Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Year of The Great Accomplishment, Followed by Disappointments, & Finally Redemption

The Great Accomplishment
After struggling through college math courses, financial aid, and scholarship applications, I completed college in May! My mom cried, I cried, and the proud look in Trey’s eyes made me feel like we had both graduated and earned that degree.

The Disappointments
So, with a degree in one hand and the world of opportunities in the other, I was sure I’d find a job immediately. Five or six rejections later, I learned more about myself than I could’ve imagined.

Redemption
While searching for a job I started working for this production company. Four months later, I still enjoy it and enjoy the company of my co-workers. So with that being mentioned, I’ve set aside looking for another job and feel this employment may have an opportunity to afford itself.

In other highlights:

Trey and I
Trey has been amazing this entire year. Back in April I would lock myself in the guest room and study through the night. Not once, did he make me feel bad for it. He was also extremely understandable when I went a month without working. In general, Trey and I have been blessed this year. We’ve found a church home, we joined the praised and worship band, we took a financial peace class, we’ve been able to make new friends, and we’ve been pretty healthy.

Friends
This year has been somewhat of a repeat of senior year in high school. Linda my best gal pal was with me then and she came to my rescue on several occasions this year. We were both going through the same decisions and opportunities and found great comfort in talking to each other.

Daphne and Bruiser
Since I moved back from LA I’ve been able to walk the dogs at least once a week. Bruiser and Daphne also made friends with Sam, the boxer, from across the street. Trey and I love Daphne and Bruiser and thank God for their health.

Farwell, 2006 and I guess 2007 can only be better.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Selling Cool Stuff We Don't Need

Trey and I are selling stuff we don't need anymore.

Jasmine Acoustic Guitar for $40


55 Gallon Fish Aquarium for $150 (minus the cowboys sticker. the sticker can easily be peeled off)


PSP for $180


Jeep Mountain Bike for $50 (this is a steal)


Tomorrow I'll insert more pictures. Let me know if you're interested....

Gingerbread Kid


Over the holidays Amy and I were talking about Trey and I one day having kids. She told me we would have ginger kids, like that episode of South Park. It's the episode where Cartman labels all red-heads as gingers. I couldn't stop laughing and told Amy we'd have to name "it" Ginger. Yeah right.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Early Christmas Breakfast

For some insane reason, I offered to cook breakfast for some of my family. I woke up early and of course they arrived late. Once everyone was here we had waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy. Yummy. After breakfast we opened gifts.

I’m not really big on gifts, but Trey did get me something thoughtful. Yep, he got me a Dallas Cowboys jersey. Sounds like something he’d ask for. The jersey is a kiddie size so it fits better than most jerseys.


Here are some pictures that I would like to share with you.

Trey and I posing in front of tree. Oh, I'm dreading taking this tree down.


We took this picture yesterday at Amy's party.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Came Early

Christmas came early for our four legged babies.

Daphne got a sweater (I know I'm that kinda of dog owner. I can't help it).


And Brusier got a festive doggie bone.


Well, Christmas is almost over and to think it hasn't even started.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

My Hair Can Always Grow Back

A man in our praise and worship band is growing his hair out. When someone asked him why, he told them because he was donating it to a cancer patient...and that got me thinking.

I did my research and I too have decided to grow my hair out. I think I'm going to donate my hair to Locks of Love. L of L is a non-profit that makes wigs out of hair donations and then turns around and gives them to children who have cancer. It will probably take me a year to get my hair long enough, but my hair grows fast.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Things To Do Before We’re 25

A few weeks ago I was going through an old journal and found this list. I remember writing it with Trey over 4 years ago. So the list goes something like this.

1. Married
2. Have a jeep (Trey)
3. Have a VW (Dom)
4. College education
5. Trey making --- (like I would really post that)
6. Mutual Funds
7. ------ in savings
8. Fish Aquarium (this is so random)
9. Live in big city
10. Place Dom wants to go- Hollywood
11. Dom wants to become a good cook

What a strange list. Trey and I obviously have changed some of our priorities. We’ve learned it’s not how much you make, what you drive, or if you have that big aquarium, but the things that do matter are an education, family and a good meal every once in a while.

P.S. We do have a huge aquarium that is empty sitting in the corner of our room. Any offers?

