Saturday, July 17, 2010

oh Saturdays....

I love lists so let me lay another top 5 on you:)

5 Best Things about today!

*Kelsey Leigh Nail...enough said
*Blueberry Peach Cobbler
*Suisse will never get old.
*NCIS Marathon

5 worst Things about today :/

Actually let's just make it 1...

The Rangers LOST


but that's alright because Lindsay comes home tomorrow!!


What doesn't kill me...

Ok, so picture that one thing in your life that is always on your mind that you wish you could just forget about and never remember it ever again. Ok, now imagine that one thing popping up all the time, over and over and over again, taunting you and dancing right out of your reach. How does that make you feel? It's kind of depressing right? Of course I'm right. We all have those things. Well lately there has been this one thing in my life, this one situation that I can't seem to just put behind me. As much as I want to never dwell on it again or lay awake thinking about it, it's still there. Even at my most happy and carefree moments, it hovers right behind all of it.

Honestly, I'm sick and tired of this thing constantly sucking the life and joy out of me! I deserve better! And if this one thing isn't going to give me the joy and happiness and fulfillment that I deserve, then it doesn't deserve me.

Ok, so that is a fabulous concept, but like most of life's epiphanies, it's easier said than done.

But what is most encouraging right now is that no matter how hard it is to resist that one thing that i've wanted for so long, i've never felt better about myself for doing it.

And THAT my friends, makes it all worthwhile.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cupcakes Galore!

Yesterday, me and one of my long time friends Miss Kelsey Dean had a cup cake making date and of course, I had to document it with photographs:)

Oh and did I mention that they are tie-dye?

So all you future little Gammies, you better hope you are my
little sis ;)


We started with a yellow cake mix...

Then you pour it into 4 separate containers...Kels is a pro at this:)

Set the oven to 350...

Put in the secret ingredients...


Voila! Beautiful colors:)

Spoon them in...

aren't they so pretty?!

Bake for said amount of time...

Making tiny baby hearts...


I'm so glad that God blessed me with a longtime friend like Kelsey! I feel more baking dates coming on this summer:)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rain is a good thing:)

Let me tell you something that I love

Watching or reading Harry Potter while drinking coffee and listening to the rain. If I had to plan my perfect day. This would absolutely be included.

I love reading.
I love coffee.
I love rain.
And I LOVE Harry Potter.
Hence them all being included in my perfect day:)

While we're on the topic of happy things. I'm going to make a list of the Top 5 moments of my summer so far!

1. Craft Nights with Lindsay

2. Laura Leigh coming to visit

3. Going to Switzerland

4. Fuzzy's Taco Dinners with Roommates:)

5. and last but not least...Ranger Games:)

Needless to say, it's been a fabulous summer so far.
Not to mention that Tori, Natalie, Kimberly and I got moved to phase 4 and we are SO CLOSE to Laura, Raelynn, Kayleigh and Taryn! Yay!

I have a good feeling about this year:)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jillian Michaels...I hate you.

Today marks the official beginning of the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.

Well technically it's the 2nd day, but the first day I was so sore that I had to skip a day in between work outs...embarrassing right?

anyway, Jillian is one tough woman and she knows how to make you work harder. All I have to say is...THIS. BETTER. WORK.

And I've been inspired by my dear friend Courtney Tarpley's blog so much! It is so important to include God in everything. He's the one that gave it to you right? So I'm trying to really get into the word, and pray about these healthy eating habits and work out routines.

Also, Happy Day after the 4th of July!

I LOVE the 4th of July. I was explaining to my family yesterday that it is my 3rd favorite holiday:) (after Christmas and then Thanksgiving)

My brother is out at Camp Wyldewood (jealousy) this week so it was just my mom, my aunt and uncle, my cousin Kyle and Me for the celebration this year! We went to the Frisco Roughriders baseball game and it was AWESOME! We beat the Arkansas Travelers, but it was close. Not to mention I got to see my husband Taylor Teagarden play. Don't worry Taylor, you will be back on the Rangers soon:) The fireworks show was fun, with lots of Independance Day music! I always get a little emotional on the 4th of July. I guess I'm just patriotic.

Well, I hope all of you had blessed days with your family and friends! Keep enjoying summer! It only comes once a year;)