Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Husband Tag

I have seen this "Husband/Boyfriend Tag" floating around and I thought it would be cute to see what answers Joe would give. He sure is a good sport! Ha!

1. She’s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
Teen Mom or I Love Lucy, both very classy!
2. You’re out to eat, what kind of dressing does she get on her salad?
The word “salad” was superfluous, it’s Ranch on ANYTHING
3. What’s one food she doesn’t like?
4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does she order?   
Iced tea or diet coke, if its alcoholic it has to be a raspberry margarita
5. What shirt size does she have?
Small, but they all seem to be mislabeled as medium or large depending on how wrong the tag is!
6. What shoe size does she have?
8 ½ unless it’s a really cute size 8, then she’ll squeeze in!
7. What’s her favorite type of sandwich?
She’s not big on sandwiches so I’ll have to go with the Bleu Ribbon Burger from Red Robin
8. What would she eat everyday if she could?
Frrrozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity
9. What is her favorite cereal?
It’s peanut butter Cap’n Crunch, although sometimes she gets burnt out on it
10. What would she never wear?
A Texas Longhorns (I can’t believe I just typed that curse word) shirt
11. What is her favorite sports team?
Oklahoma Football, followed closely by any team with Derek Jeter on it, currently the Yankees
12. Who did she vote for?
no comment
13. Who is her best friend?
Easy…ME! If I had to pick her best girlfriend, its definitely Shawna her friend from grade school.
14. What is something she does that you wish she wouldn’t do?
Stresses out about things she cannot control
15. What is her heritage?
Pretty much a mutt with a smattering of German and Native American
16. You bake her a cake, what kind of cake?
German Chocolate or Red Velvet, both guaranteed winners
17. Did she play sports in high school?
She played volleyball for one year and then threw shotput and discus to impress the cute track coach
18. What could she spend hours doing?
Surfing the internet, shopping, surfing the internet, watching I Love Lucy, reading, surfing the
internet, blogging…did I say surfing the internet?
19. What is the unique talent that she has? 
She can cross and uncross her eyes
20. What is her type of coffee? 
Regular, black, with about a half cup of Splenda in it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Master Bedroom

Welcome to my Master Bedroom! This was the most recent room Joe and I decided to paint and so far I'm loving it! (We were super daring and chose a paint color TWO WHOLE SHADES darker than the rest of the house! Ha!)

We had a lot of "DIY" projects in this room: we made the headboard from scratch, I sewed the curtains and we painted the nightstands too.

The driftwood mirror I made for less than $15, and you can see how to do that here.

Well - that's it! If you have done a post on your Master Bedroom I'd love to take a peek!

Happy Friday!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Are You Ready For Fall QUIZ

Are You Ready For Fall QUIZ

1. Do you have pumpkins in your house (real or fake) as decor?
Yes! I painted this cheap-o pumpkin several years ago (don't look too close! Ha!)
2. Do you have candy in a dish?
It ain't Fall without some candy corn ;-)

3. Do you have a Mum at your home?
I've had this mum for about a week now and haven't managed to kill it yet!! 
4. Do you have apples or peaches in your kitchen?
Check. Peaches!

5. Do you have your fall boots ready to go?
Like these $25.99 ones I got from Ross a few weeks ago??

6. Have you grilled something lately?
Not really but I plan to do some Brats soon!!

7. Have you watched at least two football games?
Of course!!! Just about every weekend is spent watching football at our house!!
8. Do you have a fall wreath or doormat on your front door?
No, I still have my "Summer" one up - I need to get myself to Hobby Lobby!!

Well. I'm 6 for 8. How did you do?? :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Today was the first Sunday Joe and I have been in town for a long time. Maybe even a month or five. It seems like we always have plans to go out of town over the weekends. We had every intention of going to church this morning and I even sat out our outfits last night before bed. Would you believe we didn't wake up until 10am this morning?? Church starts at 10:30 and it's all the way across town so we missed it and I felt like I was in a weird funk all day. We hardly EVER sleep in like that!!!

This afternoon we did some "Fall" cleaning around our house that had been slipping for a WHILE. We cleaned out our fridge and pantry. It was embarrassing how bad they were!

I have a closet in our laundry room that I call the "Tupperware Closet" because I'm not sure what else to call it. We keep our random kitchen appliances and bowls on the top shelf and all our Tupperware in there. I should have taken a "before" picture but just imagine getting hit with random Tupperware lids and bowls when you open the door! I decided it was better to store everything with the lid on it and we threw away about 75% of our Tupperware stash. Who needs that many Tupperware dishes?!?! Ha!

And I also did something today I've never done before! We washed our cars in the driveway! I have never used anything but the car washes you drive through or pay a quarter to use the hose but it was so nice outside and our cars were so grimy. I think I had about forgotten what color they were!

Hope you had a nice and relaxing Sunday too!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Inside My Living Room

Fall is here! At least in my house and we don't bother too much with calendars on these things! Ha!
Yesterday I decided to put out some of my fall things and I started in the Living Room so I thought I would share it with you! Come on in!!

My favorite part of the living room is our big fireplace. When Joe and I were looking to buy a house the #1 thing on our list was a nice fireplace! I love that ours is 2-sided so we can have a fire to watch in the dining room too. We use it just about every day in the winter.

Our furniture is a set we bought in Dallas at Rooms To Go right before we got married. I'm really eager to retire it to the basement and get all new stuff. 

Right now I'm using an old trunk I got at an estate sale as a coffee table. I love rustic things and I think it looks cute with pumpkins on it. 