The Date, The Weekend, & The Week Ahead

Let’s start with the date-
The record still stands. Trey didn’t cook for me, instead I cooked and we watched a special on the NFL network about the Cowboys QB, Tony Romo. Wow, that’s what I call a good time! Football on a Friday night what else can a girl ask for? It’s alright, luckily for my husband I’m not high maintenance. In all truth, I actually enjoyed myself.

Now moving on to the rest of the weekend-
Every Christmas work party I’ve attended has been boring. So, with that being said, I expected a dull night. So, the party was at Miller Ranch and began at noon and ended the next morning. To my suprise the party was so much fun! It was definitely one of the best parties I’ve ever attended. Trey and I spent the night and we managed to snatch a secluded room while some people had to sleep in an open area on bunks (suckers). It was nice meeting everyone that Trey works with. Now I can put a face with the name.

Finally the week to come-
Well, I’m actually still recovering from the weekend. Sunday my little sister and I went out to the ABC bike trail and rode 8 plus miles. My butt is sore and I know Natasha is probably in pain because she doesn’t usually ride. Anyways, I guess this subject line more or less relates to the weekend. Umm, the week ahead looks good. And I know I’m going to have to get gifts together, start baking, and figure out what we're doing on Christmas day.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Is it a date if you stay home?

I've been thinking and I think married people need to go out on date's too.

Trey owes me big and he has never-never-never cooked me dinner and my one request for our date night is that he cooks for me. I know, I'm too demanding.

Well, we're staying in tomorrow and I hope it goes well.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

High School Humanities Journal

Back in high school I kept a humanities journal and my teacher would respond. I found the journal the other day and thought I should post this.

Please excuse the sloppy writing. I was going for the Kerouac method. You should click the image to enlarge it.



When I first read this quote I thought I wrote it and was feeling atiquite (did I spell that right?) and then I read that I was not the author. Despite the questionable authorship, I still love this quote.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Snooze It

What's wrong with me? I should've gone to church this morning.

But it's so hard to get out of bed when it's cold outside and the sheets are sooooo warm.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

5th Job Rejection, But Its Not Like I'm Counting

In an earlier post, I failed to include a fourth job rejection and today I can add one more to the growing list.

Before the rejection bothered me tremendously, but now I have a different attitude. I can't help but think of Matt Redmen's song, "Blessed Be Your Name."

"Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing you pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord Blessed be your name"

Monday, November 27, 2006

O Christmas Tree


I don't know about you, but I'm ready for Christmas.

This weekend Trey and I dressed the Christmas tree. I love having the tree up, especially in the living room because it's so inviting. But we really need to buy a skirt for the tree because right now we're using a towel so the stand won't scratch the floor.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Family, Food, & Football

It's over. Wow, this hosting Thanksgiving is hard work. Well, I'm glad to announce the turkey not only looked beautiful, but it was delicious. Not too dry and not too moist, but just right.

Here are a few pictures I managed to snap before 28 people stormed my house.

Like I mentioned, Thanksgiving is all about family, food, and football. Trey seems to think it's all football. As you can see my husband is ready and waiting on the couch for the game (wearing ofcourse Cowboy get-up).


Mom's to the rescue


This pie was a big hit


Angelica was ready to eat and couldn't help, but to dig in.


Look at that golden brown turkey. This was my first attempt to EVER make one.

Bright and Early

I've been up since 4 am working on the turkey! Right now I'm just killing time because every hour I have to butter the bird up. The day should be filled with 3 "F's": family, food, and football. Yesterday, Natasha and I did some serious baking.

So, this year I'm thankful for so much. I'm especially thankful for my family and my church family.

I better go because I need to do some work around the house.

Here's the supreme cheesecake
Here's Tasha displaying her proud veggie tray.

When I get around to it I'll post more pictures. Don't you love pictures? I do!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Much Needed Walk

So, I'm dealing with my third job rejection of the year. Yesterday, Amanda called and wanted to go for a walk and boy did I need it. I walked and in between the silence I thought about where my life is going and where I would like it to go. I always try to remain optimistic through everything. This year has been trying, but I do have so much to be thankful for.

