Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thank you for being my sister, my friend, my personal shopper, my encourager and my most trusted inner circle. I have shared my best days and my worst days with you and for that, I am forever grateful! I love you for the amazing women you are and for always bringing out the best in me. Each of you is truly a reflection of Christ's love for me.
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." ~ Proverbs 31:30
* turn up your volume so you can hear the music!
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy."~ Philippians 1:3-4
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
My recipe is adapted from Kraft.com, and it's a winner.
You will need:
1-1/4 cups milk, divided
1/4 cup of Sour Cream
3 Tbsp. sugar
2-1/4 cups Bisquick
1 pkg. (4-serving size) vanilla pudding (I use JELL-O Vanilla Instant)
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
4 cups sliced strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
Add the remaining 3/4 cup milk to dry pudding mix in medium bowl. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in half of the whipped topping. Toss strawberries with 1/3 cup sugar; set aside. I don't always use a full 1/3 cup of sugar. It depends on how sweet you want your strawberries.
Put the bottom cake layer on serving plate; Spread with pudding mixture; top with 1/2 the strawberry mixture; cover with top cake layer. Spread with remaining whipped topping; top with remaining strawberry mixture. It can be eaten plain or with a lovely scoop of Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream.....yummy! (Store any leftover shortcake in refrigerator.)
Friday, August 22, 2008
*Note: I have to thank Courtney for introducing me to these precious bags several years ago. She gave me one for my birthday and I was sold! I think my mom has one in every color. And no, I'm not exaggerating.
Me and my Hubs
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
David and I have been married for a little over a year and a half, and it has been the most wonderful time of our lives. We have been blessed in many ways in such a short period of time and we just stand in awe at what has transpired over the past 19 months. We were married in January of 2007 and came home from our honeymoon to the news that David got the job he had interviewed for (the day before our wedding) in Austin. We were ecstatic to move and be near family and friends. Over the next 6 months we both started new jobs and settled into life as newlyweds.
In the past 6 weeks, we have been blessed beyond measure and are excited to share that we have purchased our first home!! We are so excited to plants roots in this community and have our very own home!
We have searched high and low for the house that we loved and really felt was "ours" and we have found the one. We both come from amazing families and we have grown up in homes centered around Christ. We grew up knowing and feeling that home is a place of love, refuge, strength, laughter, hope and comfort. It may only be 4 walls, but they are walls that hold memories of praise and laughter. David and I are looking forward to beginning our own story inside our 4 walls. We pray that our story always tells of our love for our Lord, our love for each other, our thankfulness for our many blessings, our appreciation for our past and our hope for the future.
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. ~ Proverbs 24:3-4
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. ~ Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Our New Home!
Come on over, we can't wait!
Tiffany and David
- Lauren's hair at the "kickoff party". It was a beach scene and her hair was a perfect fit. The dress....I kind of liked the dress, but the neckline (or lack there of) was a major miss-fire. Her "girls" looked really weird.
- Audrina looked super cute
- Lauren and Doug's date made ME uncomfortable with their lack of conversation, but I hate to judge since I can only imagine how goofy I would sound if I was followed on first dates with a camera
- LOVED Lo calling Doug "Dougy" at the pool party
- Audrina and Lo do not like each other. This is a problem for Lauren since she is BFF with both, but a forced friendship just isn't going to work. Oil and water don't mix sista!
- Audrina straight up saying, "We'll never be friends!" to Lo....keep the gloves up girlfriend!
- Did anyone else catch the holes in that guy's ears that I could have thrown a softball through??? Oh my word....I just can't imagine that....
- SPENCER.....he is AWFUL!! Heidi's sister came and he was just miserable to her. What does she see in him?
- Heidi's sister straight up telling Heidi she thinks Spencer is bad for her
- The extensions???? WHY?
- Heidi and Spencer walking her sister out and the random timing to start talking about her moving to Hollywood. Great segue MTV intern.
I was really disappointed that the premier was only 30 minutes. MTV left us hanging a little. I'm looking forward to this season...do we think Heidi and LC will become friends again?? The previews show Lauren having lunch with Heidi's sister and then talking about missing her "best friend". Could it be possible?
