Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rebekah and Will’s Wedding

This weekend, Henry and I went to San Antonio for a wedding for some of our friends: Rebekah and Will.  While there’s more details to come and other stuff we did in SA, I’m just going to keep this post all about Rebekah and Will :)

The two of them had a gorgeous wedding at Red Berry Mansion in San Antonio, and it was all outdoors.  Rebekah looked gorgeous, as she always does :), and the details were great, too!  In keeping with my posts lately, I made another fun video of the pictures that both and Henry and I took.

You’ll also get to see some of our other friends in these pictures including Ben, Jamie, Matt, Tracy, Lacy, Jared, Jess.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think of all these videos I’ve been making :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Katie and David’s Wedding

Congratulations to the new Tennent couple!  Katie Shinn…er, Katie Tennent…and I worked together in the Aggie Ring Office.  We became great friends quite quickly, and we have kept in touch since then.  My favorite memory of Katie is that she was the first one back in College Station to really congratulate me after Henry and I got engaged.  After our weekend of celebrating, I returned to work that Monday to find a flower and Knot magazine waiting for me at my desk over in Traveling Aggies :)   She made me feel like a truly special NEW fianc√© that day :)

Nonetheless, I was so excited to be able to help Katie with HER big day!  She and David tied the knot on March 27th.  David’s family hosted a MAGNIFICENT rehearsal dinner at Ousie’s Table on the 26th.  The company and food were absolutely terrific.  Here’s a funny pic from that evening.  Henry ordered the delectable Chicken Fried Steak, and this is what accompanied his meal…March 2010 019Have you ever seen a smaller bottle of Tobasco?!

Anyway, I didn’t get any pictures of the ceremony at the chapel or any pictures of the reception hardly, but I did get a lot of pictures of the details beforehand :)  Have a look…

Thank you so much, Katie and David, for allowing us to be a part of your special day!  It was magnificent!

Reception: Trevisio Restaurant
Florist: Petals by Design
Photographer: Studio Capture (not of any of the pics posted in this post though, just of the portrait in the pictures)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blessing is named Addison Joy :)

Ok, I can’t stand it, and I want to scream with excitement!  I’m writing this on April 2nd, but I’m saving and holding onto this until Kelly or Matthew has the chance to blog about this themselves, first.  It’s only fair :)  Writing about it now though is therapeutic for me and makes me feel like I was able to scream about this amazing little girl that was born last night (er, April 1st at 9:16pm ET)!Addison Joy 3 She was 9lbs 7 ounces and 22 inches long.
Addison Joy
Addison Joy 2
Addison Joy with Kelly
Mom endured 38 hours of labor and spent the last 4 pushing to bring Addison Joy into the world.  God bless her.
Addison Joy with MatthewDad was there every step of the way!
Addison Joy with LaurieEven sweet Mia (Kelly’s mom) was able to be there for sweet Addison’s arrival. 

I could not be prouder or happier for my wonderful friend, sister and compadre, Kelly.  I never imagined in 1997 that this girl acting silly next to me would grow to mean so much, nor did I think I would be anxiously awaiting the birth of her first child.  She’s a beautiful Mom with an adorable daughter, and I can’t wait to see them!  …and Matthew and Piper, too, of course!

P.S. Check out this adorable picture of her in the beanie her Aunt Krista and Uncle Henry got her :)Addison Joy in beanie

Friday, April 9, 2010

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2010

Well, I’m certainly late posting this update!  That said, I put a little more work into than normal :)  I hope you like!

This year, we had the opportunity to see Darius Rucker, Keith Urban and the Black Eyed Peas.  Unfortunately, I do not have a single pic from the BEP concert, sorry.  We did get to take Rachel and Patrick with us though!  It was a lot of fun.

Ann Theall invited Henry and I to join her and Adrienne for the Darius Rucker concert, and we had a blast.  I’m so excited to meet Miss Abigail when she becomes the daughter to Adam and Anne in late June or early July!

