Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow! I can't believe 2009 is coming to an end.  This year just flew by, so I decided to take a jog down memory lane.  Here's what stuck out on my calendar.

Jan 6th, 2009 - My parents 30th wedding annivarsary!
Feb 27th, 2009 - Went to Dallas to see my bestie Stephanie
March 21st, 2009 - Saw Brooks & Dunn at the HLSR
April 9th, 2009 - Started dance lessons. Learned Salsa and the two-step
May 16th, 2009 - My sister Sarah, and sister-in-law Callie, both graduated from Lamar University
June 29th, 2009 - Bought our first house!
July 4th, 2009 - Moved into our first house
July 18th, 2009 - My sister-in-law Callie got married
August 14th, 2009 - My bestie, Stephanie, came to visit
August 23rd, 2009 - Curtis' cousin Andrea got married
September 5th, 2009 - My grandfather died
October 17th, 2009 - Went to my husbands 10-year high school reunion
November 1st, 2009 - Left on a 7-day cruise
November 4th, 2009 - Celebrated 3 years with my wonderful husband
December 25th, 2009 - Woke up on the first Christmas morning in our first house!

This year has seen many joys and a few heartaches, but it's been a great year full of blessings.  Our friends have had lots of babies, which means many many baby showers, we've been to the Rockets games and the Aero's games, spent time with our family, celebrated birthdays, and we are still missing my grandfather, but God is good and I look forward to what He has for us in 2010.  I have no idea what it will be!

God Bless You and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

It's Christmas Time

YAY!  I love Christmas time.  I'm so excited to celebrate with family and friends this week.  I am so blessed and I was reminded saturday night that Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus and what an amazingly powerful day that was and the real reason to be excited! 

My sister came to visit us this weekend and we had a great time hanging out.  Curtis and I took her to the Chris Tomlin's Glory in the Highest Tour with Louie Giglio, Audrey Assad and Christy Nockels (all amazing artists/speakers).  It was amazing!  Chris Tomlin has put his own spin on christmas carols and they are amazing songs.  And Louie Giglio reminded us what happened on the night of Jesus' birth and why these Christmas songs are truly just words of praise for the birth of our savior.  It was really an awesome night.  I highly recommend the cd (It was already on my christmas list).

This is a new song by Audrey Assad that was sung at the concert, it's included on the cd and it's awesome.  I apologize for the cheesy video but it's what YouTube had to offer.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!  Love Ya!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Go Elf Yourself!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What do ya know?

Current Book(s):
Loves Abiding Joy – Janette Oke
The Last Song – Nicholas Sparks (I’ve read all of his books and will read all to come)

Current Music:
Christmas music
Christmas music by Sugarland

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
Peppermint Bark Dove Chocolate Bites – YUM
Anything chocolate

Current Colors:
Jewel Tones – purple, green, blue, yellow

Current Obsessions:
Decoration my house
Crossing things off my very long to-do list (I always have a list)
Buying my friends and family the perfect gift

Current Drink:
Cream Soda or Hot Chocolate but it should be water

Current Songs:
“This Christmas,” I really don’t care for this song but I can’t get it out of my head! - UGH

Current Movie:
I haven’t seen a movie in AGES, I’m not sure I can remember the last one I saw in a theater… my guess… X-Men Origins: Wolverine? (Guess who picked it).  However, Curtis and I did just watch Transformers on our new Blue Ray player, I have to admit, it was a really clear picture!  :) (Guess who picked that one too!)

Current TV Show:
Brothers and Sisters and Glee, I can’t miss a show. I’m also a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother… I could go on and on about that show but I won’t.
Oh and I love Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy

Current Wish-List:
More time
More sleep
More time to sleep

Current Needs:
A workout (or two or four or more)
More hours in the day

Current Triumph(s):
Starting / Trying to stop biting my nails… AGAIN
Resolved to be more positive (in my head)

Current Bane(s) of my Existence:
Houston Traffic – I’ve tried to remain cool, calm and collected over the last 4 years, but I’m starting to loose it. It’s really starting to bug me now and I’ve developed an unhealthy (yet contained to my car) road rage! Or I just get depressed as I sit there and waste away precious minutes of my life… SIGH

Current Goal(s):
Be more productive
Save more money
Reach all of my 2010 goals

Current Indulgence:
Jewelry – I can’t get enough of it. I’ve become a sucker for Francesca’s and Charming Charlies

Current Blessing:
My Husband
My Family
My House

Current Slang or Saying:
"Seriously?!" - I say it all the time due to my friend Kasey

Current (Fav) Outfit:
My new Elle jeans, my grey sweater and black boots

Current Excitement:
My little, baby, 16-yr old sister is coming to visit for the weekend!
I’m excited to see my family on Christmas

Current Mood:
Happy but Thoughtful (or maybe Reflective is the word)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

Hey Friends, I wanted to post a quick note and pic about our Christmas Tree. We were so excited to put up our Christmas tree in our new house. At first we couldn't decide where to put it but we finally decided to try the entry way. We'll see how it works once we have presents under it. I don't think it'll work there once we have kids and/or pets around the house, but it works for now.

I realized when posting the pic that the tree skirt looks really small for the tree but i don't think it'll matter once the skirt is covered with presents. 

Enough about the tree, we are so blessed and thankful for our house and that we've been given this great blessing this year.  We're looking forward to having family over during the holidays.  We even more thankful for all that God has done for us.  Christmas is an extension of Thanksgiving for me.  I'm not only thankful for what I have been given but I'm also thankful for God's saving grace in the birth and death of His son.  What an amazing present!  Please remember that it's not a time to be stressed over what to give people or how much to spend, but a time to give to the people you love out of the blessings you've been given and from the heart.  I want this Christmas to be a time of enjoying the blessings I have in my friends and family. 

God Bless!

(Guess my note wasn't short after all)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What Is This World Coming Too?!

This is really cute.  I think it was planned out but I think it's funny and it shows how our society has changed.  Enjoy!