Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Costa Rica

Aside from the parties, cooking, eating, shopping, wrapping and singing I also traveled to Costa Rica for business. We are gearing up for our sales incentive trip in March so we HAD to go down and take a look at the place and all the surroundings to make sure it was the best fit for our group. And it was. :) It was of course just beautiful. We enjoyed all the food we could absolutely eat, we did the zipline tour and toured the town of Tamarindo. The property is just beautiful! I can't wait to be back in March.
Oh and there are monkeys just chillin on the side of the road - very weird!

Parties, Parties, Parties

As probably most of you, we've been busy this holiday season. We've had several parties for work and with friends. It's always fun to get together with everyone and most importantly it's always fun to eat!

Company Christmas Party, Downtown Nashville

Department Cookie Exchange and Dirty Santa

Welcome Home, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas Get Together at the Stephens' House

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cause I'm a Pothole

I am loving this commercial! I have seen it a hundred times but I am crying over this right now.

K - bye!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gobble, gobble, mooo

I can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone. I started the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday with a breakfast of champions with Pat Summit and Rick Insell. The Lady Vols and Lady Raiders matched up on Wednesday evening but started out with a breakfast celebrating women's basketball. I was invited by some of my great friends at the new Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. I had a great time, thanks for the invite. I did go into work afterwards but it was pretty much a wash-out day. Then we traveled east to celebrate Thanksgiving with my side of the family this year. We had a delicious meal and of course probably too much but it sure didn't compare to the 10 or so 6 ft. tables of food we had at Mark's family last year. :) It was a nice low key day eating, napping, playing with Drew, conversing and watching football.
Mom and dad actually came back with us on Thursday night because mom and I like to shop here on Black Friday. So we all looked at the paper to plan our day. This year was a bit different as we didn't really have a purpose or mission. But nonetheless we still got up and started about 6am. It was, as usual, an all day event, getting us home about 4pm. We had a great time and did find some deals even though we really weren't looking for anything in particular. We've had our tree up for several weeks and the shopping is pretty much complete so we're definitely ready to celebrate this Christmas season.
When mom and dad came to our house Santa paid us a visit too bringing us a new deep freezer for our cow. Mom works with a guy that raises cows. Mom and dad have bought a cow for several years and I just love the meat so we thought we would give it a try. We split a half with my uncle so we purchased a fourth of a cow. We have enough steak, ground beef and roasts to last us for probably well over a year. We knew we were going to have to buy a freezer but we were fortunate enough to have Santa bring us one. Yea! Thanks Santa!