Thursday, September 18, 2008

Making Sure...

...that Dan is well represented in our scrapbooks!

I love these two pages.  Click for a larger view.

Credits: Template by Timounette, papers by LivE, overlay frame by Something Blue Studios.

Credits: Paper by Raspberry Road, Frame by Something Blue Studios, Template by Simply Sarah

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Weekend Fun

Well, Hurricane Ike has just about left Texas. While he caused a lot of damage in Houston, I am very thankful that I had the weekend to spend here with Dan! We had a great Saturday together!

I've been taking yet another class over at Jessica Sprague. It's called Type+Writer, and it's all about journaling and typography, and using them to enhance your scrapbooking.  I wasn't really looking forward to this class as much as the others I have taken because I really don't enjoy journaling very much, but it has been a pleasant surprise.  I love it!  Here are some of the layouts I've completed so far (click on images to view larger).

Friday, September 12, 2008

This is why I left Houston

A little blurry, but you get the picture.  I was supposed to spend 2 weeks in Houston, but plans changed as Hurricane Ike grew, and I finally decided to drive back Thursday morning.  And it's a good thing I did!  The normal 4-hour trip took me over 6 hours due to the evacuee traffic.  

All this political stuff...

I have to admit, I watch a lot of political debate and media coverage of the election. Probably slightly more than the average American.  But when Dan showed me this clip, I was floored.  Take a look:

And what about this one on Cindy McCain.  I had no idea....

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Day trip to Ft. Worth

Dan has been wanting to take me to see the Stockyards in Ft. Worth, and also show me a few of the areas he served in while he was on a church mission.  So yesterday we finally went!  It was a beautiful day, and he 45-minute drive was pretty enjoyable.

First, we drove to Sunny's Grill.  This is a place I have been hearing about forever.  Dan used to eat at this hole-in-the-wall place, and even took his Mission President (& his wife!) there once.  I have to say, when we drove up, I was a little bit nervous, but the food was actually very good.  Dan told me later that he was surprised that the little place was still open.  

Then we drove thru downtown Ft. Worth.  Really, not a lot to see, but it seems like a nice, clean city.  

Finally, we arrived at the Stockyards.  It was an interesting place.  A lot of cowboy stuff!  We walked around for about an hour, just taking it all in.  If you've never been there, it's definitely a fun place to go!  Here are some photos from our little trip!

On our way home, we stopped at my very favorite dessert shop: Sprinkles!  And the cupcakes were soooooooo yummy!!  My favorite is Red Velvet... mmmmm!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

New clothes for the 'ol Blog

What do you think?   It's a work in progress...

Friday, September 5, 2008

I am a bad, bad girl

Some days are just not good.  

I was on my way to aerobics class at the church this morning, and got my very first speeding ticket.  I was just coming out of a school zone, and here comes a motorcycle cop... and he snags me in the church parking lot.  Talk about embarrassing!  To top it off, he tells me I was going 23 in a 20 mph school zone.  I'm all about safety in school zones, and I honestly thought I was past the school zone, but I guess not.  I'm not sure how much the fine is going to be yet.  But what a bummer!  No more clean driving record. 

That's about all I have to say today.

But Bella wanted to say hello:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We're BA-ACK!

Well, it was an exciting Labor Day weekend.  We spent Wednesday night and Thursday driving to Utah, Friday and Saturday packing, moving and cleaning, and Sunday and Monday back on the road to Texas.  Whew!  I need a vacation! :)

First of all, I found this really neat blog called "The Dead Horse."  Check it out here.

Despite the moving part, it was a good little trip.  The weather was beautiful!  And we got to see some friends and family to boot.  Thank you so much to Brad & Deb and Jessica & David, and of course, our good friend Chris.  We couldn't have done it without you!

We packed all our things into a POD.  What a great idea!  Most of our things fit into one POD, and the POD will be transferred down to Texas sometime next week, where it will sit in storage until we need it.  And then it will be delivered to our new address.  Oh, and a big thanks to Argo, who is footing most of the bill. :)  The remainder of our things  1.) are already here in our apartment, 2.) were packed tightly into the Rodeo for the trip home,  3.) were sold off (or given away) to friends and family, or 4.) were taken to Deseret Industries (thrift store).

On the way back, we stopped by Ft. Collins, CO, where my good friend Becky and her husband Jon live.  I haven't seen Becky in over a year, so it was good to see her!  We had a late lunch and then ice cream before we hit the road again.  Becky sent us home with some yummy sugar cookies, too!  Thanks, Becky!

And just in case you thought that this would be a second post with no pictures, here you go.  Dan and his dad in their bowler hats.  Do they remind you a little of Laurel & Hardy?  Quite funny!