Monday, November 23, 2009

yep, i'm still here!

It seems as though I have turned into the world's worst blogger. I am going to do my best to not get so behind again!

We have had a busy few weeks here. I have been working a lot and last week we had Kyle's folks here to visit. Enjoy the photo recap of what we have been up to lately...

One of our favorite new date night locations is a comedy club down the street. A few weeks ago Aisha Tyler was in town so we were able to not only enjoy her show but meet her.

On November 8 we celebrate 8 years of being Kyle and Stephanie. We had a great dinner at a wonderful seafood restaurant in Midtown.

Kim and I on our way to brunch. We wanted a picture with some pretty fall leaves!

While Kyle's parents were here, we went to Amicalola Falls at the state park.

The newlyweds at the falls.

The Rockets played the Hawks here last week so we headed to the game to support our hometown. We didn't end up winning, but it was a great game and I got to wear the jersey of my favorite Rockets player, Hakeem the dream! Yes, I coordinated my purse, headband and shoes with the team colors. Is anyone surprised??

In other news, I am still loving my job. I am starting to take lots of bridal appointments and on Saturday I SOLD MY FIRST DRESS!! I know it doesn't sound like a very big deal, but it was worth celebrating in my book! Brides usually need several appointments before they are ready to commit to a gown, but this bride bought a dress in our very first appointment. She was so sweet and is actually having a vow renewal with her husband. They eloped in February after putting off their wedding because of health problems. They are planning their dream wedding in the mountains and I helped her find the perfect dress. Kyle and I celebrated the grand occasion with dinner at Pappasito's!

We are packed and ready to head to Texas for Thanksgiving. We'll be leaving for the airport in less than an hour and I am more than ready! I'm not sure how much updating I'll do during the week, but I'll certainly be back soon with pictures from our week at home!

I hope you all have wonderful Thanksgiving holidays, filled with good food, wonderful friends and family, and lots of thanks for the blessings in your life. Cannot wait to hear about how all of you will be celebrating!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

my holiday requests.

For the last few years my mom has requested that my sister and I create somewhat of a Christmas wish-list. For some reason I am having a tricky time with it this year. Truth is, I have a longer list of 'holiday requests' rather than items that I would like to see under our Christmas tree. Here are a few of the things I am hoping to eat/drink/enjoy over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

  • My dad's egg nog. I am not a fan of regular egg nog at all but my dad makes the yummiest stuff you'll ever have!
  • A shopping trip with the fam. I don't even care if I buy anything, I just love spending the day shopping and having lunch with my family. (Yes, my dad is included in this one. He isn't a major shopper but almost never passes up a trip with his girls!)
  • Fresh, homemade apple pie. My Grammy makes a pretty incredible pecan pie but my dad and I are apple pie professionals.
  • Mani/pedi with Mom and Jenn, followed by lunch at the famous Sandy McGee's! 
  • ESCALANTE'S! I cannot tell you people how badly I miss this restaurant and everything about it. I am more than okay with enjoying this treat in November and December.
  • I'm not sure what movies are coming out soon, but I would love to go see a super girly one with any gal pals that would like to join. I try not to drag Kyle to these movies so I have to take advantage of the opportunity while I am home.
  • This last one should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway. I cannot wait to spend time with my family and friends back in Texas. 
I'll be back tomorrow with pictures from our anniversary date and the evening we spent with Aisha Tyler! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

wish list.

A few weeks ago I decided to start thinking about what I might want for Christmas. My mom always asks for a few suggestions so I decided to make note of anything that came to mind. Would you like to see the very first thing I thought of??

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Yep. A hand-held vacuum is the first thing I could come up with. I was as shocked as the rest of you. I was feeling pretty lame for requesting one of these until I stumbled upon request number 2...

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J. Crew coats are the best and I think this would be the perfect new addition to my closet. Maybe I'll wear this pretty little thing while I use my vacuum. At least I'll feel lovely while I do my chores!

Is there anything on your wishlist that I should have my eye on?

Monday, November 2, 2009


It seems that I accidentally let an entire week go by without posting! By the time I get home at 6:30 I just want to have dinner, watch some tv shows, read all of your blogs and go to bed. Writing it all out like that made me realize how very un-cool it sounds!

Work is still going great. I am getting a lot more comfortable with knowing how to fill out dress orders and feel like I am starting to learn more about our dresses and designers. I'm sure I'll have all of the dress facts down perfectly by February... just in time for the new dresses to come in!

In other news, I didn't work at the shop on Friday but got called to sub in a pre-k class. It was such a great day! The class is one of two pre-k classes in a technology high school. I was filling in for the teacher's aide so I spent the day helping out instead of running the classroom. I loved the teacher that I worked with and the kids were great. We did tons of fun Halloween activities and the kiddos even got to have their faces painted. It is definitely a school that I would love to go back to.

I don't work a full day until Saturday this week, just a few hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. A girl at work gave me a list of her favorite restaurants in Atlanta so we may try one on Sunday to celebrate our anniversary (yep, we're still celebrating the original one even though we are old and married now!)

Last but not least, look at the sweetest new little member of our family. My cousin Kyle and his wife Olivia are now proud parents to this little lady. I do believe she will be stealing the show this Thanksgiving!