Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!

Some years, we take the girls both to a church carnival for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating, some years we choose to do only a carnival.  Beacuse you know, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.  This year, I opted to take my beauties to not one, but two carnivals at different churches.  We started here in Anna at First Baptist.  They ran their carnival from 4:00-6:00, so that left plenty of time to go for a bit and then head to a later party.  After all, I'm a night owl and now that the girls are older they don't fall to peices early in the evening.  We wrapped things up in Anna at about 5:00 and headed to First Baptist Denton where our good friend Carla is the children's minister.  The girls got big bags of candy from the "trunk-or-treat", got their faces painted and silly hairdos, had fun on an inflatable slide, bungee bounced, and even rode a mechanical bull!  Sadly, my old faithful digital camera finally bit the big one while Tatiana was riding the mechanical bull, so I haven't any pictures after that.  Guess I know what my next big purchase will be.  Fun stuff.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Presenting Mr. and Mrs. David Lacombe!

This past Saturday, Jonathan and I went to his cousin, David's wedding.  Weddings are extremely rare occasions for us, and I think the last one we attended together was...  ours...  almost seven years ago.  David and Chelsie had a beautiful wedding, and we had a great time getting out just the two of and dancing together.  Pretty sure the last time we did that was at our wedding, too!  hehe!  The pictures we took didn't turn out great, but I think you'll be able to tell that a good time was had by all!  :)  Let me apologise for all the spaces between pictures up front.  I'm still trying to figure out captioning.  You'd think I would have gotten that down by now.  lol

I didn't get a good shot of Chelsie, but she looked beautiful!

The father of the groom was worried about his dance with the bride.  I don't think he should have been, do you?

We danced the night away.  Even Jonathan.  Yep, that's me on the dance floor with bare feet!
Oh man, he's HAWT!  I think I'll take him home

David even managed to sit down for a minute or two and talk to his mom.


Christina was a beautiful bridesmaid!

This groom cleans up pretty nicely!

Friday, 9 October 2009

My new second home!

I am SO excited to be working at the Music and Arts store in Allen! Now, before you ask: No, I am not teaching voice lessons. I would certainly not consider myself anywhere near qualified to do that! ;) I'm working primarily evenings and a bit on the weekends, which is PERFECT for us! I can stay home with the kiddos and teach them all day long, go to work in the evening, and still have enough time to come home and have a good hour of quality time with Jonathan before bedtime! :) Plus, I have an awesome manager who has given me Wednesdays and Sundays off so I can still be involved in church! (Now, I just need to find the right church! hehe) Currently, I am brushing up on my instrument knowledge, and man is there a ton of it! Maybe I'll pick up my old clarinet and start playing again! :) Thanks to everyone who prayed for God to give me the prefect job, and thanks to Clay who let me know that they were hiring! :)

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Happy 30th birthday, Darling!

Today is my most wonderful Jonathan's birthday! Looking through my computer, I realised how few pictures I actually have of him. In all fairness, that's probably because he simply doesn't like having his picture taken. Here are a few fun ones I DID have, though. Aside from the obvious, I have pictures of him unlocking the door to our house for the first time, and a picture of him and Arynson when we got him, on Jonathan's 25th birthday. I'm not sure what they were watching together on the tele, but it must have been good! :) The most recent picture in the group is a picture of Jonathan and the girls together on Tatiana's 10th birthday at the Rainforest Cafe.
I love you, Baby! Hope you have a great birthday even though we're not there to celebrate it with you. Now go on over to the Cheesecake Factory and have yourself a slice! :)

Friday, 2 October 2009

Fun stuff!

I have a confession to make... We've lived in our house for over five years now, and have never gotten around to actually doing much in the way of decorating. Well, we promised the girls that we would FINALLY paint their rooms and hang up all the decorations we bought them for their birthdays LAST year. I know. Pitiful. Tatiana's room was to be a meadow with horses in it. Believe me, she will have more horses than she knows what to do with before we are finished! Here, however, is the first step. We chose two shades of green. I personally like the dark one better, but really thought it would be too much for a little girl's room to have the entire thing that dark. So the wall with the window got the darker green, and the other three are painted a lighter shade. I hand painted flowers and stems on two of the walls in said darker shade of green, and hot glued flowers on them. As you can see, she has a HUGE picture board that I made from scratch last year, and that is what I used to pick the colour for the walls. I then painted the two bookshelves in her room and her bedside table in a pretty shade of cream. Not particularly exciting, I know, but it all looks really nice together! I didn't put a picture of the ceiling here, because the ones I took didn't turn out too well, but Jonathan also came to the rescue with the staple gun, and stapled blue tulle to the ceiling for me. I had planned on bringing in the ladder and doing it for Tatiana on her birthday, but my knight in shining armour surprised us by taking off of work early! Not what he had in mind when he did that, I know. I am awfully glad I didn't have to unearth the ladder, though! :) Anyway... As I said, pictures don't really do it justice, but no one really wanted to paint the ceiling, so a blue tulle draped canopy was my solution! Tatiana loves it, and keeps telling us so. I think it turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself. One room down, six to go. ;)