Monday, April 27, 2009

Loving these April Showers!

Today couldn't be a better day to have the day off! It's been raining and thundering since early this, I'm still in bed snuggling with my pups, drinking coffee, watching TV and playing on my computer. There is something about the rain that is so calming....I love it, especially on days like these!

I had a very busy, but good weekend. I worked a rehearsal dinner on Friday night at The Dallas Petroleum Club, attended a baby shower for my dear friend, Lauren, on Saturday afternoon, and worked a wedding at Perkins Chapel and Brook Hollow Golf Club (one of my favorite venues in Dallas) Saturday afternoon/evening. Both of my events went really well, which makes me very happy! DFW Events had 3 different weddings this weekend, so we were all very busy! We have 3 more this weekend too! We are so thankful for all of the weddings we have coming up!

I had such a great time on Saturday with old friends at Lauren's baby shower. It's still crazy to think that we're in the midst of the baby boom....and that we're old enough to be moms!!! I feel like it was just yesterday that we were all freshman at A&M! Lauren was just glowing and her baby bump looked absolutely adorable. I can't wait to meet little William in July! CeCe and Jill are pregnant too, so there were 3 prego ladies in our presence on Saturday....I just love it...bring on the babies!!! :)

I had another "first" at my wedding on Saturday night....A former president in attendance! Laura and George Bush were dining on the porch at Brook Hollow with friends during the reception!!! George was so kind and took the time to speak with my bride and groom and take a picture with them. Needless to say, my bride was on cloud made her so happy!

Good news....Josh's dad, Wray, GOT A JOB!!!! We are so excited for him. He has been on the job search for 3 months now....and his hard work paid off! Thank you Jesus!!

Other exciting news....Fat Daddy's Burger House is opening in Southlake tomorrow!!! My boss and her husband (Mary-Frances and Wyatt Hurt) own Fat Daddy's. The original location is in Dallas off of Garland Road, they opened a Coppell location last year and now Southlake opens tomorrow! Go eat at Fat Daddy's! The food is delicious! And if you're on Facebook, become a fan of Fat Daddy's Burger House!!

Yesterday, I treated myself to a was amazing. Due to our budget, I haven't had a pedicure in quite awhile! I thoroughly enjoyed it and my toes look great....they needed a little TLC! And tomorrow evening, I'm getting a facial at The Ritz Carlson Spa. I received a gift certificate for Christmas...and it's time to finally use it!! I can't wait! We all need a little pampering, right?! :)

I've started a new book....Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin. I read another book of hers (Love the One You're With) last year and really loved it. I'm hoping Something Borrowed will be just as far, I'm really enjoying it!

This weekend, I'm having my very first garage sale!! My sister-in-law and I are doing a combined sale in hopes that we can get rid of our old things and make a little extra money for new summer clothes! Come to 502 Meadowview in Coppell from 8am-1pm on Saturday if you're a garage sale person.....we're selling baby things, nice clothing (mens, womens and childrens), house ware and home decor items and much more!

I'll finish this random post, with 2 pictures of the absolutely gorgeous peonies (one of my favorite flowers) in my kitchen window! My mom's best friend is a big gardener and was so kind to give me a few of her prized peonies! :) They are so beautiful and smell amazing!

Have a great week!!!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Celebrating 27 Years....

To my adorable and oh so funny, hubby....Happy Birthday! I LOVE YOU!!!

Sorry if this picture is a bit inappropriate....but it just cracks me up. I laugh every time I see it! This picture was taken the night I got my new camera....I told Josh to pose, and this is what he did. Classic. Josh and I have been celebrating birthdays together for 10 YEARS....since we turned 18....crazy how fast time flies! I LOVE YOU HONEY!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

It was a good weekend....

Josh was out of town for work on Friday night and all day Saturday (and I didn't have a wedding this weekend), so I had most of the weekend to myself, which was nice. I needed a little alone time to relax and unwind....I've had weddings or have been out of town for the past 6 weeks. I'm tired.

So, here is how my weekend went down....

