Tuesday, September 29, 2009

At Home on the Farm

I know we're not the only people who experience this phenomenon--too much stuff to do and not enough weekends.

This past weekend was the first time since June that we've had a chance to get away and visit my family. As we looked through the fall calendar of events, I realized that we won't have a chance to get back until Thanksgiving. If you know me at all, you know that I'm a big time homebody (as in the-place-of-my-birth-home) so it's nuts to me that I've been away from home that long, but I guess its more of a testimony that I'm becoming an adult. (Sigh.) Fort Worth has become home for now.

All dramatics aside, we had a positively wonderful visit. I finished Twilight (again.) I ate breakfast and lunch and an afternoon snack all in my pajamas. It was glorious. At 3 PM, I managed to throw some decent clothes on just in time to get downtown Corsicana with my mom for a little antiquing. I even found a Halloween costume and saw an old friend's letter jacket for sale in the same store. Random.

Brad and my dad hunted in the morning, then took a break long enough to steal the TV from me and eat lunch, then went back out that afternoon. Boys and their toys--I'm thinking he had a good time.

Can you spot two men and a dog?

Thank you Mom and Dad. We had a great time, and so did Penny!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Morning Happiness

This scene stole the show in 500 Days of Summer. Happy Monday Friends!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Because It's More Fun Than Health Care Reform

Let's talk about our hair! Or, more specifically, a certain hair product:

I ♥ L'Oreal Ellnet.

I have had baby bangs since I was an actual baby. The little fledgling hairs are always there--forever sticking up and never growing out. However, I have finally found a product that neutralizes them as much as possible.

I read about Ellnet on a blog (can't remember which one) last fall when it first made its appearance in the US. For the longest, it could not be sold in our Great Nation due to some environmental issue now resolved. Apparently, US hair stylists travelling abroad have been filling up their suitcases for years since it is such a great product. I've used it for several months with great success and felt that the time had come to inform my lady readership. (Although, Gentlemen, you are welcome to try it as well.)

It smells slightly of a more mature woman's hairspray (read: your grandma's) as it comes out of the can, but I like to think that's just all the magic at work. It holds well and brushes out leaving no trace. It's hardcore hold, minus the look of helmet hair or stickiness.

You will find it at Target near the premium hair stuff, then come back and tell me what you think of it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Painting the Church Pink

Or at least, one of the 10th grade girls' Sunday school rooms.

A work in progress. Color is Benjamin Moore Peony.

This project was started a few Sundays ago with my Sunday school girls. I'm still not sure where more paint ended up--on the walls or on our clothes. But we had fun anyway. Updates to come!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ladies' Luncheon 2009

Yesterday was the annual Ladies' Luncheon at our church. This year the overall theme was Special Joys, so each decorator chose a special joy to theme their table. My table was a Team effort with my friend Hailey, and we did the Special Joy of Music. That was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard this year's theme. Music is such a joy all the time!

Hailey did our awesome flower arrangement!

The most asked question of the day was did we play all of those instruments?
The answer: NO. Borrowed from a couple of different sources, like Alisia and my bro.
(But I can play a couple of them!)

We used an old book of sheet music to cover the table, and our favors were kazoos.

The beautiful ladies at our table!

This event is such a neat way to meet ladies of all ages at our church. It's such a fun, girlie morning, and a great place for decorating ideas!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment.

This past weekend I journeyed west with some other young ladies with whom I have rich history. For the most part, we all met at our college church home--Central Baptist Church in Bryan--during the early weeks of our freshman year. For all purposes of practicality, I proclaimed this past weekend to be the 11th year of our friendships.

As we are all beginning to reach a milestone age, we decided to take a trip of rest and relaxation including, but not limited to: sunbathing, spa-dwelling, shopping until our feet hurt, eating, and of course the best part--spending time together since we are spread to the four winds throughout the great state of Texas.

The organizationally talented Mrs. Gaither managed to find a perfect spot for this merriment--Scottsdale, Arizona. We lounged at the Fairmont Scottsdale where I experienced my very first (and definitely not last) massage and facial. One day was spent at the spa, another day at Fashion Square Mall with a lap through old town Scottsdale, and another of yoga and leisurely laying around the pool. For the first time in my life, I came home pink and not sunburned. Perhaps I am finally growing up.

I came home rested and relaxed, and ready to see my man. Gosh, I love him.
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