Tuesday, April 28, 2009

She's getting hitched!

This past weekend, I (Krista) was in Jackson, Mississippi with my best friend (and adopted sister ;) ) for her Bachelorette and Lingerie Bash that I and a couple of her friends threw her. We had so much fun making her play fun games, watching her open her gifts, and then taking her out to her first Hibachi experience!
Henry and I are really looking forward to watching her get married in just 11 days!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A MeMe about Henry and Krista

I was tagged by my friend Stori... I now tag Carissa and K.C.!
Please fill this out when you get done reading it, ok?

1. What are your middle names?

My original middle name was Kathleen, but now it is legally Brod. Mom tells me it makes life easier that way. Henry's is...well...Henry. A lot of people don't realize that he goes by his middle name. His first name is Ralph.

2. How long have you been together?

From day one of dating, 5 years and 5 days.

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?

Well, we guess that it was a 1.75 years, but we don't know when we met...so that's hard to tell.

4. Who asked whom out?

Oh, that was TOTALLY Henry. Same with the second, third, fourth, and so on.

5. How old are each of you?

Henry= 26

6. Whose siblings do you see the most?

Well this is easy since I'm (Krista) an only child.

7. Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?

Currently...saving money for a house.

8. Did you go to the same school?

We went to the same college, Texas A&M University (A-WHOOP!!!).
(I stole Stori's answer :) )

9. Are you from the same home town?

Nope. I (Krista) am from Spring, TX and Henry is from CalAllen, TX.

10. Who is smarter?

I don't like this question. I think this should be subject related. In that case, Henry is better at Math than I am.

11. Who is the most sensitive?

Duh! I'm female, so that is totally me.

12. Where do you eat out most as a couple?

Probably anything Mexican related...

13. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?

Indiana to see Henry's family...TWICE! Beleive it or not, that is farther than where our honeymoon was.

14. Who has the craziest exes?

I guess me since I have more of them, and I don't really think any of Henry's exes are crazy. I don't really think mine are either...er...nevermind.

15. Who has the worst temper?

Oh, totally me. I'm a Brod for heaven's sake.

16. Who does the cooking?

Krista Kooks. Helllooooooooo!!!!

17. Who is the neat-freak?

Me. KB.

18. Who is more stubborn?

We both are, but I'd say it's me.

19. Who hogs the bed?

It's totally a competition.

20. Who wakes up earlier?

Henry most definitely! I can sleep a whole two hours later thanks to my work schedule :)

21. Where was your first date?

La Bodega, College Station, TX :)

22. Who is more jealous?

Of what? Relationship wise, it'd be Henry. However, I'd say I'm jealous of his academic capabilities. Neither of these are a really big deal though.

23. How long did it take to get serious?

Henry=3 weeks

Krista=2 months including a trip overseas for 6 weeks.

Does that tell you who was more guarded? Haha!

24. Who eats more?

Eats more what? I eat more chocolate, and Henry eats more chips. Is that fair?

25. Who does the laundry?

Uh, me. Henry folds sometimes.

26. Who's better with the computer?

I think me :)

27. Who drives when you are together?

Mostly Henry, but he lets me sometimes.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Family Photo Time

A couple of weeks ago, on March 21st, the family decided to take portraits since the last time we did it was in 2004.  We hired some GREAT photographers ;)  Most of you should know them!  Nick and Carissa Vann.  Fortunately, Eden helped, too ;)

Carissa and Nick absolutely love to take photos, and, hopefully one day, they can make it more than just an occasional hobby!  You can see their photography website here.  The family's photos and Ashlee's graduation pictures are there under Brod-Borchard of you want to see all of them.  Here are a few of the favorites...er, my favorites I guess.

Carissa and Nick are so creative!

We totally have enough pictures of each other, but the one above is pretty cute.

Ok, could she BE any more beautiful?!
Ok...I guess she can.

Awwwww...brudder (brother in baby language).
Seeee!  Creative I tell you!

Looooove this picture of my wonderful aunt and uncle.

Last but not least, the one pose that describes Henry and I's entire relationship:
Henry and I have not laughed so hard in a long time.  This pic did the trick.  We love it.

So what do you think of the new family photos?  Let's hear it!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Exciting news on Krista Kooks

So exciting! Today, a new blog title 'Everything Rachel Ray,' featured Krista Kooks on their blog! Hopefully news will spread and more and more people can enjoy the same recipes that Henry and I enjoy as well!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Joyce Brod turned 50!

That's right. Believe it or not, this woman is fifty now, but there's no possible way anyone could really believe that.

A couple of weeks ago, Ronnie, Teresa, Ashlee, Chase, Dad, Henry and I (with the help of Hannah, Phillip, Alicia, Ralph, Emily and Justine, too) threw my mom a 50th Surprise Birthday Party. You can see all the details and excitement on the video captured by none other than A&A Video Productions.

Go here to see Joyce's 50th Birthday Party!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Stamp Cost Increase

Believe it or not, it's true.  Stamp are going up again!  Click here to read more about it.  We're going to need to use up our 42 cents stamps quickly!