Monday, June 28, 2010

My New Love

Call me nerd if you wish but my new love is blogging. I have always loved writing but my new found love is great! The funny part is I had a class in college where the professor had us create a blog and it was part of our grade that semester and I HATED IT. Like hated it so much I got a "C" in that class. It was my lowest grade my senior year in one of my writing classes. Kinda funny how things turn out. Only If I could remember his name I would have him follow my blog now!

The next goal I have is to personalize my font on my blog. We will see how well that works. I have found a great blog that gives a tutorial on it. It is just a matter of my husband giving up the computer in order for me to learn. We only have 3 laptops but of course I like his the best. My personal laptop basically crashes every time I turn it on and I have never liked it since I bought it. My work laptop is so slow and takes forever to boot up. So the obvious choice is Steven's laptop! Trust me he is not thrilled about my new blogging love.

The new things that I also come across is just great! All the party planning blogs, decor blogs, friends blogs, and everything else great in life. I just love it. If you are reading this and do not have a blog, I HIGHLY Recommend it. Well of course if you like writing or journal-ling. Until next time friends!

Sunday, June 27, 2010


In college I always told myself I was going to write a book that was part fiction and part non fiction. I have has the greatest friends through my 27 years of life. Each and everyone of them is so different and they bring out the best in me in their own special way! Once I started working out of college I just never took the time to write. I use to love writing in college, it can be the best therapy.

Take for example my bridesmaids in my wedding. All 8 of them are from a different stage in my life and all 8 of them are nothing alike. My bachelorette party was the 1st time I had all of them in one place and even though there where awkward moments just because they had all never met by the end of my wedding they all just loved each other. It was so neat to have them call me and tell me how much they all loved each other.

Calli my Matron of Honor is a Godly, Incredible God Fearing Women that I can only pray to be like one day. She is the Proverbs Women! Her faithfulness to me in our friendship since 3rd grade has brought me through some of the darkest moments in my life! Her and I can make each other laugh so hard.

Jess my Maid of Honor is currently a Park Ranger in Jackson Hole this summer. Now that is something I would never do. She loves folk music and camping, there is nothing about those 2 things that I like what so ever! We have had the best late night conversations and I would not have made it through my Senior year at TCU without her.

Brittany and I have known each other since 6th grade. We have always seemed just a like but we are hoenstly completely different. We were attached at the hip all through Jr. High and High School. She seems quiet when you 1st meet her but once she warms up she is the kindest and actually really witty. Her laugh is priceless! Watching her become a mother has also been the biggest blessings for me.

Amy and I where a match made in heaven from the second we met in class at TCU. She is definitely a God sent friend. Right when I needed a great new friend there she was with my same initials "ALC." She loves fashion and has the best taste for decor! We can always take off from right where we left no matter how long it has been since we have talked.

Hope is the 1st person I call when I am having a really bad day. She always sees the positives in life and makes me laugh. God has given her so much joy that she spreads everyday. She never sees the negative in anything or anyone. But don't make her mad or you might she the wrath of Hope.

Allyson was a prayer request answered. For months I prayed for God to bring Steven and I a great couple to hang out with and low and behold he brought us Marcus and Allyson. The 4 of us have grown through a lot in just the small amount of time together and I know as we start having babies together things are going to get even better.

Carol Ann is one of the strongest women I know. She is such an incredible mom and wife. I have watched and held her hand as her newborn baby was put in ICU for a month and she literally did not know if he would make it through the night and I only heard her cry 1 time!

My cousin Jennifer has walked through a lot and has pushed through it all. She has a wonderful husband and 3 precious children. Her 2 little girls are the picture perfect kids and not to mention they are my mom and aunt as little girls. God Bless her for raising them, I don't know if I could do.

Maybe one day I will slow down and write the book I have always dreamed of. I would model each character after these wonderful women but create a great storyline maybe using bits and pieces of their life's that I have been so honored to be apart of!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Love for The Kardashians

Words can not describe the crush I have on these sisters. The Kardashian sisters are hands down my celebrity girl crush! I live to watch "Keeping up with The Kardashians" and "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami." My poor husband has to suffer through it because all that will fit in our lovely 2 bedroom apartment is 1 TV. So yes, he has to watch it too!

He would never admit but Sunday nights episode of "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami" I saw him laughing with me. I really think my love for the 3 sisters is because I love watching them and daydreaming about what it would be like if I had sisters. I think I imagine if I had sisters we would be extremely similar to them. As much as people do not like Khloe she is honestly who I would say I am most like!

I was literally laughing so hard on Sunday when Khloe decided to let her sister Kourtney give her a Brazilian wax and to sooth the burn they pulled out "To Go" butter and used a knife to apply. I was laughing so hard, it was one of the greatest reality TV moments I have ever watched. I am still not sure if Steven was laughing at me or the show.

