Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mom's Birthday!

We celebrated mom's birthday at the country club this year, and we were not disappointed.  The food was great, and the company wasn't too shabby either.  Mom, Dad, Britt, Brad, Emmy and I met Delores and Bryan there, and we had a great evening.   We couldn't let the night end without a little birthday treat, so Mom got the chocolate eruption cake.  Looks yummy!


There were a few wrapped treats as well!


Happy Birthday Mom!  Hope this is your best year yet!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Smith's 30th Pastoral Anniversary

Some people are in your life for only a short amount of time while other people are around for the long haul.  The Smiths have been an integral part of my entire life.  They are like another set of grandparents that I can rely on for whatever may come my way.  As he is so fond of telling people, he married my parents, dedicated me to the Lord, married me to Bradley, and dedicated my daughter.  One man has already greatly influenced three generations of my family. 

In December, they reached the thirty year milestone at our church.  Not just attending church--pastoring at our church.  We didn't get to celebrate then because he was undergoing surgery on his shoulder, but we did it up right on Valentine's Day weekend. 

We had an elaborate celebration at church complete with slideshows, guest videos from friends around the continent, and speakers from our church family that have known them over the years.  It was a beautiful time of reminiscing and celebrating the accomplishments of this beautiful couple.  Afterwards, we all ate lunch at Mikeska's and enjoyed fun and fellowship.  It was a great day, and I hope one that they will cherish for many years to come.

Thank you Larry & Judy Smith for taking a risk and coming to a small town church to raise your family.  On this journey, you have transformed a small church into a family, and that is phenomenal.








Valentine's Day 2015

Valentine's Day was an easy going day this year.  Instead of really trying to go above and beyond, we treated it like a regular date night, and we had so much fun.  There weren't any crazy expectations on my part (you're welcome), and Bradley seemed to have a good time too.

This little diva begged to go to College Station with Nana and Papa to visit her Aunt Kari.


So after we dropped her off, we headed to Sugarland to go to the movies.  I had been at the church working on the presentation all morning so we didn't eat breakfast or lunch.  I knew we were eating dinner next, but I NEEDED FOOD NOW.  These chili cheese waffle fries hit the spot!


One of us was a little happier about the movie. :)


Afterwards, we went out to eat Sushi since I had been having massive cravings for the past two weeks.


It was a great afternoon/evening of spending time together doing the things that we truly enjoy.  I couldn't have asked for more...except for maybe more sushi to take home.  I could always eat more sushi.
Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Card 2015

My tiny princess is getting to be not so tiny anymore.  As you can see from the photos below, she is full of personality and (as Madaline would say) charisma.  She is going to be such a great big sister because she has so much love that she wants to share with everyone all the time. 

Happy Valentine's Day Emmy Baby!  Daddy and I love you more than most. :)



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Michelle and Kyle Tie The Knot

Kyle and Michelle got married yesterday in Austin at a cute little house on a hill.  This is a super special couple to Brad and I because they were part of our close group of friends at A&M.  In all actuality, Kyle is one of the first people that I met at Hart Hall when I got to Aggieland.  He was this weird kid with crazy dreads and during one of our first conversations, he swears that I called him a druggie.  I do not remember this conversation at all, but it sounds like something I might have thought about him at the time, so I guess anything is possible.  I didn't meet Michelle until later, but I remember thinking that she was one of the smartest girls I knew because she was an AEROSPACE ENGINEER!   Well two wrongs don't make a right, but apparantly two super smart engineers are right for each other because these two complete each other perfectly.

We had a great time at their wedding catching up with old friends, seeing new babies, and getting crazy on the dance floor.  It was a perfect evening. 

Congratulations Kyle and Michelle.  If you marriage is a tenth of the fun that your wedding day was, you will be one of the luckiest couples I know.  :)














Bradley's 29th Birthday

We had the pleasure of attending the wedding of two of our friends on Bradley's birthday, so we didn't actually celebrate until Sunday.  I can't take credit for any of the work that went into this impromptu party.  My mom called me when we were driving back from Austin and asked what Bradley wanted for dinner.  From there, she made fajitas (YUMMY) and called some other people to come over.  Brittany stepped in and made Bradley a dirt cake (one of his favorites).  So in summary, my family is the best! 

Even though Bradley insists that he doesn't need any fanfare on his birthday, I think that he was pleased.  Everything was delicious and it was the perfect end to a great weekend.  The countdown starts now, so I can throw him a great 30th birthday party. ;)