Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bringing in the New Year

I am not one to make New Year Resolutions mainly because I can't keep them. So this year I am going to compile a list of things that I hope to accomplish throughout the year. I am sure that my list will grow but I wanted to share some things with you.

  • Blog more!!
  • Finish my wedding scrapbook (Hopefully before my 2nd wedding anniversy
  • Learn to digital scrapbook
  • Learn to sew (My MIL gave me her old sewing maching...I will have a post on it soon!
  • Coupon more
  • Cook lots of new dishes and share them with you
  • Complete my year devotional book with my husband
  • Stay more organized

That is the start to my list. I will keep you updated when I am able to cross things off and when I add new things. What is on your list for things to accomplish in the new year?

Santa is a good man!

We had a great Christmas and even though we are married I would have to say that we are still spoiled!! I wanted to let you know I am going to be blogging more because I got a new..

and I am so excited!!! I have been wanting one for while but Santa told me I had to wait! I knew I was getting it because we ordered it on Black Friday, so I was really excited when I found a package on the front step! My husband said we were going to open it and made sure that it worked and then I was going to have to wrap it and put it under the tree. No fun I know but it was worth the wait! (For the record..I made him do the same thing! He went and bought a gun that he wanted and he had to wait until Christmas day to get it!)

I have been wanting a laptop since my birthday in August because my Aunt bought me this as a gift

and I have been waiting to use it!!! I have already uploaded it and playing around with it. At first I had Photoshop but I heard that it was a very overwhelming program to learn and since I don't have a ton of time to sit down and learn a program, this sounded perfect to me. It is easy to navigate and I can create pages from scratch or just drag and drop pictures into premade pages and have a completed book. So not only will you see more blogs from me you will also see some new projects that I am excited to get started on.

The year isn't over yet

...and since it isn't I can still tell you about our Christmas!!

***This is a long post and contains no pictures just memories that will last forever!***

We celebrated for about 4 days straight!! Actually for about a week because we started with Christmas with my mom's side of the family the weekend before Christmas. I don't have a lot of pictures because I either forgot my camera, forgot the memory card or forgot to take pictures but those will be in a separate post!!

Christmas Eve's Eve we went to Kory's dad's house so we could have Christmas with his step siblings. We have never done this before and I am excited about another tradition that we have started. One of his step sisters has two little boys and we enjoyed hanging out and watching the boys play. Since they live out of state we don't get to see them often so we love when we get to hang out with them.

Christmas Eve started off very relaxing. Kory, his uncles and cousins started another new tradition... Golfing on Christmas Eve. So while he was out with the boys, I cleaned the house. It needed it bad!! I felt like we haven't slowed down since Thanksgiving. Then that afternoon we headed over to Kory's aunt's house for Christmas with his moms side of the family. It was fun but rushed since we were attending the Christmas Eve service. I actually did a mini children's sermon so I kind of had to be there!! After the service was over we went back to his aunt's and enjoyed playing games with the family.

Christmas Day we woke up and Christmas morning at our house. We had a great 2nd Christmas together!! This year Kory's mom, stepdad and brother came over for breakfast and to open presents. ( We started to alternate parents that come over for breakfast Christmas morning so they will all be happy when we have children!) After they left we headed to my parents to have Christmas with my family. The day didn't stop there...we then went to my aunt's for Christmas with my dad's side of the family.

Day after Christmas we went to Louisiana to visit my grandparents. That wrapped up our Christmas and we enjoyed ever minute of it with our family but we are good that it over!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Cureton Family!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Picture time!!!

A few weeks ago my brother girlfriend took our pictures so I could have some to choose from for our Christmas cards. Here is just a glimpse of some of them....

Check out Less Ordinary Designs for some really cute Christmas cards!!! This is where I ordered mine from and they are so cute!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Giveaway time!!!

So there are lots of giveaways going on since it is so close to Christmas!! Take a look at the giveaways and check out some really fun things!! I have pretty much made a new Christmas list for Santa from all the lovely things I have discovered through these giveaways!!

