Tuesday, December 12, 2017

{Holiday Happenings}

Hey Y'all!!  It's December & things are in full swing.  I feel like it's flying by & I just want it to slow down!!  Unfortunately blogging has taken a backseat so I'm going to try to play catch up this week...there's been a lot going on!  Here's a recap {mostly in pictures}...

On  December 1st, I hosted our neighborhood cookie exchange.  We all met at my house & then went to dinner.  We came back to the house, drank a few glasses of wine & exchanged cookies.  It was fun to catch up with everyone!
Signs of a good party! =)
The next night was our downtown Christmas Stroll & Parade. Y'all, I seriously love our little town.  It would have been nice if it would have been a tad bit colder...but I guess it is Texas after all.  So we improvised & had frozen hot chocolate instead!
The next week, the ladies at work & I went on our annual shopping/girl's night in College Station.  I mean - good friends, shopping & margaritas...what more could a girl ask for?!
...except Chick-fil-A at work!!  Y'all, the next day we had an activities committee lunch & Chick-fil-A delivered.  Best day ever!!
Well, I say that was the best day ever & then Mother Nature trumped it.  Y'all, we got SNOW!!  In Texas!!  More on our snow day to come...cause it deserves a post of it's own!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

{Thanksgiving Recap}

If there are any of you still reading my blog, I apologize for being a flunky.  Y'all, life has just been crazy lately.   I mean, it's almost December 1st...how did that happen?!  STOP!!  I am not ready for my favorite time of the year to be over.  One more month...I have to enjoy every second of it.  

November was kind of a blur, but here's what has been going on!

On the 7th, Carol, Felicia, Megan & I went to Ladies' Night at a local store here in town.  You walk around the store & shop and they provide samples of food & free wine...win! win!
On the 17th, I had a wedding for a coworker.
I worked Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and then celebrated Thanksgiving with the family on Wednesday night.  This was my leftover plate that I ate on for days!  So much delicious food!!
Since we didn't have plans on Thanksgiving Day, I volunteered at our local Faith Mission preparing meals for home bound people & those less fortunate.  I did this last year & it really does the heart good!
Thursday afternoon, Amy, Abby, Susie, Sandra & I headed to College Station for our annual shopping trip!  We shopped til we dropped...and then Amy, Khloe & I headed back bright & early Friday morning to shop some more!
And yes, when we left Amy's house on Friday morning - there were TURKEYS on the road!!
I recuperated Friday afternoon & then Morgan spent the night with me that night.
Saturday night I headed to Colby & Jodie's for a little get together & got to spend some time with my favorite little man.
Sunday night I ran out to mom & dad's and put up their tree.  And Monday, Amanda, Morgan & John came over & we planned our NYC trip!  We leave on December 16th & I absolutely cannot wait!!
Phew!  I think that was it...y'all are caught up on my life now.  I know you've been anxiously waiting to know what I've been up to...ha! =)
I'll try to back in the next week or so with a Christmas home tour!!  Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving {& November} as well!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

{It's Football Y'all}

Happy Tuesday, friends!  Another one of my favorite things about fall is of course football!  Besides our road trip, I normally try to make one game at Kyle Field a year so this past Saturday - Amy, Khloe, Mason & I went to watch the Aggies get beat by Auburn.  

Seriously y'all, can we take a moment to discuss just how frustrating being an Aggie fan can be?!  We are in the SEC, we are a large school with lots of money, we sign some pretty darn good recruits...yet we can't win a game to save our soul.  What the heck?!  Clearly it's a coaching issue & I am fairly certain that after Saturday, that is going to change at the end of this season.

Anyway, back to the game.  It was hot & humid and not football weather by any stretch of the imagination but we had a great time!  This there's not much to say about the game, I'll just share a few pictures.
We lost 42-27.  So, not the ending we were hoping for, but hopefully we can at least win one more game to become bowl eligible.  You would think by now that us Aggies would be used to the disappointment...but it's just as frustrating week after week, season after season.  

Maybe next year.  Ha!

Friday, November 3, 2017

{Halloween 2017}

Happy Friday y'all!  Can you believe it's November already?!  Despite the fact that my Christmas tree is up {still not decorated} - Halloween was in full force on Tuesday!  

Nola went to doggy daycare to celebrate with them...
 We had a hamburger lunch at work...
Shortly after it was over, the rain started.  And unfortunately it rained off & on most of the day & night and put a major damper on trick-or-treating.  But Nola was ready for the kiddos to come!
Amanda, Morgan, Ella & Ellie came over and helped pass out candy between rain showers.  And I had some pretty cute Astros players stop by.  It started out slow, but once the rain slowed around 7:30, we had a steady line of trick or treaters & and was out of candy by 8:30.  I think I had around 150 kiddos stop by?!
Speaking of the Astros, it was game 6 of the World Series so this was kind of the theme of the night. Ha!
After everyone left, Nola & I crawled in bed & watched the Astros lose game 6.  No worries, they came back on Wednesday & won game 7 to win the World Series for the first time ever!  
And I had to laugh at this... {cause it's oh so true!}
Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 30, 2017

{Life Lately}

....has been crazy.  Seriously y'all - there's just not enough hours in the day sometimes.  It's the absolute best time of the year...and also the busiest!  

The weekend after we got back from Florida, Morgan spent a few nights with me.  We carved a pumpkin...which y'all - I don't think I have ever done in my life.  Shameful I know!  We had a so much fun doing it...she designed it, drew it out, cleaned it out & carved it almost all on her own.  It turned out great!
And we baked Halloween cookies!
Nola was absolutely thrilled beyond words to have her there all weekend.
 And seriously y'all - what is cuter than a cute baby in a pumpkin patch?!
Then this past weekend nearly did me in.  I took off Friday, went to Houston & helped Amanda pick out her granite slabs, cleaned house all day & then went to a birthday party that night.  Saturday morning, I got up & headed to Bellville for Morgan's very first horse show!  She was as cool as a cucumber & did fabulous!
I came home and finished cleaning & cooking because I hosted a Halloween party at my house that evening!  We had about 35 people there, a few cool costumes & lots of yummy food!  We went on a hayride {minus the hay}, watched the Astros & Aggies lose & made s'mores on the firepit.  Overall, a really fun night!  I absolutely love opening my home to others.
I spent most of Sunday cleaning & catching up around the house.  I watched a few Hallmark Christmas movies {is anyone else as excited about them being back on as me?!}, cooked a pot of taco soup & then stayed up until after 1am watching the Astros.  Seriously y'all, it was a CRAZY game, but thankfully they pulled it out in the end.  Hopefully tomorrow night they can win it all!!  Needless to say, this morning - we were both kinda like this...
Oh yes, and I almost forgot.  This happened too last night.  🙈  I just couldn't wait any longer & the Astros were making me mad.  It's not decorated {yet}, but I wanted to try it in a new place this year  that required rearranging the furniture.  Once I did that - I had to put the tree up to see if it fit!  More to come soon!!
Here's to lots of caffeine & a fabulous week! Happy Halloween!



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