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Changing for the better!! <3

19 Jul

When I went to my last obgyn appointment, I was diagnosed with PCOS. Basically, my ovaries don’t work like they should. After a lot of research on it, I found out that weight issues were very common with this diagnosis and I used it as a crutch and making excuses for myself. I have stayed at my weight since the new year. I couldn’t lose weight, but I wasn’t gaining weight either so I was okay or so I kept telling myself.

The end of June/beginning of July for about 3 weeks, I was sick with a nasty virus- I was resting as much as I could an I lost my voice – I was just plain miserable. The worst part is, I gained 5 pounds. I wanted to just sit and cry and those who follow my blog know that I’ve always struggled with weight issues.

Being overweight has affected so much of me that I didn’t know: my marriage, work, friends etc. I felt guilty gaining weight after I got married, I never wanted to go anywhere nice because my clothes didn’t fit and I was in denial so I didn’t buy anything new :/

I would sit down and think that I didn’t want to do Christmas stuff this year because pictures are always horrible, or goto my 5 year reunion next year because I didn’t want to face people and have to feel like everyone was staring at me. I just had a super negative attitude towards life.

Enter Advocare:


It’s seriously changing my life in ways I didn’t know it could! I’m on day 11 of the 24 day challenge, and I have so much more energy and I’m overall a happier person!

I’ve lost 7 lbs and 9.5 inches so far and I’m doing it the healthy way! I’m changing my outlook on everything- it’s not a diet but a new way of life! I’m eating healthier and exercising!

I have energy to do all my wifey chores and to go out with friends!

The best part about Advocare? I have an amazing support system! I’ve made new life long friends and I love how there are coaches that coach you through everything and who help you stay motivated!

I know I have a lot more to lose, but I’m excited for this journey and to learn exactly how much I’ve been missing out on!

I have about 45 more pounds that I would like to lose, but when I do lose that, I’ll be smaller than I was freshman year of highschool! Say whaaaaa?!?! Even so though, I’d still weigh more than Ryan seeing as how he weighs 120 -_-


I actually had motivation to spend time  with my hubs and puppy last night! Woop woop! Super adorable!! <3



Sooo onto a new subject! haha

My best friends wedding took place at the end of June! I was sick and couldn’t talk on her wedding day, but she was BEAUTIFUL!






It was just an amazing weekend! Since the wedding was in Dallas and Katie, my neighbor, was also a bridesmaid, we rode together and were able to talk alot! It was super nice and the best part is, we got to talk about Joey. For those that don’t know, that’s her brother who passed away last year. Even though we didn’t hang out much as we got older, he was still one of my oldest friends. I cried and laughed and was able to just…miss and remember him.

The bachelorette party was a success! Katie wasn’t old enough and I had a session, so we didn’t goto Billybobs with everyone else, but we did goto the sleepover! It was super fun and I made new friends and Steph got lots of gifts ;) haha






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Lots of lingerie…haha!








We had a super fun time!

Saturday was the wedding! We showed up at 9 for breakfast, yoga and worship music! It was a great way to start the day!

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Then we took 4 hours for everyone to get ready!! HAHAHAHAHA

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So for the actual wedding, like I said, I was sick as a dog. Coughing up a storm and the spotlights were a killer and then the added bonus of 5 inch stilettos on a step! haha I made it though! I had cough drops in my hand but when I went to reach for them…THEY DROPPED on the floor! I tried to cough inconspicuously haha

When we were walking back down the aisle, my shoe came off pretty much! I had like one toe in! SO I clutched onto Mark (my escort) who was hilarious by the way, and told him what happened and he was like “I’ll walk slower” ! haha What a doll!

Then Mercury, my escort for the bridal party entrance into the reception hall was an absolute hoot! We were talking about how they paired us up since that wasn’t how they paired us up for the actual ceremony and I noticed how they put the asian and the black guy together so he was making fun of that and I seriously could not stop cracking up laughing which makes it even funnier when you don’t have a voice! It was a long awkward walk so at the end when we split our separate ways, he was like “let’s get our swag on”. Goodness, maybe you had to be there but it was funny at the time! haha

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So excited that my beautiful best friend is now married ;)


My baby brother is half way through bootcamp and I just got his first letter out to him :/ Whoops! Bad sister :/ So excited to see him soon! I miss him more than words could say! So proud of him!


