Monday, November 16, 2009

Potent Potables

I had no idea what to call this post, so I just went with this famous SNL Celebrity Jeopardy category.

What could these little hoodlums be doing?

Watching band practice of course.
The OU marching band had to practice extra hard since the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band was coming to town. I'm pleased to announce that despite what ESPN scores may have shown, the Ags swept halftime!

Our budding artist's newest studio

Watercolors are wonderful, and so easy to clean.

One of the best things about being married to someone who has a birthday 13 days before yours is that you can combine the celebrations and do fantastic things.
I pried HLS out of his textbooks and we headed to Texas for a weekend of fun.

Ava and Coach catchin' up like old pals.

Earning her keep

Of course a wardrobe change was required not too long after this shot.

On Saturday night Josh and I headed to the majestic Bass Hall in Fort Worth

to see the sublime Rufus Wainwright.

The view straight up from our seats

Happy after the concert, wishing Rufus would come back for a second encore.

At the backstage door, using our sexy pose to try to convince R.W. to come our way.
Sadly, it did not work.

Too bad we didn't have this little mug with us.
Who could say no?

When your Mimi teaches Pre K you will be decorated for each holiday.

Our little turkey in the straw, and yes she's sober.

Hamming it up poultry-style

Peace out

Birthday pumpkin pie

and fajitas.

I have felt so loved on my 27th birthday:
homemade too-cute pajama pants
fall decorations
pumpkin-shaped baking pan
gift cards
thoughtful messages and phone calls
a fabulous concert and dinner
a pit-stop in the pasture
lunch and dessert

and this sweet song -

What more could a girl ask for?

Thanks everyone!


Anyone who reads our blog consistently knows that we are early decorators. Halloween, Christmas...whatever, we're equal opportunity early birds.
Hate us if you must, but it makes us happy. Unfortunately our old Christmas tree is about two feet too tall for our new abode. We were so lucky to catch Garden Ridge when they put their Christmas trees on sale 50% off.
Here's Ava with our new tree.

Proud of our bargain

Look who showed up in time to assemble?!

All done

No pretty mantle, hopefully Santa will find our stockings

Ava's stuffed manger scene

A Christmas table and wall

THE manger scene
Funny story, the night Josh proposed to me Beene Beene gave us this Willow Tree manger scene. She let us know in a very serious tone that if "it" (being our marriage) didn't work out she wanted the nativity back. I've grown to understand her humor now, but I remember being terrified at the time. I'm thrilled to say that the manger is still with us.

Shelf above the buffet in the kitchen

Over the stove area

Can you tell what our favorite Christmas movie is?

Josh painted this for me last year. Could he BE any more talented? (Chandler this question.)

Of course the princess has her own tree.

Tonight we are enjoying the frigid temperatures in our warm PJs.
Sometimes when you decorate early the weather cooperates.
Does life get any better than daddy-daughter hot chocolates?
Not to worry, mommy's chai is almost finished steaming...


Hannah Bergren said...

You and Josh look great! Glad you had fun :)
Ava looks pretty darn adorable too!

k and c's mom said...

Ahhh. That does it: I'm coming to Norman sometime! You guys are just too cute, Autumn! And Ava looks just like you at that age. (And, same comment as last year: we have that nativity and Chris always took the baby Jesus.) Merry Christmas before Thanksgiving.

Lindsay said...

Your decorations look great!

The Broaddus Family said...

We got our tree up tonight! Love the pics, looks like ya'll had a great time! And Ava singing is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous. You're having such a great time, and I'm stuck here with these nappy old 4th graders. Ava, Mr. Robert was so impressed with your sweet song and great voice. Love you all. TAm