Aug 19, 2008

Everything IS Bigger In Texas

#1.. Super-Sized Everything!

This is a picture of some Texas-size fireworks. Lets just say that things come in four sizes: small, medium, large, and Texas-sized. That last one, Texas-size pretty much means ridiculously gigantic. If you order a Texas-size dinner, it will probably feed you and your whole family for a week(or close to it!!)

#2...BUGS! What, might you ask, is this on our door? That is a good question! All I know is that I was walking up the stairs to our apartment and as I stuck the key into the keyhole, looked up, screamed, and jumped a mile back. Then, I proceeded to run all the way down the hallway to the apartments on the other side of the building, pull out my phone, and call one of my friends to come rescue me and help me get rid of ...this. It took us 30 mins, 10 of the neighbors newspapers (which they never bother to gather up), about 15 throws, a couple of mad down-the-hallway dashes, about 6 screams, and two girls. Needless to say, it is gone!

This is just the beginning. This is the lovely visual outside of the gym. You open the blinds and whala! There it is...waiting to eat your hand off! This spider is literally the size of your palm and the web that it sits on is probably 3x3 feet! The jagged stitches in the middle are the spiders recent artwork. It pretty much has a mind of its own. I have a video of one of the girls husbands feeding it. Yes, feeding IT.


Out of all the restaurants in Mansfield, Texas Roadhouse is the only one that stays open past 10 pm. This is probably why the whole office goes there once a week. This picture is quite deceiving because Shawnee, the girl on the left, is truly excited to be here and I, on the right, am faking it. It's a fun lil Texas tradition although I must say, I am still a true sushi fan at heart!

We thought that we would express our love for the Texas Roadhouse! All of us at the table decided to take these wonderful pictures to serve as memories of how much we love this place!

Ambition is truly bigger here in Texas! Mr. Brown, on the left, is a gentleman I have mentioned before whom we go and visit on a weekly basis, among many others, at a hospice in Fort Worth. He truly is an example of ambition because one of the girls out here got him a 300 piece puzzle, which he told us he loved to put together, and he actually completed it in less than 2 weeks!

#5...Green Trees
Matt and I love this park! I had to make the #5 biggest thing in Texas be "green" trees because a green tree is just a beautiful tree! In Vegas they all typically look brown and in Utah, most of the time, white. Thus, the green trees here are beautiful!!

You all wonder what we do during our spare time. it is! jk. Shawnee, on the left, got a huge balloon making kit for her birthday and we thought we would put it to good use. You be the judge! Do we have crazy circus balloon making skills or not?!

#7..Last and definitely not a shortage here in TX...PRIDE!

Seriously, I have never in my life seen so many state-pride items. Anything from coffee mugs, to t-shirts, to bags and hats, to jewelry, to shoes, to whatever can be painted red, white, and blue with the state of TX on it! Pretty much everyone from TX has a huge star in their homes, a TX symbol, and I never thought too much into it.. So I thought it would be cute to put one in our apartment! It is now Matt's least favorite thing in the home! We, in this picture, represent the TX Platinum Wives Red Hat Society. Texas pride baby... Cant wait to come home to Vegas!!


Zack and Victoria said...

Hey Tanya I got to meet your cute little puppies Rockie and Cookie on Sunday!!!! Zack and I had a lot of fun playing CAshflow with your parents :o) They said you are moving to Provo??? That will be fun if you do.... I miss Utah. Anywho if you do come back to Vegas gimmie a call.

molly said...

what's that saying? everything is always bigger in texas? ha love it! love you!

Dani said...

I Love that post. Everything is true about good old
Texas. We are still here, in Texas, and we had a great time visiting you guys.

Tanner and Andrea said...

When do you guys move back?... It sounds like you had a ton of fun- enjoy all of that fun traveling and being crazy now... I have heard good things about Texas- sounds like they are true. :)

Jayci said...

And the stars are huge out there too. I love the night skies and the HUGE storms... I miss Texas!

Except I don't miss the bugs. I had a post about the frogs and the bugs... LOTS of them. HUGE swarms of them.... AAAHHHh but other than that I miss Texas. :)

Preston & Shawnee said...

Hey Tanya! We're finally starting to get settled in and things are a little less crazy now. Anyway, this is a fun post! :) I need to update my blog soon. I hope everything is going great in Texas, I miss you! And I'll email you those pictures tomorrow okay, sorry we've really been SOOO busy.

Zach and Tiff nelson said...

Good ole' Texas! I never thought I'd being saying this but, I miss it!! haha School stinks and life is crazy now! I hope you guys are still having a good time :) We all need to keep in touch. That's why I love blogging!

simply swanson said...

Texas looks awesome! And so do you guys!!! I am jealous of all the fun you guys are having!!! And I love the new pic you put at the top, sooooo beautiful! You guys are amazing! We miss you so much! Are you ready to stop all the fun stuff and come home now? We want you back!!!