Sep 29, 2008

Why I outta..!

Being the sushi fanatics that we are, Matt and I decided to venture out to Sundance Square in Fort Worth and eat at Piranha Killer Sushi. It was delicious! The streets were lit up with thousands of lights and it looked amazing!

After grabbing ice cream, we decided to just wonder around. However, most of the places were already closed so needless to say, we were aimlessly walking around. We finally spotted a bicycle cop and asked him to take this picture for us and to perhaps suggest a couple of spots to go to since were had some time to spare. He proceeded to tell us the whole history of Sundance Square, all about the bars, alcohol, music..etc. All I remember is wrapping my thin sweater around myself and wondering if I was going to make it through the lengthy description of the history of this Square as the bone chilling wind blew through me. As the cop described each place we should visit at Sundance Square, he would conclude by informing us that it too was closed (just like everything on Sundance Square except the Borders!) So after our Borders visit, we headed home!

Isn't this a lovely work of art? No! Not the Mustang! The art work of the pigeons! As Matt and I were running to our car Sunday morning, a little late for church, cookies in hand (for the 6 year olds that we teach) I stopped and was literally mortified by the scenery in front of me. The pigeons bombed us! There is no excuse for this. My mom once told me how she accidentally hit a pigeon as she was driving down a small street and at one time I felt horrible for the poor bird. Not any more! All I have to say is if you see em.. please...SPEED UP!

Sep 11, 2008

Life is Good

I am so grateful for everything that has happened and the way that it has happened. It seems as though things always seem to fall into place and once they do, you are finally able to see the big picture and how the way everything happened is the best way things could have happened. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I couldn't be more grateful! Almost on a daily basis I find myself looking through some of the old pictures from the past couple of years. I think I'm about due to be home in Vegas and see everyone! We have a month left and are so grateful for the opportunity that we have to make this just a great last month!!

Matt is a huge George Strait fan. When George was in town..(January I think..) we got a chance to go thanks to Matt's mom who got us the tickets! It was so much fun and George brought down the house! Next time he's in town, ya'll should go!

The company that we owned used to do work for Nevada Ready Mix and thanks to Larry Miller we had the wonderful opportunity to meet Stacy and Clinton from What Not To Wear! One of the ladies who works for NRM was nominated by her mom and chosen to be on the show! Amber Higginbotham is her name and if you get a chance, watch the episode! It was one of the best! Watch for 1/100th of a second clips of us as well throughout!

Matt and I cant wait to see our puppies! The have been at my parents house this whole summer! Dont let the one on the left fool ya.. He is definitely a mischievous one who acts as though he can do no wrong! The one up top...well.. lets just say that her " I ate Santas cookies" shirt couldn't define her any better!

Oh yeah! Savin the best for last! This was my husbands adorable outfit from Wal Mart to one of his friends "Ugly Christmas Sweater" Party. Lets just say that the vest is a womens 3X and the turtle neck is a womens Medium. Lovely isnt it? I'm sure you will be able to find something quite similar this year if this outfit strikes you fancy! The best part is.. We will be back just in time for plenty of these for the coming Christmas Season!

Sep 5, 2008

All Things that Inspire

I have always heard about how good these Chicken Soup for the Soul stories were though I never took the time to actually sit down and read them. I am now obsessed! My goal is to read all of them! I want a library just of Chicken Soup for the Soul books! Every story in this book just inspired me so much! Just about every night, Matt and I would sit on the couch and I would read story after story. At times, I would get chocked up and through tears streaming down my face, finish the story. At other times, Matt and I would laugh and laugh. Oh how wonderful these stories are!! I have been thinking about starting up an "Inspiration Blog" where I post stories and quotes that just inspire and uplift! I'm thinking it over.. The following is a story that just touched my heart, when I read it, from the above Chicken Soup. It is titled True Love.

Moses Mendelssohn, the grandfather of the well-known German composer, was far from being handsome. Along with a rather short stature, he had a grotesque hunchback.

One day he visited a merchant in Hamburg who had a lovely daughter named Frumtje. Moses fell hopelessly in love with her. But Frumtje was repulsed by his misshapen appearance.

When it came time for him to leave, Moses gathered his courage and climbed the stairs to her room to make one last opportunity to speak with her. She was a vision of heavenly beauty, but caused him deep sadness by her refusal to look at him. After several attempts at conversation, Moses shyly asked, "Do you believe marriages are made in heaven?"

"Yes," she answered, still looking at the floor. "And do you?"

"Yes I do," he replied. "You see, in heaven at the birth of each boy, the Lord announces which girl he will marry. When I was born, my future bride was pointed out to me. Then the Lord added, 'But your wife will be humpbacked.'

"Right then and there I called out, 'Oh Lord, a humpbacked woman would be a tragedy! Please, Lord, give me the hump and let her be beautiful.'"

Then Frumtje looked up into his eyes and was stirred by some deep memory. She reached out and gave Mendelssohn her hand and later became his devoted wife.

That in a nutshell is true love!!