I *heart* NKOTB!!!!!

Lee and I went to the New Kids on the Block concert in Charlotte last night. We had the best time! I can honestly say it was one of the BEST concerts I have ever been to!!! There were a ton of people there (mostly women... about 30 yrs old). Everyone was wearing NKOTB t-shirts, buttons, hats and dressed like the 80's. Our tickets were in the 'nose bleed' section, but for some reason we were told that we were chosen to be moved to a better section! We were right in front of the stage! The guys had so much energy and seemed so happy to be there. I think that is the main reason why the show was so good. They talked to the crowd and made it personal. They played oldies like 'Cover Girl', 'Tonight', 'Step by Step' and 'I'll be Loving You Forever' (which was Jordan's solo... he was raised up high with a white, unbuttoned shirt blowing as he sang!). They also played new songs off their new album, The Block. Honestly, I wasn't crazy about the new album... I just don't listen to much pop music... however, after that show and seeing them singing the songs live, I really like it!!! I got a few pictures on my phone, so they aren't great, but I'll post some soon.


North Carolina State Fair

We spent the day at the fair today...literally. We were there for almost seven hours! The only reason I go is for the animals and the food. We had country ham biscuits, grilled corn-on-the-cob dripping with hot butter, handmade hot apple dumplings with homemade ice cream, fried pecan pie, fresh squeezed lemonade, barbecue sandwich and a frozen banana dipped in chocolate!

Between all that eating, we checked out the kids art exhibits, stopped by the Obama/Biden booth, looked at all the cows, pigs, rabbits, goats, sheep, turkeys, chickens and chicks. I even held an adorable baby duck...

One of my favorite things we did this year was milk a cow...yes, I actually milked a cow!! It was pretty cool...

I was surprised by how much milk I got out. I thought it would have been harder to get the 'technique" right.

All in all, it was a fun day. Cold, but not raining, so that was good! I am exhausted now and ready for a nap.



I went to my 10 year high school reunion last weekend. It was so bizarre to be around all those folks from high school, again. There were people I was excited to see, people I could care less to see, people I didn't want to see and even people I forgot that I'd see! I mingled and did my best to keep a smile on my face... even when I approached one of my high school bullies. Brandon Johnson, also known as 'BJ', used to make fun of me every single day. Well, I am not one to hold a grudge and figured I just say hi to him. So, I walked right over and hello... after a brief "Hey! How have YOU been!?" he immediately picked on me as if we were still in high school. I am an adult now so I just laughed it off and got away as quickly as possible....but still... really, BJ? Are you that unaware of what a jerk you were?! Oh well. I have to brush it off and remember that I won't see him again for, at least, another 10 years! :) Here are some pics from the night...


Wedding time

This weekend we went to our friend's rehearsal dinner and wedding in Southern Pines. The weather was perfect...not hot and not too cold. We had a wonderful time!

Lee, Lindsey (bride) & Jess

Kevin & Lee playing air guitar!

Lindsey & Ross

Kevin, Ross & Eric