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Good things

23 May

More tornados have hit the area and if you’ve been watching the news lately, it’s filled with so much saddness. My heart goes out to all those who have lost so much. We were supposed to get another tornado that was supposed to be as bas as Moore, Ok- all I can say is Praise God that we didn’t. North DFW can not take much more between West, tornados, etc. We did get some pretty amazing clouds though!

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I’m sitting here feeling so blessed to have a roof over our head and food in our stomachs, but I feel a little guilty at the same time. I was going to post a status on facebook about all the upcoming fun things going on right now, but I immediately erased it because everyone else isn’t as lucky, so I’m going to post on here whats been on my mind lately!

I am shooting a wedding every single weekend until the end of June! One which I will be second shooting with the beautiful, talented Stephanie Rose! Her work is stunning, and I’m glad to be able to accompany her to help capture someones special day! It will be fun!

At the end of June, I’ll be a bridesmaid in my beautiful best friends wedding :)! My dress came in today! It’s just a tad too big! HAHA!  I’ll have it altered on Friday!

















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Then in the end of July, I’m surprising Ryan and taking him to OshKosh which is the biggest aviation event there is! We’re renting an RV and spending a week up there! It’s going to be SO MUCH FUN! Only an 18 hour drive! ha! I’ll keep y’all updated on that! Woohoo!

BTW- my brother took his beautiful girlfriend to her senior prom! What cuties!

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Two Wonderful Years!

19 Apr

At the end of March, my husband and I celebrated our two-year anniversary!

Time has flown by, but its nice to know I have my best friend by my side! I know it’s late, but a HUGE thank you to everyone who told us, ‘Happy Anniversary!”

We spent a 10 day vacation down south by the gulf! We stayed a few days at his Mom’s house visiting with them and they made us feel right at home!

Do you think we packed enough?

Ryan and I have the best time on road trips! ha!

When we first got there, we had a bonfire with all of the family :) It was fun!

The boys had their guns and I had a baby! We were all VERY content :)

I went outside to take some pictures of sweet baby, Ava! Is she not adorable?!

I learned so much more about Ryan’s childhood and was he not the cutest little kid?

Heres a picture of a crocodile the boys were trying to catch -_- This thing was fast for being so small!

Yeah, I had more fun taking pictures of the property :)

For our actual anniversary, Ryan took me to Kemah, Texas which was beautiful! We stayed right beside the coast at a little boutique inn. It had a full size kitchen and living room and everything! It was huge! We even had a jacuzzi on our private porch! Yeah, we had fun :)

We could be models :)

I have seriously never had more fun eating ice cream and walking along the boardwalk!! We were being so silly, it was great!

The picture below pretty much sums up how we both felt about going shopping all day!!!!

We were SO excited to eat Sushi for dinner…they were closed -_-

We had fun for the most part, but Ryan drove me INSANE one night -_- I am a planner like nobody’s business. Like I have 4 calendars all color coded …I want to know EVERYTHING. Well, sometimes it drives Ryan insane so he purposefully left out a few details on what we were going to do one night. He mentioned how we were going to go fishing. It was 5 o’ clock so I thought we would be out a while and  be back. What he failed to tell me was that we were doing an overnight fishing trip and mosquitos are attracted to the bay.

I was having all fun at first…

By the end of the night I could have hurt someone. I am so glad everyone left me alone! I had 100+ mosquito bites (in pants/jacket/hoodie) and I was seriously going out of my mind! You couldn’t see five feet in front of you they were so bad!

Attractive, right? -_-

Then, I got sick the rest of our vacay :/ Good thing we only had like 2 days left and then I would be in my own bed :)

It all worked out though and we had a wonderful vacation!!!

I came back to Chloie screaming bloody murder when she saw me :( Poor baby! As soon as her parents left though, she was fine!

Look how she fell asleep with her hands! aww!

She helped me wash my car :)

…and we did such a bad job we had to go through the car wash! haha

I got some soap in her eye while I was giving her a bath :(

Did y’all have a happy Easter Sunday?? We did!!

