Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Georgia Bound

I'm not sure if I mentioned to all of you, but Ryan and I helped some of our friends permanently move to Georgia last Thursday. Ryan and Mike drove the U-haul and Amanda and I drove Mike's truck. Me and Amanda swore that we were going to stay as positive as possible (knowing your about to drive 15hrs isn't exactly uplifting BUT we did it!) That's right we stayed positive together for the first 15 hrs but then, the last 3 hrs were HARD; My butt hurt, I started seeing things, I needed to go to the restroom, and the list goes on!

Due to the U-haul getting 7 miles to the gallon, we had to stop every 3 hrs to fill it up. The trip was 18 hrs total and I don't plan on being in a car for that long ANY time soon. The drive was interesting, we got to drive through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia!

We did a little site seeing when we were there and I apologize I don't have my camera with me so those pictures are going to have to come later :)

I just thought I would stop by, say hello, and let you know what we have been up to the last couple of days.

Oh! And don't worry, we got a one way flight back from Atlanta to DFW (1 and 45 minutes) so we didn't have to drive back! THANK GOODNESS! I would have lost my mind!!

Monday, January 10, 2011


The weekend was weird and good. Went to my first priest funeral, Father Sev. Blank. Father Blank was a good friend of the family. The funeral was wonderful, very peaceful and uplifting. It was really neat seeing the Bishop and surrounding priest serve mass. This is weird but I love all the songs they sing at funerals, expecially "On Eagles Wings". This is one that will defenitely be played at my funeral.

After the funeral Ryan and I went to pick up Jessica at the airport, almost got stuck in traffic, ate in Grapevine, came home to bake these AMAZING cupcakes, shared with the family,
and then taught Jessica how to play 42. Then on Sunday we went to church, ran by grocery store, decided we would stay out of the nasty weather the rest of the day, did LOTS of laundry, and watched A LOT of movies :) Oh! And read a couple chapters out of a book a recently started.

I woke up feeling great this morning! I wish all of you a Happy Monday! (and check the recipe..these little pieces of heaven melted in my mouth)

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Resolution..

My New Year's Resolution is....

It's lots of things I guess: to try to be in a better state of GRACE, to SMILE even when I don't feel like it, HELP others more (because I know I'm capable), get more things ACCOMPLISHED (in general; home and work), to make sure I am always letting Ryan know he means the WORLD to me, and to be sure my liver (inner body) is always SMILING.

I would like to say one thing about NY resolutions; I believe they should be something you do not only for a year but FOREVER. (More of a lifestyle change vs. something you are going to do for a couple days or weeks)

I believe the outcome will be so much more REWARDING.

That's my two sense..take it or leave it :)

Now, if you don't mind, I am going to drink my coffee and get to business..

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pictures of our Christmas 2010..

Christmas 2010 was a lot busier than the last; otherwise known as..THE CHRISTMAS BLIZZARD OF 09'. Last year we were held up at my parents house for 4 days. The snow and icy roads were record breaking!

This year we attended my parents Christmas Eve brunch and opened our presents with all the siblings and nieces and nephews.

(Yes..his eyes are shut!)

Caleb's new obsession..balls.

The twins with their new Baby Alive- Baby All Gone dolls.

Mom, Dad, & Siblings

They did good, trying to wrestle 5 kids ages 4-1 isn't easy!

Once the dishes are clean and the trash is gathered we headed to Nana's and Gramps's.

Only picture I have from Nana's but it's a good one. They didn't even plan to look alike, facial hair and all!

Then Christmas Day we woke up, went to church, and then came back and had our Christmas with Ryan's parents, Tony and Tonya, and his grandparents, Robbie and Virginia. After we ate his Uncle Scot, Aunt Stef, and cousin Katie came over and we played Taboo. And finally..Tonya, Tony, and Bobs taught us how to play Domino's..42 to be exact!

Sunday we woke up, went to church and then headed to Granny's and Grandad's for our Christmas on the Morath side.

I know this post is a bit late (seeing how I should have posted this right after Christmas) but oh well..It's here now! And I do apologize for the lack of pictures after Nana's and Gramps's on Christmas Eve...I have no excuses.