viva las vegas!

this is what we are headed into tomorrow!

of course, the snow will prob be melted by then, but i can hope!



it snowed last night!
in the parkinglot outside the mall when we realized it was snowing!
making a snowball
brandt made a snowball
throwing his snowball
madi didn't like it at first
our house
the back of our house
puppies eating snow
our snowman :)
brandt threw a snowball at me!
and i threw one back
us in the backyard
me, loving the snow!

we've kinda had snow before, but nothing that has stuck, nothing that was the right consistency to make snowballs. it snowed for about 4 hours! and it was beautiful...


i got tagged!!!

I actually got tagged a few weeks ago, but can't ever come up with things to say! here goes!

  1. i LOVE baking. anything. i'd make something every day if i had people around to eat it. i also enjoy cooking, but am not near as creative or willing to try new things in this area, even though i would with the baking. i think its b/c even if my cookies don't turn out so well, they are still cookies. and everyone loves cookies!
  2. i enjoy designing things on the computer. i've done everything from company logos to wedding invitations to Christmas cards. i would like to start a business but the only thing holding me back is that i can't come up with a name for it!
  3. i'm secretly (or maybe not so secretly?) bitter that i get gypped every year on valentines day. i know its a hallmark holiday, and i don't expect a gift. but since my bday is the following day, all of my past bf's and now my hub just skip valentines. they are two seperate days people!! (brandt is getting better with this)
  4. i didn't go to A&M. i lived there, didn't miss a football game or yell for years. attended a class or two. ate on campus. spent the night on campus. owned more maroon shirts than any other color. even when i lived in san marcos, some people didn't realize that i commuted every weekend. people still forget that i'm not a "true" aggie.
  5. i am suddenly, well, in the past year, addicted to "scrubs." we started watching them right before we bought our house and now we dvr them. when brandt leaves for work at night i would watch several episodes. now he leaves later, and is about as into them as me, so we watch them earlier together. how did i miss this show when it was on before? (oh yeah, i spent my free time driving to aggieland and back)
  6. i was offered a coach purse for Christmas. now yes, they are pretty, i'm sure they hold up really well, and they are very nice. no offense to anyone that has one, but i couldn't bring myself to pick one out. (thats a lie, i picked out 5!) the thought of putting that much value in a purse just wasn't making sense to me. it seemed wasteful, sinful, i dont know. i overthought it, i know that much. so i decided to pick out a purse i've always wanted that's very unique and much cheaper! (brandt said he was proud of me)
  7. i have become blog obsessed. i use google reader (highly recomend it) and started with my friends blogs. then i added people from home who's blogs i found. then i started adding people i dont know. its crazy how its grown! i think i subscribe to 34. mainly they are about decorating and being crafty. unfortunatly, i now have too many ideas, and not enough free time. dumb job...
i did it! in like 20 minutes. who knew i liked talking about myself so much!? sorry it took so long to do it.

i dont have alot of "blog friends" so i won't tag 7 people. but here are the lucky few:

want me to tag you so you can play? leave a comment lol i could use some more blog friends :)


happy halloween, vol 3 (house)

just some house decor

glitter pumpkins that i made last year

my halloween wreath. it needs a bow.
(its also brighter in real life)

yummy cookies!

happy halloween vol 2 (animals!)

for the record, i bought these on 75% off clearance...
i wouldn't have spent full price for this lol

niko the punk kitty.

madi the lobster

and nevaeh the chicken! she hated me for this
sorry the pics aren't great, they weren't cooperating :)

happy halloween, vol 1 (people)

a little late, i know.

here's the 3 of us all wearing jen's sunglasses
somehow they matched all of our outfits!

kyle went as the most interesting man in the world
(from the dos equis comercials)

i went as a hippy chick and brandt was a cop

jen was a bee!

and these are just b/c i have a fun setting on my camera!

i have to add, volcano's frozen screwdrivers = yum!


