Monday, October 08, 2007

This is Bling, the Lion King and Paparraz"ing"

So this Sunday was Glenn and I's one year anniversary!!! It certainly doesn't seem like a year has past since we got married, but according to the calendar it has been! I have been so blessed with such a wonderful first year of marriage to a fantastic guy. We had a really fun really laid back day. We slept in and it was great and we hadn't gotten out of bed yet and Glenn handed me a ring box!!! I opened it up and found another band to go with my engagement and wedding ring, it's beautiful! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful gift. So then I had to give him what I got him which was a new Ipod Nano. I've loved mine and I knew had been wanting one. We are slowly but surely becoming Apple junkies. But seriously man if you don't have an Apple you should totally get one they are amazing!

Several days before our anniversary one of Glenn's friends, Robert, called and asked if we'd like to go with them to the Lion King. It did fall on our anniversary but we figured why not enjoy a show and walk around the fair? For all you non-Dallasites - The great state fair of Texas runs from the end of September to the end of October and there is a Music Hall on the fairgrounds and there is always a show that runs during the fair. This year it is the Lion King. And when you go if you have a ticket to the show it also get you into the fair for free. So we saw the show and it was amazing, the costumes were so imaginative - it amazes me people can think up this stuff! And the singing was great, it was all together a great show! The fair was good we had our typical fair food. Glenn and I both like the corn dogs. Then we each have our own personal favorites. Glenn's favorites are the roasted corn and funnel cakes. My favorites are the potato twist things and belgium waffles. We shared the roasted corn and potato twists and opted out of dessert because we probably couldn't eat any more fair food!

So then later we decided to go to dinner at Chuy's. We love Chuy's and figured we were sweaty from the fair and we didn't want to clean up to go somewhere swank! Ok so were at Chuys and we sit down and Glenn says to me that there is a guy at the table behind me that's famous but can't remember what he's in or what his name is. So I nonchalantly turn around and see him and sure enough famous dude right there table next to us. I can't figure out what he's from either. So throughout our dinner Glenn and I both try to get pics of him with our camera phones to no avail. Glenn calls his friend Cratin who knows tons of actors but without a good pic to send him or even to tell him what the dudes in we are all at a loss. We could even tell the table next to us recognized him so of course being the extremely shy people that we are we asked then if they knew who he was. They couldn't figure it out either.... well the husband thought he was a guy he'd seen at his favorite bar, which we all thought was funny. So we are both raking our brains, and I said well maybe he's from prison break or maybe he's an actor that grew up in dallas or lives here now... well that wasn't it because the more I listened (yes I was eavesdropping) he had a what sounded to me like a northern accent. So by the time we paid our bill I decided we'd ask the hostess stand who it was. Having worked in a resturant in college I knew that the whole staff had to be talking about it and somebody was bound to have known who this dude was! Sure enough up to the hostess stand I go and they say it's William Fichtner from Prison Break! Obviously Glenn and I are avid fans.... yeah we don't watch that show at all but we got home googled him and sure enough it was him. So I've had my first close encounter or at least fairly close encounter on my anniversary no less!!!!

Yippee - to being married to the man of my dreams for a year!!!
Blasted - to waking up this morning with a serious tummy ache from all the fair food!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This is not goodbye!

Because I’m still don’t want to believe she’s going!!!! This is my good friend/co-worker April. I love her, she’s the greatest! Well we’ve both worked at GuideStone for the past couple years and have become great friends. She recently got a FANTASTIC promotion within GuideStone. But of course it had to be one of the very, very rare positions that is not in our building and sadly not even in our state!!! Can you believe it? She will be moving to Tennessee to be an On-Site Manager for one of GuideStone’s biggest clients, and they are so very lucky to have her! There are many people that are going to be missing her wonderful smile and encouraging words. But all is not lost she will be visiting back in Texas every now and then, which we were very relieved to hear. She heads out this weekend to move her life several states away, and I really am excited for her. My co-worker Jennifer and I worked on road trip CDs for her so she wouldn’t forget us too soon with great Texas hits and some Tennessee ones so April (because I know you love the ellipse) See you around…

Yippee: Getting to eat really good cake tomorrow at a baby shower!!!!!!!!
Blasted: To the headache I’m getting…grrr

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

This is what I'm lovin!

Well I’ve been bad but I’m trying to get better about posting!!! Just wanted to share with you some fun things that I’m lovin’ right now!!!!

In no particular order

-Baby Kayleigh (Michelle’s little bundle of joy born on July 24th)

-Baby Price (Kristy’s little bundle of joy born on August 31st)
-The new Nike + Ipod running system (mind you I’m not a runner more of a walk/jogger)
-Our new deep freeze at long last we can actually buy frozen foods in bulk!!!!
-My hubby, we’re coming up on our year anniversary and we are having more fun than ever!!!
-My Twinings Jasmine Green Tea that I have every morning at work (yes I know I’m a dork, but if you had to be functional at 7:30 you’d need caffeine too, and I’m not a huge coffee fan)
-The fact that I’ve been invited to more country music events in the past month than I have in my entire lifetime (weird)
- Our new movie theatre seats (Thanks Shell) they are enormous, but very very cool
- The new curtains in our master bedroom (only one more room to go for curtains)
- The new ceiling fan in our guest bedroom, so come and visit
- Glenn’s new website check it out!

Yippee – To a three day work week
Blasted – Totally sore from working out (I guess that’s a good thing though)

Friday, July 20, 2007

This is Jennifer - remember me????

Sooo I’ve been gone for a long time …. I know I’m a terrible blogger and I’m very sorry. I’ve faced the consequences of being gone for as long as I have… such as my good friend Kristy took me off her blog link list on her blog…. I was truly shamed but don’t blame her in any way, it’s my fault completely. So to catch you up on what’s been going on in my life for the past 8 – 9 months!

- Glenn and I join Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, Texas

- I travel with several coworkers to DISNEYLAND for a big conference (gotta love an employer that will send you to the happiest place in the world!)

- I find out my great friend Michelle is pregnant and we’ll be meeting a baby in July!!!!

- Merry Christmas to the Roushes – Glenn got a really big TV!!! (so come over and watch it, you know you want to!)

- Day after Christmas – I find another great friend Kristy is having a baby and we’ll be meeting this one in August!!!

- Glenn offers up our home for Disciple Now! And about a minute later our youth leaders see us for the suckers we are and assign us the Jr. and Sr. guy! Sheesh!

- Glenn travels to Austin with friends Cratin and Terrell to try out for VH1’s Pop Culture Tournament – love em, but they didn’t get very far!

- Disciple Now came and went with no major damage to our home and we really got to know the kids in the youth group and love em!

- Glenn is accepted into the Masters program at University of Texas at Dallas.

- Went to Philly with co-worker Jennifer for American Marketing Association training!!! And had a blast and got to experience my first Philly Cheesesteak (sadly I wasn’t that impressed).

- Find out from my dentist I have 7 (count 'em) 7 cavities!!!!!!! sheesh!

- Molly and I threw a joint baby shower for Michelle and Kristy in Waco – soooo much fun!!!!

- Traveled with our youth group to Gulf Shores, Alabama to sponsor youth camp! Gotta love camp on the beach! What a wonderful experience!

- Counting down to meeting Kayleigh and Price (the above mentioned babies)!!!!

I will try my best to start posting more…. My life will start to get interesting seeing that I’m going to be an “Aunt” twice over this summer!!!!!

Yippee: we are having a BBQ at our place this weekend for the College ministry at Cottonwood!

Blasted: This I have a headache :(