Friday, May 22, 2009

Goin' To Cumberland and Woo Hoo!

I decided.

To Lake Cumberland we go.

My bags are packed and are sitting next to my desk at work. When 3pm rolls around Bennyboo and Emily will be here to pick me up and we'll be on the road.

Here's hoping I don't get carsick or boatsick (please God!)

Okie...For now I must be off!

Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!

Oh! And SUPER CONGRATS to SHAWDEE whose bf proposed this morning, at sunrise, in Mexico (pronounced Me-hee-ko!) - SO HAPPY FOR HER!


Miss Amber Lane

Today I'm Feeling: Happy, Excited, Nervous

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

To Cumberland or Not To Cumberland?

So Bennyboo and I have been invited by one of my besties to join her at her parent's cabin on Lake Cumberland for the holiday weekend.

We've been promised a weekend of relaxation in the sun (on their pontoon boat), a free place to stay, and most of our basic needs to be met (we were asked to bring our own adult beverages and snack food).

The only catch- if you can call it that- is that my friend's parents will actually be there.

Now if it were just me invited to spend the weekend with my girl and her fam, I would have no problem with this- but because its Ben and I - a soon-to-be- wed couple- I'm afraid the trip just makes us look like free loading teenagers. Plus neither of us know her parents THAT I'm sort of up on the air on this.

How do you spend that much time in close proximity to people that you don't really know that well? Especially during the day when you'll be out on a boat with them?

What would you do? Take the trip and get a mini vacation?

Stay home and have a leisurely weekend going to bbqs, planting flowers, and shopping?

I just don't know!


Miss Amber Lane

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me Monday

I'm jumping on the bandwagon and joining all the gals at MckMamma's for "Not Me Monday" a once a week blogger phenomena where we can divulge all the things we really "didn't do" today- or this week in general. If you want to play too- click on the link above to get all the details!

This week I did not:

Become heartbroken over all the rumors of Jon and Kate and their extra-marital affairs. I did not stand in the check out line at Kroger reading People to catch up on all the juicy details. I also did not feel more sad over the potential canceling of their show (after this season of course) than I did for those 8 innocent children who never asked for all of this!

Spend the last couple of days cleaning, rearranging, and organizing my home shearly for it to look picture ready should I chose to join Show Us Where You Live Friday over at Kelly's Korner this coming Friday!

Eat more than one piece of Riley's chocolate silk pie today - that certainly wasn't moi!

Get a leg cramp while using the Garden Claw in my flower beds this afternoon ( seriously- how outta shape must I be? It certainly couldn't be the second piece of pie I didn't eat!) !

Didn't yell at Elizabeth Hassleback through the TV this morning whilst watching The View!

Misplace my master planning calendar for work -- (must dillegantly NOT find it tomorrow first thing!)!

Almost turn down a free stay at Lake Cumberland for a Memorial Day weekend vacay- and am certainly still not thinking of trading that in for a weekend at home with Boo and the odd bbq here or there!


That was actually quite fun! I can only imagine the posts to come as I get more into the rythm of NOT doing things!


Yesterday Boo and I DID really go to O'Charley's but after food comas (or Itis---as we also call it) sunk in, we decided to forgoe the movie and vegetate on the couch instead. So sorry gals- I still can't report back on Star Trek and whether or not its fabulous femme friendly.

Today I was perfectly content being at the homefront. I actually slept until 10 which is like sleeping until noon was in to college life. I made breakfie for Boo and I and then we frolliked to the grocery for this week's goods.

The rest of the day was spent cleaning and organizing and preparing for dinner a' la grill. We cooked out and invited Boo's parents over to join us. It was actually quite nice- its been really nice getting to know the Smith clan even better than before now that Ben and I are engaged---and the poor people are stuck with me! ( :

Tomorow is work as usual. 4 days and then on to a blissful 3 day weekend- be it at Lake Cumberland or at Case de Amber Lane.

For Now... I say: Night Night!

Miss Amber Lane

Tonight I'm Feeling: sleepy, accomplished, content

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Picture Pages, Picture Pages

Random Night Out W/ Jen April 2009:

Bennyboo and Moi

Jen and Moi

Feeling my gin and tonics and showing off my goggles (there's something about me, alcohol, and glasses- as you will soon see)

Getting love from one of my bridesmaids to be: Miss Jen Marie Philpot

Preppy-ing it up w/ Bennyboo to visit a friend's apt. in Clifton (AKA the night we ALMOST got mugged).

Here we are- I actually really like this picture of both of us.

Just moi.

Random Pics

Ma Mere with the eldest nephew-face Devin

I enjoy this picture of me as well- my skin looks glowy!

Boo and I at The BackDoor for a couple of cocktails (note to self - get back to the tanning bed!)

The only picture Shawdee and I took during her visit from Louisiana ... when I was dropping her off at the airport for her flight home

Channeling my inner dj--- or listening to a song on Boo's computer - again with the glowy skin- I credit it to the Christian Dior tinted moistuizer I've been using opposed to foundation.

Reliving Our Early Twenties at Metropolis with Bennyboo, Emily, and Will

My glamour girlfriend- also future bridesmaid, me, any my $5.00 Lolita sunnies from Frvr 21

Red lips, pink glasses

I couldn't resist posting Will's face like this- just couldn't resist.

The Boo and the me

Will was king of the faces that night- and Emily stunnin' em' as always

Ma Mere's Day

Two of my baby boos wrestling - Rennie and BG - Rennie is the gray baby and also the youngest- why are the youngest children always the scrappiest?

See what I mean? Two elegant brunettes and a saucy blonde in big, pink, heart-shaped sunglasses.

Ma Mere with her three girls and my bro-in-law's mom, Louise with us.

My big sisters.

Ma Mere with her "grandbabies" her 14 and 12 year-old grandbabies.

I am not at all a fan of this picture- my hair looks like poo and I do believe my hanger strap is hanging out, ugh and look how pale I look---ugh! BUT it is the only pic of just moi avec ma mere so there you go.

Playing My Own Paparazzi

Just me ready to go "get my nails did" and see a movie with Ma Mere.

Bennyboo with BG boy --- who does NOT look happy to be having his picture taken!

I was wanting to know how long my hair is getting and was pleasantly surprised to find out- its getting pretty darn long!

Just me and the Bennyboo to end tonight's long- and long overdue photo post!


Miss Amber Lane

Dinner and a Movie

Boo and I are headed out in about 15 minutes for din din at O'Charley's and to see the Star Trek movie ( which I heard is even girly girl friendly - I'll report back on that one).

Work today was fine- I got to do what most good activity directors do from time to time: play the wii, read some trivia, van ride to Auntie Anne's pretzel shop (yep there are some free standing ones) garden, and chit- chat...I may or may not have also conquered a poo stained chair cushion too- but that just comes with the territory.

Tomorrow (my off day) is another endless day of Amber vrs. Townhouse where I scrub, dust, wash, organize, throw away everything in reach only to come home the next day I work to find that either Boo or kitties pull it all back out. I'm kind of hoping to join " show us where you live" hosted by Kelly's Korner and already a few weeks under way- but if I can't get "my family" on board- forget it! We shall see though- we shall see.

Sheesh I can't even remember to post my pics once a month...let alone pics of my house once a week!

Anyhow, off to freshen my face then to eat yummy O'Charley's rolls.


I just posted a warm and fuzzy blog about all the wonderful things I've learned from blogger and how much I love it- then stupid blogger went and deleted the whole post.

I don't have the time or desire to repost right now so I'll have to catch you up later.