Friday, February 27, 2009

Schwan's Man

Do ya'll remember the Schwan's man? I DO!!! They had the BEST chicken nuggets and the BEST ice cream. It was always a treat when they came to Shiner. Then they just kinda disappeared.

Well -- I was on a walk Wednesday evening and at the school I walk around there were signs of a "Schwan's Fundraiser Truckload Sale TODAY". I thought I was seeing things. Well, not really because I did see the Schwan's truck in the neighborhood about a week ago.

By the time I got home it was a couple minutes to 6 so didn't think I'd be able to make it to them, but I did and I got some chicken nuggets, marinated salmon and strawberry explosion yogurt. They have a whole freaking catalog now!!!!! My how times have changed! The nuggets are still yummy, but you have 3 to choose from, and fortunately after some talking I think I got the right ones.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Our Engagement Party

Karena and Drew, Angela and James hosted an Engagement Party for us and the wedding party on Saturday, February 21, 2009. We had a great time and everything was PERFECT! I cannot thank everyone enough -- for having gone to so much trouble, coming to celebrate with us, and to being in our wedding!!

Special thanks to Jennifer and Zack who brought an amazing Italian Cream Cake & Oatmeal Cookies (My Faves!) and for Jenna and Chad on helping out!

Here's a few pics from the party:
The Groomsmen:
Robert, Nick, Mike, Taylor, Blain, Nick, my dad Ronnie, Matt, Jr & Jaace
The Bridesmaids:
Karena, Jennifer, Wendy, Shawna, ME, Meagan, my mom Barbara, Jenny & Hana

Opening gifts (this was about the only pic that turned out!!)
Our Toasting Flutes which are so beautiful!!! from my parents, Jenny & Nick, Jillian & Thomas, and Jaace

Me and Meagan, one of my Jr Bridesmaids! She's so pretty! And tall too!
The engaged ones! :)
Smooches ... to end the night!
Thank you ALL again - from the bottom of our hearts!

2nd Monday of the Week

Hey everyone! I hope all is well. I'll be posting pics from this weekend's festivities tonight!

Send a good luck wish to Robert Jr as he will be showing his pig, The Beast, on Thursday morning at the Katy ISD FFA Show. The hog is looking good, so hopefully he'll place high and will be able to make the sale on Saturday!

Yesterday was a blur, however some good news at work. Very likely to be switching groups and roles here at Hess -- which is really cool! Travel involved and lots of responsibility. Can't wait!

Thursday is also BBQ Cook-off day! YAHOO! It's the best part of Rodeo, no doubt about it! We've got tickets for a couple booths and can't wait to go. However that means Rodeo is starting and it'll be 3 weeks of no sleep and busy-ness.

Robert is really liking his new job, which we are so blessed to have! Next week he's heading to San Antonio for the Subsea Tieback Conference, so I'll be handling the boys and keeping things calm at the fort! Not to mention -- RODEO begins. This week and next are going to be BUSY!

Anyway. What's new with everyone? Drop me a line soon!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

8 months and I'll be on my HONEYMOON!

Yay -- how cool is that!? Yep -- 8 months from yesterday I'll be walking down the aisle. 8 months from today and I'll be heading for my HONEYMOON as a Mrs and not a Miss!!! SO EXCITING! Robert and I worked on the honeymoon this past weekend a bit. FUN!!! It's starting to come together .....

I also went shopping on Monday (Dillard's of course -- 70% off sale!!!) and did some serious damage. And just by chance I bought 2 really cool tops for the honeymoon (not to mention some really cool shoes -- not for the honeymoon, but just for fun!)! Yippee!!!!

Hope everyone's having a good day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Weekend

It was SUCH a great weekend! Robert and I really needed one of these just to rejuvenate! And we did.

Saturday we ran a few errands in the morning together to get prepared for the day. He was in charge of grilling and I was in charge of the others. We worked on our wedding guestbook and before we knew it it was time to start dinner.

Appetizers: Stuffed jalepenos
Salad: Robert had Serrano Ranch & I had Olive Oil
Main Course: Grilled Tiger Shrimp & Ribeyes
Side: Baked Potato
Dessert: Chocolate Fondue

I have to say though that dessert was postponed till Sunday morning after church cause we were just stuffed on Saturday. But hey -- it was a great treat after church. Sunday was a bit more of this and that and yesterday we both had off, so more little errands and just hanging out. I couldn't have asked for a better Valentine's weekend! And the food -- superb!

Thanks babe for braving the elements and for the gorgeous flowers -- You know just what I like!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Ah -- it's just another day, so enjoy it!

I snapped this picture yesterday morning. It's my office desk. Pathetic. Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I hate mess. Clutter - yuck! Organization - yes! Nice neat piles -- for sure! So -- this is uncharacteristic of me yes, however it's the best way for me, at the moment, to keep straight at work. Too much to do -- to little time.
I did manage to straighten it up yesterday before I left ... so it does look slightly better... :)

Happy Friday ya'll!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Look what I did last night

I got to play "mom!"

So today at Matthew's school they are having a Valentine's Day party -- you all remember those fun times at school. Coming home with a bag full of cards and candy! Good times.

