Monday, November 15, 2010

hoo are you tues?


1. Do you ever burp out loud in private or public?
no sir. not at all. yuck.
2. How often do you get sick each year?
not often. i dont really have time for that. going to get sick now.
3. Would you rather paint a room in your house yourself, or have someone else do it for you?
i will NEVER attempt to paint again. horrible. okay...never say never. but seriously its worth the money to have a professional do it.
4. If you get 30 minutes to yourself, what do you do?
blog, catch up on my real housewives shows, shower, fold laundry :( or get a pedicure!
5. Do you allow people to wear shoes in your house?
yes. our carpet is lived on by three small boys and one large boy. asking people to take their shoes off would just be a waste of those peoples time.

things i am working on...etc.

the reason i do not sleep is because i really like making cute things. here are some things that the blog world has inspired me to make right this second:

i just painted my frames for these tonight. i will post the pictures of ours hopefully tomorrow!

i just bought this cute fabric on etsy...brody is going to get a curtain! he had a MAJOR fall yesterday at bass pro shop. we took the kids to see Santa. YES...we did that already! have you ever waited in line for an hour+ to see the big guy? No fun = cranky daddy. SO...we did that and then were walking around the store. Brody was in the cart and reached to far out (to try and play with a machete = mom of the YEAR!) and fell out (front flip and all) onto his forehead :( Very sad. Very scary. He looked like a unicorn within seconds. Pictures of that later.
Anyways...all this to say that I have some mommy guilt going and I think I will feel better if I sew him some adorable curtains. Here is the fabric I bought.

i am also in the process of doing some applique for a friend. its making me a nervous wreck because its a number 3 and those are curvy lol. pics of that soon as well.

NOW...if my meanie husband would not have got a vasectomy. I could possibly be pregnant with a daughter and make her these upcycled tshirt dresses:

He is the worst. Hate that vasectomy. Good thing he is cute. Speaking of cute...we sure have been able to spend some fun times together recently.

Here we are getting ready for the ceremony of Chris and Brittany Franklin. We were both asked to stand with them in their wedding and we were both so honored. It was amazing to be able to be a part of it together. Justin is truly my BFF.
This was right after the ceremony in the courtyard of the Episcopal Church here in Boerne. It is the most historical church in the area and was absolutely gorgeous.
celebrating our anniversary/justins 28th birthday last week at bennihanas!
always always always having fun with this man! PS: thanks a million for the cute new boots!
Here is some more wedding fun:
rehearsal dinner after party with a new friend!
reception fun
more reception fun...
bridesmaids at the rehearsal dinner

It was an EVENTFUL weekend full of fun and fabulousness. We were pooped when it was all over with! Now onto another wedding next weekend and then THANKSGIVING! Maybe I should do a turkey craft!!

“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”(Psalm 90:12)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I married my best friend. I get to wake up next to him for the rest of my LIFE! I get to laugh at his jokes...hold him...raise precious boys with him...make fun of him...laugh WITH him...cuddle him...tickle him...and down right LOVE him forever. And ever. AMEN!
In honor of our special is a little relationship QandA that I thought was neato mosquito!
1. What are your middle names? Allen and Jo
2. How long have you been together? 6 1/2 years
3. How long did you know each other before you started dating? like 5 minutes. it was love at first sight. seriously.
4. Who asked who out?
we kind of just agreed to meet up the very next day.
5. How old are each of you? i am 26 and he turned 28 yesterday
6. Did you go to the same school? nope, not even close
7. Are you from the same home town? nope. i am from houston and he is from lampasas.
8. Who is the smartest? well...darnit...he is.
9. Who majored in what?
i am elem. ed. and he is accounting
10. Who is the most sensitive? ha me...big time.
11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? mexico...soon to be peru!
12. Who has the worst temper? me for sure! he is so easy going its ridiculous. we are a great balance. i am the crazy one and he is the not as crazy one.
13. How many children do you want? we have 3. one day MAYBE we will adopt a 4th. its a possibility.

14. Who does the cooking? i do...but he does the grilling. he rocks that grill.
15. Who is more social? we are both about as social as they come. we love friends!
16. Who is the neat freak? he wishes we both were.

