Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Boy

Lenoxx Salsman is here! He is my precious new baby cousin #2 for the year 2010. I guess he would be my second cousin. He's my cousin's kid. How hick did that geneology sound with all them cuzins?  Another boy is added to the family and thus prompting me more and more to start praying now for me to have at least one girl. Mom, Tanner and I went up to Lewisville to greet the new man into our family. I'm gonna get sentimental for a sec....I'm not sure how this is gonna go....don't judge..... I have held babies before. Lots of babies, but I've never held one that is 4 hours old. 4 hours! Like 4 hours ago he was in a body. While I was holding I kept thinking  "4 hours ago he was not here and no one would know what he looked like or what he would be like but now he is here in my arms." Weird. Is this what it is like being 24 and married with no kids? Am I going to do that every time I see someone under the age of three, cause its getting real old real fast. Not ok to be googley eyed over pregnancy and the miracles of babies. Not At All. Will, back me up brother! If Will wont I know I can count on the bestie Christin to slap that fever right out. Its not even baby fever its more of like an incredible awe for the first time of being in the presence of such a fragile and peaceful being. I almost envied it. Not a care in the world and all the love someone will ever need in their life to come. No anxieties, no assignments due, no discipline problems to figure out, nothing. Just a sleeping baby enjoying their first hours of life.

And thats what I think about that. 
ok enough of the sap. Gosh what was that Kelsie. You are the funny blogger about weird things that happen to you, not this sap. On to the next thing.

We left the hospital and mom and I decided we would make Eden (the mom) a mum thing for her door. 1. Cause she didn't have anything and
2. The girl one down the hall was U G L Y.

So we trekked to Michael's and Joann's and bought the cutest stuff ever! But how were we going to put this thing together, Where were we going to put this thing together? So what better place that has open plugs for a glue gun than Starbucks. Some people to homework over coffee, we do crafts.

Mission accomplished. Thanks experienced mum making mom!
The years of making ridiculously sized mums and
garters have paid off!


Catch a peek of this video! This is Kale. My sweet      almost 3 year old cousin. He told me he did not learn his letters in school but in fact learned his continents! This may be Youtube viral worthy. I'm not partial or anything.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Keep Holding On

This weekend was the family retreat for Turnpike/Crosspoint whatever you want to call it. Great fun! All weekend Will said that he had a surprise for me. What could it be? New shoes?! A necklace? A new stuffed animal to replace Sandy? A salary raise? Hmmm. We went to dinner at an amazing restaurant in Granbury. Yes I said amazing. Hard to believe, I know! It was called the Loft. Apparently it was a reservation place but when you eat at the Senior special time like we do, reservations were no problem so we walked right in and sat at a table and devoured a delicious meal. We went back to our cozy bunkbed at Riverbend Retreat Center and snoozed until morning. Still no surprise. Now some would say that the lack of any hot, warm, luke warm or room temperature water in our room would have been a surprise and it was! An inconvenience to have on hair washing day. But apparently not the surprise my hubs was talking about. The weekend came and went I left with nothing new.

But these fun things happened!
Jaley Bug
What we got a picture together at a retreat/church function? Yes my friends. Believe it. 

Will's new girl friend, Emily. Beautiful.

Precious Maggie and Baby Sparkles 

Sweet Maddie Parish fishing with her princess pole.

MeLeah, Audrey and Hailey waiting their paddle boat turn.
Snipe Hunting with Jace


 He parted his way to Sanderson and I parted my way back home. I spent three days at my parents house and still nothing new. After a very productive Wednesday afternoon in walks a very scruffy this

with this

One day while we were driving down 20 I looked over and saw the edible arrangement store. Tastyyy I thought. I turned to Will and said, "I love flowers as much as (maybe more than) the next girl. But an edible arrangement sounds scrumptious!" And he bought me one! WOW! 

It was delicious...and still is! 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stand By Your Man

So weird I just had to share it.

Hug Me Pillow

Friday, October 15, 2010

Our House, Its a very very very fine house.

We have completed our first refurnishing a furniture young couple project! We inherited a table and chairs from Will's parent's ranch. One chair was three legged, another had no seat. So we have been living with this table and two chairs accompanied by two other church chairs for approx. a year. Last December I decided I would recover the chairs to make them match a little more. I bought a cool orange fabric to match our very orange kitchen. It has sat on top of the washer for about a year. One day a couple of weeks ago I decided I was going to hunker down and actually fix this table. Looking at design blogs all day at work had inspired me to make something creative! So I did. Will and I worked hard to sand, stain, paint and recover the chairs and table! Here is the lovely chair before...

Here is my kitchen table afterwards!
It is a mahogany stain and a martha stewart pain on the chairs. 

Now I can decorate our table for fall! I won a table runner at my mom's bunco group a couple of weeks ago! I finally have a place to put it. I also have four matching chairs! I can also eat dinner at a table again instead of on the couch!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Somewhere Out There

Somewhere out there we ended up with a free Friday night. We blew all caution to the wind and went on an impromptu date. It ended up being one of the best dates we have ever gone on. Just what I needed to get my mind back on us and off of everything else. We were real 20 something newlyweds this weekend! We went to dinner at a normal time. Around 6:30/7:00 unlike the 5:00 we have to do if we have a youth activity Friday night. We went down to Cedar Hill and ate at Babes! Yum! After engulfing a delicious meal of chicken and homestyle veggies we drove to Ellen's Amusement Center. (or something like that) It was this small rinky dink 1950's Beltline Station (You know what I'm talking about if you grew up in Irving). It had putt putt, go carts, batting cages and 1980's arcade games...with TICKETS!  
Will with Big Tex
We played putt putt first. Hole 2 was: Big Tex. Will immediately told me the story of when Galaxy brought Big Tex to the ACU campus. So I took a pickie with him and the Galaxy gift to ACU. Hopefully next Monday we will see the real one! Not at ACU .... at the state fair. Fried (insert food/beverage of choice here) any one?
Will putting with the creepy clown.

We ended our night with me dominating Tekken. Thanks Rodger for teaching me the SEGA Tekken skills needed to later impress my husband.