Thursday, June 10, 2010

My cinco

It's that super fun time again to post 5 things that have made you feel..

Blessed

Delighted

Joyous

Cheerful
Jolly

Or maybe just plain old happy..
 
My cinco

1. I LOVE and appreciate Matt not only telling me he wants to be part of the wedding decisions, but he shows me. How? We'll browse the aisles at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Target, Wal-Mart, etc., and he gives me his opinions. He'll tell me what he likes and dislikes. He's honest, and I love that! We sat side by side, each on our own laptops, looking up venues, invitations, and catering services :)

2. My birthday is coming up, and I'm going to Sea World!! Not sure what else is in store while we're in San Antonio... :)

3. Matt spoils me like none other. He says he ruins me for any other man. Last night, for example, he did the dishes, cooked dinner, washed THOSE dishes, cleaned the counters, and made s'mores. I offered and offered to help, but he said it was his last night of being able to spoil me since he had to go back to work today. He let me just sit and relax. How lovely.

4. I think we've set a date!! October 7th, 2011. With fall colors, red, orange, yellow and some brown. How exciting to have something to plan around!! Now we just need to decide on a venue and make sure they're available.

5. Drop Dead Diva and Army Wives available on mylifetime.com. Enough said. Oh, and Prince of Persia was awesome! :)

Head on over to MannLand5 to see what have been making other bloggers feel the same way! :)

Haev a great day!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday present

I'd like to share a few projects I made that were sent to a loved one for his birthday earlier this month!


Steggie was made with a pattern from One Yard Wonders - cute book! They have a bright photograph of each project listed. Plus, they supply patterns; however, this fella took me quite a while as I'd never made a doll/stuffed animal before, but luckily I had some help. I was told he slept with it the night he got it, which means... complete success.

Here's a closeup of Steggie.

I also included a hand made dinosaur birthday card, a sheet of dino stickers, and my first ever stencilled shirt.
The shirt is pretty simple, but hey, it was my first attempt, and I like it!



Here's the best part... photos of E, all the way from California, with the gifts!


And there ya have it. Even though this gift consisted of a couple crafts that *were* foreign to me, I am so glad I did them for this guy. Happy birthday, sobrino. Your Tia Sarah all the way from Texas loves you, even if she can't see you as often as she'd like!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fredericksburg

Ohh, woe is me. What a sickly Saturday it's been. The sad part is I don't even know what's wrong! A cold? Mega allergies? All in my head? (playing about the last part. the tissues can prove that false.)

I did, however, go ahead and resize pictures to show everyone what last weekend looked liked for me. Enjoy!

Here we are, below, at the Fredericksburg Brewing Co. Matt loved their beer, of course, and  I, of course, had wine. Delicious. Four glasses A few glasses later I was passed out so relaxed once we got back to our room.

The next day, Saturday, we went to the Herb Farm for lunch. Delicious food! Here we are, posing, at the table.

After lunch we were able to walk around. They had a little organic store, a garden/herb area, etc. A random swing on a huge tree that was secured at the top with chains? I couldn't resist.

The next are a few shots from the Herb Farm and its beautiful randomness.



Then he proposed soonafter :)

Up next... Wildseed Farms! They had free wine tasting Fri, Sat, and Sun. The service was very friendly and refreshing. Two thumbs up! It was a bit cloudy, and it started to sprinkle towards the end of our time there.


I really like the picture below. The items hanging from the walls remind me of my mother because she liked very brightly colored things :)

This is where we walked around, simply enjoyed the setting, and basked in the beautiful weather. It was a nice break from the high 90's it's been lately. 
 There was a little girl who wanted to take a furry caterpillar home :) Too precious.

Leaving Wildseed Farms. Perfect timing for a picture, huh?

We also did a lot more in Fredericksurg this time around. We had a checklist! The reason for that is because on our previous trips to Fredericksburg, we just wing it, and later I'll find things we could have done. To prevent that, I did researching and discovered these fab finds!