Well, he was "unable" to get help from someone ELSE on this, so when he got to our house last night -- we got the task done. We ran up to CVS and got him some cool "Nerd Valentines" with little boxes of Nerds attached. He filled out the From line and I did the To line. Got that all done then it was "ugh oh we need a box". So we went through the scrapbook box and he saw some cammo paper that he liked, of course I only had 1 sheet -- so Robert helped us out and we used some old cammo jeans and look at our finished product!!!! Matt drew a heart on red paper, we used my star punch to get the stars in the different colors and he wrote his name out using the stars. For an improvised job -- I think it turned out cute! Even has a "secret pocket" on the bottom! He kept saying "this is awesome!" So my heart was full.

And as he was going to bed that night I told him I loved him and he said it back! awww

Sad to say though -- I'm sure when he gets to his house this afternoon it'll probably hit the trash, but not by his choice. I truly hope that's not the case!

One Week Ago

Last Thursday as I was walking downstairs to get a cup of coffee (iced coffee at about 2 pm) I noticed in our lobby this pretty bouquet of flowers and told the friend I was with "aww those are pretty!". Mel, our security gal said "jamie, didn't you get my message -- those are for you!?!"

Awww -- my sweetheart got me -- AGAIN!!!! 2nd time this exact instance has happened at the office! He's so great!

But look closely at the picture above. Do you see something else teeny-tiny at the bottom????!!!!
At Bunco that same night I got the baby out of the King Cake!!! So, as the tradition here states:

the tradition of choosing the Queen of Mardi Gras was determined by who drew the prize within The cake. Today, such a find is still deemed to be a sign of good luck and it customary for the person who discovers the hidden plastic baby to host the next King Cake Party!!
WOO HOO!! What a great year to be blessed with even more good luck for this year!!!! I'm ready for the luck to start rolling in! :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Sad Day in Shiner

Wow. These pictures brought a tear to my eye! Shiner High School, High School building is no more. The K-3 wing and cafeteria are already gone ... and here's saying goodbye to a building that is laden with history. (taken this morning) Our parents, friends, family and so many others had strolled the halls once upon a time. The new school is great -- but this demolotion tugs at the heartstrings. Good bye SHS! And definitely -- THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!!!!!

Wreaking havoc on Mrs Sestak's math room ... calculus oh boy!

Saying goodbye to Mrs Jaehne's blue walls. Once was Mrs. Stluka's room too. I sang "I hate Housework" to the tune of "Can't touch this" there in Jr High and spoke all sorts of Spanish as Estella in high school.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hello bloggers!

Today is my mom's birthday, which means in just over a month I'll be 32. Old like my friend Karena! (I know she never reads this, but even if she did she'd get a good laugh! She's 3 months older than I am! ha!) My mom is such an amazing woman. Never once has she let me down! She truly is my VERY BEST friend in the entire world. There is nothing I could do without her, there is nothing I can't tell her and I'm sure there's things she doesn't want me to tell her! ha ha So have an AWESOME birthday Mom!!!

Today Robert accepted a new job! Way to go babe! I'm so proud of him! He's been wanting a new one for a long while, however the economy pushed him into ramping up his search a little over a week ago. And in a week he's found a new job that he's totally excited about and he is going to be so great at!!! I wish he'd give more credit to himself than he does!

In exactly 8 months and 2 weeks from today Robert and I are walking down the aisle! Kuh-RAY-Z! So exciting, but so much left to do! After March is over, I should have more time to focus on our wedding and really get some things knocked out!

I thought of something really profound this morning, was going to use it as my Facebook note, but heck if I can remember it! HA HA HA Is this a sign of getting old? I hope not!

Also -- if anyone reading this can and does give blood, Nick's Uncle Louis Buzek needs it! He was in a hunting accident last week, which he was very critically wounded. He is still in very unstable conditions. Prayers are needed! Dr Red Duke is his surgeon, so he is in some of the best medical hands in Houston.

Finally -- Robert and I have been living together for about 2 weeks now -- actually, 2 weeks today! That's good stuff! We really are enjoying it. It's been so natural too. I truly am marrying someone that compliments me in so many ways, and I know he feels the same way! I"m assuming all you married friends out there know exactly what I'm talking about!!

Here's to hoping everyone has a wonderfully blessed week and weekend!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Company Appreciation Party

Hey all -- I know I know ... it's been awhile. I've just not been camera-happy, finger-snappy lately, so haven't posted much. As you can see on the previous two blogs -- I have been scouring for pics! Should have some from this coming weekend for ya' next week.

As for this post -- we had the Hess Corporation Employee Appreciation Party at the Hilton Americas on Saturday night. We all had a good time -- I think 1,300 people RSVP'd for it.

Here's a few pics from the evening. Robert and I stayed the night at the hotel and it was like a mini-vacation. We plan to do more of those cause it just worked out TOO WELL! And Miss Sophie was an ANGEL. She stayed at home while we were away and oh she was such a sweetie! Behaved even better than expected! Now -- I'm sure if we do this again soon, she may show us who's boss!

R & J
Andy & Beth
Me & Rob -- although I'm not sure who he's checking out!!!