Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nee Nee Jo

My Great Grandma, Josephine Sorter, passed away today. She was the nicest lady ever. My dad would take my sister and I down to Corpus Christi to visit her and my cousin Chelsea in the summer time. Nee Nee would take us to the beach and cook us delicious food. She would even let Chelsea and I sleep in HER bed. I told my dad a few weeks ago that when I go to Houston next week I HAD to get a picture of Nee Nee, Grandmother (Nee Nee's daughter), Aunt Kim (Grandmother's daughter), Chelsea (Aunt Kim's daughter), and Kollin (Chelea's son). That's FIVE generations that were alive at the same time. I'm pretty bummed that I didn't get to take that picture. Luckily, we have a lot of home videos of Nee Nee. One of my favorites is of her giving Chelsea and I baths when I was about 3 and Chelsea was 4. When it came time to wash our private parts Nee Nee would say, "Rach Rach, let me wash teenie weenie!" That just cracks me up. I love you Nee Nee and I know you're having a blast up there :)

Sis, Nee Nee, and me
Chels, Me, Sis at Nee Nee's
All of the great grand kids
All of us now
Cutest picture ever of my sis and I!


December is a busy month for us! There's a few birthdays, our anniversary, and Christmas! Here's a look at what we have been doing.

We celebrated our 2 year anniversary by going to our favorite chicken place, Winger's! Matt got wings and I ordered the sticky fingers. Afterwards, we went to Matt's favorite place on earth, Cold Stone. While he was eating his ice cream (banana and cake batter with cookie dough) he said, "Cold Stone touches my soul." That's a big statement for ice cream ha. We are going up to his boss's cabin this weekend!

We bought our first Christmas tree! It's a little guy, but we love it. Matt picked it out. He really likes white Christmas trees.

For one of my presents, Matt bought me my first house for our village! All growing up, I decorated our village every year. Now we are starting our own little village. Now that I'm typing this, I have a feeling my mom had something to do with this gift idea maybe...:)
Some of the village people are black! SWEET! The one on the left looks like her eye is bleeding, or it could just be tribal markings.

In November we celebrated Jame's birthday by going to Texas Road House! Happy birthday!!!
Aww Murphie!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So I didn't get tagged for this, but I wanted to do it anywho...

4 Shows I watch:
1. Modern Family- LOVE this show! Probably because the humor reminds me a lot of #2 (except a lot cleaner) Both my parents and inlaws love's humor for all ages. Buy Season 1 if you have never seen it. You won't regret it :)
2. The Office.
3. Keeping Up With the Kardashians- I know it's trash master, but it's hilarious!
4. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Making the Team on CMT

4 Things I'm Passionate About:
1. My hubs and family
2. Naps
3. Photography
4. Heavenly Father of course!

4 phrases I say a lot:
2. Babe, can you help me with _____?
3. You are OUT of control. (especially when I talk to my Mom)
4. You wanna take a nap?

4 things I've learned from the past:
1. Just shoot the dang ball!
2. Don't be afraid to be outgoing! Too many people are so concerned with what other people think about them.
3. You just have to forgive matter what. Hate hurts your heart.
4. It's ok to "go to bed angry". I hate it when people say, "Oh just don't ever go to bed mad at each other." Sometimes you just need a little sleep to cool off and things are usually always better in the morning.

I tag:
Mary Fishsticks
Lindsey, Whit, and Becca Briggs

Thanksgiving 2010!

Sorry this post is so belated! Better late than never :) I flew down to Houston for a few days before Thanksgiving to spend time with my family! I seriously have a blast every time I go home. Some fun things we did:

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family
SHOPPING OF COURSE! I think I literally spent 25% of my trip at PacSun. They had a crazy deal where you got an additional 50% off their clearance. One of the times we went, my mom bought over $300 worth of stuff for $88!
Watching "Michael Jacksons': This is It" with my mom and having a dance party in the kitchen afterwards. Calm down, Mom, I won't post the videos.
Spending time with my cousin, Nikki, and her cutie baby, Isabella.
Finally getting to meet Edy's girls! Ugh, adorable!
Playing Five Crown. Dave always wins!! :)
Eating at Mamacita's with mi familia, Ricky, and Mike's GF

Here's some lovely pictures!

My Uncle Michael and me at dinner. He was probably tickling me in this picture, a Michael staple.
Michael, Ricky, Edy. They resemble their dad a LOT!
Juju and Granny.
All of us out to eat at Mamacitas!

