Thursday, January 3, 2013

Well, Hello Again! {A Holiday Update!}

I know, I know.  It's been FOREVER since I did a real post.  What can I say?  Life is just crazy sometimes!  Although I feel like I should back track to update on everything that has gone on in the past few months, I'm just going to pick up with the most recent/important events.  Otherwise, I doubt anyone would ever actually get through reading this entire post. :)

In Houston....

We celebrated our first birthday in the house in November!!

And I had a successful attempt at my first number-cake sans Dad.

We set up our first Christmas tree,

and table!

I made bows for the garland on the banister...with inspiration from Aunt Cheryl. :) 

The Baird Houston Christmas came to our house!! And so did the ever adorable Holt!

And Christmas here meant having to find dining space for 14 people...yikes!

We all had fun with our new stockings...including Reese!

Then, we moved on to Dallas...
Our second annual Christmas cookie extravaganza was a success!!

The puppies were nice enough to pose for us in their various Christmas outfits. :)

The Christmas Eve Santa showed up early with...


We had our annual Christmas morning stair pose.

And we were even blessed with a White Christmas! ...Texas style, of course!

My birthday was celebrated!  And I'm embarrassed to admit that I *almost* forgot my tiara....

 Back to Houston...

We had friends over for New Year's Eve.

 And used our china!!

If you made it this far, I'm impressed and hope you enjoyed!  Hope you have had as wonderful of a holiday season as we have!!

Love, Sara :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Missing My Reese

My little puppy is at boot camp right now... it's so sad without her around!  Reese has been gone for 3 weeks and she stays for another 5...  The house is quieter, cleaner, and I don't have that little bark waiting for me when I get home.  Not to mention that the weather has been BEAUTIFUL and I've wished we was here to go on a walk with me.  So sad!! 

 I was looking through pictures today and missing her terribly.  I figured it would be a perfect time to share our first lake outing with that little ball of excitement!!  

On our way for our first swim in the lake!  Note the pre-boarding-school-beacuse-she-would-run-off-leash...

And she's in!!

Once in the water, she would make a bee-line to my raft.

She knows I'm a softie and would let her lie down with me!

Then it was time for the tennis ball... Please note my pre-boarding school puppy and her amazing sitting skills!

And they're off!!

 Check out Reese's body going in all sorts of directions...I'm amazed she didn't fall over!

She's a happy lake dog. :)

Love, Sara :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Everybody Wants to Be A Chi Omega...

I went back to College Station today for my first bid day in 3 years.  My little Audra is a new little Chi-O!!!!  Waaahoo!!  Not only did being in College Station totally bring back a flood of memories, but being in front of the Chi O house and waiting for the bus to get arrive, had me missing college and Chi O so much.  

I got to the house to surprise Auds and knew a total of 2 girls... it was the absolute strangest feeling.  That house is where I met my best friends, where I lived, where I served, and where an entire portion of my life was centered for 4 years.  Today, it felt like home, but it felt foreign at the same time.  Most of the time I just felt old!

 Loved the theme this year!  And you HAVE to love the music that is so loud it drowns out all of the rest of the block!

 The bus finally arrived!!

Easily the best picture of the day...This was the second right as Audra saw me.  The only part it doesn't capture is the super excited scream that came with her surprise.  I don't think I've ever seen a surprise reaction that compares to this one!

Cousins, now sisters!

Baby hootie!  So cute!

I was too short to get the rest of the group!!

It was such a fun day and I am SO glad I decided to go.  I loved thinking back over my years at that house I can't wait to see what fun memories Auds makes with her new friends!!

Everybody wants to be a Chi Omega, Everybody knows we're RED HOT! :)

Love, Sara