Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bestie Time... Wonderful Weekend!

To catch up on my wonderful weekend... My Bestie bought me a plane ticket for us to spend “our Christmas weekend” together! So I woke up at 5 a.m. Friday morning, got semi ready and Shane and I headed for the airport. He dropped me off at around 6 a.m. and my plane left at 7 a.m. On my way to Lubbock, I had to stop in Austin which seemed to be the longest stop ever.. probably because I was so anxious to get to Lubbock! Did I mention, that I literally froze for the entire plane ride… that was the longest 2 hours and 15 minutes ever. So I finally arrived in Lubbock around 9:15 a.m. where Tiffany and Jeff picked me up and then Jeff took us out for breakfast at IHOP, he's such a sweetheart! We had such a great time talking and giggling.. and I loved getting to know Jeff.. he is so perfect for my Bestie!!! After breakfast, Tiff and I went to get out nails done (which turned out Amaaazing! I was very impressed) and then drove to Amarillo. We spent Friday and Saturday night at my parents house, as usual!! After about an hour and a half and 3 potty breaks we pulled into town, we made it in perfect time for my hair appointment at 3! We always enjoy getting our hair done, talking and spending hours with Norma :) While my hair was processing Tiff also decided to get Norma to touch up her roots, since she was going to be sitting there anyway! After our afternoon hair session we went to my parents and changed clothes and then my parents took us out to dinner. We ended up eating at Cheddar’s which was really good and definitely worth the 30 or so minute wait! While we were waiting, I saw an old friend Melissa, who I haven't seen in such a long time, it was so nice to see her and catch up a little! I ended up having the Key West Chicken and Shrimp and it was so delicious, I loved it and will definitely be having it again! Turned out that our waitress was a friend of mine’s sister and so we got to chat, I had never met her before so that was neat! After a great dinner and tons, I mean tons of laughing we left. We went and rented a couple of movies at Hastings. Tasha called and I invited her over to watch movies with us at my parents… so we decided to go to Roasters and get a coffee and wait for her there, that way she could just follow us out to my parents house! After we got our coffee, we ended up going to Marble Slab, my parents Hate coffee! Then my dad decided it would be better for us to wait in the Red Robin parking lot where Tasha wouldn’t even have to get off of I-40, we would just be able to get on and catch up to her! Well needless to say when we finally all made it to my parents house we stayed up talking and catching up for hours, which is always great but we never made it around to watching a movie!! Haha Oh well, the movies will be around forever! Gosh I don’t even remember what time Tasha ended up leaving but I know for sure it was after 2 a.m. I begged her to stay but she wasn’t tired from all of our girl talk so she drove home to Dumas.

Tiff and I on the way to Cheddar's taking pictures!
Tasha and I
Tasha, Tiff and I (although you can't really see too much of me!)

