August 21, 2011 – I did a LOT of cooking today. Mesquite brisket. Garlic croutons. Banana chocolate chip muffins. My house doesn’t know what to smell like.
August 22, 2011 – Today my friend Erin brought in an entire garbage bag full of jeans and pants she didn’t want any more. And they ALL FIT. I mean, woah. This was a good day.
August 23, 2011 – Oy, summer. You are Texas; hear you roar.
August 24, 2011 – Well done, painters. This is the “Loadin’ Zone” indeed.
August 25, 2011 – Jack has still been reading the Bible to us every night, and my goodness he is cute with his reading glasses on.
August 26, 2011 – Today Jack surprised me with a crème brulee torch!! I fell in love with the idea of making crème brulee on the Med cruise, and now I can! Let’s just hope I don’t burn the house down – Jack’s a little concerned that I will.
August 27, 2011 – Tonight we went to our friends John and Amanda’s house to celebrate Amanda’s birthday with some friends. We had such a good time with them. They are so fun.
August 28, 2011 – Uhh… I think I may have a slight problem putting away my shoes.
August 29, 2011 – Ahhh, Salata. This is one of my very favorite lunch spots. I just can’t get enough of it. So. Many. Options. It makes me feel powerful.
August 30, 2011 – Skyping is always fun, but when I get to see my sweet godson, Coen, through that screen, it’s even better.
August 31, 2011 – Today Jack gave Madeline her first paycheck ever. So obviously I had to make them feel all awkward by taking a picture of it.
September 1, 2011 – Staff meeting day! We got Macaroni Grill for the staff and enjoyed a nice little dinner meeting with them. We’re so blessed to have such a great staff.
September 2, 2011 – Anthropologie is OPEN!!! I am just so excited. Everything is beautiful. I love it there. Jack bought me a rug for our pretty kitchen – it matches perfectly and I just love having an Anthro item in my house! I have a feeling this won’t be the last!
September 3, 2011 – Today my parents and I flew to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to meet up with my brother and sister-in-law for a Caribbean cruise. This cruise should be a LOT more relaxing than my last. We got to walk on the beach after dinner, and shortly after I took this photo of my mom, Shane and Cassandra told us all that they’re having a baby, due in April. We are all SO EXCITED!