Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shout outs

As I flip through my November 2011 Better Homes and Gardens magazine I realize that this magazine does not get enough credit. I think I based ALL my paint colors on photos that I'd seen in BHG. I always enjoy looking at Southern Living but honestly BHG has better decorating and craft ideas. It's funny, when I look at a magazine now I think 'Oh, I should pin this on Pinterest' and then realize magazines like BHG had it going on all this time but for some reason some one starts a website with the same stuff and it suddenly gets me all worked up to become "crafty". I guess it really is all about presentation!

Well Saturday Lee & I worked hard in the garage and actually cleared enough out to fit my car in. I sent a picture of it to a friend who replied "Shut the front door! Is that a hot wheel or a real car!" She had threatened to turn me in to the tv show Hoarders if I didn't get busy cleaning it out. So now the fun part... preparing for the garage sale. Ugh, I hate trying to price stuff, people are going to try to name their own price anyway, can't I just haggle with everyone & not waste my time pricing???

This weekend we hit the road to "Cow Town" for a dear friends wedding. Lee will be in hog heaven with all of his Huawni buddies and I get to eat cake, drink champagne & dance - what could be better!? (I will be happy to see the Huawni crew too, they are good people!!)

Before I end this post I have to give a couple more shout outs. Sadly we will be missing my Mom's birthday Saturday - Happy birthday Mom, you don't look a day over 35 - we will celebrate soon! Also, to Miss Molly Michael, who turned BIG 5 on the 14th but we will be missing her awesome Halloween party this weekend also. We love you MM, I cannot believe you are so grown up already!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Planning parties gets us rollin'

I think that if I EVER want to get my house in order that I should just keep planning events here. I hosted a small group girls bible study last Wednesday and that got me moving to at least clean my house but I still need to unpack. So, I am about to send an evite for supper club in hopes that it will get my hiney in gear! I think I will offer up my house for Thanksgiving too, if that doesn't work it will at least push me to get a prescription for Xanax. Kidding... maybe. ; )

Lee and a few other lucky people have today, Columbus Day, off - so he is home hanging blinds, YAY! I am at work, day dreaming of going home to an empty garage. Wouldn't that be nice!

I was so excited last night when I got an email from my sister asking to help her decorate a kitchen/living area. First of all, I'm flattered that she values my opinion and secondly it feeds my craving to decorate.

I'm fighting an urge to begin landscaping. I really need to concentrate on the interior but the exterior is calling my name. A healthy balance would be nice I suppose. All in time.

Last thought for today... I'm addicted to Pinterest. I made two snacks this weekend for the Texas vs OU game (we won't talk about that) that I found on Pinterest and everyone LOVED them. Copy & Paste links...



If you don't have a Pinterest and need an invite, I will be happy to feed your new addiction! Just post your email address below.

Friday, October 7, 2011

G5, Cinco, George Lee, what ever you call him, he's awesome

As I was going through the pjcs on my phone I realized that my son is worth a post all his own. George cracks me up and he will be a famous actor someday - no doubt in my mind. Here are a few pictures (ok, a lot) to prove my point...

As you can see in his most recent school pics, he is still perfecting his head shot poses. Bahahaha

My boy is silly, handsome and very social & I love that about him!

Sadly, some of my best pics cannot be shared here due to nudity, the boy likes to run around in nothing but his boots, hat & gun belt often. (he gets it from his daddy)

October 7, always a great day!

We kicked back last Friday and had a few friends and their kids over. Im sure Miller Drive used to be a quaint, quiet street but now it's a quaint, lively street. I love our home just as much as I love our friends and their kids!

I still have yet to bring in one more box from the garage and I joke about just opening the door and setting up a table with some spare change and have a massive garage sale. The longer that stuff sits there the more serious that joke becomes.

In other news, today Lee and I celebrate UT beating OU five years ago... on our wedding day! Hook 'em horns & go us! We are eating at Stillwater and spending a romantic evening together (and with 2,000 bikers) in normally quaint, quiet Jefferson TX, just so happens it's Boo Benefit weekend.

