Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I got locked out

of my blog! Tony made me some new gmail accounts for some reason so I could use ichat with my sister and for some reason it stuck on my blog. So I finally 'broke' in so I could do some posting. I really wanted to recap wedding details, but I am so behind. I am thinking it might help me figure out what I have left to do! Only 25 days! My extra time has been spent writing thank you notes, not that I am complaining and my social calendar has been extra full..again I'm not complaining! So hopefully soon I will get a post up detailing all that I have been working on! Let's hope I can do something before Friday and leaving for Miami for my bachelorette party!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ken Neely's is #25 on the BBQ Tour

We went to Ken Neely's Hickory Bar-B Que on December 30th 2009. It is located at 7444 Winchester Road.

Diane's Review: Ken Neely's Barbecue was very good. I enjoyed the sandwich and rate it a 4. The smoked meat was very good and I enjoyed the slaw. What really makes the place is the owner. Hewas so nice an interested in us. Good food and good service would make me want to come back again.

Randy's Review: Ken Neely's is everything I conceive a fine barbecue restaurant to be. I give all aspects an overall 4.5 out of 5. I would and have recommended this restaurant to all who ask me where they can get some of the best
barbecue in Memphis.

Courtney's Review: I enjoyed my lunch at Ken Neely's. I had the pulled pork and the flavor was good. I would have preferred more crisp outside meat. Also we ordered a 12 pack and thought the portions were a little skimpy...usually places are more generous with their bulk bbq. I tried the spaghetti too and it was delicious. Loved the
sweet sauce, I recommend getting the take out, it was pretty busy and they only had 4 or 5 tables.

Brett's Review: Ken Neely's was true to the family name. Good bbq and friendly people in a good environment. Until I am proven wrong, I will always recommend bbq with a Neely's name on it. I give it a 4 out of 5.

Regina's Review: Christmas Gift Certificate, it was delicious. Ken Neely does his family proud. Meat, slaw, beans, spaghetti where all excellent. I am not a fan of ribs, but if I needed to eat some, it would be these.

Kembree's Review: I had bought a gift certificate and treated the group for an after Christmas special. I was curious
about this spot since it had a Neely's name and I had driven past it a few times. It
is a very small place, but very clean. We had a large group including the regulars and Regina brought her husband Rhea and son Drew. So I felt like we took up half of the restaurant. It is in a strip mall, so I understand the spacing. The service was great, everyone was very friendly and ordering in bulk that day was the best way to go. I had a $50 gift certificate and it fed everyone with a little left to go home with Drew. I ate the pulled pork, it was great and I enjoyed the sauce. The ribs were really good too, big and meaty. I also liked the spaghetti. I would forsure go back if I were in the are
a again. I give them a 4 out of 5.

Tony's Review: Kembree had been waiting to try Ken Neely's because she bought a gift certificate. I used to get my hair cut in the area and had passed it several times. It was a small place, I think they do a lot of carry out. I liked the pulled pork, the beans and slaw. The ribs were good and seasoned and very meaty. I would go back, I give Ken Neely's a 3.5 out of 5.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Going on 5 weeks...

5 weeks of trouble with my asthma. It is very frustrating...very very frustrating. I have never had so much trouble with my asthma in my entire life! I started having trouble in high school and was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. I had an inhaler that I used from time to time, but I haven't needed one that much unless I'm doing heavy running. When I started the Women's Running Program with the Memphis Runners, I got Singulair prescribed to me and it helped with the heavy running we did in the heat on the those Monday nights. Two years ago when I ran the St.Jude Half Marathon, I had to get emergency treatment after finishing, I had to get oxygen. So it has mainly been exercise induced issues for me. But starting this Easter just out of the blue with no exercising, I have had a lot of trouble filling up my lungs all the way. I have tried not working out, staying indoors, and lots of pills. Nothing I can say in really helping. I was on steroid for 10 days, Predisone. Yep, it didn't do much but put 4 lbs on me in one week; Conveniently the week before my bellydancing performance at Mirage in Knoxville. After that I went in for another doctor's visit and another $30 copay. This time I got Levaquin. Yes Levaquin the $25 a pill miracle that did nothing for me in 10 days. I paid $50 for 10 pills and thought my insurance must be lousy, only to find out that it saved me $198!! So in addition to the 2 prescription pills I am on Mucinex-D and Claritin, and still the Singulair. I am also on two inhalers, Provental and Symbicort. I think the Claritin and the Mucinex are really the most helpful, crazy bc they are over the counter and I was already 'self medicating' myself on those.

Being sick like this is tough, it is hindering my working out and making me overall tired! I'm trying to get really toned for the wedding and we only have 78 days! I do feel like I'm getting better, but its just sooooo slowly...5 weeks is just a long time. I even called my doctor and asked if she thought a B12 shot was a good idea. I got one on Thursday and still waiting for that to kick in I guess. I can't slow down, I've had 3 showers since my troubles and have another one on Friday night. I am doing my best to rest...I just want to feel like myself again.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Flemings Leg of the Wine Race

We came out to support Brett and his two time winning Wine Race team on Sunday. They were in the first heat and Brett was the anchor. Spindini was ahead about 2 feet after Flemings had a rough start with a broken cork in their first bottle. Brett tried to be the hero, not settling for 2nd place and ran to the finish line..

Yep and that was the end of it...sorry Brett, there is always next year! Spindini ended up winning the entire thing!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vegas Vacation Day 3

Day 3, Sunday..we ventured out to Aria, the newest casino and loved it. It was very modern and wonderful. We had a drink in the lobby and Engin always meets the lovely ladies.

We had dinner at American Fish, it was delicious! It is a Michael Mina restaurant and Engin suggested it. This is the cool bar area.

My bacon wrapped Sturgeon, I think my first time eating it. The yellow stuff was squash and it was pretty gross, but the fist was wonderful! I loved it.

This was in the Aria around the Elvis theatre area, pretty cool, huh?

Yep Elvis, the King, had to give him a kiss from Memphis!

Cocktails on the patio at the end of the evening to wrap up a great trip at the Parasol Bar.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Pictures from Winter and Sabrina's 'reception' at Tryst!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Featured on Some Blogs

Lennox and Lane were featured on the great Pit Bull Blog Pitter Patter. And Meredith featured my shower on Friday night on hers! We are all so famous! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Vegas Vacation Day 2

On Day 2 in Vegas we got to catch some rays, which was really nice. It was gorgeous desert weather. The pool was really nice and it was a good day to relax and rest up for our big night. We even got in a little bit of shopping which was nice..

Winter got ready in Caesars and Jennifer, Teri and I assisted her. We got to do a mini photoshoot too, it was a lot of fun!

Tony walked Winter down the aisle for the ceremony.

After the ceremony, we got in the limo and drove down the strip. We took so many pictures in front of the Vegas sign and barely any turned out! It still was fun to see bc I have been there several times and never actually seen the sign!

We had an amazing dinner at SW Steakhouse after Engin straightend out some drama with our reservation. We sat outside and got to watch a show every few minutes.

Blogger hookup! Finally got to meet my fellow blogger friends Sammy, he joined us for dinner at SW.

What a meal! The best dessert ever! This was a funnel cake on a tree like thing, we were so stuffed, but we ate them anyway..

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Need Some Wedding Flower Inspiration...

Bear with me on this post. I stole these off some blogs, I am interviewing florists this weekend and wanted to show them so ideas of things I like. Although I thought I was selecting one or two pictures, I guess I got the whole page :( So I guess I will have to select each and make them bigger to show...oh well..enjoy some pretty pictures!!