Weekend in Review | June 12th

Just a mini post and recap.  Don’t get too excited.

A last minute invite to Lee Brice on a Thursday night was just the ticket for a warm summer evening!  Beer, girlfriends, roof tops and a nice breeze  = winning in my book.  Thanks, T for the ticket and Stir Cove for a cool view! 🙂



FINALLY I am digging my soft top.   Let me tell ya… it’s a dream removing but a nightmare putting back on.  What the WHAT?  Let’s just say, if I get caught in a rainstorm, I’m going to be soaked by the time that bad boy is back on.image

Working on that lat development.  I see you.   I see you.


Weddings are always a joy.   Especially when we get to play dress up.





Congrats Bailie Skidmore Preston.  You were stunning!



Weekend rides are always my fave summer activity.  Even if it’s 100 million degrees out there.



And I am convinced that laid back Sunday’s consisting of driveway tinkering, tv watching and grocery store shopping is the way to live life.





Currently gearing up to roll out Country Heat Live – Beachbody Live’s newest group exercise format.   It was a TON of fun to be one of 30 master Trainer’s on a call with our CEO Carl Daikeler and the one and only Autumn Calabrese, maker of 21 Day Fix and Country Heat.

Get excited folks.  You should get certified.  Even if you have never taught before – this one is right up your alley.  Small town folks, this is me looking at you.   Don’t be shy.  Get on this bandwagon!


Do you see me?!?!

Hint: I love hats.


Cheers to June and this amazing summer HEAT!!!

Music Monday – Willie Nelson

Woah!  I have missed my little slice of the blogosphere.  I basically fell off the planet of existance for four days last week but I am back. It’s good to be back.   I’ll fill you all in later on that fiasco.

But, first- Music Monday!

This last Friday a group of us got together to see Willie Nelson in concert at Stir Cove.   It was a terribly hot and humid night, but we had an absolute blast.

Willie put on a good show, but I wouldn’t exactly say he sang a lot of his songs, but rather spoke them and added a few notes here and there.   He IS 81 after-all and he’s been in the music industry for an eternity, so I say he can do as he darn well pleases!


These three hooligans were primed and ready before we even made it to dinner.   Entertainment at its finest.




The place was PACKED.  The last show I went to at Stir was just a few weeks back, but it was pouring rain, so the crowd wasn’t near as it was this Friday.




Clint’s brother joined us for the evening – it was nice to have him along for the fun!







iPhone pics just suck sometimes.

Clint made it to the front of the stage, but didn’t have his phone. LAME.  So, no up close pics from us that night.   Stir has a Great collection of photos on their FaceBook page though.  Check it out!

To end the night, a nice girl offered to take a group pic.

Ya… after a night of cold drinks, the boys turn into 4 year old’s who can’t sit still.



And the photo-bombers are classic.




Cheers, friends. 

Life Is Too Short Not to Play in the Rain

This past Sunday night I had tickets to see Sevendust and Staind in concert at Stir Concert Cove.

If you don’t already know, I am obsessed with going to concerts.  There is just something about the live music and the atmosphere it creates.   You just can’t replace that experience.




So, the more concerts I can attend, the better!  I LOVE love them.

Stir Cove is an incredible venue at Harrah’s Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa.




It is also a rain or shine outdoor venue.    Emphasis on the rain.

Because Sunday?

It POURED rain. 




That is Sevendust up there.   They were definitely the only dry people in the house.

Tyree and I had no plans to sit this one out.  We don’t melt, after-all!  So, hats and rain gear it was!



And who else do you know that would pull out their 1999 cheerleading coat for a rainy rock concert?


Darn skippy I did!

Bonus: A few peeps were able to track me down thanks to the C-TOWN emblazoned on the back of that baby.

(For the record… there wasn’t a rain jacket on planet earth that could have kept us from being soaked to the bone after that concert)

Sevendust and Staind both put on a fantastic set.



Photo courtesy of Stir

We bounced about 4 songs shy of the end due to the bitter cold wind and pouring rain… and I don’t think I need to remind you that Tyree is just 3.5 weeks post kidney surgery donation.  She is a tough cookie, but it was definitely time to get her off her feet.

And, muddy grass wasn’t exactly prime real estate.

Thanks, Stir for another kick-ass concert!  I’ll be back soon.