Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snow Day!

What a nice surprise! I woke up this morning and heard that there was snow in Abilene and it was heading our way! By the time I left for work it was coming down in Arlington!

Plano had a ton (ok well not a ton, but more than Arlington)of snow!! It was so pretty. Here is a picture of what it looked like when I got to work today.

Recipes for Leftovers

This is the perfect site (or iPhone app) for all your turkey leftovers. All you do is type in what leftovers you have HERE and it gives you tons of recipes that you can use.

Bryan and I made a yummy turkey, noodle, cheese and mushroom casserole. It was delicious. I think that Big Oven might be my new favorite site!!

Happy Leftovers!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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Meet Lizzy

This past Sunday after church we went over to Steph's for tacos and my favorite, queso with the family. Little did I know what we would be taking home that day. Dad brought in four of the golden puppies that they have right now. There was a family that came over to pick out their puppy. Bryan and I saw that there was one light tan one left and the rest were darker. I said that little tan one is pretty cute.

So as the family arrived Steph prayed Lord give Meagan and Bryan a sign if they are supposed to have a puppy. That sign was going to be if that family didn't pick out the light one we would potentially be taking her home with us.

I kept watching them and peeping on them as they held all of the four different puppies. As most of you know I'm not a big animal lover so this was very strange to me. I told mom we'll just get one from the next litter and then she informed that there won't be a next litter. Bryan gave me his own little puppy dog face and asked sweetly if we could take one home.

After the family picked out their puppy I walked outside to see their selection....there the daughter was with a darker colored golden in her hand. Now this was actually becoming a possibility. My skilled salesman father brought the light puppy inside for everyone to goo goo and gaga over. Bryan held her and was hooked.

I finally caved and said we could take her home (I think that Christmas, being a giving time of year affected my decision). Emily said that we should name her Lizzy. That was perfect because I just dropped Elizabeth from my own name, so now we were gaining a Lizzy back into the family.

Here is our new little baby, Lizzy:

- Rocky meeting Lizzy

- Bryan and Lizzy

- Enjoying the couch while we put up the Christmas tree

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Donate water this Christmas....

Watermark Conspiracy 2009 from Watermark Community Church on Vimeo.

Watermark is teaming up with ALARM, a ministry in Africa, to drill more water wells in Burundi and Uganda. They have already drilled 8 wells and have 21 more underway.

Due to their previous work children have been able to attend school instead of fetching water, families are able to set up a home of their own by the water wells to live a better life, and Watermark is able to share the gospel and love of Christ.

I'm going to donate to this because it's a worthy cause and I think everyone deserves clean water. Plus it's a great way to love this Christmas and share all that the Lord has blessed us with! After all it's His money, not ours. You can donate too if you would like to HERE

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This day last year.....

I was asked to walk down the beach with this cute boy named Bryan. That day Bryan did the sweetest thing , he proposed to me in front of this cute lifeguard stand! I was in such shock and couldn't believe it was real. It was too perfect, gorgeous weather, on the beach in Sarasota and the most amazing sunset ever!

...ok so this is the staged proposal, I was balling my eyes out in the original. The re-play has the crazy orange sunset behind it though!

Most of these pictures can be seen on our wedding website! I never shared it with the blog world because you never know what kind of crazy spam you could get.

My favorite page is the photo album page.

Thanks Bryan for one of the best days of my life, Tuesday November, 25th, 2008!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

When I grow up...

When you were little what did you dream of becoming? I feel like when we were kids we had such a clear vision of what we wanted to become. Little boys want to be firefighters and little girls want to be ballerinas. As you get older things get more complicated and life changes. Also I feel like God's plan may not be anything that we had imagined and can be even better than what we had hoped for.

Growing up I always wanted to be a flight attendant. They were always the nicest people! Since Dad flew for TWA we would travel a lot then and were never disappointed with the service.

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As I was finishing college I didn't really know what I wanted to do other than work in sports and so that is what I did. After having a few jobs since then and gathering up a few skills along the way it is clear that I like organization, tasks with a completion phase that I can cross off my list, time with people and overall work that is rewarding.

It is all clear now that I can use all of these skills and things that I enjoy in my new job as a personal assistant! I'm so looking forward to start working with Sunni on the 14th. That is when I do my first week of training with her. I'm so excited to be able to spend this time with her and learn the ropes. This job will be very rewarding and productive which I love both!

What did you want to be when you were little and what are you now? Is it all that you dreamed, more or less of what you expected it to be?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Woops a daisy...

It all began last Wednesday night....Bryan, Mick, Kasey and me went to our favorite sushi place, which will remain nameless for the parties involved. We finished up some scrumptrulescent sushi and saaki.

