Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Little faces

A few weekends ago I helped babysit my niece and nephew to help my brother and sister out so they could get some last minute things done. It was a very fun Saturday morning filled with lots of laughter, Thomas the Train games, and building! Here are a few pictures I got to capture:

J and the tower we built that is as big as he is!
(He was so proud)

MB wasn't feeling well,but she didn't show it!

The three of us... and you can't tell but we are hiding under a blanket that we made into a fort in the living room... its so fun to see their imaginations!

Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Relaxing Moment

What could be better than a Hazlenut Latte and a warm bubble bath after a tiring Monday?...

Yeah I'm still thinking on that one too :)

We decided to trade our usual Tuesday night study dates for a Monday night trip to do some errands, a quick trip through Starbucks drive thru, and top it off with a little relaxation and some studying... ok so I watched tv after I finished my relaxing moment, but I did read some :)

How have you spent your Monday? Don't forget to take some time to relax during this upcoming Holiday busyness!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Broadway Review

Saturday night my parents went with Robert and I to a musical production put on by the Lee High School Choir. This would be the same choir Robert and I met each other in when we were in high school at Lee, so this brought back some good memories for us. In fact the program they were putting on was a collection of popular songs from Broadway plays (like Wicked and Chicago) and most of the songs were ones we had performed when we were in choir. We had seats towards the back of the auditorium, but it was a good thing since we were kinda singing along :) [plus my dad kept checking the score of the Tech/A&M game... Gig 'Em Ags!]
Overall it was a fun show, complete with dessert at intermission and Starbucks coffee. And one of my little cousins is a Junior in the choir, so it was good to see her perform. And I got to see some good friends!

Yay for Saturday nights!

p.s. it was also my niece's 1st birthday party so I'll get the pictures uploaded from that ASAP!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Half way there...

So this week will mark 8 weeks left till graduation! I'm super pumped and ready to enter the real world! I've been having fun working with kids the last 7 weeks and theres 7 weeks left with those little smiles... I just hope I can keep up the energy! There's lots of fun things happening around here in the fall so I can't wait to share! I'm especially excited to make fun holiday/fall recipes :) I'll share if they are good. Oh and today I ventured to try the Pumpkin Spice Frappaccino... I don't know why I've put off trying this holiday drink... but I tried today and its very enjoyable. You should try it too :) Have a great week everyone!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dear Mr. Firealarm,

Why do you hate me so? I mind my time preparing delicious meals for my husband and you decide to make your presence known by beeping and screaming for no perfectly good reason. I was not burning anything... in fact I had just turned the oven on and you decide to squeal... causing a ruckus through my home and reducing me to smacking you with my wooden spoon. And you just couldn't stop there... beeping every 45 seconds for the next 10 minutes... as if you knew that would drive me crazy... so I ask you again, Mr. Firealarm... why do you hate me so?
Sincerely annoyed,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Song Repeaters Unite!

So tonight I went solo on my weekly night out study trip... Robert is feeling below the weather and had a meeting to go to... so I ventured to B&N to snuggle up with my PT book (ok so snuggle is not the right word)... I feel like I'm making pretty good headway with my studying although I definitely need to step it up a little more... good thing I have lots of coffee gift cards to give me motivation :) Although if B&N keeps running out of lemonade and therefore keeping me from getting my favorite cold drink... I will have to veto. Which brings me to an update on my current favs in the world of coffee and beverages:
-Fav Hot holiday drink: Chocolate Truffle... hot chocolate with a shot of espresso... its different and delicious!
-Fav Cold drink: Passion Iced Tea Lemonade... yum!
-An Always fav: Hazlenut Latte

On another note... a big thanks to my amazing friend Tracy for making me the most awesome mixed cd's for my birthday! I have been utilizing the repeat option on some of the songs over and over again... I'm surprised I'm not tired of the songs yet... and I hope that doesn't happen! The best songs I've been repeating- Lisztomania by Pheonix.... and Breathe by Anberlin

What songs do you keep on repeat?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quarter of a Century

That's right... Tuesday I turned a quarter of a century old! (It's much more fun to say it that way than to add in the number). I remember when I was younger having fun planning a party, sending out invitations, and having all my friends and family surround a big cake waiting for me to blow out the candles... and then we get older and birthdays are less celebrated... how sad. I love birthdays... cards and cake and ice cream and friends and family... what not to celebrate!

So Tuesday Robert took me and my parents to Wall Street Bar & Grill b/c I've never been there... it was delicious! Afterwards we went to Starbucks (b/c my mom and I are avid coffee junkies) and I ended up getting my drink for free since we were striking up jokes with the guy taking our order. I was going to order my new favorite fall drink- a mocha truffle (hot chocolate with espresso in it)- but they ran out of their signature hot chocolate (sad face). So as an alternative the coffee guy offered to make me a surprise drink... I'm adventurous so I said ok. It was good! I have no idea how much syrup he put in there, but I enjoyed it and with my lemon pound cake slice it was delightful. All in all my birthday was fun! I've had a great first 25 years of my life and I'm ready to make the most of the next 25.

Friday, October 2, 2009


So this has been one of those weeks. I have officially reached the level of being so emotionally and physically drained that I can't even think straight anymore. I feel as though my cup has sprung a leak... not fun. And its funny that I'm feeling this way, b/c this week has had some great moments in it! Running into some old friends, spending some great time with Robert, getting some good study time out of the way, and playing with some fun kids... plus Robert, I and a friend are heading out to dinner tonight at a new place we've never been too. But amongst the joys my energy has just been depleted (and no I'm not getting sick). As much as this would usually beat me down, I listened to a song today on my way home from work that just screamed "Hosanna, Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!" and I was shouting it in my car all the way home. It was so uplifting to me to forget about everything and just focus on my Heavenly Father (and the road) that I kept hitting the replay button. So regardless if you are having a hard week or not, take comfort in Christ... and sing a song as loud as you can... it will lift your spirits for sure.

Have a great and safe weekend everyone.

What will we be doing... just staying at home! Come by and visit if you would like!