Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Sweet Shower

This past Sunday, we had a baby shower for sweet Lindy and Baby Emma! It was a beautiful and relaxing shower, and we spent most of our time outside, because the weather was perfect!

A precious lady from church hosted it at her house. Isn't this porch and yard beautiful?

And yes, that is a swinging bed!!!! How fun! Many of us enjoyed relaxing here during the shower!!

Cute girl and some of her gifts!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Six Favorite Pictures Since January :)

The night the Mavs won the championship!!! June 2011

We went on a beautiful trip to Colorado with some of our favorite couples in July! Me and Mason at Garden of the Gods...

My family went on the most relaxing, wonderful beach vacation. We were seriously so relaxed that I only took one picture all week. And then I played with the color on this photo and messed it up :)

The Orrdeal Family Reunion in Nashville in August...The kids right before a great southern dinner!

At the ribbon-cutting of the new Wellness Center at ACU...

Labor Day at the Lakehouse...I pretty much did nothing but sit right here...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January 2011

January-not usually my favorite month, however this year, January was fantastic! We had a wonderful time at New Years, and then the three weekends that followed New Years weekend, were packed with fun.


We started off the weekend by celebrating Madeline's birthday! I can't believe she is 18!

We celebrated her birthday by eating at Tilman's in Fort Worth! Oh.my.word. Seriously. Go eat there: eat an appetizer, eat beef, and order dessert. I seriously wish I had taken pictures of the table side smores that you cook yourself! The food is fabulous and the atmosphere is really neat.

The next day, Mason and I went to Northpark to buy our Christmas presents...We hadn't done any presents for each other this year, so we shopped a little. While we were there we ate at one of my favorite places to eat in Dallas..La Duni. I love any chance I get to eat there.


My dear friend Lauryn came to visit, and it was so refreshing to just have some time with girl friends! Celebrity Bakery, loads of shopping, and LOTS of talking! I loved it, and I was so glad JuliAnne met up with us for most of the day Saturday!

The only picture from the weekend, I love these two!

That weekend we also went bowling with our small group, and thankfully I didn't make a complete fool of myself. I actually bowled over 70. For me, that was a success.


I can't get my camera cord to upload pictures right now, so I have no pics, but my brother Patrick and his girlfriend Elyse came to visit, and we had a wonderful time hanging out! Plus Elyse and I enjoyed pedicures and shopping at Lilly Pulitzer, where we both bought bright blue dresses with ginko leaves all over them...I think we are going to get along just great! :)

I'm thankful that this month has been so full of fun times with friends and family!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas 2010

This Christmas was one of the best! I had a wonderful time planning my class party, and it was a blast! We went to Disneyworld right before Christmas, which was fantastic!! I didn't take near as many pictures this time, but I have a few good ones.

First day we went to Hollywood Studios...The Osborne Family Lights were beautiful! This one is blurry, but cute...

Toy Story Mania is a blast!! I love the waiting area!

Other Hollywood studio favorites are the Beauty and the Beast musical and the Little Mermaid show!!! Ariel has always been my favorite!

Day 2 we went to the Magic Kingdom! The park was surprisingly slow that day and we were able to do everything we wanted with minimal waits. I didn't get any pictures until that night at Mickey's Magical Christmas party. It was so cute, and I loved the snowfall on Main Street!

Day 3 was Epcot. I love the World's Showcase area!

Day 4 was Animal Kingdom, and look who we ran into...

Day 5...back to Magic Kingdom for a little more fun before we left...I had to ride the tea cups because I didn't do them the last time we went!

I wish I had some group shots, but Mason's parents took lots of those so I didn't bother. Also, I want to write a separate post sometime about some of the amazing food we ate their!!

Disneyworld was a blast, and we had so much fun with Mason's family there! After all that family fun, it was so nice to go home and spend some time resting and relaxing with my family! We enjoyed lots of food, games, and movies!! I'm thankful that we had such a great holiday season with loved ones.