November 22, 2011
Yesterday was our 6 month anniversary! :) I can’t believe how fast time flies. We’re counting down the next 6 months till we’re hopefully moving into a cute little house and heading to Disney World for a few days! :-D
We went to Longhorn for our celebratory dinner last night. Pause. If you have never been to Longhorn Steakhouse, stop reading this post and go right now. Come back after you’ve had their Renegade Sirloin and a house salad with ranch and extra croutons. Best. Thing. Ever. Okay, moving on.
Deliiiiiicious. My absolute favorite food in the world is this salad. Is that weird? Haha. Sooo good.
See? I didn’t even take a picture of the steak…probably because I ate it too fast because it was perfect. Hahaha.
He’s handsome. :)
It was fabulous. We came home, put lots of blankets and pillows on the floor and watched While You Were Sleeping. :)
And this morning, I woke up to these everywhere around the house…
He’s a keeper. ;)
Sorry for the cheese. Had to brag on him. Next post will be about crafting or decorating or something un-sappy! ;)
November 16, 2011
I’m linking up today for What I’m Loving Wednesday!
My new shirt from Plato’s Closet! I’m really into flannel and plaid this year. And it’s warm!
I’m loving that I got to go to the OSU game last night with Andrew! We’re both super busy (and by super I mean SUPER DUPER) so it’s been a while since we’ve gotten to go do something fun and different. Andrew’s boss gave him some tickets and we road tripped to Stillwater for the game last night. They won! :)
I’m loving that next week is THANKSGIVING! :-D I’m SO excited to get some down time with my family and some rest! And I’m already craving my grandma’s mashed potatoes like none other…:)
And I’m loving this dude! He’s hilarious. Such a trooper through our Christmas pics. Haha.
November 15, 2011
Everyone is posting things they’re thankful for on Facebook, and I totally missed that memo…I’m not consistent enough on there to update every day. BUT it’s making me happy to see all the positive statuses and making me think about things I’m thankful for!
Today, I’m thankful for my two best friends in the whole wide world. I don’t know what I’d do without these ladies!
Kristi took this pic when we all went horseback-riding this past weekend! We had a blast!
I loved that horse!
Such cuties. :)
They’re my favorites! I can’t express how wonderful it is to have such beautiful women of God in my life! They’re both hilarious, and I know I can always count on them for encouragement and prayer. Love you both so much! :)
November 14, 2011
This weekend was EVER so lovely, but ever so short. :( I’m looking forward to this weekend and especially next week – I think Thanksgiving week starting Tuesday is going to be splendid because I won’t have any shoots for at least a whole week, and I’ll get to decorate, rest, and be with family! :)
Friday night we went to the in-laws for pizza & to watch Santa Clause – my favorite Christmas movie ever I’m pretty sure…might be tied with Elf. Before we headed to their house, we grabbed a few self portraits for our Christmas cards this year. Quite frankly, we’ve gotten pretty awesome at taking remote pictures. Haha. See? :)
This one’s my favorite – we’re definitely using it somewhere on the Christmas card.
We have way too much fun being silly.
Had to get some Christmas hat shots!
What do you guys think? Pretty cute for taking them all by ourselves with a tripod and remote, eh!? Haha.
Saturday morning I went horseback-riding with my two best friends in the woooorld. I’ll post about that tomorrow. :)
Have a happy Monday!
November 11, 2011
Just in case you were curious….
13 days till Thanksgiving! (I’m totes bringing a cookie cake for Thanksgiving at Mom’s. Why cook something when cookie cake exists!?)
44 days till Christmas! (Must. finish. shopping.)
101 days till I can start rent house hunting without feeling like it’s too early. (Hooray!)
171 days till our lease is up! (Hooray!)
191 days till our 1 year anniversary trip to Disney World! (Hooray!)
339 days (give or take 20-30 days) till I can get my German shepherd. Probably. :) (Excessive joy and happy tears on this day.)
What countdowns are you making? Or are you normal and don’t make countdowns like I do? Lol.
November 10, 2011
Baha. I love a good rhyme. Don’t judge.
This month has been a tad stressful, and as I’m trying to stay sane, I thought I’d share some of my go-to methods to alleviate stress in case any of you are having a less-than-perfect month. :)
Tips to De-Stress:
1. Hot bath. Candles. Chocolate Milk. Extreme Home Makeover on the ABC app. Has there ever been a better combination? Seriously. Get some bath salts, a full glass of Borden chocolate milk, and soak for half an hour. If you feel like having a good cry, watch Extreme Home Makeover episodes. If you don’t feel like crying, put on the Sarah McLachlan Pandora station and try not to fall asleep. I’m guilty of making this ritual very routine, not just when I’m stressed. BUT it really helps.
2. Quiet Hour. This is a nice one if you can force yourself to rest (and it’s probably only possible if you don’t have children or if you can do it while they’re at school). Every now and then when things get overwhelming, I make myself get in my comfy clothes (my penguin pajama pants and Andrew’s Dallas Cowboys hoodie) and I lay down in my bed cuddled up and I rest. Sometimes I pray, sometimes I fall asleep, and sometimes I put on Homeward Bound and relive my childhood. The main thing is I try not to think about work – I focus on resting, and tell myself God WILL help me accomplish everything I need to, but I will do a better job if I take care of myself and rest first.
3. Say No to the Job, Yes to the Party. This one is harder for me to do now that I’m married and fully dependent on myself and my husband for money…so any job that pops up just comes up to me in $$$ signs, and I think Hey, we could go to dinner at Ted’s with that. While I’m not suggesting you turn down every opportunity that comes your way to go throw a party, certainly say no now and again in order to do something else if you need a break. When I have a movie party at our house or go have dinner with friends, it instantly lifts my spirits! I’m not worrying about everything that causes stress. I’m enjoying funny people. :)
4. Go play with puppies. Enough Said.