Monday, February 22, 2010


I'm just now blogging about our trip to Las Vegas because I have just now recuperated. WOW! SO much different than life in Tennessee! First of all, I need a whole lot of sleep and people don't sleep in Vegas. But even without sleep, we had a blast! I'm so happy we were able to spend some time with my parents who coincidentally had a Vegas trip planned for the same weekend. In one very short weekend we managed to squeeze in Cirque Du Soleil "O", Carrot Top, lots of hotel purusing, great food, and even some gambling and partying.

The 5 minute limo ride to the hotel. We do it up big!
You should know that this hard core crew had been up since around 3 a.m. for our early flight. Super Loopy!

We met up with my parents at Margaritaville. My Dad and I share a very special Jimmy Buffett bond. Our offical father daughter song is "Cheeseburger in Paradise". I was so close to having our Father-Daughter dance be to that song at my wedding, but I didn't want to seem like a weirdo, AND my Dad has killer dance moves that were better displayed by a classic country song.

Sing a-long if you know it..."Big Kosher pickle and a cold draft beer...."

Mom is doin' her thing! I had never even seen a slot machine in my life. She took me to her favorite slot machine, put in a $20 ...and it was gone within a few minutes.

smoochin' at Caesars :)

Headed to see Carrot Top with the work crew. I wasn't too sure about this one, but left the show exhausted from non stop laughing. Brad was laughing so hard the whole time that it just looked like he was crying.


Brunch at the Bellagio. What a beautiful hotel!

Hey, who is that handsome stud!

Rooftop fun with our friends from California

Sadly, I must have had a crazy good time that night because I squished my beloved camera. Grrrr.... Note to self, for the same reason you buy inexpensive sunglasses (b/c the nice ones get stolen, broken, or lost) - do the same with cameras.

In conclusion,
Vegas, you were crazy, fun, and wonderful. Thanks for the memories. We won't be seeing you for awhile because frankly, you are too dang expensive. It's not you, it's me. I just need a vacation that involves more naps, trips to the spa, and some more naps.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Don't knock it till you try it

Yet another snow day. Brad and I both came home early because our house is next to impossible to get to when the roads are bad. I've spent enough quality time with my car stuck in the ditch to not want to risk it again.

We were playing outside with Dallas and just now figured out that our yard would be perfect for sledding. Too bad we don't have a sled...we're from Texas, why would we? Thank goodness I'm full of ridiculous ideas. How about squeezing into a laundry basket...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Year Already?

Really? I just looked back at my first blog post on February 12, 2009. I cannot believe we have been living in Tennessee for a year...I also can't believe I am still keeping up with this whole blog thingy. Both amazing.

It has been a year full of wonderful memories. The 2 day / 2 u-hauls to get here, the gorgeous scenery and hiking, having great friends and family come to visit, buying our first house, and so much more. I thank God for so clearly laying out this path for us, and helping us learn to TRUST Him. I can get frustrated when things don't happen on my time. A big one lately is no baby after almost 2 years of trying, crying, praying, and having my blood stolen monthly. I'll catch myself acting like a brat, when I KNOW that there is a big and beautiful plan for our lives and this past year is proof of that.

So I'm just going to sit tight. Enjoy every day because tomorrow isn't promised to me. And know that I know that God has a plan for us. He has it all planned out. Plans to take care of us, not abandon us. Plans to give us the future we hope for. more Debbie Downer. We are on Las Vegas countdown. I still can't believe that we won this trip from my work, and it just so happens my parents and their best friends will be in Vegas the same weekend. I should have some fun pictures after this weekend :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I couldn't go through life without my sweatpants, but it's fun to get all fancy every now and then. My office was attending a nice charity event last sweatpants allowed. The weather was nasty and I had been having fun all week with strep throat - but we still had a great evening - and maybe even made the newspaper :)

The snow/ice was so bad we couldn't get my car up the driveway, so I had to hike in the Uggs.
(Kristen, did you teach Dallas about Creepin'?)

2 of my sweet coworkers

This extra large picture of us in the paper is extra funny. I have a feeling we only ended up in the paper because they thought my coworker Mike was very important having 2 young ladies with him.