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 ;)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

what i made today (thats right just today lol)

soo, i wanted to sew today. well normally i spread out all my stuff in the floor and then have to walk back and forth to Mike's work table in the kitchen. well.. not today!!! Mike was so sweet and got out his folding table and bought me new lights and and an extension cord and set me up a place to sew today. yes it looks like a mess.. but.. it was sooo helpful and i thought it was sweet.

well, since i had this great little sewing station set up, i decided to make the most of it!! i sewed like crazy today! well it started with the idea that i wanted to make a tote with lots of pockets on the inside. i love big purses but i hate that all my stuff gets lost in it. figured this would be the best solution ;)
so.. this is what i came up with:

then.. i just kinda went from there. i ended up making a new zipper pouch for the fabric cash envelopes i made last week. then mike wanted me to make some pot holder/handle things for his cast iron skillets. well i made those and had a little bit of the fabric left so i made a matching pot holder. random i know lol. then i made another zippy pouch to hold stuff in my new tote!

this is the new zipper pouch for the fabric cash envelopes

the top of the pic is the cash envelopes, the larger envelope didnt work exactly the way i wanted, hence the new zipper pouch above =)
mikes handles and pot holder

my zippy to hold something in my new tote

sooo.. do i really need all this stuff? probably not. but do i enjoy making it? YOU BET. it is ridiculously relaxing and also kinda gives me a sense of accomplishment! anywho, thats what i made today. now to prepare for tomorrow.. going to shoot!!! i'm such a crazy girl ;)