Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Birthday and New Year's

Today is my sweet hubby's 29th birthday! I can't believe it..... he was 23 when we met. It has been the best 6 years together!

By the way, I made a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing(his fave) and put the number 29 using candles. I was going to post a pic but it is just AWFUL!!! It tastes good :0) but looks terrible. I just couldn't post it....especially since Michelle and Sara make such gorgeous cakes. ....just use your imagination.

Happy Birthday Ty!! Love you!

Happy New Year to all!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Before and After

This was the living room BEFORE we opened gifts....everything looks nice and pretty.

And this is AFTER.....What a mess!

This was our dining room table decorations. I used my green and red Fiesta. It's not a picture out of Southern Living but it worked. I thought it looked very festive.

Ashley and Chris

Christmas Fun...

This was our first Christmas as a married couple(although it was our 6th together!) and our first Christmas in our new house! My mom and I were busy bees cooking for her and my dad, an aunt and uncle, my sister and her fiance and me and Ty of course. It was so fun..... but lots of work. I cleaned for days before they came.

This is my mom, me, and my little sister.

Me and Ash in front of our tree. It was real......a huge mess but it smelled so good!
I hope you all had a blessed Christmas this year!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

We're pregnant!!!

That's right......we are having a baby! We have known for a while and just about everyone knows- I'm just a little behind on my blogging.
I will be 13 weeks on Tuesday, the 16th. I am feeling great and the Dr. says everything looks great. We will find out the gender on January 13th....I'll be 17 weeks then. I pleaded with the Dr. to let us find out a little early.
Ty and I are super excited! Of course, he wants a boy....and I kind of do too. Boy or Girl....We can't wait to meet our little bundle of joy!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I know, I know...

It's been FOREVER since I posted. I figured since I had a little time to spare that I would just post as much as I could!! So here goes............

These are some pics from the honeymoon in Vegas...well these are actually in Arizona! Our day trip to the Grand Canyon....This is how it worked:
We got picked up near our hotel around 6:30 I think. It took us about 2 hours to get to the grand canyon from the strip! And the last 13 or so miles was on a dirt road!! In a bus!
Once we arrived we could do whatever. There were buses there that would take you to 3 different stops at the canyon. 1st stop: SKYWALK!! I don't have pics to post of this because no cameras were allowed. It was spectacular! And a little creepy. We had to put on special booties over our shoes before walking on the glass. Kind of like what a dr would wear during a surgery.
The 2nd stop was where these three pics all came from. They had food here...which was okay. We stayed here the longest. It was the best stop because there was so much to see.
Then we went to our last stop- the indian reservation. It was set up to look like the old days. With a little general store, jail, etc. It was our least favorite stop but still interesting...
See the bottom picture? We walked and walked around the canyon to get to that spot and that's where the picture in the middle was taken. Make sense? From that point the view was amazing! It was the tallest point we could get to.

It was really scary because there were NO barriers at all along the canyon. You could walk as close as you wanted....which wasn't too close for me!
The bad part was it was HOT!! Not humid- just a dry kind of hot. We drank LOTS of water.

And that's it!! We were EXHAUSTED by the time we got back to our was around 6:30. A long trip but totally worth it :o) Thanks Lee and Sue! We loved it!!!!


Can you believe I painted this?? Me neither...

I had a BLAST at the paint party...even though I complained about my painting a LOT! Once I got home I loved it! It was super hard for me. ...straight lines and paint do not go hand in hand in my opinion.
I can't wait to try something else!!! Thanks Teresa!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What a week!

Hurricane Ike has caused some major damage. Some of that damage caused our power to go out like everyone else in Huntsville. We woke up at 6 am Saturday with no power and haven't had any since. Ty has a generator in his work truck that we used for our ice box...(it looks funny to type that but that's what I've always called it!) so our food wouldn't spoil. However, he had to go to work Wednesday. So I packed up our freezer goods and came to Jewett. I have been hanging out with my sister for the past couple of days.

I didn't realize how much we depend on ELECTRICITY. No hot water for showers, no television, no lights at night, no microwave, no computer, no anything pretty much. School is closed this week and they are supposed to make a decision on Saturday about next week. I don't think I can go to work with no power and no shower! But we'll see!

I am SO thankful that a tree didn't fall on our house. Some of our neighbors weren't so lucky. I have been thinking "GEEZE! I NEED ELECTRICITY! I NEED A SHOWER! BLAH BLAH BLAH!" And then I think about those people from Galveston who don't even have a house to go home to. Compared to that, no power seems so minor.

I'm praying for them.......please say a prayer for them and everyone else who has been hit by this storm.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I've been tagged!

If you are tagged, you must first post the rules:* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. Tag 6 other people at the end of your Post.* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

Here we go!

