Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Weekend Recap

I had a wonderful weekend!  Friday night we went to dinner for the husband's birthday and then drove through the neighborhood and enjoyed all the beautiful Christmas lights.

The husband's birthday was actually on Saturday so he opted to wait to open his present until the morning.  Sammy loves watching her dad open presents.

I think she was hoping something would be for her.

During the day on Saturday we had Christmas lunch with the husband's mom, sister and our niece and nephew.  I was excited to set a pretty Christmas table.

I chose some of my grandmother's dishes with the green edges to go with my red place mats.

I think it turned out well.  I just wish I had put the plates on the chargers for this picture.  Next time.  :)

The husband and I served beef tender with roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes.  The sister-in-law brought petits fours from the fabulous Moeller's Bakery.  Yum.

They looked pretty one one of my grandmother's trays.

The kiddos got to open their Christmas presents from the husband and me.  We will be with my family in Mississippi on Christmas morning this year, so this was our Christmas morning with them.  I scored cool aunt points by picking out clothes that both kids were excited about.  Go me.

Jett said he is not going anywhere without this vest.  Good thing it is reversible.

Pretty in pink!

We also gave the kids the game Headbandz.  They loved it.

On Sunday the husband and I got massages and vegged out in front of football and A Charlie Brown Christmas.  We watch the DVD every year on the husband's birthday.


This week is going to be packed with work and celebration.  I can't believe Christmas is only a week away.  How did that happen!?

I hope you have a fantastic week!!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend Recap

We had a wonderful weekend down in Galveston!

The view from our room at the San Luis Resort was pretty nice, I must admit!  However, the beach was not the reason for the trip...my dear friend and college roommate Liz got married!!

I had the privilege of hanging out with her in the spa while she got her hair done and then we returned to her room where I did her makeup. 

Kasey, the fabulous owner/photographer from Monkey Tree Photography, was there to take pictures.  Liz, Kasey and I all became friends in college.

We got Liz all ready and then she was off to the venue for more pictures.  Gorgeous bride!!

Liz and Diaz married Saturday night at a beautiful church in the downtown historical district of Galveston.

I thought Liz's dress was beautiful!

The reception was at the Ashton Villa, which was a lovely venue.  It looked like an old home with a grand ballroom.

The husband, the bride, Kasey, the groom and me!

Dear Friends

 The Funky Monkey Photobooth was there providing pictures and fun!

It was a wonderful weekend full of friends and fun.  Thanks Liz and Diaz for including us in your day!!  I hope you have a super fun honeymoon!


Have a wonderful week everyone!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Quick post this morning to report that my stockings arrived!  I hope you are not sick of my Christmas decoration posts yet.  I have a feeling there will be more before Christmas.

Anyway, I ordered our stockings from Pottery Barn Kids.  I was glad I thought to look there, I started with Pier 1 and then regular grown up Pottery Barn.  Pottery Barn Kids had a much bigger selection of stockings and lots of them were good for grown ups...and cats and dogs...yes, Sammy and Trixie each have a stocking as well.

Hung with care.  :)

The fireplace is now complete.

Happy Tuesday friends!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Weekend Recap

My weekend consisted of sleeping and decorating.  I was recovering from strep throat, so there was more sleeping than really anything else.  So let's talk about the decorating!

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Our Christmas tree is up and I think it is one of the prettiest trees we have ever had.  I still want to add a bow below the star, but I didn't get to it this weekend.

This Santa was in with my ornaments, I believe he is a Krinkle.  He was a gift from the sister-in-law and has found the perfect home in the new Wells wreath.


The husband said that was just what the wreath was missing.

When we got the tree the husband had to cut some branches off the bottom so I used them in my door bucket on my front door.

The door bucket is from Willow House...they are phasing out their home goods, so if you want one...now is the time.

I also spruced up this wreath for the front of my house with some beaded garland.


And I bought this fresh wreath to put on my driveway door.  This is the door the husband and I come and go from the most, so I figured we deserved a wreath to make us smile too.  :)

I added the big red bow.  I used a roll of decorative mesh for this one and the one on the front door bucket.  It was hard to tie, but I am very happy with the result.

I am feeling much much better today and I am back to work!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.


How is your holiday decorating coming along?