Saturday, December 13, 2008

And the stockings were hung by the chimmney with care.....

Well I am finally done decorating for Christmas! I would like to say that "its beginning to look a lot like Christmas" at our house but Matt refers to the house as it looks like it threw up Christmas....I love Christmas and this time of the year is so much fun for me. I am sure Matt is tired of dragging boxes out of the garage and hanging lights and such....and just as soon as you get it all up it will be time to take it all down.

Tada! That is what this Santa looks like he is saying:)
The mantle and stocking are my favorite part to decorate. This year I got one more new stocking. I just need one more for Matt....he still has the felt stocking and the rest of the stockings are for Molly, Rugar and myself. I just have not found the perfect one for Matt yet but I hope to soon.

Look at these two little love birds....just kidding...when they are not fighting over food or our attention they can be quite precious! Molly has always been good at looking at the camera and staying still while I take a picture....Rugar on the other hand kept getting up and looking away from me. After many attempts this one was the best. I think it looks like Rugar is giving Molly a little Chirstmas kiss.

Our tree...I finally started wrapping presents today so that the tree did not look so bare underneath. I have only 4 more presents left to buy this year and then I am DONE!!! I am so excited. This year has been so nonstressful because I started Christmas shopping in July. After last year, when the shopping almost killed me I swore that I would never do that again. After a trial run of shopping early and taking the stress out of finding gifts it has been such a nice month. I suggest this to all if you have not done it before.

Uppercase living fun! I ordered a "Merry Christmas" sticker for the door and it looks so cute. They are so easy to apply and to take down. I am having so much fun with their stuff. If you are interested in buying some of their fun items contact Michele Cone she is now selling Uppercase Living!!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

And the winner is......................!!!

You guessed!! The 2008 Heights Park neighborhood holiday lights winner is 600 Greenleaf!! We found out last night and tonight they are coming to take pictures and interview the proud owners so that they can put a blurb about us in the next neighborhood newsletter. I know... I know.... Matt and I are such dorks but we really did get excited.....we were laughing outloud since last year we won the contest at our apartment and this year at our house. Fun times!!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thanksgiving at Nana & Pappy's

After we had Thanksgiving in Dallas we drove to Houston to spend time with my side of the family. It was exciting because for the first time in a few years EVERYONE in the family was together for the holiday. I usually see everyone throughout the year but at different times and this year everyone was in the same room. It was really special and we took a family picture. Here are just a few pictures from our weekend in Houston.

Baby Gray getting so big. She is running and talking. She can say please, cheese, bye-bye, Momma, DaDa, Nana and a few other things. It is always so fun to see her.
This was so funny....Gray had already had some dessert and was just walking around the room and she found Pappy and his sweet dessert. It took her about 1 second to want a bite and then she did not stop. Pappy was so sweet to share his dessert and we thought it was simply precious. She stood right by his legs for a few minutes and downed his dessert.

I love this picture!

Here are the guys....again watching football. And of course there is baby Gray in the picture all grins....she thought that I was taking a picture of her. She is too funny and almost all grins ALL the time.

The whole family!! From left to right : Top row- Matt, Lindsey, Christy (my sister) Gray, Todd, Uncle Joe (My moms brother), Aunt Dianna, Scott (cousin), Aunt Nancy (my moms sister), Uncle Mark. Bottom row: Pappy, Nana, Bryan (cousin), Todd (my brother), and my mom Susan:) I love this picture and it will make lasting memories for all of us.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving with the Flesher's

Matt and I are so blessed and we have so many things to be thankful for. We celebrated 2 Thanksgivings this year. One here in Dallas with Matt's family and my mom and then another one in Houston with my extended family. Thanksgiving for Matt's family was at our house so I had the pleasure of fixing my first turkey!! I got a wonderful recipe for a basting and the turkey turned out so of the best I have had I might say.

I am thankful for yummy desserts. Of course you can't have Thanksgiving with out good desserts with tons of calories. Here is my chocolate pumpkin cheesecake that I made. By the time everyone arrived the table was full of all kinds of pies.
We are thankful for good football and fun brother bonding time. I think Matt and Scott sat in this position ALL day as they watched every football game possible and then rented 2 movies and watched those.

Here is my sweet hubby carving our first turkey. He did a fine job I might add. Look how cute he looks in that apron!!

beautiful golden turkey....yum yum!! It is funny how much stuff you don't have and have to buy when you fix your first turkey....roasting pan, serving dish, meat thermometer, turkey bags, basting tool etc.....

I decorated my table in simple browns and greens. I had so much fun hosting Thanksgiving. I love starting and continuing family traditions. Now that I am married and have a home of my own it has been so fun to make things ours and to start traditions. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with friends and family. I am so thankful for everything the Lord has blessed our life with.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Yard of the Month......we hope!!

