Sunday, March 18, 2007

Forest Oasis

We celebrated our one year anniversary this past weekend (already?). The real date is not until March 25th but we enjoyed our mini-vacation to The Woodlands. Friday night we babysat for the Roches (if you can call watching tv for a few hours that) and had a great breakfast with them on Saturday morning. After breakfast, we walked around The Woodlands mall, saw the beautiful waterway, and shopped on Market Street. Dash and I really enjoy finding something that will remind us of our trip so this time we bought a great small A&M stained glass wind chime for our front door. We stayed at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, complete with chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne. Saturday night we ate at Bennihana's and slept great with extremely full stomachs. It has been such a great year for us - way easier than we thought our first year of marriage would be. God has blessed us in so many ways and we cannot wait to see what the next chapter in our marriage holds.
Market Street - The Woodlands

Our hotel

After Bennihana's. Do we looked stuffed?

Pictures from the past week

Doggie kisses?

BBQ at the beach

Sisters at the beach

Spring Break (weekend) at the Strand in Galveston

The luck of the Irish

Our St. Patrick's Day hoopla came a week early when it was our turn to host Supper Club with some of our closest friends. The Irish menu (steaks, twice baked new potatoes, asparagus a la Ruth, Irish soda bread, cheese fondue, and homemade shamrock cookies) and green and gold decorations was paired with Irish music and the infamous game night. We had a blast!

We hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day on Saturday!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Scalloped Tongues

Did you know that you can tell if you are a teeth clincher by looking at your tongue? My mom and I were fascinated by this and yes, I am. I figured I clinched my teeth, but did not know for sure - I guess because I clench my teeth mostly at night. People that clench their teeth (especially while sleeping) end up with tongues that are scalloped around the edge because basically their tongues take on the shape of the inside of their teeth from being pushed up to them when they are clenching their teeth. So my mom is a major teeth clincher (her tongue's edge looks like a seashell), and must have passed along this wonderful habit to me - which resulted in my type of TMJ disorder. So after the visit yesterday to the orofacial pain management specialist, I have come to the conclusions that I like muscle relaxers, I like things fast (the dr. said it usually takes people a couple of years for their symptoms to progress to where mine has in two months! now, that is a feat.) and that I am indeed a teeth clincher. So, if I ever ask to see your tongue, you know why.

The best part about my doctor visit? The two therapy dogs - one of which sat in my lap will I had my impressions done. I am going back, just for the dogs.

Thursday, March 1, 2007


Yesterday, I got offered a job with another company and accepted it. My new position is such a blessing from God, and shows He has perfect timing. Please pray for my current company as they find a replacement and for my new position with David Weekley Homes (#12 on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to work for list!) with transitioning and training. God is good all the time.