Monday, December 6, 2010

Got Jewels?

I love moments like these--absolute precious!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree.....

Our first Christmas tree!

I am very proud and excited with how it turned out; we got a really good deal on it at Sam's! It's made out of homemade ornaments between Steven and I (we started the tradition of making an ornament for each other 2 years ago) and ornaments from when we were growing up, along with gifts from others. It's next to our awesome electric fireplace--a Christmas gift that we love!

Our stockings--courtesy of Pier 1! They were well worth the high dollar price I paid for them because I love them!

My barbie Christmas tree that's in my first and nicer/less casual living room--I collect barbie ornaments and loved making this tree! I know you can't tell in the picture, but it has bright pink lights! :)

My "catch all" table--where keys and bills go. I am also thrilled with how the decorations turned out for this!

And last but not least, Steven's Star Wars tree :) I had to compromise somewhere for my barbie tree, right? I actually like it--it's in our bedroom and is really fun to look at!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Please say a prayer for this precious baby from my class at work, Reese!

She has a lot of things going on with her and needs strength and needs for her body to work the way the doctors are trying to get it to work (without going into detail).

Please take a minute to say a prayer for her; prayer is the most powerful thing we have, and fortunately is much more powerful that our fears or the doctors caring and nurses caring for her.

She has a beautiful smile that is contagious and she deserves to share it with everyone she can. Her parents need strength and support as well, so pray for them to have patience and be encouraged with the progress that Reese can make and is making.

"God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good!"

Friday, November 26, 2010

Being Domestic

For the first time since my wedding, I actually spent time focusing on cooking and thoroughly enjoyed it! I realized the value of some of the wedding gifts I got, such as my amazing pampered chef chopper and I was successful at making my first pumpkin pie! It was surprisingly delicious and I felt like it was a pretty big accomplishment for myself--I even made a sweet potato casserole from a recipe from Steven's family.

Steven and I had no intention to wake up and shop today; but his mom called us at 5:43 and after that we couldn't go back to sleep. So, we got up and dressed, went to Target and got the $3.99 movie I wanted---The Blind Side. Then we got McDonalds breakfast, got back in bed and slept until 11:00. Worth it? Yes. We felt completely crazy but aren't spontaneous moments like that worth living for?

I realized lately that I have so much to be thankful! Though it's a very tiny list, here's to being thankful for:

*The ability to choose on God for all my needs and desires
*A loving husband
*A job to provide for our needs
*A house to live in and enjoy!
*A job that makes me smile every day
*The means to be warm when it's cold outside!
*Loving in-laws
*Christmas decorations
*Flannel sheets on my bed
*Cinnamon smells that fill my house thanks to Scentsy
*Running water
*A mom to enjoy doing things with and have a good relationship with

The list could go on and on!
Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Loves of my Life..

I decided to make this post all about the current "loves" of my life. I don't have exciting things to blog about, being that I only have a dog. He's not that! Here is a solution for now:)
*As seen above*....I love baby fingers that can point and illustrate the ability to grow!

I love moments of laughter in my classroom!!

I love moments of learning...

I love, love, love NYC and miss it dearly! Wonderful choice for a honeymoon....This was most definitely one of better moments thus far in life :)
I love my best friends! Miss the ones I don't see nearly enough!!

I love, LOVE my husband. He makes me laugh like no other--as see in many of our wedding photos!! Being married is the best thing and going home to him everyday is the best end to my day!

There are so many blessings in life; go count them!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Something tells me i'm into something good!

Steven and I are finally settled in and I only have a million blog posts to do....Here are some photos of our new home! I absolutely love our house and we have been working to make improvements wherever we can. We have added flowers and what not to try and make it look a little better!
I am desperately trying to keep them alive in the heat, but it's harder than you think!
This is my current dining room set-up with flowers from Steven; I love it all!

This is our back den; it's definitely the more casual room where we hang out the most.
This is our first home-cooked meal after we got home; Steven had to work late so it was ready when he got home. I was pretty proud of it! It was delicious!

This is our first living room looking into the dining room; it's what room you are in when you walk in the front door.

Our bedroom that I love! (Excuse my sleeping husband..)

This is our kitchen that I love as well!

This is the bathroom that Steven re-did. There used to be tile 3/4 of the way up the wall; he textured, painted, had tile floors put in, re-did the baseboards and we got a new cabinet and sink/counter top for it all.
Things are going so great; we have been so blessed by so many people and I am so thrilled to be able to start opening our home up to others! It is definitely wonderful to live together and have a place where I can do my own thing!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wedding Preview....

Coming June 12th, 2010......

Let's Get Personal!

My personal shower was great, despite people being out of town or not able to make it. We all had a great time!
Thank you Amy and Angela for putting it all together; it was great!

Thanks all for making everything so special; I know Steven will enjoy things as much as I will!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Beginnings

Wouldn't it be easy to conquer all life's changes right now with this attitude?

I have this feeling that my life might be more interesting and have more time for this? Who knows, I could be crazy.
Either way, this is the new rendition of my "graduated-almost married-fixing to move" blog.
Big changes are happening!

Starting: Monday. I move classrooms at work. There are mixed feelings associated with this; I am excited and looking forward to it...but how can I not miss these faces?

As Lady Antebellum says, "Hello world...."