Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My last ditch effort at being healthy

This would be a lot more funny if it wasn't true.
 
It turns out junk food is my love language
and in the words of good ol' Led Zep: "I got a whole lotta love."
So rather than exercise {because if there is a hate language that is definitely mine}
I got this nifty contraption to up my intake of fruits and veggies but still haven't downed my intake of junk food, so it has yet to make a difference. It makes me have to pee more, so there's that.


 So project healthy is off to a rough start. 
 
And speaking of "ruff", Maddie Bear is rocking a new winter wardrobe that is the envy of all R.O.U.S.'s everywhere.
Rodents of unusual size, as some lovingly refer to her :)



It's back to school this week and a fun visitor from San Diego arriving on Friday!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

4 days with Mom

So when we last left off I was super excited about my mom coming to visit us for a few days. And rightly so; we had some crazy fun! But she went back home Wednesday and now all that's left to remind me of said fun are the 2,500 pictures we took during her short visit. That sounds like a lot, but between the two of us I expected at least 3,000. Oh well, they'll have to do. Of course when it comes time to pick the best ones, I consider taking up drinking because sorting through all those snapshots is quite the daunting task. Bring on the booze! Mostly kidding.  So here are just a few recap pics from the best week of my life : )

 Saturday we hit the ground running and spent the day shopping
in San Marcos and Round Rock north of Austin. There was a major splurge at Ikea *not pictured* in the off chance that dad checks out the blog, it is in his best interest to not know the extent of the damage... we're driving out to California at Christmas with the loot and that will give him time to ready himself for the shock : )
 
There was insane driving {par for the course in these parts}
 
After the shopping, ok between the shopping, we were famished and worked up quite an appetite so we decided to finally participate in the "family style" all you can eat bbq at Salt Lick.
We've eaten here lots and lots before, see like every other blog post, but we always split a meal. Not this time. Gentlemen, start your engines and get ready to see something quite remarkable disgusting...
 
 
Sunday we braved the hordes of holiday traffic and ventured out to Houston.
We had never been before and didn't know what to expect.
We were super pleasantly surprised!
In other news, I want to move to Houston ASAP! 
 





This was our first Thanksgiving not in California with our families, which made my mom's visit all the more special and exciting. She left early Wednesday morning and not even the thrill of Black Friday and Gray Thursday {because let's face it, we spent Thanksgiving night at Wal-Mart for some good deals} could compare to the fun times that we had while she was here.

I miss my mom!!!
4 weeks 'til Christmas in Cali.
I can't wait.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We so excited!

My mom called this afternoon with a conundrum: she has to use her US Airways ticket voucher by November 30.  So guess who's coming to visit us this weekend?!

This was me. All. Day. Long!
 
I can't wait for the shenannigans that are about to ensue!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Movie Marathon and Shopping Spree

This weekend Andrew and I each picked out one of our favorite things to do
for a fun date weekend...
 
His was movies:
 
It just worked out that these 3 movies were all in a row and showing precisely one after the other, so we bargained out on a 3-for-1 deal. My only regret: eating all of the popcorn to get our free refill during the first movie. Big mistake. My tummy hurts.
We both agree the James Bond one was the best. Argo was really good
and Pitch Perfect was pitch ok.


You can probably guess what I picked to do:

 
 
And for all of you other crazy shoppers, have you set up a game plan for Black Friday yet?
I have!  Check out the early released ads here