Wednesday, February 27, 2008


We had an extremely busy weekend. I realize it's Thursday and I'm just telling about it So, I'll expound on the whole weekend and week. Sorry.

Friday evening we had dinner with some of Peter's Tech football buddies and their wives at Mi Cocina. We were there for 4 hours. :) We had a good time laughing about marriage and such...We got home after midnight and were exhausted!!!

Saturday morning Peter was gone by 6:30am and I did'nt see him until 9pm Saturday evening. My mom was in town for another one of my sister's showers. The day was crammed full of business! Thanks to mom, I got some new placemats that were on sale at Anthropologie and a kitchen towel. Not to mention a letter "A." I love the sale section there. :) I also bought some bathroom cabinet pulls! I'm so excited about them I can hardly stand it! They were on sale from $10 a pull to $2.95. Peter still says this is bad because he can get them for $1.50. But, I don't want mushroom style pulls so we're out of luck. :)

Saturday evening we dined at Cafe' Express. After that Peter and I headed home. I couldn't see through my windows because I got my car washed on Friday. I know you're confused right about now. It seems as if they wiped the inside of my windows with the same rag they armoroled the dashboard. I did not ask for armorol. :) I wiped it all off as soon as I got in the car with my zebra workout towel. (Which I haven't used in a few months.) Apparently I have taken a working out hiatus! Discipline..WHERE ARE YOU!!!?!??? Anyways, we watched LOST on Natasha's big screen MAC and then hit the sac!!!

Sunday morning we slept in.....ate oatmeal and then showered. We decided it was 'Peter and Molly FUN DAY.' It was beautiful outside! SO.....we went to the Fort Worth Zoo. We had a good time laughing at the Ape's and oooing and awing over the lions, tigers and bears. The bears seemed drunk. They were both belly up in the sun with their mouths opened. I didn't take any pictures...sorry.

Sunday evening we cooked Chicken and Rice and watched The Oscars with Natasha and Thomas. I slept through part of it. Thankfully I heard the song from "Once" live. Natasha bought the CD the next day and so it's been playing in the house NON-STOP. I love it!! I love them.

Monday - work. Busy day....

Tuesday - work. Not so busy day. I got to leave at 5:50pm! I thought I would jump up and down with excitement. I drove over to Southlake and purchased a gift for my sister and then headed to the grocery and movie store. I had cereal for dinner and Peter had grilled cheese. :) We then watched Becoming Jane. I fell asleep and Peter studied.

Wednesday - worked. As usual. I cooked dinner for Peter and then we watched "Gone, Baby Gone." Such a twisted movie I tell ya. I was tired after watching it.

Thursday - here we are. My car hit 100, 000 miles today. Here's a picture to prove it. I thought I'd take a picture of 99,999 and then 100,000. Wow. She's been a good car.

If you notice...I was going 33-34mph this morning while taking this picture.

I then slowed to 18ish.


Our mailbox is now in. :)

The yard and the fence was put in yesterday!!! AND, the landscape! I don't have a pic of the fence. I wanted to wait until they finished staining it.

The island has been antiqued and glazed by Linde Browning Designs. :) Doesn't it look amazing! We still have some touching up to do on the floors. :)

We also have electricity!!! I had such a good time going over to the house yesterday at lunch and turning every single light on and making sure they worked. Our under cabinet lights are a bit messed up. Unfortunately they're going to have to take a few of the cabinets off and put them back on to fix it! That's okay. I just don't want to be there. Besides, they already have to repaint SEVERAL of them.
Speaking of paint. I began blue taping the walls for the walk through with the painting big boss. There are so many places that need to be touched. I will breath easy when it's finished.

So, hopefully the gas will come today and we can have a final inspection by the city tomorrow. If they say anything is wrong, we have a week to fix it. I think we can handle that.

It will be a rough 3 weeks for us but we're just going to take one day at a time.
I'm hosting my sister's lingerie shower this weekend with a few other of my blogging friends. It should be fun! I'll post a few pics next week if I have time! :) Until to brainstorm.
Oh's another picture of my dining room. It needs to be swept and mopped. But, I can't wait to have you over for dinner.


