Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This leads me to this amazing song I just put on my blog! I have become even MORE into Nickleback because my nephew, SHAYNE LOVES them!! This song really hit home for my feelings on my Grandaddy and on our current situation. With us moving to Vegas, people think we are CRAZY for leaving coorporate world, chasing dreams, not having 401k, insurance, etc.....BUT we LIVE with NO regrets....we have chosen this path and are SOO excited!! It is a bit scary but we are embracing it and going with it!
Like the LINE in this SONG, " EACH DAY IS A GIFT AND NOT A GIVEN RIGHT!!! Leave NO STONE unturned, LEAVE your FEARS behind.....and TRY to take the PATH less traveled BY!!"
We are LIVING by this and it is SO true...each day is a GIFT from GOD....DON'T take it for granted...tell your loved ones you love them, enjoy your family and loved ones, and LIVE LIFE!!!!
Have a great rest of the week and weekend!! We are off to SA to visit family and I am off to see a friend that I haven't seen since I was 18!!! SOOO excited!! She has been a blessing to me since returning to my life...I will have tons on pics from this weekend!!
Also..be on the watch out for SUPER exciting news and PICTURES and a BLOG about my recent trip to LA!!
TOTALLY THANKFUL for all the prayers and my GRANDADDY'S recovery and being back with Granny. God is good and he is in control. Thank you Lord! :o)
Monday, April 27, 2009
This is a first for me. Don't really even know what to say really. Tonight around 9:30pm my dad called me and said he had just got home from Corpus and that the move of my grandparents to a more 24 hour care facility went well, but Granddaddy's blood pressure had dropped significantly and he was rushed the ER by EMS. He is not doing well. The Dr. has told my family that his body is shutting down and they gave him 24 hours.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Speaking of American Idol...who are TOP 3 favs to make it to the finals?? Here's mine!
GO ADAM!! YOU ARE TRULY amazing and HOW in the world did NO one pick you up before American Idol?? That totally blows my mind! I just LOVE his presence, confidence, his amazing voice, his smile and his looks of course!
Ok...totally OFF subject but check out these GORGEOUS and amazing SHOES that I will OWN someday even if I have to buy them off ebay! lol My husband shakes his head everytime I talk about the Christian Louboutin's shoes that I want!! Seriously...HOW fabulous are these?? Now if I just convince my husband and if I could actually walk in them!! lol I would do it though....I would put blisters ALL over my feet for these shoes!! Wouldn't you?? NOW these are some FIERCE shoes!!
Much love to everyone!!! I am leaving for LA tomorrow for 7 DAYS so I will try to keep up with the blog while I'm gone!! Have a great week!!
Totally Thankful for my faith in God and trusting in him that things will work out as planned. Totally Thankful for my NEW EYEBROWS....(got them done by Christi Harris tonight), NO WAXING, NO TWEEZING, NO THREADING, LASER, etc...LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE!! As soon in O Magazine!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Of course I was SUPER excited because I have been wanting to see it but we just haven't gotten a chance too. For those who don't know or haven't scrolled down on the right side of my blog and looked at pics...we have the CHOCOLATE version of Marley...a Chocolate Lab named Sierra Madre Saydee Dixon. Yes...she has 3 names..LOL. She is our baby girl. We mostly call her Sissy girl.....and no not because she is scared of things...more like a daughter like term..like some call their daughters sissy. Anyways...she is our furry child, we love her SO much. She goes everywhere with us, sleeps in our bed on my husbands head or smack in between us. Now Sissy Girl did have her "Marley" moments when she was younger BUT nothing like the things Marley does...but we can relate to alot of it. Thankfully Sissy was never a chewer of anything much except her rawhides...YEAH!
She is now 5 years old and sweet as ever. She follows you wherever you go, sleeps, loves the water, loves treats, know when you are coming home, loves to lay out in the backyard and LOVES to give LOTS of kisses. She is SO spoiled and we LOVE her SO much...I can't even tell you.
So, back to the movie...WOW...it was SO cute and had so many great moments where I'm like, Yeah...I remember Sierra doing that. I will say that I cried SO hard at that movie....I looked over at Brian and he was crying too. After the movie was over Brian looked at me and said, "I'm SO glad we didn't see that in theaters!" I guess he was right because I would have been a HOT MESS with makeup running all over the place.
