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Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy 30th Birthday, Blair!!

Today is my sweet sister-in-law, Blair's 30th birthday!!!  She is such a fun and cute mom of 2 precious little boys!!  I've had so much fun with you over the last 4 years!  We've had many good times hanging out and enjoying some much needed Starbucks on a regular basis.  

I hope you have a fantastic birthday!!!  I am sure your hubby has something really special planned for you and I know Cooper and Mason will help you celebrate!!  Enjoy your big day!!  LOVE YOU!!! 

Here is Blair with her beautiful family in Destin...

And as one of my bridesmaids...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Powder Bathroom Remodel

We recently finished remodeling our powder bathroom.  As you can see with the BEFORE pictures, originally there was very LOUD red and gold wallpaper and brass fixtures.  It just did not fit my Tuscan style house, so ...


We hired an artist to come and refinish the walls in a Lusterstone finish in chocolate brown.  We changed the fixtures and switched the pedestal sink for a granite-topped vanity.


One of my favorite parts, is the ceiling.  She did a lighter brown to match the tile floors.
I absolutely LOVE it and it fits our house MUCH better!  Next project, master bath??

Can't wait to meet Pierce!!!

Over the weekend I was able to go back to Dallas to visit old friends, and celebrating the upcoming arrival of Joanna's son, Pierce!  We had such a wonderful time at Breadwinners and Jo & Pierce got some really great stuff!  Here is the precious mom-to-be... doesn't she look great??

Pierce will be the most stylish kid at Baylor!

It was so fun to see all of my best friends!  I miss them all tremendously, but cherish the the fun times we get to spend together.  Here's Kambry, Regan, Joanna, Noelle, me, Michelle and Nikki.  We can't wait to meet Pierce Jacob McCord in November!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Big Kahuna!!

Happy Happy Birthday to the BEST Dad in the entire world!!  I love you Dad!

I think anyone would agree that any man that can help raise 4 daughters has to be a pretty special dad.  He didn't get to go to football practice, baseball games or hunting with his kids; instead he was at cheerleading competitions, coaching 6 year old girls soccer and buying matching dresses for all of us.  But if you ask him on any given day, he would tell you that he wouldn't trade it for the world.  He loves all his daughters deeply and cannot imagine raising boys.  I think that is pretty special. 

My favorite quote from my dad is:  "Be careful what you pray for.  When I was a little boy, I would pray that God would surround me with beautiful women... this is NOT what I had in mind... but I wouldn't trade it for anything!"

I have watched my parents relationship over the past several years and have noticed that my dad thinks my mom is one hot babe... and you can tell!  He treats my mom like a queen and that is so neat to watch.

He is an amazing man that has provided for his family for so many years.  He has led us to be strong women and always encouraged our faith.  I sure wish I could be there with him on this very special day, but we will celebrate this weekend!  Love you Dad!!  Happy Birthday!

Now you be the judge.... doesn't he look like one fun dad??

Moments from walking me down the aisle...

being "tough" with his sons-in-law on the lake

a classic pic of Tommy Don Parker

Dancing with his bride

playing Wii with his nephews

his goofy joke for christmas decor at the lakehouse

Masters 2008 with 2 of his ladies

Christmas with his honey

Monday, September 15, 2008

Go Cowboys!!!

Lets go 'boys!!!  I am super excited about the game tonight... I sure hope the 'boys show up in full force!  But I'm not so sure I want Jessica to show up tonight- at least lay low if you do come, Jess.  As for me,  I'll be decked out in boots and my own Cowboys jersey catching the game with the hubby at our favorite sports bar... Taco Mac!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The 2 best years of my life...

Dinner at Cabernet - celebrating our 2nd Anniversary

Tomorrow is Blake and I's 2 year anniversary!  ( I am currently at a business meeting, so we celebrated over the weekend and I am posting this a day early)  I cannot believe how fast the time has gone and how much fun we have had the past 2 years!!  I can honestly say that Blake is the best husband a girl could ask for.  He is the most generous, thoughtful, funny, adventurous and loving man I know.  I could not have dreamed of a better hubby.  Thank you, Blake for making all my dreams come true on 9.9.06, and for continuing to surprise me everyday.  I LOVE YOU more than you will ever know!!!  

Here is a glimpse at some of our adventures the past 2 no particular order

Meeting Charles Barkley on our 1 year anniversary

Opening Day at the Braves game

At the Masters with my wonderful parents

Right before running a half marathon in Nashville

We bought our first house...

Pool time at Ponte Vedra, FL


Napa Valley for our 1st Anniversary

San Fran


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tennis, anyone?

A couple of years ago for Christmas, Blake and I asked for tennis rackets and every spring, summer and fall since then we try to get in as many matches as possible.  Now, let me just clarify...neither one of us are the next Rafeal Nadal, but we have definitely progressed throughout the years.  We always have a lot of fun, and the season score is usually about even.  

Before we played last night, my sweet hubby had a surprise for me...a new tennis outfit.  Although I do believe it helped my skills, he still had a come from behind victory and beat me.  Loser buys dinner...I forgot my wallet, therefore, winner bought dinner!  Thanks for my fun new tennis outfit, baby!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Well, we are back on the mainland after what was one of the most amazing vacations I have ever had!!  Blake and I both agreed that it came in a close 2nd, only to our honeymoon!  We had the most amazing time in Maui!!  I think if I would have let him, Blake would have stayed forever!  We stayed at the most gorgeous resort, The Ritz Carlton Kapalua.  They just finished a $160 million renovation and it was spectacular!  We had lot of fun activities planned throughout the trip and spent a lot of quality time at the pool and beach.  Here are a bunch of pictures with the details of what we did while we were there...

This was the view from our room early in the morning...our first night/morning we didn't sleep much- woke up at 4 am Hawaii time (which is 10 am in Atlanta)

A picture of the pools from our room in the daylight

View from our lanai during the day

At the beach...

Spa Day!!  We had a couples massage in a private cabana

The Old Lahaina Luau

On our way to the pool... beautiful hotel grounds

Dinner at Mama's Fishhouse... fantastic food - I had the Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster!  Whoa!

Watching the sun rise from 10,000 feet.  This was about 6 am on top of volcano (Mt. Haleakala)

It was FREEZING cold!!!  40 degrees outside with 30 mph winds!  But definitely worth it.  We are about to hop on some bikes and ride 30 miles down the volcano!  Best part of the trip!

Dinner at Kimo's.... another favorite!

Blake played golf on the Kapalua Bay Course... I rode in the golf cart and took pictures

Last day on the beach...

Dinner at the Plantation House 
(celebrating our 2 year anniversary a little early)

A pic of me with the trophy for PGA tournament played at Kapalua

Goodbye Maui... Blake promised to bring me back soon!