Wednesday, December 14, 2011


thats what this semester is.. over!

O - V - E - R

thank goodness!!

hellllooooooo free time, how i've missed you ;)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

since then

so, not much has happened since last post.
i have been super swamped with school so i have had almost no life!
even now, i don't have too much to say lol
soo, i'll just leave you with some pics from the past few weeks.
surely one of these days i'll have something interesting to blog about ;)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

an ode to the Rangers

this is my ode to the rangers via all the pictures i made mike take at the games we went to this season.
did i mention he HATES taking pictures lol nevertheless, we got plenty of pics this season

our first game of the season.. thats my happy face ;)

we finally got jerseys this year

he never wears color, so game days are my favorite!!

meg and i got to be part of the "sunglasses at night" world record

this was for mikes birthday.. we sat way closer than we normally do and of course a foul ball was hit directly to me and i wasnt paying attention.. i'll never live that down

terrible seats.. but what a view!

one of the only times i looked even remotely "girly" at a game ;)

i got "support the rangers at work" instated during the playoffs. im awesome i know =)

at our very last game, right after my birthday. terrible seats, but we clinched the division so i sure can't complain!!

the season ended in a heartbreaking fashion but we sure did have some fun along the way.

my nerves are glad for the break, but i am super ready for next season!!

saturday randomness

i never posted my pic from the fair
i may or may not have color coded my school stuff in the new planner i got this week ;)
my new vera came this week.. im in love!!

i got these new boots and they inspired me to dress like a girl not once but TWICE this week lol

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


its been a long known fact that i have been a complete tomboy my whole life.
well much to the surprise of my super girly friends, im finding my inner girl.
tonight just proves it.. im watching one of my favorite girly movies (yes i know it takes liberties with the book, but i just dont care lol)
while filling out my new girly planner

and dreaming about my new girly vera that should be here tomorrow.
shocking i know.
pick your jaw up off the floor girls.. it had to happen eventually right??  

Sunday, October 16, 2011


so this post will be pretty pointless ;)

i just wanted to say that i've had a GREAT weekend. and we pretty much did nothing! saturday, the sun was shining, the weather was cool and we literally sat on the back porch all day and grilled and just hung out with each other. it was a little slice of heaven.
of course then.. the Rangers kicked some detroit butt and are now going to the world series. so of course that was just the icing on my wonderful saturday!

and today, let's see, we've pretty much done the same thing. all in all.. this was a much needed break from work and school and the craziness of life in general.

see.. told you.. pointless =)

promise my future posts will have more to say. got some thoughts and ideas and stuff running around in my head that i think i need to get out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

maiden voyage

ok, so i promise not to blog about everything we make with the new mixer... BUT i thought its maiden voyage should be celebrated ;)

our tiny kitchen preparing to cook
mike hard at work, because he is definitely the better cook in this relationship ;)

i was WAY too mesmerized watching it turn and mix lol

our dough.. there was soo much! half for cinnamon rolls, the other half for?????

again, those are definitely not MY hands lol

the night before, i almost couldnt wait for breakfast to cook them!

the finished product, of which i ate two.. yes two.. guess i'll have to work out really good later

Friday, September 30, 2011

new toy!!

so here is a random and short post about our new toy!
we are so excited to welcome to the family this super cute little mixer. this little bundle of joy is gonna make me very happy.. very happy indeed =)

also came with that great grinder attachment.. YAY!

this is mike's "why are we taking pictures of the mixer" face

and this is what we just bought at the grocery store in honor of our new addition

and lastly, a picture of me.. because.. well.. its not an outing for the camera unless i take at least one picture of myself ;)

Monday, September 26, 2011

the big 3-0

soo.. i turned the big 3-0 this month. i'm not gonna lie, at first i was not happy at all. all i was focused on was all the things i haven't done or didn't have. but the closer the day came and the more i examined my life as it is right now, the more peace i got about the whole thing. i ended realizing how incredibly blessed i am!

my first birthday surprises were from Mike. he paid for me to get my hair done (something i NEVER do because im cheap lol) and he hooked me up with a beautiful new shotgun! we went skeet shooting pretty soon after and i had SOOO much fun!

 this was definitely the birthday of falling in love with old friends again. my weeks of birthday celebration started with a girl day with Shannon and Samantha.

we started with lunch and presents at LaMadeleine's. i was totally surprised with my great gifts! this is my classic "oooh i got a present" face lol.

this day really just made my heart so happy. i missed these girls and reconnecting just meant the world. i will always count it a blessing when God brings people that i hold dear back into my life in such a great way.

well, there was about a week between my girls day and my actual birthday. it was pretty boring, nothing exciting to write about ;)

then came my birthday!!! we got up early so i could cheat on my diet and have my favorite breakfast. i am ridiculously in love with the beer biscuits and sausage gravy from barbec's in dallas. i mean i got up early just to eat it.. that should tell you something!!

this is how happy i looked at barbecs lol

i ate myself happy, then unfortunately it was off to work. i wasn't too thrilled about working on my birthday, but it turned out to be pretty fun. one of our reps not only brought me a real gift bag of Rangers goodies, but also made the whole office laugh by bringing me a walker! because i'm "old" and all lol. not really sure why im kicking my leg up in this pic, but it was soo funny that i don't even care!

i didn't really do much on my actual birthday, since I knew i was going out on Saturday. i decided to just not make a huge deal.. just dinner and petes. dinner was Freebirds (since i love it and hadn't been to the new on in rockwall yet). It was great because not only did I get to see my Crystal, who I havent seen in about a year, but she also brought her daughter Jadyn! SO cute. Plus, the worker guy bought my dinner ;)

overall, it was a pretty fun night. i also had a birthday lunch with my parents, which i didnt take pictures of because im lame and forgetful lol. but my mom did make me my most favorite dessert: buttermilk pie. its like a little slice of heaven for me. we ate a lot of it obviously =)

and last but not least, mike and i went to a ranger game. he bought the tickets thinking it was on my birthday, but it was actually the week after. but, it worked out because it was a great game and great fireworks. it was also the night we clinched the division title! so im very happy with the mixup!!

so, here i am at the end of september reflecting on turning the big 3-0. the conclusion i came to is this: i wish EVERY birthday was like this one. best birthday EVER, by far. I have the most amazing man, family, and friends. i am blessed BEYOND measure. trying to measure my life by all the milestones i feel like i should have achieved by now just discounts all the things that my life actually IS. i love my life. i'm pretty sure the next 30 years are gonna make the first 30 look lame ;)