Monday, February 25, 2008

I've been tagged!!
Just realized I was tagged by Krystn at The Holleman's So here goes:

10 years ago:
February 1998 was my senior year of high school. I think that month I went to the Football banquet..dateless. Then, I think, Thompson, Mav and I all got Football Sweetheart. I take that back...Leigh Ann and her dad were my dates. I enjoyed my senior year so stinking much! I don't remember much else....just hanging out with friends and crushing on Peter I'm sure. :)

Things on my to-do list today:
Order Food for my sister's lingerie shower
File away this endless stack of super bills at work. (still haven't done that and it's 5:30pm)
Cook chicken in the crock pot - done
Meet Linde at the new house - done
Bank for work - done
work - almost done
workout - didn't make that. Shoot.

What would I do if I was suddenly became a Billionaire?
Give away lots. Pay off our house....ummmm travel and then have LOTS of kids. :)

Three of my bad habits:
- procrastination (not with things I enjoy though)
- lack of discipline
- like Kristyn, I lay my clothes on the chair and forget to put them up. UGH! :)

Five jobs I have had:
Middle School Choir Director
Office Manager
Camp Counselor
Worked at the front desk in teh Boy's Dorm
McKay's Bakery

Five things people don't know about me:
- ummm, I LOVE clothes and shoes. But, since I have met Peter, I don't buy NEAR..not even close...AS MUCH! I mean...really. :) Like MAYBE a shirt once every few months. Tear....
- I eat at Sushi Sam every week by myself. I order 1 order of California Rolls and one order of Cucumber rolls and then an order of Edamame'. I don't eat raw fish. :)
- I've been to London, Germany and Austria on Choir trips in High School.
- uh.....I don't know what else.

I tag.....Sarah T, Thompson, Laura C, Andrea S, and Dawntoya

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Driveway and Carpet!

It was such a nice feeling to walk around with no shoes in our bedroom! It really felt like an almost finished house!!!!!!
Driveway.....The city has to come back and do their part so we can actually drive up on our our driveway. We had a whirlwind of at time with them with the sidewalk and driveway. We HAD to have a sidewalk, according to them. And, we had to move our curb up more even though the edge of the street is further away. So, they promised they would come and fill in the REST of the street before we moved in. HMM.....otherwise our driveway/curb will look dorky.
So.....we're 28 years old and wanted to carve our initials in the concrete!!!! haahah. We had a nice date at Thai Chili in Southlake on Tuesday night and then headed back over in the dark so Peter could create his masterpiece. it is. :)
The trim carpenters and glass/mirror people came yesterday. The trim carpenters still have to frame our mirrors. But, the master bath is almost finished!! The painters are there today and tomorrow. I'm hoping they finish touching up by the weekend. Afterall, they have ALOT to do. :)
I'm so excited I can hardly even stand it!!! Peter and I will have to finish the edges of the stain concrete over the weekend. Then, finally today the cleaning crew will make their appearance. I'm sure it will look like a brand new house by the end of the day! WHOOPPEE!!! Grass gets laid on Monday along with the fence. Well, the fence gets put up not laid. :) We're hoping and praying for our electric meter to get here before the weekend. Then a final inspection will happen and we will be good to go. We are PRAYING that we get to move in next weekend. I have a shower out of town the weekend of the 9th and then my sister gets married the weekend of the 15th!! No rest for the weary I tell ya! :)
Anyways, that's all I have today.
It's freezing in my office. So, my fingertips might fall off after I am finished with this blog.

Monday, February 18, 2008

More House/Sunday night DINNER!

Hello Blogosphere and Happy President's Day.
While most of you have the day off, I'm sitting here at work, blogging. hahahah.

Peter and I had a crazy busy weekend. It all started Friday evening with an engagement party for our friends Linde and Jeff. I had to keep it a secret for a whole week! That's not hard, but seeing as I talked to her about 3 times during the week, it was kinda hard. Linde is antiquing and glazing my green island a week from today and I CAN'T WAIT. Anyways, it was a good time with friends, amazing food and wine.
We hit the sack early on Friday evening, or Peter did anyways. I had some HORRIBLE stomach issues that I don't know where they came from. Needless to say, I finally fell asleep around 1:30 to have to wake up at 6:30. Peter woke me up gently...he's good at that. :) My parents can vouch for my crankiness when I didn't want to wake up back in middle school and high school.
Peter was off to Celebrate Recovery and I hit Home Depot at 7am. I came out of there with all of the stuff we would need to clean and finish staining the floors. It was sight I tell ya. Peter, my dad and I worked our TAILS off from 7 in the morning until about 5pm that evening!
Saturday evening we headed to my sister's Couple's Shower out in Denton. I got to see Cassy and some friends I hadn't seen in a long time.
We hit the hay early again just due to exhaustion. Sunday morning we woke up early and headed to our favorite breakfast burrito place, Guadalajara Taquiera. I'm not sure if I spelled that right. We drug my dad, Sarah and Daniel along for the ride. After that Peter and I went to Walmart. While we were there, a power outage happened. It was kinda crazy as they were telling eveyone to head to the front of the store and check out. Yes, their register's were working. I went AGAIN later that afternoon to do some real grocery shopping.
Here's some pics of our newly stained concrete and some other updated pics of the house.
I'll also post a picture of the gourmet dinner I made last night first!!!Pork Chops with Blueberry sauce from, "Cuisine at Home."Natasha's roses from Valentine's Day. :) Here is my masterpiece. IT WAS SOO GOOD.I know you want to see a close-up. YUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMM!

