Monday, November 26, 2007


That word adequately describes how I feel right this very moment.

Let me give you a little recap of our week and then I will post pictures.

Left here on Wednesday at noon for Abilene.
Arrived in Abilene at 3.
Went to the Taylor County Court to tranfer my car title from my dad to myself.
Went to my parents. Chit Chatted. Went to Rosa's for a family dinner.
Ate to much.
Went home and curled up on the couch. Watched television while dosing off on the couch. Went to bed at 10ish.
Thursday morning. Woke up at 8 for cinnamon rolls and house cleaning. That's always fun. Took a shower and waited for our 19 family members to arrive.
Cranberry Sauce
Hash Browned Potato Casserole
Sweet Potatoes
Sister Schubert Rolls
Green Beans
Pretzel Jello Salad
Buttermilk Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Pumkin Cheesecake
And, I have no idea what other desserts were on the bar. There were several.
Family left....movies watched..i.e. Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty
Friday morning we woke up at 5. My parents were so sweet to fix us pancakes and bacon. Drank coffee.
On the road at 6am to Houston.
Drove 6 house.........
Ate some Chicken Tortilla soup for lunch.
Hung out with Peter's family. Helped prepare Thankgiving Meal (for the 2nd time.)
4ish - ate Thanksgiving dinner!
Cleand up and played with the puppies.
Ping Pong Tournament. Peter beat me....
Hot Tub for a few hours.
SATURDAY - slept in
Pancakes, bacon and eggs for breakfast.
At this point, I've gained a few pounds.
Showered and put my pajamas back on.
Watched football and played games.
Left for Dallas 4. Drove in the NONSTOP rain.
Arrived at 8sh. PACKED, PACKED and MORE PACKING!!!!
Sunday morning.
Packed, moved, packed move packed moved from 8am-10pm. We DID NOT STOP!
WE had to move us and Natasha and Thomas.
I'm dead tired. That's all I have to say.

Peter and I going out in the snow for the first time. There wasn't that much at that point.

After lunch being silly. Notice the green polka dot hoodie. I wore it 3 days in a row without being washed. :) Don't judge me. I didn't fix my hair either!

Saggy Eyed Charlie. She was SOOO sleepy after her Thankgiving lunch.

My car being snowed on. I don't know why I took her picture. :)

backyard.........with lots of snow!!!

Mom's side of the family...

Family again.....

Belle and Charlie LOVIN' the snow!!

This little Boston Terrier is named Luke. He was rescued by Peter's aunt and uncle. He is also deaf. And, the best part about Luke is, he ALWAYS wants to be as close as possible to someone. I think he feels safest when he is. He has 2 sister Boston Terriers, but they are crazy. :) Anyways, Luke and I laid under the blanket ALOT together. Brittney, this pic is for you! :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

House Progress/Traveling/Moving/Thanksgiving!!!!

Well, progress is slowly happening. We were supposed to pour the slab today, but apparently concrete companies close for the Thanksgiving holiday's as well. :) They deserve it to!
So, Monday the slab is being poured, Lord willing we get a GREEN on the inspection. Then on Tuesday, the lumber is coming!! That means our slab of a house will look somewhat like a house!

As we speak, I'm waiting on Peter to pick me up at work and take us to Abilene! We have whirlwind of the next few days with travelling, and then we move on Sunday-Thursday. NYC isn't really on the mind quite yet! I won't even realize we are going until we actually get there! SOOO BUSSY! I'm starting to feel the stress of it all I tell ya!

But, I am so very thankful for all that is going in our lives. None of it is ours.
I hope everyone has a wonderful time with family these next couple of days!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Things Part II

I don't have much to say today. So I'll just make a random list for you.

1. Cinnamon candles remind me of Christmas. I was sent to buy a few candles for the office and I couldn't resist.

2. I did a spin class at the gym by my apartment on Saturday morning and it was 100 times harder than the one over here by work. My legs were like jello. Hopefully I can leave early for lunch today and go to the class again. You're basically forced to do cardio for an hour and I love that!

3. Plumbing is going in today at the house. Woohoo! I drove by this morning and the plumber truck was there. I didn't take any pictures. I thought that would be awkward at 8 in the morning.

4. Thanksgiving is one week away.

5. NEW YORK is only 2 and half weeks away. I started our itinerary. :) It made me even more excited. If anyone knows of a nice romantic place to eat dinner....sent a message my way.

6. We move in with friends in a week and half. Holy cow.

7. Waking up at 5:45am on Wednesday mornings is hard but good.

8. Are granite counter tops really that cool? I can't seem to find one that I like. They are all WAYYYY to busy for me. I guess that's probably a good thing that I don't like them huh. :)

9. I made a the queso recipe off of Pioneer Woman's blog.
Again, I still don't know how to post links. I think my blog is ghetto.
It was AMAZING! You should try it. :) I like her blog because she posts these emmaculate pictures of the food! :) CHECK IT OUT!