Above the couch I have a big mirror I bought at an antique store and two framed prints of trees. I think I got the prints on sale from Hobby Lobby for a quarter apiece! 

I'm pretty sure Fall is the best season to decorate for!

Happy Fall, y'all!!! :)

Kansas Tornadoes

Kansas weather is like the gift that keeps on giving (cheese of the month club, anyone?). But not nearly as fun. Last night we had a HUGE storm blow through with hail, wind and tornadoes. I never knew you could get tornadoes in the Fall, but YES you can.

The hail started just as Joe was getting home from work. First they started out quarter size...

Then they got to baseball sized and larger! (One lady on the news got a piece of hail 7 inches in diameter!!)

Boomer? Well, he was freaking out. And honestly, so was I!

When the storm moved off I was too hyper to fix dinner so we ordered Thai food. (Joe asked if we should have them deliver it but I thought that might be a little too much to ask since the storm was heading right for their store downtown!!)

It was quite the interesting evening around here!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Second Birthday

Last weekend Joe and I went to Kansas City so we could celebrate my best friend's daughter's birthday. Her little girl is TWO! I don't know why we were celebrating her second birthday because I swear she was just born last week. Ha!

This is the birthday girl!

Did I ever mention how much I love baby feet? I think they are absolutely delicious.

The theme of the day was Dora!

Me and her mama - we've been best friends since we were in the 7th grade!!
We took several walks because the weather was perfect!!! (I remember at her first birthday party she was just learning to put several steps together. And now look!)

And this is the my favorite picture of the day (click to enlarge) :)
Happy Birthday, Isabelle!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Back Home

We made it back home from Las Vegas! Our last full night we decided to take a limo off the strip as a big group and eat a nice dinner. It was so much fun! We came back to the strip and the boys all played blackjack and us girls stood around and talked about important things like shoes.

Well. Speaking of shoes.

We flew home yesterday on Allegiant Air and ohmygoodness can I just say never again!? The plane was so rickity that I truly didn't know if we would make it home! We had the seats by the exit row and we had the biggest draft coming through the door that my hands were turning blue. I had sandals on and my feet were so cold that Joe took off his (sweaty size 14) tennis shoes and let me stick my feet in them! Nothing says true love like donating your stinky shoes in the name of hypothermia! Ha!

Happy Friday, y'all!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I'm in Vegas!

I haven't posted in a few days because we've been in Las Vegas since Sunday! We are here for a conference for Joe's work. He and three other residents came and they each brought their wives.

We're staying at the Planet Hollywood towers, which is right off the strip and there are a TON of stores right on the first floor of our hotel. I think Joe is regretting booking this hotel because I wake up every morning and say "let's go shop!!" Ha!

We've also been little piggies!! Our favorite thing to do in Vegas is go to Serendipity and get a big frozen hot chocolate to share. We bought a canister of the mix so we can try to make it ourselves at home. I told Joe we should get enough to fill up our whirlpool tub so I can go swimming in it!! Ha! (diet starts Monday)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Football Fans

Saturday Joe and I went to Oklahoma to watch the first football game of the season!!

We are proud OU alums and when I sing the fight song and hear the band playing at the beginning of a game I get chills and maybe even a little misty-eyed! Ha!

We had great seats at the front of the upper deck with the Student Section right below us. The whole game I kept thinking about how Joe and I would come to all the games when we were in college. We would have to get into the stadium three hours before kickoff to get a seat!

The score ended up being closer than we thought it would. Of course I was hoping for a shut out!! Ha!

Were you rooting for a college football team this weekend??

I am so glad Fall is coming and most especially college football season is here! :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Life as a Resident's Wife

To finish up our Blog Hop, I'm going to talk about life as a resident's wife. I'll admit, we're only 1 year in (3 years to go), so I hope some of you more experienced wives link up so you can REALLY share what it's like being a resident's wife! Ha!

We ended up in Kansas for Joe's anesthesiology residency and we were so glad because we love the Midwest and all of our family and friends are within a three hour drive from us.

The first year of residency (intern year) was definitely difficult for us but I feel like we were really well prepared for what to expect. Plus, Joe's program is awesome. I think a big part of residency depends on the program you're in.

During intern year Joe had a different rotation every month. All of his hard rotations were scheduled on the front end so we literally dove in head first! Ha! In the beginning his pager would go off hourly throughout the night. I told everyone it was good practice for having a newborn someday. But honestly, all I wanted to do was flush that thing down the toilet. It was also an adjustment to go from a relaxed student's schedule to have Joe working long hours every day. But I got serious about having a good supper waiting for him when he got home and we made sure to schedule date nights at least once a week. It honestly wasn't that bad!

This year Joe is doing anesthesia almost 100% of the time. He loves his job and he says he's excited to go to work every morning even if it is at 5am. That makes no sense to me! Ha!

Even still, Joe spends a lot of time reading and studying. He is on call about 5 times a month, which means he has to spend the night at the hospital. On days where he's on call he gets the afternoon before his call off and the whole day after his shift off. We almost always go to lunch together for a little daytime date on his post call day! When he's on call there's always a chance he will get woken up and not get much sleep so he usually gets a good nap in the next day. Being an anesthesiologist, he hardly ever gets pages anymore when he's home. And on days when he's not on call he always gets home by 5:30pm. Like I said, he is in a really great program!

Link up to your personal blog and share your own residency stories or your plans for residency! :)

Happy Friday!!


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