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It's Christmas Time in Texas! HELP!

Which means it's a freezing 60 degrees outside. 

We had hoped to be in our new home before Christmas, but God had other plans which I now see was absolutely for the better. It's funny how frustrated we get when things don't work out how we planned. I think God gets a pretty good chuckle out of our 'plans'.

Anywho, this is the last Christmas we will spend in our little apartment. We've tossed around the idea of going to Houston to spend it with my family instead, but we haven't decided. Not traveling again through tons of traffic sounds pretty awesome to me after this last weekend.

Unfortunately, I don't think we will be decorating much, since *my hope is* we will have about half the house packed by Christmas and adding to the clutter of boxes with a tree, lights and garland sounds like a panic attack waiting to happen. I'm sure there are some Pinterest tutorials on decorating moving boxes like a tree, right?!

Last year, I handmade a lot of gifts. Partia…

Thanksgiving Reflection

Between everyone doing "30 days of thanksgiving" on Facebook and Thanksgiving only being a few short days away, I know I have countless blessings to be thankful for.


I'm blessed with a hugely supportive and caring husband. He's always up for late night Chinese buffet trips when I don't feel like cooking, or watching The Voice with me when I've had a rough day. He's even really great at doing the laundry (be jealous ladies!). He also is extremely hard working, which makes me respect him even more. Like I've stated before, I had no idea how much my high school coaches worked until we started dating. He also is pretty funny and has amazing song and dance skills. Who wouldn't be thankful for that?

I'm also blessed to have great parents. My folks, though 4 solid hours away, are always there for us. Whether its my dad and I's daily talks while driving home, or mom and I's daily Instant Messenger chit chat (we work for the same spectacular comp…

Big Things Happening!!!

WE FINALLY GOT A HOUSE!!!
Ugh what an exhausting process. I don't think I've ever experienced the emotional roller coaster that this process demanded of us. We had 4 other houses fall through, for various reasons, and I was feeling pretty down on my luck for a while there. Either way, it's done. PTL!!!!

We have decided to build. We are moving a little bit out in the county (still don't know how I convinced Coach that that was an awesome idea, but I'm glad it worked!!), but it's a really great area! There are only about 4,000 people there, AND there's a great little Mexican restaurant walking distance from the house-and anyone who knows me knows this is the right place for me!

The house is about half way done and we are looking to be there by the February 1st. Here are some pictures!


I am so excited for this new journey in our little family's life. Now I just need some help decorating, so any of my talented friends want to volunteer to help? I'll …

One Nation, Under God

Well, unless you live under a rock, you know the election was yesterday. Now, I'm not going to spend the next page pushing my political views on anyone, it doesn't matter. BUT I am going to take this time to rant a little. Just a little, I promise..

Whether you are an Obama fan or not, you likely agree that these last four years haven't exactly lived up to the hype. That's not to say he's been terrible, that's just saying there were a lot of promises made that, I feel, were neglected.

I hope with this reelection, he can prove to Americans that he is in fact the right man for the job. I hope that he sees, with 47% popular vote going to Mitt Romney, that half of Americans are displeased with the last 4 years enough to vote someone else, anyone else, in instead. I hope that we, together and united, can turn this country around before it's too late.

I saw a Facebook post today that said "We just need a really big war/external enemy to rally everyone togethe…