Thursday, August 19, 2010


Maybe. Maybe not. Only time will tell I guess.

Things I am into right now:
  1. Kasey Rihanna. Seriously, she is the coolest. Even though she destroys lots of things.
  2. NSYNC greatest hits. Don't judge me. It makes my commute way better.
  3. The new J-O-B. Way less stress. And totally entertaining.
  4. Marble Slab. It is just so good. Right down the street, too.
  5. GLEE. It's like High School Musical for adults and it's funny. What's not to love.
  6. Mexican food.
  7. Brooks. And his hair.
  8. Arkansas.
  9. Brandon Walsh.
  10. The Container Store. It's almost too much for my OCD self to handle.
aaaand that's all.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Menu Planning Monday!

I'm starting this again. Not even sure my husband will be home to enjoy any of these meals with me. So, we will see...

Monday: left over taco soup

Tuesday: parmesean chicken tenders, green beans

Wednesday: spaghetti, garlic bread

Thursday: PW comfort meatballs, veggies

Friday & Saturday: I'm in LR, so Chris has to fend for himself

Sunday: Home Group Super Bowl Party

Monday, January 18, 2010

House of Fun

My sis, bro-in-law, and sweet nephew were in town this past weekend. They drove in from Arkansas on Friday. I left work and met them at Sweet Tomatoes for lunch. They then went on to the Galleria while I finished up work for the day.

That evening we went out to eat at Blue Goose. While we were waiting for our table, my sister and I took Brooks over to Barnes and Noble. Kristin was looking for some cookbooks. Brooks was 'browsing' the cookbooks too. He went straight to the grilling section-what a little man!

I don't know how to turn this picture, but I thought it was too cute not to post.

We had to wait about an hour. I was so surprised at how good Brooks was. He loves cheese dip (Side Note: Chris hates when I call it cheese dip. Apparently the correct word is queso. I'm staying true to my Arkansas roots and calling it cheese dip) though, so he was happy once we got to the table. The next day we really did not do anything organized. We ate (what we do best!) and shopped some. The main event of the day was getting Brooks a haircut. The boy has gotten at least 10 haircuts, so you would think that he would be used to them by now. Not the case at all. He bawled like I have never seen before. I couldn't help but laugh. He was SO dramatic. The funniest part was when he could barely breathe from crying so hard, yet he was able to take a lick of that dum dum they gave him. He turned the drama/crying switch off as soon as he got out of the chair with a 'Q' (Thank you) and a big smile.

We headed back to the house for Brooks to take a nap. He didn't sleep a wink, but Chris and I sure did. Ha. We woke up just in time to start dinner. We decided to try Giada'a lasagna rolls. They were pretty good. I think next time I would rather add some italian sausage instead of the proscuitto. That meat kind of weirded me out.

As my sister were cooking dinner, we looked over and both Chris and Mike were reading People and US Weekly. And talking about it. We thought it was so funny, so I had to capture the moment.

Brooks is at such a sweet/cute age. He actually knows who I am now. He can't quite get my name right. He calls me 'Ga-lee' but I totally answer to it. He loved watching movies and running around Aunt Katie and Uncle Chris' house. It is the house of fun! We can't wait for more visits from him. Especially when we go to Great Wolf Lodge. Seriously, the countdown is on.

Isn't he so sweet?!?!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Funday

This morning Chris and I were getting ready for church. We were discussing our plans for the day. The conversation was as follows...

Chris: I need to clean out the garage today.

Me: OK, I think that I am going to go...(then interrupted)

Chris: Workout???? Note: I have not worked out in MONTHS.

Me: um. shopping.

Good thing I was in a joking mood this morning. We laughed. His excuse? 'I was just thinking about how I needed to workout.' Riiiight.

Church was great today. Matt is back preaching live. It is so encouraging to have him back! We love The Village Church and all the people we have been able to meet there. It has been such a blessing to us!

We are off to celebrate a friends birthday later this afternoon. I will leave you with a picture of Brooks. Maybe the quality of this picture will persuade my sister to email me some better ones. But probably not.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Rubbing off on me

I titled our blog 'That's for sure' because my husband says it ALL THE TIME. It is like his go to phrase.

Well, today, for the first time....I said it. Not joking or making fun of him for anything. He was so proud.

Chris just ordered some new dress shoes because they did not have his size in the store. They arrived today. He made sure to check to make sure they were the correct size (which I thought was a little spastic). But sure enough, the sent a 9 left shoe and a 10.5 right shoe. Isn't that so annoying?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Twenty Ten

I am not even going to try to update what I have been up to this past several months. We were gone almost every weekend. I can safely say that we will probably never do that again. It was way too exhausting. However, we are glad that we got to do everything!

