Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rocky Mountain High!

So... again I have been bad at updating the blog. I have so much to blog about too, so I guess the only reason for not blogging is laziness. But I am getting over that and making a strong effort to bring you exciting and riveting stories of my personal adventures at least twice a week...starting today.

Last night we got in from a very long, but very welcomed retreat to Red River, New Mexico with the fam. IT WAS AWESOME, partly because of all the cool adventures and great time with family, but mostly because of the relief from the 110 degree heat here in Austin...ug. I will let the pictures do most of the talking. Enjoy.

We will start with the drive down and Lizzie's first big road trip.

She loved the water and all the rivers. We couldn't keep her out of them!

Here is Ava Grace and Lilly Mae taking pictures in front of the "fake bear".

Here is the crew before and during our rafting trip.

The view from Greenie Peak! We took the Jeeps up the bumpy roads all the way to the top. Even Lizzie made it.

Here we are on the way to Goose Lake. It was freezing and their was snow on the ground at the top.

More pictures from the top.

Check back later this week. I am posting pics of the master bedroom and the guest bedroom...and on "Show Us Where You Live Friday," I will have pics of the house from the outside.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Don't Skip Church!

Yesterday I almost died.

Jason and I went to Sunday School yesterday morning and as I was attentively listening to the lesson, my stomach started growling something terrible. I tried to make it stop, but it just wouldn't. I realized I hadn't eaten anything for breakfast, and since I am trying to give up caffeine, hadn't had any coffee either to mask the hunger pains.

So, during the prayer, I leaned over to my honey and whispered in his ear..."Want to skip big church and go get breakfast?" I peeked over at me and smiled. I proceeded to say, "We can get there before the crowd and celebrate Father's Day...just the two of us..."

Talk about peer pressure. He totally gave in.

So, ever so inconspicuously, we departed from our Sunday School crowd and headed straight to the car. We arrived at Cracker Barrel just in time and had a great breakfast. Since we were in the neighborhood we dropped by Walmart to pick up a few things for the trip to New Mexico this week, and then...of course...a quick detour to Cabellas.

I looked at my watch and sure enough it was only 12:30 p.m. The church crowd was just now getting to Cracker Barrel, and HA...we were already on our way home and thinking about how we would fill the rest of our day. We are such rebels!

So...back to driving home. As we pulled through the four-way stop less than a mile from our house, this young girl in a silver Toyota Carolla comes blazing through her part of the stop sign. She nailed the back end of car.

Jason pulled over, and I began to cry. "If we would have only been a half second later on that, she would have rammed her car right into the passenger, seat where I was sitting," I screamed. "Thank you God! Thank you Jesus!"

A little shaken up, my husband got out of the car and went over to check on the other driver. By this time, four police cars had shown up. Her car was totalled, and ours had signifcant damage...but amazingly, no one was hurt. AMAZINGLY.

Moral of this story is...you really shouldn't skip Big Church for breakfast.

Lesson Learned.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Show Us Your Bathroom!

Today at Kelly's Korner we are showing off our bathrooms. We have two bathrooms in our cozy home. This pic is of our master bath. As you can see, I need to change a light bulb.

I love our master bath so much because it has a tub and a separate shower. I love having a huge bathtub!

Here is another shot of the tub. The walls were already painted this dark taupe color, so we stuck with the theme, adding only a few chocolate brown accents, and super white and fluffy towels. It is very neutral, but we love it.

I love to monogram, so when I found these towels with an "F" for Fenton, I had to have them.

Now on to the guest bathroom, which is pretty tiny, so kind of hard to get a good shot. We used the same chocolate and bright white theme, only added cool blue walls to give a little something extra.

Here is the guest room shot using the same towel formation as in the master.

This is the best shot I could get of my favorite bathroom item...the guest room shower curtain. I ordered this from Ballard when we lived in D.C. after seeing my friend Julia's. It has been washed several times and still looks new.

Here is a pic of the cute soap dish my mom found at one of her stores. If you look closely, you can see a bar of soap with an "F" on it. Again...monogramming...love it!

For all you Kappa Kappa Gammas out there, this is one of two Fleur-de-lis in my house. I promised my husband I wouldn't flood our decor with remembrances of my college days, but I have to have a few shout outs to my sorority sisters. Go KKG!

And because every good bathroom has a good toilet.

Hope you enjoyed the tour. I promise to update more often and will eventually get all pics of the house on here.