Thursday, July 29, 2010

So August is like right around the corner and its time to check in on my summer goals and what all I need to accomplish in the last few weeks!

Goals I have accomplished are:
-Have a great time with our youth at teen camp
-Eat at Red Robin- yay!! love that place and wish I could eat there over and over...
-Watch as God dramatically changes someones life- that happened this weekend!
-Visit friend/family in Dallas- although we didn't get to see everyone!
-Acquire new furniture pieces for the home- the loveseat, and hopefully some more things coming soon
-Take more pictures- and videos!
-Relearn my old favorite piano songs- not all of them, but I have played a few of my old favorites

Goals in progress:
-Start and finish another Frank Perretti novel- i'm on the prophet and its good
--Have someone take pictures of me and Robert- will be done in August!
-learn 10 new phrases in Spanish- I've got about 5 new ones so far
-Have more coffee dates with friends- come on Midland people we need to get together!
and hopefully... -putting everything in its place in our new home- I really want to do this!

How are you coming with your summer goals?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lots to do!

So ever since we got from Dallas (yes 2 weeks ago) I have been so busy! Work is crazy bc the other physical therapist has been out for personal reasons and that leaves me in charge... which is fine, but overwhelming. I worked at a spiritual get-away last weekend which was amazing seeing young girl's lives being changed by the Lord and I met some great people. And now I'm headed to Austin this weekend to see some friends from school and for a little bachelorette party for an amazing bride-to-be. Plus my brother and sister in law are having a garage sale so I'm trying to find all my sale stuff whilst cleaning the house and doing laundry... I mean thats alot going on! But God will get me through it all and I sure hope I'll have a blast with everything I do, but what I really want right now is just time to sit and do nothing- maybe in September...

I hope you all have a great week and I do have pictures to post, but I have to edit them first!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Yes, We did...

Have a great time in Dallas...

oh and we bought a car :)
Meet Erin, the Edge
She's so pretty! She's a used car, but we love her!
Although I was very sad to say goodbye to Ruby II, my faithful companion through college and the first few years of our marriage... goodbye Ruby II...you were awesome!

Now on with the tour of our Dallas trip:
We first headed out Friday evening and decided that we would stop in Abilene for dinner and to make a run to Walmart as I was having an allergic skin reaction to something... so we also bought some tunes for the weekend.

And then we went to RED ROBIN (yumm)! I miss this place and was excited to get to stop in and eat my favorite meal- bbq chicken wrap

And of course I got the freckled lemonade which is delicious!

We arrived in Dallas late and enjoyed sleeping in Saturday morning. We then went to Panera for breakfast, got ready for the day, and headed to McKinney (my favorite town in Dallas) to shop for our car. After lunch at Which Which and some awesome negotiating on Robert's part, we said goodbye to Ruby II and drove to the Allen Outlet mall in Erin. It was so much fun! Then we met up with my amazing friend Ashley and headed to dinner at PF Changs at a really cool shopping center called WATERS.

mmm... PF Changs was good... as was this 6 layer chocolate cake (I only ate like 1.5 layers)
Then we went for a little walk around the shopping center (although it was closed) and found this outside book sell from Borders... Needless to say we found some interesting book titles:
A dose of Advance Your Swagger

Also, I Think There's a Terrorist in My Soup...
One of my other favorite titles was Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
How random! But it was fun to look around... until I saw...
Yes that may be a white speck on the picture but its actually a HUGE spider that was spinning this awesome web as I watched in the lamplight. eww


Sunday we woke up and went to one of our friends church that he pastors. It was good to see them as it had been about a year if not more since we last saw them. We miss you Zack and Correy! Then we went to BJ's in Roanoke to eat with Robert's brother and sister-in-law and of course our niece MJ.



Oh I forgot we bought her a sucker at the Chocolate store in the Allen Outlet Mall...it was almost too pretty to eat, but she did :)

Well after a great trip we were tired, but happy to have a new vehicle, some good clothes, and many more wonderful memories to cherish! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Be blessed!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Feel the Love, See Adventure

We are hitting the road! A month ago we planned to just get away for the weekend... and I'm so happy that its finally here! Its so important to take time in marriage to just drop out of the normal world for awhile to add more stories, memories, and adventures to your relationship. I love taking trips with Robert (although I know he doesn't like me "helping" him drive and well I just don't like the way he does it) b/c its just something special to get excited over little things and talk and fall more and more in love with each other. And I do love him...an unspeakable amount... so I couldn't be more pumped for this little trip. We may be going to Dallas where we have been multiple times, but I'm also happy to see some friends and family while we are there and to hit all our favorite spots. I'll share pictures and stories soon!

