Aug 26, 2012

Birthday Week

My birthday celebration started last weekend when my parents were up from Dallas to celebrate all of the August birthdays. (Mom, Grandma, mine, and my aunt-whew!). Tim gave me his present early (good husband!) and I couldn't love it more. He got me a Canon Rebel T3 and a fancy 75-300mm lens to go with it. Score. While I am the first to admit that I am NOT photographer, I do love taking pictures. Plus, Tim made the point that in the next few years, we have tons of things we'll want to capture. Glad he thinks ahead. I was just thinking about amping up the blog since the iPhone photos were getting old. 

Here are a few pictures from the last week (iPhone and Rebel, because sometimes it's hard to carry a giant camera around.

Playing around with my camera at my grandparent's house. 

Cara, circa 1991. 

Luckily, my sweet friend Laura is an amazing photographer. While we were playing around after dinner, she snapped these few of me and the hubs. 

Does anyone want to keep this little girl until December for me? I want her now, but our stupid apt. won't let us.
I am so incredibly blessed. 

While this week was AMAZING, my heart is heavy due to two tragic and untimely deaths. 
Mikey and Kelsey- give Rachel a huge hug for me and enjoy the view up there. You will be missed. 

Aug 19, 2012

Hey there!

I'm baaaaaaaaack!

New hair. New camera. New adventures. Get ready, folks. It's gonna be good.

First up?

A little Fall vacay to Washington D.C. Can you believe I've never been? We were far from rich growing up, so our idea of a vacation was a trip across Texas in a mini-van. 

Thanks to my rockstar dad and his 80,000 Rapid Rewards points, we only had to pay a whopping $20 for our plane tickets, round trip. Awe-to-the-some. We leave October 10. Let the countdown begin!

Friends, this is where YOU come in. What should we do? See? Eat? (You better believe I'm gonna hit up Georgetown Cupcakes first thing. Priorities, y'all!)

Also- I have been drooling over some coats and boots that will be PERFECT for a DC in the Fall. Since we didn't spend $600+ on airfare, it only seems right that I spend that money on clothes, riiiiiight?

Jul 22, 2012

Life according to my iPhone

In the last week I...

Celebrated with the grandparents...
Conquered the stomach flu...
 Ate at Fuzzy's and saw "The Dark Knight Rises"...
 Sought insight on pregnancy to cure baby fever...
 And then made it worse by watching Tim interact with this guy...

 Enjoyed some snuggles of my own...
 Spent some time at the golf couse...
 ...and the nail salon...
Went on a few dates with the hubster...
 and celebrated sweet Violet's birthday...

I'm making Mr. G design me a fancy new blog. Stay tuned. It's gonna be awesome.
(No pressure, babe :))

Jun 30, 2012

New job

Three weeks ago, I said "peace out" to my cruddy, contract, Oil and Gas job. Best. Decision. Ever.

Now, rather than sitting in a cubicle alone all day (boo), I see upwards of 200 patients as a Chiropractic Assistant and X-ray tech. PLUS I get to wear scrubs everyday. Yes, please!

I work with an amazing group of women and four fantastic doctors. God works in some crazy ways, but I am so thankful that He has placed me at Active Care. 

Jun 17, 2012


I had a hard time with my ears growing up. So much so, that I had to have tubes put in twice. One of my first memories (ever) is sitting in a hospital waiting room with my parents, waiting to have my set of tubes put in. My dad, being wrapped tightly around his only daughter's finger, kept asking what I wanted from the gift shop. "Bawoooon! Bawooon!" Mom tells me that I was obsessed with the gift shop balloons. The rest of the story is a bit fuzzy to me. One, because I was drugged, and two, because I was a toddler. Apparently, once my dad was in the gift shop, he spotted a bear that he thought I would like better. Of course, once I spotted the bear (in a post-surgery haze), I completely forgot about my "bawoon." And to thank my sweet daddy for my gift, I promptly threw up all over him and Fluffy.

While I'm old (ha) and married now, Fluffy still sleeps next to my bed every night. And in my bed any time Hubster is gone... ;)  *Don't worry, loves. He's been washed several times*

Daddy- I know I'm not the best at showing my thanks (throw up, teenage tantrums, debit charges for ice cream during college finals, etc.), but please know that I am so very grateful for you. Thank you for being my first best friend and loving me unconditionally. I wholeheartedly believe that I ended up with such an amazing husband because of the example you set for me. 

Jun 11, 2012

One year ago...

I can't believe it's been a year. 
Timothy- You made me a wife. I can never thank you enough for that 
(and for the COUNTLESS other things you do that make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.)
Today and everyday, I chose you.