Fabulous K has 12 giveaways going right now!!! And if you are a follower of her blog you can sign up for all of them!! Go take a look now!

Check out The Benner Daily too for some more great giveaways!!

Check out Sew, Mama, Sew for all the details of Giveaway Day- December 2nd!!!

So much to look at....Gotta go!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Christmas Time!

Since it is December first and time to get in the Christmas mood I have decided to change up my blog!!

We had a great thanksgiving this year. My parents went to the lake house so we went to Kory's aunt's house. I didn't take my camera but we had a fun time eating and enjoying each others company. We had so much food it was crazy!! I cooked this year and was very proud of my self!! I made sweet potato casserole, corn casserole and banana nut bread for each family to take home. I made 9 loaves of bread in 2 days!!

My aunt Deede and I love to shop on Black Friday every year together but when the ads came out I didn't see anything I had to have. (Well I shouldn't say that Santa did make a nice little purchase for me so we didn't have to fight the crowds!!) My mom called from out of town and had some things she wanted me to look for if we were out and about. So my aunt calls about 9pm Thursday and says she wants to pick me up at 11:30pm to be at Toys r us. So I agree to go!! Let me give you the short version and say that at midnight there was already a line of about 500 people at our Toys R Us so we went to another one near by that had a line for about 800!! We didn't go there!! Best Buy also had a pretty long line at midnight so we decided to take a look around WalMart since they were open at midnight. Nothing went on sale till 5am so we waited around WalMart for 5 hours!!! It was actually lots of fun and my aunt and I stayed out till about 9am and got lots of things crossed off our lists.

My house is decorated with lots of decorations I made this year and I will post pics soon!! I am trying to be crafty before I have kids because I know once I do I probably won't have the time!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nutcraker Market

This past weekend me, mom and my mother in law went to the Nutcracker Market is Houston. If you have never been and you live in the Houston area you need to catch it next year. It is every woman's dream!! The Nutcracker market is in a big hall and has 300 plus booths of Christmas decor, children's clothing and things for women!! It is so much fun! This year I came home with a new collar for my puppy, a cute plaque, a dress, and things for my Christmas tree. I am hoping to get my Christmas tree up soon but that all depends on when my husband gets all the decor out of the attic.

P.S.- Sorry I haven't posted about Kory's Halloween costume yet! (My younger brother took my camera and I haven't downloaded all the pictures yet!) I will try and post some by the end of the week!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wedding Bliss

So in the month of October we have attended 2 weddings. We actually had 2 on one Saturday but couldn't make it to both since one was in College Station. And as of now my calendar is clear of any wedding in the near future!! I have counted....since we have been married (a year and a half...crazy I know!!) we have been invited to 15 weddings but we only able to attend 9. 9 weddings in that short period of a time!! We have adored every wedding that we have attended because each couple holds a special place in our hearts. I don't have any pics from the latest wedding that we attended because I never whipped out my camera but here are a few from a wedding out of state. It deserves a post of its own and that will be coming shortly!!

Fishers of Men

This Sunday, my youngest brother had a big physics project due. It was to build a boat out of nothing by cardboard and masking tape. His partners and himself then had to take it to the Boat Races and see how well they did. I did this project when I was in High school and it was so much fun! I wish I could find some picture of when I did the project but at this moment I can't. It is lots of fun to see how long the students boats stay afloat and how many labs they can get in 10 minutes. Kyle's boat made it about 8 minutes and about 6 laps. I was pretty impressed. Enjoy!!

There boat was named Matthew 4:19 and they were the fishers of men. They were so cute!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Guess Who???

So take a look at the photos. Guess who my husband is going to be for Halloween?!!?

I can't tell you yet because it is a big secret. At work every year each department dresses up together and there is a competition for best theme. If they win the get lunch on the compnay and a half day off of work. So it is kind of a big deal! Stay tuned and I will show you a picture of him all dressed up!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I am alive!!

