Sunday, December 16, 2007

Gaylord ICE!!!

Rob and I ventured out to the Gaylord on Saturday night for a special date =) We went and saw the Gaylord Ice presentation they have out there. It was incredible. The ice was incredible, and my nose got incredibly COLD!!! It was a lot of fun, but I will say that if we go again, we will pick some day of the week to go! We went at 8:00 PM on a Saturday and the wait was crazy!!!! Not to mention, once you got inside the exhibit, you were again waiting, as you walked through.

It was really really fun, but I'll admit my patience was running thin because of all the waiting....I am still very glad we went! Here are some pictures of us, in the 9 degree temperature, wearing the jackets they provided =)

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Argh. This is annoying. I am tired..but cannot sleep. The schnauzer seemed restless too, so I took both dogs out to potty, thinking that they would come back and go back to sleep as well. No such luck. Here we sit. Me and 2 dogs. Rob....he's sleeping peacefully in the bedroom. Hmmmph. I sure hope I can go back to sleep soon!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Let me Start.. stating that sweet Rob now has aquired the information needed to log onto our blog, and post =) I hope he behaves.....but I can't promise anything!!!!!!


That is all...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! Rob is such a sweetie =) He is sooooo very good at surprises, which I AM NOT GOOD AT. Just ask him. In fact, the other day, I was sitting there on the edge of the couch talking about how I had just ordered his birthday present 2 days prior. I got so excited that I opened my computer and said "Here, wanna see what it is???" And I showed him his present, LOL! Then, we had a very good friend in town the other night, staying at our home while he was here on business. Anyway, we were talking ab out SO's presents for Christmas, and then I held up my computer to my face, and whispered behind it, what I was getting Rob for Christmas. Then I put the computer back on my lap and said "Baby, I'm getting you an 18 Volt Drill for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!". See, I'm pitiful. Can't do surprises....can't keep anything from Rob!!!

Well...he is QUITE the opposite!!!

Our engagement was COMPLETELY SHOCKING to me. Every present or gift he has ever given me was completely by surprise! I love it!!!

So today, my sweet fiancee called to tell me that he is going to be flying to North Carolina on Friday for business. "Ok", I thought...nothing different from his normal travel for work. Then he says...and YOU are flying out to N.C on Saturday morning to join me! And...he is taking me to the Dallas Cowboy vs. Panther game on Saturday evening!!!!!!!!!! ANDDDD to top it off???? IT WILL BE MY BIRTHDAY!!!! How fun is that?!?! We have tickets in a SUITE, and I just can't wait to go!!!!! We will return on Sunday, and then head out shortly after that, for our Christmas in Arkansas.

I am just so excited...and he is so very thoughtful, and I am incredibly lucky!!!


Thursday, December 6, 2007

The New Girl

I found the door....and am excitedly (yet nervously) on my way out. I delivered my letter of resignation today, and will be embarking on a new career opportunity on December 17th. Now, please let me also mention how VERY VERY much I dislike being new. I would go as far as to say "hate" being the new person. Hence, I have stayed at Meritage for 2.5 years, and before that I was with Gymboree for 2 years. Granted, I enjoyed my jobs...but I am not the "new" person very often. When my parents moved myself and my sister to Texas when I was in 3rd grade, I thought I was doomed. I made it VERY clear that we were to NEVER move again, because I couldn't stand being the "new girl" in school.
Breathe, Amy.....everyone is new at their job at SOME point. I just hope this company will fill some of their other positions quickly, so that I'm not the "new" g girl anymore =)
However, this company is wonderful and everyone I have met so far is extremely friendly. Good news also, is that the girl who's place I will be taking...will remain in the office through January to train me. Phew. That's a blessing. I can only imagine having to bug 89723948723 different people to learn what I need to be doing.
I will be the Office Coordinator for the Corporate office, of this company. I will sign my offer letter, today, therefore I am refraining from mentioning their name at this point.
Anyway, the benefits with this company are amazing, the growth potential is available, and I will work MUCH better hours.
So--I have that going on right now, in the middle of everything else!
Rob is healing up very very nicely from his Lasik surgery, and I am SO PROUD to say that he can read the 20/15 line on the eye charts!!!!!!! YAHHHOOOO!!!!
I am so happy for you baby! I love you!!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sights of Now....and Forever

Ok...I hope this made you laugh :) I suuuuure did get a kick out of it!!! But it all really is for a good cause.

