Wednesday, November 25, 2009






Monday, November 23, 2009


LOVED IT!!! I'll admit, sometimes, I'm a thirteen year old trapped in a 22 year old body! But I love the Twilight series, both books and movies! We went and saw New Moon this weekend, and I thought it was fabulous!!!

Not to mention, it doesn't hurt to get to stare at that!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Yet another Success!!!

So, today I had a good ol' day to myself, kolby went on a "man-date" with our nighbor Chad. They went to TCU to watch college game day being filmed there on campus. What a great guy thing for me to skip!!! So I took myself down to one of my most favorite places....Hobby Lobby!!! I could spend forever in there!
I finally was able to get my college diploma framed!!!! I've only been out of college for a year now, I graduated in Dec. 2008, but I have just been putting it off...Bad, I know! My mother-in-law gave me a gift card to Hobby Lobby for this exact purpose, so I finally put it to use!!! I am so happy with the results, it looks absolutely great!!! I think I ended up with a 16X20in frame, I can't remember, but it seems like it is huge! I went with the purple since that is Tarleton's school color, it wasn't just a random decision, haha *wink*! Here is a picture of the finished product, I know, it's still in the plastic, but I don't want the girls to scuff it up before I can find a place to hang it!!!!
My second project of the day was yet another wreath...this time a Christmas wreath! YAY!!! Although I'm not one to put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, I thought that since I had the day to myself that I would get a jump on this project, since I wasn't too sure how I wanted to attack it!!!
Before you see the pictures of the finished project, I just want to put in my plug here and that is "that I'm so pround of myself yet again, I feel that I always underestimate my abilities on crafts, but when they are done, I think they turn out pretty good!!" I took the same approach as the fall wreath in that I looked at the premade wreaths first. But, yet again, I really wasn't into any of them, and they were expensive! So I started gathering my decorations!!! I decided to go with a red/gold theme, I don't really know what drew me to this, I just really liked the glitter, I think! So without further ado, here she is:


In progress:
Finished Product:

P.S. - I'm getting better at this bow making, too! I don't know if they are looking better, but they are definitely getting easier for me too make!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

They're here!!!!

Oh my gosh!!! Our Christmas photos are ready to be seen!! A big thank you go's out to Andrea Hughes our photographer, she was so great! Especially to accomodate us with our dogs! I love our photos and I love her other work as well! If you are in the DFW area and need a photographer, I recommend her!!! Check out our photos here!!!!! LOVE THEM!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!!!

For anyone who knows me, they know that this picture made me the happiest person in the whole wide world!!!! I am obsessed with Smart Cars, they intrigue me! Let me put my disclaimer out there, that I know they are a death trap, and I would never drive one (I would like to test drive one though), but they are the cutest things in the world to me!!!!

Is it not the cutest thing ever???

I went to Dallas today with our friends Mark and Amy to watch her daughter Maddie compete in her competitive cheer league competition at the Dallas Convention Center, and I saw this little baby in the parking garage! I made them take my picture with it...hey, if you can't enjoy the small things in life, what can you enjoy???

Sunday, November 1, 2009

How 'bout them Cowboys??

For Kolby's birthday treat, we all got party passes to go to the Dallas Cowboys game at the new Cowboy's Stadium in Arlington. We were all super excited, and we had a blast!!!

We learned that parking at the stadium was supposed to cost $75, so we all piled into one car, there were 6 of us, 5 big guys and me, I had to sit on Kolby's lap in the back seat, we were totally squished!
Cowboy's Stadium in Arlington
(we were still about 5-10 min walk from getting to it, it's huge!)
Me @ the Stadium
My man @ the Stadium
This is our view from our party pass seats, we paid $29 for our ticket, the seats right in front of us cost the people $100 per ticket!
Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders opening up the game!
Team huddle

Half time entertainment! "Wanted" singer Jesse James
Keifer and his new found "friends" The Miller girls

All the guys with Rodney!

Happy Halloween!!!

So this Halloween, we decided to combine Halloween with Kolby's birthday party! What a blast!! Kolby cooked crab and shrimp for everyone and I cooked a small brisket and took care of the sweets for the evening. Kolby's brothers, his aunt, and his dad all came in for the affair! Plus a few of our lovely neighbors/friends! We had a fair amount of trick-or-treaters, it was fun to see all the little ones dressed up! Here are some fun pictures from the evening!

Kolby as "The Crow", I was a fairy!

Kyle "the hipie", Kolby "the crow", and Keifer "the joker"

John, Jake, and Lexi stopped by for some eats!
Rodney, "Gene Simmons"
Here is the end result of my topsy turvy cake endeavor. Not exactly like the picture, but it tasted great! I had never used fondant before, and that stuff is hard to work with I've learned!!

My pretty cookies!

Our table of treats!