Sunday, January 27, 2013

Channeling Cinderella

This is what happens when Tad is studying for exams at the library and I am holding down the fort. I basically turn into Cinderella and become a cleaning machine. This is rare form for me, but when I start cleaning I get on a roll. It weirds me out a little how much I enjoy it. My favorite is laundry. Hey, we all have our things. 

After Tad finishes his exams at the beginning of February, he is down to one quarter left. One quarter! He is scheduled to graduate in the spring and I couldn't be more thrilled. I am praying he passes the exams with flying colors and the last quarter is a breeze. Spring, you know you never looked so good.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A New Waco Favorite

Tad and I recently discovered the northside of Waco and so begins a love affair with this area.

 Loving all of the bright colors and charm. Reminded me a little of Hyde Park in Austin. Completely OK with this.

Can't believe we're just discovering this neighborhood. What took us to long? If you haven't been to D's Mediterranean Grill yet, please stop what you're doing and go right now. Tad and I did not want that meal to end.

P.S. Thanks to my lovely mother-in-law for this sweater. It's a new favorite as well.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Today I am 27. Doesn't feel any different. Yet. Can hardly wait to celebrate with family and friends. Lucky for me, the festivities will be coming all week! Fancy my new hat? Bought myself a little Birthday gift. 

So far, 27 rules.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ballet Beautiful

A New Year's resolution of mine is to work more on my fitness routine. I'm pretty cliche that way. Truth be told, it's very hard for me to just go to the gym. I literally have to trick my body into exercising. My favorite workout as of late is Zumba. This may have something to do with my love for dance. Back in the day I would dance 12-15 hours a week between classes and dance team. I miss it and Zumba was a great way to fill that void and work on my fitness at the same time.

You can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Ballet Beautiful. Who can resist a ballet-inspired program that builds strength and flexibility? Not to mention any excuse to wear legwarmers again. Ballet attire is simply the prettiest. The founder of this fitness method also trained Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan. I don't know about you, but I'm sold. My ballet shoes will be making a comeback in 2013 and I can't wait.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

We celebrated New Year's Eve with family and the lovely Dixie Lou. Kandee got this sweet dog before Christmas. We all just love her, especially Tad. It's safe to say the feeling is mutual. She never misses a chance to cuddle with him and will basically knock me off of the couch. I think I may have been replaced.

2012 will be a hard year to top, but something tells me 2013 just might have what it takes. Happy New Year!