almost ready!

i was so excited when we moved and found out there were citrus trees in the yard! i've never grown anything other than flowers, so its pretty cool.

when we moved in, this is what the oranges looked like:
we also had lemons and strawberries, but they didn't make it.

here are our oranges, as of last week!

they are like the size of, well, oranges! yay! i checked them again yesterday, and they are almost all yellow, so they will be picked soon!



last night we decided to carve our pumpkins!

brandt had a pattern to go off of, it was a ghost pumpkin. but he didnt want to mess with getting the paper to stay on the pumpkin, so he free handed it! nice!

i also had a pattern, a wolf. well, i spent forever "tracing" it onto the pumpkin, just to find out that i didn't press down hard enough to really see where my lines were :(
(note: later i found out you can rub flour
on the pumpkin and your marks show up!)

so i ended up sort of free handing mine, and distorting it in the process.

so, ladies and gentlemen, i give you:
wolfman/werewolf pumpkin and ghost pumpkin!
also, b/c i forgot yesterday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANG!


brandt gets to play with power tools!

fortunatly, our only damage from the hurricane was some missing roofing from our back porch. ive been bugging brandt about it for a month now, b/c it looks easy to reaplace. i am a fan of projects and building things, so i was excited. this is going to be fun, right?

well, in the world of brandt, notsomuch.

he wanted to hire someone ($$$!) to do it for us. oh come on! how hard can this be! its wood and hardware! i begged and pleaded about redoing it ourselves.

we compromised by saying all we would replace would be the top, the rest stays, in order to save money. (yes, this from the contractor-happy guy, i think he really meant less work, not less money!) i was pretty bummed b/c i would love to change up the shape of it in order for the grill and table to fit a little more harmoniously. one day...

so with minimal work ahead of him, brandt got motivated one afternoon and we started tearing down the remaining now brittle and sun-baked fiberglass roofing.

so we got the fiberglass off. found some wierd things. hot glue? nails with rubber washers on them? styrofoam half circle thingies? man this dude must not have known what he was doing...

we also found rotten wood. so that came down. the wood that was nailed into? rotting. so that came down. my "afternoon project" was getting a little more intensive...

many thanks to my wonderful hubby who isn't complaining and is doing majority of the work himself, since we don't have alot of overlapping time at home.

even if i dont get a totally new deck, i'm happy. but since the previous owners had it painted, we have to paint the whole thing too, instead of staining it like we would like. so i have to decide if i would like to stick with the off white that it is now, or maybe something a little different. i am thinking a light green. like sagey, not bright. i do have some restraint when it comes to colors!

*pic of brandt freaking out is not really related to this entry... its from a friend's wedding. i was taking pics after the ceremony, and he was bored. sitting alone. with a camera.


take your wife to work day!

ok, so its not an official day, but i did get to tag along with brandt 2 weeks ago! it was really fun. there were several times that i was worried that i would fall asleep (he works nights, and i had worked that day too) but i was a trooper and pulled through!

there's all sorts of stuff that i would like to tell, but i'm not sure how comfortable we are with posting the pics, and talking about his job. turns out not everyone is very fond of him and his colleagues, not personally of course. but it comes with the job!

and surprisingly, it IS boring sometimes! he comes home and i expect to get these exciting stories out of him... i'm always shocked when he says nothng interesting happened! now i see what he means... we had our fair share of down time.

if you are interested, there are a few pics (nothing exciting though) on myspace and fbook, but you have to be my friend to see them, they are private.



we got to go to 2 games in 7 days! on sunday we headed out to a texans game, and may i add, it was their first win of the season! the roof was open b/c it was damaged in the storm, but we were in the shade the whole time, so it was pretty nice.

then the following saturday, we headed to good ol aggieland! we got to hang out with m & c, which was great, and then go to the tech game on sat. which, unfortunatly, was not a win. although we weren't holding our breaths, it was a good game, until the last quarter.