After we completed our dinner the couple next to us left. I saw that they left so much food on the table, and I always think that is such a waste. So I dared Mick to eat a couple pieces of their sushi. He said yes, so I grabbed the big black plate with one piece left and then put a couple more pieces on there for good measure.

Just as Mick finished eating the last piece and saying how delicious they were, the couple walked back inside and to their table. My heart completely dropped, I thought they had left. About 15 minutes had passed and I guess they went out for a long smoke break. It would've been fine (well not fine) if we had just grabbed a couple pieces, but it was clear that their ginormous black plate was on our table and I had no time to get it back before they returned.

I was laughing uncontrollably and had to run to the bathroom so that I wasn't laughing in their face. Mick went to the bathroom too, leaving Kasey and Bryan to face the music. I felt horrible, but I could NOT contain myself.

After laughing to myself in the bathroom for a few minutes I returned to the table and Bryan said that he had told them. After gathering my composure I walked over to the couple and said I'm incredibly sorry, I told them it was a dare and I thought that they had left.

The guy laughed it off and said no biggie, however the girl was not so forgiving. I gave the waitress $10 and told them I hope that covered at least one of their rolls and I apologize ten more times!

Bryan says that is his most embarrassing moment too, poor guy. He may be having second thoughts about marrying me, just kidding.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Most embarassing moment?

I had my first ever most embarrassing moment of my life last week. It also happened to be Bryan's most embarrassing moment too. I am willing to share, but only after I hear other peoples stories first. I can't be the only one who wants to get away like a Southwest commercial!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Headed up North

It's that time of year again...Packers vs. Cowboys in Green Bay!!! I'm looking forward to taking another one of these:

This time we may have to bundle up a little more. It's supposed be a high of 47 and a low of 38. Our traveling group has grown quite a bit. Brad, Nick and Rob are coming too!

Before we go to the game on Sunday we are going to stop off in Madison on Saturday for the Wisconsin vs. Michigan game. Go Wisconsin!!

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We also get to stay with Nana and Bapa in Madison too! Then head up to Green Bay to see Laurie and John. Grandma is going to be there too! I'm looking forward to it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's a boy!

I bet that scared a few people, not me but her. Brookie, my bestie, one of my matrons of honor is having a little boy!! We are so excited for her and Freeland!

Here's a fun little pic of the fabulous four:

I bet Brooke's face looked a little like that when they found out. Yay!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Ditto on Elizabeth's post. If you follow my blog I would love to know! Please add yourself on the right so that I don't feel like such a loser, just kidding:)

Monday, November 2, 2009


I'm ready to cut and color my hair. Going back to brown. It will probably be dark like this to start with:

However, I don't know how short I want to go. What do you guys think?



or...Keep it long and just trim it?~

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween at work

I remember when we used to play high/low with Brad. Everyone goes around the table saying the high point of their day and the low point. Here are today's updates for me:


Today was the bake-off and costume-off (not literally off) competition at work. I had to do some last minute shopping last night at the classy Wal-Mart to pick up my baby dolls of all races. I came to work and drew on a few tattoos and voila...Angelina Jolie!! I thought it was pretty creative but Mr. Dinosaur won instead:

I tried to bake a cake similar to Rachel's delicious almond liquer cake (I think she has a fancier name for it), like the one she did for my b-day:

The frosting was amazing, thanks Rach!! However, I thought the cake was a little dry. I may have left it in too long. Some people at work liked it so that made me feel a little better.

The high point was all the yummy treats we had! There was homemade cinnamon ice cream with schnickerdoodles, coffee/oreo pie, pumpkin bread, coffee crumb cake, muffins, caramels (amazing! here is the recipe if you want to make them), my cake, and some Brazilian snack, meat stuffed into bread with peppers that Keith made, he won the big prize, $50.


The low part of my day was finding out that I had a flat tire. I drove Bryan's (our) Jeep and the tire was already pretty warn out and low so it wasn't too much of a surprise. I took it to Discount and got it fixed in 30 minutes so it wasn't too bad.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Luckily I can actually do something with myslef this weekend. After lounging around the house I'm ready to be productive and get some stuff done! Happy Friday and enjoy this beautiful fall weekend!!

P.S.- Go Packers!! Beat the Vikings!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


The wedding planning for the Bakers is all done. It's just getting started for several of our friends though. I'd like to give a shout out to our recently engaged friends!!!!

Drumbroll please......

