Friday, May 28, 2010

Giveaway Winner...

Well this post is a bit delayed that is for sure. It is not that I forgot, but with the school year over today I have been in overdrive trying to get everything finished for today and I have been trying to catch some sunrays afterwork.

I also decided that I would send everyone a little something for summer. Who doesn't like to receive something in the mail?!?! However not all of you will get the towel. So the winner of the beach towel is:

Mrs. Hesson at Meet the Hesson's.

email me at and I will get this in the mail to you shortly!

Hope Friday and I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing 3-day weekend!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Holy Matrimony!

Today JJ and I have been married one year. I cannot believe that a year has passed already..guess the phrase "time flies when you are having fun" is very appropriate. We have enjoyed the past year so much and have made so many incredible memories. I cannot wait to see what else is in store for us.

So happy anniversary JJ! You are truly a blessing and I thank Him everyday for bringing you into my life.

Here is a little trip down memory lane...well I am at work so these will have to work for now.

right after he proposed.

waiting on his bride...

probably my favorite picture of all time!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Can You Feel the Heat?!?! Summer Giveaway.

Since summer is fastly approaching is in full swing here in Houston..I started to think about some of my favorite things about summer.

I love being at the beach, being poolside, hanging out with friends on patios and of course enjoying llong summer days without a care in the world. Even though it is stiffling hot here I enjoy being outside for the most part. There is just something in the air about summer that makes everything seem better or not as important. What are some of your favorite things about summer???

I was browsing through Home Goods the other day and stumbled upon some oh so fabulous over-sized beach towels. I immediately put two in my shopping cart. Thinking this would be the perfect way to kick off summer. Well lucky you..I don't need two because JJ could careless about what his towel looks like. So I am going to have a giveaway!

The giveaway includes a beachtowel, nail polish and a surprise for the winner.

The beach towel is a multi-colored paisley print

The nail polish is called Princess.

So here are the details:

1 entry for becoming a follower
1 entry for commenting about your favorite part of summer
2 entries for anyone you send over to the blog that enters the giveaway.
3 entries for blogging about the giveaway.

The giveaway will end on Tuesday May 25th and the winner will be announced on Wednesday May 26th just in time for Memorial Weekend. 

So long spring and hello summer..well it kind of slaps you in the face as soon as you walk out the door here.

Happy Hump Day.

Currently Coveting....

Since I mentioned in my last post that we are headed on a vacation to celebrate our anniversary I have been going through my closet to see what I have, what doesn't look cute on me anymore and what I need to pick up before our trip.

What simply amazes me is that I love shorts and right now I am only liking two of the pairs I own. 3 of them are either too short, faded or just not cute what is a girl to do. I don't want to spend 40 bucks on ONE pair of I am thinking I might hit the outlet with my ID badge in hand and see if I can find something for 20-30 bucks. The 15% teacher discount should hopefully help in this department.

I am also wanting one more pair of shoes whether it is wedges or another pair of gladiators in either gold, brown or silver I need well let's be honest want one more pair for the summer. here are a few I am liking currently:
These are Nina's and right now they are offering 30% for ATN followers..

                            these are from Gap. Not too bad for 30 bucks.
Also from Gap for 30 bucks.

I am also on the hunt for come cute white denim jeans or capris. The problem I have noticed is that the pockets show through and I most certainly hate that! I don't like the fact that you can see through the fabric.

Any help would be greatly appreciated ladies!

Wordless Wednesday

T-minus 21 days until we are here....

so until then I will be catching rays poolside, so I am not as pale as I am today...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Busy Bees Part 2

