Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jesus made it, so can you!

LENT is finally here! I love this time of year - its my favorite way to show Jesus how much I love him. He gave his life, the least I can do is give up french fries (that is what I gave up last year).

This year, Josh is giving up all fried foods and I'm giving up cussing. At the end of the day, I end up giving up fried foods, too - so booyah!

What are you giving up for Lent??


our kicthen's current state


Sunday, February 22, 2009

softball season 2009

It's that time again! Softball season! As terribly miserable as it is to sit in the freezing cold 40 MPH winds, nothing compares to sitting in the cold with your family - its all about the memories, and I love making them with my fabulous husband and awesome family.

If you don't already know, my sister is the starting shortstop for the Lady Cyclone softball team at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. She has always been such an amazing athlete, but she is really starting to shine at ISU and I am just SO proud of her. Here is an awesome article about her from this weekend.

My mom & dad came up on Thursday evening to spend the weekend in Denton, but they first spent the evening with Josh & I in Plano. My wonderful dad is re-doing the tile in our new house, so he combined the Denton tournament with the tile - PERFECT!

We woke up at 7am on Saturday morning, temperature was 44 winds about 30-40 MPH - it was pretty brutal, but Starbucks definitely made it better. We had a game at 10am and 5:30pm, so we spent the entire day on the go...by the time 10pm rolled around we were exhausted and in bed. Sunday morning, we woke up at 7am again for another 10am game. I am proud to report the Cyclones went 4-1 this weekend, making their record 13-4(best in school history).

I feel so lucky to have married an athlete and total sport nut, not to mention a HUNK. Expect many more softball posts - we have 3 more months of this! I love you, sissy poo, and I can't wait to see you again.


Josh, me & my mom

freezing our butts off

carrie grabbing her butt

the whole gang at dinner

Sunday, February 15, 2009

our ♥ weekend

SO many wonderful things happened this weekend - we ate a fabulous dinner Friday night at Bob's Steakhouse, primed & painted the kitchen & bathrooms, and spent a relaxing & comfortable night at home on Valentine's Day.
I love eating a delicious steak, but I love spending time with my wonderful husband even more. Our Valentine's Day was spent painting our house, watching a movie and eating heart-shaped pizza - and I couldn't be happier.

Here are a couple pictures of our weekend.

Friday, February 13, 2009

you know what I think...?

I think women with significant others that don't celebrate Valentine's Day, just hate Valentine's Day for that reason. I hate reading comments about how stupid and overrated Valentine's Day is...when 99% of the time its from a women who has a non-participant significant other.

It makes me so mad when people make fun of my gorgeous bouquet just because they didn't get one. Seriously.

I feel so lucky to have a husband that enjoys sending me flowers and loves to see me happy. With that being said, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

the casa!

I wanted to post some "status" pictures of the house. Please don't judge. I'll post final pictures once we've moved in and hung pictures, etc. ENJOY!












Saturday, February 7, 2009

Experts in paint

We really apologize for not posting in a month. It's been a busy time for us, with the house closing on Jan. 19 & painting since then. Closing went very smoothly. You hear all these horor stories about other people's bad experiences in closing, but I must say ours went fast & effortlessly. I'll admit we had our stuff together, stayed on top of everything, & were very attractive borrowers to lenders,so it all worked out great & now we own a house.

So now we're working on painting some of the walls we wanted to change in color, & Kate's dad wil be up in the middle of the month to do tile in our kitchen & bathrooms. I've made more trips to Home Depot in the past week than I have the restof my life. But it's cool. I walk down the isles & see all these things we could get to customize our house, & I just have to remember we're going to be there for a long time & there's no need to rush too everything at once. I also have toremind Kate about this too because her mind is full of ideas, but she's great about keeping a budget in mind too.

With all this painting we're gaining some knowledge & becoming some kind of experts. However, I will quickly admit I was very frustrated & had a momentarybreakdown when priming the kitchen wainscotting (sp?) & where wallpaper once was, & that area might need professional help. Yikes. But we overcame that & onward we march!

Once we get settled in we'll surely have a baller party with a high end guest list, champagne poppin', & photo rights sold to Us weekly. Puff Daddy & Tony Romo have already RSVP'd, so be sure to make it whenever it's announced. The guest list will be enforced by security, & please leave your heat at home.

See ya!