On a more positive note, yesterday I had a job interview and we'll see what happens with that. I'm still working part-time at my other job which I absolutely enjoy, but I didn't go to school to be a part-timer.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Financial Peace



Trey and I have been attending a financial peace class at our church. You might know it. It's the Dave Ramsey video class. We've learned so much and it's been so helpful, especially since we're a young married couple.

The objective is about getting and staying out of debt....paying off all existing debt, paying off the home early, and finally investing. I think the biggest thing I've learned about myself is this money thing is primarily self-disciple.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hands Down, But Not When You're Driving

You know those days when you get in the car and you feel like turning up the radio and singing to your favorite song as loud as you can? Well, earlier today I had to drive out of town to record a legal deposition. On my way home I was thinking of my junior year of high school and popped in a familiar tune of Dashboard. I reached over and cranked-up the radio and screamed the lyrics at the top of my lungs:

"Hands down this is the best day I can ever remember,
I'll always remember the sound of the stereo,
the dim of the soft lights,
the scent of your hair that you twirled in your fingers
and the time on the clock when we realized it's so late
and this walk that we shared together.
The streets were wet
and the gate was locked so I jumped it,
and I let you in.
And you stood at your door with your hands on my waist
and you kissed me like you meant it.
And I knew that you meant it,
that you meant it"

I'm so glad nobody was driving near my vehicle. I'm sure I looked like a mad women. But you know, it felt so good singing. It was great. I strongly recommend it.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Not a typical Sunday

Sunday's are typically relaxing with not much to do except go to church and come home. Trey normally sits on the couch from noon until night watching hours of football and I clean, but yesterday was different.

My mom called me and said Amy and I are on our way over to talk about Thanksgiving. I wasn't expecting any company, but I said sure. I received that call at 1 pm and by 4 pm we had a full house of people. It was nice seeing everyone and just hanging out. I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I'm making the turkey for Thanksgiving. I'm nervous, because the bird is the main dish....yikes! My mother-in-law is making the ham just in case.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Friends From LA

I received an e-mail from one of my old roommates and I really miss all of them. It'll be a year in December since I last saw them.
My roommates: Mary, Danielle, Jennifer, and Me. Sarah Bohl took the picture.
Last year when we had some rare-free time, we all went to the Santa Monica Pier.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Socializing a Doberman

A while back, my neighbor Amanda and I had talked about walking our dogs together. She has a boxer and I was worried that Bruiser, my Doberman, would freak-out when he saw her dog. But after I purchased that spiked collar for Bruiser I told her I felt more confident, so yesterday we arranged to go on the walk.

Before we met them outside, I talked to Bruiser like he was a human. I said, "I need for you to be on your best behavior because we're going to go walking with Amanda and her dog Sam." I think the chat helped because I didn't have any problems...and all this time I thought he only understood Spanish.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Remember The Thigh Master?

Grandma Mary has had this Thigh Master for 15 years. When we went to visit her we found it and couldn't resist.



Monday, October 30, 2006

1 of 18

So, this weekend Trey, my mom, Natasha, and I finally made the trip to Port Lavaca to celebrate my mom's birthday and to pick up the sofa that was given to me. We had a blast traveling and visiting with my relatives.


We spent some time with my grandmother, Grandma Mary. My grandmother has 18 grandchildren and I'm 1 of 18. Our family is multiplying like crazy and it seems like most of my cousins have kids.


P.S. Thanks for proofreading, Rosie.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Can you believe this guy?

Earlier this afternoon, I joined Trey at a restaurant for lunch. I sat at the booth and Trey excused himself to the bathroom. Shortly after he left the manager of the restaurant approached my table and asked, “What’s a pretty lady like you doing eating all by yourself? Don’t you have anybody to join you?” He was obviously hitting on me and I told him yeah, my husband is joining me. I looked across the place and saw Trey coming towards us. The manager looked over and saw Trey too. The manager looked embarrassed and said, “Oh, you’re married to him, he does the maintenance for us.”

Trey sat down with me and the guy made small talk with us and tried not show he was too embarrassed. It was so funny, but awkward. Later, I told Trey what happened and he just laughed at the whole thing. He said man, that guy has some balls approaching you like that. When we finished eating we went to pay for the bill and the manager said we didn’t have to pay. Once we exited the restaurant I jokingly told Trey the reason why it was free was because I slipped the guy my number….yeah, right.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Eugene H. Peterson's Remix


Lately I've been studying in a new Bible translation called the message. It's radically different compared to the NIV Bible. I'm not sure what other people think of this new translation, but I've really enjoyed the conversational style.