Old German Bakery & Restaurant
... and I can't remember the rest. I'll post them if I do.

And then there were the not so great finds, but we'll be nice and not list those.

Everyone enjoy the rest of their weekend!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Call for help

I'm asking all lovely ladies (and men, if they are up for it!) for help.

If anyone has any tips, tricks, opinions, advice, etc. about planning a wedding, I would MORE than love to hear your thoughts and what not!

Here are some basic things to know.
We plan on getting married in Fredericksburg, TX. Outside ceremony, inside reception. Not sure how many guests, probably between 100-150. Red and black colors. Probably in late September of 2011 since it gives us time to save and plan. Not sure about flowers, what's in season then? I'm having a cookie bar as I love to bake. Using the same flowers that go down the aisle as part of our centerpieces.I have a "pear-shaped" body so I need to look up dresses. A place in Dallas was recommended. We haven't set a budget... but we'd like to save as much $$ as possible!!

Thanks for reading! Have a great one.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Update

Hola :)

Man, things have just been happening right and left! I love it!!

So as you all know, I graduated! Yipee!!

And an exact week later...
Matt proposed.

Yep, I'm engaged!

Unfortunately, I did not use waterproof mascara.

I had a feeling he was going to porpose on our trip to Fredericksburg due to several "clues" - his mom wanted my ring size, he asked if *I* wanted to go to Fredericksburg... and usually I'm the one to bring up taking trips, and he always told me he would propose after I graduated.

And I was right!! :) I'm so happy.

We went out for lunch Saturday to the Herb Farm (delicious food!) and we were walking around, and he held my hands, looked at me and reminded me that he loved me, and then got on one knee and showed me the ring and asked if I'd spend the rest of my life with him. After he brought out the ring, I cried... he put it on the wrong hand.. and we hugged for a long time.

Here are some pictures of the Herb Farm. Later I'll post more pictures from our entire trip!


Monday, May 17, 2010

graduation

I. did. it.

I have graduated from Angelo State University! I had my friends and family there to watch me walk the stage, and now my friends who couldn't be there can see pictures.




and afterwards, we went out to eat at a restaurant I used to work at. My dad put coupons in my card!
And I wish I was actually this dark.
Thank you, spray tan!!


So I apologize for not having posted sooner.. I've just been preoccupied with graduation, preparing myself, finals, grades, etc. But now I DID IT! Now I am working on my observation hours for my teaching certification. Maybe there will be a Master's degree in the future, who knows right now. I just want to relax!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday Five Time!


Five things that have made me...

Happy

Giddy

Grateful

Joyful

Gleeful

or all of the above..
 
????
 
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! (I actually said that today at work)
 
1. The pictures from last weekend's BBQ. In the picture below from L to R is Matt's dad/Cayden's grandpa (Lester), then Cayden who has temporary tats, and my love Matt. Cayden has this thing with sniffing, and it so funny! So that's what they're doing in the picture. Plus, it's just an overall funny photo what with them all matching. I keep going through my facebook photos as well as the ones saved on my computer.
 

2. School is almost over. Granted I am scared/nervous/much more, but I am also excited. I'm excited and proud of myself for successfully completing college. I'll graduate with honors. My momma would be proud!

3. I've been working on Mother's Day things for/with the kiddos at work. I have already taken photos, and it makes me happy that I am getting things done ahead of schedule.
Oh, I need help. I took a picture of them smiling as well as making funny/silly/ugly faces. I want to use the sentence "A face only a mother could love" with the funny face, but I need ideas? I don't really want to put it with the smiling picture because I'd like that to be with a painted hand print. Help!

4. Matt asked if I wanted to go to Fredericksburg the weekend after I graduate! Yipee!! My favorite little town in Texas. We went this winter and had a horse drawn carriage ride :) Plus I get to go shopping and consume large amounts of home made chocolate!!!

5. I was very productive today. Lots has now been checked off my "to do" - yay me! It's a great feeling to feel accomplished.


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