Peter wanted me to mention that his hair isn't usually that poofy. He'd been working HARD!

I was scared the blueberries were going to stain Natasha's pretty white plates. Luckily they didn't because I finished ALL OF MY FOOD. After that picture, I ate the last asparagus. And yes, my urine smelled like Asparagus. :)
A close-up of our stained concrete. Another pic of the FRESH stained concrete in the kitchen. As you can see, the painters will have to touch up ALOT more than they already had to because we splatter painted the walls and the bottoms of the cabinets with the stain. WHOOPS. :)A pic of the blacksplash. I LOVE it. Please ignore the dust on the island. It is NEVER ending. Luckily, they are doing a rough clean this afternoon. Praise THE LORD!Another view of the kitchen. Again, please ignore the dust! :)

A view of the family room. I don't think I've showed you the built in entertainment center (without shelves yet), and the fire place. The mantle is not stained or put up yet. Too bad the people who put in the stone have to knock some of it out this week. They covered up our gas fire place nob. Nice work. Well there you go!!! Carpet goes in tomorrow and the driveway and sidewalk goes in today! Hopefully. :) Peter is there 'monitoring' as he says today so it will all get done! ;) We're looking at the weekend of the 1st as our move in weekend. HOPEFULLYYYYYYY. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valyentime's Day

That's what I used to call it.....I don't know why.

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd introduce you to some of my favorite sweets.'s Peter holding our new niece back in July. Irresistible I tell ya.
My friend Mindy reminded me how much I love Nothing Bundt Cakes. Yes, what a creative name I tell ya. They only sell Bundt cakes here...small and large. And, they have a wide assortment of cake stands. (Tiffany, if you're reading this, you should go.)
They are located in the Southlake Town Center on the Carroll side if you're interested. They have ALL kinds of flavors. I had the cinnamon swirl and it was magnificent! If you're looking to lose a few, don't go. :)

I LOOOOOOVE Hot Tamales. Love them with all of my heart. Well not all of my heart. Geez.

Next up......

JD's Chippery's COOKIES
I couldn't seem to find a website or a picture on the WWW of this amazing cookie factory! That's what I call it. It seems that every time I go they are always right out of the oven!!!! This place is located in Snider Plaza off of Hillcrest in Highland Park. You have to try it!!

SOUR PATCH KIDS! YUM. These have an always will be one of my favortie candy's. I used to get these when I would go to the movies. Now, I know how much they actually charge you when you buy food at the movie theatre. So, I stopped, regretfully.

These little gems look gross here on my blog, but let me tell you, I used to work at this very well known bakery in Abilene, Texas the summer before my last semester of college. I had a great time. And, much to my surprise, I was never hungry for sweets while working there. Hmm...but that all changed when I quit and got a real teaching job. There are many more things there that I love, but the Lemon Bars and the THUMB PRING COOKIES!!! UGHGHGHGHGHG! No words to describe them. If you live in Abilene, then you KNOW about the thumb prints! :)

I brought a package of these to work last month. They were wrapped in pink and were gone in a matter of days. :) WHOOPS.

I guess that's all that I will make you salivate with today....
Happy Valentine's Day!
Peter and I had a nice dinner and some wine at our favorite Italian resturant in Lewisville, Parma last night. He had a prior commitment this evening, and I wasn't going to make him miss.
A funny thing I was reminded about today.
S.A.D - Single's Awareness Day! Sadly, I probably used this term several times in my day, although now that I'm married I realize how not-so-important Valentine's Day really is.
But, I love it for the novelty sake anyways. I got flowers! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Molly's Favorite Things

These are a few of my favorite things.......(Sung to the Tune of the Sound of Music "Favorite Things." You know you're singing it right now. :)

Because I'm sleepy and trying my hardest not to be bored to death, I thought I'd post some of my favorite things. I'm copying Leigh Ann. I loved her post.

