Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...

...Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things!

Ahem...let's fast forward to 2009, shall we. See ya Sound of Music!

How 'bout a little alliteration for a nice Wednesday evening, huh folks?!?!

I have a few favorite things this time of year.

September - this month rings in the official beginning of fall.

Sleeves - short or long it makes no difference to me. Anything is an improvement from sleeveless and/or sweat-hiding work attire (i.e. black matte jersey dresses, black capris and more black, black, black)

Soup - white chicken chili, homemade chicken noodle, any kinda chowder.

Season change - crisper mornings, some days that aren't in the 90's.

Sports - any and all college football (Sic'em) as well as the Cowboys.

Sweats -busting out the velour track-suit again! (sorry husband, i know how much you truly despise it, but it's simply a must)

Is anyone else out there as glad to see September arrive and honestly, nearly be gone? I cannot believe it is already September 23rd. I seriously felt like we just had Labor Day weekend. Sheesh!

I love this time of year and am relishing in this week's cold front. Do any of you gals have favorite things?!?!?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sic'em! No, come'on now, sic'em harder!!!!

Yesterday, Jordan and I loaded up Sophie and we were off for yet another weekend of travel South-bound on 35. This time, though, it was for some Baylor Bear football action!

It has been such an exiciting spring and summer leading up to the season with the growing support and exicitment surrounding the team this year!!!

We were clad in our green and gold and ready for a "W".

The tailgating beforehand was so much fun, with tons of people pumped up for not only the game, but the season ahead. I think everyone I talked to shared the same sentiment...this is our year for some victories!

It was pretty cool to see such a large crowd of current students and alumni all herding into the stadium to cheer on the Green and Gold. There was a great turnout!

Unfortunately, U-Conn had a plan of their own, which did not bode well for Baylor. Although we started out pretty strong and things were really looking good, we began to slack on both sides of the field and, alas, gave up the win to U-Conn.

This Baylor bear did not seam to notice the scoreboard :).

The Bears still have a lot of football left to play this year and I have faith in RG3and his teammates that this will be a good year for us.

Let's Go Bears!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane...

Is it possible for "seems like it was just yesterday" to also feel like "its been a million years?" Well, to me, the answer is a resounding 'Yes'.

This past weekend I had my 10 Year Highschool Reunion, and man, oh, man, is it hard to believe that 1) 10 years have already passed and 2)I seriously thought some of my hair styles and clothing choices back then were even remotely cute.

Anywho...back on task.

I was a class officer and therefore was tagged nearly a year ago to help in planning the Reunion Weekend events. Through many months of emails and numerous conference calls with fellow planners (none of us still live in Waco, and most are pretty well spread-out) we planned a simple but event-full couple of days for our fellow classmates of Midway High School Class of 1999.

Cue the Prince song, please. "I'm gonna party like it's nineteen ninety-nine!"

Really, aside from the absolute monsoon that announced its arrival in Texas on Thursday and finally left this morning (yes, today is Tuesday), the weekend's festivities went off without a hitch.

Well, I take that back. I did not attend the game, nor did any of the alumni I don't think? It was literally pouring down buckets upon buckets of rain.

Saturday morning we hosted a lunch at our old High School. The power was out due to the crazy rain, so they had to relocate us...drumroll what used to be the Senior Hall. Ha!!! It was actually pretty nostalgic. Our old lockers, classrooms, etc...Man, if those walls could talk! Yikes!

Aftertwards we all headed over to the Taj-Mahal-of-a-place that they call the new High School. That. Place. Was. Massive. Talk about upgrade.

That evening we hosted the "main event" at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The food, the company, the slideshow, 90's iPod playlist, etc...It was all perfectly fitting for our class.

Good grief, thank heavens for nametags with classmate's Senior pictures on them. Those suckers were lifesavers! Honestly, though, thanks to Blogs and Facebook, there was not nearly the level of shock, amount of double takes, or desperate wracking your brain for names as what there could have been.

It was a great, great weekend spent catching up many good, old, familiar faces.

Below are some pics from the weekend.

Disclaimer: The picture where we are noticeably younger is from our Senior Trip to Cancun. Yeah, don't be jealous of our sweet outfits, hair, and the must-have item of the season...the across-the-chest purse! Too, too funny.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just 'Cause...

...I think he's pretty dern cute :)

I made the hubs pose for a pic as we headed into the Cowboys game last Saturday.

I love this boy to pieces!