Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Texas Rice Festival

Tonight Kris and I went to the Texas Rice Festival.. WELL there wasn't really any rice BUT there was tons of yummy fair food! There was SO much to chose from so we shared everything so we could taste more...

First we ate this.. A BBQ pork k-bob

Then we ate this.. Alligator on a stick!

Here I am with it (the flash was too bright) and it was very chewy.. hmmmm
THEN, we ate this.. YUMMY Roasted corn on the cob..

Then we ate this.. It was a shrimp and crab hot pocket (I regret this one.. my stomach hurts)

BUT then we ate this.. Funnel Cake!!!!

It was delicious and my festival experience was finally complete..

Friday, September 24, 2010


After being in Beaumont for 4 weeks, jobless. I decided to apply at my old stomping grounds of the BUCKLE. AND because I worked there for a year and a half in SLC, I was in!! YAH! I only started this week but I'm already loving it again. Everyone I work with is SO nice!!! Like over the top nice! Its great!

Back to being the layering queen for me! How EXCITING! :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My first sewing venture!

Lately, I have been obsessed with Project Runway! AND during my obsession, I just so happened to see a DIY skirt on a friends blog that I just HAD to make! Unfortunately, I do not having a sewing machine nor have I ever sewed on more than a button in my entire life. But I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, wanted to make this skirt!!!!

So while Kris and I were in Houston this weekend, I set out on my endeavor with my sister in law, Kat. She was a huge help at explaining the sewing jargon!!

BUT after about 5 hours divided between 2 days...

I ended up with this! AND I love it!!! I already know what I want to make next!

(The directions for this skirt are found here.)

PS. please don't mind my pony tail hair.. Our church is at 9am.. UHHH!

I made the band twice as wide as it instructs so I could wear a belt with it :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Things I've learned in Beaumont....

Since moving to Beaumont, Kris and I have notice QUITE a few differences from other places we have lived. AND have had to adapt..

When you go to church, if there are 2 open seats at the end of a row, DO NOT assume they are open, even if you ask the family sitting in the row if they are saved.
(Yep, after asking first, then sitting down, a family asked Kris and I to move about 2 minutes later!!!!) I was shocked! WWJD?!?!?

We have both have stepped in more gum, in the last 3 weeks, than in our whole lives.. and it is SO sticky! I think from the humidity.. haha

I have naturally wavy hair.. not cute wavy, just annoying. So when I get ready, I straighten it. WELL, as soon as I walk outside.. My hair looks like this :(

It rains almost everyday here! I walked in the store yesterday under perfectly clear skies and not 2 minutes later it started pooring.. WHAT THE ?!?!

The population here in Beaumont is over 50% African American, to say the least Kris and I are the minority. BUT that is not what I learned on this one, it is that African American women do not age! Seriously, their skin is wrinkle free and gorgeous.. NOT FAIR