Monday, January 26, 2009

Nineteen Degrees.....Freezing rain??!!


Wow. It's. COLD. It's FREEZING.Literally!....I don't like this. Help! It started sprinkling ice cubes today...imagine that. When I got in my car to go home from work I had to wait FOREVER to defrost my windows because they were covered with a sheet of ice! I've been through this last winter, but I'm still not used to it, I'll NEVER be used to it. Even though it is miserably cold, ice particles are falling from heaven and you practically have to put on ice skates to walk on the sidewalks and streets....Rusty and I are nice and cozy in our little warm house and we're having a good ol' time!

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Birthday Weekend


Saturday, January 17th was my 24th birthday and my sweet husband decided to surprise me with a little get-a-way to Tulsa. He told me to pack up because we were leaving after I got off work on Friday around 1:30. He also told me that we had dinner reservations at 8:00 and would NOT tell me where those reservations were. We got to Tulsa and ate lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, Chipotle and did a little shopping. Around 6:00 we headed to our room, which up until this point I had no clue where we were staying. It turned out to be the Double Tree in the Warren Place...VERY nice! We got ready for our "dinner date" and when we arrived at Tokyo Garden I was SOOOOO excited and surprised! It was one of those places where they cook your food right in front of you and at the same time put on a GREAT show! It was pure entertainment and delicious........


Saturday morning, Rusty gave me a really sweet card along with a really nice ceramic curling iron that he had bought (which was VERY needed...mine was getting pretty discusting looking!). We ate lunch at Fish Daddy's and it was a GREAT choice. Their mexican shrimp cocktail was delectible!!! (I even took a picture of it.... ) we had a great time. Thanks bebeh for such a fun time........you're the best and I love you more each day with all my heart.
YUMMMMM...This was SOO good and they made it look so pretty!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Lyn!


Happy Birthday to you.............this post is dedicated to Lindsy. We have been friends FOREVER it seems. From our chubby and big glasses days until now, haha. I hope you are having a wonderful birthday and I'm so glad I can keep up with you and what's going on in your life even though I am a million miles away. Love you girl, you will always be my big buddy!

Fiesta!

Friday night we had a youth night hosted by my friend Suni (she is so cool and I looooove her kitchen!) and she outdid herself! She went all out and made it VERY fun. She made awesome chicken tacos, chips n' salsa, guacomole, and spanish rice. She even had christian mexican music playing, a pinata, a sombrero.......she had her house decorated SO cute! We all had a really good time...Thanks Guy and Suni! I know the young people appreciated every minute of it(even though several of them couldn't be there). Here are a few pictures from our little Fiesta...for more pictures visit Suni's blog at http://arrayofsunshine.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 9, 2009

This is really cool!


Today I was craving an Arby's beef and cheddar sandwich (unfortunately, I didn't get one..) so I googled "calories in an Arby's beef and cheddar" and I found this really cool link that is very helpful to the women wanting to 'lose a few' and cut back!
Check it out and enjoy... http://www.thedailyplate.com/

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Well.......here we are at the beginning of a new year and it's time for all those "New Year Resolutions". My resolution this year is to cut back on my calorie intake and EXCERCISE more. Since I've been an extremely happy married woman, I eat WAY too much and I don't excercise hardly AT ALL-and that is just a recipe for weight gain!! Also, my job involves alot of sitting so that does NOT help the situation. Monday I decided to start counting calories and my husband and I joined the gym. I've been doing very well with the calorie intake (I'm only consuming 1500 a day) and I've been hitting the treadmill as often as possible. For all you ladies out there trying to 'lose a few'...or alot, good luck and hang in there don't give in or up!!!....and for all you ladies who are not....think of me when you're reaching for that second helping.......

Friday, January 2, 2009

Albany is 4 months old!

Today January 2nd, my adorable little niece turned 4 months old. She is growing sooo fast, I'm not sure that I like it! Right now she is just starting to play with toys, smile and use her cute little voice.....she's is so precious and I'm lovin' this whole "Auntie thing".



My little buddy...

We recently had an evangelist preach a few services for us and he and his wife had the most ADORABLE little boys ever. Their oldest boy, Carlton grew quite attached to me (according to his mom) and begged me to read or tell him stories anytime I was with him. I got the cutest picture of him and I also recorded him singing "Amazing Grace" so I thought I'd share it ....Isn't he a cutie!?



Thursday, January 1, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Rusty and I finally came home from our long and SNOWY vacation on thursday, which also happened to be Christmas day. We had a great time with friends and family, but we are glad to be home. It snowed in both northern California and Oregon the entire time. We were sick of snow, especially DRIVING in it!We were actually a little nervous about our flight..... With all the snow that Portland had (which they hadn't had that much in 30 years we were told) alot of flights were being canceled. Luckily, we made it to Tulsa just fine. The next day we loaded the young people up at 8:30 in the morning and hit the rode again to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. We all had a blast, but we are so glad to be settled back in our little home and not "on the go"!I put together a slideshow of all our pictures....Enjoy! To see pictures from our Youth trip to Silver Dollar City and upcoming events visit http://www.weraliveyouth.blogspot.com