Saturday, November 29, 2008

Polka dot wellie socks, "Not Me's", Ornaments sparkle

What a joy Thanksgiving was! I just love my family and I'm so thankful we have persavered through the last few years. This year has really proved to be life changing. Christmas is just around the corner and I look forward to the happy times ahead. Thanks Mom and Dad, and Grandma and Grandpa Jones, for a wondeful holiday. Too bad not only my camera batteries, but my Mother's too, were DEAD! I did do a little shopping today for some very sparkling tree decor and a few gifts. Maybe a few things I didn't do this week are wear my polka dot wellie socks with my the what right? I also haven't eaten over half of the two-layer chocolate cake I made. I. Just. Didn't. I'm also not sitting her while my poor Boss claws at the door just waiting for me to let him in. :). Oh believe me, he just leads a horrible life. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend. Blessing, xoxo


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wordless Mouthwatering Wednesday...


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Just Another Lazy Sunday

I think this is the first post I've done while at home just relaxing. I just put the cakes in the oven for my Sinful Chocolate Cake and am now just enjoying my clean house. I mean...somewhat clean of course. We booked our 2009 vacation to Jamaica, contimplated building a fire, drank hot coco, read the paper, and enjoyed a pizza & pasta lunch all before noon, and without hardly moving off the couch. Corey's feeling better and steadily driving me nuts but of coarse I love him! Sara and Boss seem to be in a constant rotation between inside and outside. I think they just need to nap. This crazy Texas winter weather is just as fickle. No wonder we have the sniffles all season long. The cakes are now spilling over and creating a huge mess in the oven, the house smells delicious. It's possible that instead of dividing the one batch of batter into 2 9in cake pans, I just used a batch of batter for each pan. They look like huge mushrooms. Whoopsie. Corey is zoned into the tv watching Carmicheal dominate races from 2004. Just one of those days where I'm thankful we put the DirecTv in our bedroom too. The sacrifices we make for the ones we love.* I was planning on eating lunch at school with my little cousin Brennan tomorrow but you know the kids get a full week off for Thanksgiving these days. Lucky! Although Corey and I both get a week off of work the week of Christmas. Well the holidays are here, are you prepared? I for one not so much. I don't really have a lot to do just odds and ends to finish up. Whatever your plans may be, I encourage each of you to please donate any old coats or other clothing to your local clothing charity. This time of year is when these items are needed the most. It's a simple act that goes a long way. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, xoxo


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Circa 1972

I've always said that I've felt like I should've been born in the 70's. Well here I am, circa 1972...yikes! I just feel like a true hippie at heart. I love incense, all things natural, the everyones a neighbor attitude, laying in the grass, outdoor concerts, jeans and t-shirts, flowers, graffiti, big sunglasses, and the times where smoking a little grass wasn't such a big freaking deal. God made weed, man made beer, who do you trust?(all time favorite bumpersticker) Everyone has their vice wether they admit it or not, I'm just saying that I would've loved to grow-up during a time where you were'nt crucified for expressing yourself. is a lot of fun, especially when you work at a boat dealership during a recession...and it's winter time. Anyway, Corey caught a virus that's been going around so he's not much fun these days. I'm sure I'll get my turn soon. On a lighter note Four Christmas's comes out on Wednesday so I'm looking forward to that. My boss just informed me that we will be closed not only Thursday but Friday and Saturday too...great. No paycheck hardly for me! I need a new job. Well Happy Thanksgiving everyone and stay warm. xoxo


Friday, November 21, 2008

Welcome To My New Bog

So what do you think??? Isn't it cute, I know I'm biased. I first what to address Mrs. Miranda Gregg Mayse. She went to be with the Lord after battling cancer. Please keep her mother Michelle, and the rest of her family, in your prayers. She will be laid to rest Tuesday at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview. Her family has been dear friends of my family for years. We love you Miranda. The past couple of weeks have been pretty hectic. Corey raced at Swan in Tyler this past weekend and WON ALL HIS MOTOS except one. Way to go baby!!! Other than starting to holiday shop, there's just not a whole lot going on. I must mention that my amazing husband got me a new wedding ring. There wasn't anything wrong with my other ring, he just spoils me. The ring he proposed with was the ring his dad gave to his mother when he proposed 20+ years ago. The diamond is flawless and ever so lovely. We wanted to preserve that ring so one day we can give it to our son for his future bride. My new ring is incredible. I must say he did a perfect job! I would post a pic but isn't that just a little tacky? Trust me, it blings! Have a great weekend, and please remember the less fortunate ones around you.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Letter To My Husband