We dyed eggs and had dinner with my family Saturday night

And Sunday morning after church we went to his parents house and sat out on the deck eating yummy food and playing with the puppies!!

We had fun! Ooh, I bought a new prime lens!!! Heres the munchkin playing while I was talking to the salesman :)

Two pictures from my most recent sessions with my new lens! I’m in love!!!

We went on a play date and I took this pictures! It cracks me up EVERY TIME!! How cute is she?!

She’s getting into the doll stage:) Aw, I just want to hug the little munchkin!

So yeah, thats where we are now…

Nothing too new has been going on…

Oh, well we are getting a new car!

We took ours to get inspected yesterday and there is just so much work to be done on it, that now is a perfect time just to buy a new one! Plus, we have someone who will buy it as soon as I clean it out…which I should do in just a few minutes! ha!

 I want a mini SUV type thing! I don’t know, we will go looking and should have a new one the time the weekend is over :) We will see! I can’t wait!

Oh yeah…I am officially married to a bald man! He actually pulls it off quite nicely! I haven’t taken an ‘after’ picture yet, but here is one while he is shaving!

Take care, everyone!!!

Can I please sleep?

17 Mar

My photography business is doing wonderful! Things are actually going by a lot faster than I thought they would! If you haven’t yet, be sure to like my Facebook page, here. In the past week, I have had three inquiries about weddings, 3 photo sessions and 4 bookings! Not bad if I do say so myself! Here are a few pictures from my last two sessions! I love photographing happy moments!



Joey is doing much better and looks as healthy as can be and EFP was able to donate a couple hundred to help pay medical bills! Woo hoo! It feels so good to give back!

Well, to catch you up from the last post, I have finished up through season 4 on Chuck and have already pre ordered the last season from Amazon! Can you say ‘nerd’ ?? It’s so good though!

My business cards came in!! Except I am having a hard time with my domain provider right now so my website is currently

Remember how I mentioned that Ryan would clean for a week? That didn’t happen. He was supposed to clean from Saturday to Saturday. Well, he asked me if he could do a big clean on Friday only, so I said yes, but he wasn’t allowed to get mad that the house wasn’t clean. Well, by Friday the house was a MESS  (laundry/dishes/everything else!). He had such a long day at work that I didn’t say anything, and then Saturday rolled by and I finally asked if he was going to clean. Do you want to know his reply? “Why, Saturday already went by?”….-_-

At least I didn’t have to clean that week AND I bartered a date night! ha! We ate out at BJ’s Brewery followed by a movie date to see ‘Act of Valor’! Great movie!

We got a new roof :) I found out as they started hammering… :/

I got a Sam’s Club membership and was SO tempted to buy this huge bucket of Sunflower seeds!! haha

Miss Chloie and I decided to eat some pizza for lunch while we there-do you think they gave her a big enough slice? LOL

I needed to get my glasses fixed so she put on a little show for everyone! How cute is she!?

Well, besides cleaning, doing photography and more cleaning there hasn’t been anything new- wait, I lied.

We have a mountain lion in our neighborhood and Ryan is trying to kill it so he can mount it. I’m fine with him killing it, but mounting it? Not too sure about that… lol

He just asked if I could see him! haha

Oh, I love my husband! Which, by the way we will be celebrating our two-year anniversary in a week! Say what?! Can’t wait!

Its always good when he keeps surprising me and not telling me that he left me a surprise until I walk into a public place! LOL

Take care, everyone! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Still alive!

28 Feb

I went from blogging everyday to weekly and now monthly… I’m having a hard time finding the time and energy to blog it seems! I’m actually pretty sick to my stomach right now because I ate too much junk food. Why must hot Cheetos be so dang good? I’ve been having to munch on snacks the past few days because I’ve spent all my time editing photos. On the bright side, I’m getting a lot of business!

I photographed this little darlin’ this morning! How cute is she?!

A childhood friend of ours was rushed to the hospital last week after his heart stopped beating. He’s doing much better now, but to help raise money, Emily Fiscus Photography, has been doing a special. The final tallies aren’t done with yet, and I still have people wanting to take photos, but we’re going to be able to donate a big chunk of change :) I’m pretty excited! I’ve never done this kind of thing before, heck, I just started EFP a month ago so it makes me feel really good that I can help make a difference!

