Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Fall

It's officially the start of fall as of Sunday but it doesn't feel like it if you are in Texas. I hear we are expecting some cooler weather this week but I'm not going to hold my breath. Just wanted to update even though there is not a whole lot blog worthy going on here.
The couple’s shower that we hosted this weekend went well. It was a good excuse to get some projects done around the house. For instance, our dining room, which used to be the dog’s room, was converted back to its original design with some of the furniture that my grandmother gave us.
I got a lesson in recovering the dining room chairs and it wasn’t hard except for choosing the material and measuring how much I needed. I think somewhere along the way I forgot everything I learned in school about converting inches to feet to yards. The fabric store lady and I didn't communicate very well. I told her I needed 12 inch squares but apparently that wasn't the right way to say it so I didn't end up with enough fabric the first time. On my 2nd trip the fabric was 60% off so I lucked out. Everyone at the counter was congratulating me on my great bargain hunting ability and I just smiled and said thanks but I knew in my heart that I was not worthy.
I tried to be creative and make some cookies for the shower-see below. They tasted great, but it wasn’t quite the look that I was going for. Writing with icing is a skill I have yet to master.

In entertainment news: D and I recently went to see the movie 3:10 to Yuma. While it wasn’t my first choice, I really enjoyed it. It has a father/son element that will make any half way emotional person tear up. And Russell Crowe did an excellent job at portraying the bad guy. I also recently saw Hairspray with Mandy and loved that movie too. It’s a fun musical and you have to laugh at Jon Travolta playing the mom. It was really cute.

I’m loving all the premiers on TV this week. I watched Dancing with the Stars last night and out of the girls, my favorite is Dr. Quinn the Medicine Woman. I did think that the Sports Illustrated girl was cute but I’m sure she will be voted off soon since she isn’t that great. I just loved the part when her partner said – she is deceptively unfit. I can’t wait to see the guys tonight.

And The Bachelor…always entertaining.
None of the girls really stood out to me last night so I’ll have to keep watching. I ended up falling asleep before the rose ceremony so I’m sure I missed all the drama of who was kicked off without getting any alone time. You have to check out this blog for recaps. I think someone else has linked to this blog before but wanted to provide it just in case.

Gotta go watch Dancing with the Stars!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


This clip from ESPN is so inspiring (it's not sports related so girls you will still like it even though it is from ESPN). You have to watch it. It's an amazing story of this college student from KY who is using his God given talents to be an inspiration to others.
You can see it here on YouTube.

Ideas Needed

Does anyone have any good ideas for games to play for a couple's wedding shower? Saturday is the shower so not anything too elaborate. I always default to the question game (ask one party questions ahead of time and then have the other party answer and see how well their questions match up) but this couple just had a couple's shower for us and we played that game so I feel like I can't reuse that one.
And any good shower dessert type recipes would be good too.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Football Loyalties

College football has taken over our lives as of late. D went this weekend to the Nebraska football game at Wake Forest so the dogs are keeping me company for the weekend.
I'm having a little trouble determining my college football loyalities. I'm married to a die hard Nebraska fan. I'm an alumni of Tech but none of their games are ever televised so it is hard to keep up with them. And then my parents have been taken over by the LSU spirit down in Baton Rouge. But I'm stating it here and now, my routing order will be:
1. Tech - who doesn't love the underdog?
2. Then comes LSU because you can't beat a night game in Tiger Stadium.
3. Then Nebraska comes third. (but I gotta say that it would be hard if LSU plays Nebraska because I know if LSU wins then D would be in a horrible mood and it would ruin the weekend.)
And the post wouldn't be complete without a picture of Kate....
Isn't she the sweetest thing!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Introducing Kate Kristen

Ryan and Dana had their baby girl, Kate Kristen, Friday, August 31st, at 7:50 am. She weighed 7lbs 10oz and was 20 3/4 ". It's hard work being so cute!

Big Brother Cole bringing the baby a present.
More pictures of the baby to come...