Rob received his very early wedding gift on Friday. Rob has been wearing contacts and/or glasses since he was 12 years old. I can't begin to understand how annoying glasses and contacts are, as I have never had to wear them. I do know, however, that before Rob does ANYTHING each morning, he has to "put drops in his contacts"...before he can even open his eyes in the morning and talk to me, he has to run and "put drops in his eyes." I feel for him. I know it's can't be fun. And if it's not having to put drops in his eyes, he has something in his contact, or his eyes are bothering him, or his contacts needs to be fixed or changed, etc..etc...

So- for Rob's wedding gift, I got him IntraLasik Surgery. On Friday, Rob went to Dr.Boothe's office and had lasik eye surgery. On our wedding day, and for the rest of our lives together, I want Rob to see us and our family with the eyes God gave him. I want him to see me for all that I am, and to see our children and our future as clearly as possible, without the aide of glasses or contacts.

I want him to experience our wedding emotionally for all that it is, but I want him to be able to see it for all that it is as well.

I never want him to have to put drops in his eyes again, or change contacts, or have his eyes be dry, or have to wear glasses.

So- Rob went and had his surgery on Friday. He is doing very very very well. I gave this to him early, so he will be completely healed up by the time our wedding and the pre-events come around.

Rob, I love you so much-and I hope that having your sight returned to you- is all that you "envisioned" it to be ;)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree.....

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! The tree is up!!!! (click to view larger) Granted, it is lacking a FEWWWWW decorations, but it is up. You see, I have a hang up with Christmas Trees. I don't want to just go "buy random ornaments" to fill the space, and have the tree full of meaningless "Good Deal" ornaments. So, for a few years, it will remain more on the "bare" side of things. But, Rob and I (as well as our future little ones) will collect ornaments, so that the tree is sentimental. I really can imagine in years to come (many years down the road)- putting up the tree with our children, and each ornament telling a story. Anyway, for now, there are some sentimental ornaments on the tree- and for this year, I plan on purchasing some really large glass balls, and some bows with long ribbons, to stream down the tree. But, I got the tree up last night, and strung no less that 1,000 lights on the tree. (I'm not even kidding with the 1,000 lights!).

It is so beautiful. I love to sit on my loveseat, with the fireplace going, the football game on the TV, and my Christmas Tree shining bright. This is just the best time of the year!!

We managed to pull off the Family Thanksgiving!!! We had everyone over to our house this year! (Yes, I am crazy). But, it just seemed fitting. We had our new house, and I wanted everyone to be able to keep their houses clean and free of entertaining, so everyone came over here. It was really, really nice.

This week I am continuing with my interviews and job hunt. I am hopeful that I am going to be blessed with an opportunity and a job that I will be happy at- and will provide me wih a little better working hours and environment.

What else do I know....OH! Our wedding is October 11th, in case anyone forgot...and we are having our engagement pictures done on March 30th. We are having them taken at the Dallas Arboretum to start...and then we are having the 2nd half of the shoot done in Downtown Dallas. We are taking the bikes down there, and having some shots done with the bikes. Our photographer is also going to be taking some "mobile" shots on the we'll have some shots of us riding in action!!! I absolutely love our photographer!!! I can't wait!

Oh yeah---- my dress ships on January 25th!!!!!!!!!!!! About 2 months from NOW!!!! I am just so so so so excited. But that also means I REALLLLY gotta get serious with the weight loss, LOL.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! This cold weather just made it all the better! I love it!

Friday, November 16, 2007


Yes...yes...I need to update.

This week has been a pretty "not nice" week. Just one thing, after another.

So....hopefully after my weekend, I will recoop, and post something with a little more "substance" on Monday.....

