Monday, April 30, 2012

April Photo-a-Day Part II

Ok guys it's time for April Photo-a-Day Part II...if you need to catch up, check out Part I first.


Day 16: Flower
I have to give credit to Justin for keeping this thing alive!

 Day 17: Something You Don't Like
I don't like Miller Lite...or the fact it takes up one of my veggie drawers!

Day 18: Hair

Day 19: Orange
 There's not a lot of orange in this household...but I do have a bright (not burnt) orange excersize ball!

 Day 20: Something You Drew
One of my lovely drawings on draw something (they guessed it right!)

Day 21: Bottle
Tequila = Margaritas :)

Day 22: The Last Thing You Bought
2 lovely elm trees!

Day 23: Vegetable
Lots of veggies in my mom's amazing chef's salad! One of my favorite dinners

Day 24: Something You're Grateful For
I'm grateful for my amazing husband and loving marriage. This picture is a nice reminder :)

Day 25: Looking Down 
Looking down into our new tree - they didn't anchor it enough and it's coming out of the ground...ugh!

Day 26: Black and White
Spring table setting for a dinner with friends

Day 27: Somewhere you went
I don't have a picture from Friday - the only place I went was HEB and forgot to take a picture...oops

Day 28: 1pm
1pm meant nap time to rest up for 6th street!

Day 29: Circle
Our engagement picture circle magnets on our them

Day 30: Something That Makes You Sad
Today work makes me sad because my cousins are out seeing Austin and I'm stuck at home!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Instant Shade! New Trees

Justin and I have been wanting to plant some bigger trees in our backyard for a while now. I have been researching like crazy trying to find something that is not poisonous to dogs, doesn't drop acorns, and preferably doesn't flower. This past Sunday one of our awesome neighbors took us out to the landscapers place to check out some trees. I went with the intent to look...Justin went with the intent to buy - so we bought! They came and planted the trees last night and we are in LOVE!!

Before (We decided to get rid of this baby tree we planted 2 years ago)

After (We moved this tree from the center of the yard to the side)


After (I had to cut out most of the ground because the tree is so tall!)

Before - Other Corner

After - Other Corner


So pretty!

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Photo-a-Day Part 1

It's that time for April photo-a-day part 1, meaning April is half over...crazyness! My goal for this month was to have a picture for everyday - even if it wasn't taken on that day - so far so good...I've only had 1 day I've had to catch up on, even with being sick! (wow that last sentence was horrible grammar...oh well)

#photoadayapril part 1

Day 1: your reflection
My new FAVORITE sleep/house shorts...I want to wear them everywhere, they are so comfy

Day 2: Color
Some pretty fake flowers at my parents house

Day 3: Mail
Our mail (minus the junk mail) 

Day 4: Someone Who Makes You Happy
My sweet husband of course

Day 5: Lunch
We stopped in Massachusetts for lunch and had sandwiches from D'Angelos...had some Jax to go along with them...SO much better than cheetos!

Day 6: Tiny
These mini chewy SweeTarts were tiny! One of our airplane snacks

Day 7: Shadow
A bunch of shadows on my grandpa's porch

Day 8: Inside Your Wallet
Inside my travel wallet...just waiting at DFW for what seemed like forever 

Day 9: Younger You
Rachel and I in December '04 on a visit to A&M...I was 17...I don't look much diff haha

Day 10: Cold
It was definitely not cold here (especially because I was in bed with a fever) but I checked on the weather in Anchorage (where we will be in 34 days) and it's pretty cold!

Day 11: Where You Ate Breakfast
I ate breakfast in bed (toast) because I still didn't feel good (and hadn't eaten anything in 24 hrs)...normally I eat breakfast all over the house (carry my protein shake with me!)

Day 12: Stairs
Going down the stairs at work

Day 13: Something You Found
I found the Macy's bag I bought in November! It's a great travel bag :)

Day 14: How You Feel Today
Excited because I get to spend time with 2 friends that live far...LeeAnn & Lauren!!

Day 15: Sunset
Beautiful sunset after an iffy/stormy day! Perfect end to a great day!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012: New England

We took a little trip over Easter weekend...Justin and I flew into Boston on Thursday and met my parents at the airport. We took the T into the city and walked over to our hotel, The Millennium Bostonian right across from Quincy Market. 

Started out with eating my special Italian Sandwich brought just for me from Maine!!
Our corner hotel room with pretty views!
Such a perfect day in Boston
Quincy Market
Justin with his Dunkin' Donuts...finally at like 1pm!
Walking around Quincy Market
We decided to go to the Aquarium since Boston has one of the best and it was only about a quarter mile from our hotel. We spent a lot of time watching the penguins - it was feeding time and they are just so darn cute!! We also saw sea lions, lobsters (of course!), an anaconda (gross!), a massive turtle and massive sting ray, among many other sea creatures.

So many little penguins!
What a cute little guy :)
Murtle the Turtle...weighs 600lbs and is 70 something years old...crazy!
Crazy sea creatures
After the aquarium and some shopping in Quincy Market we walked over to the North End and had dinner at an AMAZING Italian restaurant: Al Dente. We stumbled upon it when we were in Boston 2 years ago and when I looked it up (from the picture I took last time) I found out it's ranked #2 Italian restaurant in the North End...not bad!

Pretty trees outside the Hard Rock Cafe
Inside Quincy Market - some late night snacks
Love the historical architecture
Late night shopping :)
Finished the night off with a DELISH Sangria at Hard Rock!! I've been craving one since SA
When we woke up Friday morning Justin and I decided to find a McDonalds to grab some breakfast. We asked Siri (along with mapquest and google) where the closest one was and it was only around the corner from the hotel...perfect! or so we thought. We walked around in the COLD (like 30 degrees) for about 20 minutes until we figured out the McDonalds had closed and we were in the spot where it USED to be. So we went over to Quincy Market and found a yummy Mexican place for breakfast.

Little alley way near our hotel
Inside Quincy Market again
View outside our window!

The real reason for our trip this weekend was to attend my grandfather's memorial service. He passed away in November but there was no way we could all scramble to get up there before Christmas to bury him. He didn't want a funeral or anything like that so my mom and uncle decided the best way to honor him would be to have a simple service at the cemetery and then have the family over to his house afterwards on Easter weekend. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, would have been his 95th birthday. His birthday only fell three times on Easter (this being the third).

Rest in Peace Gee
Absolutely perfect day
My Grandpa's house
Phoebe was pooped after all of the commotion
Masonic coin we found in his coin collection
We stayed at my mom's cousin Keith's house. He lives in a little further out of town in the woods - so pretty!

Old tractor
Trees and Clouds
Big Kitty...he owns the house obvi
He's a good poser
Morning through the skylight
What a view to wake up to
My Mom's cousin Lisa's precious puppy!!
Looks like winter!
**I took all of these pictures with my iphone...either camera or instagram. I honestly never understood why people would take pictures with their cell phone - especially because I have 2 cameras that I love...but for this trip it was definitely easier to just snap pics with my phone and I must say I am not disappointed with the results**