Monday, January 31, 2011

Makes me happy

Why does it make me so happy to have this as my iPhone background?

Maybe because it makes me think of a talented friend...

Maybe because it makes me think of my wonderful husband who loves to have popcorn for dinner....

Maybe because that shade of green really catches my eye...

Maybe because I love coffee mugs...

And you know what, I guess it doesn't matter why it makes me happy - it just does.

Hope you don't mind me posting your picture, Emily! Thanks for always capturing the small details of life and just simply making people happy.

Friday, January 28, 2011


I wanted to post a few pics of the pup, before he gets any bigger....he's so cute and teeny so we'd like to take as many pictures as we can of him right now. He melts my heart when he falls asleep in my arms and he definitely has me wrapped around his little...paw?

But we're excited to see him grow up, too. With the second puppy, the puppy thing is cute for a quick second and then the "bigger the better" mentality takes over! Big dogs can go to the bathroom outside and they get way less joy out of biting your fingers and the tip of your nose than little puppies do....but I'm sure we'll miss the puppy stage when it's gone - because the grass is always greener on the other side, right?

Hangin' out in my suitcase

But I'm hungry NOW, Ma.

Gomer Jr.

We're taking him to the farm this weekend for his first big adventure. Hopefully I'll remember to take some pictures to post, but let's not get ahead of ourselves with any big promises!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Good news about my dad

Back in November my family and Justin's family went to Napa together. Towards the end of the trip, my dad was put in the hospital very suddenly for having pneumonia. He actually had double lung pneumonia and he was in the hospital in Napa for a week after our vacation.

Everything has been fine & well since he was released and sent home to Arlington, except there has been spot on his right lung that the doctors haven't been happy with. So since he got back home, they've been monitoring it and seeing if it was just something lingering from the pneumonia - or something they needed to look further into.

Finally, his doctor thought it would be best to do a PET scan to be sure it wasn't cancer in his lung (scary...). On Monday he had the PET scan done and then on Tuesday we found out that there is a tumor, but thankfully it's benign! But you know, when I talked to my mom, there was a moment where I held my breath, closed my eyes and wondered if I was ready for what I was about to hear. But thankfully when my mom said, "Have you talked to your dad?" what quickly followed was, "he does have a tumor's benign."

The plan for now is to continue to monitor the tumor over the next few months and they're not anticipating any surgery or anything drastic right now.

I have been very lucky to have 2 healthy, active parents and I can't tell you how glad I am that their health isn't in jeopardy.But this week I've had it on my heart to say a quick prayer for those who have run into health scares or health issues recently. We dodged a bullet this time, but I know there are others out there who probably got phone call with bad news this week. We just have to pray for strength to face tough situations and know that God's in control.

But all of this to say, this week we can celebrate this good news and I'm glad to say my dad does NOT have lung cancer!

Have a great week. Much love to you & your families.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Why do I always WANT!?

I never need, I always want. Or I guess I do a healthy amount of both, but wanting always wins.

For example, I needed ponytail holders from Target last night, but because I didn't find anything I wanted, I didn't wait in line to pay for what I needed. So now my hair looks like a hot mess and there's nothing I can do about it!

But back to the point.

I want this wire wine rack:
And I want these willow balls so I can attach them to antique candle stick holders and make a topiaries:
And I wouldn't be mad if I had this shirt from Anthropologie:

So. This would have been a good new year's resolution:

Or how about this instead:

Have a great day...find something to want.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sorry for the glorified hiatus!

I feel like I have taken such a long break from blogging that I might need to re-introduce myself...

"Haven't we met before?" -me

"I don't think so, you don't even look familiar??" -you

Anyway, sorry for disappearing. I actually really, really enjoy writing a blog. I just forget to do it sometimes (most times....)! Work's been so crazy that when I get home, I hardly feel like cracking open a computer.

But it's already been a year to remember, especially because we added this guy to the family:

Fletcher B. Peltier

This means that Justin and I haven't slept straight through the night in 2 weeks..and it also means that I am back to being my alter ego, Elmyra, because I love him so much it probably pains him.

In other news, I've still been having fun with house stuff. I am that girl who moves around the decorations I already own because I get great joy from decorating, even if I have to do it for $0.

I recently went to Canton with Kat - it was amazing - and I found this store called "Okey Dokey General Store" who sells furniture made out of old doors. I bought this bookcase and I am on a mission to buy a second one:

pardon the fuzzy picture...this was with my Blackberry

They also have these bar/islands made out of old French doors and I called Stan, the guy who works there, to see if he would ever so kindly deliver a bookcase and a bar to Houston...we'll see how Stan feels about that. I guess it wouldn't pain me to march my happy bottom up to Canton to pick them up, if need be.

But their prices are beyond reasonable. If you have a chance to go to Canton, make sure you stop by their booth! I'll post pictures if Stan makes a visit to Houston.

Welp, have a great week...I'll blog again soon.......hugs and kisses.