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Refreshed!!! I am feeling refreshed. I have been given the encouragement and reminding that I have been needing, and everything is going to be ok. It is going to be MORE than ok. It may take a while to get there, and the road may be bumpy, but it IS going to be ok.
Let's see...this weekend on Friday, I will be working a half day. My aunt is going to be in town, so we are going to try on the 6 bridesmaid dresses that I have narrowed it down too, LOL. Shut Up. I've narrowed it down to 6...that's good enough for now!! I still don't have an exact color palate yet, and I think my florist is going to strangle me...but at least I've got the style of dress down..........................................kinda =)
So that is what is going on Friday. Then Saturday morning, Rob and I are leaving bright and early to go on a small bike trip. We are taking the bikes to Louisiana, about 4 hours from here, to hang out with a small group of friends for the afternoon/evening. We are REALLY looking forward to it, and sure hope the weather holds up!!
Sunday, we are returning home early, and will be going to dinner for my mom's birthday!!! There are QUITE a few of us getting together, so I know it will be a good time!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
*And to a very special will be ok. Everything is going to be ok. It's not going to be easy making it through...but you will. You have too. Don't give can get better =)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Broken I am struggling. I am down, and struggling and long to be refreshed and reminded.......

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Shhhh be vewwwy, vewwwy quiet!!!

So this weekend, I'm just not sure quite what to with myself. You see, Rob has ventured down towards the Waco area with one of his groomsmen to meet up with another one his groomsmen, for some kind of "hunting" adventure. I, however, think it's a good excuse for them to enjoy some beer...but ya know, whatever!! I know he will have a great time. Dillon and Liz (Groomsmen & Bridesmaid) have a beautiiifuul cabin outside of Waco on quite a bit of land. We went down there, about a year ago and spent the weekend. It was wonderful. Anyway, Dillon asked if Rob and JP wanted to go down there for the weekend to hunt some kind of animal, so they did! He was kind enough to leave me here with this messy house I need to clean, along with 2 very antsy critters.
Honestly, I don't have any wedding planning appointments or errands I need to run this weekend, so I think I am going to enjoy my weekend to myself. Jaccuzi baths with wine, cleaning house while drinking wine, hanging out with my wine....ya know...the norm :) I do think I will run by our wedding venue today, to meet with my coordinator to ask her a couple of questions. While mom and I met with our florist last night, it triggered a couple of questions that I need to get answers too :)
Last night, mom and I met with Rhonda at North Texas Floral. We had met with her once before about 2 weeks ago, and just fell in love with her!!! I cannot WAIT to see all of the flowers at this wedding. It is going ot be incredible!!! Anyway, mom and I needed to meet with her last night to go over the quote she sent us, and make any small changes. She informed me that she loves to meet at the store after hours, so that she can drink WINE =) My kinda woman!!! So anyway, mom and I met her at 6:30, and found that we left there at 9:45!!!! Eeek. Oops. Oh well. Rhonda was in no hurry, Rob was out of town, my dad is in Denver reffing some Big XII football game, so we just sat around and laughed and planned the wedding. It was a wonderful time.
So mom and I left there at 9:45 on stomachs full of wine and no food (oops-hehehe) so we decided we needed to grab some dinner. We went to Fireside Pies, since we were already over at the Shops at Legacy. I love love love love Fireside Pies! Yum. So mom and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner and I made it home around 11:00. Let the dogs out, and climbed into bed!
Piddled around this morning, and again, don't have too many plans--BUT I better enjoy these weekends of "nothing to do" before ALL of them become packed with Holiday Shopping, Wedding Planning, and appointments!!! I swear, right now this wedding seems forever far away, but it will creep up on us before you know it!
So next in line, I will need to contact Ms Carole talk about our CAKES!!!! YAHHHOOO!!! I'm sure Rob will perk up when I mention it's time to talk about "food" for the wedding, LOL.
I keep typing thinking this house will clean itself, but I'm afraid I am setting myself up for disappointment! I suppose I will heat up the leftover pizza from last night, and break out a brook =)

Random- I love my ring. Rob did perfect. Perfect, perfect, perfect..and did it ALL himself. We never even LOOKED at rings. Nothing. He designed this whole ring, and picked out each and every diamond. I LOVE YOU ROB!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