If you have a dog or a pet that you LOVE with all your heart and truly is a part of your family you will really LOVE and appreciate this movie. I have heard that the book ends differently from the movie but I'm not sure because I haven't finished the book yet. So...Please if you are a HUGE animal lover like me, GO out rent the movie, BUY it....it IS super cute and great for the family!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Like I said I will give more details soon, so keep an eye for it....I hope to be able to raise awareness and some financial freedom for this family. Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Easter!!
Speaking of giving...what is one of your favorite charities or organizations to give to? Also...just for clarification, giving is NOT always a monetary thing....we can give our time, our special talents, a meal, a hug, a shoulder to cry on, a place to stay, or anything else you can think of. Thats what makes giving sop AMAZING...because no matter how much money you have or don't have...you can always give something in return...SMILES are free right???
Have a great week!!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Totally Thankful for my FABULOUS FRIENDS. I don't think you all know how much you will be missed. I have made some AMAZING friends in Dallas. These girls are inspiring, positive, have a zest for life, adventurous, FUN, caring, loving, giving, listeners, trusting and most of ALL some of my greatest friends! OH how I will miss you all!! What will I do without them? I am TOTALLY THANKFUL for these girls today!
Whew..that's 2 days in a row...YEAH ME! :o)
OOOHHHH...I am SO excited about this....SO...what are you thankful for??? I would LOVE to know! Feel free to start your own TOTALLY THANKFUL as well!! :o)
Here's mine for today or Tuesday!
Totally thankful for my amazing hubby and my computer. :o)
Now..its your turn!! :o)
Monday, April 06, 2009
Sarah and her fiance, Brian.
A Juicy Couture Gift Card and a super cute Koozie that says" 30 and FLIRTY!" from my awesome friend Taylor! Love her!!
The WHOLE group shot!!
me and all the Jr League girls!! Love them ALL!! :o)
The Fabulous CAKE! Not only was it a Tiffany Box, but it was also leopard on the bottom layer AND it was red velvet cake which is ONE of my favorites!! My husband seriously ROCKS! He is the BEST ever!!
ALMOST too pretty to eat! Almost! :o)
I ♥ my CAKE!
Love the little TAG!
me and the fabulous Amy!
From L to R: Patti, Amanda, Me, Jen R., Cece and Trisha with the scarf! :o)
Taylor and I
Brian and I at the front of Buca
The after party....Lea (my best friend from LA!!), Cloy, Phillip and me!
me and my best friend all the way from LA!! LOVE HER!!
Us being silly at the end of the night!!
Shayne, Mads and me before dinner..
Thanks for letting me share about my 30th birthday even though its like 4 months late!! :o) I will eventually get really good at this blogging thing!! Does it take anyone else like 2 hours to post SO many pictures??? Geez....
Anyways...here's to another busy week and next week I am OFF to LA for a WEEK to visit my best friend Lea....WE have TONS planned so I am SUPER EXCITED!!
Thursday, April 02, 2009
This is the the front doors taken from the inside of the house by the stairs.
This stairs going up to the catwalk and the beautiful chandelier.
The Pantry and the Double Ovens
The eating area and the family room with built in bookcases and the TV stays.
The main wall in the living room...love these funky light fixtures...there is also a matching chandelier.
The dining room with the matching chandelier. This is ONE of the SEVEN sliding doors that go to the patio in the house...there are 5 doors down and 2 doors up.
The old skool fireplace and the poker room/lounge/bar is to the right.
The downstairs bathroom...sorry the pic is BLURRY!
The original staircase...love the wood and the iron on the stairs.
Part of the hallway upstairs, love the wood beams and the color of the walls.
Part ONE of the outdoor living space. The patio is completely covered and is HUGE! It has a BBQ grill, granite bar, tiled counters and lots of cabinet space with a fridge.
YEAH...love the outdoor speakers and all the space!
View of the pool and other patio from the upper patio!
Another view of the pool and patio.
The HUGE guestroom...we could fit like 3 queen beds in there!
The Master Bedroom...nice mirrors huh?? lol
Hope you enjoyed seeing our house!! We are SO excited! If you have ever been to our house now you would understand why we are SO excited about all the space and the outdoor living areas. Our house is SO small now and there is NOTHING in our backyard...so we are BEYOND thrilled about this house!! We also wanted to get a house that was big enough for all our family and friends to come VISIT!! We love to entertain, so that was important too......HEY FAMILY....THANKSGIVING in VEGAS?????? SAY you will come!!! Love you guys and thanks for letting me share our EXCITEMENT!!
PS: did I tell you this was the SECOND house we looked at??
Peace, ♥, Couture!!