Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How Pinteresting...

What I've been pinning lately... (follow me on Pinterest here)

This may or may not apply to me. ;)
I've said this more than once recently...

I'd be first in line!

Have you met my family? Yeah, pretty much sums us up!

This is quite possibly the cutest picture ever!

Love it!
True story...
Yes indeed.

So in football, no Giants, Redskins, or Eagles guys for me. In baseball, no Athletics, Mariners, or Angels guys. I would say Astros, but let's get real. Like the Astros will ever be a threat. ;)
Yes, I know football. I can't help it that I have a weakness for quarterbacks. Hey there Romo... ;)
I can't help but love Romo (even though I know he will probably break my heart yet again this football season). 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Never Ever Ever...

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Never Ever Ever...

...will I NOT enjoy a Brad Paisley concert. His concert Saturday night was awesome!
Lee Brice and Chris Young opened for Brad. They were great! 
View from our lawn seats 
Chris Young is there somewhere!
Me and Laura looking adorable in our cowboy hats!
...would I have believed that Geovany Soto would snap a Rangers four-game losing streak with a walk-off home run! Hello win column (finally!)

...will I NOT sigh when I see a picture of Luke Bryan. There is a reason he won my Men Madness Bracket! ;)

Luke Bryan playing baseball...even better. :)
...will I understand guys. Men always say that women are complicated, but I beg to differ- you guys are just as confusing. Yeah, there is a story behind this. No, I'm not going to share.

...will I NOT laugh at something that makes fun of Ford. :)

...will I pass up an opportunity to take a picture of me wearing a hat. :)

Me and my friend Monica wearing the giveaway fedoras at the Rangers game earlier this month.
Happy Tuesday! 

Friday, July 26, 2013


Normally I look forward to Fridays. For one, well, it's the start of the weekend, and two, I am normally off work by 11:30a. This week is a little different. I'm having to put in a lot of overtime this week, so I will be at work until 10:30 tonight AND I have to work Sunday 9-5. If you don't hear from me at some point next week, I didn't survive. :) It's okay, I don't really mind working the overtime, it's just for a few weeks. I AM looking forward to tomorrow night though (my one day off work). My friend Laura and I are going to hopefully see Brad Paisley in concert. We tried to go last year, and it got rained out. It's raining right now, but the forecast is predicting it will be sunny tomorrow. Like I've said before, I try not to complain about rain in Texas during July, BUT I am making deals with the "weather gods" so the concert will go on. I've been to several Brad Paisley concerts, he usually puts on one of the best shows I've ever seen. I'm really looking forward to it! :)

Me and the BFF at Brad Paisley concert in 2010
Me and Lyn at Brad Paisley in 2011
Me with Khrystal and Laura before the rain started last year at the Brad Paisley concert
We waited two hours only to have the concert canceled. :(

Thought I would post some Brad videos for your listening enjoyment today! Happy weekend!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday Thirteen...

I know, I haven't done a Thursday Thirteen in a while. Thought I would try it again! :)

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I was reading a devotional recently about the different names/titles people go by. I thought I would use it for my Thursday 13 topic today! 

Who Am I?

1. A daughter. I have the best parents in the world and I would like to think they think of me as the best daughter in the world (okay, one OF the best daughters, I suppose my sisters and I could all be tied for first place). OH, today is my dad's birthday! Happy birthday daddy! Love you! Click here to check out my post from last year for him
At a Rangers game last year with my folks!
2. A sister. I have three brothers and two sisters who will all agree (I'm sure) that I'm the best little sister ever! 
Me and my siblings last month
3. An aunt. My 19 nieces and nephews will all tell you I'm the coolest aunt ever (I'm usually introduced as "this is my favorite, cool, Aunt Rachel". 

4. A great-aunt. No, I'm not using the title of aunt again. Notice the hyphen. Remember I have nieces and nephews close to my age? Well, some of them have kids, so that makes me a great-aunt. I have five adorable great-nephews and one precious great-niece.
Okay, so the guy in the bottom right picture is my nephew Greg (yes, he's older than me), but it's the only picture I could find with me and his sons!
5. A believer. I love Jesus, and (thankfully) He loves me.

6. A friend. Seriously, a girl could not ask for better friends than the ones I have. I am blessed to be called their friend!
Just a small portion of my awesome friends!
7. A reader. I love to read. Just ask the group of friends who helped me move earlier this year and had to carry MANY heavy boxes full of books. :)

8. A blogger. Okay, so lately I haven't been the BEST blogger, but I'm trying to get back into it. 

I'm now "real life friends" with these awesome ladies who I met blogging!
9. A sports fan. I know, you are shocked, I hardly EVER talk about sports, right? :)

10. A binge-Netflix watcher. It's true. I can't just take my time watching TV shows on Netflix. I have to see how fast I can get through it. I may or may not have just watched all nine seasons of One Tree Hill in a month (don't judge). For the record, I never watched it while it was on, so these were all new to me. 

11. A fighter/survivor. After what happened to me in December (click here if you are new to my blog), I'm stronger than I ever thought I could be. I still have my moments (I'm really good at hiding that from everyone), but I'm getting better. I promise.

12. A (wannabe) cowgirl. Okay, not really. But I have pictures of me in a cowboy hat I wanted to post. :)

13. A nerd. Yes, I have the pictures to prove it! :)

I'm also a bit of a rebel, look at me disobeying that "do not touch" sign. For those wondering, this was on Elvis Presley's airplane. I went to Graceland last year. :)
I have perfected the "duck lips" look.
I'm also a bit of a clown.
Posing in an Audrey Hepburn type hat.
Just call me Your Majesty.
I'm also a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader (okay, not really). 
Never take me to an art museum, I might just do this.
Hope everyone is having a great day!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday....

I'm loving...
that I got to spend time with my family recently. My nephew James (he's 23) got married last month, and all of my siblings were there. The six of us are rarely all together, so it was nice to be able to spend some time with all of them.
My mom with her girls
My folks with their whole crew
Aunt Rachel with the handsome groom
Me and my sweet nephew A
Me with my lovely nieces Stephanie and Alice
I got to sit next to the best looking groomsman in the wedding party (my nephew Jake)
My niece Katie was the prettiest bridesmaid!
I'm loving...
that my niece Lydia has decided to start a blog. Please check out her page here! :)

Me and my beautiful niece Lydia!
I'm loving...
that they have made a movie about the making of Mary Poppins. For those who are new to my blog, that is my favorite movie of all time (Dick Van Dyke is my favorite actor). I like Tom Hanks, so I'm hoping I'm not disappointed with it. Actor Kristopher Kyer better not mess up the role of Dick Van Dyke (or he will face my wrath) :)

I'm loving...
these pins from Pinterest.

I'm loving...
that my sister and I both can watch Christmas movies all year round.

I'm loving...
my Duck Dynasty "Uncle Si" tea glass. Thanks to my friend Lyn for getting it for me!

What are you loving today??