Monday, June 29, 2009

Anxiously waiting.....

for my bridal portraits to be posted!!!

It turned out to be a HOT day on Thursday -- shocker!!!! but we had a little shower and a little overcast, so that DEFINITELY helped!!!!

My bouquet was gorgeous! The dress was perfect. And I had the gals that mean the most to me there!

Serendipity was in for a real treat -- they got to snap pics with animals and cow poop and bugs and the HEAT and even heard some peacocks. Good stuff.

Robert and I also were at the Engaged Encounter this weekend. It was really great to be secluded from the world for a couple days. We rejuvenated our connection on the deeper level -- it was really nice. We had no "shockers" cause we talk so much about life today and tomorrow and down the road ... so that was good. But, not judging anyone, it was obvious that some of the couples, both younger than us AND older than us had more than a few surprises. Wow. How do you not know????

Either way -- Robert and I had a great weekend.....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Yep ... It's now Tuesday ... but reading about everyone's Father's Day weekend really makes me want to share the one we had with Dad too!!! :)
Father's Day was pretty low-key for the most part ... but just being at home with the family makes it special. Ya'll all know how much I love being home, in Shiner, with my family ... so it comes as no surprise.
We enjoyed an amazing wedding shower (for us -- pics coming soon) on Saturday, so was able to spend it with the extended Chumchal and Migl families. What better way???? Sunday we all slept in then make chicken fried chicken breasts, fresh squash and fresh new potatoes for lunch. YUM!

I have amazing each of us Thanks just doesn't seem to cover it ... but it's the best I've got for now! Happy Father's Day 2009 to all you guys out there. Including my amazing fiance, Robert -- who is an amazing father to two pretty cool boys.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sweet Home Fireman's Fest -- Friday Night

Some pics from the Friday night of the Sweet Home Fireman's Fest -- BBQ Cookoff. Always a good time the night before with lots of folks out and lots of booze going down!

Grumpy Jaace
Alyssa and some little girl relaxing...
Jamie getting my drink-on from my guitar cup! SWEET! Mine was clear and Dawn's chee-chee bird red! LOL
Me & Dawn -- aww
Aunt Carolyn hanging out
Scotty feeling just fine....

Monday, June 08, 2009


So Robert (and Scotty) are working on a new BBQ Trailer for the 2 Farm Boys and a City Slicker cooking team. It's a work-in-progress. Here are some shots when the guys were up all night working on the smoke box and fire box. Cool pics. In the pics below are Ryan (Robert's good friend) and Jr and Robert taking the pics. I was in bed catching some zzzzzz's!


This is dear Miss Emma Kate Strickland -- James & Angela's oldest.

We managed to work out our schedules and had them over for dinner on the Saturday before they left Katy for a bit. Miss Emma Kate was really taken by Matthew .... and Sophie's bed.

She LOVED it in here. But she's a smart girl -- Sophie's bed is super-soft and cuddly!!!! Fit for a Princess -- human or doggy! :)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Just a hello, I'm still alive

I have been so bad over the past 6 months with keeping in touch with everybody, remembering birthday's, getting things in order, being on top of things. My blog has suffered too.

But ........ I'm still here. Work is crazy and I don't know when it will get better. Wedding plans are coming along really well. I can't wait for the bachelorette party and especially THE BIG DAY!!! I've really enjoyed being able to plan the whole thing with Robert and my Mom and Dad. My MOH's have been great with the bachelorette stuff. Jenny's really been on top of things. R & I have some hiccups yet, so keep all your fingers and toes crossed -- or whatever brings the most luck. Our honeymoon flights are booked now so we are SUPER excited!! Yay! Yay! Yay! And we got a HELL of a deal! I"m planning on taking 3 weeks off in October and right now -- it can't get here fast enough!!! I NEED A VACATION!!!!

Heading to Shiner this weekend - YAY! Have a few things to do but mainly get some R&R in as well as POOL TIME!

Have a great weekend everyone!