Saturday, December 31, 2011

"I wouldn't want to be married to someone smarter than me, or even as smart as me. But I wouldn't want to be married to someone as dumb as a pile of rocks either."

The Husband.

Glad to know he loves me because not only am I not as smart as him (so he thinks), but I am indeed smarter than a pile of rocks. :)

This made me laugh a lot.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas cookies

Wow. I tried telling Jared that just because they were on sale we didn't need 7 boxes of cookies. He disagreed.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

{ thanksgiving }

We drove down to San Antonio for Thanksgiving! It was lots of fun! We enjoyed lots of yummy food, games, and shopping. What more could you ask for? Heather is the best host. I just love her.

I made these candy turkeys with the girls. Jared was giving me a hard time that I was taking over the project. :) They were just a little harder to make than I thought. Peyton definitely helped me eat the candy though.

We also made these turkey cups. This was a little more their element.

Black Friday shopping was exciting for us this year! We have been wanting and waiting to make a few purchases in anticipation of this night! We scoped out the ads and Jared headed out to Target at about 6:00 to wait in line. It was so exciting. They only let 30 people in at a time and we were in the first 30! I was the first one to the camera counter, which was pretty thrilling. Jared says he could definitely see himself doing this every year.

This was our best trophy! There were only 7 left when they put this one in Jared's cart. It definitely felt like victory!

{ Halloween }

I LOVE that Heather and her cute family live just 3 hours away. I only wish it was closer, like next door closer; oh and that my whole family was there. Is that too much to ask? We were able to go to her home and celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. I just love being with her and her cuties! We had fun!

Is he not the cutest? He was not happy that we were mean enough to put him in that pumpkin.

Hallie was a puppy this year. That costume has been in the family a LONG time. Dustin wore that when he was little and so did I. Peyton wanted to be something scary.

Our pumpkins.
Jared is so great to clean out our pumpkin every year. Sharing is awesome. :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

{ am i the only one? }

I noticed I did this the other day.

When I'm in someone else's house that is immaculate I literally tell myself that their drawers and cupboards are stuffed full of crap. :)

This may or may not make me a bad person.
Hopefully it just means I'm a slob.

Friday, December 2, 2011

{ Trip Highlights }

We were able to go to Rome and on a cruise in October with the Meier's. It was such an amazing experience! I still can't believe I was actually in these places. I'm so grateful for a beautiful world full of diverse people and places. It's simply incredible.

Here are just a few sample photos from the trip.

{ Camel Ride in Cairo }

{St. Paul's Basilica}

{ The Garden of Gethsemane}

{ Jerusalem }

{ The Vatican }

{ The Colosseum }

{ The Pantheon }

{ The Sea of Galilee }

{Pyramids at Giza}


We feel so lucky to have been able to go to all these places!