Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Guiltless Gluttony

Last year, we decided to start a new Thanksgiving family tradition of participating in the Thundercloud Turkey Trot the morning of Thanksgiving.  However, a 103 deg fever and a month long sickness kept me at home on the couch last year, so I’m excited to actually participate this year!  I am thankful for health!


We figured that we could indulge our stomachs without all the guilt if we ran/walked 5 miles that morning, so that is what we will do!  This year, Matt’s parents will be joining us as well, for their first American Thanksgiving in 5 years!  Matt and I are so thankful to spend this holiday with both of our families all under one roof! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Just in time!

Since Matt and I were in an apartment prior buying our home, we had (read: still have) a decent amount of furniture to purchase to “fill up” our space.  One of those items that we  I have been looking for more than just about anything is a patio table. 

I could not believe how expensive patio sets were; even a place like Walmart wanted $1500 for a table and 4 chairs!  I may have been a little picky about what I wanted (no glass because I didn’t want it to fall over and shatter; no iron because I didn’t want it to rust or burn your bottom in the summertime).  That left me with wood as an option, and those happened to be even more expensive (go figure, right mom and dad?  Who would have thought that I would only like the more expensive option??).  So I started looking on Craigslist, still finding the sets just a little out of the price range we wanted to spend.  Until last weekend.  I found this beauty…

IMG_2287for what I deemed a “steal” at $150!  It needs a light sanding and a fresh stain, but other than that it’s perfect!  The table can be 3 different sizes (in the picture it has one of the leaves in, so the table can actually get larger than what’s shown), so eventually when we expand our patio, we will have even more room!  Just in time for winter, right?  Oh well – at least that gives me plenty of time to get it in shape for spring!  The longer we are in this house the more I’m realizing the truth in all those statements my parents made about work never ending.  As we get things done, somehow our list gets longer instead of shorter.  For a list maker like me though, life couldn’t be better! 

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weekend away

I guess, seeing as how I implied in my previous post that I would write about this later in the week, that I need to write about out anniversary weekend in San Antonio.  Saturday evening is about as late in the week as it can get, but I am sticking to my word!

Thanks to Matt’s parents for getting us a gift card to stay in San Antonio (for a Christmas gift last year! At least we got it in before this Christmas!) – we were able to stay in one of the nicest hotels on the Riverwalk!  We headed down 35 on Thursday after Matt was finished with work, stopped in Austin to stay there for the night and have a mini birthday celebration with my mom (Happy [belated] Birthday Mom!) and then left for San Antonio on Friday morning. 

Here’s a small picture recap of our weekend…

We stayed at the Watermark…


This isn’t our room, but looks identical to ours…

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Friday night we ate at Boudro’s, which was delicious!

IMG_2255 On Saturday morning, we got up to head up to Austin to go to the UT/UCF football game, and Katie got to come with us, as well!

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Married for TWO years :)

Saturday  night we were back in San Antonio and went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant for dinner to get fajitas. 


On our actual anniversary, we went out for fajitas again… quick back story: we were married one year to the day from our first “official” date.  On our first date, Matt took me to a Mexican restaurant in Houston for fajitas.  When we were planning the meal for our wedding, we decided to do food that we wanted something different instead of the usual chicken or fish meal, so we did fajitas.  Last year, I was sick on our anniversary, so Matt had to cancel the dinner reservations he had made and ended up picking up fajitas to bring home (because that’s good if you’re running a 102 fever, right?).  So we decided it’s a tradition now, that every year, on November 10th, we have to have fajitas, so off to Chuy’s we went this year! :) 

I know these photo posts are not nearly as entertaining to anyone other than myself, and maybe my mom or Matt’s, so hopefully I’ll find something more interesting to blog about next! 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Two years ago today…

… I was doing this… High Res Wedding & Engagements 001
…receiving this message…
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…wearing this…
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  … I was walking down the aisle to this…
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High Res Wedding & Engagements 1587copy … said “I do”…
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and celebrated the night away with our friends and family!
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I have a thousand additional pictures I would love to share on here, but at the risk of losing the few readers I still have, I’ve decided to refrain from posting any more.  However, speaking of celebrating – we just got back from a long weekend on the Riverwalk in San Antonio to celebrate our anniversary.  I’ll post about that later this week!
Happy Anniversary Matt!  Here’s to the many more to come! High Res Wedding & Engagements 990
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Monday, November 2, 2009

November already?

Wow – I can’t believe that it is already November.  October just flew by, and clearly I couldn’t keep up on the blog.  I thought I’d do a little photo recap of what we’ve been up to, as well as show you a quick project I did today.  If you’re not a college football fan, you may want to just skip over these… 

This first picture here is the back of my FAVORITE – Kirk Herbstreit.  He actually walked right by us (read: I ran through the crowd pushing and shoving to get closer to his path) on his way into the stadium, but I couldn’t get a picture. IMG_2186 


I could have reached out and hugged Musburger – I restrained myself though.  The third pic is a little blurry – but that’s Corso picking Texas to win, Mark Cuban on the left of the table, Fowler, and then of course, Herbie.

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Matt’s parents were in town for TX/OU weekend – so we had a great time catching up with them, shopping and eating a lot!

I also made the decision to student teach come January to finally complete my certification.  I’ll be in a Pre-AP/GT 8th grade English/Language Arts class and I am SO excited!  The district is a small, but exemplary district about 10 minutes north of us, and I cannot wait for January to get here!

On a completely unrelated note, I decided that the laundry room needed a little change, so I found an old bulletin board and recovered it to “match” my new ironing board cover. 


IMG_2226And after a trip to hobby lobby for some fabric and a staple gun…


And here it is up in the laundry room…

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Hopefully I’ll find a way to keep up with blogging in November – I love this time of year!  Hobby Lobby actually had Christmas music on today! Yay!

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