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Weekend photos….

This is a VERY busy season in our lives, which explains the 3 posts/week over pretty much the duration of having this blog…..I’d love to commit more time to this here hobby (like 4-5 posts/week)…we’ll see….I’m sure life is going to slow down soon (HA!) Here’s what we were up to this weekend…

1. Dave sprained his ankle on Wednesday playing basketball, first time EVER and now he gets to sport this lovely legwear!

2. Matinee to see “Batman The Dark Knight Rises” this bike was my FAVE, where can I get one? 2 thumbs up on the movie!

3. Scarlett, my little old lady, such a cute pose.

4. Moroccan chicken (made by Dave) with garlic couscous & roasted broccoli with bell peppers (made by moi)…so simple and TASTE-EEE

5. Celebrating Brandy Agee @ Clive Bar on Saturday….Happy Birthday my friend!

6. Sunday for lunch Dave made grilled chicken with fresh homemade basil pesto,  bacon, mixed greens & tomato on garlic sourdough…..YUM!

How’d you spend your weekend?


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Weekend Photos….

1. Our “almost” new home, fingers crossed that we get all of the details worked out for an August closing!

2 & 3. Delicious beef ribs from Mueller’s BBQ

4. Basil infused lemonade pops (soak the basil in lemonade for an hour or two, pour into popsicle molds & freeze)

5. Our niece Annie who will soon be 4 yrs old, we met up in the tiny town of Coleman to deliver our oldest niece Ariel to   my sis for the summer

6. Our nephew Luke turned 1 on Saturday, his yummy cake from Ann’s Kitchen

7. Dave’s first shot at homemade lasagna was a homerun!

I’m being super lazy this week… complaints for getting a little summer break…’s your July so far?

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B-Day Love




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Weekend Photos, Dave turned 30!

Over the weekend Dave turned the big 3-0! He chose a camping and fishing weekend get-away, zero cell phone service….not gonna lie, it was nice! We camped it up @ Padre Island National Seashore (not the fanciest beach I’ve seen) but it was about Dave, turning 30 and trying to catch some fish!

I’m so in love with this dorky head-light, it was awesome and I highly recommend it for your next camping trip!

Dave acting spooky by the campfire….he did try to scare me, I knew better 😉

Our lovies were in Heaven, they couldn’t get enough of the sand, waves and sand crabs….so ha-larious!

Our favorite part of the trip was watching the sunrise and cooking breakfast on the campfire


Our beach suite!

Our kite was easy flyin thanks to the ocean breeze

Dave & Abbey

We even found some beach graffiti

Dave’s birthday goodies!



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Make Something, Artsy Craftsy

Arts & crafts & diy projects are amongst my list of favorites……When I need my fix, simple projects like this are perfect!

One of my friends, Olga, had a “Wine & Dessert” themed birthday party in January….I wanted to make something for her party that included pop culture from the year she was born, while keeping it cute…..with a few tips from my sis-n-law, Heather, here’s what I put together…….Olga really loved it and they were a focal point/conversation starter at her party.

Simple, Fun & Creative….Love!

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Happy Birthday Dear Gwen, Tyler, Becca, Ethan, Lydia, Moi, Brian, Monique, Olga & anyone else I could’ve possibly missed….Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!

As mentioned in an earlier post, I celebrated birthdays pretty much the entire month of January! It was a great time and always makes the first month of the year fly by. Here’s a summary and pics of some of the birthday celebrations.

First up, on 1/2/12 was Gwen (mom-in-law) and Tyler’s (a great friend) birthday. We celebrated with Gwen at Fuddrucker’s with Mike, Heather and their 3 boys.  I was getting over bronchitis and didn’t think to take any pics. We had a good time and Gwen loved her beautiful flowers and framed photo! As for Tyler, we didn’t get to celebrate together since she lives in Dallas but we wished her a Happy Birthday!

Next up on 1/4/12 was Becca’s (another good friend) and she lives in Lubbock, so we wished her a Happy Birthday too!

I have to mention that 1/5/12 was Tyler and Blake’s anniversary.

Lydia (best friend Bonnie’s mom) and Ethan (one of our nephews) had a birthday on 1/11/12. We wished Lydia a Happy Birthday, she lives in Del Rio! Heather and Mike threw Ethan an awesome “Car’s” themed party equipped with a retro slotcar racing track.

Here’s the adorable & delicious, made from scratch cake Heather created for Ethan:

Some of the party guests playing with the cars:

The birthday boy blowing out his candles (sorry about the blur):

Then there was my birthday on 1/12/12, we celebrated at Parkside Restaurant. We started with a tasty drink and some oysters:

I had the wreckfish for my entree, sadly the fish was WAAAAY over cooked (and Dave’s scallops too 😦 ….I wasn’t in the mood to complain, everything else was very good, like this mac & cheese with gruyere and cheddar:

Me & Bonnie

Monique & Lenard

Heather & Mike

Jen, Me & Nick

Brandy & Frederick

Me, Olga & Dave

We listened to live music around the corner at One 2 One

Next it was Brian (my bestie in Lubbock) and Monique (another good friend) on 1/24/12. Monique celebrated her birthday at a Jazzercise session, I had a lot of fun and plan on doing some more Jazzercise in the future with Monique!

Me & Monique pre-sweaty

The final birthday celebration of January was Olga’s on 1/28/12. We started the night with a little wine & dessert shindig at her place and then downtown.

Me & The Birthday Girl

Olga & Ray, her love!!

Me & Amanda (Juan in the background)

Me & Juanita

Finally, Me & Claire

Thanks for hangin in there through this long post, I’m all birthday’d out for now! Me and my fellow January celebrators sure know how to bring in another year!! Warm wishes for 2012!!!

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