Friday, November 26, 2010

A Lallaway Thanksgiving

We have so much to be thankful for; our health, each other, amazing families, really great friends and of course Layla Love.

Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite days of the year - and I hate turkey, BUT there is family, Cowboys Football, and the Aggie/Texas game. What more could you ask for?!

This year we combined Thanksgiving with both of our families over at my parents house. We had all of the traditional fixings, 3 types of turkey (fried, cajun infused and regular), and my mom made lasagna for me (and it was delicious!).

The Cowboys game was an epic fail - thanks a lot Roy Williams, but the Aggies beating TU totally made my day! Waiting on the bowl announcements, but hoping they get a bid to somewhere close enough for us to enjoy an Aggie game this season!

We took some last minute pictures before everyone started leavng for the night.

The Lallys:

And with the newest addition to our little fam:
With Nana & Papa The Dunaways:

With the girls:

All of the "Lallaway" Clan:

We are so so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people - and should remind ourselves of this every day.

I hope everyone had a wonderful an happy Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Comes Early at the Future Dunaways

I will be leaving the Sunday of thanksgiving weekend for a 13 day program in Raleigh, North Carolina, so naturally I used this as a great excuse of why Christmas decorations needed to go up early... "But baaaaabe, I'll be gone half of December! I wont even get to enjoy the decorations.."

So up they went.

I have been waiting for this day since September (Hobby Lobby put out their Christmas goodies and I was there at lunchtime stocking up!) Yes, the check out lady hated me - but I cant help that I loved all of the individual ornaments, rather than pre-packaged ones!

We are also hosting a Santa Party/Jordan, Heather, & my birthday party on December 18th. Super looking forward to being able to share the holiday with our friends, share our birthdays, AND raise Toys for Tots.. So many great things, all in ONE!

Layla helping Daddy (of course, Heaven forbid she missed out on anything)

Making progress

And a bit more...

We have light!

All of my little children I spent so much time picking out.

Adding the Topper


This is the shelving unit - picture doesnt do it justice - you'll just have to come and see in person ;)

And our mantle - my FAVORITE part!!!

And my favorite little guy!

Now to tackle the outside and I am sure that I will add more as time goes by. So excited for our first Christmas officially living together and about to start our lives together!


On a totally separate note - the Aggies beat Tech AGAIN this year... that makes me 2 - 0 in this relationship. J is supposed to wear an A&M shirt while hanging my flag out front ... although I havent gotten him to do this - I was able to get him to do this:

I told him now that we will be getting married he can be part of the winning team by default. ;) It feels good to be #19 in the BCS, but it'll feel even better to beat Texas next week! Gig 'Em Aggies! BTHO Texas! Whoop!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Please Vote!

Today I realized that my degree hangs lower than J's.... Does this mean Jarrett truly believes that Tech is better than A&M or that he is better than me? hmmmmm help us decide... should our diplomas be on a more neutral playing ground?!


Happy Wedding to Us!!!

In August I fell in love with a headboard at West Elm... I talked and talked about how amazing it was and how we HAD to have it. My parents so graciously gave us the money to buy it for one of our many wedding gifts (including the wedding itself)! I was so pumped! I headed to West Elm on a random day off.... little did I know they didn't open until 11 am.... waiting outside I ran through the list of things to buy: headboard, 2 lamps, bedding etc. I walked out with none of the above, but with my name on a list.

After months of stalking West Elm I FINALLY have my headboard!!!! (as yall know I have the lamps for the kitchen and dining room already, and I found a different bedding set)

I also wanted to add in my new favorite accessory - my ring holder!!!!

I love it!!! well... WE love it! yay!!!! getting so close to being done!!! :)
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