Tuesday, November 25, 2008

verse of the week

Here is the verse David and I are focusing on this week...

Psalm 100

A psalm. For giving thanks.

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Monday, November 24, 2008

oh so thankful!

Well I am going to copy my sister in law on a little post here...hopefully she won't mind. This week, like I am sure for many of you, has gotten me thinking about that for which I am thankful. I feel like we are so blessed in many different ways...so this may be rather random.

I am thankful for:

1. God's unfailing grace.

2. My sweet husband who continues to make life more fun.

3. My mom, dad and sister because they taught me that spending time with your family is more special than you know at the time.

4. My entire, enormous stepfamily because they don't have to treat me as their own and they do anyway.

5. My new family (the Buchanans) because their house already feels like home to me.

6. Coffee in the morning.

7. Steamy Texas summers and heaters in the winter.

8. Straightening irons for my not so curly, not so straight hair.

9. That all the men in my life taught me to love sports, even though it makes me a little crazy.

10. That as all of my girlfriends and I have changed and evolved over the years, we are now closer than ever.

11. That while I know it won't last forever, that Dave and I have had a period of time in our life where we worked together.

12. That an Anthropologie and J. Crew are opening by my house.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

sports with the husband...

Today is a very big day for Red Raiders fans! Tonight we play the University of Oklahoma in football...a game that will determine the Big 12 South champions and bowl game opportunities! I can hardly wait!! It has been a blast of a season and it has gotten me thinking that I am SO lucky to have a husband who loves watching sports as much as I do! (well he probably does more). But I am so thankful he supports my team and I am loving supporting his team too! Here is a little look back at us and sports this past year....

This is us at the TTU/OU game last year - We Won!! Let's hope that is the case again tonight!

Sometimes we go to games we don't even care about...UT/TCU...still fun though because I have family who attended both...
Our pumpkin this year ;-)
We also went to Lawrence for the KU/TTU game this year. This is Brett, us and Claire (Brett's GF). We loved hanging out with them at The Wheel - after the mixed-review game. ;-)
Dan, one of David's best friends, was also in Lubbock for UT/TTU game this year. We had a great time at his family's tailgate before the game. He wouldn't talk to us after the game.

Us at the UT/TTU game this year! It was AWESOME - I nearly had a heart attack watching - but we were SO glad we went!

The BEST game of the year would most definitely have to be KU/Memphis in the National Championship Basketball game. KU won!! We had a blast in San Antonio with David's friends.

We love our Red Raiders...
and our Jayhawks!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Well there are so many posts that need to be done - but I cannot begin to do those without first documenting one of the sweetest times in my life...our honeymoon. David and I left early Sunday morning after our wedding on our trip to Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

(Most people have never heard of it - but it is the same place where Andy and Red take off to in Shawshank Redemption or where Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia visit in When a Man Loves a Woman).

We had a wonderful time!! It was fun (and fitting) that we were assigned the Romance suite upon arrival. ;-)

We spent a lot of time at the pool! They had these beautiful pools that dropped off the cliffs...we took lots of pictures with the pools!

We had our own little pool - which Dave enjoyed doing cannon balls in!

And yummy dinners!!

Dave was sweet and took me into town one day - I needed something for our home that would be a sweet reminder of our honeymoon. We had some trouble as the town is not really that great for shopping - but I did find a pink pillow - maybe if we have a little girl one day, she can have it on her bed.

More pool time...

This is looking up at the main hotel from the pool.

Praise God for good weather! My smart husband would not let us go to the Caribbean because it was hurricane season...and as it turns out, there were 3 hurricanes there during our honeymoon! The Pacific was a better spot for us.

Sweet Dave.

The beach.

We had a lot of practice with the self timer on our camera and taking self portraits.

We were so bummed to leave - but also so excited to start our lives as husband and wife back in Fort Worth. It has been nothing short of amazing!