Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

I want to wish everyone a very Happy and safe Halloween!

I have always loved dressing up for Halloween. I think my favorite costume growing up was a "pretty witch" costume that I wore around age 10. It had several layers of orange and black tulle for a skirt, a black corset-like top that laced up the front with orange satin ribbon, poofy sleeves, lace gloves, and a black lace witch hat. I wore fishnet tights and Mary Janes with a small heel to complete the look. I will have to dig around and see if I can find a picture... it would be worth the effort! It was pretty darn cute!!

From what I can remember, I have been the following things for Halloween... (I have links to pictures of the most recent ones):

1. Pumpkin
2. Clown
3. Princess
4. Cat
5. Bunny
6. Pretty Witch
7. Cow (complete with cow bell and utters)
8. Hippie (flower child)
9. Witch (again)
10. Daisy Duke
11. Girl Scout
12. Police Woman
13. LaDainian Tomlinson (former TCU football player turned NFL all-star)
....and NOW...
14. Ladybug!

Granted, I had to work today... so my costume had to be toned down a little... but I was a very fashionable Ladybug! :)


My wonderful Sales Lead, Danae, dressed up also!
The Pretty Kitty and the Lovely Ladybug!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Date Night!

What a wonderful Friday! It was my day off from work, so I went to Lake Worth and ate lunch with Eric, then came home and worked on my thank you notes for several hours, then cleaned the house a little until Eric got home! I also drove around some neighborhoods looking for any houses that are for sale since Eric and I are always keeping an eye out, but the only ones I saw that I liked were listed for $859,999 and $1,549,999... so.... I kept driving. haha!!

When Eric came home around 5:30pm, we talked about what our evening plans would consist of. We wanted to call some friends to go bowling, but many of our friends went to Las Vegas for the TCU v. UNLV football game that takes place tonight. So we decided to have a date night! I literally don't remember the last time that we had a true date night, because even if we go to dinner together, we usually end up meeting our friends or doing something with a group.

Our date night started with an attempt to go to a brand new restaurant in the posh and trendy West 7th District of Fort Worth called BLUE Sushi & Sake. The original BLUE is located downtown in Omaha, Nebraska, and we actually ate there when we went to watch TCU in the College World Series. They were giving 50% off to all TCU fans to get the word out about their restraunt because they would be opening a 2nd BLUE in Fort Worth only a few months later.

This was Eric and I when we ate at BLUE in Nebraska!
Notice the "TCU 50% OFF"... YES!

However, we ended up not eating at BLUE because there was a 45 minute wait... and we were TOO hungry for that! So we drove only about 3 minutes down West 7th to Montgomery Plaza where we decided to eat at Gloria's Mexican Restaurant.

This is Gloria's in Montgomery Plaza

This is my very tasty Sangria!

Eric ordered a Steak covered in green peppers,
mushrooms, cheese and red sauce... it was SO good.
(ps- Eric has a bug bite that he keeps picking at,
so we wrapped his wrist so he will
leave it alone and let it heal! and his
raccoon suntan lines are from
when he went Hunting last weekend. haha.)
I ordered the sampler platter...
It has one tamale, one pupusa, one yucca, plantains,
black beans, black rice, and sour cream. It was amazing!!

After our dinner, we went to Blockbuster (which I hear has filed for bankruptcy?!) and we rented the movie Stomp the Yard II. I know that sounds funny... but we wanted to see it because the original Stomp the Yard was the very first movie we saw together in theatres on one of our first real dates ever. It was actually a really good movie and we ended up buying it on DVD because the dancing is awesome and the story line is really good. The sequel didn't prove to be as entertaining, but it was SO nice to spend quality time together never the less!!

It was a very wonderful evening!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What I'm Loving... 10/27/10

1. I love TCU home football games. Saturday was the TCU homecoming game against Air Force. My Dad and his family, my brother and his girlfriend, and Eric's dad all came to this game! It was so much fun! Not to mention, it was one of the only night home games we have had all season! I MUCH prefer night games because the weather is much nicer!!
This is the TCU Stadium
(main entrance on the student side)
at night... Breathtaking!

This is my brother, Trevor,
and his girlfriend, Lizzie,
near the end of the
Homecoming game.


2. I am loving the Thank You notes that I designed and ordered online from Wedding Paper Divas! They look incredible... too bad it's not as easy to WRITE the thank you notes as it is to order them! haha! I have completed about 25 notes... only about 80 more to go! haha...
Thank You Notes!
Aren't they so cute?!
The envelopes are printed
with our return address
in the same block font.

3. I love when Eric does super sweet things out of no where. Recently, he went to the backyard and noticed a beautiful rose on one of our rosebushes... so he picked it and gave it to me :) Then yesterday morning he went to my favorite donut place to get the jalapeno pigs in a blanket that I love to eat for breakfast! He is always doing sweet little things to show that he cares... such a thoughtful person. I love him!
Beautiful rose from our
backyard rosebush!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Life... Lately

How can I put this eloquently?

I LOVE FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Texas celebrates football like none other. We tailgate hard, yell loud for our team, and party like there is no tomorrow when we WIN!! Texas football is almost like a religion... and if you trash talk our team, you better run!!

Here are some photos from the most recent tailgate that took place for the TCU vs BYU game at TCU...

