Archives for November 2013

11.26.13

Driving To Texas!

IMG_1694 IMG_1701 IMG_1713 IMG_1717   This year we are spending Thanksgiving in Texas with my sister. We took our time driving down which was nice. We would drive a few hours each day during Audrey’s nap times. The first night we drove through blizzard conditions from Denver to Trinidad CO. We stayed at a Comfort Inn that night and Audrey’s really didn’t let us sleep. I think she was getting used to the driving schedule. The roads were so slick and there was just so much ice and snow everywhere. The next morning we took a dip in the indoor pool, which was actually COLD! Saturday we drove from Trinidad to Childress TX. It was blizzard conditions yet again, and the drive was pretty boring. We almost ran out of gas too. Women DO NOT trust your men to keep track!!! We watched as the gas predictor went from 30 to 20 to 13 and then just started blinking as if to say “FILL ME UP NOWWWWWW!”. In Childress we ate dinner at a Chinese buffet and the owner had her children there so Audrey got to play with them for over an hour. Her baby was 10 months old and had 4 teeth! Our baby girl still has ZERO! That night we stayed at a Hampton Inn, and you all know how much I LOVE Hampton Inns. This one was not as nice as other Hampton Inns, but it was still nice. We had a nice swim in their indoor pool the next morning before we left. We left Childress and drove to Dallas Sunday. It was a shorter drive and it wasn’t snowing so that was great. We stayed at a Candlewood Suites near downtown. This hotel was an extended stay type of place so we got a room with a living room, kitchen, and bedroom for $85. It was really nice being able to set Audrey’s crib up in the living room. The poor baby has had a nasty cough the last few days so she’s been waking us up quite a bit. It’s hard hearing your little baby cough all night.    This year we are spending Thanksgiving in Texas with my sister. We took our time driving down which was nice. We would drive a few hours each day during Audrey’s nap times. The first night we drove through blizzard conditions from Denver to Trinidad CO. We stayed at a Comfort Inn that night and Audrey’s really didn’t let us sleep. I think she was getting used to the driving schedule. The roads were so slick and there was just so much ice and snow everywhere. The next morning we took a dip in the indoor pool, which was actually COLD! Saturday we drove from Trinidad to Childress TX. It was blizzard conditions yet again, and the drive was pretty boring. We almost ran out of gas too. Women DO NOT trust your men to keep track!!! We watched as the gas predictor went from 30 to 20 to 13 and then just started blinking as if to say “FILL ME UP NOWWWWWW!”. In Childress we ate dinner at a Chinese buffet and the owner had her children there so Audrey got to play with them for over an hour. Her baby was 10 months old and had 4 teeth! Our baby girl still has ZERO! That night we stayed at a Hampton Inn, and you all know how much I LOVE Hampton Inns. This one was not as nice as other Hampton Inns, but it was still nice. We had a nice swim in their indoor pool the next morning before we left. We left Childress and drove to Dallas Sunday. It was a shorter drive and it wasn’t snowing so that was great. We stayed at a Candlewood Suites near downtown. This hotel was an extended stay type of place so we got a room with a living room, kitchen, and bedroom for $85. It was really nice being able to set Audrey’s crib up in the living room. The poor baby has had a nasty cough the last few days so she’s been waking us up quite a bit. It’s hard hearing your little baby cough all night.  IMG_1735 IMG_1737 IMG_1743   The next morning we kind of took our time getting our of Dallas. We stopped at Dealey plaza to see the area where JFK was assassinated. We were pretty disappointed with the memorial they has set up. It was basically a concrete square. We didn’t stay long. It was freezing there and our hands were ice blocks. It took us about 4 hours to get to Houston from Dallas. That leg was pretty bad too. The rain was nearly blinding. It didn’t let up the whole time we were on the road. It was pretty intense, but we finally made it to the guest house we are renting. We used https://www.airbnb.com/ to find a place to stay and so far we have been very impressed.

11.22.13

70’s Gala

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Last night we went to a charity event to support breast cancer treatment and prevention. It was a 70’s themed gala and they were encouraging everyone to dress up. When we arrived there was hardly anyone who had dressed up. I rarely dress up for these things but tonight we kind of did. It was pretty easy for Tom. All he needed was chest hair and a girly man shirt. I had this dress I bought at ROSS like 8 years ago that I never wore, and it turned out to be a great fit when I paired it with boots. The ABBA cover band was there also. The last few times we have gone to dance lessons we have been practicing the hustle and cha cha. We knew this event was coming up and we wanted to be able to dance……..good. We started taking dance lessons to begin with because we wanted to be able to dance at these types of things. And the hustle was perfect for this thing! We even got compliments! Someone came up to us and said “you two are really fun to watch dance!”. I take that as a sign that we are doing good. Well I AM at least haha.

11.19.13

Polka Dots & Stripes

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I have a large collection of tights that have been purchased throughout the years. I found these polka dot tights that I bought from H&M a long time ago. I always had a hard time wearing them because I felt like they made me look childish or tacky. But I found a way to kind of tone them down by wearing knee high socks over them. The brown boots are from Forever 21 and I wore them because I felt like black boots would create a darker look than I wanted. The shirt is adorable and it was actually a gift from my older sister.

11.18.13

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

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Saturday we decorated for Christmas! I love the lights on the house this year. We really did a great job. We also put up the Christmas tree! Audrey was running around naked, not really trying to help. She was more interested in taking the ornaments off of the tree. She’s such a good baby. I’m watching her in the corner quietly playing by herself. Our tree looks amazing in our newly painted family room. We decided to wrap our gifts in pink and green and I can’t wait to get some presents under the tree. In fact, I already bought half of the Christmas gifts haha. Its never too early. I hope your Christmas decorations are all coming up nicely as well.