Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Catch the Ball

We have a new hobby. It's called "tennis." Here is what you do:

- Throw the tennis ball against the wall of the house
- Laugh at silly puppies trying to catch it

Sounds like fun, huh??

Cashmere in action.

Look at that concentration.

Getting some air.

Who says white girls can't jump?

This fun new game leads to tired puppies, which leads to happy mommy and daddy because they sleep soundly for the rest of the day/night. They are lazy...what can I say? Wonder who they get it from?

Diesel says hello!

Cashmere says we love y'all! (Doesn't she look drunk or something? Ha!)

I'm short and sweet today. 

Love, love!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coming Out of the Closet

Wanna know what we do on the weekends? We clean. 

We are wild. 

This past weekend we both had ALL day Saturday off. It's the first time we have been off a weekend day together in awhile. At first, we didn't know what to do, so we just sat and started at each other. That was boring. (Joking!) We actually ate breakfast together and enjoyed snuggling and watching some tv. Then, my darling sweet hubby had to ruin the laziness and went outside to clean up dog poop, so I decided to be a sweet wife and do what he has been asking me to do for 6 months...clean out my closet. 

I may have a problem getting rid of clothes/shoes. 

Confession: I wear scrubs to work and pajamas almost every other day. I don't need that many clothes. However, when I go through my closet I think, "I love this shirt...I will definitely wear it." Two years go by and the shirt is still unworn. 

Here is my side of the closet...mostly neat and organized:

Yes, I'm a nerd who hangs clothes in color groups. 

The other side:

I see plenty of space for more clothes!

Here is my get rid of pile. Kinda small, I know. Progress is progress. 

This may sound dorky, but we had SO much fun cleaning out the closet. We found my belt drawer and I have never seen my hubby make so many strange faces. He just doesn't understand fashion. Ready for a blast from the past?? I decided to model some belts that I used to think were cool. I'm talking like 5 years ago cool. I promise that I have not worn them in the last 5 years. Please tell me that someone out there had belts like this at one time...please! (If you wear belts like this now, I apologize. Please don't hate me!)

Notice: Do not be jealous of my outfit...not everyone can wear pajamas all day. 

The hardcore blinged out and studded belt. 

The stretchy sequin belt. 

The ribbon bow belt. 

(That Cashmere is such a camera hog!)

These pictures were taken in our extra/scrapbook/craft/junk room. Please forgive the random mess. 

Now go ahead and comment and tell me that y'all used to think these belts were cool. Thanks. 

Have a great Tuesday! 

Love, love!

PS: This is basically two outfit posts in a row...Sydney better watch out!

PPS: Don't forget to enter my ends in just a few days!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Late Night Delirium

It's Friday...woohoo! I was going to post a vlog today, but I can't figure out how to use my webcam yet. Stay tuned...this webcam business can only get more interesting! : ) 

I was able to blype with two of my blogging besties, Michaela and Meg, over the last few days. Funnest. thing. ever. Seriously. I don't think they wanted these pictures posted, but what is a post without pictures??

Love y'all. A lot. 

I kept them small. See? I do love y'all. : )

I have a super huge question that I need y'alls advice on. This summer, my hubby and I are going to take a trip out to California to see Michaela! (Real life blogger meet up...finally!) We have been looking at plane tickets, but tonight when I got home at 1 am, I decided that...maybe we should drive the whole way!

I think I'm delirious. 

From where we live to where we need to go in Cali is about 30 hours and 1,900 miles. Yikes. I know. Stay with me here. I was thinking...when else ever in our lives would we be able to do this?? Plus, we can stop along the way and see some beautiful cities that we've never been to. I'm thinking:

- 1 night in Albuquerque
- 2 nights in Las Vegas
- 3-4 nights in Cali
- 1 night in Las Vegas (back)
- 1 night in Albuquerque (back)

That doesn't sound that bad, right?? We might could even somehow fit the Grand Canyon in there. Ahhhhhh. The possibilities are endless. I haven't told my hubby this idea yet. He will think I'm crazy. I kinda like road trips though. Like our trip to Branson. {plugged it} They are ALWAYS interesting and there is lots of time to bond and talk. I tried to add up the costs and it seems like it'll basically be the same. Obviously we will spend more money if we stop and do things along the way, but hey, you only live once, right??

