10.25.2011

Pickin' & Grinnin'

Date Night consisted of a magnificent dinner of tasty chicken marsala and pork-stuffed tortellini at Sweet Magnolia, followed by a good old fashioned pickin' party.

I didn't have many expectations as I entered into the theatre to hear a concert by a bluegrass superstar.
I really just wanted to hear that banjo song from Deliverance. 
You know the one.....deuling banjos

Well, it didn't happen.

But....
I did hear a whole lot of music from Grammy-award winning artist, Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder. And although bluegrass isn't really my thing, it proved to be a pretty awesome show that had me toe-tapping along with the packed crowd by the end of the night. 

I also heard a lot of down-home Kentucky quips that Mr. Skaggs shared as he sang on stage, like:
"I'm busy! I'm busier than a one-eyed cat watching two rat-holes!"
and
"I'm in a hurry! I've got to get to the train station and help my one-armed brother with two suitcases!"

HaHaHa.
You know those are funny.
I plan to use them as often as possible. 

28 comments:

Gentri said...

Haha! Those are awesome. :) what a fun date night!!

Dale said...

Love these photos and the concert looks like so much fun, what a great date night. Very funny and cute well written post.

xoDale
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Bad Joan said...

you always have such gorgeous images! looks like a fun date night!

GTBB,
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Laura Elizabeth said...

I'll try and use those phrases too. I love 'em!!!

You know what I also love? Your new header. Super lovely and awesome!!!

It's A Love Story said...

LOoks like you had fun! I love the old looking theatue

Cindy P said...

Haha! Those are pretty funny!

I love where you live. It looks amazing. All your pictures are so beautiful and you always have awesome stuff going on. We've got none of that! I mean, yeah, there are things to do but not like what you guys have going on there!

bethani said...

really like your new header! and the sweater/cardigan your sporting is totally cute!

A Grinnin Man said...

I was not really sure what to expect either. I must say that I really entertained. My foot was going along right with yours. Great Dinner, Great Concert, and perfect evening with you.

Now for another country saying.

I busier than a 1 legged man in an ass kicking contest.

My Journey With Candida said...

I too love deuling banjos and loved the movie Deliverance. Wow!! that was years ago.

I bet just getting out with the Hubs was fun.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I love date nights and you looked adorable in your outfit!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Glad you had such a swell time. I never heard of them!

Sarah said...

Love your photos and how your date night went! Always so much fun. :) You look amazing too, btw!

I enjoy being surprised by your new blog designs every now and then! The color schemes, little details and the fonts. Sweet surprises. :)

Have a great week, Ashley! xx

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Too fun! love your new blog design! do you do designs?

aniamaria said...

U look so incredible in this outfit!
so lovely photos!

thank U so much for caring about me :) I feel now better :) thank U so much! :* :)

Angie Mc. said...

Bluegrass is definitely different...but it's cool for a change! Love your fur trimmed cardi! Soo cute!

Chelsea said...

Your outfit is gorgeous.

looks like such a fun date night!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Looks like a great night!

Paislea Elyse said...

your dress is to die for! i love it!!!

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Jeannie said...

Glad you had a fun date. Can't say I like bluegrass but I'm sure it was a good show. The food looks delicious and I love your outfit, cute! I like your new layout but I also liked all the layouts before this one.

Anonymous said...

you always have the cutest outfits. Love your new bangs.

Janette said...

Wow!Your date nights are fantastic.. I need to take some pointers from you.. Our date nights consist of dinner and a walk to the train station.. And while I love the train station.. I could go for some kind of musical performance... And I love that you guys dress up for it.. We just stick to jeans..Boo!

Janette, the Jongleur

Janette said...

I just realized that I don't think I've ever seen you wear jeans.. Do you own any? Hmm... Can't remember..


Janette, the Jongleur

Raven said...

I seriously envy you and your life.

ok, maybe not envy (because that can be taken the wrong way) but I LOVE how you just seem happy and carefree and I can tell how much you and hubs LOVE that little H-man and it's so nice and refreshing everytime I read your blog and just, well, I love your fam :)

Shalyn said...

I am a firm believer in regular date nights and you definitely make yours count- love your outfit!

Courtney B said...

What a babe you are, Ash!! You both look amazing :)
This post totally reminds me of my dad, he uses any excuse to pull out any little quip he can :) You'd like him! Plus he plays blue grass on the guitar!
I'm going to have to plan a date night like this sometime, it would be so different for us, but SO fun!

Rach said...

I just seriously love the bangs. And your new header/layout. What a cute date night with your hubby.

The Presutti's said...

Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos!!! I can't get over how gorgeous your family is! Have a great weekend!

Mariel Torres said...

Your date nights are always quite superb lady ;). you look gorgeous by the way!