I’m learning all the ins and outs for photography and I can’t even begin to describe how much fun I’m having!

Man, I thought I would have a lot to post about but I can’t really think of anything so here are just a few things I can think of off the top of my head! ha!

  • I bought the first three seasons of ‘Chuck’ and just ordered the next one through amazon :)!
  • Chloie is as fun as ever! Heres our conversation the other day as Ryan is leaving from his lunch break: Emily “Chloie, tell Ryan ‘bye'” “Bye” “See you later” “Later” Love you””Love you” To Ryan” Bye hunny” Chloie looks at me “hunny?” “No, my hunny” “MY HUNNY! Where’d my hunny go?” Okay, so its cuter if you were there but now she calls Ryan her hunny! Its so cute!
  • Ryan bought his major item, so its my turn again :) I am in LOVE with this Nikon telephoto lens, BUT its worth 2x as much as my camera and I don’t really have a use for it now…sigh…I want it though :)

I get to photograph Michelle’s baby birth!!! SAY WHAT!!! I am so excited!!! They are having a little girl and she’s due in June!! I guess this will tell if I can stand the smell of the room, right? I posted this on Facebook:

I can’t tell you the number of times I got a Congratulations! ha! No, I’m not pregnant, I was just a little excited and wanted to do a birth…like….now! ha!

So Ryan went to Cabela’s and I gave him a spending limit and told him to call me if he would go over. He did and was going to spend $150 more than I told him. Okay, he does bring in the income so I was okay with that. When he came home he said he rang it up in his mind wrong and spent an additional $250 than what he TOLD me he would spend so he offered to clean the house for an entire week since he thought I would be  mad. I cut off his spending for a while, but he got to keep everything. Did I tell you how much I LOVE this whole not cleaning thing?

Does anyone want to come be our maid? Ha! Kidding…kinda :/

Its back to editing though so I’ll write later :)

I’m 21!

7 Feb

This past Sunday, I turned 21!!! Insane, right? It was a wonderful day and I have a feeling this is going to be the best year yet!

I received flowers, gift cards, money and AN IPHONE! Oh, hubby, thank you so much! With all the cash, I’m buying camera accessories and equipment! It’s quite exciting!

I started EFP 2 weeks ago and have already done 5 photo shoots! I have about 10 more booked! So excited!

Here is a picture from yesterday’s session! Is he not adorable??

I can already see how much I’ve grown in my editing skills and such! Thank you, Nicole, from Pickle Posh Photography, for being such a wonderful mentor! We had so much fun shooting Miss Kenley’s 2 year old shoot!

I’ve been so busy lately with sessions/editing/website making/watching Chloie that I’m excited to be sitting down right now and typing! haha

Chloie and I went to McDonald’s and met some nice people! We all exchanged information, so more play dates will be in our future! ha!

Next time though, I am going to make her eat her meal before she plays! She gave me the puppy dog look so I let her pass on her meal! lol

So Chloie is getting ‘ongry for chicken and ketchup’ so I’m just going to post some photos! ha!

So delicious but so unhealthy. Bittersweet :/

Afternoon walk!

Can’t wait for baby Max to get here! So excited! Off to feed the munchkin and do another photo shoot!

THOSE couples

23 Jan

Do you ever feel like your relationship with your spouse/ boyfriend is one of a kind? That if anyone else knew how dorky you acted around each other that they would make fun of you? I sure hope you said, yes! ha!

That’s my husband and I every night during H.A.W.T (don’t judge!) See, I just let you in on a little part of our dorkiness. HAWT is where we have husband and wifey time. No electronics just us. It’s my favorite part of the day because we get to talk about how our days went and whatever else is on our minds. For instance, last night, we had a pillow fight, tickling matches, laughed until we cried and fell asleep holding hands. It was the BEST way to end the night. **sigh** How did I get so lucky to marry my best friend?

The other day, Chloie and I went to Wal Mart and after they rang me up, I couldn’t find my card ANYWHERE. I was almost in tears and since Ryan was on his lunch break, I begged him to bring my card. Yeah, guess where I find it? In a zipped pocket. I forgot I asked my mom to check me out when I went to bed bath and beyond the other day while I put something back. Good thing what I bought was totally worth it!

