Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We have a ton of plans today, lunch with my family and then we will hopefully stop by to see Ricky and Erica for a little while this afternoon and then we are going over to visit with my mother-in-law's side of the family. We are going to spend the night with Shane's oldest brother Joe and his family since I am getting up so early (3 a.m.) to go shopping like a Crazy person with Jennifer, my sister-in-law! Yes, it's "our" every year tradition! ha Shane and I are both really excited to get to spend so much time with our niece and nephews, Shelton, Riley and Kyerra! We are also planning to take them to play and eat at Chuck-E-Cheese either sometime tomorrow or Saturday. They (Shelton, Riley and Kyerra) called us this morning and all three at the same time wished us a Happy Thanksgiving it was so sweet... totally made our morning :) We are also going to visit with my hubby's dad's parents sometime tomorrow or Saturday and I have so many friends to see sometime during my short stay, which I am very excited about!!!

Hope you have all been blessed this year, I know that we have and I am so very thankful for all of the opportunities that we have been given even though some of them have been the hardest things we have done.. i.e. living in Houston!

God Bless all of you!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Let's Play Catch Up!

I have so much to catch you up on... For starters I am going to be a Bridesmaid again! Yay, I am so excited to be in this wedding.. One of my best friends since 7th grade, Tara is getting married :) Congratulations to her and Ryan both, we all knew this day was coming we just didn't know when.. they will wed sometime in mid April and are looking at the 18th, and I am also excited because this will also be an outside wedding! I can't wait to be apart of this, helping with the bridal shower and bachelorette party, so much fun!

Also, we just spent this past weekend in Shreveport, LA./Waskom, TX. and Garland, TX. We had planned to be spending the weekend in Amarillo/Dumas for one of our Best Friends birthday party's but Shane's great uncle Ron passed away after a long battle with cancer. Sorry we missed your party Shawn, we really would have Loved to have been there!! But know that we were there in Spirit! We drove to Shreveport Thursday evening after Shane got off work and met David and Ruby where we shared a room Thursday and Friday night. Ruby and I stayed up visiting until a little after 2 a.m. and then we got up early at 6:45 a.m. to get ready. We all went to IHOP for breakfast which was right next to out hotel! After we had all finished eating another one of Shane's great uncle's, Thurman showed up with his wife Peggy and daughter Ruthanne. I had never met any of them because they live in Arkansas and Shane hadn't seen them since he was like 16 so it was really nice that we got to visit and I got to know them. Thurman is a sweetheart and he just adored me, I loved getting hear all of his stories from back in the day! After visiting for a little bit Shane's dads cousin Melinda showed up for us to follow her to the church for the funeral. I also met her for the first time, which is crazy because she lives in Amarillo! She was so much fun and I hope to be visiting them more often. It wasn't long after we got to the church that the funeral started and it was such an amazing service! Ron was such a wonderful person and a true man of God. He will be forever missed! After the funeral and visiting the graveside we all went back to Ron and Doris' house for lunch and to visit. It was really nice, I was so excited to see one of my favorite Cousin-in-law's Nikole! We have gotten really close, and definitely don't see eachother enough. We visited until around 8 or 9 that night and then we left, grabbed a bite to eat from Sonic and went back to the hotel. The next morning we got up a little later around 9 (or at least I did!), got ready and had lunch at a little restaurant pretty close to Doris' house. After lunch, we back to their house to visit for a little bit and then we said our good bye's. We decided to drive back to Garland with David and Ruby and stay Saturday night with them and go to church with them Sunday morning. After we got to their house, which I slept the whole 2 hour drive! We just hung out at the house visiting for awhile and then had dinner at Brooklynn's, a new pizza place they wanted to try.. it was pretty good. Not the best or anything but it was good. After dinner, of course we had to stop by Starbuck's and get a Caramel Macchiato!! Best part of the night! ha just kidding! After coffee we went back to their house where we were suppose to watch a movie, but visiting got the best of us and we didn't ever make it around to watching the movie! We finally went to bed around 1:30 or so. Sunday we got up early, went to church which was so great! After church we had lunch at a little Mexican dive which was Sooo good! We went back to the house, visited some more and left around 5:30... and didn't get home 'til about 9:30. We had a great weekend!!

I have also been working on my Christmas cards, which are turning out SO great! I am also going to make my moms and one of my best friends here in Houston, Leslie's! I am going to take their family picture tonight and hopefully send them all to be printed next week :) Also, I am doing so good on getting my birthday cards done, my December birthday cards have been done for the past 3 weeks! ha

Also, Tiff and I have finally decided that for "Our" birthday trip we are going to go to Dallas for a long weekend! We are planning on doing lots of shopping and going to the Dallas Stars hockey game, which will be so much fun! and who knows what else... having a great time together!

I can't wait, well actually I think that Shane is just as anxious as I am about our trip to Amarillo next week for Thanksgiving! We miss "home" so much, and it is so hard being so far away from everyone, especially my parents and our friends... Shelton, Kyerra, and Riley are growing up so fast and it just sucks that we don't get to be there every single day to see them, but we will soon and I can't wait!

So, I'm sure that I have missed something but I can't think of anything else at the moment... so I will try to do better at keeping you all updated! Oh btw, if you didn't notice.. I updated the header of my blog today! I put up a newer picture and also changed the wording from Mrs. Courtney Littlejohn to I'm the Mrs. to an Amazing Husband! I have been so blessed! I hope you all like, I thought it was cute :)

Hope you're all blessed this Holiday season! I know that we have been and I am so thankful!