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2010 Christmas Card!!

We are known to have whimiscal Christmas cards that include our dogs every year. It is a definetly a challenge every year to create such creative Christmas cards with the dogs. It is very difficult to get a good picture of them all at the same time and no one to help us take the picture. It is all done between my husband and I....ha! and there is alot of frustration & laughter in the air when we do take the pictures, but it is so worth it. We try to have fun while doing it. We get such great compliments from friends and family on them. So it is worth the trouble!

This year we were trying to figure out a way to top last year's card. That one definetly creative! One of my favorites since we have been doing the cards. How could we top last years???? Well with the bump it is a little difficult to get the dogs all together with just Mike and I. So Mike had the great idea for us to take a picture of each individual dog laying on their back and then us laying on our back on the grass…

Fall Holidays!

Wow... where did the time go? I love the Fall because that means it is the Holiday season! I love the Holidays because there is always some type of gathering with family and friends. It is fun to see all the decor with each holiday. We haven't really participated in the decor for the different holidays like we have done in the past. We have been really busy with preparing for the baby.


First up Halloween...
This seems like it was AGES ago....it was our good friend Ricky's birthday and he had a little Halloween/Birthday Party at his place. I felt like I was pretty limited on what I could dress up as and be approriate. I didn't want to spend a whole lot of $$ on something that I would only wear once. So I decided to be a "Pregnant Soccer Mom." I wore Mike's middle band polo, create some photo buttons of Mike when He played soccer when he was younger & a visor. It was tough squeezing into those capris. They belly band really did save me from buying maternity …

DIY: Diaper Bassinet & Gift Basket

This is not my typical post on here, but since it was DIY and I am super proud of it. Here it is! This is a gift basket I was putting together for the shower we are throwing for my boss. I bought a pack of diapers with an idea just to bundle them all up and tie them in a cute bow. Then I saw some cute things online of diaper creations. So I decided to take a stab at it.

With alot of frustration at first on how to construct the top of the bassinet. With the help of Mike and his carpenter skills I was able to make it! Check it out! What do you think? My first diaper anything!


My inspiration....I wish I can make cute bows like this.
Okay here is my creation!! I need to still add the wheels
I thought the bib add a cute touch to it.  I am pretty excited how it turned out!

Celebrity Wedding: Chelsea Clinton & Mark Mezvinsky

From all the summer weddings this year. By far this was one my favorites. The main reason is because the beautiful transformation of Chelsea Clinton. We all remember her in the 90s as being the biggest fashionista. Well I have to say her wedding to Mark must have brought the class and elegance out of her. I wished there were more photos available to see the details of the actual reception, but I am pretty excited about her ceremony photos that came available.

I practically had tears in my eyes when I saw this photo of her and former President Clinton walking his little girl down the aisle. It never fails for me to cry at this part of the wedding  and the Father daughter dance. This is also when I fell in love with her GORGEOUS Vera Wang gown It was just breathtaking! Fitting her body so well!
I love the elegant flow of the strapless silk organza dress. 
Not gawdy at all!! Done with a touch of class.
They look so happy....especially Chelsea! Such a great and genuine shot!
You notice simple j…

1st & Last Garage Sale!

So I had the "ingenious" idea to host a garage sale at our home. I really think it was my pregnant brain who thought this idea up because the normal me would have not even consider it.

What prompted this thought was....the room where we will have the nursery was full of Mike's grandmother's furniture. We were going to move it all out to a storage area in the back, but we knew once it got back there it would never been seen or get any use out of it. So the thought of a garage sale popped into my mind. It would help us from moving it to storage. So thought also was I had some stuff to sell from college and I also had asked the rest of the family if they had stuff to sell and they did. So why not a garage sale? It only made sense. ha ha! Some great idea at the time right? I kept telling myself it was to clear out the room, but boooooooooy I had no idea how much work went into putting a garage sale together and then working one.

Thank goodness my mother in law, sister …

Our DIY home renovation plans!

I probably should be posting this on my pregnancy blog, but I am have been really obsessed with renovating everything not just the baby's room. So I thought it was appropriate to put on here. :-p

We plan on redoing our floors in the main part of our home (kitchen, living room, main hallway) in preparation of our little rugrat. We are pulling linoleum, tile, & carpet! Almost everything is pulled up except the rubber tiles. Mike will be doing that since we have to melt the tile up and not scraping it up because of the chance of asbestos in the tile. We plan on staining the concrete! I fell in love with this look when I saw it at one of my good girlfriend's great room. It was amazing! I couldn't believe that the floor was concrete it was just gorgeous. Below is a pic of it from my bridal shower. You can barely see it, but you can tell it was top notch awesomeness! It looks waaaay better in person. Ever since I saw it I always noticed it more in other places. Many upscale …

Boo...I am terrible

The last time I made a post on my regular blog was a month ago when I announced we were preggo! I know....Iam sooooo terrible. I have been keeping up more with my pregnancy blog since I am trying to turn that into a pregnancy journal book after the baby is born. I just have some major blog "block" on what to post here. What do I blog about???? I don't want to blog about baby stuff since I have a separate blog about that. I will figure something out this weekend. I think my creative juices will be coming in once I have a good nights rest. :-)

Yes, we are going to have....

A baby! Baby Martin estimate arrival is February 23, 2011! We are sooo excited about our new little addition! Most of our family and really close friends new about our exciting news! However, we annouced it on facebook last week after our 12 week check up. So I guess if it's on FB that means it is official now! LOL. Gotta love social networking.

Since we found out about our pregnancy I have been keeping up a separate blog just about the pregnancy...sort of like a pregnancy journal, but documenting it all online. It just seemed so much easier then writing all the stuff down. After the baby arrives (when I have time...I know baby will keep me busy) I am going to transfer that blog into a pregnancy journal book for the baby. I would like to do this for each pregnancy if I can!

Below is the link to that blog if anyone is interested in my pregnancy journey (it's not that interesting, but it has some pics. hehe)

New Blog: "10 Little Toes"

Our 1 year Anniversary Weekend!

So all the plans that I had for our 1 year anniversary did not go as I planned, but it still ended up being a great weekend. Better than I ever planned or expected!

Originally I didn't know if Mike had anything planned for our big 1 year! I am so naive....of course he does. He always does! He is so thoughtful for special occasions and goes well and beyond then he needs too! Anyways....I had plans to get a couple's massage on Saturday and then Sunday at Mark's. This restaurant was voted the most romantic places to dine in Houston. It use to be a church converted into a restaurant. So I thought it would be fun to experience a new place. I also had our baker recreate a smaller version of Mike's groom's cake. He had talked about it soo much since the wedding I had to get it made again.

Like I said things didn't go as planned. Our appointment for the massages was at 2. Mike had gone to get a hair cut in the morning and when he came home I found a big box with a red …

Wow...It's been a year!

I am one day late posting this just because we had sooo much fun this weekend on our 1 year anniversary!!!

A year ago (yesterday) I married the most extraordinary man that I have ever met. I never thought the day would come that would married this man. I was lucky enough to have my fairy tale come true meeting the man I have always wanted to marry since I was a little girl. I can not believe it has been a year since we have been married. A lot has happened this past year as a married couple and it has been a great journey so far. A lot of people ask me all the time if it feels any different from when we were just dating. I can honestly say yes! It is alot more fun sharing your life with someone you know that is in it all the way with you when in comes to this journey we call life. Mike and I honestly can say have a great time together!

I can't wait to celebrate many more years with my love.

Below are some of my favorite pictures from our BIG DAY!