Saturday, January 31, 2009


I love these games. I was tagged by jordan

Here are the rules:
1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer. **
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3) Explain the picture.
4) Tag 4 people to do the same.

**No cheating (cropping, editing, etc.) Have fun!!

This is from my "fall 2008" folder, it was taken at our couples shower in Dallas (which actually wasn't in the fall, but since I had to get the new hard drive, I have not organized all my pictures completely yet). Clay and Lindsay are the couple that is with us- Clay used to be one of Chase's old roommates and is marring Lindsay this spring! (she was also a former OSU pom girls- so we get along great!) 

people I am tagging:
2)Britney Drumm

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

a taste of New York.. and Philly!

a really fun NY cafe enjoying cappuccinos and New York Cheesecake! Yummy!
South Central Park... the pond was frozen over
Rockefeller's Center/ice rink
Radio City Hall- I want to see the Rockettes so badly one day!

times square & starbucks (a must have when walking around in NY)
getting excited for NY!!

eating a philly cheesesteak!
besty ross's house
yummy dessert at the cutest chocolate cafe in philly
the liberty bell

This week I am in Villanova, PA for a leadership conference for work... One of my best friends, Lauren Bernard, goes to school up here, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to come visit her. I came on Saturday... here are a few pictures from my trip! Oh and did I mention this is my first time to visit NY and it has ALWAYS been a dream of mine to go!! We will definitely be returning again soon...

Friday, January 23, 2009

6 months...

Chase and I just had our 6th month anniversary on Monday! I can't believe how fast these past six months have flown by...

Some of the things I am thankful for these past six months are:
  • getting married in the rain :0) (it really actually turned out to be such a beautiful blessing!)
  • marring my "cowboy prince"- well, he is not exactly a cowboy, but my prince none-the-less and he is from Texas so that sort of makes him a cowboy!
  • getting my first job- it is great- it keeps us off the streets
  • spending quality time with Chase at night
  • continual sanctification and abundant grace through it all
  • making arrangements to go to Oman over spring break! (more on this later)
  • Chase's new job
  • new friendships
  • deeper friendships with old friends
  • cooking dinner together
  • date nights that never end...
  • getting to wake up next to chase every morning

There is a ton more, but I will leave it at that...

Thanks for all you do Chase! I love you.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Crafts with Jord!!

So I have this friend Jordan (most of you know her) and she is super creative and craft-ie.... I would call it a gift. Anyhow, as most of you know I love doing crafts and creative things as well, so this Christmas Jord let me join her in a few crafts she was doing. And with her help and guidance I made (almost finished) stockings for Chase and I and a wreath for our door! I hope to do more next year with her! Oh and she helped me make stationary for gifts for my sisters! Thanks Jord- you are great! 

Jord and her sister have a craft blog and an etsy account that you all should check out- they have some great stuff and craft ideas:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

sisters and their boys

the fam

goofy family pic

matching pjs!

another goofy pic.. typical
more pictures that i just got from Christmas #4....

four christmases...

Finally, I will post some pictures from our first Christmas together! We had a busy one, but it was a great one. We are so blessed with 3 different sets of family that love us very much and remind us of Christ every time we are with them. Thanks for all the great memories for our first Christmas together! Enjoy the pictures... 

Christmas #1
We went to Dallas with the McGough's for Christmas eve through the weekend

Gleanda and I in Ft. Worth walking around enjoying the Christmas lights

charming charlies with the girls using our gift cards from glenda 
(haley and i got matching purses)

reunion with Chase's childhood friends, their fiances & little sloan

opening gifts with the McGough's!! 
(we had 11 adults and 8 kids for dinner... so much fun to be around kids again)

hannah grace & uncle chase

papa, hannah, collin

BAM & met at dinner (more of him later!)

i made my mom's Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake 
for the McGough's on Christmas

Christmas Eve midnight service

Christmas #2:
We had two dinners with my dad & linda's family

dad bought his sons matching shirts with him~
just precious...

 Christmas #3:
Chase and I gave our stocking gifts to each other on the 1st 
and are going to a bed and breakfast in february for the rest of our gift to each other!
(above Chase got me chocolates & a gift card to a spa... he is so wonderful!)

Our new traditions for Christmas (until we have kids):
- eat 'whole-in-ones' for breakfast
- make orange julius's
-watch a Christmas movie while opening stockings

Christmas #4: 
Rudioso, NM to snowboard with my family

yoummy... green chile chicken tortilla soup

opening gifts... so spoiled

homemade chai tea with aubs and her "chai elder" (me)

the boys playing the wii!! 
(some good male bonding time)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year friends! We have been absent for a while due to busyness of the holidays, traveling, and my computer temporarily died... I am not really sure what happened to it, but I had to get a new hard drive for it and am still waiting to get it back! :0( (i may have also lost a years worth of pictures and if you know me at all that means it is probably over 2ooo pictures!! ahhh) So, until I get it back there will be no Christmas pics.. but those are coming soon... for now I will fill out this fun questionnaire that Jord put on her blog this week.... 

5 things I hope to accomplish in 2009
1) get certified to teach yoga/Pilates= getting back in shape
2) read the Bible in a year- study it more in depth
3) paint and get new knobs for our kitchen cabinets (along with other random projects around the house) 
4) get more involved with internationals in Lubbock (join ESL at Redeemer)
5) read more

5 things I am proud of accomplishing in 2008
1) marrying Chase :0) 
2) graduating from Tech 
3) traveling to Morocco and Spain (first time overseas)
4) starting a new job with ARAMARK 
5) setting up our house & getting adjusted to our new life together 

3 things I am not so proud of in 2008
1) getting so out of shape! ( i can barely touch my toes anymore)
2) only  completing one out of the four books we were supposed to read for our mentorship program through Redeemer
3) not enjoying my last semester of college to its fullest... (i wanted to grow up too fast- real life is tough!)

I'll try to convince Chase to fill this out as well! Put it on your blog so we can read your answers!