Thursday, August 26, 2010


I have completed three things off of my 22 list.

1.) I got rid of something.
I went through all of my old school crap and made a pile of old notebooks, spring sing packets, folders, and who knows what else and THREW IT AWAY!
Good bye forever.

2.) I made a beautiful little crafty craft for our bedroom.
I like having a "B" initial. It's ALMOST as good as an "M"'s growin on me.

3.) I visited a place in Oklahoma that I had never been to.
I have been to the omniplex on countless field trips and family outings, but I had never seen a movie in the omnidome. So, David and I went because we had a Groupon for tickets to the Science Museum Oklahoma (omniplex) and to see a movie in the omnidome.
It was actually pretty awesome.
I thought it was just going to be like a regular IMAX movie, but it's so much better.
Also...If you go, don't see "Everest" unless you feel like crying over a dying climber who radios his wife to name their unborn child in case he doesn't make it through the night.

David also insisted that I put up this video of this marble contraption he built at the omniplex.

Everest Spoiler Alert!: He doesn't make it through the night. Depressing.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our Newest Addition

I can't believe I haven't introduced you all to the newest addition to our family!
Meet my new baby.

She's a 2000 Nissan X-Terra and she is perfect.
Mostly because she isn't 30 years old, she has power locks/windows, she has side mirrors, and AIR CONDITIONING!!

I am so thankful and proud of my husband for saving, searching, and providing me with this car! Now I don't have to worry whether or not my car is going to make it on the way to student teaching!

AND we shopped smart, bought used, and paid cash. No loans or car payments for us!
Kent Hartman and Dave Ramsey would be so proud.

So, peace out 1981 Impala. It's been real, but it's time to move on.
Don't worry, you're about to make some gangsta's dream come true.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

22 Things To Do While I'm 22

I was inspired to do this by my best friend for life...Lori Phillips.

She did this for her 22nd birthday, so I am following in her footsteps and making a list of my own.
I am making this list with the determination to complete each and every one of these. Don't let me flake out and only do half of the list. I'll keep you all updated as I check things off throughout the year.

Here we go:

1.) Go on a cruise.
David and I have already starting planning our vacation for next year. (I know, I know, we just got back from our honeymoon...blah, blah, blah) I have never been on a cruise before and some of them can be surprisingly cheap for a Caribbean vacation so we are saving up and going.

2.) Audition for a Community Theatre show...and make it.
I auditioned for my first community theatre musical last year and made it to call backs...but I didn't make the final cut. This year, I will.

3.) Go on 22 friend dates with 22 different people.
I love all of my friends and I don't want to stop hanging out with them now that I'm an old married woman, so let's go on a date.

4.) Write 22 random notes of encouragement.
Warm fuzzies are just wonderful.

5.) Read 22 books just for fun.
Reading is one of my favorite things to do and I don't make enough time for it in my life. I already have a few books that I want to read but I'm up for about 18 more suggestions.

6.) Learn how to knit.
I have always wanted to learn how to do this. This year I will.

7.) Cook 22 meals from scratch.
Those of you who know me know that I am NOT a cook. My idea of cooking is mac and cheese. I made my first meal from a scratch recipe last night and it wasn't a total disaster. In fact, David LOVED it. So for the sake of being a good wife and trying new things, I will cook 22 recipes from scratch.

8.) Watch the sunrise
I have only done this like once in my life and I was younger and didn't appreciate it because I was awake and it was before 10 am.

9.) Sew myself a beautiful dress.
I got a sewing machine for christmas last year (thanks mom!) and I am determined to use it for purposes other than hemming my pants and fixing holes.

10.) Sing Karaoke at a Karaoke bar.
I have never done this and I don't know why. It has to be done.

11.) Run in a marathon.
I don't want to run the full thing (I would die. Literally.) I just want to run maybe a half....or maybe just 5k. I just think everyone should do this once...especially if it's for a good cause.

12.) Make 22 crafts.
I love crafting and being creative (I worked at Hob Lob for the past year for cryin out loud!), but I never give myself enough time to make things. So this next year I want to make 22 different crafty things. Who knows what they will be...

13.) Visit 22 places in Oklahoma that I've never been to.
Restaurants, museums, towns, you name it.

14.) Spend (at least) 22 minutes with God daily.
This is probably the most important one and probably the one I will fail at most. Encouragement and accountability welcome.

15.) Be a vegetarian for 22 days.
I have always wanted to try this. I don't think I could ever do it as a lifestyle because I love me some chicken, but I think it would be fun to try for a short amount of time.

16.) Learn how to play piano.
This is one thing I wish I wouldn't have given up as a kid. I just want to be able to plunk out some notes and maybe play a couple tunes.

17.) Go camping with David in our new tent.
David and I LOVE camping and we actually registered for a tent and got it as a wedding present from his dad and stepmom. They thought we were crazy for wanting a tent, we love it.

18.) Watch the top 22 movies on the 100 greatest movies of all time list.
We have Netflix, so why not?

19.) Make an engagement/wedding/honeymoon scrapbook.
I bought all the supplies while I worked at Hob Lob, now I just need to put it together.

20.) Work out at least 3 times a week for at least 22 minutes.
David and I have plans to start a workout routine when school starts so here's to sticking to it and keeping off those marriage pounds.

21.) Get rid of at least 22 things that I don't need.
I am by NO means a hoarder, that is just terrifying. But, I would consider myself a sentimental saver. I save everything from programs, to ticket stubs, to shirts I haven't worn in three years but can't give away because I just might feel the urge to wear it this year. So, to get rid of some of the clutter in our closets I will get rid of 22 things.

22.) Live this year to the fullest and document my journey along the way.

I am really excited about this list, and I shared it with David (he didn't know I was writing it) and I think he is even more excited to help me complete it!

Let's get it started.
-Black Eyed Peas

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another year older.

I'm 22!

My birthday was this past Monday and David took me to Dallas for a birthday weekend trip. We just planned on getting away for a few days to shop, eat, and relax. He told me he booked a Days Inn hotel in Grapevine (which I honestly could have cared less about)....but being the sneaky boy that he is, he took me here:

The most precious bed and breakfast you've ever seen!

I've never stayed at a b&b before so I was super excited.

It was just in this beautiful historic house in Downtown Grapevine.
There are only four rooms in the house (each decorated differently and named accordingly) and the owners cook you a delicious breakfast each morning!

Our room had a giant four post bed with a stepstool to get in, and....
A claw foot tub!!!

It was perfect.
I also got my fill of shopping

Red Velvet Cheesecake

We spent 4 hours in there. David had never been there before and he was so into it. We got some great things.

It was a great birthday.