Sunday, January 23, 2011

Our new addition.

Greyson got a new pet last night. He got a Blue Beta Fish. He loves it! We got him all fixed up with a blue fish, blue gravel, blue plants, and a blue light.. I thought it would be cute if we named him, what else, Blue. Nope. Then I thought, okay- What about Bubbles? Nope.
His name is Mr. Fishy. :)

Day 17

Day 17- Something you're looking forward to.

This is an easy one- February 5th, Chad is taking me to see RASCAL FLATTS!!! WHOO HOOOOOO!! My birthday is February 11th, so it worked out that he could take me to see them for my birthday!! I can't wait. They are awesome!!!!!! I'll be the one dancing and singing the loudest. No really.

Day 16

Day 16- My Dream House

A girl can dream can't she?

Day 15

Day 15- My favorite Bible verse.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 14

Day 14- A picture you love..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 13

Day 13: My Goals

Well, I have a lot of goals.. it depends what type of "goal' we're talking about... lifelong goals, goals for the year, goals for the week...

My lifelong goals-
1. Be the best mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter, and friend that I can be.
2. Be a witness.
3. Live life to the fullest.
4. Don't take one day for granted.
5. Enjoy the little things.
6. Don't sweat the small stuff.
7. Love like crazy.- Lee Brice :)

Goals for the year-

1. Get back into shape!

Goals for the week-

1. Get through with this 30 Day Blog Challenge.. I need to work on this one for sure.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 12

Day 12- What I believe.

I believe...

1. That God is our Savior, our Father, Friend, Redeemer, and Comforter. He is the ONLY way.
2. Jesus Christ is God's son, who was sent on this earth to die for our sins.
3. My sister, Kara, and my Pop are waiting to see me in Heaven... it will be SUCH a reunion!
4. Your family should ALWAYS come first. Always.
5. Love is all that matters.
6. Having a child is the greatest, most joyful experiences a person can ever have.
7. Good friends are hard to come by.. so when you find them, hold on to them.

On a lighter note:
8. Republicans are better.
9. Coke is better than Pepsi.
10. Dogs are better than cats...but if you have mice, that's a different situation... (see Day 10
post..'What I'm afraid of ')

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fun in the ICE!

We had a BIG time in the ice/snow this morning!!!

Catching up on Christmas!

Christmas was sooo much fun this year!! Greyson LOVED Christmas and everything about it!

Greyson got a trampoline from Mimi and Pops!

Christmas Eve, Greyson threw out his Reindeer food so that they could find our house. :)

Christmas Eve at Mimi and Pops was so much fun!! We couldn't see out of the back of the Tahoe on the way home.. it was packed FULL.

Greyson got a Doctor's kit and doctor scrubs that say "Dr. Kyle."

Mom got him an easel. He loves it!
Christmas morning, Santa came!!!

Then, we went to BB ant T's for Christmas! Greyson and Skyler played and played.. They were exhausted!!!

Dancing Mickey!

Day 11

Day 11: My favorite tv shows

I LOVE tv!!! I don't get to watch it much anymore..normally I am watching Nick Jr with Greyson. However, there are some shows I take the time to watch....

1) Desperate Housewives (I LOVE their drama, but very thankful I don't have it in my life!)

2)Dancing with the Stars.. I would definitely do this! But unfortunately, they do not have Dancing with a 1st Grade Teacher...when they do, I'm there.

3)Friends reruns..Chad doesn't understand why I like to watch these.. he always asks, "Why would you watch something if you've watched it so many times you know what they're going to say next?!?!" I do understand his point, but there's just something about my old "Friends"..

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 10

Day 10: Something I am afraid of.
I have a few things I am afraid of..
1. Spiders
2. Roaches
3. Horses- I think they're pretty, but we do not get along. Period.
4. Rats, or any kind of rodent for that matter.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 9

Day 9: Picture(s) of my friends.

My friends are definitely a major part of my life. I don't know what I would do without them. Each and every one of them have a special place in my life. We've all been through a lot together.
I know that these girls will be with me for the rest of my life.
I love, love, love them.

Erin, Lauren, and me at the State game.

Lauren, me, Hope, Erin, Kayla, and Jennifer at our Annual Friends Christmas party. I don't know what I would do without these girls..

My sister-in-law and best friend, Emily.

These are my college friends. We don't see each other near enough, but when we do it's like we've never been apart.

Lacie, Megan, Melissa, and me. Precious, precious girls.

(I think this pic was from '06... haha)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 8

Day 8: Somewhere I have traveled.
I have traveled to a lot of places. Growing up we took a family vacation every summer.. I love to travel. I am so lucky to be married to someone who loves it just as much as I do. This last summer, we took a cruise to Cozumel . We had so much fun. I can't wait to take another cruise. We have also been to New York City and the Bahamas. Definitely my top 3 vacations.

Day 7

Day 7 is my favorite movie.

I can't really say I have a "favorite" movie. I LOVE romantic comedies. I like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Maid of Honor, The Break Up, Failure to Launch.....those kind..
Also high on my list are Home Alones 1 & 2 ...classics. I also like Dirty Dancing. :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 6

Day 6 is a picture that makes me smile.

Nuff said.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 5

Day 5 is my favorite recipe... I don't cook much, it's actually one of my New Year's resolutions to cook more... anyway, I love this recipe. My family and friends LOVE this chili. Chad's aunt, Dianne, introduced us to this recipe a couple of Christmas Eve's ago. It is wonderful, especially on cold day. In fact, I may make this tonight. :) Enjoy!

White Chili Recipe

1 pkg frozen seasoning blend- found in the frozen vegetables
1 stick of real butter
2 cups reserved chicken broth
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
3 cans of white shoepeg corn, drained
4 cans of Great Northern beans, drained ( I use 3 cans)
1 can rotel
1 can chopped green chilies
1 lb. velveeta cheese
1 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
1 package of McCormick White chicken Chili Mix
8 oz. sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper, optional

Boil chicken, reserving broth. Shred or dice chicken. In a very large pot, melt butter and saute frozen seasoning blend until thoroughly heated. Add white chicken chili mix, garlic. Add cream of chicken soup, rotel, beans,corn, chilies, chicken, salt, pepper and velveeta. Heat until cheese melts. Turn heat on lowest heat possible, stir in sour cream. Can add additional broth if you want thinner soup. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Adjust seasoning as needed. Serve with shredded cheese and jalapenos, if desired.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 4

My parents- Howard and Rhonda Holder.
My mom was born in Vicksburg, MS to Travis and Betty Henry. They moved to Tx when she was only a couple of days old. My Pop had a job that moved them all over the country. She was in 6 different schools in the 1st grade alone. They finally settled permanently in Rosenberg, Tx when she was in the 4th grade. She finished school there and graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School.
My dad was born in Orange, Tx to Freddie and Jean Holder. They moved alot, just like my mom's family. They moved to Rosenberg, Tx when my dad was in the 9th grade. My dad graduated from Lamar Consolidated like my mom, only 2 yrs earlier. My dad went to the Air Force after high school.
My parents met through my Aunt Vickie. My mom and aunt shared a locker through high school and worked together at a drug store as Soda Jerks. My dad came in the drug store to see my aunt when he was on leave, met my mom.. and the rest is history! They got married, moved to Sugarland, Tx and I was born! 7 years later my brother, Trant, came along.
Now, my dad is the Plant Manager at Choctaw Generating Station in French Camp.. (why we moved to MS). My mom keeps Greyson while we're at work... and loves every minute of it.
I don't know what we would do without these two. They have always supported and loved me in every decision I have made in my life. They are my biggest fans, and I am theirs.