Thursday, December 25, 2008


Lucky me --- I won two tickets to the Charlotte Bobcats game on Tuesday night. I knew they were good tickets, but I had NO IDEA what was in store for us!

We get to the game and realize that our seats are on the club level...not just the club level...but they're the first row. So, we pretty much sat on the court. (WOW!) And, along with these fabulous seats, came FABULOUS perks - such as "Back Court" passes... which entitled us to get complimentary food and beverages and we even got to see the team come out of the locker room. Pretty sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, huh? (Drew definitely took advantage of the unlimited Bud Light!)

We were so close - I felt like we could spit on the players. It was A-MAY-ZING!

Speaking of amazing, I also got the see this pretty amazing, former Tarheel, Sean May:

He didn't play...but that was to my benefit! On his way out of the locker room after halftime, I stopped him to take a picture. (Maybe I should rephrase that...I pretty much mauled the girl in front of me to try to get a picture!) I hand the camera to a nice gentleman at the program stand and ask him to please take our picture. And...well, he pressed the power button instead of the shutter button. Needless to say, before I could realize that I didn't have a picture - Sean was gone. However, I can say that I got to touch him --- and he put his arm around me! :) *dreamy*

This guy spent the whole game right here in this same spot --- doing this exact thing. While I am glad to see that he FINALLY cut his hair...Adam Morrison is not all he's cracked up to be. OBVIOUSLY.

I'm pretty sure I could smell Raymond Felton's Right Guard at this point. Do you think I even cared? :)
Oh, and we also saw this couple get engaged on the court! The girl was blind-folded and she was told that she had to listen to the crowd to find her boyfriend in a chair with 2 tickets to the next game and an autographed ball from the team. Well, when she finally found him - he was on one knee with a ring in his hand... really cool!

Drew thought I was silly for taking a picture of the Lady Cats --- but they were pretty entertaining. Drew pointed out that the one on the left didn't look like she worked out enough because her butt jiggled the most. Hahahaha...

Final Score: 80 to 72 Bobcats! I think even if they had lost, it would've been the experience of a lifetime. WOO HOO for great tickets and a great game!

It's better in a sweater!

Drew and I hosted our first annual "Tacky Christmas Sweater Party" this past Saturday. Here are a few pictures of our tacky attire. :) What a fun night with great friends!
**Please notice the geese on the front of my sweater vest. I thought I had it in the bag to win our competition. Until this guy showed up...

Steve and Nikki - dressed to impress!
Steve won the "trophy" for the tackiest sweater - and I think you can see why. I guess we're all going to have to up the stakes for next year.

Note to self: Never leave these two alone.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas with the Suari

After spending Thanksgiving in Texas, we finally got our Christmas tree up a few weekends ago. We had planned to drive to Ashe County to find our very own special tree, but never were able to find the time. Luckily, we inherited an artificial tree (my PaPa is frowning, I know) from my parents and were able to get it up and decorated.

Little did we know that about the time we had all the ornaments and lights on it, with the bow on top --- it would fall over!

Drew spent a lot of time under the tree (with the cats, of course!) trying to rig the stand. We had hoped to be able to level out the tree with a stack of books, but that proved to be a bad idea.

Monday afternoon, I came home to this:

That's when we decided to just go buy a new tree stand. (Why didn't we think of this earlier?) So, when it was all said and done - we had invested $7 in a new tree stand, lost 4 ornaments (which were broken in the falling), and almost taken the holiday cheer out of our holidays. Key word: almost.

Now, our tree is up and decorated, the stockings are hung, we have a fire burning...all we need is Christmas break!