Saturday, July 14, 2012

NASCAR Date Night–don’t judge

The one thing I thought I would never be able to say about myself was “I like NASCAR”.  The closest I ever came to participating in any type of NASCAR event was a NASCAR themed date party in college – basically a spoof on all of the stereotypes you hear about NASCAR fans.  It was lots of fun, but not exactly something that made me want to get into the actual races.

Ten years later…


Yes that’s me!  After a ride on a yellow school bus all I had learned about NASCAR was that many of the stereotypes we made fun of in college were actually based in reality.  Let me just say that it was interesting!  I was still skeptical at this point, but with free tickets and an awesome babysitter for the kiddos I was really looking forward to a NASCAR double-date with my hubby & our sweet friends!! 


My sweet friend Annie – her hubby hadn’t warned her about the other fans we would be seeing, and she actually didn’t know that it is basically a “redneck” thing.  I think she figured it out when a man with a heavily bandaged arm winked at her when she got on the bus…or maybe it was when pretty much everyone on the bus besides us was drinking…or maybe it was when several topless guys got on the bus behind us covered in sweat and in desperate need of shirts – sorry Annie!!

Inside the racetrack they have these cool headphones with video controllers that you can rent – they allow you hear what the drivers are saying, and give you different stats & views from inside the racecars.

I don’t think I will be buying season tickets anytime soon, but we had a great time & really got into the race!  Of course we were cheering for Tony Stewart (Office Depot driver), and even though he started the race dead-last he ended up winning the whole thing!I was surprise how much I enjoyed it – so fun!!  Hopefully we will be able to go to another race sometime :)

I like NASCAR :)

Family Beach Day

Today we took advantage of Son being home on a Saturday, and had a family beach day! 


Walking down the boardwalk to get across the dunes – we finally are down to only bringing 1 big bag, a few toys, chairs & towels!  Why do we need so much “stuff” for just a few hours??? 


I love this picture :)

Collin has become quite fearless – playing in the shallow waves – it is fun, but makes mommy nervous too!  Son was joking about me making Collin wear his life jacket in 6” of water…but it made me feel better, just in case he got too brave and took off before I could grab him :)


These are some tired babies after a fun day in the sun!  Grace NEVER messes with her hair/bow but for some reason today she was not happy with it.  We started out with two cute piggy tails, one disappeared before we even made it to the beach, and the other one didn’t last much longer…this is the mess of hair we were left with :)