Monday, November 29, 2010

Thankful

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was GREAT! Lots of food and family! I had an awesome week off from work but it was soooo hard to get up and get going this morning. Ha! First things first...last year I started a tradition making The Pioneer Woman's delicious cinnamon rolls for Christmas. I got started on them last week while I had some time off. They get easier every time I make them...but the mess never gets any smaller...ha!




Thursday we went to my parents for Thanksgiving dinner. I made this dip...



and these artichoke thingys for appetizers...



I also made Sweet Potato Casserole for the first time and I really liked it! Click here for the recipe!
We had fun taking pictures outside..even though it was freezing!
Me and Hunter...

The kids with Grandma...

The whole family!
Me and Mom... The guys watching The Cowboys get stomped by The Saints...hehehe

The Turkey...YUM!
Dewey taking a nap with my Dad...he loves his Papa so much!

Staying warm by the fire...


Have a great week!

Much Love,

Jess

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Staycation Day 2

I'm enjoying the second day of my "staycation" with a hot cup of coffee reviewing that pictures from my photo shoot yesterday. It's been a while since I have taken pictures of kids and I forgot how much energy three year olds have! I have a couple of errands to run today, then I think I am going to have Hunter get all of our Christmas stuff out of the attic...he will be thrilled. ha!
Click here to see some of the pictures from yesterday...

Much Love,
Jess

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Big Break!

Well last week was CRAZY NUTS at work. I was so stressed out...but....I have the whole week off this week! WooHoo! Sorry I have been bad about posting, I promise I will post a lot this week. I have a photo session this afternoon that I'm looking forward to and I have tons of pictures to post from my 5K event last Saturday. Be back soon!

Much Love,
Jess

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Sunday with Sprinkles

After the week that I had at work last week I was in MAJOR need of some relaxation over the weekend. I had an event on Saturday, so I pretty much worked all day. Boo! Sunday I met up with a friend that I haven't seen in way too long. We caught up over a three hour lunch with way too much wine and finished our day with cupcakes from Sprinkles. I had never been and it was right next door to the restaurant that we were at. I don't really care for store bought cupcakes, so I didn't expect these to be any different...oh. my. gosh. They were heavenly. It is a really good thing that I don't live closer because I would probably find an excuse to have one every day! I got a mini assortment to try, my favorite was the carrot cake and red velvet. Yummy!

Much Love,
Jess

Thursday, November 11, 2010

THE Healing Ointment

I decided that I can't go another day without sharing this with you. I worked in a preschool all through college and I spent most of my years there in the baby room. I thought that I would HATE it, changing diapers and baby throw up...gross, but I actually fell in love with every baby that came through my class! I learned a lot about babies too. Like they get some wicked diaper rash sometimes. I saw just about every product there was for diaper rash, but one imparticular seemed to work the best. Aquaphor. It's almost like Vaseline. I went years thinking that this stuff was specifically for baby butts...not so my friends. Every time it gets cold and the heaters kick on my skin dries out sooooooo bad. I use it on my hands, elbows, and feet. But what I really love about it is that it cures my chapped lips! I HATE having chapped lips, and this is the only stuff that really does the trick for me. I was not sent this product to endorse...this is just me telling you that I can't live without it!
Much Love,
Jess

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Halloween in November

First things first, my Dad is doing very well after his surgery. He got to come home on Friday, we had a little scare on Saturday, but he is doing better now. The doctor told him that it was going to start to get a little better everyday and I think he has finally feeling that. Please continue to pray for his full recovery and healing!

I have a few pictures to share with you...a little late, I know. I need more time in the day! ha! I have to explain this first one...I work in a place well known around these parts. They actually refer to it as the "Home of the Dallas Cowboys." If you are a football fan, or even if you are not, then you know about the season that the Cowboys are having...not. good. Every Friday during football season we have "Cowboys Day" at our office and wear our Cowboys gear. We thought for Halloween that it would be funny to wear our Cowboys gear but put paper bags over our heads with sad faces on them. ha! Hear is the result...
Here are the pictures of the dogs in their Halloween costumes! Dewey was a lobster....isn't that the cutest lobster you ever did see?
And Dublin was a spider! ha! I love the legs on his costume!
I think Dublin was a little ashamed...
But Dewey loved his! ha! He looks like he is smiling again!
While my parents are adjusting to my Dad's first week back at home, we decided that we would keep Dublin at our house. We love him and Dewey loves it when he comes over! Dublin's FAVORITE activity is to try to find all of the socks in our house. ha! Here he is after he found one...he is looking at me like if I take one step closer...he is gone!
And here is his laughing at me when I couldn't catch him!


Much Love,


Friday, November 5, 2010

Five Question Friday!!

It's time for Mama M.'s 5QF! My week has been pretty crazy and I'm so glad that it's Friday!!

1. If you could have any talent and turn it into an occupation, what would it be?
If I could choose anything to be talented at AND make it my occupation I would be a singer! I sing in the car and in the comfort of my own home and I think that I sound amazing, but I have been told different! ha!


2. Would you rather have a house at the beach or a cabin in the woods?
Definitely the beach, but like Mama M., my husband would probably want a house in the woods!

3. Is there any meaning or reasoning for the names you chose for your child/children?
No kids yet~ only a furry baby named Dewey and there was no rhyme or reason for his name.

4. What is your guilty pleasure? (I know we've done this one before, but I'm guessing people's "guilty pleasures" change frequently. At least, mine do!)
My current guilty pleasure would be Pumpkin Spice lattes. I know that they are way too expensive and I should not get them every morning, ahem, but I can't help it!!

5. Do you live in a house that is deep cleaned or straightened?
I really like to keep the house clean, but clean to me is also straightened. This is something that I have really had to work on since I got married. I know now that it is ok to leave shoes out or leave a kitchen towel on the counter, the world will not end. And I have to tell you, I am a lot less stressed out! Go figure!

Have a great weekend!

Much Love,
Jess


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Waiting Game

This is a view of what I'm doing today







Yep, that's a hospital waiting room. My dad is having back surgery this morning. Please send your prayers to him for a good recovery! Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back later to check in.


Much Love,

Jess