Friday, June 19, 2009

A time in Manhattan...Ks that is

Matt and I spent the last weekend in Kansas, having a family reunion and then hanging out in Manhattan with friends for a Pub Crawl and celebrating a birthday. The Schafer's have a family reunion every year and this would be the first one I have ever attended as a Schafer, or at all really. It was fun getting to know those in his family more and just be there as his wife. That night we went to Manhattan to have a pub crawl/mini reunion. It was so much fun. Being able to hang out with old friends, and catch up means so much to me. It was also our friend Corey's birthday so I was fun spending time with him and helping him celebrate his day. I miss all my friends from KS but it has been great starting our lives her in Texas.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Birthday Fun and more

Matt's birthday was last week and we had 2 parties for him. The weekend before his birthday we invited friends over and cooked out. We played horseshoes, the Wii and just had fun hanging out. Then this past weekend we were in Waco and and hung out with my sister, her husband and another couple Saturday night. We went to Crickets and ate then played some shuffle board. It was a blast! Then on Sunday after church we went out to my parents and my dad cooked great food and we just talked and hung out. I love being able to do this now with friends and family. We hardly ever had people over when we lived in the apartment because it was so small and cramped. Now with the house it is fun having people over. Matt and I really enjoy cooking out and socializing so it is a great feeling to finally be able to do this. Now that I am closer to family it is great to be able to go home for a day or a weekend and spend time with them. I love being back in Texas and hope that we will be here for a long time.

Some pictures from the weekend at our house. Matt had not blown out candles in years. He enjoyed it. Even Scout got in on the fun!

This group is so much fun. I love going down to Waco to hang out with my sister and Chris. We always have a good time. And Matt even got to blow out candles again. Thank Lea for making the cupcakes for Matt! They were delicious.

Matt and I have enjoyed his birthday gift from me. I got him Mario Cart for the Wii. We have had so much fun playing it. We are still kids at heart.

Matt, I love you and I hope that you had a great birthday! I look forward to spending many more in the years to come.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Warning: Many pictures ahead...

there are a lot of pics below, but I just could not choose less :) I hope you enjoy.

These are just a few favorites of Matt and I. I had so much fun doing these shots, and I can't wait to get them in an album!

These are of Matt and the guys. The ring bearer was my nephew Matthew and I just love the top picture. He had such a great time hanging out with all the boys all day and taking pictures. he looked great in his little tux!

These are of me and my girls and family. I just love all of them, especially the one with me and my dad and then me, my mom, sister and Emma. Our photographer captured some great photos.

These are just some of the other ones that I liked. Emma and her Elmo Easter basket is definitely going in a frame! And the one where Chris is holding her is precious. She was my competition in the wedding for sure :)

The large group pictures is of all our friends, or actually I think it is mainly all Matt's guy friends from college and Kim. Matt made some great friendships and I am so thankful they were able to make our wedding. The picture of the older couple at the bottom is Matt's grandparents. Roland passed away only a few days after our wedding and at the funeral we were told that those last few days all he talked about was our wedding and how thankful he was that he was able to make it. Roland you are missed everyday!

And just a few more of our favorites. The one on the bottom left is Nick, Matt's brother doing his toast. To start it off he gave us a toaster and said if you want a toast then you can make it yourself. It was really funny, but then he did a very heartfelt toast.

Matt-you are the most wonderful husband in the world and I thank God everyday for you. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you and make many more memories. I love you!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Reality TV

So I am going to admit something that I have just admitted to myself. I love reality TV. Not all the shows but just a few. I don't think I am obsessed but I do tend to watch every episode and if I am not home at the time I have either recorded it or I watch it on-line the next day. I know I am a sucker. But for some reason I really do like watching it. With that said I am going to talk about/vent about a few shows I have seen recently.

The Hill's
So I began this journey by watching Laguna Beach and then following Lauren on to The Hills. I loved this the beginning. Towards the end I just became more frustrated, yet I still watched it. I watched this show and was a little jealous of their lives but now I am so happy that I live a modest life without lost of money, or drama. I like where I am at and would not live in a place like that for anything. I enjoyed the drama to an existent but sometimes it just became dumb. The last 2 seasons I think may have put me over the edge. I am tired of hearing about Spencer and Heidi. He was such a jerk and Heidi was so dumb. He finally became somewhat nice in this last episode but I just wonder how true it is. Although I did not understand why, I do wish the two of them the best in their marriage. I am happy for Lauren though. She has grown up a lot on the show and I know she will do great things. I liked watching her because I did feel like she was really and easy to relate to. She also had some cute clothes :) With her leaving I don't know if I will watch it anymore because I don't like Kristin, but I am sure I will end up watching just to see what goes on.

The Bachelor/Bachelorette
Yes I am one of those that watches this show. I don't know why because I think only 1 out of the 10 or so have even worked out. I love Trista and Ryan :) But anyways I do watch it and root for the people I like. Last season I was devastated with the rest of the country when Jason did what he did to Melissa. She was such an amazing girl and I can not believe he did that to her! But great for her for moving on and doing great! She has such a great heart and she deserves the best. This season Jilian is kinda getting on my nerves. She is keeping guys that just don't seem right, or truly seem like they are on the show to promote themselves. I know she doesn't see everything that goes on, but really can someone be that naive?? I think Wes is on there just to promote his music career, I don't trust Juan, Tanner's foot thing is getting a little ridiculous but I think Ed, Kypton, and Dave (I think is his name) are great. So needless to say I will keep watching to see how things turn out...I mean it is summer what else is on :)

PS-I can not believe I just used an entire post on reality tv! I have no life...and wedding pics will be on soon.