Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Christmas morning, Mommacita and I made breakfast (Ham, Egg and Cheese Strata and Blueberry Bread Casserole - these two dishes have become our tradition in the last couple years) and they turned out so yummy!
After we finished eating, it was time to open stockings and presents!
My parents loved the gifts I got them - and I was OVER THE MOON with my gifts. I am truly so blessed!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I'm often stunned by the lack of questions that adults are prepared to ask.
When you see kids go on a field trip, the questions pour out of them. Never ending, interesting, deep... even risky.
And then the resistance kicks in and we apparently lose the ability.
Is the weather the only thing you can think to ask about? A great question is one you can ask yourself, one that disturbs your status quo and scares you a little bit.
The A part is easy. We're good at answers. Q, not so much.
Just something to think about!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
We took some time to snap a few pictures on the bridge covered with lights!
And naturally we had to take a picture under the Oklahoma with the heart!
It was great bumping into some friends, along the way, that I hadn't seen in a while!
(Insert what would have been a super cute picture of me and Charlay - if there hadn't been a long line of cars behind him)
It's now Christmas Eve and all the shopping is done! The presents are wrapped and the stockings are hung! It's almost Christmas time...
Momma and I just finished putting together our ham, egg and cheese casserole for the morning, and we'll do the Blueberry Bread Pudding when we wake. Oh, it's my favorite!
Tonight we are going out to dinner with Le Boy's family - it should be a blast!
Merry Christmas Eve to you all!
Live life glamorously,
P.S. Check out my super cute Snowman nutcracker that Momma got for me today! Isn't it just the perfect centerpiece?!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Ever had a moment when a client walks in unexpectedly and wants to sit down and chat?
Have you ever had to excuse yourself because you're sweating, your head is spinning and you're afraid you might get sick right there while talking to them?
Oh, and then there's that moment when you're walking to the restroom and you black out, hit your head on the corner of a wall and come-to from the pain and the sound of the thud.
Yes, that happened... And at that moment in the day, your wonderfully concerned bosses and co-workers look at you and say "Go. Home."
It wasn't a normal manic Monday for me, but it was definitely a day. Feeling better this morning - just sore, a little bit embarrassed and ready for my parents to get here tomorrow!
Meeeeerrry Christmas - and a little shiner on the forehead too!
Monday, December 19, 2011
What makes you feel like it's officially time for Christmas? My decorations are up, presents are wrapped and my family is coming - it couldn't be any better than this!
Live life glamorously,
Monday, December 12, 2011
It's the first time in 18 years that I will not have a Christmas break spanning from 2 - 4 weeks!
It's the first season where I've seen Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert! Thank you KK and QN!
Also, it's the first year I will not be home for Christmas. Luckily, my parents are coming to my house for the holidays. I have worked so hard to make my apartment feel warm with the Christmas spirit - I cannot wait to show you all of the things I have done! I want it to be a surprise for my parents, so it will have to wait another week and a half!
Oh! A couple things I can share are pictures of the Christmas wreaths and garland that M and I did for our families this season.
Before we went home to Charlotte for Thanksgiving, M and I made wreaths for a few of my family members. We have so much fun doing these projects together.
When we got back to OKC, we went over to his parents' house to do the garland for their front door.
I'm so pleased with how all these projects turned out!
Currently, I am focusing on making 2012 the best year that it can be - what does that entail? Well... I'm setting realistic New Year's Resolutions. I can't remember the last time I set a NYR - but mostly that's because I say, "I want to lose weight. I want to work out more. Blah Blah Blah." No fun.
Instead, this year I'm going to set positive resolutions... I'll give you a sneak peek at the list in-progress... I want to run the OKC half marathon. I was supposed to run it 2 years ago, and got food poisoning two weeks beforehand. This year it WILL happen.
I also need to think of a new "project." For the past year, I have taken a picture everyday to commemorate my first year post-grad. Sunday will be day 365, so I'm in the brainstorming phase of coming up with something new.
Do you set resolutions? But more importantly, do you stick to them?
Live life glamorously,
Saturday, December 3, 2011
A week in Charlotte was just what I needed. Time with my family and relaxing at home was wonderful!
I had a blast showing M around Charlotte and he ran his first Turkey Trot. Proud girlfriend party of 1!
Not to mention proud daughter! Momma not only looks like a legit runner, she has the time to prove it!
We had so much fun with our three Kenyans. Needless to say, they whooped our booties in the race.
M and I went to Target on Black Friday... I picked up the first 4 seasons of Big Bang Theory, and I am now obsessed. I'm already in season 3, and I just started last Sunday. I am somewhat ashamed, but it's so funny and I love to laugh, so it's okay.
Today is Bedlam - OU vs. OSU - and the last game of the season. I am so so so excited! It's my first time attending this rivalry game. However, I think we're going to need an ark to get to Stillwater. So. Much. Rain.
I am back to blogging and so happy to be back!
Live life glamorously,
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
That means one thing -- the lists have started of what to do this week before I leave, and my favorite list, what to pack!
I am literally so excited to be making that 17 hour drive. I am secretly thinking that this week might go really slow because I'm so ready for the weekend, but maybe it'll fly by since I have so much to get done! Here's a sneak peek at the start of the lists....
Yesterday, M and I worked to get his Christmas tree decorated. It looks AMAZING! So pretty and warm in his living room now. I also took it upon myself to decorate the antlers (that Mommacita gave him) over his TV.
Life Church is in a series called "those people." I watched the sermon on "those people that are manipulating and controlling" while getting ready for work. Even with the best intentions, sometimes people in our lives try to tell us what they think we should do. They use guilt, threats, etc. to convince you to do what they think is best. But, Pastor Craig urged us to realize that sometimes those people (with good intentions) are standing in the way of God's plan for us.
John told Jesus that he would never let death come to him - Jesus said, "Get behind me Satan." Craig told us to simply say that to any that control or manipulate us - kidding of course - but he pointed out that John was standing in the way of God's plan to give all of us salvation.
I'm a chronic people pleaser, but I am realizing that I need to be a God pleaser. After all, His opinion matters above all else. So, today I am thankful for the message I heard this morning, and fervently praying for the strength to stand up for what God is calling me to do.
As a side note, I have to share this pin that I saw on Pinterst. It couldn't apply more to my life!!
Live life glamorously - and according to God's will,