Saturday, September 26, 2009

Special all around!

This past Thursday, September 24th was a special day for a few reasons. First of all, it marks my Aunt Colette & Uncle Bill's 26th wedding anniversary! It is interesting to note that they got married 26 years ago - which would make the year 1983. That, my friends, was the same year I was born, and only 3 months after their marriage. So it is really easy for me to remember how long they have been married because of how old I am! :) Lucky for me they got married when they did - otherwise they might not have been my godparents!

On this same day, Rob and I were invited to the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston (CHH) Annual Sale. My aunt, amoung many others, are members of this group and had items in the sale. So Rob and I wanted to attend in order to support those members (especially my aunt!) as well as share in their anniversary! So, we went downtown to go to the sale and there were so many neat things up for grabs! We ended up buying mainly from family, but there were a couple of other neat things we bought too.

Here are a few of the things we bought!

This is a purse made and painted by Caryn (my Aunt Colette's sister). It is a "Green" Bag as it is made from recycled and fused Target shopping bags. It was handwoven with hand felted embellishments. It is absolutely adorable!

This is as it looks -- a pumpkin on a stand. This item was made by Aunt Colette. The pumpkin was hand felted, wool fiber fill, and then the metal stand. There are also sparkling pieces on the leaves and top of the pumpkin that really make this piece stand out! We are excited to have this piece just in time for the season and holiday!

This is another hand made felt piece made by Aunt Colette. The bottom of it has an antique clip which can hook onto say, a Christmas tree..!

This last piece we purchased was made by D.D. Woodbury. Before the sale started, Aunt Colette told me all about this item - and said that it should be the first thing I look for. This is a handwoven dove made from silk. D.D. had a little fabric left from making her daughter's wedding dress and used it to create this. I even had the pleasure of meeting D.D. during the sale which was really neat. Let me just say that everyone who saw this in my basket was sad that they were not one of the first people in line because they wanted it!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I <3 Beer

The outside of St. Arnold's
This was stamped on my hand earlier today, but has since been washed off. Today we (me, Rob, Wes, and Kelly) took a tour of the St. Arnold's brewery. This was of course Wes' idea, but we were glad to come along and sample some beers. The placement of the brewery was interesting - it seemed to be quite small and in a business center. There was no a.c. which made it a bit hot, but the good news is that they will be moving to a new location which will be bigger and be air conditioned! Yay! For the first 20-30 minutes of the "tour" we heard this guy talk more about how the company got started.. all the history.. Then we got to get in line with our drinking glass (included with the 5 dollar entry fee) and taste some beers. I think we had two each - although we had the chance to get four. Hunger and heat got the best of us! Anyways, we had a great time, and would consider going to the new cooler location! Here are a few pics from our day today! Drink on!

Rob's "beer goggles" --- I think he liked the beer :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

Ok, Happy Belated Labor Day, but you get the idea! Even though we had an extra day added onto the weekend, it seems like time flew by! We did have a fun weekend though so perhaps that is why things went by so quickly. On Saturday morning, Rob and I headed down to Deer Park to spend some the day/evening with the family. To our surprise, there were more people coming in than originally thought - but that made it all the better! :) We had an amazingly good and big lunch and of course, we played games throughout the day. The next morning, we played more games and watched an episode or two of Bones before leaving to go to our next destination! Rob and I went to Kelli's house to spend the day/night with them. Rob hadn't met Jackson yet - so we needed to get that done! Also, one of my best friends Janae was coming into town to meet Jackson - and bringing her main squeeze Daniel for us to meet! We all pitched in cooking different things for dinner that evening, and played a handful of games with them. On Monday, Kelli's parents came into town and all 8 and a half (Jackson!) of us went to eat a great lunch at BJ's.
Here's a great pic of Janae being the sheriff in the game Bang!

All in all, we had a great weekend, but like I said, time flew by. I would have loved to have spent more time with friends and family, but am glad we got the time in that we did! By the way, is it the weekend again yet?? :)

This picture was taken on our trip into Bridge City to celebrate Peggy's Birthday! Yay family!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

3 Years

While it seems like it was just yesterday that Rob and I started dating... today is our 3 year anniversary! I can't believe it has been three years -- Three of the best years of my life! Three years ago, my life completely changed (for the better) and I met someone amazing and incredible, and lucky for me, he felt the same way! I love you honey, and can't wait for another year of loving you!!

This is one of our first pictures together.. Can't you just tell we're a perfect pair? :)