It is true, I am alive!!! I noticed that I haven't posted anything since August!! I am so sorry if some of you have been checking back and expected to see some updates and then have ended up heart broken when there isn't anything new to read! ( OK I am sure that you weren't heart broken I am just glad you back!) So enough with the nonsense and on with the fun things and pictures!! I will post lots of pictures because if you are like me that is what you like to look at!!

As some of you know I am one of our Children Ministers at church but I got the chance to hang out with the youth all night in the beginning of September. Cram Session 2009 was lots of fun and was a night packed with lots of activities out on the town. We rented 2 big buses and packed lots of youth on them for a night of FUN!! Kory and I both stayed up all night!! I wasn't sure if I was going to make it since I haven't stayed up all night since college and I only did that once during finals! So here are just a few pictures to capture some of the fun we had.

First event of the night was bowling

The Jr. High boys found fake facial hair!

2nd stop of the night was ice skating. I don't have any pictures because I was out on the ice with the kids playing broom ball. Lots of fun but hurts really bad when you fall.

3rd stop of the night Putt Putt Fun house which included karaoke, laser tag, arcade games, bumper boats and putt putt

The 4th stop of the night was at to the movies. This was actually a great time to catch a little sleep so I did and so did most of the kids.

5th stop was a Wal Mart Scavenger hunt at 3:30am! It as lots of fun but have no pictures of that event either. I was way to busy having fun!

6th and final stop was at Golden Corral for breakfast. This is what most of the kids looked like at 6 o'clock in the morning before we got off the bus to go to breakfast. We had a great time and I know that kids did to!

So that is one of the many events that has happened since I last updated. I have made a list of things that I have wanted to post about I just haven't found the time to slow down and do so. But be on the look out because I am hoping to post a lot here soon!! Keep checking back!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Show Us Your Life- Baby Showers

So this week Kelly is hosting Show us your life- Baby Showers. Since I don't have any pictures to post of my own baby shower (but hope to soon!!) I will share with some pictures of my cousin's Abbie's shower that I helped host.

Abbie opening gifts

Athena, Audrey, Emily, Kelli, Abbie and Me

Some decorations (the silver tree was actually used as a centerpiece at my wedding)

Table with lots of yummy food

Diaper cake my mom and I made

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Check out these giveaways

Head on over to the design girl blog and check out her giveaway month!! This week she has posted some adorable goodies such as.....
  • A Lucky Fiona Dog Collar and Leash that would be adorable on my Bailey girl!!

You have until August 8th to enter so go and check them out!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Show Us Your Life- Wedding Dress

Kelly at Kelly's Korner is hosting Show us your Life- Wedding Dress Edition. I haven't posted anything with her in a awhile and today I decided to join in all the fun!! I absolutely LOVED my wedding dress. When I put it on I knew it was the one because I actually started to get teary eyed!! So here are a few pictures of my wedding dress.....
I love the ruffle up top and that it was form fitting. I wanted something kind of different from all of my friends that we getting married around the same time and I found it! Just a side note....AS much as I love my wedding dress I am actually about to get rid of it. It cost so much and I would hate for it to be shoved in a closet somewhere. I am hoping that I can help someone else have the wedding dress of their dreams at a much lower cost! So if you or know anyone who is interested let me know!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Preparing for.....

C-A-M-P with Pre-Teens!! I am actaully very excited and can't wait for camp next week. This will be my 3rd summer attending camp with our Pre-teens which are kids that have completed 3rd through 6th grade. So be in prayer as we head out next Monday and when I get back I will post lots of pictures.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Say a sweet little prayer

I have 2 prayer requests that I would like to pass your way....

- Be in Prayer for my younger brother, Kyle who is on a mission trip right now in Chile. He is 17 years old and this is a big step for him. This is actually his second summer in a row to leave the country on a mission trip. (Last summer he went to Peru) I know the Lord has a lot in store for him but I pray for his safety and he enjoys the trip so that God can use him. Before he left he got a little emotional since he was leaving his entire family behind but I know he will have a great trip.