Dear Corey,

I can't believe how fast time has gone by! It seems just yesterday we were getting to know the good, bad, and sometimes ugly of each other. The past several months have been special to me because it seems we are settling into our marriage. What use to be the unknown is now the norm in our everyday life. We seem to know what the other is thinking or saying before it's thought or said. I want you to know that you've never disappointed me or let me down in any way. The foundation we are building for our family is strong and our love continues to grow.
I haven't mentioned this to you yet, but the other morning when you were leaving to go ride with Stephan and Sean, I was watching you out of our bedroom window. I don't know what compelled me to do this other than God. I felt His presence as I watched you with little Sean and thought of what an amazing father you're going to be. It made me so proud to see not only Sean's face light up, but yours as well. You have such an incredible heart and seem to have a way with children. You know me, I'm always thinking ahead! You're selfless in every way and always put the best interest of our family before your own. When a disaster strikes like water leaks, blown out tires, dog accidents, burnt dinner, Boss getting stuck under the house, Boss eating the house, wild pigs in the yard, or I just plain have one of those days, you're always there to fix it. When we lost Bishop, you held me when I should've held you. I love you for this and so much more.
Our life together is crazy insane chaos. I'm so proud to be your wife but most of all, I'm proud of what an incredible man you have become. I know if your Dad was here, he would say the same. We have driven from one side of the country to the other and then back again. I've been places with you I'd never thought I would be. We've had adventures, surprises, and lots of laughs along the way. I praise you Corey for always being not only my partner in life but my best friend. Going with my gut has never felt better. The best is yet to come baby, I can just feel it.

xoxo, Lindsey

( I caught him watching TV the other day. just. like. this. )

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thanks Mom & Dad

Growing up, my dad and I notoriously shared the sweet tooth! When I worked at Cotton Patch, most of my check went to bread pudding, cobblers, and the pies. On any given night either he or I would make cookies or cake or anything sweet. My mom makes this pumpkin roll that is truly amazing. I think she deserves a Nobel prize for it! So on my birthday I wasn't all that surprised when mom had this delivered...

It was just as good as it looked. I was in Heaven. What more could a gal ask for...than an Italian Creme Cake.....ahhhh the bliss :) Happy Friday!

Easy Lemon Chicken Penne

I found this recipe and we loved it!!! It is healthy and super super delish. Not to mention very easy.

Lemon Chicken Penne

1 pound dried penne
2 chicken cutlets, cut into fingers ( I used breast)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
2 lemons, juiced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

In a deep sauce pan sautee chicken with salt and pepper. ( I dashed mine with a little McCormick Lemon Pepper Seasoning)

After you cook chicken, cut it up to your liking and set aside

Combine your olive oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic in sauce pan
Let simmmer on low heat while you cook the penne

Cook penne with 1/2 tbs salt

Let pasta cool just a bit

Pour your olive oil over the chicken in a mixing bowl

Combine with pasta and toss

Squeeze the lemons into the bowl and add the parmesan

Toss and enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Dallas Weekend with my Hubby

****updated*** blogger is being fickle about my pics, I'll post some later, promise!

Well i guess it's finally happened. I'm no longer a young twenty something. Nope, not me! I'm now 24. ouch! Corey and I celebrated by getting out of town. We stayed at the Hyatt Dallas and loved every minute of it. It was very nice and very hassle free. (Unless you count them charging us twice for our stay.) Any who, we loved it. It was nice to get away with the one I love so very much. We went to Macaroni grill which is one of my favorites and then spent the rest of the weekend at the Allen outlets and The Galleria. My awesome husband gifted me a super cute Coach satchel which I really love b/c I'm not much of a purse person. This way I won't sit it down and not pick it up. He also got me a few items at the ever so lovely j.crew, and then I kind of went a little crazy at the Gap (that's what outlets are for right?). We enjoyed a late night dessert and just enjoyed being alone (no dogs). We slept in and went to Starbucks and well, the rest is pretty much history. I love you sweet husband and thank you for a fabulous weekend. Here are some pics to document our highlights. Have a great week. xoxo

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A $26.00 Creation...

Can you believe it???