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Monday, December 29, 2008

my new camera!

This is what Brandon got me for Christmas and I ABSOLUTELY love it! I can't wait to start using it and become a better photographer. I just wish I had a baby to take pictures of, taking pictures of my darn dogs gets old - sorry Rocky and Nakona! I probably shouldn't of said the "baby" thing should I? Now, you will probably think I'm preggers. NO.WAY.JOSE! I'll leave that up to my dear friends JD and Danielle! :) Anyway - I'll be posting some pictures soon that I took with my new camera - warning -- the pictures will be a animals, haha. Hey- that's all I have to take pictures of, right now. :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

my christmas present to myself - being sick.

I have been sick since Tuesday. It got worse day by day and by Christmas Day, I was in bed all day long until dinner time. I am just now feeling better and it's Sunday. Being sick sucks, especially when you can't breathe through your nose! Anyway, I'm feeling better but wishing I didn't so I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. Gosh I am dreading work!

I don't have any other pictures from Christmas. Brandon's family didn't take any this year, so I didn't bother using my camera to take any. Speaking of my camera.... Brandon got me a new one for Christmas. He got me a Canon Rebel XTI 10.1 megapixels. I.LOVE.IT!!!!!!!!!! It's an amazing camera and I can't wait to use it! I haven't gotten Brandon anything for Christmas yet, isn't that sad? He gives me ideas and then he changes his mind, so I can never shop for him. We are going shopping tonight and maybe we will find something?

We will be celebrated Christmas with my parents here in the next couple of weeks. We decided to wait till December since the wedding was a mere 3 months ago, I'm sure my family is still feeling the pain in the bank account, oops! :)

Anyway, I hope YOU ALL had a GREAT Christmas! I can't believe it's already done and gone! Happy New Year everyone!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

merry christmas - schrock style

For many years - for as long as I've been alive to be exact, we have celebrated Christmas with my daddy's family. Each year we went to my Nannie's house on Christmas Eve and went to church service with her and then came back to her house and opened presents. Imagine 20 + people in a house that is merely 1,000 square feet. It was pure bliss :) Nannie wouldn't have it any other way, and frankly, neither would I. Since my sweet Nannie passed away 2 years ago, we have since then continued the sweet tradition she left behind. The stinky part is, it's not at her house anymore, naturally. But her legacy has left an imprint in my life and I know it has with the rest of my family.

Last night we celebrated the Schrock Family Christmas. All 20 + of us went to my Aunt Janine's house and ate some food, laughed a little, visited a lot and continued the tradition of our precious grandmother, mother, mother-in-law and great-grandmother.

Brittany, Evelyn, Gwen, Kim and me

My sweet husband and me

Just some of the boy cousins - Brandon, Cale, Brandon, Daniel, Matt and Stephen

The girls - Kim, Aunt Janine, Evelyn, Jana, Aunt Rena, Brittany, Susan, Gwen and Destiny

The Schrock Siblings - My Nannies babies :)


Sunday, December 21, 2008

he did it!!!!!

Brandon graduated this weekend. Well, actually - he finished school in August and got his diploma 2 months ago but he decided to walk which was on December 20th. I am beyond belief proud of Brandon. He worked his way through school all 5 years. It took him 5 years because he had to work his way through it all. He persevered, he had ups and downs but he seemed to rise above it all. I love him so much and I can't express how much he means to me! I got teary eyed during this graduation just thinking about how hard he had worked to get to this day. I love Brandon with all my heart! I am SO PROUD OF YOU!

Friday, December 19, 2008

picture post

This post is dedicated to the pictures that I have had on my camera since October but never had a chance to upload them. Now the pictures that are posted here are not from October but from December. This is a recap of my love for my dog Nakona, Brandon at a Rockets game, our puny christmas tree, and my weekend in Amarillo to see my best friend graduate from Nursing School.

Our shadows at Cadillac Ranch - Charlie's Angel Style!

I love this picture because of the burst of color it has!

Just some of the Cadillacs in the ground at Cadillac Ranch

Ashley, Me, Eva and Kim on a rock we climbed.

The Sirman Family - I am an honorary member since 10th grade.

I thought it would be funny to act like I was falling off the rock. It was funny when it happened, not so much while looking at this picture.

Christopher Columbus Style! Looking out into the 2nd largest Canyon in the Nation. Palo - Duro Canyon - Canyon, Texas

Jigga! Best Friends since 10th grade - Known each other since elementary school.

Right after Graduation in front of the white buffalo.

Just one of the MANY poses we did that day!

Our new jackets we bought the night before graduation at Burlington Coat Factory - one of my new favorite places!

