Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

I love reading through everyone's posts today!

I'm not a big Halloween person, but I LOVE fall... unfortunately, I am experiencing a bad side of fall today -- a cold.

I posted these pictures of the pumpkin patch last week

Well, this was M's first time to actually carve the pumpkin himself... and naturally we didn't start small.

His job was to scrape down the sides and mine was to pull out the guts. I love doing that!

This is literally a third of the pile that came out of that pumpkin!

Look at that perfectionist go!

Final product -- our haunted mansion -- loving the start of this Halloween tradition together!

Off to FB-stalk to see pictures from all the Halloween parties last night! xoxo, E

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy 21st M!

It's the last day of M's birthday week and we are off to Dallas for an impromptu day-trip! Enjoy some pics from his surprise birthday dinner Thursday night!!

His best friend Kelsey (left) showed up towards the end of the meal and M's reaction was PRICELESS!!

Our wonderful waiter - who was shamelessly flirting with the roomie - cutting the cake

One of M's favorite cakes - a little bit of a girlie topper, but still! yummy!

Eyeing that cake!

Amanda, Roomie (Kell), and Steph

Steph and K-mort

Away we go! xoxo, E

OSU Homecoming - a weekend late

Last weekend was OSU's homecoming -- unfortunately the game on Saturday didn't go as hoped -- Nebraska ran 80(ish) yards and scored a touchdown at one point. Yea... Get 'em next time Cowboys!

M and I drove to Stillwater on Friday night for "walk around"

I cannot get over the detail and extravagance of the house decorations! Have you heard of micro-pomping? Well, I'm not EXACTLY sure how it works, but it's essentially taking paper and poking it through chicken wire to create these scenes (if I'm wrong, please feel free to leave a comment and correct me! LOL)


LOVED the Mrs. Potato Head!

You could ACTUALLY read the text

This is the winner of the house decoration competition -- rightfully so! This poster is comprised of individual "dots" of paper -- look at the detailing!!!

Loved the facebook page and the GIANT camera -- which was pomped as well!

I really loved the black and white Cowboy player!

Love this scene of the football players too!!

Okay, this tree was the COOLEST thing ever. They actually dug a hole in the ground and the tree GREW out of the ground, then went back down. I was AMAZED!!!

Can't wait to go back to Stillwater next weekend for one more game this season!!!

xoxo, E

p.s. I apologize for my absence -- planning on doing better! promise :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

happy fall break

Well, it's be a wonderful last 5 days! Mommacita came to OKC late Wednesday night and stayed until Saturday. We had so much fun together - I can't remember the last time we laughed as much as we did - it was pretty great! There is nothing like "momma time." And I was desperately in need of it.

This has nothing to do with my "weekend" post but just thought I would share the torture of learning the Asia map for my world civ class...

On Saturday night, M and I decided to go to RePUBlic for dinner. It was mighty tasty. I am getting better - although I forgot to take a pic of the food, I did remember to take a pic of the menu! LOL

After a great morning at church yesterday we went to Iron Starr Urban BBQ for lunch. Check it out - pics of the food! Have you ever noticed that food doesn't photograph well - at all!!

Yummy banana pudding - but it doesn't even hold a candle to Momma's

Before I went in for an afternoon meeting at JCrew, we went to a pumpkin patch. Carving pumpkins is a big deal for the fam at home and we decided to embrace this wonderful Fall Break and create a masterpiece (the outcome has yet to be determined)

There is something so fall-ish about the perfect orange pumpkin!

Of course M decided to pick the biggest one there - he's got pretty high standards for the "perfect pumpkin" - my squatty round choices weren't quite right, lol.

It's Gigantic!

Finished off the night with pizza from Hideaway and "Here and Now" (Ellen DeGeneres' standup DVD) - if you've never seen it, it's a MUST! I've seen it 3 times, and I still die laughing!

Happy Fall Break! xoxo, E

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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After a very interesting Tuesday evening (and I use the term "interesting" loosely),
only 6 hours of sleep (I usually need 8 - minimum),
waking up with incredibly puffy eyes and an overwhelming feeling of insecurity,
realizing I only have a banana in my apartment for breakfast,
plugging in my Chi hair straightener and finding it is completely dead (come onnnnn!!!!),
and wanting Mommacita to be here NOW (rather than being patient for 10pm)...

All I want to do is climb back in bed and skip all my classes,
pretend the world doesn't exist for just a few hours,
complain about anything and everything,
lash out at those I love (just being honest here folks),
and - clearly - be someone other than who I strive to be (aka - positive, pleasant, and kind).

BUT when I logged onto Twitter this morning, I saw something that gave me hope that I can rise above these feelings - even though it's going to be very, VERY difficult

"I will not let the way I feel today define the way I act"

Chin chin to having the strength to rise above! xoxo, E

Monday, October 11, 2010

Love Love Everywhere...

24 roses for 24 years of marriage -

Well done Papas!!

Also, got the invite for Kimmy and Erick's wedding!

Don't worry, my RSVP card is already filled out, and I'm dying to hand it to Kim when I go to work in 20 minutes... but I will put it in the mail so it's not a waste of a stamp =)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

What a weekend... It's already Monday?

I had quite the weekend. It seems like Friday was so long ago.
My Fridays are usually pretty boring - one class and the rest of the day is free.
I decided to go to the mall and just walk around - and I did it successfully without spending any money!!
I fell in love with these shoes... and they'd both be under $200! Gosh, at times, I love Dillards.

I had to actually try on the coat I fell in love with last week - especially since it is now 30% off!

I got a call Saturday morning that the roomie locked her keys in her car while at 7/11. It was Elizabeth to the rescue - with the help of OCU PD!

Doesn't she look just thrilled?? hehe

Pulled out a giant clothes hanger looking thing

SUCCESS!!!!! Note to Kell: have dad bring the spare key when he comes this weekend! lol

I worked at the Regatta Saturday evening. The new Devon Boathouse is really pretty. OCU's rowing and canoe/kayak teams did a really great job! And the weather was perfect!

The night ended with a pretty awesome firework show

Momma sent me pics last night of the new window treatments for the kitchen!

Dont' you just love them?! I'm not going to recognize my house when I go home for Thanksgiving, lol.

M and I took an impromptu trip to Pops! after Church/lunch yesterday.

He was making fun of me on the drive because I called one of the dams at the river "that big dirt looking thing" and I FREAKED OUT when I saw longhorns in a pasture. I have never seen them in real life. It was pretty cool :)

Anyway, Pops! was fun

I got a Cheerwine (totally reminds me of home) and he got a Round Barn root beer... then we drove to see the historic round barn - did you know it's one of the only (or maybe THE only) round barns still in existence? hahaha - he's got all this useless knowledge and it's so funny to see his excitement of passing it along.

Mommacita will be here Wednesday night through Saturday! SO EXCITED TO SEE HER!!!

xoxo, E

p.s. happy 24th anniversary to Mommacita and Papas today!!