Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Our first Halloween weekend as married folk was a blast! Friday night we went to Morgan's apartment to watch Baylor beat UT (sic'em) and the Rangers beat the Giants. After that we went to a Halloween party at Nate's buddy, Rolo's.

Since this Halloween is Nate and my first official holiday to be married, I really wanted us to dress up as something together. After changing our minds about six times, then not wanting to get out and put the effort into finding a costume on Saturday, we decided that Nate would recycle an old costume (western cowboy with an inflatable ostrich that it looks like he's riding - way cooler and funnier than it sounds) and I would just go as a standard cowgirl (easy enough since I already had some "cowgirls-esque" clothes). However, while stopping at CVS on our way to the party, we saw "Snuggies" and immediately had the idea to go as snuggie buddies. So that ended up being our great, comfortable, and effortless costume (even though we think we look like "Friar Tuck")!

Halloween night, we were all geared up and excited about lots of cute trick-or-treaters, and I bought like five bags of the good candy. Of course, we only had about six kids come by (thanks to the Liggits because 3 of those kiddos were theirs)! So we now have tons of candy and we'll be taking trick-or-treaters all week long.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Go Rangers!!!

My new blog background is in honor of the Dallas Rangers being in the WORLD SERIES! It's an exciting time in Dallas... And here's a little chant:


Yay for game #2 tonight!

Praying For My Husband

I love being married, and Nate really makes it easy to love and respect him. During our pre-marital counseling class, they talked a lot about praying for your husband instead of nagging him, and I'm trying to get a start on that early into our marriage! Here's what I've been praying for Nate this past month:

"For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe."

- Ephesians 1:15-19

Enjoy the end of the week!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Patio Furniture Made New!

Here's some random (possibly helpful) information... Nate and my friend, Cathy, gave us her white patio furniture last year. It's about 15 years old and other than wear and tear (paint chipping off, paint fading/ discoloration) they are in great shape. Instead of buying new patio furniture, we cleaned and painted these and it was so easy:

1. We cleaned it with a water and bleach mixture and a scrub brush, and we used a power washer nozzle that Nate's dad got us (thanks, Ray!) to wash it off.

2. After letting it dry, we used a Brillo pad to get off any excess paint flakes.

3. We used five cans of white furniture spray paint to paint all of it and cover it well. We did it over a drop cloth and let it dry for about 24 hours.

Viola! Brand, spanking new looking patio furniture all for about $15 and a few hours of time.


October in a Nutshell

Wow... Three work trips in five different cities for me, April coming to visit, the State Fair, Nate's 30th birthday party, and Waco for Baylor Homecoming has made for a crazy but super fun month of October! My work travel and recruiting has been going great and has taken me all over the country... The first week of October I was in Raleigh, North Carolina and was able to visit two special Hockaday alumnae, Emily and Sarah Lyn. I got to see the UNC campus and Emily helped me man my booth at the school fair! The second week of October, I went to visit Knoxville, Tennessee and Lexington, Kentucky. I drove the most beautiful three-hour drive through the Rocky Mountains and saw some real fall foliage (I tried to take pictures while I was driving but those didn't turn out so well - see below). Last week I was in Austin, and had a fun treat as I got to have dinner with my brother-in-law, Jason! Now, I'm home for a week and greatly enjoying the time to catch up with life.

In between travelling, my wonderful husband turned 30!!!!! We had a great birthday party where his family and lots of our friends came to honor him and celebrate with us. That same weekend my sister, April, came into town and stayed with us. She was our first official "house guest" and it was such a treat for us! We were able to take her to the State Fair for the first time. She loved it; especially the corn dogs, friend Frito pie, fried nutter butter, friend Twinkies, beef sammys, and onion straws. April also helped me so much getting ready for Nate's party and making the homemade red velvet cake (Thanks, sis!).

Last weekend I took Nate to his first (but not last) Baylor Homecoming! It was great to get to show him around the campus and let him see a big part of me and my time in college. We also got to see April preform in her first Pigskin, and she was adorable! Nate was such a trooper to sit through the whole thing, but it was well worth it to be a part of all that energy and excitement again and to watch April. And to top off the weekend... Baylor won, and is (for now) nationally ranked AND #1 in the Big 12 South!

Today my brother's in Dallas for a work training lunch and we get to take him to dinner tonight, yay! This  has been a great week, we were able to see my parents and sister and brother; Nate's parents; and I got to see his brother too! 

Well, that's all for now... Hope everyone enjoys the cool front coming through Dallas. Happy Halloween this weekend (can't wait for those little trick-or-treaters to come by our house)!

Me with E-Bowe and Sarah Lyn at "Top of the Hill" in Chapel Hill, NC!

Emily helping me with Hocakday's booth at the fair.

My poor attempt at taking a picture of the Rocky Mountains as I was driving
(you can barely see them behind the trees throught the fog)