Afterwards, I let her ride the mechanical horse and when the time ran out the look on her face almost made me want to cry, but I had no more cash on me. She totally has me wrapped around her little finger!

Anyways, when I came home I had a surprise waiting for me on the computer:

Greatness, right?

I’ve been watching Chloie more often and ohmygoodness, I just want to squeeze her! Look how darn cute she is! (Yes, we went out midday when shadows were horrible BUT I had to wear her out for nap time!) ha!

The other night, I watched her as well as her 3 precious cousins while the adults went out to dinner. We had so much fun running around, eating pizza and watching movies :) The little one, Victory, was so cute because she always wanted to cuddle since she was so scared <3

My days are pretty much same ‘ol, same ‘ol.

My husband smokes. Gross, right? We’ve tried doing all these incentives to stop, but since cigs contain nicotine, you can’t stop unless YOU are ready to stop. Anyways, we have struggled for 3 years getting him to stop and he would get so close but he would cave when he got really stressed or something. Well, you might remember me saying a while back that we agreed that when I got to a certain weight that he would stop smoking. Well, I haven’t quite hit that yet BUT he it’s been THREE weeks since he bought his last pack! Woo hoo! I had to bribe him with something big but he deserves it :)

Now, if only he would stop eating so much! Ryan is really picky about his food: No leftovers, no chicken, no dinners within 2 weeks of each other and those are just to name a few. Well, when I’m on the HCG diet, it’s really hard to cook a good dinner every night when I can’t eat anything. Yes, I did fail in that department -_- I am finishing it up though. This phase has been a complete waste. I have only lost 10 pounds since the beginning of the year (opposed to 25 my first round in a month). Now, have I been really trying? No. I haven’t had the willpower when I am making yummy food for Ryan! ha! Here comes to eating healthier, doing weights and losing it the old-fashioned way!

Do you see this? It is a oreo cheesecake thing from interest! SO STINKING GOOD! I made it 24 hours in advance (with the help of Chloie!) so they were always staring at me -_-

I also made this braided spaghetti garlic bread thing full of carbs and deliciousness!

Ryan and I watched, ‘The Event’ on Netflix and finished it in only a few days. Yes, we had a lazy weekend but it was the best :)

My 21st birthday is just around the corner and I have no idea what I want to do. I just want to order a drink on my birthday. Is that too hard to ask for? Well, apparently. First of all, my birthday is on a Sunday. Second of all, it’s on Superbowl Sunday. blah. I don’t want to go out and party because that’s not my crowd but I do want to do something celebrating turning 21! I’m thinking of doing a lunch thing after church at my favorite Mexican place. We’ll see! ha!

I’m starting up a photography thing on the side, so I have been working on websites/ Facebook pages/ legal stuff all together. Fun, right? Blah! ha! I can’t wait until I can actually take a ton of photos! My first session was for tomm but its supposed to rain -_- Bleck! Oh, well! I still can’t wait!! I’m pretty excited :) We will be doing a Valentines Day themed shoot! Plus, I think Michelle is going to let me photograph her baby’s birth (which we find out the sex Wednesday!). I can’t tell you how exciting this will be! They are doing an at home water birth!

Noah James

15 Jan

Introducing Noah James

by Bonnie on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 3:32pm
I’m amazed that I’m able to write this note and the news hasn’t reached Facebook – but that was the plan!

John and I would like to officially introduce our son Noah James!!!! We’ve waited for him for three years and today God made it possible for us to bring home this precious little boy.

The Best Christmas Story: Christmas Eve morning (6 days ago) we received a call from our  case worker at our adoption agency with the news that a birth family chose us to adopt their newborn son. And instead of the typical 2-3 month wait for a baby to be born, we learned that he was born on December 19th and was ready and waiting for us!

That night we broke the amazing news to our families and spent Christmas day telling some close friends. The next 4 days have been a whirlwind of preparing for Noah to join our family – having to compact the several months that most people get into 6 days.

Today at 12:45pm we met Noah for the first time and our lives are forever changed. John is such a good dad and we’re so happy to share our lives with this beautiful baby boy.

