Sunday, December 27, 2009

t'was the night before christmas

and all through the viegers'
not a creature was stirring
they were sitting still in da house
a game of serious blockus was underway
and guess who won- yes that's right- ALLI and TAY!
it was a lovely evening! we drove home to our house
we woke up to spend christmas with our little girl

broccoli cheese whole wheat bread pudding for taylor
flowers for the table
yummy fruit salad with mint and toasted almonds
we headed to 'the carols' for christmas evening
we were so excited that drunk santa made an appearance
he was getting toasted!
cousin brent sat on his lap
along with cousin emily
and alli
and tay
even cookie baker
and grandma skeeter too!
even though it is overwhelming to do 4 christmas parties in one day i am grateful that my family is heathly and all here in dallas. i had such a great christmas and i love you all!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

home is


naptime on saturday-
i love my little family

Friday, December 11, 2009


life is too short to get your feathers ruffled every time someone does something you don't like. you just have to let it roll off your tailfeathers- ya dig?!

Monday, December 7, 2009

christmas magic is.....

along with attacks from lee lou! i was leaning down to arrange some presents i wrapped last night (i take it way to seriously people-i mean business) and lee lou jumped on to my back. she latched on for dear life. when you are faced with this sort os situation you have to not make any sudden movements or she will dig her nails in deeper. it is very scary. you also have to be still enough so your husband can grab the camera to capture the hilarity of it all :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

happy thanksgiving holiday!

just wanted to wish you all a happy healthy thanksgiving holiday! i plan to be bobbing around with joy like these guys spending some quality time with family and friends-enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2009

it's time

i've been waiting in anticipation for this day since last year when i saw the first movie in stephenie meyers' vampire series-twilight. i cannot believe it is finally here- NEW MOON! make some noise people- what other films combine vampires, mortals, and werewolves all in one?!! hello this is truly exciting! seriously i never thought i would fall so hard for this teenage drama but i am hooked. edward cullen is my man(sorry taylor :). i wanted to order this shirt that said 'fangs are cool', wear it to the movie and bring beet juice from whole foods to drink while were watching the film. then i thought- might scare the kiddies. after all taylor and i were probably the oldest 'kids' in the theater when we went opening night to twilight. who cares? it's fun and my chosen guilty pleasure! we would be going tonight but aunty alli has a shower to attend for baby luke. my date with edward will have to be put on hold until saturday night. i am teaching the afternoon saturday class so we are even staying up past our bedtime to see the excitement unfold vampire style. only edward can convince me to see a 10 o'clock movie. yes that is right - i am a grandma. but a grandma who like sexy vampires. hope you enjoy viewing the attached pic of edward in all his glory.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

strike a pose!

who doesn't like gingerbread for the holidays? well a super great friend(thanks chris!) sent me this
link and it was too good to keep to myself. introducing......... gingerbread yogis!!! they are available in vegan(yay!!!) gingerbread and original. they come as a set of ten striking different poses- how great is that? love it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ellie krieger!!!

can you hear the shrill of excitement in my voice??? i just took it to another octave- 'ELLIE KRIEGER!!' why, you ask, am i screaming my favorite food network chefs' name at the top of my lungs?? well yesterday i met my mom at northpark for some partners card action and when we spilt up i wandered by myself over to williams and sonoma (honestly because i was hungry and they always have such great samples). low and behold -ellie krieger was in store promoting her new cook book and signing copies. i was elated and they were serving her cherry almond chocolate clusters. of course i used my w&s gift certificate (left over from our wedding registry) and bought 3 copies and had them signed...who are the lucky ladies receiving a signed copy of her fabulous new cookbook? you will have to wait until christmas to find out:)

of course i snapped some sneaky pics...i was trying not to look like the stalker i am. she was very kind and i think i turned a different shade of red when she talked to me. i just always trying to act normal and when i meet someone i admire that i end up being socially akward. but i think i remained pretty cool - at least i hope so:) i wanted to tell her how much i adore her dedication to promoting health AND flavor in her delicious healthy recipes but i didn't have the guts and wanted to prevent myself from looking like a gushing idiot.

Friday, October 30, 2009

happy halloween

happy halloween!
trick o' treat
smell my feet
give me something good to eat
if you don't i don't care i pull down your yoga shorts (or underwear)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Why wait for the weekend to have fun?
however it is friday so enjoy yourself and live a little!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

fall favorites

FALL is in the air! i love this time of year! so many good times--carving pumkins, bike riding with tay, making butternut squash soup, roasting veggies, drinking tea while snuggled up under a quilt reading a good book..the list goes on and on. here are a couple of my current fall favs!
currently eyeing: sundance balcazar throw
(yes that link is for you carol:)
so goooood- i drink this about 3 times a day and i love the way it smells!
quite possibly my new favorite apple. fujis' were my go to and galas were my standby
but honeycrisp is the new IT!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

heres to looking at you lee lou

hello and happy thursday which means almost friday. thought i would represent with some lee lou love.
we don't have children yet but she is our baby and is as close as it gets :)
heres to looking at you lee lou!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

weekend pics

i know i am a couple of days late and dollars short
but here are some highlights from the weekend

had our change group over sunday night from fellowship!

lee lou making a home in our water bottles for our guests- ha!

urban street bazaar in bishop arts
taylor enjoyed his ginger ale soda pop at the soda pop gallery

my delish salad at spiral diner

tays' quinoa black bean mash up

it's tough being soo handsome

from the beautiful shop+ splendor sale on snow white drive. yes i yanked these beauty shots from the lovely and talented (and homeowner) samantha reitmayer of styleswoon.

me with my lovely finds