We voted today! They say you can't complain if you don't vote. And I like to complain...so I voted. We live in the D/FW area and around Ft. Worth all you see are McCain Palin signs and then when we went to Dallas last week we saw mostly Obama Biden signs.
I definitely have my preference of who I want to be the leader of my country, but I will respect the President either way. Maybe unless he cheats on his wife, lies to everyone about it and doesn't know what the definition of "is" is. It's not a job I would want to have. Good luck USA!
Posted by Dina at 6:12 PM
A beautiful tree and waterfall
And my favorite, a house made of pumpkins. I already let Marcus know I want one of these in my backyard next year.
The Pumpkin Festival is going on through November 2nd. There are thousands and thousands of pumpkins lining their giant flower beds. It's beautiful. Check it out if you're in the area.
Posted by Dina at 5:07 PM
Marcus and the groomsmen showing their excitement for the big day:
Our first dance as husband and wife. Our song was "Valentine"
Cutting the cake. Thankfully it didn't get smushed in my face:
Off to our honeymoon in Cancun:
The wedding was great, but the marriage is even better. Marcus and I have known each other since Jr. High. He was never even on my radar of somebody that I would marry. I wasn't on his either. After college he was living with one of my friends, James, that I went to visit. When we re-met, I somehow knew he would be my husband. Our first date was a Pat Green concert. And we have been inseparable ever since. We were engaged less than a year later. He really is my best friend and we have so much fun together . I would rather be with Marcus than anybody else in the world. The longest we have ever been apart is 2 days...and it's too long. He is so good to me and I am lucky to have him.
Do you want to barf yet?
Posted by Dina at 11:52 AM
What?? Wasn't I just told yesterday not to buy any more pumpkins. That there was not any more money in the pumpkin budget? Apparently there is money in the scooter budget though. I am told it will save us tons of money in gas.
This is Marcus's new scooter. He's not a small man, so you can't help but laugh when you see him on it. One of his friends commented, "You've got to be pretty secure in your manhood to ride that thing." Another said, " a scooter is like an ugly girlfriend, they're great until someone sees you with one."
He says he wants to paint it like the General Lee. I can promise that is not going to happen.
Posted by Dina at 11:38 AM
Money has magically appeared in our checking account... Or maybe my husband worked really hard at the fire station and he has direct deposit. Friday is pay day, but on the flip side it's bill paying day too. This is where I keep my bills to make them a little more attractive. They seem harmless when they are in a cute vintage mail box. Then BAM! Before you know it your pay check has disappeared.
Posted by Dina at 11:28 AM
I am sure Betty Crocker's Kitchen never looked like this. How embarrassing!
Posted by Dina at 9:42 PM
And this is "during":
And the after, Ta Da!
I am thankful for a terrific handy husband. And one that let's me paint my cabinets smurf blue!
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The Texas Tech game was a nail biter today. They sure made it exciting. Tech beat Nebraska 37 to 31 in overtime. Marcus and I went to run some errands after the game, so I changed into my Tech t-shirt. I was a proud alum.
The statue stands at 9'11" tall and weighs 3,200 pounds; its estimated cost was $25,000. On the base of the statue, the inscription reads "Lovable Old Will Rogers on his favorite horse, 'Soapsuds,' riding into the Western sunset."
Today Texas Tech tradition and legends surrounds the statue. According to one legend, the plan to face Will Rogers so that he could be riding off into the sunset did not work out as it would cause Soapsuds' rear to be facing downtown. To solve this problem, the horse and Will was turned 23 degrees to the east so the horse's posterior was facing in the direction of Texas A&M, one of the school's rivals.
Before every home football game the Saddle Tramps wrap Old Will with red crepe paper. Will Rogers and Soapsuds have also been wrapped up in black crepe paper to mourn national tragedies.
Posted by Dina at 11:08 PM
I had Bunco at my house last night. Of course I don't have any pics of all the girls and how much fun we had, and all the food we ate! I was so frantic trying to get my house cleaned and all my decorating projects finished, so the camera never entered my mind. Here's my score card for proof...
Posted by Dina at 11:25 PM
This bed was a wedding gift from my Mother and Father-in-law. We love it. I am pretty sure it's the only wood furniture in my house that's not painted. Also, most people are surprised to find out that Marcus and I don't have "sides" of the bed. We both will sleep on either side. We are just crazy like that.
Posted by Dina at 10:06 PM
And this Christmas I really want one of these:
It probably seems as if I am really interested in cooking. Not so much. I am just mainly drawn to the pink. I do like to bake and I wish I was a good cook. I tell my husband I would be a better cook if I had this pink Kitchen Aid mixer!
My niece, Morgan, calls this the princess room and this is where she sleeps when she spends the night.
Posted by Dina at 8:49 AM