Here is a sample verse from I Corinthians 9:26-27
"I don't know about you, but I'm running hard for the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got. No sloppy living for me! I'm staying alert and in top condition. I'm not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself."

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A nice day to be indoors

It's a little cloudy and a little chilly. I feel like having the dogs inside and just relaxing.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Good Night

It's sort-of late, but I felt like writing. Trey and I just got home from the Abilene High football game and I'm so tired. We got season tickets and have one more home game to attend, before playoffs start. It's taken me awhile to understand how the game works, but I finally understand it. I want Trey to see that I'm trying to take interest in something that he absolutely loves. A few days ago I watched the movie "Fever Pitch" and couldn't help, but compare the lead actor to my husband's (sometimes unhealthy) obsession with football.

Well, I'm getting ready to go to sleep and Trey is heading out the door to go to work. Yeah, he's on call this weekend, which means 24-7. He has to answer the company pager, but hopefully he won't be out too late.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Cleaners Anonymous


To anyone who truly knows me, it's no secret that I'm a neat-freak. I like the house to be clean and in order. But yesterday, I was in a cleaning frenzy.



I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the base boards, color coordinating the closets, and rearranging the sock drawers... it was ridiculous. I think I need a full time job to exert more of my energy, because otherwise my cleaning might turn into a serious problem.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Don't Blame Me, Blame Our Culture

Another example of the internet age and "our" self-indulgent boredom.

Please refer to the sidebar.

The Bi-Racial Mariachi Band

Today I had lunch with my family at a Mexican restaurant. As we were eating, there was a Mariachi band entertaining the crowd. I leaned over and told Amy, my sister, I wanted to join a band like that. She thought I was joking, but I wasn't. Chances are, I probably won't, but I like the idea of dressing in the "Three Amigos" attire. Natasha plays the violin and she said she'd play as long as I play guitar, now all we need is a singer. I wonder if Trey would be up for it. Yeah right, it's bad enough I have pale white skin and can't speak a lick of Spanish, even though I'm Hispanic....all I need is a red-headed white boy singing in my band. I can imagine it now: The Bi-racial Mariachi Band.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Praise and Radiohead

Before I begin you must understand that I have this red notebook full of praise and worship music. Every now and then I pull out the dusty guitar and jam.

Now moving on to my story, Trey and I met today for lunch. Afterwards, we had some time to kill so we went out to the car to listen to music. He had a guy from work burn him some Christian music and he was expecting to hear that when he turned on the CD player. Well, instead of hearing nice Christian music he heard my favorite band instead, Radiohead. He absolutely hates their music and he doesn't know good music when he hears it. He told me, "Dominique, you must worship this band because I was looking through your music folder and I saw their music in there." Trey is so funny sometimes. Even though I knew he was joking, he said it so seriously I almost thought he was genuinely concerned about the welfare of my worship. Trey's such a dork sometimes.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Raise Your Hand If You're On Myspace

Everyone and their mamma's momma is on myspace....it's an epidemic. I bet if I searched for your mom on there I'd find her and she'd be my friend.

I've been terrified of "the space" for a long time, but now that all the hype has died down, I'm a little more comfortable. I created an account a while back, but not until recently I've been spending time at the site browsing and what not. Honestly, I'm probably wasting valuable time, so I try to limit myself to 5 minutes max.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

An Audio Cord Saves the Day


An engaged couple contacted me days before their wedding and requested my video service. At first, I didn’t want to record it because there are better things I could be doing with my time, like staring at the ceiling for 20 minutes before I roll out of bed, sitting at home vegging out in front of the tube, and of course making my weekly grocery list (all very important things). Instead of saying no, I said, “Why not?”

The ceremony was running late and I noticed the groom looked anxious. For a moment I thought the bride wasn’t going to attend, but apparently the audio guy told him he didn’t have a specific cord to play the ceremony music. I was eavesdropping on the conversation because I had the groom mic’ed. It never fails, I always go to weddings over prepared with tons of audio cables JUST IN CASE. This time was a just in case occasion. Luckily, I had the right audio cable and it made me feel really good to know that if I didn’t have the cord they would’ve gone without the music, which would’ve been really awkward.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Quality of Life

Life post graduation has its upsides. For one, the absence of homework. My favoirte day of the week is now Sunday because when I was in college this was my catch-up day. I would sit for hours reading, typing papers, and I was slowly going insane. Now my life is filled with spontaneous events. I love it!!!

