Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Memoirs

We drove down to Kerrville with the Silvas and spent the night there.

After my Texas-shaped waffle, we headed to Enchanted Rock. The climb was short, but steep! Bobby told me it's just like climbing a few flights of stairs, and I realized that I never, ever climb stairs in my daily life; everywhere I go is one-story. Yeah, that's not helpful. I had a hard time breathing more than anything. But I made it to the top and I'm so glad I pushed through - the view and the experience were awesome.
 While we were at the top, Jed started climbing a rock and I heard a branch break and then "Uh oh". It wasn't a branch breaking, it was Jed's pants ripping a HUGE line right down the front. I was DYING laughing! Poor Jeddy. Throughout the rest of the hike it ripped a few more times, too. Oh, and he found a nice little hole in the rock for an awesome photo op:
After snacks at the top, we hiked down a different side of the "mountain" and then walked around it back to the front. We saw some deer and it was nice out, so we had a great little walk. The Silvas' baby, Wyatt, was in a backpack during the hike and he was the cutest little trooper. Everyone kept commenting on how adorable he was. I love that little boy.
We went back to the hotel to regroup and let Jed change, and then we headed to Frericksburg to do some shopping and have dinner. We found this sign while we were out strolling Main Street:
Oh, small towns.

We grabbed lunch in Fredericksburg and then headed home. It was such a great trip! Maybe we'll make it an annual thing. :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

101 in 1001 Monthly Update

1. Make a wreath for my front door - 10/16/11
2. Go to the Texas State Fair - 10/4/10
3. Eat a meal from a food truck
4. Go to the symphony
5. Go 1 week without watching TV - 1/9/11
6. Finally buy wedding pictures...
7. Hang wedding pictures
8. Go to the ballet with Jed - 11/27/10
9. Go to The Sixth Floor Museum
10. Finish my T-shirt quilt I started 2 3 years ago - 3/23/11
11. Go to the Ft. Worth Zoo - 10/2/10
12. Lose 20 pounds!! - 11/3/10
13. Lose 20 more pounds!!! - 6/22/11
14. Go snorkeling again
15. Catch up on 30 Rock - 12/6/10
16. Eat vegetarian for a week
17. Go to a Rangers game - 5/13/11
18. Do a ropes course
19. Write in my journal every day for 1 month
20. Go rock climbing again
21. Go back to school - 3/23/11 :)
22. Take a picture each day for 3 months
23. Ride on a train
24. Bear my testimony in church
25. Get my picture taken by a professional (once I get under 200lb)
26. Get our family photo taken by a professional (once I get under 200lb)
27. Swim 10 continuous laps
28. Get a dog
29. Visit NASA
30. Family prayer and Personal scripture study every day for 1 month - 2/3/11
31. Visit San Antonio during a holiday - 7/4/11
32. Join a choir - 10/10/10
33. Make a sourdough starter - 5/9/11
34. Go white water rafting again
35. Pick up the violin again
36. Take Jed to a rodeo - 1/20/11
37. Buy cowboy boots or hats - 11/6/10
38. Get in the car and drive 2 hours in one direction with the windows down and the radio blasting
39. Visit all great-grandparents' grave sites
40. Go to the Dallas Temple - 2/23/11
41. Take Jed to a jazz bar
42. Fly a kite
43. Go to a haunted house with Jed - 10/25/10
44. Complete Couch to 5K Challenge
45. Participate in an organized 5K! - 7/11/11
46. Get my palm read or fortune told
47. Go on another cruise with Jed
48. Help build a Habitat for Humanity house
49. Make Mom's cinnamon rolls - 10/30/10
50. Make Theresa's cinnamon rolls
51. Go to Schlitterbahn with Jed
52. Buy a homeless person lunch - 3/14/11
53. Have a baby
54. Watch the Zombie Walk - 10/16/10
55. Pay off Jed's car!! - 10/19/10
56. Go fishing with Jed - 5/30/11
57. Be 100% credit card debt-free
58. Ride a horse - 7/30/11
59. Go to the Dallas Aquarium
60. Dance to a vinyl record
61. Take a cooking class
62. Get an SLR a video camera
63. Skydive
64. Visit Gettysburg or Williamsburg
65. Make out in the rain
66. Go to Six Flags with Jed
67. File my own taxes without calling Daddy - 2/22/11
68. Make a hole-in-one
69. Take a hot-air balloon or helicopter ride
70. Change my own oil
71. Go to NYC or San Francisco with Jed
72. Take an art class
73. Jump around in a mosh pit again
74. Go to a circus - 10/14/10
75. Deep clean my bathroom - 2/10/11
76. Visit my sister, Laurel, in California - 4/6/11
77. Ride a motorcycle  Buy a house
78. Get a TX driver's license again - 9/29/10
79. Go one week three days without carbs
80. Dance barefoot
81. Get all dressed up and go to a fancy dinner
82. Get on a bike again
83. Buy myself flowers for no reason - 2/12/11
84. Go camping in Texas with Jed - 5/6/11
85. Go camping on a beach
86. Go to the Texas beach Float the river with Jed - 7/3/11
87. Donate blood again
88. Spend a night with the lights off, watching a lightning storm - 11/15/10
89. Go to the Grand Canyon
90. Have a meaningful conversation with a beggar
91. Paint pottery again
92. Join a bowling or softball league
93. Watch a movie at a drive-in
94. Grow and eat my own vegetables
95. Sing karaoke again
96. Take the Riverwalk boat tour - 11/6/10
97. Don't eat out for 1 month 2 weeks
98. Go to the batting cages with Jed - 4/1/11
99. Donate plasma
100. Eat fried green tomatoes - 11/6/10
101. Do 1 correct push-up

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hallowen Decorations

Yeah, I carved this:

And I made this:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful for the rain we've gotten recently!
I am thankful for my job.
I am thankful for the opportunity to work with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
I am thankful for my wonderful husband.
I am thankful to be able to work with the youth at my church.
I am thankful for our city rec center.
I am thankful for the cooler weather we've gotten recently.
I am thankful.