Miss Crystal Browning will be marrying Mr. Chris Gbandi. I feel like this is a newspaper ad, but is so fun!! I don't have the full story yet, but at least I have the news blast:

Also, the beautiful Sunni will be marrying Mr. Luke Handy in April. They are super excited and Fat Man is looking forward to the big day! I am so excited for her and can't wait to share in all of her happiness!!

(I realize this picture is of us and not Sunni and Luke, but I don't have a picture of him on my computer at work)

We are looking forward to the McSween wedding too!! Jason and Sara got engaged this past month in Hawaii! How romantic! Still waiting on the details for that one:

Yay for everyone!! I loved planning our wedding so if anyone wants any help I'm here if you need me!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wedding pictures from the photographer!

Check out our pictures from the wedding, here

On the left hand side you can select, ceremony, reception and so on to view. I haven't viewed them all yet, so far they look great though!

Thanks for an amazing wedding!!! Bryan and I had a wonderful time.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My surprise wedding gift!

So Bryan kept telling me about how he couldn't wait to give me my present and that I would be so surprised. I was completely clueless to anything he had planned. So, I finally was able to see this surprise gift when we came home from our honeymoon a couple weeks ago.

Sunni picked us up from the airport and drove us to Bryan's house. As we turned onto the street Bryan says, "Oh you're present is here, close your eyes". I closed my eyes and thought he bought a car for me if he could see it from that far away.

We pull up to the house and Bryan walks me out of the car. He let me trip over a few things on the way in and then carried me over the "threshhold". He brought me into the house and set me on a table, then he said open your eyes.

I look up to see a place that I didn't recognize at all. It was our new kitchen!! Bryan had Jim and Jimmy work on re-doing our entire kitchen while we were away.

They did everything from counters, to floors, to all new appliances and cabinets. It looks amazing. What an awesome surprise!! Here are a few of the before and afters....

Before floors

After floors

Before Kitchen


Bryan is so sweet, I never would have expected a present this big. Now everyone has to come over and see it!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I don't even know where to begin so here's just a few pics and I will have to bust out the full story later:

We had an amazing time!! Thanks to you all!! Matt keeps asking me when we are going to do that again. I told him when Brad and Johnny get married. That will be so much fun!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Walking in honor of Jeanie

We are going to be walking in the Tarrant County American Heart Association Walk on September 12th in honor of Bryan's mother that passed away in July of this year. Please join us by being there and walking or you can support our team online here

Here's a cute photo of Jeanie with Bryan's dad, Robert this past Valentine's.

Thanks for all of your love and support these past few months! We appreciate all the prayers and kind words.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

3 weeks and 3 days!!!!

September is right around the corner!!!! Aghh!! Pretty soon we will be doing this:

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We're winding down all the minor details of the big day. Here are a few things left on our plate:

1. Order the cakes (no biggie, only takes a couple days)
2. Alterations for the girls
3. Drop 10 pounds
4. Something Old (Bryans family)
5. Something Borrowed (Brookie)
6. Create Slideshow
7. New Clothes for all the parties and honeymoon

Then we will be going here:

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I'm super excited!!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I need a "motivational speaker"

I'm in a rut from running right now and need to get back in the routine of things. It's so hard to start up again once you start. Any ideas, tips, words of encouragement are welcome.

If Bryan could run with me we could motivate each other like this:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fun Wedding

I want to have a blast like these guys did at their wedding! This video is awesome!! It just puts you in a good mood:

Megan & Mihir Sunday Wedding 8mm from A Bryan Photo on Vimeo.

I love that it's in Charleston too! Cuteness.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pictures from the Shower

We had a great time at the shower!! The girls did an awesome job of putting it together. I lost the clothes pin game about 5 minutes in. You couldn't say Bryan, wedding or gift so it was hard to speak at all!!

I had my sisters and my mom there

My new family was there too!

Me and my girls

Now being our goofy selves

All my beautiful new friends!! Most of these girls are Bryan's best friends wives. They are all so sweet!!

Here is one of my all time favs. The sisters picture!!!

I love this picture of Emi and Sunni! They look so beautiful

Me and the cute Mrs. Weaver

The sweetheart Mrs. Neidenfeuhr

Here are the breakfast trays I made for the hostesses

I had a terrific time and get more and more excited about the wedding every day!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Free Coffee

Today you can stop by McDonald's and they are giving away free 7-8 oz mochas from 7am to 7pm!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Shower Time!!

I'm so excited about the wedding shower this weekend!!! I can't believe we are getting so close. I'm pretty sad that Mrs. Ackley and Mrs. Weier will not be able to make it though:( However, I will get to see Miss Brookie in August!!!

I want to thank my precious friends that are throwing the shower. You guys mean the world to me and I am so blessed to have you all!!

Here are the sweetest girls ever-