How great of a Christmas present is that?? Bonny and John are the most deserving people of such a sweet little boy and Noah is so lucky that he has such loving family and friends!

Yesterday, mom and I attended Bonny’s baby shower :)

I took my camera and made the biggest mistake for a photographer. I let someone else play with my camera and didn’t reset the settings. I didn’t even figure it out until 3/4 of the way through, so most of my pictures are blurry. Good thing I was just taking pictures for fun and it wasn’t for a shoot or anything!

Kelsi and I

Amy and Taylor

Taylor, Lesley and Kim

I love this picture of Bonnie and Skoshi :)

Kim and baby Corban :)

Mrs. Deckert and Bonnie

“‘Tis healthy to be sick sometimes” -Henry David Thoreau

9 Jan

Ryan and I have switched off being sick the last week and it has been miserable! Last Sunday, he came down with a virus that left him looking pale and lifeless. It pained me to see him so out of it, so I stayed beside him the whole time nursing him back to health. Little did I know that I would get what he had on top of strep throat. Granted, I diagnosed myself, but I have all the symptoms and my throat is aching like no one’s business. I’ll spare you the details, but I swear, I have coughed up my lungs! bleck! I can’t wait to feel 100% better! It’s amazing how we don’t realize how healthy our bodies really are until something goes wrong. The good news is that I don’t have the bug Ryan gave me anymore so I don’t feel extremely weak or nauseous, just sinus crud. The bad news is…Ryan’s starting to have my cough. YUCK!

Sick hubby :(

My green tea which is keeping me alive! ha!

Since I now have the energy to write in my blog, I’ll update you on what’s been going on since I have last posted.

12.27.2011 Ryan and I went on a date night to have dinner and a movie. The night started with us going to Red Lobster which was a complete fail; The food was overcooked and the service was horrendous. I don’t think we’ve ever had a problem with them before but it was such a bad experience that I don’t think I want to go to that one again. Since everything was so disorganized there, we ended up going to the 9:30 showing of Mission Impossible 4. I LOVED IT! Ryan kept dozing off because it was so late, but I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! Once the movie was over it was past midnight! ugh! Good thing the movie was worth us staying out really late.

I was sitting in the computer room ready to leave when I saw Ryan getting ready. Only then did I feel like such a creeper! ha!

12.28.2011 Ryan surprised me with a late Christmas/ early birthday present! I GOT THE KINDLE FIRE!! Just in time too, I would have been bored to death while I’ve been sick. I think I’ve read at LEAST 25-50 books. That’s kind of sad seeing how it takes me about 3 hours to read a 250 page book! ha!

12.30.2011 We had a bonfire at my parents house where the Binnigers and Paul’s girlfriend, Savannah, joined us. I would love to say that I enjoyed sitting by the fire, but Savannah and I stayed in and talked about our new kindles ha!

1.1.2012 HAPPY NEW  YEARS! Ryan and I went to my parents house and played games and drank champagne :) It was fun just the four of us but boy was it mighty hard to stay up until midnight! ha!

What resolutions have you made? I swear, I am going to stick to mine this year! I want to be a better wife to my amazing husband who treats me so well, start budgeting better, eat healthier and lose weight.

Being sick really put a damper on my resolutions. I did start the HCG diet Round 2 on the first and I’ve lost 7 pounds and officially past the hardest part- I hope. I did well at first, but the past 3 days I have cheated in every way possible. Why do you crave EVERYTHING you can’t have when you can’t have it? ugh. Today I have gotten myself back on track though, so hopefully I can start watching the pounds shed off again :) I hadn’t been budgeting too well either since I’ve been bed ridden ha! I couldn’t stop buying books! Darn you ‘Buy with one click!’ I am now 3 days sober of not buying anything! Not going to lie, I just laughed at my own joke. How corny is that? It’s not even funny either! Oh, the joys of being easily amused!

Shout out to my amazing husband though who has waited on me hand and foot the past few days (he even cleaned the house and did some honey do’s!) He thought I was easily aggravated when I was hungry? Well, I wish he didn’t see the way I could get if I was sick, hungry AND bed ridden! **sigh**

Putting up our new lights finally!

1.2012 Mom and I went to one of Paul’s games in a tournament over break. Brutal game but it was fun to go and support my baby brother!!

