Friday, January 30, 2009


So basically Brooke tagged me and now I have to be super honest and share my deepest darkest secrets. Hah, yeah right! I will be honest though. Here's the dealio:

1. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2. Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were tagged...
3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

And in no particular order: 10 HONEST things about myself

1. I have had plastic surgery. I am super self conscious and had my whole face re-constructed, but seriously. I had plastic surgery when I was 10 years old after my lovely little bro Johnny did a nice follow through swing with his golf club to my eye! He shattered my cheek bone and I had stitches right in the crease of my left eye and plastic surgery after that. Luckily I had an amazing Doctor and you would never know it was there.

2. I used to not like dogs at all until....I met Rocky! He is Bryan's sweet doggy that I love now. I never thought I would ever be able to say that, but it is true Rocky has broken me down just as Bryan said he would.

3. I am one of six children, and yes that is all from the same parents. We are the Brady bunch by numbers, but we are all one family not two joined together. Christmases are crazy and birthdays are almost every month, but I love it! Now we have a nephew and two nieces to throw in the mix!

4. I rushed Kappa Delta at Texas Tech. I lasted about two weeks and then decided that I was not suited for a sorority. Although I loved the girls and was voted as the government chair (or something like that) by a large majority it just didn't seem like the road I was meant to be on.

5. I still sleep with my bunny. I have a TY big bunny that I sleep with which was given to me when I was 12. I lost the original one in a tragic vacation one Christmas to Wisconsin and then received a replacement from my mom. Yes, I am a big baby, but who cares. I think Bryan will have to make room for bunny when we move in after the wedding.

6. Champagne corks scare me. I have no clue why, but I'm afraid to open those things. I always (after shaking it up) ask Bryan to open it for me:) I think he opened like 6 different bottles on New Year's.

7. During a church ski trip to Breckenridge I hit a tree skiing! Not cool! It was only the second day and I was trying to take a cut through from one mountain to another and my ski's got locked in some deep powder and I couldn't turn at all. So I had a beautiful contusion and was out for the rest of the trip. I will say one thing, crutches on ice is not easy.

8. I always wanted to be a flight attendant. When I was little my dad flew for TWA and I always thought that flight attendants were so sweet and caring. I thought it would be fun to travel around and see so many places. Luckily I was able to do a fair share of that when dad flew.

9. I am not a big cook. However, I am learning to bake and try new things lately. My sisters and mom (who all cook very well) said that I have to learn since my last name will be Baker. It's kind of mandatory. I think I was just overlooked as a middle child, or there were always other people cooking for me. Most likely I was outside playing capture the flag or some other tomboy thing.

10. I love queso! Even though I am not supposed to be eating bad stuff like that right now I still love it. It has been quite some time, but I will suggest my favorite place to have queso - #1 Tin Star (greatness)

Now I will tag 7 other peeps and they can do the same things and share all their interesting facts! Shanen, Kim , Suzy , Jamie , Marina , Erin , Anne

Happy Friday!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

What an amzaing story and example!

Here is an e-mail that my cousin Bill sent to me. I needed to post it since I almost started crying after reading it. He is a great example of what it means to be a servant!!


In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy was busily working when a new voice came over the loud speaker asking for a carry out at register 4. Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and decided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand a distant smile caught his eye, the new check-out girl was beautiful. She was an older woman (maybe 26 and he was only 22) and he fell in love.

Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clock to find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly at him, took her card
and punched out, then left. He looked at her card, BRENDA. He walked out only to see her start walking up the road. Next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and offered her a ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted. When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. She simply said it wasn't possible.

He pressed and she explained she had two children and she couldn't afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter, reluctantly she accepted
his offer for a date for the following Saturday. That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have her tell him that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter had called and canceled, to which Kurtis simply said, "Well, let's take the kids with us."

She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but again not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was just as cute as a bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, in a wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome.

Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't understand why the kids can't come with us?" Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had disabilities - just like her first husband and father of her children had done. Kurtis was not ordinary - - - he had a different mindset.

That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner and the movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care of him. When he
needed to use the restroom, he picked him up out of his wheelchair, took him and brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the end of the evening, Brenda
knew this was the man she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life with.

A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children.

Since then they have added two more kids.

So what happened to Kurtis the stock boy and Brenda the check-out girl? Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in Arizona , where he is currently employed as the quarterback of the National Football League Arizona Cardinals and has his Cardinals in the hunt for a possible appearance in the Super Bowl. Is this a surprise ending or could you have guessed that he was not an ordinary person.

It should be noted that he also quarterbacked the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.

He has also been the NFL's Most Valuable Player twice and the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player.


Today at church our minister mentioned that when Kurt, his wife and 7 children go out to eat he has one of his children pick out a family eating at the restaurant. Kurt then tells the wait staff he is picking up the tab for that family's dinner anonymously. He remembers the days he was working nights in the grocery store and feeding his family on food stamps.

Makes it hard not to root for the Cardinals IN THE SUPER BOWL since they won the NFC Championship...doesn't it?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


So this is what I am up against:

I never thought deciding the colors for my wedding would be so difficult. Then to top that off the only suggestion I get from Bryan is silver and blue (aka Cowboy's colors). Which if any of you know me at all that is probably the worst suggestion to my Green Bay Packer Family.

Here are a few color combinations that I have come up with:

1. Silver (dresses), green, and pink for accent colors.

A couple ideas with the green look.

2. Baby blue and black (but then what accent color?)

I would love to hear what suggestions you guys may have. I would especially like feedback from my beautiful bridesmaids who will be wearing these colors.

Hopefully I can make a decision soon and move forward with the planning!