Thursday, January 29, 2009

Step Right Up...Get Your Glasses!

I'm not sure if you have seen the commercials, but it's about to be a very 3D week! During the Super Bowl, they are going to show a trailer of Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D. I could probably live without that, but what comes next is so exciting! They are telling people not to "Chuck" their 3D glasses after the Superbowl and to tune into NBC on Monday night. Why you may ask? Because Chuck is going 3D! Mike and I just started watching Chuck this year (2nd season), but we are big fans. It's hilarious. Seriously.

So, being the very serious Chuck watcher that I am, when I saw the commercials saying you could get the glasses at SoBe drink displays, I just had to find them. It has taken me several stores, but today I got them. I actually got 20 pairs, so if you need some let me know. Ha! I wasn't being greedy...we are having our Bible Fellowship class over for the Super Bowl, and I thought I would be a good hostess and get them for everyone.

The moral of this post is: if you are looking for these glasses (because there has to be someone out there as crazy as me) go to Market Street. That's all.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Good...I mean Grat...Stuff

My birthday has come and gone, but I was flipping through some things on my desk the other day and I found this:

How cute! I love grat books, too.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I may or may not have an obsession.

I'm sure that a lot of you recognize those brightly colored patterns, otherwise known as Vera Bradley goodness. I have found that people have one of two reactions to Vera: deep love or deep hate. I have a deep love for Vera that stems back to college. I have never heard of Vera before college, and all of a sudden all of these girls are carrying them all over campus. I was but a poor college student, but every time I went to Spice (sic 'em) I would look through each pattern deciding which one I would get. Then, one day I went in and there was one on sale! Ahh! So my first pattern was born: Americana Red. Oh yeah.

But since then I have developed a bit of a problem. I like to call it Patternitis. This is a serious illness, people. It is not to be taken lightly. Patternitis is the inability to stick with one pattern. Patternitis can be caused by several things. 1. They keep retiring patterns. 2. They keep coming out with new patterns. 3. I like them all (except for a few unfortunates I won't mention in case you own them).

My Patternitis has recently been exacerbated by this little beauty:

Inevitably, every time I walk in, I leave like this:

Then, they send you a $20 gift card for your birthday and then tell you that if you spend a little bit more you get the oh so cute binder clips. Then, you walk out with these:

It could be worse. I could have a real disease. Like Gucci-itis.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

Mike is a bug no longer! We went back to the doctor yesterday morning, and everything looks good with his eyes. So...we left the doctor and drove straight to the mall and the Hut o' Sunglasses. Mike got a pair, but he needs everyone's opinion before he decides to keep them or take them back. What do you think?

On another note, I totally rocked the sea green shades, but decided I probably didn't want to pay a huge amount of money for anything sea green.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Librarians Can Be Cool Too...Really

I was going to title this post "Don't you wish your library was hot like mine," but then I decided that most (probably all) of you don't really have a library. At least not the big kind where you actually check out books.

Well...I do. I mean, I don't own it, but it's where I spend my days. I am really a lot cooler than I sound right now. Maybe not. Anyways, my library is brand new this year, so I have the task of making it all pretty. I don't have the big bucks to do it (although Mike would tell you I have spent more on the library than a normal person would have), so I have to get creative. We had a big workshop on creating book buzz in your library, so these are some things I have been working on. I just keep feeling cooler the longer this post gets, by the way.

I know it's not super exciting, but a blog is supposed to be about the day to day, right?

Friday, January 23, 2009

My Husband the Bug

No, Mike isn't training to become the next Michael Phelps (because you know Phelps wears his goggles around all day). Today Mike had his SECOND lasik eye surgery. He had his first back before we got married, but apparently his eyes weren't done growing. He had an eye spurt, if you will.

Anyways, he has worn glasses for the last few years, but his eyes have kind of leveled out. So...back to the eye cutting. I am not going to lie, I don't really understand the whole procedure. I'm more of a contacts kind of girl. I was thinking about it today, though, and lasik is a pretty sweet deal.

Why? I'm glad you asked. 1. They give you valium. 2. You get to wear really cool goggles. 3. They make you go straight home and sleep as long as you can. 4. When you wake up, no more contacts or glasses. That's good stuff. As long as you don't have an eye spurt.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I feel like it's really the new year now that my good friends Jack and Kate are back. Oh, how I've missed you crazy island. Here begins 16 weeks of conspiracy theories and Lostpedia. See you in May, people.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Give Me Some Food!

