Tuesday, May 31, 2011

There's A First Time for Everything

So I've never been a Nascar fan. While I did grow up in the deep South, I didn't know many people that were big fans, so I just never caught the fever. Truthfully I just never understood how watching cars go around a track was entertaining. However, Brian and I got to attend the Coca-Cola 600 this past weekend, and I must say, I really enjoyed it. Granted that's easy to do when watching the race from an air conditioned suite, while dining on roasted chicken, broccoli cassarole and triple chocolate cake.

But in all seriousness, I actually got into it! I'm telling you, when you're watching those cars race LIVE, it makes all the difference in the world. The sheer speed is astounding.

Brian and I had the privilege of touring the garages, meeting Bobby Labonte, attending the driver's meeting, and being in the winner's circle at the end. It was such a fun experience.

Dale Jr. at the driver's meeting.

And Larry the Cable Guy

Lee Greenwood singing, "God Bless the USA"

Walking the track.

Jeff Gordon's car.

Visiting with Bobby Labonte in his trailer.

Touring the garages.
(The guy on the right cracks me up.)

The view from our suite.

In the winner's circle, delirious from all the sugar intake and staying up so late.

Winner, Kevin Harvick.

Winner's Circle celebration!!! It's blurry because the noise was ridiculous.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sage is . . .

1.) So tall. She's always been in the 75th percentile in height, but just recently people (and even total strangers) have begun to comment on how tall she seems for her age. She is also . . .

2.) So funny. Especially when it comes to wearing glasses.

In addition to the glasses obsession, Sage is also obsessed with . . .

3.) Tearing things apart, like toilet paper. (Which is why bathroom doors are either closed or there's no toilet paper on the roll in our house!) In this picture she had ripped the wrappers off of every single bar of soap she could find under the sink.

Here ya go Mom. I nice fresh bar of soap.

4.) Sage is also quite the imitator. She has this "fake laugh" she does whenever she sees/hears someone else laughing. I can't seem to catch it on video, so you'll have to take my word for it. She's so dramatic about it. She throws her head back and let's out a Count Dracula-like cackle. It's a little scary.