Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wish me Luck!

With Brian's Birthday right around the corner (Jan 7th) I have entered a blog contest that would be PERFECT to win!!!
Its all about Birthday Cakes!!! If I win, I will get cake mix, icing, and a GC to Target - wish me luck - on winning and that the cake will turn out good!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Hustle & Bustle

We all know that malls are packed this time of year, so many of us turn to the internet to help make our purchases fast, easy,and convenient. In this case, my mom turned to the internet for her Christmas Present to my boyfriend, Brian.
For the last couple of days she has been talking about how she was getting worried because Brian's gift had not come in yet and she ordered it almost 2 weeks ago. I finally told her to get on-line and check the expected delivery date - she gets on-line at (store).com, types in her account name and password, and it promptly says "You have one item in your shopping bag, would you like to check out now" - She swears she purchased it, so she looks at order history - "You do not have any order history in the past 6 months" hmm, wonder why it hasn't come in yet... hahaha

I am laughing so hard I can barely speak, but of course I find a way to call both my sisters to tell them what she did. She would have been waiting for MONTHS for this order!!! So although she was trying to avoid the busy malls, she had to run out there on Christmas Eve to purchase Brian's gift.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Muggle Monday's

thanks to Muggle Net for the updates!!

Beedle the Bard News!!
Making a Movie??
According to a report from CinemaBlend.com, Warner Brothers is looking into making The Tales of Beedle the Bard a major motion picture. According to their sources, WB is still trying to figure out exactly how the book would translate into a film. This is all just a rumor right now though.
Beedle the Bard becomes fastest selling book of 2008!!
The Telegraph is reporting that JK Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard has become the fastest selling book of 2008 by selling 367,625 copies in the first three days after publication on December 4!!
Next on the list was Guinness World Records 2008, which sold 73,000 over the same time period, according to market analysts Nielsen BookScan.
Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight Series, has now been bumped from the top of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list — by J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter: the Exhibition premiere announced - In Chicago!
Warner Brothers has just passed along a press release officially announcing Harry Potter: the Exhibition's international tour. It will be opening in Chicago on April 30th, 2009 at the Museum of Science and Industry:
"We are proud to present this unique exhibition, which captures the magic of Harry Potter and will give fans of all ages a front row seat to some of the most iconic artifacts and scenic elements from the beloved films," said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We are pleased to debut this very special exhibit in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry."
If you are going to Chicago anytime soon, tickets are now on sale on the museum's website.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


My little sister goes to Katy High School, her football team is playing the State Championship game today!!

I want to wish The Katy Tigers GOOD LUCK!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Christmas Carol

I am going to A Christmas Carol with a large group of my friends tonight!! I am really looking forward to it! I went to see the Nutcracker Ballet last year with the same group and we all had a great time. We wanted to do something different than a ballet this year, so we decided on a play.

I have only been to one play and I really enjoyed it. I'm sure this one wont dissapoint!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

2009 Vacation!

Brian and I just booked our vacation for 2009!!
We are going to an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico that was recommended by some of our friends that went last June. It is one of the Top Ten Resorts in Mexico and named the Best All-Inclusive Resort! It's still quite a bit away, but we are so excited!!!

And this will be the first time I will use my passport!! How fun is that?!?!

Cancun, Mexico - HERE WE COME!!!!

Thursday Thirteen

13 Presents I received for my 25th Birthday!
(my birthday was on Sunday, but I got a whole Birthday WEEKEND!)

1. White SUPER soft Robe & 4 GB Flash Drive
2. Money :)
3. Holiday Inn Movie (A Christmas Classic!)
4. Nightgown and Tech Slippers
5. Barnes and Nobles GC
6. Swirly Silver Earrings
7. Bath & Body Works Christmas Scent Set & Aloe Socks
8. iPhone Car Charger
9. iPhone Gel Case with Screen Protector and Video Stand
10. Taken to the Movie Four Christmases (so funny!)
11. TWO Birthday Dinners!
12. Flowers sent to my work!!
and saving the best for last :)
13. Diamond Earrings from Brian!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday's

I was bitten by a dog... in my own house!! OUCH!
The dog was going after Vito, and I was in the middle... so better me than little Vito!
(this happened on Saturday and this pic was taken today, the bruising has gone down a lot!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Houston's Big Snow!!

I actually heard a news reporter this morning call this Houston's Big Snow... so I couldn't resist - Once you see the pictures you will laugh... but this was no doubt SO EXCITING!!!
Some parts of Houston had 4 inches of snow!!! I was not that lucky, but we did get some very large snow flurries! Which made my 'Christmas Season'!!

