Friday, December 31, 2010


I hope the weather does not indicate what 2011 will be like. We had severe weather here in St. Louis today. What a difference a week makes. Christmas Eve- we had about 6 inches of snow and the temperature was in the teens. New Year's Eve- Temperatures in the 60s and tornadoes. It has been a crazy day. Our house and nearby houses are fine but houses and churches just 15 minutes away are totally destroyed. My parents live just 5 minutes away from one of the places that got hit really bad. Their house is fine and my mom said that it really did not rain or storm that much at their house. So far there have not been any deaths as a result of this storm. (Thank goodness!!)

My sister headed back to Florida yesterday. I am sad she is gone. I miss her but she will be back in March for her wedding shower.
Eating lunch at a Mexican restaurant

I have been reading blogs and it seems like most people do not want to make new years resolutions and want to slow down in life and not worry about the little things. I think I am going to adopt this way of thinking. I am normally very organized, and worry about things. I am going to try to not worry about things as much and just take things in stride (this will be very hard for me).

I hope you all have a Happy New Year and Be Safe!!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Festivities

I hope that I do not bore you with this post. It is just an outline of what we have done the past few days. 

December 23, 2010
On Thursday we had Christmas with my family. Since my dad works for the highway department and they were calling for snow we figured he would have to work overnight Christmas Eve so we had Christmas before the snow hit.

My sister Julie and our dogs

My sisters and I

Christmas Eve

 This is what we woke up to on Christmas Eve here in Missouri. Since Mitch had to work I decided that I was not going out in the snow to go to my aunt for dinner. Well the snow slowed and I decided that I was going to head out. By the time I got ready it was snowing again but I had made up my mind that I was going so... I went. It was a slow drive but and hour and a half later I made it to my aunts house (normally only takes 40 mins).

Some of us on Christmas Eve     

Christmas Day and Today with my husbands family

Emma and Zach


Mitch and I

We had a wonderful time with our family during the holidays and we are very thankful for them!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Random Post

I had another snow (ICE) day today. It has been nice to have an easy work week and some time off at home. I can't say that I have accomplished much but it has been nice to have some time to reflect on the the holidays. I have spent a lot of time thinking about how much I want to have children. It is hard on days when I am sitting at home thinking of all of the fun things we could be doing on snow days. If I had kids I would wake up and make a big breakfast for us, we could bake cookies, stay in our pajamas, watch movies, and play in the snow. I have told myself many times today that I know God has a plan for us. I know he is waiting until the right time to give us children. (I refuse to let myself think that it is in his plan that we do not have children) We were raised Catholic and our parents took us to church every Sunday when we were growing up but since we have been married we have not made it a priority to go to church. When we do go I feel like I get something out of it and I feel better after we go. We just need to go more often.

Lately, I have been thinking about people who have lost children since last Christmas. A girl that I knew in high school lost her baby to SIDS right after Christmas last year. I just think about the pain she must be going through. My dad's cousin also lost her daughter in April. She was 7 an was hit by a truck while riding her bike. Her mom, dad, and brother are still having a terrible time dealing with what happened. I cannot imagine going through this pain. Please pray for these families this holiday season.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Days

Guess I am headed to bed. It does not look like we will get another snow day tomorrow....maybe on Wednesday. I am giving my TA a baby shower bright and early.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cookie Bake Off 12-4-2010

Every year we get together at my aunt's house to bake cookies.



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Waiting for Snow and Christmas Decorations

My boots are out and ready!!!!!!!!!!!! I live here in the Midwest and there is a possibility that we will be having some winter weather.

It has been a while since I have posted. We have been very busy with the holidays. I love this time of year. The decorations are just so pretty and it puts me in a good mood (most of the time). Sometimes it is hard when I think about not having kids to share the holidays with.

I love when my house is decorated for Christmas. It just makes the house feel so cozy. Here are some pics I took tonight.
Dining Room

China Cabinet- don't the champagne glasses look like icicles?

Our Christmas dish pattern

Living room- love the fire!

I love hanging Christmas pictures around the house during the holidays. I normally have our wedding pictures in these two frames. Last year I cam up with the idea to put these pictures in them. I just keep both of the pictures in the frame and switch them out.
Puppies 2008

Family 2009

I have been selling Thirty One products- This purse is one of my most recent items and I love it! The skirt changes. It is great for the holidays.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Show Us Your Guest Room

This week Kelly's Korner is doing guest rooms. Here is ours. The plan is for it to be a nursery someday.

October Part 2

10-26-2010 Pumpkin Carving

10-29-2010 Winery

10/29/2010 SEMO Homecoming

Grand Marshall- Whitey Herzog

My sister got to ride in the parade because she is president of the sorority

10/31/2010 Halloween


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