Talk amongst yourselves =)
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Now Michael Phelps....that's grit! It has been so much fun watching him swim his way to world records and Olympic glory. Let's not fail to mention our men and women's sand volleyball teams! If you had asked me a week ago if I would watch the Olympics I would have said, "Probably a little". If you had asked me, "Will you watch sand volleyball and cycling?" I would have laughed in your face. But what did I watch last night? OH....sand volleyball and cycling. I digress...
Here are a few incredible photos from the opening ceremony. You can find more pictures at this website.
5. Derek Redmond (Barcelona 1992)- We've all seen the highlight reel...he tore his right hamstring in the semi-final of the 400m and fell to the ground. When he saw the medics with the stretcher running towards him he began to hobble on one leg to finish himself, at which point his dad rush to the track and helped him to the finishing line.
3. U.S. Men's 400 meter Freestyle Relay (Beijing 2008)- Jason Lezak pulls off the unbelievable, making up a half-body deficit to win by a few tenths of a second.
Good luck Team USA. Bring home the Gold(s)!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Example: Dad's clue (His word was JFK Jr.)
"OKAY....Shot in the back of the head."
Dad: "His son!"
Family in unison: "JKF Jr.??" WOW!!
Needless to say, we had an amazing time! A little explanation... Alfred, lovingly known as Alfie, was our waiter (me, mom and Kristen) on Friday when we left the pool to hit up Gonzales Y Gonzales for some chips, hot sauce and a rita. He proceeded to give mom her Diet Pepsi on the house because "Our mom's H-O-T!" We should have known right there! We had a 2 hour lunch where he ended up professing his love (in a very comical way) to Kristen. Let me give you one exchange:
Dad had come and joined us for our last few minutes of lunch and Alfie walked up and started talking....again.
Alfie: Yeah, I'm having solar panels put on my house.
Dad: Really? My company makes the micro-chips for that. Are a lot of people putting them on their homes here?
Alfie: Yes, but it is pretty expensive. But don't worry!! I'll still have enough money to get her a proper ring!
He ended up asking for Kristen's number and we weren't sure how to get around that, so she actually gave it to him. Not 2 hours later, he makes the first call. Are you kidding me? She doesn't answer, we go see Jersey Boys, and we think that is the end of it....oh no! He called and texted 2 more times over the course of our trip, then texted to make sure she made it back to NY. WOW.
In all, we had a great time together and shared a ton of good laughs. Mostly at each other's expense, but hey, that's what family is for. :) Here are a few of our fun vacay pics.
Kristen and I having a drink while Alfie fell in love :)
Dave and I outside of the Wynn on our hotel tour day
Um...my heart was beating SO fast when that bell was ringing! I was so hyped. I can't even imagine what I would do if I actually won a lot of money! It was fun!
Jersey Boys! It was AMAZING!
Kristen took our picture while the tri-pod was being set up in the middle of the Venetian for the "family photo"
It really needs no explanation
Dave and I at the water show at the Bellagio (I almost forgot....I cut all my hair off during spa day. The back is the "Victoria Beckham" cut...short!)
Our fun family!
Taylor, Dave and I at dinner
Woo hoo... Big bet for a BIG man... Sure you don't want to save a few bucks for the buffet? ~ National Lampoons Vegas Vacation
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
As I was packing, I was thinking about what we would be doing so I could figure out what clothes to take, and for some reason a scene from Desperate Housewives popped into my head. I am not a big DH watcher, but it just so happens that one night, I saw 5 minutes of an episode and I heard the best line EVER written for TV. I have no idea where they were going, but Carlos tells Gabby to pack only the essentials. He looks over into her bag:
Carlos: "Is that a BOA?"
Gabrielle: "Carlos! If you're taking me somewhere where I don't need a boa then I don't want to go!"
You go girl! It's all about how you accessorize. :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Notice the "inferior" chapstick in the drawer also. That is backup in case of emergency.
A pen and chapstick...only the essentials!
Friday, August 1, 2008
As you know, I have been traveling a lot for work. I have stayed in Marriotts, Hiltons, Hyatts, etc. While all have been great hotels and offered equally fab service, my head never felt so nice as it did when falling asleep on one of the Marriott pillows.
Alas, I have done some research and I have good news....We can buy these pillows online and have a great night sleep every night! I have found a website that offers these pillows at a discount rate and with amazing standard shipping of $4 flat rate. Happy shopping and sweet dreams!!