So here's where I need y'alls advice. What do y'all think?? Crazy or sane? Have y'all ever taken a long road trip? A cross country trip?? Could you handle me for 30 hours by your side?? ; ) Any advice??

I seriously appreciate ANY and ALL advice, even if it's just to tell me I'm off my rocker. Maybe we could buy a trailer and bring the puppies along??

Okay, now I'm just getting out of control. 

Can't wait to hear what y'all think! Have a great weekend!

Love, love!

PS: Have you entered my giveaway yet??

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Me or Him?

I saw this couples survey over at Mr. and Mrs. Smith and thought it was super cute!

I know, I know, I talk a lot about my hubby.

Well guess what? I'm a newlywed. : )
(6 months is still newlywed, right?)

Away we go...

How long have you been together?
Together for 1 year and 6 months. Married for almost 6 months. 

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We met in late August and started dating in early October, so about a month and a half.

Who asked who out?
He asked me...on Facebook. (#hilarious - for you, Meg!)

Did you go to the same school?
No, we grew up in different cities. 

Who is the most sensitive?
Ding ding ding, we have a winner - ME! 

What about pets?
Two dogs - Diesel and Cashmere.
{plugged my own blog...done}

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Definitely Mexican. All. the. time. 

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Jamaica for our honeymoon!

Who has the craziest exes?
Unfortunately, I think me. 

Who has the worst temper?
Another award for me! (Should I be honored?)

Who does the cooking?
What cooking?

Who is more social?
I like to be around people I already know, he likes to be around anyone. 

Who is the neat freak?
OCD = me. 

Who is the most stubborn?
Seriously, I think this survey is targeting me!

Who hogs the bed?
Neither of us. We are big "sleep on your side" people. 

Who wakes up earlier?
Him ALWAYS, unless I have to work. 

Where was your first date?
Logan's Roadhouse...a restaurant. 

How long did it take to get serious?
We knew we were going to get married within 1 month of dating. 

Who eats more?
Hmmm...sometimes that's a tie!

Who does the laundry?
We both do. I know, my hubby rocks. : )

Who drives when you are together?
Mostly him. 

Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?
Definitely him. I'm SO stubborn. It's terrible. 

Who wears the pants in the relationship?
I sometimes think I do, but he really does. I like a man in control. 

Who eats more sweets?
Another win for me. He doesn't even really like sweets. Ugh. 

So after doing this survey, I'm thinking that I'm pretty dang lucky to have my hubby!! He is amazing for putting up with a stubborn, hard headed, temper tantrum throwing wife like me! : )

PS: Yesterday I had a blype (blogger skype date) with Meg. It was fabulous. 
Until my hubby came home and asked if we were cybering. 
I wonder if she'll call again?? 

Love, love!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

He Reigns

Happy Sunday! I hope y'all have had a wonderful weekend! 

With everything that has been going on in the world lately, I feel a little unworthy of my blessed and easy life. It's sad how sometimes it takes tragedy to make you realize how blessed you are. The devastation that I have seen in pictures is astounding and literally takes any words away. There is nothing that I can think of to describe the pain that people are going through. It seems like there has just been tragedy after tragedy lately. 

Lucky for us: God is STRONGER and BIGGER than any tragedy. 

Thank goodness for that. Sometimes it's hard to remember, but God is always present, even in disaster. I firmly believe that He is there and working...pray for His work to be done. I don't want to make light of anything today, but I decided that we could all use a dose of happy. Here are a few things that make me happy. I hope they lighten y'alls hearts, too!

My Savior...I'd be nothing without Him. 

Pizza. No explanation needed.

A big comfy bed. 


Cupcakes and pearls...yes, please! (Possible choking hazard)


Babies + costumes = delightful. 

Anything Starbucks related. 


Bright colored nails. 

Gorgeous dresses. 


I want to just say a sincere THANK YOU to each and every single one of my blog friends. Y'all encourage me, support me, lift me up, make me laugh, and inspire me...every single day. I love y'all. 