10. I think I want to be a CSI agent when I grow up. But, I think I only would want to work in the lab.

11. I bought map pencils at Target yesterday. I of course had to buy the huge pack with all of the colors. Peter told me too. :) They were for him anyways. Either way, I think the last time I used them was in World Geograhy and A&P (Mr. Jonas)in high school. I spent most of my junior year coloring with map pencils. It was fantastic.

12. We went furniture shopping a few weekends ago. I couldn't find anything I liked. This could be a problem in the next few months. Hand-me-down's anyone?

13. I had to sing a Joy Williams song at a church on Sunday morning. It was a very hard song. I nailed it the first service and butchered it the second. I practiced really hard. Practice makes perfect? What? The Lord humbled me. It was great.

14. I can't believe I will no longer be in apartment life. Can I get a Hallelujah!!!!! Did I spell that right?

15. I made cookies for my small group this past Sunday. I made a homeade batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies and then I bought some slice and bake peanut butter cookies and stuck a hershey's kiss on top. Most of the girls asked me for the recipe for the slice and bake. Hilarious.

16. I am addicted to Non-Fat Gingerbread Latte's with Whip Cream. Is there something wrong with that sentence? :)

17. Friday night Peter and I walked down by the Las Colinas canal. I peeked in Kidd Kraddick in the Morning's studio and I pictured myself on the radio. Hilarious.

18. I bought a pair of ASICS running shoes this weekend. I'm excited to try them out today. They were a steal I tell ya!

19. I ate sushi twice last week. Now when I say sushi, I mean California Rolls and that's it. I've found that if you put the Ginger root on top of the sushi it's fantastical. Is that a word? I don't care if it's not.

20. I'm sorry that you just wasted your time reading this. ;)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I'm not really sure what you call this stage of the house building process. I'll have to ask my contractor....Peter that is.
Apparently that beautiful tree in the back left has to be removed. THat makes me SOOO STINKING SAD! It's too close to the foundation. It would be okay in the beginning, but would later cause major foundation issues. Best to be safe rather than sorry later. Peter said they did even more today. I'm the picture taker and am behind. Whoops.

I went to a spin class today...for the first time at my gym. The only other time I've been to a spin class was in New Orleans on spring break. I was staying with my friend Audrey and we headed to the local gym. Both of us about died.
Today I was on a bike next to my new Columbian friend Isabel. She does it every Wednesday so I knew she'd be a pro. Oddly enough, I finished all 60 minutes with a bang! I felt so good! I was drenched though. More sweat equals more toxins released!!
Speaking of sweating, Peter ran 10.5 miles this weekend. Why you say? I have NO IDEA! Last weekend he just started running and he ended up running 9. So, this week after applying band aids to his nipples, he decided to see if he could do more! Don't you all HATE HIM! So, I told him he has 3 more miles to go and he could run a half marathon! So, we're signing him up for the White Rock in December.
Silly boy.

On a more serious note...
I've been just a mess lately with my job. I truly despise sitting here 7 hours a day. It might be the most boring thing that I have ever done. The daylight savings did me in! Now, I get to watch it get dark at night. Then, I have to actually "work in the dark for an hour and half before driving 30 minutes home. Speaking of driving, it now takes me 45 minutes to get to work. Some geniuses decided to make business 121 (my shortcut) one lane last week. I almost started crying. Thankfully, it only takes 25 to 30 on a normal basis.
So, after my complaining bits....I've decided I'm just going to have to let the Lord change my heart. Novel thinking right! Geez...I've been trying to change my attitude and it's just not working. I'm just very discontent and sad all the time. It's been one of things where I want life to be in the next stage. Obviously, that's not what the Lord wants for me. I have a choice to appreicate and enjoy this job or be a debbie downer everyday.
It's a struggle every single morning when I wake up.
So, there is my confession. I'm tired of crying about it.

It's 5:15...and it's starting to get dark. Let me brace myself...

Until next time....

Monday, November 05, 2007
This girl is on my heart today.
You can read about her story from the link above. You'll have to copy and paste because my link button isn't working for some reason.
I believe she went to Hardin Simmons...and is my age.
I don't know her..but I've been following her story since she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Friday, November 02, 2007


******THANK YOU FOR VOTING**************
1. Natasha and Thomas
2. Natalie (and Josh)
3. Peter (and Molly)
4. Rachel and Craig


When you leave a comment you can vote for number 1,2,3, or 4.

A few of us got together the other night and had a pumpkin carving contest. :)

The losers have to pay for the winner's dinner one night! Woohoo!!!
I need at least 20 votes.