Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nice Long Weekend

This weekend was pretty lazy and uneventful for the most part but it was much needed!  First off, my sister Amy came to Houston for work last week which was a huge treat!  Her and I work for the same company, just different cities so she was finally in the Houston office doing some auditing :)  Wednesday night we celebrated her birthday at Pappasitos with Jerrod, Carter, Laura, Amy and I.  I didn't take any pics but hopefully she will post some soon on her blog!  Then Amy and I got to have some girl time and we talked till almost midnight!  Then I met her for lunch on Thursday so it was nice being able to see her!  I really wish we lived closer, that's for sure.

I had off Thursday-Sunday which was awesome.  I did lots of baking/cooking this weekend!  Jerrod's dad stayed the night with us on Thursday so I cooked a big dinner, then on Friday I made a little day trip to College Station to see Cooper, Kyleigh and Lauren!  It was so much fun to play with the kids, they are growing up so fast!  Lauren, thanks for letting me come over and play :)  I had fun talking with you and playing with the kiddos!!!  The rest of the weekend Jerrod and I were house sitting and just spending time together :)  We also watched lots of basketball for March Madness of course!  My bracket is destroyed though... who picked VCU or Butler for the final four?!?!  lol anyway, here are some pics from my trip to College Station :)

Cooper in his "fedex truck" haha  He's so cute!

He likes to mow the grass just like daddy!

Precious niece Kyleigh, she's the best baby ever!

Kyleigh with her aunt Amanda

Cooper and I - he knows me by "Amanda's red car" LOL

Have a great week!  Give God the GLORY!!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sheridan & Wes are ENGAGED!!!

Our good friend Wes proposed to Sheridan on March 5th in San Antonio at his parent's ranch.  Wes and I thought it would be fun to throw a surprise engagement party for Sheridan when they got back to Houston.  She was so surprised!!!  It was so much fun to have all of their closest Houston friends there and we could not be more excited for them!  We love hanging out with them because they just have fun together.  They have an undeniable love and are truly best friends :)  Jerrod plays basketball with Wes on a weekly basis, and Sheridan was one of the first girls I met when I moved to Houston and we became immediate friends.  We love them separately, but even more as a couple.  We are sad because we will not be able to make the wedding, I think it'll be in September and we will be in South Africa by then.... but we're hoping to skype it :)  Here are some pictures from the surprise engagement party!

All the food...

All the girls who helped.... Thank You!!!

Waiting for their arrival...


Wes and Sheridan sharing the story of how he popped the question...

The soon to be Whitney's!!!

We are so excited for your life together!  We know God has ordained this and yall are so special to us.  We love yall :)  Happy engagement!

Houston Rodeo 2011

It's that time again in Houston, RODEO time!!!  I love it!  I love everything about the rodeo.  I love the ferris wheel, turkey legs, chicken fried bacon, funnel cakes, fried oreos, country music, muttin bustin, bullriding, etc. :)  I was able to go to the kickoff BBQ this year, and 3 performances!  Here are some pictures from all the rodeo adventures...

Girls night to see Clay Walker!  He'll always be one of my favs!  This is me, Lauren, Ana, and April.

Lauren :) I'm going to miss this girl when I'm gone!!!

Clay Walker!!! :)

Then another night I took my good friend from A&M Brooke, and my brother Carter and his wife Laura to see Keith Urban.  He is definitely a new fav that's for sure, it was a great show!

Carter and Laura :)


Then, Jerrod and I had a date night at the rodeo to see Lady Antebellum!  They were awesome and let me just say, Jerrod and I ate just about everything in sight.  This is me with my huge turkey leg :)

Love this man!
 Lady Antebellum
 Beautiful harmonies...

I'm kind of sad we wont be here next year for the Houston Rodeo, but we made great memories this year!!!

Trip to Pleasanton!

I've been so bad about blogging lately, but I've had some computer issues.  I backed up my computer last week so we're good now if it crashes.  We really need to get a new one before we leave, but for now we're praying this one holds out until then! :)  I went to Pleasanton the last weekend of February to see family, but also to meet Miss Brynn Channing Schorsch.  My good friend from Pleasanton had her in February so Jodie, Alexi, and myself paid Holly, Bruce, and Brynn a visit.  I must say she is ADORABLE and Holly and Bruce are in heaven :)  They are so cute with her, and it's awesome to see Holly in the mommy role now.  I can't believe it but I'm so happy for them.  Brynn is precious so I'll post some pictures below... we had a great visit!

Here is Brynn Channing :)

Holly is such a great mommy already!

Friends since childhood :) Alexi, Jodie, me, Holly, and Brynn

I was able to see my mom...
 And my sister...

And my nephew Layton!

He wanted to "drive" my car before I left :)  Such a cutie!

I'll be going to Pleasanton for the first week of April to babysit Layton for 7 days while Amy and Clifton go on a cruise with Daniel and Lauren.  I am so excited and I'm sure I'll have tons of pictures to post after that week :)