Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I am not really a dress (as in wearing dresses) type girl. Give me a great pair of jeans, a t-shirt, a hoodie, and a pair of flip flops, and I am set!! Seriously, I'll wear it all year. Even in the Texas heat that we get in the summer time. If I must dress up, I will wear nice black pants and a cute top. BUT...one of my best and dearest friends, Lindsay, is totally into dresses and has really turned me on to them. So, I decided to branch out a little bit and buy some. Now, I am still very picky when it comes to buying a dress. These are a couple of places that I am loving right now. NO, I haven't bought from all of them. Just fun to look at! :)
Shabby Apple is an online store that I discovered from another blog. How cute is this dress?
Of course, Lindsay, the queen of all things cute, is dedicated to the one and only, Anthropologie. She worked there all through high school, college, and even now on the weekends and over the holidays when she isn't teaching those lovely 7th graders, English! HA! You should see her closet (and, her bedroom floor)! It is my go-to place when I am need of something oh-so adorable! Thanks, Linds! :)
She does not have a blog, so I am just going to post her precious self on here!! :)
My last Friday Favorite, is the new Yogurt Parfait from Chick-fil-a! Mmmmm...GOOD!!!! I am in love with all things yogurt, and it is a healthier option for me when I drive-thru with the kids. Of course, paired with a Diet Coke! :)
What are some of your Friday Favorites?
Hope you all have a great weekend! The C-O-L-D has returned here to Houston, and I am NOT liking it!!! Stay warm!! :)
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
On Monday, I listened to my husband as he performed a memorial service for a man in our church. As I sat there with tears streaming down my face, I quickly began to realize...my life may be hard and my days may be long, but...my God is so, so good!!!
May I count each day I have as a blessing!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Monday, January 25, 2010
YES, this is my amazing sister-n-law, Wendy!
YES, she is doing a full back handspring!
YES, she is in her 30's!
YES, she is a momma of 3!
YES, she has had 3 c-sections (one of which was exactly 1 year ago)!
YES, she is a ROCK STAR!!!
I SO want to be you when I grow up!!! :)
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
That night, I had made plans to meet up with some other fellow bloggers for dinner. But, before I left, I made sure to open some great gifts from my girls.
Maggie had just woken up from her nap. Yes, at 5:30 p.m. I told you, we do not wake our amazing sleepers. HA!
I love these two!!
So, back to the dinner. A couple of months ago, I met my sweet friend, Missy, through the ever so crazy blogging world. We have only met up once for a play date, but I feel like we are life long friends. So, she had this brilliant idea to put together a dinner with other Houston bloggers. Who doesn't like a night out with girls, to meet people that you know, but that you really don't know?! Does that make sense? Anyway....it was SO much fun! We laughed until we cried and then we laughed some more!! I met some of the greatest and funniest girls. We had a fabulous time and I am pretty sure I made some life long friendships.
Before dinner, I met up with my real, life long friend, Callie. We have known each other since kindergarten. She has one precious little boy, Carson, and is pregnant with identical twin girls!!! Oh, my goodness! I am SO excited!
All the girls!
Lindsee, Missy, and Debra
Missy, Callie, and Amanda
Me, Amanda, Missy, Callie
Debra (sweet, baby Jude), Heather, Lindsee
Girls, thank you so much for such a great night! Such a fun, fun way to spend my 31st b-day (even if I didn't tell any of you!) The laughter was exactly what I needed and the new friendships were even greater! I cannot wait until we do it again...very soon!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
played underneath the table...
and, decorated some cupcakes...in a bicycle helmet...of course!!! :)
We have also been up to our eyeballs in all of this stuff...
The winter funk has hit our house full force. There is snot slinging left and right and everyone (except, momma, of course) is coughing up a lung. SO ready for these winter months to be done with. But, Conn just reminded me that then Spring hits and allergy season begins. Oh, the joys of living in Houston!! HA!
Yes, breathing treatments work much better when done in a bathing suit! HA!!
and, a little dancing always takes away the gloomy days!
Today, these two boys, are celebrating their birthdays...
Happy 35th Birthday, to my oldest brother, Brandon!
and, Happy 1st Birthday, to our nephew/cousin, Max!
We love you both!!
I turn 31 on Tuesday!!! Here is to another blessed year!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
1. What is your occupation right now? wife and mother
2.. What color are your socks right now? white
3.. What are you listening to right now? my blog music and the dishwasher
4 What was the last thing that you ate? grilled chicken
5. Can you drive a stick shift? yes ma'am
6.. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Conn
7.. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Absolutely
8.. How old are you today? 30...but, I will be 31 next week!
9.. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? I'll watch just about anything Conn is watching
10. What is your favorite drink? fountain diet coke
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? dyed...no highlight...all the time
12. Favorite food? seafood
13. What is the last movie you watched? It's Complicated
14. Favorite day of the year? do vacations count? :)
15. How do you vent anger? shut down
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? baby dolls
17. What is your favorite season? oh, that is hard. I love fall and spring!
18. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? yes
20. Living arrangements? Conn and 3 kiddos
21.. When was the last time you cried? Can’t remember
22. What is on the floor of your closet? more things than I would like to have
23. What are you most afraid of? needles
24..Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? plain
25. Favorite dog breed? we don't "do" dogs. sorry!
26. Favorite day of the week? Friday...Conn's only day off
27.. How many states have you lived in? 4
28. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
29. Your favorite flowers. daisies and lilies :)
Have a great weekend, everyone! :)