-Got home early from work, watched Oprah.
-Washed dogs after I caught Kaci covered in mud (see below post).
-Made a very yummy salad for dinner....enjoyed it along with a Smart Ones cheese pizza.
-Ironed 15 of Josh's shirts (took me an hour...trying to save money from the dry cleaners...not sure if it's worth it).
-Watched TLC...2 episodes of What Not to Wear and Say Yes to The those shows...I wish someone would nominate me for What Not to Wear...I want a new wardrobe!
-Went to bed at 10:30pm....the best part of the evening.

-Woke up at 10am...yes, I slept for 11.5 hours. Remember, I'm tired.
-Went to the gym....burned 398 calories.
-Ate lunch, showered and picked up my niece, Kalie, for some Aunt MiMi/Kalie time.
-Went to the Hannah Montana Movie...loved it just as much as Kalie did...desperately want to learn the Hoedown Throwdown dance....hoping that Miley Cyrus will continue to be a good role model for my niece....please don't screw it up Miley...or Hannah...whoever you are.
-Cleaned the kitchen, did 4 loads of laundry, ironed more shirts, washed more mud off of Kaci's face and paws.
-Made another yummy salad for dinner....enjoyed it along with some spaghetti squash.
-Watched You've Got Mail for the 100th favorite quote: "Closing the store is the brave thing to do" -Birdie....quite possibly the best movie ever in my opinion.
-Josh got home at 10:30....we talked about his trip and we were off to bed by 11pm.

-Woke up at 10am (we were heathens and skipped out on church this weekend).
-Took the dogs for a long walk with was a beautiful morning.
-Showered, ate lunch and headed to the Family Legacy team meeting at Grace Bible Church.
-Realized how bad I wish I was going to Zambia this summer.....Josh leaves on May 14th for 3 weeks...I wish I was going with him.
-Dinner with the Family Legacy staff at Paradise Bakery.....the Thai Chicken Wrap is delicious.
-Watched the Miss USA pageant...sad that Miss Texas didn't win...she was so cute...but, I'm always bias towards Miss Texas. :)
-Made a ground turkey and spinach pasta sauce for dinners this's very yummy with wheat pasta or spaghetti pasta....and healthy too!
-Finished my bible study for Monday night.
-Went to bed at 11pm feeling very rested from the weekend!

Happy Monday....wishing you a great week!

Friday, April 17, 2009

"No Mom, I wasn't digging in the mud...."

What I found when I got home from work today...

Kaci puts her heart and soul into everything...including digging in the backyard. I think she uses her face more than her paws....

One of her masterpieces...this hole is actually bigger than Kaci.

Her newest work of art...I think her goal is to dig up the tree. If only she was good at landscaping....our backyard desperately needs some tender loving care!

H A P P Y F R I D A Y ! ! !

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A few of my favorites right now...

Marie's Blue Cheese Vinaigrette....this stuff is amazing. I've been putting it on everything lately.

Kris Allen....such a cutie! VOTE for him!

Lose It! application for the iPhone. A great (and extremely easy) way to track your calories and exercise.

Gotta love a good sale!! 35% off at through April 30th!

S P R I N G ! ! ! I love Spring and the bluebonnets...especially my girls in the bluebonnets!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Kaci Grace turns ONE...

Yep, my little Kaci is 1 today!! I can't believe how fast time flies. Here are some pics during her first year...enjoy!

Her first day at her new home.

Meeting her big sis, Chloe, for the first time.

Getting acquainted with her new toys....she still loves her giraffe!

It's hard work being a puppy...

Trying to keep up with her big sis in the yard...

All grown up. And yes, she smiles at the camera...she is such a ham.

Post "no babies" surgery....she was such a trooper.

"And you bat your eyes like this!" Her eyelashes are unbelievable.

She is obsessed with Jon and Kate Plus 8...

She also loves Planet Earth...huge fan.

With her best friends, Chloe, Penny and Sophie...

In need of a haircut....her hair is SO thick and grows like a weed.

My little family...

Her most recent pic, post Spring hair cut!

Happy Birthday Kaci Grace Rives!! We love you!!

Have a great weekend everyone! I have a wedding this weekend, so it'll be a busy, but good one for me. It's my 5th wedding in 7 weeks! I have a 2 week break after this one, so I'm looking forward to a little down time and REST! :)