Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Devotional

I read this today on a friend's blog and I had to share. It it so true, hope you all enjoy it too.

One Proud Momma

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another giveaway...

Nope, I'm still not giving anything away, just trying to win something.

My friend Peter Ellwood from college as the most creative wife. they are expecting their first child this year and she blogs about all the cute crafts she has made for the room (not to mention the rest of the house). So many fun projects and ideas.

So once again head on over to Life with the Ellwoods and help me win another giveaway!

Hope you enjoy all of her cute crafts!

Monday, August 22, 2011

News

Well, for those of you who haven't heard yet Joel and I bought a house!! WOO HOO! We aren't exact on a closing date so we haven't really been telling a lot of people, but at this point we are so excited we can't keep it a secret anymore.

We purchased a house in Wylie. We have several friends who live in the neighborhood and we are so excited to become home owners.

More pictures to come, but here is a look at the outside.


Praying for the Cannons

My best friend from high school Krista is leaving for Germany. Please pray for her and her husband, Chris, as they travel to spread God's word to the German people.


Krista,

We have been friends for a long time, and I know you have been praying about Germany for years. I am so happy that you found a man who has the heart for the German people just like you do! I will miss you while your gone, but I know God is going to use you for great things! I can't wait to hear all about the amazing things He is doing. May He bless you and keep you!

-Carissa


Giveaway

My friend Katy is doing a give away so I thought I would tell you all about it.

Normally I wouldn't spend $50 on a planner, but being that she is giving it away I thought it would be fun! These planners are super cool!! So head on over here and help me win a planner.


Thanks Katy for the giveaway!

Catch up - All the things we have done recently

So I haven't been very good at blogging recently. Honestly, I just haven't felt like doing it... Well, today I am back on it and I am catching up on all the things you missed on my one month off.

As I write the post this evening I will connect the links here:

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Joel's Birthday

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband! I am so glad you were born 25 years ago!

I celebrated by taking a half day on Friday. I made him a cake and took up to his office for him and his coworkers to enjoy. I also brought him lunch from Whataburger. (It's what he wanted)

This was my first time to make a cookie cake.


Lately Joel has been playing Angry Birds a lot so I decided to go with that for the theme. I think it turned out cute.

On Saturday we went out to Genghis Grill for lunch.


Then we headed to Cabela's to look around. We were going to get Joel a shot gun for his birthday, but decided to come back later good thing we did too. (More on that later)


After walking around for a few hours we decided to go look at model homes. We were looking at $500k to $1M homes, definitely not in our price range.


Then we went to dinner at Buca di Beppo to wish one of my good friends Krista goodbye. Great dinner with good friends!







Don't worry they made a huge scene singing Happy Birthday to him!



All in all I think Joel had a good day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Record Heat

For those of you who don't live in the GREAT state of Texas, you may not know that we have had a record breaking summer. It has been the 2nd hottest summer on record, but not by much.

The record is 42 days straight of 100+ degrees. We hit 40!!! Can you believe it!! I was so very very upset, I know I couldn't believe I was cheering for it to be 100 degrees!







We had a one day break from the heat and by break I mean it was 98 degree! ha! And now it has been over 100 everyday since then. And I blame it on all the people who complained about our snow/ice. (Just kidding... sort of)

I am ready for cool weather and even COLD weather, but it doesn't look like it will be coming anytime soon.

THANK YOU JESUS FOR AIR CONDITIONING! i COULDN'T HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT IT!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekend Trip to San Antonio

We decided to go see our good friend Erin and Jordan Johnson. They live in San Antonio and it was nice to just get away for a couple of days. We had fun just visiting with them and going to see the Dallas Cowboys practice.

Jordan with Sawyer


Joel and I at the practice


The boys...





All in all it was great to hang out with friends and just relaxing!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Weight Watchers - Try 2

So if you've read my blog at all in the last year, you know that my weight has been a struggle for me. So a month ago a officially joined Weight Watchers. I have tried to do it on my own, but I need the accountability of going  into the meetings. My sister Emily joined the meetings with me! I am so happy to be doing this with her!

So far I have lost 9 pounds! I have waited until now to post about it because I wanted to make sure I would stick with it this time. My goal is to lose about 50lbs. So I am about a 5th of the way there! I am so ready to be back to a normal weight.

Please stay tuned for more weight loss stories!