My sweet little baby in rocky's old sweatshirt that he can't fit in anymore. Isn't she cute?

The long awaited picture of our Christmas Tree. It's quite puny - my parents let us use it this year. It's a 4footer, haha. In this picture there is only 7-8 ornaments on there but we've added more since then. Please excuse the streoe speaker. Brandon finds the need for his stereo to be on our fireplace?

My studly hubby at the Rockets game. I was so nice enough to go to the game with him, my brother and my brother's fiance Jess. I really didn't watch the game, I was texting the whole time. I don't like basketball.

Our little reindeer! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

dr. appt, new blog header and house update

I went to the Doctor on Wednesday. They did an EKG and they said everything looked fine. I will be going back for a chest x-ray along with blood work. I am not looking forward to the blood work- I do not like needles in any way shape or form! ( funny thing is I have a tattoo and my belly button pierced ? ) Anyway, we are doing a process of elimination right now.

Last night I was have very bad chest pains. I usually get them after I eat which means I probably have acid reflux times 100,000,000. I've never had this bad of chest pains before so its kinda scary. I am very scared to eat food, not any specific food, but food in general. I almost don't even want to eat.... oh wait, that will never happen, I love food too much.

Please continue to pray for me as more tests are being done. I am hoping it's just acid reflux, which can be treated.


In other news, you like my new blog header? I wasn't sure how I felt about the whole " themed" blog headers but I decided to do one and I actually LOVE IT! It is quite addicting to say the least.


I must say, I LOVE THIS COLD WEATHER! I wish it were like this EVERYDAY! I really wanna live somewhere where it has 4 seasons, you know, like -fall, winter, spring and summer. You see, Houston really doesn't have 4 seasons, it sucks. Brandon and I won't be relocating anytime soon since we will be building our house soon. Speaking of our house, we will be picking a mortage company this weekend so we can get the ball rolling with the mortage approval process. We have a "studio" appointment Dec. 9 which is orientation. We will get to start the process of picking things out for our house. We then will pick another date to finalize everything. Once everything is set in stone, they will break ground and start building. I'm going to say that Jan. will be the start month. :)


Well, I'm at my parents house and I need to head back home, Brandon gets off work at 11:00pm tonight. I'll probably be in bed by then.... sorry Brandon!

Night Night everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2008

giving you the down low and the low down of the Barron's

Let me fill you in on what has been happening as of late ....

1. I've been having very bad chest pains lately. The last couple of weeks my chest has been killing me - it feels like someone is stabbing me with a knife ( not like I know what that feels like or anything ) . So I just scheduled an appointment with the Doctor for Wednesday. Please pray that nothing is seriously from with me.

2. Danni and I decoupaged our little hearts away on Saturday. Bryan and Danni came to Sugar Land ( to my parents house ) and we all hung out. Well actually, Bryan was our "Ty Pennington" for the day and cut all of our wood for us while Brandon was at work. Brandon came home around 3:30 and the boys watched football while Danni and I decoupaged - 6 hours to be exact. We made some SUPER cute things - I will have pictures to post later , I gotta charge the camera battery.

3. Remember that secret I was telling you about in the past posts of mine? It had to deal with that picture of that cute little house? Well, Brandon and I just bought our very first lot to build our VERY FIRST HOME on! We have been talking about how much we wanted to movie and need a change and we found a great little neighborhood that we fell in love with and the PRICE WAS RIGHT my friends. We could of never afforded a house like this if the economy was good right now, but thank you Jesus that it's not good- you know what I mean. So we are building our first home. I'm probably jumping the gun here because we haven't gotten our mortage finalized yet and all that but we put money down for the lot, found the home we wanted and so that is just the begining to a LONNNNG process. But needless to say, we are very excited. We met our neighors already! Their names are Bryan and Danni McDonald. You might be thinking, " oh are those the friends you always hang out with?" Why yes they are! Our NEXT DOOR neighbors are Bryan and Danni! We got the lot RIGHT NEXT TO THEM!??!?!? How cool is that? We are so excited!!!!!!!!!!!

Long story short...... the lots that were open by them were all sold. Pretty much all the lots were sold in the front of the neighborhood. They just opened a street in front of the railroad tracks and Brandon and I didn't want to move there. We were kinda bummed that no lots were left that we wanted. While my family and I and Danni were in Old Town Spring, one of the sales guys found Brandon and told him that the lot next to B&D was open!!!! Of course we didnt believe it but he reassured us that it was. Brandon then called me and told me the news and OF COURSE we jumped at the chance! So, we are neighbors next to our good friends and couldn't be happier!!!!! God does good things I tell ya! :)

Anyway... that is our life as of late. SO many more good things to come!