Thursday, June 26, 2014

Anniversary Weekend

A week and a half ago Corey and I got away to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We rented a log cabin from the 1850's tucked away in the countryside of Brenham, TX. 

Here's some pictures of the cabin!







The main floor was one open room with a bed, kitchen, and dining area, with a bathroom in the back.


Stairs leading to the loft with a day bed and TV to relax and watch some movies. 
 

The bathroom had some adorable vintage doors which I wanted to take with me very badly!
 

Once we got settled in we started prepping our dinner. Steak, potatoes and zucchini & squash! Mmmm! All grilled on the gas grill they provide!!



The view from the kitchen as I watch him grill. The hot tub was waiting for us too!
 

The view out the front of the cabin was perfection. Trees, fields, and no other buildings or people in sight! It was a welcome sight in comparison to our daily lives in Houston!




You may all have a good laugh right about now... but the morning of our anniversary we visited a cemetery!

Most of you know I love ancestry. I use FindAGrave.com a lot when looking up my ancestors. I've requested photos of many of their gravestones - all located in New York and out of my reach. There have been several very kind people who have taken those photos for me. Because of that, it's been a goal of mine to fulfill some gravestone photo requests for others.
With several small old cemeteries nearby we  stopped at one and searched for the stones with photo requests. Unfortunately there were many graves with blank stones and we were not able to find the requested graves.
Instead we both got bit by fire ants! Ouch!



I LOVED this field of wildflowers!


Other things we did on the weekend,
Antique shopping
Lunch in Brenham at Sweets & Eats (Yummy food!)
Brenham Heritage Museum
Wineries (I don't recommend Pleasant Hill Winery but DO recommend Saddlehorn Winery)
Hot Tubbing :)

And the one picture we got together that weekend, a selfie at Saddlehorn Winery!


We had a great relaxing weekend. We got away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoyed each other's company!

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Celebrating 5 Years

Saturday we will be celebrating 5 years of marriage! We are taking a little getaway to Brenham and spending 2 nights in a restored 1850's cabin! If you know me you know I love history so I'm tickled at the thought of this cabin!

In honor of the 5 year mark and 7.5 years of dating I thought I'd take you through our journey thus far.

This is the night of our first kiss. Don't we look young, goofy, and skinny?! :)
Sorry for the bad quality! This was pre-smart phone!


One of our first dates!


My 21st birthday weekend. Corey had my sis and brother in law sneak in from Mississippi to surprise me! He planned out everything so well and it was amazing! Spent most the weekend in St. Louis doing lots of fun things around the city.


Corey and I ready to go to a dance at my college.It was a USO theme so Corey borrowed his friend's Navy uniform and I rented a dress from a local costume shop to fit the part!


 We got engaged!!
 Just under 2 years of dating Corey asked me to marry him! Here's one of our engagement photos. This was taken in the Jewel Box in Forest Park.


 As we planned the wedding I finished up my senior year of college.
This picture was after the fashion show that featured my senior collection. Corey was always supporting my even when I was up all hours of the night sewing dresses!!


My graduation!! Doesn't he look handsome?! Loved having him by my side!


1 month after graduation we were married!
We didn't have a ton of money for the wedding but we made it work! Those of you that were there that day know it was quite eventful, but we made it through the day and got to start our married life!


We spent our honeymoon in South Padre Island. We only got one pic together and this is it! On later vacations we learned how you can trade photo taking with other couples in the same situation!


 Through the years we celebrated holidays, changed haircuts, gained weight, lost weight, etc...


We bought a house!


We celebrated an anniversary with a picnic in Forest Park <3


We went to baseball games. GO CARDINALS!!!


 We traveled to Mexico!


 Had adventures in Mexico!
Rappeling, Ziplining, climbing Coba step temple, and lots more!



I can't find pictures on these events but we moved to Texas and bought another house.

We discovered we were kind of handy and creative and started building furniture!!
This is Corey building the Pottery Barn knock-off Benchright Table.
 

We got some nice pictures taken for our 3rd anniversary.



We traveled some more. This time to San Fransisco!
 

That pretty much brings us to the present day.
We are now gearing up for our next adventure and I can't wait to share more with you!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend! I'll be off in the country enjoying it with my hubby!


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Friday, June 6, 2014

Contemporary Harbor Dining Table

My hubby and I finally finished this dining set! It was a labor of love that is for sure. He spent a good 10 hours sanding the table and edges so I could stain. 
We couldn't be more thrilled with the results! 

We would love to keep it, but we are moving and we have to sell it. Please let me know if you're interested!








The table is stained in Dark Walnut and painted with Careless Whisper by Valspar.


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