On Saturday, I slept in until about 10 a.m. and then took a shower and started getting ready. My dad had already left earlier in the morning to get some stuff ready for their hunting trip and to go watch my cousins fencing tournament. My mom had already started getting ready and then I went and woke Tiff up around 11 a.m. My Favorite (and only) niece Kyerra called me early that morning to see what I was doing and tell me that she wanted me to come see her. I told her that I would come over that afternoon and hang out! So we finished getting ready… I had the joy of fixing both my mom and Tiff’s hair, because I’m just so amazing! After I prettied them up they had to wait on me to finally get to finish fixing my own hair. While getting dressed and all dolled up we of course all had to take pictures together! As we were leaving the house, I figured it would be fun to take some picture posing on Tiff’s new car, so we jumped on and had my mom take our pictures, which turned out so cute :) After our photo shoot we went to have lunch at Olive Garden, which is definitely one of my favorite restaurants! We waited maybe 5 minutes and were seated right across from an old family friend and her daughter… it was very awkward. How do you go from being best friends, your kids as close as being brothers and sisters and all of a sudden not even speak to one another? Well I guess that’s life and it just happens hmm… Well we all ended up in tears.. The most awkward part was when she (old family friend) asked my mom how her mom was doing… and my mom had to tell her that she passed away back in May. I think that’s when I really lost it… and of course miss emotional me, turned into a fountain of tears. Over all it was nice to see them yet very weird, I miss them dearly but they also haven’t been there for me through a lot of important times during the past few years.. such as my high school graduation, my bridal shower, and wedding reception. Oh well, as she (old family friend) said, I guess God takes you in different directions! They had already eaten and left and then Tiff, my mom and I had a wonderful lunch together :) If all of you don’t know, Tiffany has been my best friend for years, she is my Bestie and my mom’s 2nd daughter! We enjoyed the salad and breadsticks and all ended up sharing the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Penne Pasta and it was delicious! Then we dropped my mom off with my dad at Amarillo College to watch my cousin. I called Kyerra to tell her that I was on my way… and to get directions to their new house from Joe. We made it without any troubles! We got there and the boys were at Lisa’s so I immediately asked if I could take Kyerra shopping and Jenn of course said yes. K was So excited and so was I, I love spending time with her! Then Kyerra said I made you these cookies while pointing at the plate full of cookies covered with icing and sprinkles.. isn’t she the best!!! Well we ended up visiting for a good hour and a half before we even left to go to the mall, which was so nice we had a lot of catching up to do! First thing when we got to the mall, I had to use the restroom and Kyerra wanted an Icee! I got her a Cherry Icee and Tiff and I both got Pineapple Coconut Orange Frulatti smoothies, gaa I love those things… definitely can’t go shopping at Westgate Mall without having a Frullati!! Our first stop was The Icing, Kyerra’s pick! She loves looking at all their goodies… jewelry hair accessories, etc. Then we went to Victoria’s Secret where Tiff bought a Texas shirt to wear to the Texas vs. Tech game this coming Saturday (Go Longhorns!) and I got 2 free pairs of panties and a new bra! We also stopped in Claire’s (another of K’s favorites!) and then I got some good deals at Aeropostale, 2 shirts for $20.00 and 5 pairs of panties for $20.00 but 1 pair rang up as $0.99 so the lady told me to get another pair… my lucky day! ha We went into Limited Too, trying to find something cute for sis, but they didn’t have anything I was shocked. I stopped by Gymboree to talk to one of my best friends, Tara who is the manager there! We talked for a little bit while sis watched the movie they had on with another little girl and Tiff went to the Sports store to look around. Several customers then came in and Tara got busy so we left, and stopped by the Halloween store, where Kyerra tried on some scary mask and scared Tiff so bad.. oops! Sorry Tiff, I wasn’t even thinking about you being so SCARED of masks when I told you to look. Then we went to Gap kids and Kyerra found the cutest little shirt! It was actually the first shirt she picked up when we walked in… I guess you always know right away when it’s a keeper :) I’ve taught her so well!!! haha So I bought the shirt and we were finally done shopping after almost 3 whole hours… we got in the car and I asked K where she wanted to eat, and she wanted “China” food so we ended up going to Thai Arwan. I called and invited Joe and Jennifer but they had already eaten so I told them that I would bring her home after we ate. We all had egg rolls, I had Chicken Pad Thai, Kyerra had Chicken Fried Rice and Tiff had Beef Fried Rice. We had a great time laughing and talking, I always love getting to spend time with K and she had such a blast! After dinner we headed back out to Joe and Jenn’s to drop off sis, and we got to talking.. some more catching up and we didn’t end up leaving until sometime after 2 a.m. It was so nice though, we had such a great visit and I also got our Christmas picture of the kids!!!! Yay. I was SO excited, it is so good! It's already hanging on our living room wall!

Bestie and I

Mom and I

My mom, Tiff and I (The Queen and her Princesses!!)
Bestie's Photo Shoot!

Kyerra and I (the sun wouldn't cooperate for our outside pictures! ha)

Mirror Pictures are always a Must! Even in the dressing room at VS :)

I will add Sunday's events tomorrow... it's late and I'm tired!

Goodnight and Sweet dreams :)

Also... Many more pictures to come!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Pledge of Allegiance


New Pledge of Allegiance (TOTALLY AWESOME) !

Since the Pledge of Allegiance
The Lord's Prayer
Are not allowed in most
Public schools anymore
Because the word 'God' is mentioned...
A kid in Arizona wrote the attached
NEW School prayer :
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take! Amen

If you aren't ashamed to do this,
Please pass this on.
Jesus said,'If you are ashamed of me,
I will be ashamed of you before my Father.

'Not ashamed. Pass this on.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Up Early... Perfect Time to Blog!

