Saturday, January 22, 2011

Where I'm From

This coming Wednesday, I will have been married for 7 months!  I can't believe it has already been that long.  Time has flown by!  In this time, I've begun to get accustomed to my new surroundings.  Here are a few of my favorite views.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


December was a whirlwind for me!  And I loved every minute of it.  Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year.  I could celebrate twelve months a year, but my husband doesn't think that's a good idea.  Neither does his pocketbook.  Oh well.  We did, however, have a three day celebration. 

Day #1, Weylin's family: 
We started out by taking our nephew to look at Christmas lights.  There's nothing like the joy in a three-year-old's face when looking at lights!

He loves Rudolf!

The boys were PUMPED to open all those gifts!

Merry Christmas from the Wolf's!

Christmas #2, my mom's:
We went to my mom's Christmas day.  My brother and sis-in-law came in from the DFW area to celebrate with us.  We all had such a good time watching my 1-year-old nephew play! (Despite the fact that my brother got the flu!  EW!)
Mmm!  Christmas is Texas...brisket, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole,
corn, rolls, sweet tea, and bar-b-que sauce! YUM!

Mom's Christmas tree...and gifts

Footie PJ's are sooo cute!  (Sorry the pic is blurry...
it's impossible to get this little boy to stand still!)

Little Carpenter...he got his first tool bench!

Christmas #3, my dad's:
The day after Christmas we finished up our Christmas Extravaganza at my dads house.
Last and final Christmas tree! :)
Apparently, I got tired of taking pictures by this Christmas, because there aren't many to pick from! 

I hope everyone had as good a holiday as we did.  I am so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful family and friends and such a fantastic husband!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday

Geez, it's been a while since I've posted! 

Thanksgiving is officially over, so no one can make fun of me for having my Christmas tree up!  (It's been up for about three weeks now...)  I am not one of those brave souls who battled throught the freezing temperatures and throngs of people to get some great deals on "Black Friday".  Instead, I sat in front of my computer (I couldn't wait for Cyber Monday) to find some great deals.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Canon PowerShot SX210IS
Canon Powershot SX210IS  14.1 mp digital camera with wide angle 14x zoom
Regularly $299, bought for $199

iHome iH29 Portable Speaker Case

9832597 Angle Large
Phillips 9" Widescreen portable DVD player
Regularly $129.99, Purchased for $79.99

It was a very successful day.  I love saving $150.  My husband, however, does NOT appreciate me saving $150.  Apparently, he would have rather me not spent any money.  Oh well.  It's for Christmas, darn it!

TTFN, Ta Ta for now!


Friday, November 5, 2010

First Birthday

I get to take my nephew's first birthday pictures tomorrow!  I'm pumped!  I have been getting some ideas from different photographers.  Here are some of my faves:

Now, if I can only do half as good!  :)

TTFN, Ta Ta for now!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday morning...

and I'm up WAY too early.  My dear husband decided he needed to go to work at 6:30 this morning, and I was unable to go back to sleep after he left.  I guess that means I should do some Christmas shopping!  I think these things would make some amazing gifts.

Go Green Holiday gift set from Pampered Chef $95

Large Round Stone with Handles from Pampered Chef $32

Little People On the Farm gift set $65
Flower Leaf Hair Pins Red Gold Brown . RUSTIC
Flower Leaf Hair Pins, by hotpinkchick $18
Double Initial Cards (Set of 8)
Double Initial Cards,, whitneyraepaper $12.50
ELLIE Design - Small Personalized Planner
and I love pretty much ANYTHING from this creator!
Personalized Planner,, muchadoaboutyou $42

Let's get shopping!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Okay. It's time for Christmas.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I know.  "What happened to Halloween and Thanksgiving?"  Who cares?!  I am so ready for Christmas.  I have been in a total Christmas mood for the past couple of weeks.  Maybe it's the cooler weather.  Maybe it's my willingness to spend money. Either way, I want Christmas to get here quick! 

Don't get me wrong, I love the fall season.  The cooler weather, the colors, pumkins, soups and all that jazz. But I am still the biggest fan of Christmas. I just tend to get into the spirit earlier than most others!

I have decided that I am going to make a lot more homemade gifts this year.  I've been watching How-To videos on youtube and google, and I found this great website:

It totally inspires me!  I can't wait to get started on all these gifts!  Wish me luck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Life's Little Adventures...

I am beginning to settle into the country life.  After being married exactly 2 and a half months, it's probably about time!  Almost everything is finding a home and wedding memorabilia is put away.  In order to do this, however, we needed some new storage.  Weylin remodeled the house about 4 years ago and did a wonderful job!  All the rooms are very spacious and there is plenty of closet space.  But he forgot to put shelves in the closets.  Do you know how difficult it is to store things in a closet that contains no shelving or hanging bars of any kind?  If you don't, just believe me when I say it is not a pretty sight.  Boxes upon boxes were stacked high and it was a big pain in the you-know-what to find anything.  This is when I made the executive decision to buy a new shelving unit.  Okay, maybe we talked it over.  Whatever.

Nonetheless, we made the hour long trek to Lowes to buy the new unit on Labor Day.  I was thrilled and new exactly what I wanted.  Weylin did not care...he just wanted to hurry home to go dove hunting.  We measured everything out and paid for our items.  Then we fenagled all the pieces into my car because we didn't think to bring his much more spacious truck. In case you are wondering, we DID make it home in time to go dove hunting.  We just decided to hang the shelves afterwards.

This was a big mistake.  We should have hung the shelves immediately because we were tired after hunting.  And cranky.  And irritable. And maybe a little bit impatient. 

So we rushed to hang the shelves.  And realized things were not going as planned.

First, we couldn't find the studs to hang the shelves correctly.

Then we discovered that the shelves didn't fit.  This may have provoked a small fit from one of us (see pictures above)  :)
And we had to go back to Lowes. Only to discover that we had the right shelves all along.  We just didn't fit them into the brackets properly. 

We brought the shelves back home and my wonderful Honey trimmed them down to fit.

He's so manly.  :)

And now I have some beautiful and functional shelves in my new "office"...or closet.  I love it!