98 Degrees

*This post is not about the recently reunited mediocre boy band of the late nineties/early 2000s.
**If I were to ever post about a boy band I would only post about NSYNC, duhhh.

Let's talk about how Saturday was the first offiicial day of fall. Let's talk about how on the first day of fall it was 98 degrees. Let's talk about how in honor of the first day of fall I wore shorts, a tshirt and additional layers of deodorant.

My sister-in-law, Abigail who's in Montreal training for Cirque du Soleil, was all "it's 60 degrees here... look how cute I am in my scarf and boots." I was all "I hate you."

Days like Saturday make me hate living in Texas. But then I give myself a slap on the wrist and snap out of it. Texas has been and always will be the greatest country state of all. Hollerrrrr.

I have a confession. I was secretly rooting for the Texans yesterday.


Why My Husband is Ruining My Life

The first official day of Fall is only 2 days away! I've been dreaming of cooler weather, daylight savings, boots, scarves, dark nail polish, chili, holidays and pumpkin spice everything. Pumpkin spice lattes, homemade pumpkin spice donuts, and especially pumpkin spice scented candles.... unless your husband hates the smell of pumpkin spice scented candles. 

Dreams crushed.

Life ruined. 


Worth the Wait

I am excited, relieved, thankful and happy to say Austin has accepted a position at Anadarko Petroleum Corp! We are feeling very blessed and we are praising God for His faithfulness!

I wish I could say my heart has trusted the Lord from the beginning until now. But if you've been following along, you know that I have struggled. I wrote here about Proverbs 31:25 and trusting without fear of the future. And even after God provided me with that verse, I worried. I was anxious. I cried a lot. And then somewhere along the way, I got it. I finally learned to trust Him. I realized if all I had was Jesus - it was enough. The freedom to go shopping, take vacations, buy a house, get a new car.... it doesn't matter. It all fades away, but grace and glory are eternal. I will praise the God of the universe in all circumstances because He has saved my soul and that is enough.

One of the first things my sister-in-law asked me after Austin received the job offer was "well, was it worth the wait?"

I can say the real, honest answer is yes. Yes, absolutely it was worth the wait. In joy and in sadness, in unemployment and in wealth, in loss and in gain, God is faithful and He loves His people.

May He receive the glory forever and ever, amen.


When Tuesday is Monday

I woke up very sleepy from a busy, but fun 3-day weekend spent with my best friends, my husband and my SIL/BIL/nieces.

I look like a lobster. Ouch.

I packed fruit and veggies for lunch after after eating my weight in cream cheese + raspberry chipotle sauce + wheat thins + grapes + cheese + watermelon + brownies + icecream.

We went over our weekly out-to-eat budget in the first two days.

aaaaand I WON A TORY BURCH BAG FROM THE RADIO ON MY WAY TO WORK. I actually get a gift card so I can choose which one I want. I think I want this one but WHICH COLOR??


I wish every Tuesday was Monday. Here's to a 4-day work week!