My oh my oh where does the time go? It has been almost a week since my last post and I feel like it has been several weeks. Time is flying by..I have 7 more days at my school until summer if I were only not working this summer then life would be complete. However I was given the option that if I did not work then my spending would have to be cut back dramatically! So basically I need to work to support my habits...filling out an application as we speak to turn in and then I start in early June...whew! I am quite excited about this new opportunity. I will be working with the geriatric population, which will be nice for a change. Not that I am not loving the kids still..just need a change for a few months. Working with children is the best form of birth control on this planet. And that is all I am going to say on that topic.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that JJ and I had been hard at work well that continued through this weekend. We mulched the front and back and planted more flowers. Well we were able to get almost everything completed before Saturday afternoon. JJ mentioned to me several months ago that we should do a crawfish boil at the house..and at first I was reluctant, but decided it would be a fun way to see some friends that we hardly see. So in lieu of a house warming party we had a crawfish boil. Now I say "in lieu of" because I did not want people to bring us gifts. We just had the wedding less than a year ago and I did not want people to feel obligated to bring us another gift since they just had for the wedding. JJ agreed so it was decided no housewarming party. I don't mean to sound trite, but I just wasn't comfortable calling it a housewarming party for the sheer fact that we did not want our family friends to feel the obligation that goes along with that specific party.

Well it rained like cats and dogs on all night friday and into the morning on Saturday and I was starting to get nervous. Luckily Jenn, Brian, and Tina came over early and helped me stay calm and get everything set-up for the day. It was a wild and crazy day filled with lots of great memories. I can't wait until our next event..well maybe I can. Here are a few shots from the day.

Tina, JJ and I trying to figure out the best way to cover the tables...

Some lifelong family friends...

couldn't have done it without them!

So all in all it was a great day. We didn't stop the entertaining Saturday night. We had Round 2 on Sunday evening, but it was much more low-key, but we had to finish off that crawfish. I think I can say without a doubt that we will not be eating crawfish for a few weeks!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as we did.

PS The countdown is on...6 days until our 1 year anniversary & and 8 more days of working...


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday..well sort of....

                                                   This is how I feel today!

This is what I am ready for....

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Randomness at its Finest.

I simply don't know where the time is has been two weeks since I have blogged, but it sure doesnt feel like it...Oh wait I do know where the time has gone...between finishing up projects around the house, long days at work trying to get caught up from the insane amount of ARDs I have been sitting in to hanging out with friends this little blog has been on the backburner.

So here comes one of the most random compilations of news and thoughts I have probably posted yet...

To say we havent been extremely busy would be an understatement, but most people are this time of year. So I am not going to complain because I am enjoying everything we have been doing, but I am starting to run out of energy..literally yesterday I was trying to write a report and thought I was going to fall asleep in my office. Not good!

Last weekend we headed down to the river to celebrate Brian's birthday and Cinco de Mayo. Jj and I headed down there on Friday to help Jenn and her mom get everything organized for Saturday. We had a great time cruising on the boat and icing cupcakes that night. Well Saturday was a bright and early morning. We set everything up and hit the water for a quic hour before everyone showed up. It was a great day filled with great friends. Here are some pics from the weekend. There is never a dull moment at the river...

icing the cupcakes....

hubs holding onto Gracie..

Jenn and Danielle.

A little bit of Double Dutch...

There is NEVER a dull moment when Morty is around.

We closed out the evening with some CatchPhrase..I was the winner 4-1. Thank you very much.

It was a wonderful weekend and just what the doctor had ordered.

This past week we have been on the go. Tuesday night I meet up with Jenn and Lindsey for some shopping and dinner. We shared some great conversations and chips and salsa as well. I just LOVE Lupe Tortilla's! Yum! Wednesday night I meet Danielle at Memorial City Mall for some shopping. Well we didnt hit the jackpot and walked away with one of the items on both of our "lists". Then we headed out to grab some mexican food and well that was an adventure since it was Cinco de Mayo. We ended up waiting about 45 mins at Escalantes for dinner. It was delish though.. Thursday night we went to the Astros game and although their record is quite dismal at this point we had a good time. So now you know why yesterday I was ready to fall asleep at my desk. Luckily I didn't, but I did get about 10 hours of sleep last I am feeling refreshed and ready for a day in the sun! This pale pale body desperatly needs some sunlight on it! Especially with our vacation approaching fastly.

Lastly I just want to take a minute and thank the Him for taking care of some very important people in my life. One of my bestfriends had her gallbladder removed and we are hoping this will solve a lot of her health problems. And another one of my bestfriends mom was diagnosed with cancer and underwent radiation this past week. She was able to "ring the bell" on Friday and celebrate one milestone down on her journey. I am so thankful that He has been listening to all the prayers lifting up these two ladies and keeping them and their families strong.  

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!