Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friends, family, & hair.

Our Thanksgiving Break was kicked off on Tuesday when we met up with one of my best friends and her husband while they were in Texas for the holidays from Florida!

We met up in Bastrop, sort of half-way between us and Austin.

We went into Buc-ees since neither of them had been there before!

Ya know, just shoppin' around because it's humungous!

Don't mess with Texas magnets.

Of course Mike and I talked up their restrooms, because let's get real, they are awesome.

Sad to say goodbye, but happy to see them!

THEN... on Wednesday we had a belated birthday celebration for our oh-so-cute nephew. We had fondue and it was dee-lish!  Sorry my bro bro had to miss it because he was having car troubles. :(

Yeaaaaah this guy.

He's really into heavy machinery. 

Also loves reading books with Mi-ma.

And this lil' cutie enjoying Pop! Notice outfit #1 of the evening, including grass skirt.

Eva loves her Uncle Mike! And outfit #2 of the night. I'm pretty sure she squealed about this dress.


Just look at that face...

Love 'em both!

On Thanksgiving, we had lunch at our dear cousin's house in College Station.  We missed our Tia Kathy and Tio Dennis and cousin Roger! We love y'all!

I just really liked this picture.

This year we had NO spilt sweet potatoes! Success! 

And because we are just a little crazy and for no good reason, we decided to go Black Friday shopping. Which was weird to call it that because we actually went Thanksgiving evening. We stopped off at Michael's, which was AWESOME! Coupons and discounts and teacher discounts. And nobody there! Yeah, pretty sweet. And then we went to Target and only waited in line for 10 minutes to check out. Not bad! Not included in the picture is a fire-bowl that we don't really have a place for at the moment!... : )

AND to finish off the break, why not chop some hair off, huh?!

Our sweet friend Kim owns a salon and pretty much cuts everyone's hair at our church.

That head massage was a-mazing!

Really long I know! Longest I've ever had it!

Before the cut...

Snip, snip!

Good to go! Donating about 11 or so inches to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

Kim working her magic!

She really does make everyone in our church look good! ; )

Almost done!

I think this haircut really brings out my cheek bones...


LOVE it! 

Before and after...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We have much to be thankful for. In everything, give thanks!!!!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Birthday Month!

25 was welcomed with a month long celebration, of sorts. I'm not complaining or anything, it just somehow ended up that way, and I'm totally ok with that.

My parents came in town, more so for my sweet brother's birthday, who was also in town, but my generous mama took me shopping, so you know, birthday presents already!

First I was surprised with a pumpkin carving party with some of our sweet high-school-Bible-study-goers, so that was fun. :) Messy, and so worth it!

Then, about a week before my birthday, I was surprised once again. Mike suggested we get out of the house and walk around the mall. I was mulling around Bath and Body Works, ya know, smelling a bunch of stuff. (you should really smell the "Cashmere gold" or whatever it's called. Pretty much my favorite scent now) So, you know, since it was my birthday month I HAD to buy, like, the whole collection!

Ok, it was buy 3 get 3 free, so I didn't feel so guilty. Let's just say 25 is going to be a great smelling year!

Anyway, so we go to the mall for a little bit, and then we leave and go to some park that I've never been to. By then, I was so tired and didn't really feel like walking around, but Mike convinced me. After braving it through a field of mud, we made our way to the walking path where I found a rose with a note attached.

Eventually, there ended up being 12 roses, each with a sweet, thoughtful note. We ended up having dinner at the little lake at the park, where a table was set up and Chuy's Mexican food was waiting for us! Yum!

Of course I had to feed the ducks some of the leftover chips... and made sure to leave when that huge goose started attacking the other ducks. It was getting serious up in there!

For my actual birthday, I had choir practice after school and my cute, little choir sang happy birthday to me. Mike and I went to eat wings and then stopped off at my sister's house for dessert. I made sure not to overstuff myself like last year where I literally ended up eating so much I threw up!) So we talked and played with the cute lil' munchkins for a bit.

And then of course, since my birthday is the day before Halloween, there's always some celebration the next day, which I just pretend it's for my birthday anyway... not really, but kinda. The coaches at my school got me Freddy's for lunch. So yummy!!!

I don't know why, but I'm really excited about being 25. It's going to be a fantastic year. Looking forward to what the Lord has in store!

already loving 25,