I was yelling 'Its Snowing!!!' In Brian's ear in the car, so he pulled over so that he could take a picture of me experiencing the snow!
(I really think he would do anything to make me stop screaming in his ear)This is our house, you can see the snow on our Sega and in the yard (and our candy cane decorations!!) - I know the pic is kinda dark - Sorry!
I thought I was so crafty with this picture - This is a close up of one of the bushes in our front yard with Christmas Lights and Snow :) This is my favorite picture, and is now the background on my phone :)

I don't think I could have been happier last night - it was snowing outside, I was snuggled in a blanket on the couch, watching Harry Potter, and enjoying a glass of wine with Brian :) YAY for Houston's BIG SNOW!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's A Christmas Night

Tonight is CHRISTMAS night at our house!!
(even if the the weather disagrees)
My Roommate and I are going to put our outside lights up
and then watch A Muppet Christmas Carol!
I may buy some eggnog for this event :)

Complaining Really Does Work!

My sister has repeatedly told me that complaining works... such as "this light is taking forever" and then it changes, or "they are never on time" and then they walk through the door....
In my case it was "Amazon still hasn't delivered my Harry Potter Book" and then I come home to it on my door step :)
(pictured below is the collectors edition in which you can buy for the bargain price of $100.00... I opted for the cheaper hard back copy for a price of $8.00)
Sorry Stephanie Plum, you are going on the back burner for a bit - my loyalty is to Harry Potter!

If you don't know anything about The Tales of Beedle the Bard, its a book that is referenced in the last HP novel. It plays a crucial role in the war with Harry and He Who Must Not Be Named. It is a collection of story book tales told to all wizard children. Muggles have Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc, the wizarding world has these stories. I have only read one of them so far - but the last one is the one I cant wait to read!!

Monday, December 8, 2008


Cara Tagged me and gave me a blog award a couple weeks ago - sorry it took me so long to post it!!

1. The Hills
2. Privlleged
3. Gossip Girl
4. Grey's Anatomy
5. Project Runway
6. The Bold and the Beautiful
7. So You Think You Can Dance (can't wait for it to start again!)
8. Ch. 13 News in the morning

1. Churascos
2. Nicks
3. Melting Pot
4. Babins
5. SaltGrass
6. Ziggy's Healthy Heart Grill
7. Chilis (I go way too much and never get tired of it)
8. Fish Tails

1. canceled Verizon
2. Bought an iPhone (that I love!!)
3. Went to my work Christmas Party (and won a prize!)
4. Went to Nana's
5. Helped my little sister search for her lost phone in Target (no we didnt find it, but someone called her later and told her they found it - dont you love when strangers do nice things?!?)
6. Went to Best Buy
7. Got an early Bday present from my mom :)
8. Took my Chirstmas Card Photo

1. Sending out my Chirstmas Cards
2. Putting up Christmas lights
3. My Birthday!!!!! (25!)
4. A Christmas Carol Play!
5. Nana's Christmas Party
6. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
7. Making a Gingerbread House
8. New Years

1. I am
2. Having
3. A Really
4. Hard Time
5. Thinking
6. of Things I
7. Want for Christmas
8. Except EDWARD CULLEN :)

A blog award!! From Cara

More Quizing

1. Where is your cell phone? sitting on my desk
2. Where is your significant other? work.
3. Your hair color? brown.
4. Your mother? home
5. Your father? work!
6. Your favorite thing? Family and friends
7. Your dream last night? I didnt dream!
8. Your dream/goal? To make it through the rest of today.
9. The room you’re in? a cube
10. Your hobby? Reading and blogging.
11. Your fear? Losing someone I love
12. Where do you want to be in six years? I dont know - thats too far to think!
13. Where were you last night? Best Buy, then my house.
14. What you’re not? Happy at the moment.
15. One of your wish list items? a gun
16. Where you grew up? Katy, TX.
17. The last thing you did? Vented to a friend
18. What are you wearing? jeans, black boots, shirt.
19. Your TV? I have a tiny one in my bedroom... need a larger one.
20. Your pet? the best face to come home to.
21. Your computer? I think my laptop is about to explode!
22. Your mood? annoyed!
23. Missing someone? sure.
24. Your car? love it.
25. Something you’re not wearing? earrings
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your Summer? is so far away!
28. Love someone? I love lots of people.
29. Your favorite color? Red.
30. When is the last time you laughed? not today
31. Last time you cried? today


I finished To the Nines,
Ten Big Ones

and Eleven on Top.

I will be starting Plum Lovin', a Between the Numbers Novel this week.

Although, I am pretty upset with Amazon right now... I pre-ordered the Harry Potter Novel, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, over a month ago... it was released December 4th, it is now the 8th, and I have yet to see my book...