My Monday Nights

So tonight I got home from work, and Rob and Beudreaux and I went for a run/walk. I am having to build up some major endurance for right now it's a slow process for this whole "running" thing. However, I tried. I nearly saw the pearly gates of Heaven while experiencing what must have been hell on earth, but I tried =) Anyway, we came back home and I fixed dinner. After cleaning up, it's time to relax =)

Sadie and Beudreaux fight over tennis balls, and tennis ball material-like toys...among some other squeaker toys and such. Rob enjoys relaxing on the couch perpindicular to the loveseat I veg on, and I sit and smile and admire my crazy, hectic, almost magic, wonderful, beautiful life.

Anxiety all around =)

I can't wait for this wedding. I can't wait foy my dress to come in. I can't wait for all of the details to be set. I can't wait! I am so anxious for all of these things! I sure do wish I had been equipped with better patience for these kinds of things. I don't have any pictures of my dress, the store didn't allow them. The dress is a brand new design, so it's not on the designer's website. I can't even go try ON my dress at the store we purchased it from, because it was only there for that one weekend, for a trunk show!!!! Hmmmph. This is really hard for me =). But I am trying. Rant off.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Starts in my Toes =)

I love, love, love this song. Puts me in the happiest of Moods!!!!

Home Sweet Home

Pictures of the house...the house with few decorations...but hey, that will change-I hope! At least that is what I keep telling myself and others when they comment about the lack of pictures on the walls!! But you see, Rob and I both have this complex about jabbing holes into the walls, and sticking stuff up there, only to realize in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't look so hot. So you take it down. Left with a hole. So, I have thoughts in mind as to what I would like on the walls, and I will eventually get there. Also, please excuse our "kids" toys scattered across the living room rug....I swear I am just preparing Rob for the future :)

Anyway, the pictures are all out of order etc etc...but you get the idea.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I folded....

I did it. I folded. I don't quite know what to think =) I never thought I (hmm, or we) would have a blog. Of course, Rob doesn't quiiiite know about this yet...but hey..that's ok, right??? We'll see how it all works out. It seems like everyone and their dog has a I suppose we (and our dogs), should too!!

Well- lets see here...first things first. Rob and I are engaged!!! We are getting married October 11, 2008 and we couldn't be more excited!! I think Rob is just as excited that I've done a majority of the wedding planning without annoying him, as I am for the wedding itself =) Oh well. According to other females (and males) and all of the dozes of wedding planning articles I read each day, planning the wedding isn't something MOST men get thrilled about. Which is fine with me!

Basically Rob has just asked me to tell him what day and what time to show up, and he will be there. Although, I do think that need to make it clear, that I expect him to show up sober to the festivities that day, LOL. I think I will have someone spy and make sure that he gets to bed at a decent hour on that Friday night.

Ok- so we are getting married and we couldn't be happier. Spending our lives together is going to be absolutely amazing. Thick and thin, hills and valley's, we are in it! Mark your calendars. October 11, 2008.

So we also have 2 dogs. Beudreaux, and Sadie. Hence the picture above... Beudeaux is an almost 5 year old Lab, who is more human, than dog. Sadie is our Schnauzer: aka-"our pistol". She is a mess. Love, love, love that girl...but she is such a troublemaker!!! She just turned 1. As most people who have dogs, and do not yet have children, these critters are our "kids" Pain in the butts lots of the time, but a joy to have around! Our life would be much less eventful if we didn't have these pups!!
Rob and I just built our first home. We signed the contract in February, and we closed on the house on August 17th, 2007. That also happens to be the very day we got engaged!!!!! (as well as my parents anniversary). Anyway, I will post the story of "the engagement" but that will have to be another time. We love this house, and it is just what we need for a good while. Decorating will be a slow process, but are you really ever 100% satisfied with your home?? Males..probably are until something breaks. Females...ehhhh, we always want to tweek something!!!
Anyway, that's the deal for now. Since I am nosey and like to keep in touch with others via the internet, I suppose it's only fair that I return the favor...even though our lives are pretty uneventful...knock on wood =)