cheers when he did the moon walk:)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kim Kardashian, Ice Cream, And The Innocence Of Children

This past Thursday the 15th, Mr. Dan Carpenter and I, along with Richie Incognito and his girlfriend Carrie, Brandon and Katie Fields, and Reggie Bush visited His House Children's Home here in South Florida. Children at His House Children's Home range from newborn to 18 yrs of age. Some foster children live on site, while others simply attend the academy while being housed elsewhere. Among the kiddos on Thursdays visit were foster children, abandoned children, victims of human trafficking, unaccompanied children that crossed the border from Central and South America, and a few Haitian children who where displaced by the 2010 disaster in Haiti.

While the team mascot T.D. was there to act goofy and create some giggles, we scooped ice cream, chit chatted, and handed out Dolphin hats and pictures. The kids were very excited about the visit, and impressed me by how many toppings they could pile on their bowls of ice cream. A question and answer session was held towards the end of the visit. As for the questions asked, there was NO holding back!

One child had the guts to ask Reggie if it was true that he was dating Kim Kardashian! All adult background noise immediately halted at that point as all of us secretly wanted to know the answer to the same question....Leave it to a 6 year old to find out the nitty gritty for us!...FYI - Reggie said he is "currently single"...Also "never to believe what you read on the Internet." Everyone laughed.

Humor only continued. It didn't take long for a innocent child to raise their hand, and politely, full-heartedly ask if "#5" was Hannah Montana Dad! ... Pahahaa!! Later I told "Billy" that he should have busted out Achy Breaky Heart for them... Then again, if they called him Hannah Montana's Dad and not Billy Ray Cyrus they probably would have just thought he was signing lunatic.

Oh how I love the innocence of children and the smiles they bring to your face! 

To read more on this story visit Miami Dolphins here. See a few pictures from the event below.

 All pictures in this post are courtesy of the Miami Dolphins.

Left to Right - Carrie Bayes, Richie Incognito, Dan Carpenter, Kaela Carpenter, Brandon Fields, Katie Fields, TD.

 When Reggie Bush was asked if he was dating Kim Kardashian.

When Dan was asked if he was Hannah Montana's Dad....LOL

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kaela and Dan Carpenter's Playlist

Puttin' er on the playlist!

This has become one of Dan's recent favs.

We first heard it at Chili Cookoff, which we call Redneck Woodstock.

See post about Redneck Woodstock here.

Here are pictures from good times we have had on the farm where I grew up. Pictures like these may or may not explain why Dan likes this song so much and why he initially decided he liked me so much.

Redneck? Maybe...

Do we have fun?... Heck ya we do!

 My 2007 deer back on the farm. This was a couples months after Dan and I started dating. 

Gopher hunting is one of my favorite things to do on the farm.

Off to shoot Gophers with family and friends!

Sister Jenna's Deer

View off the back porch on the farm. When the cows are in the other pasture we do a TON of shooting from here. Notice the plywood corner set up for sandbags and such? Great place for target shooting, or picking coyotes off the chicken remains after butchering time.

 See!?!? I told ya this was the spot! 

And Again

And Again

Dan and I back in 2009. Boy we look young! And his hair short!

Dan, this summer, a few weeks before our wedding. 
This is his favorite past time while hanging out on my family farm.

 Brother Tom shootin' up the leaky old water jug. Why not?

Brother Tom and Mom. Found some old rotten eggs that our geese deserted...
Mom tossing and Tom shooting.

What are some of your new favorite songs? Are you a Luke Bryant fan? Can you relate to this post?