Well after 2 nights and 1 day of hard work we are finished with our yard. Matt and I recieved an email from our HOA before Thanksgiving that it in a few weeks it is time for the annual Heights Park Christmas lights contest. Well Matt and I heard contest and we went running to the garage to drag out all of the Christmas lights and yard art. After 2 trips to Walmart, 3 trips to Hobby Lobby and 1 trip to Lowe's we are done and pleased with the results. The contest is on Dec. 8th and the judges are going to go caroling around the neighborhood and end at a neighbors for hot chocolate. As many of you know Matt and I won the grand prize at our aparment porch decorating contest last year and won $200. This year our goal is the big sign that reads "yard of the month"!!! Happy decorating to is a picture drive by of our house.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Anniversary Trip

Well it has been a few weeks since we took a small trip to Mineola,Texas for our anniversary trip. Matt took me to Canton for the weekend and then we stayed in a bed and breakfast in Mineola,Texas. It was such a relaxing trip and we really enjoyed the quality time together. I got some yard art and some Christmas decor for the house so I am excited to get it up now that we are past Thanksgiving. The owner has such a neat story to go with the house and her grandparents are the original owners of the house. We enjoyed our stay and Mineloa is such a cute little town.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Art Love show downtown

This may look like some random pictures but they are actually pictures of my Dad at an art show showing off some of his work. Some of you know that my dad is very talented in his ability to draw.....I like to think that the creative side of me must come from him. He was invited by his neighbor to show his drawings in a small art gallery off Taylor street in Downtown. Matt and I spent Saturday night at the gallery supporting him and checking out all of the artwork of the other artists at the show. It was fun and my dad had a ball. This is not my Dad's job this is just his love on the side. A lot of his work just hangs in his house for everyone to enjoy. We were proud that we were there to be at his first show off party:)

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Monday, November 3, 2008

What a wonderful year!!

Today Matt and I celebrate our 1st year of marriage. Oh my what a wonderful year it has been. I love Matthew to pieces and I am so thankful to the Lord all the time for bringing Matt into my life. Our first year of marriage was so fun....I have so many things to be thankful for and everyday good or not so good I get to spend with the man I love. This is just a short list of the things I find most lovable about my man....

1. He loves the Lord and his prayers for me and our family are so sweet

2. every evening he makes me a glass of ice cold water for my bedside

3. every morning without fail he kisses me on my cheek and says "good morning beautiful"

4. he loves dogs just like I do and we have so much fun with Rugar and Molly....and he really does an awesome job taking care of Molly....she can be a handful at times:)

5. He loves kids and really wants one!

6. the way he provides for our family and takes care of our finances

7. he is the best lawn man a girl could ask for.....our lawn always is kept

8. he helps me clean up the dishes after dinner and then takes me on a walk around the block and talks to me about my day.

9. he listens just when I need him to listen and helps me when I need his help

10. He is never too busy for me

11. He reads to me at night and prays for our day before we go to bed.

12. He loves Canton!! and carries all of my things when we go.

13. He opens my car door all the time and is such a gentleman

14. He takes me on date nights each Friday night to a little resturant to eat and just enjoy each other

15. He loves me!

16. He lets me decorate our house however I want....and loves it!
17. He has the biggest grin on his face each day when he walks home and first sees me.
18. He laughs at all the many silly things that I do
19. He loves Texas Tech football and we cheer for them together
20. too many more to list:)

Yall I could go on and on!! I love you Matt and I look forward to each day spent with you.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

All done!

Well the guest bathroom is finally finsihed and I am thrilled with the results. We finally were able to use the guest bath this past weekend when we had some friends over for dinner. We are done with remodeling until after the new year. I need a break from all the dust!! The holidays are coming and we know that the weeks are only going to get crazy before Thanksgiving & Christmas. I am really happy with the colors in the bath and the tile and sink that we picked out. It was so fun to take this 50's bathroom from pepto pink to the new teal and brown decor.

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Sweetest, cutest candy corn you have ever seen!

Well little Gray bird is a little over 1 and I still think she hung the moon. Here is my newest picture of her in her Halloween getup! She is going to be a candy corn for Halloween. I love how her little sweet face sticks out of the hole. I wish I could be with her to go trick-or-treating....I am sure she will be adorable!! I love you Graybird!

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Weekend in Port A

Scott, Shannon, Matt and I spent last weekend in Port Aransas in South Texas. We had a great time and enjoyed relaxing by the pool and hanging out on the beach. It was amazing that hurricane Ike had left this city untouched. You could see that some people had boarded up their homes to prepare in case the hurricane came their way but they were lucky it did not. Everything was open for business and we had a great time. Here is a picture of Scott and Shannon.....too cute:)
Here is Matt and Scott (who is running like a girl I might add) going out to the sand bar to look for sand dollars. We found a lot of them....and whole ones. When we got back to the condo Scott put them in some bleach and we had some to take home. The weather was nice...not too hot at all and only the pool water seemed a little cool at times....the ocean was just right.
Here is Darrell and his other brother Darrell....jk! These two both started to fix their hair when I said I was going to take a picture of them.....they are such girls! but we love them:)
Matt and I standing on the dock before heading out to the beach. We had a fun time catching up with Scott and Shannon.....we love being around them. Thanks Scott and Shannon for the invite. We loved the sea food and good times!! Well Matt and I are putting our flight wings away for this Summer....I think we are done traveling for a little while. We had a great Summer filled with fun adventures. I must say that traveling is one of our favorite things to do together.

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