All pictures via

Love, love!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Simple Things

Today, my thought process for "What I'm Loving Wednesday" is a little bit different. Yes, I still love my husband, my new nail polish, that Brad picked Emily, etc...but today is different. Today I am content.

I spent time with some of my best friends from college yesterday, along with their sweet babies. It was simple. It was joy. It was life, pure and sweet. 

We sat on the back porch, we watched babies shriek and squeal and play. We kissed scrapes and bumps, we ate pickles and cookies, we felt the sun on our skin. We blew bubbles and watched the babies try to catch them. We talked about life and marriage and God...we lived the way that life is supposed to be lived. Slow and simple, with lots of joy. And it was good. Life was good. No technology. Just us, sun, grass, and sky. Life from a babies view is so much sweeter. 

A smile just isn't complete without cookie crumbs.

Clothing optional (for the babies).

On the way home, I heard a song that I've heard several times. I've sung along to it before. This time, I heard it differently. God laid it on my heart...I sung it as if my life depended on it. 

Sometimes I,
I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone’s alright
When I know they’re not.
This world needs God
But it’s easier to stand and watch.
I could pray a prayer and just move on
Like nothing’s wrong.

But I refuse.

‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care.
I don’t want to say another empty prayer.
Oh, I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself.
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse.

I can hear the least of these
Crying out so desperately,
And I know we are the hands and feet
Of you, oh God.
So, if you say move,
Then it’s time for me to follow through,
And do what I was made to do.
by Josh Wilson

That is my stop living selfishly and live as God has called. To spread His word and help this hurting world. I am blessed. Not everyone is so blessed. 

If you haven't heard this song, I highly recommend it. 

Love, love. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Honeymoon #2

Happy happy Friday!! : ) I am off all day today and so far I have enjoyed sleeping in, watching tv, and blogging! : ) What are y'all doing today??

So, let me tell y'all a little story about our honeymoon. I haven't really talked about it yet on here or posted any pictures, but I have some important (aka exciting) news to share today!! 

We went on our honeymoon on October 3 last year. We were *supposed* to go to Sandals Negril in Jamaica. When we arrived in Jamaica and went to the Sandals desk, we were informed that a tropical storm had hit Negril and the resort was flooded/damaged. They told us that we would be going to another Sandals in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Now I know that this is not really horrible news, but I almost burst into tears. For one, we had spent FOREVER picking the perfect Sandals and we loved Negril. Also, I am a big baby and I was freaking out that my parents wouldn't even know exactly where we were anymore. 

Needless to say, I got over that real quick. We were still in Jamaica going to a fabulous resort for our honeymoon! We were thrilled...a beach is a beach and all inclusive is all inclusive! : ) When we arrived at the resort to check in, the manager asked to speak with us. She informed us that because of the issue and their inability to tell us before we arrived, we would be getting a voucher for another vacation! Hello!!! A free vacation!!! Does it get any better than that?? Thank you, Sandals!!

We recently sent in our voucher request and I just got the confirmation email today!! My adorable hubby and I will be going on our second honeymoon for our 1st wedding anniversary! HOORAYYYY!! We are going to Negril. We spent a lot of time trying to decide where to go and almost picked St. Lucia, but I just feel like we were *supposed* to go to Negril, so we should go there. It is stunning (in the pictures I've seen). It is also rated the best beach in the Caribbean. We are literally SO SO excited and grateful that we will be able to make this trip. Thank you, Jesus, for Your sweet blessings!!

Here are some pictures of Negril, all from the Sandals website:

The room we will be staying in is the beach front swim-up suite...aka amazing and fabulous. 

Ahhhhh, I can't wait...only 6 more months!! : ) 

Thanks for sharing in our excitement. I love you, blog friends!

I need one more favor. A couple that we know is in the process of adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia. They just received news that Ethiopia is considering decreasing adoptions by 90%. This will definitely delay their baby boy coming home...and stop many other couples from being able to adopt. A petition has been started. If you feel so inclined, I'd love for you to click here and sign the petition. If you don't want to sign, please offer my friends and ALL the orphans in Ethiopia up to the Lord for prayer. Thank y'all so much!

Love, love!