Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I started to update yesterday but got caught up grocery shopping, doing laundry, and watching big brother - I'm addicted - not of course to laundry, but I think to grocery shopping and tv.

I love grocery shopping... I love making a list, cutting coupons and at the end seeing how much "I saved" when in reality I just bought a bunch of crap I'm not going to use but bought it anyway because I had a coupon.

Things you should always remember when grocery shopping:
- Stick to the initial list you make
- DON'T GO HUNGRY -my mom tried to teach me this as a kid - but it still hasn't sunk in. Seriously though who thinks when their tummy's are full "I need to go grocery shopping" not so much, it's when your practically starving and trying to put together a meal it pops in your head to go to the you go with an empty stomach and come home with half the store and half the wallet size.
- Somethings you can't buy off brand, i.e. toilet paper only the best for back there.
- Don't go late at night - NOTHING is stocked!

Last weekend wasn't too excitingI enjoyed a concert Friday night and having dinner with my friend Erinn whom I hadn't seen in awhile on Saturday.

Friday night I went to Reckless Kelly with Karen, Ciearra and Cayla. We had fun being silly and relishing in our college days. They are such a fun band - it's always guaranteed a good time when RK comes to town.

Saturday Karen and I went to dinner with Erinn at Tom Tom sushi in the West Village. It was YUMMY! It was nice to catch up with Erinn and see her and her boyfriend Chris. They are so sweet and it's nice to see they are doing well.

This weekend I am so excited because Sarah is coming into town. Sarah, Jess, and I were bff in high school and were inseparable! She lives in KC and I haven't seen her since Jess' wedding. She comes in tonight around 8pm so I can't wait!!

Happy Hump Day!

Friday, August 15, 2008

6 Things you may or may not know about me....

I have been tagged by my friend Kristi. I'm supposed to tell you six random things about me. Here are the rules: Link to the person who tagged you, mention the rules, tell six quirky, yet boring unspectacular things about yourself, tag six other bloggers by linking to them, and then go to each person's blog and leave a comment letting them know they've been tagged.

1. I dislocated my shoulder in 6th grade rolling down a hill in Ft. Worth... I got going too fast and ran into a charter bus tire... I was in an immobilizer and sling for 6 weeks... (AND my parents didn't believe me...)

2. I can drink 60 ounces of beer in 63 seconds...(well I could in college I'm not sure if this still applies... it was when I dunked my aggie ring...)

3. I am a reality tv junkie... plain and simple... I'll pretty much watch anything that claims to be "reality" or is in fact "reality"

4. My first car was a 1990 Pontiac sunbird... convertible... with serious electrical problems... I'm surprised the car didn't blow up while I was driving it.

5. I love taco cabana bean and cheese tacos...

6. I love to cook - dinner, breakfast, lunch anything. I love to be in the kitchen!

I only tagged three... I'm still trying to find friends that blog... so I tagged Kristi, Erin, Johnna

Thursday, August 7, 2008

So excited!!

Our website is up!

I'm so excited that it is up! You can see sample swatches (more are coming soon) and pictures of finished products! We will be making a few aesthetic changes here and there but the idea is out on the web for all to see!

I'm also excited because we finally received our wii fit in the mail! I can't wait to start playing it and get fit in the process! I know it's lame - but I am totally excited about it.

I am also excited today because I get to see my aunt and uncle today in from Mississippi. Even though their impromptu visit was due to a loss in my aunt's side of the family, I am excited to see them :)

So today has been a pretty exciting day here!

Say Prayers for April - as her surgery was today.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sadness and Comfort

I am so thankful for so many things, my friends, my family, my health.

I learned late last week that my sister's best friend growing up was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is 31 and has two young children (4 & 2). She is a strong woman of God and her faith runs deeper than most. I find comfort in knowing that she will heal completely and live a life that will be fulfilling and long.

Her family was my family growing up - she has a brother one year older than me and her and my sister were the same age. As kids our parents would go out together on the weekends and we would stay home and mostly get into trouble. Me and her brother would bug the heck out of our older siblings as little brothers and sisters normally do. From my memory, I think we even created a band once called the "Four A's" (our first names all started with A). We overflowed the toilet at my mom's house more than once - causing numerous problems, not only with our parents but with the septic tank as well... not to mention the carpet, towels and all items used to clean up our messes....but it was all in good fun and created memories. Memories that I haven't thought about in years....

I think about my sister right now - I know what she's feeling - as I too have gone through this with my best friend. A different type of cancer on a different body part, but cancer none the less. It is hard when you see your friend go through something that you know nothing about. You can relate on most subjects when it comes to hard times, parental issues, significant other issues, etc but when it it something that you haven't faced; something as serious as a cancer diagnosis your whole world turns upside down and you no longer have a realm of understanding of what they are going through. All you can do is be there. Be there to cry with them, be there to love them, be there to pray for them.

I had never experienced prayer like I did when Jessica was diagnosed. I always had signs in my life that God was with me and I always had my faith in knowing that He was our Savior - but never had I experienced the power of prayer until her medical condition was revealed. It was amazing. A feeling indescribable with words. I hold true to the fact that this will be the same for April.

So I ask you today, if you came across this blog - please pray for April and her family as they forge through this journey.

God is good -