1. Even though the wedding is over and done with I am STILL reading wedding magazines. I love reading The Knot because they have real stories of how people met, the proposal and everything....I love it!

2. I am super OCD only when it comes to folding towels. If they have a stripe(ours do)- then all the stripes have to match up. And the washclothes all have be folded and stacked the EXACT same way. Ty thinks I am crazy!

3. I am so addicted to John and Kate plus 8! I haven't had time to watch so I've been recording it. She is a great mother :o) and her kiddos are precious!

4. I always wear my seatbelt....always, always. Unless I am the passenger! I am horrible about remembering to put it on unless I'm driving I guess. I am working on that!

5. I love to buy and collect scrapbook stuff- stickers, paper, name it-I have it. However, I hate to use it. I mean, I love scrapbooking but I feel like I am going to run out if I use it. Weird, I know!

6. I can't keep ANY plant alive. Not even a cactus! I water and water...they die. So I don't water for a while....and they still die. I even put miracle grow on some of my green plants and they DIED!

7. I have become super obsessive over what I eat. I haven't had a Dr Pepper in over a month(and I used to drink 4-5 a day!!!) I am drinking lots of water and trying to eat very healthy.......................................because I'M PREGNANT! :o)

**I go to the doctor September 23rd so stay tuned!!!! We are sooooo excited!

I have tagged these people:

*Everyone else on my list has been tagged!*

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Madame Tussauds

This is the first place we went because it was easy to find and by our hotel. It was great! The people really looked real......I mean really real! Does that even make sense?! Anyway, we took pictures of just about everyone but I only posted my favorites and the ones that looked super real. Ty playing basketball.
And golf. He is really getting into this as you can tell!!!
This was at the entrance. I love Cameron Diaz.
She looked so real was kind of weird.

Okay, this picture of me is horrible but I had to show you TIM MCGRAW! He looks so real huh?

After a while you weren't sure what was real and what wasn't. I kept bumping into real people because the statues were everywhere.
At one point in the museum we turned a corner and saw this preacher guy....I don't know who he was supposed to be.....but I thought he was real!! First, I asked Ty "Is he real?" He didn't really respond so then I looked the WAX statue right in the face and said "Are you real?" Ty died laughing.

I forgot.....

I was going to at least tell you about the wedding- even though I don't have pictures to post. one word it was PERFECT!
Ty was SUPER nervous and teary eyed the whole time- he was shaking. I was just shocked that we were finally to that point.....about to say "I DO!" But the preacher got through everything and so did we and then came the kiss.......and let me tell you- Ty laid it on- big time! I almost fell over!!! I loved it.
It was the happiest day and I am so blessed. Ty is a wonderful person and love him so much. I am so happy he is my husband!

**If you look at the pics in order they kinda tell the story. My favorites are the ones in the chapel at night.

We're Back!!!

No, No....we didn't just get back! We have been home since Friday, the 8th. However, I went to work that next Monday and since then have been crazy busy with work and being a newlywed! So........No wedding pics yet but they are online at if you would like to see. It will probably take another year before I post pics of the wedding......since it's taken forever just to do the honeymoon :0) It will take a while to post everything (maybe a few days) from Vegas. There was just so much to see and want to share them all! So stay tuned....
About to board the big ol' plane!! I was super excited since I've never flown before. And it wasn't bad at all- was a little clustered and I have some space issues but other than that it was great!
Us..........somewhere in Vegas. I love him!
This was my sister's luggage and Ty was such a good sport about carrying the girly zebra print! Amanda needs to get this set- I think it was made for her :o)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

ONE MORE DAY!!!!'s been FOREVER since I have posted anything. I still haven't posted pics of the shower- I have been crazy busy lately. After everything gets back to normal I will have to update everything! But for now..............................
Only ONE MORE DAY until the wedding!! We are getting so excited and kinda nervous. I am hoping and praying that everything goes as planned. It's been a long journey....almost 7 years we have been dating.....Gosh!-that's a long time! I can't wait to marry Ty- he is my best friend and love him more than he will ever know. .....okay now I am tearing up! Gotta go :'0)

Can't wait to see you at the wedding!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Ty's mom is coming over later to drop off our tickets to VEGAS!!! I have never been in an airplane before so I'm starting to get a little nervous...

We are staying at the Venetian Hotel for four nights. The thing I'm most excited about is going to the Grand Canyon. We are taking a tour there one day and we'll also be going to the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk! You know....the glass bridge? I am so excited about this.....Ty on the other hand is not so excited. He thinks that 4000 feet + glass=DANGEROUS!
Here's the site if your interested:
I also really want to go see Cirque Du Soleil one night but I think the tickets are kind of hard to get.
After all this wedding planning we're going to need a little R and R......I can't wait!

Friday, July 11, 2008

I despise the Telemarketer!!!!

