Wednesday, April 7

Why can't we play a time out in real life?

So... It's been a while since I've blogged here.  Some of you may think I'm slacking.  Rest assured that I am not!  Life is just a whirlwind of events, parties, lunches, dinners, games, sleeping.... Today I'm calling a time out to make some time to write.  I may have a growing to do list at work, laundry piling up in the closet and a pup that could use a good walk... but I need this for me.

Here's a quick recap of what we've been up to lately.

A couple of weekends ago we headed out to McKinney to spend some time with our friends Brian and Hillary.  They made an incredible meal of chicken and beef fajitas and we enjoyed some delicious frozen margaritas made by yours truly.  We stayed up all night playing games and decided to spend the night to get as much time with them as possible.  It was the first time Josh and I had spent the night at a friends house together.  It was pretty cool.  I couldn't help but to pass a giggle when we said goodnight.  Maybe someday I'll get used to this whole marriage thing.  The following morning they took us to breakfast at the Original Pancake House... I had the best egg white omelet I've ever tasted.  We had a blast spending time with them and just wish we could do it more often.  Here are a few pictures from our time together.

Brian and Elle during game time
Playing some Settlers... Brian won the first game and I won the second!
Then we played a game of Guestures... Where Hillary and I kicked some major butt. 

Let's see.... So what else is new?  Hmm... Well I got my hair done, needed to get ready for spring so I threw in some beautiful highlights complements of the beautiful and talented Cherie Wiggins.  
Josh and I attended a pre season game for the Rangers thanks to Derek who was kind enough to give us his tickets.  The seats were awesome and the weather was absolutely perfect.  We made a date night out of it and ate at BJ's (one of my favorite restaurants). To top it all off the Rangers won their game, too!

Josh has been keeping busy with flag football on Sundays and softball games every Tuesday and Wednesday nights. 

Easter weekend was great.  My mom invited everyone over to their house to celebrate with games and great food.  She asked me to bring a few things for dinner so I decided to make my grandmother's homemade rolls and my great aunt Carolyn's sweet potato casserole.  Lucky for me they both turned out beautifully!  Sunday morning after church we headed over to my parent's house.  My aunt, uncle, two baby cousins, Tony, Mel, Athena, Mom, Dad, Gary, James and his fiance Amanda were all over for dinner.  It was a packed house but we had a great time hovering around the busy kitchen and chatting the evening away.  I'm always overwhelmed on Easter- its a beautiful time to embrace the love of Christ and to remember the great sacrifice he made to save us all.  I am so thankful that He is Risen!!!  I slacked on picture taking but managed to capture a few...

Teaching Claire and Victor how to play Settlers
Sweet Little Ryan and his adorable little hat
Mom making some yummy food
Finally a picture of my brother and me!
The day before Easter my dad got all of us kiddos together for a family photo shoot at the sculpture by the museum.  It's become a tradition and this would be the first time our entire family would be together, including husbands and wives (and little unborn peanut babies).  It was so much fun getting to shoot pictures with my family!!  You can find more images on my dad's photography website here.

Other than that.... not too much has been going on here. :)  Just living our lives the best way we know how.  I was fortunate enough to meet my girlfriends for dinner last night, a much needed night out with girls I love so very much.  Josh will be away this coming weekend spending time with his friends at Lee's bachelor party.  He is SO excited... I'll miss him like crazy, but I know he'll be having the time of his life. 

I'll be making more posts today.  Gotta chop it up a little bit.  Thanks for keeping up!!

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