- A long time friend from home, a fellow Aggie, and Phi Lamber has had her baby at 26 weeks. Below is the blog that her sister is updating on Baby Peyton. Please be in prayer for this couple as they deal with the road a head of them and for Peyton and for his body to develop. He is doing great and we thank the Lord for that but we also know that he has lots a head of him. Stop by the blog and let them know that you are praying for them.

4th of July Fun!

For the 4th, we had a little family reunion with my mom's side of the family. 25 of us to be exact all at the lake house. We had tons of fun and here are a few pictures to show you!
What is the 4th of July with out lots of baked goodies!!

We love to play with fireworks!

The boys did put on a pretty good fireworks display this year.

We also enjoyed fishing, jet skiing, boating, tubing, and laying around in the water all day since it was HOT!!

Monday, June 22, 2009


I have been MIA for the past week due to Vacation Bible School! I am part time Children's Minister for my church so I was a little busy last week with VBS and then going to my full time job. I was exhausted by Friday but I had a great week. VBS was amazing this year and everyone had tons of fun! I hope to post some this week because I still have things to catch up on like our one year wedding anniversary from May!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fashion Diva for the Summer

So as I was enjoying the blogging world today I cam across a blog who had a post about swimsuits. I was interested to see what she had posted since I have had a traumatic start to the summer in the swimsuit area!

Last summer I purchased some really cute swimsuits from Victoria's Secret. I was going on my honeymoon last summer so I brought a couple, well more like 3 or 4! But I knew that I would be able to use them this summer so I had no worries. Well a few weeks ago as I was getting ready to swim at the in-laws I noticed that the swimsuits didn't seem to fit anymore, well at least the top didn't.

So I have been on the search for a more modest swimsuit and look what I have found.... Lime Ricki
I am in love!!! This is exactly what a girl like me has been looking for when she wants to enjoy the sun but wants some coverage! I am so excited and just in case you were wanting to know, I ordered this one!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Vacation 2010

I know I am planning a little early but this time next year I will be boarding one of theses....
with the family to this destination....

and will then board on of these...
to cruise around all the Hawaiian islands!!! Hope you aren't jealous!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I have been tagged....

Thanks to Katy!!

8 things I am looking forward to....
-Being a mom
-Being a stay at home mom
-Having Monday off...yea Memorial Day!
-Baby Emma (My cousin's baby that is due on June 8th!!)
-More vacations with my husband
-Swimming lots this summer
-Going to the lake
-Children's activities this summer at church

8 things I did yesterday....
-Went to work
-Went to Lifeway for VBS
-Church staff meeting
-Sent lots of email
-Cooked dinner
-Run/ jog in the park with Kory and Bailey
-Watched some tv

8 things I wish I could do...
-Finish my wedding scrapbook
-Finish the MS 150
-Run distance
-Be more organized
-Have a boutique
-Travel the world
-Live on a farm

8 shows that I watch...
-Biggest loser
-The Celebrity Apprentice
-The News
-Dancing with the stars
-Desperate Housewives
-John & Kate plus 8
-That is all I can think of for now!!

8 people I tag...
- Nicole M
-Erin M
-Michelle T
-Lucretia F
-Kymie M
- Those are the only people that I can think of that check my blog!!


No I am not hosting a give-a-way but Kaye is hosting one. Check out her blog here! She has some very unique gifts. Thanks to Kelly for mentioning about the give-a-way!

Monday, May 18, 2009

All things FUN!!

OK so I have lots to post about and much more detail will come later.

First off I have now a have signature for my blog and it was all thanks to Katy and her free find!! Thanks Katy!!

I missed last Friday's "Show us where you live" post with Kelly on Friday due to our one year wedding anniversary. I will catch up with her this Friday so stay tuned.

As far as our wedding anniversary weekend, my husband planned a surprise trip for the weekend. It was loads of fun and I will have a post dedicated just to our anniversary.

Hope you all had a great weekend and look for more posts this week!