Black Friday

First let's start with Thanksgiving and then we'll move on to Black Friday.

Marcus hung the Christmas lights while I baked some pies. We are just like the Cleavers, aren't we? Except I wasn't wearing a dress and pearls, but my pj's instead. That's why there is no picture of the pie making.

Then we went to Marcus's parent's house. My parents came too, so it was perfect and we didn't have to eat 2 meals. Not that I wouldn't enjoy 2 Thanksgivings, it's just that it cuts into the after the meal nap.

This is my mother-in-laws beautiful Thanksgiving table.

And look at these super cute turkey cupcakes that my niece made!

This one kind of bit the dust:

The most interesting thing about this Thanksgiving is that one of Marcus's uncles showed up as an "Aunt" instead. FOR REAL! The family forgot to inform us of this change! Now if that's not good blog material, I don't know what is!

Now, the less eventful, Black Friday:

Yesterday I woke up, before the crack of dawn ,to be first in line for the great deals at...

Care Now
& then
CVS Pharmacy!

Don't tell me you missed the great deals there. First I was diagnosed with a sinus infection and then I got a fabulous prescription.

Then I laid on my couch all day and watched the "Say Yes to the Dress" marathon.

My family was planning on going to the parade of lights in down town Ft. Worth and I missed out! I start to look forward to the Christmas season in July and I'm already missing out on stuff! I am so thankful all my Christmas decorations are already up though.

I made the family meet at my house before they left for the parade. I was lonely and ready to socialize with real people. (Marcus was at work all day)

So now today is Saturday and I am still missing out on doing Christmassy things. We have free movie channels this weekend, so I guess I'm booked.

Hopefully I'll start to feel better tomorrow, because if they start singing Christmas songs at Church and I miss it...

well it won't be good.


Happy Thanksgiving Friends

There is not enough time in the day to thank God for all he has given and done for me, but I'm sure going to try. There is no doubt that we are abundantly blessed.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving today. And please know that I am thankful for all of you. You are all so sweet, positive, encouraging, FUNNY, uplifting, complimentary, and just plain nice. Thank you for that.

You are really appreciated!


Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Remember these?

Now they are here:

I got the middle one at a garage sale and the rest are from Golightly's.
Thank you to all of you who told me to keep them white. I love they way they look and it saved me lots of time!

Now on to the next project.
I'm not sure what that is yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something!


I'm A Little Bit Tired

The Open House was a HUGE success today. We had so much fun and I met some sweet blogger friends in real life. Thanks for making the trip out here!

(ooh, did you notice my new awning? Marcus just hung it for me last night!)

For those of you that could not come, here's what you missed:
Kylie's things:

Ryane's things. You can find more of her beautiful creations here.

Brooke's things from 31 Gifts.

My things:

Sharon's things from Glazed From The Heart

My Mom's scarves:
She had a table FULL when we started and only had 4 scarves left at the end of the open house!

She's the one on the left.

My sister, Kelly's, things:

Desiree's things:

Angie's things:

It was a great day , but now I'm ready for my day of rest tomorrow!


Knee Deep In It

I feel like I'm up Christmas Creek without a paddle.

In July I start dreaming about decorating for Christmas. I always, somehow, forget what a beating it is. It's much like child birth I'm sure. Not that decorating is quite as painful, but it's just that you only remember the fantastic outcome and not the bad stuff.

The dogs are wondering what in the heck is going on.

I believe I can get it done.

Most of this tree is actually decorated!

Anyway, it's got to be done by Saturday for the big Open House. Or maybe I'll rename it the "Christmas Decorating and House Cleaning Party". You guys don't mind helping, right?


Do You Want to Come Over and Shop?

The Christmas decorations are coming out on Tuesday!
I have a good reason, really.
I am hosting the 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Open House at my place on Saturday the 21st.
So the house HAS to be Christmassy! I just has to.

These are pictures from last year's Open House. We have 9 girls setting up and selling their cute things. You really can get some great Christmas gifts here! To get more info, you can go to: http://www.holidayshoppingopenhouse2009.blogspot.com/

And if you live in the DFW area and want to come, leave me a comment with your email address, and I will email you my address. I would love to meet all of you in real life!

So, now I have less than 2 weeks to get all my Christmas stuff up, finish house projects, and bead and make one million things to sell. No problem.
Project #1: I am going to hang these mirrors in my hallway. Do you think I should paint them different colors or leave them all white? It's just a coincidence that they are all white, but maybe God is telling me that I have more than enough on my plate, so leave them already and go clean your house!

And I need to create something out of these beautiful beads:

Oh, look what I got last week:

I love it and it looks like it was made for my kitchen.
And milkshakes are Marcus's favorite food group.
So, it was meant to come home with me.

I have needed something for above my sink, because having a blank space was just killing me. So, the sign saved my life.
OK, DFW girls: leave a comment with your email address if you want to come to the open house. Try to leave me with the feeling that you are normal and NOT a serial killer. It would help if you had a blog or at least told me what city you live in.
And if you are a serial killer, Jesus loves you, but don't come over!


We Are Really Adults Now

On October 23rd, Marcus and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary. 10 years is a long time. We both say it's gone by quick, but at the same time we can't really remember being without each other.

We met each other in Jr.High. I never in one million years thought that he would be my husband. Not that he was thinking of marrying me back then either. He was the kind of guy that didn't give a flip about silly girls. He just wanted to have fun with his friends. I on the other hand, was BOY CRAZY.

So, we had mutual friends and heard what each other was up to through out the years, not that we cared though. When I was at Texas Tech my friend, James, wanted to come for up the weekend and he brought Marcus and another friend with him. I STILL didn't really even notice Marcus. We were not each other's type AT ALL.

After I graduated from Tech I moved to Myrtle Beach for a year and then moved back home in the summer of '98. I went over to see my friend, James, and he happened to live at Marcus's house. Marcus had just gotten his job at the fire department and suddenly I noticed him. We started dating almost right away and about 2 weeks into it we started talking marriage. We just KNEW. People always say you'll just "know" when it's the one, and it's true, but hard to explain.

God is so funny with his timing. I wish I would have know that Marcus was going to be my husband, because I could have starting dating him in the 7th grade and saved myself some heartache and regrets.

We are total and complete opposites, but I guess that's why we fit so perfectly together.

On our anniversary we took a train ride from downtown Grapevine to the Stockyards in Ft. Worth. The weather was perfect and we had the best day.

And I mentioned before that Marcus always buys my gift according to the Traditional Anniversary gift list. For the 10th year the gift is Tin or Aluminum. I would have been happy with a can of coke.

But he made me this frame:

It's from an old ceiling tin. He cut a space for a picture and went to Hobby Lobby and got some glass cut. Now just picturing him in Hobby Lobby makes my heart flutter. So cute.

We haven't just made the 10 year milestone, we've had 10 happy, joyful, grateful, loving, silly, funny, spiritual, action packed, adventurous, surprising, respectful, passionate and eventful years!