Monday, December 31, 2007

New Slippers

When we got home from Idaho, I had a package waiting for me from my best friend, Becky. She sent me these adorable monkey slippers. Aren't they just so cute?!

Yes, I should be working...

The Recipe For Chrystal

3 parts Enchantment
2 parts Fun
1 part Shrewdness

Splash of Beauty

Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice

Um... shrewdness???

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Home again, Home again

We are BACK from an exciting trip to Idaho. I was itching to blog about it, but was unable to before we left (on Dec 22nd) because it was a SURPRISE for Dan's family. We drove up and spent Sunday and Monday night at our home in Salt Lake. Then, early (and I mean EARLY) Christmas morning we drove to Pocatello, Idaho for the big reveal. :) They were super surprised to see us!! And it was very funny because they thought that our friend Chris was driving to Texas to surprise US.

The drive from Dallas to Salt Lake was VERY trecherous. We drove through a major front coming across the top of Texas and Colorado. Then we hit construction & traffic in Denver. Finally, we battled 65-mph wind gusts across Wyoming. But, we made it safely.

We were able to see Jen in West Jordan - it was so good to see you! Thanks so much for the gift! And I LOVE the FHE plaque. It turned out so well. I hope little Emily is feeling better soon!

For Christmas, I received a tripod, a new lens, and a wireless remote, all for my (I mean Dan's) Nikon D50. I had soooo much fun using them and took over 300 pictures in 2 days. I even set up a small family photo shoot in the basement the day after Christmas and took all kinds of family portraits. I'm excited to share them soon. Which means I have to upload them....

Anyway, we are back safe and sound in nice WARM Texas.

I hope you all had a very, very special Christmas. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Just the 4 of Us

Which of Santa's Reindeer are you?

Santas Reindeer


Like Blitzen you are sharp and a good coordinator. People look to you for direction and you always seem to have the right answer

Find out which of Santa's Reindeer you are at

Fun Quizzes

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Keeping up with the Lyn's

Can't let Lyn have all the bragging rights!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Just couldn't resist

These pictures of the puppies and Dan are so cute! I had to share with you!

That's one loooooong stem!

I was having a rough day on Monday, and Dan came home with this.
Now that's a long stemmed rose!! (And yes, it's real.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Texas Christmas

I thought you might enjoy this.... I got it here.

Twas The Night Before Christmas (Texas Style)

'Twas the night before Christmas, in Texas, you know.
Way out on the prairie, without any snow.
Asleep in their cabin, were Buddy and Sue,
A dreamin' of Christmas, like me and you.

Not stockings, but boots, at the foot of their bed,
For this was Texas, what more need be said,
When all of a sudden, from out of the still night,
There came such a ruckus, it gave me a fright.

and I saw 'cross the prairie, like a shot from a gun,
A loaded up buckboard, come on at a run,
The driver was "Geein" and "Hawin", with a will,
The horses (not reindeer) he drove with such skill.

"Come on there Buck, Poncho, & Prince, to the right,
There'll be plenty of travelin' for you all tonight."
The driver in Levi's and a shirt that was red,
Had a ten-gallon Stetson on top of his head.

As he stepped from the buckboard, he was really a sight,
With his beard and moustache, so curly and white.
As he burst in the cabin, the children awoke,
and were so astonished, that neither one spoke.

and he filled up their boots with such presents galore,
That neither could think of a single thing more.
When Buddy recovered the use of his jaws,
He asked in a whisper, "Are you really Santa Claus?"

"Am I the real Santa? Well, what do you think?"
and he smiled as he gave a mysterious wink.
Then he leaped in his buckboard, and called back in his drawl,
"To all the children in Texas, Merry Christmas, Ya’ll"

Friday, December 7, 2007

{Under the Weather}

So I'm back in Houston this week, and it has been an adventure! Tuesday I started feeling ill... went to bed early Tues. night, and by the time I woke up Wednesday morning, it hit me like a ton of bricks. My head was throbbing, my throat was sore, I lost my voice almost completely. I didn't even make it to the office that day. And let me tell you - it is bad being sick when you are at home, but it is WORSE being sick when you are not at home. Hotels do NOT cater to sick people. Luckily, there is a CVS across the street, so I was able to stock up on Nyquil, cough drops, etc. I'm still not back to 100%, but at least I'm back to work. *sigh*