Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking Ahead while Remember the Past

Happy New Year! 2010 is almost a blur now, so much happened this year! This is the recap blog, here we go!

I started my first job as an official Doctor of Physical Therapy at Permian Basin Rehab Center. I'm still in love with my job and all the wonderful people I work with... can't wait for more lives to change in 2011.
We also took a trip to Ruidoso to celebrate when I passed my National Licensing test! We made the trip with Robert's parents just to relax and shop.

The teens hosted a Valentine's dinner fundraiser and it was a hit! We will be repeating it again next year...
I can't remember anything else about February...

One of my best friend's, Britney, got married in Maryland! It was such a great trip and I'm so happy for her and her husband!
Meanwhile our other friend, Morgan had her first child! She is a cutie too

We bought a house! I still can't believe we are here, but we definitely are grateful for all the blessings God has given us. It has also been a joy to open up our home for church activities and friends :)
Robert and I also celebrated our 8 year anniversary as a couple... and I love him more and more each day!

We said goodbye to the Townhome and moved into the house.

bye bye townhome

We celebrated our 3rd Anniversary! Can't you tell that we love each other more and more... :)
Then we took the Teens to Youth Camp!

We took a trip to Dallas to see some friends and family.
and to buy a new car!

And I went to Austin for a bachelorette party for my dear friend Stephanie
And sadly we had to say goodbye to a wonderful family in our church, it was especially hard because that meant we lost one member of our youth group. We miss you Yair!

Rock the Desert! We had a great time with the teens at this weekend long christian music celebration. And as you can see we made cool shirts :)
Our church also hosted a free clothing giveaway for the families in town to provide clothes before the fall/school year began. It was a great turn out and God truly touched some lives that weekend!
Our annual trip to Six Flags with the teens!
I took a wonderful vacation to College Station with my favorite girls- Roomate Reunion!

I turned 26... kinda scary, but I plan to have fun this year :)
We bought new bedroom furniture :) King size bed yay!
Halloween- well we don't really celebrate this, but we do like to support the cute kids who dress up... although I did run out of candy at my house, boo. Still, its fun to see all the nieces and nephews dressed up:

Robert turned 25! and my brother turned 28 (old man) hehe...
Thanksgiving with the Fowlers meant lots of delicious food and time for playing games.

Stephanie and Chris's wedding! It was a fun celebration and it was good to see lots of friends!
Plus a relaxing Christmas and a busy end to the year at work and with the teens and at church and in all our endeavors!

Thank you 2010. For all the tears and laughs, new joys and goodbyes...
2011, you have big shoes to fill.... what will you hold?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Yes I know Christmas was yesterday, but its still Christmas week :)
This was a very merry Christmas spent with lots of family and these two cute things:

On Friday night (Christmas Eve) Robert and I helped my brother with his candlelight service at his church and then we helped "Santa" put together my nephews trampoline... which meant my sister-in-law and I took the kids to Sonic and made them eat in the car for about 45 minutes until we were safe to return to the house... it was quite amusing but they played along :)

This was our Christmas picture of this year... hopefully we can have a better quality one next year, but Grandpa didn't do too bad taking this...

Christmas day Robert and I enjoyed our first Christmas in our home together with cinamon rolls for breakfast and a quick gift exchange before heading to my parents to see the family. And of course we ate alot... alot. It was very relaxing and turned out to be a gorgeous day!

This is just one of my other favorites with JD

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and remembered that this season is about Christ giving up His throne in heaven to come to Earth and prepare a place for us to live eternally! Thank you Jesus!

For now, its back to early morning workouts and work till I'm off Thursday and Friday :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Decorize Time

I would love to share with you all our decorative spirit for this season! I was so excited to have my own home to fill with festivity that Robert and I may have gone overboard, but here are just a few pictures of our favorite spots in the house... Merry Christmas!

I love my fireplace!

I had alot of fun making this wreath... bought the wreath at lowes ($50), then bought the decorations at Miss Cayce's Christmas Store ($100)

We just changed the stockings, these are our old ones, but they just didn't fit in with the large white stone, although they will always be our first ones together...

Remember, Christmas is Jesus!

The tree :)

Our first Christmas together ornament, brings back good memories :)

Our 2010 Ornament, the candy "J"

I love Penguins!

And the view of the outside... Robert did good didn't he!

Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our home! Have a great week!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Here comes the Holidays!

This is a picture that one of my patient's moms printed for me... I love it and its now posted on my desk. Isn't she cute... this is what I get to work with during the day :) Just thought I would share.

Sorry I havent written in a while. There has been so much that has happened in the last few weeks! First of all, we have our decorations up- yay! and I will post them on here before Christmas is here... I promise! Second, we have a family in our church who recently lost a loved one and we have been spending some time with the family at the hospital. Third, we have alot of youth activities coming up and fundraisers galore (which we have now come to dislike, but if its for the kids we'll suffer through them). This weekend will consist of having the girls in the youth over for a baking sleepover as we are having a bake sale on Sunday. I hope my kitchen doesn't get entirely destroyed!

Well, enjoy the weekend and have a great Thursday! I'll post again as soon as I can!