Thursday, December 9, 2010
In other news, it's the holiday season, and you know what that means! CHRISTMAS CARDS! :) Christmas cards make me happy. I know some people think they're an unnecessary waste of money, but I completely disagree. I love getting Christmas cards in the mail from friends I haven't heard from in a while and finding out what they've been up to all year. Plus, getting snail mail that isn't a bill of some sort is ALWAYS nice. :) So far we have gotten at leave one Christmas card a day since Dec. 1. Pretty good, huh? I ordered ours on Monday...Tuesday? (I can't remember) but, they're on their way!
Also, if you haven't noticed. I love music. :) I've probably loved music ever since my sister would get SUPER annoyed with me because I played music in my room 24/7 when we were growing up. She would always bang on the wall (since our rooms were next to eachother) and yell at me to turn it down (or off!) Which usually provoked me to play something even more loud and obnoxious. ;) But, you know what's funny...she married a man who loves music even MORE than I do! So, jokes on her I guess. :)
Anywho, I prefaced with that story because I wanted to share another Christmas song that is near and dear to my heart. It's a song I didn't realize I cherished so much until I went away to college. (crazy the things you learn about yourself in college). I often heard this song growing up around around Christmas time, because it happens to be sung by one of my Mom's favorite groups, The Carpenters. I think I love the song so much because it reminds me of my Mom and what a BEAUTIFUL singing voice she has. My Mom sounds just like (or better, I think) Karen Carpenter, when she sings. I love to listen to her sing and play the piano, she's absolutley wonderful at it. So enjoy this Christmas classic, "Merry Christmas, Darling" by the Carpenters.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The mantle is my favorite. It looks even better when there is a fire burning in the fire place and the Christmas tree (which is right next to it) is all lit up.
Oh! and soon, our fire place will be black, not ugly brass. Brass is yucky...very yucky.
Our other decorations are up, but still need some tweaking. I will try to post some more pictures soon!
Oh! And for those of you who don't know that we have a dog, that's who the third stocking is for. I didn't want anyone to wonder. ;)
Monday, November 29, 2010
Once again, it's been forever since my last post, and you'll now hear me apologize, yet again, for not being a responsible blogger. :) Turns out; when you work 10+ hours a day chasing a 10 month old around the house, come home to feed your hungry husband and yourself, and pick up the house there isn't much time or energy left for anything else.
I am always thinking of cool things to blog about during the day until I'm quickly distracted by the little man. But, today when I turned on some Christmas tunes for little man and I to listen to I couldn't help but make a quick post. I have Third Day's Christmas album playing (one of my favorites next to, Josh Groban, Phil Wickham, and James Taylor). However, Third Day wrote and sings my favorite Christmas song. Literally, everytime I hear it, I get goose bumps. It makes me so joyful and encourages and reminds me of God's amazing promise of our salvation through the birth and death of Jesus Christ. Through all the hussle and bussle of this holiday season, I pray that you are reminded of the true reason for the season, Jesus' birth! I hope you all have a blessed day!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Watch out Michael Phelps... :) Drew is going to catch up to you!
I pray for little Caleb everyday, that he too, will grow to be a loyal and courageous servant of the Lord.
Look at how precious he is! I had a pile of papers/magazines I needed to recycle and he found them. He loves anything that crinkles...so naturally it kept him occupied for a while.
Today is the season opener for the Kansas City Chiefs and Caleb came over, dressed appropriately for the occasion! How adorable is his outfit?! I tried to get some good pictures of him, but, he's so mobile it's hard to catch him sitting still! He also was very intrigued by the flash on our camera, which is captured in the above photo. :)
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The next morning we went to Frisco for Becky's Bridal Luncheon.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
On that note we just wanted to thank everyone who made our day so special. First, our family. We couldn't have done any of it without you. Your love and support has meant SO much to us and we feel so grateful for each one of you. Our Best Man, Phil Crabtree; and Matron of Honor, Jenny Stewart- thank you guys for being our best friends, we love you both so much! All of our friends (Baylor and beyond) we were honored to have you all by our side on our wedding day, thank you so much for celebrating with us. Also and HUGE thank you to Mama William and Mwalimu! You guys are the greatest and it meant the world to us that you were a part of our wedding. Jonathan and I look up to you guys and hope we can have a God and service centered marriage as you guys do. We hope you guys enjoy the pictures!
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Swimmin' with LilaBear :) She's so cute. You can make fun of her pink polka dot life jacket all you want- I don't care because I love it.
All systems go! We're ready to tube!
Lila holding on for dear life....
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I have to embarass Em for a sec. You see, Em and I lived in the same house junior year. She went through this phase where she would literally watch Pride and Predjudice on repeat. FOR LIKE TWO WEEKS STRAIGHT! It was so precious though, her eyes lit up everytime she watched it and you could tell she adored the love story. Want to know what's more awesome? Her eye light up EVEN MORE every time she sees her groom. They have a beautiful relationship and love story. I love them both very much! CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS!
Em with her Mama and the flower girl Finley at the rehearsal.
Good friends at the rehearsal dinner in Boerne.
She was a GORGEOUS bride! Andrew is one LUCKY man!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I beautiful tablescape. I would love to own my own b&b some day...I love stuff like this!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We drove through the campus of Cal Poly- of course we had to get a pic of Jonny in front of the engineering school. :)
In Morro Bay where we ate lunch- there was a fishing boat named Nadine. Love you Granny!