Friday, December 28, 2012

December Date Night!

Doug and I finally did our December date night!

Here were the rules and some wedding supplies I pulled out…

I actually remembered a cute idea that Ms. Liz (Andrew’s mom) had emailed Ashley. It was to make an ornament from your wedding invite. With that picture in my head, I proposed the idea to Doug. He agreed…or so I thought. Check out his face in these pictures!

So we got to work. I cut our wedding invite into strips and curled them. Doug put the curly strips of paper into the clear glass ornament…

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Once we were finished, I glued the top on tied a green ribbon (from the wedding).  



All finished!

If you are wondering, we did have the hot chocolate, but no photos were taken. For the record, it was about 75 degrees outside. Typical Louisiana weather.

Thank you Ashley, Andrew, Janessa, and Matthew for the date night and Mrs. Liz for the idea!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pinterest Cauliflower Pizza and Thin Mints

I pin all kinds of things on Pinterest. Recently I found this recipe on Pinterest for Cauliflower Pizza. It intrigued me because the recipe looked different from all the others. So we gave it a whirl and it was really good! Doug said it was an A- for cauliflower pizza crust.


Next up, we tried a recipie Ashley gave me over the phone, but she got it from Pinterest.

Mock Think Mints:
1 tbs peppermint extract
1 bag of semisweet chocolate
ritz crackers

Melt the chocolate and stir in the extract. Dip the crackers. Put in freezer. (Ashley said you can dip half or whole. She said she preferred half dipped so that is what I tried…)IMG_1487

THEY WERE REALLY GOOD! They really did taste like thin mints plus a little salt.

In other news, not losing any weight so far… haha.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom! 2012

One of my favorite people had a birthday recently: My fabulous Mom!!

I met the family for lunch at Adobe to kick off the celebration! It was delicious as usual.


Later, we had a little party for her at the house! IMG_1507  
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Sadly, Alex was sick and was quarantined to the corner and told not to breathe on anyone…IMG_1499 haha!

Also, an unconditional hug was given to Mom from Andrew. It was a coupon from a birthday coupon book so we had to take an official photo of the event:

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As you know, if you read this blog at all, we always hang birthday signs. This was one of my favorite signs so I wanted to share it! I love how tall Doug is and how the birthday girl shines! Well done Ashley. IMG_1516

After the little party, they had plans to go see a movie, but I did not attend. I headed back to work and caught up with them the following weekend. Sounds like they had fun! I am sorry I had to miss it.

I hope you had a great birthday Mom. We love you so much. You rock!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Since this blog post goes up at 5 am, I do not have pictures uploaded and ready to show this Christmas, I have found some pictures from 2011 to show you what we probably look like as you read this… IMG_5097IMG_5027

I hope you all woke up to more fabulous family time.


Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
It is time for delicious food, family, and to celebrate Jesus.

I hope everyone is enjoying lots of family time!

I think it is finally time to reveal our Christmas Card for 2012! Here you go:

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Sadly, we did run out of these Christmas cards, but we still covered all our peeps. We hope you enjoyed.

I hope everyone has been good because Santa Claus comes tonight!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cookie Box 2012 – Gay’s Famous Cookies!

Just like last year, I have received and devoured Gay’s Cookie Christmas Box (with help from Doug, of course!)!

The presentation is fabulous, as usual:
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You can tell which of her cookies are my favorite. I am the ONLY one who gets to make my own cookie box! It is a huge honor and she lets me pick out AND pack my own box. I am a Cookie VIP.
Thank you Mrs. Gay! I love my box. It only lasted 2.5 days in my house.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Friday, December 21, 2012

Alex Graduates from SLU!

The final gravy train as ended….my baby brother has graduated from college! The whole family was there to see this monumental occasion.

Alex approaches the seating area…
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Alex approaches his seat…

Alex sits…
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Alex walks across the stage! Notice how all the people who shake is hand appear to be talking to him more than normal. He later told us all the guys were commenting on his bow tie!

Alex is excited!!!….and then is sad because it is empty! hah.

He is a college graduate!
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So Alex is excited again!


It really was exciting! I really enjoyed seeing him graduate!

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..and here are possibly the three most excited of them all…


Congrats Alex! The gravy train is officially over. :)
Congrats Mom and Dad! You just got a raise! :)

Love and Hugs, Lizzie