Enjoy your weekend everyone! What adventures have you added in your life lately?

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Tale of a Love Seat

So like 547829574398578 months ago we ordered a loveseat to match my beloved couch... This is the loveseat we got (which took forever to get to us):


It may look pretty, but as you can see in the next picture...
It didn't match!! They changed the fabric and stuff which is way frustrating! And if you know Robert...the couches have to match. So we were in a predicament, and had to jump through some hoops at the furniture store, but we decided to go with this one:

Yes. The Green version. I mean it is my favorite color right? And it matches the decor and feel of the room so we decided to just go for it and make it work!

What do you think?
And since this picture we have bought different coordinating pillows, so it looks even better :)
Hope you all had a good Monday!

p.s. Of course I can't forget to have a shout-out to my dear friend Tracy- Happy Birthday!! I miss you like crazy!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Weekend!

Mmmm... pound cake with whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries
So this weekend we were busy, but it was all fun stuff!
Friday I spent time with my mom and mema just being girls...
Saturday my mom and I saw ECLIPSE!! loved it :)
Sunday was a great church Gathering and then Robert and I went to the Rockhounds baseball game for hot dogs, peanuts, baseball cap ice cream, and fireworks!


Monday Robert and I went to play golf with his dad and our brother Isaac (well Isaac and I drove the carts) and then we went to my parents to play games with the family


Yes I was taking pictures of the animals also...




If you look in the top center of the picture you can see Robert's ball flying high in the air...
it was a great weekend and I'm glad we were busy, yet were spending time together :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Min to Win Game Night 3

This should catch me up on our Youth group games...

Games in the Park was the theme for last Wednesday. It was alot of fun although we were praying for it not to rain... which it didn't yay! Here are a few shots from the night as well as this weeks Min to Win it games...




Guys group hug after our water fight broke out

Group 1 Game: Shoe Fly Shoe
Contestants must flick a shoe with their foot onto a table 15 feet away and land it upright.
video

Group Game 2: Stick the Landing
Contestants must toss a water bottle into a table and land it upright...this took forever and we had to change the rules to whoever could just get the bottle to stay on the table.
video

Win Off Game: Ka-Broom
Contestants must use a broom handle to launch a marshmallow set on a paper plate into the air and catch it with a cup. Winner was the first to catch 2... obviously I didn't film this b/c I had to scramble to keep the plates full of marshmallows (which were devoured at the end, you'll see)
video

Good times! Fourth of July weekend post coming soon!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fun Friday

Today was a fun Friday. I went to work (well that wasn't on the fun part, but it turned out to be a slow day which allowed me to catch up on some things :), then I went to pick up my mom and my grandmother and we ate lunch at Olive Garden (soup and salad!). Afterwards we went to the Ivy Cottage to look for some fun purchases (I bought a gift for a friend and a calendar for our fridge) then it was on to Starbucks for a rainy day treat (caramel macchiatto with iced lemon pound cake...yum!). I took the ladies home then and went home to shampoo the living room carpet (b/c it was gross) before Robert picked me up, took me to Texas Roadhouse where we met my father in law and our "younger brother" Isaac. To finish off the night Isaac came home with us to play some Wii!! I've been missing our wii as we just haven't had time to play it lately so I was glad to bust out all the remotes again.

It was just a fun day! I hope your Friday was awesome and that you have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Min to Win Game Night 2

So I know I've been posting alot about out youth group lately, but I can't help it that they are a pretty fun group :)

We have some exciting other things going on in the next few weeks though so keep posted for those updates!

For now its the Minute to Win it game night #2!

Group 1 game: Hanky Panky
Contestants must use one hand to pull out all the tissues in a tissue box one at a time... we had a few cheaters on this as you can see in the video, but due to the video we picked two winners

video

Group 2 Game: Paper Dragon
Contestants must use only one hand to unravel a stream of crepe paper

video

Win Off Game: Dizzy Mummy
Contestants must unroll one roll of toilet paper by spinning in a circle... on the show if the paper breaks you are out, but for us it was the first person to unroll the whole thing
video

I still haven't decided what kind of prize to give to the winners at the end of the summer... does anyone have any good prize ideas?

Get ready for the weekend... oh wait... looong weekend yay! and I'm so glad that Robert will have Monday off with me so we can have extra time together :)

Be Blessed!