Here are a few random facts to start out the new year:

*Chris and I have been married for 8 months. Time flies! My mom did a really bad job at wrapping up our wedding cake - so it will probably be really gross. Oh, well.

*Speaking of time flying....Brooks turned 2. So sweet. He loves Thomas the train and cars in general. Oh yes, and watching tv.

*My Mamaw turns 86 today.

*Flower Mound had a white Christmas. Too bad we weren't here to enjoy it. But we were back home with the fam, so I think that is way better.

*Texas Tech coach Mike Leach got fired. I only care about this because my husband is a TTU alum. Big news in West Texas. HUGE.

*I'm still not sure if I'm going to say 'twenty ten' or 'two thousand ten'?

*I got three different type vacuum cleaners for Christmas. They have changed my life.

*I have been wanting some shelves to put in our office closet because we have a lot of small things sitting on the floor in there. Chris convinced me that building the bookshelf would be a good idea. It will not be finished until next weekend and I don't even want to know how much he spent on supplies -- but he is having the time of his life!

Happy 2010!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Big Apple

Yay for time off after October 15th! We both took our Labor Day Holidays (we got two days back in September but had to work, so we used them this week) and went to New York City for a long weekend. I have been several times--my sister and I had this weird obsession with going in the summers. Anyways, Chris had never been. And one of my best friends lives there. So it all worked out quite nicely.

We left Dallas on Friday afternoon. We were of course delayed an hour but we made it to the City around dinner time. We dropped off our stuff at Meg's apartment and headed out to dinner. We got pizza at Lombardi's then just roamed around while eating pinkberry (yum!) for a while before heading back to Meagan's.

Saturday we got up early and headed to see some sights. The weather forecast for the entire time we were going to be there was rain, rain, rain. So, when we woke up on Saturday and it wasn't raining we decided to try to see all the outdoor sights that we could. We hit Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Times Square, etc. We decided to try to eat at Serendipity for lunch and indulge in their frozen (peanut butter) hot chocolate. The wait was only about 45 minutes to an hour so we wasted some time at Bloomingdales then ate lunch. It was actually a much better wait that I thought it was going to be. And totally worth it. It was king of spitting rain by the time we finished eating, so we decided to visit the Natural History Museum. I had never been there before. It was interesting, but crowded! We headed back to Brooklyn to meet up with Meagan for dinner. We ate at this cute little place down the street that had fantastic home cooked food. Chris and I then went to see Mary Poppins on Broadway. It was so fun! Totally entertaining with an uplifting plot. I would totally recommend it to anyone...especially if you have kids.

Sunday we slept in a little bit--we were tired (not to mention SORE) from all the walking that we had done on Saturday. We started the day off with brunch at Meagan's fav place --it was SO good. Side note: we ate A LOT on this trip (if you can't tell). It was raining pretty steadily on Sunday so we walked around a little bit, but then took a tour of the NBC studios. That was actually really entertaining - we saw where Jimmy Fallon is taped and where SNL is taped (which was pretty cool). We then met Meg at the Museum of Modern Art (she had the hook-up and got us in FREE!). Then Meagan treated us to a delicious dinner at Peter Luger's Steakhouse. AMAZING. Biggest. Steak. Ever. And I can't even begin to explain how good the chocolate sundae was. In fact, I want one right now.

Monday was gorgeous (but seriously COLD). Since we watch the Today Show everyday we decided to go see it while it was being taped. We totally walked up to the gates as soon as Matt, Anne (Meredith wasnt there) and Al walked out. We are pretty sure we were on TV. Ha. We then walked over to Top of the Rock. It had beautiful views of the entire city. However, my complete fear of heights kind of go the best of me. I was able to go to all the levels, but stayed close to the walls. Chris stayed up on the top level FOREVER while I was waiting down below. Don't worry, he wasn't scared and we have about a million pictures to prove it. We then took a double decker bus tour (an uptown and downtown loop). That took up most of the rest of the day - we got off at a couple of stops and walked around the financial district and wall street. We finished up the day with dinner in Little Italy.

Tuesday morning we headed to the airport. It was such a good time for us to get away! We loved getting to see Meg and her friends and to see all the sights as well. Thanks Meg for being such a great host!

Here are some pictures from the trip. We really didn't take a whole lot. I managed to not even get a picture with Meagan. Oops. Enjoy!
Lady Liberty

My ears were SO cold. On the double decker.

Top of the Rock

Al, Anne and Matt

At Rockefeller Center.

Frozen PB Hot Chocolate. YUM.