Tuesday, June 29, 2010


...............what have I been up to????? A LOT I tell you! Stay tuned... :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010


This is what my friend Lauren & I do on a Sunday afternoon after church:

Hahahaha aren't we just gorgeous??? Thanks - my boyfriend thought so too!!! :)

PS - If you haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet, you should go NOW!

Monday, June 21, 2010

T-Minus 12 Days!

OK, so if you know me AT ALL, you know how much I LOVE THE 4th of JULY!!!!!!! It's my all time favorite holiday for SO many different reasons:

1. Well, its America's birthday!!!
2. Watermelon!!!!
3. Being with my family, having BBQ's, & swimming at Don's mom's house
4. Going to Ft. Davis and doing the 'small town thing' which includes a parade, old fashioned bank robbery, CORN, all the fried food, the booths, and getting to see all the precious babies & toddlers sportin' their 4th attire. I love it.

Of course Don and I will be going home sweet home, and I am literally counting.down.thedays. I haven't seen my family since March & I am definitely missing them A LOT. I'm just so excited and can't wait! :) Looks like I have a little shopping to do.

Here is D, me, & my sister last year
Callie & I
Here we are in Ft. Davis - 2007!! I'm still wondering WHY I wore black!
Belle got FIRST place in the cutest dog contest - 2008
2008 - Parade
2008 - My little brother & I

PS - Don't forget to read my post below! :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day & my weekend with lots of pictures!

First and for most, HAPPY FATHERS DAY to MY DAD & my GRANDPA!!!

Listen to your father, who gave you life. Proverbs 23:22

So this weekend my very best friend in the whole wide world came to visit me, & let me tell ya - we had a BLAST. And the best part? We really didn't even have to do much of anything. We just 'get' each other & it makes my heart FULL. It was so relaxing and it was great to spend 3 1/2 days with her. We ate, slept, ate, had our little heart-to-hearts, painted & are some more. I'll narrate with pictures :)
Nicole and I
Sweet Tea. Hmmm mmmmm!
Next?? The Mud Room - where we spent 4 hours, ha!
Her jewelry hand
Hobby Lobby after because we were definitely in a crafty mood!
Mmmm PIZZA because we like to eat A LOT
My sweet pea
She is SUCH a brat and HATES having her pictures taken. This is how she looks at me 98% of the time, haha!
Nicole and Belle crafting together
Abuelos...my fav!
NOW...the BEST part of the WHOLE weekend!!!! My other best friend Nicole came!! They were both my roommates, they're both incredible ladies, and I LOVE THEM!!!!! I call them my 'Nicole Squared' ha!
Typical. Very typical.
I love you!
The sweetest couple
My lovely painting she painted for me :)
I get to dog-sit Nicole's pup while she heads to Colorado. This pic cracks me up, that's a treat in my left hand ;)

Oh - and thanks Nicolee for leaving this in my make-up bag, teheheheehe

Thanks to Nicole Squared for making this one of the best weekends, ever!!!! I am definitely one blessed girl.

"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
                                                                   Proverbs 18:24

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Happy Sunday.

This past Sunday was filled with happiness & joy for me. :) Started off the morning with some David Crowder band, a bowl of Captain Crunch, and a big cup of coffee. *Bliss*

Next was church with my friends Ann, Candice, Lauren & her mom. I love them! We decided we all needed some Mexican food so off to Abuelos we went!

It was SUCH a hot day, so we decided we needed ice-cream, ha! There is a cute little place that allows dogs and even has 'doggy cones'

Belle with her 'Aunt Candice'
Ann helping Belle out :)
Me and my girl
The rest of the day was spent hangin' out with them and catching up. Tonight we're all going to 'prayer' together and I couldn't be more excited! :)

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
                                                                   If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Friday, June 11, 2010

SUYL - Dish Patterns!

I look forward to reading Kelly's blog, everyday! And this Friday is Show Us Your Life, China Patterns!

OK, so I don't technically own my 'favorite' China dishes YET, but hopefully one day when I'm married I'll recieve them as a gift! The older I get, the more I'm starting to L.O.V.E all things Southern! I mean, helloooooo I AM from the South! ;) My mom's mom (my 'Nannie') was born and raised by ALL Southern woman & she still has recordings of her Momma & Daddy telling stories about their "Southern ways". She is everything I want to be and more! Anyways, I think to have ones like these in a home are just SO lovely, 'homie', and idyllic. I just can't wait to have Sunday lunches, girls tea, brunches, & other special occasions with these precious dishes! :)
I'm also lovin' these white, simple ones. My Nannie bought me some similar to these a couple of years ago & I love them. I don't use them very often, but I know one day I will. :)

Now, these...are to die for!! Aren't they adorable?? I could definitely eat a salad or two on one of these plates! Or drink some morning coffee from that little cup?

Now, what are some of Y'ALL'S favorite China dishes?! :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Want to lose 8 pounds FAST?!

Kind of sounds like an ad, right? Any of you ladies looking to lose those last 5-8 pounds fast? Here is how!

Step 1: Gather all your girlfriends after Sunday church
Step 2: Decide to have lunch at McCalisters
Step 3: Order a chicken salad and sweet tea
Step 4: Go home, take a 2 hour nap, wake up, AND (here is the seller!!).......
Step 5: Get FOOD poisoning!!!!!
Step 6: Spend the next 3-4 days throwing up ANYTHING you put in your mouth (including ice chips)

NOTE: Take extreme caution with Step # 5

So, obviously I'm being totally sarcastic, but TRUST ME - I was NOT laughing yesterday, or day before that, or day before that. It was AWFUL. I haven't been that sick since Middle School! Thank goodness I had the best care-taker EVER - my sweet boyfriend who even took off work Monday because I literally could not even move! All my friends were really sweet too - called in and checked on my everyday! :)

I finally (Praise the LORD!) feel a little better today, though. So the rest of my evening will be spent catching up on all my blog posts, e-mails, facebook, etc. Maybe a movie will be in store & a cracker...or two, if I don't crash before 7pm like I have the past few nights, ha! Hopefully that was the FIRST & LAST time I'll ever have to deal with that again!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wishful Wednesday...SATC 2

I went and saw this fabulous movie on Sunday night with my girls and it was AWESOME! :)

'I wish' .... I could be the one and only Charlotte in SATC2!!

Why? Well I'll tell you why! :) I love her because she reminds me a lot of myself! She is so sweet, I love her sweet daughters Lily & Rose, and her husband treats her like a Queen! She just seems well-rounded and put together, elegant, & has it all! Although in the 2nd movie, she definitely lets stress get to her, but it happens to only the best of us! :)