Monday, September 20, 2010

The Race, The House, and The Fall

Ok so  many things that have happened since my last detailed blog. I don't count the last one as it was more "picture" centered then actual blog centered. Anyway, I am dividing the blog into three main subsections:
1) the Race (which will discuss something I am getting involved with... which you would know if you check my facebook, 2) Our house.. and some new additions, 3) the fall.. and just general activities which have happened.

The Race

Ok everyone... I have always been really passionate about the fight against breast cancer. I have always wanted to do the Race for the Cure but I never had the time. Since breast cancer awareness month is in October, that is when most of the races occur. In DC, my busy season was smack down in the middle of October/November... which meant working weekends. Anyway, now that my busy season has migrated to January/February.... I am getting to do the race. I have already earned $200... $50 from my Aunt Reba, $50 from my previous manager in DC Damian, and my parents matched $100. I also have another matcher who will be matching $100. Therefore, I think I will have earned about $300. I really hope I can earn even more though. For this race I will be joining the KPMG team. It is a 5K which is about 2-3 miles. I can easily do that since I walk 2 miles a couple times a week with Ivan. The challenge will be the Avon walk.. in March/April. That walk is 2 days and 39 miles. I really want to do it but you have to earn at least $1000 to participate. Anyway, it will be a challenge and I haven't decide whether or not to do it. We will see. Anyway, thanks to everyone who contributed!!! I hope I will have time to take pictures.. and the I can post them for you all to see.

The House
So as you can see from my previous blog entry, we have been decorating for the fall. We also have been trying to decorate our kitchen etc. We bought a few things which I really think are cute. We also got this awesome clock from the Portugals which has a bible verse on it.

This is our butler with chalkboard that we bought. How cute right? We were really going for a cafe look in our kitchen and we though he adds an extra touch. I can also put things to buy etc on the chalkboard (which is convenient).

This is the clock... we picked it out at the Christian bookstore.. and then next thing.. the Portugals were buying it for us. We really like it.

Also, notice the pumpkin candle holder on the table. I absolutely love this. We bought two that size and two smaller ones. We realy really like them. The candles are the same type as the centerpiece in the dining room.. they really make the house smell good.

This is in the kitchen.. it is a giant coffee mug.. haha.. we just couldnt resist!

We also bought these coffee wall stickies. I usually shy away from these because I always think it would be better to actually paint. However, we love how these look over our kitchen table. It really goes with the cafe feel and is so cute! Maybe I will actually "paint" them on.. once we figure out the color we will paint our kitchen walls.

We also bought this rug for our living room. We had two rugs originally that we bought. We just couldn't decide between the two. We had multiple votes for both the rugs from different family members and in the end they were tied. Therefore, Ivan made the final decision. We chose this one because it will go great with all the different colors in our house, it is better quality than the other one, and it is more unique. We are pretty happy with the decision and Harmony loves the rug. It looks different in person... but you get the idea.

The Fall

We have been crazy crazy busy bees this fall. I have been working a lot ... and every weekend we have had something planned or so it seems. In early September, the Portugals came for a visit. They just stayed for a few days. We went to Old Town Spring and did quite a bit of shopping.. which was pretty fun. We also bought some cowboy hats. (Which will really come in handy at the rodeo next year).

We also have been pretty involved with our bible study at church. We had been going to small groups on tuesday night and then a group bible study at the church on wednesday night. Sadly, that will have to end since I can't get off a 6 that many nights a week (which is really sad). But I will be trying to sing with the worship team coming up.. which should be enjoyable...

Over the summer we went on a camping trip with our bible study and then this last weekend we also went to the Astros game (so now we have been to two Astros games). It was pretty fun... but we left before it was over to avoid the traffic. Ivan has also been going to "guys" lunches once a month with the Bible study.. called "Burger Buddies" . They try out different burger places every time.

So.. *whew* its been a lot. I didn't mention all the work and job stuff because.. ug who wants to hear about that. However, that has made the weekends all that much shorter and tougher. Ivan is also gone this week to MD so it is even worse on me..

In the upcoming weeks we will be hosting a dinner party at our house (this weekend), having a football party on Sunday, then I will have the race, then in a few weeks we will be going to the Renaissance Fair (so we have to get costumes). In November, we have thanksgiving with my parents, the renaissance fair again... then Dickens on the Strand (another dress up event).. and the TSO concert.

Sooooo many things to do. Hopefully all of them will work out and my work wont get in the way. We will see.

Thats enough for now!


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