But I do have to work, which so far hasn't been bad. I really enjoy working at red3 productions and a few weeks ago I was asked to work at the radio station and fill-in for the development director while she is on maternity leave. So, I'm at a good place in my life right now.

A Room Full of Lawyers

I'm on my way and out the door to record a legal deposition. I'll be in a room full of dull lawyers. I just wanted to write something becuase a few days have gone by without me posting anything. So, hopefully tomorrow I'll have somehting interesting to say.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Not As Bad As It Looks

I've expressed my concern with several Doberman owners and dog lovers about how I can't control my 90 pound Doberman when he's on a leash. Those people and a few others told me about this training collar. I know it looks extreme and painful, but I put it on Bruiser and it's truly a miracle. The collar works!!! If Bruiser leads and begins to drag me the collar tightens and pinches him until he gives. It's a tool that many dog trainers use and I want to make clear that I don't stand there and pull him until he turns blue. I pull the collar if he wants drag me or if he wants to eat another dog, he usually gets the point by the second pull I make at the collar and stops. For the first time since Bruiser was a puppy I took him walking and later that day we even went jogging. To me this collar is more of a security blanket knowing that if Bruiser ever wanted to attack someone, I'd be able to hold him back. I doubt he would ever do that, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

To anyone who thinks this collar is cruel and unnecessary I'd say: What's cruel is having a dog and isolating it by never exposing it beyond your backyard....that's cruel.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Girls Only

Last night I spent time with my adorable niece, Angelica. We went to the Balloon Festival, which would've been lame if she wasn't with me. The reason I say that is because she makes any event enjoyable.

She was dancing around and shouting, "DOMO-NIQUE, TAKE A PICK-SURE!!" And so I did. I took tons of pictures to please her and most of them were really bad. I don't know if you've ever taken digital pictures around a four year old, but they always say let me see it afterwards. They want to see ever photo you shoot immediately.


We had so much fun at the Festival, after it was over, we went to the mall until they closed and then headed over to a bookstore. When we finally met-up with Trey around 10:30 p.m., Angelica was still full of energy. Everytime she'd do something cute I'd look over at Trey and say, "I want one."

Thursday, September 28, 2006

My Older Sister Turned 25

Amy, my older sister, works at a Mexican resturant and for some odd reason that's where she wanted to celebrate. We all had a great time together. I laughed a lot last night especially at Amy. She was acting really insane.
Someone needs to take those drinks away from her...seriously.
I made this strawberry cake for Amy's birthday. I was too proud of it.
Amy's co-workers singing to her.

My momma and Angelica
Natasha and Me. This is my little sister.
Trey and my other mamma. Ofcourse Trey is wearing his cowboys get-up.
Smile big.
Trey was getting trigger happy wtih the camera and he snapped this photo of me as I was trying to grab the camera out of his hands. I look really scary. YIKES!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Funky Sofa

An Empty Room

When we have guest over the first room they see is our formal living room. They walk in and see an empty room.

The living room is really formal and a little dramatic with white chair railing, dark red paint and refinished hardwood floors. The last time I went to visit my grandma Mary, who lives 7 hours away, I feel in love with her sofa. Well, my grandma recently moved and wanted to know if I wanted her sofa. I forgot what it looked like so I had my aunt take a picture and e-mail it to me. I really like it! I'm going to talk it over with Trey and see what he thinks. It has some crazy colors, but I should be able to re-upholster it with no problems.

I've been trying to post the picture, but I'm having some problems. I'll try to have the picture up by tonight.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Harley's Ain't Got Nothing On This



Okay, my husband has a motorcycle so I don't know why he wanted us to ride the scooter over to his parents house, last night. Everytime we get on the scooter together I get a mental picture of the guys from dumb and dumber and I can't stop laughing. So there I am laughing and I see two guys beside their Harley's, hanging outside of a tattoo shop. I told Trey, "Honk the horn!" So he honks it and it goes, "BEEP, BEEP!" The Harley guys looked at us and started laughing. Gosh, I love acting stupid.