Henry and I were certain after last year’s performance that we would go see Keith Urban again.  Oh and did we!  We had awesome seats.  We sat club level, front row!!!!  We were in the middle of the stadium, also, so we got to see a lot of action.  Those are probably the best seats we’ve ever had in Reliant.

Here’s a video of pictures from both the Darius Rucker concert and the Keith Urban concert.  Note, there is sound; consider yourself warned.

What do you think? :)

Also, here’s some funny videos of Henry and I during the Darius Rucker concert.  FYI, I’m very aware that I cannot sing to save my life.

Watch Henry at the end of this video.  It cracks me up!

Lastly, here’s some cool videos from the rodeo portion of the evening at Keith Urban.  The bulls that night were unusually crazier than normal.

In this first one, The bull wouldn't go back in the chute and kept charging at the gates a little.  The rider had been off of him for a while now.  He was definitely not being cooperative.

This next ride goes really fast.  You can see the rider get bucked off and then the bull tries to go after each of the three rodeo clowns before he goes into the chute.  Crazy!

This last one you can tell the bull is just oh-so-clever.

HLSR was really fun this year, and I can’t wait for next year!  One day, it’d be great to be able to go to the cook-off!  I’ve never been   :(

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Our Wonderful New Sheets

I mentioned before in our 2nd Anniversary post that we had purchased new sheets as a gift to one another for our anniversary seeing as how the 2nd anniversary gift is supposed to be cotton, traditionally.

After about 2 weeks of enjoying these lovely sheets, we can definitely say that they were worth it!  800 thread count Egyptian cotton calls our name every night :)  We actually strayed away from the typical white that we have had in the past and got silver.  Who knew?!  I’m sure you all thought I’d purchase in the red, black, or white categories, but we actually got silver! Hotel Collection Sheets 2nd Anniversary Borchard Bliss 2 Hotel Collection Sheets 2nd Anniversary Borchard Bliss

Now, it’s not absolutely the perfect color choice for our bedroom, but I was trying to think towards the future.  You see, guests will sleep on these sheets sooner than later, we hope :)  This furniture and bedding will move into the guest room and take on a whole new look once Henry and I are able to purchase new bedroom furniture for ourselves.

Nonetheless, we are loving these sheets for now, and I’m sleeping WAY more than I was before.  Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea…

Hotel Collection Sheets 2nd Anniversary Borchard Bliss 3

Monday, April 5, 2010

Henry’s Great Accomplishment

Some of you might be aware that of what Henry has been working towards over the last few months, but I haven’t shared before…only because he wouldn’t let me. 

At the beginning of January, Henry started a weight loss competition at work with his co-workers, and Henry is leading the competition.  By leading, I don’t necessarily mean winning, I just mean he began the competition.  Christmas 09 016 This is Henry at Christmas time this year.  He’s been committed to this change of lifestyle and really been focusing on what he eats when he’s out to lunch or dinner as well as making sure he’s active at least twice a week, and most of the time it’s much more than that.

Surprisingly, I do not have a current picture of him that is not just a headshot.  I know I know.  How can that be, right?

Well, I can tell you he’s lost over 15 pounds, and there’s a good chance that he’s lost 20.  I’m just not positive about that one. 

The competition at work ends on April 12th, and I know it would be great if he had one last fabulous push!  Send words of encouragement his way as it would be wonderful for him, I know :)

He has an overall goal of getting back down to around the size that the was when we started dating, but that is a goal he hopes to reach by the end of the year I believe, not by April 12th :)

The competition at work does have a monetary prize.  Each of the individuals in the competition put in $20.  There are two categories: % of weight lost and % of body fat lost.  I know he is currently somewhere at the top of the board in weight loss, but I don’t know his actual placement.

We’ll let you know how it goes! :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I want a Dog!

That is all.

Just me…wanting a dog..REALLY REALLY bad.

Have a Happy Easter :)