17. Who is the most stubborn?
again...i am all of the crazy for both of us.
18. Who wakes up earlier? i normally do...because i have babies to feed :)

19. Where was your first date? the pool lol. our first 10 dates were at the pool...but our first non-pool date was at carabbas. yum

20. Who has the bigger family?
my dads side of the family is big and we just LOVE spending time with them! we get together with them as often as we can! they love him!
22. How do you spend the holidays? we switch back and forth between both of our great families. but christmas morning will ALWAYS be at our house.
23. Who is more jealous? neither of us...we are majorly secure in that department.
24. How long did it take to get serious?
like a week
25. Who eats more? uh him!!
26. What do you do for a living? i raise babies and teach preschool...he does finance

27. Who does the laundry?
Me, its safe to say that he is unaware of how to work our washing machine.
28. Who's better with the computer? we are about the same

29. Who drives when you are together? he does! always.

30. What is your song? youre my best friend - queen AND the chair - george strait

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

whats happening at the mac shack

I love these guys. Like super big fat love the guts right out of them.
Interested in some bragging? Oh good...
My man Bryce is so grown up. He is rockin the socks off of sports camp right now. He is really doing well at each sport (which is not very helpful because we were hoping he would excel at one so we could do that one!). He is such a kind and loving big brother. I am so proud of that guy.

Brody is doing AWESOME! He is a full time walker now. He is even walking in and out of public places on his own. It is so nice to only have to hold one baby :) He gets so proud of himself too. He wont even let me hold his hand. He says "mine"! (as in...mine...i can do this mySELF!) He is talking more and more each day and learning more signs as well.

Braxty is nearing 11 months. Yuck to that. We are done with the bottle (insert sobs) and heading to walking land. He is standing up on his own and turning around and even taking a few steps. He is such a pleasant and happy baby. He never gives me any trouble at all. Well...except that he keeps growing!

The Peru trip is still in the works! Prays are still being requested as the dates and finances and childcare of that is all worked out! Braxtons birthday party is in the works. Justin turns 28 tomorrow. We celebrate our beautiful marriage on Thursday. Bryce has a fun field trip to the cooking cottage this week. We will stand next to our friends in their wedding this weekend. Meme Tanya and Papa John are coming this weekend to help while we attend all the wedding festivities. We have three playdates and a birthday party this week. My cousin is getting married next weekend (in houston). AND BLACK FRIDAY ADS ARE COMING OUT!!!
ps: thanks mustard seed photography for the cute photos

hoo are you tues


1. Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.
being a wife and being a mom. i rock those things.
2. Name two things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
not procrastinating (i always say im not going to...but then i forget) and not talking (i just cant shut up)
3. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
i believe very strongly that God has a very very specific plan for my life.
For I know the plans I have for you Jeremiah 29:11
4. What is something you have eaten lately that you shouldn't have?
arbys :( bad news.
5. Do you think the time should change or leave it alone?
my babies do not prefer the time change. they think it stinks.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

hoooo are youuuu?


1. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
braxton. he was a fatty.
2. What would you name your next child or if you don't have any your first child?
BRENNER ALLEN! except the daddy said no more babies :(
3. If you could add one feature to your car, what would you choose?
a self cleaner (like the oven!)
4. If you named your house what would you name it?
the mac shack
5. What is your dream occupation?
a wedding planner. im pretty darn good at it if i may just toot my own little horn!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

So, keeping the Christ in Christmas is super easy...because you know...without Jesus there is no celebration. BUT, keeping the Christ in Halloween is a little "tricky"-er. We got creative and found ways to celebrate fall and dressing up and even found a fun story full of scripture to share while we carved pumpkins. We have had an insanely busy and incredibly fun past week! Now bring on Thanksgiving!!
We went to a pumpkin carving party, our church's fall festival and then had fun friends over to trick or treat! Here is our fun in pictures...

my little goofball smashed his pumpkin!
i love this little boy so much. can't believe he is 5.
brody is going to take his buddy brett for a drive. seriously...clear the roads!
the happiest baby on earth giving you a little wave!
this baby loves lollipops so much! like so crazy much!!
out trick or treating with the most handsome man i know. our anniversary is quickly approaching and i am just the luckiest gal in town. we have been having fun on halloween for 7 years now...and this year is at the top of the list!
my little buddy alex!
FBC fall festival! love this little ninja turtle!

little puppy and little lion are on the prowl!
braxty was so excited to put this puppy costume on! he was just beaming!!

little giggle monster
did you ever meet a lion that you wanted to eat???????

if you don't want to come over and hug him right now...then something is wrong with you.