Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the boy from ipanema

i don't feel productive today...it's not because i haven't been busy. i had class this morning and errands to run. plus i made a banana pudding for mamajeanne and grandaddy...it's their 67th anniversary today, wow! but i just don't feel like doing anything else for the rest of the day and it's only 2:40 pm.

like that grocery list that i have to make, and the springy colored snapdragons i have to buy and plant in our front flower beds...not really motivated to do those things. and i still have to do my 2nd day of runners' training too. maybe i'll get some motivation soon, but for right now, here are some random pics of my house today.

and since i'm having such a random day, here's a random song to go with it...
'the boy from ipanema' diana krall

Friday, March 27, 2009

footloose and a cute little chick

you know i was a child of the 80s and i LOVED it! the music, the clothes, the movies. do you remember the goonies? such a good movie! and flight of the navigator? that's perfection on the big screen, no?!
this saturday, at the hippodrome, they are doing a screening of footloose and having a dress like the 80s contest! i'm so there...hehe i have visions of mike in a couple of layered pink and turquoise polo shirts and pegged jeans, me in a side ponytail, coulots, and jelly sandals...don't you think we could win?! anywho, here's you a RAD 80s video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwBbMXYDsXw
on a different subject, i went to the domain in austin (an AWESOME shopping center) and had to pick up a little charm for my juicy couture bracelet! (i realize some might think it looks 'easterish', but i just loved it because it is turquoise...besides there's eggs and chickens all year long right!

happy friday!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

setting goals

are you a goal setter? i don't know that i would call myself one..i'm more of a lister maker and checker offer (not a word?) i like quick results, like clean the toilets-done, make dinner-done, organize my armoire-done. i feel good, i've accomplished something in less than 30 minutes, and i don't feel guilty if i sit down to watch lost or american idol.

but i have a new goal. it's a long term one, and we are talking LONG TERM since i have not even begun to work on this goal (unless you count one day last week). what is my goal???

i am going to be a RUNNER. like where i can run for more than 3.5 minutes without feeling sick and having a pain in my side. where i actually enjoy it, like all those terribly in shape people in my neighborhood that go jogging by day after day...that's gonna be me in a few short months! so this is how i'm going to do it

are you ready to join me?!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

we are family

last friday, at mom and les' reception, we got to meet 2 of our new siblings! i had talked to staci on the phone, but had never met her! she is the sweetest thing...so bubbly and cheerful! and bryson was so nice too.
i'm so glad it went so smoothly. i think we will get along really well!
p.s. evidently my blue dress made me look 4 months pregnant in EVERY picture that was taken. but no, i'm not pregnant.
oh, and check out the cool dance moves in this video. i'm thinking of trying a few of them out next time i'm on the dance floor!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


i think when you get used to having a little dog in your house, it's hard to not have one anymore. our sweet buffy had to be put to sleep a few months ago, and i have recently started thinking about getting another inside dog...i said i wouldn't because they are so much work and tie us down to being at home or having someone be there with them when we're travelling. but how can i resist a little face like this one?
i'm not getting a yorkie anytime soon, but maybe eventually...who knows? more importantly, if and when i do, i'll need an adorable name to go with that cutie face. i want a little girl, so some of my choices are greta, bella, and chloe. do you have any suggestions?

Monday, March 16, 2009

oh boy

i love this boy. he and i agree that we are such good travel partners...we really like to do the same things on vaca like chill, shop, lay by the pool, and eat good food!

and after spending practically every minute together for 10 days, we still love each other!! and miss each other today when he had to go back to work.

don't get me wrong, i LOVE my alone time, and so does he, but we genuinely enjoy being around each other a lot, which i think is a good thing.

"oh boy," duffy http://www.last.fm/music/Duffy/_/Oh+Boy

Saturday, March 14, 2009


we got back from las vegas yesterday...we had such a great, fun, relaxing, and busy time all rolled into one trip!

saturday night we went to paris and ate at the eiffel tower restaurant. it was on the 5th floor of the eiffel tower at the paris hotel. such a gorgeous view of the bellagio from the restaurant. we had a chocolate souffle that was indescribably good!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

each day gets better

i just read this post and it inspired me to be so grateful.

none of us knows what tommorrow will bring, so i am making a promise to myself to enjoy each day of life, to be content no matter what the day brings, to tell the people i love that i love them, to give my husband a big hug each morning just because i woke up next to him, and to take time to enjoy instead of always crossing things off my to do list.

sometimes i take for granted simple things like cooking dinner for us or sitting on our patio on warm nights playing with the dogs. but those are the things that make life peaceful and fun.

{i will be enjoying life in las vegas for a week...i'll try to post while i'm there, but if not, enjoy your week }

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

brand new day

are you enjoying the coming of spring as much as i am today? it is beautiful weather-75 and sunny...the PERFECT weather in my opinion.

spring feels like new beginnings to me...all the trees starting to bud with their lavenders and pinks, days where there is sunshine until 7 or 8 pm, and being able to finally wear springy clothes and shoes. i am LOVING the j.crew spring inspiration board and look book!!http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Studio.jsp

i am also loving these shoes!! (found them here http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=37370&pid=642923&scid=642923002)

enjoy your wednesday!

and here's some lyrical inspiration too! http://www.ilike.com/artist/Joshua+Radin/track/Brand+New+Day

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

more shower pics...

there were so many great shower pics, it's hard to just post a few! {sorry the pics are so small...i copied them from snapfish}

on a side note...what do you think of the bachelor finale?! staged for ratings?? susanne says yep. it's probably true-this one was hard because i liked both girls, but i DO think jason and molly are more well suited. hmmm...reality tv, you gotta love it!