Tomorrow morning we will sleep in, eat & then hurry home to watch UT stomp OU!!! I love this time of year. I may even throw in some Fire Ant festival fun for the kids before we go celebrate the engagement of our sweet friends Micah & Indy tomorrow night. I know they will be celebrating many anniversaries together soon!

Geez, am I really doing all this in the next 48 hrs!? Oh well, to dwell on the positive... It's a blessing to have so many fun things planned and so many sweet people to spend our time with.

Hope everyone has a safe weekend!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who we are

I decided to post a couple of pictures of my family. I downloaded a free picture editor app and love it! See details below.

The picture of Lee and I was from last August on my 30th birthday, I was about 2 months pregnant with Olivia.

The photos of the kids were both taken last month.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hello!? Fragile

I was so sad to find the box of china crushed and even sadder when I opened it to find several pieces of our wedding pottery broken : (

But I guess to only have a hand full of things break out of all of our stuff I consider myself lucky.

On a BRIGHT note, all of our light fixtures have been installed. Eagle Electric did a great job and stayed until 11pm to get finished. One of the guys even rocked Olivia while Lee bathed George so I could go running. Lol

Oh and speaking of things breaking, you will notice the light above our kitchen sink is without a glass globe... I have purchased the exact same globe THREE times from Lowes, first time the thread on the bolts didn't line up, second time I dropped and broke it while bringing it in the house, so I bought it the third time only for the electrician to break it while installing. Apparently this house did NOT approve of my selection. I am going to Lowes today to pick out a new, completely different globe!!

And last night we had our first home cooked meal in our new house... thanks to our great friend Brooke. I have not even been to the grocery store yet. I'm completely terrified to see the bill for restocking a house of food and toiletries.

Brooke you can cook for us any time, it was super delicious!!

Monday, September 26, 2011


As if I don't already have enough going on... I've decided to run a relay leg in a marathon on December 4th. My husband has inspired me to run, and I must say it's addicting. I don't love running, and I'm not fast or even good at it, but it feels SO good after you have pushed yourself to the max.

I knew I would no where near prepared to run a marathon, or half marathon in the next 63 day (or maybe EVER) but I knew I could at least run about 6 miles if I start training now. I started training Sept 19th - one week ago and have only ran TWO times. Not Good. I think moving a family of four may have inturruped my plans a little.

I WILL BE READY BY DEC 4TH - if I keep telling myself that I may just believe myself! Any way, I talked 4 awesome girls into running with me, and with them on my team I know we will Rock the ROCK!

It's all for a great cause, as most races are, so PLEASE help the children and click this link to donate! And go ahead and put me, Krysta, Brooke, Sara & Joanie on your prayer list because it will be a long, cold, run come Dec 4th!!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

2 days of unpacking

It's Sunday, we've spent the last 2 days unpacking. I forgot to take a picture of our garage before we started bring in boxes but trust me it was unbelievable how many there were.

Here are a few current pictures. Now it's time to get back to putting things away.

The picture of the garage is what we still have to go through. Ughhhh

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Moving begins

We're slowly moving in. Yesterday we (Lee) filled the garage with boxes and tonight we (Lee & Chris) moved the big furniture in the house. THANK YOU CHRIS FOR HELPING!!

We actually had lots of helpers tonight, my mother in law scrubbed everything that passed through the door and every place that was going to have furniture set on it. My dad and my sister, Jill, worked on putting on the new knobs and general clean up. My niece, Claire, fed Olivia and my mom and my nephew, Garrett, played with George.

Lots to do still but I'm very excited about it!!

Window coverings & granite

I purchased all of my window panels at Target and faux wood blinds from walmart.

We got our granite, floor tile, faucets, door knobs (interior & exterior), and cabinet pulls from Stoneworks in Longview. We picked the faucets, and all knobs from DesignHouse 2011 catalog.

Nice enough people to work with but had to deal with several confusions and delays.