Thursday, April 21, 2016

i vulcan love garth!

At the end of June, Garth Brooks came to Birmingham! Yahoooo! 

I'm not a huge new country fan, but I'll take the old stuff any day. Love love love me some Garth. My roomie Mollie LOOOOVES him! She got us these tickets, and Honky was able to come up for the show!

It was raining pretty bad, so Garth so nicely started the show a little late so people that were stuck in traffic could arrive. 

Once the show started, the arena was full of energy!

He played all the old good ones. 

Even Trisha was there! So exciting! 

I just love his energy!

I was so jealous of everyone in the front!

I hope I get to see him again! It was such a good show!

He actually played TWO concerts that night. We were at the first, and since it started late, a million people were lined up at the door awaiting the second one.  They shuffled us out of the BJCC as fast as they could. 

Honks, me, Molls

After the concert, we went to Bourbon Street! My favorite karaoke bar in town!

We had a baby. A gin baby. Honks is probably the only person to hold one and it look almost like a normal size drink. 

Proud father!

Happy family photo. 

After the baby, I got this guy to sing karaoke! First time I've seen him do it!

Colby met us, and they recreated the "best photo ever" from Rachelpalooza weekend! HA!

Carl came too! Just all so happy!

I just love this guy!

Katy also met us, along with rando who jumped in the pic.

Honks stayed through Sunday, and we must've watched something like the Bachelor, which explains the beer bottles. If we watch something girlie/trashy/reality (Bachelor, Real housewives, The Challenge, etc.), Honky agrees to watch but only if we can make it into a drinking game. DONE!

We were also babysitting Russell, Carl's pup pup, who loved honks!

The next day we play tourist and went to the Vulcan! I brought my nice camera for this outing.

Honky saved the day by putting out this fire that started in the trashcan. No clue how it began, but we caught it!

Buns of Steel.

The weather couldn't have been more perfect!

And you can't beat the views from up here. 

I was very adult and made Honks touch his butt. BOOP!

Alabama marble in the entrance up to the viewing area. So pretty!

"Everything the light touches is our kingdom."

Can you spot my house?



So glad we went! I had been here before for a wedding reception, but I highly recommend going during the day! We walked through the museum, but I didn't take any pics in there. It was very neat and showed Birmingham's history and the making of Vulcan. 

Obviously I had to pose with the main man of Bham. 

Honks took this opportunity to play photographer.

"You're a tiger! Rawr!" 

"Now turn! Ooo lala!"

I always have fun with my beardy! 

(Honks, not Vulcan).

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

festivals in june

June!!! I'm going to catch up all the way by May if it kills me so as not to lap a whole year! 

June 2015 was full of festivals and events. I'm going to do a photo dump before I get to those though.

On the way to Auburn, my car was terrible noise, so before we got too far out of Birmingham, Bink and I went back to my house to take her car. Turns out the wheel mechanism thing (very technical term..) was messed up AND MY WHOLE WHEEL WAS ABOUT TO FALL OFF. The mechanic drove it around the block and said he was afraid he wasn't going to make it back to the shop. YIKES! 

He said this happens to Tahoe's when they get up to the mileage mine had, and luckily they had the part in store and fixed it up real quick. It wasn't too terribly expensive, thank goodness. 


My beauuuuutiful baby girl! She doesn't have as many photos as Bo since he is quite needy/always looking at me to pet him. Occasionally she'll pose like the lady she is. 

I did this Texas guestbook for a wedding! I love this idea. 

All completed another two state string art. I still love these babies. 

The first festival up was Brewfest! I love love looooove this festival!

Tons of breweries from all over the country come to Sloss Furnace for the event. You pay a flat fee ($35 i think), and you get a tasting glass to sample whatever you'd like! 

I just love Sloss as well. 

The Good People Brewing tent gave me this poster! 

And the mask! It's relevant bc Honky's roommate's name is Gordo. I'm sure he was thrilled with me texting him these pics!

Digging this logo

There were some delicious food trucks and tents. I opted for the chicken and waffles. YUUMMM! 

I took this pic because I'm pretty sure Bink and I went here on our Herring sissy euro vaca. 

The fountains in the middle created a nice mist. Brewfest is always a two day event, and you can pick which day to attend (or pay double to go to both). I always try to go Friday night, bc it is always SOOO hot on Saturday during the day. 

Me & Molls! 


Jensen met up with us later! 


Loved this shadow on Bo bo's nose!

The middle of June brought about Pride Week!

Carl was THRILLED! haha

We hit up the hottest spots in Bham, Al's and the Quest. 

Y'all. I met a girl with my same whole name! She spells Anne differently, but what a coincidence! 

Why yes, I did blur out addresses and weight. A lady never tells her secrets or address for stalkers. :) 

That Saturday was the big event, also held at Sloss. It was a glorious day!

Carl and Colbs!


So much fun!

Jo Beth and Katy came to play for a bit!

There were some fun drag shows..

then the main event was Mya! 

Some of the girls came out to join her!

Soon enough it was time to load up. Someone had this donut float (just like mine!!), so of course I had to pose with it!

I loved it! Everyone was so nice!

Later in June, I finished this awesome radial string art. 

Carl and I went to see Jurassic World on opening night. I loved it!

And facebook claims my sissy is my true soulmate.