Sunday, October 9, 2011

Celebrating 2 years!

This past month Bryan and I celebrated our second anniversary! Wohoo! It feels like it has been much longer than that, in a good way, I think that's because we have already done so much together. We enjoy married life and I can't imagine it any other way. We are continually working to grow closer together and I can only hope we'll be that cute old couple one day.

Bryan and I decided to alternate planning our anniversary each year, so I have the even years and he gets the odd. I decided to do something a little different. I booked a hotel for one night in Rockwall on Lake Ray Hubbard. It was a nice hotel on the water. We got there around 3 and watched the A&M game out at the pool bar, sadly for Bryan A&M lost.

After that we got ready for dinner and walked down to Gloria's. We saw an amazing sunset. I feel like they follow us:)

Then we went out on a 40 ft. catamarran sailboat with Captain Scott. He built the boat himself and his first mate is his wife, which is so cute. Not in a cheesy way like in the wedding crashers speech. It was cool to go sailing at night. We took the 9 pm moonlight cruise. It was perfect weather and you can bring your own drinks too. I would totally recommend it!

(from Scott's Facebook account)

It was a great time and I'm so thankful for Bryan and our marriage. I'm looking forward to many more years together.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bryan's Sixth Annual 29th Birthday!

Bryan's birthday was a success! We went out to dinner on his birthday at Wolfgang Puck's 560 in reunion tower. It was right before sunset so we got some great pictures! We also were able to traffic control of downtown Dallas too, and saw a wreck happen, not cool.

The dinner was great! I had quail and Bryan got the fillet. I think Bob's is still our favorite but it was a great view and good food too!

Then for the big birthday bash we had everyone over at the house

Corrie and me

Jason and Bryan

Grant, Johnny and Brad all in grey

Rachel made a delicious chocolate cake that everyone loved! I wish I was a terrific baker like her!

Rachel, Crystal, me and Lindsey

Bryan and his little sister Debra

Jamie and Jeremy

Me and the boys!

Happy Birthday Bryan!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The latest and greatest

The Baker household has been pretty chill lately....Bryan just got back from the guys annual river trip. I just got back from housesitting for my boss so we're getting back into the swing of our daily routine. Here are a few things that are going on with us:

1. Bryan's 6th annual 29th b-day is coming up on the 2nd!! Can't wait to celebrate with him.

2. Our community group had our last meeting with our leaders and are on our own now. I'm looking forward to that adventure and growing closer to God and the other couples in our group!

3. May be planning a trip to Boston for Labor Day weekend to see the Rangers take down those Red Sox!!

4. Janet (Bryan's older sister) is celebrating her 40th this Saturday with a massive slip n slide and I'm super pumped about that!

5. Bryan will be going to Ireland sometime this fall and I'm hoping to accompany him and swing by London to see Aunt Debbie!!

6. A few of our friends are preggers again and we're so excited for everyone's future addition! I won't say who because I'm not sure who all is sharing right now:)

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Well our latest and greatest adventure down to Playa with Jason and Sara was a blast! Other than a few incidents it was a great trip! We left early on a Saturday and got there around 12. We started it out "right" with a first class upgrade. Little did we know first class isn't so classy on Aero Mexico.

Once we were settled into the resort (The Royal Playa)we went to the pool and hit up some water volleyball. It was so funny because everyone wanted Jason and Bryan on their team for some reason. I think they enjoyed being the "cool kids" in school. We had a few mini beers and drinks with our friend Luis at the bar with these fun swings.

Then Sara and I went to our rooms to get ready. We left the boys alone which was our first mistake. Bryan ends up introducing the mini beers to another couple....a bride and groom in the middle of them taking pictures. Too funny, they loved him and we saw them later on in the week too. After we all got ready we headed out to dinner at the Italian place.

There was a mariachi band playing so we asked for them to sing ring of fire...totally random but it was good stuff!

Then after dinner we walked back to the hotel and there was a wedding reception going on in the middle of the courtyard. Sooo...Bryan immediately assumes it's the same couple from earlier. Not so much! We ended up "crashing" their wedding. I was doing the cupid shuffle and Bryan was behind the bar showing the bar tender how it's done.

We stayed only for a few minutes and then figured we better jet. Well lucky us, the next day we are sitting at breakfast and who comes and sits right next to us, the bride and groom. Bryan kind of ducked down in his seat a little but I'm afraid he stands out quite a bit and I think they saw him:)

We spent the rest of our days laying out, reading, drinking, eating and just relaxing.

Our Mayan Coffees being made and on fire!

Bryan forgot to pack long pants and so he had to borrow Jason's "skinny" jeans, which was pretty awesome!

Here is the only picture I have of us four. I set the timer and put it on the ledge. I figured we needed to duck down and that's why we look so goofy!

We watched the Mavs games at night which was cool because we would meet other people from Dallas.

The series of unfortunate events included Jason straining his knee playing volleyball. At first it wasn't too bad, but got progressively worse throughout the trip. By day 3 he was on crutches and couldn't put any pressure on it and by the time we left we were pushing him in a wheel chair at the airport. Thankfully he is healthy now after the swelling went down and he rested a little.

Sara accidentally poured soup on her hand from the ladle at one of the restaurants. So, she had to keep it wet and covered from the sun which required wearing a washcloth, poor girl. Neither one of them wanted to go to the Dr. in Mexico and I don't blame them.

On top of that I had a watch stolen out of my bag and believe it was the airline that did it! That can be replaced though so no biggie.

The funny part about Jason in the wheel chair is that they have been through a similar situation in the past. In high school Jason was on crutches and Bryan was the lucky guy that carried his books for him and skipping class with him. One night in Mexico after a show Bryan took Jason in the wheel chair out on the dance floor. Everyone was cheering them on it was pretty funny. We had met a lot of them earlier in the week, which made it even better.

All in all it was a great time and we enjoyed getting away with the McSween's!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Super Bowl Champs!

Ok so I know this is super duper late, but it's still near and dear to my heart and the Cavanaugh family's....The Packers winning the Super Bowl!!!!

This years super bowl was so great since it was in Arlington. However, it was sad for it to be so close and not go:( We did try and rent out our home for the week, but had no takers. I think we were just a little late on that one.

Unlce Tim, Tip and Terry came down from Milwaukee so that was awesome to be able to see them.

Dad, Mom & Uncle Tim

Bryan, Brittanie, Brad, Tip, & Terry

Ian & Uncle Matt

Haley & Me

Bryan & Me

Emi & Steph

We ended up watching the game over at Brad's. It was quite a stressful one especially with all the major injuries. But in the end the good guys won!

Lizzy got to meet her new sister too. Mom and Dad's new puppy....

Way to go Packers! What a great game!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

St. Paddy's Day 2011

This year for St. Patrick's Day Crys, Michelle, Matt, Corrie and I did the 5K. I was doing just fine until I hit the 2nd mile and then I was struggling. I could blame it on my music cutting out or the fact that my arm band kept coming off, but I think I'm getting just plain OLD!

The silver lining is that Crys and I did accomplish our goal (beating last year's time). We had over 32 minutes last year and this year we were at 29:45, pretty exciting!!

Bryan sat this one out and decided to get us a sweet spot for the parade instead. That was probably wise since he was excited about the green beer and they didn't have any along the run this year.

We were able to meet up with Collin & Jenna and Johnny & Josh. Jenna was a champ and we were so impressed with her!

We had some lovely homemade shirts this year made by yours truly. I did Bryan, Crystal's and my shirt with the amateur sketch.

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