So it’s 3:30 and I’m awake… not fun, but what a perfect time to blog! Right?! Well to start off or should I say to catch up, last Friday, October 3rd was my darling husband Shane’s 23rd birthday… I know I can’t believe he’s getting so old! Haha And I only have 5 months left of being a “teenager!” To start off, I thought I would be cute and I bought Shane a Cookie Cake from the Great American Cookie Company, you know all the glory.. It said Happy Birthday Shane! So when he got home I made him close his eyes and I was holding it when I sang to him (for the 2nd time---the 1st was at 12:00 am, he wasn’t too happy with me about that! Haha) and he was really surprised! Yay, that’s what I was going for. So instead of taking a picture right now, which I realized I should’ve, I was going to wait and take it at the restaurant… Well it didn’t make it to the restaurant! While I was finishing getting ready, Shane walks in and as he is finishing his big nice bite of cookie he says, “Babe that cookie is sooo good!” and I was like “Oh NO, you didn’t!!!” Long story short, I seriously thought he was kidding, being sarcastic just to get at me like usual… nope, not this time. I went and looked at the cake and there was a huge piece—well more like a huge chunk missing!!! So needless to say I decided to leave the cake home and let him enjoy it for the rest of the week, which we both did :) Then some of our best friends Sean and Amy came over where we could all ride together to the restaurant since it was all the way across Houston. We also ended up picking up another friend Steven on the way because his wife couldn’t join us due to their poor baby boy being sick Friday.. We missed you Nancy!!! We ended up eating at the Ragin Cajun, laughing matter of the night--- we went there for Crawfish, and yes people Crawfish are Out of Season! It was still really good though… not nearly as fancy as I would have liked but it was nice. Amy’s sister Erin and her friend Alyssa also ended up joining us for dinner (we love these girls and are so glad they came!) After dinner and a couple buckets of beer we ended up going to Slick Willy’s, a pool hall. The guys has a great time playing pool for the rest of the night, while we enjoyed our “girl talk!” We were so thankful for a great night with great friends!

Here's some pictures from the night... If you know me then you know why there are So Many of Shane and I (I'm a picture fanatic.. what can I say? I love Pictures--but I saved you.. I've only posted a few :))

Of course, I had to get a picture of my and my spoiled baby, Bransen!

Here's Amy and I on our way to get Steven! (A true Best Friend--I'm so very lucky to have her in my life.. She is ablsolutely Amaaazing!)

This is Amy and Sean (yes he posed like that on purpose.. he's hilarious!)

Alyssa and Amy (Amaazing girls!)

Erin and I! (We are both laughing in this picture--I'm not sure what was funny now, but it was very funny then.)

Here's a few pictures of the rest of the night:

Steven posing for me! thank you:)

Shane and Steven

Shane and Sean (my flash caught Seans eyes and made a glare...)

As for this past week, I have been so busy between my Chemistry and Government classes, they are definitely keeping me busy... but thats fine because I'm planning for an A in both! Also Leslie and I have still been working out! She's also expecting a baby.. baby #2 for her and her hubby though, but still just as exciting as the first, and sweet little Cadence (their daughter) she's going to be the best big sister, she's so adorable! Definitely a princess! Even though Leslie can't do too much at the gym now she still goes with me all the time.. thanks Les, your great :) Shane has still been busy with work, although I think he is finally caught up from the week he missed because of the hurricane which is great! This week I created a new kit for my blog, which I love! I used the new Autumn kit from Shabbyprincess, which is probably one of my favorite's now :) *If you would like for me to create anything for your blog.. or any type of cards please let me know.. email, comment or message me on MySpace--thanks! Also, this week I finished making all of my October and November birthday cards which I have already sent to be printed!!! I am trying to find a picture place for Shane and I to go and have pictures taken for the Christmas cards I am going to make and send out!! So if you would like a card, and I do not have your address please email or message me on MySpace with it, thank you! I guess I am going to get ready, I have an SI (study session) for Chemistry from 10-noon and then Leslie and I are going to workout around 12:30, and I am so looking forward to catching up with my Bestie sometime this afternoon! I will try not to wait so long before I post again... but we shall see!

Hope you all have a very Blessed and happy Friday!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Are You Registered???

Today is the last day to register to vote. So if you haven't registered yet, please do today! You could be the deciding vote.. and it does matter! Only 1 man has fought for our country, our country under God that is.. and he deserves your votes :)