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!!