Only if I had sisters would I get to experience great moments like that. Don't get me wrong being an only child has its perks. It definitely made me the strong person I am today but I can't help think about what it would be like to have a sisterly bond when I watch The Kardashians.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

To Tan or Not to Tan

I am so against tanning and completely agree that it is horrible but I am totally addicted! I have preached and preached to so many people about not tanning and what do I do, Tan! I only tan in the summer months so somehow I can justify that to myself. As I tanned today I was literally laying in the tanning bed talking to my friend Calli. Of course with all my fans going she was curious what I was doing so I totally had to give myself up and tell her I was tanning.

Calli has known me so long that she knows I have tanned since I was 16 which was before the 24 hour rule. So yes, I use to tan twice a day in high school! Last time I went to the Doctor and I told her my tanning habits she looked at me as if I should be dead! So why do I tan? It's relaxing for one! I have some crazy stressful days and those 12 minutes in the tanning bed are sometimes the only 12 minutes I have to myself.

I am not one of those girls that is so tan I get weird looks. I am not that addicted where it looks like I tan everyday without missing a day. I typically only tan once a week but I do pay for the high end husband is not too happy about that!!

Addiction or Habit?? That is the thought of the day as I hung up with my close friend after hearing her disapproval of my tanning habits.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

House Hunting

Not only is this weekend Fathers Day and the celebration of my brother 17th birthday, Steven and I are house hunting! We are looking at the most popular suburbs in Dallas. Flower Mound, Grapevine, Coppell, and Highland Village. Coppell is our top pick and of course their prices are the highest. Steven has to have a pool like no if ands or buts about it he wants that pool or a hot tub!

Personally, I just have to have an updated kitchen and the agreement is if we find a great house with a pool but not an updated kitchen I get to upgrade it immediately! Tuesday we picked out 5 houses to view and don't think by Thursday they were all gone! No Joke!! We then picked out 4 new ones, which were not really high picks but just something to check out and by Saturday morning 2 of those were gone. It looks like this is going to be a pretty frustrating search!

We walked into a house this afternoon and the best part was the electronic vacuum. I was so amazed by it. The family obviously was not home but we walked into the house to a sound of a a blow dryer and there on the living room floor was a little electronic vacuum. Not really sure if it works or even really vacuums but it was so entertaining to watch. I think I should get one just to keep Ella entertained. She would play with it for hours.

Now that my little brother is 17 it really makes me feel old. When I turned 17 I went to an NSYNC concert at the old Cowboys Stadium. Not only was it with 2 of my best friends but my little brother got to go. I am pretty sure he was 6 years old. Hope, Calli, and I wore matching tops just different colors. They were cute little tanks from American Eagle with small little flowers. Hope had white, Calli had pink, and I had to have the baby blue one. The night was all mine I will never forget how great I felt that night. The thought of possibly meeting Justin Timberlake and of course thinking he would just love me and we would live happily ever after crossed my mind about 100 times that night.

I think that night was my 1st time to officially go into a club. Calli's loving mother sat in the parking lot of a neon pink and green tacky palm tree decorated teen night club that was across the street from Wet and Wild while the 3 of us attended the NSYNC after party. Once again the goal was to have Justin Timberlake fall in love with me but 1st I needed to fight off the other 10,000 girls that had the exact same thought I did. Obviously it was an unsuccessful attempt and I went home totally bummed out that night. I hope Bryan's 17th birthday is as memorable as mine.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Frustrated about Blogging

Creating a blog template and design is the most difficult thing I have done. I am suppose to be good at computer stuff but no this was so hard and I am still not happy with it! After putting off blogging for a year because I could not figure out how to make my blog look as pretty and neat as all my friends last night I finally decided to attempt it. Wrong Choice!! I have never been so frustrated. I was up past my bedtime, my head hurt, and I got no where.

So what do I do! Send a facebook message to my best friend Calli with the title "HELP"...After giving her my sign in and password this afternoon her and her husband try to attempt helping me. I can only imagine Calli who is due to have her first baby July 2nd with her husband trying to fix my blog design. She could pop any day now and here she is working on my blog while I sit at work crossing my fingers they can figure it out. After about an hour of waiting she calls and lets me know that they "kinda fixed it."

So here it is! Do you see how the nice pretty border does not really show!! That is because when you create a blog it forces you to choose a template and this was the best choice. I have no idea how to make it where I can just have blank template!! Is that too much to ask I don't think so! I have wasted almost 24 hours of my life stressing about this! Seriously!!!!

I have even tried deleting it over and over thinking that I missed something or selected something wrong but NOOOO!!! It makes you choose one of their stupid templates. If anyone knows how to fix this I would greatly appreciate!!

This Is Only A Test

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