Monday, August 31, 2009

08.29.09 Audrey's 1 Year Birthday Party Invitation

Janet asked me to help her make birthday party invitations for Audrey's 1st birthday. She was planning to have the party at the Arboretum, so she was looking for a garden theme. We did four different color schemes and a cute stamp inside. I think they turned out adorable! We made about twenty invitations.

05.30.09 Vanessa's Birthday Card

This is a birthday card that I made for my sister's birthday. Yes, I used stickles!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

08.23.09 Pink Cricut Expressions

Juan, Mom and I were all waiting at different Michael's when they opened this morning to get a new Pink Cricut Expressions. It is a limited model only available at Michael's and on sale for $299. I was told they only shipped one to each store, so I was afraid I would not get one. Amazingly enough, all three of us got one....we didn't all buy one though. Good thing God made cell phones! Here is my new awesome toy, it does amazing things and I LOVE the pink cartridge that came with it. I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

08.22.09 Abacus

Juan, Mom and I went to Abacus for our last dinner for restaurant week. I have been wanting to try it for years. All three of us decided to add the wine pairings with our dinner. We started with edamame and then I chose Ginger-beef potstickers for my appetizer and pork with herb butter and mixed vegetables for my entree. Mom had the caesar salad and pork entree and Juan had the Texas roasted corn soup and tri-steak with goat cheese polenta. We all had different wines with each course, but the best of the night was the dessert. They brought us two plates each containing a sampling of every dessert they have. It was awesome to get to taste them all. It was a lovely dinner and we will definitely be returning.

08.19.09 Nobu

Juan, Miriam and I went to Nobu for restaurant week. We started with peach bellini martinis and then began our seven course meal. I had: seaweed and cucumber salad, sesame salad, miso soup, edemame, california roll, shrimp/vegetable tempura, and dessert. It was fabulous!

Monday, August 17, 2009

08.17.09 Dragonfly

Juan and I started off restaurant week at the Dragonfly. It was fabulous although I am about to explode. We got there early and enjoyed happy hour martinis called "fountain of youth" made with honeydew essence. Juan had a ribeye steak and I had pheasant. It was very yummy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

08.11.09 Jakob and his Soccer Ball

I hadn't seen my nephew Jakob for a few weeks, so I went over to Vanessa's to visit. Jakob is growing so fast. He has two little teeth and is a regular little jumping jack. He is almost crawling, but jumping constantly. He is such a happy baby. He has a stuffed soccer ball that he can actually roll back to you, I think it is more accidental but he enjoys it. Vanessa gave him his first haircut and that was adorable. She didn't cut much, because he doesn't have much to cut; but it was getting a little long on top. Jakob thoroughly enjoyed the comb. He is ADORABLE!

08.10.09 Sarah's Bday Jewelry Party

Sarah hosted a jewelry party for her birthday this year. Brett brought over her Premier Designs jewelry collection so we could all ooohhh and ahhhh over the new items. She decked Sarah out in all the hottest bling imaginable. We had a great time and I bought a few goodies for myself. I also got to see the house expansion, Sarah's new "cruiser" bike and had fun playing with Audrey!

08.09.09 Dinner Party at Miriam's

Miriam hosted a dinner party for Will, Craig, Juan and I. Her cooking is always fabulous so we were super excited to attend. Dinner lived up to our expectations. She made a salad, stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon, and mashed potatoes mixed with all sorts of goodness. For dessert she made berry parfaits with strawberries and blueberries covered in homemade lemon chelo and ice cream. Delicious! Then we all played mad gab and laughed hysterically at Miriam's annunciation of the phrases. It sounded like she was purposely speaking with an accent. She is way too good at that game and pretty much beat us all. It was a good night.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

08.09.09 Ft Worth Zoo

Juan and I braved the heat today and headed out to the Ft. Worth Zoo. We got there around noon, so it was already nice and hot. Most of the animals were napping in the shade, but the chimpanzee's were going at it..... and I mean GOING at it!!!! It was hilarious. A little boy asked his dad what they were doing and the dad replied that he was holding his friend because she was tired. Juan really just wanted to go to take pictures at Parrott Paradise, so we only lasted a couple of hours.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wedding Thank You Cards

These are the thank-you cards I made after our wedding this year. They are a three fold design. Simple, but I liked them.