Okay......The best thing someone ever did was create the "DO NOT CALL LIST" to avoid these people. They call you (or used to) at 8:00 at night when you are trying to just chill out and have some peace. Well, I called the 1-800 number a long time ago and haven't heard from em' in quite a while.
But don't think that they didn't find another way to contact me! Oh no!.....about a month or so ago I started getting Telemarketer faxes through the fax machine. Which is almost worse than them calling on the phone. It wastes paper and INK! I get TONS of them- at least one per day, if not more. There are about 3 different ones: There is a vacation one, one about an energy drink or pill or something, and one about insurance.
I mean come on......who is going to call an 800 number advertising a 4 day cruise for $99/person????? Someone with no sense maybe.
Well, there happened to be a number at the bottom to remove your fax number...................... It DID NOT WORK! Can you believe that!!? I mean, the number was valid and I punched in my fax number and it said "Your number has successfully been removed." Ya right...for about a day!
I tried turning my printer/fax off for a while. Doesn't work.
Then I tried the "Do Not Call" list thing and was going to enter the fax number. Doesn't work either.

Ugh. I'm stuck with them I guess.

Sorry this was so long but I needed to vent my frustrations.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Going to the chapel.....

This is the little chapel that I just fell in love with. I can't believe we will soon be husband and wife (only 3 weeks!) It's been such a long journey. We have been dating since I was 17 and I'm 24 now......7 years! I can't believe that I'm writing it - it really seems like forever. We were so young then! I know, I know...those of you reading this are probably saying "You are still young! " And ya, we are. But back then was a whole different kind of young! Anyway..............I can't wait to open this new chapter in our lives :o)
Here is the chapel at night. And it's filled with candles....there is no electricity out the chapel I mean. This is the photographer who is doing our pictures. I found this on his website a while back. I think it is just beautiful!
Question: See the wreath thing that's above the chapel? I really don't like it, but I don't know what else we'd use up there. The picture at the top doesn't have anything. Does that look too plain?
Also, see the pillars on the sides. ...with the arrangements? What if that wasn't there either? I don't want it to look like we didn't decorate, but at the same time I love how simple it is without any thing.
I would love your suggestions!

Monday, July 7, 2008

I'll be checking the mail....

Well, I sent my invites for the wedding out about a week ago. The RSVP's aren't due for about another week but I've received several already. It's so exciting!!! I can't wait to check the mail everyday and see if I have any responses.
Only 25 more days!!!!!!!!!!!!!(I think that's what the countdown thing says...) I think I have just about everything done. I met with the florist today to finalize everything....I've changed my mind only about 100 times! I still need to talk to Sara about the cakes....mine will be white with pink and brown ribbon along the bottom and Ty's will be a camo/hunting theme. I found a cute one on Cake Central. And I think that's about it :o)
It's been fun planning everything but I'll be soooooo glad when it's over. It can be very stressful!
Let's just say I am counting down the days until the HONEYMOON!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Lots of PiNk!

I found these absolutely adorable clothes at The Childrens Place and the best part is.......I got them both for under $10!!!! They are having a HUGE summer sale. Of course, they are for Addie. She is gonna be soooooo spoiled!

This one is my fave......and since Addison has lots of hair I thought it fit her just perfect!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Old desk

My mom bought this old desk at the flea market in Jewett and painted it bright red. The top part that's black is chalkboard paint. I can't wait to find a spot for it in my classroom!


Nope- It's all stuff for my classroom. I've been collecting other people's junk for a while now and lets just say....I'm outta room! This is one of our guest bedrooms and as you can see-it's FULL! If you haven't heard..................I GOT A JOB! As a kindergarten teacher in Willis at Cannan Elementary :o) I am super excited and relieved as well. There for a while I started to get worried that I'd never find a job. But God answered my MANY prayers and now here I am......waiting to move all this stuff out of my house and put it to use!
Oh yeah....If you gave me some of your "junk"....ThAnKs! I'm sure I'll use it come August!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

She is precious....

Ty's brother and his wife Mandy just had a beautiful baby girl on June 24th at 2:45 AM. She weighed 6lbs 10oz and was 19 inches long. Her name is Addison Grace but we will call her Addie. I think we were just as excited as they were.
This is Ty holding Addie just about an hour after she was born. He was so amazed at how one minute she was in the womb and the next....VOILA! She is so perfect! God is pretty amazing!!

We couldn't wait to get to the hospital the next morning! She wasn't so bundled up so it's a little easier to see her. And yes....Ty is STILL in amazement!! .......I think that might mean something!

Isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen???!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 I am! Life is getting busy and it's just so hard to keep in touch with everyone. I am trying to get my sister in law to create a blog so I can see pics of her beautiful baby girl!! I'll be posting lots of wedding stuff...........stay tuned!!