Friday, March 27, 2009

Scatterbrained Much?!

I've gotten really bad about this whole blogging thing. I used to do it so regularly and I'm doing good if I have a new post per week. It's not even so much that I don't have anything to write about, it's just I can't figure out how I want to say things, so I just don't say anything. What a pickle!

So we decided to have our pool redone. Well when I called the pool company they were like "oh yeah it'll only take a week and a half or so"......that was a month ago. So we still have this erie looking hole in our backyard. Much of the backyard/garden are coming together very nicely, but not the pool which is the majority of the yard. When the pool gets in I will post pictures of the whole project. My cannas have started coming up and my moss is out of control! It looks pretty! Today after work we are going to look at some outdoor furniture I found on craigslist! I may have to make some new pretty pillows for it, but as a whole it looks pretty nice! I'm really excited to see it in person and see if it looks as good as it does in the picture! OH how I can't wait to sit outside on the loveseat with a cup of coffee and enjoy a beautiful spring morning!

In other house news, I got a new bed last weekend for our guest bedroom! It is beautiful and it really makes the room alot more cozy. I even bought some white sheer curtains to put around it so it's extra dreamy! I know, now you want to spend the night at my house don't you!? My sweet Daniel put it together for me even though he had a lot of other stuff to do, just because he knew how excited I was to get it up in the room! He's a keeper!We also bought a little antique dresser from our friends Scot & Taylor last weekend. I love it! It has so much character and makes the guest room feel even more comfy cozy! Man, I don't have any pictures of that either!

In other news, I'm going to Abilene this weekend for my brother's 40th birthday party. I know, right....a 40 year old brother?! yowza! Anyway, Daniel has to stay home and work, but I just had to go and celebrate with my family! We will miss you boobear! (are you gagging?!)

Ok I'm ready to get out of here and start the weekend. Daniel and I have a date night tonight to Steve Fields in Plano...should be delightful!

Happy Weekending to All!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ode to Kathryn

Happy Birthday Kathryn! 9 is quite the milestone and next year you'll be in double digits! Ahhh you are getting so big! We are so blessed to have you as a niece and love every minute we spend with you. I can't wait to see you soon and I hope you have the most fantabulous birthday EVER!

Last year for her birthday at the American Girl Store
Dinner at American Girl Bistro with "Emily"

Talley Family Reunion 2007
At Dudley's farm for the 4th of July
Givin some major sass!

Best Cousins Forever!

I love this picture! Isn't she beautiful?!
We love you,
Uncle Daniel & Twiggy

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ode to St. Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day Everyone. These are a few shots of Ireland, which I miss and love! I wish Daniel and I were there now!

Friday, March 13, 2009


I know you're all thinking it! It's Friday yayayayayay!! Is anyone else inspired by this Texas weather to tell your boss you're sick and go crawl back into bed? I would probably say "Hey I'm sick" while thinking to myself "of not being asleep at home"

Anyhoo, I'm definitely ready for the weekend.

I know I've totally been a slacker at blogging lately. It just got to the point where I had plenty of stuff going on, I just didn't really know how to blog about it. I guess you could say, I was having trouble collecting my thoughts into coherant blog posts. So now you know why I've slacked (not as much as some people though.....Taylor are you there??? ;) jk)

We got our new stove on Monday! One of Daniel's highschool/college friends' parents got a new stove in their house so they have us theirs!! I am so excited because for one, we've needed a new stove for forever!!!! And for two, it was FREE!!! So even though I'm fairly certain they will never ever find my blog, I will give them a shoutout for their generosity! So thank you Larson's!!!! When we get our molding up around our lights I will take pictures of our kitch to post! It's come a long way...we could still use new countertops but I'm fairly certain no one's giving those away for free. ha

Well, I'm having trouble again collecting thoughts and writing them out in an organized manner, but I just needed to get a post up and get back in the game! Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, March 9, 2009

My HOTT (with two t's) wife is awesome

My lovely sweetie, tiffany...
(I wrote this on my photo blog but i want to put it here also so more everyone will read it)
I've had a stressful week or two at work and today wasn't any better but when I came out of my sales meeting this morning, my pretty wife surprised me and bought me a GPS! saa-weet! She made me feel so good and loved that she would try and cheer me up like this! The GPS is friggin sweet, dont get me wrong, but I'm more happy I have such a loving, caring honeybunn that takes care of me when i need it. thanks boo for keeping me sane (and putting up with me when im difficult during my busy times at work).
man, i didnt know i could be so mushy.

