Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Birthday!

My sister-in-law is the best! Sharpies are a teachers best friend. (Especially multi-colored ones!) HOLLA!

My motto.

The Best ice cream in the world

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

This birthday was a breakthrough for me in the area of flexibility and it was great just relaxing and having no expectations! Mark had great plans for yesterday, as he always does, and because of timing and other issues only one of the plans actually worked out. We couldn't have planned it better though. We started out a Ruth's Chris for dinner downtown. Next, Mark had planned to see a Shakespeare comedy at Tulane, but we had to be on the waiting list. We were at the top, so both of us were pretty confident that we would get in. We waited for about 20 minutes at the ticket box and they ended up being one ticket short. Normally I would've been disappointed that my expectations were not met, but it ended up being a great opportunity for Mark and I to visit more, and take a walk around Tulane's beautiful campus! Then, Mark had planned for us to go to my favorite restaurant to get dessert, Le Crepe Nanou. When we arrived there was a cop keeping people from parking in the bank parking lot across the street, my secret parking place, so Mark dropped me off and parked two blocks away. I put my name on the list only to realize that there was an hour wait. At that point, I began craving ice cream from Creole Creamery across the street for several reasons: 1. It has the most unique flavors of ice cream in the world (I think) including avacado, jalepeno, etc. 2. It is cheap and cheaper is always better (to us anyway) and 3. There wasn't an hour wait (which is enough reason to go there in and of itself). We quickly decided the advantages of Creole Creamery outweighed the opportunity to wait at Le Crepe Nanou for an hour outside in the heat and humidity of NOLA. We shared CARMEL CHICKORY CHOCOLATE and COFFEE PECAN BRITTLE! Does it get any better than that???? I submit it does NOT. Obviously, because I love ice cream so much, that was my favorite part of the evening. Afterward, we rented a movie and came home and opened presents. It was like Christmas! Mark is the best at getting me gifts. I really scored big in having him as a husband. It just happens to be his love language! HA! Isn't that awesome?! My favorite gift was a beautiful necklace and earrings he gave me...or maybe the shoes. I don't know! I love it all!
Here are some pictures of the evening. (GREAT JOB, MARK! YOU'RE THE BEST HUSBAND EVER!)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fun with the Girls!

I recently had some girls in my Sunday school class take a road trip to my parents' house in Houston. It was a great time of shopping, laying out by the pool and eating good Texas food. Here are some pics!