Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hot Air Balloon

#30 - I saw a hot air balloon on the way to work this morning.  I've always wanted to go for a hot air balloon ride.  I bet it was a bit chilly up there since it was only 65 degrees.  Also as I was pulling into the parking lot at work I noticed a SWAT car behind me with fully decked out SWAT guys.  Yikes!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Red-headed Mexican drink

#29 - At happy hour today I saw someone with this drink.  It's called a red-headed Mexican.  I can't remember all the different alcohols in this, sangria...and something else.  Either way I think it would make anyone throw up.  Thanks, but I'll pass.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


#28 - These are our neighbors to the left of us and across the street (we are located on a corner lot).  It's going to be a HUGE house.  So far the construction hasn't bothered us...but the workers have.  They seem to think it's OK to lounge on our grass during the day and play soccer on our side walk versus walking across the street to the park. 

And this is the area to the right of our house.  A nice open field with trees and a small pond area (pond kinda hard to see right now).  I'll be sad when they actually develop this side of the street/neighborhood.  However I do think it will be at least 2 years before they touch it.  Gotta enjoy it while we can!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Look! Open windows in TX!

#27 - That's right, that window is open!  It's finally cool enough that we can turn off the A/C and open the windows for a nice breeze.  The temp was down to 57 degrees last night and is supposed to do the same thing tonight!  I love Fall!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Pluck Wagon!

# 26 - The Pluck Wagon!  We went to our fav hangout today to watch the Cowboys and the Pluck Wagon was actually on site.  I just had to get a picture, isn't it hilarious!?  I love the feet sticking out the backside of the van.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


#25 - I've perfected taking pictures of myself ;-). 
All these pictures have been taken with my phone camera..not bad eh!?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finished stone walls

#23 - The finished stone walls...still missing mulch.  I think they turned out pretty good once the guy redid the first one so it matched the other two.  The circles are big enough for us to even plant some flowers around the trees.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Out for a walk

#22 - Took the doggies for a walk around the hood.  It was a nice 30 min walk or so.  In that time frame we saw a rainbow, the sun, and then huge storm clouds move in on top of us.  Crazy.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Landscaping the trees

#20 - Landscaping the trees.  We decided to add stone walls around the three trees in the front yard.  I think its turning out nicely.  Right now there are 2 layers...I think we'll have them do one more and call it good.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Body Exhibit

#18 - The Body Exhibit and downtown fun.
Today we went to the UT stadium to see The Body Exhibit.  I must say it was pretty cool to see all our body parts preserved and on display like that, very educational and also a bit disturbing.  Those are real people folks!  I did learn some new facts as we explored all the different areas.  Afterwards we headed to The Drag for lunch at Texadelphia and then to the Co-Op for some UT apparel.  Along the way Emma and I found some statues.  ;)

Torchy's Tacos and Community Service

#17 - Torchy's Tacos for lunch and then community service at an elementary school for Libraries of Love (Fri 9/17).  Posted a day late because my phone was delayed in sending it. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cheesy Jambalaya

#16 - Cheesy Jambalaya.  Love this stuff!  Made with ham, shrimp, jambalaya cheese rice mix and veggies.  Goes great with fresh bread too.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My office away from the office

#15 - My office away from the office.
I come home, set up my laptop, play some MW, then head to the living room for dinner and TV.  ;-)  Eventful eh?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween Spirit is in the air!

#14 - Halloween Spirit is in the air!....or at least now open at a store near you.  ;-)  My heart skips a beat every time I see these store signs.  I LOVE Halloween!  Hehehe, I'm all giddy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ready to Run

#13 - My new running shoes, aren't they pretty!  Can't wait to try them out tomorrow morning.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Home Slice!

#12 - Home Slice Pizza!  While out running errands we stopped by Home Slice.  I've been craving it for weeks.  We arrived 15 mins before it opened, so we actually were able to get a table inside.  For an appetizer we tried the garlic knots (which we both thought were just OK), and then we split a medium pizza; half Margherita, half 3 topping.  Yum! 

Saturday, September 11, 2010


#11 part 2 - UT tailgating at its finest! They make some amazing meals on this TX sized grill.

Princess Sarah

# 11 part 1.  Princess Sarah enjoying her throne. 
I realized I forgot to post a picture yesterday, so I'll be taking two pics today.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

To die for!

# 9 - This lasagna is to die for! Its so addicting I can never get enough of it.
The secret, I think, is in the sauce (cream cheese).  ;-)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dried up creek to full blown lake

Day 8, Picture 8 - our dried up creek has turned into a lake with all the rain from the tropical storm.  It's hard to see it in the picture, but the sidewalk is completely washed out on the backside and the little bridge is under water.  This picture is also just a small section of the 'lake' in front of our house, it expands in both directions.  I can actually see the water from our bathroom window (which is on the side of the house).  Lots of flooding and road closures in Pf.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tropical Storm Hermine crosses into Texas

Day 7, Pictures 7 -  Rainy day.
Tropical storm Hermine is here!  Nothing too crazy to report yet.  Though there is a flash flood watch in effect and heavy downpour and severe thunder storms are possible all day/night.   

Monday, September 6, 2010

Smells Pretty!

Day 6, Picture 6 - Fresh Flowers!
Always make a room more cheerful.
Housewarming gift from Rachel and Jackie (family).

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Labor Day BBQ Excitement

Day 5, Picture 5. 
You know it's a good party when your furniture doesn't survive.  Luckily everyone was fine, the glass top however was in a million pieces.  Party on! 

Too bad I didn't think to take a picture when it happened, it was quite a sight.  The topless table has since been relocated to the garage.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Who's ready for College Football!?!?!?!

Day 4, Picture 4 - My good luck duck is ready for some MSU football.  Isn't she cute all decked out in her MSU attire?!  ;-) 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Night Lights

Day 3, Picture 3 - Friday Night Lights!
Evan's marching band at the Hendrickson Hawk's HS football game.  It brought back memories of my former HS days.  Gotta love that school spirit!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Cubicle

Day 2, Picture 2 - my cubicle. 
Yup, this is where I spend the majority of my day during the week.  I actually like my cube, it's next to a window (you can see it over my cube wall) and it's a decent size with plenty of shelving and storage. 

And just for fun, do you remember this entertaining parody of James Blunt's hit song You're Beautiful?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Picture Project

Day 1, Picture 1. 
Today I start my 30 pictures in 30 days for the month of September project. 
This was what was waiting for me when I came home from work...right now we are doggie sitting for a friend.