Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sponsored by:

My good friend Joey and her husband James are expecting their first baby.  Baby Eva should make her debut here in the next couple of weeks.

As most first-time, expectant parents do, Joey and James attended pregnancy/parenthood classes at our local hospital.

After the first class, James left quite confused.  I'm guessing it was all a little overwhelming for him, as he's never really been around children or babies or...common sense.

One of the topics of discussion that evening was Braxton Hicks.  It was mentioned a few times, and it apparently left James' head spinning.

On the car ride home, he asked his wife, "Who is this Braxton Hicks and why was he mentioned so often? Did he sponsor the class?"

I post this because I know, for a fact, my own husband would have asked the very same question.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Girlie Show: Thank You Cards

So, with all of your help, I narrowed down my Christmas cards to 7 designs to have printed for the Girlie Show (all of course, depending on us getting accepted...).

But now I need to figure out 3 more designs for the table.  I wanted to include some Thank You cards, so if you could, once again, tell me which ones are liked...?  Or none at all, and I need to go back to designing...?

Thank you so much!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Pentagon...just a glorified office building, really.

My trip to Virginia was not exclusively for the NKOTBSB brother and his family also live near D.C., so I was able to spend the rest of the long weekend with them.  And my super adorable niece, Harper.

My brother is a Marine, and he works at the some super secret communications office, and while Matt has extensively told me what he does, I still really don't get it.  I think he just answers the phone and directs the call to the right military big wig.

But that still didn't stop us from going to the Pentagon on a Sunday.  He warned me not to get too excited as he told me, "It's just a glorified office building, really.  I mean, it's cool and all, but not too cool."

Uh, okay.  I had no idea what to expect.  I knew it would be big and confusing, but what I found out that it is REALLY big and REALLY confusing to get around.  I do not know he does it on a daily basis.

This is the Department of Defense hallway...Secretary Gates office door was actually open too, so I peaked in, but I didn't have the balls to take a picture...

 I just really liked this stairwell...only one of these I saw actually.
 This is the Air Force area.  We went this way to take pics for our brother-in-law, Zach (Becky, we got lost and couldn't find the Army area for Pat...)
 This is the Marine area. (Liz and I thought it was prettier than the Air Force one...must be the red walls).
 Hall of Heroes...really beautiful and peaceful room, with all the names of those that have received medals of honor.
 The entrance to my brother's office...this is as far as they'd let us go.  Apparently there are about 3 more security entrances to go through before you even get to his actual office.

All in all, it was cool, but not too cool.  Really is just a glorified office building...

Friday, June 10, 2011


If you knew me in college, you knew of my love for drinking too many beers, standing on a coffee table and singing screaming the words to most every Backstreet Boys song...who are we kidding, I did a perfect rendition of "I Want it that Way." Could pretty much act out the entire video.  With Becky, of course.  And many of you, too...

And if you just happened to have known me in about the 5th through the 7th grade, you knew of my undying affection for Joey McIntire...sigh....

So when it was announced that the New Kids and Backstreet Boys would be touring TOGETHER, I almost cried with joy.  And when my husband bought me a plane ticket to go to Virginia this summer and see the concert with Krissy and Elena, I DID cry with joy.

My mother-in-law even made me a custom t-shirt dress for the occasion.  This would be a night to remember for sure.

So for one night 80,000 females pretended to either be 13, 15 or 22 again...and it was a-may-zing...

As you can tell from the singing along in the videos...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Wow.  So sorry for the completely EMO post from last time...I've had many texts, phone calls, emails and visits from friends, so I guess it did it's job though :)

Things have gotten a little better, but I'm now seriously considering saying to hell with this Masters degree and moving down to Houston in August when our rental house is ready...I'm just not certain this degree is worth it, but I know I will kick myself if I don't finish it when I'm so close to the end already.

But I don't wanna... *whine*

On a completely different note, I've been playing with the iPhone, and took this pic this morning...
I swear, this iPhone takes better pics than my normal camera...

So it keeps me busy while I contemplate moving before December.