Sunday, December 27, 2009

San Antonio

We had such a fun day! We spent the day playing tourist in San Antonio.

Somehow it was my sister's first time to visit the Alamo. I don't understand this since we live 2 hours away, but ok.

We went to the River Walk.

We ate lots of good Mexican food...authentic...finally. Dallas is too far north for anything good.

We dressed up like Nacho Libre.

And the most exciting thing about the day...WE WENT TO A MIRROR MAZE! It was the coolest thing I have done in a reallllly long time! We went through it once and then made Mom and Dad go through it again. The pictures do it no justice at all....

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pow! Pow! Pow! (Texas styled Christmas)

We spent the day out at the deer lease. I've never been out there before (even the family has had it for years). I'm much more of a city type girl, but we had a good time. I shot lots of stuff, including a 5 gallon water jug, which had an amazing explosion. We walked through deeeeep mud and water, rode 4-wheelers and played with fire (sister's fave). Here are some pics of the day. **Ross with our propane tank...It was his trophy for the day.
**Sarah shooting
**Me shooting
**Sister love

Monday, December 21, 2009

What would you do?

Heart broken, defeated, conflicted, relieved, confused. Those are just some of the feelings I am currently experiencing. Here's why-
We have a beautiful German Shepard puppy, Lexi. At first we were beyond overjoyed to have her.....but, then she started to exhibit some agressive tendencies. She bit my dad the first time we brought her home....strike one....On Saturday night she bit my head....strike two....and we are trying to have a there is no room for strike three. I think that we have to get rid of her, and Ross agrees. I feel HORRIBLE. I feel like we are letting her down. I feel like we promised her a good home, and now are taking that away. I'm worried about what will happen to her next because I love her...I really do. I just love my future children more. This is one of the hardest decisions that I have ever had to make, but I do not think that I can risk the safety of our future family....I'm not sure what to do...What would you do?

Saturday, December 19, 2009


We went to the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord Texan last weekend with our best friends. It was so much fun, an amazing night! Here are a few pics from the event.

The larger-than-life-sized nativity was absolutely majestic.

Couples pic in our blue parkas!

Waiting in line, playing in the Christmas trees!

Friday, December 18, 2009

{New Crafty Sites}

I have my normal round of daily-reading sites...most are crafty little blogs or food sites. I have officially added the following a-mazing sites! I feel so inspired! I challenge you to look at these and NOT feel the need to get crafting!!


Here is a link to all of the holiday candy making ideas that you could ever need! Thanks Sarah!

---just one of the many ideas that I will be trying! I think I will make a matching pillow for sister's quilt!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sister's Quilt

I love my sister more than anything in the world. I would do anything, I mean anything, for her. She's my best friend, gift from God, sole mate. We finish each other's sentences, can communicate anything with a glance, have more inside jokes than anyone I know, and couldn't live without each other. God is good. He gave me more than a sister, he gave me a best friend. Well, my little sister starts college in the fall and she wants a quilt, so obviously I had to make it for her! She asks...I do....It's how it works :)

Ross' mom was kind enough to help me get the top started. It's a very modern log cabin-ish style. We had a pic to go from but we changed it as we went. Sister picked out the style and most of the fabrics. I can't wait to give it to her. I know I will cry...that's kinda what I do when I give gifts that mean a lot. Here's part of the process!!

**the colors are way more vibrant than this...idk why it's not showing up in the pics**

Sparkly tree

We got our tree up the other night. We put it in the study so that we could close the door to keep out the animals. After we set it up we spent a good 30 minutes trying to take self-timed pics with the puppy and ended up with tons of hilarious, laughing, head-cut-off pics. It was super fun!!

(Lace- Here's our Texas Sized Christmas tree...ok, so it's not that tall...7 1/2 ft)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our first snow

I was getting ready this morning and Ross came to get me. He brought me to the back yard and everything was white!! We got a good inch of snow accumulated on the ground! Everything melted by about noon and it was so pretty while it lasted! Doesn't our house look pretty in the snow???