Thursday, December 30, 2010

PuRe LoVE & JoY!

Christmas was so fun this year because of these 4 little people...they are at a very fun age!
From 5 years old to 2 years old :)

I feel so very blessed...being an Aunt is so much fun!

They fill Nonnie's heart FULL of love! I just hope they always see their Nonnie has cool, the day they don't will break my heart.

My cup runnth over...

Lost Pines Getaway

Yesterday, AB and I headed to Bastrop to spend the night HERE for our anniversary.

We left around 10:30 yesterday morning and headed north. Every year we try to plan somethin for our anniversary, even if it's a night out to a fancy restaurant. AB is always so good about making me feel special on our anniversary or birthday. I was so excited to get away and just spend time with "us!"

Since we have moved, it has been hard to spend with just "us" and with our work schedules it seems we normally see each other more in passing. So it was so nice to go & spend time with each other.

View from our room...

Yesterday afternoon, we took a walk around the resort, had a few cocktails, and just spent time with each other. For dinner, we ate at the Firewheel Cafe where there was a buffet with bbq, mac 'n cheese, salad, baked beans, all kinds of cheese, and a dessert buffet.

Yes, a dessert buffet! I was in heaven!

AB was rather embarrassed by me snapping photos of the buffet so I had to hurry & snap the photos. ha! There was even a chocolate fountain!
There was even a childrens buffet which I thought was adorable.

Lost Pines is actually very family orientated. There were lots of kiddos around & dogs! Pet friendly as well...Reno & Coco would have loved it!

Everything was so nice. I felt like I was at a 5 star resort - which it kind of was I guess. It was tucked away off the main road & it was so serene.

Then the next morning, I got up - had room service and got ready for my 60 minute massage at their world class spa.

Django Spa

Ohhh, my husband sure knows how to spoil me! Talk about an amazing mini-vacay!

After my massage, I took a short little nap & then it was time to hit the road. I was not ready to leave! But I guess you have to come back to reality sooner or later...

The lady at the spa was telling me that lots of celebrities come to Lost Pines. Apparently they just got done filming a movie there with Jack Black & Shirley MacLaine.

I had such a wonderful time...and I can't wait to go back. I'm thinking a girls trip would be fabulous at this place. They have a huge pool with a lazy river that I think would be great for summer. I have more photos of my phone that I'll upload for another post.

On our way home, we took a mini detour to Lockhart for some bbq! We stopped at Black's BBQ and had some of the most delicious bbq I've ever eaten.

After dinner/delicious buffet...for some reason it looks like I've been crying. & which by the way, I ate WAY too much!!

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

I am looking forward to many, many more!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

3 Years of Bliss

Three years ago today I married the man God chose for me.

December 29th 2007 could have not gone any better.

It was all my little heart could desire and want.
Thanks to our amazing parents!

From the time I was a little girl, I dreamed of the day I would get married. I dreamed of the man that I would marry. Little did I know God was planning something bigger & better than I could have ever dreamed.

Allen B. is my rock. He is the glue that holds me together. He is the one who will always pick up the pieces after they fall. He is the one that God knew I would need to make it in this cold, dark place.

In our third year of marriage, we faced things that were difficult but yet only made our relationship only grow and thrive.

I cannot imagine my life with him.

He loves to love me, loves to make me laugh and smile, and lives solely to make me happy.

I am so very blessed that God chose Allen B. for me!

I couldn't have asked for a better person to spend the rest of my life with.

Happy Anniversary my Love!!!

& the video I made last year...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our Christmas card 2010

This year I designed our Christmas card and ended up sending out 2 different ones. I just could not decide which one I liked best.

I hope you all had a Merry CHRISTMAS!

May your heart be filled with the love, joy, & peace that only a King can bring!

Blessing to you & your family in the new year!

What we've been up too...

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

I have been off work since Friday, the 17th and we have been going non-stop since.

Saturday, the 18th we headed north to the Frio to spend several days with some of our closet friends. We had no internet, cable, or cell phone service. It was so nice to just get away & relax! We hiked, ate, played games, and watched movies.

More on that later...

Tuesday, we headed to San Antonio for a day of shopping. We still had some Christmas shopping to do so we spent the day shopping and made it home late that evening. Wednesday, I spent all day getting the rest of Christmas bought and then the wrapping began!

My sewing room looked like a bomb went off...after wrapping I closed the door & have yet to open it. Looks like I'll have some major cleaning to do before too long.

Thursday we spent the day around the house wrapping more presents, doing some last minute sewing, laundry & packing to head to Houston.

Thursday night we had Christmas with AB's family & early Friday morning we went to his grandmother's for a family photo then headed out to Houston to spend Christmas with my family.

We had a WONDERFUL time!

I know this time of year can be extremely difficult but I hope this Christmas you were able to see what Christmas is really about - a baby born to save the souls of man.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Prayers for Tucker

Please pray for a sweet baby boy, waiting for his forever family way across the world.

And lift up Lauren & her sweet husband while they wait to bring their son home!

You can read more about it on Lauren's blog - Living By Faith.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Please excuse my mess...

...of a blog!

So in my attempt to redo/redesign my blog, I ended up creating more of a mess than anything! I managed to undo all the hard work I had previously done, ugh! I really wanted to shed a few tears, throw a wall-out (is that even the right word?) fit, punch the computer, & well never blog again! Ha, it was just one of those things that sent me over the edge...but I am hoping to get it back to the way it was, actually even better than the way it was.

As soon as I get it fixed & get my Christmas design up, it will be time for a new one. Sigh!

I even had plans to make these cookies this weekend but well that didn't happen either. Guess there is always next weekend...