CUTEST picture ever! Papa and Isabella.
Love this!
Papa kept the baby entertained for an hour just throwing sugar packets at each other. Ha!
...and playing with the lights.

Edy's 3 girls she nannies. Edy has got these girls trained! They are so polite and well behaved (at least when they are with Edy)
My two babies are growing up too fast :(
Best friends since birth!
I love my Granny. She makes THEE best roast and mashed potatoes. MMM!
I love having an aunt that's only 6 years older than me. Alot of people ask me if it's boring being an only child since you don't have siblings. I really never felt like was an only child because my aunts, uncles, and cousins are all around my age. You too, Carlene and Randy :)
Mommy and daughter. I swear Nikki is the only one in our family who has never struggled with being overweight! This girl is a bean pole!
Mohawk Edith.
Mom and daughter part 2!

A signature picture.
Mom was tired of pictures haha. You're lucky Michael wasn't there or else you would've been tickled at this moment of weakness for sure!
We are in the age of technology. Isabella who is not even 2 and Dev who is 9 knowhow to work an I-phone. I can't even work an I-phone!

Priceless! These two are making the same face!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bucket List

I love the show, the Buried Life on MTV. It's just a group of funny guys checking off stuff on their bucket lists. They have done things like marry a stranger in Vegas and streak at a professional sports game. None of the things on my BL are that extreme, but I wanted to just write some things down that I want to do!

-Be a guest on the Oprah show. This one is going to be a little tricky since she has already filmed the farewell season lol.
-Sing karaoke. I HATE signing out loud because my voice is the worst thing you've ever heard.
-Volunteer at an orphanage in a foreign country.
-Run a marathon.
-Get Lasik.
-Get laser hair removal from my eyelashes down.
-Blog more often!
-Give all my family members loads of money to help them be financially happier.
-Get a nosebleed.
-Pass out. I want to know what this feels like!

Now, my friends, what do YOU want to do before you die??

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rachel's Raves Part Tres

So here are a few things I'm lovin right now!

Old Navy "Citizen Surplus" Cargo pants. I've always been a little scared of cargo pants because, personally, they make me look like a lesbian. But these are SO comfy and cute. Right now, they are only $19 dollars in the store, and they have all sorts of colors. Online they are more expensive, so get them in the store while you can! I also bought some shorts for 95 cents on their summer clearance rack in the back.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. My aunt introduced this to me because she said it helps her eyeshadow stay on ALL day. Since I have oily eyelids and my eyeshadow never lasts, I gave it a try and I'm a convert! It's a little pricey at $18 BUT it lasts FOREVER! You only use a tiny bit, and I have had my bottle for over 6 months and it's not even half way gone.

Krusteaz Honey Cornbread Mix. Cornbread that will make you wanna slap yo mama! I have always been a Jiffy girl myself, but this is my new fav.

Stila Liquid Eyeliner. I have always used pencil eyeliner, but I heard that liquid will oftentimes stay on longer. This eyeliner is amazzzing and def worth the $20. Had it for 6 months, use 3 times a week, and it's still going strong!
Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I kissed a girl, and I liked it.

Right now you're probably asking yourself, "What the HAIL is going on, and why is Matt kissing a boy?" Well, let me take you back to where this madness all began...

For the past 3 years at Matt's work, Matt, Matt Cox, and Bryan dress up as a different co-worker for the Halloween costume contest. This year, Matt and Matt teamed up for a couples costume. They dressed up as these guys...Joy and Charles. Sadly, Joy doesn't work at ILC anymore but it was still hilarious nonetheless. Apparently, her boyfriend would stop by often wearing what Matt Cox has on. Joy would wear a wife beater, black bra, and black peasant skirt almost every day to work. Matt and Matt walked hand in hand to work today....

The boys trying to copy the wedding announcement. LOL!
Matt put raisins in his shirt because he was "cold".
Bryan dressed up as the company cat, TC. His costume was by far the most creative and we all thought he would get first for sure. That's a sore subject right now...
The inspiration behind the costume...
Apparently, TC likes to poop on the sand volleyball court so Bryan wanted to, too.
The happy couple!

Probably the weirdest part of this whole thing was putting one of my bras on my husband. Ha! So yes, ladies and gents, I kissed a girl, and I liked it.