Well...since two people have now tagged me to show my 4th picture in my 4th folder, I guess it's time. Here it is:

I did not take this picture, but when Jessica e-mailed it to me I apparently thought it was hysterical and saved it. This is Caleb at his GiGi's house. He found the Kix. Caleb and I share a passion for foraging for food. That's why we are friends.

Friday, January 16, 2009

What's Been Goin' On

I have wondered for many months now when I would finally write these words on my blog. I hoped I would have good news to share when I did, but I think the time has come. By now, many of you know that Mike and I have been trying to get pregnant for quite a while now (a little over a year for those of you who are curious). We are confident that God has a wonderful plan for our family, and at this point we are patiently (and some days not so patiently) waiting on His timing.

Those of you who have gone through the whole infertility process may relate to the feeling of living your life month to month. Sometimes I am perfectly content and know that God is in ultimate control of my life, and sometimes I just get mad (but still know that God is in ultimate control of my life!) I feel like my introduction into the blogging world has really helped me over the past year. I know that sounds kind of strange, but I think that I would have felt so much more alone in this journey if I did not know that so many other girls were struggling through this part of their lives in the same way. Many of these girls have been trying for years to get pregnant, and it just puts so much in perspective.

In the past few weeks, though, God has really started to burden my heart for all the girls around me, girls I "do life" with everyday that are struggling with the same things that I am. While I obviously can't name these girls on my blog, I would like to ask you to pray for these girls in the coming months. God has a perfect plan for all of our lives, but sometimes it is hard for us to understand these plans until we see them in the rear view mirror!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Chicken Dance

I know I have been a little absentee lately. This has to do with several things...
a. I have a lot rolling around in my head right now that I'm not ready to write about yet.
b. I have been sitting on my couch doing nothing.
c. We got Netflix for Christmas...'nuf said.

Anywho...I DO have a quite funny story, but it may only be funny if you have ever worked with kids. Every week, we have an assembly and we do a "movement" song. That's just a fancy way to say we get down in the cafeteria. Today, we started a new song...The Chicken Dance...and oldie but goodie in the K-5 crowd.

Did ya'll know that the Chicken Dance has words to go with it? Well...I'm pretty sure that none of the teachers or administration knew until all of the kids started doing the motions and chanting..."I don't want to be a chicken...I don't want to be a I'll shake my butt."

This may not seem like a big deal to you, but when you realize that you have just turned on a song that has these lyrics in a room of kids it's kind of a big deal.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blog Stalking

So I was out celebrating my birthday with the McDonoughs the other night when it happened: I saw someone I blog stalk. This is a person who I have absolutely NO connection to in the real world. We don't go to the same church, we don't live in the same town. She is a friend of a friend whose blog I started reading and just can't stop. So, she walked into Mi Cocina and I thought..."I know her!" The problem is, I don't. I couldn't say, "Hey! I know you! How's life? Did you get your haircut?" Because then I would be less of a blog stalker and more of a real stalker. And that would be weird.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Here's to You

Here's to you methamphetamine dealers. Only you could have ruined the pharmacy system as we know it. We used to be able to go in, get what we need, and come out. Oh, but not anymore, you crazy dealers. Now we get to go in, find what we need, wait in line, request it, give our drivers license, fill out some forms, answer some questions about why we need the medicine, and even get a few suspicious looks from the pharmacy tech (maybe I was imagining that last one). So...way to go meth dealers. Maybe soon we could add in a background check when we buy Advil. If you could work on that for us, that would be great.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Brother

This kid just makes me laugh.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! We are relaxing at home today after having a fabulous New Years Eve. We spent the night with Seth and Jessica in downtown Fort Worth. We started off the night at the was super fabulous. Especially since one of my resolutions for the new year is to eat much less red meat. I went out with a bang!

After dinner, we went and hung out at The Tower for a bit before heading to a movie. We saw Yes Man (I don't so much recommend it) and then headed back to Arlington. We stopped by to hang out with some Woods Chapel friends for a bit and watched all of the crazy daredevil stunts on ESPN. Can I just say that if my child ever calls and says he will attempting to land a motorcycle on the top of the arch in Vegas we will be fighting? Okay.

Finally, we went to ring in the New Year back at the Lewis' house before heading back to Frisco. It was fun to ring in the New Year with some of our favorite friends who enjoy just hanging out and doing simple stuff just like us. Have a great New Years Day!

I stole this picture from Jessica's blog. My camera fell out at home! This is us with our grape juice just after midnight!