Sunday, March 26, 2006

On Saturday afternoon, my wonderful bridesmaids hosted a shower for me at Patti's home in San Antonio. First came the super cute invitations courtesy of Dana, and the other girls got together to plan the food, decorations, etc. There were pink flowers on the table, pink cupcakes, pink cookies, blackberry wine punch, and lots of my other favorite things. We had a wonderful turnout and I had a great time seeing everyone and of course receiving fabulous gifts (that we have already unpacked and begun using!). We even played a fun game where the girls had emailed Phil a list of questions about me to see if the way he answered was the way I would answer. He did a really good job which either means a)we know a lot about each other, or b) I am very predictible. Either way it made for a fun afternoon. Thanks to everyone involved!

On Friday evening, Phil and I hosted dinner for 6 guests. My mom was in town this week for my birthday and bridal shower, and I wanted to have my bridesmaids over for dinner the evening before the bridal shower they were hosting on Saturday afternoon.

Dana came in from Dallas and brought her Maltese puppy, Bella. Her and Cooper had lots of fun playing in the mud puddle in our backyard that afternoon (which Dana didn't really appreciate since she had to bathe Bella afterwards due to the mud, sticks, and "trees" in Bella's fur after they were done playing!). Then Jennelle and Greg brought their dog, Oreo, over so we remained entertained all evening watching the puppies run around and play with each other. Cooper is about 6 lbs and Bella is about 3 lbs, while Oreo is about 30 lbs, so it was an interesting dynamic! But, they each puppy ended the evening with all their appendages so I think it turned out quite well. :)

Dinner was also very nice-- my mom made a salad and yummy dessert, and Phil and I made spaghetti and garlic bread to accompany them. If I do say so myself, it all turned out great and a good time was had by all.

Pictured above L to R: Amanda (holding Bella), Jennelle, Lauren, Dana. Not pictured: Lena, Mom, Phil, Greg, Oreo, & Cooper.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

FInally! Photos of our new home! Well, at least a few rooms. Of course, it is always a work in progress but here are a few photos as of today. This one is a view of the living room taken from the dining room.

View of living room as you walk through the front door.

View from living room through dining room and into kitchen.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Take the Quiz: What Age Do You Act?

You Are 31 Years Old
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
Okay so now that my 23rd birthday is coming up, should I be worried that the age I act is 31?! Maybe that just means that I am so very mature and responsible, much more than most 23-year olds! Or maybe the quiz found out that I am in bed by10:00 every night...

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Bridal Shower

This weekend was our second bridal shower, graciously hosted by Sabrina, a friend of the family who I have known my whole life. She is a wonderful hostess, and I had such a wonderful time! It was great to visit with friends and all the talk about the wedding has me so excited! I absolutely cannot wait!!