Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Memoirs

Jed had off work, so we just kind of vegged most of the day. We did a little bit of shopping (I scored some great deals at Old Navy), but for the most part we were home relaxing and enjoying each other's company.
It was our friend Mandy's birthday, so we went out to dinner with her and her family. It was good to catch up with them and just have a good time with each other.

We bought our Christmas tree! We are lucky enough to have sweet friends (who happen to have a truck) who offered to help us haul it home from the store. I'm so thankful for them taking time out of their busy Saturday to help us!
Then, that night, we went to the temple with some people from our congregation. It's such an uplifting experience when we have the opportunity to go and worship in the temple.

After church, I had an interview to work as a substitute at a daycare. I got the job. :)
In the evening, we went to my sister's house to have a family Thanksgiving celebration.As always, it was good to see them and hang out with family.

Sunday, November 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 real train - 11/19/11
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 Ride a mechanical bull - 11/19/11
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 simple carbs - 11/11/11
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 - 11/4/11
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

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree!

We bought our first Christmas tree as a couple today. Kind of pathetic when you realize that we've been together for three Christmases now. But we have never been in our own home for Christmas, so it seemed like a waste and more effort than it was worth. We're still not going to be in our own home for Christmas this year, but I felt like getting a tree was a good choice and it will get me more excited for the holiday season.

We don't really have very many ornaments, but there is an open invitation for you to come over and smell our tree.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Memoirs

We got to have dinner with a big group of friends at my favorite Mexican restaurant. It was so fun to catch up with everyone and just have a really great night.

SATURDAY: (most of my pictures are blurry for some reason)
We drove up to Grapevine and hopped on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad train.

An hour and a half later, we were arriving at the stockyards in Fort Worth. We did quite a bit of shopping and found some really neat things. 

We got to sit in on a cattle auction for a little but and that was pretty interesting. 

We got to watch the "running of the bulls" and I got to ride a mechanical bull! It was my first time and it was SO much fun! I stayed on the whole time! Woo! 

Then, we jumped back on the train and got upgraded to first-class on the way back up to Grapevine. We totally lucked out because the kids sitting across from us on the first leg were kind of annoying. 

I dropped Jed off at home and I went babysitting for the night.

After church, I took a long nap. That was pretty much all I did the whole day...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In-N-Out Spread

Did you know that you can get packets of spread from In-N-Out? Neither did I until the last time I went there. So naturally I got a few packets of spread to go. Didn't use them right away, so I popped them in the pantry to use later. This is how I found them a few days later:
Crazy, right? I think they would have exploded if I hadn't have stopped the expansion. Lesson learned: read the labels on things because they might tell you to refrigerate things.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Memoirs

We had a date night walking around the mall. It was actually really fun and I walked away with a new pair of earrings. :)

I woke up early and went to our stake's Beehive Conference. It was really good - our stake leaders did a wonderful job and I think the girls really liked it. I know I did.
I then went to a Young Women's board meeting before going in to work for 8 hours. It was a long day!

After church, I cleaned the house, went for a long drive with Jed, made dinner for the missionaries, and then watched some TV. Pretty chill day.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holy Broccoli!

I have this grocery store I love called Sprouts. Technically it's a farmer's market; everything is always fresh and super cheap. I absolutely love it. Anywho, I found the world's largest broccoli crown there this weekend. I was going to enter it in to a contest or something, but then we ate it. Oops.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for the beautiful weather we've been getting.
I am thankful to live in the great state of Texas.
I am thankful to be able to work with the youth at my church.
I am thankful for modern medicine and the possibilities it offers.
I am thankful for good friends.
I am thankful for a hard-working and caring husband.
I am thankful for free agency.
I am thankful.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Memoirs

We went to a birthday party. It was also a costume party. I was lame; I dressed in white and put a single piece of corn on the bill of my white hat. I was a unicorn. Jed wore his ghillie suit again (like he did for Halloween).

It was a really fun party. We played Minute to Win It games and then we sang karaoke. I love when Jed sings karaoke - he is really fun to watch!

We went to an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for one of Jed's scouts, David Seil, and then we went to get Jed's hair cut by my girl Kenna. Lunch at Chipotle, reading for me and 3-hour nap for Jed, then we went over to the Silvas' house to watch Crazy, Stupid, Love. I really liked it.

Stake Conference, more reading and naps, Jed went to orchestra practice (he's in the stake orchestra for the Christmas program in December), and I watched movies and baked some banana bread.