Monday, September 26, 2011

Let the Fun Begin!

So, let me just tell you. I have the most precious soon-to-be sister in law - Amanda - you can check her out here! We are all so glad that she and Thomas found each other and that they will be tying the knot in Austin next August! She sent me this picture one night while we were skyping to look at "something she found for the wedding" and I was SO EXCITED! I can't wait to get to stand by her side when she marries my little brother. Amanda - you have blessed us all and we are lucky to gain you as a "Reed"! I would be honored to be your bridesmaid!! :)

How can you say no to this face?!

my baby gurl dun growed up!

This post is dedicated to beautiful, and much cooler, younger sister. Caroline just had her first homecoming dance and (thank you retail) I wasn't able to be there :( It broke my heart, but I had plenty of pics sent my way from my mom and dad! I just wanted to brag on her for a minute: freshman class president, incredible dancer (she gets her skills from me), super smart, and beautiful, tall and skinny to top it all off! Tootie Bug, I'm so proud of who you have grown up to be! High school just better watch out! I love you, sis and miss you more!!!

Pinterest = My Not-So-Strange Addiction

Okay...for those of you that have a pinterest - you get it. That sudden urge to be crafty or try a new recipe or, if you're like me, totally revamp your closet. It gets the best of us! Well, this weekend I decided to give it a go. Of course I had to do it when I had true crafter supervision (thank you, Laura).

And here it tulle wreath! It took about 2 full rolls of tulle. However, the next one I make I think I'm going to use a much smaller hoop. This was almost too big (a little lioness...)! But I am so proud of how it turned out!

Any pinterest DIY's you've given a shot?! Please share! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weekend Wrap-Up

So this weekend was just what I needed! After working 3 weekends in a row (tax free was on my weekend off -- it's an all hands on deck kinda weekend), I finally got to enjoy my long awaited 3 day weekend off! And the even better news - Chris had one, too!! He worked overnight all last week and is continuing this week, so it was some much needed hubby time! 

Friday night, we got to meet my mom in Galveston for dinner. Her friend Karen has a beach house down there and she was down to catch some rays over the weekend! We went and met her at a place called Fish Tales and it was delish! Most of us enjoyed crab legs and they were great - we will definitely be going back! And PS. Chris ended our night watching my Baylor Bears dominate on TCU -- what an exciting game and a great start to football season! Sic 'em Bears!!

Saturday night we went on a double date with my BFF, Kelli, and her boyfriend Chad. We hit up Chili's - using our coupon for the week - for dinner, then headed to Main Event. I don't know that we got our money's worth, but we still had a great time putt-putting, bowling, and of course people watching! We always have a great time with those two and can't wait to do it again! (Kelli, next time we'll head to "The Heights"!) 

Sunday was a totally lazy day! We didn't do a think besides going to the grocery and getting out later to grab dinner. We got to relax inside and it was so worth it! The weather was kind of gross with clouds and misty rain, so we took advantage of it!

Monday was the day we've been waiting for for a while now! Chris's parents have been having a pool put in and we were hoping it was going to be ready in time for us to enjoy! And it was -- but just a little chilly! And of course the weather decided to be a glorious 85 degrees, so it wasn't warming up very quick! Nonetheless - we had a great time with family and of course some good food! 

Here a few pictures from our weekend: 
They won.

We lost. :( But still happy to be there!

And well Kelli and I, but mainly I, got dominated in bowling.

Can't wait to do it again!

My in-law's beautiful new pool

Father-in-law manning the grill!

My sister-in-law, Nicole, and the pups :)

What a fun weekend! Only 5 more weeks of Chris's remodel and then we're NOLA bound!! :)

Good for the Soul...

So this post was intended to go up about a week or so ago after I FINALLY got to catch up with my slacker wonderful friend, Kristina! She was a bridesmaid in my wedding and I haven't seen her since. Let me follow that up with the fact that I miss her terribly!! She and her husband, BJ, were living in Waco while he finished up grad school at Baylor. BJ graduated and Kristina found a job back in her hometown of Denver, CO!! I am so excited for them, but definitely will miss them just being up 45-North :( However...I'm greatly looking forward to planning a trip up to the cooler weather at some point!

Kristina -- this post was just for you and I SOOOO enjoyed getting to finally catch up. Now, don't let it go that long again. Miss you and love you!!