Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Mommy Car.

I didn't want a new car. In fact, I got a NEW new car two years ago and I LOVE it! With Neil traveling from Waco to Austin EVERy.DAY, it made more sense to take my car. The gas mileage is great and it has cruise control. I took Neil's Aveo. I was fine with it but when Neil told me to find a new car, I said, "Okay"!

The problem was that I had to find and negotiate it myself! I thought that was one of the perks of being married!!! I knew that I wanted something bigger. I drove around some parking lots on campus and wrote down what I liked. I noticed a trend. They all seemed to look the same. I also wrote down the same ones multiple times. As Neil put it, "You definitely have a type".

I narrowed it down to the ROUGE, MURANO, and TUSCON. After a solid negotiation, in Georgetown, with a baby in tow, I got what I wanted, for the price I wanted.

2012 Hyundai Tucson

If it looks familiar, its because it is the SUV version of the car I got two years ago! Ha! I guess I do have a style :)

I love it and it is serving us well!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nice November Weather.

The days have been great for playing outside. Some days we go to the park and watch the kids run around the playground. We pull a blanket out and take a nap. I especially love these pictures because she is wrapped in our wedding quilt.

I decided to try the swings and she seemed to really like it!

 This weekend we went for a walk around the stadium while Neil ran.
We brought her to our family brick. 
We decided that she might be the youngest person to have her name at the new stadium!

We are in the 50s today but I'm not ready for the winter. I hope we have a few more days to be outside!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Goals.

It's November already!
The days are beautiful in these parts. 

This is the first year that I am not using a planner. I have converted to an Outlook Calendar and I'm not sure I like it. I do have a TO DO tablet on my desk but I always feel better when I set goals so here we go.

1. Finish an "I SPY" quilt for a cousin's 1st birthday party.
 Even though the entirety of this project is time consuming, I find it fun to choose fabrics and stress relieving to work on it. My hope for the future kiddos in our extended family is to make a gift for all 1st birthdays!

2. Go on a REAL date.
So, there are obvious reasons why this is a goal but with Thanksgiving coming up, I thought it would be a great time to plan something more than eating popcorn while watching The Amazing Race while Reyna is asleep :)

3. Finish The Stand.
I picked up this book when Reyna was about 3 weeks old. I thought with all the nursing sessions I was doing, surely I would finish it. Well, sometimes I chose sleep or social media instead and it is still not done. I really like the story line so I'm sure I can get it done this month!

4. Complete Christmas shopping.
I have periodically been buying things throughout the year and I have ideas for most everyone so its just a matter of finding/ordering/buying them. I'm sure this will save time and stress next month.

What I notice even in writing them down, is that they are all enjoyable tasks. I'll let you know how it goes next month! Maybe this will be a regular thing.