Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 in Pictures

I am playing along with Kelly and Stephanie and putting one yes 1 picture from each month and why it was special!
This is going to be depressing as I see myself gaining weight over the year, but its ok.. I'm ok with it since it will be gone soon :) WHOA for New Years resolutions!

Chevron Houston Marathon!

Mom and I did the Chevron Houston Half Marathon in the cold! I raised 2000+ for MDA in support of my brother who was diagnosed a couple years ago with a form of MD

February: HLSR Cook Off!
Also a month for road trips, Dallas to see the Jones... San Marcos to stay with Rachel and San Antonio for the Rodeo with Pat and Jenny

If you live in Houston and you know me and my love for the Rodeo season (yes I call it a season) then you know about Cook OFF!!!! One of my favorite weekends of the year!
This is Kelli and I with our passes to 2 of the best cook off tents!

I have to throw it out there that I joined my dream committee this year. Ladies Go Texan! I am so so excited and honored to be apart of this committee and can't wait to see what it has in store for me this year!

I know were only supposed to post one pic but I'm only posting from one event, does that count?

ok ok I'll stop now... On to my Birth Month

24th Birthday @ Wild West

If I have to pick 1 picture.. This is it! Look at the smiles on everyone's faces :)
My long time friend Anand bought a bottle of Champagne to help celebrate my Bday @ Wild West!

April: Round UP!

I would have to say my favorite part of April (summer) is the wakeboard competitions Brian competes in!

May: Megan's Month

Megan's wedding

Megan's Rehearsal

Megan's Bridal Luncheon

Megan's Shower hosted by Terry

Megan's Bachlorette Party! DEF the BEST one I've ever been to!

June: Our family's 1st Annual Crawfish boil @ our river house! (multiple pictures are a MUST for this event)

Me with my 2 favorite boys in the whole wide world!!!! Fynn adn Wyatt

Me and my mom were so proud of our decor and special things we did...

The slide!

Rachael and I having too much fun!

Some of the people still left at the end of the day..

Ok Ok I guess that's enough...

July: Every weekend in July is a blast for me, spent every weekend @ my river house with some of my favorite people.. But the one weekend I'll post is the wakeboard competition H Town Showdown.. Brian and our friend Mike C rode in the comp. and we had some GREAT friends come out and support Brian and spend the day with us!

All the girls @ the comp in our matching bandannas

That's my lover!

August: Vegas

With my parents in front of Ceasers Palace

Auntie Cousin Joy's Birthday

Me, Auntie Cousin Joy, and my mom celebrating Joy's Birthday!

October: Camping @ Waketoberfest (wakeboard comp)

Rachael and I out on the boat!

November: My bis sis's (God Sister's) Wedding

Lindsey's Bridal Potrait, isn't she the most beautiful bride???

December: Seeing the smile on Brian's face as he opened all his Christmas gifts, he's come along way this year and he deserved the best Christmas of his life (he said it was the best :), my goal was completed)

Brian with his Fish Cook Book I got him!

So there ya go fellow bloggers.. There is a small glimpse at my year in pics! I take prob 200+ pics a month, so narrowing down to these few were very hard!

I hope other's follow along and show us their year in pics!

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Important Dates in 2010

I plan on doing another post about my goals for 2010! But this morning I just want to do a brief post about important dates in 2010!

My 25th Birthday - March 4th
Brother (Daniel) 30th Birthday- Sept 23rd
Parents 35th Anniversary- Sept 27th

Trisha and OD- Jan 2
Katie and Matt- March 12
Kristi and Aaron- March 27
Rachael and Sean- April 17
JD and Veronica- April 17
Baily and Bennie- April 17
Sherry and Blake- July 17

Looks like this is the year for weddings! Planning/Attending Weddings is one of my FAVORITE things to do so I am really looking forward to all these dates!!

Rodeo Run- Feb 27
Stride and Ride- March 27

More to post on 2010 later :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Future Christmas Decor & Tree

This year my mom prepared me for my first Christmas tree, I plan on being in my own place by next Christmas and now I have all the decor and set up for my tree! My theme is Texas Rustic/Cowboyish...

My mom's tree with all her ornaments off and ALL mine ON!!!

The over all ornament!

The precious chuck wagon

Sorry Bekah, mom beat you to the cow bell!

This is one of the fishing ornaments I got for Brian.. I tried to get a good pic. the Mrs. Claus has a BIG fish and Mr. Claus has a little bitty fish, too funny!!

2 of my FAV things, Crosses and Western Decor!

"Wishing You Peace"

My "main" ornaments.. I have a bunch of each!

If you have any ideas for a Texas Western Themed tree or decor let me know, I'd love to hear them!!

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Week:

Monday: Gift exchange with one of my best friends, Megan

Wed: Dinner and gift's @ Brian's Dad's house

Brian's step mom, Michelle was so excited for us to eat as a family at her dinning table, there has been a pool table there for the past XX years!

The kids: Tracy, Matt, Mason, Brian, and me!

They know me too well, a pink Astros koozie!

Thursday Morning- Christmas Eve: Breakfast @ Avalon with Brian

I gave Brian the system in my car, I've had it since I was 17 and don't use it anymore.... Out grew that stage real quick, ha!

Thursday: Christmas Eve Service @ Second
With my bestie Bekah!

My cousins after service (only a few out of the 18 of there is)

My fam after Church and Dinner! Ready to open all those presents!

Laila in her Santa outfit

Gracie in her Elf outfit

Brian digging through all his presents, trying to find # 1 to open! Yes we go in # order, ha!

My bubba with his pink Burberry shirt I got him!

LOVE this Vera Bradley print, my mom went a little over board, ha!

Can't wait to see what reciepe Brian uses from his Fish Cook Book!

So excited about this Cross for my future place!

Friday: Christmas Day!

My bestest and I Christmas morning!

Christmas @ Brian's mom's! She finally got a CHI!

The table set @ Auntie Cousin Joy's House

Mom and I @ Joy's

My mama and pops being silly in the kitchen at Joys!

Please say a prayer for my family, my dad's cousin Joy (who is my ideal, one of my most favorite people in the world, the family member I spend every Holiday with) is in bed loosing her life to ALS.. Please pray for her to just be comfortable and pain free on her last few days... Christmas at her house was very hard for me. My mom called me on the way to prepare me for what condition she was in, but I guess I didn't prepare myself enough, I just fell to pieces.....

Other than that I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope all of you did as well

Be looking for my "Future Tree" and 2010 Traditions posts!


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