Ladies and Gentleman, meet my sister...Sister Schubert. You can find these at your local grocery store in the frozen food section. Sister makes some killer cinnamon rolls, pigs in a blanket, and even really great wheat rolls too!!! Thanks Mom for introducing me to Sister Schubert.


This Mexican food restaurant has the best tableside guacamole, tortilla soup, and brisket tacos! :) I frequent the one in Southlake and Coppell. Thank you Jesus for Anamia's. Yes, this is an actual picture of their food.

Baby Bliss. I know this is really random and I know I don't have kids yet. BUT, this is the cutest baby boutique in Dallas. I've enjoyed buying gifts for my friends here for a few years now. They just expanded their Snider Plaza store to 2500 square feet! Holy cow!! :) So, I'm pumped to go over there and see them. They also just opened a store in the Southlake Town Square. It's so fun just go to in there and look....babies or no babies! :) Don't judge me.

Anthroplogie. I can't really ever afford these clothes, unless my mom comes into town. :) And to be honest, I haven't had the best luck with their clothes either. They are WAY expensive and don't last very long. I've had a skirt that faded completely to white after taking it to cleaner's. A sweater that the buttons melted TWICE at the cleaners...regardless...I LOVE this store and could spend hours in there just smelling around. :) It's smells glorious in there with all the candles!!!
My iphone. Yes, judge me now. Right now. I know you are...I can see your eyes rolling back in your head as we speak. If it makes you feel any better, I didn't pay for a dime of it. It was a present. A present bought with the use of an at&t gift card and a Christmas bonus at work. I had the same pink Sprint cell phone for 4 years and it finally went dead. So, my dad gave me his old razor after I switched over to At&t. Well, it went dead. So, I had a free phone that was TERRIBLE and I hated it. But, I was going to hold out and now buy a phone. Well....what else are you going to do with At&T gift cards from your parents besides get an iphone or a blackberry. Lord knows I don't need a black berry and it was more expensive in the end!! I still pay the same amount I did before with free internet. I only have 200 text messages a month though. So, don't text message me. Kidding. Peter loves it now because it's like our own GPS navigation system when we go garage/estate selling! :)

Duh. PETER EUGENE. His initials are P.E.A. You know where this is going.....yes I used to call him Sweet PEA, but now I resort to Babe or Peter. :) Not that he's still not sweet..becuase he IS! He should be at the top of my list. I hope my babies have his hair/smile/eyes/running skills. Yesterday he went running on a track near our new house. Or shall I say 'sprinting.' He came home and said, "I think I'm still fast." What am I supposed to do with that? I just laughed and said good job babe. We'll still call you White Lightning.

I'm obsessed with SHARPIE's. The smell, the colors, the boldness, the way it bleeds through the paper! Oh the joy.

Do you know who these three people are? I know some people think they are terrible. But, I like to laugh in the mornings. Although, I should be praying my way to work. I hate my job. THe end. Kidd Kraddick, Big Al, and Kellie Raspberry do make me giggle. J.C. too, but he's not pictured. It takes me 30 minutes to get to work. I sure am ready to move close.

I guess that's enough for today. Maybe I'll have a more substantial post next time.

By the way, spell check isn't working. So, you writers out there...leave me alone. :)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Hope you guys have a wonderful birthday today!

Love you all!!!!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

House Progress

Just click on the picture to see some updated pics!

Photobucket Album
dining room chandelier!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Just some outside progress....

They weren't finished with the trim due to the HIGH WINDS from last week. I'll take an updated pic after they lay the concrete and do the landscape this week. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! :)
The front door will match the stained cedar on the posts and the garage.
You can see the difference in the colors now up top. :) We are very happy with them.
Peter is in love with our garage door. Not as much as he loves me of course. :)

Had a good weekend. HARD but good. Sang 6 services, got little to no sleep and hung out with some fun friends.
As of today, in 2 weeks everything should be IN the house and ready to go. But, we have to wait on TXU to bring our electrical box or something.
The paint colors are AMAZING. I am so unbelievably pleased with our choices. NOT TO MENTION, we only made 2 trips to the paint store picking out colors. Only 1 of them was a bummer color. I'd say that's a record if you ask me! :)
Anyways, I don't have much to say today.....
Hope everyone has a great Monday. I'm tired and it's only 10:38am!