Sunday, January 1, 2012


Happy New Year! 

I hope you all had a fun time ringing in 2012 last night and this morning. I can't believe that it's 2012, but I'm very excited for a clean slate and a fresh, new year. 

Brandon and I have laid low the past couple of days. The other night, we ordered Pei Wei to go {I love their tofu fried rice} and watched Benjamin Button on TV. 

I hadn't ever seen it, and I thought it was really good! There were so many inspiring quotes in there; if you follow me on Pinterest I'm sure you saw some of them! :)

After the movie, Brandon took me to Yumilicious. We hadn't been in awhile so it was a nice little treat before this new year of eating healthier! 

On New Year's Eve, we slept in and then did a few "improvements" around here and cleaned up a bit. 

Later that evening, we went to our friends Austin and Jessica's home to ring in 2012. 

We met them in our Sunday School class and have become good friends with them. I'm so thankful for their friendship and that God blessed us with good friends. 

Jessica made yummy appetizers, lasagna and the most delicious brownies I have ever eaten, and I made salad and breadsticks. And of course, we shared wine and champagne! We visited, the boys played video games, and we watched the ball drop and kissed our handsome husbands at midnight. :)

Jessica got us these cute "Happy New Year" hats, and even got Brandon and me green and gold ones for Baylor! I thought that was so cute and thoughtful. 

She got herself a purple one (she went to TCU), and unfortunately they didn't have maroon (Austin went to Mississippi State) so he got a purple-y/black color. 

We came home around 1 a.m., and Brandon and I slept in until NOON today! I don't know what's gotten into us, but we haven't slept like that in forever. Pretty sure I haven't slept since noon since I was in college. Guess I really needed it? 

Brandon went with me to the grocery store today, then we just lazed around for the remainder of the afternoon.

My Nana and Pah {my dad's parents} are on their way to their ski house in Angel Fire, New Mexico today, so they stopped in through Dallas to have supper with us. I cooked -- for the very first time -- a New Year's Day meal: pork tenderloin, cabbage, black-eyed peas and cornbread. 

It was pretty good {if I do say so myself!} and it was so great to get to cook for and visit with my grandparents. I love them so much!

We're now sitting on the couch with a glass of wine watching the Cowboys game. {In fact, my husband has on his Jason Witten jersey...ha!} 

We don't have to work tomorrow, so we have one more day of doing absolutely nothing. 

Happy New Year, friends!

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