3 pointer :)

1.7.2011 My dad threw a ping-pong tourney at their house, and since no girls were allowed, mom and I went to see ‘War Horse’; we were both impressed. You know how when you want a dog you ask for a horse? When you want a horse what do you ask for? Because now I want a horse or at least pet one. Did you know I haven’t pet a horse since 4th grade?  Just haven’t had the opportunity to. Weird right? I live in Texas where EVERYONE has a horse!

We took our table over so they'd have 2 games going on at once :)

Ryan working hard!

Since no one would let me around food, I went outside and took pictures :)

Other than having ‘Ugly Betty’ marathons and what’s posted, 2012 year has pretty much taken place in bed. Can’t wait to get 100% better and watch Miss Chloie again!!!

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec


How is everyone enjoying their holidays? Ryan and I have had a very hectic but very fun past few days!

Yesterday, we went to our Christmas Eve service which included Christmas carols, candle light service and fellowship. After having scentsys for so long, I wasn’t too keen on holding a candle with FIRE on the end, but I didn’t burn the building down, so that’s good news, right?

We then went over to my family’s house for Christmas dinner and boy was it good! There is nothing like the traditional dinner with Ham, twice baked potatoes, green bean casserole etc. Yumm!

Do you think he was hungry??

As tradition continues on, we were each allowed to open one gift, and guess what my husband bought me??? A D90 NIKON DSLR CAMERA! Have I mentioned that I have the best husband in the world? Well, I do!!

That then started this:

My weird parents whom I love so very much!!

I love my family!

Ryan and I slept for the first time in my childhood room (now, my brother’s). Before Ryan, I had never had any boyfriend in my room before. Now, we were sleeping in there with my parents in the room next door! Weird. That mixed with us not sleeping in our own bed and it being Christmas eve caused for a very sleepless night. I was waking up every 30 minutes or so and after four am, I was up for good. I read a book, played with my camera, counted sheep and made up a grocery list before finally falling back asleep two hours later. I should have known to set an alarm for seven, but my brothers swore up and down that they would wake up on time. I glanced at my clock at seven-thirty, and guess what time it was? 7:30. You better believe I was freaking out! We were already going to be pressed for time if we woke up at 7. That’s why I don’t have too many pictures from this morning :( We woke everyone up though, and we were opening presents by 7:45. Both Ryan and I got so many cool things! I bought Ryan the series of King of Queens, and I think I am more excited to watch the show than he is haha. So, I bought him that, some clothes, a head massager and a couple of other things and he bought me some clothes and slippers :) From everyone else though, among other things, Ryan got a squirrel shooting thing, pj pants, laptop desk and stuff and I got a body pillow (heck yes!), clothes and kinect mat. Very exciting!

My mom also made us some stockings with our names on them and they are beautiful! She even bought us some extra material so she can make some when we have kids. Oh great, now I’m getting teary eyed because of baby fever -_- Who knows, maybe next year this time we could have a little one :)

After presents, Ryan and the boys went out shooting, I went to shower and pack up our things, and mom made us a yummy breakfast with omelets and cinnamon rolls! My parents and brothers started talking about how the dogs woke them up around 4, and guess what? That was me. Since I was wide awake, I went to see if there was snow. Since I couldn’t see anything, I got a flashlight to shine outside which backfired big time! It just bounced off the window and blinded me! ha! It woke up th dogs which in turn woke up everyone else! lol We left a little late there (okay, well 30 minutes late) which stressed me out. No one really seemed to be upset though once we came to Rick and Diane’s, so that was a huge relief!

We didn’t do it like last year, where we opened them one at a time. Instead, we just all kind of opened them at the same time.

Throughout the day, we were given so many wonderful presents!

Don’t get me wrong, I love getting them, but even better is being able to spend time with family :)

This has been a great Christmas :)

Now, let’s talk about food- Our gourmet seafood Christmas dinner to be exact!

I dare you, say all that doesn’t look good!

I may have possibly filled my plate too high…whoops :/

Everyone was completely satisfied with their meal!

His eyes were seriously closed in EVERY picture! haha

Hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas!! From the looks of it, Ryan and I are headed to bed :)