So, the whole reason for getting out of the house was to see Trey's parents. It was really nice because they've been going out of town every weekend and it was nice to just sit down and talk with them. We talked about the upcoming holidays and where we were going to have Thanksgiving. It looks like I'm hosting Turkey Day.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

An Unexpected Repair


As I've mentioned before, Trey and I play in the church praise and worship band. We've been having serious problems with Trey's guitar the last few weeks.

Last Sunday his guitar went completely out of tune in the middle of a song and I told him he should stop playing because it was very noticeable. It was fine that he stopped because we have another guitarist who also plays.

So, yesterday I dropped his electric guitar off at a music shop and they told me it was going to cost 80 bucks! That's crazy, but what else are we going to do...I mean Trey needs a guitar to play. It just sucks.

P.S. The instrument Trey is playing in that picture is my bass because I didn't have a picture of his guitar.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Funnel Cakes & Cowboys

I've been anticipating the West Texas Fair and Rodeo for almost a year. Last year I was in LA and missed out. So this weekend Trey and I went with our next door neighbors, Kurt and Amanda.

A long, long time ago when Trey and I went to the fair I made him ride the rides with me and the poor guy got sick to his stomach. So this year instead of going in circles, we ate food and went to the rodeo. Besides, everyone knows there's nothing like fair food.

The rest of the weekend was great. Some friends came over Sunday to watch the football game and later that night Trey and I watched the cowboys game with my little sister, Natasha. I'm glad she came over because we hadn't seen each other in a while. She's in middle school and growing-up fast and it's been really hard when she'd rather hang out with her friends than with me. Yes, I remember being in middle school and I didn't spend much time with my older sister, Amy....that's alright, she'll come around more.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Goodbye Sweet Summer

Back in April I posted a list of what I wanted to do during the summer break. Well, here's the list and next to it I put what I really did.

1. Lay out in my backyard
I did this a lot in May, but it was so HOT during June and July that it wasn't worth it. Besides, I rode my scooter all summer and developed a dark tan, but it sort of looked funny because my face was pale.

2. Walk my beagle more
If you've been reading my blog, you might remember the posting of Daphne when I took her walking and she refused to walk home. Oh and how can I fail to mention that I had to carry her for a mile. Saying all that, I haven't walked her much.

3. Eat healthier and put that gym membership to good use
This I did frequently and my eating habits have improved greatly. I wasn't trying to lose weight, but just by eating right and exercising I lost 5 pounds. Crazy!

4. Attend several gym classes
Didn't do this just because...

5. Buy and watch a season of South Park
Trey and I now own, something like, six seasons.

6. Play my guitar more
My acoustic guitar has only accumulated more dust, but I do play the bass every Wednesday and Sunday.

7. Get involved in a church bible study
I now attend the First Baptist Buffalo Gap's women's bible study.

8. Travel somewhere (Clyde doesn't count)
I didn't really do much traveling this summer. The farthest I traveled was South Lake.

9. Go bike riding
My sister and I rode bikes this summer, but not as much as I wanted to. Trey and I should really renew our bike membership with ABC.

10. Go camping - We didn't go camping because Trey got hurt the weekend I made reservations at a State Park.

You might think this is crazy, but the best part of my summer was waking up a five am to go to work. I really miss that, I guess because it was so nice to be awake and ready for my day when everyone else was sleeping.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Escape That Failed

I mowed the front and backyard this afternoon and whenever I'm in the back I like to put the dogs in the shop, so I won't run over them.

I put them there and Daphne was trying to escape through the shop window. She was unsuccessful, but I thought it was pretty funny so I grabbed the camera.






Here's Bruiser enjoying the trimmed grass.

Monday, September 11, 2006

It Has Arrived

It's that season...Football season.

I think I'm married to the biggest football fan on the planet. Luckily he's not too crazy. I'm fortunate because he's not a weirdo who paints his face or anything like that. Although, he can watch 10 hours of football in 1 day. I guess the only thing left to say is...I'll see my husband in January after the super bowl.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Hoodie Reads "Fearless Leader"


I'm that person who dresses their dogs in hoodies and shirts.