Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

This weekend Danny and I flew down to Brownsville to meet with the Priest who is going to marrying us. We have known for a long time that the wedding would be on June 12, 2010 but we had to meet with the Priest in person in order for him to actually write the date down in the church's calendar. Everything went well so June 12th is ours! Mark your calendars! I was starting to have mild panic attacks since we had everything else booked for that day but didn't officially have the church.
After our meeting with the Priest, we headed out to the Island with my mom to see the place we are going to have the reception. I was starting to have panic attacks about that also since I had never seen it in person but I think it will end up being a great place to have the wedding! We also looked at a couple of places to have the rehearsal dinner and hotels to get room blocks at. All in all I think it was a pretty productive weekend.
I think Danny had his fill of Mexican food over the weekend. I didn't realize this but I guess most of the stuff we eat down there is Mexican food but I just consider it normal food since that is what I grew up eating. Danny may not eat fajitas, tortillas or tacos for the next month!
The best part of the trip (other than getting to see my parents) was getting to see our dog Charlie!!! I rescued him right before my senior year in high school and he is just the best dog ever! I put him in his Halloween costume (which he hated) and he looked adorable. Kinda like a little furry Harry Potter!

Ender and Ollie spent the weekend with Danny's parents and were completely worn out when Danny and I got them back to my house. This is what they did all of Sunday evening:

Hope everyone has a great Halloween weekend!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we had the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition at my house!

We had Halloween treats like pumpkin roll, pumpkin empanadas, pumpkin muffins with whipped cream topping, mummy dogs, pumpkin ale and spiked apple cider. All soooo yummy!

The dogs ran around in their Halloween outfits while the rest of us carved our pumpkins.

Ender was a grey squirrel and pretty much hated life. He was too embarrassed here to even look at the camera!

Oliver was the cutest turtle I have ever seen. I don't think he even realized he had a costume on most of the time. That dog just loves life! He also loves this little lady.

Here is Ollie with his girlfriend Shiloh in her Halloween dress complete with matching bow.

This year we had some great first time competitors which included Eric and Lindsey, Jen, and Bear and Mallory.

The Freeds and Jen decided to go collegiate with their pumpkins.

I realize that this is a totally horrible picture, but here are the rest of the pumpkins from the night.

My pumpkin is the one on the far left and is a scary scarecrow. I won the award for "Scariest Pumpkin".

Jens UT Longhorn is next in line. She was awarded "Most Spirited"

Lindsay P. got "Most Improved" since last year she just cut a giant hole in her pumpkin. She definitely redeemed herself with this cute little monster.

Kiki is up next with her Piglet pumpkin. I am not sure what award she got for her pumpkin, but her pumpkin muffins she brought over were to die for and the favorite treat of the night. Therefore, I give her the "Best Baker" award.

Danny made the mummy face pumpkin which you can't really see in the picture, but he got the award for "Most Intricate Pumpkin".

And last but not least we have Bear and Mallory's Winne the Pooh pumpkin. They were declared the winners of the entire competition even though they took about 2 hours to finish it. It was pretty perfect though. I think Bear could make a career out of this. Last year he had to step in and MacGyver Lindsay's pumpkin with toothpicks after she cut out that giant hole and this year he carved the perfect Pooh.

After everyone left I put my pumpkin and Danny's pumpkin out on my front porch for the world to enjoy.

I am pretty sure these things will be rotten in the next two days or eaten by a wild animal but they were too pretty not to display!

Happy Fall!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Danny's Birthday!

Today this guy turns 26 years old!

Can you believe that? I can't, especially when he takes self portraits of himself like this. I can't remember where we were going after he took this picture, but I know he asked me if he could leave the house like that. Uh no, I don't think so.

In a few days we will also celebrate our 2 year anniversary, I can't believe that either.

Danny is my favorite person to be around hands down and he makes me laugh more than anyone I have ever met.

This year we aren't having a big birthday bash like we normally do. We had plans last weekend and we have plans next weekend so we are just going to do a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants tonight.


Hope you have a wonderdul day! You are the best thing that could have happened to us! We hope all your birthday wishes come true!

Love You,

Mitzi, Ender and Ollie

Weekend Rundown!

This weekend was the much anticipated A&M/Arkansas football game at Cowboy Stadium. We have been planning for months to have a party at the Stanley's since Shellie and all of us went to A&M and Jon went to Arkansas.

So, this weekend family and friends from all over came over to take part in the not so friendly rivalry at the Stanley house! We had some seriously amazing food that day and some fun times with great friends. The Aggies of course disappointed us and lost. I don't even know what the final score was, but it was bad.

Sunday morning we were woken up by some super loud and bright explosions at 6:45. It turns out that the transformer (not sure if that is right) behind our house had exploded and set the telephone pole that it was connected to on fire. We happened to be looking out the back door the third time it happened and it temporarily blinded Ash and she then ran into the wall. I was ready to hop in the car and get outta there but we remained calm and called the fire department instead. Anyway, we ended up not having electricity until about 9pm that night. On the bright side, I took a 3 hour nap to pass the time, it was AMAZING!

On Monday (I know Monday isn't part of the weekend, but whatever), we went to the season opener for the Mavs. Danny and I won the tickets at a cancer fundraiser for our friend Fun Bobby since she is on a team that does the Lance Armstrong bike race. We bid $20 dollars on 4 tickets in the silent auction and actually ended up getting them! It turns out the tickets were worth over $500, what a steal! Fun Bobby and Kiki came with us and the seats ended up being really great! I am sure Danny wished there would have been another boy there since we basically chatted the whole time and then found the hottest players and cheered for them when we were actually watching the game, but he is always such a good sport!

All in all it was a good weekend/Monday minus the day I had to live in the dark.

Oh and today I start level 2 of the Thirty Day Shred, wish me luck!