Garmin nuvi 255w

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Just because I like this story.....

Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors

Joseph was out in the fields, helping his older brothers feed the animals. There were cows, sheep, goats, and just about every other kind of farm animal. There was a lot of work that needed to be done and everyone had to lend a hand.
After the chores were finished, they went home to eat a nice meal. They talked about the events of the day. Then Joseph's father called Joseph away from his other brothers and handed him a gift. Joseph was very surprised, because he had not expected this. Carefully, he unfolded the garment, put it on, and tied the belt around his waist. It was the most beautiful coat he had ever seen, made with lamb's wool which had been dyed with all the colors of the rainbow. Joseph's eyes were glowing with pleasure because of this beautiful gift his father had just given him. He rushed into the room where his brothers were talking. "LOOK!" he cried out excitedly. "SEE MY NEW COAT! ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL?" he exclaimed.
Joseph's brothers were not as happy about the coat as he was. In fact, they were ANGRY. They were jealous because they thought their father loved him more than them. They were so jealous that they hated Joseph and couldn't even say anything kind to him.

Joseph didn't let the attitude of his angry brothers upset him. He was happy and slept peacefully. The next morning, he gathered his brothers together. "I want you to listen to this dream I had last night," he said to them.
"We were all in the fields, bundling wheat into sheaves. My sheaf of wheat stood straight up. All of your sheaves of wheat bent over as if they were bowing down to mine."
The brothers listened impatiently as Joseph was telling his dream. "Do you actually think YOU are going to rule over us, and WE are going to bow down to you?" they asked with a smirk.
Imagine their surprise when Joseph said, "Wait! That's not all! I had another dream. In the second dream, the sun, and the moon, and eleven stars bowed down to me!"
This made the brothers even more angry than they had ever been. "How can you possibly think that your mother, your father, and all of us are going to bow down to you?" With that, they left Joseph standing there, and they went off to the fields to do the work for the day.
While they were working, they were discussing Joseph, his new coat, and his dreams. The more they talked, the more ANGRY they became. "We have got do something about that foolish, dreaming, young brother of ours. We already knew that our father loved him more than the rest of us. Then he received a new coat that he just wants to show off. Now he is telling us about these ridiculous dreams. We need to come up with a plan to get rid of him."
The brothers talked, argued, planned, and schemed, first one idea and then another. Finally one of them said, "Let's pick him up and throw him into that deep pit over there until we can decide on a better plan." So that is exactly what they did. They took Joseph's beautiful coat away from him, and then threw him into the pit. They all sat down to eat their lunch, happy that Joseph wasn't eating with them. Now they didn't have to listen to his foolish talk about all his dreams.

While they were eating, they saw a caravan of camels in the distance. As the camels came closer, they discovered that the men were merchants from the country of Midian. The brothers thought, "This is even better than we had hoped. We can sell Joseph as a slave to these merchants. Then we will divide the money among us." They went to the pit and helped Joseph out of it. They sold him to the Midianites. They were pleased with themselves until one of them thought, "Oh, no! What are we going to tell Father?"
Quickly they thought of another scheme. They killed an animal and put some of the blood on the beautiful coat. When they showed the coat to their father, he immediately thought that Joseph had been killed by a wild animal. It was a very mean trick these brothers had played on their father. He was sad for a very, very long time, because he thought Joseph was dead.

The Midianite merchants found that they had made a good choice in buying Joseph from the brothers. He was a strong, healthy young man, and they were able to sell him quickly to a man named Potiphar, who was from Egypt. Potiphar was a captain in Egypt and knew King Pharaoh very well. He was a wealthy man with a very large house and many servants.
Even though Joseph was far away from home, he never forgot the teachings of his father. He never became angry with his brothers for treating him so badly. He was righteous and honest in all his dealings, and he loved the Lord very much. The Lord was with Joseph and helped him to become prosperous. Potiphar noticed what an outstanding man Joseph had become and honored him by making him the ruler of everything in his house. With Joseph in charge, Potiphar became even more wealthy, because the Lord was blessing HIM because of Joseph.