Every time TCU scores a touchdown,
these guys run across the end zone with
the TCU flags! By now, I am a professional tailgater.
I was back at the tailgate during half time
to watch some of the
Texas Rangers baseball game
that started at the
same time as our football game!
Oh LORD... this is something new that our friends have started doing. It's called being "Iced". Out of no where, someone will pull out a Smirnoff Ice and hand it to you... then you have to take a knee and chug the whole thing!! It's so gross because Smirnoff is sweeter than candy... but it provides a GOOD laugh! The rules say that if you do not comply when you are Iced, then you can not Ice anyone else... and that's just lame.
Here are some of us getting iced...

Sean was quite a trooper... Athena came back from getting gas at the gas station, and she tossed a HUGE Smirnoff Ice at me as I sat in the back seat of her car... needless to say, I did NOT chug this whole thing. But I did try for about 10 seconds when I got home... haha.
In preparation for the TCU Homecoming game this Saturday, Athena and Rebecca have decided to make mums and wear them to the game like everyone did in High School!! hahaha!! This idea came about because Rebecca's Birthday is on the same day as the Homecoming Game, and we were trying to think of something she could wear that would make her stand out. Then they joked about making her a birthday mum... and the idea was born!!
This is Athena making her mum...
Masterpiece in progress...
Rebecca's mum 99% complete... I actually made it because she claims to be uncreative and not crafty. I was THRILLED to help because I LOVE stuff like this! The only thing missing are the miniature bottles of liquor she is going to buy and tie to some of the ribbons... greatness!!
Note the partying birthday bear
with martini in hand... hysterical!! hahaha.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

I have a very good friend from high school, Lyndsey, that is now married, expecting a baby, and keeps up with the most fabulous and entertaining blog! She posts a fun blog every Wednesday that I am going to steal and use in my blog... It's called "What I Love Wednesdays"! So here is my very first {of many} Wednesday blogs about what I am loving right now...

  1. I'm LOVING how awesome the Texas Rangers are!! They had a really rough game today, but they only need one more win in the ALCS and they are World Series bound!! My favorite players are Cliff Lee, Elvis Andrus, Josh Hamilton, and Ian Kinsler!
  2. I'm LOVING that my little brother really seems to be growing up. He made a goal for himself this week that he would not sit around the house, play video games, play on the computer, etc. Instead, he would get out of the house and go do something productive. On Monday, he called me and asked if he could bring lunch for me at work! (HOW SWEET). Then Tuesday he got rid of ALL his "young" clothes from Abercrombie or American Eagle, and he asked if I would go with him on one of my days off to help him pick out some new, more mature clothes. Of course I obliged, and today we went to the Allen Outlets. We went to Polo and Lacoste... and needless to say, we got him much more than just a starter wardrobe!! He looks so preppy and adorable in his pleated khakis and 2 button Polo shirts! He makes me proud!
  3. I'm LOVING that the TCU Homecoming football game is on Saturday against Air Force! It's going to be a GREAT game because AF is actually pretty good this year! Also, my brother, his girlfriend, my dad, my dad's wife, my dad's son, and Eric's dad are all coming to the game!! That's a LOT of family!!
  4. I'm loving that my brother's girlfriend is liking TCU the best of all the schools that she is applying to!!! {Great taste, naturally.}
  5. I'm loving the water fight that Eric and I had this evening... he literally threw a full cup of water at me and I kept soaking a sponge and squeezing it while flinging the water in his direction... needless to say, I was way more drenched than he was!! hahaha. We had quite a wet kitchen after that, but we just used the water to mop the floors! haha! It was a super fun and completely spontaneous!

Monday, October 18, 2010


The Texas Rangers have their FIRST American League Division Series WIN in the HISTORY of the franchise, and now they are 2 wins away from having their first American League Championship Series WIN... resulting in their first World Series appearance!!
What's equally awesome? Eric and I have a wonderful friend and ex-roommate, Drew Fugate, who is an Account Executive for the Rangers-- and he is sure that he can get us World Series tickets!! HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!

Rangers players, (especially Cliff Lee, Andrus, and Kinsler-- my favorite players), you are in my prayers!! I hope the nation can have a chance to see the kind of spectacular sportsmanship that I have had the opportunity to see at home games for the past few seasons! This is an awesome article that features a rap song about some of the fun hand signals that the Rangers have become known for.

And for those of you who don't know... the Rangers are a SUPER fun team to watch for several reasons...

#1. We have Cliff Lee. He is a badass. He doesn't know what it means to walk people, and it's completely normal for him to pitch a no-no for an entire game... IN THE PLAYOFFS!

#2. GET YOUR ANTLERS READY!!! The Rangers have such incredible speed on their team which has helped them in so many areas, from stealing bases to scoring runs! It looks something like this...
Because of this incredible speed and swiftness, the Rangers and their fans have started using deer antler hand signals to represent their speed-- they RUN like DEER! It's totally a Rangers thing, and we LOVE watching our boys throw up their antlers in approval of a great run!

#3. THE CLAW!! Talk about POWER!!! The Rangers demonstrate their power in just about every way... and they recognize each other by giving a powerful hi-five claw! Which looks something like this...

I hope everyone has the chance to see a Rangers game this year... if not only for the amazing sportsmanship and talent, but also to whiteness the amazing personality of this team. I've never seen a team with so much camaraderie and unity... it's so inspiring and it makes watching this team even more significant!!