We celebrated our three-year anniversary shortly after on New Year’s Eve.Kyle planned a special dinner at a new local hotspot in Charlotte, Nan and Byron’s, where friends met up with us later in the evening to ring in the New Year. I still have Jell-O shots in the fridge from Thanksgiving and some leftover Christmas cookies that are rock hard in the pantry! Truthfully, though, I am ready to get back on the road because it feels weird when I’m not unpacking a suitcase or hopping on an airplane to get to the race track.This off-season was an exciting one for sure with lots of time with family and friends as well as a few awesome trips sprinkled in. Well, the last time you heard from me, we were in Vegas for the NASCAR banquet, but even before that was the craziness of cleaning, prepping and cooking for the over 35 people who came over for Thanksgiving at our house!It was four straight days of eating and drinking (a little too much at times) and playing "Logos," which has to be one of my favorite party games because it combines charades and "Pictionary." For most of the rest of December, we really took time to do a whole lot of nothing!We tried to catch up on sleep, work on all those little house to-do tasks, like organizing those drawers you have put off for months, and we binge-watched way too much TV! We also did a massive Christmas shopping spree for the Kyle Busch Foundation.We saw Alyssa Milano, who came to the Daytona race last July where she launched her women’s NASCAR collection and was even a guest host at the NASCAR banquet.
Many of you see the rough and tough side of Kyle on the race track but, I’m here to tell you, my hubby has a very sweet and romantic side!A huge shout out to one of Kyle’s biggest fans, Lexie, for starting the program with her mom!They collect a gift card for every win and pole Kyle gets throughout the season and other fans have started doing this too so we get a huge amount of support by the end of the year to shop for all these deserving children.In retrospect, knowing how the game went, the official pregame tailgate was really the best part! Our view of the game was awesome thanks to Mars Chocolate and we had a blast with all of them.They had a number of big name performers but what was really neat was that they had various Broadway shows perform so you could get a little taste of each. Unfortunately, most people with us were rooting for the Broncos and well, we all know how that went. The worst part is that Kyle and Kasey Kahne made a bet on the game and now you will see Kyle strut his stuff in a Seahawks jersey all during Speedweeks.