Hope you all get a lot of reading done over the holidays!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 Things I love about Christmas Time!
1. Christmas Decorations
2. Egg Nog
3. Christmas Music
4. My Christmas Village
5. Christmas Cards
6. Santa Clause
7. Christmas Parties
8. Family Visits
9. Cold Weather (well cold for Houston)
10. All the food my family makes!
11. Christmas Pastries!
12. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! (the clay animation – it’s my fav Christmas movie!)
13. Work Holidays

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Birthday (s)!!

Today is my older sister, Stephanie's Birthday!!!
Why didn't I put a picture of just her?? Well, because tomorrow is her husbands birthday!!! So...
Happy Early Birthday Tim!!!!
(yes, he married an older woman!!!) :)

Wordless Wednesday's

Karys and 'Her Bubba'

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


To start this Christmas Season off... I have a number I would like for you to call...
I posted this last year on my blog, but its just too funny not to post again - Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 things on my plate at Thanksgiving!
1. Turkey
2. Gravy - My family makes the best!
3. My Mom’s Mashed Potatoes
4. Rice Stuffing
5. Corn Bread Stuffing
6. Pumpkin Pie
7. Sweet Potatoes
8. Rolls (the super buttery ones)
9. Green Beans
10. Wine (ok, not on it… but still consume it)
11. Corn Bread
12. Beans
13. Coffee – do help de-bloat myself after all that food!!!

Hey – I never said it would be a healthy dinner!
I hope you all have a fun, safe, and yummy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday's

Yesterday Morning... Everything looks normal from this view...
But I couldn't find Vito... (do you see the little guy snuggled behind my shams??)
Apparently he likes a lot of cushion
(excuse the poor quality of the photos - taken with my phone!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twilight Review

I have heard from MANY of my friends (bloggers and non) on what they thought of the Twilight Movie... so here is what I think...
***I mention specifics, so if you don't want to hear it, don't read it!***

Over all, I was a little dissapointed... especially with the special effects. I thought some of their lines were a bit corney, and I am sad they left out important details such as when Edward hears Bella talking in her sleep and says "Edward Stay" and he falls in love with her... or how you can't even tell that Edward can read minds - I don't think someone who has not read the book would have fully understood what was going on... but, that being said - I really did enjoy the movie. I didn't realize HOW low-budget it was, so I was expecting more... but I think they did a really good job.

I really like the casting - ESPECIALLY Edward Cullen! And I was surprised to find that I liked Esme as well! Emmett cracked me up everytime he opened his mouth and Charlie was just as awkward in the movie as he was in the book. I thought the 'evil' vampires did a GREAT job acting their part!
I am going to see it again on Friday - and I am THRILLED! I am still just as taken by Edward (if not more) than I was when I read the novels.

And can you believe that I went to the showing that DID NOT show the Harry Potter trailer?? I mean what kind of luck is that?!?!? So I am even MORE thrilled that I will finally get to see that trailer on the big screen! So again -
(could I ever get enough??)

Monday, November 24, 2008


Brian and I had such a great time in SeaWorld! It was all decorated for Christmas and it looked SO pretty!!
This was the HUGE Christmas Tree right when you entered the park
A real Clydesdale!!
Doesn't this pic look like a post card??
We got to feed them!
And the trainer brought them up so that we could pet him! It was so awesome! I love the dolphins!
and we saw the Penguins!
And the Shamu Show - Believe
And of course - the Beer Tasting Class :)
That night we had a nice romantic dinner on the RiverWalk... you can't really tell from the picture, but we were right next to the water :)
Then we headed to Durty Nelly's - A bar Brian's Parent's love!
On the way home, Brian HAD to have lunch at Buckies - and surprisingly enough, it was REALLY good!
We had a really GREAT weekend!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Twilight is opening TODAY!!!!!!! I get off of work early on Friday's, so I am going with some coworkers to an early viewing of the movie today!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! Today is going to go by SO slow!!! And as an added bonus, the HPB Trailer is going to be showing in the beginning! I am so excited!!
Edward Cullen HERE I COME!
(yes Brian knows about this obsession...)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 Things I am looking forward to seeing during the Twilight Movie TOMORROW!!! 1. Edward Cullen’s Voice
2. Edward Cullen's Eyes
3. Edward Cullen's Hair
4. Edward Cullen's Body
5. Edward Cullen Driving
6. Edward Cullen courting Bella (pretending its me)
7. Edward Cullen's Charm
8. Edward Cullen's Lips
9. Edward Cullen Laughing
10. Edward Cullen Smiling
11. Edward Cullen Walking
12. Edward Cullen Playing the Piano
13. Edward Cullen (sigh)

I can’t wait to see the movie tomorrow!!! Is it really hard to see why?!?!