Wednesday, June 30, 2010

a project in the making

Earlier in the month we went to Eupora for a wedding and to visit family. We went to Aaron's Grandfathers old barn, and came home with some cool things. One of the things we came back with was a ladder that his Grandfather built and used in the barn. We are going to hang it on the a wall sideways and have these funny pictures hanging from it in colored frames. Our favorite ones just happened to be all of us laughing. Mine may not be the clearest, but I sure do love the ones of these two!
This is why we were laughing... these were harder to keep a straight face, but I still like them. I might have to do something with these... especially Aaron's.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Who in the world gets sick in June? Apparently I do! Other than my sickness I tried to make the most out of the weekend. My brother-in-law, Mark, was in Waco for business, and made his way over to Shreveport to see Aaron and I. I wish I wasn't sick while he was here, but it was really great getting to see him. We missed you Becky & Asher! 
I'm sorry, but can you handle this face?!

Monday, June 21, 2010

triple digits handed me a smoothie

It’s officially the first day of Summer, and I have triple digits in the weather to show for it. I’m constantly hot and wondering if I need to start running at 5:00am. Aaron and I are trying to plan a vacation for just the two of us, and we have no idea where we should go. We know of places we would like to go, but those might not be the most realistic right now, ie: New Zealand. Here are our options… Maine for the Lobster Festival (which we have both wanted to do for years), Jackson Hole, or a beach trip that doesn’t include the gulf coast. Thoughts? Input, please.
I will leave you with an easy Berry Smoothie that I made up the other day.
Berry Smoothie
4 Large Strawberries
3/4 c. Blueberries
1 Banana
4 TBS. Plain Nonfat Yogurt
1 1/2 c. Ice
1/2 c. OJ
1 tsp. Honey
Blend in the blender. You may want to add more ice or OJ depending on the texture you like. I toast to you and triple digits in the temperature!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

it's all greek to me

As you guys know I like to experiment in the kitchen. I came across 2 burger recipes that I have been wanting to try. One was a blueberry burger and the other was a Greek style burger, so I figured that Aaron would be way more interested in the Greek burger! (Probably a good assumption!) I have to be honest... they were very good. I wanted to share the recipe with you so you can give them a try too. 
Greek-Style Turkey Burgers
1 Egg White
1/4 c. Bread Crumbs
1 TBS. Milk
2 tsp. dried Greek Seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1 lb. Ground Turkey
Top with Greek Salsa & Feta Cheese
-In a bowl mix egg, bread crumbs, milk, Greek seasoning, & salt. Add ground turkey, mix well, and form into patties.
-Grill on a well greased surface.
-Serve on Pita round or wheat buns, top with Greek Salsa & Feta
Greek Salsa
-In a bowl mix 2 TBS. white wine vinegar, 2 tsp. olive oil, & 1 tsp. of Greek Seasoning. Stir in 1 c. finely chopped tomato, 1/4 c. finely chopped cucumber, 1/4 c. finely chopped olives. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

and now she's married

Ross & Rebekah got hitched! We had such a great time in NOLA for their wedding weekend. I, unfortunately, forgot my camera! Who forgets their camera for their friends wedding? Well, luckily Rebekah's sisters, Sarah & Jessica, took several pictures. I had to take some of hers and post them so y'all could see how much fun we had and how beautiful Rebekah looked. I'm so happy for them, and thrilled that she will be moving to Dallas!
With great instruction from Sarah & Jessica we did all of the flowers for the wedding. I'm sure this is hard to believe, I loooved it! Part-time job?
The Bridal Run through Audubon Park!
Wanted to take them home.
Looked a-maz-ing! So happy for you guys!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

a look it's in a book

As you know a few weeks ago our dear friends the Carter's came and visited us. Martha and I went antiquing for a few hours, and she showed me these great books. I have been wanting to decorate with some old books, and luckily I had her extra set of eyes to show these to me. They are old Reader's Digest books. I made a huge purchase of 5 books ranging from 1930's-1980's for... $5! Seriously. They look great on tables or shelves. This is just what a couple of them look like. (You get the idea.)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

3 years and counting

Well... can you believe it? Aaron and I have been married 3 years today! I can't believe it. I told Aaron the other day, not to be too cheesy, that I'm pretty sure I love him more then day I married him. I didn't really think that was possible, but apparently it is! I'm really thankful, honored, blessed, and proud to call Aaron my husband. Happy year of leather to us! Here is a snap shot of our 3rd year.
Our first snow since we've been married/lived in Shreveport.
First Marathon
Closest I've ever been to a long horn.
Just because I love this picture and...
this one!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

back at home base

This past weekend we went to a wedding in Eupora, MS, Aaron's hometown, to see one of his best friends get married. It was a beautiful wedding, and we had a great time visiting friends and family while we were there. Unfortunately, I didn't take as many pictures as I had hope for. One of the neat things that we got to do is go to his Grandfather's house and look around his old barn. I made Aaron sit, and I had to take a picture of him! Probably should have gotten one at the wedding in his tux, but I like this one too!

Friday, June 4, 2010

for the love of memphis

I need your help! I'm trying to figure out if I should do another Marathon in December in Memphis. I already know it would be an awesome race, and I can already think of 2 people that I would love/get to run with! Thoughts? I just ordered some new kicks, and I would need to start training as soon as possible. Help me decide!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

a memorable memorial day

This post is way over do, but I have not had much down time since this weekend. We had a great weekend with some of our dear friends, Martha & Dudley. They made the drive down from Memphis and we got 3 days with the Carters! We did a little swimming, antiquing, arena football, crawfish boil... you know the usual. I wasn't very good about documenting, but here is a glimpse of the weekend!
We agreed that arena football = fake football
I should have gotten a picture of Dudley catching a shirt at the game... it was amazing!
This whole situation was priceless!
Biscotti was asking Martha... "when is Gibson coming?"
Aaron wore his hat all weekend and loved it!