Sunday, November 30, 2008


I finally have solid proof that someone reads my blog! (well, other than my parents). My friend Allison has given me a "fabulous blog" award and seeing as how I'll most likely never get a blog award again, I can't let my loyal fan(s) down!

For this award, I must list 5 things that I find "fabulously addictive" - and I'm going to steel Allison's idea of posting a picture with each :)

In no particular order...

1. Our new house - I guess the "addictive" part of this would be constantly checking the progress! I'll use this spot to update you on the house progress - here's a quick picture or two of the slab (once I can get out during the daytime I'll post some more pictures of the framing that they've done!)
2. Hula Hut chips & queso - I couldn't find a picture of just chips and queso, so the chips and salsa pic below will have to do.
3. Photography: I'm not great at it myself, but I love that you can see someone else's point of view with just a simple photo, not to mention the memories that you can capture!

*photo taken by Lauren Clark - one of my fav photographers from Lubbock*

4. Diet Dr. Pepper - although I've been sick for the past month and really haven't indulged in this addiction, I don't think I could ever kiss this goodbye for good!
5. Target - it's hard for me to go more than a week without checking out each and every section in Target - I've started grocery shopping at the Super Target near our house, which gives me a great excuse to check out everything else they have!
Now I'm supposed to tag 5 more people with Fabulous blogs, but I really don't know 5 people with blogs that haven't already been tagged, so I'll settle for...
Katie because she's my sister so she must be fabulous
Jill because she just found out they're having a boy!
and Davi because she just had a baby boy!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another vote... and a romance

I've been trying to decide if we are going to send out Christmas cards this year - and in looking around online I couldn't find any that I really liked. So I decided to try my hand at designing a few - although I still haven't decided if I like any of them enough to use them. The picture in the first one is not the picture we would use - I just needed a place-holder, and the big empty spaces on the other 3 are where the picture would go! I also would probably make some tweaks to whichever one we decided to send out, but anyways vote for which one you like! You can click on them to make them bigger - leave a comment if you want to be on the list of recipients!



On another note - I just had to share the cutest thing from my class today. Jack and Ava are both little flirts, but I guess Jack decided to make it official and commit himself to Ava - by bringing her a flower! I had to take some pictures to document the moment :)

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

A vote

Which header do you like better for the top of the blog? You can vote to the right or leave a comment!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quick update

Just a quick update for those following the progress of the house. I actually took these last week but since my immune system has been on vacation, I've been out of commission for awhile. These are the pictures of the rough plumbing - which has passed inspection and the slab should be poured this week. I'll post those as soon as I get the energy to drive out there and take some more pictures!
You can see the progress on the houses behind us too - note the top left window in the 2 story house behind us...

This is taken from the corner post of our lot looking up the street
This one was taken from the upstairs window of the house behind us :)

On an unrelated note - I wanted to take a second to brag on my sweet husband after our anniversary :) I was so sick I could barely get out of bed - but when I did get up in the morning to get some juice, I was met by a sticky note on the door that said "365 Things I love about you, us and our marriage". I opened the bedroom door to find our dining room, living room and kitchen completely covered in post-it-notes that each said something sweet on them (365 to be exact).

I spent all morning collecting and reading my notes and then climbed back into bed -we unfortunately had to cancel our dinner reservations, but Matt picked up Pappasitos (mexican food is good for clearing your sinuses! not to mention that fajitas are our food of choice - it's a tradition now since we had them at our wedding too) and we enjoyed dinner in our sweats at home. We also enjoyed a nice bottle of champagne that my parents had gotten us along with the top layer of our cake! It was still delicious as ever! Thanks dad!
Since the first anniversary theme is paper, Matt also got me the coolest photo - it's from a company called Indigo Night and you basically give them a date and they create a photo of your city of choice with the stars and the moon and the lighting exactly as it was on that day! He originally tried to do our wedding night, but that was a new moon, so there is no moon, so he chose the night of our first kiss in Austin- and he got to personalize the quote that goes below it and he put "You are the star for which all evenings wait" It was so sweet and creative! Check out the site -

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A letter

Dear Immune System,

Are you enjoying your vacation? I sure hope so. It seems that in your absence, Mr. Fever, Mr. Aches, Mr. Chills, Mr. Mucus and Mr. Phlem have decided to take up residence in your home. Seeing as how this is day 8 of your vacation, I'd really appreciate it if you could return home as quickly as possible so that together we can kick out the aforementioned squatters.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

One year ago today...

... I was watching Tech lose to UT - but not this year! We were triumphant and I am still celebrating! Oh, and I also might have gotten to walk down the aisle in my favorite dress ever, surrounded by my favorite people ever, and been met by my best friend ever only to say "I do!" to spend the rest of our lives together! As cliche as it sounds, I can't believe it's been an entire year already. In the past 365 days we've experienced so many things together-- we've gotten a new address (two actually!), gotten new jobs (two for me on this one as well!), I got a new last name, experienced the joys (and pains) of sharing a living space and so many others - but I wouldn't trade any of it for the world! I'm so lucky to get to share my life with my best friend! Before this post gets too sappy, I'll leave you with some of my favorite photos from a year ago today :) p.s. I apologize for the enormous amount of photos to follow...

My favorite view of the day :)

Cutting into the delicious cake that my DAD MADE!

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wreck 'Em Tech!

I just had to write a quick post to say "WRECK 'EM TECH!!" Unfortunately we weren't able to drive up to Lubbock for the game last night. We did go out to the Tavern with a group of our friends in Austin (all Longhorns, I might add) to watch the game in style. I'll keep it short and sweet and just say that I was getting death looks throughout the game as I was the only one cheering for Tech in the entire place. We both have no voice and raw hands from cheering and clapping all night, and are officially back on speaking terms after the silence in the car ride home last night. :) The 33-39 win for Tech was well deserved - we fought hard (even if we did let up in the 4th quarter because we got over confident - which led to Texas' only lead during the entire game, and for only about a minute 40 seconds- which coincidentally is more time than we need to score :p) I'll leave you with some photos from the most exciting game that I've ever witnessed (if only it had been in person)!

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